Photographs at an Exhibition VI

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Fujifilm X-H1, Olympus OM-System G.ZUIKO Auto-S 1:1.2 f=55mm ['black nose' (No. 160xxx)].
B.I.G. Lens Adapter: Olympus OM lenses to Fujifilm X cameras.
1/180 sec., f/1.2, ISO 320.
(Nikon's professional film SLR camera 1971-1980, the Nikon F2).
[Thursday 17 September 2020 (No. 193/RAF)].
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Pentax K-3, SMC Pentax DA* 50-135mm 1:2.8 ED [IF] SDM.
135 mm, 1/60 sec., f/2.8, ISO 400.
[Thursday 3 December 2020 (No. 15/DNG)].
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Pentax K-7, SMC Pentax DA* 300mm 1:4 ED [IF] SDM.
1/500 sec., f/7.1, ISO 200.
[Wednesday 7 September 2011 (No. 43/DNG)].
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Fujifilm X-Pro1, Fujinon Aspherical Lens - Super EBC - XF 35mm 1:2 R WR.
1/250 sec., f/5.6, ISO 200.
[Tuesday 3 May 2016 (No. 25/RAF)].
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Fujifilm X-Pro1, DJ-Optical TTArtisan (APS-C) 50mm f/1.2.
1/4 sec., f/2.8, ISO 800.
[Wednesday 10 November 2021 (No. 99/RAF)].
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Nikon F3 High Eyepoint, Nikon NIKKOR 50mm 1:1.4 AI-s (2000).
Agfa Optima 200, f/5.6.
[Monday 19 June 2006 (No. 35)].
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Nikon F100, Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm 1:1.4D IF (2001).
Agfa Optima 400 (New), f/5.6.
[Wednesday 24 October 2007 (No. 20)].
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Pentax K-5, SMC Pentax DA* 300mm 1:4 ED [IF] SDM.
1/320 sec., f/5.6, ISO 800.
(The Pentax K-5 was (and still is) highly regarded (and well-deserved) for its colour rendition and noise handling. It was launched in September 2010 (and discontinued in 2012)).
[Wednesday 24 October 2012 (No. 6/DNG)].
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Fujifilm X-H1, Canon Zoom Lens FD 35-70mm 1:2.8-3.5 S.S.C. [№ 33xxx (1978)].
B.I.G. Lens Adapter: Canon FD lenses to Fujifilm X cameras.
70 mm, 1/13 sec., f/5.6, ISO 800.
(Canon's masterpiece from the seventies (1973). A zoom lens with image quality on a par with the best fixed focal length lenses! The selling price was four times the price of the FD 50mm 1.4 S.S.C. (ver. I/March 1973) which was launched the same year (100.000 ¥)).
[Monday 22 February 2021 (No. 123/RAF)].
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Olympus PEN-F, Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 PRO.
14 mm, 1/400 sec., f/10.0, ISO 200.
[Thursday 18 March 2021 (No. 25/ORF)].
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Olympus OM-D E-M1, Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm 1:1.8.
1/1250 sec., f/1.8, ISO 200.
[Wednesday 26 May 2021 (No. 10/ORF)].
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 II, Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm 1:1.8.
1/250 sec., f/1.8, ISO 200.
[Thursday 27 May 2021 (No. 1/ORF)].
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Nikon Df, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm 1:1.4G (2010).
1/320 sec., f/5.6, ISO 100.
[Thursday 17 June 2021 (No. 6/NEF)].
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Pentax MZ-S, SMC Pentax FA Macro 100mm 1:2.8.
Agfa Optima 200 (New), 1/125 sec., f/11.0.
[Monday 19 June 2006 (No. 19)].
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Olympus PEN-F, Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm 1:2.8 PRO.
14 mm, 1/400 sec., f/10.0, ISO 200.
[Thursday 18 March 2021 (No. 17/ORF)].
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Pentax K-7, SMC Pentax DA* 50-135mm 1:2.8 ED [IF] SDM.
90 mm, 1/160 sec., f/9.0, ISO 200.
(Colour to Monochrome/Selective Colours).
[Friday 10 September 2010 (No. 65/PEF)].
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Olympus OM-D E-M1, Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 25mm 1:1.8.
1/40 sec., f/1.8, ISO 800.
[Saturday 26 June 2021 (No. 1/ORF)].
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Fujifilm X-H1, Olympus OM-SYSTEM F.ZUIKO AUTO-T 1:5 f=200mm ['silver nose' (№ 101xxx)].
B.I.G. Lens Adapter: Olympus OM lenses to Fujifilm X cameras.
1/80 sec., f/5.0, ISO 800.
[Monday 15 March 2021 (No. 75/RAF)].
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Fujifilm X-H1, Canon Lens FL 19mm 1:3.5 R [№ 17xxx (1965-66)].
B.I.G. Lens Adapter: Canon FD(/FL) lenses to Fujifilm X cameras.
1/60 sec., f/3.5, ISO 200.
(The Canon Lens FL 19mm 1:3.5 R is a fast (f/3.5) and almost distortion-free retrofocus super-wide-angle lens ('The world's first [retrofocus super-wide-angle lens] for SLR cameras', according to the company's 1965 lens brochure). Although born with a few 'lens flaws' (including concave field curvature), common to (some) vintage (as well as new) lenses, it's still a fine lens! It was/is a high-end lens, sold at a 'high-end' price back then (probably in a limited number (<8000?), and today perhaps therefore rarely seen for sale) when launched in November 1965 (45.000 ¥). In 1967 the price of this Canon lens in the United States was $280. 'Not only is this lens extraordinarily sharp, but you can focus with it ... a tremendous advantage over [non-retrofocus] lenses that require locking up the mirror and using an optical viewfinder.' (Camera 35/The Magazine of Miniature Photography. December 1967/January 1968 issue). The price of a Leitz Super Angulon-R 21mm f/3.4 was $303. 'It is for reasons such as these resolution figures that make Leicaflex users swear by their cameras.' (Ibid.). Same price level, same great resolution figures. The lens covers a 96⁰ wide field of view. On an APS-C camera, an angle of view of 75⁰, i.e. just like a 28mm lens on a 'full-frame' camera. With a weight of 500g, it's not exactly lightweight. But when handheld, the weight provides stability against camera shake, as opposed to flimsy plastic lenses. An exciting manual retrofocus super-wide-angle vintage lens in high-end build quality with an 'Amber (single-layer) coating' ('spectra coated' according to Canon's 1967 lens brochure). Great pleasure to use. An exceptional 1960s Canon lens. Discontinued 1970).
[Saturday 4 September 2021 (No. 60/RAF)].
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