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Forum: Lens Clubs 10-08-2021, 05:36 PM  
Manual Zoom Club
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 884
Views: 95,440
Nice perspective and framing, Paul.
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-02-2021, 07:11 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 18,072
Views: 3,538,236
A nice product shot with a pleasing use of light and color. All the 55s are great lenses.
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-09-2021, 06:52 AM  
East German Lens Club
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 400
Views: 72,411
It looks like someone cleaned the lens with steel wool.
I'm shooting with two Zeiss Tessars at the moment. a recently acquired West German version removed from an old Zeiss Ikon Contessa LK, manufactured between 1963 and 1965, and fitted with a 3D printed m42 mount, and a Jena version from about 1957 with twelve aperture blades. If interested, photos are on my Flickr page, William Bolton | Flickr If I could have only one lens, I would be content with the Tessar made in Stuttgart.
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-24-2021, 08:08 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 18,072
Views: 3,538,236
Film?
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-13-2021, 08:33 PM  
Soviet lenses club
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 4,111
Views: 1,029,011
Thank you for your comment. It did occur to me after I posted my comment that I wouldn't be able to get infinity focus by using an additional helicoid. This is the video that explains how to make changes to the lens in order to do so. It looks pretty straightforward.















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You might also be interested in what this man is doing with lenses from old fixed lens cameras and his 3d printer. vintageglas on Etsy I'm waiting for a 50mm f2.8 Tessar from a Zeiss Ikon Contessa LK with a printed m42 mount that I ordered from him. I have two Tessars from Jena which are common, but I haven't seen any from Stuttgart. I'm curious to see if the glass used might make a difference in rendering. Thirty-five or forty years ago I had a Contessa LK and the lens in that camera impressed me as being special.
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-11-2021, 05:14 AM  
Soviet lenses club
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 4,111
Views: 1,029,011
I have a very nice silver version of the Mir 1 with a 39mm thread mount made in 1962. It won't focus to infinity. There's a video on YouTube about how to correct this. The procedure doesn't look difficult, but I'm reluctant to alter the lens except as a last resort. I have some helicoids coming for another project and I'm hoping using one of them, one's a 12-17mm and the other a 12-19mm, I might get the infinity focus and maybe even closer focusing.
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-09-2021, 05:35 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 18,072
Views: 3,538,236
You take good pics with the 20, Paul. I'll have to get mine out again. It's been awhile.
I haven't seen Dartmoor Dave post for awhile. I hope he's alright.
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-02-2021, 12:07 PM  
Soviet lenses club
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 4,111
Views: 1,029,011
Two days ago I bought a Kiev 3 camera with light meter and 50mm f2 Sonnar Jupiter 8 (red P) lens manufactured and sold together in 1956 when I was five years old. They came with the leather case, manual, yellow filter, lens cap and cable release, were described as excellent and look hardly used in the photos. One of the first things I did was look for an adapter for Sony e mount, and I found yesterday just what Scratchpaddy found, adapter, lens and lens cap for under $40 with shipping. I've always had an interest in rangefinder cameras, though not the budget for the West German and better Japanese ones. If I can find a good lab to develop the film, it could be the completion of a circle, though I'll never abandon digital.
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-13-2021, 08:40 AM  
Takumar club
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 18,072
Views: 3,538,236
I don't know modern Pentax cameras. I'm here for the (Takumar) lenses. If your camera is a crop sensor one then the quite inexpensive 200mm f4 Takumar will function as a 300mm lens on it. I'll leave it to others in the forum to comment on whether the suggestion is good or not.
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-10-2021, 08:35 AM  
Takumar club
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 18,072
Views: 3,538,236
Besides Utak, these vlogs on YouTube are good sources of information, all discovered in the past few days: Zenography, PavSZ and Mark Holtze. A word of caution though, if you suffer from GAS, you might want to avoid them.
Forum: Lens Clubs 02-07-2021, 06:23 AM  
Takumar club
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 18,072
Views: 3,538,236
Nice framing, Paul.
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-30-2020, 07:10 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 18,072
Views: 3,538,236
So, how do you like the 28, Paul?
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-02-2020, 07:41 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 18,072
Views: 3,538,236
The black and white shot is very effective. Good composition, light and conversion processing, Paul.
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-10-2020, 06:43 AM  
Takumar club
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 18,072
Views: 3,538,236
Your mention of flare reminded me of a picture I took in 2013. I thought I took it with the Tak35, but when I located it I saw that it was taken with the Tak28. I had great hopes for the picture, but when I opened it with my photo software, I was unpleasantly surprised to see a huge flare that ruined the shot. It took hours of painstaking post processing to remove it. I thought the image was worth it and am pleased with the result. I learned to be careful about where the sun was in the shot. In my case, it was setting behind the flower. The picture is here: And God said, Let there be light! | Sony Alpha a55; Takumar ? | Flickr
You did a good job removing the flare in your photo.
Forum: Lens Clubs 04-30-2020, 06:22 AM  
20 mm Lens Club.
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 891
Views: 117,105
Nice rendering of depth in the scene.
Forum: Lens Clubs 04-12-2020, 05:37 PM  
20 mm Lens Club.
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 891
Views: 117,105
Very nice, Paul. Black and white is a great choice here.
Forum: Lens Clubs 04-08-2020, 05:52 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 18,072
Views: 3,538,236
Chaucer?
Forum: Lens Clubs 03-31-2020, 07:39 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 18,072
Views: 3,538,236
Beautiful flower shot, Ray.
Forum: Lens Clubs 03-18-2020, 06:36 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 18,072
Views: 3,538,236
You're getting some good results with that 20, Paul.
Forum: Lens Clubs 03-03-2020, 06:43 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 18,072
Views: 3,538,236
Sorry about your eyes, Dave. I was recently told I have cataracts as well, and I can recognize a steady decline in my vision, which is hard because I, too, always enjoyed great eyesight. When I get on the local insurance, this month, I might see about corrective surgery, but then again maybe everything will have to be pushed back because of the virus. I haven't used Pentax cameras since the three ME cameras, so I'm not familiar with focusing assists in the digital models. The Sony a65 and a7 that I use have a great feature by which proper focus is indicated by a color outline of what's in focus (red, yellow or white). It works really well. My other Sony is a DSLR, the a850, so it doesn't have focusing aids, but the viewfinder is so clear and bright that I can usually get good focus with it, too.
Forum: Lens Clubs 02-23-2020, 07:14 AM  
Takumar club
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 18,072
Views: 3,538,236
A great lens and good photos. It looks like you need a Tougherbook, though.
Forum: Lens Clubs 02-02-2020, 06:57 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 18,072
Views: 3,538,236
El Rey y La Reina | Sony a7 with SMC Takumar 35mm f2 lens an? | Flickr

