The lens has been used on about 6 outings. l am the original owner and bought it new from B&H in Feb 2017. Never dropped, banged, or out in the rain. Everything works properly including AF and VC. No scratches on glass. Both caps, hood, tripod collar, and original box included. Price is $530 shipped to USA addresses. l take Paypal.
This is a Vostok Amphibian Russian watch. After the Titanic went down, it was decided to dedicate 3 minutes of every 15 minutes for emergency radio transmissions only. Ship clocks in the radio room had this dial. lf the minute hand was in the red, emergency communications only! They make this watch in a white or black dial. But l really like the champagne color. D40, Tamron 16-300, Nikon 6t close up lens.
For these l used the Canon EOS M50, EOS M to M42 tilt adapter, 10mm M42 extension tube, and Takumar M42 28mm f/3.5. l like how the short focal length kinda stretches the watch dials. What l don't like is working distance-the lens almost touched the subject.
Especially that last image. No bright speculars. Did you use speed-lights for lighting? If so, I'd love to know more about your set-up.
Yes l used off camera flash aimed at the ceiling. Now that l'm shooting RAW l can pull back the highlights and eliminate hot spots. For the luminious shot l adjusted the flash power about 2-3 stops under and adjusted the shutter speed to the lume with lights in the room turned off. And shined an LED flashlight on the lume for about 20 seconds before the shot to charge it up.
This Vostok Komandirskie arrived from Russia in 3.5 weeks. That's the quickest trip from Russia of anything l've ordered from there. lt has a true 24 hour movement that features automatic winding with handwind option. The date is wrong but l didn't set the date for 2 reasons. No Russian watch that l know of has the quick date set feature. And l can't see the date without reading glasses anyway. Canon EOS M50 with 15-45 lens, and Nikon 6t for closer focusing.
Lately l've been doing some watch photos again. l used the tilt setup to get the whole dial in focus at the angle l shot at. For the lume shots l use flash aimed at the ceiling at a lower power, and a shutter speed that gives me the lume brightness l want. lt takes trial and error with the flash power and shutter speed to get what l want. But now that l shoot RAW, the exposure doesn't have to be perfect. Canon EOS M50, Pentax Takumar M42 28mm, EOS M-M42 tilt adapter. These were shot at f/8.