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Ajay C wrote:
Rich, which QR plate are you using?

Been a while since I've been around these parts. Some with the Telyt 280/4. Some handshake in the first one.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8206/8189668217_2ae270ccaa_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8341/8189632521_12f2808e3e_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8063/8190831660_23f23c9b67_b.jpg


Because of the mishap with the 350mm f4.8 lens, I was able to get out of the deal. I ordered the 35mm-70mm f4.0 lens and will be on the lookout for a 280mm f4.0 lens that is in excellent condition and of "reasonable" cost.

As to the adapter and I have one of these already on my 280mm f2.8 lens already and it is the adapter recommended for the 280mm f4.0 lens as well is the L97L which replaces an earlier plate. This is the link:

http://reallyrightstuff.com/Items.aspx?code=LenLei280f4&key=cat

It is a nice plate and gives some added length (at least for the 280mm f2.8 lens) to adjust the position on the Arca type QR clamps.

Nice images by the way.

Rich



Nov 16, 2012 at 01:23 PM
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naturephoto1 wrote:
Thanks for the information. I have one of the lenses coming in E++/M- condition. I will have to look at the lens. I have an old Leica 60mm Circular Polarizer which is quite deep that may work if I decide to use it for the lens.

I also saw that ManWearPants had indicated that he had modified a 67mm adapter to use the Cokin P system with the lens. I have sent him a PM asking about this. I hope that he will respond and provide me with information about what he did so that he could use the Cokin P
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That would actually be very easy, using one of the UV filters Leica/B+W made (or at least the frame). Then you'd need an e60 to e67 step-up ring, which aren't impossible to find, but if he's got a better way, let us know, please.



Nov 16, 2012 at 08:55 PM
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Worldinlens wrote:
Respect! Excellent portrait

The e48 and e55 are identical by optical scheme


Thank you for nice comments. Appreciated.
your photos I saw from these thread along with others 50lux portrait push me over the edge. The lens is exceptional. Central sharpness at WO is really good.

sebboh wrote:
beautiful! i found the bokeh from some of your previous shots at longer distances rather distracting, but i really like the focus transition here and there's none of those distractions.


Thanks for comments, Sebboh.

I took D700 with me last weekend to Oakland Zoo. and after the trip, I confirm this is became of my favorite 1.4 lens. maybe the focal length, maybe the price is decent for its performance, maybe the focus ring handling.....

The rendering for portrait is just to my taste. I don't feel it is exceptional for other use, but I bet it is has very good 10lp/mm and 20lp/mm performance at 1.4, which give a impression of sharp lens but not clinical for skin. It is one of the easiest manual lens I have tried as well. No haze and not much those ugly purple/green OFC plain I have with other fast glass.

It also has big circle bokeh start from center. "glow"??

As for long distance Boekh, still I don't have enough experience or samples to fully tell yet.

I don't know how to judge it compare to all other 50mm 1.4 lens. (with Nikon, I might never will be ) However, I can say it is the best 1.4 Glass I have owned for Portrait.

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Nov 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM
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zhangyue wrote:
It also has big circle bokeh start from center. "glow"??


are you referring to the swirl here? where oof highlights seem to form a ring around the center of the frame?

this swirly effect is due to either astigmatism or field curvature and there are a few other lenses that are famous for it, most notably (i think) the zeiss biotars.

excellent shots by the way.



Nov 16, 2012 at 11:26 PM
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sebboh wrote:
are you referring to the swirl here? where oof highlights seem to form a ring around the center of the frame?

this swirly effect is due to either astigmatism or field curvature and there are a few other lenses that are famous for it, most notably (i think) the zeiss biotars.

excellent shots by the way.


Yes, That is what I mean. I see that also from 80lux some time. A interesting effect when you put subject in center I don't see that from Nikkor 1.2 AIS, or modern Zeiss I had.
Thanks again for feedback and comments.



Nov 16, 2012 at 11:34 PM
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Another reason for the swirly boke is mechanical vignetting, I believe, i.e. the housing is not large enough to let the full circle through away from the centre. This looks like cat's eyes.


