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Cv 21

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Bimjo, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Heh, just scored a LTM Voigtlander 21/4. I was saving my lunch money for a 35/2.5, but the price on this was too good to pass up.

    Now I have to wait until it gets here. I hate that part! :D
     
  2. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Gosh you must have expensive lunches! :D
     
  3. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Been saving for quite awhile. ;)

    But now I'm to the point that I need to sell off some gear if I want to get the SEL1018 any time soon. And I still need that 35/2.5.

    What I really need is that rich eccentric uncle I don't know about to kick the bucket & name me in the will. Or a winning Powerball ticket. Whichever, I ain't picky. :p
     
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Can't wait to see the images.
     
  5. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Me either! LOL
     
  6. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    I agree, and how many lunches you sacrifice? :eek:, I would like to do the same and serves to maintain a diet lol



    congratulations my friend for your new lens, that is the most disturbing, the wait, I ordered a Minolta Rokkor 50mm f1.4 and am very anxious to get my hands already,
    and want to put on my Nex and start pressing the shutter.
     
  7. simonclivehughes

    simonclivehughes TalkEmount Rookie

    15
    Aug 8, 2011
    Vancouver, BC
    It's a very nice lens on the NEX7, you'll enjoy it for sure. (Click for larger version.)

    _DSC0161.

    Cheers,
     
  8. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Well… I got a really good deal on it, so not that many. And I could stand to lose a few pounds anyway. ;)
     
  9. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Thanks Simon. Hopefully it will work as well on my 5N as it does on your 7. :)
     
  10. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Got the Voigtlander 21/4 on Friday. Worked up the CornerFix profile Friday afternoon and went this afternoon and got some initial shots to see what there is to see re: this lens on the 5N.

    First shot @ f/4 the rest @ f/8, zone focused, off the tripod (except the last one is hand held).

    Shot of the newly redone baseball field sign at Pasco High School with the newly refurbished/enhanced ball field in the background.
    morgan_field120929_01.

    Different angle on the sign with the Gym in the background.
    morgan_field120929_02.

    A closer shot to see how a closer focus worked.
    morgan_field120929_03.

    Moved to Clover Island and shot this sculpture. It's called "Call of the River". This is from about 20 feet.
    call_of_river120929_01.

    And a closer view. Focus point on both of these was the eyes.
    call_of_river120929_02.

    And on my way off the island I stopped and shot the entrance sign/arch. I need to go back and shoot this from farther down the street with a longer lens, and at night as well.
    clover_island120929_01.

    Looks like I'll be keeping this lens. Anybody wanna buy a Vivitar 24/2.8 in C/Y mount? ;)
     
  11. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Did you use any distortion-corrective software with this shot? If not, the corner areas from this lens is amazing. That light pole on the left edge is dead straight! Looks like you've got a great lens for architectural shots too...
     
  12. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Love that shot, Simon. Reminds me of something Norman Rockwell would paint!
     
  13. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Nope, that's right out of the camera, only correction is CornerFix for color shift/vignette. Might have been worth skipping a few lunches for, eh? ;)
     
  14. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    I was asked to take comparison shots between the CV21 and the SEL1855. I shot them in the shadows rather than in the sunlight since I wanted to see what the difference was there as I already am quite happy with both lenses in good light. Shot both @ f/4 & f/8 off the tripod from the same position.

    All were shot in RAW, converted to DNG, the CV files run through CornerFix, the white balance was matched for all 4 shots. All shots were matched for exposure, converted to 8bit and saved as jpgs. No sharpening applied.

    If anyone is interested, the files are here:

    http://bimjo.com/examples/21_vs_21/
     
  15. storyteller

    storyteller TalkEmount Veteran

    322
    Sep 25, 2011
    Just curious, can you post one of these images sans Cornerfix?
     
  16. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Which shot would you like?
     
  17. storyteller

    storyteller TalkEmount Veteran

    322
    Sep 25, 2011
    I think the first one or the last one. Thanks!
     
  18. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    As requested, the original file first, followed by the CF file. Processing exactly the same on both files.

    morgan_field120929_01_orig.

    morgan_field120929_01.
     
  19. storyteller

    storyteller TalkEmount Veteran

    322
    Sep 25, 2011