Nikon CF 4/0.13 Water Immersion Objectives

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Nikon CF 4/0.13 Water Immersion Objectives

Post by dmillard »

http://cgi.ebay.com/Nikon-CF-Water-Imme ... 3f093bcbc7

At $40 each, they're a giveaway!

David

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Post by Craig Gerard »

David,

Certainly a bargain price!

"Not Available to Australia" :(

New seller '0' feedback......everyone has to start somewhere.


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Post by dmillard »

Craig Gerard wrote:David,

Certainly a bargain price!

"Not Available to Australia" :(

New seller '0' feedback......everyone has to start somewhere.


Craig
Hello Craig,

I had overlooked that, but send me a PM if you want one. From the address, I believe this is Nikon selling surplus stock.

David

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Post by g4lab »

This seller probably doesn't need feedback. It appears to be none other than Nikon Instruments USA who are indeed located in Melville New York.

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Post by Tim M »

Craig Gerard wrote:David,

Certainly a bargain price!

Craig
Slightly embarased to admit I bought one, not knowing for sure if I can use it. :oops: I had been looking for a Nikon finite 4x "N" Plan, with the larger 0.13 NA. I have a non-Nikon "standard" 4x /0.1 SPlan 160 that's been working well for me, but was hoping to upgrade someday to the N Plan, but haven't seen any come available lately (lost one about a month ago at >$110).

So when these came up today, I thought I recall previous discussion here that the "W"s were just as usable as non-Ws for the (dry) macro work we all do. Is that correct? If 'yes', I celibrate and wait on the USPS. If not, . . . you may see a single 4x W go up again in a week or so. :oops:

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Post by Chris S. »

Drat, all gone! At $40, this would have been a fun lens to play with. A friend of mine wants me to photograph creatures that live in water, and I can imagine approaches to doing this with a water immersion lens. Also, 4x is a very useful range to work in.

Oh, well.

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Post by Craig Gerard »

Tim wrote: ....snip... I thought I recall previous discussion here that the "W"s were just as usable as non-Ws for the (dry) macro work we all do. Is that correct?
Tim,

You should find the thread (linked below) encouraging :wink:

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/v ... hp?p=57413



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Post by seta666 »

That was fast, it is a very nice lens, I had it but the truth is that I used it very few times. Works great on APS-C but on Full frame corners are bad
For 40$ is a big bargain

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Post by SONYNUT »

is the tip just a flat glass not a lens?
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Post by g4lab »

The tip is a conical piece of glass with probably a flat end but not necessarily.
It is called a dipping cone.
They have also been made as separate attachments. There are also similar cones used for ophthalmic use on slit lamp microscopes.

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Post by SONYNUT »

arrived today..pushed out the plate glass and machines down the small cone for a decent work distance. leaving the rest for a shade...

nice color..well worth the price :D
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Post by SONYNUT »

Found a ''volunteer'' for a test shot..

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Post by SONYNUT »

FOUND THIS GUY OUTSIDE THE OTHER DAY...

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