My Exa got class - P Angenieux retrofocus type r11 28mm 3.5

Discussion in 'Equipment & Media' started by Hamish Gill, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    It's always had a meyer 50mm 2.8, until I bought this today.
    From what I have read it is one of the first 28mm lenses (if not the first) for an SLR. Before old Pierre invented the retrofocus design wde angle lenses could only be used on cameras without flappy mirrors as they would hit rear elements. Much more here An introduction to Angenieux lenses

    Anyway, I have ordered an nex adapter for it, but until then it shall sit on my exa and I shall finish the roll of tri-x that I put into it nearly a year ago (shame on me)

    Tell me that's not a lovely looking bit of gear!?

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    Edit (21 12 12) :

    Im going to use this thread to document my use and thoughts on this lens.
    Here are some better shots of it

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    P Angenieux retrofocus type r11 28mm 3.5 by Hamish_Gill, on Flickr

    The coatings are reported to be quite soft of this lens... my copy is testament to this with a few surface scratches on the front element.

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    P Angenieux retrofocus type r11 28mm 3.5 by Hamish_Gill, on Flickr

    Shots so far can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hamishgill/sets/72157632279822276/
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2012
  2. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    That's not a lovely looking bit of gear.

    There,...I've done what you said. But actually I think it is a lovely looking bit of gear. The Exa is the first 35mm SLR I ever laid eyes on. A friend of the family had one and I recall as a kid I sat in the living room just gazing at the camera. It was a wondrous looking thing to me.

    Smashin' lens. Looking forward to the foties Hamish.
     
  3. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    So am I Brian ... Although I'm not finding my dev wings this year :(
    maybe this will get me motivated!
     
  4. Dan Cattermole

    Dan Cattermole Dan Down - The Steampunk Womble

    It's ugly, and just something that doesn't suit you H...... You should give it to me! :) :D

    That's propably the sexiest bit of 35mm I've ever seen!
     
  5. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Very tasty Hamish. I was looking at their cinematography lenses a while back. Looking forward to seeing the results.
     
  6. Ahmad Bhai

    Ahmad Bhai Well-Known Member

    Angenieux ..... YUMMY :p
     
  7. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    :)

    Bar the photos I've taken on the exa I did manage to get one out of the nex with it held against the m42 adapter ... The mount is a bit long so I could only get a close up shot ... It was pretty sharp, fairly contrasty with characterful bokeh.

    I really can't wait to get the adapter ...
     
  8. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

  9. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Very delicate rendering I'd say. And it looks to have a slightly warm cast which I like very much. What were the settings?
     
  10. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Lovely images oot that lens,...and of course lovely wee subject. The oof on the last one is particularly nice.
     
  11. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    Delicate is a good choice of word... Nice bit of glow to it!
    All at 3.5 Pete ...
    Im going to do a proper test of a few of these old lenses over christmas if I get the chance I think

    Cheers Brian, I thought that, there is just a hint of swirl without it being the dominating feature...
     
  12. Beth Anthony

    Beth Anthony Well-Known Member

    that doesn't look like a bib that connie's wearing, more of a raincoat. lol. love the photos, and congrats on the newish gear.
     
  13. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    Updated with some new photos
     
  14. Apelles Stamos

    Apelles Stamos New Member

    Beautiful! Well worth buying an Exacta Varex or using your Exa to shoot film, which will really bring out the subtleties and complexities of this special and unique lens.
     
  15. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

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