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Between the lockdowns and an overly busy job, I've had little time or energy for shooting and processing this year.
I've rescued a two week vacation and hope to get some processing done.
Where else to begin than early this year :)

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For those interested in that sort of thing: all with an M42 lens, 50 Carl Zeiss Ultron 1.8
 
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Thank you, Mike and Nick!
Really appreciated!

I didn't have one where nothing was in focus, Mike.
Normally I try to avoid that :D
But a crop or some healing does the trick (more or less) :)

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I have done this on purpose once, nothing in focus: a shot of our tree for that years Christmas card :)
(sorry for the colours)

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Interesting, Bart.
The bokeh reminds me of the old Helios 44-2, made in Russia.
I love it...

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Much appreciated, Klaus!
Thank you!
If I'm not mistaken, the Helios 44-2 was based on the Carl Zeiss Biotar 58mm f/2, wasn't it.
Except for the more exotic lenses, lots of M42 lenses can be found easily and therefore cheap.
When I got a sony a7II, one of the first things I ordered, was an M42 adapter and then a selection of M42 lenses :)
I got a Helios 44 on a Zenith camera for free from my brother.
 

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Much appreciated, Klaus!
Thank you!
If I'm not mistaken, the Helios 44-2 was based on the Carl Zeiss Biotar 58mm f/2, wasn't it.
Except for the more exotic lenses, lots of M42 lenses can be found easily and therefore cheap.
When I got a sony a7II, one of the first things I ordered, was an M42 adapter and then a selection of M42 lenses :)
I got a Helios 44 on a Zenith camera for free from my brother.
Hi Bart,
if I remember right, there are 5 or 6 versions of the Helios out there. And yes, it's a copy of the Biotar.

Merry Christmas to you and your family
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The first one of the last three would work well for me either as a square format or 8 x 10 format to eliminate the part that is nearly in focus.
I tried an 8 x 10 since I hadn't used this aspect ratio before - except perhaps in free format.

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Hi Bart,
if I remember right, there are 5 or 6 versions of the Helios out there. And yes, it's a copy of the Biotar.

Merry Christmas to you and your family
Klaus
That is correct. With each higher number a better resolution or coating.
Mine is the 44-M (my brother is quite a few years older than I am :))

Merry Christmas to you and yours as well.
 
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Much appreciated, Dossy!
Thank you!

It's a ladybug in #5
I had a look in silver efex and the selective colouring worked nicely. Probably because of the contrasting colours, red on dark green.
 

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