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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:43 pm    Post subject: The Classic Lenses Podcast Reply with quote

I hope it's OK for me to plug a new podcast on here?

Along with two committed manual focus lens shooters, we've just launched the Classic Lenses Podcast where we plan to chat about manual focus lenses (as well as modern MF lenses) each week. The podcast has grown out of the Photography With Classic Lenses Facebook Group, which I know many of you here are a members. https://www.facebook.com/groups/classiclenses/

This is our first go at this and we are still finding our feet, I also screwed up royally with my microphone and therefore had to amplify it so much that there's way too much background noise in most of my sections.

I hope those of you that listen to it enjoy it, and I welcome any feedback.

https://podcastplayer.io/podcast/Simon%20Forster/4x


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I shall certainly have a listen. Like 1


PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Episode 2 is now out and I've done a better job with the recording level this time...

In this podcast, Karl Havens, Johnny Sisson and I talk about three favourite lenses of ours; The Helios-103, Voigtlander SWH 15/4.5 & the Contax Yashica mount Carl Zeiss Planar 50/1.4.

Feel free to leave any comments about the podcast here or in the Photography with Classic Lenses Facebook group.

https://podcastplayer.io/podcast/simonforster/4x

https://www.facebook.com/groups/classiclenses/


PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I caught the first one itsfozzy, and listened to the end. Always a good sign. Thanks.


PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sciolist wrote:
I caught the first one itsfozzy, and listened to the end. Always a good sign. Thanks.


Thank you!

We are still finding our feet at the moment, but I think we are heading in the right direction. It's a bit shocking how facts can leave my brain as soon as I start talking!


PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

itsfozzy wrote:
Sciolist wrote:
I caught the first one itsfozzy, and listened to the end. Always a good sign. Thanks.


Thank you!

We are still finding our feet at the moment, but I think we are heading in the right direction. It's a bit shocking how facts can leave my brain as soon as I start talking!


Well, you're having a conversation, not giving a speech.


PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:05 am    Post subject: Episode 3 Reply with quote



Episode 3 of the Classic Lenses Podcast

In this episode, Karl Havens, Johnny Sisson and Simon Forster talk about Pentax Takumar Standard lenses and I struggle to say "Takumar" throughout the recording...

Radiation and yellowing crop up and Karl gives a well researched explanation on the subject.

Finally we talk about the new gear that's entered our lives this week.

The podcast will eventually make it on to iTunes (just search "classic lenses"), but it can down downloaded or played right now from the link below.

https://podcastplayer.io/podcast/simonforster/4x

Links arising from the discussions;

http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Radioactive_lenses

http://blog.prairierimimages.com/…/old-glass-asahipentax-sm…

http://www.klassik-cameras.de/Pentax_Takumar_e.html

http://www.klassik-cameras.de/Pentax_Takumar_Collection.html

http://www.pentax-slr.com/71760570

http://forum.mflenses.com/hybrid-3rd-version-of-super-takum

http://whitemetal.com/pentax/smct_50_14/index.htm

http://www.mikeeckman.com/2018/01/topcon-re-super-1963/

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

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

Johnny Sisson https://www.instagram.com/sissonphotography/
https://centralcamera.com/

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

Logo by Johnny Sisson


PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"and I struggle to say "Takumar" throughout the recording... "

I spent a decade and more weaning myself off saying 'Tookamarr'. Once it stuck, it was a bugger to shake off. I still have to momentarily think before pronouncing it, and still don't know if it's right. But I have at least the vowels in the right order now.


PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a feeling I may have used two or three pronunciations of Takumar, in the same sentence!


PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say

Tak, like talk

or

Takoo-mar, Mar as in to mar a surface, or planet Mars, not Tak-u-mar

Dunno, really. Anybody from Japan here?

I also heard bokeh pronounced different. I say Bo as in bow and arrow, or boat, key as in unlocks, bo-key, emphasis on first syllabyl


PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

visualopsins wrote:
I say

Tak, like talk

or

Takoo-mar, Mar as in to mar a surface, or planet Mars, not Tak-u-mar

Dunno, really. Anybody from Japan here?

