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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #270 on: October 08, 2018, 22:10:07 »
Eh, just bit the bullet and bought one.  ::)

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #271 on: October 08, 2018, 22:10:58 »
That is the usual end result ... I did the same :D

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #272 on: October 08, 2018, 22:40:24 »
Diameter of collar should be 74.1mm  ;)
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #273 on: October 08, 2018, 23:09:09 »
Thanks. I found cheap hood on Adorama. Will feet Haida 150 adapter soon.

Was planning to use 3d printer to adapt 15mm f/4 to Z7 I was going to buy. But I'll wait for the next generation.

Any idea the non paralax point form the rear mount?
and does anyone know how to tell a US serial number? 20XXXX is what I got.

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #274 on: October 15, 2018, 13:36:23 »
15/4
Was planning to use 3d printer to adapt 15mm f/4 to Z7 I was going to buy. But I'll wait for the next generation.
Not sure what you are talking about here,,, 15mm should be 19mm right?


The 19mm PC-E works quite well on the Z7 no adapter needed besides the FTZ so you would not need an seperate clamp like the one I have, just put a short plate on the FTZ with a distance piece to clear the movements ;)


Focus peaking  works but is not better than looking at the rear screen of the D850 in Live view, a Zacuto finder on the D850 is better for me than Z7 focus peaking.


Nodal point is very close to where my collar is located, it moves as you change Focus, Tilt and Shift i believe ;)
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #275 on: October 16, 2018, 14:55:50 »
Could you post another link to your hood pattern? The drop box link no longer works and the flickr I cannot just download the image.

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #276 on: October 24, 2018, 10:40:44 »
Here is a link to the template for cutting a HB-19 lens hood to fit PC Nikkor 19mm ED 4E without vignetting, as far as I have tested ;)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ne4b2okiw2intrk/HB19%20template%20for%20Nikkor%2019mm%20.pdf?dl=0

It is a PDF file from a scan, print 100% (Not fit to A4)

Or download this JPG from Flickr also 100%

HB19-template-for-Nikkor-19mm- by Erik Gunst Lund, on Flickr


Should work now ;)
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #277 on: November 05, 2018, 21:25:32 »
This lens is what I've been looking for my whole life....

Though, the 28mm f/4 PC T/C Eric made gives it a close runner up. It is small and sharp AF. so Ill probably keep it too.

Will be selling my 28mm f/3.5 and 25mm f/2.8 PC lenses.

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #278 on: November 07, 2018, 10:03:57 »
Congratulations ;)  It looks like you got the lens clamp on ;)
It's a remarkable lens indeed!
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #279 on: November 20, 2018, 17:56:48 »
Very nice thread this one about the 19. Have been using it recently for an industrial job - rented one - cant afford it but will keep an eye on the used market. Unfortunately the used market seems to be non existent for this lens. A shot from Berlin city center (tilted and shifted):   

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #280 on: November 20, 2018, 18:49:54 »
Very powerful image  ;)
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #281 on: November 25, 2018, 05:38:12 »
Used market is abysmal. Probably because you'd be insane to sell it.
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #282 on: July 26, 2019, 08:30:13 »
Hi guys,

I see some of you made custom lens collars. I’d love to buy one from you as I couldn’t make one on my own. Any sellers?  Thanks.

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #283 on: March 13, 2020, 23:36:07 »
Befitting the focal length of this lens, this thread somehow stopped on page 19. Does it have to?

I have the Samyang 24mm T/S which is a nice lens, but I have been looking out for this lens since it was released. Recently, I was lucky to 'inherit' Erik's copy. Today I finally got a chance to test it and take some architectural test shots. It behaves exactly as expected or better; sharp, contrasty, brilliant colors, very little distortion, very good rendering of highlights. Also extremely nice ergonomics, the knobs feel solid and precise, much more than on the Samyang. The custom tripod collar by Erik adds to the versatility by allowing lens movements with stationary entrance pupil. I strongly recommend to get one if you have this lens and haven't already.

I'm looking forward to using this lens on both natural and architectural subjects in the future.

What have you guys (those that own the lens) been up to? Does anyone have some nice photographs to share?

A few shots from tonight on the Z6. These are simple in-camera conversions, no fancy pp at all.

f/9, 12mm shift up


f/9, 10mm shift up and maximum rear swing. Bokeh is nice as well!


f/9, moderate shift up (don't remember the exact number)


I already posted this image in another thread, but I'll put it here as an example on a 'natural' subject. I used a forward left swing to get the flowers in focus front-to-back, plus some fall, but I'll put it here again as a further example:
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #284 on: March 14, 2020, 00:22:19 »
Simone, you are getting some very good results with that lens! 

I used to have an older 35mm PC Nikkor that pales in comparison to the 19 PC E
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