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Re: [Rollei] Rolleinar and 2.8GX Edition



At 17:18 30.05.00 -0400, you wrote:

>As soon as my 500mm lens arrives, I will check for filters and if they are
>present I will check the hypothesis. In this age of coatings and such, I
>wonder what made the Rollei engineers make a lens that requires a filter.
>Could the design be an inheritance from the Zeiss inventory like much of
>the 35mm stuff?


The 500 mm lens is made in Japan - by Tokina ? -

Dirk



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>Hello,
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>yes the focussing is adjusted only correctly if the filter is mounted in
>the rear side.
>If the filter ist not mounted, infinity would not conincide with the
>infinity mark on the barrel ring. (My own experience)
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>That is what I know definitely. So Rollei recommends use of the filter at
>any time. I don't know if the no use of filter would degrade the
>performance in any way.
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>This is true for the 500 mm lens I have. I don't know either if there have
>been different versions with different properties.
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>To the GX edition: That was what I read in an ad. I have no more info.
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>Greetings
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>Dirk
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>At 12:02 30.05.00 -0400, you wrote:
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> >I had no idea about the 500mm Rolleinar and the rear mounted filters. Why
> >would that affect focussing? I know filters slightly affect the focal
> >length of any lens by a tiny amount (i think it was 1/4 of the total
> >thickness of the filter's glass element). Please tell me more about this
> >focus issue.
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> >About the 2.8GX Edition, what is different other than the plaque and the
> >shutter?
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> >Andrei D. Calciu
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> >At 10:46 30.05.00 -0400, you wrote:
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> >Great! Concerning the 500 you must take care to get also the filter set.
>It
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> >contains grey filters and a skylight filter. I don't like skylight
>filters,
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> >but in this case you must screw it into the rear barrel. Otherwise the
> >focus will not be optimal.
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> >Nobody wants to buy the new 2,8 GX edition??
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