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    Just for fun I test some $5 antique lenses! Photos Too.

    This fits roughly into my other "Bokeh" post where I said I would test some of the antique lenses I'm forever purchasing and post the results for anyone interested. I don't know how to import html into Seans site and have it come up so I will have to re-direct you to a page on my little site. It is here.

    If you've got 5 minutes and like old things go have a look. Post your thoughts right here.
    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep..to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949

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    Jim, nice pictures with those lenses. tim

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    Thanks for posting Jim....like the fact that the old lens are still making images and still getting a little light passing through them. Will have to wait till I get home to read the rest...looks like fun...and looks a tad HOT!
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    ah..uhmmm, A '39 Ford Pick up? Oh, please do tell!

    The waterbury looks like a little gem! Nice find Jim. Thanks for sharing.

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    The '39 Ford Pickup is a whole as they say "'nother story." It was mine when my 3 girls were small. I sold it in 1989 when they were 6, 8, and 9 years old. It's the "one that got away" and I've always been sorry I sold it. Well my girls have grown and married in the mean time and also provided me with 3 grandsons so far. Well those grandson's will be 11 12 13 years old soon enough and they'll need a '39 Ford pickup to go driving in now won't they? It's an original unrestored truck and will see plenty of service on desert dirt roads. Plus.......it's photogenic.
    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep..to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949

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    Jim,

    That Halben is quite an amazing lens! It's performance is surprising.

    Your enthusiasm for old lenses is catching. I just got one magic lantern (McIntosh) lens and another one (Darlot) on the way. I hope they'll be delightful as well as they were rather costly additions to the fleet---almost $20!

    Hey, those were sure nice photos---I can see why your so taken with historic mines. Congrats on your new old truck!

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    OK, I'll give you $10 for the lens. Think about it, 100% profit in such a short time!

    Nice shots Jim.

    The wood in that door has a great look to it. Then again, I am a sucker for wood grain in B&W.

    That one interior looks cool to me. Sort of like the engine room of an old shipwreck. Given that look to me, I don't mind the hot-spots and the out of focus areas. That would be common in an engineroom shot.

    As a last note--You probably spent more on the film to test the lenses than the lenses themselves!

    Matt

    ps. There's an old pickup truck rusting away, along with an old tractor and other odd gear, on the road from my neighborhood towards real San Jose. I can't pass that without thinking that Jim would already have a shot or two of it!

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    Good to see the old glass getting some exercise.
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    By the way,

    I checked Google Maos for Tonopah. It litterally came up as a bend in the road!

    Looks like you are east of Mammoth lakes? That is one of my all-time favorite places in the world.

    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattCarey
    By the way,

    I checked Google Maos for Tonopah. It litterally came up as a bend in the road!

    Looks like you are east of Mammoth lakes? That is one of my all-time favorite places in the world.

    Matt
    If it wasn't for a little bit of silver that occured here, that road would be straight. Mammoth's going to blow sky high one of these days and the ash will settle on Tonopah.
    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep..to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949

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