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09-07-2009, 05:30 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Novoflex 400mm f5.6 Marketplace Listing

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This is a Novoflex 400mm f5.6 lens. It has a quick focus squeeze grip instead of a rotating focus ring. The body of the lens has some scratches on the outside, and the lens has some coating seperation going on (see pics). Doesn't seem to affect pictures. It's an m42 mount but I'm including a k-mount adapter for it. I posted some pics in another thread here,

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Comes with original lens hood, m42 to k-mount adapter, and small end cap. No front cap.

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09-07-2009, 05:56 PM   #2
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That is the strangest lens I've ever seen.
Being of Arab background I am staying well away from anything that looks like a barrel and trigger...

All the best in the sale!
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Wow - is this really a lens? Or is something else hiding in there?
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Yes, it's really a lens. You can buy a 600mm end that goes on it too.

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Might be interesting trying to get on a plane with that in your carry-luggage..
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Novoflex on a plane?

Well, yes, I can vouch for that. Somewhere in the late 80's, with the low-level war between South Africa and SWAPO still ongoing in northern Namibia and southern Angola, I was at a conference at the Etosha Game Reserve (magnificent place!). With some souvenirs in my main luggage, I decided (unwisely, but hey, it's only a lens..) to put the squeeze trigger unit and 400mm Tele-Tessar in my carry-on luggage, leaving the 600mm barrel and shoulder stock carefully packed in the main luggage.

Well, the guy at the X-Ray machine at Windhoek airport took one look and immediately two tough-looking SA Defence Force guys escorted me to a room, me carrying the bag, they at separate angles behind me with R1's levelled. I've never been so scared, ever. Period. Once in the room, I had to talk very quickly and then they let me gingerly take out the squeeze trigger unit, those R1's never moving a millimeter. Once they figured out what it was, after some careful demonstration, and attaching the 400mm lens (big glass!), they just shook their heads and let me get on the plane, with the suggestion that this was maybe not my brightest moment. I agreed - it could have all gone horribly wrong.

Anyway, I love this lens, still have it, and may never sell it. Took some amazing slides with it, some of which I've scanned and they're still crisp and sharp.
Here's one:
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on ebay now

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