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Fujinon-M 5.6/63mm lens

Dr Klaus Schmitt

Well-known member
That Fujinon-M 5.6/63mm lens I'm going to present here seems to be a rather rare one, catched as a bycatch when I was bidding for some other high resolution lens. It came with two sister lenses (25mm + 38mm), all seemingly from some high resolution reproduction or micro filming device. A fixed aperture inset they have. Will be a rather different shooting experience for me, as I'm so used now to using fast lenses wide open...

When I was searching for them, I found some on my friends Michio Akiyama redbook site here:

Was easy to mount into a focusing adapter, so I took it to the park the other day...

Full set is here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kds315/albums/72157715470858457

I have always been liking Fujinon lenses, and again I'm quite impressed about this one I have to say...

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
It’s remarkable!


Is this an adaption for airborne pollination or do humming birds brush against the protruding antlers and stigma?

But then the composition is so pleasing too.

I must say the totality is so impressive. I love it! Your skill matches this lens, no doubt!

What camera did you adapt it to?


Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Well. it does allow downloads!


What is the name of this lovely flower with such an attractive rich ring Of pollen-laden antlers?

We’re you just fortunate with the light transilluminating the flowers so impressively, or did you use a reflector or some other lights? The effect is extraordinary. For such a great lens, why not use a bigger sensor or is the Panasonic able to deliver large enough prints for you for an exhibition?

if your job was to photograph these flowers for an exhibition, which lens would you use?

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Dr Klaus Schmitt

Well-known member
Well, I just choose the right (afternoon) light, when I know that later in the afternood the warm + soft sun rays transilluminates the flowers (park is looking west, great when teh sun get down..).
In the morning or noon the light is way to strong, harsh and cold and the contrast just too much...

This is an Japanese Anemone, they come in red, pink and white, in that form and filled. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anemone_hupehensis

For an exhibit I would rather use a fast projection lens wide open, as I like that style and the blurred BG better.

here for instance (but not same time):

or here about teh same time as above:

or this one...

all shot with a CZJ VISIONAR 1.6/100mm (fully open of course)
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Will Thompson

Well-known member
Greetings DOC.

Lovely rendering of flowers & foliage.

Nice score on the lenses.

What camera did you use for these?