Schneider Kreuznach 45mm f/4 APO HM

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Yawns
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Schneider Kreuznach 45mm f/4 APO HM

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I never had before the chance to use a decent objective .. (never used an APO)
recently I found this Schneider Kreuznach 45mm f/4 APO HM
on eBay for a price well belllow of the normal asked price (and it's in pristine condition) .. I payed like 180 USD .
I'm amazed, ... compared to what I was achieving before with "average" lenses...
now I can see and understand the damage the CA do to the fine details ...
funny enough I did not get any "drag" streaks in both pictures .. I don't know if it was luck or because of this lens...

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/antonioca ... ed-public/

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Mag - 3 : 1
Schneider Kreuznach APO HM 45mm f/4
at f/4.7
110 exposures at 1second - Iso 100
Effective aperture equivalent to f/17
Steps of 32micron between frames
Manual rail Manfrotto 454
Custom Camera settings:
Mirror up
Exposure delay
Minimum Sharp
Minimum Contrast
Minimum saturation
Hue normal
Auto white balance.
Lighting : Continuous
2 cool white led 4W 6.000 K on sides
1 layer of thin plastic bottle (liquid yogurt)
2 layers of soft kitchen paper
Helicon focus (Pyramid C) - Adobe Camera Raw - Photoshop
Portugal, 18th of November 2017

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(picture expandable to full size here)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/antonioca ... ed-public/

Tentyria sp - Tenebrionidae - Coleoptera
Mag - 2,6 : 1
Schneider Kreuznach APO HM 45mm f/4
at f/4.7
110 exposures at 1second - Iso 100
Effective aperture equivalent to f/17
Steps of 48 micron between frames
Manual rail Manfrotto 454
Custom Camera settings:
Mirror up
Exposure delay
Minimum Sharp
Minimum Contrast
Minimum saturation
Hue normal
Auto white balance.
Lighting : Continuous
2 cool white led 4W 6.000 K on sides
4 layers of tracing paper 100g/m2 with separation
1 layer of thin plastic bottle (liquid yogurt)
Adobe Camera Raw - Photoshop
Portugal, 17th of November 2017
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Post by JH »

Very nice pictures, lighting and congratulations to the lens.
Best regards
Jörgen Hellberg
Jörgen Hellberg, my webbsite www.hellberg.photo

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Excellent "and" thanks for posting "all" of the data to take the images.

-JW:

Yawns
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JH wrote:Very nice pictures, lighting and congratulations to the lens.
Best regards
Jörgen Hellberg
Thank you ... The lighting is very simple .. it's the two led lamps you can see in the picture (did not use any of the flashes)
and a crop of a yogurt bottle (250ml) revested inside with tracing paper (2 layers) to avoid specular reflections in the shiny plastic.
It's simple , .. but after a lot of ecperimenting

I also "hooded" the lens with falsk top of the Dog's shampoo :)
Waiting for a floking kit to flock it right ...

António

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Post by Yawns »

Smokedaddy wrote:Excellent "and" thanks for posting "all" of the data to take the images.

-JW:
Thank you ...

lately I did a "complete" template for the pictures "Exif" .. I use it later for reference .. because I am getting "old" (going to 55 yo) and starting to have difficulty to remeber details about how I did that and the other :) :)
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Post by Deanimator »

Those are excellent images.

How do you like the Amazon Basics flash? I have three of them.

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