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Micro-Nikkor 5cm f/3.5
« on: April 21, 2020, 07:27:42 »
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Re: Micro-Nikkor 5cm f/3.5
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2020, 08:40:35 »
It is a M39 version?
Don't think I have seen it before.
They needed to make it a 55mm to work in F-mount?

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Re: Micro-Nikkor 5cm f/3.5
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2020, 09:01:11 »
no, it's the original one so 5cm still :o :o :o

this is the LTM version, got it for cheap ::)

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Re: Micro-Nikkor 5cm f/3.5
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2020, 09:32:15 »
Yes yes......I read that the 5cm was for rangefinder but to be able to make it for F-mount later they expanded the focal length with 5 mm :-)
Don't think this lens is cheap in LTM :-)
I know the first 5.5 cm version for F-mount is not that cheap either.

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Re: Micro-Nikkor 5cm f/3.5
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2020, 10:13:43 »
Good info here about the 5 cm micro:
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/RF-Nikkor/Micro_RF/index.htm

It looks good in LTM with the black focus ring.
Also there is something about a brass lens rather than aluminium. Brass helicoids are very nice. Like "butter".

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Re: Micro-Nikkor 5cm f/3.5
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2020, 12:57:49 »
we'll see in the coming article :o :o :o

one advantage of the LTM is that it can focus much closer than the S-mount version, as shown in the picture.

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Re: Micro-Nikkor 5cm f/3.5
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2020, 06:27:51 »
it actually looks much better with a barnack :o :o :o

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Re: Micro-Nikkor 5cm f/3.5
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2020, 21:09:30 »
Very nice on the Leica! Thanks ;)
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Re: Micro-Nikkor 5cm f/3.5
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2020, 04:40:01 »
the resolution is pretty good at f/11.

I judging how good a lens' resolution is by looking at bugs' eyes. if it can resolve the individual lenses properly then it's good.

this is going to be a bit of a stretch since its a 1:1 crop but i am confident that it can resolve it even better when i get closer to the fly. :o :o :o

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Re: Micro-Nikkor 5cm f/3.5
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2020, 07:57:07 »
cropped to near 1:1 :o :o :o

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Re: Micro-Nikkor 5cm f/3.5
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2020, 17:20:51 »
Very nice on the Leica! Thanks ;)

i think i like the ltm version more than the s-mount one :o :o :o

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Re: Micro-Nikkor 5cm f/3.5
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2020, 11:23:49 »
very impressive Richard!
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Re: Micro-Nikkor 5cm f/3.5
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2020, 11:57:55 »
very impressive Richard!

this is the sharpest 1950s lens that i have ever used :o :o :o

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Re: Micro-Nikkor 5cm f/3.5
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2020, 12:31:11 »
Strangely enough, the F-mount version of the Micro-Nikkor that followed in the early '60s, 5.5cm f/3.5, is good but not up to the standard of the later 55/3.5 Micro. Amongst other issues it has rather more field curvature than one would expect from a Micro-Nikkor.

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Re: Micro-Nikkor 5cm f/3.5
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2020, 13:14:11 »
Strangely enough, the F-mount version of the Micro-Nikkor that followed in the early '60s, 5.5cm f/3.5, is good but not up to the standard of the later 55/3.5 Micro. Amongst other issues it has rather more field curvature than one would expect from a Micro-Nikkor.

that is odd because one would expect it to have a flat field since its a macro lens :o :o :o

this one's image quality is quite surprising, is it because its rear element is closer to the film plane? ::)

this one has quite a round rear too...