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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Olinask wrote:
itsfozzy wrote:

Episode 28 F/1.2 And Faster!

Konica AR 57mm f/1.2
http://www.buhla.de/Foto/Konica/Objektive/e57_12.html


Simon, another great episode. Haven't quite caught up yet, but skipped ahead to listen to this latest.

Agree with you completely regarding the Konica AR 57. Was going to sell off my copy as it can't be focal reduced for micro four thirds, but can't bear to let it go as it's such an outstanding lens. The micro four thirds crop results in a 114 degree full frame angle of view that is perfect for portraiture.

If ever driven to sell it, doubt I'd find another at any reasonable price. The Konica 57 1.2 is not at all common and seems to be going for as much as $1000 these days.

Have you scheduled the cinema episode yet?


I can't bring myself to sell the Konica, it's just too sweet!

We should get the cine episode pencilled in for a date soon.


PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="itsfozzy"][quote="Olinask"]
itsfozzy wrote:

I can't bring myself to sell the Konica, it's just too sweet!

We should get the cine episode pencilled in for a date soon.


Does your Konica have the yellow tint? Mine did, but as you likely know shining an Ikea JANSJÖ light into it for a few days will clear out the thorium browning. Tend to use a pair, one shining in each end. Takumars take only a few days, but Fujinons can take a week or more. https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/lighting/work-lamps/jansj%C3%B6-led-work-lamp-yellow-art-30400011/


PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just listened to the podcast.
I use the 58/1.2 Revuenon for portraits on APSC.
I love it.
There were comments relating to how difficult it is to focus at f1.2
Here are some images of friends of mine taken in a busy cafe setting - all at f1.2
Tom


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talking about the very fast vintage MF lenses, i just got an offer to test the FD 1.2/55mm ASPH. Along with a few other f1.2 lenses i already have (Canon FL 1.2/58mm, FD 1.2/55mm and nFD 1.2/50mm L, Minolta MC-II, MC-X 1.2/58mm, and MD-III 1.2/50mm, as well as Nikkor Ai 1.2/55mm), we might run a test at infinity, and a portrait session.

Any suggestions as how to run the test in a meaningful way?

Stephan


PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevemark wrote:
Talking about the very fast vintage MF lenses, i just got an offer to test the FD 1.2/55mm ASPH. Along with a few other f1.2 lenses i already have (Canon FL 1.2/58mm, FD 1.2/55mm and nFD 1.2/50mm L, Minolta MC-II, MC-X 1.2/58mm, and MD-III 1.2/50mm, as well as Nikkor Ai 1.2/55mm), we might run a test at infinity, and a portrait session.

Any suggestions as how to run the test in a meaningful way?

Stephan


Do you see any chance to include a SMC Pentax 50mm F1.2? At least according ColorFoto in the early 1980's it was best of the bunch wide open. I would provide my copy if there wouldn't be the customs problem with Switzerland....

As for the testing scenery: I would rather choose a non-human target with artificial light for the "portrait session" to grant identical circumstances. I did my last similar comparison indoors with a bunch of flowers and indirect flash light.

Cheers,


PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tb_a wrote:
Do you see any chance to include a SMC Pentax 50mm F1.2? At least according ColorFoto in the early 1980's it was best of the bunch wide open. I would provide my copy if there wouldn't be the customs problem with Switzerland....

As for the testing scenery: I would rather choose a non-human target with artificial light for the "portrait session" to grant identical circumstances. I did my last similar comparison indoors with a bunch of flowers and indirect flash light.

Cheers,


I have never seen a Pentax 1.2/50mm ... let alone owned one. It might be easier if you compare your lens with one of our bunch. That should give a fairly good idea about possible differences.

On the other hand i don't really trust in old lens tests made on film. There were too many difficulties such as focusing correctly and the (missing) flatness of the film. And I don't expect dramatic differences between f1.2 lenses from the same generation. Preliminary tests of the Minolta MD-III 1.2/50mm and the Canon 1.2/50mm L at f1.2 did not reveal much difference. Maybe that's why Minolta never put their aspherical 1.2/50mm prototypes into production?

Stephan


PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know how I missed the comment above, but Johnny goes through them in this week's episode, so thank you all for your contributions.

With regard to making meaningful comparisons, I understand the hesitation, especially if portraits are involved. I did something similar last year and used one of my boys on a rare patient day and the camera on a tripod. I was very lucky with the light as it was consistent and my boy held a pretty consistent direct pose throughout. The reason I feel that I feel it's important to use a model is because skin tones could be quite different from one lens to the next, and as I mentioned in the podcast, the Nikkor Ai 55/1.2 turned my boy green compared to the others!


PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

itsfozzy wrote:
I don't know how I missed the comment above, but Johnny goes through them in this week's episode, so thank you all for your contributions.

With regard to making meaningful comparisons, I understand the hesitation, especially if portraits are involved. I did something similar last year and used one of my boys on a rare patient day and the camera on a tripod. I was very lucky with the light as it was consistent and my boy held a pretty consistent direct pose throughout. The reason I feel that I feel it's important to use a model is because skin tones could be quite different from one lens to the next, and as I mentioned in the podcast, the Nikkor Ai 55/1.2 turned my boy green compared to the others!


Hi Simon

Have finally binged the entire series. The favorites were episodes 12 with Geza, episode 17 on Soviet optical history, and episode 24 with Anil.

And like many others, find myself pausing while driving down the road to take notes at the next traffic light. Great information throughout.

Have you considered moving the discussion from Facebook to your own message board platform? Facebook doesn't allow those using their platform to easily monetize. And once you hit a few thousand listeners, you may want to consider running your own web show. Selling advertisements, picking up the Amazon and Ebay referral money, all the usual monetization schemes.

Know some who do this and only pick up beer money, but others that earn enough to make a full time occupation out of it. Given the amount of gear your listeners likely buy, even that few % of retailer referral money could add up quickly. It would probably also help in landing advertisers for the podcast.

Overall recommendations.

- Perhaps devote at least 10 minutes at the beginning or end of each episode to discuss classic lenses. Even if it's a pre-recorded segment. The personal interviews are often tremendously interesting, but sometimes don't focus highly on the podcast's namesake.

- An episode (or ten) with experts who specialize in lens cleaning and repair would be greatly helpful. Perhaps you could take questions in advance? To say that documentation and repair guides for most classic lenses are lacking would be a severe understatement.

- Audio issues of the type suffered in episode 1 are all too common for those starting into the podcast world. A number of podcasts with similar issues have either produced a new introductory episode or added a short intro to the first episode, explaining the audio issues and how they're solved in future episodes.

- On a personal note, while the discussions of film photography are interesting and "almost" have me ready to start shooting film again Wink, would like perhaps a bit more focus on the lenses.

Thanks for all the great work.


PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Olinask wrote:
itsfozzy wrote:
I don't know how I missed the comment above, but Johnny goes through them in this week's episode, so thank you all for your contributions.

With regard to making meaningful comparisons, I understand the hesitation, especially if portraits are involved. I did something similar last year and used one of my boys on a rare patient day and the camera on a tripod. I was very lucky with the light as it was consistent and my boy held a pretty consistent direct pose throughout. The reason I feel that I feel it's important to use a model is because skin tones could be quite different from one lens to the next, and as I mentioned in the podcast, the Nikkor Ai 55/1.2 turned my boy green compared to the others!


Hi Simon

Have finally binged the entire series. The favorites were episodes 12 with Geza, episode 17 on Soviet optical history, and episode 24 with Anil.

And like many others, find myself pausing while driving down the road to take notes at the next traffic light. Great information throughout.

Have you considered moving the discussion from Facebook to your own message board platform? Facebook doesn't allow those using their platform to easily monetize. And once you hit a few thousand listeners, you may want to consider running your own web show. Selling advertisements, picking up the Amazon and Ebay referral money, all the usual monetization schemes.

Know some who do this and only pick up beer money, but others that earn enough to make a full time occupation out of it. Given the amount of gear your listeners likely buy, even that few % of retailer referral money could add up quickly. It would probably also help in landing advertisers for the podcast.

Overall recommendations.

- Perhaps devote at least 10 minutes at the beginning or end of each episode to discuss classic lenses. Even if it's a pre-recorded segment. The personal interviews are often tremendously interesting, but sometimes don't focus highly on the podcast's namesake.

- An episode (or ten) with experts who specialize in lens cleaning and repair would be greatly helpful. Perhaps you could take questions in advance? To say that documentation and repair guides for most classic lenses are lacking would be a severe understatement.

- Audio issues of the type suffered in episode 1 are all too common for those starting into the podcast world. A number of podcasts with similar issues have either produced a new introductory episode or added a short intro to the first episode, explaining the audio issues and how they're solved in future episodes.

