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Old Feb 15, 2008, 7:22 PM   #1
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I bought this in a large camera store in Minneapolis today since I have never seen this 120mm lens before and I wanted to try it out.

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Old Feb 15, 2008, 10:59 PM   #2
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A little dark and the WB is off just a shade. Not bad on sharpness though! What's the Macro range on it or is it a non-macro one Tom? Course there ain't nuthin' there Peter Paul cain't fix!



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That lens was from the pre-macro age, but then what do you expect for $25? The minimum focus distance is about 5 feet, so that takes out some of the Macro out of it.

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Old Feb 16, 2008, 1:40 AM   #4
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It looks quite sharp. Add an extension tube on it and it looks like it would work for macro.

I've never heard of it, but the couple of people that reviewed the M version on Stan's siteseemed to like it (one person mentioned they used it backpacking). The K version apparently was last made in 1977, not exactly a modern lens.
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 2:18 AM   #5
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That lens was from the pre-macro age, but then what do you expect for $25? The minimum focus distance is about 5 feet, so that takes out some of the Macro out of it.

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Well it is a nice one Tom...I like the darker hue as it gives a slightly antique feel to the photo..and I guess at 5 feet it is a long macro!!! 25 dollars for a sharp lens is always a good deal!

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Old Feb 16, 2008, 2:19 AM   #6
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PS...I do like the model...One of your making?

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Old Feb 16, 2008, 10:37 PM   #7
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Just a Ertle model I got already built and next time I will use something other than a Florissant light so the WB is a bit better. I should even dust the model better, but then I was just testing my new to me lens.

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Old Feb 18, 2008, 10:01 PM   #8
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Just a Ertle model I got already built and next time I will use something other than a Florissant light so the WB is a bit better. I should even dust the model better, but then I was just testing my new to me lens.

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I totally understand...I thought you were doing what I usually do...I use the dust on my stuff to test the DOF of a new to me lens...No Sh1t.. I do that!



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