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Old 10-18-2017   #81
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… and one more to keep this thread ROCK'in ;-)

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Thanks so much to Jon to help out not only finding a beautiful original complete kit as sold when these lenses were new but also to arrange a complete overhaul by the same people in Japan who have actually worked for Nippon Kogaku when these marvels were produced. It is a true pleasure to finally be able to use one of these for what they were intended to be used.
I am going to share more as I am able to get out and use it. Thank you Jon!
You're most welcome, Dirk. Its really great to see the SP and 50/1.1 combo in your hands getting used as was intended by Nippon Kogaku. Keep this thread rockin' mate
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Great picture, Dirk!

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You're most welcome, Dirk. Its really great to see the SP and 50/1.1 combo in your hands getting used as was intended by Nippon Kogaku. Keep this thread rockin' mate
Jon, thats what this gear was made for after all. It is sad seeing so few people actually using them apparently.
I wish we would see more posts, any version of the 5cm f1.1 goes as I understand, so where are the Leica owners and did Nikon ever made a few unicorns in Contax mount as well as they did with the 8.5cm f1.5 ?

Oh and my first scare about focussing this lens on the different bodies was just that … a scare (most likely user error with the shaking hands of just having received this kit).
The lenses focusses spot on on both SPs and the S3 as well. I am using it on the black SP the most though with a 35mm on the black S3 at all times - my dream Nikon RF kit.

Now if I could only find an original lens hood for the 5cm f1.1

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Great picture, Dirk!

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Thanks Erik, he was a bit surprised to see someone noticing him in his own little world moment on the rocking horse ;-)

Here is a street portrait of a stranger I found on one of the rolls - completely forgot about those frames already:

Nikon SP limited + 50/1.1 + TriX @800 in D76 1:1 ~f1.4
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… and another one on yet another roll - I have those days when I just walk and deliberately search for street portraits. Some of those days work out, others are like rainy days. This young lady was special I hope it translates in the photograph.

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Dirk,

This image, and the one posted above it are really wonderful. Will keep an eye out for one of these lenses, if one becomes available anywhere near my price range.

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Thank you Tim ;-)
Well, the 5cm f1.1 Nikkor-N is really the only game in town if you want a 50mm faster than f1.4 on a Nikon RF at obtainable prices (there have been other lenses I understand, for example the Zunow 5cm but these are so incredible hard to find and therefore now much more expensive than the 50/1.1 Nikkor).

There are at all times a selection of these lenses in various conditions on eBay (most of them higher priced it seems as the actual going rate).
From what I have learned during my search for a good sample (thanks especially to Jon who had a lot of info to share) this is also not a lens you may just buy online and expect it to be flawless - major issues can be the aperture blades and starting separation and it is best to buy a lens with an option to have it professionally serviced.

Once you have a nice sample though, it is quite something special - I am really happy that after years of wanting one it finally landed ;-)

… and it landed in the correct mount to be used on the cameras it was designed for.
It also is a joy to have "conventional" controls and a lens body that doesn't rotate when focussing which I find very convenient use coming from using Leica M cameras.
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5cm f1.1 probably ~ f1.4 - f2 + Portra 160 @ 6 hours of Shanghai WEC race, here the Porsche 911 RSR GTE works car passing in front of the Porsche GT-AM pit box

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One more with the 50/1.1 on the SP 2005:

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three men at a construction site in Shanghai / China

Nikon SP 2005 BP + 5cm f1.1 Nikkor-N + TX400

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Nikon SP 2005 black paint + 5cm f1.1 Nikkor-N + TX400 @800 in D-76 1:1

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