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James Coleman Rogers

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  1. Chr @Chris Squires yes they sure are. been meaning to relist them, and to post them on facebook but hadnt gotten around to it yet. but yes...still available.
  2. Hi yall. As title says, I have a couple Superspeed singles available, for those of you who need to replace a broken lens, complete a Superspeed set, or maybe complement a set of Standard Speeds. 25mm T1.3 Mk2 Superspeed: Has some scratches on outer surface of the rear element, but in testing the lens out I have seen no effects on image quality...the lens is still sharp as heck. Only thing that can really be seen in terms of effects is some diagonal streak effects to the flare when a light is shone directly towards the lens. That's it. If you want to get the lens back to 100%, Duclos has some rear elements in stock for 25mm Mk2's, and they quoted me $1500 plus $150 for installation and re-collimation. Aside from these issues with the rear element, the rest of the glass is perfect. Focus ring is starting to get a little stiff so it could use a standard lube job eventually, but it's plenty usable as is for now. 85mm T1.3 Mk2 Superspeed: Optics are pretty much perfect. No problems with the glass whatsoever. Focus ring is quite stiff however, so it could use a standard CLA. Ridiculously sharp lens, tested it out on my Z6 and it's easy to see why it's so loved. Prices: 25mm Mk2 Superspeed: $9000 85mm Mk2 Superspeed: $10000 All prices include shipping and paypal fees. Pics:
  3. As title says, I have a 50mm Nipponscope (the series 1 version, synchro-focus). I'm looking for other focal lengths. Either Series 1 or Series 2, though I guess I'd actually prefer the synchro-focus series 1 to match my 50mm. Any mount is fine. Damage acceptable as long as it's repairable. Here's my 50:
  4. Well, never mind...that was fast. LENS IS NOW SOLD!
  5. I should also mention: Price of $14k is already including paypal fees and shipping! So 14k out the door. Selling to get some funds for another purchase...otherwise I'd probably keep this thing forever!
  6. As title says, 18mm T2.8 K-35 in original BNCR mount for sale...complete your K35 or FD set...or complement a K35 zoom, which was the original purpose of this lens. Has some cleaning marks on the rear element and a very light scuff to the coating, maybe from an improperly fit rear lens cap. See last image attached. Very minor, can't imagine it has much of an effect on image, and can easily be fixed if you want to do so, by any competent lens repair house (duclos, optitek, etc.) Housing has signs of use. Other than that...the optics are quite good, coatings looking in through the front are in great shape, aperture functions well, focus ring turns without issue etc. Comes with original screw-on lens hood, and matching screw on front cap. Perfect candidate to be rehoused, or just PL mount it and use as is. $14k Priced $1,500 less than the two I've seen sold over the past couple years, which were both at $15,500 (saw both listings on facebook).
  7. up to the top again. Hoping a 30mm or 40mm are out there. I know they must be somewhere...
  8. @Marcel Zyskindit's possible. Though comparing the images to my K-35 35mm T1.4, the rear element looks a little bit smaller, and my K-35 has 15 aperture blades whereas this has 9. We'll see for sure after it arrives in a couple days. Here's a peek at the coatings on the front...looks pretty, and multicoated. My second thought was "SuperSpeed Baltars" which were made for Mitchell, F&B Ceco, and others, but...those are listed as F1.2 for the 35mm from what little I can find.
  9. Ohhh boy. Just got a 35mm from the same set...TODD-AO 35 "ULTRA-FAST" 35mm F1.3: Anyone able to identify what this may have been based on? Is it Zeiss? Canon? At F1.3 I doubt it's photo glass.
  10. bump. other offer is still on hold until the person has enough in their biz account, so this is still available if someone else gets to it first.
  11. I know nobody really seems to use these, but I'm trying to complete a set... Looking only for Astro-Berlin's GAUSS Tachars, NOT the Pan-Tachars. Gauss Tachars are all F2.0. I already have the 25mm V.S. Gauss-Tachar, and the 40mm Gauss-Tachar. Need the 32, 50, 75 and 100. The later, the better (serial numbers of 5XXXX and above, preferably.) Thanks!
  12. It was sold to me as Todd AO, will see for sure as soon as I get it. As for the Todd AO 65/70 Cookes...I have the 55mm DuoPanchro 🙂, been searching for the 30 and 40 for a while now.
