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Old February 6th, 2005, 07:53 PM   #1
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Any (useful) uses for Nikon 35mm stills camera lenses?

I have the opportunity to pick up a whole load of Nikon 35mm stills lenses at a fraction of their original cost.

But can they be of any use to me? Any bright ideas anyone?

I'm about to purchase the new Sony HDV camera, the HVR-Z1. Could I use an adapter on that and get some off-beat look?

Are there any accessories I should also look out for?

Just bouncing ideas around...


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Old February 6th, 2005, 08:55 PM   #2
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You could always make a 35mm adapter to get 35mm depth of field and use the Nikon lenses. There are multiple versions around here and the micro35 is coming out soon for sale (http://www.micro35.com). If that is useful to you then yes go for it!
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Old February 6th, 2005, 11:33 PM   #3
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KarelLucky boy! i wish i have the same option!

And, like Aaron, i think your best option is to give a try for one of the 35mm adapters being made here. It gives a chance for video and old lenses to fight with the big. And Nikon is the best option because of number and price. I would say go for them!
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Old February 7th, 2005, 02:43 AM   #4
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Are they MF or AF Nikkor lenses?
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Old February 7th, 2005, 02:54 AM   #5
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wanna trade?

I need a couple of Nikon mount lenses , maybe I can trade you my orbital mini35 adapter kit for something?
See my HD demo clip done with my device. It's the only HD clip on here so far, as far as I know. I shot it with my JVC HD10 and a 35mm lens. It's a 9 megabit / sec clip, so the HD details are there to see. With no grain. I'm seeing a hot spot, but should have that fixed very soon as well,with the correct condenser lens placement.

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Old February 7th, 2005, 03:24 AM   #6
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Les, what's the URL?

Are they MF or AF Nikkor lenses?

Forgot about that. I'm off to Prague on Thursday (based in London) and last time I was there spotted a second-hand camera shop full of these things going for a song . Well the consumer market's gone for film - here in the UK Kodak have announced they're closing their factory here.

I'm tempted to buy at least a wide angle with a view to getting a digital stills with the same mount (anyone know what that would be?) but I've had half an eye on this depth of field issue and getting a 'film look'.

Bear in mind these are stills lenses. The image area will be bigger than for motion 35mm, which - I guess - would mean less depth of field(?). A good thing here, yes?

So maybe it's back to using prime lenses... "I'll have the 26mm please."
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Old February 7th, 2005, 03:51 AM   #7
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Karel,
Here is a clip from the thread:
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?s=&threadid=38670

This time, I have a nine megabit/sec Windows media 9 file, as well as a MPEG version for those who may have trouble with WMV formatted videos. The MPEG version shows some flickering, which is not in the media 9 file. It is not a function of the ground glass or the mechanism. You can see the groundglass at the end of the video when the groundglass stops moving.

The link for the Windows media file:
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/51187...by-Les.wmv.html

The link for the MPEG file, at a lower bit rate:
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/51206...by-Les.mpg.html

Again scroll to the bottom of the screen and click a 'FREE' button to download the file on this free server. You have to wait 25 sec for the download to begin.

Both of the video files are 1280 by 720 pixels. Older computers won't play the media 9 file smoothly.
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Old February 7th, 2005, 01:41 PM   #8
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Bad news les:

File /files-en/51187...by-Les.wmv.html has been deleted.
Reason: No download for a loner period. Inactivity-timeout exceeded.


How big is the file? Can you mail it? Or mail just me a url on your server?

I have to go out again for a bit. Will post back in a few hours when I've had time to catch up on all this.

What kind of lenses / accessories would you be looking for?
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Old February 7th, 2005, 02:20 PM   #9
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I re-uploaded the wmv clip, it's 26 megabytes.
Karel, I will also send you an email concerning this topic.

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<<<-- Originally posted by Karel Bata : Bad news les:

File /files-en/51187...by-Les.wmv.html has been deleted.
Reason: No download for a loner period. Inactivity-timeout exceeded.


How big is the file? Can you mail it? Or mail just me a url on your server?

I have to go out again for a bit. Will post back in a few hours when I've had time to catch up on all this.

What kind of lenses / accessories would you be looking for? -->>>
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