Some Soligor 105mm black and whites


davidwozhere

Link Posted 12/02/2022 - 16:24
The current monthly competition reminded me of black and white at the same time as Grogeman presented us with some of his excellent and
thoughtful offerings. I have always liked the way black and white makes you concentrate on the subject itself so I put a veteran Soligor 1:2.8 105mm
on the K1 and went to see what I could find in the hedgerows.

1. Elder is usually a scruffy sort of half tree, half bush that few would bother photographing in colour. Without its leaves and in black and white
however, the stems shone, as if made from some sort of metallic stuff.



2. I was even more taken by the bright, creamy white edges around the leaves of a holly bush. This particular sprig had bright sunshine bouncing
off it that contrasted with the darker interior of the hedge.



3. There is always lichen to be found on most hawthorn twigs.



4.


5. Finally, some ash keys. These stay on their trees all winter, often looking as if the tree has been draped with rubbish. Although an entire
tree full of them can look a little untidy there is a mass of detail to be drawn out that would be swamped in a colour image.



Takumar 105s tend to be quite expensive and the older pre-set aperture ones even more so. Soligor's 105mm is slightly cheaper and
my copy actually outperforms both Pentax versions. If you get the opportunity I would certainly recommend buying one.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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PRYorkshire

Link Posted 13/02/2022 - 09:39
I like all of these, great lighting and well suited to b&w. Very impressed with the results from the lens and smooth bokeh makes the subjects really stand out.
Paul

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womble

Link Posted 13/02/2022 - 10:23
Lovely set especially the holly.
Kris Lockyear
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Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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Urbanmeister

Link Posted 13/02/2022 - 12:56
What everyone else says. For me it's No. 2, really great lighting plus, I do like mono. Nice work there.
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Flan

Link Posted 13/02/2022 - 13:45
Yep agree with above ,the holly is special light

OldTaffy

Link Posted 13/02/2022 - 15:14
I too like the holly the best. I feel that lichens really need colour.

I still have the Soligor 135mm f/2.8 that I bought years ago to use with my old Spotmatic. I put it on a K-x dslr (with a 42mm to K mount adapter) a year or two ago and was surprised how good the Soligor was.
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 13/02/2022 - 15:42
Nice set David - I like the processing, the metallic sheen and glow in the first shot makes it the favourite for me
LennyBloke

davidwozhere

Link Posted 14/02/2022 - 01:17
Thank you for your encouragement. The lichens probably would be better in colour but I only had a black and white film in the K1
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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 26/02/2022 - 20:30
I like the holly but something is also drawing me to No. 4
Gareth
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jvs

Link Posted 27/02/2022 - 14:17
PRYorkshire wrote:
I like all of these, great lighting and well suited to b&w. Very impressed with the results from the lens and smooth bokeh makes the subjects really stand out.

Agree totally.
John

davidwozhere

Link Posted 28/02/2022 - 00:18
Thank you Gareth, John. I'm looking forward to the wild garlic flowering now.
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Sry

Link Posted 04/03/2022 - 16:51
All nicely captured indeed, but 4 is most compelling (to me) in its composition.
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