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Originally posted by woodrim woodrim wrote:

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@Woodrim. Mike, love the Diaplan shot. The fine lines in the background are so delicate and beautiful.

I started my lens collection with a 50 mm primotar and liked that a lot. The 135 mm Primotar blew me away (at that time 100 mm Trioplan was above my budget) but I have never been a fan of the 180 Primotar. Don't know exactly what it is. A matter of taste I imagine.


Thanks, Paul. Oddly, I have not added the 50mm to my ~20 Meyer lens collection. I agree about the 135mm and also haven't found a big Trioplan at an affordable price, but I still look. You must be right about the big 180mm Primotar since I see very few people posting from it. However, with me, it is one of those lenses that pleases me when I see the images from the camera. Some lenses do that more than others. I had purchased it back before the mirrorless and made the mistake of trying to convert the mount to M42. I screwed it up and could only take images at too far a distance to make it enjoyable. Recently, I found a fungus-infected one with M42 mount and got it for a low price. I donated the front half to someone to use as a doorstop and now have a good M42 mount which I use on a helicoid adapter for any distance I choose. It's a big, heavy beast, so if anything limits my use, it will be that.   


The 180 was built for 6x6 negatives so it is massively oversized for 35 mm. In my copy the aperture jumped into a birds nest (some blades had stuck together) and had to be removed. I found it impossible to reassemble the aperture after cleaning. No loss, wide open the lens has ample sharpness.

The 50 mm Primotar also exists as an f/2.8. That is a rare lens and no bargain...

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Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

Originally posted by woodrim woodrim wrote:

Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

@Woodrim. Mike, love the Diaplan shot. The fine lines in the background are so delicate and beautiful.

I started my lens collection with a 50 mm primotar and liked that a lot. The 135 mm Primotar blew me away (at that time 100 mm Trioplan was above my budget) but I have never been a fan of the 180 Primotar. Don't know exactly what it is. A matter of taste I imagine.


Thanks, Paul. Oddly, I have not added the 50mm to my ~20 Meyer lens collection. I agree about the 135mm and also haven't found a big Trioplan at an affordable price, but I still look. You must be right about the big 180mm Primotar since I see very few people posting from it. However, with me, it is one of those lenses that pleases me when I see the images from the camera. Some lenses do that more than others. I had purchased it back before the mirrorless and made the mistake of trying to convert the mount to M42. I screwed it up and could only take images at too far a distance to make it enjoyable. Recently, I found a fungus-infected one with M42 mount and got it for a low price. I donated the front half to someone to use as a doorstop and now have a good M42 mount which I use on a helicoid adapter for any distance I choose. It's a big, heavy beast, so if anything limits my use, it will be that.   


The 180 was built for 6x6 negatives so it is massively oversized for 35 mm. In my copy the aperture jumped into a birds nest (some blades had stuck together) and had to be removed. I found it impossible to reassemble the aperture after cleaning. No loss, wide open the lens has ample sharpness.

The 50 mm Primotar also exists as an f/2.8. That is a rare lens and no bargain...


Yes, that's true and I use it mostly wide open. However, mine did also develop a problem when one blade dislodged. I was able to get it back in place but it had a little bend to it and would come loose again when stopping down. I found that it worked okay until going past f/5.6, so I have set the limiter to f/5.6 and am happy with that. If the weather holds here, I'll be using it again this weekend.
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Inverted U bicycle racks

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: Meyer-Optik Görlitz Primoplan 1:1.9/75 V (Exakta, 1955)
Aperture: f/1.9
Exposure Time: 1/6400 sec
ISO: 100

Stainless Pillars

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: Meyer-Optik Görlitz Primoplan 1:1.9/75 V (Exakta, 1955)
Aperture: f/1.9
Exposure Time: 0.001 sec (1/1600)
ISO: 100
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Fungi
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Camera Model: ILCE-7
Lens: Meyer Plasmat f:1.5 F=20mm D.R.P. 401630, the fixed lens of the Siemens C 16 mm film camera (early 1930s)
Aperture: f/1.5
Exposure Time: 0.017 sec (1/60)
ISO: 100

