Thank you again for the loaner lens and the idea to test it in the first place.
typestar wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:42 am
ThankYOU for taking my suggestion and lens into your appreciated testings!
Its great to be part of this community
Thanks also for the nice words of encouragement.
As for the European price- situation or scanner lenses end of 2020:
As for today, the Nikon LS-30 lens still seems the only reasonable priced scanner lens, although some Ebay sellers
ask for high prices now (just checked) for their LS-30
The price for used Nikon ED 4000 / LS-40 / ED 5000 / LS-50 scanners are too expensive in comparison,
today a bad conditioned LS-40 was sold for 370 EUR, a LS-V (50) just ended for 466 EUR --
Okay, if people search for working units for scanning - but not for our goal of disassembling for the lens only.
I wonder if this could be people being at home now with more time on their hands and mentally they are trying to escape to a simpler time before the pandemic, back to the days of film? Prices on film scanners now are just crazy.
ray_parkhurst wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:25 am
Interesting...I bought an LS-20 and it had the same lens in it as the LS-30.
Ray, interesting -- in my LS-20 I found the tiny 25 mm lens – only in a Nikon Coolscan III / LS-30 I found the LS-30 ---
I agree - Nikon’s main emphasis at the film days / scanners was for sure mostly on sensors and software
Thank you for the confirmation, good to know. I want to avoid having to fix my website post
@For the Nikon LS-50 lens - there is another RAF adapter -- https://rafcamera.com/adapter-m26m-to-24-6mm-id
Personally, I do not like the finish of RAF’s anodizing – but the adapters mechanically work well.
From this up to M42x1 you need another adapter, then…
Noticed that with RafCamera's anodizing. The main problem is a small spot that is also un-anodized. This is due to the hanger or clip used to hold the item. I've toured camera factory anodizing departments in Japan and they also use a wire to hang the items to dunk in various solutions.
Seems like Thorlabs items are anodized double thick. Lately I've noticed that Raf seems to have ordered a thicker anodizing process also.
The main attraction to Raf is his quick work, good ideas, with great communication and always to spec threads, and of course more than fair prices. All those positives makes the anodizing easy to overlook.
All the best to all the appreciated members here --
Best wishes for a better 2021...
typestar / Christian
All the best to you and the family for 2021 Christian!