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  • FED camera
    of the Leica the FED 2A will have larger viewfinder developed in the FED 2 Proto type in a newly redesigned top plate viewfinder Viewfinder will also have a diopter control lever located under the rewind knob This is also a follower from the Leica II and III models The camera itself is also made slightly larger The FED 2A will also have strap lugs Industar 10 a direct copy of the Leitz Elmar 50mm F3 5 Made of chrome plated brass with all Lathane coated glass elements F stops were F3 5 5 6 8 11 16 and F22 International Standards Made by Industar but marked FED The FED 2A has still only one shutter speed dial unlike the Leicas two one on the front and the one on top like the FED The FED 2s dial with speeds of B 1 25 1 50 1 100 1 250 and 1 500 of a second Shutter carried over from the FED 1G FED Zorki The FED brings back the older style logo to the front of the VFH and the new oval shaped logo made smaller to fit on top of the VFH between the accessory shore and rewind knob The FED was molded in two parts unlike any Leica of that time The FED 2A would now have a fully removable back this was a plus for faster film loading The FED 10 lens will stop being manufactured for the introduction of a new faster lens The FED Industar l 26m 50mm F2 8 lenses designed after the Zeiss Sonnar 50mm F2 with focusing arm Lathane Glass elementsare coated for glare reduction Housing is now aluminum Fed 2B Type 1 will be in appearance the same camera as the FED 2A but adds a new shutter and is flash sync ed A faster Industar 50mm F2 8 lens is now available PC connection on the FED 2B Type 1 will be in the body The FED 2B Type 2 will be the same camera as type 1 but will move the PC Connection The PC Connection will be in the of the VFH and will carry over the one shutter speed dial The FED 2B Type 2A later models will also have a new Film shutter cocking knob The FED 2B with shutter speeds of Russin State Standard are B 1 25 1 50 1 100 1 250 and 1 500 of a second and will X Sync at 1 25 The Industar l 26m 50mm F2 8 lenses now without focusing arm Lathane Glass elements FED 2C Type 1 will carry over all that the FED 2B Type 2A is and add a new 15sec self timer The FED 2C Type 1 will have shutter speeds of B 1 25 1 50 1 100 1 250 and 1 500 of a second and will X Sync at 1 25 FED 2C Type 2 will introduce a new shutter The new shutter and will be Western Standard and have shutter speeds of B 1 30 1 60 1 125 1 250 and 1 500 of a second and will X Sync at 1 30 FED 2C Type 2A same camera as the Type 2A but now with a new top plate FED 2 in Cyrillic script over FED in Latin lettering for the export market This will also be the end of the FED Industar l 26m 50mm F2 8 lenses FED 2 D carries on with the new shutter introduced in the FED 2C Type 2 The D will introduce a new self timer The only way to tell them apart SN of course is the Timer lever on the D points up and down to activate The D will continue with the newer top plate Western Standard shutter speeds also carry over and shutter speeds are B 1 30 1 60 1 125 1 250 and 1 500 of a second and will X Sync at 1 30 FED 2D Zarya is the D with a redesigned top plate a viewing window will replace the view range finder and self timer will be removed A less expensive camera made for the domestic market A second model was planned but not released to the public A new housing design for the Industar l 26m 50mm lenses with Lathane Glass elements Focusing collar is larger and ribbed for easier focusing FED 3A redesigned top plate for new range finder with 2C type 2a shutter and film advance knob finger and thumb knob Last designed camera body to have strap lugs The FED 3 has two models 3A Type 1 and Type 2 and the shutter speed dial is the differance FED 3A Type 1 speed dial is that of former FED 2 D where the dial is engraved with center post rotating to lock speed selected Detail is given to this dial as it is engraved an line are also etched to each speed changing knob This is more than likely a change ober from the FED 2 E Not a comman Model So RARE FED 3A Type 2 speeds are still that of the FED 2 D where a plate around the rotating dial has a dot and lifted and turned to selected speed setting FED 2E the last of the FED 2 series it is a FED 2 D with a FED 3B top plate with 2C type 2a shutter and new range finder Only FED 2 with a film lever advance Shutter speed are B 1 30 1 60 1 125 1 250 and 1 500 of a sec Introduction of the new Industar 61 coated lens FED 3B Introduced at about the same time as the FED 2E FED 3B will have all the same features as the 2E but now with a new shutter A shutter that will add back the slow speeds missing in early models The speeds are 1sec 1 2 1 4 1 8 1 15 and B 1 30

