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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Mark Perez View Post
    Jupiter 9 works even on American aircraft, eh?

    Which version do you use? The old all chrome or newer all black?
    Ha! It's a 1956 KMZ aluminum one. It was a great choice for my criteria: light weight lens around 75-90mm that is very sharp, speed didn't matter, I'd be outside. Weight did. I auditioned a Kern Macro Switar 75mm with presets against the Jupiter 9. The Jupiter was sharper, surprisingly, at the antenna on the house across the street. Though the Jupiter was much larger, the aluminum barrel doesn't weigh much. Those Soviet sonnars never cease to amaze. I could have taken an always good Pen-F lens, but I wanted something different this time.

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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

    Adult skate night series here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/garret...57706120187381 Olympus Pen-F 40mm/F1.4.


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    I had a Jupiter 9 like our's. Mine was surprisingly soft wide open. But stopped down it equaled anything made in the West. It's long gone as I thought I _needed_ something sharp wide open and a Canon 100mm f/2 EF seemed to fit the bill. Oh well. Live and learn? I wish I had it back. Well, that and a pretty Takumar 85mm f/1.9 that I sold for foolishly little money.

    These days I shoot Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 K and 105mm f/2.5 P and have grown to love their rendering.

    That Jupiter 9 of your's makes me think I should keep my eyes open during the Bievre Photo Foire (camera swap).

    Keep up the great work.



    Quote Originally Posted by goamules View Post
    Ha! It's a 1956 KMZ aluminum one. It was a great choice for my criteria: light weight lens around 75-90mm that is very sharp, speed didn't matter, I'd be outside. Weight did. I auditioned a Kern Macro Switar 75mm with presets against the Jupiter 9. The Jupiter was sharper, surprisingly, at the antenna on the house across the street. Though the Jupiter was much larger, the aluminum barrel doesn't weigh much. Those Soviet sonnars never cease to amaze. I could have taken an always good Pen-F lens, but I wanted something different this time.
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    Sonnars are like that (as are several soft focus LF lenses like the Verito), slightly soft wide open. I love my 2 Nikkor 50/1.4 LTM sonnars for that, make great portrait or pictorial lenses wide open, one stop down, they're super sharp. The sharpest long lens I've ever used is the Canon 135/3.5 in LTM. Just heavy.

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    Candle and Vase, March 2019

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    Re: safe haven for tiny formats

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    Candle and Vase, March 2019
    Unsolicited question. Did you consider cropping a little from the left?


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    Quote Originally Posted by onnect17 View Post
    Unsolicited question. Did you consider cropping a little from the left?

    Thank you for your suggestion ! How's this ?

    I'm obliged to stick with the 4x5 ratio out of stubbornness, so I've just cropped in a bit tighter. I think it's an improvement !

    In 4x5 terms, the first image has an angle of view equivalent to a 210mm lens which I've often found just a little too short or wide. We're just a little too far away from the subject and we go back and forth from the candle to the vase. The second version is more like what we get from a 240mm lens, just longer enough to give a sense of emphasis and simplicity. The subject is clearly the candle and the rest is relative to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Lee View Post

    Thank you for your suggestion ! How's this ?

    I'm obliged to stick with the 4x5 ratio out of stubbornness, so I've just cropped in a bit tighter. I think it's an improvement !

    In 4x5 terms, the first image has an angle of view equivalent to a 210mm lens which I've often found just a little too short or wide. We're just a little too far away from the subject and we go back and forth from the candle to the vase. The second version is more like what we get from a 240mm lens, just longer enough to give a sense of emphasis and simplicity. The subject is clearly the candle and the rest is relative to it.
    Thatís it! At least the way I see it.
    If you get the setup back in place try with the candle lighted. It should be a tricky exposure and compensation for light temperature and spectral response from the emulsion used but thatís part of the fun, right?
    I love the subject and composition!


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    So anyway, we have this dog...half black lab and half basset hound. about three weeks ago, he brought back a tiny baby bunny very carefully held in his teeth and said to my wife, "Mommy, look what I found. Can I keep it?" Naturally Carol got all upset, thinking her dog had hurt the bunny, but it didn't have a scratch on it. She started feeding it from an eye dropper until it got strong enough to stand on its own and got its eyes open. Now, the little thing is as feisty and active as you could ask. It eats vegetation and drives the kitties nuts. They think he's a snack. In about two weeks, we figure it'll be big enough for us to turn loose in the park.
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