I also heard bokeh pronounced different. I say Bo as in bow and arrow, or boat, key as in unlocks, bo-key, emphasis on first syllabyl


I was hoping that a Japanese speaker would help us out on the Tak word... As for Bokeh, I know the correct pronunciation of the word, but it just sounds a bit daft when spoken by an English speaker, so I use an Anglicised version as close as I can make it. Hearing bokeh pronounced the say way as a "bouquet of flowers" annoys the hell out of me!


PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've listened to all of them and liked it.
Keep up the good work guys 😉


PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nordentro wrote:
I've listened to all of them and liked it.
Keep up the good work guys 😉


Thank you!


PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Episode 4 of the Classic Lenses Podcast

In this episode, Karl Havens, Johnny Sisson and Simon Forster talk about the camera bodies we use to take photos with classic and manual focus lenses.

Johnny tries not to be a Fuji fanboy, Simon takes (older) Fuji cameras to task and Karl reveals his inspiration...

iTunes may take may take a while to show this new episode
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/classic-lenses-podcast/id1333620068?mt=2

https://podcastplayer.io/podcast/simonforster/4x

Links arising from the discussions;

Ben Couto http://stores.ebay.com/coutocameracompany/

OM2n (1975):
http://www.mir.com.my/…/hardwares/classics/olympusom1n2/om2/

Canon IV Sb (1952):
http://global.canon/en/c-museum/history/story03.html

http://global.canon/en/c-museum/product/film19.html

Zorki-4K (1972):
http://www.sovietcams.com/index.php?-1880883542

Fuji XE-2 (2013):
http://www.fujifilmusa.com/…/digital_camer…/x/fujifilm_x_e2/

Nikon focusing screens:
http://mir.com.my/…/nikonfeseri…/fefmshared/html/screens.htm

Leica M10:
https://us.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-M/Leica-M10
Sony A7 II
https://www.sony.co.uk/…/interchangeable-le…/ilce-7-body-kit

Pentax Q7
http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.uk/…/ov…/digital-mirrorless.html

Olympus OMD E-M1
https://www.olympus.co.uk/…/om_d_syste…/om_d/e_m1/index.html

Fujifilm X-Pro1
https://www.fujifilm.eu/…/digi…/finepix-series/model/x-pro1/

Canon 5D Mark1 (5Dc)
https://www.dpreview.com/…/throwback-thursday-the-canon-eos…

Credits:

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

Karl Havens https://www.flickr.com/photos/142719425@N05
Johnny Sisson
https://www.instagram.com/sissonphotography/

Central Camera, Chicago https://centralcamera.com/

Simon Forster http://stores.ebay.co.uk/itsfozzyphotography

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125323761@N07/

https://www.facebook.com/SimonForsterPhotographic/

https://www.instagram.com/simonpforster/

https://twitter.com/simonfor

Logo by Johnny Sisson


PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies for putting an AF lens on my Pentax Q7 in the picture, I don't have any C or D mount lenses at the moment...


PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Episode 5 of the Classic Lenses Podcast

The Helios 44 for the masses and the Politburo, plus focussing helicoids

In this episode, Karl Havens, Johnny Sisson and Simon Forster are joined by group admin, Ήμων Παπαδανιήλ (better known and easier to pronounce as Imon.

iTunes may take may take a while to show this new episode
https://itunes.apple.com/…/classic-lenses-pod…/id1333620068…

https://podcastplayer.io/podcast/simonforster/4x

Links arising from the discussions;

http://forum.mflenses.com/the-classic-lenses-podcast-t78576

Camera mounts sorted by register distance:
https://www.graphics.cornell.edu/…/…/mounts-by-register.html

Biotar lens history:
http://keppler.popphoto.com/blog/2007/…/inside_straight.html

Yeenon on eBay (helicoids and adapters)
http://stores.ebay.com/yeenon-china
Focussing helicoids: http://lensbubbles.com/what-is-a-focus-helicoid-and-why-wo…/

Helios 44 (Camerapedia)
http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Helios-44

Credits:

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

Karl Havens https://www.flickr.com/photos/142719425@N05
Johnny Sisson
https://www.instagram.com/sissonphotography/

Central Camera, Chicago https://centralcamera.com/

Simon Forster http://stores.ebay.co.uk/itsfozzyphotography

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125323761@N07/

https://www.facebook.com/SimonForsterPhotographic/

https://www.instagram.com/simonpforster/

Logo by Johnny Sisson


PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work fellas.
This is much appreciated.
Thank you all
Tom


PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

itsfozzy wrote:
Apologies for putting an AF lens on my Pentax Q7 in the picture, I don't have any C or D mount lenses at the moment...


