27 Jan 2018

Flektogon 50mm F4.0 in Shinjyukugyoen. Discover a decky flektogon with a presence!

If I was looking at Yahoo auc somehow, I found some somewhat rugged model of familiar zebra pattern Flektogon. It’s also an affordable price. Kole will fate no longer.

Lens and manufacturer introduction

Carl Zeiss Jena / Flektogon Zerba 50mm F4.0

I knew that there were several kinds of fret goggins, but due to the versatility of the mount, I did not put much effort other than M42.
However, since it is a mania who has repaired more than 20 zebra patterns as a staple item of Yahoo auction exhibition and knows every corner, we can not swing unseen by looking at a nearby model.

I also thought that I wanted to be a detailed human because it is a commonly used lens brand in daily shooting.

With a considerably huge front lens attached to the α7 it looks something like this, tried it before, VEGA-7 It may be slightly larger than .
And like that VEGA – 7 it was a great halation.

Today’s Agenda

· Know the taste of Flektogon with standard angle of view
· I have never been to Shinjuku Gyoen
· Taking homemade hood and taking a picture

* I have been going to Shinjuku Gyoen in the order of shooting earlier, but the photographs taken are easier to understand, so I posted the pictures that I took a picture.

Introduction Halation is a big problem

It is suddenly a big problem.

Halation is amazing.

I held the file that was in the bag beside the lens, and it is possible to see it by cutting it out.
In the first place, the weather is bad and there are no places to escape from the sun, so it is a state of further catching up.

However, as I went into Shinjuku Gyoen with a great deal of money, I wanted to return home with a certain degree of achievement.

But I gave up and moved to the city of Shinjuku.
I thought that it would be difficult for you to have a halation unless you opened it like a park, but it does not seem to be related at all.

Is it easy for halation to occur as the lens is large?

Although it might be good for seasoning this much. .

Forcibly wearing a hood

When reviewing the photo, it is just a picture with low saturation that comes from halation and poor weather, a group of photos that I think I can not do very much.

(iPhone shoot)

So I thought about adding a hood on a sunny day.
However, I decided to substitute SAMYANG 85 mm hood without Hood that fits 86 mm diameter of Flektogon 50mm.

It was not a screw-in type, it was not damaged, so it was forcibly attached with a curing tape. It got even bigger and bigger.
This is quite effective.

This stability feeling with hood wearing. Moreover, the weather is good on this day, and the color taste comes out from the time of Shinjuku Gyoen.
This has expectation.

By the way this state when you remove the hood.
This will change only by the window where the light does not come directly to the lens.

This is about Russian White white scales, it feels good Old feeling that makes the picture soft.

Even if you put on the hood, the place where the light is likely to be even in the back of the alley etc was still in halation, but it became useless for a while, so close to the hood that you shot and the Shinjuku Gyoen before turning on the hood As usual I will line up with items of blur and sharp.

Bokeh taste, depiction around the frame, color

Is not it okay?
I do not understand well if it is said that it seems like Flektogon, but as a 50mm expression it is a reasonable atmosphere.

Hell condition of the focusing face, contrast, feeling of backward blur, etc. Feeling like Flektogon 35mm.
After all the point is halation.

The highlight side of the background blur also feels like Carl Zeiss Jena old lens.
Or if the light is hitting the flowers a bit, I want to drop the exposure.

The highlight on the upper right is like Flektogon. Do you think that the focusing surface is more soft than 35mm?
However, because the size of the tool was insufficient, it may be that part because you can not remove all lenses and feel the cloudiness of the aging a little on the inner lens.

Shinjuku Gyoen Cloudy

Although the weather is bad we do not shine color taste, but as a depiction it seems like Old-like taste can be felt.
Anyway it is a cold picture.

It is a bench and under the grass.
Open F4.0, but the shortest shooting distance is 50 cm so it will be unexpectedly blurred if you go.
I wonder if a little gurgled blur is out.

It was a frame I wanted to add more light and dark, but it was a bit weather in the first place, so it was impossible to add contrast.

Resolution of focused surface, sharpness when focusing, aberration

If this sharp feeling and softness can be expressed, it seems to be said that there is goodness like Old lens.

The sharp feeling of the extent that the water sparkle is not bad is the freak gong appearance.
I also feel that old lenses will become familiar with older ones.

