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11-07-2011, 10:27 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nass Quote
In terms of the m 50 macro it's the 1:2 one at Pentax-M 50mm F4 Macro Reviews - M Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database - it's the only m50 macro I know of, sorry wasnt aware of a 1:1 m 50, which one did you mean?
The Pentax Macro-Takumar 50:4 is 1:1 and was the first of Pentax's Macro lenses I think. It is a nice m42 mount lens.

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The el-nikkor, although I want to give the m50 macro another closer look because it does half stops which the nikkor doesn't. In terms of 28s I have a schneider 28 on the way and I'm hoping it'll be as much of an improvement as the nikkor is over the other non macro 50s.
the componon 28mm? I've been wanting one forever, I've even won an ebay BIN on one....unfortunately the seller "already sold it."

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As I recall there are two basic versions of el-nikkors, 4 lens elements and 7 lens elements, that's why I ask - in case somebody wants to buy one.

Oh, and thanks for the tests!
Its 6 elements iirc. Anything 6 is good apparently, while the 4(?) element ones are the "budget" options.

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Yes tanner is using this as well nowadays. The el nikkor 2.8 comes in an older metal ringed scalloped version and a newer plastic one. I have the plastic one - no idea about the # of elements sorry. The el nikkor 4 is (apparently) highly avoidable, it's the budget version of the 2.8 and in the tests I saw the quality just wasn't quite there.
Nowadays I just do school Did a macro presentation in college I'll start a thread about when I have time but other than that nothing. Ugh cannot wait for break!
Anyways yes the metal version el nikkor is less desirable because of its lack of coatings (whether thats entirely or just not as many im not sure).

QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
EL in EL-Nikkor means enlarging lens. We commonly see the EL-Nikkor 50/2.8 (40.5mm front thread) and 50/4 (34.5mm), usually very cheap, like under US$20 for the f/2.8 and under US$10 for the f/4. I have both. I'll someday get the 75mm and 105mm maybe. The f/2.8 reversed is one of Yeatzee's favorites. I haven't tried reversing ELs yet. Soon...
Yup, and great value in the case of the 2.8 version. I love mine, couldn't be happier for $20.
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I did a follow up test and I have to say that Pentax is looking better and better. In this case it's because the image is slightly flatter, which I find makes it easier to work with. Your thoughts and comments would be appreciated, click through for flickr where I have posted a high res version.

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