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LENSTORATION: Sands & Hunter 35mm f/2.8 Preset T-Mount Lens (12 Blades!)


Sands & Hunter 35mm f/2.8 Preset T-Mount Lens (12 Blades!)
Sands & Hunter 35mm f/2.8 Preset T-Mount Lens (12 Blades!)



July 13, 2017

A new lens was ready for pickup at the Quezon City Central Post Office in NIA. It comes with a T-mount to Exakta adapter, which can be removed. The Sands & Hunter 35mm f/2.8 preset t-mount lens which had 12 blades, is a curiosity in its rarity.

I later found out that this is the same as Vivitar 35mm f/2.8. There were 3 versions of the Vivitar. The lens that I have now is the same as the Vivitar version 1, which is a rare early 1960's lens from Tokina.

There was no major problem with this lens, and this is light work compared to previous ones:

1) Some parts felt loose and needed some super glue or tightening of the screws.

2) It looks dirty, needed to be taken apart to be treated to some cosmetic cleaning.

3) Looks like the paint on the edges of the glass inside need repainting.

4) A badly dent filter thread.

5) The big problem was that the rear glass (or the metal part holding the glass) protrudes and hits the reflex mirror.

6) The T-mount to Nikon adapter that I used needed a filler so that it would have the correct flange distance. The rear part goes more inside than it's supposed to.

Sands & Hunter 35mm f/2.8 Preset T-Mount Lens (12 Blades!)

Sands & Hunter 35mm f/2.8 Preset T-Mount Lens (12 Blades!)
Inserted a metal filler between the flange and the adapter.

Sands & Hunter 35mm f/2.8 Preset T-Mount Lens (12 Blades!)

Sands & Hunter 35mm f/2.8 Preset T-Mount Lens (12 Blades!)
with T-Mount to Nikon adapter.



Afterward, I also tried my hacked Super-Takumar 55mm f/1.8 to do product shots for this lens, since my other dedicated macro lenses were borrowed. Not as handy as those macro lenses with zero distortions, but the results here look decent. These were all at f/11. I need to go out tomorrow for test shots. See you around!

Sands & Hunter 35mm f/2.8 Preset T-Mount Lens (12 Blades!)

Sands & Hunter 35mm f/2.8 Preset T-Mount Lens (12 Blades!)

Sands & Hunter 35mm f/2.8 Preset T-Mount Lens (12 Blades!)


Sands & Hunter 35mm f/2.8 Preset T-Mount Lens (12 Blades!)

Sands & Hunter 35mm f/2.8 Preset T-Mount Lens (12 Blades!)

Sands & Hunter 35mm f/2.8 Preset T-Mount Lens (12 Blades!)

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