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Macro-Takumar 100mm/4

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by xXx1, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    It was extremely nice day in Helsinki. There is very much snow (70 cm) despite of that spring is here. It is usually just slush by now.
    Sun did really shine. Images are taken with aperture 8 and exposure times were 1/1600 or shorter with ISO 200. Unfortunately the images
    about people walking on frozen sea suffer from haze (shot almost directly to the sun) and I decided not to put them online (I believe that there are
    some lucky people out there who don't experience frozen sea every winter).

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    Snow melting
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    sun is still low midday (about 13.30)
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    granite, not of great guality, maximum magnification of lens.
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    People around Helsinki do ski in Helsinki but not now.
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    smoke


    Images are just corrected for exposure, color temperature and cropped.

    The lens needs a hood in situation like that but I think that macro&close focus IQ is good enough for me.

    Next weekend I try to shoot some portraits with the lens.
     

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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Very nice, I especially like the first one and the ski tracks. What is the reddish-orange background in the first shot?
     
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Not bad. A couple need straightening, and I saw a couple of sensor dust spots.

    Other than that nice shots.
     
  4. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    It is brick wall.
     
  5. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    Yes. These are samples about the lens and not intended to be kept. I will try to take some serious pictures next weekend. As the lightning was really
    problematic (light and lots of it coming from every direction) I am pretty happy with results. I will try to take a couple of portraits using flash & umbrella
    so that lightning is more controlled. I will get an adapter to Olympus today and I have a Vivitar series 1 70-210/3.5 for tests too.
     
  6. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
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    The stone collector, 25% resize, exposure compensation&white balance
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    100% detail from stone, exposure compensation&white balance
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    a stone with board game, 25% resize, exposure compensation&white balance
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    My father, 25% resize, exposure compensation&white balance

    I am pretty happy with my purchase. This lens will suit some portraits too and focal length is pretty ok too.
    Lightning was by Godox tt520 and lambency diffuser. Aperture was 5.6.
     
  7. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    While the framing is better, the images still seem a bit pale to me.
     
  8. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    Yes. These can be fixed by increasing contrast. Older lenses are many cases like that, internal reflections and less efficient multicoating reduce
    contrast.

    The important thing is that resolution is there.
     
  9. Nubster

    Nubster TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 5, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Chad
    Glad you're happy with it. I'm personally just not diggin' it.
     
  10. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    I played a bit with the shot of your father and it dies indeed respond very well to a black point reset and a little contrast bump. Nice lens indeed. :)
     
  11. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Jeff
    I'd love to get my hands on one of those, just to compare against my Micro-Nikkor 105mm. I am very fond of the Micro-Nikkor's product shooting, background blurring capabilities, though I suspect much of that is simply a function of the focal length. (Hence my urge to sample a few others...)

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    Brown Ribbed Vase, February 2012 by Jeff Addicott, on Flickr
     
  12. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Great shot.

    I take it you do glass wares.
     
  13. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    It is ok. The most significant thing in it is that it is 42mm mount lens so it will work with almost all cameras. Unfortunately contrast is in low side so I have to post process every image (jpegs from camera are ok but raw aren't). I hope I will get some plant photos next summer.

    There is a quite nice glass museum in Riihimäki, Finland.
    The Finnish Glass Museum - www

    It seems that I have to visit it twice this year.