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El-Cheapo Lenses

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 Posted 11/19/2011  11:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rmpsrpms to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't usually use any filters. You certainly can and perhaps you can improve things with them, I don't know. Most filters are for UV protection, haze, or adjusting color based on lighting conditions. Not sure how applicable a lot of these are in a fixed studio environment.

One thing I was thinking, and will try once I am settled and unpacked again, is using a UV filter with the Jansjo's. I'm wondering if they have significant UV content that might mess up exposures or white balancing.

Would love to hear from anyone on the usefulness of various filters for coin photography. This is one area I have not explored...Ray
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 Posted 11/20/2011  12:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add aladinslamp to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I forgot to mention, I walked into a thrift store and they had a Bellissar Film developeing stand,,I was drueling...This thing had a bellows above and below the image plate...much like what I have been talking about...the copy stand is
about 3 and 1/half foot high... It is a complete set for dark room developing your own film,,,has a vivitar 75mm,enlarging lens, looks like a 39MM lens...comes with all kinds of developing packets and chemicals, They wanted $150 for the lot, but I only was drueling at the stand....As it has in its current state, an upper rail adjustment, and the separate lower rail system....
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 Posted 11/25/2011  01:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add aladinslamp to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am amazed that no one has commented on this developing stand, as it could be converted, its fully a dual rail system, an over sized bellows ,with abilities of adjusting the upper and lower belolows
my meaning is one could adjust the lens to the coin OR the coin to the lens....
Mean while, I did take on some suggestions on another thread ..for my El Cheapo lenses,,
these 2 pics are from my Chinon 135MM on a bellows,These are from an old school lens,



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 Posted 11/25/2011  01:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add aladinslamp to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ray, is the link you provided for the tominion thread still valid?need to know.Gene.
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 Posted 11/25/2011  03:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rmpsrpms to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Gene...I thought you bought that one. It's gone now unfortunately.

Regarding the developing stand, it sounds too big for me. The stands I use have very small footprint on my desk. Something like that makes sense in a dedicated darkroom and especially for large prints but for macro photography I prefer more compact solutions...Ray
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 Posted 11/26/2011  01:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add aladinslamp to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I bought that lens Ray, I did find your link to the 40MM adapter so I can use it, thanks....Gene
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 Posted 11/28/2011  09:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rmpsrpms to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is another true El-Cheapo...$9.99 plus $5.50 shipping for 75mm f3.5 EL-OMEGAR:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...B:SS:US:1123
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 Posted 11/29/2011  08:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rmpsrpms to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For you Canon shooters, here is an excellent lens for sale on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...B:SS:US:1123

Put that lens along with a Vivitar 2X Macro Focusing Teleconverter like this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vivitar-Can...em1c20a02394

and you have a 56mm-210mm Macro Zoom lens for less than $50 (plus shipping). Note you'll need an adapter to fit onto EOS mount.
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 Posted 12/12/2011  07:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rmpsrpms to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a 75mm Vivitar LU Enlarging lens for sale on eBay for $14.95 Buy It Now plus shipping:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...B:SS:US:1123
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 Posted 12/13/2011  01:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add aladinslamp to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As always, thanks for the clue's,, what is/does the LU for/stand for?
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 Posted 12/13/2011  01:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rmpsrpms to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No idea, probably just a brand designator.

Another designator which I'd like to know more about is on the Tominon duplication lenses. They have a couple series: E36 and E66. I have a couple lenses from each series. Anyone know anything about these?
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 Posted 12/24/2011  02:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add aladinslamp to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ray your terrible, giving my searches away! thanks for posting these lenses...
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 Posted 12/24/2011  07:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dougsmit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When shopping be careful to distinguish between Componon and Componar lenses both made by Schneider. The first was the upgrade model and considerably better but not all used sellers will make the distinction.

I have had bad luck with some lenses marked Apochromatic. They were corrected for color as advertised but made for large format use and not all that sharp when using just the center. Most I saw were not coated.

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 Posted 12/24/2011  2:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add aladinslamp to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
so the Componon is the better of the 2 yes?
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