I've had a Q7 for a couple of years and have tried out literally 3 or 4 dozen C mounts and a few D mounts, so if you would like some info, I've compiled quite a lot.


PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
Great work fellas.
This is much appreciated.
Thank you all
Tom


Thank you Tom!

Next weeks podcast is looking more and more Jupiter related...


PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iangreenhalgh1 wrote:
itsfozzy wrote:
Apologies for putting an AF lens on my Pentax Q7 in the picture, I don't have any C or D mount lenses at the moment...


I've had a Q7 for a couple of years and have tried out literally 3 or 4 dozen C mounts and a few D mounts, so if you would like some info, I've compiled quite a lot.


I have to admit Ian, I don't go out of my way to use C & D mount lenses, but the Q7 is there ready willing and able!

I need to get one of those hood/loupe things for the LCD as just using the back panel is stopping me enjoying that sweet little camera.


PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't had a problem using the LCD, and I find it really easy to focus, although I mostly use wide angles that don't need a lot of precise focusing.

I've got a document listing all the C&D mounts I've tried with notes on their coverage, quality etc.

In short, almost any of the Fujinon, Cosmicar/Pentax or Computar/Kowa C mounts are great.


PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Episode 6 of the Classic Lenses Podcast

Karl gets sophisticated!

In this episode, Karl Havens, Johnny Sisson and Simon Forster talk about three Former Soviet Union lenses, the Jupiter-8, the Jupiter-3 and the Jupiter-9.

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

Classic Lenses Podcast
https://podcastplayer.io/podcast/simonforster/4x

MFlenses.com
http://forum.mflenses.com/the-classic-lenses-podcast-t78576.html

Links arising from the discussions;

Soviet Factory Logos
http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Soviet_Factory_Logos

Jupiter-8
http://www.sovietcams.com/index.php?1232685890

Jupiter-3
http://www.sovietcams.com/index.php?1976488110

Jupiter-9
http://www.sovietcams.com/index.php?-769481956

Nikon Nikkor 8.5cm f/2 review
http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/…/vintage-fun-the-classic-ni…/

Carl Zeiss Sonnar
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeiss_Sonnar

7 Artisans 50mm f/1.1
https://www.35mmc.com/…/dj-optical-7artisans-50mm-f1-1-rev…/

Steve Albini’s Lomo microphones
https://reverb.com/…/shop-preview-steve-albinis-in-utero-mi…

Vladislav Kern’s Soviet Photographic equipment website
http://ussrphoto.com

Resource for Soviet Rangefinder Cameras & Lenses
http://www.sovietcams.com

Zeiss Historica-Zeiss Historical Society on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/stevenkoves/

Credits:

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

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

John Sisson
https://www.instagram.com/sissonphotography/

Central Camera, Chicago
https://centralcamera.com/

Simon Forster
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/itsfozzyphotography

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125323761@N07/

https://www.facebook.com/SimonForsterPhotographic/

https://www.instagram.com/simonpforster/

Logo by Johnny Sisson



PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Episode 7 of the Classic Lenses Podcast

A Portrait Shooting Special

In this episode, Adult Entertainment Industry Pro, James Giordano joins Karl Havens, Johnny Sisson and Simon Forster to talk about portrait photography with classic and manual focus lenses. Amongst other things, we talk about distortion, compression, equivalence and why James shoots JPEG.

iTunes may take may take a while to show this new episode
https://itunes.apple.com/…/classic-lenses-pod…/id1333620068…

https://podcastplayer.io/podcast/simonforster/4x

https://www.facebook.com/groups/classiclenses/

Links arising from the discussions;
http://forum.mflenses.com/the-classic-lenses-podcast-t78576

Hamish Gill/35MMC
www.35mmc.com

Lomography Petzval 58
https://microsites.lomography.com/petzval-58-bokeh-control…/

Lensbaby Twist 60
https://lensbaby.com/product/twist-60/

Helios 40 (85mm f/2)
https://www.pentaxforums.com/userrevi…/helios-85mm-f1-5.html

