Stories From Behind The Scenes - Canon EOS Technoclopedia

This page is dedicated to email correspondence with people or companies regarding content of the Canon EOS Technoclopedia. I hope not to infringe anyone's feelings or business principles by making emails available to the public. The conversations were way too interesting and in some cases even time-consuming to dispatch them into the eternal realms of recycle bins or other kinds of digital graveyards. Since I'm just on it ... let me emphasize my highest gratitude especially to people like Michelle Intiso (Sofradir), Stefan Steib (Hartblei), Peter D. Jin (Elicar) or David Contreras (Century Precision), who have just been exceptionally awesome in their supportive nature. Their way of support actually sets standards.

But the above is not the only reason to keep postings available, and I'm actually not the first one to do so. It was at least common standard at http://medfmt.8k.com (Robert Monaghan's Medium Format Megasite), actually a great attempt to grant quality of information by supplying original sources, which is hard enough with digital media by means of content changing on-the-fly.

Tech support related correspondence. Emails to/from companies and other tech sites regarding product specs etc..
Site support related correspondence. Emails from/to people expressing their unlimited faith in EOS Tec fellowship.

Happy Diggin'!


Table of Contents
AJA EF to Cion Mount Adapter
Allied Vision Prosilica with EF mount?
Bilora D40 AF-C compatibility
Bower SFD680C details (B&H)
Brilliant Reality flash triggers
Cambron 500-800mm F8 Mirror Zoom Lens details
Cambron telephoto lenses - details? Various ...
Canon parfocal zoom lenses
Canon sensor pixel sizes (astrofoto.sk)
CentralDS Astro-Mod History
Century Precision Canon FD 1000mm T6.0 cine mod???
Century Precision S2000 series details
Cinematics Cine Lens Rehousings
Conurus mount modifications, Hartblei announcement
Cullmann 34 AF/C Digital vs. 34AFa
Denz about PL mount - PL54 vs. Arri Maxi PL
Elicar 300-600mm lens and website
Emoblitz D728V and Di338Wi
Falcon brand (temp.?) discontinued
Generic 650-1300mm Zoom variations and details
Generic 650-1300 Variations
Generic 650-1300mm Canon Amazon.de
Generic 800mm mirror lenses selling on Ebay
Hartblei Cam
Hartblei Digital Super-Rotators
Hartblei Super-Rotator 35mm F2.8 MC details
Holga FEL-120 / FEL-135 Fish-Eye compatibility
Invisible Vision UVi Camera Intensifier to use with SLRs?
JTW Canon DSLR Astro-Mods
Just-together Adapters compatibility
King Kandy manuals
Maerz Airbrushed DSLRs
Metz Mecablitz models produced by Tumax
Meike MK-600C
Meyer-Optik-Görlitz-Objektive
Minadax Markenname
MTF Effect EF adapters
Multiplex 3-in-1 Remote Control details
Novoflex PROshift+ / Macro-Bellows with mform. lenses
OpTex Universal Mount / cine mods
Optitek Prolock EF Info Package
Pixco PG-708 Manual
Promaster "Dedicated TTL"
RedUser.net forum registration fail
Rikon Dazzne Kody and Flash specifications
RPlens cine mod details
Samyang's Relation to Phoenix + OmegaSatter + Foto-Walser distributing Samyang
Samyang's Relation to Polar
Samyang's Relation to Walimex
Schneider-Kreuznach Cine-Xenar II + III series
Sigma lenses in the EOS Technoclopedia (lengthy)
Sigma 18mm F3.5 [410] details
Sill Optics UV lens with N/F or T2 mount
Site Feedback Technoclopedia
Sofradir Nightvision details
Softhard Currera XL
Spencer converted Canon cameras - warranty
Stepping Stone Lightning Trigger
Studiotools STS Model 1
Sunblitz Di 990 AFC and Di 990 VL specifications
Sunlite TTL Speedlites
TKL lens brand
Toda Seiko 12mm F7.4 Fisheye's Story
Tokura DPZ420AF and PF-30X details
UMIE
uniQoptics Razor 7D Series
YongNuo RF-600TX and RF602TX
Zörk Schneider 28mm Tilt-Conversions

Stepping Stone Lightning Trigger

From: <rfrankd@lightningtrigger.com>
Subject: Error, Canon EOS Technoclopedia Stepping Stone Lightning Trigger
Date: Saturday, December 27, 2014 5:04 AM

Hello Gregor,

Very interesting and informative website,
http://technoclopedia-canon-eos.com/index.htm?/frames/cameras_accessories_3rd.htm.

However, your comments about the Lightning Trigger® referencing the John Birch website
http://www.johnbirchphotography.com/2011/06/when-lightning-strikes/
are grossly in error and are damaging to my product. Mr. Birch never owned or used the Lightning Trigger®, only the aeo product, which is vastly inferior. Please correct your information to be accurate.

Best regards,
Rich Davis

-- was ofc fixed asap --


Meike MK-600C

From: <bassolav@gmail.com>
Subject: Some updated info for: 'Speedlite' type flashgun: Meike MK-600
Date: Sunday, November 30, 2014 10:56 PM

Meike - MK-600C DOES seem to have an AF-assist beam .
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Check this (the maker's own netshop):
www.meikestore.com/product/meike-mk-600-ettl-ettl-ii-hss-speedlite-for-canon-camera/2128.html

reading:

*AF-Assist Beam:*

Linkable AF Points: 1-45 AF points (28mm or longer focal length)

    - at center: 0.6-10m / 2.0-32.9 ft,
    - Periphery: 0.6-5m / 2.0-16.4 ft.

-thank you so much for making this splendid overview !!

best regards,
Olav Midtgaard
Norway

To: <bassolav@gmail.com>
Date: Sunday, January 11, 2015 12:59 PM

Hello Olav,

sorry for the delay and thanks for the hint. Going to update the database accordingly.

Best wishes for 2015!

Greg

From: <bassolav@gmail.com>
Date: Sunday, January 11, 2015 8:06 PM

Hello again Greg, thanks for your answer, and best wishes for 2015 to you!

*UPDATE on MEIKE flashguns:*
Since my first mail, I've actually* bought* the Meike MK-600C !!
The flashgun was deliverd to me december the 18.th,

*Very promising:*
Everything seems to be in perfect working order as specified.
The E-TTL II is functioning flawlessly on my Canon 5D Mk II.
Guide nuber is NOT checked (against specifications), but for shure, this is a powerful flashgun!
(tested some 'experimental' long distance nigthshots at full power, manual, successfull)

Recycling times seems to be about as given in specifications.

Focus assist: Works fine, even with the rather lousy AF-system of my 5D Mk II ... (seems to match most of the AF-points ... nice!).
5-7 meters on not too dark / matte surfaces works ok.

The Meike MK-600C does have that look and feel of a real quality product!
(paid only a mere 115$ for a Canon 600 - compatible, that's a steal!)

I ordered 5 items in total from MEIKE-shop with this order,
(freight: DHL express, 28$).
Parcel arrived 10,5 days after payment.
(that's not too bad during christmas peak rush-hours, -and (just) kept inside standard terms & conditions, their webshop)

*Other flashgun products purchased in the same order:*
MEIKE MK-RC7 Wireless remote trigger kit
MEIKE MK-14-EXT ETTL Macro TTL ring flash AF assist lamp For Canon.

So far, simply put: I'm very pleased with these products also!
Have not performed any kind of range check for that remote trigger, but then, it's standard 2.4 Ghz, at least the 100 meter range is expected (even toys do it ...)

'Coming up soon' is also:
Testing of flashguns/remote trigger kit combined with a remote flash unit.

*I have tested:*
The MK-14 macro TTL ring flash has been extensively tested by me, in several setups combined with automatic extension tubes, on 2 lenses that is, namely my Canon 24-70 2.8 L USM (type I), and the latest version of: Sigma 105 mm 2.8 Macro OS (both superb lenses I think)

*Other features:*
The focus assist lamp, adjusting balance left/right and so on, everything just works SUPERBLY.
(practical focusing range on my 5D Mk II, using the LED focus assist lamp, seems to be limited: Around 2-3 meters. But then, this is macro work ...)

*Results:*
I can easily get *perfect* exposures *every* time, using E-TTL, combining several distances, several lengths of extension rings on both lenses
(Range: 5 meters all the way down to around '1.7 :1' -reproduction scale ... )

*Conclusion:*
I'm a novice in FullFrame macro work, still, this result can only be described as a '100% satisfactory' even for a pro, I think .... ;)

*My MAIN conlusion so far:*
Both those 2 flashguns have the look, AND the feel of real quality products.
Even control of color balance seems pretty stable! (on both flashguns).
Both flashguns can be controlled from camera menu.
Will see in the long run ... looks as some really promising products to me.
Check prices, MEIKE's own site looks good then?
So far, I've not encountered any problem with these 2 flashguns.
I'm just 100% pleased with these products.

*Exception:*
Manuals / documentation is not up to standard though, but readable, useable. Even *my* english is good, compared to this.... A well-known subject i think ... (regarding products from a certain part of the world ... :) )

Thank you for creating your webpages, great work!

regards,
Olav Midtgaard


Minadax Markenname

To: <info@impulsfoto.de>
Subject: Minadax Markenname
Date: Friday, November 14, 2014 9:32 AM

Hallo,

da es die Minadax-Produkte scheinbar nur bei Impulsfoto gibt, dort aber auch kein Disclaimer zu verwendeten Markennamen und deren Rechteinhabern angeboten wird, möchte ich mich auf diesem Wege erkundigen, ob es sich bei Minadax eventuell um eine Hausmarke von Impulsfoto handelt. Falls nicht, würde ich mich über einen Hinweis freuen, wem die Marke zuzuordnen ist (ggf. auch eine Angabe zur Bezugsquelle, die da weiterhelfen könnte).

Mit freundlichem Gruß
Gregor Pabst

From: <info@impulsfoto.de>
Date: Friday, November 14, 2014 9:45 AM

Sehr geehrter Herr Pabst,

der Rechtsinhaber der Marke Minadax ist die Firma IMPULSFOTO.

Falls sie weitere Fragen haben, schreiben sie uns einfach.

Wir wünschen Ihnen ein schönes Wochenende.

Mit freundlichen Grüssen
Dipl. Ing. Abdullah Özda


Optitek Prolock EF Info Package

To: <jacek2@optitek.org>
Subject: Optitek Info Package
Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014 8:38 AM

Hallo Jacek,

I just read through a thread on DvxUsers about the Optitek Prolock EF mounts
(http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?313686-Optitek-Prolock-users-feedback).

I'm authoring the Canon EOS Technoclopedia and included a sum-up about your adapters as well. If you'd like to have a look, it's here:
http://technoclopedia-canon-eos.com/frames/lenses_ef-to-cine_adapters.htm

I'd welcome any correction and further bits to mention
    - especially features of the controllers need to be added to show the differences
    - as well as some basic technical specifications like size and weight for all

... as well as to receive whatever info you can provide in pdf-files or alike. Of interest especially are instruction manuals for the Mark I + II adapters as well as both controller versions, technical write-ups, brochures etc.

Also I can not track down a copy of that review linked in the dvxuser thread
(http://nothingunique.com/2013/12/23/birger-hiding-in-optitek-prolock/).
The link is dead and archive.org doesn't deliver. Can you provide a backup copy?

Thanks for reading.

Best regards
Greg

From: <jacek2@optitek.org>
Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 6:22 AM

Hello Greg,

Thank you for the interest.

The OptiTron2/Canon /EF ProLock-i Mark2 kit is available now.
The Canon EF ProLock-i mounting system is a smart mount that communicates with lenses. It's a stand alone system independent of the camera. The mount alone allows iris control on lenses via "up" and "down" buttons located on the mount body.
The mount also features positive locking system for stock- unmodified Canon EF mounted lenses. It "transforms" the stock lenses instantly into PL mounted lenses. The OptiTron enhances the mount operation by adding a traditional slider for smoother iris control and stop monitoring as well as smooth and precise Focus control utilizing the AF internal lens motors. The lens control is very similar to Preston FIZ system but it achieves all this with one cable plugged into the mount and no external motors. The focus control is 100% accurate and repeatable so once the (removable) marking ring is marked it stays true forever. And that goes for every copy of the same type/model of the lens
We also have a wireless receiver coming soon when we are satisfied with the field feedback.
The Optitron has the wireless transceiver already installed. The blue bump on the side of it is the wireless antenna The Canon ProLock Mark2 and the OptiTron2 are fully integrated with the Sony System:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR-XvI_XDyk
Here is a short video we made with the Red Epic camera and OptiTron2.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsODB6CRQwc

PIctures attached
Best regards, Jacek Zakowicz, OptiTek Inc.


Toda Seiko 12mm F7.4 Fisheye's Story

To: Dörr Support via Feedback Formular
Subject: Dörr 12mm F7.4 Fisheye für Canon EOS-M
Date: Sunday, September 07, 2014 11:23 AM

Hallo,

würden Sie mir verraten, von wem genau das unter der Marke Dörr angebotene 12mm F7.4 Fisheye für Canon EOS-M in Japan hergestellt wird oder zumindest von wem es bezogen wird? Ich kann im Netz leider nichts dazu finden, abgesehen von baugleichen Modellen von Gloxy und Digital King für andere Kamera-Anschlüsse.

Mit freundlichem Gruß

From: <Sascha.Sanchez@doerrfoto.de>
Subject: Feedback Formular
Date: Monday, September 08, 2014 7:37 AM

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

vielen Dank für Ihr Schreiben und Ihr Interesse an unserem Produkt. Wir beziehen unser DÖRR Fisheye direkt aus unserer Partnerfabrik. Hierüber können wir Ihnen aber keine Auskunft geben.
Welche Information benötigen Sie denn genau ?

Viele Grüße
Best regards
Hr. Sascha Sanchez

To: <Sascha.Sanchez@doerrfoto.de>
Date: Monday, September 08, 2014 8:26 AM

Guten Tag,

ich würde gern einfach nur den Namen der Partnerfirma erfahren, die für die Herstellung verantwortlich ist. In der Canon EOS Technoclopedia geht es um Geschichte. Sehr viele Marken bieten unter ihrem Namen Objektive und Blitzgeräte an, die z.B. bei Samyang, Cosina oder Tumax gefertigt werden, teils nach eigenem Design, teils basierend auf den Produktvorlagen der Hersteller. Sowas ist halt auch recht interessant. Nachdem ich Ihnen gestern die Anfrage dazu geschickt hatte, habe ich zu baugleichen Objektiven von Digital King basierend auf deren Angaben Toda Seiko als ursprünglichen Hersteller recherchieren können. Es wäre jetzt halt interessant, wenn Sie das bestätigen (gesicherte Fakten) oder aber auch berichtigen könnten. Kann ja sein, dass Toda Seiko die Objektive auch nur irgendwo einkauft oder Dörr noch das optische Design verändert hat.

Mit freundlichem Gruß
Gregor Pabst

From: <Sascha.Sanchez@doerrfoto.de>
Date: Monday, September 08, 2014 12:06 PM

Sehr geehrter Herr Pabst,

vielen Dank für die Rasche Antwort. Nach Rücksprache mit unserer Geschäftsleitung bitten wir Sie um Verständnis, dass wir schon aus wettbewerbsgründen unsere Quellen nicht preisgeben können.

Viele Grüße
Best regards
Hr. Sascha Sanchez

-- no way I'm going to eat that --

To: <info@rokinon.com>
Subject: Rokinon RMC Fisheye for mirrorless cameras
Date: Monday, September 08, 2014 8:41 AM

Dear Rokinon folks ;).

I just found out about the Rokinon RMC Fisheye lenses for mirrorless systems (#RMC12-FX, #RMC9-MFT, #RMC7.5-NI and #RMC12-E). Since they are not present on the Rokinon website nor were they officially announced, I have a few questions:
Are there any plans to add a Canon Mirrorless version?
Can you confirm, that these lenses are produced by Toda Seiko (according to Digital King)? If not, who is the manufacturer?
Can you file me some brochure or datasheets or instruction manuals about the lenses in .pdf format?

Thank you for information.
Best Regards
Greg

-- no answer received --

To: <info@toda-seikoh.jp>
Subject: Digital King 12mm F7.4 Fisheye Lens
Date: Monday, September 08, 2014 9:23 AM

Dear Sir, Madam,

I just discovered that Digital King offers the 12mm F7.4 Fisheye Lens for Sony NEX and Fuji X mounts. Similar lenses are offered by Gloxy, Rokinon (in additional mounts for Nikon 1 and Micro 4/3) as well as by german company Doerr for Canon EOS M among others. Now I have a few questions:

Can you confirm, that Toda Seiko produces these lenses for Gloxy, Rokinon and Doerr?
Are there even more brands that offer them under different names or are going to do so?
Are there plans to release the Digital King lens in other mounts, especially Canon EOS M?
Can you provide a brochure or instruction manual as pdf file for the lens?

Thanks for information.

Best regards
Greg

From: <info@toda-seikoh.jp>
Date: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 7:07 AM

Dear Mr. Greg,

Thank you for your query about our FISH EYE 12mm F7.4 lens.

Yes. we are supplying this lens under the brand names, Gloxy, Rokinon, Doerr and also some others including our own brand "DIGITAL KING" wortldwide.

The Fish Eye lens for CANON EOS M is available now, though this is still not appeared in our website.

You can refer to more details about "DIGITAL KING" products range from our website : Http://www.toda-seikoh.jp

If you have any other query, plrase do not hesiate to contat anytime.

With best regards

Yukio Kobayashi, President
TODA SEIKO CO., LTD.

From: <info@toda-seikoh.jp>
Date: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 7:18 AM

Dear Mr. Creg,

Regarding last email, please correct the sender's name of President, to read Mr. Fumio Kobayashi (not Yukio), TODA SEIKO CO., LTD.

Thank you for your attention.

Berst regards
Kenji Aoki
Export Dept.


Meyer-Optik-Görlitz-Objektive

To: <hk@globell.com>
Subject: Meyer-Optik-Görlitz-Objektive
Date: Saturday, September 06, 2014 12:40 PM

Guten Tag,

mit besonderer Aufmerksamkeit verfolge ich die neuesten Nachrichten zu Ihren beiden Objektivankündigungen für die Photokina 2014. Meine Seite beschäftigt sich mit technischen Details zu Photo- und Filmequipment passend zum Canon EOS-System. Unter anderem bin ich auch immer bemüht, Herstellerinformationen zu recherchieren. Da es sich bei Meyer Optik Görlitz nur um einen Markennamen, jedoch keinen Hersteller handelt, erlaube ich mir also die Frage: Können Sie vorab bereits Angaben dazu machen, von wem das optische Design stammt und wer mit der Herstellung beauftragt wurde?

Mit freundlichem Gruß
Gregor Pabst

From: <Hakan.Keser@globell.com>
Date: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 3:52 PM

Hallo Herr Pabst,

danke für Ihre Mail. Das optische Design stammt. Ich hoffe auf Ihr Verständnis, dass wir keine Angaben zur Betriebsstätte machen, da es unter unser Betriebsgeheimnis fällt.

Die Objektive werden in Deutschland hergestellt. Das ist verbrieft.

Die technischen Spezifikationen der Objektive liegen vor, sind aber noch nicht vom Projektleiter freigegeben.

Wir werden auf der Photokina auf jeden Fall beide Objektive vor Ort haben. Gerne können wir einen Termin vereinbaren und Sie können sich die Objektive direkt vor Ort ansehen.

Viele Grüße
Hakan Keser
Senior Manager PR & MarCom

To: <Hakan.Keser@globell.com>
Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 8:10 AM

Hallo Herr Keser,

vielen Dank für die Antwort. Die Wahrung von Geschäftsgeheimnissen ist bei deutschen Firmen durchaus üblich und nachvollziehbar. Von daher überrascht mich Ihre Antwort nicht. Sie inkludierten jedoch einen unvollständigen Satz über das optische Design:

> Das optische Design stammt. Ich hoffe auf Ihr Verständnis, [...]

Wollten / können Sie das noch vervollständigen oder handelt es sich eher um eine retorische Finte?

Ich werde auf jeden Fall die Gelegenheit nutzen, mir die Objektive auf der Messe anzuschauen. Von einem Termin würde ich jedoch nach Möglichkeit absehen, da ich noch nicht weiß, wann ich auf der Messe an ihren Stand komme und da ich davon ausgehe, dass die Objektive nicht nur hinter Glass präsentiert werden, sondern auch zum Anfassen bereit liegen werden. Darauf komme ich dann gern zurück.

