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Showcase Argus 100mm f/4.5 Tele-Sandmar

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by chicks, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. chicks

    chicks Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2012
    The Big Valley, CA
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    Stripped out my plastic adapter, which had been on the Cintar. Looking at possibly modding a Konica AR adapter, which has almost exactly the same registration distance as the C3. Anyone know where to pick up some Konica AR body caps? :)

    On the Oly. Came with shade and lenscap. Thrift find, with a C3.

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  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Very cool. Would love to see some samples taken with it.
     
  3. ante

    ante Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 15, 2012
    Denmark
    There is...?

    I may be wrong, but I think the top image IS taken by this lens? But sure, I also would like to see some pics taken outside, of veges or whatever.
     
  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Ah, my mistake. Would love to see more though :).
     
  5. red

    red Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 21, 2010
    How I'm using my Argus lenses...

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    [ Argus screw mount to M39 - a self made adapter based on two macro tubes ]

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  6. chicks

    chicks Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2012
    The Big Valley, CA
    Couple more. Hand-held, while holding the lens in the stripped adapter, so not as sharp as they could be. :)

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  7. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Some interesting shots - I love playing with adapted lenses, creates all sorts of possibilities! :cool:
     
  8. red

    red Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 21, 2010
    four samples - GF1 with Argus Tele-Sandmar 100mm f/4.5



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    [ Argus Tele-Sandmar 100mm @f4.5 ]


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    [ Argus Tele-Sandmar 100mm @f16 ]


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    [ Argus Tele-Sandmar 100mm @f16 ]


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    [ Argus Tele-Sandmar 100mm @f8 ]
     
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  9. chicks

    chicks Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2012
    The Big Valley, CA
    Nice, Red! I'll try to track down one of those C3 extension tubes, probably not easy to find.
     
  10. red

    red Mu-43 Veteran

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  11. tchr

    tchr New to Mu-43

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    Dec 10, 2012
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    Delightful pictures from a lens of low repute!
     
  12. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    Wow that tube set looks nice . I agree with chicks, I think it would be hard to find any tube set. I have never seen one myself.. And I am always on the look out for accessories for my C-3 camera. That reminds me .. Its High time I dig out one of my C-3's, load some film up in it and go out to shoot a roll.
     
  13. red

    red Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 21, 2010



    a good idea, but which one?

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    or this one... ?

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    or even the red one!

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    it's up to you...
     
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  14. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    [Red -Sweet grouping of Argus'

    QUOTE=red;584652]a good idea, but which one?

    it's up to you...[/QUOTE]
     
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  15. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    I agree .. Sweet indeed..
    I like the red one allot. Probably a leatherette kit from cameraleather.com?
    I forgot about being able to recovering them with new leatherette..
    I have 3 of them; All black and one has a pretty rough looking leatherette but works the best mechanically.
     
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  16. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    I love the size of that lens: very compact! :yahoo:
    First test shots for bokeh render: straight out of the camera Jpegs, no edit, wide open at f4.5
    Very flat light and slow shutter speed... hmm maybe a tad of camera shake? I think the lens (and I) can do better :oops:
    I have high hopes for this lens :)

    28219842491_2ea932084b_b. PR000013 by gnarlydog, on Flickr

    28298395515_561d2e312e_b. PR000017 by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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  17. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2015
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    Damiano Visocnik
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  18. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Sure! But is it kayak proof?
     
  19. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    don't know... but really nothing is, not in my experience with Olympus or Panasonic compact "waterproof" cameras; they all died from a premature death with salt water :-(
    What has proven to be kayak worthy is a compact camera INSIDE a case; a compact Canon and the legendary GoPro have worked for years, regularly submerged on my outings.

    After killing 6 (!) "waterproof" camera I have come to the conclusion that in my book any camera that has an exposed "shell" to the salt water will not work for long.
     
  20. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    a test on a very bleak day (for Queensland): overcast and flat light.
    I did an infinity test comparison with the Tele-Sandmar 100 and the Cintagon 100mm
    OOC, no edit, just crops from 100% view

    27724211834_b917538c88_h. Tele-Sandmar 100mm comparison by gnarlydog, on Flickr

    Interesting to see that the tiny Sandmar is holding up well against the Cintagon, a lens that I find sufficiently sharp and easy to use.
    I need a sunny day to see how it handles contrasty scenes...
     
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