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    Posted: 21 April 2020 at 17:33
Full of character and nice zebra tubes
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 April 2020 at 14:45
Last year I found a cheap Wollensak Raptar 114 mm / f5.6 enlarging lens, irreversibly mounted on some kind of M42 helicoid and a hood glued on the front. The M42 helicoid focusses from way beyond infinity until about 1 meter, so I put a few extension tubes inbetween that and the M42 to E-mount adapter and took a short training walk through our garden as preparation for using it next week for day prime week 17 (111-117 mm)


This is how this ridiculous set up looks:

A7Rii + AR Hexanon 40/1.8


1: Aquilegia from the top



2: Aquilegia from the side



3: A hint of character



4: Veiling against the light (the lens seems uncoated)



5: Carefully entering



6: Early wild azalea bud


All on an A7ii, all wide opn (f5.6 ) except #4 @ f8
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Another full open bokeh test with the Dyxum teamlens


A7ii + LA-EA4 + Minolta 100/2 @ f2
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 April 2020 at 10:02
This week I started using a very special minolta 100/2. It was first owned by Brettania and then by Kiklop who gave it to darosa. Leo now lended it to me to use a few month so it gets used more.

While I'm familiar with 100 mm focal length the lens is still special and here's a first training wide open. It's important to avoid high contrast edges that result in purple fringing and CA. I think this was an OK subject in that regard.



A7ii + LA-EA4 + "Dyxum" Minolta 100/2 @ f2
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I was very unhappy with this year's day 53 as my Jupiter 53/2.8 is a dud and fortunately I discovered a perfectly decent alternative in this 1964 6 element/5 groups Minolta.

53.Tulips

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: Minolta Auto Rokkor-PF 1:2 f=53 mm
Aperture: f/2
Exposure Time: 0.008 sec (1/125)
ISO: 100

Too much computer time lead to the discovery of a slightly younger 6 element/5 groups Minolta:

55: Tulips

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 1:1.7 f=55mm
Aperture: f/1.7
Exposure Time: 0.01 sec (1/100)
ISO: 100
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Warming up for Day 90


A7R2 + Telefogar 3.5/90mm
 



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Nice Pieter!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 February 2020 at 16:28
Yesterday a new (to me) lens arrived, just too late for this yer prime. It's a Konica Hexanon 52/1.8 that I picked up for very little from an auction site. It's basically a "run of the mill" standard lens, but with a bit odd focal length. And generally the Hexanon AR's are pretty good lenses.


Here's a crop from my little training/testing this afternoon


52T-1: Fungi



52T-2: Old barn



52T-3: Post points



52T-4: Wear patterns



52T-5: More fungi


I think the lens behaves as expected and has a nice rendering, so I'm a happy camper

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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 January 2020 at 19:45
I didn't manage to use my 25mm lens during week 4, but since I also didn't change my lenses for week 5, I still had it on my camera today and used it so I can at least post it here as an outtake...

25.1

Sony ILCE-7RM2 + Voigtlander Color Skopar 25mm F4 | f/8 | 1/2500 sec | ISO 200
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2020 at 16:15
Next week is 20, 21 and 24 mm.
Especially 20 and 21 are uncommon for me, so I went out with one of my least lenses today, a Tokina 21/3.8 I picked up for 10 € in 2015 and only resulted in 30 photo's since I bought it

I hope I will find an opportunity for 24 mm training this week as well we'll see.


T21-1: Fallen Tree



T21-2: Through the woods



T21-3: Vrieselhof castle



T21-4: Pond



T21-5: Sluice bunker in the pre WW1 anti-tank canal


All on an A7ii
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 January 2020 at 09:34
Few outtakes at 11 mm.

11.O1

Sony ILCE-7RM2 + Minolta DT 11-18 mm F4.5-5.6 | 11.0 mm | f/8 | 1/800 sec | ISO 200

11.O2

Sony ILCE-7RM2 + Minolta DT 11-18 mm F4.5-5.6 | 11.0 mm | f/8 | 1/800 sec | ISO 200

11.O3

Sony ILCE-7RM2 + Minolta DT 11-18 mm F4.5-5.6 | 11.0 mm | f/8 | 1/800 sec | ISO 200
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2020 at 19:25
I think I need some more training in bird photography with LAOWA FE 10-18 mm F4.5-5.6 C-Dreamer...

Two-barred crossbill(s?) (Loxia leucoptera) in a larch

α7R III + LAOWA FE 10-18 mm F4.5-5.6 C-Dreamer @ 10 mm, f/?, 1/1600 s, ISO 2000

I'll post better pictures of that species taken with longer lenses later in other threads.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 January 2020 at 13:37
Thanks Pieter. I'll pass on the compliment about the grungy garage to my wife
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 January 2020 at 15:42
Comments are no problem here Fred, I've added that to the introductory post now. I like your lensbaby fisheye macro lens , especially the model car looks almost real inside an old grungy garage.
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