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Toby

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Kodak Ektar 47mm f2.0
« on: March 01, 2019, 09:22:17 »
This is adapted from an old Kodak Retina II folder. It's a classic Double Gauss 6/4, VERY sharp, with my favorite kind of bokeh.

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Re: Kodak Ektar 47mm f2.0
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2019, 10:24:04 »
very nice.. love to see the EXIF that goes with these images.
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Re: Kodak Ektar 47mm f2.0
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2019, 10:48:30 »
Wonderful show!

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Re: Kodak Ektar 47mm f2.0
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2019, 11:37:54 »
great  use of this lens
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Re: Kodak Ektar 47mm f2.0
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2019, 13:12:08 »
The lens unleashes its amazing charcter on your capable hands.  Thank you for sharing, Toby!
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Re: Kodak Ektar 47mm f2.0
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2019, 13:12:59 »
totally love this!!!!
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Re: Kodak Ektar 47mm f2.0
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2019, 15:23:51 »
Agree. Beautiful.

I have the Kodak camera this lens is used in. How did you managr to adapt it? To use this lens I need to load with film but if I can adapt it that would be perfect.

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Re: Kodak Ektar 47mm f2.0
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2019, 17:10:16 »
Awesome series Toby!

I'll have to see if this is the lens on my Father's Retina.

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Re: Kodak Ektar 47mm f2.0
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2019, 20:19:50 »
Wonderfull!

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Re: Kodak Ektar 47mm f2.0
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2019, 21:20:52 »
Bravo Toby !

I like your bubble-bokeh lenses, in particular with flower close-ups ! Beautiful "impressionistic" pictures...nothing more to say : fantastic !
All at f:2.0 I suppose ?

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Re: Kodak Ektar 47mm f2.0
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2019, 23:49:38 »
Let me answer a couple of different things all at one time. First, I don't know why the EXIF data has been stripped (if it has). Basically yes, I shoot everything wide open at f2 and I try to stay as near to base ISO 100 as I can. The lens is pretty easy to dismount from the bellows (it has a retaining ring but that is a bit hard to reach). However the lens has a coupling lever for the rangefinder that I ended up cutting. After that it is possible to use the retaining ring to mount the lens on a ring to screw into a short M42 helicoid. The biggest problem is to keep the shutter open, since there is no T setting. If I were more enterprising, I would have disassembled the lens and removed the shutter blades, but that is a bit scary, so I rigged up a small tab to keep the shutter level from closing. It is a lovely lens, and extremely sharp in the center.

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Re: Kodak Ektar 47mm f2.0
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2019, 09:10:16 »
Nice Results Toby.  Thanks for the explanation.

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Re: Kodak Ektar 47mm f2.0
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2019, 08:52:37 »
nice ones Toby!
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Re: Kodak Ektar 47mm f2.0
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2019, 10:21:51 »
Yes, thank you for the explanation.

As an experiment I am trying to do the same with a Rodenstock from a Kodak Retinette. I am using body and lens caps cut to form an adapter. Going well so far but hard work.