- Apr 23, 2020
This thread is for the general discussion of the lenses Auto Rikenon 55mm f/1.4 (Ricoh) (Singlex / Nikkorex Version). Please add to the discussion here.
Thanks Jack!I really love your vintage lenses panos_adgr . They look unique. You can share more if you have. They seems from different world to me.
I really love them also. They are unique. They have their own character and they carry their old days heritage.
The photos have a different feel because of their design. It is also nice to use them. I love their bokeh their colour rendering and the overall feeling or touch on the final image. Some of them that have a unique style add in the final image.
I've made some close up photos with this lens using the +2 close up filter. But is soft at f/1.4. Not terribly but it is. If I stop it down to f/2.0 becomes better but I lose the round shape of bokeh circles because of the blades.Are you shooting macro with this lens too?
So if you shooting around f7, you will loose from quality?I've made some close up photos with this lens using the +2 close up filter. But is soft at f/1.4. Not terribly but it is. If I stop it down to f/2.0 becomes better but I lose the round shape of bokeh circles because of the blades.
It is great though because its bokeh blur is super.
No.So if you shooting around f7, you will loose from quality?
It is absolutely sharp between f/4.0 and f/8.0. In f/11 is excellent and in f/16 there is some diffraction as with every lens.
I meant about the bokeh circle shape of point light sources. It is not absolutely round. It has a polygonal shape on the diameter caused from the non rounded aperture blades. I'm not talking about background blur bokeh quality.
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Hi, I just saw this now as I bought exactly the same lens on ebay a couple of days ago. Man who sold it, claimed he used it on f mount as it is made for nikon. But for the love of God I cannot mount it on my nikon d300s or on the ftz adapter. If you read this could you please let me know if there was any trick that makes it work? Thank you!