Jim's SECRET WEAPON Lens!

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  1. jimgalli

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    It's been a while since I regaled you with one of my infamous pages of pictures!

    Just when you thought it was safe.....he strikes! You know the drill, take 5 minutes
    if you're mildly interested in antique lenses / fuzzy pictures. The ones I did Saturday AM last are some of the finest I've produced. BTW, the first 3 were done with normal lenses before I made my discovery....

    ....my new Secret Weapon Lens!

    I hope you'll let me know what you think! Good or bad! I can take it :D :D
     
  2. mark

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    Jim,

    I seriously wonder if you do this to entice people to buy what you dig out the lens mine you have. :wink: If so, I am enticed. Thank goodness I am broke.
     
  3. jimgalli

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    Nope, 'tain't fur sale :tongue: I haven't gotten to hardly scratch the surface yet.
     
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    Why would you want to scratch your lens?
     
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    I really like the spider grass and african violet shots! Wonderful!
     
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    I like the spider-grass one, but the others are approaching the "out-of-focus for artsiness' sake" type of photography that doesn't appeal to me too much. YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR JIM. Come back to The Sharp Side. At least a wee bit.
     
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    Large format Holga RULES!!! (and that means I like 'em)

    Joe
     
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    JIM I FN LOVE THE BAMBOO SHOTS! HOW MUCH FOR A PRINT?

    i see why you cant put a price on the lens. Things like this are cool cause theres no way to reproduce the results. Certainly no tripod-walkers allowed here!
     
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    The lens may be worthless, Jim, but your vision is priceless.

    Charley
     
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    The violet shot. Metzkennalli
     
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    bamboo 2 and the spider grass are very appealing to me.good find.
     
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    Jim, these are great but the teasing is not very nice :smile: Look at this great lens you can't have...oh and I'm not gonna tell you either... hehehe.

    But seriously, excellent experiment Jim!
     
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    Yes - and indeed they are very wonderful photos - how much is the lens and how much is the artist - I put my bet on the eye of the artist - very well seen and interesting tools to achieve the results.
     
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    That spider grass is just pure magic! What a nice surprise!
    - Thomas
     
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    The spider grass is my fave !

    Marc
     
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    So very cooool.
     
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    Jim: Darn it that Spider Grass is the cat meow for me: wow:
     
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    african violet

    That African Violet negative looks like it would make an amazing lith print. It is terrific! Cheers, Richard
     
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    Aha... Jim's weapon of mass diffraction. Very nice Jim

    Phill
     
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    "Spider Grass, SW Lens"...........absoflippinlutely gorgeous!!!! That, and the photograph below it are simply wonderful!

    (I can't even image how long it would take in Photoshop to create what you've done here. Hehehehe...........)
     
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    I'm picturing mass computer melt downs with people trying to duplicate what a $5 1933 lens could do. Making me feel warm all over :tongue:
     
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    The spider grass picture is outstanding!
     
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    Jim "may" be using an old magnifying glass from 1933. Back when such things were made with care.