Rathenow 183mm f1.9


Irek

Link Posted 30/05/2018 - 12:58
Hi guys,
If anyone use this lens on P 6x7 ?
I can't find anything in internet, no samples no reviews.
Cheers,
Irek.
Pentax ME-F, MZ-3 RIP, MZ-S, K-1
Irix 15mm F2.4, Pentax D-FA 24-70mm F2.8, FA 31mm F1.8 Ltd, FA 43mm F1.9 Ltd, FA 77mm F1.8 Ltd, Sigma 100-300 F4 + TC 1.4x, AF 540 FGZ
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 30/05/2018 - 13:09
Probably won't find any samples because it's a converted oscilloscope lens - the one I suspect you are looking at has scratches on the front element and no aperture (so it could be rather limiting) - unless you have the opportunity to try it out before commiting to purchase I'd stay away (just my view).

You could of course buy yourself a bargain 67 Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 300mm f4.0 for less than a quarter of the price - mine is begging for a new owner
LennyBloke

Irek

Link Posted 30/05/2018 - 14:28
Hi John,
I don't want to buy it, It's suprise me how fast is the lens and it's probably works well for portraits photography. It's interesting somebody make lenses like this, that must be a something unique. F1.9 on 6x7 format must be a difficult to focusing. I need to find some samples of this lens or something close to this lens. It's interesting for me, specially when Pentax lenses are outstanding.
Thanks a million John.
Pentax ME-F, MZ-3 RIP, MZ-S, K-1
Irix 15mm F2.4, Pentax D-FA 24-70mm F2.8, FA 31mm F1.8 Ltd, FA 43mm F1.9 Ltd, FA 77mm F1.8 Ltd, Sigma 100-300 F4 + TC 1.4x, AF 540 FGZ
Ricoh GR III
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Aitch53

Link Posted 30/05/2018 - 15:23
If you search on "Carl Zeiss Jena Visionar 183 mm f/ 1.9 Lens", you'll get some hits. I think the Rathenow is a licensed version of that.
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johnha

Link Posted 30/05/2018 - 15:31
My web searches turned out a reference to a projection lens for cine - but this confused me as I could only find references to smaller formats link

I have the P6x7 165/2.8 lens - not as fast but a much more practical option.
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Irek

Link Posted 30/05/2018 - 15:53
Ok,
Now I know a bit more about this lenses and most of name Visionar and cover the format 6x7 from around 140mm up.
Also I found fella who convert them for 645 and 6x7 format. Effects are very interested but combo with this lenses are quite heavy

Here is a link
https://m.facebook.com/ObiektywyPoMojemu/
Pentax ME-F, MZ-3 RIP, MZ-S, K-1
Irix 15mm F2.4, Pentax D-FA 24-70mm F2.8, FA 31mm F1.8 Ltd, FA 43mm F1.9 Ltd, FA 77mm F1.8 Ltd, Sigma 100-300 F4 + TC 1.4x, AF 540 FGZ
Ricoh GR III
Hitech-Formatt 10% off all filters code - CIEJ10
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