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Jim Galli
23-Feb-2014, 15:45
http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/31_Deluxe_Coupe/CoupeLambertucciHouse022214_19RDArtar_05s.jpg
bird$h!t

I know you guys think I don't know how to make a sharp picture :D:D

I just bought these 19" RD Artar cells from John Schneider. This is why we love the RD A's. Sometimes they do incredible things.

6.5X8.5 Kodak 2D, Panatomic X film.

Thanks John!!

Post some RD A pics.

Taija71A
23-Feb-2014, 17:24
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HELP!!!

Please... "Say It Isn't So". :D
It looks like... Jim '●ARTAR' Galli has 'finally' gone to...


111077


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Best regards,

-Tim.
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Ken Lee
23-Feb-2014, 18:18
http://www.kenleegallery.com/images/forum/2013-10-12b.jpg
Flax Drying in the Sun, 2013
Kodak 2D, 10 3/4 inch Red Dot Artar
5x7 HP5+, Pyrocat HDC

Leigh
23-Feb-2014, 19:15
Very nice, Jim and Ken.

This is how LF photos are supposed to look.

- Leigh

StoneNYC
23-Feb-2014, 20:08
http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/31_Deluxe_Coupe/CoupeLambertucciHouse022214_19RDArtar_05s.jpg
bird$h!t

I know you guys think I don't know how to make a sharp picture :D:D

I just bought these 19" RD Artar cells from John Schneider. This is why we love the RD A's. Sometimes they do incredible things.

6.5X8.5 Kodak 2D, Panatomic X film.

Thanks John!!

Post some RD A pics.

You still have 8x10 Panatomic-X?

Jim Galli
23-Feb-2014, 21:01
You still have 8x10 Panatomic-X?

It is 1998 Aerial Reconnaissance 9.5 inch film on a long roll that I cut down. 3 mil thick so rather difficult to work with, but certainly rewarding.

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Beautiful image Ken. Thanks. Hope the thread isn't a still-born. Seems we've all had a fling with a RDA sooner or later.

ghostcount
24-Feb-2014, 00:45
http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/31_Deluxe_Coupe/CoupeLambertucciHouse022214_19RDArtar_05s.jpg
bird$h!t

I know you guys think I don't know how to make a sharp picture :D:D

I just bought these 19" RD Artar cells from John Schneider. This is why we love the RD A's. Sometimes they do incredible things.

6.5X8.5 Kodak 2D, Panatomic X film.

Thanks John!!

Post some RD A pics.


Sigh... RD A stocks just went up. :(

Andrew Plume
24-Feb-2014, 01:57
yes, yet again Mr Galli inspires others to shoot with lenses that he owns

sadly, I sold my RDA a couple of years back

andrew

jesse
24-Feb-2014, 08:58
Ebony SV45TE, by 12" f9 Red Dot Artar
http://forum.hklfc.com/data/attachment/forum/201402/22/231803yvv1u0vx0yj42yyz.jpg

Bernice Loui
24-Feb-2014, 10:25
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-DQCQQuSVsOA/Uwt_4LOKo8I/AAAAAAAAASw/vkV8sk_YfNU/s720/Bird%2520of%2520paradise%252C%2520EK%252064T_ssm.jpg

240mm RDA in barrel @f22, 5x7 Kodak 64T, Sinar P & Sinar shutter, Circa 1990's (Previous image posted using Agfa chrome RS100 13x18 ).

Bernice

Bernice Loui
24-Feb-2014, 10:28
Why ?


Bernice



Sigh... RD A stocks just went up. :(

Simon Benton
24-Feb-2014, 10:34
My youngest daughters beloved dog Harley. 12 inch RDA Rittreck View 5X7 FP4

Ken Lee
24-Feb-2014, 11:00
My youngest daughters beloved dog Harley. 12 inch RDA Rittreck View 5X7 FP4

Bravo !

