Testing a new 250mm meniscus lens

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  1. Reinhold

    Reinhold Advertiser

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    Gazebo, with Judy.

    250 f11 .. copy.jpg
    Testing a new 250mm f:3.4 Wollaston Meniscus, with a YG (yellow green filter).
    Evening, low angle sunlight, I had to wait 'till a cloud obstructed the sun for flatter lighting.
    Three exposures... f:11@6 sec., f:5.6@2 sec, & f:4.0@1 sec.
    The f:5.6 photo got hit with a burst of low angle sunlight just as I made the exposure...
    The f:4.0 photo was on old pebble surface paper, for a bit of extra "character". (Sorry for the light leaks).
    15 minutes in Ansco 130, diluted 1+15, plus 5 ml/liter of print developing restrainer for longer developing time & better contrast control. This is especially useful where accurate exposure times without a shutter are almost impossible under one or two seconds

    Full details here…
    http://www.film-and-darkroom-user.org.uk/forum/album.php?albumid=598

    Lens details here…
    http://www.apug.org/forum/index.php?threads/250mm-f-3-4-wollaston-meniscus-lens.147654/

    Reinhold
    www.re-inventedPhotoEquip@gmail.com

    250 f5.6c ... copy.jpg 250 f4.0 ... copy.jpg 250 f-3.4 .JPG
     
  2. RalphLambrecht

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    beter than what I'd expected from a meniscus lens.good job.