Old lenses to PL mount
Posted 28 June 2007 - 11:50 AM
Thanks a lot!!!!
Posted 28 June 2007 - 12:54 PM
Does that get you close?
Posted 28 June 2007 - 01:31 PM
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Posted 29 June 2007 - 09:32 AM
They were quite sharp in a very un-cruel way. Probably Goerz Red Dot Lenses on Deardorff's.
I don't think that Holga lenses have anywhere near that level of sharpness and contrast.
Robert Glenn's suggestion of experimenting with clear filters is a good and far less costly solution.
Posted 29 June 2007 - 03:38 PM
There are a lot of old arri standard mount lens around in bad condition - schneiders/ cooke pancros and kinetals/ zeiss standards etc. that you can mount with a PL adaptor. You should be able to pick up the ones in bad condition cheaply and experiment with various acidic substances to take off any coatings - you could smear the lens with agar and grow your own mould (bodily fluids are always a good start).
There was a BBC documentary on Sally Mann sometime last year when she was photographing decomposing corpses, I think, onto glass plates. Looking at the reproductions in her recent book I was wondering how much of the abberations were coming from the camera and how much came from the process of the glass plate.
I had some glass plates my grandfather took around 1910 which had been attacked by mould as they had been stored in a damp room - I contact printed them all up - they were pictures of patients in a TB sanitorium - faces appearing through streaks of mould - reminded me of a german experimental film I saw about 20 years ago when they buried the neg in the ground for a year, dug it up and contact printed it. Maybe Stan Brackage did the same?
Posted 30 June 2007 - 10:03 AM
The results of the tests I did were interesting, but let me wondering if the deterioration I want and seek should be on the negative rather than on this non-moving blurry layer of whatever... I don't think my video budget would allow for a print to be trashed though!!! But still, I'd be interested in hearing your experiences with trashing your negatives! I'm thinking color negs here... bleach it, wash it with a mix of dirt and ajax! Whatever you have tried or heard about!
Also, where could I buy old beat-up standard mount lenses, non-coated, shitty?