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Nikfuson

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Z-series and "exotics"
« on: January 05, 2019, 22:08:35 »
Starting this thread with my own contribution, Z6 and Heligon 100/1.6.

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Re: Z-series and "exotics"
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2019, 22:51:50 »
What kind of adapter/extension did you use here, Sten?

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Re: Z-series and "exotics"
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2019, 22:55:56 »
Nice images Sten, think I have this lens in a drawer somewhere as well, maybe time to start looking for it :)
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Re: Z-series and "exotics"
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2019, 01:25:39 »
What kind of adapter/extension did you use here, Sten?

It’s the old Heligon in a 18-70 housing, chipped with your help. The lens is pushed so far back that I had to shave off some off some brass in the F-bayo. Am waiting for a focusing helicoid to arrive so I can get a more flexible use of the lens.

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Re: Z-series and "exotics"
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2019, 01:34:05 »
I see. Remember that contraption.

You might get the lens to focus to infinity with the proper helicoid. Putting a genuine Z mount on the rear will shorten the extension dramatically too. I purchased a handful of spare mounts and have used them for various adapters for my special 'exotics'. Still not satisfied with the helicoid for the 100/1.6 as it currently only will focus to about 3 m, but I know the underlying reason and the issue can be solved. All in due time.

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Re: Z-series and "exotics"
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2019, 01:45:13 »
I might have to consult you on the adapting issue when the Dremelin’ commences 😊

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Re: Z-series and "exotics"
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2019, 19:48:28 »
Starting this thread with my own contribution, Z6 and Heligon 100/1.6.
Lovely color in the first one, #1238.  Even looks good on the old laptop screen.
Keith B., Santa Monica, CA, USA