ColorCraft 2.0.GrowShop.

PerspectiveControl+.

SuperMacro.

 

 

 

 

 

Is this the best lens in the world?

 

 

Or this one?

 

 

 

Testing the line of sharpness (and playing with the curves).

N154 TSR APO. Glass: Nikon/Rodenstock. Distance: 1.7 m. SmartSharp S1. Pentax 12 mp.

48 bits.1/30 sec, about f8. Morning sun. 9 x 13 inch 680 ppi.

 

N178 TSR APO. Glass: Beck/Schneider. Distance: 1.3 m. SmartSharp S5/X2/S4. Pentax 12 mp. 12 x 18 inch 640 ppi. DD/SL.

 

 

N169 TSR APO. Glass: Voigtlander/ISCO. Distance:85 cm. S5/X2/S4. Pentax 12 mp. 12 x 18 inch , 640 ppi.

N38-B. Glass: Wollensak/Tokina. Distance 2.2 m. Pentax 6 mp. 12 x 18 inch, 720 ppi.

N212 TSR APO. Glass: Rodenstock/Schneider. Distance: 2 m.

Morning sun. SmartSharp: X2/S4. Pentax 6 mp. 12 x 18 inch, 720 ppi.

Very good color, perspective, sharpness and dynamic range. It looks if the picture was made with a medium format 50 mp-sensor camera...

N211 APO . Glass: Nikon/Aroma. Distance: 2.5 m. SmartSharp X3/S4. 1/20 sec f8. 12 x 18 inch, 672 ppi. Pentax 6 mp.

 

 

N178 TSR APO. Distance: 1 m. 12 x 18 inch, 960 ppi. Pentax 6 mp.

Calibration.

SuperMacro: Isco/Vitacon. Distance: 20 cm. Pentax 6 mpx. 12 x 18 inch, 960 ppi. SmartSharp X2/S4.

 

N206 TSR APO.Glass: Minolta/SchneiderKreuznach.

Staring at the sun.

Distance: 2.75 m. SmartsSharp A3/S4. 12 x 18 inch, 720 ppi . Pentax 12 mpx. ISO 200. 1/25 sec.

 

N165 TSR APO. Glass: Hugo Meyer/ SchneiderKreuznach.Distance 1.6 m. Pentax 6 mpx. Cropped.

12 x 18 inch, 690 ppi. SmartSharp X2/S4/E2/E1/C5/A5. ColorIntensifier 3x.

 

N8 TSR APO. Glass: Rodenstock (Pre- and postwar). Distance 1.1 m. SmartSharp X2/S4. SuperRes.

12 x 18 inch, 720 ppi. Pentax 12 mpx.

 

 

 

N209 TSR APO. Distance 1.5 m. 12 x 18 inch, 720 ppi. Pentax 12 mp. SmartSharp X2/S4.

N210 TSR APO. Glass: Pentax(L)/Rodenstock. Distance: 2 m. SmartSharp X2/S4.

Pentax 6 mpx. 12 x 18 inch, 720 ppi.

The new N209. Detail.

N209 TSR APO. Glass: Wollensak/Rodenstock. Distance: 1.3 m. About f 8. Daylight morning.

Pentax 12 mp, upgraded to 100 mp. Print size 12 x 18 inch, 720 ppi. SmartSharp X2/S4.

N195. Introducing the new 100 mpx Pentax... oops 6 mpx.

N195. Glass: Nikon/Aroma. Distance 1.5 m. 12 x 18 inch 975 ppi. PennLight. Bronze. SmartSharp X2/S4. f8/1/20 sec.

N208. Detail.Screenshot 690 ppi file @25%. Distance 1 m.

N208 TSR. Screenshot of 720 ppi file @ 20%. Distance 1 m. Pentax 12 mpx.

N208 TSR APO. Distance 1 m. Max Tilt, Shift & Rotation. 12 x 18 inch, 720 ppi. SmartSharp X2/S4.

The problem with 'best lenses' is that, when you come closer, sharpness is decreasing dramatically. And a wide-angle always shows some distortion. TSR eliminates this. I think it will not take long before the first commercially produced TSR-lens is launched. The lensmakers can't stand still since Daguerre shot his first picture.

Photographers have to learn the special tricks to use them. We don't accept 'arty' fuzziness any longer.

We want it razorsharp!

 

N208 TSR APO. Glass: SchneiderKreuznach/Staeble. Distance 1.0 m. SmartSharp X2/S4.

12 x 18 inch 720 ppi. Pentax 12 mpx.

 

N207 TSR APO. Glass: Staeble/SchneiderKreuznach/Tokina. Distance 1.9 m. 1/8 sec f 22. SmartSharp S5/X2/S4. Pentax 6 mpx. 10 x 16 inch, 640 ppi.

 

N205 TSR APO. Distance: 1.15 cm. Glass: Nikon/SchneiderKreuznach/Olympus. SmartSharp X2/S4. BetterSkin. PennLight.12 x 18 inch, 795,5 ppi. Pentax 12 mpx.

N205 TSR APO. Distance: 1 m. Tungsten. Glass: Nikon/SchneiderKreuznach/Olympus.

12 x 16.8 inch, 640 ppi. Pentax 12 mpx.

N204 TSR APO. Glass: Optikotechna (1933)/Brass 1890, both uncoated. Distance 3 m. SmartSharp E2/X2/S4. 12 x 18 inch, 720 ppi. Pentax 12 mpx.

 

 

 

N195. Daylight with reflectors. Distance 1.9 m, 1/8 sec/ f8/11. What a good lens (Nikon/Aroma) must do: high resolution, crispy, depth of field, very good color, no distortion, no fringing. SmartSharp X2/S4.

12 x 18 inch, 690 ppi, Pentax 12 mpx. BetterSkin/Curves&More.

 

N200 TSR APO. Glass: Zeiss Jena/Schneider Kreuznach. SmartSharp X2/S4. Basic file 6 mpx.

Print format 12 x 18 inch, 720 ppi. Top*****lens. (Resolution, Contrast, Color.)

 

N6 TSR APO. Glass: Leitz/Zuiko. Distance: 1.3 m. SmartSharp E1/X2/S4.

12 x 18 inch, 690 ppi. Pentax 12 mpx.

I used a diaphragm of a very tiny enlarger lens of Will Wetzlar with a nearly perfect circular opening. Surprise: I could screw in the Zuiko element.. And funny, the first pre-war Zuiko's, for instance the 50 mm /1.5 , used Leica mounts... so... the N6 is a joint production of Olympus Wetzlar...

 

 

N196.Daylight reflected. SmartSharp E2/S5/S4.

N196 TSR APO. Glass: Zeiss Jena/Schneider Kreuznach/Nikon.

 

Distance: 1.0 m (nose/frontlens). 1/15 sec /f8. 12 x 18 inch, 690 ppi. Pentax 12 mp.

The best of three worlds. (DDR/WestGermany/Japan).

 

N201 TSR APO. Glass: Pentax(L)/Zeiss Jena. Distance: 3 m. 1/15/ f 11. SmartSharp: S5/S4/E1.

12 x 18 inch/ 690 ppi.

The Beauty and the Beast..............................................................................--...................Sybrand 2016

 

N200 TSR APO. Glass: Carl Zeiss Jena (DDR)/Schneider Kreuznach.

Distance: 1.9 m. 1/13 sec/ f11/16. Morning light.

SmartSharp S1/S4.

12 x 18 inch, 690 ppi. Pentax 12 mp.

Babuschka (the perfect skintone)..................................................................................................Sybrand 2016

 

Glass: N4 (APO Rodenstock.)

 

 

 

N199. Glass: Wollensak/Vivitar. 1/13 sec./wide open. Distance: 1.3 m. SmartSharp X2/S4.

24 x 36 inch, 360 ppi. Pentax 12 mp.

N198 TSR. Glass: Vokar mod./Vivitar. Distance 2.1 m. 1/5 sec/f8 (about). SmartSharp X2/S4.

 

N197TSR. Glass: Vokar rangefinder 2.8/50 lens (modified). Daylight. Distance 0.75 cm. 1/15 sec/about f8. Late daylight. SmartSharp X2/S4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screenshot of the N195/ Left RAW-file, left side seriously underexposed, right ColorCraft-upgrade (phase1).

N195. Glass: Nikon/Aroma. Distance 1.95 m. 1/8 sec/ f8. (phase2) SmartSharp X2/S4. (phase3).

Basic file 6 megapix (Pentax). Printformat 12 x 18 inch 840 ppi.

 

Screenshot @15% of a 1000 ppi-file...yes, this must be a full frame with a 94 mpx-sensor...

