Re: [OM] Zeiss Luminar Lenses

Subject: Re: [OM] Zeiss Luminar Lenses
From: Mike Gordon via olympus <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 8 May 2017 19:31:42 -0400
Cc: usher99@xxxxxxx
JS writes:
<<<Is that one of the little 8-degree adapters?

Nope, one of these guys for FF.


10 deg  max tilt I think and can rotate to make it a swing--every 22 deg or so. 
It is wonderfully engineered.  I apparently have the only one ever made for OM. 
 I bugged Markus Michelberger at Mirex for months to help engineer it.   John H 
installed the "meter tab"  
for me though I don't think was that happy working on it.  It did the trick 
fine. Moose knew what it was missing off the bat.  He has a wonderful 
encyclopedic understanding of OM 

 I use Mamiya lenses on the front but have a think Mamiya to OM adapter too for 
use with the 135/4.5 made by Ian at Srb Griturn. 
I never heard of Rafcamera before but it is excellent to know they do custom 
work.  I hope SRb still does as they were excellent.  My T-S bellows is a bit 
too fiddly mostly due to small size  size.  I became overly busy at work
and other projects but think I would like a Mamiya T-S bellows more and put the 
Mirex on the rear standard to enable more movements there as it has none.  John 
Shaw did write about the Nykon one in his first book.

<<John Hermanson sent me some connectors and cords, and Any Day Now(TM), I'm 
<<going to adapt my beloved T-8 and T-10 ring lights to the FC-01. 
<<Stacking/bracketing is cool and all, but I think Olympus has been slipping on 
<<macro light control since the OM System. They've been trading whiz-bang 
<<technology for true light control. The T-8 produces amazing low-contrast, 
<<shadowless light that the more modern Olympus macro flashes only dream about. 
<<And the T-10 with the crossed polarizer is still the only macro solution for 
<<<shooting through glass or dealing with highly reflective minerals, etc.

Very cool!  I hope it works.  I wish the xpol T10 filter worked with the 38 
macro.  I think the lens extends too far .Perhaps something can be rigged.  I 
do have pol material to place over T28 flash or other flash as a DIY xpol set 
You do need enough umph out of the flash as one loses almost 5 stops---am 
guessing on the exact amount. 

I miss Dr. Flash, Mike

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