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#1 Ben Joyner

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:25 AM

Hey guys, 

 

a guy in town is offering to sell this set of (heavily used) vintage primes for $2300. He's not sure what they are, they were given to him. They look to me like maybe old zeiss standard speeds, or something similar. Can anyone tell me what they are? Trying to figure out if it would be a steal to snag these.

 

Specs:

 

28mm t2.2

35mm t2.2

50mm t2.3

75mm t2.2

 

(see attached image)

Thank you!


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#2 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:28 AM

Ben - no image was attached...


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#3 Ben Joyner

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:31 AM

haha, working on that now. for some reason i can't figure it out


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#4 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:36 AM

It may be that your file is too large.  This site only allows for a certain amount of MBs to be uploaded per post and that number is even less for standard members.


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#5 Ben Joyner

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:39 AM

here you go...

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#6 Ben Joyner

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:40 AM

i think they may actually be lomo spherical primes


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#7 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:42 AM

Not sure of the brand, but those are Russian lenses.  The "CCCP" on the front is a dead giveaway, so they were obviously made when the Soviet Union was still around.


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#8 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:44 AM

i think they may actually be lomo spherical primes

 

That would be my guess.


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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:48 AM

The engraving says "LOMO made in USSR".

What interesting items to come by.


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#10 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:49 AM

Yup.  Just looked up the Russian letter for "L" and it corresponds to symbol that comes before the "omo."


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#11 Ben Joyner

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:51 AM

Great, thanks guys! Gonna test them out and see how they look. Seems like a steal for $2300, although they are pretty beaten up and the optics on the 28 look a little rough. Might need to get them serviced. 


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#12 aapo lettinen

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 01:44 PM

yep, Lomo OCT-19 primes definitely. If one has Konvas 2m camera or OCT19 adapter for their digital camera they are pretty good lenses.

 

most of them can also be converted to PL but it depends on the exact model how easy or difficult/expensive the conversion will be.

You can use most of them with adapters with at least EF, E-mount and M4/3 cameras in their current configuration so I would consider that option first if you camera(s) support short flange mounts (EF/E/M43


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#13 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 04:53 PM

Lomos can be some nice lenses. I had/have a set of OCT-19s which are pretty nice-- I even still have a 50 T2 in PL which I love using on mt BMPCC.


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#14 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 08:33 AM

Lomo's. I have an old set of OCT-18's that I'm about to convert to PL. Mine are same vintage as Cooke Speed Panchro's, which they're modeled after.

 

A good trick for all Lomo's and Lenkinap lenses is that the first two numbers in the serial number always refers to the year of manufacture. So these lenses are early 80's lenses.


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#15 Miguel Angel

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 10:13 AM

Adam, if you are going to convert the Lomos to PL, could I suggest the guy who converted my Schneider Kreuznach Cine Xenon lenses? He did a fantastic job and the lenses look amazing now! 

 

Have a good day!


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#16 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 10:55 AM

What's his name?


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#17 Miguel Angel

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 12:25 PM

Dima Turaev from http://conversiontopl.com

 

Fabulous guy. 

 

Have a good day. 


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