Claire (vintage lens) by phil_howcroft

Claire (vintage lens)

My daughter Claire nipped round to see us this afternoon to drop some items off in readiness for her wedding next month. I asked her if she would pose for me so I could test one of my vintage lenses

This is my first picture here using my Pentacon Auto 1.8/50 Multi Coating vintage lens.

Pentacon 50mm lenses tended to be attached to Praktika Cameras during the 1970s

I bought the lens from a charity shop in December. I was a bit hesitant to use it as I read a couple of indifferent reviews about it. I did a bit more research and started finding some cracking images shot with the said lens.

So I tried it out today, attached to my Sony A6000. I really like the results, it creates some lovely rich retro colours that you don't tend to get in modern lenses and at f4 this is pin sharp

Edited in Rawtherapee and GIMP

Worth viewing on black if you have time
When I saw this pretty face at the top of my 365 page, I said, “That’s Phil’s beautiful daughter!” So exciting that her wedding is just around the corner. I’m sure you won’t be the official photographer, but I have the feeling you will have the Sony 6000 close by!
February 22nd, 2019  
@allie912 Allison , thanks for your lovely comment . I am the official photographer (with some help from my brother and my next door neighbour) and father of the bride :)
February 22nd, 2019  
Good luck with the wedding.. take tons of shots. I find half my shots they seem to have their eyes closed!
February 22nd, 2019  
Nicely shot! Gorgeous subject too, mind you. Many congratulations, and have fun doing the wedding. I did for my niece, hectic but great fun.
February 22nd, 2019  
Really great portrait,
February 22nd, 2019  
Nice portrait. Fav
February 22nd, 2019  
Fav. for the performance of your vintage lens 9 (and to your shot, of course). Your daughter is so pretty. Best wishes to her for her wedding.
February 22nd, 2019  
How delightful that you will get to photograph her wedding!
February 22nd, 2019  
So much detail, great old lens...she looks wishes to her...fav
February 22nd, 2019  
A lovely portrait. Am I allowed to say that I see a family likeness.....
Seems you have a good team of wedding photographers!
February 23rd, 2019  
A resemblance to her dad I think. Those old prime lenses could be very good indeed. No evidence in this shot that the lens is not up to the job.
February 24th, 2019  
@yrhenwr thanks david , i am really impressed with the lens :)

@quietpurplehaze thanks Haze, yes everyone says claire looks like me ! I will be using my autofocus lenses for the vintage lenses !!!

@ivan thank you for your very kind words ivan

@casablanca thank you Casa' , I did my other daughters wedding in 2013 :)

@sangwann thank you for the kind and thoughtful words dione :)

@caterina Catereina thanks for your comment and support :)

@jack4john thank you john :)

@ruthmouch thank you ruth :) I am looking forward to the big day :)

@maggiemae Maggie I will indeed take lots of shots :)
February 24th, 2019  
Great result, no wonder you're so pleased. And a lovely model too, photographer heaven! Nicely done.
February 28th, 2019  
Great on black background. Great hair!
March 10th, 2019  
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