2018-01-23 - shorterimage

The Edge of Softness


Three lenses being shot here, the ...

Nippon Kogaku Nikkor_S Auto 1:1.2 f=55mm

Schneider Kreuznach Rollei SL - Xenon 1.8/50

and the

Zenitar-M 1.7/50


I started out shooting the Zenitar at the bottom, taking a full sharp image of the Chrysanthemum. Then I decided to take some softer shots and also check out some different color aspects of other lenses. That led me to the Schneider Kreuznach Rollei, and then because I wanted to go really soft, almost surreal soft with some coma thrown in I went to the Nikkor 1.2. The order here being bottom to top.


Nippon Kogaku Nikkor_S Auto 1:1.2 f=55mm

f1.2, 1/30th sec @ ISO100


The Red fringing you see here is actually magenta combined with the yellow of the flower. It's 

spherochromatism, a byproduct of this older wide aperture lens and not standard chromatic aberration -- and is not correctable in post as standard purple/green chromatic aberrations are.


Nippon Kogaku Nikkor_S Auto 1:1.2 f=55mm

f1.2, 1/100th sec @ ISO100


Schneider Kreuznach Rollei SL - Xenon 1.8/50

f8, 1/50th sec@ ISO 100


Zenitar-M 1.7/50

f4, 1/5th sec @ ISO 100


Zenitar-M 1.7/50

f16, 1 second @ ISO 100


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