As some of you already know, I own “a few” lenses. Semi-antique ones, old ones; chiefly manual lenses, which I have adapter’d onto an X-T1.
The other day, I came up with a brilliant idea to try to find out which was the very best one.
Many, many hours later, I came to a wise conclusion: the truth is that almost all of them are Good to Very Good. They just differ a little in this aspect or in that aspect – but technically, nothing that could not be fixed in darktable.
Apart from that, of course I have a favourite – the one used to catch this flowery thing:
@Claes It would be interesting to know what lenses were used. The first older lens I bought was a Nikkor-S Auto 50mm f/1.4 Non AI off ebay. This was shot handheld with on-camera flash 1/100sec at f11 or f16(can’t recall, I didn’t know how to change exif data for non-cpu lenses back then.)
I bought an Olympus adaptor for my Fuji a couple of years ago and have never used it until this week.
My favourite lens was always the 75-150 zoom.
Here are three massively cropped images with the lens.
Too fun! I recently got an X-T1 specifically for that purpose. I wanted to be able to use all the sweet vintage glass I had laying around on something other than my film bodies. Ironically, I am now shooting film like a mad woman, but what are ya gonna do?
It sort of resembles an egg hatching machine, where some of the chickens are on the verge of appearing. But it is just the center of a daisy, Bellis perennis, from the lawn.
Rig: a borrowed X-T3, lens Olympus Zuiko 50mm/3.5 plus a Vivitar 2 x macro focusing teleconverter.
Another thought which I stumbled while thinking about your progress in this thread. If you reverse mount from the extension tubes you should be able to get even more magnification with less tubes. In return you should get even better quality. Or use the same number of tubes + reverse mount and gain insanity levels of magnification. While you are at it teleconverters too. Maybe you can hit microscopy
Yes, that would be an interesting route to take (even if I have not trodden it before).
At least one of my lenses would be easy to reverse… Let’s see, where are the coupling
rings, and the DIY focusing helix… … …