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  • Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 50mm f4
    forum Forum www pentaconsix com www camerapedia org Fact Sheet Vendor name Type Compatible camera systems Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon Pentacon Six Kiev 60 Pentax 645 Contax 645 Focal Min mm Focal Max mm Focus Min cm 50 50 50 Aperture Max Aperture Min Barrel length mm 4 22 Elements In Group Diaphragm action Weight g auto manual Filter Size mm Push on diameter mm Angular field 86 Gallery Full size images gallery User Comments Used on a K10D with an adapter ring the lens although quite heavy balances well with the camera Easy to focus with typical Zeiss contrast and color rendering not prone to flare even when shooting directly at light and the distortion is very well corrected A really fine piece of metal and glass to enjoy Now should really find a cheap T S adapter for P K indianadinos I agree with indianidos although I use mine with the Nikon D700 Colours are nice the center is sharp but if you want to have a lense that is sharp into the corners at let s say f 4 or f 5 6 you probably better look elsewhere madamasu I used a multicoated 50 4 Flektogon extensively Among all Zeiss lenses I used to own the 50 was my favorite lens well followed closely by the Sonnar 180 A wonderful sharp lens absolutely no flare even when shooting straight into the light Look for the MC version Friedmann Tags 50mm carl zeiss jena contax 645 ddr f4 flektogon kiev 60 p6 pentacon six pentax 645 Comments 4 Reply Puzzled 4 Monday 20 April 2015 02 27 Andrew Reid I m puzzled by this review You state its an eye opening lens for the digital age but in the next sentence discourage any users from using it on

    Original URL path: http://www.mflenses.com/flektogon-50mm-f4-mc-lens-review.html (2016-02-16)
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  • Fixing bellow on folder cameras
    which I first thinned with naptha I let each coat dry for about an hour before applying the next until it all looked fairly well blended in The black Plasti Dip matches the look of the bellows pretty well You have to look pretty closely to see the patch I used a small paint brush to apply it and also painted it on the frayed corners of the bellows which

    Original URL path: http://www.mflenses.com/fixing-bellow-on-folder-cameras.html (2016-02-16)
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  • Konica FC-1 Camera Review
    images User Comments The FC 1 can be bought quite cheaply as it is a relatively obscure and little known model It is not particularly rare but isn t all that common either It is one of my favorite Konicas however It combines the very bright viewfinder and the more accurate metering system of Konica s later electronic cameras with the more traditional handling of the older mechanical ones It works just as the FS 1 with the exception that it has no built in motor and relies on four little LR44 SR44 batteries Thanks to this it is much lighter One of the great features of the FC 1 is its film loading system You don t need to hunt for a slot on the take up spool but simply place the tip of the film on the spool close the film bay wind three times with no need to depress the shutter button and you re set It s the best film loading system I ve seen in over 30 years of picture taking Another neat feature is the shutter speed dial whose diameter is about 50 wider than on most cameras Its edge is flush with the front of the camera to you can literally manipulate it with the tip of your finger with no need to actually grab or hold it between thumb and forefinger Like all Konica s electronic cameras the FC 1 is lacking a couple of features that would have made all of them even better cameras It has no DOF button no exposure memory and no exposure compensation the FT 1 has it You can use the ASA dial for the same purpose however The FC 1 has it located at the base of the film rewind lever to the left of the viewfinder just where the exposure compensation dial is on the FT 1 It s not called an exposure compensation dial but you can use it in the same manner and to the same effect as if it was The FC 1 can be used with a number of accessories It works with a couple of Konica dedicated flashes and can be used with a very slim auxiliary motor winder In addition the FC 1 has a little electronic port on the front of the housing into which you can connect things like an interval timer or a radio remote control Konica electronic cameras are probably one of the cheapest ways to get a radio remote control system The battery setup of the FC 1 is rather unusual The four batteries have to be placed next to each other inside a little flat tray which is then inserted into the camera This tray is quite fragile and very difficult to find on its own In my experience the FC 1 s electronics are very dependable I ve had three FC 1s over the years and they have never let me down All in all they are very pleasant to use

