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    Bruce Hemingway
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    An old petzval, renewed

    I recently acquired an old small petzval-style lens of unknown manufacture. Here are some results:

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    Re: An old petzval, renewed

    Wonderful images!! Where can I find a lens like that????

    MW
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    Re: An old petzval, renewed

    Wonderfull results, those old lenses are realy worthy of being used !
    Love it !

    What format are those shots ? 6x7 ?

    Peter

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    Re: An old petzval, renewed

    The images are really funky! It may be the result of a reversed rear-element. This is a very common "fault" in these old lenses. The rear element is ALMOST symmetrical, but not quite. For some reason, they often are reversed and the result is a VERY oof image with only a small portion in the middle in any kind of reasonable focus. Of course, some people prefer them like that, which may explain why it is so common to find them like that - unless it's from cleaning them before selling and then not getting them put back together correctly.

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    Bruce Hemingway
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    Re: An old petzval, renewed

    A few more...

    An ebay find, which I mounted on my Nikon D3.

    I have also adapted a 200mm Imagon and a 150mm Mamiya Imagon-style soft focus. Images in my soft focus gallery here:

    http://hemingway.cs.washington.edu/portfolio/

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    Re: An old petzval, renewed

    Cool!

    Steve

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    Bruce Hemingway
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    Re: An old petzval, renewed

    The lens is mounted on a Nikon D3. I found it on e-b*y. I've adapted several others, including a Rodenstock Imagon 200mm. Photos from that lens and from a Mamiya 150mm soft focus are in my soft focus gallery.

    I suspect that this lens may be reversed; I can't tell.

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    W K Longcor
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    Re: An old petzval, renewed

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Woods View Post
    Wonderful images!! Where can I find a lens like that????

    MW
    It is NOT the lens --- it IS the PHOTOGRAPHER! Really, really nice!

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    Re: An old petzval, renewed

    that rocks!! If you dont mind me asking, what did you modify to get the old lens mounted to a modern 35mm mount?

    Thnx

    erick

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    Re: An old petzval, renewed

    Hello Bruce, I visited your website and must commend you on your exceptional photography. The design of your site "rocks" as well.

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