ZE/ZF/ZM Images (Official Thread!)
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dgjean
Registered: May 15, 2006
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Rodluvan wrote:

this is with the medium format hasselblad lens 2.8/80 (non T* coated) on d3x


Just curious, but what kind of adapter would one have to use to mount a Hasselblad (Carl Zeiss) lens to a Nikon DLSR?



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Err, trick question? A Hasselblad to Nikon adapter You need to open the leaf shutter.



dgjean
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carstenw wrote:
Err, trick question? A Hasselblad to Nikon adapter You need to open the leaf shutter.



To open the leaf shutter you would have to cock the lens. How could you do this on a Nikon D3x?



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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IIRC there is a little slot on the back of the lens that you can turn with a screwdriver. You only need to do this once.



Rodluvan
Registered: Sep 01, 2010
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this is no biggie, there's a pin on the lens used to stop down, but as the lens is simple gorgeous wide open there's seldom any need.

you turn to decided aperture, focus, then stop down using pin
metering is down backward



Rodluvan
Registered: Sep 01, 2010
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carstenw wrote:
IIRC there is a little slot on the back of the lens that you can turn with a screwdriver. You only need to do this once.

Hm, a screwdriver was never involved.



dgjean
Registered: May 15, 2006
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Rodluvan wrote:
this is no biggie, there's a pin on the lens used to stop down, but as the lens is simple gorgeous wide open there's seldom any need.

you turn to decided aperture, focus, then stop down using pin
metering is down backward



I've got one of those tools that will cock the lens but how do you get the lens to mount to the body?



Rodluvan
Registered: Sep 01, 2010
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dgjean wrote:


I've got one of those tools that will cock the lens but how do you get the lens to mount to the body?


An adapter. Just search ebay for instance "hasselblad to nikon adapter". No biggie and great fun.



Rodluvan
Registered: Sep 01, 2010
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said lens wide open (sorry for the off topic lens)


and for the colours


major fuss is; it focuses opposite to nikon lenses (like canon)



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Rodluvan wrote:
carstenw wrote:
IIRC there is a little slot on the back of the lens that you can turn with a screwdriver. You only need to do this once.

Hm, a screwdriver was never involved.


You can buy a special-purpose tool, but there is no point, as long as you have some mechanical skill. You just have to turn the little slotted circle until the shutter is cocked (when the slot and the red dot line up), about 1 turn or so. I just confirmed on my 80/2.8 CF that if the lens shutter gets triggered, it can be cocked easily with a flat-head screwdriver.



dgjean
Registered: May 15, 2006
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Rodluvan wrote:
dgjean wrote:


I've got one of those tools that will cock the lens but how do you get the lens to mount to the body?


An adapter. Just search ebay for instance "hasselblad to nikon adapter". No biggie and great fun.



Thanks, I didn't know such a thing existed.



akul
Registered: May 30, 2010
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Matynas - So great to see you back. Beautiful shots. Love the BW treatment on these. Shots #1,#2 gives me great sense of space of this tightly woven town.

Jako - The boat shot abstract is very nice.

Rodluvan -I enjoy your color endeavor. Agree with wise guy, that shot is my fav too.



nicolab
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wiseguy010
Registered: Mar 08, 2009
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Lately I am busy with learning more about HDR-processing. With the correct software it is not difficult to do, but getting a realistic look is not always that easy. Here some examples with the ZF.2 15/2.8 (unfortunately still on a crop-body , so it actually is a 22.5 mm lens). In near future a D800E is planned.

Comments, tips and tricks are welcome.

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carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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The first three look great, very natural, with just a touch too much saturation. The last two have a little of that HDR look to them, a certain soft grittiness. I think just allowing the contrast to go a little higher and holding back the saturation a tiny bit would fix all of these, if 100% natural-looking is what you are after, but they already look really nice.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1793
Country: China

Some from yesterday ... Planar 50/2 ZM


L1001150 by deang0001, on Flickr


L1001146 by deang0001, on Flickr


L1001136 by deang0001, on Flickr


L1001064 by deang0001, on Flickr



wiseguy010
Registered: Mar 08, 2009
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carstenw wrote:
The first three look great, very natural, with just a touch too much saturation. The last two have a little of that HDR look to them, a certain soft grittiness. I think just allowing the contrast to go a little higher and holding back the saturation a tiny bit would fix all of these, if 100% natural-looking is what you are after, but they already look really nice.


Thanks Carsten. I will give it a try.



user222
Registered: Sep 13, 2007
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Country: United States

Nice work dean...that planar 50/2 ZM looks like a great lens.

stargazer lily w/25 f2 ZE






Jochenb
Registered: May 25, 2010
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Country: Belgium

I agree with Carsten Wiseguy. The first one looks the most natural to me.

21ZE:


The cyclers by Jochen-B, on Flickr



akul
Registered: May 30, 2010
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Country: United States

deang001 - That is a great looking motorcycle ( moped ) !
user222 -Nice composition.
Jochen - Beautiful shot !



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