Macro with EL-Nikkor 50mm f4

I’ve been playing around with a Nikkor enlarger lens (M39 thread) mounted to Helicoid and my OM-D EM-5. Here’s a few shots of a tiny assassin bug at f/4.
Assassin Bug_El Nikkor 50mm f4

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Low Budget Camera Lenses

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Left to Right: EL-Nikkor 50 f4, Tessar $15, Nikkor 50 f1.8 free, Pentax 50 f2 $50, Asahi-Pentax 50 f 1.7 $10, Lentar 35mm f2.8 $10, Super Albinar MC Auto 28 f2.8 $5, Samyang 28-70 f3.5-4.5 $20, and Cosina 135 f2.8 $30. Which one is sharpest?

EL-NIKKOR 50mm f4

I’m thinking about using this lens for macro photography. Works fine manually held in front of an iPhone. The M39 threads should be easy enough to mount to a bellows or focusing helicoid ring.

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Pentax-M 50mm f1.7

I scored this vintage lens in the box, mint, for $10. I’m going to try it out on my trusty K-01.

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Lazy Cat, EM-5, Olympus 75mm f1.8

Hawkmoth, Em-5, Oly 75mm f1.8

Voightländer Vitoret, 1961

Cool little ZF camera made in West Germany. No gummy weathered foam light seals in this camera.

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Cosina CX-1, Portra 160

Not a bad little camera. I touched these up a bit in Aperture. I set the Camera ISO to 200, using Portra 160. These were all shot in the Automatic setting.

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Hummingbird Moth, EM-5, Oly 75mm f1.8

I spotted a Hummingbird moth feeding on catmint (Nepenta) nectar.  This Oly 75mm works fine as a macro.

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Cosina CX5F

Mint in the box. Can’t wait to play around with this one. Thanks Bill and Laurie!

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