Kiev 88 and Cambron lenses

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by jaisen_nailen, Oct 23, 1997.

  1. Does anyone know if the lenses for the Cambron ProSix, sold by
    Cambridge in Shutterbug, will also fit the Kiev 88? The reason
    why I ask is that they have a 150mm Shift lens! What is the full
    lens line available from Kiev for the 88?

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    Thanks for your help guys...
    Jaisen
     
  2. In response to my own question... excuse me, it was a 55mm shift, not the 150mm shift. Pardon the typo, I know I would have gotten straightened out quickly!
     
  3. Hi Jaisen,

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    Are you sure about the 55mm shift lense? I've never heard of them producing a shift lense for the Kiev series. I shoot an Exakta 66 and Pentacon six which is the Kiev 60 series and have most of the Carl Zeiss Jena lenses and Schneider lenses but have never run into a shift lense for my 6x6 format. I do know that Schneider made one for the Exakta 66 at $3500 each and they are hard to find here in the USA.

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    Richard
     
  4. Cambron ProSix camera has Pentacon Six bayonet. Kiev-88 has his own mount (marked as bayonet "B" on original Arsenal equipment). That's why you can not use lenses for ProSix on the standard Kiev-88. May be Cambron could replace mount for using 55mm shift with Kiev-88, I don't know.
    Kiev Arsenal produce now following lenses (both with Kiev-88 mount and Pentacon Six mount):
    - Zodiak-8 - 3.5/30 "fish eye" (Kiev-88, P-Six) / $200,-
    - Mir-26 - 3.5/45 (Kiev-88, P-Six) / $250,-
    - Mir-38 - 3.5/65 (Kiev-88, P-Six) / $145,-
    - MC Arsat 2.8/80 / MC Volna-3 (Kiev-88, P-Six) / $50,-
    - MC Vega-28 - 2,8/120 (Kiev-88, P-Six) / $200,-
    - Kaleinar-3 - 2.8/150 (Kiev-88, P-Six) / $310,-
    - MC Telear-5 - 5.6/250 (Kiev-88, P-Six) / $180,-
    - Jupiter-36 - 3.5/250 (Kiev-88, P-Six) / $250,- (probably will not produce from November-December'97)
    - Arsat Makro - 5.6/500 (Kiev-88, P-Six) / $990,-
    - MC K-6 teleconverter 2x (Kiev-88, P-Six) / $60,-
    *MC - multicoated
    As I wrote Cambron ProSix camera has Pentacon Six bayonet so can use lenses not only from Kiev Arsenal.
    Kiev Arsenal made a few 55mm shift lenses about 8 years ago. That was experimental lot and these lenses has not been produce any more (you see, Soviet Union desintegration, economic weakening etc.; the same story with Kiev-90, Kiev-645 MF-cameras).

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    Regards,
    Alexander Pisarenko, Kalimex s.r.o.
    mailto:kalimex@dedal.cz
    http://www.dedal.cz - Night Vision Devices
    http://www.dedal.cz/OD_C_EN.html - Optical Devices
     
  5. Hy!
    There is a 55 or 65 mm ( I'm not shure which) shift lens for both P-Six and K 88 avalible for 900.- DM or 500 $ here in germany. If youre interested I can look for the adress
    Best regards
    Markus
     
  6. Just curious, who (OEM) makes the cambron camera and lens?
     
  7. Most of the Cambron ProSix is relabled Kiev equipment.
     
  8. Cambron sells a 500mm telephoto lens ( F8.0 ) for $399.00. This lens uses interchangable lens mounts ( $40.00 ).

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    Has anyone ever purchased this item.

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    Ed

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    E-Mail = elau632855@aol.com
     
  9. Ed Lau asked about the Cambron medium format 500mm f/8 lenses for $399 plus $40 for sundry medium format mounts (6x4.5 and 6x6 focal plane SLRs mainly..). This lens is an outstanding bargain for a medium format 500mm f/8 lens, with reportedly decent to very good performance. The lens for medium format use was reviewed in Pop Photo in 11/97 (rated surprisingly sharp at the corners etc.) by H.Keppler.
    The good news is that you may be able to save half of the cost by buying the 500mm f/8 lens ($100 new) yourself and mating it to a Dr. Zorkendorfer lens mount tube ($100 US) plus any desired mount adapters. These 500mm f/8 lenses were imported under a variety of names, including Cambron, from the Korean mfgers for circa $100 new.

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    Actually, you can do better than that, as I did, by buying the 500mm f/8 lens used (circa $50) for the multicoated version. The rear lens tube just screws off, adapter screws on, you are in business ;-)
    for photo of dis-assembled 500mm f/8 lens, see http://www.smu.edu/~rmonagha/bronbroc/bronlong2.jpg

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    Finally, you can really cut your costs if you make your own mount adapter from a camera body cap (or one of the above mount adapters?), epoxy, and some PVC pipe pieces (blacken with flat black paint on inside). For as little as $75, you can have a 500mm f/8 medium format lens - or spend $200 US to buy the lens and buy tubes from Dr. Zork.

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    For more details on homebrew medium format lens options, see my page at http://www.smu.edu/~rmonagha/bronhb.html - Enjoy!! bobm
     

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