Thursday, March 15, 2012

[UV] Old Achromatic Quartz Fluorite Lens for Ultraviolet Photography

Well, I took apart some older equipment, as I remembered that is has some quartz fluorite optics in it. Added some focusing helicoid, iris and duct tape and here are some results using it.

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Infinity at approx. f11:


Closeup at approx. f11:


Closeup at approx. f7:






Not that bad I'd say for something laying around, especially as it has a very small focus shift of only about 1/2mm when shooting macro.




UV transmittance is quite good, but that was expected and goes beyond 300nm rather flat..

More about that lens is HERE.

Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...

More info on this very interesting field may be found on my site http://www.pbase.com/kds315/uv_photos