Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/07/31

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Subject: [Leica] mega Zeiss lensbaby!
From: faneuil at (Eric Korenman)
Date: Mon Jul 31 11:14:05 2006
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So I "made" my fist lens.
I attached a piece of dense spandex material across the front of a Hassy to
R adapter, made an "X" cut in the material and inserted a Russian made 4X
"Horizon" loupe . Loupe is positioned so eyepiece on the inside.
It works! Sharp enough in the center, but soft focus everywhere else.
I focus by pulling or pushing the loupe in and out - thick spandex material
works well (a small Zing bag gave its life for this project)


On 7/31/06, Lottermoser George <> wrote:
> Interesting, useful, - but I don't know about 'very good.'
> The shadows on the example shot would suggest, as one would expect
> from this rig, quite a strong bias of light coming from under the
> lens. I've played with many such attempts to approximate a ring light
> over the years and none have ever produced the desired 'look' -
> except of course - a true ring light.
> Regards,
> George Lottermoser
> On Jul 30, 2006, at 12:22 PM, Philippe Orlent wrote:
> > Very good suggestion to make a ringflash, too, on this site.
> > Thanks for pointing it out: I bookmarked this one.
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