Mit freundlichem Gruß
Gregor Pabst

From: <Hakan.Keser@globell.com>
Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 8:55 AM

Hallo Herr Pabst,

danke auch für Ihre Antwort. Und nein, das war keine rhetorische Finte, dazu neige ich nicht und gehört auch nicht zur unserer Kommunikationskultur.

Das Design der Linse stammt von Globell Deutschland.

Ich würde mich freuen, wenn wir uns auf der Photokina persönlich kennen lernen würden.

Die Objektive können vor Ort ausprobiert werden, wenn Sie mir sagen könnten, wann Sie genau bei uns am Stand sind, könnten wir Sie schon vormerken.

Beste Grüße aus den Niederlanden
Hakan Keser


AJA EF to Cion Mount Adapter

To: <sales@lensadaptor.com>
Subject: EF to AJA Cion Mount
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014 8:27 AM

Hello,

the AJA Cion camera is specificated to feature a standard PL mount. I guess there is a reason why you don't just name the adapter EF to PL. So what would that be? Or does the mount infact fit all PL mount cameras?

Best Regards
Greg

From: <mike@mtfservices.com>
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014 9:36 AM

Hi Greg, thanks for getting in touch.

The EF to CION is not an adaptor as such.
However the front plate of the camera is removable so we are able to supply fronts for this camera with different mounts..

Kindest Regards
Mike Tapa (Director)


From: <mike@mtfservices.com>
Subject: EF to AJA Cion Mount
Date: Monday, August 04, 2014 11:57 AM

Hi Greg.

You have a great website, very informative.

I have just been reading your entry for our EFFECT adaptor on your website and just thought it needs updating now that we have had the MKII control unit since last year.
https://www.lensadaptor.com/mtf-effect-control-unit-2

It is now externally power so no shutdown issues
Smaller, lighter.
Compatible with all L series lenses.

Worlds first EF to FZ solution (2011)
Worlds first Modular EF adaptor system (2011)
Worlds first EF to Cion solution (2014)

4 adaptors now available
Sony FZ
MFT
Sony E
AJA Cion

Kindest Regards
Mike Tapa (Director)


Sigma lenses in the EOS Technoclopedia (lengthy)

From: <maksa@maksa.ru>
Subject: Sigma lenses on EOS Technopedia
Date: Monday, February 17, 2014 10:15 AM

Hallo Gregor,

I fill my Sigma history database and often refer to your Sigma lens guide:
http://technoclopedia-canon-eos.com/index.htm?/frames/lenses_af_sigma.htm.
Thank you very much for your work!

I have found some discrepancy between your data and information collected by me. I am not ready to describe now all figures that I doubt, instead I would like to write from time to time, if you don't mind.

On this occasion, I'd like to discuss a 75-300mm F4-5.6 DL lens. As far as I know, there is the only version of this lens, it is listed in the database with code 530. And the Macro version (58mm filter thread, 1:2 magnification and 0.95 MFD) presumably doesn't exist. But for all that, the 75-300mm F4-5.6 DL has code 535 as far as I conclude from bar codes on boxes.

Additionally, the 75-300mm F4-5.6 DL presents in a Sigma lens catalogue of 1992 that I have. If you have any evidence of existing of 75-300mm DL lens with 58mm filter thread, please let me know, it would be an important discovery for me.

I would be glad to answer your questions.

Danke,
Maksim

To: <maksa@maksa.ru>
Date: Monday, February 17, 2014 8:16 PM

Hello Maksim,

I'm glad to read your message. Of course you're welcome to write as often as you like, smaller pieces of info are much easier to handle anyway.

Regarding the Sigmas in general and most of the old models and product IDs in particular, I took the majority of data from 2 sources:

- Martin Trautmann http://home.arcor.de/objektive/
- a discontinued lenses section I only found once at one of the Sigma sites, which I digged through, harvested and after that never managed to find again -> my guess here is, that some webmaster accidentally made it public for a few days and it then disappeared again.

I have to say, that I do not keep records (impossible to manage) of which bit I acquired from which source. So the data I supply is to take with a grain of salt - as it's always the way to go with any source - and discrepancies are hard to discuss by that means.

What I can tell from scratch - if you look at the Trautmann lists, you will recognize many lens versions only released for a limited number of mounts, e.g. according to that list the Sigma 75-300/4.5-5.6 APO '533' [APO] was released in Canon, Minolta and Nikon only, whereas the 75-300/4.5-5.6 '532' was also released for Pentax and Yashica. Others were not available in Canon mount in one subversion, but available for Canon in another subversion - both with their own product ID. That again means, since I only collect data for Canon EF mount related models that there are many more versions for other mounts and not for Canon, as well as there might be versions in my list, that are not available for other mounts.

Now on to the 75-300 case in detail, from what I can reconstruct.

The 535 is listed by Trautmann with no further technical details but production period of 1992 - 1992. The linked picture shows a different lens though. Since I have specs, I can only guess where I got them from. There are a few possibilities:
- I found it on Ebay, might even purchased and sold it once. In the first case, since I learned that some sellers aren't even capable of correctly reading filter sizes from lens barrels and similar stuff, most of the data was read from / double checked with product pictures. In the second case there must have been a manual with product specs.
- It was listed at Peter Numratzki's database, which I just found out to be no longer available, and my private backup file is broken. Have to take a look whether I can recover it at archive.org.
- I found that data on that above mentioned disappeared Sigma product archive.
- ...

It is indeed a curious case anyway. I can't remember where I took the compatibility hint from (it's not been covered in the official lists and marked as unverified), but I have data for its weight. I never owned a scale so that bit must have been written somewhere.

The "SAF" I have in my shelf currently (without ID confirmation due to missing package though). It's listed by Trautmann as 530.

So, I don't really have a clue here - will keep my eyes open. What data is exactly given for the 75-300mm 4-5.6 DL in your 1992's lens catalogue? And do you have catalogues of the following years containing the same lens?
Dealing with Sigma AF I don't have anything older than 2004 there.

After all, do you have your database available online and would send me an address?

Best regards
Greg

From: <maksa@maksa.ru>
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 1:52 PM

Hello Greg,

Thank you for your answer. You gave me much information, and I need to investigate sources and comprehend all the facts discovered.

Few words about my hobby. A couple of years ago I started to collect information about old Sigma lenses. The main cause was my interest to the brand: I've been pleased Sigma's lenses since 2001, when I've bought my first autofocus SLR Canon EOS 300 with Sigma 28-200mm DL.
By summer 2012 I've been had eight Sigma zooms and only one OEM lens, EF 85mm F1.8. I should say, my Sigma lenses aren't the best performers, but their performance to price ratio is very high.

At that time I thought that composition of list of all Sigma lenses would be an easy task: I knew all the models have been produces since 2001 and believed I need to multiply this figure by three. However, it turned out that there is very little information about old lenses in the Internet. I've been using as a main source this page:
http://www.sigmauser.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51&Itemid=67,
but it contains a lot of lacunas and contradictions. When I was looking for specifications of lenses I founded some useful resources, including few lens catalogues. Two of them are available on the sigmauser page (1993 and 1997; I have found out that 1995 dating is erroneous), three more I have found in Japanese here:

http://gossan.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2009/09/sigma894-9fe7.html
http://homepage2.nifty.com/gossan/pdf/SIGMA_890401.pdf

http://gossan.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2009/09/sigma908-ba82.html
http://homepage2.nifty.com/gossan/pdf/SIGMA_900801.pdf

http://gossan.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2009/10/sigma918-a87d.html
http://homepage2.nifty.com/gossan/pdf/SIGMA_910801.pdf

Of course, I have found a plenty of catalogues that have been published on Sigma websites since 2003. I've also tried to get all possible data from old versions of Sigma websites using archive.org. I hope some direct links to lists of Sigma lenses would be useful for you:

http://web.archive.org/web/20000821222728/http://www.sigmaphoto.com/html/pages/lenschartb.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20040407153130/http://www.sigmaphoto.com/Html/lenschart.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20050109023840/http://www.sigmaphoto.com/html/pages/lenschartb.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20050217042643/http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/lenses_chart.asp
http://web.archive.org/web/20060509100412/http://www.sigma-photo.com/lenses/lenses_chart2.asp

http://web.archive.org/web/20010828180920/http://www.sigma-photo.de/techn_list.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20041010224501/http://www.sigma-photo.de/techn_list.html

Your project appeared to be one of the most helpful, and it has became the main source for lens codes. I tried to double-check the information about codes from bar codes, instruction manuals (both are widely presented on eBay), and from this page:
http://www.sigma-si.com/cenikzaslonk.htm

The Pentax Fremdobjektive Wiki would be useful too:
http://www.pentax-fremdobjektive.de/wiki/index.php5/%C3%9Cbersicht_Zoomobjektive
(I omitted links to pre-autofocus era resources.)

Later I began to buy Sigma catalogues. Now I have good coverage with only some years missing (e.g. 1986-87, 1994), but I am still waiting a few catalogues to be sent to me by my friends from other countries.

And I collect information and photos from eBay too. I don't trust specifications attached to lots, but design of lenses, boxes, caps, and manuals is very useful for understanding some time marks. I try to keep all the information on my computer.

Certainly, it would be absurd to have collect a large amount of data and to keep it for myself. I hope to build a website dedicated to all Sigma products, and now I study Ruby on Rails for that. I don't know when I will able to launch the site, it seems it will take some months else. While it is still in development, I put the data to the Russian Wikipedia here:
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Список_объективов_Sigma
I need about 10 hours to complete the lists of telephoto zooms, and then I will focus to the website development.

Concerning 75-300mm F4-5.6 DL lens, you can check data in the 1993 catalogue here:
http://www.sigmauser.co.uk/images/stories/museum/PDFs/SigmaCatalogue1993.pdf
I have 1992 catalogue as well, but unable to check it right now, and I suppose, there is no difference between them in this aspect. I will check it later.

Also I want to ask you about SAF designation. It have been used on some Canon and Sigma lenses only, and all of these lenses occur without the designation. I can't remember any information about SAF in Sigma catalogues. Can you explain, what is it stands for?

And the last thing. I've read that you are looking for anyone who could put your data to an SQL database. I am not sure I am the one who you need, but I am familiar to basics of SQL. Actually, I am an IT manager with web analytics experience, but I try to expand my skills. So I hope I can be able to help you in your projects.

Maksim

From: <maksa@maksa.ru>
Subject: 75-300mm 4-5.6 DL
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 9:13 PM

Hello again,

I have just checked the 1992 catalogue. The data for 75-300mm 4-5.6 DL is the same as in 1993 catalogue published on sigmauser site. The only difference is the absence of Sigma mount, it is absent at all (still not introduced).

Actually, the catalogue has no date marks, but it contains the 70-210mm F2.8 lens, that's why I assume it has was issued not before September 1992
(http://www.sigmauser.co.uk/images/stories/museum/199270210APO.htm).
On the other hand, it doesn't contain 8mm fisheye lens, that was introduces in Septemper 1992
(http://www.sigmauser.co.uk/images/stories/museum/199284.htm).
That's why I date this catalogue to 1992, probably to September or a bit later.

The lens presents in the 1991-08 catalogue
(http://gossan.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2009/10/sigma918-a87d.html),
where manual versions are marked as still not released.

Maksim

From: <maksa@maksa.ru>
Subject: Sigma 70-300mm APO/DL Macro Super codes
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:46 AM

Hello Greg,

I have another topic for Sigma lens codes.

On your site it is stated that 70-300mm APO Macro Super has code 504, and 70-300mm DL Macro Super has code 505. It looks quite essential, since both lenses follow non-Super lenses with codes 501/503 (code 502 belongs to intermediate DL lens that have been discontinued quickly).

However, I have photos of manuals that contain codes 506 and 507 for APO and DL lenses. I attach one of them to the mail, and here is the link to other: http://www.ebay.de/itm/221371010224.

However, the Sigma US site was listed Macro Super II lenses with the same codes, 506 and 507:
http://web.archive.org/web/20040407153130/http://www.sigmaphoto.com/Html/lenschart.htm
But manuals contain modified codes, 5A6 and 5A7, see attachment and this link: http://www.ebay.de/itm/321276064153?orig_cvip=true

It is clear that letter can't be used in bar codes, so both Macro Super II lenses should have barcodes containing 506 and 507.

The question is, which lenses have codes 504 and 505.

Maksim

From: <maksa@maksa.ru>
Subject: Sigma 70-300mm APO/DL Macro Super codes
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014 1:19 PM

Hello,

I have solved the problem. There are two versions of Macro Super (both for APO and DL): the earlier one is thin (diameter is nearly constant), and the later is thick (zoom ring is substantially thicker then focus ring). Codes 504 and 505 are for the earlier version, 506 and 507 - for later.

504: http://www.ebay.de/itm/301041555280?orig_cvip=true
505: http://www.ebay.de/itm/261361256219?orig_cvip=true

5A6 and 5A7 are for Macro Super II lenses.

Maksim

To: <maksa@maksa.ru>
Subject: Sigma lenses on EOS Technopedia
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014 6:38 PM

Maxim,

thanks a lot for all that new input. I have to admit, that I have never been a big fan of Sigma due to their compatibility issues, low build quality and inferior optical performance. Actually with the release of the USB Dock and the lately announced 1.4/50 I'm seriously considering buying one of their lenses for the first time in my life. That said, working on the Sigma lens section of my site has always been a mere work for completion rather than out of interest, and thus this section has much less benefited from double checking than some of the other lists.

Now by going through the 1993's catalogue only I just added Sigma AF-λ 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 and SAF 28-70mm F2.8-4.0 UC.

Do you happen to have any thoughts on a Sigma AF 28-70mm F2.8-4.0 UC High Speed Zoom [633]? I can't find out how I verified the High Speed labeling once. Maybe it was on those Sigma USA pages. Didn't check them yet. But I also specified 52mm for it. The samples I found today all seem to have 55mm filter threads. Any guess?

About the variying Product IDs I found check the Working Log at the bottom of my Sigma page, there are notes for some discrepancies between information given by Sigma USA and Trautmann included. I remember that I decided to trust Trautmann more than Sigma back than due to discrepancies found within different Sigma sources as well, not only regarding the IDs but also other information in general.

About the 75-300 issue - I'll take some more time to verify, to check Ebay etc..

The SAF I simply interpret as Sigma Auto Focus. This designation as abbreviation wasn't used for long, with only a few models.
I never double checked this (or at least can't remember to have done so), but from the Ebay search this week I can tell that Nikon versions of this lens do not wear this tag. The Nikon-mount lenses do not include AF drives since that's been a body feature. Afair the Sigma mount system always had the motor built into the lens like the Canons. Same for Pentax, and at least a search for Sigma SAF doesn't show a single Pentax mount result. Checking the rest of the bunch and everything for a longer period will probably confirm that guess.

And last thing for today - the SQL thing. Converting something into a database is no issue. The issue seems to be the php front-end. I don't have a single clue about php and someone I talked to said, that's important to have a clue once migrated, because things need to be kept working and developed. The database idea would be great to include a site search and create a totally visitor driven selection of lenses. However, since I started to provide the print pages for each lens, I also started to give a little more extended information there in some cases, that I don't want to spam the big lists with. When starting with the database it would make sense to use one database for everything - the big lists as well as the print pages. Guess I need to think about twice now, so that idea is put on ice at the moment. But thanks for offering.

Looking at those 504 - 507 lenses it rather looks to me like there are the Macro Super DL I (505) + II (507), APO I (504) + II (506) and another I + II non-APO/DL (according to the 5A7 manual title). Looking at product pictures today I can rather add to the confusion.
Look at http://www.ebay.de/251456766628 and http://www.ebay.de/261361256219. They both come with 505 manuals :D.

Do you have product pictures for the 5A6 and 5A7? Any reference for the 5A6 at all?

Greetings
Greg

To: <maksa@maksa.ru>
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014 6:38 PM

> The SAF I simply interpret as Sigma Auto Focus. This designation as abbreviation wasn't used for long, with only a few models.
> I never double checked this (or at least can't remember to have done so), but from the Ebay search this week I can tell that Nikon versions of this lens do not wear this tag. The Nikon-mount lenses do not include AF drives since that's been a body feature. Afair the Sigma mount system always had the motor built into the lens like the Canons. Same for Pentax, and at least a search for Sigma SAF doesn't show a single Pentax mount result. Checking the rest of the bunch and everything for a longer period will probably confirm that guess.
>

Haha, I just read over it again. Doesn't make anything clear :P.

Pentax AF is built into the body as well. Somehow the Sigma-Canon phrase made it in between Pentax and Nikon sentences. The guess is, that the SAF designation is only present on a selection of Sigma lenses with built-in AF motor.

Greg

From: <maksa@maksa.ru>
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014 9:15 PM

Hello Greg,

About 28-70mm F2.8-4. It seems that you mention two different lenses:
28-70mm F2.8-4 UC [632], 1995, 55mm, and 28-70mm F2.8-4 UC High-speed Zoom [633], 2002, 58mm.
The first one never had this label, and the second one has it on boxes, in manuals, and in catalogues (see the attachment), but not on the lens body.

As to 70-300mm codes, the Italian link is somewhat confusing: it shows the new thick design and the old box with 505 code. I can suppose that box could be replaced by (the initial) seller, or Sigma provided old boxes for a short time, or my theory is fallacious. :-)

I haven't found any manual with 5A7 code, but here is the 5A6 lens:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/271387373237?orig_cvip=true
And here Sigma USA mention 5A7, however, attributes it to the Macro Super (without II) lens:
www.sigmaphoto.com/product/lens-hood-lh635-01-508509

As to SAF, I'll try to understand, when Sigma used it, but one day later.

And recently I have noticed that the 28-90mm Macro lens that I supposed to be a relabeled 28-80 Macro II [659] appears to have another macro possibilities (minimal focusing distance and maximum magnification), at least, according to labels on the body, and 9 diaphragm blades, while 28-80 II has only 8! It's very intriguing, because the lens is absent everywhere on Sigma sites and in catalogues!

Best wishes,
M.

From: <maksa@maksa.ru>
Subject: Sigma 70-300mm APO/DL Macro Super codes
Date: Friday, February 28, 2014 1:31 PM

Greg,

I have found a set with 505 on bar code and 507 on manual:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/281269957188?orig_cvip=true
The lens has new thick design (507). So I suggest that Sigma supplied the new version with old boxes for some time.

Maksim

To: <maksa@maksa.ru>
Subject: Sigma lenses on EOS Technopedia
Date: Saturday, March 01, 2014 12:26 PM

> About 28-70mm F2.8-4. It seems that you mention two different lenses:
> 28-70mm F2.8-4 UC [632], 1995, 55mm, and
> 28-70mm F2.8-4 UC High-speed Zoom [633], 2002, 58mm.

Ok, kinda sorted this mess, together with 24-70 EX (546+548). More to come I guess.

> As to 70-300mm codes, the Italian link is somewhat confusing: it shows the new thick design and the old box with 505 code. I can suppose that box could be replaced by (the initial) seller, or Sigma provided old boxes for a short time, or my theory is fallacious. :-)

Indeed original boxes are a business. I don't know the actual situation, but a few years back you could buy and sell empty boxes to "collectors". Selling a lens "with original packaging" possibly makes buyers bid higher. That the box and or manual sometimes don't fit the model correctly would be something going unnoticed by most buyers.

> I haven't found any manual with 5A7 code, but here is the 5A6 lens:
> http://www.ebay.com/itm/271387373237?orig_cvip=true
> And here Sigma USA mention 5A7, however, attributes it to the Macro Super (without II) lens: www.sigmaphoto.com/product/lens-hood-lh635-01-508509

This is interesting. Excuse my noobiness in all things non-Canon related, but the 5A6 ebay link you sent leads to a Nikon AF-D mount lens. The rest of the product code following the 5A7 on the manual is identical to the 5A6's, so it's a Nikon mount too (too lazy to look that up now, but mount code is only 3 digits - not sure why actually 6 of 9 digits are identical). Is it possible, that the 5A's are Nikon AF-D specific? Are those 2 the only ones you recongnized or do you have any backup showing other mounts with those codes as well? Just a guess ...

> And recently I have noticed that the 28-90mm Macro lens that I supposed to be a relabeled 28-80 Macro II [659] appears to have another macro possibilities (minimal focusing distance and maximum magnification), at least, according to labels on the body, and 9 diaphragm blades, while 28-80 II has only 8! It's very intriguing, because the lens is absent everywhere on Sigma sites and in catalogues!

