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Re: Testing the equipment.

Postby alexvaras » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:39 am

Thank you for support!
Tomorrow one more, let's see how it goes :)
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Re: Testing the equipment.

Postby alexvaras » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:58 am

Three lenses 4 photos, one the subject moved so I shot again, lenses are:

Symmar 210mm f5.6, Voigtlander Collinear III f7.7 No5, Goerz Berlin Doppel Anastigmat serie III/2 180mm f6.8 (Dagor).

Could you say which photo has been taken with each lens? :) The photos have been cropped.

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#1

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#2

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#3

Btw, please say which one you like more (if any) and why, I own the Goerz Berlin and Symmar but not Collinear which may not be cheap.
My wife says so far Collinear-Symmar-Goerz in that order.

Thank you for watching and comments are welcome :)
Alex
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Re: Testing the equipment.

Postby PFMcFarland » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:01 pm

I'll go with Symmar, Goerz, Collinear. All equally fine as far as composition is concerned. I'll say that #2 is sharpest, and has the least reflections in her glasses, so that's my favorite.

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Re: Testing the equipment.

Postby alexvaras » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:32 pm

Thank you Phil, the order is Collinear, Symmar and Goerz.
It seems Symmar shows no reflection on glasses (modern or coated glass)?
For portraits I wont use Symmar, I still haven't found any better than the Heliar or that odd Tessar I have for LF.
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Re: Testing the equipment.

Postby PFMcFarland » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:29 pm

Shows you I wasn't paying good enough attention on your previous portraits, and didn't bother to review them. :oops:

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Re: Testing the equipment.

Postby alexvaras » Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:29 am

No worries, you were the only one to reply and engage the "riddle" :)
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Re: Testing the equipment.

Postby alexvaras » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:11 pm

Now it's time for testing a Voigtlander Bergheil 9x12 and it's Heliar 15cm f/4.5.

Tomorrow I will post the camera.

For now 3 portraits I did at school.


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Mr Dmitry.

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Mr Alexandr.

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Mr Paul at work.

As Mike said in his website, if he had to choose one camera he would pick Contax IIa. Me and lenses I would choose Heliar.
Thank you for watching.
Alex
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Re: Testing the equipment.

Postby PFMcFarland » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:04 pm

I'd have to go with Nikon S2 over the Contax IIa, mainly for the better viewfinder. The levered film advance is nice too.

Love your portrait work.

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Re: Testing the equipment.

Postby alexvaras » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:23 am

Thank you, Phil.

About the Contax IIa viewfinder yes, I miss the II viewfinder on the IIa model. When I have a Nikon S2 in my hand I will tell you :)
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Re: Testing the equipment.

Postby Brazile » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:11 am

Heliars are special, particularly good for portraits. Nice work.

Robert
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