Post your Medium Format Fisheye Photographs here please - Hasselblad F-Distagon 30 mm and others

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{Moderator's Note: Medium Format Fisheye posting threads combined - who would have thought there would be two started on the same day?!}

Not sure whether we already have a thread about Hasselblad F-Distagon 30mm pictures. Let's create one.

I always thought I would never need this lens. And therefore did not want it and never searched for one.
Obviously, I had to revise my thoughts when I found one completely by chance (thanks to my F3 running out of battery!) at a photo store in my summer vacation place. The lens was virtually unused and price was acceptable.

Below is a picture of a statue of the Munich-born author Sigi Sommer. I walk by this statue twice a day on average. This is the first picture I ever took of it in the 8 years I've been living here - cell phone shots included. Never found it interesting enough before. The F-Distagon changes this and allows to depict it in the caricatural way I think it deserves.

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This is how it looks like in the "real, not distorted reality": https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siegfried_Sommer_(Schriftsteller)
 
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The fisheye enables very interesting perspectives but you need to come very, very close.
For the above picture, the front lens was maybe 5 cm from Sigi Sommer's nose.

To me, this lens follows an inverse square law:
What makes a picture appealing decreases proportionally to the square of the distance to your subject.

The plague of the city:

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Will post more later. In the meantime, please share yours!
 

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I know that some of you have them, so post your Medium Format Fisheye Photographs here please.
 
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Kingswood Gardens Hassy 30mm Distagon Fisheye 1 by Nokton48, on Flickr

Frog Pond, Kingswood Gardens, Mansfield Ohio. Kodak 70mm Surveillance Film, ADOX Borax MQ dev, Hasselblad 500C/M 30mm T* Distagon, Handheld exposure. Arista #2 8x10 Matte RC paper, Multigrade dev. Processed in 70mm Kindermann Dev Tank. Kodak Surveillance reminds me a lot of the older Tri-X emulsion. The sun was just out of the frame upper left corner. The circular garden works well with the Hassy Fishy lens.
 

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Envious!! I have the 'little' 16mm F-Distagon and the Yashica ML 15mm Fisheye.
I use Rollei, and the 30mm is really hard to find in Rollei mount, so I dont have one.
 

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Taking photographs of natural objects, land formations, flowers, plants show now apparent distortions as long as straight lines go through on close to the center of the lens. Once one has one, it is a lot of fun to look through the mounted lens to see the view finder.
 
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So we now have two different threads, started at approximately the same time. Both are in the medium format equipment part of the site. One is specific to a particular Hasselblad lens, while the other is more general. And people are loading 35mm film examples.
What is a moderator to do? :whistling:
I think I'll start by breaking a rule - posting the same post in two threads.
Should I ask if people would mind if I combined the threads?
 
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So we now have two different threads, started at approximately the same time. Both are in the medium format equipment part of the site. One is specific to a particular Hasselblad lens, while the other is more general. And people are loading 35mm film examples.
What is a moderator to do? :whistling:
I think I'll start by breaking a rule - posting the same post in two threads.
Should I ask if people would mind if I combined the threads?

Put them together in my thread.
 

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Since I don't have the Distagon, I'll start this one off! Anything to support a Sirius thread :wink:

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(and yes, it's medium format!)
 

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Gelatin-silver photograph on Ilford Classis VC FB photographic paper, image size 16.3cm X 21.5cm, from a Kodak Tmax 400 negative
exposed in a Mamiya RB67 camera fitted with a 37mm f4.5 fisheye lens.
 
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Envious!! I have the 'little' 16mm F-Distagon and the Yashica ML 15mm Fisheye.
I use Rollei, and the 30mm is really hard to find in Rollei mount, so I dont have one.
The 30mm Hassy is kinda rare and hard to find too, unless you want to go to auction sites and fork out $4-5000...
 

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The 30mm Hassy is kinda rare and hard to find too, unless you want to go to auction sites and fork out $4-5000...

I am afraid to tell you that I got the 30mm C lens EX condition on Photrio about 5 years ago for $850US with shipping.
 

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I photographed this scene with an RB67 ProSD using a 37mm Fisheye lens. I purposely used an angle to exaggerate the perspective. What I like about the lens is if used in a straight on view it works nicely as a super wide angle too with some edge distortion.
 

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I am afraid to tell you that I got the 30mm C lens EX condition on Photrio about 5 years ago for $850US with shipping.
$4-5000 is the price advertised on ebay... not sure anyone buys it at this price. Certainly not me!
 
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I photographed this scene with an RB67 ProSD using a 37mm Fisheye lens. I purposely used an angle to exaggerate the perspective. What I like about the lens is if used in a straight on view it works nicely as a super wide angle too with some edge distortion.
Terrific image! and beautiful colors.

The main purpose of a fisheye is, in my opinion, to exaggerate perspectives.
 

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I photographed this scene with an RB67 ProSD using a 37mm Fisheye lens. I purposely used an angle to exaggerate the perspective. What I like about the lens is if used in a straight on view it works nicely as a super wide angle too with some edge distortion.

This is one of those "I like everything about this" images.

What film?
 

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@etn @Moose22 .....thank you both for the kind comments on this image from Joshua Tree N.P.
This was Velvia 50.
Up until very recently I've used Velvia 50 exclusively in both 120 roll & 4x5. With the planned demise of V-50 in 4x5 I've started using some Ektachrome 100 & Provia 100 in both 120 roll & 4x5. However, even Provia is now almost impossible to find in ANY size with Fuji's pandemic slow/shut down?
 

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Yeah, I can't find Fuji slide film anywhere.

I have some rolls of Velvia AND Provia left.

Though I've been shooting negatives and mostly black and white this year, I love shooting slide film. Velvia for landscapes, Provia when I don't want the little extra Velvia adds to the skies or people's complexions, but I bought a box of the Kodak to try out because it feels like we may not get Fuji slide film any time soon. Or ever.

Anyway, in this case, Velvia was perfect.
 
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