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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

woodrim wrote:
GoldMark wrote:
#1 is like a saw Smile


1.7/50 Planar?


My memory of when those shots were taken is a little blurry, but I think if anything it's probably a CJZ 135mm f/3.5 Sonnar.


PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When composing for subject isolation, I'm looking for smooth out-of-focus rendering: I do not want out-of-focus rendering which detracts from the subject. Often, being selective about ones background can payoff in these scenarios.


PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New lens, new bokeh... Wink





PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bokeh me.



PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it was nothing but Bokeh, I'd be changing the shim on the lens again.

1953 J-3 remount, Wide-Open by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

1953 Jupiter-3 5cm F1.5, remounted into a later focus mount. The focus mount required a lot of work to make right. As manufactured, the RF cam would not drive the RF past 5meters. This means grinding down the focus mount, moving the helical in closer to the image plane, and re-indexing all of the taps for the set screws. This lens required 1 1/8 turns to drive the RF to infinity, 3x the previous worst lens that I've adjusted. All taps lines up with their screws, so the focus mount was originally manufactured this far off. Lots of polishing down of corroded metal, finished using 3M polishing sheets used for fiber optic connectors. Works on aluminum.

Jupiter-3's made before 1954 are likely to have Schott glass in them. Those made up to ~1950 often have Zeiss manufactured optics in them. I have two J-3's with Zeiss serial numbers on the fixture for the rear triplet. The KMZ 5cm F1.5 groups are fully interchangeable with the German Sonnars.


PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bokeh X Street



PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you! for all this beautiful bokeh images


PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Focusthrow wrote:



You are a bokeh master, sir Like 1 .


PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sciolist wrote:

You are a bokeh master, sir Like 1 .


The spirit of the kindness with which your words reach me is moving--thank you. But I be the master of nothing, possessing only the goal to master myself. Best jt


PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helios 44-2:



be interesting to see how it compares with the 44 I've got in the post, and the Meritar 50/2.9..


PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:52 pm    Post subject: Canon FDn 35/2 Reply with quote



Ok, ok: its not bokeh only, but it's a bokeh comprised of manual lenses only Smile


PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Yashica ML 50mm/1.4 on Sony A7.

A couple of years ago, I chose the Canon FD lens line as my main set of vintage lenses for use on mirrorless digital and Canon EF chemical-process camera. I now have a pretty broad collection--17-500mm, including the legendary 85mm/1.2 L. The Canon FDn 50mm/1.4--for example--impresses me so much that I now have three.

However, the performance of the ML 50mm/1.4, 1.7 and 2 are motivating me to look at a Contax/Yashica collection instead. I had a Zeiss Planar T* 50mm/1.4 and really liked it, but I think I prefer the Yashica ML 50mm/1.4, even if some reviewers say it is "not quite a Planar".


PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Primotar 135/3.5
X-T1 2018-05-12 346 by Yaroslav Golubev, on Flickr


PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meyer-Optik Oreston 50/1.8
Crab Apple Blossom by Andrew R, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pentax-M 50/1.7
Cherry Blossom by Andrew R, on Flickr


PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diaplan 100mm 2.8








PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lydith 30/3.5
Pussy Willow_Meyer-Optik Lydith by Andrew R, on Flickr


PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And another - this time with a Pentax-M 50/1.7

Pussy Willow_Pentax-M 50/1.7 by Andrew R, on Flickr


PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

X-T2 2019-04-13 338 by Yaroslav Golubev, on Flickr
Jupiter-9 85/2


PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like how this Jupiter renders


PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has the original bokeh only theme been lost?

I make a practice of raking a picture of the ground to signal a change of lens. This one I actually like. Primoplan 1.9/58.



PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canon LTM 50mm f1.2 on Sony A7RII




PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My all time fave bokeh lens: Dallmeyer Super Six 8 inch f2.0


PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heinz Kilfitt München Kilar 90mm f3.5 C



Nothing special about the bokeh on this lens, but I like the geometries and close knit negative space. Could any other lens draw it this way? Maybe, though this is what I was running at the time.


PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kymarto wrote:
Canon LTM 50mm f1.2 on Sony A7RII





Just wonderful Like 1 . Sub Clover? If so, you must be out in farmland somewhere. If not, then it's reached everywhere Smile.


That glow is quite compelling.