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Re: Nikkor-T 10.5cm f/4
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2018, 22:16:31 »
Rick and Roland, thank you for the details of the aperture blades.  The harsh shape of them might be both due to the even step on the aperture control ring and the low-cost design.  Leiz Elmar 90/4.0 had many more aperture blades and uneven step but perfectly rounded openings at any settings.
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Re: Nikkor-T 10.5cm f/4
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2018, 08:11:28 »
Even step aperture rings may be a little harder to design since the difference in moving the aperture blade from f/4 to 5.6 is much greater than from f/16 to 22, even though both are one stop apart, but that is a question of designing the cam to move the blades correctly in addition to the shape of the blades.

The shape of the aperture really is quite curious. From f/4 the opening is circular but by half a stop down it starts to get a saw-tooth shape as the "knees" along the edge of the aperture blades start to appear. Half a stop either side of f/8 the saw-tooth pattern is more or less a regular star shape before becoming a saw-tooth again. By f/11 the opening is a simple 9 sided polygon. It is the only f-mount Nikkor that is like this.

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Re: Nikkor-T 10.5cm f/4
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2018, 08:20:17 »
I observed similar behavior of the aperture blades on 50mm/f2.0 Summicrons made in Canada in the 80s.

Interestingly the aperture blades of Leica lenses since that time was shaped so that they make a perfectly round shape when set at the smallest aperture, possibly in order to minimize the diffraction.
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Re: Nikkor-T 10.5cm f/4
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2018, 13:13:13 »
This is a very quirky lens. I hate it but at the same time, i also love it  :o :o :o

i hope i can find a cheap S-mount version ::)

as for the hood, wish me luck!

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Re: Nikkor-T 10.5cm f/4
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2019, 03:39:48 »
https://richardhaw.com/2018/01/06/repair-nikkor-t-10-5cm-f-4/

i just updated this article with plenty of new pictures.

wow, this lens is superb! i didnt realize it until i used it with film. it has a nice balance of sharpness while not losing the delicateness of its rendering. i liked it so much that the S-mount version is heading its way to my house hopefully by tonight  :o :o :o

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Re: Nikkor-T 10.5cm f/4
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2019, 04:44:52 »
S-mount is rare compared to the F-mount version. Send me the serial number when it arrives, and if it is engraved LMIJ :)

Both versions were made in parallel and share the same block of serial numbers - I guess the optical unit with serial number was assembled first, and then put into one mount or the other :o

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Re: Nikkor-T 10.5cm f/4
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2019, 05:34:50 »
S-mount is rare compared to the F-mount version. Send me the serial number when it arrives, and if it is engraved LMIJ :)

Both versions were made in parallel and share the same block of serial numbers - I guess the optical unit with serial number was assembled first, and then put into one mount or the other :o

S/N: 410852

not sure if its MIOJ  :o :o :o

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Re: Nikkor-T 10.5cm f/4
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2019, 05:54:40 »
Thanks!, It won'd be Made in Occupied Japan (MIOJ), it's too late for that - one of the last rangefinder lenses made - but some early lenses are engraved LENS MADE IN JAPAN (LMIJ). Your serial number is relatively late so it probably doesn't have it.

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Re: Nikkor-T 10.5cm f/4
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2019, 07:27:26 »
Thanks!, It won'd be Made in Occupied Japan (MIOJ), it's too late for that - one of the last rangefinder lenses made - but some early lenses are engraved LENS MADE IN JAPAN (LMIJ). Your serial number is relatively late so it probably doesn't have it.

Sorry, been collecting MIOJ lenses so that stuck  :o :o :o

Not sure if its LMIJ, doesnt look like it. i will check when i get home ::)

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Re: Nikkor-T 10.5cm f/4
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2019, 14:56:03 »
Thanks!, It won'd be Made in Occupied Japan (MIOJ), it's too late for that - one of the last rangefinder lenses made - but some early lenses are engraved LENS MADE IN JAPAN (LMIJ). Your serial number is relatively late so it probably doesn't have it.

I cant find the LMIJ mark :o :o :o