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Old 06-25-2017   #161
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how does it compares with 1.4 version?
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Old 06-25-2017   #162
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how does it compares with 1.4 version?
Smoother bokeh, more even performance across the frame, overall a better lens if you don't need the extra aperture opening.
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Old 06-26-2017   #163
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thanks Jon, so for my better than 1.4.
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I picked up one of these on the big auction site, as well as a metabones ltm/m adapter.

What would be the best lens to 6-bit code the nikkor h-c to?
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Just received a Nikkor 50/2 H.C. (Tokyo) LTM.
I am looking forward to using it.
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Mine was fixed on a Waltz Envoy from late 60`s. Too bad the camera film transport failed within four years. Still have all the negs, contact sheets, and slides from then.

I was pleased with the images all through college. Bought a Pentax Spotmatic after graduation.
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I picked up one of these on the big auction site, as well as a metabones ltm/m adapter.

What would be the best lens to 6-bit code the nikkor h-c to?
I have a summicron F2 coding, from left to right holding it in my hand with the knob on the right side:
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And that works good.

By the way I had the flange recess increased so the rangefinder follows the lens now to 70 cm (and not the 1 m from the original factory design)..,
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Leica M2, Nikkor-H 5cm f2.0 LTM, Tri-X:

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M2, Nikkor-H 5cm f2.0 LTM, Tri-X:

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I picked on of these up at a thrift store today, on a Canon VT that has seen better days. The lens itself is in great kit and appears to have always had a filter attached.

I planned to use it on my really nice FED-1, but the balance isn't great. Very front heavy.

Maybe I'll get an M adapter to used it on my M3.

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Here it is on my FED-1 with Tower finder:

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Old 01-13-2018   #172
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how does it compares with 1.4 version?
Check this link for one answer to your question.
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Old 01-23-2018   #173
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I just overhauled one of these a few nights back

they were very well-made

I love mine, it's very good wide-open despite some vignetting. I love the character of the rendering, too.
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Old 01-29-2018   #174
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I was just shooting my collapsible early version yesterday.

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I do enjoy playing with the close focus of this lens.

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Had it for a few weeks. Loving it so far.

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Hi folks,

Well this thread didn't help me ward off my temptation for this lens and I ended up becoming the very happy new owner of one this week. Here's my new little gem matching very nicely with my M3



Apart from general shooting, I am really interested in using this lens in its close focus range, and did a test shot to measure just how close this thing really focuses. Carefully positioning the end of my metric tape measure where I think the film plane would be in my M3, I took this shot at f2



The two red blobs on either side of the plane of focus are 40 and 50. Its nice to see the MFD is indeed 45cm, as reported elsewhere. We can also see that the DoF is only about 2cm close up and wide open.

I definitely won't be trying to scale focus this lens close up and wide open, but stopped down I think the DoF is enough to capture cliche flower shots and such I just need to work on my framing a little



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Nice WJ33... Congrats !
I too just got the 50 f 2 nikkor this week from the classifieds here on RFf
This time I will keep her for good, love the sonnar glow
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I do enjoy playing with the close focus of this lens.

Love this, Beautifully sharp... cars can be tres sexy



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Had it for a few weeks. Loving it so far.

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Nice WJ33... Congrats !
I too just got the 50 f 2 nikkor this week from the classifieds here on RFf
This time I will keep her for good, love the sonnar glow
Thank you! This is indeed a lovely little lens, and I won't be parting with mine either
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Old 02-26-2018   #181
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The Nikkor with its close up is great for instance in a museum, like here in Gouda, NL.
Both full opening and close range



This is a detail of a 19th C picture, I wanted to capture the way the masts were depicted.



It helps a lot that this lens seems to be optimised for full opening used in close focus
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Old 02-26-2018   #182
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Not the best film (Foma retropan 320) to show off this lens' abilities

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LOVE this lens !



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Anybody knows whether the LTM and SLR versions of 50/2 HC has similar optical formular and/or characteristic? Thanks.
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Anybody knows whether the LTM and SLR versions of 50/2 HC has similar optical formular and/or characteristic? Thanks.
They are very different. The shortest focal length SLR lens to share any formulation is the 8.5cm Nikkor but it was still changed drastically. The one that is really similar is the 10.5cm f/2.5 Nikkor. I think this is the P version. Nikon saw that only a minor tweak was necessary to allow the rear element to clear the SLR mirror so the design between the early 105mm (or 10.5cm whichever you call them) RF and SLR lenses is very similar.

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Old 03-07-2018   #187
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I love both the Nikkor f2 and f1.4 (and would love to someday try the early 1.5 version).

I've found both Nikkors nearly indistinguishable at the same f stops. The 1.4 of course has a very special glow wide open that the f2 just hints at.

I even made a group for these lenses on flickr, if you're interested in seeing more samples: https://www.flickr.com/groups/nikkor...h/38771444400/ Please join and post BTW!

I once did a side-by-side test (on film) of the two lenses at middle apertures (f4-f11). While there were slight differences, I couldn't say one was better than the other, which is why I kept the 1.4. I'll see if I can dig up the scans and post them if I find them.

Here's one at f2.8 (or so) on Panatomic-X: PANATOMIC-VL-020 by Timoleon Wilkins, on Flickr
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Sakura time in Japan again. Here's a few shots snapped with a Nikkor-H-C 5cm F2 LTM lens on a Leica MP.


Sakura 2018 by Jon, on Flickr


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This thread convinced me I needed yet another 50mm Sonnar :-S Managed to pick one up on eBay, though perhaps not the bargain that attracted others here. I've ran a few rolls of film through and so far, really love the results. Unlike the Zeiss Sonnar 1,5/50, I've yet to experience any focus shift. For an old lens it seems very sharp, but also has tons of character. Probably not the best shots to demonstarte these attributes, but these from a roll of Retro 400s taken over the weekend.





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Old 05-21-2018   #190
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Never checked focus shift with mine, but it is easily check at infinity, 20 and 10 feet, and see how much you need to compensate.
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When I got mine (1960?) i noticed some focussing shift. The grease was hard: after CLA it was fine.
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Testing a camera, so perfect opportunity to dust off a lens I hadn't used in a while, but should use more. Shot wide open near minimum (rangefinder coupled) focus distance.

Leica M4-2, Nikkor-H.C 5cm f/2, Ilford HP5+, developed in LegacyPro L110 at 1:31 for 5.5 minutes.


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Took mine for some ramen yesterday:

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Old 06-01-2018   #194
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^ Ken, is that a Vt with the Nikkor 50? I guess that must be one of those “Canikons” I've seen mentioned.
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Yah, that's how I found it at the thrift store when I bought it late last year. The camera had some corrosion on it, but cleaned up well. I assume that combination is how it was bought because I don't think it had been used in some time.

I love this combination. I use it more than my M3 and collapsible Summicron.
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Spent last weekend in SF w/ friends, and took along my Nikkor-HC 5cm f2.0 LTM on an M3, loaded with Portra 400. Here are a couple of shots taken at Ocean Beach:

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I love the build quality and size of this lens. I haven't tested it out much on my M240. But have shot 2 different rolls using it. Need to develop those and see the results. In the meantime i will make an effort to use it on digital for some instant images to show. Definitely one of my favorite lenses to use right now.

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Really love this lens.
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Leica M4-2, Nikkor-H.C 5cm f/2, Ilford HP5+, developed in LegacyPro L110 at 1:31 for 5.5 minutes.


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Love the look this lens produces... Question for the knowledgeable among us - Is this lens the same optical formula as the F-mount 50mm f2 nikkor? Or similar?
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