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Don't forget ... midnight on Sunday 31st August is the deadline for your entries (a maximum of 4) in the latest monthly TIPF IN FOCUS challenge.


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Entries close for this weeks Alphabet image at midnight Sunday 18th Aug ... Post a pic taken this week  ...  How  unusual a subject beginning with G can you come up with eh?.;)

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    Life in general, a camera of some kind is with me whenever I leave the house, thanks to this forum I am contiually honing my.....Photographer's Eye....the result I hope are carefully composed shots straight from viewfinder and after essental processing from RAW:

    Other interests...Local History, Family History, Archaeology, Walking oh....plus Anything creative, my PCs, iPads and smartphone
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  1. That is very impressive John...... FUJI
  2. Ok, here we go. I shot this pic with my iPhone just now.... Above the camera is a very similar vintage Russian lens to the one I removed the glass elements from, the black plastic is an m39 Adapter enabling attaching to my camera. Clearly shown is how I have used Araldite and then an industrial hot glue gun to butt-join the projector lens and the Helical focus mechanism from the old lens together....not a pretty sight but it works, that was the objective. Again you can see another M39 adapter in use, attaching the DIY lens to my LUMIX GX8 camera. Simples! 🤓 FUJI
  3. Hi, Polly, Thank you for you kind words ..... Like all projector lenses it consists of a simple, straight through metal tube, containing two or three glass element...( beautifully precise Leica glass in this instance), no diaphragm just 2.5 all the way through by 90mm......with no means of focusing. This, of course is useless for fitting on to any camera, so an adapter with a Helical focus ring needs to be made or purchased. There are Helical M42 to M42 adapters on eBay together with many other specs....but I didn’t want to waste my money getting the wrong one. Instead, I followed instructions on one of the many videos available on Youtube ......I sacrificed one of my tiny vintage lenses having the right diameter focus ring......after a I removed all of the glass elements I was left with just that.....the focus mechanism that made a butt joint with the projector lens. To check that it worked, I first taped the two together, end to end.....it did, so, as it was a butt joint....I carefully used a tiny amount of Araldite adhesive on the end meeting surfaces, then stood one on the other until it dried. After this I used my industrial glue gun to form build up crude, but tough cover for the join, extending each side ,of the butt joint. The old lens Helical focus ring works as it should, enabling my projector lens to focus precisely between two points ....minimum focus distance about 3 feet, .... no infinity but a reasonable range to get the results shown. To obtain infinity, a projector lens of a different spec is required....all I can do is to point you toward the many YouTube videos on the subject, and toward the many projector lenses available on eBay. Old projectors with lenses can be found in charity shops and at Boot Fairs. I will find then post a link to one of the best YouTube videos. My actual lens looks like a simple tube, butt jointed to the focusing bit of an old M42 film lens,,,,a £5 M42 to micro four thirds adapter enables connection to my camera.. Here is the link......FUJI
  4. An incredible photograph Mark..... Congratulations! FUJI
  5. Thank you Gareth....... ‘I think that it is one of the best £26 I’ve ever spent......I note there are one or two more of those Leica projector lenses on eBay....plus many other makes. The floating Whirligig?.........I was naughty and cloned his knitting needle support out from beneath his base. 🤗 I have watched another YouTube video with a projector lens of a different spec, being used to shoot amazing dreamy footage of a girl in the woods.....I’m looking to have a go at that now. FUJI
  6. The LEICA Projector Lens is beginning to open my eyes to a New World... As you can see the colour rendition is spot on, as is, the centre point focus....Bags of potential. The ...FOLK - ART Whirligigs feature my cranky looking Sea-Witch.....and....FLY ME TO THE MOON. Love the Seed-Head. I just need a willing portrait model now. FUJI
  7. Incredible shots all......the first set are sitting on one of my favourite flowers....but I never remember their name? A fascinating set. FUJI
  8. Something different, because I didn't use a conventional camera lens to shoot all of these pics through. I have been studying how to fit an old Projector Lens on to my M 4/3 GX8 camera. Then earlier this week I noticed a LEICA COLORPLAN 90-2.5 Projector lens on eBay...I won it a t £26 t consists simple of two Leica quality lenses fitted insidea smooth straight through barre, so requires fitting to a Helical focus mechanism. I followed instructions on a YouTube video....I struggled with them, so have temporarily resorted to the use of Black electrical tape and Masking tape...Manual Focusing works, but the lens is a bit precarious. Here are my best test shots... Sharpness in the centre...Full Marks: Colour Rendition...First Class: BOKEH smooth and potential very interesting: Overall performance ...Top-Notch: Delighted with it so far. The wrinkly Apple?.....Its on my Art Still-Life table...has been for a couple of months now. FUJI
  9. A real Prize-winner of a shot there Polly......it oozes the very essence of what a Fun-fair is. Top marks from me. FUJI
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    A superb set of Aviation pics.......I recall.....sometime in the 1980s being on a course in Wales...we were on the summit of Cader-Idris when jet fighters flew well beneath us hugging the terrain......no warning....the sudden roar startled all of us. FUJI
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    What fascinating replies....thanks, all of you.....I knew the bike was special as soon as I heard it.....I’m sure this is the Biker that used to wave from a Harley ....he seems to be traveling the same route through town. He seems to be an extremely serious, careful biker, a no nonsense type, probably ex professional rider.....if I ever get the chance I will ..... a: Get an in focus shot of that incredible machine. b: Attempt to chat about it if he ever stops close enough in traffic. without getting run over in the process. FUJI
  12. A very warm welcome back to the fold Gunna......that is one pair of very impressive Aviation pics you are starting off with ....keep ‘em coming please. FUJI
  13. This is two views of the same bike and rider taken on different days...both times I haven't quite nailed the focus. He seems to be local, so I should get another opportunity in due course...in the meantime can anyone on TIPF identify the make and model of that incredible bike with the monster of an engine please ? FUJI
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    POTW - w/e 11/8/2019

    A very beautiful capture, well deserving of POTW.... Congratulations Gareth. FUJI
  15. Dee/David, ‘I admire you both.....I wish you well with your move......the right one.... FUJI
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