I am not a painter, nor an artist. Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing. - Alfred Stieglitz
Got one i kind of like from yesterday testing my SK 60mm XL lens.
Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.
A postcard from my last trip to Syracusa Sicilia.
H4d50 HC 28
A lot of great stuff being posted. Been in Hawaii the last week but have not gotten many good looks this trip. Here is one of the better ones shot on the North Shore of O'ahu. We were hoping for some big waves but things calmed down a few days before we arrived.
Cambo RS, IQ180, SK72L:
Good point Dick, I was about to ask the same question....
Much better Jerome.... now we don't fell sick anymore
Lovely photo - you capture that stormy feeling very well.
I really need to save up for the HC 28mm!
Just returning from SIHH (one of 2 large watch shows in Switzerland), playing with this image of the back of one of the watches shown...
For my impressions on the S2 with the 120 macro, please visit here.
Most lenses described as "macro" are optimised for 1:1 to infinity, so they are good for close up.
I have been thinking of using my micro-Nikkor 200 for live insect macro on my GH2, but I have a full set of Zeiss Luminar lenses for up to 40:1.
The wind was blowing very very strongly and it was rather difficult to stand on my feet. So it's a hand held shot, no possibility here to stich anything under such conditions.
That was the photo I first choose and then I picked up the other one which was closer to the "sick feeling" I had at that time.
I should have kept my sickness for myself
I'm puzzled by your 1:1 comment and macro lenses.
Many macro lenses don't focus to 1:1, including the Hasselblad Zeiss 120mm macro, as well as a whole generation of Nikkor micro lenses (55mm and 105mm), as well as the old superb Minolta macro lenses etc.
It was common for most of these to have a 1:2 reproduction ratio unless dedicated close-up rings were used.
I think the most important characteristic is that a macro behave in a "planar" fashion akin to a repro lens, having a "flat-focus" field and corner to corner sharpness without distortion. This separates it from many "macro-zooms".
The Zeiss luminar lenses were wonderful, but it is almost easier to use a stereo microscope with cold-light source for such photos.
Just my 2c, S
I have the Hasselblad/Zeiss macro 120, and the micro-nikkor 200IF, but I have not used them for a while, but I think they both need extension tube to go 1:1.
Jerome, I really like the pictures without distortion much more!
Peter, you took the picture in Geneva? What is your setup under such conditions, especially the light? For me it looks great! Greetings from Bern, rem
One from last year, France, Touraine
point the camera up and you will get this effect. I think it works in this photo, if nothing else, disinguishing it from so many like it.
sort of a surreal touch. not sure if that was your intention, but I would fight off any requests to straighten it up
That whole corner of Maui from there to Hana is a photographers dream!
Enjoy the trip.
Thank you Paul! I have to try once with one of my watches (was a collecting a while), but I wear the most, so I will not have one without some scratches... And of course, a Tourbillon I have not. But was playing last week with a Double Tourbillon at Beyer in Zurich;-)
like this picture with the trees Jerome. Nice light (and of course not so windy how in Syracusa;-)
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I've dhoot some without the distortion but without the foreground too ! Eventually, the foreground makes the photo, so that's the one I kept.
Once again, holding the camera horizontally is the key and I didn't do it clearly at this time, as I was leaving, frustated that no good photos was there. And as I was leaving the location, looking from the road again, I saw that what I needed was a this nice foregreground. I don't really know if I could have done better with the distortion, by being more focused or if that was it.
So I have no alternative to show
Oh, sorry, off course Peter and thanks for the link!
Another photo ! An older one, from my H3d31.
# 8 in december 2010 in Hasselblad owner's club
The tiny point in the wave is a surfer, the HC 28 is so good !
love the colors...but have to say, either make the horizon level or don't; then you are making another kind of statement. So far your shots have all been off level a bit, but I'm getting the feeling that was an accident, not an intention
My images often are tilt : an eye problem that is corrected with my glasses, but as I shoot without my glasses, I tend to lean the head ... I don't know if I'm clear, but I discovered the problem by having a huge number of photos leaning on the same side ... and complaining about my neck ! By correcting the vision, my head is now straight but I'm not comfortable shooting with glasses. When I use a tripod, this not a problem, but without a tripod ...
Question to the people having glasses : do you remove your glasses when you shoot ?
I must begin by telling you that I admire your work greatly, it is truly beautiful. Recently, I have been shooting with Leicas' excellent 120 Summarit and share your frustration with this lenses native magnification limitations. To remedy this, I have tried adding the 500D Diopter lens that is offered by Canon. It appears to impart very little image degradation while providing the opportunity to work at significantly higher magnification.
Just a thought that you may find helpful.
H1 + 80mm @ 2.8 + Portra 160
For comparison / reference: Canon 1Ds3 - 85L @ 2.8 + ISO 100
Beautiful! And a very nice portrait too.