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  • Will be posting pictures with this very interesting lens. Its a collapsible lens for the Leitz thread mount cameras. This particular sample was made likely in 1940 in the Wetzlar factory in Germany - possibly around the time the Battle of Britain was...
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    sa_photos replied to a discussion, 135mm f2 AI
    Not sure about facebook, maybe Mark has a solution....
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    sa_photos replied to a discussion, Nikkor-P Auto 180 2.8 lens
    Updating the thread for this lens. I also need to do a picture of this lens, side by side with the 180 ED AIS. At last week's auto show in Washington DC. The 180 2.8 P Auto lens wide open on Nikon Df. RJL_7421 by Maryland Photos, on Flickr...
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    Reflex-Nikkor-C 500 f/8
    Second version of the Nikon 500mm mirror lens! Got this back in September: A couple of test shots from back then with the D3200: And a shot of the moon from that month too: ...
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    28 F4 PC-Nikkor
    A bit more hefty than the somewhat more modern 28 f3.5 PC-Nikkor, Different optical formula too. I have the non-AI version, there is an AI version of the f/4 too, but haven't come across it. Similar performance to the 28 3.5 PC, however in some photo...
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    sa_photos replied to a discussion, 28 F4 PC-Nikkor
    Updating the samples with this lens. At f/8 on the Nikon Df. RJL_6702 by Maryland Photos, on Flickr...
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    sa_photos replied to a discussion, 28 F4 PC-Nikkor
    Went back and found an older pic with the lens taken with a Nikon F2S. Don't see the distortion in there. IvyWallsHouse by Maryland Photos, on Flickr...
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    28 F4 PC-Nikkor
    A bit more hefty than the somewhat more modern 28 f3.5 PC-Nikkor, Different optical formula too. I have the non-AI version, there is an AI version of the f/4 too, but haven't come across it. Similar performance to the 28 3.5 PC, however in some photo...
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  • 200 f4 P Nikkor on Bronica S2A, at f/5.6 maybe. Velvia 100 film. 77650002 by Maryland Photos, on Flickr...
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    sa_photos replied to a discussion, Nikkor-P Auto 180 2.8 lens
    Well this superb but unheralded lens deserves yet another sample. This time taking in a soccer game, with the Df. RJL_6341 by Maryland Photos, on Flickr...
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    sa_photos is now friends with csampang
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    sa_photos favourited the discussion, 35mm f2.8 PC-Nikkor
    35mm f2.8 PC-Nikkor
    A little gem of a PC-Nikkor, it has same shift capability as the better known 28 3.5 PC (at least in manual Nikkor circles), the full complement of 9 blades, and a lightweight package that is more suited to narrower frames than one normally targets w...
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    sa_photos replied to a discussion, Nikkor 300 4.5 ED-IF AI-S
    The last one with the tip of the tail in line with the other airplane is a fantastic capture!!! Ought to be in some kind of aviation magazine....
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  • The Sonnar 10.5 2.5 P is fantastic on the Df, but before the Df there was the F. 45980020 by Maryland Photos, on Flickr Plain prism F loaded with Ektar 100....
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    sa_photos replied to a discussion, 28 3.5 PC-Nikkor shift lens
    Thanks Mark for reviving this len's discussion with the samples. This lens deserves a lot more. Not sure if its the recent hiccup on Fred Miranda, but the link I posted to Georg's posting seems to point elsewhere now....
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  • Another Bronica-mount Nikkor. The 200mm NK f4 P lens being tried out on the Nikon Df using the Fotodiox adapter (all pictures at f/4 since the adapter doesn't seem to offer a way to stop down the lens. With a closeup filter it came with: RJL_61...
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  • The Bessa R2S is a very interesting metered Bessa R with the Nikon S-mount. Nice ergonomically and easy to use, although a bit fragile. May not quite last the 60+ years that the Nikon rangefinders have, but still fun to put to work for now. With t...
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  • Not sure what got me started down this latest rabbit hole. This is the lens mounted on the Df with a Fotodiox Bronica to Nikon adapter. DSC_7393 by Maryland Photos, on Flickr The lens copy is likely older than the oldest Nikon F lenses. This is...
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  • And some samples with the lens. All wide open since there's no way with the adapter to stop down the aperture. RJL_5071 by Maryland Photos, on Flickr RJL_5035 by Maryland Photos, on Flickr RJL_5052 by Maryland Photos, on Flickr...
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