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my intention was to collect small things with my X1 and my newly acquired achromats. A newly cut hedge caught my attraction because it was "studded" with yellow little very hard apple like fruit. 2 achromats mounted provided a comfortable distance.

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A lovely shot, the hard little fruit look really lush!

 

If these are "quinces" from a japonica bush they are very hard and sour as hell. However, a tasty jam can be made if you have the endurance to peel them — a job that is hard on the hands.

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Guenther,

thanks a lot for your nice comment. Yes, I use achromats from Leica R series 7 and series 6.

The one from series 7 can easily be mounted via adapterring on a tube. This tube can be screwed on the body of the X1. There are several companies offering these like KIWI or others. The 6er series diameter is too small for adapting directly. So I fixed it separately on a further adapterring and this construction can be used handheld over the other 7er. Certainly you can glue the whole construction together but this I did not dare uptil now.

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Orient XI,

thanks for your comment and I am quite sure, they are sour, otherwise those people would have harvested them. They are hard like a bullet.

 

Hank,

I am glad you like them, I mean the photo, about the fruit one has to be very much convinced.

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