Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: My good buys

  1. #1
    Subscriber Member tashley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    South of England
    Posts
    3,295
    Post Thanks / Like

    My good buys

    So, for those who dread my switch to Hassy in case I jinx the entire range, good news: I have settled to keep with the Phase 1 gear and just decided that I have to test each item I buy carefully and not get too tee'd off when stuff is not up to spec.

    So a few weeks ago I posted images from a brand new Mammy 28D I'd bought which was fuzzy as heck wide open... some people said 'doh, it's wide open' and others said 'doh, take it back'. I took it back. Then had another that did the same. Took it back.

    Yesterday my dealer said as I was heading out the door 'oh by the way...' and produced a second hand one. It's a heck of a sight better! To be honest even at F11 I could ask for slightly better corners but hell, it was 1800 and it's pretty darned good!

    On top of that and in the same batch he had an 'old style' (Pre-Phase) Hartblei for 395 so I gave it a run. It's a damned sight better than the loaner I had, not too shabby at distances of twenty foot or more just rather fuzzy on the sides closer up and at wider apertures. It's really not much more than an expensive lensbaby but at a push, being careful and using the centre 2/3rds of the frame and breathing evenly, it produces files that look sharpish at the edges and pretty good on centre, even when shifted...

    So, a good day! And I also ordered a Slvestri BiCam with flexi bellows and sliding stitching back, with a Schneider 38. Yum yum....

    Here's a comparison of the first and second Mammy 28s wide open. I'll post comparative Hartblei shots as soon as I can get to the location of my first trial shoot with the one I have now... guess which is which? Both 100% centre crops.

    Attachment 11364


    Attachment 11363
    Last edited by tashley; 28th January 2009 at 07:53.

  2. #2
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    etrigan63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Earth, Sol System (near Miami, FL)
    Posts
    2,501
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    21

    Re: My good buys

    Heck of a difference! I have a pre-Phase Hartblei Super Rotator on my Nikon. Thanks to the much smaller sensor, I don't suffer from the fuzzy edges issue. Here is a six shot stitch with my Hartblei:

    Carlos Echenique | Carlos Echenique Photography |Olympus OM-D E-M1 MK II | Olympus Pen-F - M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8, Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS, M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

  3. #3
    Subscriber Member tashley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    South of England
    Posts
    3,295
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My good buys

    Quote Originally Posted by etrigan63 View Post
    Heck of a difference! I have a pre-Phase Hartblei Super Rotator on my Nikon. Thanks to the much smaller sensor, I don't suffer from the fuzzy edges issue. Here is a six shot stitch with my Hartblei:
    Blimey, that does look sharp!

  4. #4
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    32 31' 37.06" N, 111 6' 0.9" W
    Posts
    4,334
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: My good buys

    Sounds like you're on the right track congratulations on the buys.

    (I just added an image on the Fun thread taken with my 28.)

    don
    Don Libby
    Iron Creek Photography
    Blog
    Tucson AZ

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •