Photos Of X-Rayed Lenses [Collection]

Nov 25, 2013

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Photos Of X-Rayed Lenses [Collection]

Nov 25, 2013

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Some people get off from watching naked ____ (fill as you desire). Photographer Guy Viner gets his fix by watching naked lenses. Just his luck that he is also a talented X-Ray technician giving him access to the special camera needed to fulfill his desire.

While we’ve all see illustrations of the internals of lenses, Guy’s work shows the internal glass elements, gears, levers and CPUs that make up a lens.

Guy has worked over recent years and collected a nice collection of both classic and new lens p0rn:

Photos Of X-Rayed Lenses

Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR

Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR

Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR ED (@18, @105)

Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR ED (@18, @105)

Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR ED (@18, @105)

Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX

Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX

Soligor C/D 80-200 (@80, @200)

Soligor C/D 80-200 (@80, @200)

Soligor C/D 80-200 (@80, @200)

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM

Tamron BBAR Multi C. 28mm f2.8

Tamron BBAR Multi C. 28mm f2.8

Topman 28-80 (@28, @80)

Topman 28-80

Topman 28-80

Helios 44-2 58mm

Helios 44-2 58mm

Nikon 35-105 (@35, @105)

Nikon 35-105

Nikon 35-105

Old Russian Lenses

Old Russian Lenses

Old Russian Lenses

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This is we really don’t know, and were hoping for your help in idendifying. It is an old lens, probably 2.8 which with an F mount (Nikon). If you know, or think you know where it came from help us out.

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Guy Viner is a conceptual photographer based in Carmiel, Israel. You can follow his (Hebrew) musing here and his art on 500px

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10 responses to “Photos Of X-Rayed Lenses [Collection]”

  1. David Avatar
    David

    For the last one, do you have a photo of the logo?

  2. Alx Avatar
    Alx

    probably a 20mm 2.8 nikkor

    1. Meinrad Avatar
      Meinrad

      Can’t be anything less than about 45mm: the front element is convex. Anything shorter than 45mm would need to be a retrofocus construction, with the front element concave.

  3. 3irikur Avatar
    3irikur

    The last one might look like a nikkor 28mm f3.5 ais. Just look at the small element in the back!

  4. Moto Avatar
    Moto

    i think 20mm 2.8 nikkor

  5. MattC Avatar
    MattC

    last lens is definitely a “D style lens, I’m guessing 20mm f2.8d

  6. JohnH Avatar
    JohnH

    I’ve searched through the images of Nikon lenses here:

    http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/specs.html

    and I’ve not been able to find a manual focus lens with 5 or 6 elements that has a front that looks like that.
    This may not be a Nikon lens, but a third party lens in F-mount.

  7. Meinrad Avatar
    Meinrad

    If the front group consists of only one lens (concave – it’s possible … although at first I thought it was a convex two-lens group), then it is the E 35mm f/2.5. With an overall length of 35mm, the proportions of diameter to length are just about right. (Thanks, JohnH, for the link! )

  8. Kris Avatar
    Kris

    I have the 20mm 2.8 AF-D and the plastic of the body surrounding the front element is not thinner than the MF grip as in this lens. Also the front element sits much closer to the “edge” of the front of the lens.

  9. Paul Avatar
    Paul

    Mistery lens…..could be a Nikon Ai 35mm 2.8.
    Maybe 28mm 2.8…..Hmmm 50mm 1.8??