Lens Design Part 5!
Because we can’t speak english
I am using DeepL translate, so it may be a strange sentence,
but I would like you to understand
It has become a regular part of the
Lens Design Series.
of vintage lenses
I found a new discovery in the focusing ring series
I would like to write about it here.
I will comparison using two lenses sell by our company Vintage Shop Japan Inc.
Asahi Pentax Super Multi Coated TAKUMAR 35mm f/3.5
Asahi Pentax’s focusing ring design is
Because the material is hard like die-cast
The design is machined.
It is cut in one direction.
Here is the other lens.
Minolta AUTO ROKKOR-PF 55mm f/1.8
Minolta lenses are also
The material of the focus ring is
It looks like it is made of die-cast material.
Asahi Pentax and Minolta
They look the same, but if you look closely, you can see the differences.
The design of the cut and the number of corners of
the slit were different.
If you look at the design of a vintage lens
you will find various discoveries.
I will write about my discoveries as soon as I find them.
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Writer Takashi Okumura