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Manuello Paganelli
01-09-2009, 11:35
Hello folks I am new in here and glad I found this forum. I own a HOrseman VH-R camera with the 65, 125 & 180MM LENSES I bought this camera over 7 yrs ago and never used it until two days ago.

I started doing a series, Tmax 100, of flowers and the results for my very first time using this camera were fine.

My question is which lens is the best to get closer shot or even macro so I can get beautiful results of the flowers and blur the hell out of the background.
I am not talking microscopic shots but something where I can shoot the whole flower including part of the steam or just to get a close-up a single petal. Any ideas if I can get a macro lens for this camera or a step down filter like the ones I got with my 120MM Hassy lens where I am able to even get closer to my subject?

TIA

Pag
www.ManuelloPaganelli.com

rogue_designer
01-09-2009, 12:11
Given the very short bellows draw of the VHR, you'll have to use the 65mm (or a 90mm) to do macro - at least to do a true 1:1.

If you just want to isolate the background, try the 125 wide open, and as close as it will let you focus. I don't think you'll have enough bellows to really close focus with the 180.

Great camera. I love my VHR.

Since it is bellows focus, you don't need to find a macro lens. A filter might help shorten the required focus draw, but usually hurts image quality.

Make sure you have some distance between your subject and the background. And keep that lens opened up.

aizan
01-09-2009, 12:37
http://www.cameramanuals.org/prof_pdf/horseman_vh-r.pdf

see page 9.

rogue_designer
01-09-2009, 15:14
handy chart in there aizan. Pretty much confirms what I thought about the available bellows to do close up.

sleepyhead
08-09-2013, 04:35
Hi all, sorry to resort to this sort of soliciting, but these Horseman cameras are difficult to find!

If anyone has a Horseman VH-R camera for sale, then please get in contact with me via private message here on RFF.

THANKS!