Pics of cameras and lenses

je2a3

Junior Member
How well does that Contax ->LTM adapter work out? That opens up some interesting possibilities.
I can't get the adapter to couple with a Kiev mount Jupiter 12. No luck either with a Contax RF mount Zeiss Sonnar 135/4. But so far I've had success focusing a Helios 103, Jupiter 8M and Zeiss Opton with the adapter mounted on a Bessa R and Canon P. Check out sample pics in this album. I've yet to develop pics taken with the adapter mounted on my Leica M6 and Canon 7s.

I also wish it had a distance scale...but then a Kipon or Amedeo is about $300 vs. ~ $60/shipped for this contraption.
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
I can't get the adapter to couple with a Kiev mount Jupiter 12. No luck either with a Contax RF mount Zeiss Sonnar 135/4. But so far I've had success focusing a Helios 103, Jupiter 8M and Zeiss Opton with the adapter mounted on a Bessa R and Canon P. Check out sample pics in this album. I've yet to develop pics taken with the adapter mounted on my Leica M6 and Canon 7s.

I also wish it had a distance scale...but then a Kipon or Amedeo is about $300 vs. ~ $60/shipped for this contraption.
Interesting.... the Jupiter 12 is a funky critter to begin with and a bit picky about who it hangs out with....
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
DSC_7467 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

The important lenses here are (generally) my son's, and are packed in ziplock bags with silica gel. The really important lenses are further packed in Pelican cases 🧐

003a by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
(Pelican case partially visible in the foreground)
Them's a lot o' lenses! How's the Contax II working? My IIa is still doing great, but the shutter in the II coughed a ribbon and I haven't dug up someone who feels like replacing it - yet.
 

mhardy6647

Señor Member
Them's a lot o' lenses! How's the Contax II working? My IIa is still doing great, but the shutter in the II coughed a ribbon and I haven't dug up someone who feels like replacing it - yet.
Sadly, die alte Dame needs to have her shutter rebuilt. She's got that typical old Contax acne, too (on her backside)... but I still think she's beautiful. 🤭
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
Sadly, die alte Dame needs to have her shutter rebuilt. She's got that typical old Contax acne, too (on her backside)... but I still think she's beautiful. 🤭
Between us we need to find someone who has the will and the way to rebuild the shutter. I've heard rumours in the photographic underworld of such folk...
 

mhardy6647

Señor Member
Oh, I snapped one other photo this past weekend... the mamiya/sekor 500TL in the foreground was my first "good" camera -- a very generous Christmas present from my parents in (if memory serves) 1972 (although perhaps '71). It's served me, my father, and my son well and still works fine, other than a dead light meter. Ooodles of sentimental value in that one! :)

DSC_7459 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

500TL and Vivitar 200mm by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

Got the 200 mm Vivitar a year or so later; took lots of photos for my HS yearbook with that camera and the two lenses I had for it. Ahhh, memories :)
 

mhardy6647

Señor Member
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... Nikon F3 with 28mm perspective control Nikkor lens.
I showed that latter one to my son, as I hadn't seen a 28 mm PC Nikkor, and I thought he might find it of interest -- I thought you might find his response amusing 🤭

quoth he:
the 28mm f/4 is pretty rare
like 7400 made
(I have one :P )

the 28mm f/3.5 P.C. lens is less uncommon
but $$$
He has... a thing... for Nikon glass. :rolleyes:
 

adaug

Senior Member
the glass on the cool vintage lenses posted in this thread looks "glassier" than that of modern lens glass. was there a switch in how the glass in lenses is handled?
 

mhardy6647

Señor Member
Yup, I think it's actually advances in coating 'technology' -- not the kind of thing you'll see me 'say' often, is it? ;)

Mrs. H's crazy-'spensive European binoculars for birding (Swarovski & Zeiss) have coatings that are so deep and intense in color -- they're practically sensuous*. :smoke


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* or is that sensual? I never was too good with English.
 

geoff

Junior Member
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Voightlander Prominent with the desirable f1.5 Nokton lens, which was also sold in Leica thread mount. I have an adapter to use this lens on my rangefinder Nikons. This camera takes excellent photos, but is a total pia to use.

Zeiss Super Ikonta 532/16: 2-1/4 square format, fun to use and takes great shots.
 

adaug

Senior Member
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Voightlander Prominent with the desirable f1.5 Nokton lens, which was also sold in Leica thread mount. I have an adapter to use this lens on my rangefinder Nikons. This camera takes excellent photos, but is a total pia to use.

Zeiss Super Ikonta 532/16: 2-1/4 square format, fun to use and takes great shots.
even the "voightlander" name is retro.

hows film availability for the zeiss?
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
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Voightlander Prominent with the desirable f1.5 Nokton lens, which was also sold in Leica thread mount. I have an adapter to use this lens on my rangefinder Nikons. This camera takes excellent photos, but is a total pia to use.

Zeiss Super Ikonta 532/16: 2-1/4 square format, fun to use and takes great shots.
Two of my faves! The Vito III I posted a pic of is the folding version of the Prominent. The Super Ikonta is just.... SUPER!
 
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