Auto-Alpa lenses (50mm 1:1.7 or any others...) ?

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(unknown member) Regular Member • Posts: 386
Auto-Alpa lenses (50mm 1:1.7 or any others...) ?

Hi,

I can buy (for cheap) an Auto-Alpa 50mm 1:1.7 lens (made in Japan).

Does any1 have more info on that brand and on their 50mm f1.7 lens?

If any1 else wants those, I can have 3 or 4 of them, and also some 28mm f2.8 and sell them on ebay.

Thx

OP (unknown member) Regular Member • Posts: 386
Re: Auto-Alpa lenses (50mm 1:1.7 or any others...) ?

Any1 plz???

Taffy Veteran Member • Posts: 5,018
Re: Auto-Alpa lenses (50mm 1:1.7 or any others...) ?Hi Weziah

I'm sorry but I have no idea as to the answer to your question, but this'll give you a friendly nudge back up the page until someone with more knowledge than I can (hopefully), chime in and point you in the right direction. But I did a goole search on Alpa lenses, and found out that it was made for use with a Nikon, I don't know if they were made to fit other mounts as well though. Refer to the link below, this is where I found the information. It was the only page that I could find on the internet, so I don't think these things were a very popular item.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Autnibag-Alpa-adapter-for-Nikon-MF-Auto-Diaphram-lenses_W0QQitemZ190002552776QQihZ009QQcategoryZ30059QQcmdZViewItem

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cseiler Regular Member • Posts: 375
check out alpa.ch

I am still searching in my brain where I remember the name from but maybe thats the one you are looking for http://www.alpa.ch , and maybe here http://www.alpa.ch/en/about/history.html

camerex Forum Member • Posts: 87
Re: Auto-Alpa lenses (50mm 1:1.7 or any others...) ?

The Auto-Alpa lenses were made by Chinon.
See http://www.alpareflex.com/Cameras/Si2000.htm

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swpowers Regular Member • Posts: 232
Re: check out alpa.ch

Didn't Alpa make very nice and expensive SLR's back in the 70's?... Weren't they Swiss? I might be thinking of another company, but I think Alpa is what I'm thinking of...

Seth

brandrx Forum Pro • Posts: 28,337
A bit about Alpha...

swpowers wrote:

Didn't Alpa make very nice and expensive SLR's back in the 70's?...
Weren't they Swiss? I might be thinking of another company, but I
think Alpa is what I'm thinking of...

A bit about Alpha can be found at "Third Party Lens Manufactures" http://medfmt.8k.com/third/mfg.html Note: Because of so much text, you will have to do a "Find (on this Page)" Cntrl+F, then enter alpha in the search box.

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OP (unknown member) Regular Member • Posts: 386
Re: Auto-Alpa lenses (50mm 1:1.7 or any others...) ?

Thx for that link, now I at least know the lens is a genuine Auto-Alpa (it's the one mounted on the Alpa Si 2000).

It's a bit strange tho, bcs I already found that site, but couldn't find the lense on their site for Japan made lenses: http://www.alpareflex.com/Lenses/Japan.htm

Now, I just have to wait for the K10D to see who it performs...

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