Taija71A
24-Feb-2014, 11:23
My youngest daughters beloved dog Harley. 12 inch RDA Rittreck View 5X7 FP4

____

'Harley'... Wins!!! :D
*He of course would look absolutely 'Stunning'... With the 'Worst' Camera Lens ever made...

_________

Dave Wooten
24-Feb-2014, 12:07
I have 19 inch, 24 inch and 35 inch Artars. In the near future I will take a pic of each to share :)

StoneNYC
24-Feb-2014, 13:08
Ok so, for someone that's not familiar with the red dot artar series, what are the qualities of the lens that make it "famous"?

Is this for ULF or what? Since I only currently shoot 4x5 field camera and 11x14 pinhole hah!

Leigh
24-Feb-2014, 13:19
Hi Stone,

The Red Dot Artars are process lenses, like for huge flat-plane process cameras.

They have very flat field, essentially zero geometric distortion, and very well-corrected aberrations.

I've never seen MTF curves for them, but I expect they would be very smooth off-axis.

They're generally described as diffraction-limited, meaning you can't get better resolution from any lens.

They would probably be good choices for ULF since they were made in long FLs with large ICs.

- Leigh

StoneNYC
24-Feb-2014, 13:23
Hi Stone,

The Red Dot Artars are process lenses, like for huge flat-plane process cameras.

They have very flat field, essentially zero geometric distortion, and very well-corrected aberrations.

I've never seen MTF curves for them, but I expect they would be very flat off-axis.

They would probably be good choices for ULF since they were made in long FLs.

- Leigh

Oh I see, so what's different about the "red dot" vs any other process lens?

Process lenses I thought were better 1:1?

Drew Wiley
24-Feb-2014, 13:54
Not much difference per decade of actual mfg. But unlike most process lenses, artars were routinely available in regular shutters far view camera use. Most of the
extant ones are Goerz, but some of the later ones were marketed by Schneider minus the red dot designation (Apo Artar as I recall).

Erik Larsen
24-Feb-2014, 14:02
I thought the red dot meant it was coated?

StoneNYC
24-Feb-2014, 14:24
Not much difference per decade of actual mfg. But unlike most process lenses, artars were routinely available in regular shutters far view camera use. Most of the
extant ones are Goerz, but some of the later ones were marketed by Schneider minus the red dot designation (Apo Artar as I recall).

So essentially it's a process lens with a shutter? Is the optical quality better for scenic images than a normal process lens because it was made for view cameras?

Ken Lee
24-Feb-2014, 15:13
Here are some previous discussions of Red Dot Artar lenses on this forum:

Goertz Red Dot Artar lenses (http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?43000-Goertz-Red-Dot-Artar-lenses)

Goerz Apo/Red Dot Artar questions (http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?12139-Goerz-Apo-Red-Dot-Artar-questions)

Goerz Red Dot Artar v Schneider APO-Artar (http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?64560-Goerz-Red-Dot-Artar-v-Schneider-APO-Artar)

Dialyte Blur: Apo-Nikkors, Apo-Artars, Apo-Ronars ? (http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?49916-Dialyte-Blur-Apo-Nikkors-Apo-Artars-Apo-Ronars)

jcoldslabs
24-Feb-2014, 15:24
I have three single-coated Kodak Copying Ektanons (17", 19 3/4", 21 1/4") that are very sharp process lenses. Are the RDAs significantly different? Not looking to switch, just curious.

Jonathan

Ken Lee
24-Feb-2014, 16:12
If you like the flavor of dialyte lenses, you'll love this: http://www.nestle.co.za/brands/icecream/tubs/dialite

renes
24-Feb-2014, 16:20
yes, yet again Mr Galli inspires others to shoot with lenses that he owns

sadly, I sold my RDA a couple of years back

andrew


Hope to see more shoots here with Artars. Especially colour landscape.
I still remember a beautiful image of California landscape printed in "Using the View Camera" and taken by Morley Baer with Goerz Artar, and smoothness across tonal scale was beautiful, almost pictorial. Than I have decided to buy in the future Artar for colour... and this day has come now, I bought two RDA - 6" and 8 1/4", hope to shoot with them this summer.

