imagesfrugales

imagesfrugales

Posted on 06/20/2015


Photo taken on June 21, 2015


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behind the door

behind the door
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Taken with Mona the homemade meniscus lens at a Minolta X-300 on Kodak Ektar 100.

Bob Darrell, Lebojo, Chronocrator and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


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RobbeK
RobbeK
So, you opened the door ! very nice soft focus area - what did you use, a front lens of one or the other "Objektiv" ??
2 years ago.
imagesfrugales
imagesfrugales
2 years ago.
RobbeK
RobbeK
Ah , thanks , great pictures.
It's not so difficult to tinker a DIY lens à la Rodenstock Imagon -- also a meniscus but favouring the central lens zone :
theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/.a/6a00df351e888f88340120a71e01f1970b-250wi
A "Siebe-set" with several aperture values can be made :
www.iscanmanuals.com/ebay/opticxchange/08042014pic145.jpg
and I think , (I made one from the front lens of a Helios 44) if the hollow side is turned away from the camera, the sieve is more or less placed in the optical center.
From the Imagon : farm4.staticflickr.com/3879/15387375555_5cb014a8d5_c.jpg
& one form Devlaeminck :
radan.be/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/sized_LRsverlana-sepia-001.jpg
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
imagesfrugales
imagesfrugales
These are great inspirations, thanks a lot Rob. I knew about these lenses and special apertures, now I will definately try this with my lens and a customized aperture. Devlaemincks portrait is awesome.

I was looking for a toyish lens for 35 mm film cameras and got a variable "Dreamagon". Not too bad for free. Btw, the X-300 is the perfect body for the lens with a clear and bright screen and perfect stop-down metering. To have the full range of shutter speeds is the best advantage compared to a Diana or Holga etc.
2 years ago.
RobbeK has replied to imagesfrugales
Devlaeminck is a very skilled photographer & craftsman -- from his site :
"a Belgian (Flanders) professional photographer turned
to fine art photographer – pictorialist inviting the discriminating connoisseurs and art collectors
of pure photographic fine art & craft."
a bichromate : radan.be/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/sized_Lisa-Gum-bichromate.jpg
hand tinted bromoil : radan.be/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/queensviewonlochtummel.jpg

forgot to mention : if you flip the lens , you will need an extension tube because the focal length will be a lot more -- the Helios 44 front lens does around 9cm with the hollow side outwards.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Chronocrator
Chronocrator
Very good work, Reinhold. I like all of the series, but particularly this one:
www.flickr.com/photos/imagesfrugales/18808931870/in/photostream
2 years ago.