f1.2? Please...How about f0.7?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Bearded, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Pixelographer

    Pixelographer

    510
    Dec 22, 2006
    0.7 and moving film to boot
    wow
     
  2. Pianisimo

    Pianisimo Guest

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  4. Hi Harrison!
    I guess that was Bjørn's Repro-Nikkor, right?:smile:

    Fabulous Bokeh!

    Also, I can't help noticing a certain similarity between your image above and mine below. Obviously, those fast lenses force us to shoot a rather narrow range of subjects :biggrin:

    original.

    Cheers
     
  5. OdDoF

    OdDoF

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    Sep 12, 2008
    Norway
    Here are some flowers taken with a Rodenstock XR-Heligon 50mm f/0.75 lens :smile:

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    Best regards,
    OdDoF
     
  6. awesome thread
    incredible images
     
  7. More please :smile:
     
  8. OdDoF

    OdDoF

    187
    Sep 12, 2008
    Norway
    Ok...

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  9. These are beautiful! :) 
    Thank you! :) 
     
  10. Indeed it was Bjørn's repro, Harry.
    That focus distance does indeed limit us. But it was probably the best lens i've ever used.
    Quite similar shots, though I shot this one then shifted forward a tiny bit to focus on the other flower for the next shot. Experimented with the short (but still long enough) distance between the two.

    I wish I had some stuff from the Rodenstocks to share, but I never converted any after the first three I finished off, a 42/0.75 and 50/0.8 and 100/1.6, so they're just sitting back home unconverted. I did the conversions at a much less creative phase of my photography as well, so the samples are nothing to look at :tongue: The shots above are beautiful, OdDof!
    In Norway I skipped those as they didn't quite fit the way I was shooting.
     
  11. shaocaholica

    shaocaholica

    112
    Jul 21, 2008
    LA
    Super large aperture lens designs are nothing new. Its optics 101. However, since they are so impractical for normal use and manufacture, no one really bothers to make them for widespread sale.
     
  12. rolsen

    rolsen

    316
    Apr 12, 2008
    Finland
    Ok, shoot me now, somebody please... Repro Nikkor...drrooooll...
     
  13. paulskimcb

    paulskimcb

    577
    Feb 12, 2007
    Midwest
    Probably true, though any lens where you stop down to 1.4 sounds pretty cool to me...
     
  14. waltny

    waltny

    Mar 27, 2008
    Reno, NV

    Wow, these are very nice. I love soft dreamy way this lens renders
     
  15. lazijay

    lazijay

    659
    Jul 27, 2008
    Salinas, CA
    Beautiful pictures!
     
  16. gorgeous imagery here....
    i hope that we'll see many more
     
  17. OdDoF

    OdDoF

    187
    Sep 12, 2008
    Norway
    Special purpose, indeed

    Thank you for your comments, everyone. I am glad you like the pictures. I am still learning how to best use this lens.

    It is indeed a very special purpose tool. On the Rodenstock there is no aperture ring and no focus ring. It has fixed aperture and focus, and therefore also magnification.

    Those speedy exotics does not come with any standard mount, so that has to be custom made. I had an engineer modify an E2 ring for the purpose.

    My Rodenstock is different from the one that Bjørn Rørslett is using. He has a TV-Heligon, mine is a XR-Heligon. I have never seen the TV.

    The depth of field is literally razor thin. Just for the fun of it, here is a picture of a nail on a wall to clearly show this. As you can see, it also reveals a lot of details.

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    The Repro-Nikkor gives pictures with a quite different character. But still very special and exciting, of course. Thanks for the initiative and for sharing, Harrison.

    Best regards,
    Odd Erik
     
  18. OdDoF

    OdDoF

    187
    Sep 12, 2008
    Norway
    Two more here ;-)

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    Best regards,
    OdDoF
     
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