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Old 12-04-2017   #7601
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A few minutes ago the postman came by and delivered a lovely little Jupiter 8 50mm f2 in pristine condition. I picked it up for a song on eBay and its arrival today was quite unexpected - I thought I had at least another couple of weeks to wait. The lens is silky smooth in operation - it is obviously a relatively late model - 1975 by the serial number. There is not a mark on it however and it looks like new old stock.

I am officially an idiot however. Nearly 20 years ago I traveled to Europe to visit family and while in London did the rounds of the inner city camera stores. In one of those that used to be clustered near the British Museum in a place called Pied Bull Yard (seems to be all up market cafes and restaurants now) I bought just such a lens in just such condition. But for some reason when I got back home I think I hardly used it - too many other lenses, not enough time I guess. (Besides I also found a lovely first model Summicron while I was away and I abandoned the Jupiter for my new love). So I sold it and moved on. But it was thoughts of that experience that recently convinced me to buy another and to really use it - a long overdue decision.

The half a dozen quick images I have made with it suggests that it is pretty well spot on in calibration for my M8 and the images it makes are sooooooooo pretty. I love Sonnar images they can be magical. Like I said I am an idiot - why did I sell my other one? And given I did, why did I wait so long to buy a replacement? Go figure. So, maybe the Jupiter 3 next..................
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Old 12-05-2017   #7602
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I just bought a handful of cinema and TV lenses. I'm taking a bit of a gamble there will be anything worth messing with, but the auction photos were enough to grab my attention.
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Old 12-05-2017   #7603
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This week a near-new Fujifilm X-E2 arrived to replace my X-A1. With its EVF, shutter speed dial and metal top plate is seems like a much nicer camera. Amazing to think that I paid only a quarter of the price these were back in 2013
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Old 12-05-2017   #7604
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I found this Tamron 35-70 3.5 BBAR CF Macro lens in an antique store...paid $35 and it came with the Canon Adaptall 2 mount in black...it's in like new condition and very sharp...
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Old 12-06-2017   #7605
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they're back in stock!

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Old 12-06-2017   #7606
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A few minutes ago the postman came by and delivered a lovely little Jupiter 8 50mm f2 in pristine condition. ... The lens is silky smooth in operation - it is obviously a relatively late model - 1975 by the serial number. There is not a mark on it however and it looks like new old stock....

The half a dozen quick images I have made with it suggests that it is pretty well spot on in calibration for my M8 and the images it makes are sooooooooo pretty. I love Sonnar images they can be magical.
I have a NOS too, and the images are very nice. It looks just like your one.
Unfortunately mine back focuses on all my cameras, but thanks to the beauty of digital I was easily able to figure out how much to compensate.
It did come with what looks to be a spare shim to possibly correct for this, but I know not how to use it.
Focus is super smooth, only flaw is the clickless aperture ring moves very very easily. Love the size and weight of this lens.
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Old 12-06-2017   #7607
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I also have that Jupiter 50/2. I've only shot one film with it on my 111f but it was spot on. I think it could become my walking to work outfit.
I myself have just received a Leica 28/2.8 Asph. It's tiny!
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Old 12-06-2017   #7608
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Old 12-06-2017   #7609
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20 fresh rolls of Fuji C200 for very cheap.

I love that many dismiss this film as it benefits me.

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Old 12-07-2017   #7610
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GDR Praktica B200 and CZJ 35/2.4 Prakticar (Flektogon) lens

I wasn't expecting as much but it's a surprisingly nice camera.
It is actually quite competitive to its Japanese contemporaries
(c. 1979) in size, modern features, apparent quality and feel.

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Nice image!

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20 fresh rolls of Fuji C200 for very cheap.

I love that many dismiss this film as it benefits me.

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Old 12-09-2017   #7612
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A (hopefully) tidy Fuji X-E2s, intended to be a permanent mount for my 18mm f/2. Along with a 35mm f/1.4 or 56mm f/1.2 on my X-T1, I'll have a nice lightweight go-anywhere kit.
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Old 12-09-2017   #7613
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A hoya 27mm HMC clear filter for a lens that I had to send back.

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Old 12-09-2017   #7614
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A Kodak table clamp for $5. Similar in concept to the still made "Clampette" I always wanted back in high school, but heavier made.
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Old 12-09-2017   #7615
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A 1971 Nikkor O 35mm f/2 and a Nikon HN-3 hood (last month)

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Old 12-09-2017   #7616
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A Leica Meter MF with a booster both in tiny leather cases. At the moment they’re on my M3 but I think they pre-date it and should be on one of my IIIs.

