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Reproductive Organs (XXX)
« on: June 10, 2011, 05:51:00 PM »
These are a bit of a works in progress. I have had a set of bellows for a while now but never really had time to sit down, have a play and learn how to use them properly. Well today I had a spare hour and had a play, these are the results and setup.


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Reproductive Organs by vaughaag, on Flickr


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Re: Reproductive Organs (XXX)
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2011, 07:29:20 PM »
Nice!

Now there's a piece of kit that I could spend some hours with!

Where did you pick the bellows up from? Cost?

I would guess expensive with the Carl Zeiss lens?

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Re: Reproductive Organs (XXX)
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2011, 07:33:10 PM »
Excellent work Dave, i have received also my m42 adapter and i will place some questions about it.
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2011, 07:42:11 PM »
Nice shots Dave! The second one would be my pick.

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Re: Reproductive Organs (XXX)
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2011, 08:31:01 PM »
Cheers for the comments. Like I said, work in progress, allot to learn :)

Now there's a piece of kit that I could spend some hours with!
Where did you pick the bellows up from? Cost?
I would guess expensive with the Carl Zeiss lens?

Dave, the setup was inexpensive, the bellows came from ebay, under £20 including delivery and the lens is one I'va had for a while. I paid very little for that also.

I have tried a variety of my M42 lenses out and have found the 50mm easier to use and better magnification.

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Re: Reproductive Organs (XXX)
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2011, 08:50:44 PM »
Very nice results and great piece of equipment. Love to hear more about this set up.
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Re: Reproductive Organs (XXX)
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2011, 09:29:27 PM »
Very nice results, Vaughaag we need to keep these old manual lenses secret, I still have not managed to buy them all. 8-)

Bellows is on my list but every time i am going to bid my money diverts to yet another bargain sexy lens.
And to make things worse i just purchased a Sony NEX just for the Manuals so i can use even more lenses and not be limited to M42.

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Re: Reproductive Organs (XXX)
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2011, 10:41:21 PM »
:) Thanks for the comments.

@ Stef, I have played with a variety of setups/lenses from my 200mm Jena to the 50mm seen above.

I found the 200mm very hard to work with, my 100mm Meyer was easier but the magnification is not great, my 90mm vivitar is nuts, very very clear, great magnification but I need a much sturdier tripod to work with it. My Russian 55mm was nice but the 50mm Jena seems to work spot on. Light weight, great magnification and great light capture.

@ eddieitman, most of my M42's come from ebay or car boot sales

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Re: Reproductive Organs (XXX)
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2011, 11:19:58 PM »
Dad told me about the birds and bees. Should have seen his face when I came home with pollen on my jeans.....

Great close ups Dave!

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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2011, 07:01:29 AM »
As soon as I saw the title I had a look at the number of views.  There must be a lot of curious people out there.  Terrific shots, particularly #2.  Good to see the set-up too....john
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Re: Reproductive Organs (XXX)
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2011, 10:47:09 PM »
Great images and just goes to show that photography doesnt need to be expensive.


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Re: Reproductive Organs (XXX)
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2011, 03:50:23 AM »
With respect to manual lenses, can the Minolta MD lenses be used on the Sony Alpha's?

Dealer here has got a cabinet full of them!

He even has an MD Macro lens.

I have never checked his prices on the MD lenses though!

Any thoughts/ ideas?

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Re: Reproductive Organs (XXX)
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2011, 06:51:27 AM »
Dave,

Yes you can use them, http://goo.gl/Spil2

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Re: Reproductive Organs (XXX)
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2011, 09:48:14 PM »
stunning close ups Dave.......................

just wish I kept all my old gear from the past 30 years, I had some bellows when I had my Chinon CM3 with the 50mm f1.7...........

just looking at what can be done in this modern age with all the old gear makes me sad that I got rid of it all when upgrading
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