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February 2022
« on: February 01, 2022, 13:26:04 »
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Re: February 2022
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2022, 13:40:09 »
February 1

new month, new chances

mill in the rain

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Re: February 2022
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2022, 20:29:28 »
Evening

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Re: February 2022
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2022, 21:03:29 »
A dull movie....

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Re: February 2022
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2022, 22:51:32 »
Some snow today allowed me to experiment with the "Enigma" 125mm f/1.2 mirror lens on the Z fc. Since the front of the Z fc is nearly flat, this allows the massive mirror lens to be seated flush to the camera front thus adding almost 1m of focus reach. It still only goes to 2m, but you can have more versatility this way.

The in-air whirling snowflakes were not really dense enough to make the image I had envisioned, but at least the outcome was different from my other snow pictures.

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Re: February 2022
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2022, 01:15:01 »
A dull movie....

Nikon Z6, 85mm f/1.8S.

Looks as exhausted as exhaustion can be.   ::)


Some snow today allowed me to experiment with the "Enigma" 125mm f/1.2 mirror lens on the Z fc. Since the front of the Z fc is nearly flat, this allows the massive mirror lens to be seated flush to the camera front thus adding almost 1m of focus reach. It still only goes to 2m, but you can have more versatility this way.

The in-air whirling snowflakes were not really dense enough to make the image I had envisioned, but at least the outcome was different from my other snow pictures.

Wonderful abstraction!  I'd like to see the mirror lens as well.
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Re: February 2022
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2022, 01:32:37 »
Building rule: all laundry must be white.
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Re: February 2022
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2022, 04:39:18 »
The in-air whirling snowflakes were not really dense enough to make the image I had envisioned, but at least the outcome was different from my other snow pictures.

It looks like a rendition of the Time Vortex from an early episode of Doctor Who!

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Re: February 2022
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2022, 10:49:56 »
Ah Ha - a med student in your house?  ;)

A dull movie....

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Re: February 2022
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2022, 10:56:38 »
-- Wonderful abstraction!  I'd like to see the mirror lens as well.

As per your wish, here it is. The front half is a lens shade that often doubles as  grip point for lifting the lens since it is very light weight. There is barely any clearance between the rear of the lens and the front of the Z fc.

Lens is engraved MES-ZAN F=125mm f/1.2. Apart from it being very old and well made, I have no further idea about its manufacturer or intended area of use. I bought it on a whim decades ago for next to nothing.

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Re: February 2022
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2022, 11:27:30 »
Some snow today allowed me to experiment with the "Enigma" 125mm f/1.2 mirror lens on the Z fc. Since the front of the Z fc is nearly flat, this allows the massive mirror lens to be seated flush to the camera front thus adding almost 1m of focus reach. It still only goes to 2m, but you can have more versatility this way.

The in-air whirling snowflakes were not really dense enough to make the image I had envisioned, but at least the outcome was different from my other snow pictures.
Very nice to see the Enigma lens set in action!
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Re: February 2022
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2022, 11:46:09 »
Indeed, Erik - cannot wait until the flowering season commences -- now, that'll be fun.

A big thank you for your efforts in making this elusive lens more useful :)

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Re: February 2022
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2022, 12:00:07 »
As per your wish, here it is. The front half is a lens shade that often doubles as  grip point for lifting the lens since it is very light weight. There is barely any clearance between the rear of the lens and the front of the Z fc.

Lens is engraved MES-ZAN F=125mm f/1.2. Apart from it being very old and well made, I have no further idea about its manufacturer or intended area of use. I bought it on a whim decades ago for next to nothing.

Thank you, Birna!  Wow, this is a beautifully bizarre lens!  If there are no refractive elements and only reflective elements in the lens, it could be for UV, perhaps?
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Re: February 2022
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2022, 12:03:20 »
Building rule: all laundry must be white.

I think this is a nice representation of typical residential characteristics in major cities of Japan.
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Re: February 2022
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2022, 12:08:22 »
February 2222

farmhouse

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