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11-06-2020, 08:46 AM - 1 Like   #61
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Hi, without any modification, I would vote for the 50/2.8 ... best "all arounder" without any modification(s).

I like the center sharpness of the 24/2.8, but the edges are terrible. Maybe a "street" type lens if one is looking for this type of fall-off.

And as I wrote above, the 18mm is quite nice and a lot better modified to close it down a bit.

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Hi Jean,

If I understand correctly you have opened up an 18mm inserted an aperture disc inside. How easy is it to open the lens? Are there instructions on the web somewhere? And how do you hold the aperture disc in place inside the lens?

The problem I find with discs outside the lens is they move. The sticky strengtheners are more stable than lens baby discs but I've been using them for some time now and they are not as firmly stuck as they were. I don't want one to fall inside the camera.

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That was my thought as well, being afraid that the disk would fall into the camera, either my LUMIX or even the Auto 110 which I still use sometimes. Might head to a craft store and see if the sell punches for scrap booking that will punch small clean holes of varying sizes. Then punch some strips of tape, sharpie to blacken.
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Hi Jean,

If I understand correctly you have opened up an 18mm inserted an aperture disc inside. How easy is it to open the lens? Are there instructions on the web somewhere? And how do you hold the aperture disc in place inside the lens?

The problem I find with discs outside the lens is they move. The sticky strengtheners are more stable than lens baby discs but I've been using them for some time now and they are not as firmly stuck as they were. I don't want one to fall inside the camera.

Regards

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Hi Richard,

Yes, I opened the 18mm lens and inserted a DIY aperture disk using black electrical tape with a small hole punched in the center ... the smaller than normal hole punch was from a hobby store. I did this on my own and I have never seen any Web videos about this intervention. Maybe I should make another one with more of the pin-hole type aperture and document the intervention for this thread. Give me a bit of time ... as I remember, the disk is snug inside because it is squeezed between the lens housing halves.

Personally, I would not worry too much about the sticky disk falling into the sensor housing of a mirror-less camera. Easy to fish back out or just turn the body upside-down and shake. I think that this happened to me at least once ... and it gave me a bit more of the idea to insert the disk inside the lens.

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That was my thought as well, being afraid that the disk would fall into the camera, either my LUMIX or even the Auto 110 which I still use sometimes. Might head to a craft store and see if the sell punches for scrap booking that will punch small clean holes of varying sizes. Then punch some strips of tape, sharpie to blacken.
Hi ... my hole punch was a kind of scrap-booking item. And I use black electrical tape as mentioned above.

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I had wondered about the washers falling off. Good to know it wasn't an idle worry.
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The last shot is stunning. They are all good but that one really is amazing.
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Sorry to restart a 12 month old thread but I just purchased an X-E1 and put the 110 50mm/2.8 on it as well as the Pentax matching close up lens/filter. Just testing...



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Sorry to restart a 12 month old thread but I just purchased an X-E1 and put the 110 50mm/2.8 on it as well as the Pentax matching close up lens/filter. Just testing...
Don't apologise...nice shot! Something about the way they render colours makes these lenses great for flower photography, especially with a close up filter.
I have the close up filter for my 24mm, I will post a few of mine.
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Don't apologise...nice shot! Something about the way they render colours makes these lenses great for flower photography, especially with a close up filter.
I have the close up filter for my 24mm, I will post a few of mine.
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As per previous post
If it stops raining and the sun comes out tomorrow I'll try some more tests. But, at the moment it's a very wet spring!
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It's still raining so no flowers. This is Iseult (Izzy for short) shying away from being photographed by the funny looking camera. Fujifilm X-E1, Pentax-110 50mm/2.8

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Don't apologise...nice shot! Something about the way they render colours makes these lenses great for flower photography, especially with a close up filter.
I have the close up filter for my 24mm, I will post a few of mine.
Some of these lenses pass UV well. That might be part of their charm with flowers.
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So it finally stopped raining (well properly raining anyway). Testing a few camera/lens combinations. This is the 110 50mm with the close up lens on the X-E1


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