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Aug 4, 2022 09:04:50   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
How about $23 for a Nikkormat and 50mm f/2? Did I pay too much?

The camera/lens combo was on eBay, listed as "For Parts." I can always use parts, so I bought it. I put the lens on my D750 and went out back to see if it worked. I didn't think to adjust aperture. I just focused and took some shots. Apparently, the lens works. Next time you have nothing to do, look for cameras with lenses "For Parts." You might get a good deal. Now that I have this working lens, I doubt I'll be using it much on my DSLRs, but I'm glad that it works.

The lovely floral portrait below was handheld in breezy weather.



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Aug 4, 2022 09:11:09   #
joehel2 Loc: Cherry Hill, NJ
 
Beautiful photo and great shopping tip.

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Aug 4, 2022 09:30:01   #
Mac Loc: Hernando County Florida
 
jerryc41 wrote:
How about $23 for a Nikkormat and 50mm f/2? Did I pay too much?

The camera/lens combo was on eBay, listed as "For Parts." I can always use parts, so I bought it. I put the lens on my D750 and went out back to see if it worked. I didn't think to adjust aperture. I just focused and took some shots. Apparently, the lens works. Next time you have nothing to do, look for cameras with lenses "For Parts." You might get a good deal. Now that I have this working lens, I doubt I'll be using it much on my DSLRs, but I'm glad that it works.

The lovely floral portrait below was handheld in breezy weather.
How about $23 for a Nikkormat and 50mm f/2? Did I... (show quote)


Very nice.
Can you use the lens on your Zfc?

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Aug 4, 2022 09:44:02   #
angler Loc: StHelens England
 
Nice shot Jerry.

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Aug 4, 2022 11:12:10   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
You "stole" that one, Jerry.

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Aug 4, 2022 12:25:11   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Mac wrote:
Very nice.
Can you use the lens on your Zfc?


I haven't tried it, but since I have the adapter, it should work. There wouldn't be any automation, though. I'd have to guess at the exposure.

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Aug 4, 2022 13:58:36   #
Mac Loc: Hernando County Florida
 
jerryc41 wrote:
I haven't tried it, but since I have the adapter, it should work. There wouldn't be any automation, though. I'd have to guess at the exposure.


Do you have a hand held light meter?

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Aug 4, 2022 14:18:19   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Mac wrote:
Do you have a hand held light meter?


Not any more.

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Aug 4, 2022 14:20:09   #
Mac Loc: Hernando County Florida
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Not any more.



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Aug 5, 2022 06:52:38   #
foathog Loc: Greensboro, NC
 
You'll buy anything won't you, Jerry? Your money must be burning a hole in your pocket.

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Aug 5, 2022 07:34:00   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 

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Aug 5, 2022 09:18:34   #
BurghByrd
 
You can see the effect of selected aperture through the view finder and of course the meter also indicates exposure; it's one of the benefits of mirrorless. On a fuji I used a manual lens with no contacts at all and to use it had to set the camera to release the shutter with no lens mounted (without contacts it don't "know" there was a lens). You may have to do something like that with yours.

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Aug 5, 2022 09:51:53   #
yssirk123 Loc: New Jersey
 

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Aug 5, 2022 10:01:07   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
foathog wrote:
You'll buy anything won't you, Jerry? Your money must be burning a hole in your pocket.


Yep! I'm a wild and crazy guy. For most people, buying a $23 camera and lens would have required a conference with their financial planner.

Actually, I plan to take the camera apart and see if there's something I can do to make the shutter click.

General information: If you plan to work on a Japanese product, get a set of Japanese screwdrivers (JIS) - seriously. The look like Phillips, but they are different.
https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=japanese+screwdrivers&crid=A37GJCSW4ZJH&sprefix=japanese+screwdrivers%2Caps%2C80&ref=nb_sb_noss

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Aug 5, 2022 10:04:24   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
BurghByrd wrote:
You can see the effect of selected aperture through the view finder and of course the meter also indicates exposure; it's one of the benefits of mirrorless. On a fuji I used a manual lens with no contacts at all and to use it had to set the camera to release the shutter with no lens mounted (without contacts it don't "know" there was a lens). You may have to do something like that with yours.


Yes, that is an advantage of the mirrorless design, but will the lens show that with the Fuji. It has a little lever that connects with a Nikon body, keeping the lens wide open, regardless how the aperture is set. That's why the body has the Preview button on the front. Pushing in on that button lets the aperture close. I'll try it one of these days and see how it goes. Today is a busy day for me, though.

The oil burner guy just left, and I have hot water again!

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