- On a personal note, while the discussions of film photography are interesting and "almost" have me ready to start shooting film again Wink, would like perhaps a bit more focus on the lenses.

Thanks for all the great work.


First things first, thank you and drive safely!

We are a little reluctant to move away from Facebook, as that's where it all started and it's the home of the core of our listeners. The existence of this thread is testament to the fact that many (possibly most) potential listeners are not on Facebook and have no intention of joining. You're absolutely right about the potential future growth of the podcast and it's something Johnny, Karl and I have discussed, and to that end we own a suitable web address. We are already well past the threshold for download numbers to be viable for advertising etc, and it would be nice to get my hosting fees covered as well as some recompense for the time that the three of us devote each week to making each episode. Having said that, we want to do things in the right way (whatever that is) so we are not going to rush into things.

Moving on to your specific recommendations;

As you might imaging, balancing the content of an episode can be very tricky especially if we have a particularly engaging guest and the conversation moves away from core function of the show. Interestingly, the three episodes you enjoyed most were actually quite light on specific lens talk, especially the show with Anil. Anil will return at a future date and he's promised to talk about his lenses next time!

Having a specific "lens talk" segment has merit, but it also has the potential to curtail the flow of an episode, which is in essence just 3 guys + the occasional guest talking nonsense about using old lenses. Committing to a lens talk segment may also create episodes that are even longer than they are already. We set out to produce a podcast that lasted for 45 minutes to and hour and it's a long time since we managed anything that short!

A lens repair episode has been on my wish list since day one, and it will happen one day. I asked my repair guy to come on the show but he said that he would spend the whole podcast berating so call camera repair experts that know "F**K ALL ABOUT REPAIRING F**CKING CAMERAS AND LENSES". I told him that he had the potential to be the perfect guest, but he just went off in a huff...

I thought I'd already put up a warning about the audio of Episode 1, I will go back and do this at some point.

Finally, film talk is a little contentious and I alluded to this a few episodes ago, and the overwhelming majority of responders to a question I posed suggested that the balance was fine. Interestingly, when we've had digital heavy episodes, we've had no complaints. Make of that what you will! The three hosts and especially Johnny are film shooters, so we're bound to talk film from time to time, and as long as we don't go overboard and talk too much about film cameras, then we're going to continue as we have done so far.

Thanks again for your constructive comments!


PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Episode 29 Lens GAS

This week Karl Havens, Johnny Sisson and Simon Forster discuss whether there is such a thing as a lens to defeat Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS). The short answer is no but download the episode anyway, to hear what a bunch of weak willed people we really are...

Classic Lenses Podcast on Podmio
https://podcastplayer.io/podcast/Simon%20Forster/4x

iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/classic-lenses-podcast/id1333620068?mt=2

We can be found using Google's podcast app

Classic Lenses Podcast on Stitcher:
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/simon-forster/the-classic-lenses-podcast

Links arising from the discussions;

The GAS question the PWCL Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156721557676995&set=gm.2125967230951487&type=3&theater&ifg=1

The GAS question on The Film Camera GAS Factory group
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156721549981995&set=gm.343790142824835&type=3&theater&ifg=1

The wonderful (when used carefully) MIR-1 37mm f/2.8
http://cameras.alfredklomp.com/mir1/

A link for Eric Kaas Sluis to download a typical MIR-1 image
https://unsplash.com/photos/kSDFp0EEpbw

Carl Zeiss Jena 75mm f/1.5 Biotar
http://vintage-camera-lenses.com/carl-zeiss-jena-biotar-75-1-5/

Leica Tri Elmar Review (WATE)
http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2009/11/23/the-leica-wide-angle-tri-elmar-wate-lens-review/

Conversation about the f/1.2 lenses from Episode 28
http://forum.mflenses.com/viewtopic,p,1514864.html#1514864

Photography with Classic Lenses Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/classiclenses/

Classic Lenses Podcast discussion on MFLenses.com:
http://forum.mflenses.com/the-classic-lenses-podcast-t78576.html

Photography with Classic Lenses Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/classic.lenses/

Tag your photos with #classiclenses to be featured
Include camera and lens used in caption

Photography with Classic Lenses Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/groups/2959630@N20/

Classic Lenses Podcast email address:
classiclensespodcast@gmail.com

Octoblues Royalty Free Music by Kevin Macleod
http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/

Karl Havens
https://www.flickr.com/photos/142719425@N05

https://www.instagram.com/karl_havens/

Johnny Sisson
https://www.instagram.com/sissonphotography/
Central Camera Company in Chicago:
https://centralcamera.com/

Simon Forster
www.simonforsterphotographic.co.uk
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/itsfozzyphotography
https://www.flickr.com/photos/125323761@N07/
https://www.facebook.com/SimonForsterPhotographic/
https://www.instagram.com/simonforsterphotographic/

Logo by Johnny Sisson


PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
Here are some images of friends of mine taken in a busy cafe setting - all at f1.2
Tom





Images? You do yourself an injustice Tom. They are great portraits to my eye. Superb characterisations.


PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sciolist wrote:
Oldhand wrote:
Here are some images of friends of mine taken in a busy cafe setting - all at f1.2
Tom





Images? You do yourself an injustice Tom. They are great portraits to my eye. Superb characterisations.

Thank you for your kind thoughts.
The "boys" are Terry, Charlie, Don and Garry.
We have coffee together every Wednesday.
Smile
Tom


PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
Thank you for your kind thoughts.
The "boys" are Terry, Charlie, Don and Garry.
We have coffee together every Wednesday.
Smile
Tom



You're welcome. Thanks for sharing the portraits Smile .


PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Olinask wrote:
If ever driven to sell it, doubt I'd find another at any reasonable price. The Konica 57 1.2 is not at all common and seems to be going for as much as $1000 these days.

Actually, they are quite frequent. In over 10 years of watching Hexanon auctions I don;t remember a time when there weren't at least 1 or 2 on Ebay at any given time. Often there are half a dozen. Their prices have come down slightly in the past couple of years, surprisingly enough. I remember them going for 500-700 for nice specimens and even beat up ones used to cost 300 and up. Today if you're willing to wait a bit, you can get a nice one for that price or slightly more.
There are 3 versions of this lens - with an aluminum ring (1967-1970); all black with metal focusing ring (1970-1973, looks a bit like the old Takumars) and all black with a rubber covered focusing ring (1973-1979). The first one with the amber/straw colored coatings is the one whose glass may yellow with time. The later ones with the blue/purple Color Dynamic Coating (CDC) don't do this.
More on the relative rarity of Hexanon lenses here: http://konicafiles.com/6-technical-questions/-how-rare-is-that-lens


PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Episode 30 Pick On Karl Week

This week Karl Havens makes an heroic effort to be on the show despite not being in his adopted Florida. Johnny Sisson and Simon Forster reward Karl's dedication by asking him about all the things he's done wrong with week from wedding photography through to even more Canon LTM balsam separation.

Classic Lenses Podcast on Podmio
https://podcastplayer.io/podcast/Simon%20Forster/4x

iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/classic-lenses-podcast/id1333620068?mt=2

We can be found using Google's podcast app

Classic Lenses Podcast on Stitcher:
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/simon-forster/the-classic-lenses-podcast

Links arising from the discussions;

Brian Grossman's image with a Canon FL 58mm f/1.2 on film
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10217071058234182&set=gm.2135952669952943&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Cheyenne Morrisons's Biotar images on film
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2187471568174967&set=gm.2136374399910770&type=3&theater&ifg=1

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2187707941484663&set=gm.2136616803219863&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Sergio Ayuso's Helios 44-2 on a Nikkormat FTN
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2000214699991420&set=gm.2136285253253018&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Maurizzio Pigozo's Contarex & 135mm Sonnar shot
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1896999010356140&set=gm.2135920013289542&type=3&theater&ifg=1

JCH StreetPan 400
https://www.japancamerahunter.com/shop/jch-streetpan-400-film/

Kosmo Foto Mono 100
https://kosmofoto.com/product/kosmo-foto-mono-film/

Canon FD 135mm f/2
https://www.theweekendlens.com/canon-fd-135-f2.html

Bessa Porn on Rangefinder Forum:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39249

LEICA TRI-ELMAR-M 16-18-21mm f/4 ASPH:
https://luminous-landscape.com/leica-16-18-21mm-f4-tri-elmar-field-report/

LEICA TRI-ELMAR-M 28-35-50mm f/4 ASPH:
http://macfilos.com/photo/2017/2/15/review-leica-tri-elmar-mate-buy-one-get-two-fre

Photography with Classic Lenses Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/classiclenses/

Classic Lenses Podcast discussion on MFLenses.com:
http://forum.mflenses.com/the-classic-lenses-podcast-t78576.html

