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    Photos of Alt gear

    Post photos of your alt gear! Anything non AF-Nikon or AF-Canon is sufficiently alt to qualify, but older or more alternative stuff is naturally more interesting

    I will make photos of some of my stuff in the coming few days and kick this off, unless someone gets there first!
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    Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f2 Sonnar "T", ~1941, converted to Leica Mount using a Jupiter-8 focus mount.


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    Bet you make an exception for SOME Autofocus cameras. Nikon F3HP SN >2M and 1983 Nikon F3AF.


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    Oooohh, yes, very nice. I love the shape of the F3. Wow, I forgot I wanted to do this thread I have to get cracking with my lighting setup.
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    i do have one shot already done, my custom M8:

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    Re: Photos of Alt gear

    My APO-Nikkor f/9 610 mm, next to a Sigma f/1.4 50 mm (which has a 77mm thread and in itself is huge for a 50).

    The Nikkor is a process lens probably from the late 1960's, if I recall correctly it has a 500 mm image circle at infinity (which means 1000 mm at 1:1). In the end it was way too large and heavy (2 kgs) even for an 8x10" camera so it's a paperweight for now. It came in a large wooden box complete with waterhouse stops and signed certification papers from Nikon. It's supposed to be incredibly sharp especially at 1:1. Should be ideal for face+shoulders portraits on 20x24".
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    20x24"!!! Do you have such a camera?
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    Re: Photos of Alt gear

    Quote Originally Posted by carstenw View Post
    20x24"!!! Do you have such a camera?
    Nope, they are a bit rare, I've never seen one in person. Some are used in portrait studios with Polaroid film, for an instant 50x60 cm high-quality portrait. I think Ebony Camera will make you one if you're willing to sell your house.

    As a math exercise, with a 610 mm lens at 1:1, bellows draw and lens-to-subject distance would each be 1220 mm. 50x60 cm would frame head and shoulders nicely, but perhaps 1.2 meters is slightly too close for the ideal portrait perspective.
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    Maybe a 16x20" camera would be a bit more manageable, and might give a little more reach to the lens? Is it still possible to get large format Polaroid film (or equivalent)? I thought it was all gone.
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    Photos of Alt gear


    F3HP with the Big Bowl

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    © • captured with Nikon D300 • AI-S Nikkor 2.5/105mm • 1/25 sec. at f/5.6 ISO 200 • Capture NX






    © • captured with Nikon D300 • AI-S Nikkor 2.5/105mm • 1/20 sec. at f/5.6 ISO 200 • Capture NX

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    Photos of Alt gear


    and a close-up


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    © • captured with Nikon D300 • AI-S Nikkor 2.8/28mm • 1/5 sec. at f/11 ISO 200 • Capture NX

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    Haha, that ZF85 looks oversized on an F3 Even the ZF50/1.4 looks large on an old film Nikon.
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    Photos of Alt gear


    Yeah, the ZF 85mm looks a little out of proportions, and the exaggerated close-up was just meant to joke about that fact

    On the other hand I actually think the F3 and the 1.4/50mm ZF suit each other pretty well (I have already shown this ‘portrait’ elsewhere).

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    28/2.8 Distagon (with Leitax mount) on 5DII

    20110224 028a by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr

    50/2.0 Summicron-R (with Leitax mount)

    20110224 002a by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr

    Collapsible 50 Summicron on GF1

    20091024 026a by Ronald S. Smith, on Flickr
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    Voigtlander Nokton and Voigtlander Nokton..



    Separated over 50 years.

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    Wow, some really nice lenses there!
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    Re: Photos of Alt gear

    Haven't been here for a while. Some beautiful lenses and cameras. Steen, those Zeiss lenses really look nice on the F3.

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    Re: Photos of Alt gear

    Pentax 67 and the 300mm EDIF lens....on location.

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    Whoa! I always loved that optional wooden handle on the 6x7/67
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    I posted these elsewhere ... I think this is a pretty cool and serious industrial looking kit:

    Ricoh GXR + A12 Camera Mount + Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4 IF AI-S






    I'm extending the bazooka even more with a Nikon TC-300 teleconverter soon.

