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Petzvar 4/120 is a medium format pictorial petzval lens with central leaf shutter for Hasselblad cameras of 500 and 200 series.
Petzvar 4/120 is a medium format pictorial petzval lens with central leaf shutter for Hasselblad cameras of 500 and 200 series.
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    1. Denys Ivanichek 3-time creator on

      David, I made M645 mounts based on my Mamiya 645 J camera and they mounting on my particular camera rather tight, which is opposite from your experience. There was the same comment from one more backer. I will have to figure out the issue and, of course, I will replace the mount on your lens.

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      David Runacres on

      Just got the lens. Looks very nice. However the Mamiya 655 mount is very sloppy and allows the lens to move lot when mounted. So disappointing in use.

    3. Denys Ivanichek 3-time creator on

      Hi Eric. Yes, the lens scheme requires long barrel that is obstructing peripheral light rays. It is especially visible at the bright direct sun, also, shooting at long distance makes vignetting stronger. I would recommend to stop down the aperture about 1-2 stops. And, of course, you can always crop off vignetting, if you don't like it.

    4. Eric Luk on

      I have tried my first roll with this lens, lovely!
      However, the vignette is extremely sharp when shooting under daylight.
      Is that normal or anything I should aware when I shoot with it?

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      Peter WC Wong
      Superbacker
      on

      Thanks, Denys!

    6. Denys Ivanichek 3-time creator on

      Hi Peter, I will try to ship it this Friday,
      thank you.
      Kind regards,
      Denys.

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      Peter WC Wong
      Superbacker
      on

      Hi Denys,

      My order was for 3.8/120 for Hass 200 focal plane shutter bodies.

      Please advise when will it be shipped?

      Best regards, Peter W

    8. Denys Ivanichek 3-time creator on

      Hey JC, the lens shutter was released for shipping, you supposed to wind it using the coin by turning that winding screw clockwise. This is quite standard procedure.

    9. JC Gratila on

      Hey all. I recently got my lens and I am unable to securely mount it on my 500C/M. I realized that the screw-like thing on the back of the lens is not aligned with the red dot. And I am unable to override it manually (turning clock-wise) to align it with the red dot, preventing me from mounting it on to the body. Has anyone else encountered the same issue? I do not have the necessary tools to correct this, so any advise is greatly appreciated. Cheers!

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      Jens Schwarz on

      Hi Denys,
      thanks for the update. Happy to wait! No problem!

    11. Denys Ivanichek 3-time creator on

      Jens, I just got the last two packages with P6 mount lenses shipped. I'm using Registered mail for international shipping and USPS claims it to be the safest way, but at the same time it is extremely slow and it is hard to tell what affects the delivery time, there was a case when package have been delivered to Australia within 10 days right before X-mas, and there were shipments that took more than three weeks to reach the destination.

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      Jens Schwarz on

      Hi Denys,

      Thanks for the latest update. Just wondering when you shipped my P6 lens. I have not received anything yet. Many Thanks. Kind Regards, Jens

    13. Denys Ivanichek 3-time creator on

      Thank you Joey, I really appreciate your support!

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      Joey Lu on

      Just to update I have received my lens in good order from Denys, thank you for the great work!

    15. Denys Ivanichek 3-time creator on

      Eric, I'm working on it. The progress is fairly slow. By this weekend I was able to assemble, adjust and prepare for shipping just three lenses. I apologize for delay, but it is really a time consuming task.
      I really appreciate your patience.

    16. Eric Luk on

      Hi Denys, just checking when would I got my Petzvar 4/120 lens for Hasselblad 500?
      thanks
      Eric

    17. Shawn Engler on

      Any update on shipping status?

    18. Denys Ivanichek 3-time creator on

      Leo,
      I'm assembling and shipping lenses with P6 mount,
      your lens will be shipped within a couple of days, you will get it before Xmas.

      I apologize for the delay and appreciate patience of all of the project backers.
      Best regards,
      Denys.

    19. Leo Lensen on

      Any news on the P6 lenses? I am so looking forward to using it! I've got so many projects lined up for it...

    20. Denys Ivanichek 3-time creator on

      Jacky, thank you for your comment. The vignetting effect was mentioned in the project description and visible on many sample images, in both of my projects. It is difficult to recreate the effect of real lens vignetting, when you need it in your frame, but it is easy to fix, if you don't like it.

    21. Jacky Ko on

      After finishing my first roll of film...I found this lens cannot fully cover 6x6 format, but suffcient for 645 format.

