July 2021 Part 1 — This Month Through Your Adapted Lens

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Abbazz
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Re: July 2021 Part 1 — This Month Through Your Adapted Lens
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A quattuor of beloved M42 lenses (Zeiss Flektogon 20mm f/4, SuperTakumar 35mm f/3.5, Takumar 58mmf/2.4, Schacht Travenar 90mm f/2.8) taken with a vintage Minolta MD 35-70mm f/3.5 mounted on a Sony a7II:

Reflections of the setting sun

Cheers!

Abbazz

LouMeluso
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Re: July 2021 Part 1 — This Month Through Your Adapted Lens
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Sony A7C, Canon LTM 100mm f/3.5 Serenar, wide open

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Re: July 2021 Part 1 — This Month Through Your Adapted Lens
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Such a great, tiny, and light lens - good job showing its capabilities!

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boogisha
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LouMeluso wrote:

Sony A7C, Canon LTM 100mm f/3.5 Serenar, wide open

Now, THAT is sharp (especially being wide open), and with a very nice bokeh 

Thanks for sharing!

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Travis Butler
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E-M1 II, Auto Mamiya-Sekor 55/1.4

These pinecones have a ways to go before they seed, but they're still working on it.

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Albert Silver Veteran Member • Posts: 3,373
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A friend liked the image and said I was lucky. I told him luck had nothing to do with it. I worked for this one. Here is the original scene as I saw it.

Shot with Mamiya 55 f/1.4 @f/4 on Canon T4i

After looking around I was able to find something a bit better.

Shot with Mamiya 55 f/1.4 @f/2.8 on Canon T4i

The post-processing involved DXO's wonderful (IMO) Filmpack. This is the Fuji Astia 100F profile.

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Creative. Luv it!

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vivaldibow Contributing Member • Posts: 946
Re: 28mm Nikon "D" on the Z5

Good to hear D lens can still have the exif information. I am also using a Z5 nowadays, but was a little struggling on how to use MF lenses on Z5. I understand to zoom in and out image for critical focus, I can use the +/- magnifier. But I found, pressing shutter doesn't get the image back to 1x. I am so used to Sony A7ii and that camera does it that way, so I can confirm my composition isn't changed after manual focusing the lens (also pressing "-" button to get the image back to 1X and press the shutter will most likely change the focus. Do you happen to know the way of achieving this?

Thank you very much!

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Alan WF wrote:

Great creativity and perfect composition.

Regards,

Alan

Sorry for the belated reply. Somehow notification never got to me. Many thanks!

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Tango 55 Contributing Member • Posts: 721
Re: 28mm Nikon "D" on the Z5
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vivaldibow wrote:

Good to hear D lens can still have the exif information. I am also using a Z5 nowadays, but was a little struggling on how to use MF lenses on Z5. I understand to zoom in and out image for critical focus, I can use the +/- magnifier. But I found, pressing shutter doesn't get the image back to 1x. I am so used to Sony A7ii and that camera does it that way, so I can confirm my composition isn't changed after manual focusing the lens (also pressing "-" button to get the image back to 1X and press the shutter will most likely change the focus. Do you happen to know the way of achieving this?

Thank you very much!

Even if I'm relatively new to the Z5 (had it for just four weeks), I don't think you can go back to 1X by simply half-pressing the shutter button after magnification.

But there is a much better way than using the +/- keys: simply assign magnification to the front Fn1 button, which you can enable/disable with your middle finger (I suggest you start with the 100% option, and at a later time try 50% and 200%). And while you are at it, assign peaking to Fn2 (once enable, you can customize peaking with your front and rear dials). All this can be accomplished in the Custom Setting Menu (the pencil icon), going to letter f (controls), and from there to f2 (custom controls). Also, if you have image review enabled, you'll see the 1x version of the picture immediately after exposure, which you can also magnify with Fn1.

Always remember to save your manual lenses to the Setup Menu (spanner icon) Non-CPU Lens Data, so the image stabilization is optimized for the focal length you are using (this makes a big difference to the effectiveness of the vibration reduction, but you have to remember to select the correct lens before each shooting session).

All in all, I think the Z5 is an excellent camera for shooting with manual lenses, a little bit challenging for me to get the colors I want from raw, but impressive for its outstanding B&W rendering.

All the best,

Ricky

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vivaldibow Contributing Member • Posts: 946
Re: 28mm Nikon "D" on the Z5

Tango 55 wrote:

vivaldibow wrote:

Good to hear D lens can still have the exif information. I am also using a Z5 nowadays, but was a little struggling on how to use MF lenses on Z5. I understand to zoom in and out image for critical focus, I can use the +/- magnifier. But I found, pressing shutter doesn't get the image back to 1x. I am so used to Sony A7ii and that camera does it that way, so I can confirm my composition isn't changed after manual focusing the lens (also pressing "-" button to get the image back to 1X and press the shutter will most likely change the focus. Do you happen to know the way of achieving this?

