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#1 Black Pearl

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 01:23 PM

Managed to get a loan of a friends Topcor-S 5cm f2 (M39) lens from the 50's with an adapter so it works on my Fuji.
 
The lens is an absolute joy to use, nicely made with a rapid focus level which is properly cool. Close focus is about 1m which isn't great but a 10mm tube should sort that if I need to get intimate with a flower. Aperture is manual only so no auto stop down - not an issue with the Fuji as it works perfectly compensating in AP mode to show the metered exposure in the EVF. Focus is a cinch as I have a dual view option with a 100% crop with focus peaking to help nail the exact plane.
 
I bunged it on the camera and took the dog down to  the local park before dinner for a quick play. They are all shot wide open to see how it renders the OOF areas....nice and gnarly as it turns out which is just what I wanted.
 
These are jpeg files with the Fuji set to its Monochrome Film Simulation then tweaked a little in Lightroom.
 
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Not sure I'll want to hand this one back :D  

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 01:25 PM

Nice the church and the dog are great.


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 01:27 PM

If you didn't have the T1, which one would you get, the T2 or still the T1. T1 is on sale for $800 without a lens.


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 01:54 PM

If you didn't have the T1, which one would you get, the T2 or still the T1. T1 is on sale for $800 without a lens.

 

 

Would come down to funds and which system I could afford to build around it. The T2 has much faster AF and a focus point selector thingy which is nice.....and more pixels.......which for me personally isn't an issue.


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 02:08 PM

Great images BP.


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 03:01 PM

Great shots BP!!!!!

 

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 05:40 PM

Wow, wish I took some of these, that's how much I like them!

#3 and #4 are cracking good images. I like everything about them. Composition, POV, Tone and exposure.

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 05:54 PM

Nice, is Topcor related to Topcon at all?


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 12:54 AM

Nice, is Topcor related to Topcon at all?


I think they became Topcon though there's very little info on the net above it.
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Posted 05 May 2017 - 03:07 AM

Nice, is Topcor related to Topcon at all?

 

I think Topcon ..was the camera and Topcor the lenses...  https://en.wikipedia...Topcon_RE_Super  .


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 05:44 AM

I used a Topcon total station for 30 years for surveying land, nice units.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 11:00 AM

It looks as if a charming and great lens has found a good photographer. Great pictures!


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 12:58 PM

Nice series, Robin, but Jasper and #4 are my faves.

 

You've frequently mentioned adaptors, to allow the use of different brand lenses on the Fuji.  Does the lens lose any functionality when used on the adaptor?  :)


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 04:09 PM

Nice series, Robin, but Jasper and #4 are my faves.

 

You've frequently mentioned adaptors, to allow the use of different brand lenses on the Fuji.  Does the lens lose any functionality when used on the adaptor?  :)

 

Typically yes - but  the camera does a good job of dealing with them.

 

You get manual focus only - but - the X bodies have focus peaking which helps and the better ones have a dual screen set-up which shows a 100% view and a 100% crop area (with peaking) to make accurate MF very easy and fast.
You are limited to manual aperture - but - mirrorless systems meter wide open or stopped down in exactly the same way so it makes no difference to the way they operate. I regularly set my Samyang 12mm f2 which is a dedicated X-Mount lens to f11 and just shoot.


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