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Re: [OM] IMG: From the Distant Past

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: From the Distant Past
From: Jim Nichols <jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 23:09:09 -0500
Hi Ian,

First, thanks for the kind words.  Yes, it is nice for something I envisioned in my head come to fruition. Ten years ago, I had the strength and steadiness to fabricate and assemble this system, but age takes its toll.

I did apply a small amount of Topaz magic to the image, so that could be the source of the artifacts you mention. With my vision, they are seldom recognized, though the sharp eyed Moose mentions them from time to time.

On 7/14/21 10:38 PM, Ian Manners wrote:
Hi Jim,


Here is the lens itself:

Nice, especially the aperture ring.
I've got a small collection of lense I'm hoping to do something
similar with, to much of my old equipement has remained
unused for far too long.

Here is the assembly:

It always gives you a nice fuzzy feeling when you make
your own kit parts doesnt it :)

And, on a cold January morning, I returned home from an unsuccessful photo outing to find a Mocking Bird in a tree by my driveway. I rolled down the window and quietly shot a few frames at full extension, about 15 feet from my truck.

Yes, I decided, those old lens makers knew what they were doing.

Excellent definition, real circular apertures give a nice glowing
out of focus I'm never been able to get with even regular leaf

Are the artifacts from a little bit of sharpening or is it due to
the limits of the E1 and/or lens? Hard to tell but a very pleasing
picture. I think a modern lense would have taken some of the
magic away with extra lense correction elements and coatings.


Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

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