Thank you very much!

Even if I'm relatively new to the Z5 (had it for just four weeks), I don't think you can go back to 1X by simply half-pressing the shutter button after magnification.

But there is a much better way than using the +/- keys: simply assign magnification to the front Fn1 button, which you can enable/disable with your middle finger (I suggest you start with the 100% option, and at a later time try 50% and 200%). And while you are at it, assign peaking to Fn2 (once enable, you can customize peaking with your front and rear dials). All this can be accomplished in the Custom Setting Menu (the pencil icon), going to letter f (controls), and from there to f2 (custom controls). Also, if you have image review enabled, you'll see the 1x version of the picture immediately after exposure, which you can also magnify with Fn1.

Always remember to save your manual lenses to the Setup Menu (spanner icon) Non-CPU Lens Data, so the image stabilization is optimized for the focal length you are using (this makes a big difference to the effectiveness of the vibration reduction, but you have to remember to select the correct lens before each shooting session).

All in all, I think the Z5 is an excellent camera for shooting with manual lenses, a little bit challenging for me to get the colors I want from raw, but impressive for its outstanding B&W rendering.

All the best,

Ricky

Thanks very much for letting me know your way of setting Z5. I will try it out. For the non CPU data, I haven't played with it. For a certain focal length, I may have lenses with different apertures. I am not sure if I should put the largest aperture or the smallest aperture value to consolidate as one entry, as I have way more than 20 lenses. It may not be a big deal as long as the focal length is set correctly.

My work horse camera is still Sony A7ii. Z5 I'd mainly for shooting kids with 50mm 1.8 S,  the lens I like very much. I found I myself picking up Z5 more than A7iii, perhaps the Sony FE 50mm 1.8 doesnt shine in front of Nikon's 50mm 1.8S.

Tango 55 Contributing Member • Posts: 721
Re: 28mm Nikon "D" on the Z5

vivaldibow wrote:

Tango 55 wrote:

vivaldibow wrote:

Good to hear D lens can still have the exif information. I am also using a Z5 nowadays, but was a little struggling on how to use MF lenses on Z5. I understand to zoom in and out image for critical focus, I can use the +/- magnifier. But I found, pressing shutter doesn't get the image back to 1x. I am so used to Sony A7ii and that camera does it that way, so I can confirm my composition isn't changed after manual focusing the lens (also pressing "-" button to get the image back to 1X and press the shutter will most likely change the focus. Do you happen to know the way of achieving this?

Thank you very much!

Even if I'm relatively new to the Z5 (had it for just four weeks), I don't think you can go back to 1X by simply half-pressing the shutter button after magnification.

But there is a much better way than using the +/- keys: simply assign magnification to the front Fn1 button, which you can enable/disable with your middle finger (I suggest you start with the 100% option, and at a later time try 50% and 200%). And while you are at it, assign peaking to Fn2 (once enable, you can customize peaking with your front and rear dials). All this can be accomplished in the Custom Setting Menu (the pencil icon), going to letter f (controls), and from there to f2 (custom controls). Also, if you have image review enabled, you'll see the 1x version of the picture immediately after exposure, which you can also magnify with Fn1.

Always remember to save your manual lenses to the Setup Menu (spanner icon) Non-CPU Lens Data, so the image stabilization is optimized for the focal length you are using (this makes a big difference to the effectiveness of the vibration reduction, but you have to remember to select the correct lens before each shooting session).

All in all, I think the Z5 is an excellent camera for shooting with manual lenses, a little bit challenging for me to get the colors I want from raw, but impressive for its outstanding B&W rendering.

All the best,

Ricky

Thanks very much for letting me know your way of setting Z5. I will try it out. For the non CPU data, I haven't played with it. For a certain focal length, I may have lenses with different apertures. I am not sure if I should put the largest aperture or the smallest aperture value to consolidate as one entry, as I have way more than 20 lenses. It may not be a big deal as long as the focal length is set correctly.

My work horse camera is still Sony A7ii. Z5 I'd mainly for shooting kids with 50mm 1.8 S, the lens I like very much. I found I myself picking up Z5 more than A7iii, perhaps the Sony FE 50mm 1.8 doesnt shine in front of Nikon's 50mm 1.8S.

For each lens you only save the largest aperture (I think this is just for the EXIF, while the focal length information is used to optimize the image stabilization).