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  • Tamron SP 350mm f5.6 06B mirror lens
    fall off and in obtaining very good off axis optical performance Minolta for example produced their very compact 250mm F 5 6 mirror lens but the Minolta 250mm had somewhat noticeable off axis vignetting Note that the Minolta 250mm F 5 6 mirror lens is nevertheless an excellent performer Tamron however realized that compactness wasn t the most desirable design attribute if off axis vignetting was not minimized and if off axis performance was not optimized Tamron correctly realized that due to the fixed the dimensions of the 35mm film format that 350mm is approximately the minimal focal length for which a high performance mirror lens can be designed which has minimal off axis vignetting Thus the SP 350mm F 5 6 is the same diameter as the SP 500mm F 8 mirror lens yet has minimal vignetting and amazingly also has excellent off axis optical performance Accurate focusing is critical since the secondary mirror obstruction diameter is around 50 The SP 350mm focuses down to 43 3 inches 1 1 meters for a 1 2 5 macro reproduction ratio Always use the included lens hood for maximum contrast This is one of very few mirror telephoto lenses which actually can be hand held without using either a monopod or a tripod Adaptall 2 com I used to have a Tamron SP 350 f5 6 mirror I ve never seen another copy but I loved it Yes it had all the characteristics of mirrors as described above but it was insanely sharp and did good macro Also it was fast enough and light enough to easily hand hold I personally don t have any use for a 500mm so I ve never looked at those pfogle Tags tamron tamron sp 350mm f5 6 06b Comments 2 Reply everything great about

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  • Manual Focus Lenses
    in Asahi Pentax product line color rendering sharpness bokeh just excellent SMC Takumar 1 8 85mm very well built mechanically real competitor of another famous lens Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 1 8 80mm Perform well as close up and portrait lens This lens have full aperture meter coupling for Spotmatic F ES full aperture metering system It has a little tricky Auto Manual switch you can switch to any position if lens mounted on right Asahi film camera In any other situation to change mode need to push a little button on the mount surface Almost every maker best lenses are in this focal length I have many of them like Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm f1 5 Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 80mm f1 8 Nikon Nikkor H 85mm f1 8 Helios 40 85mm f1 5 They have not much quality difference but each lens has own personality This Super Multi Coated Takumar has the best out focus background bokeh from all of them Biotar 75mm f1 5 the best wide open performer you can t see any visible difference lens is stopped down or not in sharpness I have the latest version of Takumar 85mm f1 8 with K bajonett also M42 version is significantly better as the price shows on the market Read more Tamron SP 350mm f5 6 06B mirror lens Very sharp very compact lens It has amazing colors and details if you count this is a 350mm long lens I don t know better equipment to make candid shoots excellent working tool for photo journalist too It has fixed aperture as common at all mirror lenses It has only one weakness very rare hard to get it and quiet expensive due rarity and quality It has several filters what you can mount on rare side Read more Topcon RE Auto Topcor f1 8 58mm It is the general concensus that all 50mm normal lenses are very good and I would agree with that but there are a few that are special and this is one of them It has everything extreme sharpness excellent contrast and microcontrast rich vibrant colours smooth bokeh it just paints beautiful images with exceptional quality Amazing for a 1960s lens I directly compared it to my CZJ Biotar 2 58 of the same age and the Topcor blows it away in fact the Topcor can compete with much later and more well known top lenses such as the Contax Planar 1 7 50 and Leica Summicron R 2 50 Read more Kiron 105mm f 2 8 macro 1 1 Lens Review The Kiron 105mm f 2 8 macro 1 1 is one of the finest macro lens ever made It Looks like a pretty well built lens I have never heard any negative feedback about this lens I was so happy when I got it It has legendary reputation and is quite rare Anyone in their right mind would not sell it It has excellent focusing mechanism that finds correct focus

