Photos taken with fast lensesSuper-wide Aperture lenses...
The lenses are all fixed-focus and have all been converted to Nikon F mounts:
In an attempt to compare the size and "look" of the lenses, I shot similar photos of orange and white poppies:
I liked the Mt. Prospect 90mm lens the best because the working distance was the greatest of all the lenses, followed closely by the 68mm Rodenstock. The Kowa 62mm lens is my favorite of the four as far as looks and feel go, and the 42mm Rodenstock is my least favorite because the fixed-focus is only a few centimeters (and it has a considerable amount of specks in the coating on the front element: see the image).
This was the first chance I hhave had to shoot these lenses, more will follow...