A pair of non's, Makinon and Yashinon

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by f/otographer, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. f/otographer

    f/otographer TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 20, 2013
    Just a few more adapted lens shots. The first two are from what I refer to as my 'Doomsday Telescope'. Its a Makinon 500/8 catadioptric mirror lens in Nikon mount, so no mounting it up on the speedbooster. Which means its 750mm on the NEX....as I said, Doomsday Telescope. I looked thru it once and swear I saw the future...

    Oh and they are both handheld. Thats right, 750mm handheld. But honestly for the types of shots Im doing, especially the first, uber sharpness is not a priority. If it was I wouldnt be using a mirror lens for gods sake. So anyway handheld works, but I do need caffeine to steady my hands.

    The other shots are more examples of my little Auto Yash 5cm f/2. I finally got out and gave it a real workout. Into the sun it flared more then I was hoping, but a lens from its era didnt have the best coatings available. But otherwise for a lens somewhere around 45 years old it performs admirably enough. Exhibits quite a bit of swirly bokeh, which you can see in 'winter of my childhood'.

    Anyway, hope you enjoy.

    a dry season and memories fade

    dont go back to Rockville

    in the dream I was a spider.....and I lived on a sink in the field

    pull you down a star

    winter of my childhood

    minolta monitor (shameless plug, lens is for sale) :) 

    thru the looking glass
    • Like Like x 3
  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Again some excellent shots with a very artistic feel !!!
    For me #3 (spider) and #4 (sun) are my favorites :thumbup:
  3. f/otographer

    f/otographer TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 20, 2013
    Thanks Nick. Photography is the only way I have ever found to express my artistic side. Glad you liked the shots, Im fond of spider as well. I found that old sink out in a wooded area at the bottom of what had been a small body of water. Our recent drought dried up the water and exposed it.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.