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    I didn't know lenses can be this fast

    I didn't even now such a lens existed


    http://www.japancamerahunter.com/201...ink-lens-fast/
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    Neither did I.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    That is fast!

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    NASA had a custom 50mm f/0.7 Zeiss Planar-- also used by Stanley Kubrick!
    New-ish convert to film.
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    Yes there was quite a bit of work involved getting that f/0.7 to fit Kubrick's camera. I think there are pictures of it on the web somewhere if I remember correctly. Kubrick needed it to film candle-lit scenes in Barry Lyndon by available light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fretlessdavis View Post
    NASA had a custom 50mm f/0.7 Zeiss Planar-- also used by Stanley Kubrick!
    At a cost to overall quality, but one mans high quality is opposite an others artistic quality and it was that made the filming of Barry Lyndon so wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
    Yes there was quite a bit of work involved getting that f/0.7 to fit Kubrick's camera. I think there are pictures of it on the web somewhere if I remember correctly. Kubrick needed it to film candle-lit scenes in Barry Lyndon by available light.
    I remember reading about the focusing issues, too. I think they ended up have to physically measure distances to even get things to work, and I'm sure quite a few takes if people moved around.

    The lens in the OP doesn't seem very usable, though... doesn't cover a full 35mm, no focusing or aperture.

    If one wanted the thinnest possible DOF, why not shoot 8x10?
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    If designed for X ray, I guess it would be fine for B&W, but what about color? The coating may be very differnt, Old Delff made lens for the Swiss Alpa, had a good rep.

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    Coincidence, I've been watching one of these going on fleabay at the moment, only 20 quid with a few days left (which will probably snipe up to a grand with 3 seconds left).
    One of them went for only $100, there's a few with BIN of $700 though.

    Some of those examples look rather Lensbaby, eg this one.
    if it's bang on it looks ok for portraits, like this or this.

    Those crazy dutchies made some very nice lenses in the past, both ultrafast and telescopes, but always huge. Too bad they're not still around these days. still, it's not as fast as the Quatsch Gigantar (but probably works a bit better)
    An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.

    f/64 and be there.

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    So my question is how much DOF do you get wide open focused at a meter? I'd image it's razor thin.
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