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Re: [OM] OT: Oscillo Raptor

Subject: Re: [OM] OT: Oscillo Raptor
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2023 01:58:42 -0800
On 2/23/2023 9:38 AM, Wayne Shumaker wrote:
At 2/21/2023 01:17 PM, Moose wrote:

On 2/21/2023 8:59 AM, Wayne Shumaker wrote:
Some initial shots with Wollensak 3" F1.9 Oscillo-Raptor (1:0.7X) (75mm), 
mostly bokehish stuff.
The first is a winner; I'd have it on a wall. Second is good abstract. Third 
and last are nice.
Thanks Moose. I almost deleted the first one and my interest was more in how 
the lens renders bokeh.

So,  by accident you created a good image?? 😉 😁

I pulled this lens from one of several Tek scope surplus cameras. Most of the 
lenses I have yet to figure out how to work with, but this one seems to work 
the best for adapting. I found a Baader T-ring adapter to NEX, and removing the 
inner piece, it happened to fit the back of the lens (essentially an m48 T 
thread to E adapter). Then some E extension added the final touch. Working on 
getting some form of helicoid. All the shots were fixed focal length depending 
on the extension.
I did something similar to try out a Rollei projection lens. Results were sorta interesting, but 
apparently not enough to get me to go further on adapting it. 😉

Alternative Moose
I have too many lenses now that need adapting, and not sure how much my 
interest will hold.  This Oscillo Raptor adapts reasonably well I may ditch the 

And there is the reason I have leaned toward LenBaby and been selective about 
vintage lenses.

On 2/21/2023 12:48 PM, Wayne Shumaker wrote:
I have yet to purchase a Lensbaby. Still hoping to find interesting older 

Interesting older lenses, to me, is limited to those that are fully functional and have mounts easily adapted to Sony E mount with commercial adapters.

Even then . . . my Canon 58/1.2 diaphragm starting acting up. It's now in pieces in a little box, while I use another one. The interest of my younger years in deep dismantling, futzing with diaphragm mechanisms, etc. is either past or in remission. Today, I need to replace the supply hose for the dishwasher that's started leaking - that's enough for now.

The LensBabies are new, clean, have good mounts, work as intended and do interesting things none of the old lenses can do. Whether you like it artistically or not, this illustrates some of the differences. <http://galleries.moosemystic.net/MooseFoto/index.php?gallery=Home/Holiday_2022&image=_DSC0271.jpg>

The original LBs use a unique Waterhouse stop system. The stops are held in a magnetic spot just in front of the glass. So there's none of the problem of dust, damp incursion of the Lomo designs. There are also creative shaped aperture disks and"sink strainer" softening disks.

Most later Optic Swap System Optics went to conventional, 12 blade diaphragms. There are now two updates to the old designs, Soft Focus II and Double Glass II, with both the magnetic disks, for special effects, and the conventional diaphragm.

Another feature from the beginning has been tilt. My first LB had their Spark body, a corrugated tube that focused, tilted, even shifts a tiny bit, under finger pressure. More common are the Composer series of bodies that allow tilt in any direction.

The above pic uses tilt to put the sweet focus spot far off center combined 
with a heart shape aperture disk.

Another thing that may not be obvious, what with Lomo making such a big deal about how beautiful and solid their lenses are, is that LBs are solid, well made devices. The stand alone lenses are real metal, hefty and impressive for fit, finish, etc.

For most of my photography, though, nice sharp lenses win.

Same here. Around home, I futz with all sorts of lenses, mostly on Sony A7 bodies. Even, as with you, get just a few miles from home, and the straight stuff comes out.

For instance, a recent local hike (5 miles up the road) I took several lenses, 
but ended up only using the Voigtlander 35mm f1.4 Nokton classic on A7Riii. I 
now have a few OM lenses and was thinking this might be a great hike for the 
OM-4T and some Provia.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/2knLfhh3D7MtKG3d9   (zoom-in-able)

These are nice.

I would go crazy with just one field of view. Here are two sequential shots, 
taken a couple of seconds apart:



Pretty typical of my wandering eye. 😁

Schizophotog Moose

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