Well, for clarity, maybe better to reiterate that the last picture of the series is made with the added use of the miniature effect ( one of the advanced filters).
The first picture is taken with the modified Elmaron lens, as is, no effects added, at f 2.8 ( and as far as sharpness in the middle and depth of field, I think that it is very good for being f2.8).
Of course, to get a sharper rendition it would be very nice if I could ( and it is possible to do) mount an aperture ring in the construction but I am not sure that I want to go there.
I wasn’t aiming at reaching an effect that I can reach with any other M42 lens that I can buy for little money.
This is a slide projector lens after all.
This construction serves the purpose to show that one can use these lenses, how to do that is a relatively simple way.
The entire rig costed me les than €30 and the use of a few things that I had already. If you compare this to the result of a lens specifically made for portraits where the sharpness of the borders is not the result you need or want.
I am very happy about it.
As for the cork, that has been applied to a L plate with a front grip. The front grip didn’t offer much in a manner of grip because it is made of smooth aluminum witha ridge for one finger.
I decided to buy a piece of high density cork and cut out a piece, then I drew the contour of the front grip inside and sanded it down then I took the front and gave it a rounded shape.
Some double adhesive tape when inside and I glued the cork onto the grip.
I am NOT naturally a very DIY inclined person but necessity ( or in the case just wanting to do something) is the mother of invention.
Edited by milandro, 01 February 2017 - 01:15 PM.