The Nikkor -H.C 5cm f2 is an interesting gear. It is from Nippon Kogaku Japan. A M39 Leica screw mount lens couples well to both LTM and Leica M mount (with adapter) camera. The rangefinder focusing couples 3.5 feet to infinity. The lens offers another range of focusing from 3.5 feet down to 1.5 feet. In that range, their is no coupling with the rangefinder. While turning the focusing ring, there is a click at the 3.5 feet mark to prompt the user that he is crossing the boundary. Nice feature.
Over the last few sunny weekends, I bought it along and captured some pictures.
I put it on my handy Fujifilm xe-1.
Someone might have knitted it over the Christmas.
Cropped it and you can see the fine strings. Quite impressive.
I turned the focusing ring all the way to the 1.5 feet limit and took several closeups. The aperture was set at f4 to f5.6. By the way, the aperture range of the lens is from f2 to f16.
I might have made the color temperature wrong in this one.
When the aperture is wide opened, the picture is still sharp.
I will start taking black and whites by it. Stay tuned.