      I can even see sharp dark corners on the viewfinder when I carefully looking at it. The effect is nice, but buyer should take note that all frames will contain a dark corner.

    22. Denys Ivanichek 3-time creator on

      Hi Wiebke, I will start sending them tomorrow. Thank you for your patience and support.

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      Wiebke on

      Hi Denys, what about the 3.8 for Pentagon Six mounts. When will they be ready?

    24. Denys Ivanichek 3-time creator on

      Shawn, I'm sorry for delay, I'm working on it and hope to complete the project by the beginning of December.

    25. Shawn Engler on

      Any update on where in line I am to receive my lens?

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      Jens Schwarz on

      Hi Denys,
      is there any news on the 3.8 Petvar for Pentagon Six mount I have backed ? I don`t think I have received the survey on 1.8. Any news would be good.
      Many Thanks,
      Jens

    27. Denys Ivanichek 3-time creator on

      Hi Joey, I have shipped about 1/3 of rewards so far. The progress is slow, but I will try to ship the lens to you within week or two.
      I apologize again for delay.

      Thank you and best regards,
      Denys.

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      Joey Lu on

      Hi Denys! I had submitted my address on the 1st but I am shifting office by end of October, should I update my address? Thank you.

    29. Denys Ivanichek 3-time creator on

      Tim, the survey for Petzvar 4/120 in Compur shutter was sent on August 1 and you have responded the same day, at least that is what I see in my backers report.

    30. Tim Farr on

      Hi Denys, I don't believe I have received the survey. Nothing showed searching my inbox. I had backed the compur Hasselblad black do you need me to confirm shipping details?

    31. Markus Staley on

      Denys.. please contact me privately at staley_mark@hotmail.com I have recieved my lens but it has some issues

    32. Leo Lensen on

      Hey Denys,
      Between October 9th and 13th I happen too be in the area of Olympia WA. I would love to pick up my Pentacon lens myself if it's ready, it'll save on postage and import fees.
      Ciao, Leo

    33. Denys Ivanichek 3-time creator on

      Tim, the surveys for Petzvar 4/120 in Compur shutter posted on August 1 and so far I have shipped about 20% of rewards. It is moving slow, the assembly process is time consuming and I'm sending the lenses one by one. The surveys for shutterless lenses will be sent soon as well, I'm still expecting some parts.
      I apologize for delay, I really hate to keep you waiting.

    34. Tim Farr on

      Havent seen a survey for this project yet Denys. Have you sent on? Any ETA?

    35. Leo Lensen on

      Are the surveys coming soon? I barely can wait! �

    36. Shawn Engler on

      Best!!! Just keep us up to date in the comments if you do not want to make a "project update..." We are all with you and your vision, just know any comments however small, or meaningless to you, are our world we bought into to support your vision... You are the man buddy... Do what you do, do it to your highest standards and feed us any little but of info to keep us in high spirits!!!!

      RESPECT!!!,
      Shawn Engler

    37. Denys Ivanichek 3-time creator on

      Shawn, I have received update from optical company, I'm going to send the survey and start sending out the rewards in beginning of August.

    38. Shawn Engler on

      Just checking in.... Anything you can update us with?

    39. Tim Farr on

      Hi Denys, would love an ETA on this project as it appears you had the majority of the components in your February update? Thank you

    40. Leo Lensen on

      Denys, any update on the project? Very much looking forward to receiving and using the lens! :)

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      Guillaume on

      Denys, I'm sure a lot has happened since the last update and we can't wait to read about it! Could we get a quick update?

    42. Jacky Ko on

      It is coming to the end of March, how is the project going on?

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      Guillaume on

      Denys, any progress to report?

    44. Tim Farr on

      Any developments @Denys? Also checking that you noticed my preference for black colour. Cheers Tim

    45. Denys Ivanichek 3-time creator on

      Dear friends, Happy New Year!
      All orders for components and parts have been placed, I'm waiting for parts to be machined.
      Everything is going as planned, I will post update as soon as I will receive ready parts.
      Kind regards,
      Denys.

    46. Pearl Tryntje Rapalje
      Superbacker
      on

      My Gasselblad eagerly awaits an update

    47. Tim Farr on

      Any update on progress Denys? Looking forward to my black Petzvar lens!

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      Guillaume on

      Awesome, thanks a lot!

    49. Denys Ivanichek 3-time creator on

      Please, excuse me for not posting updates yet, It was less than a month since I have received the funds from Kickstarter. Everything is going as planned, currently I'm working on shutters and placing orders for the lens components. I will post proper update with some images soon.
      Thank you,
      all the best to everyone!
      Denys.

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