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10-31-2008, 03:30 AM   #1
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Lens Fetish Club

OK, so the Takumar, Tammy, M, Cheap etc Lens clubs are great successes - Excellent photos, good info, and infectious enthusiasm that causes ebay price jumps

But how about photos of the lenses themselves? I mean interestingly posed and shot, of cool lenses... you know, Lens Fetishism. Show us your naked lenses!

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I bought this Vivitar 21mm f/3.8 (72mm filter) cheap because it was an Exakta mount. But as it is a T4, I swapped in a screw mount adaptor and presto! (shot with the 43 ltd at f/1.9)




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Beautiful shots Nesster. I'll try and round up some of my lens pr0n over the weekend and get back to you here.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster:
...Lens fetish...


You don't want to know what kinds of images flashed through my mind when I first read the title of this thread, thanks for that!
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Ooooh there ya go...
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Some big front elements:









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Better don't try this one w/ your own lenses:

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Yikes, Frank! You were careful weren't you? No doubt you were fearing an earthquake...

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Nesster,
you started it with a non-Pentax lens and camera, so I'll not be too ashamed for this: This is one lens that still waits for conversion onto PK-mount. Scientists from all over the world are undecided wether this is possible ;-) It is Praktika-B-mount which could be squeezed somehow into PK (handheld scientific test :-) If I could only make up for the 1.1mm difference in register.

Ladies and gents, you see here the first version of this lens (outer barrel engraving), which is a nothing else but a multicoated 1.4/50 Pancolar (drooling and moaning from the audience). I've disassembled this lens to the bone (blades) and got it back together :-) All these first version series have yellowed glass. The second version (inner engraving) however is not yellowed but a different lens scheme and comparable to an ordinary Takumar (crowd gets raucous and menacing, quick exit of lecturer).
All the best, Georg (the other)

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QuoteOriginally posted by frank Quote
Better don't try this one w/ your own lenses:

My! that's a long one
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QuoteOriginally posted by georgweb Quote
Nesster,
you started it with a non-Pentax lens and camera, so I'll not be too ashamed for this: This is one lens that still waits for conversion onto PK-mount. Scientists from all over the world are undecided wether this is possible ;-) It is Praktika-B-mount which could be squeezed somehow into PK (handheld scientific test :-) If I could only make up for the 1.1mm difference in register.

All the best, Georg (the other)
Oohh, that lens & camera together are BUTCH!!! About that 1.1mm, have you considered crushing the camera by 1.1mm?

Excellent photos, everyone, let's keep em coming! Lenses aren't just for taking pictures with... they make excellent models and macro targets... And like Georg here... they don't have to be Pentax lenses, after all the flowers and mountains and pedestrians ain't Pentax either...



that said, here's a brace of Takumar 28's, a Super and a S-M-C, 3.5's


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Nesster you beat me to it once more, here's another late S-M-C version. Remember when Asahi Pentax was tops?

The make and feel of this camera and the Takumar lenses is unsurpassed, no comparison in that regard to my post above.
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I don't have anything exotic to show; but here goes:

(pre-cleaning!)






And a horror shot, post-Halloween

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Some big front elements:
Lens porn, my favourite!

So how about something dirty?

My battered CZJ Flektogon 35/2.4. The optics are great, but the outside is somewhat scratched.



Getting in a bit closer:



Taken with smc Pentax-M 50/4 Macro + 36mm and 68mm tubes and AF280T.

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Hey Hey Hey Richard, I was wondering how long it would take to get to the macros. That's dirty alright...



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Retina IIa lens/shutter assembly, Takumar 50mm 1.4 with 24mm extension tube
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