GnarlydogOZ

GnarlydogOZ

Joined on Jan 3, 2016

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  • Yes: kookaburra, from the kingfisher family. Their laugh (call) can be hilarious and unnerving at the same time. This one here has become tame enough to let be patted, in exchange for a morsel of ...
  • I have adapted C3 and C4 lenses for Argus. Some will question my method but it works wonderfully. I start with a M42 adapter for my camera (those thin ones that are meant to interface a focusing ...
  • I particularly like the first and the last one, for different reasons.
  • This time on a short helicoid extension, wide open Fujinon 55mm f2.2 on Nikon Z5
  • I love the look of the bokeh of my Kodak Cine 102/2.7 but only works on my Olympus since the image circle is so small :-( It was time to dust off the massive (by my standards) Russian Cine ...
  • A lens that I have not used for a while and was interested to see how it works wide open with a bit of blurred background to isolated the main subject. Fujinon 55mm f2.2 on Nikon Z5
  • those mushrooms: delicious, and not just photographically :-D
  • Oh, how stupid of me... it is 16mm indeed.. That is why lately when I have been doing my calculations things were not adding up! :-|
  • Yes: Hexanon 45/1.8 (Konica S2) was really hard to refit (but not so much to extract). Of course the camera will be forever maimed (read dead) after I hacked into it to get the lens out. I also ...
  • I found a Yashinon-DX 40mm f1.7, fixed to a Yashica rangefinder camera (apparently not functioning). In my quest to find a "wide normal" fast lens that is compact I plant to extract that lens and ...
  • and after reading here and reviewing a few pix on Flickr I HAD to get one too: found one on evilBay for not much money :-) I will go the route of refitting it on a helicoid to extend the minimum ...
  • perfect and clear instructions! Thank you for posting :-)
  • the Hexanon looks great on Micro4/3, as you said, a portrait lens with a bit of glow. wide open Now refitted to fool frame I noticed that the edges are very average, wide open. The field curvature ...
  • not any easier in Australia: no vendor here sells the little nick-knacks needed to refit rangefinder lenses. I have a drawer full of various rings (step down or up) and extension tubes accumulated ...
  • Rediscovering the old Russian Jupiter-9 on a larger format sensor where I can see the whole image circle, unlike on the 4/3 sensor of my Olympus cameras. Nikon Z5 with Jupiter-9
  • your thoughts on the ergonomics on the Nikon Z5 are the same as mine: not the most user-friendly for adapted lenses. What I do like is a flange distance of just 14mm allowing me to refit lenses ...
  • I have modified and refitted a Helios-103 (with Contax RF mount) into a Pentax 50mm lens' helicoid (glass removed: ruined by fungus) to achieve a close focus of 40cm Here used slightly stopped down ...
  • Lens harvested from a Konica S2, refitted for Nikon Z Wide open
  • Replied in what is real?
    And yet, on a slightly different tangent, adapted lenses are indeed way more suited to create "art" than modern ones, at least for me. With all the weird bokeh, swirls and bubbles I feel I can ...
  • Replied in what is real?
    I am under no illusion that a 2D image is "real", printed or electronic, not even close to representing reality. What I do understand it that convention has lead us to believe that an image is ...
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