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  1. alfanator

    alfanator May 17, 2019

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    Much better optics than most loupes.

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  2. Pazzo

    Pazzo May 17, 2019

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    No but that's a really nice 50mm!
     
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  3. padders

    padders May 18, 2019

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    I do the opposite and use a 10x loupe as a lens for my iPhone. Not perfect but effective. You get very narrow DOF. An example:
     
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  4. DaveK

    DaveK May 18, 2019

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    I was told to never use more than a 10x loupe, because the shinny bits on a watch could cause eye damage with the right light on a higher magnification lens. Any truth there?

    Also, watches start to look real crappy under high magnification
     
  5. 105012

    105012 May 18, 2019

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    I did use to, but now use PEAK Anastigmatic loupes (4x and 8x, useful magnifications), which are superlative. Last 50mm I used for this was the new Nokton 50mm f/1.2, large and bright! Also cron’s Etc.
     
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  6. Canuck

    Canuck May 18, 2019

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    Ooooooh! That’s nice! Platinum setting?
     
  7. padders

    padders May 18, 2019

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    Yes indeed. I took the pic to show someone what the inclusion looked like (you can make it out on the rhs of the table), its a big diamond, in excess of 3ct, graded as KSI1 from memory so has a little tint which you can also discern. Not mine sadly!
     
  8. bama2141

    bama2141 May 18, 2019

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    Do you have to add something to the 50mm lense to act as an eyepiece?
     
  9. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 18, 2019

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    So are you just trying to build up to showing off your new M3?? ;)
    Yes, some of us know what that is.
     
  10. alfanator

    alfanator May 18, 2019

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    I actually got that from my brother who is the photographer in the family. I shoot 35mm so that 50mm mostly sits around... till now.
     
  11. alfanator

    alfanator May 18, 2019

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    Just open the aperture all the way and look through the other side.
     
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  12. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 18, 2019

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    I have a pretty sizable Leica collection, the 50 Summicron is one of the best- and yes, optics are superb. Shoot through that using an iPhone and some side lighting and you’ll be shocked.
     
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  13. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 18, 2019

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    ...and if you want to keep it forum relevant, put a 1957 (year of Leica M series release) Seamaster around it and take a picture of that :thumbsup:
     
  14. BenjaminT

    BenjaminT May 19, 2019

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    Old Pentax K 50mm f/1.4 does it for me