    Original URL path: http://www.mflenses.com/konica-fc-1-camera-review.html (2016-02-16)
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  • Pentacon 30mm f3.5 M42 lens review
    problem on high contrast area if not stopping down at least 1 5 stop to 5 6 defocused background foreground bokeh is certainly not its virtues nice coverage lightweight made a pretty good lens for APS C and 4 3 coverage I recall it seems to work fine on the Sony FF but I need to check certainly not FF friendly with Canon DSLR though On a Canon 1D series DSLR it made for a very nice grab shoot lens roughly that of a 40mm on film capture Read more FTL I own one in with Exakta mount and pre set diaphragm I m really pleased with performance of that tiny lens It s very sharp and contrasty and in my case it totally outperforms its successor a latter Meyer Orestegon Pentacon 29 2 8 Vjekoslav Bobic Tags 30mm m42 pentacon Comments 5 Reply Pentacon 30mm f3 5 5 Wednesday 20 June 2012 11 04 Great lens I m really surprised with performance of this little lens decent sharpness great rendition chromatic aberration is almost not existent no distortion at least on APSC sensor great bokeh decent build small cheap and not heavy I m using it with Pentax K5 Reply Pentacon 30 f3 5 4 Monday 24 January 2011 18 20 A nice lens maybe not the sharpest in it s range my 28m SMC Takumar is sharper but the Pentacon gives me colour The colour resolution is excellent pictures of red flowers in bright sunshine sometimes need a bit of desaturation Available cheaply in the UK as they came with the popular Practika camera and the early ones were M42 although mine came with a Zenit camera If you see one get it You won t be dissapointed Reply Pentacon 30mm f3 5 3 Tuesday 04 January 2011

    Original URL path: http://www.mflenses.com/pentacon-30mm-f35-lens-review.html (2016-02-16)
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  • Fed-4 Review
    L39 thread the FED 4 in spite of preserving such classic LTM mount so as to be able to use the wide range of already existing lenses and a shutter being a copy of the German original one from the quoted Leica IId together with similar control knobs and dials also sports some aesthetic aspects specially the frontal part linked to the mythical German M Series Rangefinder Leicas the 1954

    Original URL path: http://www.mflenses.com/fed-4-review.html (2016-02-16)
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  • Rolleiflex 2.8 GX Edition
    make em like they used too I d love to own an original Rolei 2 8 F Planar in first class condition I used to enjoy watching fashion shoots to see the guys cranking film thro these like there was not a tomorrow the girls were nice too Reply Variant 4 Saturday 06 August 2011 20 26 I have the 75th year anniversary variant of this camera There are some small but unimportant differences as far as performance is concerned First is that the taking lens is a Rollei Planar HFT and it is still a great lens The gold plating really does not do a thing for me it is simply cosmetic There is a different shutter too but the functions are the same This is a fine camera with a lot to like about it Reply Nice but not the best 3 Tuesday 07 September 2010 11 59 This is a reissue from F H At first sight I don t like the grey paint neither the brown croco Planar with HFT coatings must be amazing though Functionally the camera has a better lightmeter thant the F serie which was CdS and galvanometer This one has Silicon detector

    Original URL path: http://www.mflenses.com/rolleiflex-gx-review.html (2016-02-16)
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  • Iskra Medium Format Camera Review
    Russian folding 6 x 6 rangefinder medium format camera fundamentally inspired on the formidable elite camera Agfa Super Isolette made between 1954 and 1957 known as Super Speedex in United States owes its name to the underground newspaper founded by Lenin in 1900 whose letters in Cyrillic characters appear engraved in red colour and in a prominent size on the front of the camera just on the block constituted by

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  • Konica Hexanon 24mm f2.8 AE AR
    the last of the common wide angle focal lengths to be made available for the Konica SLR system The focal lengths 35 mm and 28 mm as well as the even more extreme 21 mm lens were available earlier The Hexanon AR 24 mm F2 8 only was introduced contemporary to the Autoreflex T3 With the switch over to a smallest aperture 22 the lens was revised substantially The newer variation is much shorter and lighter than the older variations with a smallest aperture 16 The optical formula was changed as well The Hexanon AR 24 mm F2 8 provides outstanding optical performance It renders razor sharp images with high contrast and good colour rendition barrel or pincushion distortions are hardly noticeable Slight vignetting is detectable but not disturbing The late f22 version is said to be slightly better than the older f16 versions However I have no own experiences with the f22 variety The Hexanon AR 24 mm F2 8 is not very sensitive to stray light With its big and not recessed front element the consequent use of a lens hood is recommended in most situations to avoid loss of contrast however A matching rectangular metal lens hood was part of the lens kit delivered by Konica at least for some time It is the same lens hood as for the 28 mm lenses This original lens hood is quite deep and shades very well Of course third party lens hoods can be used as well but the original lens hood is worth it if you can get one You have to be careful with the use of polarizers and the original lens shade with some normal polarizers the lens shade is vignetting the corners of the image you may need to use a slimline polarizer with this

    Original URL path: http://www.mflenses.com/konica-24mm-f28-ae-ar-lens-review.html (2016-02-16)
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