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Old Pentacon 50mm F1.8

By Trevhas  
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

Tags: Garden Landscape and travel

Voters: JFitz, gwynn56, odiefoxydog and 11 more

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3 Jun 2013 11:44PM
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


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Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
4 Jun 2013 7:45AM
Sharp and clean captures, Trevor. Saved yourself a few quid definitely.

ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
4 Jun 2013 8:22AM
Superb quality for an old lens, well done....2 great images, love them both
6 3 8 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2013 7:51PM
They both look fine to meWinkGrin
Trevhas Plus
6 1.3k 3 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 7:06PM
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.
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???


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