It seems that halation seems to flow into the dark before the highlight saturates. This part due to halation may be a lot different from 35mm Fretton.

It fits the faded industrial product just like a 35mm flextone.
The sharpness is easy to become a photograph of a gentle taste, the merit of backward blurredness and no goodness not reflected.

This color balance and contrast is good.
Somehow it seems to be similar to the depiction of Meyer-Optik’s old lens.

Shinjuku Gyoen Cloudy

It was not a sharp shot with a contrast because the weather was so bad, but on the other hand you can see the texture of a soft old lens.

Let’s try tightening with Raw.

Perhaps if the weather is nice, I wonder if I left here.
The kindness of the highlight part of the tree is good.

It is unexpectedly stable if the main light source in the room is an electric light.
The sharpness of the cones and the obvious blur before and after it are expressions that can be seen with confidence.

This is cool and cool lenses that can be taken with power.
I want to take pictures with at least a wider angle.

Purchase route, repair and versatility, reference at purchase

Carl Zeiss Jena / Flektogon Zerba 50 mm F 4.0

Shortest shooting distance 50 cm, Pentacon Six / Kiev 60 mount, 8 blades, 7 lens components 4 groups, filter diameter 86 mm, weight 480 g.
The front lens is about the size of the palm and it is bigger than modern lenses.

It is like this when it is aligned with familiar Flektogon 35mm.

Flektogon 20 mm which seems to be the bigger one is about this. I can feel the size.

Since it is manufactured around 1968, it can be said that it is considerably out of specification.

When purchasing

eBay price,Shipping fee Is it around 30,000 to 50,000 yen? Because it is Pentacon SIx mount, it is an impression that the value is hard to handle a little bit.

To be honest, I can not recommend it unless it is a considerable lens geek.

Although it repaired as much as possible, I did not challenge photography in the condition that the core lens and the interior did not match the size of the tool and aimed.
I think that tools are universally usable sizes are common to all countries, so when you purchase you make a decision by paying attention to the condition.

Because making inside was similar to 35mm flektogon, I think that I would like to pay attention to helicoid malfunction in balsam break and grease dryness.

Directing direction of shooting, as a portrait lens

Portrait is painful.
It is hard to carry and it is not easy to expect unattractive mounts and features with such characteristics.

Around where I walked

Even if I do not go to the park until I pay 200 yen, it is near the middle of 40 years old and actually it is the first Shinjuku Gyoen in my life.
Because it is wide in the park and walks only on the right half, I want to try walking on the left half in the spring.

“Shinjuku Gyoen” City recommendation degree ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ = 4

Shinjuku Gyoen which is famous as an oasis in the city center.
I thought that stupid big lens would be inconspicuous here.

It might be fine if the weather is nice and green.
It was a somewhat lonesome day.

A small book that seems to be the only aim of who put it.
Shinjuku Gyoen ‘s bench and paperback book. it matchs.
By the way, the title is “Tetsu River warning” First love ”

I feel that it is this feeling that the weather is bad as well.
The DoCoMo tower that rises straight is swaying in the water of a historic pond and it is a good taste of new and old intersection.

Because it is troublesome, eat what you like and take a break.
It is the gender of the shop to think that it is better to say “Welcome to Shinjuku Gyoen”.

It is a sweet alcohol that looks delicious pictorially. Another hand did not grow.

It was my first time to walk downtown Shinjuku, but there are plenty of good places to taste. I want to go back again.

Contrary to the image of neon, the building seemed quite old and it seemed to be a backstreet where the light gently reflected.

I would love to walk again with another lens.

Walking around the shoot

I walked a couple of days after that heavy snowfall in January, but I still have plenty of time left.

Contrast might have increased as much as there was snow reflection.

Shooting camera information

SONY α 7

Raw development

Since development is Adobe BridgeCC 2017, since I want to leave the characteristics of the lens in the photograph, I do not understand anything such as contrast or saturation, no adjustment, no filter.
Sometimes we just keep adjusting the brightness with exposure dose.

Camera settings

The diaphragm moved about F4.0 to F5.6. Halation did not fit at all in F 8.0.
The shutter speed was about 1/400 at Shinjuku Gyoen and about 1/1000 at a later date. ISO uses it to match the brightness according to that frame.
White balance has been “auto” all along recently.