Carl Zeiss Sonnar 85mm f/2.8
http://www.photographyreview.com/…/…/sonnar-t-85mm-f2-8.html

The Fall. Hit From The North
https://youtu.be/QzivmOQWkVQ

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

James Giordano
https://www.facebook.com/groups/classiclenses/

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

Johnny Sisson
https://www.instagram.com/sissonphotography/

Central Camera, Chicago https://centralcamera.com/

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

Logo by Johnny Sisson


PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:08 pm    Post subject: Episode 8 of the Classic Lenses Podcast Reply with quote



What's the deal with LTM lenses, and other ramblings...

In this episode, Karl Havens, Johnny Sisson and Simon Forster cover a multitude of topics including LTM39 vs SLR
lenses, a few f/1.2 lenses and as well the least informative review of the new Fuji X-H1 (a name which Simon forgets already).

iTunes may take may take a while to show this new episode
https://itunes.apple.com/…/classic-lenses-pod…/id1333620068…

https://podcastplayer.io/podcast/simonforster/4x

https://www.facebook.com/groups/classiclenses/

http://forum.mflenses.com/the-classic-lenses-podcast-t78576

Links arising from the discussions;

Wolverhampton Camera Fair
https://www.facebook.com/WolverhamptonCameraFair/
Paul Middlaton
David Lloyd
Nigel Cliff

Rangefinder and SLR lens design
http://lenspire.zeiss.com/…/en_CLB41_Nasse_LensNames_Distag…

https://www.lensrentals.com/…/2011/09/lens-genealogy-part-2/

Canon IV Sb rangefinder
http://global.canon/en/c-museum/product/film19.html

Canon Serenar 35mm f/2.8 LTM lens
http://global.canon/en/c-museum/product/s14.html

Nikon Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/1.2
https://photographylife.com/rev…/nikon-noct-nikkor-58mm-f1-2
Jason Man https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213503485083105&set=gm.1942199339328278&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Rick Ho https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153997611516911&set=gm.1815540935327453&type=3&theater&ifg=1

Canon FL58mm f/1.2 Flickr Group
https://www.flickr.com/groups/1936970@N23/

Canon LTM39 50mm f/1.2
https://www.shutterbug.com/…/canon%E2%80%99s-50mm-f12-range…

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

James Giordano
https://www.facebook.com/groups/classiclenses/

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

Johnny Sisson
https://www.instagram.com/sissonphotography/

Central Camera, Chicago https://centralcamera.com/

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

Logo by Johnny Sisson


PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Episode 9 of the Classic Lenses Podcast

There's something about Minolta, and we also talk about the new Sony A7 III

In this episode, Karl Havens, Johnny Sisson and Simon Forster are joined from Sweden by Per Edman. Not only is Per an admin of the Facebook group, Photography with Classic Lenses, he's also a fully paid up member of the Minolta Mafia...

iTunes may take may take a while to show this new episode
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/classic-lenses-podcast/id1333620068?mt=2

https://podcastplayer.io/podcast/simonforster/4x

https://www.facebook.com/groups/classiclenses/

http://forum.mflenses.com/the-classic-lenses-podcast-t78576

Links arising from the discussions;

Minolta and Leica sittin’ in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G!
http://forum.mflenses.com/the-leica-minolta-collaboration-t

http://leica.nemeng.com/013c.shtml

Minolta 50mm f/1.2
https://jonasraskphotography.com/…/minolta-rokkor-md-50mm-…/

Minolta 58mm f/1.2
https://phillipreeve.net/blog/minolta-mc-rokkor-58mm-11-2/

Minolta 85mm f/2.8 Varisoft
https://www.cameraquest.com/minsoft.htm

Minolta RF Rokkor 250mm f/5.6
http://www.verybiglobo.com/minolta-rf-rokkor-x-250mm-f5-6-…/

Sony A7 II
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-alpha-7-ii

Sony A7 III
https://www.techradar.com/reviews/sony-alpha-a7-iiihttps:

Eric Kaas Sluis

Mehdi Bouhalassa

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

Per Edman

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

Johnny Sisson
https://www.instagram.com/sissonphotography/

Central Camera, Chicago https://centralcamera.com/

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

Logo by Johnny Sisson