Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Surprising STEINHEIL f2.8/50mm lens for reflected UV photography VI - Lewisia differentials

I got this mentioned older lens, which was made decades ago by famous lens maker STEINHEIL . It is a possibly single coated, well made 2.8/50mm lens which attracted me, since it showed some good UV transmission which I have previously shown here. Now today some outdoor shots at f11, light source was overcast sky. Target was a Lewisia cotylodon flower. But this time a bit different images - Differentials, which shows the difference of two images.

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VIS image using UV/IR Cut filter:

UV image using Baader-U filter:

Simulated butterfly vision:

Simulated bee vision:

VIS - UV differential image:

VIS - UV differential image, color swap:

VIS - Simulated butterfly vision differential:

VIS - Simulated bee vision differential:

Lewisia has a visible UV pattern, its petal tips are UV bright around 385nm, its center is UV dark, so this gets quite nicely visible as differentials, also in simulated butterfly and bee vision using this astonishing lens.

I have written more about that flower HERE 

I have written about that used lens 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