In my previous post was a description of how I fitted a vintage 1959 Halina 35x two element lens onto a modern DSLR. Despite the dismal weather of the season today I brought the camera along for a walk.
How is the lens of the DSLR? Well, it is very much so-so. Straight from the camera there is almost always a blueish tint on the photos. Presumably because of the two lens element’s lack of coating. Apart from this tint it is sharp only in the center, giving a peculiar look to the shots. Stopping down remedies this to some extent but good it is never.
First off to show the blue tint, before and after post processing (lens fully open f/3.5):
With some contrast enhancement it looks a bit better. A tad sharpening also helps.
Second, center sharpness is OK, if you can find it. This is also fully open at f/3.5, left is the entire photo, crop to the right:
Some more sample shots follow. They have been sharpened, contrast enhanced but nothing have been done with the vignetting, as the vignetting is perhaps the reason to use the lens in the first place?
If there is vignetting it has been taken fully open, otherwise at something like f/8-f/11. At f/16 the Airy disk starts making itself noticeable. (They are all in one gallery at the end of this post too)
Yet another red wheelbarrow:
All in one gallery:
Update: Some more shots, the first one is heavily cropped: