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Very small.

By HobbitDave
This is a tiny forget-me-not. The lens used is a 50 year old Zeiss Luminar, with EOS adapter. The Luminar lens was used medically for macro purposes, and is a tiny lens. It has a nice aperture but no focus, so the photographer has to move. Despite this it has potential for the inside of flowers, and similar. The magnification is x8 (!) so a tripod is essential. I didnt use one as I didnt have one with me.
The Zeiss Luminar was made in different strengths, this one is 25mm f3.5. Adapter are surprisingly easy to find and cheap on eagerbay. ☀️

Tags: Macro Close-up and macro Zeiss Forget-me-not luminor

Voters: newbe2, estonian, dales and 26 more

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dales Plus
6 13 Australia
2 Apr 2019 10:04AM
Beautiful captures of these tiny flowers with this tiny lens Dave , works a treat !!
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2019 11:26AM
Love the results especially like V1.
You are very knowledgeable about lenses
and adaptors.
2 Apr 2019 12:29PM

Quote:Love the results especially like V1.
You are very knowledgeable about lenses
and adaptors.

Definitely an addiction, Kate. Theyr’e very simple to use in manual mode, just like old film DSLRs, only a bit of patience needed. This one is rather different, dont know another like it, but there is a web page of a guy getting excellent super-macro flower shots using a tripod, and he has all the tecchy info for the Zeiss Luminar series too.
I know, its not the same as when we used to look thru the bottom of jam jars at objects, but it comes quite close 🙂🌈
2 Apr 2019 1:09PM
Lovely light and doff on your lead image, Dave.

John Smile
2 Apr 2019 1:21PM
Beautiful images
Techno Plus
13 6.2k 8 England
2 Apr 2019 1:30PM
Exceptional photography, that lens adds a new dimension, what a little gem!.....SmileSmile
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2019 1:44PM
Can't beat those old lens Dave.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
2 Apr 2019 1:44PM
Very lovely close-ups of these tiny flowers, Dave 👍 And such a tiny lens there too, you won't be weighed down carrying that!! 😁
Trev 😀
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2019 2:19PM
gorgeous image Dave
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
2 Apr 2019 4:22PM
Lovely image.
2 Apr 2019 5:25PM
There is a critter lurking behind that flower! Loving your little macro world Dave. Debs
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
2 Apr 2019 6:21PM
That is a tiny lens-- one I would like to play with-- the colors and focus are lovely!
JuBarney Plus
10 36 5 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2019 7:44PM
Lovely close up shots
2 Apr 2019 8:17PM
Brilliant Dave and that is such a tiny lens. Cathy
Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
8 Jun 2019 5:15PM
Beautiful set of photos!


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