BTW, I still look for 4" RDA in shutter, if you have one, PM :)

Great thread!

Drew Wiley
24-Feb-2014, 16:35
Allegedly. Then multicoated under Schneider label.

Bernice Loui
25-Feb-2014, 01:08
This was much of a marketing thing like Gold Dot Dagors, Gold Rim Dagors and...

I have a sizable collection of Artars from 4" to 35" in shutter and barrel. There some have serial numbers in the 75x, zyx and are coated. There is a common belief only Red Dot Artars with serial numbers 78x,lol... are coated. Over the years of shopping and owning them, this has not proven to be true. It has been mixed.

The Artar and Goerz Magnar lenses cured my (and many others bitten by the photo bug) need for a SHARP lens.. They were indeed very, very "sharp" with lots of resolution as proven by examination of color transparencies using a high quality microscope.. This entire exercise proved to be more photo-techno-masterbation exercise that did little if anything at all to improve actual expressive ability of the images made.

Artar, Dagor, and what ever else optic is a mere tool used as part of the image making process. The optic/lens alone will never be the magic image creation widget that will turn the neophyte image maker into a truly expressive image making artist.

RDA's do remain as one of my all time fave optics for images that require longer than normal focal length, smaller f-stops (f16 and smaller), modest contrast rendition, accurate color rendition, and high resolution. They are not for everyone, much like food or ...


Bring on the images made using the Artar..

Bernice


I thought the red dot meant it was coated?

Daniel Stone
25-Feb-2014, 02:24
I believe I used a 19" RDA on this one. Portra 160NC, 8x10 shot in 2011(I'm going from memory here, I'm really bad at notes ;))

http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy161/mr_danielstone/8x10_GMR_wildgrasses1.jpg

(please excuse color cast at top of frame, I scanned this when it was still in the negative sleeve)

I shot this one at the same place as the ^above^ shot, but with the 4x5 back on the Calumet C1. Same lens
EPN Readyload(gosh I miss this film, really a "WYSIWYG" film!)

http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy161/mr_danielstone/4x5_GMR_grasses_1.jpg

-Dan

Luis-F-S
25-Feb-2014, 07:44
Hi Bernice,

I've had a number of longer Artars over the years including some LD Artars. I currently have a 19 & 24 in Copal. I've never been able to find a 6" Magnar II. Any chance you have a photo of oneyou could post? Also, how did you come upon yours and do you have any suggestions on how to locate one? Pls PM me if possible. L

Bernice Loui
26-Feb-2014, 10:02
Some years ago, I wandered into Calument in San Francisco (some time in the 1990's) and had a look into their consignment display. There were several Goerz Dagors and Artars and a 210mm Kowa and Schneider SA and... Turns out this group of lenses were owned and used by Morely Baer. They were put on consignment by his estate with a price tag. At that time, I already had these Gorez lenses but the 210mm Kowa interested me and made the purchase. Turns out it covers 8x10, small and nice in many ways.


Many of the color images Morely made of California landscapes for his book "Wilder Shore" was made using Kodak Ektachrome slightly over exposed and under developed to produce that low contrast effect.. He was known best initially for his work on the book "Painted Ladies". A book about restored Victorian homes in San Francisco..


Bernice



Hope to see more shoots here with Artars. Especially colour landscape.
I still remember a beautiful image of California landscape printed in "Using the View Camera" and taken by Morley Baer with Goerz Artar, and smoothness across tonal scale was beautiful, almost pictorial. Than I have decided to buy in the future Artar for colour... and this day has come now, I bought two RDA - 6" and 8 1/4", hope to shoot with them this summer.

BTW, I still look for 4" RDA in shutter, if you have one, PM :)

Great thread!

Bernice Loui
26-Feb-2014, 10:10
The Magnar II is currently out on loan to a friend who owns a technology company.


The Magnar II is a curious optic. It was designed specifically to enlarge 5x5 aero recon film into 10x10 aero recon film with as much resolution as possible. It's best aperture is f8. I used it as a 4x5 enlarging lens on the Durst 138 to make prints... only to discover fiber base or any other print paper cannot resolve any where near what this optic is capable of putting on the paper or make the print any better than the APO NIkkor, EL Nikkor or RDA or Componon S that was used in it's place. The edges of the film grain was extremely well defined with the Magnar II compared to the other optics..

It was parked after this failed experiment and the 180mm APO Nikkor went back on the Durst 138 for making 4x5 prints. I used a 240mm Red Dot Artar to make 5x7 - 13x18cm prints on the Durst back in the day.



Bernice




Hi Bernice,

I've had a number of longer Artars over the years including some LD Artars. I currently have a 19 & 24 in Copal. I've never been able to find a 6" Magnar II. Any chance you have a photo of oneyou could post? Also, how did you come upon yours and do you have any suggestions on how to locate one? Pls PM me if possible. L

Jim Galli
7-Mar-2014, 23:04
http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/31_Deluxe_Coupe/8Artar030714/BigWheel_01s.jpg
big wheel

8" Artar on 6X8 format.

Vaughn
8-Mar-2014, 10:47
Redwood, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
4x10 negative, 19" RD Artar
f90 at 60 seconds on FP4+
Platinum print

Looking at my notes, I took this almost 10 years ago (10 years this November). My how time flies!

Dave Wooten
8-Mar-2014, 17:36
Redwood, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
4x10 negative, 19" RD Artar
f90 at 60 seconds on FP4+
Platinum print

Wow!
Looking at my notes, I took this almost 10 years ago (10 years this November). My how time flies!

Jim Galli
8-Mar-2014, 17:50
Redwood, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Beautifully seen, executed and printed. Bravo.

Vaughn
8-Mar-2014, 18:46
Thanks, Dave and Jim. A small correction -- I had re-taken it in better light three years later (in 2007). Same camera, lens and exposure -- but with a greater range of light values in the scene. The first time I had only 4 stops, measured with the Pentax digital spot meter. The one I printed had about 7.5 stops in the scene (slightly earlier in the day). Negative was developed in a tray in Ilford PQ Universal Developer, 1:28 for 5 or 6 minutes at 68F.

The first time the sun was starting to get low -- I took it right before the image of my boys below (w/ a 159mm lens on 8x10). The redwoods of the 4x10 can be seen in the upper left.

Curt
9-Mar-2014, 03:07
My youngest daughters beloved dog Harley. 12 inch RDA Rittreck View 5X7 FP4

Absolutely superb!!

Bernice Loui
14-Mar-2014, 22:38
San Francisco Bay Bridge..

19" Red Dot Artar in barrel, f16 ( I think, been too long), Sinar C with Sinar shutter.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Mq3XjeheB_4/UyPl67PRVaI/AAAAAAAAAVQ/6XG-XaMeS9c/s720/Bay%2520Bridge_sunny001_sm.jpg


Cropped area of the 50 mph sign on bridge:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-IXrXrveiPto/UyPl3eR4ljI/AAAAAAAAAVA/3S_ZdMBCl9g/s640/Bay%2520Bridge_50mph_C003_sm.jpg



Bernice

Vaughn
14-Mar-2014, 23:27
Yosemite Valley.

19" RDA on 4x10
Platinum/palladium print

Vaughn
17-Mar-2014, 17:15
Alabama Hills
24" RD Artar, 4"x10" film
Platinum/palladium print

This is closer to the proper color. The Yosemite image above is mighty purple. Scanned these on a simple HP office 3-way.
There is no sky -- the white is the east side of the Sierras. Sort of got washed out.

