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why im loving my 'cheap' 50mm Zeiss C most of all....

sperera

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why im loving my 'cheap' 50mm, 80mm, 150mm C most of all....

took this set last weekend...this girl is Noelle Aldorino, Miss World's sister....will be shooting Miss World Kaiane Aldorino with her sister at some point too.....heh heh....its the only namedrop I have ever been able to make c'mon, let me have my moment of glory!
 

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sperera

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a couple more....

all of them with the 50mm Zeiss C lens from like decades ago!!!! actually....maybe one of you could date it....serial number is Nr6115391
 

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polypal

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Decades of Zeiss quality

Which lens is a discussion that ofthen comes up at the forum.

Good to remember how excellent earlier designs of Carl Zeiss are.

These days lenses from this era can be picked up for a song.
It gives newcomers an excellent opportunity to get a kit with 50/80/150 lenses
for the price that is not even half the cost of a single new lens.



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This lens was recently sold for less than 300 euro.
It shows some signs of prior use but glass and mechanics are in excellent condition.
The later 50 CF FLE is a better lens but it will cost twice as much in used condition.
A new 50 CFi lens demands more than 3000 euro now......
 

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bigalbest

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I am not sure which lens I'll get next, either the 50 or 150 and I'm leaning towards the 50. Great pictures, thanks for the post!
 

sperera

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i shot it on Acros 100 (rated at 100 asa) and developed in Kodak Xtol at 8 mins 20 degrees.....i used water as stop bath between developer and fixing.....then i scanned them on my drum scanner connected to a Apple Powerbook G3 running System 9 and SCSI cable!!!!!

Im looking forward to doing some darkroom prints off this set actually....should be pretty three-dimentional on some Ilford or Forte paper i have......
 

Seoirse

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Sperera,

Great set of pics here.

Miss World's sister no less?

I like them all but the lighting and pose in the first picture is superb. I take it you used some fill in flash?

Regards,
Seoirse.
 

sperera

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yes it was a very drab day and the light was down....it was a long long hike to get here and we were packing a battery pack with a 600w head just to lift her up a bit.....i was in water and it wasnt easy.....!!!!!!!!!! I have a lot of satisfaction from this shoot because of the difficulty of it and also cos it gave the girl a huge lift as her sister's getting all the attention these days!!!!
 

Victorh

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I do not mind settling for second best.........


Great shots that seem easy to do untill you try to get this kind of result.

Like other users my favourite is the first shot.
Well balanced lighting, excellent framing with of course a great looking subject.

About time to look for some later lenses to get maximum results from your scanner.
That is the only minor critisism I can think of.


Vic.
 

sperera

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very nice comments my friend and Ive just bought a 50mm CF FLE from Polypal!!!!!!!! so you are a wise man indeed!!!!!!
 

sperera

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here are some more 50mm shots...thought you'd like to see some of that Noelle shoot in colour too....B/W is Acros 100 and the colour is Portra 160NC....
 

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sperera

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some more..second last shot with the 150mm C lens...oops...dunno if im repeating myself with any of these shots so forgive me....I've become a film evangelist and Im hoping to at least make people think about ditching the damn digital and buying some rolls again....if only to make you think "i can do better"
 

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sperera

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oops posted the wrong image....how can I take the repeated waterfall one off? here's another
 

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sperera

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Can i change the post to why i love my cheap 500 C/M + 50mm, 80mm, 150mm and 250mm 'C' lenses?

OK I'VE JUST NOTICED THIS IS A BLACK N WHITE THREAD....sorry, dunno how to delete images once posted guys!

Anyway, the top three shots are prints i made of my two sons in my makeshift darkroom (a room I use at around 1am when its pitch black outside!!!!!! honest) and look better in large on frames up on my wall here...so i went analog all the wall here instead of hybrid......Im trying to get a proper darkroom sorted out but not been able to yet....its a space issue as always.......

the bottom two shots i may have posted already but they show the unsung hero lens......my fave 80mm CF lens at work.....dunno what the non-Zeiss H System 80mm is like?

one things for certain though, black n white film was meant to be printed on photographic paper with chemicals via an enlarger....no perceivable grain and great enlargement capabilities.....
 

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