So you think you know about lenses? Come and have a go at the Classic Lenses Podcast Pub Quiz! Quizmaster Perry Ge puts hosts Johnny & Simon against each other and the might of uber photo gnome, Mike Novak. Who will take the gold? More importantly, who's going home with a sad silver medal face?

MIKE NOVAK
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CLASSIC LENSES PODCAST PUB QUIZ #1

ROUND 1:
GENERAL LENS KNOWLEDGE

1. Which camera company made Sekor lenses?

2. What is the significance of the following 3 places: Midland, Solms, Wetzlar?

3. How many elements are there in the original Petzval lens?

4. What do the following lenses all have in common? Zeiss 50mm f1.4 Planar, Super Takumar 55mm f1.8, Canon 35mm f2 LTM, Olympus Pen 38mm f1.8, Leica 50mm Summicron

5. The Canonet QL17 is one of world’s most beloved fixed lens rangefinders. What do the QL and 17 stand for? (Need both)

6. Who was Ludwig Bertele?

7. Taylor Hobson & Cooke, in all their brand iterations, are as we know legendary British lens manufacturers. Name two other relatively prominent British lens manufacturers (not camera) that were not part of the Taylor Hobson/Cooke companies.

8. Which lens design was reportedly so admired by Japanese Emperor Hirohito that he would only allow his picture to be taken with lenses of that design?

9. Which lens brand/rebrand was sold by the American camera company Ritz Camera?

10. What is the lens on the Yashica MAT-124G?

11. Ernst Ludwig made a 50mm Meritar lens for Exakta and M42 mount. What is the maximum aperture of that lens?

12. How many different max apertures were there of 50mm Minolta MD lenses?

13. What was the only LTM lens made by Olympus.

14: Which French company is widely credited with making the first wide angle retrofocus lens?

15. This lens is an extremely fast medium format normal lens made for a Japanese medium format SLR. In the USA, the camera was sold co-branded with a legendary maker of large format cameras. Name the camera and lens.

16. This ultra-rare monstrously huge lens is one of the rarest and most expensive lenses ever made. Introduced in 1972, it has a 220 degree angle of view, weighs 5.2 kilos, and produces a circular image on a standard 135 film negative.

17. This lens manufacturer was one of many that produced lenses for the Vivitar brand. Vivitar lenses made by this company had 37 as the first two digits of their serial number. It still exists today.

18. (4 points) Soviet lens factories - in which city is their factory located?
a) LOMO    b) Arsenal    c) KMZ    d) FED

ROUND 2:
CATEGORIES

1. German lens manufacturers.

2. Which Nikkor lenses were made natively in Nikonos Mount?

ROUND 3:
LINKS

1. Which Japanese beer shares a name with a lens and camera company?

2. Which camera company shares a name with a type of Apple?

3. Which famous astrophysicist shares a first name with a famous German lens manufacturer?

4. Which UN weapons inspector shares a name with a film development chemical?

5. Laika was a famous dog that shared a name, phonetically at least, with the camera company. Why was Laika the dog famous?

BONUS ROUND

1. This Japanese lens manufacturer was purchased by Yashica in 1968 and became part of the Kyocera group in 1983 after the merger of Kyocera and Yashica.

2. Sears sold a rebranded TLR called the Trumpfreflex. What camera was this a copy of?

3. Who was the designer of the Bolex Camera and Alpa-Reflex Camera?

4. What is the focal length and aperture of the Helios 65 lens?

5. What was the lens on the original Zeiss Ikon Nettar 510 folder?

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EPISODE 116 LINKS

Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down

Raspberry Pi

Asian Pears

A Pencil of Rays

Laika the Cosmonaut Dog

Carl Sagan

Snoop Dogg Nails Plinko

Wheel of Fortune Best Spin Ever

Miss Teen USA South Carolina OMFG

Silver Medal Face: The saddest-looking second-place finishers in Olympic history

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EPISODE 116 TAGS
#CLP116 #ClassicLensesPubQuiz #AsianPears #Laika #Novakian #SadSilverMedalFace

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