Monday, September 22, 2014

Some Images from my Favourite Wollensak 209mm f4.5 Raptar Copy Lens

The Wollensak 209mm f4.5 Raptar Copy Lens is one of my favourites enlarging/copy lenses.  The bokeh is pleasing, silky, and beautiful. Image quality is exceptionally good even wide open at f4.5.  I used to have a problem with it having hazy, white spot in the middle of the image, and it has been resolved by a foot-long hood.  The whole lens is about two feet long with the hood.  Looks very imposing, but works wonderfully.  I added a helicoid to the lens barrel to make it focus closer.  Here is how my first version of the lens look like.  Works nicely on full frame.

All pictures below were taken wide open at f4.5.

Curiosity - Sony A7 & Wollensak 209mm f4.5 Raptar Copy Lens. click for larger.

White Fence - Sony A7 & Wollensak 209mm f4.5 Raptar Copy Lens. click for larger.

Transformation - Sony A7 & Wollensak 209mm f4.5 Raptar Copy Lens. click for larger.

Dance of the Colours - Sony A7 & Wollensak 209mm f4.5 Raptar Copy Lens. click for larger.

More Bokeh - Sony A7 & Wollensak 209mm f4.5 Raptar Copy Lens.

1 comment:

  1. dance of colours looks like probability of presence )

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