Jim Galli
27-Mar-2014, 20:14
Beautiful stuff Vaughn. In keeping with the landscape idea, I made this triptych last weekend on a Bonzai run to Los Angeles to pick up an engine.


http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/Goerz_Lenses/OwensLakeWashTryptichS.jpg
wash, s. end of owens dry lake

Panels are 6X8 done with the 19" RD artar

Bigger size here.. (http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/Goerz_Lenses/OwensLakeWashTryptichS.jpg)

Will Whitaker
27-Mar-2014, 20:26
Ah, the old 8 1/2 x 19 1/2 format. That's nice Jim!

Jim Galli
27-Mar-2014, 20:30
Ah, the old 8 1/2 x 19 1/2 format. That's nice Jim!

Thanks Will. Not sure why I have Cirkut's and 9 1/2 X 20 camera and then make panels with the old comfortable shoe of a camera. This would have been very pretty on some Cirkut film. hmmmmm........

Will Whitaker
27-Mar-2014, 20:38
Well, it worked, Jim. Still not quite used to seeing sharp images from you! ;)

Vaughn
27-Mar-2014, 23:44
Very nice, Jim!

Doremus Scudder
28-Mar-2014, 03:23
Beautiful triptych Jim!

I'm going to have to try out the three-sheet approach. Inspiring.

Best,

Doremus

andreios
28-Mar-2014, 04:15
In keeping with the landscape idea, I made this triptych last weekend on a Bonzai run to Los Angeles to pick up an engine.


http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/Goerz_Lenses/OwensLakeWashTryptichS.jpg
wash, s. end of owens dry lake

Panels are 6X8 done with the 19" RD artar

Bigger size here.. (http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/Goerz_Lenses/OwensLakeWashTryptichS.jpg)

Fantastic triptych, Jim!

Ken Lee
28-Mar-2014, 18:52
http://www.kenleegallery.com/images/forum/artaryder.jpg
RS and Waterfall, 2013
Kodak 2D, 10 3/4 in Red Dot Artar
5x7 HP5+, Pyrocat HD

Alan Gales
28-Mar-2014, 19:08
http://www.kenleegallery.com/images/forum/artaryder.jpg
RS and Waterfall, 2013
Kodak 2D, 10 3/4 in Red Dot Artar
5x7 HP5+, Pyrocat HD

Nice portrait, Ken. It took me a bit but I finally found Waldo. ;)

Vaughn
28-Mar-2014, 20:30
With the 19" RDA

Bridalvail Falls, YNP
scanned carbon print

Bernice Loui
17-Apr-2014, 22:19
5x7 Sinar C, 240mm RDA f16, FP-4 & PMK pyro.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-yzKuDiE_Mx4/U1C0CjNSAvI/AAAAAAAAAWQ/zzqZEQHToUw/s512/Three%2520Plants_sm.jpg

Bernice

Ken Lee
30-Jun-2014, 07:41
http://www.kenleegallery.com/images/forum/2014-06-18.jpg
Rose, June 2016
Kodak 2D, 10 3/4 in Red DotArtar
5x7 HP5+, D-23

Jim Galli
30-Jun-2014, 07:54
Rose, June 2016
Kodak 2D, 10 3/4 in Red DotArtar
5x7 HP5+, D-23

Beautiful Ken, as always. But June 2016 seems a little optimistic. ;~'))

Ken Lee
30-Jun-2014, 09:23
Beautiful Ken, as always. But June 2016 seems a little optimistic. ;~'))

Hah !! Excellent.

Alan Gales
30-Jun-2014, 10:32
http://www.kenleegallery.com/images/forum/2014-06-18.jpg
Rose, June 2016
Kodak 2D, 10 3/4 in Red DotArtar
5x7 HP5+, D-23

Ken, I don't know why you bother with various lenses. Everything you shoot ends up looking like a Ken Lee! :)

Nice photograph. I enjoy your work.

