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Carl Meyer Videostigmat f1.0 1.5" (38mm)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:29 pm    Post subject: Carl Meyer Videostigmat f1.0 1.5" (38mm) Reply with quote

Got this high speed lens and took it out for some shots this sunny evening... all shot fully open at f1.0.
Quite a "swirler" but still an impressive lens considering it being made 1954 (as read from the serial number,
which also indicates the maker being Bausch & Lomb. It was sold under the name of "Carl Meyer" by
Burke & James Photographic Co of Chicago). There are indications, that it might be a Plasmat type lens design.























Last edited by kds315* on Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:10 am; edited 7 times in total


PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You learn your lens fast; you got some excellent compositions there!


PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very impressive to me, Klaus. I like bokeh and color. Very Happy


PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!


PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love them all , color, sharpness ,composition just great.


PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, 1.5"??? Is that a C-mount lens or 35mm film lens? I've never seen a 1.5" lens for C-mount... Would be great on NEX/APS-C


PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, quite a fast c-mount lens for that focal length of 1 1/2" (38mm) indeed! Plus the added bonus of perfectly
fitting a c-mount adapter without any need for modification and perfect infinity match!


PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
I love them all , color, sharpness ,composition just great.

+1000
Incredible sharpness (in the centre), dreamy colours and what a bokey Shocked ...
That's probably the only reason why I keep my G1, to have a chance to try one day this kind of beautiful fast lens......Meyer seems to be the "top of the top" in C mount lenses but unfortunately almost impossible to find on the second-hand market, at least for a "reasonable" price Sad ......


PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Pascal,

indeed, tehj m4/3 cameras give you plenty of opportunities to mount such "exotic beauties". Try a Cook Kinic f1.9 25mm, it has a quite similar "look" and bokeh (I have threads about that lens here) although it is a Petzval lens design:
http://forum.mflenses.com/gh1-and-cooke-kinic-f1-9-1-vs-tevidon-f1-4-25mm-flower-t22465,highlight,kinic.html
and here:
http://forum.mflenses.com/cooke-kinic-f1-9-1-a-lunch-break-walk-t22463,highlight,kinic.html
This lens is much easier to find. get tha later shiny aluminum version with coated lenses.


PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shots from my fav flower shop here in Weinheim (Christian Meyer Florist), all at f1.0 ...

















PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the Herrmanshof park today, morning sun, the "usual suspects" for lens testing...





















100% crop:


PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

... and a few available light shots at f1.0 in a spanish deli shop here









PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you decided one day to sell your lens, let me know it first Laughing ....


Again a beautiful serie, what I like is the ability of this lens to produce a sharp image (in the centre), with great contrast/colours and with a very interesting bokeh, all that together and wide open Shocked ....
Did you also try this lens a little bit stop down and for "portrait"???


PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The park images before have some stopped down shots also (to f2.8-4) as the lens is so fast that at ISO100 all would have been overexposed.

This is a f4 shot:


I have done some portrait shots, but not for the public, as my "model" doesn't like that.


PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Intensive evening autumn colors @f1.0





PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been asked about a portrait shot @f1.0 ...



PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome pictures and lens! Congratz klaus Very Happy


PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sharp, and interesting lens. Also very nice deep colour it produces.


PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys!


PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Klaus,

Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing these!

Cheers,

Jon


PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Late evening walk catching the last sun rays of today...























PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice set of flowers shot.
These kino lenses seem to give a sort of vertigo effect. Quite appropriate for the subject I would say,


PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes indeed, works pretty well with flowers!


PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:39 am    Post subject: Lens test Reply with quote

Brilliant demonstrations!

Thanks!