  13. AFAIK, TODD AO only did spherical lenses on 65/70mm format. WTF is this?!?! Is it for ToddAO 65/70??
  14. Bump in hopes that someone has a line on a 30mm or 40mm! There are only ~two 30mm's in rental outfits that I can find, and I know Cooke must have made at least a few more than that...Numbers I heard for my 55mm were that around 15 total were made. There have to be a few 30's and 40's hanging around out there somewhere...anyone have any ideas on who to check with? If I can at least find a 40mm, I could probably settle for using a Leica R Super-Angulon 28mm f2.8 (tilt shift) in place of the Cooke 30mm...62mm image circle, should just barely cover 65mm format.
  15. Just got an offer a fair amount under my asking price; fair warning....if anyone wants it for ~$17K, now's the time to do so before I take the other offer. I'll wait a day or so.
  16. Optics in quite nice condition, aperture functions perfectly, focus ring turns freely. Housing/body has signs of use, but I doubt anyone much cares about that... BNCR mount. Includes screw-on lens hood/shade seen in pic below. GREAT candidate for rehousing or PL mount conversion, for someone looking to complete their 24-35-55-85 K-35 set! Asking $23500, will consider trades for vintage anamorphic glass, etc of similar rarity/value (not interested in Lomo square-fronts).
  17. 9mm does not cover super16, made for regular 16mm...can apparently be modified to just cover super16 though, by trimming the retaining ring on the front optic in the proper spots to expand coverage on the corners. The 16mm definitely covers super16 from what I remember, not so sure about micro4/3...if I had to guess I'd say no. I *think* the only one in this series that covers m4/3 is the 25mm. They are beautiful looking pieces of glass though, for sure...looks like yours are in pretty good shape, and nice that they aren't in the funky proprietary CinemaProducts/"mini-BNCR" mount.
  18. @john a jadkowski Zero breathing to speak of. I had a Canon 10.8-180mm T2.7-3.4, Canon's 3rd and final generation of Super16 zooms, and while it was a stunningly good lens, the Cooke bested it in all departments except zoom range. If I had to guess, sharpness is on par with the very-sharp Zeiss 11-110mm, but that lens has a lot of breathing and if I remember, also some chromatic aberration. The Cooke has negligible levels of CA, no breathing, and stunning sharpness...over 100 line-pairs per mm. Stays quite sharp even to the edges. Has that much-sought-after "Cooke Look" in spades... It does very nicely wide open, just have to watch out for the flares (the usual, very beautiful and dramatic rainbow, etc. common in vintage Cookes)...the flares disappear with just a slight stop down, which is great...accessible when you want them, easy to get rid of when you don't by stopping down less than half a stop. Stunning lens that doesn't come up for sale often...mainly because those that have them generally hold on to them long term due to their performance. Reluctant to get rid of mine, but need to offset some recent purchases and the repairs that will need to be done on them.
  19. As title says, some Super16 lenses for sale. The Cooke Varokinetal is just a simply incredible lens; as sharp as it gets especially with Super16. This is an original Super16 done by Cooke themselves from the factory, not a conversion. Lens was serviced by Optitek about one year ago (an inner element had some haze and aperture was malfunctioning, Jacek cleaned it right up and brought everything back to spec, and of course did a standard CLA, along with conversion to PL mount and adding a 0.8 focus gear), and has not been used since servicing except to test it and play with it a bit. Has Chrosziel Fluid Zoom damper attached on zoom ring. Body isnt perfect, has the typical finish wear that comes with normal use, but who really cares about that? Glass and coatings are purdy, and the image it puts out is just lovely. Some of the usual light cleaning marks on each, nothing of note. Only thing it's missing is a front ring to bring the front to standard size for matte box...Ive used a janky setup with some rubber bands to allow my mattebox to work on it (seen in pictures). Mattebox not included; I'll leave the front OD ring up to the buyer to get, so they can have one done to their preference. Price: $4500 USD Kinoptik Primes: Interesting little lenses. They have some aberrations wide open as is typical of tiny little fast aperture lenses of the period; but when stopped down to 2.8 and smaller, they sharpen up beautifully. Flare on both is very well controlled, as is breathing...12.5mm has very little and the 9mm has NONE. 9mm F1.5 has focus tabs, 12.5mm doesn't, but I imagine the buyer will want to get focus gears anyway. These things are just so damn small and light, they would make for great lenses for use with steadicam/gimbal. The PL is mounts on each are simple adapter type, and they work just fine. 12.5mm has somewhat stiff focus ring, so it could use a CLA; 9mm rings turn smoothly. $1100 for the 9mm, $900 for the 12.5mm. If you want all three lenses, the Cooke and both Kinoptiks, I'll do a package deal at $6,000 total. All prices not including shipping/paypal fees. Thanks for looking.
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