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[Theme] Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« on: September 11, 2015, 11:48:46 »
Thanks to the 'unsharp' thread I started looking at some last year's photos that I took and that are anything but sharp :)
I've stumbled upon a folder containing photos from Keukenhof, a place with many flowers.
Anyway I wanted to show off this photo.

Once again I would like to thank Erik Lund for introducing me to the Heligon, and for being kind enough to let go of his copy. Not that there we much negotiations over it. I came to CPH, I tried the lens, and it simply had to be mine! Veni, vidi, vici!
It's a tricky lens to use since there is no aperture ring (you shoot constantly at f/1.6), and there is no focusing ring (you are always stuck at the same distance from your subject). Considering these facts it's very challenging, fun, and rewarding whenever you get a shot right. There is practically no depth of field...


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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2015, 12:24:38 »
soft and agressive looking, quite challenging to look at, or should i say into?
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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2015, 12:43:47 »
Great photo.

Completely agree with Jakov. ;)  Was lucky to find on Ebay a for Nikon adapted version of the Rodenstock Heligon 100mm   f/1.6  and adore the lens.

It makes some difference if you use it with extension-tubes or not.

Two shots with the D200  The Kalanchoë-Calandiva and some leaves of a Rose...

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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2015, 14:43:59 »
Creamy images, John :)
Here is another one, hopefully not too challenging to look at, Thomas :)
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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2015, 15:55:56 »
@Jakov: The color looks so friendly the teeth render a monster from the 2015 incarnation of DOOM

@John: Absolutely adorable. Makes me want to get out ASAP and take photos. YES. I quit my work now and go out!

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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2015, 16:03:16 »
These images hit the same nerve with Frank as they did me.  The difference is that I want to grab my Fuji GX680II and go capture unsharp images in my garden. (Or maybe I'll just order a Petzval instead.)
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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2015, 16:28:07 »
I have this lens lying around somewhere collecting dust, time to recover it and let it collect some light.

I'll bring it to the Black Forrest trip for some fun shooting.
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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2015, 19:25:23 »
I have this lens lying around somewhere collecting dust, time to recover it and let it collect some light.

I'll bring it to the Black Forrest trip for some fun shooting.

You do that JA, because there may be other people interested in such a lens  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2015, 19:38:22 »
I will also bring my Heligon, and I will also bring with me a 'surprise lens'.
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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2015, 11:07:24 »
One of hundreds. Hope for editing session tomorrow:

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« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2015, 11:57:45 »
I have mounted one of my Heligons in a Nikkor 18-70 barrel (it was fun removing all the innards  :D ). Plenty of epoxy was needed.
It's certainly a fun lens to use when I'm in the right mood.




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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2015, 12:05:17 »
Nice project, Bjørn J. The barrel apparently fits perfectly.

I like in particular the Clematis shot.

By the way, you will have little trouble fitting the appropriate CPU chip as the mount is pre-drilled for it :D - shall I make you one?


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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2015, 12:06:11 »
Great photo's, Bjørn.  Super-conversion.  Does this imply you can use the aperture of the old barrel?


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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2015, 12:10:38 »
Great photo's, Bjørn.  Super-conversion.  Does this imply you can use the aperture of the old barrel?

No way. The aperture is removed, and the zoom and focus on the barrel are properly epoxy'd and forever stuck in that position  :D
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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2015, 13:49:08 »
Lovely images by Bjørn J and John G!
I so love them creamy :)
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