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New old prominent Nokton for me
Old 05-09-2017   #1
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New old prominent Nokton for me

I'm really enjoying this old Prominent F1.5 Nokton I picked up. Shooting it wide open mostly. It reminds me of a Sonnar, with better bokeh. Quite sharp, even wide open.







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Old 05-10-2017   #2
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Wow! Beautiful. Yes it also reminds me of Sonnar, I also agree better bokeh.
Quite a find.
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Old 05-11-2017   #3
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Thanks. It can be slightly soft, which is good for a lens sometimes. Much less soft than the Nikkor 50/1.4 wide open though. I took this image of the camera it came off of. All on a Fuji XE-1.

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Original 1950's Nokton is great. I am slowly looking for an adapter to use it on Contax cameras, because, as much as I like Prominents, they are heavy and larger than Contax IIa. Once, before I knew any better, I sold 50/1.5 Nokton in Contax mount. now I am trying to replicate it.
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Old 05-14-2017   #5
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Yeah, the high cost of adapters always kept me from getting one. But this one appeared at a local sale, pretty cheap, so I got it. I have made an adapter out of a Leica Nooky close up adapter for a 50mm Elmar. I used a couple of rubber o-rings to make the Nokton center in the adapter, and then taped it in place. A piece of inner tube and a zip tie or two might also work. It's not pretty, and it won't come in enough for infinity, but you can see the results above.
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I'm a little surprised you can now buy a 50mm F1.1 lens from China for about $370, but you cannot get a good Prominent-to-LTM focusing adapter for less than $300. Two rings of metal, with no glass in them......
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Old 07-24-2017   #7
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Amedeo made me a custom adapter for Contax. I LOVE the lens. It is on my M8 today.
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Old 08-01-2017   #8
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I guess I could go that route. My problem with spending $300 on an adapter is most of my LENSES didn't cost that much. And I have some very good lenses including a Summicron DR, Canon 50/1.4, 1.5, etc. If I get the Nokton Prominent mount working on any reasonable camera for the going rate of adapters, I'll have like $700 in it. That's a lot when I can just go buy a modern M mount one.

One guy had the good quality adapter he isn't using. He offered it to me for about $300, used. Some smart Chinese company needs to make a run of these for a realistic $50-$100 and they'd sell a bunch. UPDATE: I see the Yeenon adapter is that much. Any good?
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Thinking about getting one this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Voigtlander-...wAAOSw6ShZTLJj

Anyone got any experience with them?

Agree, Old Nokton is a stellar lens.

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Old 08-01-2017   #10
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I guess I could go that route. My problem with spending $300 on an adapter is most of my LENSES didn't cost that much. And I have some very good lenses including a Summicron DR, Canon 50/1.4, 1.5, etc. If I get the Nokton Prominent mount working on any reasonable camera for the going rate of adapters, I'll have like $700 in it. That's a lot when I can just go buy a modern M mount one.

One guy had the good quality adapter he isn't using. He offered it to me for about $300, used. Some smart Chinese company needs to make a run of these for a realistic $50-$100 and they'd sell a bunch. UPDATE: I see the Yeenon adapter is that much. Any good?
Is the Prominent not working? It is a reasonable camera!
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Thinking about getting one this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Voigtlander-...wAAOSw6ShZTLJj

Anyone got any experience with them?

Agree, Old Nokton is a stellar lens.

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The seller refers to URTON lens. It is ULTRON. This is not a good sign.
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Reading the lot description, I think it due to translation problems. Seem the whole lot description was done by some online translator tool.

Some research and review is on order.

Thanks for the tip Raid

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A thread today made me dig the old Prominent mount Nokton out of the safe, and duct tape it to my adapter method. I have to say, this is a spectacular lens. Maybe it's worth paying 200 bucks for the adapter.

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Once thing I have heard about this lens is it is known for suffering from separation, so check any purchase carefully (I suspect any lens from this era should be checked).
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The seller refers to URTON lens. It is ULTRON. This is not a good sign.
I noticed this too - after our exchange I went searching and found the same ebay ad.
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This is a good buy.

https://www.ebay.com/i/123577861250?chn=ps


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Well, after 2 years of having the original Nokton in the safe, I finally bought an Amedeo adapter, arriving this week. Looking forward to using in on my Leica M.
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Congrats on getting (soon) the adapter. The lens is just wonderful overall.So is the Ultron 50/2 for the Prominent, which you can also use with same adapter.
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Still waiting, it's understandable shipping from Venezuela is unpredictable. It took a week to get into the system, but is moving now.
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It arrived! Fits the Leica M and my Fuji-X adapter fine. Only took 2 years to get this excellent lens going properly (no duct tape this time). At F2 and about F8.





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And at mid range and mid stop.

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I shot a roll of Ektar through it.


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From the look of those saguaro cactus, you must live in Tucson goamules.
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