Ah, a missing puzzle piece. This lens I know as Quantaray AF 28-90mm F3.5-5.6 Aspherical Macro Version 5, but I didn't have a clue of the Sigma until now neither.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SIGMA-28-90mm-AF-MACRO-LENS-PENTAX-DSLR-K-x-K-5-K-m-K-7-K-r-K-30-k-3-K-50-K-500-/321333686927 provides a Prod. ID.

From: <maksa@maksa.ru>
Subject: Sigma 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 [658]
Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014 9:49 PM

Hello Greg,

I have found some information about the Sigma 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 non-macro lens. It looks exactly like Sigma 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 Mini Zoom Macro, but doesn't have neither macro switch nor macro scale. It isn't mentioned in catalogues I have, but it was produced for a long time, since it is known in two exterior versions having different coating of a zoom ring.

Here are photos of the full set including a box and a manual, so I have determined its MNP: 658.
http://www.ebay.de/itm/271490116163?orig_cvip=true
The Sigma 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 Mini Zoom Macro lens has MPN 657, while Sigma 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 Mini Zoom Macro II — 659. So it is a missing link.

It seems that this model was a simplified version of the Macro (657) lens. Its price in Japan (according to a receipt) was 25000 JPY (and 2000 JPY for a hood), while the Macro version was cost 28000 with a hood included (according to Sigma catalogues).

All the listings I found are in Europe, Australia and Japan.

Hope that this information may be helpful for your project.

By the way, I have launched the site about Sigma lenses: http://sigmamuseum.com/. It looks quite simple and poor, but I hope to develop and enlarge it.

Max

From: <maksa@maksa.ru>
Subject: Sigma lenses in EOS-Technoclopedia
Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014 8:44 PM

Hello, Gregor, we had a conversation this year about Sigma lenses. How are you? I have recently visit your site and can add some information, again concerning Sigma stuff.

- There was no non-DG versions of 20mm, 24mm and 28mm wideangle primes as well as of 15-30mm zoom. All these lenses was introduced with DG designation. The point is that initially DG meant not "for digital". Until 2004, Sigma added DG to the wideangle lenses with small minimal focus distances.

The wideangle primes was introduced on Fotokina 2000 and ran to shelves in early 2001:
http://web.archive.org/web/20010208221858/http://www.sigma-photo.co.jp/news/hatsubai.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20010207222940/http://www.sigma-photo.co.jp/news/news.html

- The Sigma AF 8mm F4.0 EX DG Circular Fisheye was the lens with very little time in production. It was introduced on 07.10.2005 (http://www.sigma-photo.co.jp/english/news/8_4_dg.htm), and on 05.06.2006 came successor, F3.5 EX DG (http://www.sigma-photo.co.jp/english/news/8_35_dg.htm).

- The first 18-200mm lens, the Sigma AF 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Aspherical, was in contrary been in production over a long period of time, until 2010. Sigma sold both versions, 777 and 888 simultaneously.

- Sigma had only one 24mm F2.8 autofocus lens. It was launched in the late 1988 as 24mm F2.8 Super-Wide II: http://www.sigma-imaging-uk.com/sigmalounge/category/sigma-museum/

- The Sigma AF 24-70mm F2.8 EX Aspherical DF has the code 546, the code 545 is for Sigma AF 28-70mm F2.8 EX Aspherical DF, as correctly stated in the table.

- As for the 28-90 Macro, I attached specifications for its Quantaray rebadge, I suggest they are the same for Sigma. The Sigma 28-90mm non-Macro, as far as I know, was only for Pentax (but Quantaray 28-90 non-Macro is known for Canon)

- The Sigma AF 28-200mm F3.5-5.6 DL Aspherical Hyperzoom Macro had two versions, their codes are 785 and 786. The difference is in optical formula. There are some little distinctions in exterior between earlier and later versions, but I‘m not sure how to classify the transitional models. I believe, lenses with SN 1xxxxxx are 785, while 2xxxxxx and 3xxxxxx are for 786.

- I don’t know anything about 70-200mm F2.8 EX without HSM. I think there was the only version before the DG generation was launched. As for code (566 or 567), I can only suppose that the first one is for non-HSM variants for Minolta and Pentax, while the second one is for Sigma, Canon and Nikon with HSM.

- The Sigma AF 70-210mm F2.8 APO has two versions. The earlier has 77mm filter thread, while the later has 82mm.

- The Sigma AF 100-300mm F4.5-6.7 has three versions: UC, earlier DL and later DL. They have different exterior, but the second DL has another shape. I think, the UC has the code 520, and both DL have the code 528.

- Similar to the 400mm Tele Macro, the 300mm Tele Macro was both non-HSM and HSM both for EF mount). The codes are 192 and 193, respectively, but there is a room for uncertainty.

- Never saw the Sigma MF 400mm F5.6 Mirror for autofocus mounts. But there is the 400mm F5.6 non-APO lens for EF mount. I have added some images.

- Besides Sigma 35-80mm F4.0-5.6 DL [655], there was Sigma 35-80mm F4.0-5.6 DL II (attached). The code is not known yet.

The page in Russian Wikipedia https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Список_объективов_Sigma is almost up to date, but some minor inconsistencies could be found.

Hope it will help you project!

Max


Emoblitz D728V and Di338Wi

To: <support@emoblitz.com>
Subject: D728V and Di338Wi
Date: Saturday, November 09, 2013 11:37 PM

Hello,

back at Photokina 2012 Emoblitz introduced a D728V (with video light) and a Di338Wi. Are those models still to come or did Emoblitz change their mind regarding a release?

Regards
Greg

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CentralDS Astro-Mod History

To: <webmaster@centralds.net>
Subject: CentralIDS Astro-Mod History
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:41 PM

Hello,

I am authoring the Canon EOS Technoclopdia at http://technoclopdia-canon-eos.com. Among other Canon EOS related stuff I also provide information about astro modifications available for Canon EOS. By some research I came across CentralIDS' Astro and CDS series and would be glad to get some more information.

As far as I understand, the CDS series started in 2012 with the 600D. The manual also mentions a 1100D, which does not seem to be released yet?

In the CentralIDS history the first Astro model seems to be a 300D from 2006. Was that one experimental and for private use only or did this version go into public service at some point? If so, when and what were the specifications?

Same quetion for the 350D, that is shown in the history - especially the version with the detachable Excooler.

If all this was for private use, was the first commercial model the Astro 40D or has there also been a 450D, 500D, 550D?

If you can send any pdf files containing information (brochures, manuals) about any Astro or CDS modification other than the 600D / 1100D offered on your website, please do so.

Thank you very much.

Best regards
Greg

From: <webmaster@centralds.net>
Date: Thursday, October 31, 2013 1:24 AM

Hello,

Thanks for your interest on our products.
I can’t find your linked website and any related articles on the web.
Please send more valid informations about your work.

Best regards,
Yun Lee

To: <webmaster@centralds.net>
Date: Thursday, October 31, 2013 1:47 AM

Woops, sorry. Something went wrong there. Here's the correct data:

Canon EOS Technoclopedia - A Database For Canon Users
http://technoclopedia-canon-eos.com

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JTW Canon DSLR Astro-Mods

To: <info@astromarket.org>
Subject: Contact Form completed
Date: Monday, October 28, 2013 3:23 PM

Hello,

regarding the JTW Astro conversions of the EOS 1100D I have some questions.

Basically, I'm not familiar with telescopes and it seems the lens mount provided is not Canon EF. The description sais "regular telelenses as well as T2 telescope equipment" via "multi purpose adapter system". What kind of mount is it and what exactly is that "multi purpose adapter system"? Which adapters would I need to mount e.g. a telescope or a Canon EF mount lens?

Also, since I'm collecting this information for the Canon EOS Technoclopedia, is the 1100D the first and only model that was converted like this or did you offer this conversion in the past with other cameras as well?

Thanks you for your support.

From: <Jimmy.Oostvogels@telenet.be>
Date: Monday, October 28, 2013 3:32 PM

Hi,

The lens mount is not changed with this conversion. With the conversion, we keep the original lens mount.
Due the conversion it is only possible to use manual lens systems, but all original lenses will fit.
We can deliver a smal adapter for using T2 equipment.
For conversion like this we only use the 1100D, but in the future also 600D conversion is possible.

Best regards
Jimmy
ASToptics, Astromarket

To: <info@jtwastronomy.com>
Subject: Swap links ;) ... and some more bits
Date: Monday, October 28, 2013 7:16 PM

Hello,

I just found out about JTW Canon DSLR conversions. I'm authoring the Canon EOS Technoclopedia and will include whatever information I can find about JTW conversions in my IR & Astro Conversions (in case you want to take a look, find it under Still Cameras > Conversions > Astro & IR ...).

For now that page looks pretty basic, so since the JTWs also are a real eye catcher, I'd be happy about some product photos for the page. If you can/want to provide them (the bigger the resolution the better) be welcome.

For the Technoclopedia entry itself I have some content questions.

1) What does "JTW" stand for as an abbreviation?

2) The 60D prototype technical drawings published via Facebook read "60D Bielefeld Uni Prototype" in the description. What exactly are the relations between Uni Bielefeld and JTW?

3) Lots on Model history: Your website mentions Ultimate Eco Series V2 as coming soon and Ultimate Series V3.

 - Eco and Ultimate only refer to the power consumtion of the cooling unit and all camera models are available as either version?
 - I assume that V2 refers to Eco and V3 refers to Ultimate?
 - I'd be glad for any information about V1 Series.
 - When did you start with the total conversions and if you can tell, when each of the series / models started shipping?
 - Ultimate Eco Series (as initially announced in 2011) was renamed to Eco Series?
 - "Lens drive soon to be standard on all Ultimate and Eco series cameras"
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1376461_568713756517533_1693364945_n.jpg).

What kind of lens mount is currently used / was used before? Astromarket, who sell your cameras, say that the mount on their offerings are Canon EF but with electronic coupling removed? The picture above shows electronic coupling. Is that what you refer to as lens drive or were there other improvements as well?

 - There is a picture on Facebook showing V2 cases and V3 cases side by side. The description sais "We have 10 v2 cameras that will be offered with a significant discount, these are telescope only cameras, unlike the v3 which can also use any telelens."
Does that mean, the V2s are generally not to be mounted with normal (e.g. Canon EF mount) telelenses or was this valid for those 10 samples?

4) The IceCube II is DIY installable. Is it possible to un- and reinstall the unit to switch between normal day photography and occasional astro applications (or using different cold fingers even between cameras) or should it stay in place once installed?

 - There is a tropical version mentioned with higher cooling rates - can you provide some details about delta T and power consumtion there?
 - What was the difference between IceCube and IceCube II?
 - And finally there is this third custom type of installation mentioned [a) sideways, b) bottom, c) custom], what exactly does that refer to?

Well, I think those are already a lot of questions and still I'm sure I'll have some left. I'd be happy about answers, even if you just send a bunch of pdf files to work through.

Last but not least, I see you offering a link exchange. Feel free to browse through the Technoclopedia and if you find it interesting enough (although not centered around astro photography as such) I'd be happy about a link as well.

Best Regards - and lots of thanks for your support
Greg

From: <info@jtwastronomy.com>
Date: Monday, October 28, 2013 8:28 PM

Hi Gregor,

Thanks for the mail and the kind words. I will be happy to answer your questions.

1) JTW stands for John Trevor Woodward. This was my grandfather who passed away in 2007. He set me up for life with all the projects we did when I was a kid and gave me a lot of encouragement as well as making me study so hard I got a scholarship to a good school. He was very much the rags to riches story. He grew up in a very poor family, walked kilometers per day to get to college. He started at Michelin Tyres as an apprentice mechanical fitter, went on to lead the apprentice school and eventually was on the board of directors. I literally owe everything to him, all my skills and knowledge are directly derived from him or from opportunities and studies that he drove me to do.

2) We have no affiliation with the Bielefeld University, the camera we are making is a prototype and is almost completed. It is a one off that looks to become a regular product but it is proving to be quite a tricky development, but we are confident we can do it.

3) The model numbers need to be updated. We no longer have v2, v3... etc we also simplified the names. There is the xxxD deep cooled and the xxxD eco cameras. The only difference is the power of the cooling system. The deep cooled is all-out no compromises and the eco is meant to be more portable and can run on a power tank for several nights without using all the power. The v1 series were the cameras found here - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=441101859278724&set=pb.174295462626033.-2207520000.1382987908.&type=3&theater
these were very difficult to build and did not perform as well as we planned, hence the redesign. We also had a v2 with water cooling. Although it was a great camera, the water cooling was not well received.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=431933156862261&set=pb.174295462626033.-2207520000.1382987913.&type=3&theater

The lens drive is not commercially ready. It is almost about to be released and can be made available as a special request but still not a standard fitting. The v2 casings were larger and could not reach infinity focus with some lenses. The new smaller case is pretty much perfect. Easy to manufacture, easy to assemble and can work with all lenses and telescopes. The cooling system can also not be made more powerful as we are at the limits of the sensor itself. We ran a clearance on the v2 cases just to get rid of them.

4) The IceCube is being discontinued. To be replaced with this unit
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=525895654132677&set=pb.174295462626033.-2207520000.1382988421.&type=3&theater
This unit will have anti-dew, adjustable temperature, digital readout and passive mode. As well as an integrated DC/DC convertor for battery free operation.

Swapping links sounds like a good idea!

Kind Regards
Mark Woodward

JTW Astronomy

To: <info@jtwastronomy.com>
Subject: Some questions about the developments in 2014
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014 9:39 AM

Hello JTW,

I'm updating the EOS Technoclopedia entry for JTW at
http://technoclopedia-canon-eos.com/frames/misc_astro.htm and got a few questions:

Last year I noted, that the EOS 60D was mentioned to be under development (prototype at Facebook as of 09.2013), announced for ~12.2013, although much earlier (11.2012) mentioned to be one of 2 Canons (+7D), that are not suitable for conversion for not properly providing bulb mode out of M via Backyard. Also a 600D and a 6DD were announced to be in the works. I guess the 600D project just became the 700D? But the current webshop neither lists the 6D, 60D not the 70D. What happened to those models? Did they turn out to be not convertable?

In late 2013 electronic mounts were announced to be in beta status. The 700D specs mention Lens Drive. What does the lens drive and what does it not? And if it's not the electronic mount, what happened to the electronic mount so far?

The JTW Ultimate Client Assembly Kit was announced on Facebook back in January 2014, compatible with all APS-C sized Canons. But it didn't make it into the webshop - or is it already gone? What's the actual status of it?

Source:
https://www.facebook.com/174295462626033/photos/a.301061926616052.75221.174295462626033/610472135675028/?type=1&theater

Thanks for your time.

Best regards
Greg

From: <info@jtwastronomy.com>
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014 3:09 PM

Hi Greg

Thanks for the mail, glad to hear from you again.

1) The 600D, 700D and 60D cameras are available but only the 700D is a 'standard' model.

2) Electronic mounts for holding a telescope? Still under development, we decided to focus a bit more and do one thing at a time.

3) ULT cameras as kit form are on sale, but out of stock for the moment.

Kind Regards
Mark Woodward

To: <info@jtwastronomy.com>
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014 9:18 PM

Hello Mark,

> 2) Electronic mounts for holding a telescope? Still under development, we decided to focus a bit more and do one thing at a time.

You seem to refer to electronic tripod mounts here. But what I meant was electronic lens mounts. As I pointed out, the ULT-700D specifications name something called Lens Drive. I'm not sure what that is. Since the older camera models featured a dumb mount, I wonder whether this is solved and the cameras feature electronic lens mounts in the meantime with full electronic control over focus, aperture and other stuff like EXIF entries. Otherwise, please explain what the Lens Drive refers to.

Thanks a lot.

Best regards
Greg

From: <info@jtwastronomy.com>
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014 9:21 PM

Hi Greg,

Ah, ok. Yes, this was implemented a while back. All our cameras can drive a Canon lenses focus mechanism now.

Kind Regards
Mark Woodward


UMIE

To: <info@umie-marine.jp>
Subject: Status UMIE
Date: Sunday, November 11, 2012 12:15 AM

Hello,

the homepage at http://www.umie-marine.jp/english.html was updated last time in 2005 it seems. Is UMIE still in business? Is there a new website or something?

Best Regards
Greg

-- no answer received --


Denz about PL mount - PL54 vs. Arri Maxi PL

From: <christine@denz-deniz.com>
Subject: Ihre Anfrage
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 10:07 AM

Hallo Herr Pabst,

herzlichen Dank für Ihre Email vom 08.10.2012.

Bei einem PL54 Mount ist der Durchmesser definitiv 54mm, so dass Objektive von Arri, Zeiss, Angenieux, Cooke und weiteren Objektivherstellern mit den dementsprechenden Kameras kompatibel sind.
PL ist fallweise nur die Kurzform und man geht von PL54 für den 35mm Filmbereich aus.
Allerdings gibt es auch eine Objektivfassung für Arri Maxi PL aus dem Filmbereich 65/70mm. Leider bieten wir für diesen Bereich keine Produkte an.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Christine Sailer
Senior Sales Manager


Maerz Airbrushed DSLRs

To: <infohamburg@fotomaerz.de>
Subject: Airbrush-Gehäuse
Date: Sunday, October 07, 2012 03:44 PM

Hallo,

kurze Frage zu den Airbruch-Sonderanfertigungen. Ihr seid ja Vertragspartner von Canon. Bleibt da die Garantie erhalten?

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Gregor

From: <infohamburg@fotomaerz.de>
Date: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 12:54 PM

Sehr geehrter Herr Pabst,

vielen Dank für Ihre Anfrage.

Die Herstellergarantie bleibt erhalten, wir können die Geräte auch nach optischer Modifikation des Gehäuses während der regulären Herstellergarantie instandsetzen.

Für weitere Fragen stehen wir Ihnen natürlich gerne zur Verfügung.

Freundliche Grüße,
Marina Kostian


Brilliant Reality flash triggers

To: <sales@brilliant.com.sg>
Subject: Brilliant Reality flash triggers
Date: Saturday, October 06, 2012 11:33 PM

Hello,

I visited the Brilliant booth at Photokina and saw some new radio flash triggers named Reality and Reality S. I could not get any information on them and was told just to send an email for details. Can you pleases send a manual, product brochure or something that contains the technical data for these models?

Best Regards
Greg

-- no answer received --


Sunlite TTL Speedlites

To: <kenneth@meritpower.com.my>
Subject: Sunlite TTL flashguns
Date: Saturday, October 06, 2012 10:46 PM

Hello,

I visited the Sunlite booth at Photokina and got this email address. I'd like to get some technical information about the new Sunlite TTL flash models (I only saw the S3100 TTL, but was told there are more in the pipeline). If possible, please email me some manuals as .pdf files.

Thanks a lot.

Best Regards
Greg

-- no answer received --


Pixco PG-708 Manual

To: <sales@pixco.com.cn>
Subject: Pixco PG-708 Manual
Date: Saturday, October 06, 2012 10:38 PM

Hello,

can you please email me a manual for the above Speedlite?

Thanks a lot.

Best Regards
Greg

From: <sales@pixco.com.cn>
Subject: Pixco PG-708 Manual
Date: Monday, October 08, 2012 5:56 AM

Hello Greg,

Thanks for your e-mail.

This is the manual for pixco PG-708 Speedlite, please check it.

Please feel free to contact me, if you have any questions.

Thank you & regards,

Sales Manager
Janx

ROCKS PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
Address: Room 705, XinJingCheng Square, No.78 LiWan Road, Guangzhou, China
Phone: +86-20-81962284
Fax: +86-20-81963789
Email: sales@rocksphoto.com / sales@pixco.com.cn
MSN: rocksphoto@hotmail.com
Skype: rocksphoto17
www.rocksphoto.com / www.pixco.com.cn

-- scanned manual attached --


Sunblitz Di 990 AFC and Di 990 VL specifications

To: <stevenlin@sunblitz.com.sg>
Subject: Sunblitz Di 990 AFC and Di 990 VL
Date: Saturday, October 06, 2012 10:09 PM

Hello,

can you please provide technical specifications for the new flashguns above? If possible, just email a brochure or manual with it.

Thanks a lot.

Best Regards
Greg

From: <stevenlin@sunblitz.com.sg>
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 4:57 AM

Dear Gregor,

No problem. Please refer to the attachment for the specification of our flashes.

Regards
Steven

-- xls datasheets attached --


Cinematics Cine Lens Rehousings

To: <info@pchood.com>
Subject: Cinematics housings
Date: Saturday, October 06, 2012 12:54 PM

Hello,

in your Photokina leaflets you list a Cinematics CT.2 28-80mm T2.8. Which lens is that one for?

