MikeG, and perhaps someone else(?) commented on contrast with this lens As one should expect of old, single coated
lenses, it's highly dependent on light. The first Frog & Pot pix I posted with it were bright overcast, and modest
contrast. With the second sample, bright sun late afternoon shots looking west have very low contrast. Then, mid-day sun
and great contrast. <http://www.moosemystic.net/Gallery/tech/Lenses/Misc/Culminar135Contrast.htm>
OK, so some eBayer send me a special price reduction on a regular Culminar
135/4.5, and I bit . . .
This thing is about 70 years old, and looks like it just came out of the box! Looks as though my speculations about the
first one are wrong. Looks like it's really a short mount version, from the git-go. Everything behind the front section
with the glass in it has been
Even the DoF scale has been modified, so the wide apertures won't be cut off.
What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what it's all about?
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/