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Zeiss wide attachment, any experiences?


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#1 andrewbuchanan

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 09:33 AM

Has anyone used the Zeiss attachment theat goes on the end of the 10-100 and some of the primes? I would like to hear anyone's experiences.
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#2 Sam Wells

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 12:10 PM

The Aspheron ?

I used it once to make a 12mm superspeed - hmm - like a 6.5mm or so. Worked fine.

Same stuff as the Bolex Aspheron (they designed it, Kern made it)

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#3 Mitch Gross

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 02:17 PM

Works fine but can easily flare. Be sure to shade the lens.
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Posted 14 November 2005 - 09:15 PM

I think there are two versions, the first being 'Made in Switzerland' (ie, by Kern, who made the same for the Switar 10 and Vario-Switar 12-100), and a second that is supposed to be better yet (made by Zeiss?).
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Posted 15 November 2005 - 10:12 AM

My recollection is Kern made all of them. Don't hold me to this. There were some for Cooke zooms also.

Some are plastic, some are glass. I forget which the Zeiss badged one was.

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 01:57 PM

Some are plastic, some are glass. I forget which the Zeiss badged one was.

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Glass.
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Posted 15 November 2005 - 08:41 PM

The thought at the time was plastic would be easier for aspheric optics as you can mold it.

Obviously plastic has caught on big time in some applications. I suppose the advances in CAD/CAM leveraged the advantage back to glass as far as aspheric in professional lenses is concerned.

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#8 andrewbuchanan

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 08:25 AM

Thanks for the input everyone. A local rental place near me has one and it was cheaper than renting a wide lens (I have a 12mm Zeiss to attach it to), I was just wondering if I would get good results. It sounds like it is worth a try.
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