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davidwozhere
Posted 28/03/2024 - 21:02 Link
I am absolutely delighted with this somewhat unusual 78mm Trioplan now that I have converted the mount to M42. 75mm is about as short as you can go with these and still get them to focus on a DSLR. With this one I managed to get a helicoid between the camera and the shutter assembly and it still went to infinity. At the other ('macro') end the shortest focusing distance is 20inches with the front cell wound IN and with it wound OUT it is just 8inches.

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I will take it out tomorrow - It's been throwing it down all day so I am stuck inside.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Spad
Posted 28/03/2024 - 21:58 Link
The camera does more for me
The Legendary Terry Pratchett once said:
At the beginning there was nothing... which exploded
Flan
Posted 28/03/2024 - 23:58 Link
jules Verne paired with the K1, I bet it has decompression valves as well looks great and the photo too.
Edited by Flan: 29/03/2024 - 00:00
Lubbyman
Posted 29/03/2024 - 11:12 Link
Looks like the sort of thing that would fit in at Whitby goth weekend, judging by the portraits that some folk put on this forum .

Steve
PRYorkshire
Posted 29/03/2024 - 18:26 Link
I'll be very interested to see the results from this lens.
Paul

K1000, Espio 140, ist, istD, K70, K3iii and numerous lenses, just don't tell my wife.
Posted 29/03/2024 - 21:28 Link
Fabulous the way you use these lenses with today's cameras. Impressive to put it mildly.
Be well, stay safe, but most of all, invest in memories
davidwozhere
Posted 29/03/2024 - 23:17 Link
I was going to take it out on a walk but the weather has been dire! Consequently, I have been stuck with the garden and its proximity to the kitchen door and a paved path - the lawn is too soggy to walk on..

1. We have a nice double camellia in the garden that is within reach. The flowers are about 4 inches across. f5.6 wasn't enough to get it focused from front to back. I clipped the highlights too - sorry!
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2. Trioplan photographs Trioplan. This one is its smaller (75mm) cousin in a Prontor shutter on a Balda Baldax camera from the mid 1930s. It currently has a Kodak Gold colour film in it, hence the period tripod and cable release. Using it is a quite different experience to a modern camera - when did you last get a tape measure out to discover the distance to your subject or use a rangefinder? My Weston Master V gets plenty of use too. The final, quiet anti climactic "click" leaves you wondering if anything really happened. Will the K1s and K3iii s, Canons and the like still be fully operable after almost a century?
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3. Tulips taken at around f10 to make sure all of them were included.
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So far, I am quite pleased with this one. More distant shots are needed and will it produce soap bubbles? We shall see.
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Lubbyman
Posted 04/04/2024 - 09:25 Link
Looks like you're having fun .

Looking forward to what you get from its first proper walk - and the reaction of other people when they see it!

Steve

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