Seeing as though the Hollywood is the New Year lens....


LennyBloke

Link Posted 02/01/2022 - 13:28
I thought I'd take mine out for the first photo walk of the year - an hour and a half wandering up through Great Malvern, further up to St Ann's Well and back down over Malvern Link common...

1. View from Rose Bank Gardens



2. The Donkey Sheds



3. St Ann's road and Foley Terrace from the winding path



4. Winding path tree roots



5. Malvern Link to Great Malvern rail track (1.1 miles)



Hope you enjoy them
LennyBloke

pschlute

Link Posted 02/01/2022 - 13:33
I did enjoy them. The first is stunning.
Peter



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HarisF1

Link Posted 02/01/2022 - 15:49
Is this a new New Year's tradition?

I'm loving the lines on number 5, lots of contrast and definition in the clouds makes it.
All the gear with no idea
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Flan

Link Posted 02/01/2022 - 16:26
Stunning set LennyBloke and just from just a casual walk, absolutely wow
It’s like film with more
Love the shed shot for the detail and rendering of those very old half sawn trunks
I do also have a special like for number five the tracks, just a beautiful contrast in this scene , non intentional minimalism but yet strikes the cord

womble

Link Posted 02/01/2022 - 17:23
Lovely set. I like the tracks too.

BTW, does anyone know where the "Hollywood" nickname came from?
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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LennyBloke

Link Posted 02/01/2022 - 17:30
womble wrote:
Lovely set. I like the tracks too.

BTW, does anyone know where the "Hollywood" nickname came from?

This little article tells a bit about it Kris...

https://www.eoshd.com/news/60-pentax-lens-thats-actually-a-800-zeiss-by-designer...

"The Zeiss Distagon 28mm F2.0 ‘Hollywood’ was designed by one of the 20th century’s greatest lens designers – Dr Erhard Glatzel (below). He was responsible for the Apollo mission medium format Distagons used by NASA and the 50mm Planar F0.7 used by Stanley Kubrick on Barry Lydon"


LennyBloke

LongTimeLurker

Link Posted 02/01/2022 - 17:33
Enjoying trains as I do, 'The Tracks' does appeal to me, especially with no train in sight I like how you're not afraid to pull the shadows down rather than allowing the camera to expose to mid-gray - this emphasizes the strong lines created by the reflection from the polished running surfaces.

I'm catching up with the new posts today and I get a feeling that I should take my copy of the 'Hollywood' out soon!
Nigel.

Getting older and grumpier. Taking longer to decide which lens to use today.

K5 with auto-everything lenses
A collection of manual primes to keep me in touch with the pleasures of doing it old-school.

womble

Link Posted 02/01/2022 - 18:10
LennyBloke wrote:
This little article tells a bit about it Kris...

https://www.eoshd.com/news/60-pentax-lens-thats-actually-a-800-zeiss-by-designer...

I doubt anyone would find one for $60 now! The "bend the aperture lever back and forth until it snaps off" is a rather horrifying suggestion too.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website
Last Edited by womble on 02/01/2022 - 18:10

davidwozhere

Link Posted 03/01/2022 - 00:04
I want one !
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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LennyBloke

Link Posted 03/01/2022 - 08:42
Thanks for all the comments, it's a real pleasure of a lens to use - I've had one (or more) of these in my collection for many years and it gets favoured over the FA31 almost every time I'm selecting this sort of focal length.

Kris - I'm not agreeing with the heretical parts of the article, and the $60 price tag may have been true for the author once upon a time, but I don't recall seeing one for less than £500 for many years

Nigel - you're comment about exposure is key to using this lens, because it is fully manual it makes you think and check your results as you go - hence the experimentation with underexposing far more than I would normally dare with a lens used in an Auto mode.
LennyBloke

pschlute

Link Posted 03/01/2022 - 10:47
Those of a certain age (ahem) may remember the 1975 film Barry Lyndon. It won 4 Oscars, including one for cinematography.

The use of non-traditional lighting methods was ground breaking. The film featured a number of scenes where the only illumination was candle light. The fast f0.7 Zeiss lens was used for these shots.
Peter



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JAK

Link Posted 04/01/2022 - 17:28
You'd have thought Canon would have made a 28mm f2 lens by now for their users to save wrecking decent Pentax ones. The moral here must be to buy the right brand in the first place so you don't have to destroy a valuable, well thought of, lens!
John K
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 05/01/2022 - 12:48
First and last for me - bags of drama in them and the leading lines in the last is superb!
Gareth
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Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 06/01/2022 - 11:34
JAK wrote:
You'd have thought Canon would have made a 28mm f2 lens by now for their users to save wrecking decent Pentax ones. The moral here must be to buy the right brand in the first place so you don't have to destroy a valuable, well thought of, lens!

The whole lever can be removed without too much difficulty I believe, which is then reversible and no need to damage anything. I've seen some K lenses for sale that have had the lever welded/soldered back on again.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

Benz3ne

Link Posted 06/01/2022 - 13:12
Excellent series, John. Such a natural command over otherwise ordinary scenes.
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