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Re: Ameyoko Camera!!!
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2021, 18:24:55 »
I miss going to a camera stores. There are none where I live today. I'd have to drive to Hollywood to get to one now. Back in the '80s I had an open account at two camera stores: Gayson's Camera in Glendale CA and Lee-Mac Camera and Video in Pasadena CA. I could call Lee-Mac and place special orders where most customers had to pay in advance. Lee-Mac would call me when the item came in and I'd pick it up the same day or next.

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Re: Ameyoko Camera!!!
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2021, 19:06:05 »
https://richardhaw.com/2021/02/15/shopping-ameyoko-camera-ueno/

a hidden gem :o :o :o

Which item did you end up with?
Did you find a Nikon One in the "junk"?
.....or maybe some rare "black paint"?

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Re: Ameyoko Camera!!!
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2021, 02:32:53 »
16/3.5 Auto :o :o :o

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Re: Ameyoko Camera!!!
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2021, 02:47:45 »

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Re: Ameyoko Camera!!!
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2021, 02:56:54 »
I use that lens often!

it's nice but mine wasn't calibrated properly in terms of focus, maybe it's made like that :o :o :o

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Re: Ameyoko Camera!!!
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2021, 07:18:49 »
Fisheye?
Can software make this a "super-wide"?

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Re: Ameyoko Camera!!!
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2021, 07:22:44 »
yes :o :o :o

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Re: Ameyoko Camera!!!
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2021, 15:05:17 »
it's nice but mine wasn't calibrated properly in terms of focus, maybe it's made like that :o :o :o
I recall having used several tries at adjusting the focus on Jakovs 16mm f/3.5 - sometimes it would render the scene less sharp than other times,,, especially with Infra Red captures.
The adjustment of the lens elements of the rear cell seems to be very tricky to get right,,,
Fisheye-Hemi can be quite useful for de-fishing or partly de-fishing an image - However care must be taken when shooting, be aware of the huge amount of cropping de-fishing causes,,,
I once used it for a 200 person event capture

But it's lightweight super Wide ;)
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Re: Ameyoko Camera!!!
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2021, 15:31:02 »
The adjustment of the lens elements of the rear cell seems to be very tricky to get right,,,

But it's lightweight super Wide ;)

that's probably why :o :o :o

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Re: Ameyoko Camera!!!
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2021, 20:44:23 »
it's nice but mine wasn't calibrated properly in terms of focus, maybe it's made like that :o :o :o
After 4 visits to 2 different repair shops, my 16/3.5K/Ai still hits infinity focus at the 5 meter mark.
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Re: Ameyoko Camera!!!
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2021, 21:00:42 »
After 4 visits to 2 different repair shops, my 16/3.5K/Ai still hits infinity focus at the 5 meter mark.

Just checked mine - Pre-K sn 273168.
Looks like it does the same.
Never noticed though because I think I probably never focused it at infinity, and if I did, I used the viewfinder not the scale.

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Re: Ameyoko Camera!!!
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2021, 22:16:11 »
After 4 visits to 2 different repair shops, my 16/3.5K/Ai still hits infinity focus at the 5 meter mark.
Is the inbuilt filter installed? On the AI and AIS 16/2.8 if the rear filter is removed, the lens will focus a little closer but it no longer focuses to infinity. I wonder if the same occurs with the 16/3.5?

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Re: Ameyoko Camera!!!
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2021, 23:54:55 »
The 16/3.5 has the filters in an internal turret. Thus, they *usually* are present :)

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Re: Ameyoko Camera!!!
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2021, 00:23:16 »
After 4 visits to 2 different repair shops, my 16/3.5K/Ai still hits infinity focus at the 5 meter mark.

mine does the EXACT same thing :o :o :o