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Fotoguy20d
15-Jul-2014, 09:49
What do these lenses have to do with each other? Not much but they wee all sitting around with nothing to do last weekend and my neighbor's Lillies are in bloom. The Gundlach lens is one of those generic projection petzvals, 7" FL around f5. The Verito, a 7 1/4" FL f4. The Pentac, 8", shot at f4 since that was the most I could stop down before running out of Speed Graphic shutter speed. The film, Portra 160. Actually, they're all 7-8" FL and f4-5 so at least similar that way. Anyway, I found the different signatures interesting (first time using the Pentac and the Gundlach).

Thanks
Dan

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2930/14624301572_d9a820c059_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/52276513@N03/14624301572/)
gundlach 7in petzval #2 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/52276513@N03/14624301572/) by Fotoguy20d (https://www.flickr.com/people/52276513@N03/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3873/14438195399_9db87f52ed_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/52276513@N03/14438195399/)
NOC Pentac f4 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/52276513@N03/14438195399/) by Fotoguy20d (https://www.flickr.com/people/52276513@N03/), on Flickr


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3862/14644725153_32567c201e_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/52276513@N03/14644725153/)
verito f4 #1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/52276513@N03/14644725153/) by Fotoguy20d (https://www.flickr.com/people/52276513@N03/), on Flickr

Randy Moe
15-Jul-2014, 09:52
Thanks!

Misko
23-Jul-2014, 08:44
I personally like Pentac's signature the best for this kind of shots. Verito is somehow too dreamy for me and Gundlach a bit too classical...

desertrat
23-Jul-2014, 08:56
I like the Gundlach projection petzval for the out of focus areas, even though it's not technically a soft focus lens.

Toyon
23-Jul-2014, 09:53
Thanks for doing the series.

But, can you add a rectilinear lens (such as a Versar) wide open to this series? I think they have the smoothest bokeh.

goamules
23-Jul-2014, 10:00
Interesting comparison. I like what you've done.

Jim Galli
23-Jul-2014, 11:21
I vote for the Verito! Big surprise, right. All are very nice, and color is a treat.

Misko
24-Jul-2014, 00:57
Haha :) Nice. Three of us commented and all three liked different lens :)