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The vintage lens "max aperture" gallery

    • Post photos taken with your vintage manual lenses at wide open aperture, preferably at f/1.4 or faster, but other lenses with slower max apertures are also welcome.

    • List the lens, the camera, and the aperture (includes speedboosters!)

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    • Camera: GH3
    • Lens: Nikon AI 35mm 1.4 @ 1.4
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    • Camera: GH3
    • Lens: Nikon AI 35mm 1.4 with RJ Lens Turbo (= 25mm f/1.0)
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  • @Adam_Mercier Great color on those shots, are they SOC or edited? Is the spherical bokeh ball effect caused by the speedbooster?

  • They are edited, I do not shoot jpeg any more haha! I edited the post I made a mistake the two shots where the takumar, this shot is the Chinon : https://scontent-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/1243394_10152454566219617_6230990030464954991_o.jpg

    The spherical bokeh is a combinaison of both the lens and the speed booster

  • These are some of my favourites over the past year or so!

    Mostly GH3, but a couple of GH4.

    Canon FD 50mm f1.4 with RJ Speedbooster as well as Pentax Macro-Takumar 50mm F4

    People don't believe me when I tell them what cameras I used to take these.

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  • @tylerknight Those macro shots are awesome. You're making me want to get a macro lens!

    • Camera: GH3
    • Lens: Nikon AI 35mm f/1.4 with RJ Lens Turbo (=25mm f/1.0)
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    • Camera: GH3
    • Lens: Nikon AI 35mm f/1.4 with RJ Lens Turbo (=25mm f/1.0)

    Did not nail focus on the first 3, and the exposure was too high on the 2 in the business park, though that was because I was wide open without an ND. Just gotta keep practicing.

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  • GH3 - Nikon 35mm AI 1.4 w/Lens Turbo

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  • GH3 - Nikon 35mm AI 1.4 w/Lens Turbo.
    A couple of these might have been stopped down about a half stop, cant remember.

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