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Showcase ZM-5A LZOS 500mm f/8 (m42)

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by DavideF, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. DavideF

    DavideF Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 24, 2016
    Torino, Italy
    Very heavy soviet mirror lens, f/8 fixed aperture. Designed by Maksutov, whose life alone is worth the price of this lovely monster (1,2 kg). It fell from a table, apart from a slight dent on the wooden floor, no damage at all. I shot these pics on a tripod: manual focus is tricky, but in the end this lens is a lot of fun, not to mention all the physical (free) exercise involved.

    heron022. seag004.
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2016
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  2. fortwodriver

    fortwodriver Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2013
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Frank
    Bizzarre. It's a mirror lens, but no doughnut'ing? Did you do anything to enhance the contrast or saturation?

    By the way, it's ZM-5A... ;-)
     
  3. DavideF

    DavideF Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 24, 2016
    Torino, Italy
    Yes "3" is "Z" in cyrillic, but I found a mixed use of 3 and z in the pages related to that lens. Feel free to correct the title, I can't do it myself, apparently. I just added some contrast and saturation, but not that much. I have other pics with doughnut effect, I guess in the above case there's not much of that because light was coming from the side.
     
  4. DavideF

    DavideF Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 24, 2016
    Torino, Italy
    no edit at all here... Noedit1.
     
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  5. DavideF

    DavideF Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 24, 2016
    Torino, Italy
    bad one with doughnuts...
     

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