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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · Zeiss Biotar 58/2


Damn you atufte, you just made me order one



Nov 10, 2009 at 03:53 PM
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atufte wrote:
It worked, and the lens is now a perfect match with my 5D MKII... thanks guys

Now all it needs is a good lube job, is there a good way to do this...? I can actually see the focus treads from the
back and can reach them with a syringe with either grease or oil...? (Grease it's probably the stuff to use?)

And again , i really love this lens with it's superb bokeh and unik way to draw the lines...

//Alex


How did you end up doing this? Did you disassemble the lens? I have a lens that I may be filing also

Very nice shots and as I've said, before, I really like your treatment of them!



Nov 10, 2009 at 04:12 PM
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Spyro P. wrote:
Damn you atufte, you just made me order one



Hehe, you wonīt regret it, i promise you...



Nov 10, 2009 at 04:29 PM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · Zeiss Biotar 58/2


the grain sucks


Nov 10, 2009 at 04:43 PM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · Zeiss Biotar 58/2


weezintrumpete wrote:
How did you end up doing this? Did you disassemble the lens? I have a lens that I may be filing also

Very nice shots and as I've said, before, I really like your treatment of them!



Hi Patrick

I ended up just wrapping the whole lens in cling film, except the back of course, then
i rolled up small lines of light fabric and put between the back elements to close the
intrusion of dust and metal debris going in while filing, then i used a combination of a Dremel
and a fine small hand file and just removed everything that intruded out from the M42 adapter,
(until it was flush with the adapter, of course no filing without removing the adapter first..)
I also used scotch tape on the rear lens element for protection, two layers, to be sure

Good luck, this is easy...



Nov 10, 2009 at 04:44 PM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Zeiss Biotar 58/2


Spyro P. wrote:
What a name for a lens though... "Bio-tar!"

Sounds like a fertiliser or worm food
Glorious moments for the Zeiss marketing dept


Are you trying to tell me something spyro

(sorry for such a lame post, I just had to react hadn't I? )



Nov 10, 2009 at 06:18 PM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · Zeiss Biotar 58/2


biotar wrote:
Are you trying to tell me something spyro

(sorry for such a lame post, I just had to react hadn't I? )


Bwahahaha

Hey at least this is just your screen name, you should see what my name brings to mind:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyro_the_Dragon

And it is my real name too



Nov 10, 2009 at 06:28 PM
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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · Zeiss Biotar 58/2


Cool! (Had it on the PS )

And at least a bit more ontopic, to me biotar sounds a bit scientific. And environmental-friendly indeed. I still lust for the 75/1.5 but I put myself on hold. Spent way too much on gear already



Nov 11, 2009 at 02:50 AM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · Zeiss Biotar 58/2


Haha you know I thought you had named yourself after that little purple dragon at first Spyro, until I clicked and realised the proper pronunciation

I've used this screen name since I was about 15... in my punk/hardcore hay day.

Oh on topic, I like the Zeiss names, I have a Biogon. Makes me think of futuristic cyborgs and such.



Nov 11, 2009 at 02:57 AM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · Zeiss Biotar 58/2


Haha cyborgs... sounds cool, maybe zeiss should introduce a bioborg series



Nov 11, 2009 at 03:30 AM
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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · Zeiss Biotar 58/2


I know I'd be buying one. And change my nick of course . Naaah, Biotar rocks! As does the name Spyro by the way. (you wouldn't want to be called Ieme for instance would you?)


Nov 11, 2009 at 05:01 AM
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p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · Zeiss Biotar 58/2


Ieme sounds cool in Greek. Anyways can you post some more biotar photos while I'm waiting for it to arrive, give me something to anticipate? Been a long time since I lusted for a lens, atufte's photos looked really cool, very old school aesthetic


Nov 11, 2009 at 06:37 AM
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p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · Zeiss Biotar 58/2


I wish I had one (hence the nick ) but seeing as I'm a poor lonesome student who spent too much on his gear already, I might have to wait some time...


Nov 11, 2009 at 08:14 AM
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p.2 #14 · p.2 #14 · Zeiss Biotar 58/2


the 75 is the one to have, if possible. I should shoot with mine more or else part with it. too many lenses not enough time. :-/


Nov 11, 2009 at 10:54 PM
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p.2 #15 · p.2 #15 · Zeiss Biotar 58/2


Ed, got any piccies with it?


Nov 11, 2009 at 11:35 PM
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p.2 #16 · p.2 #16 · Zeiss Biotar 58/2


I only shoot film so alas I haven't got any scanned at this point. Maybe someday soon. Check I think mflenses.org or manualfocus.org - one or the other of them have a gallery of results from various lenses, and there's a ton of biotar examples. The neatest thing about this lens is the swirly bokeh, I think.

-Ed



Nov 12, 2009 at 12:47 PM
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