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  • Manual Focus Lenses
    golden period in the history of photography Read more Konica Hexanon 24mm f2 8 AE AR My favourite focal lenght is 24mm and 85mm due all well known brands have stunning quality lenses in this range Konica Hexanon 24mm f2 8 is not an exception Very sharp render beautiful colors and perfect mach to your m4 3 camera 2x crop factor sadly make it to normal lens Lens simple perfect to my eyes I did try several lens in this focal length this lens one of the best from all Read more Voigtlander Bessa I repair The Voigtländer Bessa 1 is a fairly well made 6x9 folding camera There is also a somewhat more desirable Bessa 2 that has a built in rangefinder making it an excellent high quality and very portable medium format camera This particular one came in for a clean up First task is deciding whether to work with the lens shutter assembly in place or remove it Read more Konishiroku Hexanon 35mm f2 8 F mount Konishiroku Hexanon 35mm f2 8 Konica F mount One of the first SLR lens made by Konica around 1960 to Konica F mount SLR series like Konica F Konica FM Konica FP First class lens from every aspects built quality just can t be better I did expect great image quality due I never dissapointed in any Hexanon lenses Result was over on my highest expectation just good as than any professional lens what I did ever try it is perform like Contax Distagon 35mm f1 4 or Nikkor 35mm f1 4 Read more Iskra Medium Format Camera Review This extraordinary 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 lens and bellows Read more The History of Contax The History of Contax The River Saale still flows through the German industrial town of Jena home of the Carl Zeiss Foundation Jena is a town like the river that has remained unchanged by the flow of the centuries It was here in 1846 that Herr Zeiss began his workshop making high quality magnifying glasses for the faculty of Jena University From humble beginnings these Carl Zeiss Works grew into one of the largest and most prestigious optical companies in the world Read more Konica Hexanon 35mm f2 EE AR Bit boring to say always high quality lens superb built quality A professional product trully It makes contrasty very sharp images I beleive good as than any other top maker fast lens like Carl Zeiss or Nikon Little long for Micro 4 3 cameras but I can live with it Pretty rare grab it if you find it Read more

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  • Manual Focus Lenses
    f2 8 Lens Review I bought this lens because my friend of mine suggest to take me He has many CZ Distagon lens even the best ones he say this lens is good as than Distagon Lens is very nice looking quality built lens It has excellent sharpness and color rendering Easy to focusing and catch the right position I was so much satisfied with this lens Out perform many AF lens for reasonable price To get it quite rare opportunity not many people want to sell it because price performance ratio one of the best Read more Vivitar Series 1 90 180mm f4 5 Lens Review Vivitar made a number of high quality zooms under the Series I label The 90mm to 180mm f4 5 flat field VMC lens from 1978 is an one of them This Vivitar 90 180mm f 4 5 lens was really designed for medical photography needs A ring light flash unit was designed to mount on the front of this lens too This original medical market niche explains some of the design features and range of this high quality zoom lens This lens is long and pretty heavy It produces excellent results in macro work down to 1 4 at 90mm and to 1 2 at its 180mm setting On most modern zoom lenses macro photography settings are a lower quality setup Achieving macro capabilities means shifting some elements and so sacrificing some of the zoom s control over spherical and other aberrations Read more Tips on Picking A Medium Format Camera by Robert Monaghan Buying your first medium format camera can be confusing I find it helps to point out that you probably will end up with more than one type of medium format camera over your photography career For me exploring and enjoying the different types and formats of medium format equipment is much of the fun of photography By comparison 35mm SLRs are boringly alike Read more 645 Camera Overview Article written by Danny Gonzalez in 1998 comes from archive The first thing that anyone looking for a 645 camera should consider is whether an interchangeable back option is of paramount importance Though interchangeable