Xenar? Oh, yeaaaaaahhhhh...

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Xenar? Oh, yeaaaaaahhhhh...

Post by scott » Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:32 pm

Hi all -

I received a package, finally, from Moscow last week. From Alex, the 210/4.5 Xenar I'd wanted to try as a portrait lens for when the kids were home for break. Lens was aces - glass was nice, Compound shutter, though huge, worked well. I drilled out my last originally-minted-ten-years-ago cherry board, threw some tung oil and flat black paint on it, and had a ready-to-go lens. Was able to burn some film on the kids this afternoon (notice they're individual images - kids aren't playing nice in the sandbox, some things never change...):

Imageimg133a by Scott, on Flickr

Imageimg132a by Scott, on Flickr

Imageimg134a by Scott, on Flickr

Imageimg135a by Scott, on Flickr

I am really happy with this lens. Beautiful signature, wonderful bokeh, awesome tones. I'm hoping to shoot a bunch more film on the kids before they go back to school. Hurry...

Thanks Alex!

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Re: Xenar? Oh, yeaaaaaahhhhh...

Post by alexvaras » Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:32 am

You are welcome, happy to see the lens is used and the new owner is happy with it!

Great photos, Scott!

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Post by scott » Sat Jan 08, 2022 2:29 pm

Thanks Alex. FWIW, both of these were wide open at 1/100. Really impressed with this lens.

I'm fixing to print these as diptychs and found on Amazon (the Source of Everything) 4x5" frames (!!!). I may have to try 4x5 contact prints soon...

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Re: Xenar? Oh, yeaaaaaahhhhh...

Post by GrahamS » Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:10 am

I love it when a plan comes together.......
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Re: Xenar? Oh, yeaaaaaahhhhh...

Post by melek » Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:49 am

Those backgrounds aren't swirly enough :o , although the portraits themselves are quite nice. :clap:
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Re: Xenar? Oh, yeaaaaaahhhhh...

Post by PFMcFarland » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:24 pm

Nice work on the portraits, Scott. Good of Alex to make that lens available to you.

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