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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:12 pm    Post subject: Minolta MC Rokkor-PG 50mm F1.4 Reply with quote

Minolta MC Rokkor-PG 50mm F1.4 is a nice but unnecessarily heavy fifty.








Minolta fans will crucify me for the following statement, but it's pretty much the same lens as later MD-III 50/1.4 featured above.
Grab a random picture out of the bunch produced by two, and good luck telling the difference without telltale signs.

Despite all the talk about the kinship with Rokkor-PG 58/1.2, the late plastic-fantastic MD-III has a marginally smoother bokeh.
I prefer the look of MD-III at F1.4 and Rokkor-PG at F2.

The difference is marginal though.


F1.4 with Rokkor comes with noticeable outlines:


F2 is better:


PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Pentacon 100mm f/2.8


PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DSC00374 by Mr TTT, on Flickr

sony a7 with Carl Zeiss Biotar T 5,8cm 1:2


PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Konica Hexanon AR 135mm f3.2 framed in APS-C

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:22 am    Post subject: Simple modification to change bokeh character Reply with quote

Color-Revuetar-S 85/2.8 projection lens with modified bokeh by placing a square aperture diaphragm inside the triplet.




PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A recent effort...




Carl Zeiss Jena P 50mm f1.8 Prakticar


PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:09 am    Post subject: Olympus OM-System Zuiko Auto-S 50mm F1.8 Reply with quote

Olympus OM-System Zuiko Auto-S 50mm F1.8 has a quite pleasing bokeh for close-ups.
Unfortunately it does not hold up well with distance.








PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mitakon 35mm f/0.95







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Tamron SP 90mm f2.5 52B


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Telemegor 150/5,5

DSC01139 by Mr TTT, on Flickr


PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zenitar 50/1.2
X-T2 2019-09-29 194 by Yaroslav Golubev, on Flickr
X-T2 2019-09-29 001 by Yaroslav Golubev, on Flickr
X-T2 2019-09-29 207 by Yaroslav Golubev, on Flickr


PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes you just have to create some wild Bokeh. Nikkor 50mm f1.8 AIS Japan only lens. very sharp and corrected so it tends to not have smooth Bokeh.
Intentional highlight bokeh balls by Mr. Bittacy, on Flickr


PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is Helios-bokeh by Helios-89

DSC00394 by Mr TTT, on Flickr


PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


This is the left side of a portrait , bubbles from Comparon 105 f4.5, not correctly adapted (yet) to M42 - it needed all the extension tubes plus the adapter and another 2cm tube to rich a portrait around 1.4 meters.


PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kiddo wrote:
... it needed all the extension tubes plus the adapter and another 2cm tube to rich a portrait around 1.4 meters.


S'verry nice all the same Like 1 . It looks Christmassy Smile.

I don't know if you've been down the same road before, but I cured a similar problem by using that compact Asahi Pentax M42 bellows unit. The original single rail version. I'm guessing it's by accident, not design, but the base of the unit butts against the heel of my left hand in such a way that I can cup the whole set-up while focusing on a helicoid with finger and thumb. My right hand is free to do all the other bits and bobs. The whole thing feels better balanced. And they are dirt cheap.


PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:06 pm    Post subject: Canon FDn 50/1.2 Reply with quote



PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sciolist wrote:
kiddo wrote:
... it needed all the extension tubes plus the adapter and another 2cm tube to rich a portrait around 1.4 meters.


S'verry nice all the same Like 1 . It looks Christmassy Smile.

I don't know if you've been down the same road before, but I cured a similar problem by using that compact Asahi Pentax M42 bellows unit. The original single rail version. I'm guessing it's by accident, not design, but the base of the unit butts against the heel of my left hand in such a way that I can cup the whole set-up while focusing on a helicoid with finger and thumb. My right hand is free to do all the other bits and bobs. The whole thing feels better balanced. And they are dirt cheap.


I was kind of tired of cateyes , for now the komuras ,pentacon bokehmonster and this comparon have round bubbles on the edges , some of them on all apertures.
I've been looking for bellows as an option also, I assume downs really matter which one meantime is an M42 one for adapting easier the M39 . All these bellows go much cheaper that helicoid adapters , but I'm not sure the Bellow would work always, as they already have pretty thick closed section,so might not fit all lenses, in such cases would be interesting adapting the Bellow to the sony with a thin adapter no tubes.


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Same componar


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Today, Connecticut.
Hexanon 135/3,2


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hexanon 135/3,2


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon MC f2.8 @f2.8



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K 1 + K 50 1.2



PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hexagon 135/3,2

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Yashica MAT 124, Tasma Type 42


PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:09 pm    Post subject: Minolta MC 55mm F1.7 Reply with quote