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    Re: Post Your Smaller Format Trees!

    Igor (and all others),

    I really enjoy the look of those, and of the images on your web page. I assume that the grainy look is due to enlarging 35 mm, but the "sparkly" effect, for lack of a better word, is due to the meniscus lens? What sort of lens could a person use on 4x5 to get such a look? I know nothing about antique lenses.

    Thanks

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    Re: Post Your Smaller Format Trees!

    The Cascade Mountains near Seattle are getting pummeled with snow.

    Here’s a scene that will look familiar to H2oman.

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    Nikon FM3a, 28mm f/2 AIS, Kodak Ektar-100

    We listened to the whisper of several mini-avalanches way up there. (Yes, those are my footprints before I selected my tripod location.)

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    The 'Gandalf' tree. Fukushima, Japan. Taken with a Nikon F2, 35/2.8, T-Max 400.Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: Post Your Smaller Format Trees!

    Hi and thanks for your comments.
    As for meniscus - it is the simplest lens you can make. Well, pinhole is even simpler , but pinhole has no glass.
    Once you get adequate convex / concave lens you can use it with any format. I built mine 20 years ago from old Meyer 50mm lens
    ( leaving only front element ) and use it almost exclusively with 35mm film. I did try one for medium format, but did not like it.
    There is a lot of information about it, just google for Meniscus Lens Photography.
    Best wishes,
    Igor
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    Quote Originally Posted by h2oman View Post
    Igor (and all others),

    I really enjoy the look of those, and of the images on your web page. I assume that the grainy look is due to enlarging 35 mm, but the "sparkly" effect, for lack of a better word, is due to the meniscus lens? What sort of lens could a person use on 4x5 to get such a look? I know nothing about antique lenses.

    Thanks

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    Re: Post Your Smaller Format Trees!

    Quote Originally Posted by h2oman View Post
    Igor (and all others),

    I really enjoy the look of those, and of the images on your web page. I assume that the grainy look is due to enlarging 35 mm, but the "sparkly" effect, for lack of a better word, is due to the meniscus lens? What sort of lens could a person use on 4x5 to get such a look? I know nothing about antique lenses.

    Thanks
    On 4x5, if you have a speed graphic or shutter otherwise, a reinhold wollaston meniscus or verito would be good. If you need something in a shutter, look for a imagon but don't use the strainer as that imparts the silhouette of the strainer to the highlight sparkles. Many other lenses will work if you remove some portion of the lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h2oman View Post
    Lovely, as usual, Paul. So much to look at, with some special treats thrown in!
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    Can’t agree more
    Thanks very much.

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    Re: Post Your Smaller Format Trees!



    Hand made meniscus lens. HP5 film
    Igor

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    A couple older negatives that I recently printed. Mamiya rb67 tri-x

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    Re: Post Your Smaller Format Trees!

    Click image for larger version. 

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    d610 24/2.8 ais

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    Re: Post Your Smaller Format Trees!

    Pentax 67 200mm. Nice sunny morning.
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