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REVIEW: ISCO-Göttingen TELE-Westanar


180mm f/4


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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 05-12-2011


ISCO-Göttingen TELE-Westanar
                            180mm f4

Specs:

Lens:
180mm

Aperture:
f/4 to f/22
14 bladed aperure

ISCO-Göttingen TELE-Westanar
                            180mm f4

Focus:
Infinit to 2,4m (8 ft)

Mount:
M42

Covers:
Standard 35mm film size (24×36 mm negative)


Image quality

Analogue B&W film
Just great at all apertures!
ISCO-Göttingen
                            TELE-Westanar 180mm f4
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f/4 - f/8 - f/22

Bokeh
Really smooth and nice.
ISCO-Göttingen TELE-Westanar
                                  180mm f4

Shot in the sun
Just perfect. (Shot at f/22)
ISCO-Göttingen TELE-Westanar
                                  180mm f4


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
Yashica
                                                          Yashinon DS-M
                                                          50mm f/1.7
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f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Carl Zeiss
                                                      Jena DDR 50mm
                                                      F2.8
Carl Zeiss
                                                      Jena DDR 50mm
                                                      F2.8


Filming
Carl Zeiss Jena DDR
                                            50mm F2.8

Build quality

Heavy duty metal constitution at its finest.
And if you drop it you are more concern that you might have damaged the floor.
This makes it quite heavy which is a small minus.


Conclusion

I can´t be more impressed with this lens.
Its really sharp all over, great contrast, bokeh and no flares or anything in really bright light.
This is one of the best tele lenses I have tested so far.

Downside is that its quite heavy.
This is not a fast to use lens, its made for planed shots.
When you change the aperture the viewfinder will get darker becouse there is nothing connecting this to the camera.
Also the aperture dial is on the same place as the focus so its quite easy to change the focus by mistake.

But this is perfect for my type of photography and I love this lens.



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ISCO-Göttingen TELE-Westanar
                              180mm f4
And its beautiful!

Technical Info
Scanner: Plustek OpticFilm 7600i
Film: Efke 25
Developer: Kodak D76

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