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Old 12-10-2017   #7617
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1983 Hasselblad 500C/M with second film back, and two CF lenses, 80 Planar and 60 Distagon. Love the sound of it.
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Old 12-10-2017   #7618
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Recently purchased a "C" mount 50mm f1.8 Cine-Nikkor (boxed with original Nikon front and back caps) to use on my Olympus E-P3 with a "C"
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I believe it is an Ernostar (6 element lens).
It covers the full frame without vignetting and is very sharp and compact.
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Old 12-10-2017   #7619
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Ikoflex III -------from 1939. Uncoated Tessar 80mm f2.8.

Significantly lighter than my Rollei 3.5F , lens nice a sharp centrally wide open with low(ish) contrast. This TLR has an interesting and huge direct and parallax correcting viewfinder in addition to a reasonably bright focus screen. Another interesting feature is that the shutter trigger is mounted high , just above (on the right) of the viewing lens.

The handling and lens were so nice that I kept despite it needing a light leak fixed.
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Old 12-10-2017   #7620
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Old 12-10-2017   #7621
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My plan was to sell the kit but I made the mistake of mounting the lens on the Fuji XT1...

[IMG]PRT22411 by Paul Rybolt, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 12-10-2017   #7622
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A very pretty black Pentax MX with 50/1.4 bought from the classifieds here. A pair of motorized black MXes were my first brand new cameras back when I was a teen, so this is a homecoming of sorts. I only had them for a year before I needed to sell them off and go Nikon when I got my first position.
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Old 12-10-2017   #7623
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Tamrons have great glass, IMO.

I have a Tamron 90mm f2.5 macro for my Olympus OM-4Ti and it's silly sharp. Good luck with yours! =)

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Old 12-10-2017   #7624
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A pair of slip-on spiked rubber sole "crampons" for the upcoming icy Philly sidewalks.

Nothing photo related but I'm shopping for a Canon G-12, just to keep it barely on-topic.

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Old 12-12-2017   #7625
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This past Sunday I came home with this nice collection of Barnacks.
Interestingly, the original owner of these cameras was a photographer for
the Studebaker car company.

IIIf, IIIa and the lovely little Ia. They all function properly too. Even the all original 1928 Ia.
My Leica Barnack Family by jackcb, on Flickr
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Old 12-14-2017   #7626
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1936 Contax 85 f/2 Sonnar
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1936 Contax 85 f/2 Sonnar Sorry for double post

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Tamrons have great glass, IMO.

I have a Tamron 90mm f2.5 macro for my Olympus OM-4Ti and it's silly sharp. Good luck with yours! =)

Creenus...

I've read a few reviews on the Tamron 90mm and I'm liking what I'm reading...it might be the next Tamron for this guy...
Here is a shot taken at the kitchen table, hand-held available light...I don't recall the aperture but shot at 1/160 and set at 1600 ISO...it wasn't stopped down much if not at all...
This is a sharp lens...


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Old 12-14-2017   #7630
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Just bought a used (black) Leica handgrip for my M240. These are pretty expensive if you buy them new (well, we're talking Leica here...), but I got mine at a good price.
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50mm f2 Septon. It happened to be attached to a Bessamatic but I can hide the camera and shoot the lens on the Fuji XT1.[IMG]PRT22422 by Paul Rybolt, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 12-15-2017   #7632
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Topo Designs - Field Bag.

Trying it out as a camera bag, but may just be rotated in as a general everyday bag and/or flyfishing pack. So far, it's pretty comfortable, and will hold probably 2 Leica M bodies with lenses attached + film, batteries, etc.
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Old 12-16-2017   #7633
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I bought a 25mm push-on metal lens hood for my Welta Perle 6x9 camera.
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Old 12-17-2017   #7634
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I got this Hahnel UniPal Extra. It charges practically all lithium ion batteries and rechargeable AA batteries.
It has two wheels to adjust the contacts to fit different batteries. Plugs into USB port to charge, or power bank can charge batteries or phones. Very handy if you get a camera at Goodwill or a thrift shop without a charger.
Got it for $24.00 on Ebay.
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Another black F body. This one had the Photomic Tn finder attached but I like it better with the waist level. The 135 came with the same kit.
[IMG]PRT22429 by Paul Rybolt, on Flickr[/IMG]
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A new rubber lens hood for the 35mm lens on my Sony RX1r. It cost $2.99 Cdn. The price of the metal Sony version is $240 Cdn.
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Old 12-23-2017   #7639
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A 1.7 liter hot pot for heating up water for film developing, a dish drying rack for the tanks and reels and another Vivitar 365.
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Just realized that the last two lenses I bought are actually of the same focal length: Super Angulon 58/5.6 and Minolta Rokkor-PG 58/1.2.
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