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Kaligar 35/3.5 for UV

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#1 Andrea B.

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 18:37

Seems to be good for UV/IR. :)

I found one in great condition for $15. Nice and sharp, too.

Equipment: Pentax K5-broadband + Kaligar 35/3.5 + Sunlight
Filters: Baader UV/IR-Cut, BaaderU UV-Pass, B+W 093 IR-Pass
Exposure: f/11 and ISO-160 (base ISO on the K5).

Colour and white balance were freshly profiled for this test.
Click up the 1200 pix crops in an expanded browser for the best look at what this Kaligar can do.

Set 1: Glory-of-the-Snow Flowers at about 3 feet.

Visible [f/11 for 1/200" @ ISO-160]
Attached Image: testLens_kaligar35-3.5_k5_visSun_f11_1-200_iso160_20151504wf_133607.jpg

Crop with less resizing.
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Ultraviolet [f/11 for 2.5" @ ISO-160]
2.5 seconds isn't bad at all for f/11 at base ISO.
Attached Image: testLens_kaligar35-3.5_k5_uvBaadSun_f11_2.5_iso400_20151504wf_133724.jpg

Crop with less resizing.
Click up to 1200 px max.
Attached Image: testLens_kaligar35-3.5_k5_uvBaadSun_f11_2.5_iso400_20151504wf_133724Crop.jpg

Infrared [f/11 for 1/125" @ ISO-160]
Attached Image: testLens_kaligar35-3.5_k5_093IrSun_f11_1-125_iso400_20151504wf_133920pn.jpg

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Attached Image: testLens_kaligar35-3.5_k5_093IrSun_f11_1-125_iso400_20151504wf_133920Crop.jpg

Set 2: Fence at about 20 feet, maybe?

Visible [f/11 for 1/80" @ ISO-160]
Attached Image: testLens_kaligar35-3.5_k5_visSun_f11_1-80_iso160_20151504wf_141345.jpg

Crops with less resizing.
Click up to 1200 px max.
Attached Image: testLens_kaligar35-3.5_k5_visSun_f11_1-80_iso160_20151504wf_141345pn01.jpg
Attached Image: testLens_kaligar35-3.5_k5_visSun_f11_1-80_iso160_20151504wf_141345pn.jpg
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Ultraviolet [f/11 for 4" @ ISO-160]
Attached Image: testLens_kaligar35-3.5_k5_uvBaadSun_f11_4_iso160_20151504wf_141525.jpg

Crops with less resizing.
Click up to 1200 px max.
Attached Image: testLens_kaligar35-3.5_k5_uvBaadSun_f11_4_iso160_20151504wf_141525pn01.jpg
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Attached Image: testLens_kaligar35-3.5_k5_uvBaadSun_f11_4_iso160_20151504wf_141525pn02.jpg

Infrared [f/11 for 1/30" @ ISO-160]
Attached Image: testLens_kaligar35-3.5_k5_093IrSun_f11_1-30_iso160_20151504wf_141708.jpg

Crops with less resizing.
Click up to 1200 px max.
Attached Image: testLens_kaligar35-3.5_k5_093IrSun_f11_1-30_iso160_20151504wf_141708pn01.jpg
Attached Image: testLens_kaligar35-3.5_k5_093IrSun_f11_1-30_iso160_20151504wf_141708pn.jpg
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Set 3: CCPassport & Standards
These are slightly soft on purpose.

Attached Image: lensTest_kaligar35-3.5_k5_visSun_f11ss1-125_iso160_20151604wf_135332pn.jpg

Attached Image: lensTest_kaligar35-3.5_k5_uvBaadSun_f11ss1.6_iso160_20151604wf_135445pn.jpg
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#2 kds315

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 17:43

NIce. An(other) Kuri 35mm clone most likely.
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#3 Andrea B.

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 18:24

I was pleasantly surprised. :D
This reminds me to put up a foto of the lens. Will do that when I get a minute to shoot it.
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#4 Hornblende

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:00

Hey I just got this lens :) ! For only 30$, in great condition.
For ages I was looking for a good, cheap 35mm lens for UV photography but those found on ebay are too expensive (Soligor, Hanimex, Optomax, Kuri clones etc, you name it!). Plus, some people start to realise they are good for UV and crank up the price! Aaarg!

Anyway, I can't wait to test the lens outside and compare it with the EL-Nikkor 80mm with the pinhole test.

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Edited by Hornblende, 16 January 2018 - 02:00.