Nikkor-O 55mm f/1.2 CRT Potential Options?
Old 06-05-2017   #1
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Nikkor-O 55mm f/1.2 CRT Potential Options?

I recently got a stellar deal on the Nikkor-O 55mm 1.2 CRT lens.
I would like to convert it to M-mount, I know M-S Optics does this. Does anyone else have this lens? How do you like it? Share pics if you'd like. Otherwise if you have any ideas of people to convert the lens let me know.
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I have it, and used it with an LTM-M adapter on a Leica M9 with a Visoflex III for macro shots (you focus by moving back and forth). The images are stunning, but the set-up and mode of operation are clumsy. I have also used on a Nikon F2 with a Leica M to Nikon F adapter when I used to shoot film. Again, the lack of focusing cam means that you have to use your body to focus -- and that works only a close up shots. PM me if you want to see samples.

I have also heard that MS-Oprical can add the focusing cam. Read Roslett's write up on this lens if you haven't already done so. Congrats on the purchase. It's a really neat lens.
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Congratulations on a hard-to-buy lens. FWIW, there are a couple on the auction site right now, at about $1,000.

Marked M=1/5. Quoting Rorslett, "It is optimised for the limited magnification range 1:4.4-1:5.5 only and here it delivers exceptionally sharp images."
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Indeed. Here is Roslett's full write-up.
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