The “mystery lens” made it here a couple of days ago. I was all excited to mount and try it on my NEX 7… BUT, the C mount adapter I routinely use is a smidge to thick for the lens’s mount thread (quite shorter than that of the Navitar) to latch and properly screw on it. I had to order a yet thinner one, hoping the new one will catch. But being curious, I made a few awkward tests by just handholding the camera, adapter and lens all uncomfortably and unsecurely pressed together. It was far from convenient and the results are crap, but I was too impatient not to try it anyway.Before I unveil the lens’ identity to you, here’s a last hint. In picture :
Yes, you guessed it, that is from the Navitar 75/1.3. So what does it have to do with the mystery lens ?? The mystery lens is an Ernitec 50/1.3 TV lens, that looks like an *identical* clone of the Navitar 50/1.3, the 75’s unknown little brother. Believe or not, those lenses are such frigging rarities I haven’t been able to locate a *single* sample from either the Ernitec or the Navitar, wich are, I repeat, absolutely one and the same lens, and that I believe to come from the same factory and same assembly line !! (please anybody correct me if you have any contradicting information, better yet, any information at all !).
As such, the pictures downright suck. But please keep in mind that this is ISO1600 in low light, with wacky WB, and the camera, adapter and lens pressed together *by hand* ! NOT the best way to test a lens, lol…