N194 TSR APO. Glass: Schneider Kreuznach/Nikon/Voigtlander (old). Distance 50 cm.

1/20 sec. About f 11.

N193. The distance of the converter to the lens is very critical. If desirable you can achieve a softfocuseffect. But when you want it razorsharp, that's possible too. SmartSharp S5/S3.

1/8 sec, about f5.6/8. 12 x 18 inch, 680 ppi. Late afternoonlight.

Glass: Nikon/Schneider Kreuznach/Vivitar. Distance 1.8 m. About f 8.

This is the N192 with a 2x converter. Gives a little bit more saturation, delivers a fine perspective.

N192. Glass: Nikon/Schneider Kreuznach (the best of both worlds merged, resulting in an extreme sharp high resolution lens). Distance: 2.15 m.

1/15 sec about f8/11. SmartSharp S5/S1.

A Matter of Life And Death......................................................................................................Sybrand 2016

 

Copal Shutter .................................................................................................................................Sybrand 2016

 

N191. 22 x 20 inch, 480 ppi. SmartSharp X2/S3.

 

 

 

N191 TSR APO. SuperMacro. Distance: 17 cm. SmartSharp: S5/X2/S4.

12 x 18 inch, 640 ppi.

N157TSR APO. Glass: Jos. Schneider (unc.)/Rodenstock (coated). Distance 1.7 m. SoftScreen. 12 x 18 inch, 640 ppi. Basic file 6 mpx.

 

N190 TSR APO. Glass: Minolta/Rodenstock. Distance: 2.5 m. Daylight. 1/10 sec about f8.

SmartSharp X2/S3. 12 x 18 inch, 640 ppi. Basic file 6 mpx.

N189. Glass: Nikon/Minolta. Distance 1.80 m. Daylight. 1/20 sec about f8. 12 x 18 inch , 640 ppi.

Basic file 6 mpx. SmartSharp X2/S3.

 

N188. 1/10 sec, 5.8/8. Glass: Nikon/Kenko. Distance: 1.85 m. SmartSharp X2/S5/S3.

Daylight. 12 x 18 inch, 640 ppi. Basic file 6 mpx.

Nikon wanted to beat the Germans with this lens. See below. We think they were challenged by the Schneider Kreuznach lenses... And the winner is ?....

 

N173. SchneiderKreuznach.

N187. Glass: Zeiss HFT/Optotechnika uncoated. Distance 2.5 m. About f11/1/10 sec.

Daylight. 20 x 30 inch, 360 ppi. Basic file: 6 mpx Pentax RAW. SmartSharp S5/S4.

 

N156mod. Glass: Meyer/Schneider.

Distance: 2.65 m. 1/4 sec / f11. SmartSharp X2/S5/S4.

20 x 30 inch, 360 ppi. Basicfile: 6 mpx Pentax Raw.

 

N186. BlackIsBlack.

N186. Colors: OnTheEdge. Glass: TDC/Nikon. Distance 1.35 m. f11/1/8 sec. Daylight. JPEG.

 

 

N178. QuadTone.

 

Lemon#1.....................................................................................................................................Sybrand 2015

 

14 x 13 inch, 540 ppi (cropped). Glass: Vitacon/Isco (N172)

 

 

N185TSRAPO. Glass: Pentax/Voigtlander (old). Distance: 1.7 m. Daylight. 1/13 sec. About f 11.

SmartSharp S5/S4. 13 x 19 inch, 640 ppi.

N184TSR22. Glass: Panagor/Zeiss (old). Distance 1.80 m. 1/8 sec. About f16. Daylight. SmartSharp E4/A3. 12 x 18 inch, 640 ppi. Pentax 12 mp. Slightly cropped.

Where's the logo?

 

N163TS65APO. Glass: Zeiss Jena/Pentax. Distance 2.4 m. Daylight. About f8/ 1/15 sec ISO 200. 16 x 24 inch 487 ppi. (12mpx basic file). Same concept as the N162, but different glass. There's always a way to improve... SmartsSharp X2.

 

N162TS55APO. Glass: Voigtlander/Pentax. Distance: 1.30 m. We can stop now. This is the NonPlusUltra. I've to clean my nails before taking pictures... 16 x 24 inch, 480 ppi. 269 mb, 12 mpx Pentax-basic file. SmartSharp X2. (f8/11- 1/13 sec. (very bad grey afternoon light; colorcraft gave my a healthy look...)

 

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