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Meyer Kinon f2.5 75mm uncoated projection lens from 1904
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:53 am    Post subject: Meyer Kinon f2.5 75mm uncoated projection lens from 1904 Reply with quote

Meyer Kinon f2.5 / 75mm uncoated projection lens from 1904 (store demo lens, never ment to be sold then)
on Panasonic GH4. Contrast enhanced by 50% to compensate for the uncoated lens.







PS: Thanks to AlexH who helped me getting this lens!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Whoo Turtle

110+ years lens still works great!


PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

calvin83 wrote:
Congrats Whoo Turtle

110+ years lens still works great!


Amazing indeed and condition is unbelievably great, looks just a few years old,
but the serial number states it is from 1904!!!

Just measured it, it is a f2.5 lens


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like 1 Like 1 very nice Klaus.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kryss wrote:
Like 1 Like 1 very nice Klaus.


Thanks Chris!


PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it should be the holy-grand father of our latter lenses. Laugh 1 Thank You Dog


PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

monkjason wrote:
it should be the holy-grand father of our latter lenses. Laugh 1 Thank You Dog


Yep, it was invented 1840 and the first lens which was rather fast at f3.6 and quite sharp (in the center)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petzval_lens


PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just found out it works with a SpeedBooster, "making it" a f1.8/52.5mm Petzval lens Wink


PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

#2 is rendered very pleasantly. Is this the lens that was up on auction in Sweden? I looked at one and almost bid on it out of curiosity Smile


PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blotafton wrote:
#2 is rendered very pleasantly. Is this the lens that was up on auction in Sweden? I looked at one and almost bid on it out of curiosity Smile


Yes, exactly that one! Laugh 1


PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice shots. Gives a nice atmospheric effect.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 !!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kds315* wrote:
blotafton wrote:
#2 is rendered very pleasantly. Is this the lens that was up on auction in Sweden? I looked at one and almost bid on it out of curiosity Smile


Yes, exactly that one! Laugh 1


It was very interesting to see samples from it! Very old lens! Like 1 small


PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Butterfly on Echinacea flower shot using that Meyer Kinon 75mm projection lens from 1904, the birthyear of my grandma, whose birthday would have been today!




Many more pictures added to the album, was out in the park with that lens:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kds315/albums/72157696524374871


PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, now one for the less timid ones...

FLAME ON!!



PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The last two are awesome, Happy Birthday Grandma! Smile


PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wow! I love it, Klaus!


PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The two last pics are great!


PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely Klaus. Do you have a photo of the lens?


PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, flames!
Wonderful!


PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice warm feel Klaus, extraordinary! Wink


PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot guys for your kind words!!

Here is the lens...



I use it with a clamp on rectangular sunshade...


PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The glasses looks crystal clear!