inserts are almost universal in 645 only the Fuji RF cameras don t have them only a mid roll changeable back offers the freedom to switch to Polaroid at will Read more Asahi Super Takumar 200mm f4 repair guide Unlike smaller Asahi lenses the Super Takumar 200 4 is a rear entry lens This means that it is not necessary to remove the name plate around the front element of the lens to gain access to the aperture blades focussing ring and the aperture control lever It is necessary however to remove the front name plate in order gain access to the first three lens elements in order to clean them This guide will show how to gain access to various parts of the lens Read more Konica FT 1 Review Konica FT 1 was one of

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  • Manual Focus Lenses
    with Leicaflexes Read more Camera Service MFlenses com did start a camera lens accessories repair service Our technicians have 20 years experience to fix all kind of photographic equipments We specialize in photography equipment including all type of cameras well as lenses for all brands We repair and service all brands and models of cameras including film and digital We do conversion on lenses to different mounts We have quality technicians in Hungary and in UK http www cameraserviceone com If you have any questions as to whether or not we can repair a specific type of equipment just drop an email to us We are located in Hungary Budapest You need to count postal costs for both way Carl Zeiss Biogon A lens with an angle of view so wide that it can capture very much of the life around us in a single frame this is what the name originally means Typical Biogon lenses A focal lenght only half the diagonal of the film frame produced with an almost symmetric lens design of surprising compactness featuring the typical advantages of symmetrical lens designs distortion is extremely well controlled and so is color correction and image field flatness Combined with extreme precise manufacturing these properties make for an outstanding wide angle optic with high resolution an excellent documentation tool Read more How to replace Praktica PLC VLC batteries These cameras takes 4 5V battery what is long time ago not in production To find any is not an easy job This article will guide throw how you can make an own replacement solution Read more Super Wide Angle Lenses Generally speaking a wide angle lens is used for producing panoramic landscapes and shooting in cramped interiors The super wide angle amplifies the effect by intensifying perspective and providing greater depth of field The 28mm lens not long ago looked upon as the typical super wide angle is now considered almost a normal wide angle lens Read more Tamron SP 300mm f 5 6 54B Lens Review SUPERB I guess don t need to say more I didn t find any weakness of this lens color sharpness macro capability just excellent if compare all this features with other 300 mm lens this is the number one Better than Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 300mm f 4 Pentacon Meyer Orestegor 300mm f 4 Nikkor 300mm f 4 5 AI or Tair 3S Read more Nikon Nikkor 85mm f2 AIS Lens Review Small handy like an 50mm lens Very well built professional lens like all Nikkor AIS In my opinion ideal to use for portraits not very sharp at wide open but not soft at all Excellent choice for portrait photography to make smooth skin tone Some people has strong criticism about this lens they said optical quality is not reach the highest level like 85mm Nikkor H 1 8 have I have both lens I don t think so this lens weaker this is an excellent lens from every point of view

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  • Manual Focus Lenses
    quality lens This angle view suitable for architectural and interior photography short focus distance and lens sharpness provide a pretty good macro capability also I don t think so many better lens available on the market at this price level and perhaps if pay much more for a lens it will not help you can t get better quality I am really really proud owner of this lens Read more New Marketplace New Marketplace is open latest ads are here All sellers are verified forum members if you have interesting Manual Focus related items and you have verifiable identification Ebay ID etc you able to sell here Please visit latest collection Konica Hexanon Lenses Our Flickr group is growing please visit it and if you like please join We have a very busy Forum with so many great people worth to visit Nikon Series E 100mm f2 8 Lens Review Introduced in 1979 to accompany the Nikon EM and updated