Putting the lens up to a pair of binoculars

Discussion in 'Photography Techniques' started by Will, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    There may already be an appropriate thread for this sort of thing but i couldn't find one.

    I was looking through a pair of Zeiss 10x binoculars at the birds and squirrel feeding in our garden and wondered if I could photograph it. I stuck my voigtlander 35mm 1.4 lens up against one of the eye cups close focused and then focused with the binoculars. Didn't expect much but I think the result was quite fun. Antique sort of feel to them.
    R0011094a by meaning_of_light, on Flickr

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    R0011104ac by meaning_of_light, on Flickr

    R0011093a by meaning_of_light, on Flickr
  2. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I've done this in the past too and it's possible to get surprisingly good results.
    you got some interestingly swirly b***h in a couple of them.
    tried b&w conversions on these yet?
  3. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    Yea I did start to but I quite liked the colour versions in the end. Look a bit colourised to me. May spend some time on B&W versions later though.
  4. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    The moon would be good