Calgary, Alberta, Canada
my rail arrived yesterday, so I barely had the time to mount and test it.
I did a pano-shoot in my living room, moving the camera back to have rotation around the entrance pupil, and stitching was a child's game.
That's one good point !
Today, I'll try to test it in macro setup !
Build and finish of the rail seem better than appropriate for the price !
Peter, I see we are both using the same focusing rails. However, I mount my camera 180° differently than you so that the lateral control knob is at the back rather than under the lens.
Shown is a Minolta 100mm/f3.5 with a set of three extension tubes.
Panasonic G1 & GF1 bodies, Panasonic 14-45, 45-200mm, various Minolta, Pentax, Canon FD, M39 & M42 mount lenses.
I would like to do this with you girls as well. The autism walk was great. RDP walks for Breast Cancer....sounds great Ill sign up this week.
Do you already have a team set up?
My "other" Macro setup. This way with the Kiron MD 105mm f2.8 mounted.
[QUOTE=JerryMK;159029]My "other" Macro setup. This way with the Kiron MD 105mm f2.8 mounted.
Hello Jerry, you are one of the people who got me into buying Canon FD stuff,
because of your wonderfull macro's.
Found FD bellows (very cheap) and last sunday I bought on a Photographica fair a Canon macrophoto coupler to use your lenses reversed. It has even a hood for the other side of the lens which makes the aperture working.
The guy had a 35mm 2.8 for €10. Light like a feather. Got the f 2 version too. And the 85/1.2, in good condition (no hood) and much cheaper then the Bay prices. Whow that looks like a serious piece of glass!(heavy)
Of course some other nice lenses too
Now I am waiting for my adapter from Hong Kong.
How do you like your new Kiron compared to your other around 100 mm macro lenses?
My experience with the Kiron so far is that it is a very sharp piece of glass and the rendering is beautiful. Had (still) to get used to the very narrow DOF at full extend. (The Tokina 90mm did not left mt G1 body for a long time...) But it produces nice sharp images. What I also like is that the lens on itselves reaches 1:1. With my Tokina I have to use the extender.
Looking forward seeing your G1/FD shots here.
I stopped going to Houten a while ago.
I have not used my Vivitar S1 90/2.5 on the m4/3rds thusfar. Too heavy.
So, Jerry is also from the Netherlands?
It is the second time I went to Houten and I went with specific interests and found what I wanted (party).
The 85/1.2 is the L version Could get a good deal on a TS FD 35/2.8 lens as well, but I had to restrain myself.
Today the 50 macro arrived and I do also have the 50/1.4
All without chrome ring and very light.
But I have to wait because Hong Kong is far away
BTW Which FD lens would be interesting on the macrophoto coupler?
With step up rings a lot is possible.
To many old Exakta grandpa's and to much of the same old heavy lenses?
What is really silly that there is no EFTPOS and that nobody sells adapters for all those lenses. It is mostly for for collectors.
Talked to a guy who had almost everything of Voigtländer (till before it went Cosina) and Zeiss Ikon, but he only took snapshots with a little compact.
Average youngest age (buyers/visitors) is ~65.
Exakta junk and unreal Russian sellers with astounding prices.
some very nice set-ups!!
http://hodad66.com Sony A7r,A7II, Sony 70-300G, Rokinon 14/2.8, Leitz Wetzler 35/3.5, Leica R Summicron 50/2 & Elmarit 90mm/2.8, Contax N 24-85 & 70--200mm AND Canon FD 20/2.8, 135/2, 500mm 4.5, Minolta 35/1.8, 45mm/2, Nikon 28-50/3.5, 105/1.8, 180/2.8
Perhaps we should organize a get together? I am in the Hague.
Hi, Vivek and Jerry,
let me know if something happens, I'm in Brussels which is not so far away !
And, laptoprob is also in Holland, I think !
And I am in Amsterdam. Or three (or four) is a crowd?
Nothing to do with MACRO, but I can't help notice how many photographers from the Netherlands there are in this forum. And there would seem to be just as many Canadians.
BTW, our local "public" television station here in Toronto (TVO) broadcast a documentary on Dutch photographer Sanne Sannes tonight. Very interesting.
Sanne Sannes was very welknown in the sixtys in Holland. He died young, at thirty in a carcrash, and recently his brother finally opened up his archive of photographs. Some new and unknown photographs.
He was ahead of his time and that was what made him quiet famous at young age in Holland. He was just starting to draw attention internationally just before he died.
PS Always enjoy your contributions with the good eye for detail, composition and presentation
I have a link to the dutch version.
To see full screen hit : Bekijk volledig scherm
There is an exhibition in Foam ( Fotomuseum)right now.
On Utube you can see pages from his famous book -Oog om oog -( Eye on eye)
It is not much
Kind regards, Michiel
RE: Sanne Sannes. Keith, the documentary on TVO was in Dutch, but had English subtitles. I just googled and came up a bit of info in English. Compared to the documentary, most of the Internet info seems to be superficial and based more on his 'reputation' (some of which he fostered, of course), rather than any critical evaluation of his work. But there are examples of his work.
This was the documentary: