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by typestar
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: New 1.4x Lens Test Results Online
Replies: 42
Views: 1283

Re: New 1.4x Lens Test Results Online

@Lothar
lothman wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:34 am
I hope I get my Nikon Scanner lens 45/2,8 mounted and can compare it against the Laowa 100mm macro.
Some of us will be curious about this comparison Laowa vs. Nikon 7-elements 45 mm -
Perhaps you can show your findings here when you have this, then ...

All the best,

Christian
by typestar
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: New 1.4x Lens Test Results Online
Replies: 42
Views: 1283

Re: New 1.4x Lens Test Results Online

Robert, thankyou for another great testing and overview --- excellent, as we appreciate & love it. And thankyou for the time you have spent on this, again. Nice to see the performance of the tiny Nikkor 45mm f/2.8 7-elements scanner lens again – in comparison to the "giants" (SK MacroVaron) -- and t...
by typestar
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Rodenstock Scitex LFOV 108mm f/5.6 Lens Test Results
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: Rodenstock Scitex LFOV 108mm f/5.6 Lens Test Results

Dear Robert, thankyou for another test of a rare lens and your appreciated work, again! I am still curious, how powerful other lenses out of (former) high end scanners will work, in direct comparison to this - like the lens out of the Screen Cezanne scanner ;-) ALL THE BEST for a better 2021 - for y...
by typestar
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Scanner Nikkor 38mm f/2.8 LS30 Scanner Lens Tested
Replies: 49
Views: 2136

Re: Scanner Nikkor 38mm f/2.8 LS30 Scanner Lens Tested

Hi Typestar, Thank you again for the loaner lens and the idea to test it in the first place. :D Interesting...I bought an LS-20 and it had the same lens in it as the LS-30. Ray, interesting -- in my LS-20 I found the tiny 25 mm lens – only in a Nikon Coolscan III / LS-30 I found the LS-30 --- I agr...
by typestar
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Scanner Nikkor 38mm f/2.8 LS30 Scanner Lens Tested
Replies: 49
Views: 2136

Re: Scanner Nikkor 38mm f/2.8 LS30 Scanner Lens Tested

Special thanks to Typestar for the encouragement to run the test and for the loaner lens! :D Robert, ThankYOU for taking my suggestion and lens into your appreciated testings! Its great to be part of this community ..................................... As for the European price- situation or scanne...
by typestar
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: US Buyers Beware of Tariffs on EU Products
Replies: 20
Views: 3025

Re: US Buyers Beware of Tariffs on EU Products

@Rik I do not know the distribution, but as admin I am painfully aware that a wide variety of opinions are strongly held by various members. Forum policy is that we avoid politics at photomacrography.net . There are other places for that. --Rik Of course I understand - and just have deleted the stat...
by typestar
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: US Buyers Beware of Tariffs on EU Products
Replies: 20
Views: 3025

Re: US Buyers Beware of Tariffs on EU Products

Just for an orientation for all members here: In Austria - as part of EU -- I have to pay for ALL things ordered from outside European Union (also from the USA) high fees and taxes, all the time. We pay 20% taxes in addition what is written on the invoice - no matter if brand new or super old or use...
by typestar
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Nikon Rayfact VF Float Lens Test Results Online Now
Replies: 3
Views: 1748

Re: Nikon Rayfact VF Float Lens Test Results Online Now

Dear Robert, I am a little late, but: Happy Birthday! THANKYOU very much for this great detailed testing, again! The sharpness out of the Componon + Scitex lens stack shouldn’t have been a surprise, after all the 2.8/35 Componon and S-3 110 are two of my best stacking lenses, seeing the performance ...
by typestar
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: High-End 1X Lens Test Online
Replies: 24
Views: 2247

Happy NEW YEAR & more

Dear Robert, First: Happy New year and all the best! (& to all the members here) Thankyou Robert for all the new 1x testings! Its interesting to see how well the Nikon Scanner lens behaves! (and disappointing to see the poor results of some of the "famous" lenses) Great to have all this references a...
by typestar
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Polaroid SprintScan 4000 vs Scanner-Nikkor ED Shootout
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Polaroid ProPalette lenses

@kaleun96 Hi Kaleun96; as I worked - years ago now - with some Polaroid ProPalette 7000 and 8000 filmrecorders, with nice colour results (printed on Fuji 50 Velvia and other prof. films -- the lens you list (43.53 mm) would be of interest, but I fear not to be exeptional on our modern digital use......
by typestar
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Polaroid SprintScan 4000 vs Scanner-Nikkor ED Shootout
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Polaroid 4000 - your test

Dear Robert, Sorry for my late reply; great to read this additional Scanner lens intensively Thankyou very much for testing my lens and publish the results. As I know, which hard work it was to dissasemble the lens out of this beast of cage - I have to congratulate you for the efforts, that it final...
by typestar
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: WANTED: Nikon 5400 scanner lens
Replies: 1
Views: 1645

Nikon Scanner lens

Hi nielsgoede,

there is no Nikon Lens with this label
Do you perhaps mix it up with the Minolta 5400 (lens)?

The Nikon Scanners (and lenses) are:
Nikon LS-40/ED 4000 and LS-50/ ED 5000

Typestar/ Christian
by typestar
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Comparing macro lenses using MTF - invitation, take 2
Replies: 26
Views: 4416

Your hard work!

Dear Miljenko, I want to THANKYOU here for all your hard work in these weeks ago. This was a massive time-consuming shooting, comparing and discussing - for instance which tube-lenses to choose for this or that lens or better even without. So, we have "neutral" MTF numbers now in our database, in ad...
by typestar
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: 150mm EL Tube Lens Test Results
Replies: 31
Views: 2625

80 mm as Tubelenses

...The older Olympus bellows lenses in my experience, have serious LaCA issues, but this could be a good one maybe? The prices aren't bad with that one at least. Robert, at least Ray listed this (4 years ago) Olympus OM Zuiko 80 mm Bellows lens better in the results as the M-Componon, in the fifth ...