Sunny 16 Podcast
https://sunny16.podbean.com/

Photography with Classic Lenses Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/classic.lenses/

Tag your photos with #classiclenses to be featured
Include camera and lens used in caption

Photography with Classic Lenses Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/groups/2959630@N20/

Classic Lenses Podcast email address:
classiclensespodcast@gmail.com

Octoblues Royalty Free Music by Kevin Macleod
http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/

Karl Havens
https://www.flickr.com/photos/142719425@N05

https://www.instagram.com/karl_havens/

Johnny Sisson
https://www.instagram.com/sissonphotography/
Central Camera Company in Chicago:
https://centralcamera.com/

Simon Forster
www.simonforsterphotographic.co.uk
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/itsfozzyphotography
https://www.flickr.com/photos/125323761@N07/
https://www.facebook.com/SimonForsterPhotographic/
https://www.instagram.com/simonforsterphotographic/

Logo by Johnny Sisson


PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

konicamera wrote:
Olinask wrote:
If ever driven to sell it, doubt I'd find another at any reasonable price. The Konica 57 1.2 is not at all common and seems to be going for as much as $1000 these days.

Actually, they are quite frequent. In over 10 years of watching Hexanon auctions I don;t remember a time when there weren't at least 1 or 2 on Ebay at any given time. Often there are half a dozen. Their prices have come down slightly in the past couple of years, surprisingly enough. I remember them going for 500-700 for nice specimens and even beat up ones used to cost 300 and up. Today if you're willing to wait a bit, you can get a nice one for that price or slightly more.
There are 3 versions of this lens - with an aluminum ring (1967-1970); all black with metal focusing ring (1970-1973, looks a bit like the old Takumars) and all black with a rubber covered focusing ring (1973-1979). The first one with the amber/straw colored coatings is the one whose glass may yellow with time. The later ones with the blue/purple Color Dynamic Coating (CDC) don't do this.
More on the relative rarity of Hexanon lenses here: http://konicafiles.com/6-technical-questions/-how-rare-is-that-lens


Thanks for the info.

Guess our definitions of "rare" aren't the same. Have to say, any lens that regularly has only 1 or 2 copies up for sale on the whole of the world's Ebay listings would seem to qualify as relatively rare.

Mine is the second version, looks a bit like a Takumar. It's definitely a radioactive thorium lens. Had to put it under the lights for a few days to clear the yellowing out.


PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Olinask wrote:
konicamera wrote:
Olinask wrote:
If ever driven to sell it, doubt I'd find another at any reasonable price. The Konica 57 1.2 is not at all common and seems to be going for as much as $1000 these days.

Actually, they are quite frequent. In over 10 years of watching Hexanon auctions I don;t remember a time when there weren't at least 1 or 2 on Ebay at any given time. Often there are half a dozen. Their prices have come down slightly in the past couple of years, surprisingly enough. I remember them going for 500-700 for nice specimens and even beat up ones used to cost 300 and up. Today if you're willing to wait a bit, you can get a nice one for that price or slightly more.
There are 3 versions of this lens - with an aluminum ring (1967-1970); all black with metal focusing ring (1970-1973, looks a bit like the old Takumars) and all black with a rubber covered focusing ring (1973-1979). The first one with the amber/straw colored coatings is the one whose glass may yellow with time. The later ones with the blue/purple Color Dynamic Coating (CDC) don't do this.
More on the relative rarity of Hexanon lenses here: http://konicafiles.com/6-technical-questions/-how-rare-is-that-lens


Thanks for the info.

Guess our definitions of "rare" aren't the same. Have to say, any lens that regularly has only 1 or 2 copies up for sale on the whole of the world's Ebay listings would seem to qualify as relatively rare.

Mine is the second version, looks a bit like a Takumar. It's definitely a radioactive thorium lens. Had to put it under the lights for a few days to clear the yellowing out.


Mine is the version 2 and it's a bit on the yellow side too, but not enough for me to do anything about it, in fact it's probably a reason I like the images it produces.


PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

itsfozzy wrote:
Olinask wrote:
konicamera wrote:
Olinask wrote:
If ever driven to sell it, doubt I'd find another at any reasonable price. The Konica 57 1.2 is not at all common and seems to be going for as much as $1000 these days.

