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Old Pentacon 50mm F1.8

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On my quest for a macro lens and not interested in paying hundreds for a nikon lens i thought i would have a play with my old 50mm pentacon lens. So having paid £3.50 on Ebay for a Nikon adaptor to fit the 42mm thread i ventured into the wife's garden and took a couple of shots hand held at 400 iso and was amazed at the colour, sharpness and overall quality of this old lens from the 1970's. i'm no expert in spotting chromatic aberration around highlights and edges but i can't see any signs of purple fringing i'm just astounded that it's possible to achieve such quality with my old standard lens which has a couple of glass bubbles within the lens !!
V1 =F8 V2 =F4

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:0.0 mm f/0.0
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Jun 2013 - 4:59 PM
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.0
Shutter Speed:1/3000sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Old Pentacon 50mm F1.8
Username:Trevhas Trevhas
Uploaded:3 Jun 2013 - 10:39 PM
Tags:Garden, Landscape / travel
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odiefoxydog
3 Jun 2013 - 11:44 PM

I like v2 best Grin As another alternative to an expensive macro lens have a look on Ebay for close up filters. They are available in sets, usually in 1, 2 , 4 and 10x versions with different thread sizes for different lenses and very reasonably priced so you can put them on your current lenses Grin

Jules

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41054 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:45 AM

Sharp and clean captures, Trevor. Saved yourself a few quid definitely.

Dave

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 8:22 AM

Superb quality for an old lens, well done....2 great images, love them both

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BIGRY1
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4 Jun 2013 - 7:51 PM

They both look fine to meWinkGrin
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Trevhas
Trevhas e2 Member 2464 forum postsTrevhas vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 7:06 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments and to Jules for the close up filters tip, i think i might have got some somewhere in the loft cos 52mm was a popular filter size back then.

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 5:19 PM

You don't need huge amounts of gear to make great images.
I have two canons and a set of lenses, some of my favourite images were shot on a Nikon sure shot, go figure???

Dougie

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