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zymmi
02-21-2008, 09:03 AM
Cheap mirror long-focal-length lenses (Rubinar, MTO, ZM... ) M42 are very popular in Russia! They lightweight and compact :

http://www.lzos.ru/pic/opticsforyou/photo/rub_8_500.jpg

http://vr17.front.ru/rubinar_optic_scheme.gif

300mm - 1000mm mirror photo lens is applied for any type of camera with a proper ring adaptor to M42x1 thread and used for photographing of remote objects, inaccessible parts of terrain, astronomical objects, architectural details, sports competitions, animals and birds in general ideal for photo hunting.

Special multilayer antireflection coatings at optical elements increase the light transmission; decrease the light dispersion; raise the contrast of a photo object. The photographic lens is furnished with a set of colour filters, and supplied in a handy carrying case.


They produce by LZOS - Lytkarino Optical Glass Factory - Leading manufacturer of optical materials and glass in Russia.
http://lzos.ru/en/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=48&Itemid=63

I used mirror lens with my Olympus 4/3 through steel M42-4/3 adapter with AF/IS (http://oly43club.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=230)

http://oly43club.ru/_images/adapters/m42/M42_vid_1.jpg

mirror lens compatible with all E-series (E-300, E-500, E-510... not assured about E-3) without any modification, Work IS and Focus confirm!

http://oly43club.ru/_images/E510_rybinar500.jpg

my collection mirror lens:

Rubinar 500/5.6
Rubinar 300/4.5
ZM-7 300/5.6
http://oly43club.ru/_images/mirror_lens_res.jpg


MTO 1000/10
ZM-5 500/8
http://dmc05.at.tut.by/mto/mto1000_2.jpg


mirror lens Rubinar is sharp with specific bohe (boublik)

on OLYMPUS 4/3 the focal length Increases twice :shock:

photo:

OLYMPUS E-300 + Rubinar 500/5.6 (~ 1000mm on 4/3)

http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/238174/3059W2hv5uBJxQ/80338w.jpg

http://forum.olympusclub.pl/galeria/albums/userpics/13688/_A172160.jpg

macro:

http://foto.ixbt.com/photo/238174/3059W2hv5uBJxQ/80337w.jpg

E-330 + ZM-5 (500/8) ~ 1000mm on 4/3

http://dmc02.at.tut.by/zm05.jpg

http://dmc03.at.tut.by/milex/01.jpg

http://dmc03.at.tut.by/milex/03.jpg

http://dmc03.at.tut.by/milex/05.jpg

http://dmc05.at.tut.by/mto/050rs.jpg

full-size photo:
http://oly43club.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=88


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http://oly43club.ru/

jebir
02-21-2008, 09:25 AM
Hi Zymmi,

do you really get focus confirmation with your mirror lenses and the Dandelion chip?

I didn't get it with version 1. (Still haven't got any version 2.)

Cheers, Jens.

heavy wind lover
02-21-2008, 10:56 AM
some nice photos,, those lens can be great in select situations,, some people do not care for the boketh they offer depending on the background of the main subject,,

I have the same issues when I use my 3.5 Questar so I normally try to be sure my subject about fills the frame and watch what is behind them,, also "some" of the mirror lens can shift the true colors a tad but can be adjusted in PP,,

they do have their benefits,,

Derry

Riley
02-21-2008, 11:19 AM
hey they look pretty good
whats the cost of those things Zymmi?

BTW, you can see the precision of those soldiers on parade, if you've never witnessed it, it can be very impressive. I was fortunate to get a look on tour in Bosnia

nomix
02-21-2008, 03:29 PM
Tbh, that bokeh is so special I'd be happy to use it artistically just on its own.

There are no rules for what's 'good' bokeh, there's only opinions. It won't work well for some situations (in my mind), but for other situations, that bokeh will give an extra edge to a picture.

Smooth bokeh is nice, but there's more to life than conformity. :naughty:

tspore
02-21-2008, 03:55 PM
Very nice write up.
I was looking through the Russian site with the pictures and can say that they are very nice.

If I understood correctly the issues were with the teleconverter, in which the lens was dull.
I just may have to pick up another mirror lens.

Rick_D
02-21-2008, 04:47 PM
I completely agree! (I'm waiting for someone to devise a numerical bokeh score.)

I've been fiddling with a Zeiss c/y 500/8 mirror on my E-510, but haven't had a good deal of success yet (althought the firmware update enabling IS helps). I also need a better quality adaptor than the cheap one I have now. Too much play.

Regrettably, my eclipse shots last night didn't work at all.

--Rick


Tbh, that bokeh is so special I'd be happy to use it artistically just on its own.

There are no rules for what's 'good' bokeh, there's only opinions. It won't work well for some situations (in my mind), but for other situations, that bokeh will give an extra edge to a picture.

Smooth bokeh is nice, but there's more to life than conformity. :naughty:

3dpan
02-21-2008, 06:43 PM
The Rubinar 500mm f/5.6 won't fit on the E-3, the flash overhang is too great.

Also see my post of a few moments ago, resolution testing Tamron 500/8 vs Rubinar 500/5.6, and caculating their effective apertures,

http://fourthirdsphoto.com/vbb/showthread.php?p=144307#poststop

Cheers,
Alec

PS Gotta go now, and bid on another Tamron for my stereo rig.

zymmi
02-22-2008, 02:02 AM
Thanks all for responses !


Hi Zymmi,
do you really get focus confirmation with your mirror lenses and the Dandelion chip?
I didn't get it with version 1. (Still haven't got any version 2.)
Cheers, Jens.


At bad lighting I have problems with AF-confirm too, mirror lens Require in good light and contrast objects ...

It does not depend on the version of a dandelion !



hey they look pretty good
whats the cost of those things Zymmi?


I have bought:

Rubinar 300/4.5 - $80
Rubinar 500/5.6 - $100
ZM-7 - $70
Rubinar MTO 1000/10 - $200

zymmi
02-23-2008, 10:08 AM
E-500 + Rubinar 500/5.6:

http://www.vast-arp.spb.ru/mozgj/photo/surf2.jpg

http://www.vast-arp.spb.ru/mozgj/photo/surf1.jpg

mozgj
04-11-2008, 05:52 AM
E-500 + Rubinar 500/5.6:

HEY, post your own pics. :ranting:

jebir
04-13-2008, 04:28 PM
HEY, post your own pics. :ranting:
I agree, Zymmi's OP gives the impression they are his pictures (and lenses) while they are not (most of them). That's indeed bad. :down:

Cheers, Jens

J_a_c_k
04-13-2008, 07:44 PM
Catadioptric :eek: I do not like the donuts

cifcap
04-15-2008, 02:57 AM
Catadioptric :eek: I do not like the donuts

This can be minimized by eliminating the clutter in the background as much as possible.

JW