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vivaldibow Contributing Member • Posts: 946
Re: 28mm Nikon "D" on the Z5

Tango 55 wrote:

vivaldibow wrote:

Tango 55 wrote:

vivaldibow wrote:

Good to hear D lens can still have the exif information. I am also using a Z5 nowadays, but was a little struggling on how to use MF lenses on Z5. I understand to zoom in and out image for critical focus, I can use the +/- magnifier. But I found, pressing shutter doesn't get the image back to 1x. I am so used to Sony A7ii and that camera does it that way, so I can confirm my composition isn't changed after manual focusing the lens (also pressing "-" button to get the image back to 1X and press the shutter will most likely change the focus. Do you happen to know the way of achieving this?

Thank you very much!

Even if I'm relatively new to the Z5 (had it for just four weeks), I don't think you can go back to 1X by simply half-pressing the shutter button after magnification.

But there is a much better way than using the +/- keys: simply assign magnification to the front Fn1 button, which you can enable/disable with your middle finger (I suggest you start with the 100% option, and at a later time try 50% and 200%). And while you are at it, assign peaking to Fn2 (once enable, you can customize peaking with your front and rear dials). All this can be accomplished in the Custom Setting Menu (the pencil icon), going to letter f (controls), and from there to f2 (custom controls). Also, if you have image review enabled, you'll see the 1x version of the picture immediately after exposure, which you can also magnify with Fn1.

Always remember to save your manual lenses to the Setup Menu (spanner icon) Non-CPU Lens Data, so the image stabilization is optimized for the focal length you are using (this makes a big difference to the effectiveness of the vibration reduction, but you have to remember to select the correct lens before each shooting session).

All in all, I think the Z5 is an excellent camera for shooting with manual lenses, a little bit challenging for me to get the colors I want from raw, but impressive for its outstanding B&W rendering.

All the best,

Ricky

Thanks very much for letting me know your way of setting Z5. I will try it out. For the non CPU data, I haven't played with it. For a certain focal length, I may have lenses with different apertures. I am not sure if I should put the largest aperture or the smallest aperture value to consolidate as one entry, as I have way more than 20 lenses. It may not be a big deal as long as the focal length is set correctly.

My work horse camera is still Sony A7ii. Z5 I'd mainly for shooting kids with 50mm 1.8 S, the lens I like very much. I found I myself picking up Z5 more than A7iii, perhaps the Sony FE 50mm 1.8 doesnt shine in front of Nikon's 50mm 1.8S.

For each lens you only save the largest aperture (I think this is just for the EXIF, while the focal length information is used to optimize the image stabilization).

Thanks. I guess I didn't make myself clear. But I understand what you meant. Only the focal length matters for IBIS.

Brian Chichester
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Racton Ruin
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Built in 1766 by the 2nd Earl of Halifax, so he could have a sea view (so it is said).

Captured with my Soligor Twin Tele 135mm f4.5.

Olympus PEN E-PL6, Soligor Twin Tele 135mm f4.5

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My father just gave me a bunch of his old lenses from yesteryear. Most were not particularly high end nor new focal lengths (how my 50s and 135s or 70-200s does one need?), but one was 500mm for which I had no version of yet. All handheld, processed in RawTherapee, and not cropped.

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chaimav
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Alan WF wrote:

The plant with the wire is really superb! Print, frame, and hang!

Regards,

Alan

Thanks. If you view it at full resolution you can see all the plant's hairs. The background is hydrangea.

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Portrait, MC Caleinar-5H 100/2.8
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The MC Caleinar-5H (often written incorrectly as Kaleinar) 100/2.8 is a very good lens with a very old Primoplan/Ernostar design type but it actually precedes the first Ernostars and Primoplans. It was made around 1920 by Hugho Hahn for Rüo-Optik. It never came to life in Germany but in 1930 the patent was acquired by Sankt Peterburg's optical institute and many years later in the 60's it was actually produced.

Here's a sample photo of my wife taken wide open at f/2.8 which offers enough resolution even for 42MP images.

Becksvart
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MD 50/1,4
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Morning walk featuring a Cykoria that hasn't yet folded its flowers due to the summer day's heat and a relationship lock on a bridge,

MD 50/1,4@2 "Cykoria"

MD 50/1,4@1,4 "A lock for your relation"

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MD1 w. Rokkor 28/2
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Sunset @ F11 (Sony's 'Smooth Reflections' app jpeg)

MDI W.Rokkor 28/2@f/11

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Re: Racton Ruin
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Brian Chichester wrote:

Built in 1766 by the 2nd Earl of Halifax, so he could have a sea view (so it is said).

Captured with my Soligor Twin Tele 135mm f4.5.

Olympus PEN E-PL6, Soligor Twin Tele 135mm f4.5

Good to see it's still standing. I photographed it on film (an Olympus Pen D half frame camera) in about 1965. Not adapted lens shots, but may be of interest.

Distant:

Inside:

Do keep on posting photos of Sussex. Very nostalgic.

Don Cox

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