I believe that "crappy" was referring to close up filters that are available for many lenses and cameras. These close up filters are no match for the Zeiss lenses that Rollei and Hasselblad owners might put the close up filters on. [I think that something was lost in the translation].
Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!
Nothing beats a great piece of glass!
I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.
I think that it was well understood, and that Rolleiflexible and i disagree quite a lot about how good these close-up lenses are.
Just an aside: all i get is "You must be signed in to see this content."
Originally Posted by karl
I have no Yahoo/Flickr account, so can't sign in.
Don't forget a Mamiya RZ with 110/2.8. The bellows focusing gets you in amazingly close, if your subject doesn't mind and the results are amazing...just thought I'd throw that out there since the OP was thinking about a different camera anyway.
Strange I have no Yahoo or Flickr account but I can see them...
Originally Posted by Q.G.
Anyhow I have to agree with Sanders, those close up Rolleinars are way better than they would at first seem- I use them often. They are in no way 'crappy' and certainly fall in the precision instrument category.
Possibly you are confusing them with cheap converters?
I have no problem with them 'distorting' faces so can't really advise.
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Sanders, on that last shot, were you using a .35 and 1 Rolleinars with the Tele? And how far do you have to stop down in order to keep the face in focus? I'm experimenting with this combination (per some of your other posts) and haven't yet had that much success.
Peter, yes: A 0.35x Tele Rolleinar on the camera,
and a Rolleinar 1 on the Tele Rolleinar. I do not
remember the aperture I used with that photo but
it was probably wide-open, at f/4. At times I would
stop down as far as f/8. But my lighting required a
1/15 shutter at f/8 and I found that restrictive. I
find it easy to refocus continuously as I shoot, and
the faster shutter permits more spontaneity without
fear of losing an image to motion blur.
What sort of problems are you having? If you can
be more specific, and perhaps post an image or
two, I might be able to offer suggestions.
I'm trying to figure out the depth of field. I shot some wide open and all that was in focus was an eyelash (subject facing 1/3 away). I'm not at my office, but will try to post a pic or two. I appreciate the help. BTW, I bought the tele because of your portraits -- good work.
If you want to go cheap and like tlr's why don't you get a mamiya c330 with the 135mm or 180mm lens?
That will save you a lot of money compared to either a hasselblad or a tele rollei plus the quality of the mamiya c lenses are very very good.
FWIW, these bodies commonly come with 80mm lenses which aren't half bad at all.
Originally Posted by loman