2010 March 22nd, 11:34
I saw in another thread that the takumar lenses have radioactive glass.
I have a small collection of radioactive glass. It's called Uranium glass, or Vaseline glass. It comes in two basic colors, a bright neon green, or a more yellow color that looks like vaseline. I prefer the neon green.
The glass is usually displayed under a black light, because the UV rays excite the uranium and make the glass glow.
The manufacture of uranium glass, started in the 1800's, was halted when people decided that maybe eating and drinking off of dishes with uranium was a bad idea.
2010 March 22nd, 11:42
Try putting this in front of a DOF adapter. This should generate razor sharp results !
2010 March 22nd, 11:46
Your film will get glowing results!
Originally Posted by Kostas
2010 March 23rd, 14:31
I actually work as a glassblower and I know have some raw uranium glass somewhere around my shop. It's pretty expensive but really fun to work with. If I can find a black light around my house I'll get a picture of some of the stuff I've made with it.
I had no idea they used that in lenses though, that's pretty cool.