I have almost as many 35mm lenses as 50's, including the Tak f2 and the Tak f3.5. I pulled out the f2 today and took a photo hand held in available light at f 2 and close to minimum focusing distance. The subjects are heavily glazed hand-made chess pieces and the specular highlights at f2 revealed significant coma but otherwise the results seemed good. I cleaned up the worst of the coma in post. I thought the photo might be of interest since there seems to be some interest in the 35mm focal length lately, particularly the f2.3 which I don't have.
I used a #1 extension tube also I should mention.
Forum: Lens Clubs 01-27-2020, 09:01 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 18,072
Views: 3,538,236
Yeah. I checked it today, and it worked. I appreciate the information. Thanks.

---------- Post added 01-27-20 at 09:03 PM ----------


Thanks.
Forum: Lens Clubs 01-26-2020, 07:12 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 18,072
Views: 3,538,236
Thanks for the response. I thought of that and I have occasionally deleted older posts, but it didn't seem that I gained any additional posts. Can you verify that from experience?
Forum: Lens Clubs 01-24-2020, 11:27 AM  
Takumar club
Posted By Andrew_Oid
Replies: 18,072
Views: 3,538,236
Hola!

I've been taking some interest in the discussions about Flickr since that's where I'm posting these days. But I only have about fifty pictures left until I reach my free limit. I'm not going to buy a Pro subscription. As a retiree I have to be careful of expenditures. I'd pay the yearly subscription to Pentaxforums if I could do so without using PayPal. Speaking of which I discovered yesterday that I can now buy from eBay without using PayPal. I couldn't before whether because of a problem with my old PayPal account or for some other reason I don't know. I wanted to try and service my $15 Pentacon 50mm f1.8 lens with an aperture problem and couldn't manage to reassemble the aperture properly. The blades look like they're made of some thin plastic. But the lens itself is exceptional IMO focusing down to 13 inches and sharing some of the same optical qualities as some of the best East German glass in terms of color, sharpness and bokeh and so I wanted to replace it which I was able to do quite cheaply. I haven't been on eBay for a few years now, and it seems prices for m42 lenses have gone up significantly. Is that the case?

And Sandy, when I saw your 85mm Tak I had to go look for mine because I thought the numbers were really close. It loos like yours begins 5 six 9 5 though the second digit is hard to make out.. Mine is 5 eight 9 5.
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