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Schneider Kreuznach apo componon hm 45mm f4 enlarger lens
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:43 pm    Post subject: Schneider Kreuznach apo componon hm 45mm f4 enlarger lens Reply with quote

My first shots with this lens. Cloudy day here so lighting is a bit flat. The crocuses are starting to pop out (pretty early in my estimation ). Used a pixco helical m42 adapter with the m39 to m42. These are relatively high iso and hand held. Noise is apparent but I think they are sharp enough.



PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how it does wide open, the pentagon Blades shape i don't like too much....


PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is one I processed. I used a different adapter setup as i was getting the ghosting i reported in a previous with the pixco helical. This was an experiment with the Godox off camera flash system. I must confess I know nearly nothing about flash photography but am willing to learn. This was with a tripod. I am amazed how sharp these Schneider apo componon hm series enlarger lenses truly are.





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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like 1 Like 1 Like 1 as expected, very good!


PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I hope to find a deal on the 60mm as well. Though it is less common than the other FL's.


PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not only APO, all Componons are amazing, my range is 80 to 180mm on bellows, accompanied with Rodenstocks.
For one year I'm switch to enlarger's lenses entirely , caring one wide angle of the camera stock.


PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamaeolus wrote:
I am amazed how sharp these Schneider apo componon hm series enlarger lenses truly are.



Me too after seeing your shots Like 1 . Wow!


PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A level of sharpness that I think rivals the sensor on the A7rii:

This is at 200%!




PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jamaeolus, this sharpness just hurts the eye! Especially impressive one of your macro shots.

I wonder how Boyer APO-Saphir 10/135 is compared to that at close-up, having acquired a rather legendary reputation in older times. Later I will make some tests.


PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I lucked int a water droplet jewel this AM.

this is a 100% crop. Amazingly on my samsung galazy tab s using Photo Mate R3 for the ARW files I can zoom to 200% and it still looks really sharp. JPG don't translate as well.


PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamaeolus wrote:
Here is one I processed. I used a different adapter setup as i was getting the ghosting i reported in a previous with the pixco helical. This was an experiment with the Godox off camera flash system. I must confess I know nearly nothing about flash photography but am willing to learn. This was with a tripod. I am amazed how sharp these Schneider apo componon hm series enlarger lenses truly are.



I find this set interesting, and with a nice color palette. Good setup! Wink

It handles highlights perfectly.

Even though less one blade; the bokeh and its outer ring, reminds me of a Macro Auto Topcor 58mm f3.5.




PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is one from yesterday morning. I went out to a meadow to photograph the wildflowers, mostly camas but also some cats ears.
another that is a 1 to 1 crop (ie 100%)


PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed an excellent lens - it is my "standard" lens on the enlarger for 24x36mm negatives, since i bought it around 1988.

Stephan


PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful images! Are you using the Componon straight or reversed?


PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Straight. I use a Nex/m42 close ring then 2 cheap m42m42 helicals (12-19 I think) it gives just past infinity and I can focus down to about 5 inches. I would like to try it reversed but haven't gotten around to buying the proper reverse adapter.


PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamaeolus wrote:
I lucked int a water droplet jewel this AM.

this is a 100% crop. Amazingly on my samsung galazy tab s using Photo Mate R3 for the ARW files I can zoom to 200% and it still looks really sharp. JPG don't translate as well.


Awsome pic Like 1 small


PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's see the Cat's Ears please! Smile


PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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sandro


PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cats ear photo, tentatively ID'd as Calachortus tolmei. Early morning dew, sunshine, Sony A7rii and Schneider Apo Comonon HM 45mm f4 enlarger lens as described. 100% crop: