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A Kern Paillard 150mm, f/4 YVAR lens

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by grebeman, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    I was recently given a 150mm, f/4 Swiss made Kern Paillard lens, the engineering of which took me back to my M3 Leica days, also a set of extension tubes. This is a 16mm movie lens in a C mount.

    The 1950's style retro leather case

    The lens and 50mm of extension tube mounted on my Panasonic G1

    Looking down the barrel at the subject, the small flowers in the centre of the shot. The lens is mounted on 50mm of extension tube. The camera sensor is about 0.75 metres from the subject

    This is the result at f/8, not cropped

    The flower of a vetch, again at f/8

    A Honey Bee, hand held at 1/200 sec, f/8, not cropped

    Not perhaps the easiest of combinations to handle in the field, but I reckon using 20mm or 30mm of extension tube will enable me to get frame filling shots of Dragonflies, suitable perched from something like 1.0 - 1.2 metres away which should be just outside their circle of disturbance.

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