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Harold Gough
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Very Rare Lens Only 3,000 Made

Post by Harold Gough »

Not a macro lens but, so far as I understand, effectively an apochromat.

I have the lens, which cost me a lot of money several years ago.

I have posted some images with or without a Marumi supplementary in front of it:

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/v ... 427#113427 (1st image, with Marumi)

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/v ... hp?t=17685


Test report/review

http://static.photo.net/attachments/bbo ... 068584.pdf


One for sale:

http://nikongear.com/live/index.php?/to ... y-edition/

This is a rare opportunity to buy this excelllent lens. It seems to be a Nikon A1 mount. (Mine is an Adaptall-2).


I know I will never part with mine, all the more so since I have the x2 crop factor.

Harold
My images are a medium for sharing some of my experiences: they are not me.

DQE
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Post by DQE »

Quite an interesting lens. I'm sure you're very pleased to have one in your collection.

As best I can tell, it's mostly Zeiss who now target multi-platform, unusually high-quality, manual focus lenses these days.

I keep toying with the idea of acquiring a basic collection of their Canon-mount lenses but the lack of autofocus and to some extent image stabilization are show-stoppers since my general purpose photography too often involves moving objects. A recent case in point involves chasing my very young grandchildren around a playground and then around the beach. It was almost impossible even with these aids!
-Phil

"Diffraction never sleeps"

Harold Gough
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Post by Harold Gough »

DQE wrote:As best I can tell, it's mostly Zeiss who now target multi-platform, unusually high-quality, manual focus lenses these days.
That's right. I have an awareness of them, in case my financial circumstances improve dramatically.

Harold
My images are a medium for sharing some of my experiences: they are not me.

Harold Gough
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Post by Harold Gough »

For some reason, I thought it was not included on the Adaptall-2 site. It is:

http://www.adaptall-2.org/lenses/63B.html

Harold
My images are a medium for sharing some of my experiences: they are not me.

Danny
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Post by Danny »

Very nice Harold. I remember those pretty well actually at the time. I'l share mine with you, the one on the right, the story goes only 500 made before they went autofocus........

Image

All the best Harold, hold onto it.

Danny.
Worry about the image that comes out of the box, rather than the box itself.

Harold Gough
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Post by Harold Gough »

Thanks, Danny.

It's good to hear from you.

I believe in buying the best I can afford but without paying outrageous prices for performance I will not make good use of.

Harold
My images are a medium for sharing some of my experiences: they are not me.

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