Since I could not get exact specifications at Photokina, can you please send a list of sizes and weights for the Cinematics barrels as well as the sizes for the complete mods (barrels mounted to the lenses)?

I need the info for the Cinematics CT.2 11-16mm T2.8 and for the Cinematics CT.2 18, -21, -25, -28, -35, -50, -85 and -100.

Last but not least, I only saw the CT.2 50mm mounted to a lens until now. Do all CT.2 barrels take the lens with the lens hood mounted to the lens? And that again without the lenshood reaching out of the front barrel?

Thank you very much.

Regards
Greg

From: "Leon" <leon@pchood.com>
Date: Monday, October 08, 2012 10:00 AM

Dear Greg,

Good day!

Thank you for being interested in our products.
We manufacture the housing for original lens and put the lens inside the housing like the 50mm.
Let me confirm, you need the housing only, not includes the original lens, or within the original lens?

Best regards!

Yours sincerely
Leon

To: <leon@pchood.com>
Date: Monday, October 08, 2012 10:49 AM

Hello,

I'm not interested in buying a particular housing or lens mod. I need the information for the Canon EOS Technoclopedia, a database for Canon EOS related equipment. See signature for reference.

Best Regards
Greg


King Kandy manuals

To: <office@jc-greenair.com>
Subject: King Kandy KD500C, KD520C and KD600C
Date: Monday, October 01, 2012 12:47 PM

Hello,

can you please send me a manual for the KD500C, KD520C and KD600C? The website says "Instruction manual electronic version download(registered)", but I can't find out how to register and there is no link either.

Also, when will the KR201 triggers be available? Will you make them for Canon as well? Can you send a manual ahead already?

Regards
Gregor Pabst

-- no answer received --


Rikon Dazzne Kody and Flash specifications

To: <rikon@kondc.com>
Subject: Technical specifications for Dazzne Kody and Flash
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012 9:33 PM

Hello,

I'm interested to know something more about your Dazzne series.

For the Kody triggers I'd like to know:
 - input / output ports other than hot shoe (plug type and function ... there is a PC port?)
 - what's the maximum synch speed?
 - the unit support Hyper Synch or true HSS?
 - what are the maximum trigger voltages presented to the camera and to the flashes?
 - what is the radio frequency range?
 - what exactly are the manual control steps for FEC (+/- ... EV) and M (1/1 ...?... 1/128 ...?... 1/164 ...?)
 - firmware upgrades can be uploaded via USB or factory only or ...?
 - what's the working distance of the 2 units like?
 - how many channels are supported?
 - can I use the Kody as shutter remoter release?
 - what's the size of transmitter and receiver and what's each one's weight?
 - what kind of batteries (and how many for each unit) do I need and how long do they last?
 - when will the units be shipping? I can't find any sources at the moment.

Btw, if you have a manual in English, I'd be happy to get one as .pdf file or any other format.

For the Dazzne Flash I'd like to know:
 - what's the model name? as far as I could see at Photokina there is only "Dazzne" printed on?
 - what's the lower zoom end flash power? the upper end guide number is 58m?
 - what kind of external power packs can be used?
 - supports exactly High Speed or Hyper Synch?
 - does it feature a secondary fill flash?
 - what's the AF assist beam range?
 - which manual controls are available?
 - what are the minimum and maximum synch speeds?
 - waht are the exact recycle times?
 - the head can turn horizontally and up and down?
 - are there any master / slave functions?
 - what is the size of the unit?
 - what is the weight of the unit?
 - what kind of batteries does it take (4x AA?)?
 - when will they start shipping?

Same for the manual as above, if you can provide one in pdf, that's be great.

Thanks ahead.

Best Regards
Gregor Pabst

-- no answer received --


Canon sensor pixel sizes (astrofoto.sk)

From: "Roman Piffl" <ceres@astrofoto.sk>
Subject: Pixelsizes of camera sensors
Date: Monday, September 10, 2012 11:52 AM

Hi Greg,

I used several sources, as well as astronomical measurements (RAW files, NEF files) via some specialized softwares for preprocessing of astronomical long-time exposures. But it is 2,5 years ago and I dont remember some details ;) So You can name the source.

Best regards
Roman

2012/9/10 Gregor Pabst

> Hello Roman,
>
> I'm the author of Canon EOS Technoclopedia (http://canon-eos.serveblog.net).
> I came across astrofoto.sk and found some interesting technical specs there. I think I never saw the pixel size of Canon CMOS sensors given in their official specs before, but you seem to have them all. Can you name a source or did you just do some math there?
>
> Regards
> Greg


uniQoptics Razor 7D Series

To: <support@uniqoptics.net>
Subject: Signature Series / Razor 7D Series
Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 6:05 PM

Hello,

I'm the author of the Canon EOS Technoclopedia, a site about all things related to Canon EOS photo and film equipment (http://canon-eos.serveblog.net). I came across an article about the uniQoptics Razor 7D Series of lenses, written in 2010, so I went to have a look at your website. I couldn't find the Razors mentioned anywhere. Is it already discontinued? Can you provide any brochures or manuals (in .pdf or any other file format) with technical specifications etc.?

The article I'm talking about is found at http://cinescopophilia.com/razor-7d-series-cine-lenses-by-uniqoptics. It mentions 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 80mm, and 100mm lenses.

There also is a reference to the seemingly more recent Signature Series, which is still featured on your website, but it's not available for Canon EF mount?

Thanks for any advice
Greg

-- no answer received --


UniqOptics Razor 7D Series

From: Matthew Duclos <matthew@ducloslenses.com>
Subject: UniqOptics Razor 7D Series
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 9:13 AM

Greg,

The Razor series was a concept that, as far as I can tell, was poorly timed in terms of market demand and competition. The Razor series never made it to full production.

On Monday, September 29, 2014, Canon EOS Technoclopedia <eostec@gmx.de>
wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I just read your press release about acquiring assets of UniqOptics. I was looking for information about their Razor 7D series in EF mount introduced at NAB 2010 since a while, even emailed UniqOptics back in 2012, but didn't receive a response. Since you seem to have been a bit closer to UniqOptics and now purchased spare parts and stuff, can you tell what happened to the Razor series of lenses?
>
> Thanks for reading.
>
> Best Regards
> Greg


MTF Effect EF adapter compatible with Electronic Manual or Power Focus?

To: <sales@lensadaptor.com>
Date: Friday, April 06, 2012 10:53 PM
Subject: MTF Adapter compatibility

Hello,

the description of the MTF Effect control unit sais, the adapter is "Not yet compatible with the Canon 85mm F1.2". Is this due to the Electronic-Manual feature of this lens (electronically accellerated focus mechanism)? What about the other Canon lenses with this feature and what about the lately launched lenses featuring Power Focus? Btw, can you provide a manual as .pdf file? That'd be great.

Best Regards
Gregor

-- no answer received --
phrase disappeared from product description:
Now only reads "Compatible with most Canon EF lenses*", although no asterisk smallprint is found.


Digital Hartblei Super-Rotators

From: "hartblei.kiev.ua" <mail@hartblei.kiev.ua>
Subject: Re: Contact form Tilt-Shift
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012 1:19 AM

Gregor.
Thank you for your question.

"Digital" means that Hartblei Super-Rotator lenses fully modified and adapted to use it with Digital cameras.

About Hartblei 65mm, yes we can make this model, if this lens is interesting for you we can tell in a couple days later price and availability.

In what lens did you find mistake about viewing angle?

Waiting for your response.
Yours Sincerely, Vitaliy.

You wrote 20.03.2012, 19:55:02:

> Hello,
>
> just found out about the more recent Digital Super-Rotators. What exactly makes them "Digital"? Is there also a Digital version for the 65mm coming?
>
> Btw, the viewing angles seem all wrong for 35mm formats. They won't get wider when using a medium format lens on a 35mm body, but actually narrower, since only a portion of the viewing angle of the lens is used by the sensor.


RedUser.net forum registration fail

To: <jarred@red.com>
Subject: Reduser.net registration problem
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:10 PM

Hello,

I have a problem registering with the forum. I can register and activate the account via link in the email, but it then sais I need to be added by some admin and the next day the account is invalid / deleted.

What's wrong there?

Regards
Gregor

-- no answer received --


OpTex Universal Mount / cine mods

To: <edward@productiongear.co.uk>
Subject: Service / Spare Parts Enquiry
Date: Monday, March 12, 2012 8:05 PM

Hello,

after some research about old OpTex lens / mount modifications for Canon FD lenses I came across your site, since Production Gear is reported to be driven by some of the old OpTex staff. I'd be happy to get some info about the OpTex Universal Mount. For which mounts were mounting modules available, was it a simple T mount or something else? Did the options especially include a Canon EF fixed mount? Also, did OpTex any total conversions (rehousings) of lenses for cine applications or only mount conversions?

Thanks for any advice.

Best Regards
Gregor

From: "Edward Catton-Orr" <edward@productiongear.co.uk>
Cc: "mike tapa" <mike@mtfservices.com>
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: Service / Spare Parts Enquiry

Gregor

Better than me you need to contact Mike Tappa, Mike was part of the team that manufactured those lens mounts and Mike continues to manufacture some. To my knowledge OpTex mounts were usually manual and the EOS lenses that were converted were fixed mount, either in a B4 video bayonet mount or Arri PL.

Best Regards
Edward

To: <info@mtfservices.com>
Subject: OpTex Universal Mount
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:04 PM

Hello Mike,

after some research about old OpTex lens and mount modifications of Canon lenses I came across Production Gear which is reported to be driven by some of the old OpTex staff. They refered me to better ask you instead.

I'd be happy to get some info about the OpTex Universal Mount. What exactly was it - something like the Century Universal Mount with flange modules for a list of camera mounts? For which mounts were mounting modules available?
Did the options especially include a T-mount or Canon EF? Did OpTex any total conversions (rehousings) of lenses for cine applications or only mount conversions - what parts of the lenses exactly were modified?

And finally, the last Rental Catalog from 2004/2005 lists these:

Pentax 4/200 Macro, Canon 1.8/200 and Canon 3.2/300 MKIII all with OpTex Universal Mount.

Were the Canons basec on Canon EF or Canon FD lenses?

Thanks for any advice. At the moment I only have this aforementioned catalog as source. If you still happen to have some more PDFs around to send them, that's be great either.

Best Regards
Gregor

-- no answer received --


RPlens cine mod details

To: <peter@rplens.com>; <ellis@rplens.com>
Date: Monday, March 12, 2012 4:37 AM
Subject: Canon FD based lens mods

Hello,

what kind of mount do you put on your cine mods of Canon FD lenses? Is there any correction for the longer flange focal distances of the PL or Canon EF mount?

Best Regards
Gregor

From: <peter@rplens.com>
Subject: Re: Canon FD based lens mods
Date: Monday, March 12, 2012 5:52 PM

Hi Gregor,
The basic Cine Upgrade does not effect the mount, So Canon standard speed sets are FD mount and people are using them with FD adapters tocameras like the Sony F-3 or the Panasonic AF100.
We do a full conversion of the FD mount to an EF mount.
It's an expensive change, so we find ourselves doing it on the L sets that we sell.
What set are you looking for, I would be happy to send you a quote.
Thanks for looking,
Peter

Attachment included:

To: <peter@rplens.com>
Subject: Re: Canon FD based lens mods
Date: Monday, March 12, 2012 8:47 PM

Hi Peter,

so the full conversion corrects the difference of flange focal distances?
Which lenses belong to the L set in detail? On the website I can only see the 1.2/58.

Regards

From: <peter@rplens.com>
Subject: Re: Canon FD based lens mods
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:11 AM

Gregor,
Yes, there is no sign left of an FD mount, we made these to look and work like they have always been on that lens.
Attached are some sample sets and prices.
Thanks for looking Gregor,
Regards ,
Peter


Century Precision Canon FD 1000mm T6.0 cine mod???

To: <joachim.born@fgv-rental.de>
Subject: Canon / Century 1000mm T6.0
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2012 3:26 AM

Hallo,

ich bin im Rahmen von Recherchen zu Century-Objektivmodifikationen gerade über das von Ihnen gelistete Canon / Century 1000mm T6.0 gestolpert. Auf welchem Originalobjektiv basiert das denn? Es gab mal ein Canon FL 11/1000, aber danach weder für FD noch New FD noch EF was in der Richtung. Könnten Sie mir dazu was schreiben?

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Gregor Pabst

-- no answer received --


Schneider-Kreuznach Cine-Xenar II + III series

To: <photo@schneideroptics.com>
Date: Thursday, March 08, 2012 6:16 PM
Subject: Schneider-Kreuznach Lens mount?

Hallo,

the Schneider-Kreuznach Cine-Xenar series is offered for Canon EF mount. Does it feature a Canon EF-S or a Canon EF mount (EF-S is pointed out in the brochure)? How about the new Canon EOS C300? Will the Cine-Xenar lenses fit physically?

Thx for advice.

Regards
Gregor Pabst

From: "Paul Cousins" <PCousins@schneideroptics.com>
Subject: Re: Schneider-Kreuznach Lens mount?
Date: Thursday, March 08, 2012 6:50 PM

Gregor,

Your email address indicates that you are possibly located in Germany?
If this is correct, please contact our German representative in Bad Kreuznach:

Daniela Kesselem KesselemD@schneiderkreuznach.com

Sincerely
Paul

To: <info@chrosziel.de>
Subject: Schneider Cine-Xenar mount?
Date: Thursday, March 08, 2012 6:51 PM

Hallo,

irgendwie sind sich da alle uneinig ... haben die einen EF oder einen EF-S mount? Schneider nennt die 1D MKIV als kompatibel, die hat EF mount. Also kann es eigenlich kein EF-S sein, auch wenn 35mm Vollformat vielleicht nicht ganz ausgeleuchtet wird. Dementsprechend sollte die EOS C300 dann z.B. auch passen.

Können Sie mir dazu was schreiben? Und was ist mit dem 18mm 1.9? Ich find hier und da Bilder, aber gibt's das denn überhaupt?

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Gregor Pabst

From: "Gabi Kilian, CHROSZIEL" <gabi@chrosziel.de>
Subject: Re: Schneider Cine-Xenar mount?
Date: Thursday, March 08, 2012 7:12 PM

Hallo Herr Pabst,

es gibt die Schneider Cine Xenare with EF-Fassung oder PL-Fassung. Die Chipgröße der Kamera ist natürlich wieder etwas anderes, aber alle bisherigen Cine Xenare bis F25mm sind kompatibel mit der C300.
Die Objektive werden zu 95% mit PL Fassung verkauft, da sie damit im Einsatz kompatibler sind.

Das 18mm Objektiv ist noch nicht auf dem Markt und auch nochmals nach hinten verschoben. Es wird erst im Rahmen der neuen Objektivserie auf den Markt gebracht. Diese werden auf jeden Fall neue Abmessung haben und auch innenfokussiert sein (und auch höher im Preis). Voraussichtlich Ende des Jahres erhältlich.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Gabi Kilian

Subject: Re: Schneider Cine-Xenar mount?
To: Gabi Kilian, CHROSZIEL <gabi@chrosziel.de>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 21:30:38 +0200

Hallo,

ich bin gerade etwas ältere Emails durchgegangen und bin dabei über eine Ihrer Äußerungen gestolpert:

> Das 18mm Objektiv ist noch nicht auf dem Markt und auch nochmals nach hinten verschoben. Es wird erst im Rahmen der neuen Objektivserie auf den Markt gebracht. Diese werden auf jeden Fall neue Abmessung haben und auch innenfokussiert sein...

Full Quote unten, ist schon eine Weile her. [edit: full quote deleted, see above]

Heißt das, die Cine-Xenar II sind nicht IF? Wie fokussieren die dann? Und wie sieht das jetzt bei der IIIer Serie faktisch aus, die ist ja mittlerweile draußen?

Mit freundlichem Gruß
Gregor Pabst

From: "Sebastian Merkel" <sebastian.merkel@chrosziel.de>
Subject: Fwd: Fwd: Re: Schneider Cine-Xenar mount?
Date: Monday, August 27, 2012 10:45 AM

Hallo, Herr Pabst,

meine Kollegin ist außer Haus, daher übernehme ich die Beantowrtung..

Die Cine Xenare MKII sind nicht innenfokussiert, sondern "pumpen" , d.h. verändern ihre Länge beim fokussieren, je nach Brennweite bis zu 20mm.
Die Cine Xenare MKIII sind innen fokussiert, d.h. wie jedes andere Cine-Objektiv auch (im GGs zu vielen Foto-Objektiven) verändern sie beim fokussieren ihre Länge nicht.
Lt. Schneider Kreuznach sind die Objektive ab sofort bestellbar (die neuen MKIII) über die LZ kann ich Ihnen aber keine genaue Auskunft geben.

Grüße
Sebastian Merkel
Leitung Vertrieb
Chrosziel GmbH

To: "Sebastian Merkel" <sebastian.merkel@chrosziel.de>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: Schneider Cine-Xenar mount?
Date: Monday, August 27, 2012 10:57 AM

Hallo Herr Merkel,

"pumpen" heißt Straight Helicoid oder dreht sich die Frontgruppe während der Extension dann auch noch?

MfG
Gregor Pabst

From: "Sebastian Merkel" <sebastian.merkel@chrosziel.de>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: Schneider Cine-Xenar mount?
Date: Monday, August 27, 2012 11:55 AM

Hallo, herr Pabst,

nein, Frontgruppe dreht sich beim straight helicoid nicht auch noch mal.

Grüße
Sebastian Merkel


Century Precision S2000 series details

To: <century@schneideroptics.com>
Subject: Canon lens cine modifications (S2000 series)
Date: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 7:44 PM

Hello,

those Canon lens cine modifications (S2000 series #0S2-C218-M2 "S2000 200MM T2 CANON MK2", #0S2-C328-CV "S2000 CANON 300mm T2.8 CONV" and #0S2-C428-CV "S2000 CANON 400mm T/2.8 CONV.") on offer ... do they still have C/EF mount to work with Canon EOS 5DII or C300? Any electronic coupling?

Regards
Gregor Pabst

From: "David Contreras" <DContreras@schneideroptics.com>
Subject: Re: Canon lens cine modifications (S2000 series)
Date: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 9:16 PM

Hi Gregor,

The modifications are only mechanical, no electronic coupling.

Regards,
David

To: "David Contreras" <DContreras@schneideroptics.com>
Subject: Re: Canon lens cine modifications (S2000 series)
Date: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 10:02 PM

But they still mount to C/EF or are they all modded to PL mount?

From: "David Contreras" <DContreras@schneideroptics.com>
Subject: Re: Canon lens cine modifications (S2000 series)
Date: Friday, March 09, 2012 1:49 AM

The longer lenses 300mm F2.8 and up have interchangeable mounts and can be used on the C/EF.

To: "David Contreras" <DContreras@schneideroptics.com>
Subject: Re: Canon lens cine modifications (S2000 series)
Date: Friday, March 09, 2012 5:11 PM

Hmm, so that'd be

- 0S2-C328-M2 S2000 Canon EF 300mm T3 Mark II
- 0S2 C428 M2 S2000 Canon EF 400mm T3 Mark II

Then what is the product ID for the Canon EF rear mount module? I can only find these:

- 0TM-C2M2-AL Arri PL Mount Inquire
- 0TM-C2M2-AB Arri Bayonet Mount Inquire
- 0TM-C2M2-AA Aaton Mount Inquire
- 0TM-C2M2-BN BNCR Mount Inquire
- 0TM-C2M2-23 2/3" Video Bayonet Mount Inquire

Those are the mounts listed for the 200mm btw. Are you sure, it's not possible to mount it to Canon EOS as well?

Regards
Gregor

To: "David Contreras" <DContreras@schneideroptics.com>
Subject: Re: Canon lens cine modifications (S2000 series)
Date: Friday, March 09, 2012 10:18 PM

I'd better ask ... The FD lens modifications also work with EOS cameras? Can the focus to infinity or are they limited to close focus there?

Thanks for all the help ...

From: "David Contreras" <DContreras@schneideroptics.com>
Subject: Re: Canon lens cine modifications (S2000 series)
Date: Friday, March 09, 2012 11:38 PM

Dear Gregor,

Do you currently have any of these lenses ?

I have been advise that the only lens we currently have parts for is the 300mm T/2 MK1 Version that incorporates the FD Canon lenses.

In answer to your question the 200mm T/2 lens were fixed mounted to PL or BNCR mount, not interchangeable and not offered in a DSLR mount.