with a chrome ring in 1981 mine is the earlier type The 100mm E Series makes a cheap alternative to the highly regarded 105 2 5 Whilst the rings are plastic the barrel is metal and focusing is smooth and precise with the lovely viscosity of classic manual Nikkors it s far better than the shorter E Series primes Aperture stops are easily found but the ring is a little sloppy in feel Usual colour hyperfocal distance marks and IR mark are present The lens is extremely compact and lightweight only a little deeper than non pancake standard lenses My example isn t multi coated I ve yet to establish whether later versions were Read more Nikon Nikkor H 85mm f 1 8 NON AI One of the legendary performers Nikkor H 85mm f 1 8 A very usable focal length in most situation with fast aperture perfect combination Fast sharp lens even at wide open perfect built and sexy looking lens If you have a chance to grab it don t hesitate Works perfect on all kind of DSLR bodies with suitable adapters Read more Auto Revuenon 55mm f 1 4 Lens Review I was lucky when I got this lens I wasn t know that this lens made by one of the best Japanese third party vendor Tomioka This lens excellent in every point of views optically and mechanically and you can get for very low price because the label shows cheap budget lens Believe me this lens good as any OEM vendor product such as Canon or Nikon It has M42 mount so you can use virtually on any interchangeable mount cameras Read more Olympus OM 50mm f 1 4 Lens Review OM 50mm f1 4 A beautifully made lens with a fine precision movement feel to the focusing ring that has just enough resistance that makes it a joy to focus None of your Russian tank grease here these Olympus lenses have a lovely white low viscosity grease on the helix On the Olympus lens I

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  • Manual Focus Lenses
    in macro photography to get more light and not trouble the target subject Read more Nikon Nikkor lens mark meaning Pre AI or Non AI or NAI The original F mount which offers light meter coupling by means of a prong fixed to the aperture ring Not an official Nikkor designation but in common use Light meter coupling was manual the maximum aperture of the lens was communicated to the light meter by mounting the lens with the aperture ring set to f 5 6 and then turning the ring to first the minimum and then the maximum apertures U B T Q P H S O N D Appears immediately before or after the Nikkor name on early lenses designating the number of elements in the design Short for Uns 1 Bini 2 Tres 3 Quatour 4 Pente 5 Hex 6 Septem 7 Octo 8 Novem 9 or Decem 10 Read more Tamron SP 70 210 F 3 5 19AH Lens Review Very sharp outstanding quality lens one of the best zoom lens what ever made by any one Colour rendering is very nice a well built lens both mechanically and optically Little long and more heavy than prime lenses Read more Mir 1B 37mm F2 8 M42 Lens Review This is one of the legendary Russian lenses Made on the base of Flektogon but tweaked by the Russians this lens and other Russian lenses issued in 1958 were awarded in Brussels Show with the prestigious Grand Prix award On the other side Mir 1B has very controversial state among photographers One awe it others hate it The lens by itself is very well build All metal finish quality paint and robust construction Image quality is great The lens produces very snappy colors with great contrast Wide open its sharpness is acceptable on but 5 6 and onward Mir becomes tack sharp Bokeh is a little harsh in the highlights but it is a least of concern Chromatic aberrations are very low to none but the lens easy catches flares so hood usage is recommended As Flektogon derivate there is no distortion The lens is ideal for shooting architecture Mir is a great performer as a macro lens with extension tubes To keep front protruded lens element clear from scratches and dust it is best to use UV filter Mir 1b is small almost pocket size This lens is one small Russian jewel that has an irreplaceable place in my photo bag Written by Sqwall Read more Meyer Optik Görlitz Lens List List of manual focus lenses produced by Meyer Optik Görlitz Read more Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f 2 4 MC Lens Review One of the most wanted Carl Zeiss lens generally This is very good lens for macro photography too It is render very sharp images like Sonnar 135 mm or Konica Hexanon normal and short telephoto lens Read more Asahi Pentax Super Takumar 105mm f2 8 M42 Lens Review I guess everybody heard about Takumar

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