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#1 flavitie

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 01:21 PM

Hi, I am messing around with an old russian lens. Not easy to use since I have to pre-set focus and aperture before putting the camera in the housing, only the center part of the image is reasonably sharp but it gives some interesting radial blur effect.

No postprocessing of the image, just some contrast correction.

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Please critique.

thanks, Flavio



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Posted 03 May 2016 - 01:50 PM

That's an interesting effect with the clear water background and isolated subject in the middle.  It works well in this instance.  I'd like to see an example of a more complex scene with things happening at the edges, maybe against a reef 



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Posted 03 May 2016 - 01:59 PM

Thanks for your feedback.

Here's another example, I like the 'explosion' effect of the spikes of the sea urchins, to get this kind of blur I use the lens full open, so the depth of field is short, perhaps it is too much since the urchins are not sharp enough.

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 04:53 PM

Which old Russian lens? Specify lens port that was used.


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Lens focal lengths ranging from 8 to 200mm for UW use. Seacam housings and remote control gear. Seacam 60D, 150D, and 250D, Sea&Sea YS250, and Inon Z220 strobes.

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 11:27 PM

It is an old MIR lens



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Posted 03 May 2016 - 11:42 PM

It is an old MIR lens

 

 

So which one? They have a number after MIR (in Russian the letters look like an M, backwards N, and a P). See this link for examples: https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Mir_(lens)


Thomas C. Kline, Jr., Ph. D.
Oceanography & Limnology
Currently used housed digital cameras: Canon EOS-1Ds MkIII, EOS-1D MkIV, and EOS-1DX; and Nikon D3X. More or less retired: Canon EOS-1Ds MkII; and Nikon D1X, D2X, and D2H.

Lens focal lengths ranging from 8 to 200mm for UW use. Seacam housings and remote control gear. Seacam 60D, 150D, and 250D, Sea&Sea YS250, and Inon Z220 strobes.

http://www.salmonography.com/