The other focal lengths that were designed with an interchangeable mount system could be mounted to most camera mounts by buying the correct mount. For Canon EF mount the following adapters are required....
0TM-00CT-00 CTA 'T' MT INT ADAPTER $125.
0TM-T2E0-00 CANON EOS T-MT CAMERA FLANGE $50.

David

To: "David Contreras" <DContreras@schneideroptics.com>
Subject: Re: Canon lens cine modifications (S2000 series)
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2012 12:01 AM

Hello,

no, I don't own any of these lenses yet. I try to figure out, which of them I could have an eye on at all. It's not quiet easy to manage, since there is no information given on the website and these lenses don't seem to be too popular, so no info on the web either.

I thought, the optical design stays untouched / like delivered by Canon during the Century modification, thus it's not clear, how the FD lenses are also supposed to work with EOS cameras. Usually yoiu can'T mount FD to EOS because of shorter lens register distance of FD lenses.

Does the Century mount have any additional glass elements or is the optical design changed to fit cameras with longer lens register distances?

Just curious ... I'd like to know what I buy before actually buy it :P.

Regards

From: "David Contreras" <DContreras@schneideroptics.com>
Subject: Re: Canon lens cine modifications (S2000 series)
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 1:43 AM

Hi,

The optical design of the lenses does not change. I have attached an older brochure that may be able to give you a bit more information of what we offered in the past and again I must advise that we may only have parts available for the FD 300mm T/2 version which would be the MK1 version.

David

To: "David Contreras" <DContreras@schneideroptics.com>
Subject: Re: Canon lens cine modifications (S2000 series)
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:16 PM

David,

the PDF turned out to be an excellent resource, thanks a lot. I wish I had something like this for the older Century Precision (pre S2000) mods as well.

Best Regards
Gregor

From: "David Contreras" <DContreras@schneideroptics.com>
Subject: Re: Canon lens cine modifications (S2000 series)
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 5:06 PM

Gregor,

Attached is the old brochure for the original NON S2000 lens conversions.

David


Availability of EF mount for old / new Prosilica series

From: <support@alliedvisiontec.com>
Subject: Ticket #22979: Upgrade alter Prosilicas auf Canon EF und Systemkompatibilität
Date: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 1:45 AM

Sehr geehrter Herr Pabst,

> angenommen ich könnte gebraucht eine Anlage kaufen, die noch aus den alten Kameramodellen von Prosilica Inc. besteht, also noch mit C- oder Nikonmount, könnte ich die immernoch bei Ihnen auf Canon EF umrüsten lassen? Was würde sowas kosten?

EF Mount ist für GE650 nicht im angebot. All Modularen Optionen sind hier zu finden:
http://www.alliedvisiontec.com/fileadmin/content/PDF/Products/Modular_Concept/AVT_ModularConcept_external_V5.5.0_en.pdf

Wenn machbar, also eine die unterstuzten Optionen, dann wäre Umbau sowieso siemlich teuer.... d.H. einige hunderte Euro pro Kamera.

> Laufen die alten Kameras immernoch mit den aktuellen Softwarekits und werden die von den aktuellen Recordern / Servern noch unterstützt?

Ja mit PC. Von Recordern verstehe ich nicht was Sie meinen. Unser Kameras laufen nür über PCs.

> Gibt es eventuell noch irgendwo Infomaterial zu den alten Prosilica-Servern im Netz?

Eigentlich nicht, weil wir wollten es für die mehrzahl von neue Kunden, nicht zu kompliziert machen.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Scott Smith

Director, Applications Engineering

To: <support@alliedvisiontec.com>
Subject: Re: Ticket #22979: Upgrade alter Prosilicas auf Canon EF und Systemkompatibilität
Date: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 12:34 PM

Hallo,

aber grundsätzlich ist das EF Mount Field Kit doch in seiner Kompatibilität mit der GE Serie nicht auf die GE 4000 und 4900 beschränkt, oder? Zumindest in den Datenblättern steht bei allen aktuellen GE Modellen EF mount adapter als Option drinnen ...

MFG
Gregor Pabst

From: <support@alliedvisiontec.com>
Subject: Ticket #22979: Upgrade alter Prosilicas auf Canon EF und Systemkompatibilität
Date: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 3:48 PM

Hello Herr Pabst ,

I hope it's ok if I switch to English? ... that way I can BCC our product manager for the GEs.

I see that you are correct re. current GE offerings that the individual datasheets seem to offer the EF option, whereas the modular camera options document only mentions if for the GE4000 and 4900, so clearly we need to reconcile those differences. Thanks for calling it to our attention.

So I am uncertain whether your old GE650s could be adapted to EF mount. But I'm pretty sure that even if technically do-able, the cost of such a modification would look unattractive.... Thanks.

Regards,

Scott


Canon EOS Technoclopedia feedback

From: <rod.richmond@btinternet.com>
Subject: Canon EOS Technoclopedia - page error
Date: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 12:41 AM

Hi,

On the reviews section the Tokina EMZ282 AF has this heading:
Review of the Voigtländer AF 28-210mm F4.2-6.5 VMV APO-Zoomar

Many thanks for your excellent site.

Regards
Rod Richmond


From: "Juliana und Peter" <julpitzi@googlemail.com>
Subject: Canon EOS Technoclopedia
Date: Monday, March 05, 2012 2:05 AM

Hallo,

großes Lob - tolle und sehr informative Seite – „ Made in Germany“! Wie „Warentest“ für EOSJ

Wenn ich helfen kann – einfach mailen! Eine Spende in Höhe von 5.- € überweise ich auch gerne – weiß nur nicht wohinJ

Weiter so!

Herzlichen Gruß
Peter Zimmermann

To: "Juliana und Peter" <julpitzi@googlemail.com>
Subject: Re: Canon EOS Technoclopedia
Date: Monday, March 05, 2012 11:08 AM

Hallo,

na das hört man doch gern ... kam schon lange kein Feedback mehr ;).

Ja, Hilfe ist immer gut. Aber ich suche sie eher inhaltlich. Also wenn Sie z.B. Fotos von Equipment machen können, die ich auf der Seite verwenden kann (gibt dort 'nen Guide dazu, wie die ungefähr aussehen sollten), wäre das großartig. Oder inhaltliche Ergänzungen ... Equipment, technische Daten, Scans von Tests aus Fachzeitschriften zu Geräten, die schon was älter sind, sodass davon nie Tests online eingestellt wurden.

MfG
Gregor


Mounting Novoflex PROshift+ / Using Macro-Bellos with medium format lenses

To: <mail@novoflex.de>
Subject: PROshift+ / Bellows-Fragen
Date: Monday, March 05, 2012 4:25 PM

Hallo,

zum PROshift+ Adapter: Wie mountet der genau zwischen Kamera und Objektiv?
Hat der kamera- und objektivseitig die entsprechenden Bajonette oder brauch ich da noch Adapterringe?

Und zu den Macro-Bellows: Macht es Sinn, die mit einem Tilt-Shift-Objektiv oder Tilt-Shift-Adaptern für Mittelformatobjektive zu verwenden?

MfG
Gregor Pabst

From: "Martin Grahl" <grahl@novoflex.com>
Subject: Re: PROshift+ / Bellows-Fragen
Date: Tuesday, March 06, 2012 6:06 PM

Hallo Herr Pabst,

vielen Dank für Ihre Email.
Um eine KB-Kamera mit dem PROSHIFT+ Adapter zu verbinden, benötigen Sie jeweils noch einen passenden Anschlußring.
Auf Grund des größeren Bildkreises lassen sich T/S-Mittelformatobjektive am Balgen optimal verwenden. Auch hierfür benötigen Sie selbstverständlich wieder entsprechende Anschlußadapter.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Martin Grahl
(Vertrieb)


Studiotools STS Model 1

To: <PatrikR@studiotoolsystem.com>
Subject: Actual price for Studiotool STS?
Date: Thursday, March 01, 2012 1:20 AM

Hello,

what's the actual prize for the STS Model 1? Are there any distributors? Can I get camera plates other than for 1Ds (5D II, 350D) and how much will they be?

Thanks in advance
Gregor Pabst

-- no answer received --


Just-together Adapters compatibility

To: <mail@just-together.net>
Subject: Unterschied EOS 1Ds und 5D
Date: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 8:38 PM

Hallo,

ich habe mir gerade die Datenblätter über die Verstellwege mit EOS 1Ds und 5D angesehen. Das sind beides Fullframe-Kameras, warum unterscheiden sich dann da die Werte? Gibt es gesonderte Adapterversionen für 5D und 1Ds oder nimmt man da den gleichen Adapter? Gibt es außerdem noch einen weiteren Adapter für APS-H Kameras (1D serie) oder gehen die mit an den Adapter für die 5D / 1Ds?

Vielen Dank für Hinweise.
Gregor Pabst

From: "just together - DSLR to View Camera" <mail@just-together.net>
Subject: Re: Unterschied EOS 1Ds und 5D
Date: Thursday, March 01, 2012 2:33 PM

Guten Tag Herr Pabst,

die 1 Ds-Kameras haben unten am Gehäuse eine hervorstehende "Nase", weshalb sie ein paar Millimeter weiter entfernt vom Formatrahmen der Fachkamera angebracht werden müssen. Von daher ist die EOS 5D leicht im Vorteil was die Verstellmöglichkeiten betrifft.

Es gibt nur noch diese beiden verschiedenen Adapter für 5D und 1Ds Modell, wobei die 1D-Serien bisher immer auch genau an den Adapter der DS-Modelle passte (baugleichs Gehäuse).

Freundlicher Gruß, Matthias Krause

From: "just together - DSLR to View Camera" <mail@just-together.net>
Subject: Re: Unterschied EOS 1Ds und 5D
Date: Thursday, March 01, 2012 2:46 PM

... kleiner Nachtrag: die EOS 5D paßt auch an den Adapter der 1Ds.
Umgekehrt natürlich nicht.

Freundlicher Gruß, Matthias Krause

To: "just together - DSLR to View Camera" <mail@just-together.net>
Subject: Re: Unterschied EOS 1Ds und 5D
Date: Thursday, March 01, 2012 3:13 PM

Hallo,

d.h. es "gab" auch andere Kameraadapter? Welche waren das? Bekommt man ja eventuell mal gebraucht irgendwo ...

Vielen Dank schonmal
Gregor Pabst

From: "just together - DSLR to View Camera" <mail@just-together.net>
Subject: Re: Unterschied EOS 1Ds und 5D
Date: Thursday, March 01, 2012 4:02 PM

Hallo,

es gab nur noch einen anderen Canon-Adapter, und zwar für die Modelle mit dem APS-Sensor (40D, 50D usw.) - allerdings ist die Nachfrage danach rapide zurück gegangen, da die Vollformat-Modelle soweit erschwinglich geworden sind.

An diesen Adapter passt, ohne besondere Nachteile auch die EOS 5D. Viel Glück!

Freundlicher Gruß, M. Krause


Holga #FEL-120 and #FEL-135 Fish-Eye compatibility questions

To: <info@holgainspire.com>
Subject: Holga Fisheye lenses for Canon D-SLR
Date: Friday, September 23, 2011 3:09 PM

Hello,

there is a shop selling the #FEL-120 Fish-Eye as accessory for the Pinhole Lens for Canon EOS and I'm curious about some things there.

1. Will the #FEL-120 and -135 Fisheye lenses both work on the Pinhole Lens on a Canon D-SLR or are there incompatibilities or restrictions of any kind with the #FEL-135 and the #HPL-C?
2. Does the #FEL-HL fit with the #HPL-C or only with the #HL-C?

Thanks for support.
Greg

From: "Holga Inspire" <info@holgainspire.com>
Subject: Re: Holga Fisheye lenses for Canon D-SLR
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 10:21 AM

Dear Greg,

Thank you for contacting us.

Regarding your questions, both the FEL 120 and 135 work on the Pinhole Lens (HPL-C).
However the FEL-HL fits with the HL-C only.

Please feel free to contact us again if you have any questions.

Best Regards,

Holga Inspire Team


TKL lens brand

To: <info@ildiaframma.it>
Subject: TKL Lenses
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 2:44 AM

Hello,

I just found your shop by searching the www for fisheye lenses for a Canon EOS camera. Thus I found out about TKL. I cannot find any information about that company. Can you provide some details like website address or who owns that brand?

Best Regards
G. Pabst

From: "Servizio Informazioni MimasLab" <info@mimaslab.it>
Subject: Re: TKL Lenses
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 12:40 PM

Dear Gregor,

we are distributor of this own brand. You can find on mimaslab.it and tecnosky.it
Please, let me know if you need distribution or just dealer ship application.

Best regards,
Antonello Medugno
MimasLab Sales Manager

To: <info@mimaslab.it>
Subject: Re: TKL Lenses
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 6:00 PM

Hello,

thank you for information. So the TKL brand is owned by MimasLab or by TecnoSky? What does the abbreviation T.K.L. stand for?

Best Regards
Gregor Pabst

From: "Servizio Informazioni MimasLab" <info@mimaslab.it>
Subject: Re: [Spam] Re: TKL Lenses
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 6:32 PM

Hello,

please refer to info@tecnosky.it for further informations.

Best regards,
Antonello Medugno
MimasLab Sales Manager

To: <info@teleskop-service.de>
Subject: Info zu TKL-Objektiven
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 4:09 PM

Hallo,

ich betreibe unter http://canon-eos.serveblog.net die Canon EOS Technoclopedia und bin im Zuge von Nachforschungen über Samyang-Rebadges auf eine Ihrer älteren Anzeigen zu TKL-Objektiven gestoßen (genauer auf forum.astronomie.de). Ich kann leider zu TKL überhaupt keine Infos finden, außer dass es die Marke vor allem in Italien zu geben scheint. Sie scheinen die Marke mittlerweile auch nicht mehr anzubieten. Aber vielleicht können Sie mir dennoch einige Informationen darüber schicken. Ich würde z.B. gern wissen, wem genau die Marke gehört und wer sie hauptsächlich vertreibt (haben oder hatten die eine Homepage? ... wenn ja, wo (auch wenn nicht mehr aktuell)). Interessant wäre auch alles mögliche, was als Text-Dateien vorliegt (Kataloge, Broschüren, Datenblätter gern in verschiedenen Sprachen, v.a. deutsch und englisch soweit vorhanden).

Vielen Dank schonmal für die Unterstützung.

MfG
Gregor Pabst

From: "Kügler Rainer" <rk@Teleskop-Service.de>
Subject: WG: Info zu TKL-Objektiven
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 4:42 PM

Hallo Herr Pabst,

bitte entschuldigen Sie, leider kann ich Ihnen da nur begrenzt weiterhelfen. Bitte schauen Sie einmal unter folgender Adresse: " info (ätt)tecnosky.it "

Viele Grüße,
R.Kügler

TS-Team

To: <info@tecnosky.it>
Subject: TKL brand
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 5:54 PM

Hello,

I run a website about Canon EOS and lenses and am trying to find out, who is the owner of the T.K.L. brand. Is T.K.L. a house brand by TecnoSky? What does the abbreviation stand for?

Thanks for your support.

Best Regards
Gregor Pabst

From: <info@tecnosky.it>
Subject: Re: TKL brand
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 10:12 AM

Hello

Yes, it is a brand of Tecnosky , TecnosKy Lens
The producer is Samyang


Cambron telephoto lenses - details? Various ...

To: <bestdeal@cambridgeworld.com>
Subject: Telephoto and mirror lenses
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2011 9:37 AM

Hello,

I'm going to buy a telephoto lens and saw some on your homepage without any technical details given. So I have a lot of questions there.

The Cambron 500mm F8.0 is listed as Telephoto, Multicoated Telephoto and as Wildlife Lens in 3 different versions (and different price). What is the difference between these three?

The Cambron 500mm F4.5, 600mm F4.5, 800mm F4.7, 1000mm F5.6 and 1200mm F6.8 are all listed without fixed price. So what does it depend on and how much are they? As far as I understand you don't manufacture lenses by yourself, so who is the manufacturer of these? Can you provide product pictures? I need at least technical details for all of them incl. length, width, weight and filter size. Details about the optical construction will also be welcome.

Similiar questions I have about your mirror lenses, especially the longer ones (800mm F10, 1000mm F11, 1260mm F6.3, 1600mm F6.3, 2000mm F10 and 2500mm F10).

Am I right in thinking of all these lenses (telephoto as well as mirror lenses) being T-mount or do they come with dedicated mount, even featuring electronic coupling for Canon EF?

Best regards
Gregor Pabst

From: <bestdeal@cambridgeworld.com>
Subject: Re: Telephoto and mirror lenses
Date: Friday, September 16, 2011 12:35 PM

Call me at 1-718-858-5002 Regards Steve

To: <bestdeal@cambridgeworld.com>
Subject: Re: Telephoto and mirror lenses
Date: Friday, September 16, 2011 7:02 PM

Hi,

sry, I'd appreciate an answer per Email. Calling will be kinda expensive.

From: <bestdeal@cambridgeworld.com>
Subject: Re: Telephoto and mirror lenses
Date: Friday, September 16, 2011 11:54 PM

Various makers

[Note: Boah!!!! That's aMaZiNg InFoRmAtIoN, isn't it? :D]


Invisible Vision UVi Camera Intensifier to use with Canon SLRs?

To: <info@invisiblevision.com>
Date: Friday, September 09, 2011 5:53 PM
Subject: UVi Camera Intensifer

Hello,

I just found out about UVi and didn't find anything on the net about this question. What kind of lens is used as output to the camera? Is it a fixed part of UVi or is it exchangeable? Would I need an additional extention tube for close focus capability, if using other lenses as output lens? Is it possible to mount a Canon EF mount lens as output lens between the UVi and the camera? How exactly does it mount there?

Thank you for support.

Best Regards
Gregor Pabst

-- no answer received --

[Note: The device supports a max. image circle of only 17.5mm in diameter. See brochure here.]


Softhard Currera XL

To: <info@softhard.com>
Subject: Currera XL
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011 8:57 AM

Hello,

I'm looking for technical documentation about the Currera XL. I'd need technical specifications, feature overview, system chart for accessories and hardware / software user manual. All kind of technical documentation would be of interest. Can you help me out here please? The system does not seem to be that old, but I can't find any information on your website.

Thank you very much.
Gregor Pabst

From: "Max Larin" <max.larin@ximea.com>
Subject: RE: Currera XL
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011 9:43 AM

Dear Gregor Pabst,

Thank you for your interest in our products and inquiry.

Unfortunately CURRERA XL was not released to production due to very low customer response, and major concern was mismatch between the high sensor data rate and insufficient processing resources of Atom Z530.
We are planning to have more sensors (including 35mm size) supported by our recently announced CURRERA-G (1.6GHz dual core + GPU), but it will be available in 1Q2012.

Sorry for not having better news for the moment.

The system diagram for our small sensor CURRERA models attached to this mail.

All the best,
Max Larin

.XIMEA

To: "Max Larin" <max.larin@ximea.com>
Subject: Re: Currera XL
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011 10:01 AM

Hello,

thank you for your fast response. I especially got interested in the XL line when I read, it featured a Canon EF mount. Are there any plans to offer the current Currera with C/EF again?

Best Regards

From: "Max Larin" <max.larin@ximea.com>
Subject: RE: Currera XL
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011 10:09 AM

Gregor,

Am I right that you need only EF active adapter, like Birger Eng.?

Our solution is direct USB->EF including power supply. Description of the software interface is here: http://www.ximea.com/files/20110526/

Since -G models will have 35mm sensor we will be using this technology there.
There are no plans to use it with small (1/2"...2/3") sensors.

Have a nice day,
Max

To: "Max Larin" <max.larin@ximea.com>
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: Currera XL

Hello,

> Am I right that you need only EF active adapter, like Birger Eng.?

Actually I'm not limited to some special focus to use this technology. I have a website for everything Canon EOS related (http://canon-eos.serveblog.net click Technoclopedia there to get an idea) and am investigating about companies offering industrial / video surveillance cameras with C/EF mount ... .

Thanks again for your support, didn't think to get any on a sunday at all :).
Best Regards

Gregor

From: "Max Larin" <max.larin@ximea.com>
Subject: RE: Currera XL
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011 10:44 AM

Gregor,

Thank you for the link and info. As soon as our C/EF product will be out I'll update you.

