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p.557 #1 · p.557 #1 · Alternative Image Thread 3


Been curious @ enlarging lenses, but never pursued ... are the adapters same/different from regular lenses (EF mount) ?


Jun 14, 2013 at 01:08 PM
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RustyBug wrote:
Been curious @ enlarging lenses, but never pursued ...


They say curiosity killed the cat, so maybe that's for the best, ie not having pursued them, as you can waste lots of money trying different things and not really achieving anything. Some enlarging lenses are quite interesting to use, and therefore worth while IMHO, but the vast majority are in about the same ball park and not worth the time, money or effort. I use them for close range/macro stuff but also for medium distances. Many of them are not suited to distance/infinity use as they are generally corrected for specific magnifications.

Optically the most interesting lenses are (generally) the CHEAPEST, no-name, 3 element lenses because of their excessive aberrations. Some have swirly bokeh, poor edge sharpness etc. all of which can be useful in the right hands. These will often set you back a whopping $5-15 so can be a bit of fun to try. The usual fungus is free. The opposite end of the spectrum is where the APO EL-Nikkors, APO-Rodagon-D (not really an EL lens) and similar enlarging and process lenses reside. The Nikkors are very expensive, so much so I half expect to see them on celebrity coffee tables instead of Leica's for their 'look-at-how-cool-my-home-is' style shoots in the glossy mags.

RustyBug wrote:
... are the adapters same/different from regular lenses (EF mount) ?


You need to provide a helicoid as enlarging lenses have no helicoid of their own. Helicoids are available in various sizes, ie extension, and you can normally get infinity focus easily with the right helicoid. A Helicoid typically has an M42 mount so you then need an M42 to EF adapter to fit the Helicoid to your camera.







A Meopta Meogon 2.8/80 fitted to a Helicoid. Unfortunately most enlarging lenses are quite slow but the Meogon is one of the fastest enlarging lenses that I know of and has some quirks about it that make it interesting to use. F3.5 75mm lenses are a dime a dozen and only 1/2 stop slower, so are good value.













You can also use a bellows for close focus shooting.








Jun 14, 2013 at 09:43 PM
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Enlightening ... thanks.


Jun 15, 2013 at 04:05 AM
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Cross post from Alt pets thread:

Slightly hazy, in need of a clean, Schneider Xenar 7 1/8" (approx 180mm) F3.5 on 5D2 (using a Sinar F as an adapter). I think it's quite good for a fast lens (fast by large format standards) but a fairly old one too. This lens is around 1950's vintage, but the unusual serial number has made it impossible to date, yet...

At F3.5






100% crop (ISO 400)






The lens:













Jun 16, 2013 at 06:02 AM
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Rescuing this thread from page 2...

Richard Thompson, KimoTheatre, Albuquerque, June 18, 2013
Nikon 800E, Zeiss ZF 100MP at f2.8







Jun 20, 2013 at 02:51 PM
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Snail by Zeiss C/Y 50/1.4 MM and S5 Pro.



Jun 21, 2013 at 02:41 AM
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Canon 5D II, Zeiss ZF 100 MP







Jun 25, 2013 at 03:20 PM
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EP1 + C/Y 35-70mm f3.4

Floating market, Bangkok, Thailand.

CP







Jun 26, 2013 at 05:41 PM
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If I had 100 RVP and Contax RTS camera..



..well I dont so its my usual Fuji S5 Pro outfit. And some color tweaks.. a lot of them.

And yea its also on "alt flower thread". But thats Provia version there!



Jun 27, 2013 at 02:03 AM
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Here's a fun shot from Bangkok, "Messi" taking a penalty kick.

EP1 + C/Y 35-70mm

CP

.. by the way, he did convert that shot.







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^^ awesome!

were there other elephants involved and how old is that one?



Jun 27, 2013 at 08:24 PM
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NEX 7 / Takumar 400 (M42 mount )
-Jim


Kill Deer by jmschemel, on Flickr



Jun 27, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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Among the other world best were "Torres" from Spain and "Kaka" from Brazil.

I reckon she is less than a year old. Another pic but from the bigger boys.

CP


sebboh wrote:
^^ awesome!

were there other elephants involved and how old is that one?



















Jun 28, 2013 at 04:05 PM
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sweet! thanks.


Jun 28, 2013 at 06:48 PM
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Time to spam some more with some twigs from me..



..decoration apple tree twigs.



Jun 29, 2013 at 02:11 AM
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A few today with the 1Ds/Takumar SMC 50 @ 1.4
-Jim


























Jul 06, 2013 at 02:02 AM
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Jim Schemel

Thats pretty good, suprised with colors considering its 1Ds..



Jul 06, 2013 at 02:13 AM
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p.557 #18 · p.557 #18 · Alternative Image Thread 3


Jim, great nuance in the lamb shot. Continuing on checkers theme...

Zeiss 35/1.4:


Echeque by Only_to_be_kind, on Flickr


Glass Guards by Only_to_be_kind, on Flickr


Chocolate en Ronde - BW by Only_to_be_kind, on Flickr


Leica 100/2.8 APO:


Anemonae by Only_to_be_kind, on Flickr



Jul 06, 2013 at 02:32 AM
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Jim - That last shot has great color.

As for the color the 1Ds can put out, i feel it can hold its own in that dept with most modern cameras.Of course its extremely long in the tooth in most other categories.But she can still put out some purrty pictures.
-Jim



Jul 06, 2013 at 03:05 AM
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p.557 #20 · p.557 #20 · Alternative Image Thread 3


Stepped out the door to find iggy hanging around...
...and pulled out my Canon 30D and 60/2.8 AF-D micro-nikkor (200 @ 5.6/iso 400)





Though this shot SHOULD be like this....



and for the lens techie folk, here's iggy @ 100% crop (only a vertical deserves this here)





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