Not only was this one a good buy...
RobertOToole wrote:Just a heads up.
The Makro-Symmar 120/5.6 are $1300 new at Schneider Optics USA but they are $299 from one of my favorite seller location in S. Korea.
They show 2 units left in stock.
This community is very fast
The seller, usedparts-semifa, is one of the best. They ship Fedex express for free and the way they package is very well done, to the point I felt bad for spoiling the beautiful job they did when I unpacked the lens. Most sellers I have dealt with put a single sheet of bubble around a lens and toss it in a box. Even other photographers are guilty of this.
typestar wrote:@ Robert: You mentioned some Noritsu APO lenses --
Which lenses are this? Can you show these, please?
These 39mm x 1.0 mount lenses appear on Ebay sometimes in groups for can't-pass-on-it prices (less than $20 sometimes). I also have E36 58mm with an iris and also a 115mm version not pictured here.
I bought these from an Ebay seller that used to own a minilab and he had a full set, I regret not snatching up longer FL lenses also, he had 120mm and some others.
They seem to be APO corrected and are not as sharp as a Minolta 5400 lens, what else is, but the image quality is very clean.
Downsides are lack of an iris in some lenses but they unscrew to change apertures so you easily install a different water-house if needed. Another thing is that the front threads are 38mm but a normal 38mm adapter I have only threads one half turn and stops so this may be a proprietary thread. I just tape them together when I use them in a stack.
typestar wrote:Thankyou for your great work, again!
Glad to hear at least some finds my posts interesting.
BTW. If anyone wants to try one of the Noritsu lenses, I would be happy to let some go for a good price. I really don't need 6 different focal lengths.