Kevin J. Kolosky
30-Jun-2014, 10:36
Two of the things I regret selling the most are my Rolex submariner watch and my Mint 24 inch red dot Artar.

And now I have to be reminded of the Artar by looking at all of these nice images.

Ken Lee
28-Sep-2014, 16:57
http://www.kenleegallery.com/images/forum/2014-08-17a.jpg
Cup and Saucer, August 2014
Kodak 2D, 10 3/4 in Red Dot Artar
5x7 HP5+, D-23

Jim Galli
28-Sep-2014, 17:19
Cup and Saucer, August 2014
Kodak 2D, 10 3/4 in Red Dot Artar
5x7 HP5+, D-23

Beautiful Ken! I was just coming to harass you about 2016. Again. But you fixed it too fast ;)

jcoldslabs
29-Sep-2014, 01:07
A lovely image and a harmonious composition, Ken.

Jonathan

Jim Fitzgerald
29-Sep-2014, 06:39
Nice images everyone. I'll have to check my files as I know I have several shot with my Red Dots. Just picked up another 24" Red Dot Artar. 100 bucks, how can you go wrong!

ImSoNegative
1-Oct-2014, 22:16
here is one I shot today with my newly acquired 14in. red dot, 5x7 rittreck view, hp5

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3930/15416570762_6de8463279.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/puiXob)rocks and falls (https://flic.kr/p/puiXob) by goldenimageworks65 (https://www.flickr.com/people/126756312@N03/), on Flickr

ImSoNegative
1-Oct-2014, 22:18
one more, same set up

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2945/15230364517_e7315d137c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pcRAKF)Evening autumn light (https://flic.kr/p/pcRAKF) by goldenimageworks65 (https://www.flickr.com/people/126756312@N03/), on Flickr

Jim Galli
29-Oct-2014, 16:53
Beautiful classic LF shots on this page. Gorgeous.

ImSoNegative
6-Nov-2014, 18:31
I posted these in another thread but i would like to post them here too since they were shot with a RD 14in. on 8x10 x ray film.


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5614/15697446566_2c6f5bcc08_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/126756312@N03/15697446566/)
falls (https://www.flickr.com/photos/126756312@N03/15697446566/) by goldenimageworks65 (https://www.flickr.com/people/126756312@N03/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7524/15719260871_38b0645e5c_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/126756312@N03/15719260871/)
Julia (https://www.flickr.com/photos/126756312@N03/15719260871/) by goldenimageworks65 (https://www.flickr.com/people/126756312@N03/), on Flickr

Vaughn
7-Nov-2014, 11:52
Chilnualna Creek
Yosemite National Park
19" RD Artar
Zone VI 8x10
Platinum Print

John Jarosz
7-Nov-2014, 13:46
Vaughn:

I can see Randolph Scott peering out from the rocks at Alabama Hills.........

Kirk Gittings
7-Nov-2014, 14:11
I remember back in the last century, Fred Picker, in the Zone VI Newsletters did a heads up comparison of a newer model Schneider 305mm G-Claron to his Red Dot Artar of similar FL. As I remember it he found the G-Claron was sharper, had better coatings, had a modern Copal shutter, and cost less brand new than the much celebrated Artar did used. So back in that day I took his recommendation and bought the G-Claron-its always been a fine performing lens. I never did my own comparison with a RDA-never owned one. Has anyone else compared them sober side be side and what did you find?

Bernice Loui
7-Nov-2014, 14:21
Kirk, your PM is full.


Bernice


I remember back in the last century, Fred Picker, in the Zone VI Newsletters did a heads up comparison of a newer model Schneider 305mm G-Claron to his Red Dot Artar of similar FL. As I remember it he found the G-Claron was sharper, had better coatings, had a modern Copal shutter, and cost less brand new than the much celebrated Artar did used. So back in that day I took his recommendation and bought the G-Claron-its always been a fine performing lens. I never did my own comparison with a RDA-never owned one. Has anyone else compared them sober side be side and what did you find?