Fungi in the magic forest

Camera Model: ILCE-7
Lens: Meyer Plasmat f:1.5 F=20mm D.R.P. 401630, the fixed lens of the Siemens C 16 mm film camera (early 1930s)
Aperture: f/1.5
Exposure Time: 0.008 sec (1/125)
ISO: 100

Marigold

Camera Model: ILCE-7
Lens: Meyer Plasmat f:1.5 F=20mm D.R.P. 401630, the fixed lens of the Siemens C 16 mm film camera (early 1930s)
Aperture: f/1.5
Exposure Time: 0.002 sec (1/500)
ISO: 100

Jack

Camera Model: ILCE-7
Lens: Meyer Plasmat f:1.5 F=20mm D.R.P. 401630, the fixed lens of the Siemens C 16 mm film camera (early 1930s)
Aperture: f/1.5
Exposure Time: 0.02 sec (1/50)
ISO: 100
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 September 2020 at 19:06
All lovely shots again Paul! Need to pick up some Meyers too. Oktoberfest seems a good occasion.
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Great work Paul, I particulary like Inverted U bicycle racks, Marigold and Jack.
 



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Before we start with Oktoberfest I had better get this out the door. All with Meyer Plasmat f:1.5 F=20mm D.R.P. 401630, the fixed lens of the Siemens C 16 mm film camera (early 1930s) on A7 in APSC mode at f/1.5. Ideally this lens is used on a M43 sensor, the image circle is slightly too small for APSC. Could crop some more, but that doesn't solve the composing in the viewfinder issue. If only Sony offers the users of obscure lenses more options than FF or APSC so we can crop in the viewfinder. Can't see it happen though. Anyway, the large vignettes don't bother me anymore.

Autumn Crocus


Two down, one up


No Parking!


Hub and Spokes


Two nails


Swing

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Nice bokeh shots Paul. The vignet doesn't bother me either since you have used it well. The crocus is just gorgeous and I love the two nails.
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One with my somewhat neglected Trioplan 2.9/50mm (+ tube), which I picked up for Oktoberfest 2020


A99ii + Trioplan 2.9/50mm (Altix mount, fitted into an M42 to A-mount adapter)
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A new toy arrived at my doorstep. D.R.P Dr. Rudolf Hugo Meyer & Co. Görlitz KinoPlasmat 1:1.5 f=2.5cm (C-mount, 1937) from Paillard Bolex H16 film camera. Part of a 3 lens set that also includes a 7.5 cm 1:2.8 Trioplan and a 1:2,8 17 mm Trioplan (all pre-WW2). The KinoPlasmat is quite generous for a 16 mm lens as it nicely covers the APSC sensor. The two Trioplans are however not so generous. I will feature them later. The 17 mm has no focussing helicoid (not needed for 16 mm film) but as the lens is minute it fits inside a M52 helicoid adaptor with a suitable adapter (DIY project for the dark winter days).

Heather test shot (APSC mode)

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Exposure Time: 0.003 sec (1/320)
ISO: 100

Heather test shot (Full Frame cropped square)

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Exposure Time: 0.003 sec (1/320)
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I think I saw that advert on MP? Followed it, but didn't make a bid.
Good to see it landed in (more than) adequate hands
Nice swirler this one. Looking forward to the other results. The C-mount Trioplan 2.8/75mm is certainly on my wishlist.
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Another mushroom

A99ii + Trioplan 2.8/100mm (m42) + tubes
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so many yummy pics again... LOVE those pics, Paul! and a lovely shroom, Fred! would you believe that I've never seen a real red+white-dots ...ever? 'THX' for turning my paradigm upside down (Paul!)... thought I knew about the ones that swirl, but not anymore. don't know a thing. wish I could wrap my head around it.

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