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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:40 pm    Post subject: First roll with the Bessa-L Reply with quote

Thanks to Andy who loaned me the Heliar 4.5/15 and Skopar 4/25, here's
a pic of the first lens I've tried, the Heliar 15:



and some test shots:









The first one I forgot to compensate for the extreme backlighting.

Bill


PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Now you know Smile How do you like it ?


PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila, I LIKE it a lot! Smile This was using very cheap Walgreens 400 film. I set
the ISO to 320 on the cam.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I expected this answer Laughing


PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I don't have the beautiful scenery you had on vacation, but am very
pleased with this combo's performance. Have a few more to work up and
will post them.

Thanks for your comments. Smile

EDIT: I tried the first shot using the Andy plugin in Bibble:



PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill

They are awesome. I really like the B+W rendition. Andy is fav with me


patrickh


PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow impressive performance
I must have missed something, everybody have his bessa here Crying or Very sad


PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

poilu wrote:
wow impressive performance
I must have missed something, everybody have his bessa here Crying or Very sad


Me too....

Bill, congrats, nice job and nice camera!.

Jes.


PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Bill. This set up will give you many hours of photographic fun.


PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Patrick, thanks for your comment, "Andy B&W" is by far the best conversion
program I've used, my definite fave as well.

Poilu, thanks, these Bessa's are fun to use!

Jes, appreciate your comment!

Orio, yes, this is just my first roll, but had a lot of fun using this setup. Andy,
this is really pushing the upper limits of my honesty in returning these lenses
to you, I hope you're aware of that! Laughing Laughing

Here's a couple more, and I know I've beat the one scene to death with
various cams, but I think this one is the most due to the Heliar lens:







PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The site is really moving slow tonight, sprinkled with debug errors...


PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill!

FANTASTIC! These are so good, it just bowls me over.

The last three images, and most especially the first image of the fountain and stairs - is world class. BEAUTIFUL perspective, and what a way to USE the 15 as a great tool to bring about a photographic masterpiece.

Mighty mighty impressive.


PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Larry, too kind, and high praise coming from you! Since this was the first
roll, I didn't know what to expect. I had a big fear that all would be out of
focus, but that wasn't the case.

Thanks again,

Bill


PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill wrote:
I had a big fear that all would be out of
focus

you would have been very unlucky to get oof with a 15mm Mr. Green


PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! I mean... WOW!

15mm seem to be fun!

One funny thing is that in the third shot (the one with guys at the table) you were almost sitting on one of those chairs, right? Laughing


PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These look super William!

The 15 seems a nice fit for you.
It sure is great to see our group excited about this setup.
With all the focus and conversations on a wide angle option for Cropped DSLR cameras.
This option is a no brainer (which is handy for me Laughing ).
I'll PM you later if Su has access to another. She sent a email to her pop last night. Wink


PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Andy, will keep my fingers crossed! Smile


PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LucisPictor wrote:
Wow! I mean... WOW!

15mm seem to be fun!

One funny thing is that in the third shot (the one with guys at the table) you were almost sitting on one of those chairs, right? Laughing


Carsten, you're right! It is uncanny how you feel you're stepping into the
scene you're shooting!

Poilu, yes, now I know about the 15, thanks. Wink


PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice Bill. Quite impressive really.


PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Ron!


PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EXCELLENT ..

I love the shot with the stairs AND --- shot SEYMOUR DUNCAN???

Gosh, one of the best Guitar Pickups for electric guitars !!!!!

THANKS FOR SHARING, kATASTROPHO !!! Smile

tf


PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trifox wrote:
EXCELLENT ..

I love the shot with the stairs AND --- shot SEYMOUR DUNCAN???

Gosh, one of the best Guitar Pickups for electric guitars !!!!!

THANKS FOR SHARING, kATASTROPHO !!! Smile

tf


Thanks, TF, as one musician to another(?) glad you liked it! Smile


PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kudosly spectacular, Bill. Cool

Out of curiosity, are you the owner of the music shop?


PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bob955i wrote:
Kudosly spectacular, Bill. Cool

Out of curiosity, are you the owner of the music shop?


Thanks, Bob! No, I'm a private contracter and work as a consultant for the
5-store chain. I have a shop in back of the main store, too, that I do warranty repairs, etc. The owner of the 5 stores just sold his 28 store chain
of Verizon wireless outlets, and wants to buy land and build another flagship
store. I get to design my own shop, but will be another year before that
happens, till the lease runs out on this one.


PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Bill

I get a feeling how you are enjoying 15mm from these photos.
It is the most important part of our photography, isn't it?

@Tokyo

From our hotel room seeing "Shinjyuku" area, this photo contains
at least 75 camera stores I am sure. Very Happy