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Thread: Lens Comparison: Veritar, Raptar + Fuji medium format

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    Lens Comparison: Veritar, Raptar + Fuji medium format

    I found a bunch of loaded film holders from over a decade ago. The film has some surface defects, and so I didn't want to use it for important pictures. I took the opportunity to compare some lenses that I haven't used much.


    The above image was taken with a Fuji GX180 lens at f/3.2 with at GX680III camera.


    The image just above was taken with a Fuji SF190mm lens wide open at f/8.


    The image just above was taken with a Wollensak 240mm Raptar at f/4.


    The image just above was taken with a 254mm Wollensak Veritar @f/6, i.e. wide open.
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    Re: Lens Comparison: Veritar, Raptar + Fuji medium format


    Finally, this image is with a Wollensak 254mm Veritar @ f/8.
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    Re: Lens Comparison: Veritar, Raptar + Fuji medium format

    Ghostly!
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    Re: Lens Comparison: Veritar, Raptar + Fuji medium format

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Ghostly!
    My imagination filled in the empty space. Horrors!
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    Only in our imagination, I guess. Click this option [ ]

    Peter, thanks for being a good sport.

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    Re: Lens Comparison: Veritar, Raptar + Fuji medium format

    Interesting. Did the Fujinon SF have strainer in place or was it naked?

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    Re: Lens Comparison: Veritar, Raptar + Fuji medium format

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Interesting. Did the Fujinon SF have strainer in place or was it naked?
    Unlike the Fujion 250 SF lens, the 'sink strainer' aperture isn't removable with the medium format Fuji. So it was in place. You can see it in the glow of the farthest pumpkins.
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    Re: Lens Comparison: Veritar, Raptar + Fuji medium format

    Nice, I like them all!

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    Re: Lens Comparison: Veritar, Raptar + Fuji medium format

    Cool Peter. The differences are noticeable in the background pumpkins.

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    Re: Lens Comparison: Veritar, Raptar + Fuji medium format

    Love those Wollensaks!

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    Re: Lens Comparison: Veritar, Raptar + Fuji medium format

    I appreciate the comments! My personal favorites for this image are the SF Fujinon and the Veritar @f/8. What I don't like about dish-strainer lenses is the aperture shape in highlights. In this case it's not too bad. The Fuji is more contrasty than the Veritar, but the Veritar does have a very pleasing softness at f/8. The 240 Raptar and the Fuji 180 f/3.2 would be excellent for shallow depth photography, as their out-of-focus rendering is very smooth. I'll give both of them a try on some portraits. Unfortunately, the Raptar's cable release mechanism isn't working, and so I had to trip the shutter lever with my finger, obviously not ideal. Btw., focusing the soft focus lenses was _much_ easier under these conditions than doing portraits in the studio.
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