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    Selfmade soft focus lens on GH1

    I know this will challenge some viewing habits, but I'll try anyway...




















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    Re: Selfmade soft focus lens on GH1

    and a few from my hometown Weinheim where I shoot my images mainly:









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    Re: Selfmade soft focus lens on GH1

    I love your homemade lens, Klaus. The results have a look of pin hole images. The closest lens I have that might do this is my Kodak Cine Needs a Good Clean Ektar.
    But I have a Bell and Howell projection lens that I am going to play with, and also a pin hole kit for micro4/3
    I guess we have to prepare ourselves for some pretty dreamy images

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    Thanks Keith!

    That's the idea behind it, that dreamy look. I tried pinholes too, but they are way too slow. That lens I used is very fast, that I nearly need a ND filter to work with it.

    Maybe I should have renamed that thread and invite others to show their selfmade lenses + results? What do you think about that? You made such a great job with your "bokeh" thread!!

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    Re: Selfmade soft focus lens on GH1

    Nice job, Klaus. How did you make the lens?





    The above is from a lens made from the front section of a Jupiter-8, the rear module from a 50/2 Retina Xenon, set in an Industar-61 focus mount. The hard part was getting the stand-off between the modules correct for 50mm so that it would RF couple. I gave it to a friend for his M8. Now it is used on his M9.

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    Also a conversion- An uncoated Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 5cm F1.5 converted to Leica Thread Mount using a Jupiter-3 mount.



    Wide-Open On the Leica M8. Have not used it on the Ep2 yet, but I will be.

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    Re: Selfmade soft focus lens on GH1

    very nice results Brian! I took the glass out of a enlarger lens and replaced it with a lens singlet and mounted that whole thing into a focusig helicoid for mft.

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    Re: Selfmade soft focus lens on GH1

    Adjustable degree of soft focus


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    For anyone wanting to experiment with handmade lenses, I recommend this ebook. The Author, John Evans has been making such lenses for years. He has a wealth on knowledge which he shares in this book.
    http://www.srb-griturn.com/exploring...nses-815-p.asp

    Cheers

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    Re: Selfmade soft focus lens on GH1

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Ginman View Post
    For anyone wanting to experiment with handmade lenses, I recommend this ebook. The Author, John Evans has been making such lenses for years. He has a wealth on knowledge which he shares in this book.
    http://www.srb-griturn.com/exploring...nses-815-p.asp

    Cheers

    Alan
    Thanks for this, Alan. I've just ordered it

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    Re: Selfmade soft focus lens on GH1

    A well known company and actually I'm a client since years for some stock items (but have most specilized parts done here locally). The booklet is nice, gives useful hints for someone who is not used to doing "such stuff"

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    Re: Selfmade soft focus lens on GH1

    Not a 4/3 camera, but a home-made lens from a few years ago. Just a couple of cheap magnifying glasses and a canon lens adapter.

    (soft focus, and flare )

    Best wishes,

    Ray


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