Some lenses have their own unique "look"....


LennyBloke

Link Posted 26/07/2022 - 19:54
Any guesses what lens is responsible for these back garden shots....



















.....the answer is on Flickr if the suspense is really getting to you
LennyBloke

pschlute

Link Posted 27/07/2022 - 08:19
I am going to resist the temptation to cheat...... an A* of some kind ?
Peter



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1stEverPentax

Link Posted 27/07/2022 - 11:00
Due largely to the 'donut' bokeh i'd guess a mirror lens...maybe the Pentax SMC 400-600 f/8-f/12 ?

Karlo

LennyBloke

Link Posted 27/07/2022 - 11:25
Miles off Peter

Getting Warm Karlo - I chose the images quite carefully to disguise the trademarks of a mirror lens, but you're clearly a good detective But No, not the Pentax 400-800
LennyBloke

MHOL190246

Link Posted 27/07/2022 - 17:17
How about the Sigma 500mm mirror?

Michael

LennyBloke

Link Posted 27/07/2022 - 20:11
MHOL190246 wrote:
How about the Sigma 500mm mirror?

Michael

Sorry Michael - You and Karlo are both a little on the long side

It's the Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 350mm f/5.6 (mirror) (06B) - the only catadioptric lens I've ever really enjoyed

Sharp, but not in the clinically sharp style of macro or more modern lenses. Unusual in its close focus capabilities. Characterful in the "look" of its backgrounds, not just the typical "donut" style from OOF highlights, but the softness of the just out of focus subjects

I've never actually used one of these for it's intended purpose (i.e. longer distance shots) apart from the British Grand Prix many years ago when my technique plus the subject matter lead to a whole roll of rather soft and dissappointing shots - but at closer subjects it does a pretty good job
LennyBloke

Urbanmeister

Link Posted 27/07/2022 - 22:38
LennyBloke wrote:


It's the Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 350mm f/5.6 (mirror) (06B) - the only catadioptric lens I've ever really enjoyed

I was going to say that! (Btw, what's a catadioptric?)

On another note, the images are awesome. Seriously awesome. (Kudos.)
Be well, stay safe.
Last Edited by Urbanmeister on 27/07/2022 - 22:39

davidwozhere

Link Posted 28/07/2022 - 00:28
It's what happens when you put a drop of vodka in the cat's milk.

Seriously, I think it is a descriptive term for the mirror arrangement. The huge concave mirror at the back focuses the incoming onto a smaller mirror right at the front, which sends the result through a hole in the big mirror and thence to the film plane. Because the film/ sensor can't see anything where the hole and the small mirror block the incoming light you get the donut shaped out of focus bokeh.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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johnriley

Link Posted 28/07/2022 - 09:47
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catadioptric_system

That article sums it up!
Best regards, John

takuman

Link Posted 28/07/2022 - 10:14
Read this then had to have a lay down, all those big words! Camera + lens= click. Done.
Just passing thru

pschlute

Link Posted 28/07/2022 - 16:42
LennyBloke wrote:
Miles off Peter


Par for the course these days
Peter



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