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Lars Hansen

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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2021, 18:18:51 »
Minolta MD TELE ROKKOR 135mm/2.8 - as I understand the MD-I version with four lens elements (4/4) from 1975..1977. 

I think it was shot @2.8 or 4.0. With Fuji X-E1.

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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #31 on: June 29, 2021, 22:52:24 »
Another old favorite from around 1961, this 200/4Q was gotten in miserable hacked-up condition for $5 some time ago.  Cleaned up a little, I find it works surprisingly nicely with extensions.  With the full 68 mm. set on it's nice for bugs as long as they stand still long enough. (note, as usual, I forgot to reset Exif on the camera).  In addition the sloppy AI conversion does not engage the prong on the extension tube, so it shot wide open even though stopped down to around F8,  and ended up a bit noisier than it should.  One of these days I'll have to try to add a prong, similar to that on the 28/3.5, to make it meter better.

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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #32 on: June 29, 2021, 23:14:47 »
1971 Nikkor-N 24 f2.8. Df 1/500 f5,6 ISO 100. 18th January 2019, southern Oklahoma, U.S.

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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #33 on: June 29, 2021, 23:59:50 »
The Nikkor-Q 25cm f/4 in S-mount for Nikon rangefinders must really qualify. My sample is approx. 70 years old by now and still going strong. The N-F tube made a short period by Nikon around 1960 allows it to mount on F cameras. I even have implanted a CPU.

First, the appearance of the lens which may not be known to many people these days. Production was quite limited.

Next, a UV capture of Marsh Marigolds Caltha palustris with the Baader U filter and the 25cm f/4 + Nikon D3200.


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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2021, 05:27:35 »
A couple of pre-ai lenses from the early 1970's. 16mm 3.5 and 105mm P.C Auto I'm sure you can guess which is which.

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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #35 on: July 05, 2021, 04:10:43 »
Contax Zeiss 50mm f1.4 at 1.4

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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #36 on: July 05, 2021, 07:37:02 »
Bussed-in tourists at Badwater, Death Valley.  Photo from January 04, 2015...lens 135/3.5 Ai, ( September 1981, according to Roland's site*.)  *My copy actually has the last serial number listed on the Photosynthesis site for this lens model.
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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2021, 12:21:14 »
Bussed-in tourists at Badwater, Death Valley.  Photo from January 04, 2015...lens 135/3.5 Ai, ( September 1981, according to Roland's site*.)  *My copy actually has the last serial number listed on the Photosynthesis site for this lens model.

Keith, I like this image along with the one in "At The Beach" thread from which I feel some nod to HCB.  :)
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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #38 on: July 05, 2021, 20:40:15 »
Thank you, Akira!
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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #39 on: July 05, 2021, 23:37:49 »
Killer sharp on a tripod, but hard to hand hold, is the original 400/5.6 AI.  Not many of these appear to have been made, and mine according to Roland Vink's site looks like one of the last, only 70 shy of the last serial number he shows, so it would be around 1983.  You can chase dragonflies with an extension tube,  but even extended the focus distance is not close, and the throw is long and stiff.  Still, why not....


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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #40 on: July 05, 2021, 23:53:30 »
...but even extended the focus distance is not close, and the throw is long and stiff.

Try lifting the front lens barrel with one finger to take weight off the helical. That may help a little.

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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #41 on: July 06, 2021, 01:07:13 »
Try lifting the front lens barrel with one finger to take weight off the helical. That may help a little.

Dave
Alas, mine is just kind of stiff.  It was a "bargain" grade lens when I got it long ago.  Nice sharp glass, but not a prime lens for action.  It seems a little stiffer in the middle of its range, and I would not be surprised if it's had a few hard knocks.  When I got it, it had "LA Times" engraved on it. It was also missing the meter prong, and the little set screw that prevents over-rotation (fortunately I used it on an F with a removable back, so no damage).  It was apart for fungus removal a couple of years ago, but came back about the same.

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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #42 on: July 06, 2021, 17:16:24 »
Bussed-in tourists at Badwater, Death Valley. 
Very nice Keith!


Minolta MC ROKKOR-PF 50mm 1.7 - 1973. Shot with Fuji X-E1 at f8.0 yesterday evening - through two layers of window glass  :-[ 

Added: another shot, same lens at f8.
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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2021, 00:53:31 »
I have taken this picture, or something close, in many occasions now. Here is the latest with the Z6 and 35mm 1.4 ais

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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #44 on: July 14, 2021, 12:44:18 »

Minolta MC ROKKOR-PF 55mm 1.7 from between 1966 and 1969 - predecessor of the 1973 version in post #42.
Lars Hansen  .. with a Fujifilm X-E1