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    My M8 and 1958 Elmar 90/4



    Pentax KX with a 1971 Pentax Super MC Takumar 200/4 taken with the camera below




    M8 with a 1973 Elmarit 135/2.8 taken with the camera above


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    Minolta RF Rokkor 250mm f5.6 with Minolta 2x Tele Converter 200-L
    Minolta RF Rokkor 500mm f8.0

    Doughnuts anyone


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    Fast Canon lenses from the 1950's and 60's. Interesting to note the similar optical layout for both the f0.95 and f1.2 lenses.
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    Canon VT Deluxe (two variations) with modern limited edition Leica screw mount lenses (50mm Summilux and 35mm Summicron Asph).

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    a modular system with interchangeable prism finders and focusing screens


    Nikon F3HP, here with the nearly pancake flat version of AI-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 and flanked by a couple of interchangeable viewfinders.

    The camera has the Nikon DE-3 High-Eyepoint Finder mounted.

    On its right side (to the left in the picture) the camera is flanked by the Nikon DE-2 Standard Eye Level Finder.

    On its left side (to the right in the picture) the camera is flanked by the Nikon DA-2 Action Finder.


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    Nikon D300 • AI-S Nikkor 2.5/105mm • 1/15 sec. at f/5.6 ISO 200 • Capture NX

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    Schneider Karat-Xenar 5cm F2.8 (loose lens at a camera show, no body), Hacked into Leica Mount using the focus mount from a Canon 50/2.8 (unuseable glass on the canon, etching).



    The lens barrel is made from the retaining rings of an Industar-61, split ring on the I-61 used as a variable-shim and glued into place, a little teflon around the retaining ring of the Canon and screwed into place. The chrome trim ring is the focus ring from a parts Kodak TLR.

    Was it worth the trouble???



    The Karat-Xenar is a 5-element in 4 group lens. Looks like it is based on the Tessar, but uses an air-spaced doublet for the front section. It is much sharper than my Zeiss 5cm F2.8 Tessar of the same period, 1930s.
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    Might as well add another...


    Ricoh GXR-M fitted with 1960 Leitz Hektor 135mm f/4.5

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    Fresh off the Work Bench.

    1934 Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm F1.5 Sonnar, converted to Leica using a Jupiter-3 mount.






    Testing now, looks really good.





    Both wide-open at F1.5. Uncoated lenses were made to be used on the M9. well, this one was...
    Last edited by Brian S; 10th March 2012 at 13:10.

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    Holga 25mm f8 lens on Nex 5n!



    close up low light shot





    Very lofi

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    What a lovely Tread! I think i sould add somme gear:

    Voigtlander SL-Series I (without 12 and 15mm Nikon F)


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    Pentax KX with a 1971 Pentax Super MC Takumar 200/4 taken with the camera below


    I was lucky to have the 1971 Pentax Super MC Takumar 200/4 and it was razor sharp. I found it in a pawn shop and stole it for $25 (US), of course this was in 1980. Even at that time it was a real bargain!

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    Im new to posting on this forum. Last year I was able to buy a set of Canon LTM lenses in like new condition. I have been using them for about a year now on my nex-6.

    Its a Canon 85mm f1.8 ltm together with a 25mm f3.5.
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    How is the 25mm 3.5 canon on the Nex?

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    The 25mm is a fine lens on the Nex. I used it a lot on my trip to the US National Parks last year. I didn't do too much pixel peeping on my photos, but i liked the results so far.
    It flares quite a bit different then modern lenses; rays of light are visible (a lot of them) and there is much decreased contrast. This can be annoying sometimes, but it brings a lot of character to the photo as well.
    I didn't see any magenta shifts, but I do think there is some smeering in the corners.

    Recently i bought a Canon 35mm F2 LTM and its quite different with more contrast and sharpness.
    The 85mm is also very sharp (like the 35mm), but with much low contrast on f1.8. On smaller apertures it will look a lot like the 35mm.

    Here an images of the new 35mm F2 LTM:

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    Thanks on info re the 25mm SM. I used to use mine on a Leica M3 over 30 years ago. I have the Nex 7 and have not given it a try. It is packed away with a, I think, 17mm Canon SM.

    I had assumed that the 25mm would not work. I will look for them.

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    As I mentioned in the Time Capsule Thread (Nikon), I stumbled across my late father's FT3 last month. Haven't seen it in over 30 years - it's in amazing condition. My sister sent along his 105mm f/2.5 lens and it is pristine as well. One of these days I will run a roll of 35mm through it. In the long-term the goal is to get a Df and really put these lenses back to work! This is the SLR I first learned to shoot with - lots of sentimental value.




    Oh, and just for fun, this is the first pic from my new D810

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