Nov 16, 2012 at 11:39 PM
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carstenw wrote:
Another reason for the swirly boke is mechanical vignetting, I believe, i.e. the housing is not large enough to let the full circle through away from the centre. This looks like cat's eyes.

That is interesting! however, almost all my 1.4 glass have cat eyes, but not swirly bokeh like this??
The 35cron 8 elements is only one I see round circle till to frame corner.



Nov 16, 2012 at 11:44 PM
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carstenw wrote:
Another reason for the swirly boke is mechanical vignetting, I believe, i.e. the housing is not large enough to let the full circle through away from the centre. This looks like cat's eyes.


no, that just makes cat's eyes not the swirl.

edit: check out toothwalker's site, i seem to recall he has a good explanation of astigmatism and how it pertains to swirls.



Nov 16, 2012 at 11:46 PM
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But enough cat's eyes in a circular fashion will certainly cause a swirly effect. Anyway, it is just another factor.


Nov 17, 2012 at 12:10 AM
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carstenw wrote:
But enough cat's eyes in a circular fashion will certainly cause a swirly effect. Anyway, it is just another factor.


it's possible I suppose I've never seen one. usually the physical vignetting only causes diagonal cat's eyes without ever getting a horizontally oriented cat's eye.



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Yanggue,
These are lovely images of your children. I give you the credit more so than the lens itself.



Nov 17, 2012 at 04:55 AM
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PIXFILM wrote:
Yanggue,
These are lovely images of your children. I give you the credit more so than the lens itself.

Thanks for comments. I assume 'Yanggue' is me



Nov 17, 2012 at 07:22 AM
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Cron-R 90 non AA ...







Nov 17, 2012 at 12:21 PM
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wow that elephant really pops!


Nov 17, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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Thanks Well, I often get popped-out image when using this lens. Also my Contax 85/1.4. Especially for medium distance shot like above.
I think the lighting and background distance also made contribution for creating popped-out image in above photo.



Nov 17, 2012 at 12:42 PM
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3D Elephant. Thank god he seems so small in this photo, otherwise I would be worried of being stomped.


Nov 17, 2012 at 01:34 PM
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Thats good to know, I bought a 3cam summicron 90mm a few weeks ago. Just waiting on the leitax mount


Nov 17, 2012 at 02:29 PM
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Some more photos taken with the 800mm Apo Modular f5.6 lens loaned to me from Leica Camera, USA for a month in 1998.

The first image of the immature Tri Colored Heron:

Photo of an immature Tri Colored Heron taken in Everglades National Park, Flamingo, Florida in February of 1998. The image was taken with Leica R7 camera and Leica f5.6 800mm Modular Apo Telyt lens on Fujichrome Provia 100 or Astia 100 film.

The second image of a Little Green Heron:

Photo of a Little Green Heron taken at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Florida in February of 1998. Image taken with Leica R7 camera and Leica f5.6 800mm Modular Apo Telyt lens on Fujichrome Provia 100 film.

The third image of 2 White Pelicans:

Photo taken as the sun is setting and the sunlight is streaming down the water producing silhouettes of 2 White Pelicans at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Florida in February of 1998. Image taken with Leica R7 camera and Leica f5.6 800mm Modular Apo Telyt lens on Fujichrome Provia 100 film.

The forth image of 9 White Pelicans:

Photo taken only minutes after "Golden Sunset at Sanibel" of 9 White Pelicans at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Florida in February of 1998. Image taken with Leica R7 camera and Leica f5.6 800mm Modular Apo Telyt lens on Fujichrome Provia 100 film.

Rich






"Testing the Waters"







"Over the Shoulder"







"Golden Sunset at Sanibel"







"Shadow and Light"




Nov 17, 2012 at 03:24 PM
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Those first two are really great!


Nov 17, 2012 at 09:56 PM
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carstenw wrote:
Those first two are really great!


Carsten,

Thank you. The Modular System is an absolutely superb, but horribly expensive. I wish that I could have afforded it in 1998. And today at around $11,000 to $19,000 as a common cost of the 800mm 5.6 with or without the 400mm f2.8 head or $30,000+ for the whole system, it is really pricey.

Rich



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