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Old 12-05-2011   #1
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60mm lens?

the the hexanon 60 the only 60mm lens made for m mount?

i'd like a 60mm for the rd1 but the hex is both hard to find and too $$ for me.
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Old 12-05-2011   #2
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Hi Joe,

It's the only 60mm I know of, and LTM too...

Using a Visoflex and 65mm Elmar made for that is the only other solution that comes to mind but your Epson would take on the size of a clunky SLR like that...
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I found this old thread here at RFF:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...threadid=73140

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Konica 60/1.2
Leica 60/3.5
Zeiss 60/1.5
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Why a 60 Joe?

I use one on my Contax and Canon. A 60mm Zeiss Macro Planar mostly for close up and product shots though. To be honest I don't see the view as much different than when using a 50mm. It's not the same FOV feeling as the difference between a 40mm and 50mm IMO.
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Don't forget the 66mm ELCAN. ::drool::

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Old 12-06-2011   #6
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Amedeo can convert a Nikkor 55/1.2 to M-Mount.

Nikon also made a 5.8cm F1.4, I'll bet he could convert it as well.
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Idea

For those who have spare Noct Nikkor 58mm lenses lying around, that would be a fantastic lens to convert. Actually, a UV Nikkor converted for use on an M8 would be incredibly cool.

I still want anything with the name ELCAN on it.

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Old 12-06-2011   #8
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Of course the Noct-Nikkor 58/1.2 goes for >$3000. Used to sell for $800 used.

The 5.8cm F1.4 is closer to $200. The 55/1.2 is closer to $350 these days. Used to be $50 and $125 respectively about ten years ago.
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Old 12-06-2011   #9
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There is a 60 hex on fleabay at the moment. It has been there for a whole day. It is only $15000!!!
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why a 60?

i'm interested in what it might look like on an rd1. i have always liked a 40 but love it on the rd1...a 50 is also great on the rd1...
i was thinking that a 21/40/60 might be a wonderful rd1 kit.

but 1500 bucks means it ain't gonna happen for me...
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Old 12-06-2011   #11
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Damn you said $15,000 so i went to go buy, but its actually $15,800. Too rich for my blood.

$15,800 wowzers. Saw one sell on ebay months ago for closer to $5,000, thought that was amazing too. Though the one currently on ebay is "the" earliest version of it?
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15,000!

or 1500$?
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Old 12-06-2011   #13
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Try a 75/1.8.

Way cheaper, and more reach that 50mm.

It would be the equivalent of a 105 on a full-frame.

Nikkor 105 on the M9:





With the prices of 60mm lenses, you could buy an M9 and get a 90 Summicron for less.
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15,000!

or 1500$?
lol joe you crack me up.

careful not to click buy it now http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Konica-...ht_14194wt_665
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Yeah. Insanely rare and expensive.

See the most recent sale, KE-7A with 66mm f2.

Westlicht Nov 12, 66,000 Euros ($88,500 usd).lot 186

http://www.westlicht-auction.com/ind...32044&_ssl=off


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Old 12-06-2011   #16
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Here is one: Miyazaki / Angenieux Paris 60mm f/1.8, [email protected] Only US 6,165.50.

Talk to Miyazaki. He might have other ideas. A Pen FT 60/1.5 might work well on an Epson
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Yeah, insanely expensive, but the shipping is free!
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lol joe you crack me up.

careful not to click buy it now http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Konica-...ht_14194wt_665
that's the early version...which origanally sold for less than 400 bucks!
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i had a cv 75/2.5 which worked well on the rd1...but i seem to prefer these sorta mid mm focal lengths.
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Old 12-06-2011   #20
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I'll lend you my 200mm F4.5 Komura, RF coupled, Thread mount.

After that, the 75/1.8 will seem like mid-range and you'll actually be able to afford it.

The alternative is to Email Amedeo about converting a 55/1.2 or 58/1.4 Nikkor.

a 60mm F1.5 Zuiko would have to be converted to a new mount to RF couple. Scale focusing a Telephoto- not easy.
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i was originally looking for a cheaper way to get a 60 on my rd1...no way for me to get any custom work done...

i like the 50 and 75 on the rd1 but i'm imagining a 60 to be perfect for me...
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a 60mm F1.5 Zuiko would have to be converted to a new mount to RF couple.
That's what Miyazaki does .... A half format lens on the RD1 seems like a good idea; gives you speed without additional size. Then again, cropping a 50mm down to 60 doesn't seem a big deal to me. Like printing an 8x10 - or 16x20, Joe.
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That's what Miyazaki does .... A half format lens on the RD1 seems like a good idea; gives you speed without additional size. Then again, cropping a 50mm down to 60 doesn't seem a big deal to me. Like printing an 8x10 - or 16x20, Joe.
lol...i guess that is a much cheaper way to go!!
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lol...i guess that is a much cheaper way to go!!
Let's take up a collection to get Joe a nice pair of scissors to simulate the 60mm...

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I still wonder why bother with a 60... the difference between 60-50 is not that much and the price is a wow.

And besides, whats so special about these ridiculously insane price of the 60mm-s?
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Hi everyone,

I think somebody must be confused by Konica 60 1.2 (1999) and Konica 60 1,2 (1950s) . They are totally different.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Konica-...ht_14194wt_665

This ebay item was made in 1950s.which is for antique lens collector. Not the modern type. And I think Joe is finding a modern type now. The modern type were made in 1999 and come with box ,hood, leather case and paperworks. Normally cost 3500 us dollars.

Wish this information can help you.

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seems a bit of negativity because i am interested in a 60mm lens...if photography involves vision and lenses are our eyes on the world then does it not make sense to want to be able to match my vision with the camera's vision?

i cannot pay 3500$ for a lens so this idea will not work for me but i have discovered that 40 fits better than a 35 for me...even if the difference is small - should i not go for the 40?

as to other lenses, i keep a 28 because the rd1 has framelines for a 28 and the lens is small and sharp but i don't use it all that much...i think the 21 works better for me...and foolish me, i sold my 21 and now miss it and will need to re-buy one.
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No negativity here- more like being practical. There are very few 60mm focal length lenses out there.

I think you are looking at $1000 to have a lens made into Leica mount, or many thousands for a Hexanon.

The 60/1.5 and 58/1.5 Sonnars are "bizarre", and still run in the $800 ~ $1000 range. Some may be well made and work correctly, but not the one that I saw.
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Here is a 58 from a good seller, Brian: [email protected]; looks authentic to me. US 531 + 100 bucks to get the fungus removed.

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It has an indexed Cam- should RF couple. I've seen a few of these on Ebay and Kevin cameras.
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No negativity intended. I mean for all the reasons you want you can even specifically like a 61mm lens instead. What I was implying was that searching for such a lens is difficult, and I wonder why the sellers are selling them for a fortune.. (other than rarity)?
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I like the 60mm FL. No doubt, it's not easy to come by, but pairing the 60 with a 35 is a pretty nice kit IMHO. Works more to my liking than a 50/28 setup. Yet, not largely unused like the 90 in a 90/50 combo. Good luck finding what works for you!

Isn't the 43 about a 60 when on the RD-1? Not saying it's a cheap option; just saying....
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