Zenitar 16 FE- presentation and samples

Started Mar 18, 2006 | Discussions thread
OP Jonas B Forum Pro • Posts: 14,596
How to buy

How to buy

Most people here in the forum have bought there Zenitar from Victor. You find him at eBay - do a search for ebay user "zenitar". Dealing with Victor has been easy and free from hassles. There are also a few shops selling the Zenitar. Rugift may be one of them, there can be others as well.

Opening the box from Victor is a moment of time travelling. The smell of bakelite, the quirky feeling of the aperture ring, the uneven coating of the front lens, the text on the hood and the small extra coloured filters...

The lens comes with a front cap of low quality. Search for a post by Frank for another approach. At the rear end of the lens there is a little 26.5mm filter. It is made of clear glass and most probably don't think of it. It can be replaced by one of the coloured filters coming with the lens. Now we are at DPR and for digital use these filters are obsolete. Leave the clear glass filter at place. It's part of the optical construction and removing it will make the lens focusing scale out of clibration.

Heard of focusing problems? It happens that the lens needs to be adjusted to get the infinity mark on the distance scale to really mean infinity. It isn't hard to do this adjustment at the kitchen table. The steps to take are described elsewhere.

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