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N1 lovers ALERT plus N screen saver

fotografz

Well-Known Member
Here's a possible ALERT for lovers of the N system.

One of my most trusted dealers told me today that he received a price list from TOCAD that appears to offer some excellent buys
for new N equipment. I ordered two lenses immediately, and he is going to confirm that the prices are correct tomorrow.

Here's a few:

New USA: N24-85/3.5, $499. N 400/4, $1,449. NX with 28-80, $349. 100/2.8 Macro $ 699. (I questioned this one myself).
The 17-35/2.8 is deeply discounted also (I was so excited about the 400/4 I forgot to write down the price for the 17-35).

I ordered a N24-85 and the N400/4 immediately. I will spring for an NX if he can get a diopter for it... even if I use the lens as a paper weight ; -)

I will confirm this tomorrow after he makes sure it's true. But he's pretty sure it is. I tell you who it is when all is confirmed.

Meanwhile, here's a screen saver for all you N wackos like me. (soon to add a 400/4 if all goes well).

I only harbor a wacko's love for that which delivers, and boy do I love this system.
 

fotografz

Well-Known Member
Here's the photo.

 

engel001

Member
Marc, aren't these the prices Adorama has been posting for a while but has been unable to deliver on? Also, I have also been pondering the 400mm/f4 lens. I am sure it is a fantastic optic, and also an excellent buy. Howver, I am not sure if it would be better to use a digital SLR with a crop factor and a smaller (lighter) lens for this purpose. (I sometimes "cheat" and use equipment from other manufacturers).
 

fotografz

Well-Known Member
We'll see if it's true tomorrow. If TOCAD can't deliver to their dealers it would be interesting to know why they would send out the pricing notice.

Either someone is gauging interest for some reason, or Kyocera is dumping stock, or has dumped stock on TOCAD.

Christopher, by your reasoning, you could shoot everything with a 50mm and crop it to a 500mm angle of view. Of course I'm exaggerating, but the principle is the same ; -)
 

albert4321

Well-Known Member
IC, they look more forgiving than the factory one. I have been trying to find the Contax wide strap for the last few years, I guess I should just put some third party ones on. Thanks!
 

fotografz

Well-Known Member
Okay, my guy talked to TOCAD. It's true ... and according to them they have the goods. N-1 & 24-85 kit: $800. New USA.
I ordered the 400/4. Can't wait. BTW, the 100/2.8 Macro is $599. not $699. !!!!!
 

fotografz

Well-Known Member
My pal Sam at the Classic Connection.

1-888 LEICASAM

Tell him Marc Williams sent you over from the Contax site.

Best of luck.
 

kdemas

Well-Known Member
Dermot,

Thanks, I read the thread. I am amazed at how few people have actually handled the lens. I don't think my local, rather large, Contax dealer had one on display.

Anyway, thanks for the pointer. Any other feedback would be great as well.

Take care,

Kent
 

fotografz

Well-Known Member
As soon as I get the 400mm it gets tested to death. If it's ANYTHING like the 350/4 it'll be a winner I'm sure. As soon as I know, you'll know.
 

fotografz

Well-Known Member
As soon as I get the 400mm it gets tested to death. If it's ANYTHING like the 350/4 it'll be a winner I'm sure. As soon as I know, you'll know.
 

wang

Well-Known Member
Just a message to Christopher Engeler. I am sure it will be worse to use a digital SLR with a crop factor and a smaller lens for this purpose. The higher is the cropping factor,the more is the lost of resolution. Full frame 400 4 produces images to die for, don't compare this with partial f.
 

engel001

Member
Chi: Thanks for the input. I am not an expert and I realize digital cameras with a crop factor do lower the effective resolution of lens. For me, though, 3.5kg is just a bit much to carry around. You might be interested in the following article regarding Olympus OM lenses on E-series digital cameras:
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wang

Well-Known Member
Well,I am happy with the idea of using OM lenses on the E system. OM lenses are designed for smaller frame than the conventional 35 mm,they will produce good image quality on the E system. So is the new Canon EF-S lenses,they are designed for smaller frames,with its distance nearer to the light sensing area,again they produce good images.
Well, 35mm SLR lenses on partial frames,forget about it.
 

jsmisc

Well-Known Member
Hello Chi,
You must mean the old Olympus Pen half frame lenses. Ordinary 35mm lenses cannot be designed for a smaller frame than 35mm.
John
 
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