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10-17-2017, 02:19 PM   #5191
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Can I join in, I had to sneak this lot down to my shed before higher authority realised exactly how many I have, as all my lenses are on display I took the shot with my Samsung EX1
Second row from the back. Long thin aluminium lens. What is it?

It almost looks like a Bonotar, but I've never come across someone else who'll admit to owning one.

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Second row from the back. Long thin aluminium lens. What is it?

It almost looks like a Bonotar, but I've never come across someone else who'll admit to owning one.
My first thought was the Steinheil Culminar 135mm f/4.5. The rare 2 tone version:


Looks like that one has a black nose, though.
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My first thought was the Steinheil Culminar 135mm f/4.5. The rare 2 tone version:
What, is it made out of panda??
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What, is it made out of panda??
Zebra!

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This family portrait represents the first time I pulled out my DSLR in probably close to a year. Feels so very unfamiliar now & didn't quite turn out, but I wanted to be able to see how the flash was affecting things.



Perhaps unsurprisingly, what constituted a lens that met specifications appears to have a wider margin of error for the Soviet factories than the German ones. My Zeiss Jena & Zeiss-Opton 50mm lenses mount smoothly in both the Contax II & IIa, as well as the Kiev. My Soviet-made 50s, however, don't quite fit into either of the two Contaxes. (The Jupiter-8M mounts, but won't turn to lock. The Helios-103 won't even mount.)

It appears to mainly be in relation to the inner bayonet. My Jupiter-12, which uses the outer bayonet, mounts fine on both the II & the Kiev. (It doesn't mount on the IIa, but that's due to changes in the shutter design that makes it infeasible with its protruding rear element.)

Strangely, the specially-designed Contax film cannisters produce a different result: a post-war aluminium cannister fits in all three cameras, but the Kiev's back won't lock in place if a pre-war brass cannister is used.

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QuoteOriginally posted by g026r Quote
This family portrait represents the first time I pulled out my DSLR in probably close to a year. Feels so very unfamiliar now & didn't quite turn out, but I wanted to be able to see how the flash was affecting things.



Perhaps unsurprisingly, what constituted a lens that met specifications appears to have a wider margin of error for the Soviet factories than the German ones. My Zeiss Jena & Zeiss-Opton 50mm lenses mount smoothly in both the Contax II & IIa, as well as the Kiev. My Soviet-made 50s, however, don't quite fit into either of the two Contaxes. (The Jupiter-8M mounts, but won't turn to lock. The Helios-103 won't even mount.)

It appears to mainly be in relation to the inner bayonet. My Jupiter-12, which uses the outer bayonet, mounts fine on both the II & the Kiev. (It doesn't mount on the IIa, but that's due to changes in the shutter design that makes it infeasible with its protruding rear element.)

Strangely, the specially-designed Contax film cannisters produce a different result: a post-war aluminium cannister fits in all three cameras, but the Kiev's back won't lock in place if a pre-war brass cannister is used.
The soviet clones of the Zeiss cassettes normally work in Contax and Kievís ok, but they do a similar cassette for later Soviet Leica clones which only work in Soviet ĎLeicasí!

You have been lucky with J12 more normally they donít work on Soviet bodies either until you strip file and reassemble!

Optically they have nice signature!

The LTM J12 will foul on Canon LTM cameras!
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You have been lucky with J12 more normally they don’t work on Soviet bodies either until you strip file and reassemble!
I guess I am lucky too. Mine (LZOS SN 80xxxxxxx) fits fine.

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The LTM J12 will foul on Canon LTM cameras!
Rumor is that it depends on the J-12 variant...



...and photo taken with the combo...



I suggest that people check compatibility with the shutter open ("B" setting, viewing from the rear) before mounting. I do love both my J-12s and was disappointed when I learned that neither may be adapted for use on my Bessa R3M.


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I guess I am lucky too. Mine (LZOS SN 80xxxxxxx) fits fine.



Rumor is that it depends on the J-12 variant...


Steve
That's a really nice looking black J-12.
Mine is kinda ugly... but it seems to work fine on my Zorki 4


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That's a really nice looking black J-12.
Mine is kinda ugly... but it seems to work fine on my Zorki 4
Your Zorki 4 is prettier than mine AND has strap lugs!


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Your Zorki 4 is prettier than mine AND has strap lugs!


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I spent some time looking for a really clean early Zorki 4. Partially because of the raised trim around the finder windows, partially for the engraved markings, but mainly for the strap lugs.
I won't say what I paid for it...
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Since we are showing off our Zorkis today, here is mine. Zorki 3 with a brand new 1952 J-11. I am serious about it being brand new. I think I am the first one to mount it...
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Since we are showing off our Zorkis today, here is mine. Zorki 3 with a brand new 1952 J-11. I am serious about it being brand new. I think I am the first one to mount it...
Give us a side view!!!


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Since we are showing off our Zorkis today, here is mine. Zorki 3 with a brand new 1952 J-11. I am serious about it being brand new. I think I am the first one to mount it...
Cool! Have you shot with it?
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Give us a side view!!!


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I left it at work, it's my lunch time photo taking machine. I can post some photos on Monday.

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Cool! Have you shot with it?
Yes. I bought it for about $20 and then sent it for a CLA and had the shutter curtain replaced. It's a pleasure to use, but I think the shutter speeds might be a bit off (or my interpretation of the sunny 16).I will run a film through it using a spotmeter and see how that turns out
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I left it at work, it's my lunch time photo taking machine. I can post some photos on Monday.

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Yes. I bought it for about $20 and then sent it for a CLA and had the shutter curtain replaced. It's a pleasure to use, but I think the shutter speeds might be a bit off (or my interpretation of the sunny 16).I will run a film through it using a spotmeter and see how that turns out
Who did the CLA?

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Since we're talking Zorkis...
Here's an article I wrote (with photos) for Red Oktober.
https://www.filmshooterscollective.com/analog-film-photography-blog/a-day-ou...on-allen-10-18
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