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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #60 on: October 31, 2016, 11:26:20 »
Front lens cap for the 19mm is a new type not seen before, bayonet mount similar to the modern lens hoods,,,
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #61 on: October 31, 2016, 11:35:13 »
Aha. The enigma of the bayonet mount on the front of the 19 mm is solved.

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #62 on: October 31, 2016, 20:48:41 »
Plastic of course
The times of metal caps for extreme wide angle lenses appear to be over
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #63 on: October 31, 2016, 21:04:21 »
I do hope the lens "cap" is felt-padded on the inside... otherwise scratching the bulbous front element might be an issue.

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #64 on: November 01, 2016, 00:16:31 »
Macro TILT adapter adaptor for Nikon lens to Nikon SLR/DSLR

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Macro-TILT-adapter-adaptor-for-Nikon-lens-to-Nikon-SLR-DSLR-camera-NEW-in-USA-/130713097009?hash=item1e6f1b9331:g:JRQAAOxyaRZR1JpM

This actually works well. Yes, it is limited to one tilt, but the whole thing rotates 360-degrees, giving you a lot of variation. An inexpensive solution.
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #65 on: November 01, 2016, 15:56:21 »
I do hope the lens "cap" is felt-padded on the inside... otherwise scratching the bulbous front element might be an issue.

If it won't, I'll do it...

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #66 on: November 01, 2016, 22:28:12 »
The lens cap costs around 7,000 JPY!   :o :o :o
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #67 on: November 01, 2016, 22:50:01 »
The lens cap costs around 7,000 JPY!   :o :o :o

Yeah... and the EU price for the lens is around 4000€

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #68 on: November 02, 2016, 01:58:10 »
I can confirm that there is no felt inside the hard lens cap.  There is a fair bit of clearance though...

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #69 on: November 02, 2016, 12:25:45 »
Thanks for the detail! These are now shipping/ being delivered so we should soon see some images,,, reviews
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #70 on: November 02, 2016, 12:53:13 »
Yeah... and the EU price for the lens is around 4000€

Grays of Westminster's (a large Nikon store in London)  price for the 19mm is £3299 which is about 3650 EUR.

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #71 on: November 02, 2016, 14:12:52 »
Price will remain high for this product I'm afraid,,, It's a specialist tool,,, difficult decision!
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #72 on: November 02, 2016, 15:06:27 »
Price will remain high for this product I'm afraid,,, It's a specialist tool,,, difficult decision!

Well, the price of the 17mm TS-E from Canon has fallen about 28% since its original launch.  I would expect a similar trend for the Nikon 19mm over the longer term.

I noticed the 300 PF has fallen from 2200€ to 1600€ locally, in just 1.5 years since launch.

The 24-70E was 2600€ at launch and now 1900€.

Early buyers pay a heavy premium.

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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #73 on: November 02, 2016, 16:12:00 »
Wow I was not aware that the 17mm was that much down,,, The PC-E Nikkors seem to hold their price level,,,
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Re: PC 19mm f/4 E ED
« Reply #74 on: November 02, 2016, 16:33:53 »
It took me 2 years to get the 80-400G a $1000 off the initial price... 2 years, but 1K less... For working pro it is a month to compensate, or maybe even less, a week,  but for poor retired me it is worth to wait! Everyone for each own... LZ