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#1 im_ghl

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 14:26

A video presenting the UV-Nikkor and some of its features and UV-photos

https://youtu.be/zAhBELXdqtc
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Posted 11 September 2020 - 15:01

I think the UVP community has an unsually high incidence of UV-Nikkors. I probably am not the only UVP member with more than one of these work horses ....

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 15:08

View Postnfoto, on 11 September 2020 - 15:01, said:

I think the UVP community has an unsually high incidence of UV-Nikkors. I probably am not the only UVP member with more than one of these work horses ....

sure, but this lens is almost unknown to the rest of the world.
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Posted 11 September 2020 - 15:16

And after the author talking for such a long time, the intrepid viewer still awake can ascertain that very inadequate filtration is brought to bear to make his "UV" photos strongly impacted by IR contamination .....

Morale of the story is that even a UV-Nikkor will not make miracles if used in a haphazard manner.

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 15:17

His UV-Nikkor specimen had a high serial number. I wonder whether this is outside the range recorded by Roland Vink? Must check.

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 15:21

It was, but only by a couple of items. Roland has 2003031 as the highest for the UV-Nikkor AIS and this was 2003034 if I read correctly from the video.

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 15:32

Hah, that was funny that after alll that, his UV photos are badly contaminated. You were not exaggerating, nfoto.

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 15:40

I look forward to buying one... after I win the 6/49 lottery :grin:

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 15:59

View Postnfoto, on 11 September 2020 - 15:21, said:

It was, but only by a couple of items. Roland has 2003031 as the highest for the UV-Nikkor AIS and this was 2003034 if I read correctly from the video.

a fake maybe?
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Posted 11 September 2020 - 17:15

Serial number wise, mine has a 6 digit one - 202353 and that is what it says on the box as well. Previous one was also 6 digit, but slightly lower.
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Posted 11 September 2020 - 19:26

im_ghl, it looks like you used a Baader U for the uv pictures?
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Posted 11 September 2020 - 20:34

Oops, I added an extra '0' to the serial numbers. So should be 203034 for the Youtube lens exceeding the max. number (for AIS) of 203031 per Roland Vink.

The serial numbers of those I currently own are 201240 and 201544, respectively. The oldest is from 1991 if memory serves. Apart from adding a CPU to each of them and a relubrication (after a desert trip in 2012) nothing else has been required in terms of maintenance. Focusing is still buttery smooth.

On the Sony NEX-5N monochrome and the full-spectrum Z6 I mainly use rear filtration, on the D3200 I rely on its built-in Baader U.

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 22:09

I would love to find one in a market one day. Discouned because its slow and doesn't autofocus.

I got my Nikkor 80mm EL super cheap as the seller thought it was broken. No focus ring. Maybe only lucky once.

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The serial number of the one in the video is 200306 pause at 1min 30 seconds and its crystal clear.

Edited by dabateman, 11 September 2020 - 22:17.


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Posted 12 September 2020 - 05:25

Ok, I just catched it in error then. 200306 is well within the previously known range, and must be an early model.

I got the first UV-Nikkor almost for nothing, so felt the next one could be purchased at a slightly more "normal" price level. The average price would still be very comfortable :smile:

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Posted 12 September 2020 - 06:04

View Postim_ghl, on 11 September 2020 - 14:26, said:

A video presenting the UV-Nikkor and some of its features and UV-photos

https://youtu.be/zAhBELXdqtc

You don't say what filter you are using? That is essential! What filter are you using?

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Posted 12 September 2020 - 08:34

View PostAlaun, on 11 September 2020 - 19:26, said:

im_ghl, it looks like you used a Baader U for the uv pictures?

Yes, it is a baader filter, though before getting the baader, I used a BW 403 with a standard D40 hoping to eliminate the maximum of IR leakage thanks to the camera default filtering characteristics.
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Posted 12 September 2020 - 08:34

View PostCadmium, on 12 September 2020 - 06:04, said:

You don't say what filter you are using? That is essential! What filter are you using?

a baader filter, though before getting the baader, I used a BW 403 with a standard D40 hoping to eliminate the maximum of IR leakage thanks to the camera default filtering characteristics.
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Posted 12 September 2020 - 13:18

If anyone is feeling particularly flush at the moment, the UV Nikkor with serial number 200008 is for sale on eBay. Although personally I'm not sure I'd be buying one of these from an eBay vendor with a 95.8% feedback rating. Link;

https://www.ebay.co....an/284008902545

Edited by JMC, 12 September 2020 - 13:19.

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Posted 12 September 2020 - 13:49

I am sure it is an excellent lens, but what is the point when it exceeds our cameras ability to see beyond UVA ?

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Posted 12 September 2020 - 15:13

View Postcolinbm, on 12 September 2020 - 13:49, said:

I am sure it is an excellent lens, but what is the point when it exceeds our cameras ability to see beyond UVA ?
The point is that our cameras (not really mine) can see UVB and monochromatic sensor can be stretched into the UVC spectrum. You probably won't see a big difference between it and a good "non-designed-for-UV" UV lens, like the Kuribayashi under sunlight, but you need it (or similar) to reach 300 nm and below.