Showcase Kilfitt 400mm f5.6 Fern Kilar

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by kurtwist, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. kurtwist

    kurtwist Mu-43 Veteran

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    This is the lens used by James Stewart in Rear Window], though on an Exakta instead of an Olympus E PL1. I can't really hand hold it Kilfitt_400_5_6_Fern_Kilar_53_.JPG while standing - mostly used a beanbag on the roof of my car.
     
  2. whatisinthebag

    whatisinthebag Mu-43 Regular

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    Chris
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  3. kurtwist

    kurtwist Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2011
    Southern Calif.
    one more

    Getting small birds in motion with natural light is a real challenge, but fun. I'll post a picture of the camera/lens combo sometime soon Kilfitt_400_5_6_Fern_Kilar_1_.JPG
     
  4. kurtwist

    kurtwist Mu-43 Veteran

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    Southern Calif.
    more info

    The lens comes in a fitted case, and a glass slide with the resolution test results for each individual unit is included in a padded slot. Mine has a Nikon adapter made by Novoflex but it still needed a short extension tube to work.
     
  5. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    One of my All time favorite movies.. Darn you, now you have me looking for a copy of that lens..
     
  6. kurtwist

    kurtwist Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2011
    Southern Calif.
    Karis/Kilfitt

    the deerhound is always a good test subject, but the foreshortening of a 400mm lens doesn't flatter her from this angle! Kilfitt_400_5_6_Fern_Kilar_12_.JPG
     
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