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Discussion in 'Leica' started by BrianS, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. asiafish

    asiafish All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    Some more Df magic, this time with a 1966-67 O Nikkor 35mm f/2. Bought this one in BGN condition at KEH. It was AI'd with the factory kit, looks pretty ratty on the outside, but glass is pretty clean.

    15363103959_c529d1b678_b. _DSC7246.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr

    14928965514_c827bdd901_b. _DSC7252.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr
     
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  2. asiafish

    asiafish All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
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  3. asiafish

    asiafish All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    Since I enjoy my Jupiter 3 so much on the Leica, I thought I'd give another Ukrainian lens a try. This one is a Helios 81N on the Nikon Df. The Helios 81N is a very compact 50mm f/2 with a native Nikon F mount (AIS) that cost all of $60 in like-new condition. Its about the same size as my Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Series E (another gem), but as a much more interesting render.

    Helios 81N mounted on Nikon Df. Shot with Leica X Vario at 70mm

    DSC02260. L1000164.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr


    And now some images captured on the Df with the Helios 81N, all shot wide-open except for the Leica M5 porno shot, taken at f/2.8

    15771048062_c3eed231eb_b. _DSC7538.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr

    15745794106_5421a13a7c_b. _DSC7544.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr

    15149538874_9435398293_b. _DSC7541.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr

    15149538084_576a22ab54_b. _DSC7540.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr

    15150079853_d8de6f300f_b. _DSC7543.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr

    15745792306_da4ce8bde6_b. _DSC7542.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr

    View attachment 9146 _DSC7533.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr


    And a selfie to close things out

    15771049132_5fae1253b2_b. _DSC7539.jpg by Lawman1967, on Flickr
     
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  4. BrianS

    BrianS Super Moderator

    Apr 3, 2013
    Nikon Df, 35/2 Nikkor-O at F8, 2s, ISO10,000

    16127285669_8a811f1571_o. Festival of Lights

    Moving on a Ferris Wheel, panned the camera into the exposure. reminds me of 2001 Space Odyssey
     
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  5. asiafish

    asiafish All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    Hey, I have that same combination. Sadly my daughter won't go on a ferris wheel.
     
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  6. BrianS

    BrianS Super Moderator

    Apr 3, 2013
    The 35/2 Nikkor-O, at F2.8. Prefocused, wait for the next revolution. The lights were constantly changing.

    16126076040_e8786b672e_o. Festival of Lights
     
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  7. BrianS

    BrianS Super Moderator

    Apr 3, 2013
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  8. Raid

    Raid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Very nice looking, Brian. We had 75F today.
     
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  9. Hap

    Hap Top Veteran

    514
    Jan 9, 2016
    Gosh, I know you like Russian lenses and have vast experience working with them. I just don't know if for 60$ it just doesn't make sense to get the Nikkor series E lens and be done with it.

    Somehow I missed the M5 porno....can you repost it ? It did not display.
     
  10. BrianS

    BrianS Super Moderator

    Apr 3, 2013
    Sense! I explained to my wife that me having camera gear was like her having jewelry.

    I have a Series-E 36~72/3.5, but prefer the Nikkor 43~86/3.5. I have as many F-Mount lenses as Leica mount, prefer the manual focus- but even have some Af lenses.

    Andrew- can you put the M5 pictures back up?
     
  11. Hap

    Hap Top Veteran

    514
    Jan 9, 2016
    So.....Did she buy into it?
    Thanks....would like to see them.

    Hap
     
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  12. BrianS

    BrianS Super Moderator

    Apr 3, 2013
    My wife tells me I could set up a lens repair business after retirement. She is used to it.
     
  13. Hap

    Hap Top Veteran

    514
    Jan 9, 2016
    So...you just wore her down........and then she rationalized.
     
  14. Hap

    Hap Top Veteran

    514
    Jan 9, 2016
    Reminds me....I have another J8 incoming. I suspect it will need some love. Had to have a second one for my mini M's.
     
  15. BrianS

    BrianS Super Moderator

    Apr 3, 2013
    31 years of marriage, these days having too much camera equipment is low on the scale for breaking up!
     
  16. Hap

    Hap Top Veteran

    514
    Jan 9, 2016
    That's all you got.....31 years of marriage and you are retired? Try 38 and no end in sight.

    However, everyone here is tickled pink you are doing what you do.
     
  17. BrianS

    BrianS Super Moderator

    Apr 3, 2013
    Not retired yet- Nina says I can do lens repair WHEN I retire.

    I still write Code for a living.
     
  18. Hap

    Hap Top Veteran

    514
    Jan 9, 2016
    I still read medical images, but it's not the living it used to be. OK..I am grateful.
     
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  19. BrianS

    BrianS Super Moderator

    Apr 3, 2013
  20. Hap

    Hap Top Veteran

    514
    Jan 9, 2016
    That is very interesting.....I spent some time at the Radiologic branch of AFIP in ?1980. Ahh, the good old days. No cameras, no worries.
     
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