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    Re: Lenses and their "personality"..

    I'm kinda loving SF lenses used at mid-aperture semi-soft/sharp settings these days... Early century smoothness, without the fuzz... :-)

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    Re: Lenses and their "personality"..

    Quote Originally Posted by olegkasko View Post
    Hi Emil , could you help me to find out what Dallmeyer is it?



    Is it Dallmeyer Rapid Landscape?



    I'm looking for some soft lens with similar "personality"
    I don't like round bokeh like Petzval gives, and this your sample of a naked woman among the trees has the "picture" I have been looking for!

    Am I right, the lens is about f11 but the photo was taken without aperture? as described here:https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3961637
    I'm a little confused how f11 could give such bokeh.

    Thanks!
    If the model comes with the lens, it's a winner.

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    Re: Lenses and their "personality"..

    Wow this is great thank you!

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    Re: Lenses and their "personality"..

    Quote Originally Posted by olegkasko View Post
    Hi Emil , could you help me to find out what Dallmeyer is it?



    Is it Dallmeyer Rapid Landscape?



    I'm looking for some soft lens with similar "personality"
    I don't like round bokeh like Petzval gives, and this your sample of a naked woman among the trees has the "picture" I have been looking for!

    Am I right, the lens is about f11 but the photo was taken without aperture? as described here:https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3961637
    I'm a little confused how f11 could give such bokeh.

    Thanks!
    Emil has been absent for some time, but I think I can answer the question!

    Dallmeyer made 2 series of landscape lenses.

    - The wide angle landscape lens ( Patent) made in 10 sizes.

    - The (“new” around 1892)Rapid Landscape lens. Long focus.

    The long focus table you show is this second type. The lens shown by Emil in his lens/image posting is the former type of wide angle. The presence of the “Patent” engraving is the key distinguishing feature - otherwise they are identical in appearance.

    Both these series have removable front iris assemblies, which I am sure Emil has done to achieve his nymph in woodland fantasy image!
    This is not something that is an effect limited to Dallmeyer landscape lenses! There are lots of UK makers of landscape lenses at this time and the front achromat of all Petzvals can be used in the same way.
    I enclose the table for the “Patent” landscape lens and my split 5a “Patent” lens.
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    Re: Lenses and their "personality"..

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Tribe View Post
    Emil has been absent for some time, but I think I can answer the question!
    Thanks Steven ! You cleared it up a bit for me.
    I'm new to Soft Lenses and I'm just looking for some lens. When I saw Emil's picture I fell in love with this effect of that Wide Angle Landscape with removed iris!

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Tribe View Post
    This is not something that is an effect limited to Dallmeyer landscape lenses! There are lots of UK makers of landscape lenses at this time and the front achromat of all Petzvals can be used in the same way.
    Thanks!
    I see a lot of Dallmeyer Rapid Rectilinear lenses on Ebay, but can't find any Landscape, neither Wide Angle Landscape nor Rapid Landscape.
    With what you said I have hope to get what I want

    I've found a thread of that topic: https://www.largeformatphotography.i...tzval-question

    Now I will look for a Petzval where I could remove the rear element to get "a landscape meniscus type lens"

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    Re: Lenses and their "personality"..

    Gee whiz...the auto-modesty function - way back then? Cool beans!

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    Re: Lenses and their "personality"..

    I think the modesty bars have been added since the original posting.

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    Re: Lenses and their "personality"..

    ...was thinking it was a feature of that lens!

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