As for your tables - CRA (chief ray angle) is a parameter which I would like to see for lenses and need very often when recommending lenses for our cameras. The reason is that interline transfer sensor (like Kodak KAI family) have very narrow curve of angular quantum efficiency, like one here:

max

To: "Max Larin" <max.larin@ximea.com>
Subject: Re: Currera XL
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011 5:19 PM

Hello one more time,

> CRA (chief ray angle)

hmm, afair I never saw this being discussed in photographic contexts or being literally mentioned on the lens manufacturers websites (leave alone giving numerical statements), thus I'm not really familiar with it. The only manufacturers I can imagine being able to tell by numbers will be Zeiss, Coastal Optical Systems, Sunex and maybe Schneider-Kreuznach as well. Do you already have any data collected about this? I'd guess that this factor is negligible with lenses optimised for digital sensors in common (all kinds of Canon EF-S and everything upper class EF released after 2001, Sigma DG, Tamron Di-II and SP and Tokina DX and AT-X Pro).

Gregor

[Note: I kinda tend to interpret trolling at professional levels here, but tell me more. As far as you can read about CRA at Wikipedia etc. CRA doesn't matter for photographic lenses at all. The diagram is about microlenses, which is something completely different (used at the sensor surface). From looking on usual optical schemes for lenses I'd think that any method of optical correction serves to ensure an absolute vertical entry angle of light on the sensor surface. Wrong? Sadly, Max didn't write back on that last mail ...]


Canon warranty on Spencer converted cameras

To: info@spencerscamera.com
Subject: Warranty by Canon on converted cameras?
Date: Friday, August 26, 2011 10:40 AM

Hello,

I'd like to know, whether the new preconverted cameras sold by Spensers still have Canon warranty or not.

Regards
G. Pabst

From: "Spencer's Camera & Photo" <info@spencerscamera.com>
Subject: RE: Warranty by Canon on converted cameras?
Date: Friday, August 26, 2011 7:45 PM

Hello,

Thank you for contacting us. The manufacturer warranty of any IR camera is void once the conversion has been performed. We warranty all new converted cameras purchased through us for 180 days.

At Spencer's Camera & Photo we strive to provide the best camera conversion service and appreciate any comments/suggestions that may help us improve our service. Please let us know if you have any other questions or if we can help in any way.

Thank you,

Spencer's Camera & Photo


Difference between YongNuo RF-600TX and RF602TX

收件者: <service@hkyongnuo.com>
主旨: Difference between YN RF-600TX and RF602TX?
日期: 2011年5月31日星期二 17:42

Hello,

I just found these two models on your homepage. Both are digital and seem to work with the RF-602RX. The published technical specifications kook the same. What is the difference between these two models?

Best regards
Greg

From: landy lan <lanry903@hkyongnuo.com>
Subject: Difference between YN RF-600TX and RF602TX?
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2011 03:12:03 +0000

Dear Greg
Thanks for yr email and express yr problem to us.
And I would like to tell you that now we have been changed RF-600TX replce RF-602TX.
Because we have removed PC hold on RF-602TX,so call RF-600TX.
At the same time, have been stopped produced RF-602TX.

Best Regards,
Landy
www.hkyongnuo.com


Falcon lenses and website disappeared

To: info@foxfoto.pl
Subject: Falcon Website
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011 1:22 PM

Hello,

what happened to http://www.falcon-obiektywy.pl ? It's currently not available. Did you take it down or will it come back online?

Best Regards
Gregor Pabst

From: "FoxFoto" <info@foxfoto.pl>
Subject: RE: Falcon Website
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 15:20:56 +0100

Hi Gregor,

we have taken it down as the Falcon lenses are not available at present.

Best regards,
Michal Wlodarczyk (Mr.)
FOXFOTO


Tapac Elicar 300-600mm lens and website

To: <elicarjapan@aol.com>
Subject: Elicar lenses and website
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 21:15:29 +0200

Hello,

I run a small website about Canon EOS and compatible lenses. On this year's Photokina Elicar showed a new lens, that I am interested about. I did not know, that Elicar still exists. So first question is: Does Elicar have a website? I only know about the Email address, which belonged to Tapak International, Inc. in 2006 (that's the only information I can find). I can't find a website for Tapak Inc. either.

Second question is, when will you bring that new 300-600mm lens into markets, especially European and US markets, under which brands and who will be the distributors?

Last but not least I'd like to ask you to send me a catalog of your current products (.pdf or any text or scanned format will be fine). A list of discontinued products would also be of interest.

Thank you very much for your support.

Best regards
Gregor Pabst

From: "elicar-jin" <elicarjapan@aol.com>
Subject: Re: Elicar lenses and website
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 15:54:23 +0900

Hello,

Please accept my delayed thanks for your mail which was received while I was still staying in Germany. After Photokina we visited the Security Essen show and returned to Japan yesterday.

1. We regret to advise you that we do not have a website as yet.
2. As explained at Photokina, the sample is not yet our final model. After some more improvements, we hope we shall be able to first start marketing in Japan next spring, say around March or April 2011. For foreign markets we hope we can start marketing after May 2011 first under Elicar brand. At present we can't say who will be the distributors.
3. I am attached herewith our available brochure.

To: "elicar-jin" <elicarjapan@aol.com>
Subject: Re: Elicar lenses and website
Date: Friday, August 24, 2012 11:47 PM

Hello Mr. Jin,

in 2010 shortly after Photokina we had some correspondence regarding the 2 new Elicar lenses, that were exhibited at Photokina 2010. You wrote, the lenses were planned to start shipping in spring 2011. Did this actually happen? I did some searches now and then and couldn't find anything.

For reference, the old emails are attached.

Best Regards
Greg

From: "elicar" <elicarjapan@aol.com>
Subject: Re: Elicar lenses and website
Date: Saturday, August 25, 2012 2:38 AM

Hello Mr. Pabst,

Thank you for your email showing your continuing interest in our new Elicar lens.

Our new 300-600mm lens we demonstrated at Photokina 2010 was a hand-made experimental sample. After a continuous process of the try-and-error, we have finally completed the improvements and are making the samples for the coming Photokina.
We are now making our leaflet and hope we can send it out to you in about two weeks.
In the meantime I am attaching herewith the latest SPEC Comparison although the weight of ours is not final.

Thanking you again for your interest,

Peter D. Jin
TAPAK INTERNATIONAL, INC.

To: "elicar" <elicarjapan@aol.com>
Subject: Re: Elicar lenses and website
Date: Saturday, August 25, 2012 8:44 PM

Hello,

thank you very much. Are you sure about the 55cm Minimum Focussing Distance given in the paper? Or is that a typo meaning 550cm, which would look way more realistic for a lens of 300 - 600mm focal length.

Looking forward.
Gregor Pabst

From: "elicar" <elicarjapan@aol.com>
Subject: Re: Elicar lenses and website
Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:52 AM

Hello,

Yes, I am very sure that the 55cm is our Minimum Focusing Distance.
As compared with the other makes, three superior features of our new 300 - 600mm are:
1. Minimum Focusing Distance
2. Compactness
3. Weight
Since 1976 we have been specializing in the macro lenses particularly famous V-HQ 90mm Macro lenses of 1X and 1.25X. So, we have decided to add the macro capability to our new 300 - 600mm lens for the first tine in the world.

In addition to the above, you will see our unique finish of the lens body in about two weeks.

From: "elicar" <elicarjapan@aol.com>
Subject: ELICAR introducing brand-new lens at Photokina 2012
Date: Saturday, September 08, 2012 7:06 AM

Dear Sirs,

Two years ago at Photokina 2010 and actually up until PMA 2012 we demonstrated our hand-made experimental sample of ELICAR 300-600mm lens. We received very favorable and encouraging reputation there. Since then, with a spirit of cool JAPAN, we have made a continuous process of try-and-error.

As you may know, we have been specializing in Macro photo products for the past 36 years, and above all our ELICAR V-HQ 90mm the first 1X enjoyed and the second 1.25X has been enjoying very favorable reputation by many professional photographers all over the world.

Even for super telephoto lens, according to the late Mr. Keppler's suggestion, we have thought it should have the Macro capability. And just recently, we have completed the nature-friendly finished 300-600mm lens with 1:4 Macro, the minimum focusing distance of 0.55m = 55cm = 21 inches, for the first time in this class.

At the soon coming Photokina 2012 we will demonstrate our production sample at JPEA stand of E-30 in Hall 9.

For your advance information, we are sending you herewith our preliminary leaflet and SPEC Comparative Table.

Looking forward to seeing you again at our stand,

Best regards,

Peter D. Jin
TAPAK INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Japan

[Note: See the attached files here.]

From: "elicar" <elicarjapan@aol.com>
Subject: Elicar lens story
Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014 7:45 AM

Hello Greg,

How are you? It's a long time since we communicated.
In the meantime, our new distributor in Indonesia has been aggressively making the publicity of our lenses for DSLR and CCTV cameras. The owner is Mr. Tilo Kahl who has been in Jakarta for 16 years and loves our lens so much that he has arranged to publicize our lenses in their website.

I am sending you herewith some of his information so that you can take looks at his pictures taken with his EOS ID and 2/3 inch color night video camera.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Best regards
Peter

> From: "elicar" <elicarjapan@aol.com>
> To: "JIN" <elicarjapan@aol.com>
> Subject: Fw: V-HQ 2100 + Video camera
> Date: Friday, April 18, 2014 4:26 AM
>
> Dear Peter
> Thank you very for the advice.
> Please have a look at the video I just uploaded:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yZTwaxFEBw
> Kind regards
> Tilo

> From: "elicar" <elicarjapan@aol.com>
> To: "JIN" <elicarjapan@aol.com>
> Subject: Fw: V-HQ 2100 + Video camera
> Date: Friday, April 18, 2014 4:26 AM
>
> Dear Peter
> Thank you very for the advice.
> Please have a look at the video I just uploaded:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yZTwaxFEBw
> Kind regards
> Tilo

> From: "elicar" <elicarjapan@aol.com>
> To: "JIN" <elicarjapan@aol.com>
> Subject: Fw: Safari pictures with Elicar lens
> Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 4:25 AM
>
> Dear Peter,
>
> I went on a Safari with your lens.
>
> Please have a look at
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/t001/sets/72157644306052553/
>
> I hope you like it. Please feel free to use the photos for marketing but include my name as the Photographer if you do so.
>
> Kind regards
> Tilo

> From: "elicar" <elicarjapan@aol.com>
> To: "JIN" <elicarjapan@aol.com>
> Subject: Fw: ELICAR new website
> Date: Friday, April 18, 2014 4:29 AM
>
> Dear Peter,
>
> Could you give us a complete list of your products that we can put on our website to market here?
>
> We will need the product pictures, specs and pricing.
>
> We are working on the website:
> http://www.pacificamangarda.com/products/category/elicar
>
> Is that OK for you?
>
> Thanks
> Tilo


Sill Optics UV lens with N/F or T2 mount presented at Photokina

To: <wiebke.marzahn@silloptics.de>
Subject: Objektiv mit N/F-Anschluss auf Photokina
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 13:33:37 +0200

Hallo,

ich bin auf der Photokina auf ein Objektiv von Sill Optics aufmerksam geworden, weil es einen N/F mount drauf hatte. Soweit ich mich erinnere, handelte es sich um ein UV-Objektiv mit eigentlich T2 mount. Daher bin ich davon ausgegangen, dass sich das Objektiv auf D-SLRs nutzen läßt. Nun kann ich aber Ihrer Website entnehmen, dass Ihre Objektive alle für wesentlich kleinere Sensoren konzipiert sind (CCD). Zudem sind auch keine Auflagemaße angegben. Ihrer Auskunft nach handelte es sich bei dem gezeigten Objektiv jedoch auch um ein neues Modell.

Schicken Sie mir doch bitte eine Info, ob Sie ein neues entsprechendes Objektiv anbieten, inkl. eventuell einem Link zur Produktinfo oder die Produktinfo selbst (am besten inkl. Produkt-Code).

Vielen Dank.

MfG
Gregor Pabst

From: "Wiebke Marzahn" <wiebke.marzahn@silloptics.de>
Subject: Re: Objektiv mit N/F-Anschluss auf Photokina
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 17:06:01 +0200

Sehr geehrter Herr Pabst,

es handelte sich bei dem ausgestellten Objektiv tatsächlich um ein telezentrisches UV Objektiv mit Nikon-Bajonett, das ist richtig. Eine genaue Beschreibung finden Sie auf unserer Homepage unter http://silloptics.de/downloads/newsletter_1_-2010.pdf

Diese Objektive sind nicht für Vollformat gerechnet, sondern nur für eine Diagonale von 24mm. Allerdings wäre auch die Frage, ob Ihr normaler SLR Sensor im Bereich von 360-440nm noch Empfindlichkeit aufweist. Alle unsere Objektive mit Nikon-Bajonett besitzen ein Auflagemaß von 46,5mm, welches der Standard für ein Nikon-Bajonett ist. Sollten Sie einen anderen Adapter benötigen, z.B. für Canon, bräuchten wir nur die entsprechende Angabe und könnten Ihnen das Objektiv umbauen.

Für Rückfragen stehen wir gerne zur Verfügung.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Wiebke Marzahn
Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
Project Manager Machine Vision


Metz Mecablitz models produced by Tumax

To: <presse@metz.de>
Subject: Metzblitze von Tumax
Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 09:34:56 +0200

Guten Tag,

im Netz kursiert das Gerücht, dass einige Metz Mecablitze von Tumax hergestellt werden / wurden, darunter der neue 24 AF-1, 36 AF und der 28 CS-2. Können Sie das bestätigen, korrigieren oder noch ergänzen?

Mit freundlichem Gruß
Gregor Pabst

From: "Presse Metz" <Presse@metz.de>
Subject: AW: Metzblitze von Tumax
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 15:33:57 +0200

Sehr geehrter Herr Pabst,

der mecablitz 28 CS-2 digital ist ein von Metz vollständig in Deutschland entwickeltes und produziertes Blitzgerät und wird somit nicht von der Firma Tumax zugekauft bzw. dort produziert.

Bei den Modellen mecablitz 24 AF-1 digital und 36 AF-5 digital werden bestehende Produktbasen von Tumax übernommen und sind Metz spezifisch weiterentwickelt. Die Geräte werden von Tumax im Auftrag von Metz gefertigt. Wichtig hierbei ist, dass das Herzstück des Gerätes, der Mikroprozessor, von Metz für die Produktion beigestellt wird. Dieser Prozessor steuert mittels der von Metz entwickelten Gerätesoftware die wesentlichen Funktionen des Blitzgerätes und sorgt somit für die von Metz erwartete Blitzqualität.

Metz ist der Vollsortimenter unter den Blitzgeräteherstellern. Um diese Produktvielfalt durchgehend erfüllen zu können, benötigen wir im Einstiegsbereich des Produktsortiments natürlich eine gewisse Kostenschwelle, so dass in diesem Produktbereich auch Metz nicht ohne Kooperationspartner auskommt. Durch die eigenständige Entwicklung der in diesen Geräten enthaltenen Steuerungssoftware in Deutschland können wir auch bei unseren beiden Einstiegsgeräten die Philosophie von Metz mit der von Metz erwarteten Qualität, Funktionalität, Bedienung und dem entsprechenden Service absichern.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

i.A. Stefan Schubert
Unternehmenskommunikation/
Projektleiter Presse/ Marketing

To: <presse@metz.de>
Subject: Re: Metzblitze von Tumax
Date: Tue, 28. September 2010 17:02

Hallo,

vielen Dank für die ausführlichen Informationen. Sind der 24 AF-1 und der 36 AF-5 also die ersten / einzigen Mecablitze, die nicht vollständig aus eigener Produktion stammen, oder wird / wurde auch bei anderen Modellen schon auf Produktionskapazitäten von Tumax oder anderen Firmen zurückgegriffen?

Mit freundlichem Gruß
Gregor Pabst

From: "Presse Metz" <Presse@metz.de>
Subject: AW: Metzblitze von Tumax
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 13:52:31 +0200

Sehr geehrter Herr Pabst,

die Zusammenarbeit mit Tumax betrifft heute, wie in der Vergangenheit ausschließlich Modelle im Einstiegsbereich unseres Produktsortiments, also Produkte der 20er, der 24er und der 36er Serie.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

i.A. Stefan Schubert
Unternehmenskommunikation/
Projektleiter Presse/ Marketing


Tokura DPZ420AF and PF-30X details

From: "Foto Samar \(Digital\)" <digital@fotosamar.es>
Subject: RE: Tokura DPZ420AF y Tokura PF-30X [Spam]
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 18:58:21 +0200

Buenas tardes,

Comentar que con el TOKURA PF-30X no trabajamos.

Con el TOKURA DPZ420AF si trabajamos. Su precio es de 105,93 + I.V.A. y tenemos en stock. Adjuntamos folleto.

Atentamente, un saludo,

FOTO SAMAR, S.A.
Dr. Achúcarro, nº 2
48011 - Bilbao

Enviado el: jueves, 19 de agosto de 2010 17:32
Asunto: Tokura DPZ420AF y Tokura PF-30X
Para: undisclosed-recipients:

> Hola!
>
> Estoy buscando los destellos de Tokura - DPZ420AF y Tokura PF-30X. Puedo ver la www no hay información sobre la compañía o sus productos y sería muy feliz si usted podría enviarme una copia o una foto del folleto de los dispositivos (como en Inglés). Www dirección de uno por Tokura conocido?
>
> Muchas gracias

[Looking at this after 2 years kinda looks funny ... I don't speak any spanish :D. I must have posted via web formular and they seem to have used automatic translation for every incoming request not written in spanish. Smart these guys :D.

So here goes the Google translation (rather adds to the fun :P):

What I must have written (kinda): "I'm looking for the flashes of Tokura - DPZ420AF and Tokura PF-30X. Www I can see no information about the company or their products and would be very happy if you could send me a photo copy of the brochure or device (as in English). One direction Www Tokura known?"

What they wrote back: "Discuss it with the PF-30X Tokura not work. With Tokura DPZ420AF if we work. It costs 105.93 + I.V.A. and we have in stock. Enclosed booklet." (they included the english manual^^).]


Multiplex 3-in-1 Remote Control details

To: <iris@brilliant.com.sg>
Subject: MULTIPLEX 3-in-1 Remote Control
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 12:53:13 +0200

Hello,

I'm not sure whether you are the right person to address, please forward the request to the proper support in case. Brilliant offers 2 versions of the MULTIPLEX 3-in-1 Remote Control: Super Series and Delux Series. I can't tell any differences, can you please explain, what the differences are?

Best Regards
Greg

-- no answer received --


Sigma 18mm F3.5 [410] details

From: "Ted Struik" <ted@techblue.nl>
Subject: Sigma 18mm F3.5 [410]
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 4:08 PM

Hi,

Congratulations on your great site, it was one of the few places on the net where I could find anything on this lens (I own a Nikon mount version): Sigma 18mm F3.5 [410]
A few things you might want to add for this lens: the filter size is given as 52, but this should be 72. Aperture has 6 blades, rounded.

Best regards,
Ted Struik

To: "Ted Struik" <ted@techblue.nl>
Subject: Re: Sigma 18mm F3.5 [410]
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 4:52:58 PM GMT +01:00 Amsterdam / Berlin / Bern / Rome / Stockholm / Vienna

Hi Ted,

thanks for your note. I'll add this info. Btw, I just want to make sure ... do you have the AF version of this lens or is it MF only? There are also older MF 3.5/18 lens models available.

For the AF version I'm also missing info on the type of focus mechanism of this lens (when focussing, does the front element or filter thread rotate or not?) and about the hood model number. Can you tell something about it?

Best regards
Greg

From: "Ted Struik" <ted.struik@techblue.nl>
Subject: Re: Sigma 18mm F3.5 [410]
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 6:05 PM

Hi Greg,

I have the AF version. The front does not rotate while focusing.
I do not have a hood for the lens - I got is on Ebay a few years ago and mine came without a hood. However, the front of the lens does have a thread for a hood, so I suppose it exists.

