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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2015, 13:59:14 »
That's beautiful, Jakov - a typical Heligon-look :)
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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2015, 15:13:00 »
White azalea from last spring.
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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2015, 15:45:58 »
Mike, the yellow and blue combination is my favorite!
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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2015, 15:48:19 »
BjørnJ and Jacov: so inspirational.

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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2015, 16:00:09 »
Mike, the yellow and blue combination is my favorite!

I agree, Jakov. Yellows are pretty good against a black background too, but reds and blues don't work so well.
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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2015, 16:10:54 »
MikeS ...flaming summer colors burst from the frame ... well seen and edited...
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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2015, 16:35:01 »
oh my goodness - some really nice images here!
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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2015, 16:58:39 »
MikeS ...flaming summer colors burst from the frame ... well seen and edited...

Thanks, Frank. Its a fun lens to use, but it is very fussy about the subjects it is prepared to work with.
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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2015, 18:46:42 »
Ok, I'll chip in as well :)

Taken somewhere in Catalunya during a day hike:

D800E with Rodenstock Heligon 100/1.6

Erik made me a modular version with a 52mm thread, this way I can mount it on any camera I plan to buy plus I'm able to get infinity focus on the a7S:

iPhone 5 with Hipstamatic app

Mounted on the a7R with a couple of adapter rings in between:

iPhone 5 with Hipstamatic app
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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2015, 20:02:32 »
Wow, super-stuff.  Looks a big 'Heligon-fan-club' right here.    ;)

Blue-yellow-orange and green....

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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2015, 20:37:06 »
I shure would like one of those Heligons.
Here's my modest attempt of milky oof; with the Nikkkor 35/1.4 Ai and PK-11.
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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2015, 20:53:57 »
I shure would like one of those Heligons.
Order one on eBay and send it with some money to Erik aka Dr Lens for modding :)

Jakov bought Erik's copy with a Nikon mount and Erik made mine exactly to spec with an exchangeable mount for multi camera use so he knows all the ins and outs of this lens. Plus it would be a nice topic for the modding section.
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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2015, 21:10:43 »
Order one on eBay and send it with some money to Erik aka Dr Lens [...]
Thanks for the tip! I will consider it.
Are they being manufactured still, or are they old lenses?
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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2015, 22:32:56 »
Not sure about the current production. They are (were) mainly used in X-ray machines and image intensifier setups.

Do note there are many of these 100 mm lenses with different specifications, and also very different optical capabilities used on a modern camera.

The specification to look for is 100 mm f/1.6 Rodenstock Heligon. There are various models of these as well, but I think all should behave quite similar.

Keep away from the f/1.5 model as it is much less useful due to its design.

A final point, that applies to all Heligons, is that they are very heavy because of the large high-refractive glass elements inside.

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Re: Df + Rodenstock Heligon 100mm f/1.6
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2015, 22:45:44 »
In the case of the examples shown here I am not sure if it is more the genius of the photographers than the
construction of the lens. Anyway. I love these shots so keep them coming.
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