Jim Galli
7-Nov-2014, 14:24
G-Claron is a force to be reckoned with for sure. Never shot the same image side by side, but might be fun to do.

Kirk Gittings
7-Nov-2014, 14:55
Kirk, your PM is full.


Bernice

Sorry-fixed.

Vaughn
7-Nov-2014, 15:04
Vaughn:

I can see Randolph Scott peering out from the rocks at Alabama Hills.........

I saw him, but he told me to get the heck out of the Hills!

Jim Galli
27-Dec-2014, 11:50
http://tonopahpictures.0catch.com/Fergusons122414/No33Candelabra19ArtarWOs.jpg
candelabra, fergusons

An unusual use of an Artar. We don't grab them for their oof capabilities, but they behave very nicely.

Kirk Gittings
27-Dec-2014, 11:57
are not G-Clarons supposedly very similar?

Jim Galli
27-Dec-2014, 12:18
are not G-Clarons supposedly very similar?

Similar in original purpose, but the G-Claron is 6 glass 4 group plasmat and sees a much wider field. The Artar is 4 glass 4 group dialyt and sees about 50 degrees to the G-Claron's 80 degrees. Both are wonderfully sharp. And both have lovely out of focus area when forced like this one was.

Luis-F-S
27-Dec-2014, 12:36
I remember back in the last century, Fred Picker, in the Zone VI Newsletters did a heads up comparison of a newer model Schneider 305mm G-Claron to his Red Dot Artar of similar FL. As I remember it he found the G-Claron was sharper, had better coatings, had a modern Copal shutter, and cost less brand new than the much celebrated Artar did used.

I believe that was also when Fred was selling G-Clarons through his catalogue..........

Kirk Gittings
27-Dec-2014, 12:52
....:)

Jody_S
27-Dec-2014, 13:12
My youngest daughters beloved dog Harley. 12 inch RDA Rittreck View 5X7 FP4
Love this. Amazing considering the subject

Ken Lee
9-Oct-2016, 15:34
http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/2016-10-03b.jpg
Architectural Interior, October 2016
Sinar P, 10 3/4 inch Apochromat Artar
5x7 HP5+, D-23

ScottPhotoCo
9-Oct-2016, 15:39
http://www.kennethleegallery.com/images/forum/2016-10-03b.jpg
Architectural Interior, October 2016
Sinar P, 10 3/4 inch Apochromat Artar
5x7 HP5+, D-23

Beautifully seen and executed.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Luis-F-S
9-Oct-2016, 17:30
Even though both are process lenses the G-Claron was a wide angle design.

Randy
9-Oct-2016, 17:33
Ken, I don't understand - everything is in focus - the light switch on the wall, the chair and flowers on the other side of the room, the reflection in the mirror, which is back on this side of the room, which means it's double the distance. How are you doing this with a 10 3/4" lens? Do I need lessons, or are you some kind of wizard?

Ken Lee
9-Oct-2016, 18:06
Ken, I don't understand - everything is in focus - the light switch on the wall, the chair and flowers on the other side of the room, the reflection in the mirror, which is back on this side of the room, which means it's double the distance. How are you doing this with a 10 3/4" lens? Do I need lessons, or are you some kind of wizard?

At this small size (900 pixels across) - and with a bit of sharpening - everything appears to be in focus.

In a 16x20 print, the foreground and reflection in the mirror may look a bit soft, but I hope it will be a pleasing effect.

Leigh
9-Oct-2016, 19:42
Architectural Interior, October 2016
Sinar P, 10 3/4 inch Apochromat Artar
5x7 HP5+, D-23[/CENTER]
Great shot, Ken.

I really like the broad pallet of midtones.

- Leigh