Best regards,
Ted


Zörk Schneider 28mm Tilt-Conversion details

From: "Zörkendörfer Film & Phototechnic" <info@zoerk.com>
Subject: Re: Schneider 28mm Tilt-Konversion
Date: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 12:23 PM

wir danken für Ihre Anfrage. In der Regel bauen wir von uns gekaufte neue Objektive um. Das ist besser wegen der Garantieleistung. Das Gewicht beträgt ca. 500g, Länge 90mm, Durchmesser 70mm. Der Preis beträgt € 1800,-- + 19% Mwst. Wir haben derzeit 2 Objektive auf Lager, die allerdings noch umgebaut werden müssten. Wir liefern per Nachnahme, Vorauskasse oder Bankeinzug.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen

H. Zörkendörfer

Zörkendörfer Film & Fototechnik

Am 29.11.2009 um 11:15 schrieb Gregor Pabst:

> Hallo,
>
> ich würde gern wissen, wie der Ablauf bei einer Bestellung genau funktioniert. Müßte ich ein Objektiv besorgen, es einsenden und Zörk machte dann die Konversion, oder kann man die Objektive fertig modifiziert bei Zörk bestellen? Was kostet sowas für Canon EOS, und wie sind die Maße und das Gewicht der modifizierten Objektive?
>
> Vielen Dank für Infos.
>
> Mit freundlichem Gruß
> Gregor Pabst


Bilora D40 AF-C compatibility

To: <beratung@fotobrenner.de>
Subject: Bilora D40 AF-C
Date: Sunday, November 22, 2009 2:57 AM

Hallo,

zum Bilora D40 AF-C steht im Katalog "Nicht für EOS 40D". Ist der nicht mit neueren EOSen kompatibel? was ist mit 400D? 5D Mark II? ... Und wieso ist der nicht über Blitzkabel ansprechbar? Hat der wirklich E-TTL?

MfG
Gregor Pabst

-- no answer received --


Conurus mount modifications, Hartblei announcement

From: "Stefan Steib" <s.steib@hartblei.de>
Subject: Re: Fragen zur Hartblei Cam
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009 12:33 AM

Hallo Herr Pabst

Ich hab mal auf Ihre Seite geschaut und die ist ja wirklich recht komplett- RESPEKT !

Aber was Ihnen definitv noch fehlt (und was ab Januar auch von Hartblei- für Europa- angeboten wird):
Conurus Zeiss autofocus N1 Umbauten auf vollwertige Canon mounts.

http://en.conurus.com/

Da gibt's ein paar leckere Zeiss Vario Sonnare mit ausgezeichneter Qualität. Ich selber habe jetzt das 24-85 und das 70-300 (das sogar an der hartblei Cam!) in Benutzung.

Wenn Sie dazu noch mehr infos brauchen- nur fragen !

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Stefan Steib
Gabelsbergerstr.48d
D-80333 München

www.hartblei.de
www.digitalfoto-trainer.de
www.spectralize.com


Conurus mount modifications, Hartblei announcement

(continued from the above posting)

From: "Stefan Steib" <s.steib@hartblei.de>
Subject: Re: Fragen zur Hartblei Cam
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009 4:21 PM

Hallo Herr Pabst

Wir haben schon 2 selber umgebaut, die funktionieren astrein (hab ich hier auf der Messe)
Ein 24-85 und das 70-300. Wir verhandeln noch etwas zäh über die Preise für die Kits (Bo Ming ist Chinese!) aber sobald wir uns da einig sind, machen wir das hier in Europa, EX GUS und Arabische Staaten selber.
Und bei uns ist das in 2 Wochen über die Bühne.

Grüße aus momentan Köln

Stefan Steib

Am 19.11.2009 14:05 Uhr schrieb "Gregor Pabst":

> Hallo!
>
> Vielen Dank für den Hinweis. Ist ja ein wirklich interessantes Projekt, selbst
> die AF-Protokolle zu übersetzen etc.
>
> Wenn ich die Website richtig verstehe, dauert es im Schnitt knapp 10 Monate,
> ein Objektiv zu konvertieren. Wird Hartblei die Objektive auf Vorrat haben
> oder auch erst bei Bedarf einsenden?
>
> MfG
> Gregor Pabst

To: "Stefan Steib" <s.steib@hartblei.de>
Subject: Re: Fragen zur Hartblei Cam
Date: Friday, August 24, 2012 3:09 PM

Hallo Herr Steib,

ist ja mittlerweile schon einiges an Zeit vergangen seit der letzten Korrespondenz :D.

Wollte mal nachfragen, wie es um die Zeiss AF N1 Umbauten durch Hartblei steht. Sie hatten mir 2009 mal einen Hinweis zu Conurus geschickt und angekündigt, sowas ab 2010 auch über Hartblei für den europäischen Markt anzubieten. Ich habe seither immer wieder mal die Hartblei Webseite gecheckt, dazu jedoch nichts gefunden. Wurde das Vorhaben eingestellt?

Zur Referenz ein Teil des damaligen Emailverkehrs anbei (s.u.). Die Seite gibt's nach einigen Umzügen auch immernoch: http//canon-eos.serveblog.net.

MfG
Gregor Pabst

From: "Stefan Steib" <s.steib@hartblei.de>
Subject: Re: Fragen zur Hartblei Cam
Date: Saturday, August 25, 2012 10:19 AM

Hallo Herr Pabst

Das mit den Conurus Sachen hat leider nicht geklappt, wir konnten uns mit Bo Ming In Vancouver nicht über den Preis einigen. Technisch ist das gar kein Problem, ich selber habe 2 Solche Objektive , die wir als Test umgebaut hatten, das funktioniert einwandfrei.

Wir werden da wohl auch nichts mehr unternehmen, das Thema ist jetzt allmählich auch nicht mehr aktuell, Canon und Nikon haben inzwischen genug gut Optiken auch mit schnellerem Autofokus auf neuestem tech. Stand Herausgebracht, da wird sich der Bedarf inzwischen relativieren.

Schade. Ich fand und finde das immer noch eine gute Idee, aber Conurus macht inzwischen diesen Sony Nex Adapter für Canon Objektive und hat da wohl auch einen Großteil der Ressourcen reingesteckt.

Wir kümmern uns vorrangig um unsere Kamera und unsere Objektive (Seitenfokus und neue Hcam). Auch da bleibt wenig Zeit.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Stefan Steib


Hartblei Cam

Subject: Re: Fragen zur Hartblei Cam
From: Stefan Steib <s.steib@hartblei.de>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 01:38:26 +0100

Hallo Herr Pabst

Na, noch so ein Nachtarbeiter wie ich.....;-)

Also, abgedichtet heißt nicht komplett wasser oder staubdicht-genausowenig wie bei Canon oder Nikon,
Deren Gehäuse sind auch "abgedichtet" aber nicht "Dicht".

Das mit der Bewegungsunschärfe, da haben sie recht da ist die Übersetzung wohl etwas ungenau, das müßte eigentlich genau: internal camera movements causing motion blur ........heißen, aber ganz ehrlich da sind Sie bis jetzt der erste den das gestört hat.
Das mit dem Slider hat damit nur indirekt was zu tun, Präcision (deutscher text) meint nämlich das man manuell leicht etwas verstellen kann.

Das grüne LCD hab ich noch nicht ausgemessen, angezeigt werden dort Zeit, Blende Firmwareinformationen, Verschlußsync F1 oder F2 und noch einiges andere.
Ich bitte um Verständnis, da wird sich bei den nächsten Firmware releases noch einiges ändern.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Stefan Steib

Am 16.11.2009 0:42 Uhr schrieb "Gregor Pabst":

> Hallo,
>
> vielen Dank für die Antworten.
>
> Dass das Gehäuse versiegelt sein könnte, wird angedeutet auf http://www.hartblei.eu/en/hartbleicam2.htm:
> "Our camera body is [...] thightly sealed and very service friendly."
> Auch so in der deutschen Version: "Das Gehäuse ist wie bei allen Hartblei Produkten aus massiven Aluminiumplatten verschraubt und abgedichtet"
>
> Verhinderung von Bewegungsunschärfe habe ich herausgelesen auf http://www.hartblei.eu/en/hartbleicam3.htm:
> "5. No mirror slap and caused vibration inducing motion blur during exposure"
> auch in Verbindung mit http://www.hartblei.eu/en/hartbleicam2.htm:
> "it uses a motorized sliding back for highest precision and prevention of unwanted camera movements/vibrations"
>
> Was die Displaygröße angeht, meinte ich eigentlich das grüne LCD, das zur Cam gehört, nicht das am Back. Wie groß ist das und was wird dort genau angezeigt?
>
> MfG
> Gregor Pabst

From: Stefan Steib <s.steib@hartblei.de>
Subject: Re: Fragen zur Hartblei Cam
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2009 16:16:19 +0100

Hallo Herr Pabst

Wirklich eine Menge Fragen. Schau mer mal.

Zu 1.: Ich wüßte nicht wo auf unserer Webseite steht dass das Gehäuse versiegelt ist. Ich habe auf einigen Veranstaltungen gesagt das wir bei Bedarf (z.B für Medizintechnik) abgedichtete Versionen bauen könnten.

Es gibt auch keinen Spiegel, also keinen Spiegelschlag.
Die Auslöseverzögerung dürfte genau der Mamiya/Phase AFD entsprechen ist ja genau der gleiche Verschluß. Was allerdings für Architektur, Landschaft und Studiozwecke wohl eher, naja sagen wir mal sekundär sein dürfte.

Bewegungsunschärfe ? Wo haben Sie denn das her ? Ansonsten siehe Spiegelschlag.

Der Prismensucher ist der TTL Spot von der Kiev.

Die Maße sind die Gehäusemaße des "Kastens". Der verwendete Hasselblad V Formatadapter steht hinten raus und außerdem sitzt das Novoflex Bajonett auch erhaben auf dem Gehäuse, das ergibt dann die Kleinbild EOS Schnittweite.

Das Gewicht habe ich noch nicht gemessen, dürfte ca. 1,5 kg sein. Aufnahmen pro sec. theoretisch schneller als die AFD weil kein Spiegelschlag, aber abhängig vom Back Ich schätze mal zw.1-3 je nach Back und Modus.
HSS Blitzsteuerung - Nein.
Displaygröße siehe verwendetes back also leaf am Größten, Phase kleiner usw.

2.:Leica Back -Nein. Wir reden hier von allen MF !!! Standard Backs. Ausnahme Mamiya ZD, geht wirklich nur mit Mamiya. Sonst gehen alle,
Wir haben in der Firmware schon die meisten Timings eingearbeitet, speziell alle Hasselblad und Phase Backs, wir arbeiten gerade mit leaf zur optimierung und werden auch zukünftig weitere backs mit Firmwareupdates unterstützen.

3.: Beim 40er ist die Schelle eingebaut, beim 80er und 120er ist die Schelle extra (siehe preisliste). Der Anschluß der Objektive mit Schelle macht diese parallaxenfrei wenn geshiftet und getiltet wird. Am Gehäuse kann das per se nicht parallaxenfrei sein. An der hartblei cam ist unten eine lange QPL platte mit im Lieferumfang, beim 40er kostet die kleine extra (man könnte ja auch andere platten ansetzen) und bei der 80+120er Stativklammer braucht man keine (hat eigenes Gewinde)

4.: Bestes Bajonett da die meisten Anschlußmöglichkeiten= Canon EOS(Elektronisch gesteuerte Blende!)
Möglich ist außerdem Nikon (Schränkt aber auf Nikon ein) oder andere (nur mechanisch!) auf wunsch (=ähnlich wie Nikon)

5.: Wir liefern standardmäßig einen NPF 550 mit ladegerät(China), es passen aber alle bis rauf zu 7800 .

6.: =Novoflex Programm, es passen aber natürlich auch alle anderen am Markt.

7.: die Wasserwagen sind immer fest eingebaut und beleuchtet.

Grüße aus München

Stefan Steib

Am 14.11.2009 11:00 Uhr schrieb "Gregor Pabst":
>
> Hallo,
>
> ich habe eine Website auf http://eos-serveblog.net/geraet/index.htm über Canon EOS und kompatibles Zubehör. Sie hatten mir schon einmal geschrieben, um ein paar Daten bezüglich der Superrotatoren zu korrigieren.
>
> Nun würde ich gern auch die Hartblei Cam auf der Seite aufnehmen und habe dazu einiges an Fragen.
>
> 1) Fragen zum Gehäuse:
> Es wird davon geschrieben, dass das Gehäuse versiegelt wird. Handelt es sich hierbei um eine besondere Versiegelung, um die Kamera gegen Wettereinflüsse und Staub zu schützen?
> Es wird außerdem hervorgehoben, dass es keinen Spiegelschlag gibt, der Verwacklungen etc. hervorrufen kann. Ist ein feststehender Spiegel verbaut?
> Wie hoch ist die Auslöseverzögerung?
> Es wird auch erwähnt, dass Bewegungsunschärfe verhindert wird ... verfügt das Gehäuse über einen internen Bildstabilisator?
> Was genau ist der Hartblei TTL Prism Finder, der zur Kamera gehört?
> Die Größe des Gehäuses wird mit 34mm Tiefe angegeben, scheint mir recht wenig. Da ist der Sucher wohl nicht dabei, und das Back auch nicht? Gehören Rückteil und Sucher nicht zum normalen Lieferumfang?
> Wo kann man in etwa das Gewicht ansetzen? Natürlich hängt das ganz von den verbauten Komponenten ab, aber wo geht es in etwa los?
> Wieviele Bilder pro Sekunde macht der Verschluss mit?
> Wie sieht's mit HSS aus?
> Wie groß ist das Display der Kamera selbst, und was wird darauf angezeigt?
>
> 2) Fragen zum Rückteil:
> Es können Rückteile von verschiedenen Herstellern benutzt werden. Welche Hersteller gehören da genau dazu? Es gibt beispielsweise von Leica ein Digital Back ... passt das auch? Wie funktioniert das mit dem Adaptieren der Rückteile, geht das einfach so - also auch on the fly innerhalb einer Session, oder muss die Kamera durch Hartblei für jedes Back einzeln angepaßt werden?
>
> 3) Zur Stativschelle:
> Da ist mir nicht ganz klar geworden, ob die Hartblei Stitching Clamp mit zum Lieferumfang gehört oder nicht (ist ja eigentlich Objektivzubehör).
> Es ist die Rede davon, dass der Stativanschluss des Gehäuses für paralaxenfreie Operation optimiert wurde, wenn das Gehäuse mit Superrotator und Schelle benutzt wird. Mit Schelle ist hier doch die Stiching Clamp gemeint? Hat das Gehäuse selbst auch ein Stativgewinde?
> Andererseits ist auch von der Möglichkeit, eine Novoflex QPL-Platte anzuschließen, die Rede. Gehört die mit zum Lieferumfang (hört sich nicht soan, wollte ich nur nochmal nachfrgen)?
>
> 4) Objektivanschluss:
> In den Beschreibungen klingt das immer so, als wären alle Hartblei Cams mit C/EF-Mount, alles andere mit Adaptern möglich. In der FAQ steht dann aber, dass auch andere Fassungen direkt verbaut werden können?
>
> 5) Stromversorgung:
> Es werden i.d.R. Accus von Sony zwischen 1500 und 7200 mAh benutzt. Welches Modell wird denn serienmäßig genau dazu angeboten? Für welche Nikon-Accus kann die Kamera umgerüsteet werden? Welches Netzteil (Hersteller, Modell) gehört zur Standardkonfiguration?
>
> 6) Objektivadapter:
> Die Adapter für Leica R, Contax MM und N "and so on" ... damit sind Standardadapter von Novoflex gemeint?
>
> 7) Zubehör:
> Gehören die "illuminated horizontal and vertical leveling devices" mit zum Standardlieferumfang oder sind die optional erhältlich?
>
> Eine Menge Fragen ... ich bedanke mich für Korrekturen und detailierte Hinweise.
>
> Mit freundlichem Gruß
> Gregor Pabst


Hartblei Super-Rotator 35mm F2.8 MC details

From: Hannu Mallat <hmallat@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Hartblei Super-Rotator 35mm F2.8 MC
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 18:45:57 +0300

Hi, and thanks for your mail!

I can't anymore recall in detail, and while I have the receipt somewhere it's "archived" too well to look for right now. However, I must have bought this lens either from eBay or kievcamera, probably in early 2005. I used to have the 35mm shift-only lens kievcamera is still selling (not too good when shifted), but I traded that for something else when I got a Nikkor 28mm shift-only lens for a bargain price.

I recall one guy mentioning on some forum he also had this Hartblei, with a serial number "0011".

The lens is in Nikon F mount, but it looks like the mount could be easily changed to another one. There's no mechanical linkage of aperture or anything else.

Using a vernier scale, the length of the lens barrel, excluding the Nikon mount, measures 79.9mm, while the barrel width at the front end is 65.0mm. At the widest point, on the shift handle, it is about 88mm wide (bit difficult to measure due to the handle pattern and the vernier not quite reaching there). It takes 62mm filters.

Best regards,
Hannu


Selling details for Sofradir Nightvision

From: "Michelle Intiso" <mintiso@sofradir-ec.com>
Subject: Night Vision for Canon
Date: Friday, October 09, 2009 8:26 PM

Dear Gregor,

Thank you for visiting our website. I am pleased to inform you that we have a local distributor in Germany for our Night Vision equipment. I have forwarded your request to them and they should be in touch shortly. Please feel free to call:

Wilhelm Gronauer
ITT/Jabsco

Mobile: 49(0)1752064053
E-mail: Wilhelm.Gronauer@itt.com

If you have any additional questions, please let us know.

Best regards,
Michelle

Michelle Intiso
Manager, Inside Sales

An: Gronauer, Wilhelm - Flow Control
Betreff: Fw: Night Vision for Canon
Gesendet: Montag, 12. Oktober 2009 07:11

Guten Tag Herr Gronauer,

ich interessiere mich für die Nachtsichtmodule der Firma Electrophysics. Dort sagte man mir, Sie seien für die Distribution in Deutschland zuständig. Können sie mir Informationen über Preise, genauere technische Daten (insbesondere Maße und Gewicht, aber auch bei den CIUs etwa irgendetwas, woraus die Unterschiede genauer hervorgehen) zusenden? Auf der Homepage von Electrophysics wird zudem erwähnt, dass die CIU 9350 Gen III Omni IV [9350CIU3-IV] nur eingeschränkt verfügbar ist. Was genau bedeutet das?
Im Falle eines Kaufs ginge die Bestellung direkt über Sie? Gibt es irgendwelche Zugangsbeschränkungen für das Equipment (Abgabe nur an Firmen, Militär o.ä.)?

Vielen Dank für Informationen
Gregor Pabst

From: "Gronauer, Wilhelm - Flow Control" <Wilhelm.Gronauer@itt.com>
Subject: AW: Night Vision for Canon
Date: Monday, October 12, 2009 2:29 PM

Sehr geehrter Herr Pabst.

Bitte um Rückruf bezüglich Electrophysics.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
With best Regards

ITT/Jabsco

Wilhelm Gronauer
Mobile:01752064053

From: "Michelle Intiso" <mintiso@sofradir-ec.com>
Subject: RE: Night Vision for Canon
Date: Monday, November 16, 2009 11:53 PM

Hi Gregor,

Thanks for being so patient in waiting for an answer. I am still working my way through emails since I have come back from vacation. I have inserted my answers below.

Michelle

From: Gregor Pabst
Subject: Re: Night Vision for Canon
Date: Thursday, November 05, 2009 5:44 PM

> Hello,
>
> the contact to Mr.Gronauer was not very informative. I had some simple questions that could have been easily answered by email, but he seemingly insisted that I would call his mobile, which would cost me more money and doesn't seem too serious to me for a professional business.
>
> So I still have these questions:
>
> What are the prices for the night vision equipment?

The price for the Night vision for use on a Canon starts around $9100.00 and goes up to about $10,100.00. The price depends if you go with a standard version or the newer variable gain option that we offer.

> What are the exact technical specifications, like weigth and size for example?

I have attached a brochure for you to review. The overall length is between 4-7" and weight about 18 oz. This attached in between the camera body and lens.

> What are the exact differences between the 4 CIUs? The website is not really of any help in this point.

There are several grades of Gen III tubes that we offer within the US but since this is for export I am limited as to what I can offer. The pricing listed above is based on a Gen III FOM1600 tube, which has the typical specifications:

Model Number Description Photocathode
Response (µA/lm)
Center Res.
(lp/mm)
Luminous Gain
(fl/fc@2x10-6 fc)
Signal-to-Noise Halo
(mm)
FOM*
9350CIU3-1600
9323B3-1600
9300XL-3F-1600
Gen III FOM 1600
Gen III FOM 1600
Non-autogated
1800 TYP 64 TYP 40K TYP 24 TYP > 1.0 mm 1400-1600

> The CIU 9350 Gen III Omni IV is of only limited availability according to your website. What exactly does this mean?

The FOM1600 is the export version of the Gen III Omni IV tune. We say it is limited since it is not available for export as is.

> Is the selling of this kind of equipment limited to military only, or is it freely available on the consumer market?

Typically this is sold to government and military but it has been sold to some other types of organization. It is more difficult to get an export license for a non-government agency (requires more paperwork) but we are willing to give it a try if you are.