Actually, they are quite frequent. In over 10 years of watching Hexanon auctions I don;t remember a time when there weren't at least 1 or 2 on Ebay at any given time. Often there are half a dozen. Their prices have come down slightly in the past couple of years, surprisingly enough. I remember them going for 500-700 for nice specimens and even beat up ones used to cost 300 and up. Today if you're willing to wait a bit, you can get a nice one for that price or slightly more.
There are 3 versions of this lens - with an aluminum ring (1967-1970); all black with metal focusing ring (1970-1973, looks a bit like the old Takumars) and all black with a rubber covered focusing ring (1973-1979). The first one with the amber/straw colored coatings is the one whose glass may yellow with time. The later ones with the blue/purple Color Dynamic Coating (CDC) don't do this.
More on the relative rarity of Hexanon lenses here: http://konicafiles.com/6-technical-questions/-how-rare-is-that-lens


Thanks for the info.

Guess our definitions of "rare" aren't the same. Have to say, any lens that regularly has only 1 or 2 copies up for sale on the whole of the world's Ebay listings would seem to qualify as relatively rare.

Mine is the second version, looks a bit like a Takumar. It's definitely a radioactive thorium lens. Had to put it under the lights for a few days to clear the yellowing out.


Mine is the version 2 and it's a bit on the yellow side too, but not enough for me to do anything about it, in fact it's probably a reason I like the images it produces.


Interestingly, my version 2 was both yellowed (thorium) and has a blue / purplish coating.


PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Episode 31 Half Frame and more

This week Karl Havens Johnny Sisson and Simon Forster talk to California based photographer, Dan Marinelli of The Half Frame Club. As well as half frame, Dan talks about his preference of Pentax Lenses over Nikkors as well as the effect open heart surgery has had on his GAS. Later in the show, Karl gets bitter about photographers that put too much effort into getting amazing photos...

We are taking a two week break now, and we will be back with Episode 32 on September 3.

Classic Lenses Podcast on Podmio
https://podcastplayer.io/podcast/Simon%20Forster/4x

iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/classic-lenses-podcast/id1333620068?mt=2

We can be found using Google's podcast app

Classic Lenses Podcast on Stitcher:
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/simon-forster/the-classic-lenses-podcast

Links arising from the discussions;

35mmc
Reflections on Experiencing an Attack of Anti-GAS – By Dan Marinelli
https://www.35mmc.com/11/08/2018/reflections-experiencing-attack-anti-gas-dan-marinelli/

35mm Compact Camera Photographer #29 – Daniel Marinelli
https://www.35mmc.com/19/06/2018/35mm-compact-camera-photographer-29-daniel-marinelli/

Film Shooters Collective
https://www.filmshooterscollective.com/film-photographer/dan-marinelli

Emulsive
Film review: comparing Fuji ACROS 100, ILFORD Delta 100 Professional and Kodak T-MAX 100 – by Daniel Marinelli

https://emulsive.org/reviews/film-reviews/film-review-comparing-fuji-acros-100-ilford-delta-100-professional-and-kodak-t-max-100-by-daniel-marinelli

Kosmofoto
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

itsfozzy wrote:
Mine is the version 2 and it's a bit on the yellow side too, but not enough for me to do anything about it, in fact it's probably a reason I like the images it produces.


No podcast this week?


PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Olinask wrote:
itsfozzy wrote:
Mine is the version 2 and it's a bit on the yellow side too, but not enough for me to do anything about it, in fact it's probably a reason I like the images it produces.


No podcast this week?


No, we're takg two week off, we will be back at the start of September.

Thank you for missing us!


PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

itsfozzy wrote:
Olinask wrote:
itsfozzy wrote:
Mine is the version 2 and it's a bit on the yellow side too, but not enough for me to do anything about it, in fact it's probably a reason I like the images it produces.


No podcast this week?


No, we're takg two week off, we will be back at the start of September.

Thank you for missing us!


Yes we are definitely missing you all Smile
You do deserve a holiday from time to time Simon.
Thanks for all the podcasts so far
Tom


PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
itsfozzy wrote:
Olinask wrote:
itsfozzy wrote:
Mine is the version 2 and it's a bit on the yellow side too, but not enough for me to do anything about it, in fact it's probably a reason I like the images it produces.


No podcast this week?


No, we're takg two week off, we will be back at the start of September.

Thank you for missing us!


Yes we are definitely missing you all Smile
You do deserve a holiday from time to time Simon.
Thanks for all the podcasts so far
Tom


Thank you Tom!


PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoy your vacation! Like 1


PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, I'm not going to begrudge a break. That's been quite a run of shows. Thanks. I'll keep my ear out on the 3rd.