> Thank you for any information
> Gregor Pabst

From: "Michelle Intiso" <mintiso@sofradir-ec.com>
Subject: RE: Night Vision for Canon
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 11:22 PM

Gregor,

More answers listed below.

Michelle

From: Gregor Pabst
Subject: Re: Night Vision for Canon
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 3:42 PM
>
> Hello Michelle,
>
> thanks for this brochure, I already knew it from the website. I hoped you'd send me another one to find some more details. So I still have some questions.
>
> 1) I'd still like to know the technical specifications for the Gen III Aviation, Omni IV and Pinnacle modules, no matter whether you can export them or not.

The Aviation grade and Pinnacle grade tubes are reserved for US by the US military and as such, I am not allowed to export these units nor am I allowed to provide the specifications for these units. I should be able to provide specification for the standard Gen III Omni IV since the FOM1600 is an export version of this unit. I will double check to make sure and will send under a separate email. The US government allows us to sell two versions of an image intensifier tube, Gen III FOM1600 and Gen III FOM1250. FOM1600 is typically allowed for NATO + countries and FOM1250 is allowed for the rest of the world, excluding embargoed countries.

> 2) You say the length is between 4 and 7 inch. Does this mean, the module changes it's size during operation? Or is the 9350EOS-P model 4", and the 9350EOS-PV model 7" in length?

The adapter pair will be different in length depending on the camera or camcorder being used. The adapter for use on a c-mount CCD camera is smaller than the adapter for the use on a digital camera or camcorder. I will pull an adapter for the Canon EOS and measure it for you so I can get the exact length.

> 3) What is the difference between the normal P / PV models and the 9350EOS-3-PRO / 3V-PRO models, are they just kits including the otherwise optional CIU or is there more, what makes them PRO? If so, what about size and weight here?

V stands for our new variable gain version which allows the user (you) to agjust the gain setting from low to high. The standard unit is set at a default of medium and is not adjustable. The variable gain unit adds very little extra weight to the unit. Basically there is knob on the outside of the adapter.

> 4) There is also some small comment in the brochure, that made me curious ... these nightvision modules will work with all digital Canon SLRs including APS-C format bodies, or will they only work with full frame bodies?

Canon makes the standard EOS mount that accept AF lenses and the digital cameras offer a full frame sensor or a standard sensor. Our NV will work on any of these EOS bodies that work with the AF lenses. I am actually not sure about APS-C format stands for so I'll check on that.

> Once more thank you very much for your support, I really enjoy this.
>
> Best Regards
>
> Gregor

From: "Michelle Intiso" <mintiso@sofradir-ec.com>
Subject: RE: Night Vision for Canon
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 11:10 PM

Okay - more answers.

To: mintiso@sofradir-ec.com
Subject: Re: Night Vision for Canon
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 5:00 PM
>
> Hello,
>
> APS-C is the term for sensor formats of recent consumer D-SLRs with smaller sensor (C = Crop). There are special lenses available for these, which have EF-S mount rather than EF mount, which do not fit on full frame bodies - including also recent full frame DSLRs. Hense my question.

I have to check on the EF-S. I think the back part the lens protrudes farther into the camera body so it can only with some EOS cameras and not all. If this is the case, then these lenses do not work with our NV
>
> Now the only thing I'm still missing is the hint, what is the difference between 9350EOS-P and 9350EOS-3-PRO. Is it only that the CIU is already included, or is there more difference in optical quality for example?

You have this right. The EOS-P is just the adapter and the EOS-3Pro includes a tube (non-export version).

>
> Gregor


Relation of Samyang and Polar

To: seoul@syopt.co.kr
Subject: Samyang photo lenses
Date: 2009-10-02 오전 8:23:14

Hello,
in the past I made great experience with the email support of the Samyang Opt., so I hope I will find help this time also. I have a website about Canan EOS and I'm interested in buying the 85mm F1.4 lens. I found this lens in several brands, including Polar. For all the other brands (Vivitar, Walimex etc.) I found out a lot about the relations to Samyang, but not so about Polar. 'They' don't have a website, nor are they registered with the US trade mark register. Some people claim, that Polar is a trademark of Samyang Opt. themselfs. Can you confirm this? Is there any difference in the optical quality of the glass or the coatings compared to the original Samyang lens?

Thank you very much for any information
Gregor Pabst

From: "Samyang Optics" <seoul@syopt.co.kr>
Subject: RE: Samyang photo lenses
Date: Friday, October 02, 2009 8:41 AM

Dear Mr. Gregor Pabst,
Thank you for your email today.
Yes, we povide our customers with their own brands as Vivitar, Walimex etc. Regarding Polar, we have not povided Polar brand overseas but only domestic in Korea. Polar brand is for our Korea distributor, not for European and USA.
Best regards,
Terry


Generic 650-1300mm Zoom variations and details

An: Foto Walser
Betreff: Walimex Pro Fisheye und Walimex 650-1300mm Zoom
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 10. Juni 2009 17:21

Hallo,

ich habe Fragen zu den oben genannten Objektiven:

Bei dem Fisheye würde ich gern wissen, wer der Hersteller ist. Ist das wieder
Samyang?

Und bei dem Zoom würde ich gern wissen, ob es 86mm oder 95mm Filter braucht. Es tauchen in letzter Zeit immer wieder Fotos von Walimex-Objektiven auf, auf denen 86mm steht, auf der Website sind aber 95mm angegeben (nicht nur bei Walimex, auch bei Samyang und den anderen Distributionen). Gibt es eventuell verschiedene Versionen?

MfG
Gregor Pabst

From: "Fachberatung" <fachberatung@foto-walser.de>
Subject: AW: Walimex Pro Fisheye und Walimex 650-1300mm Zoom
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 10:36:10 +0200

Guten Tag,

vielen Dank für Ihre Anfrage.
Wenn Sie beim Objektiv die mitgelieferte Gegenlichtblende abschrauben haben sie ein Filtergewinde am Objektiv von 95mm. Die Frage mit dem Hersteller kann ich ihnen leider nicht beantworten., bitte haben sie dafür Verständnis.

Ich wünsche Ihnen noch ein schönes Wochenende.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Andreas Kamm


Generic 650-1300 Variations

From: "Uwe Ohse" <uwe@ohse.de>
Subject: Re: Exakta 650-1300 Vario
Date: Monday, June 08, 2009 8:14 PM

On Mon, Jun 08, 2009 at 07:07:10PM +0200, Gregor Pabst wrote:

> ich habe gerade Deinen Artikel über das Exakta gelesen. Bisher war ich auch der Meinung, das Exakta sei von Samyang. Mittlerweile bin ich mir da aber gar nicht mehr so sicher, die technischen Daten scheinen verschieden zu sein. Momentan kenn ich vom Exakta aber auch nur den Filterdurchmesser - der ist 86mm, die Samyangs haben 95mm. Du hast nicht zufällig die

Wenn ich dem hier glauben darf:
http://www.fotomundus24.de/shop/prakticaexakta-varioplan-80160-6501300mm-p-1311.html?osCsid=ve8jp7gr8u197n5u48024lj0t2
dann hat das Exakta 95mm.
http://www.foto-walser.biz/shop/Artikel/49/85/Canon_walimex_650_1300_8_16_Tele_for_Canon_AF_WT_3570.htm
sagt dasselbe.
Und http://www.syopt.co.kr/eng/product/manual_zoom_6001300.asp paßt dazu sehr gut.

> restlichen technischen Daten zu dem Exakta-Objektiv?

Ich habe immer eher wiedersprüchliche Informationen gehabt :-/

> Woher hat Du die Information, daß das Exakta von Samyang kommt?

Vom Phoenix-Vertrieb :-) Das sind die Leute, die das Ding in den USA vertreiben (wobei es da auch unter dem Namen Opteka verkauft wird).

Exakta produziert selbst nichts mehr, ist zum reinen Handelsnamen verkommen, und im Moment bekomme ich noch nicht mal heraus, wer den Namen gerade benutzt...

Ich wäre nicht verblüfft, wenn es unterschiedliche Versionen von dem Ding gäbe. Nicht weil ich über die Jahre so viele unterschiedliche Angaben dazu gefunden habe, sondern weil ich jederzeit bereit bin zu glauben, dass die paar Millimeter Glas am Rand, die für die rechnerische Lichtstärke unerheblich sind, noch eingespart werden.

Gruss, Uwe


Profi Telezoom Objektiv 650-1300mm Canon auf Amazon.de

From: Enno von Essen <mail@ennovonessen.de>
Subject: Re: Profi Telezoom Objektiv 650-1300mm Canon EOS auf Amazon
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 08:18:15 +0200

Hallo,

Ja, schauen Sie mal bitte auf www.foto-walser.de nach Suchbegriff 650...

Da steht alles. Der Hersteller ist Walimex, keine Ahnung wer da schon wieder dran rumgespielt hat. Das ist bei Amazon so ein kleines Leid für die Verkäufer.

Viele Grüße

Enno von Essen

En 10.06.09 07:08 escribió "Gregor Pabst":
>
> Hallo,
>
> Sie bieten auf Amazon.de obiges Objektiv an. In der Artikelbeschreibung steht leider nichts über technische Daten, und als Hersteller wird Canon angegeben, was ja zweifellos falsch ist.
>
> Könnten Sie mir bitte Hersteller und technische Daten schicken?
>
> MfG
> Gregor Pabst


Bower SFD680C details (B&H)

From: photo@bhphotovideo.com
Subject: B&H Email Support - Request# INQ910172
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 14:15:16 -0500

Dear eostec@gmx.de,

We have worked diligently to answer your inquiry. Below you will find your answer. Please only reply to this message if you deem our answer to be unsatisfactory.

In response to your feedback about: SFD680C POWER ZOOM FLASH F/CANON

Our Answer: Here is the info you requested ...

See this URL.

http://www.bowerusa.com/catalog.php?item=300%7C330

SFD680C
Bower Power Zoom E-TTL Canon Flash
SFD680C Power Zoom flash is fully dedicated for new Canon Digital Cameras. It is fully compatible with E-TTL I/II functions. The flash is equipped with EV control adjustment in TTL mode. The auto confirmation indicator has dual power saving mode.

Thank You , & get back to me if you need further assistance.

Your Initial Inquiry: Hello,

do you have any technical information about this model, please?
------------------------------------------------------------------------
BOSFD680C
SFD680C POWER ZOOM FLASH F/CANON
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/sitem/sku=605932&is=REG
To: Corrections@bhphotovideo.com

Thank you,
Your B&H Team


Cullmann 34 AF/C Digital vs. 34AFa

An: b.hussnaetter@cullmann-foto.de
Betreff: Reparatur- und Kundendienst-Anfrage von Website
Gesendet: Samstag, 10. Januar 2009 18:28

Hallo,

ich interessiere mich für den Cullmann 34 AF/C Digital. Worin besteht denn genau der Unterschied zwischen der normalen Version und der "Advanced Version" (34AFa)? Die technischen Daten auf der Homepage sind zumindest identisch.

Vielen Dank

From: <b.hussnaetter@cullmann-foto.de>
Subject: AW: Reparatur- und Kundendienst-Anfrage von Website
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:40:17 +0100

Sehr geehrter Herr Pabst,

bezugnehmend auf Ihre Anfrage teilen wir Ihnen mit, dass das 34 Afa/C Art. Nr. 60125 im Gegensatz zum 34 AF/C Art. Nr. 60120 auch mit der Canon 350D und 400 D kompatibel ist.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Brigitte Hußnätter
Abteilung Service


Cambron 500-800mm F8 Mirror Zoom Lens details

To: <bestdeal@cambridgeworld.com>
Subject: Lens Details
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 07:37:12 +0100

Hello,

I'm interested in the Cambron 500-800mm F8 Mirror Zoom Lens for Canon. But before I buy anything, I'd like to know something about the lens, like who is the manufacturer and what the technical specs are like (aspect ratio, wether minimum apertures are fixed to focal lenght or not, minimum working distance, filter size, lens size and weight). I assume it's not an internal focus lens, right? Lens hood is included?

Best Regards
Greg

From: bestdeal@cambridgeworld.com
Subject: Re: Lens Details
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 12:27:23 -0700

Thank you for your email.It is 29.5 oz. 41/2 inches long focuses to 11 1/2 feet apature varies from f8-f12 shade is not included it is not an internal focus lens.Call me we do havwe a very large selections of lenses.We also have more than 50 different 39mm filters for$29.99ea.43mm 49mm 52mm 55mm and 58mm filters for $8.99 ea.62mm for$12.99ea.67mmor$12.99ea.72mmfor$19.99 ea.77mm for $29.99 ea.82mm $34.99 ea.Are you interested in anythingelse?we have a large selections of new and used photo items in stock at a low discount prices.Please visit our website at www.cambridgeworld.com For more e info call us at1-718-858-5002 or 1-800-221-2253 Regards Rocky


Relation of Walimex and Samyang

An: Grosshandel
Betreff: Contact form from the web shop
Gesendet: Samstag, 22. November 2008 15:38

Betrifft: Photo technology
Produktbezeichnung: 800/8,0 DX Tele Mirror Lens for Canon AF
Nachricht: Hallo,

ich interessiere mich fuer das "800/8,0 DX Tele Mirror Lens for Canon AF" aus Ihrem Programm. Unter welchem Markennamen wird es angeboten - Kenko, Walimex, Polar ... steht ueberhaupt eine Marke drauf? Hersteller ist doch Samyang, oder?

Vielen Dank fuer die Infos.
Mfg
Gregor Pabst

From: "Fachberatung" <fachberatung@foto-walser.de>
Subject: AW: Contact form from the web shop
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 09:35:06 +0100

Guten Tag,

vielen Dank für Ihre Anfrage.
Der Hersteller ist korrekt.
Es heißt bei uns walimex.
Ich wünsche Ihnen noch einen schönen Tag.

Mit besten Grüßen aus Burgheim

Marcus Carlson
Fachberatung


Parfocal Canon zoom lenses

From: Canon Support <CareCenter@cits.canon.com>
Subject: Re: Response from Canon - Technical Support (KMM8905274V90839L0KM)
Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2008 19:53:58 -0400

Dear Mr. Pabst:

The following lenses are our current parfocal lenses:

EF 16-35mm F2.8L USM
EF 17-40mm F4L USM
EF 24-70mm F2.8L USM
EF 70-200mm F2.8L USM
EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM
EF 70-200mm F4L USM
EF 75-300mm F4-5.6 IS USM
EF 75-300mm F4-5.6 III USM
EF 75-300mm F4-5.6 III

We hope this information is helpful to you. Please write to us again if you have any questions or concerns.

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Erik
Technical Support Representative

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> INQUIRY: Hello,
> I'm looking for a complete new set of lenses for my EOS 40D. Choosing the right lenses I put great focus on parfocal lenses. I could not find any information regarding which of the current lens models are parfocal and which are not. I hope you can supply a list. I only found this older one: http://www.rogercavanagh.com/helpinfo/30_parfocal.stm, but it's already 5 years old.
> Thanks for your support.
> Greg


Promaster "Dedicated TTL"

To: flashexpert@promaster.com
Subject: Promaster Flash Inquiry Via Website
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 6:12 AM

Hi, I own a Canon EOS 350D and a Canon EOS 300V. Both are capable of E-TTL. I'm a bit confused about your definition of TTL modes. I'm highly aware of the differences between TTL, A-TTL, E-TTL and E-TTL II. Speaking in these terms, what is "a fully dedicated digital TTL" and what is a "fully dedicated TTL" or "Auto TTL" please?

In other words, I'm highly interested to know, which models fully feature E-TTL, and which models only feature TTL. I think x-contact is way out of fashion, isn't it?

Best Regards
Gregor Pabst

From: "Flashexpert" <flashexpert@promaster.com>
Subject: Re: Promaster Flash Inquiry Via Website
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 5:00 PM

Gregor:

TTL means thru the lens, a sensor in the mirror box that sees a reflection off the subject and tells the flash when to shut down.
Canon used A-TTL in a few of their film cameras and flash units that would fire an IR beam out of the flash. This would relay subject distance as part of the flash exposure equation along with the TTL sensor in the camera.
E-TTL, which is used in your EOS 300V and 350D cameras use a preflash that reflects off the subject that the cameras focus point is on, then it uses the sensor in the camera too control the output of the flash based on the information from the preflash. E-TTL II, which came out in the Digital Rebel XT and EOS 20D would also use focus distance from Canon EFS lenses as part of the flash equation. Non EFS lenses would not communicate distance information. Your EOS 350D can utilize E-TTL II when using an EFS lens.
There are many other factors that a cameras flash system uses such as white ballance, ambient light, distance between subjects and the thousands of images that are preprogrammed into the camera.
Dedicated simply means that the flash communicates with specific makes of cameras, setting the shutter speed, aperture and lighting a ready light in the view finder of the camera. A flash designed for Canons flash system would be dedicated to Canon cameras, designed for Nikon, dedicated to Nikon cameras, etc.
Many studio photographers still use the X sync to go to their studio flash systems either wired or wireless. Professional sports photographers are also using this along with a pocket wizard wireless trigger to fire flash units that they have set up in different areas.

Flashexpert


Relation between Samyang and Phoenix + Phoenix turning into OmegaSatter + Foto-Walser distributing Samyang

To: seoul@syopt.co.kr ,
Subject: Question regarding Samyang / Phoenix
Date: 2008-07-28 오후 1:32:39

Dear Sir/Madam,

a while back Samyang produced & comarketed interchangeable lenses for / with Phoenix Corporation. Then sometime in 2006 or 2007 first the Samyang homepage and later the Phoenix homepage went down and disappeared without further notice. While Samyang is now back with an at least partly new lens lineup, Phoenix is still down. So here are my questions:

How is about the relation between Phoenix and Samyang today? Are there other relations for lens marketing, especially for Europe? Who manufactures the new lens models?

At least the recent 500mm F8, the 500mm F8 Mirror and the 650-1300mm F8 have the same technical data as the old Phoenix lenses produced by Samyang, although there is a copyright notice of 2008 in the data sheets. Are they still "the same" (from the old stocks) or are they reproduced by another manufacturer?

Thank you for any explanations.
Best regards

From: "Samyang Optics" <seoul@syopt.co.kr>
Subject: RE: Question regarding Samyang / Phoenix
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 09:01:00 +0900

Dear Mr. Gregor Pabst,

We very much appreciate your contact.
Phoenix is one of our US customers. Phoenix has changed to 'OmegaSatter' but the brand name remains same. Please visit http://www.omegasatter.com for your reference.
All the lenses have been produced in Samyang factory in Korea as before.
We also have partners in Germany as well. If you look for our distributor in your region, please let us know.
If you have any further question, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best regards,

Ben Kim
Manager of Sales & Marketing
Samyang Optics Co.,Ltd.

From: "Samyang Optics"
Subject: RE: Question regarding Samyang / Phoenix
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 10:52 AM

The distributor for Germany is as follows;

Foto Walser GmbH & Co. KG
Gewerbering 26
86666 Burgheim
Tel: +49 8432 / 94 89- 0
Fax: +49 8432 / 94 89-123
email:info@foto-walser.de

If you have any further request, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best regards,

Ben Kim
Manager of Sales & Marketing
Samyang Optics Co.,Ltd.


No-name 800mm mirror lenses selling on Ebay

To: ausales@onlinedigitalshop.com
Subject: You've received a message from an eBay member
Date: Sunday, July 27, 2008 10:20 PM

Hello,

I'm very interested in such an 800mm F8.0 Mirror lens. Can you send me more photos of the lens please?

From: "Ebay OnlineDigitalShop Sales" <ausales@onlinedigitalshop.com>
Subject: RE: You've received a message from an eBay member
Date: Monday, July 28, 2008 9:13 AM

Dear Sir,

Thanks for your email.

We do not have other images of the lens. Sorry about that.

Regards,
Saha

To: Ebay OnlineDigitalShop Sales
Subject: Re: You've received a message from an eBay member
Date: Monday, July 28, 2008 3:45 PM

Hello,

and this lens was indeed manufactured by Phoenix or is that just a picture of some similiar mirror lens?

Best Regards
Greg

From: "Ebay OnlineDigitalShop Sales" <ausales@onlinedigitalshop.com>
Subject: RE: You've received a message from an eBay member
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 16:04:05 +0530

Dear Greg,

Thanks for your email.

These lenses are manufactured in the same factory in Japan and Korea as brands such as Phoenix, Kenko, Tokina, etc. They are the same specifications and quality but without the markup for a brand name. Because we purchase in bulk, these big factories take our orders and we can supply at much lower prices than the brands above.

Please feel free to contact us for any further information that you may need.

Regards,
Anu