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    re: Fun With Sony _____

    Moonset over Big Tub Light, Ontario, this morning. a900, 70-400 G at 250 mm.


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    Death Valley

    A900 16-35 Near Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley

    "The Burning Bush"


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    Nice one, rand47!
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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    I have bought WIDE converter for 16mm, mostly for VIDEO.
    But pictures also can be taken, two during first minutes of using it, both photos taken at f/2.8.




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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    One with the NEX-5 and CZ 100mm f2 Makro

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    full rez here:

    http://www.pbase.com/apy_jr/image/131996006/original


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    Lovely hazy winter light here tonight! Both with the A850 and 70-300G.




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    Beautiful shots, Jan. I was a bit further from the water, up on Skyline South of Page Mill. Here's an HDR(still not happy with my HDR efforts to date, but getting closer) and a few others -- EXIF intact on all:

    16-35Z @35:


    @16:


    70-400G @70:


    @210:


    @400:
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    Jan...Dave... very nice images!!

    A900 with 70-400G



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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    Quote Originally Posted by APY_JR View Post
    One with the NEX-5 and CZ 100mm f2 Makro

    Albert
    Hi, lovely images!
    Could you please share with your impressions of differences using Zeiss ZF both on Nex and DSLR (I presume you have used them on either Canon or Nikon?).
    If I compare my RAW files of Zeiss ZF on canon 30D to RAW files from NEX-3 of Contax G lenses, I can see a noticeable difference in favor of canon files. I am mainly talking of sharpness here. I need to sharpen nex ones to achieve similar results. Now, it could be dues to initial settings that both cameras apply to RAW files. I know that in canon you can adjust sharpness on RAW prior to pressing the button (have not seen this in NEX-3). Could be also that my camera is not up to specifications.
    What are your impressions?
    Regards
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    Some shots from earlier today with CV 28/1.9, CB 85/3.5 and Pentax A 50/1.4. thx.

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    The Kissing Trees

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    The Kissing Trees

    Lots of lovely shots - but this is specially good!

    Just this guy you know

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    More Kissing Trees

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    Thanks Jono!
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    Just replaced that last photo with the one I meant to post last time, sorry about that.
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    Re: Fun with the NEX cameras....

    I just took the NEX5 to Vegas. I have had the 16mm for several months, but never gave it much of a try. I loved the combo for night shooting in Vegas. I could sit the NEX down on a rail and flip up the screen for composing. It was a lot of fun.




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    ken_vs_ryu, love the intricate details on that train set! Would love one of those.

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    Nex-5, Kipon tilt adaptor, Nikon 50mm f1.4 AIS

    straight out of the camera, no PP.















    Shown here with 55 micro

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    @uhuh7, I think your "subject" was having fun as well, great series.

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    Oshogatsu, 2011. PNW

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    A850, Schneider Super Angulon 28/2.8 PC, and lots of computing horsepower.

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    Tony,
    Very well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    The Kissing Trees

    David,

    Excellent as always.

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    Lots of nice shots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoSenior View Post
    Tony,
    Very well done.

    Jerry
    Thank you Jerry. Here's one from December, 2009 using the A850 and 24-70/2.8:



    It's actually two shots taken at 35mm and stitched together vertically, so lots of detail in there that isn't seen on a compressed, downsized webshot.

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    Nisqually WLR PNW

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    I like your composition here. The use of the pier to divide the shot between the relatively negative space above it and its reflection and muddy water below. Even the mountain in the corner works for me, probably because the pier leads the eye to it.

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    Here's another quick one of an iconic San Francisco landmark:


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    Tony, Thanks for the comments.

    I very much like your San Francisco pictures, Excellent composition and wonderful colors.
    The color contrast of the Golden Gate bridge and the leading rocks is very effective.

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    Sony/Minolta's ring flash guns do not work well. However the 58 can do acceptable job

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    Gilgamesh -- great colors! Nice little slice of sky.

    David -- love the Kissing trees shot. Interesting how those two trees are just standing out there alone(though I can't see behind you )

    LoSenior, great colors and textures. Is that a set piece that you put together or something you came across? ALso, I like the pier, the strong lines and repetition invite the viewer to move into the picture.

    Tony, that Pano from Pier 14 is fabulous. What was that, about 4 vertical captures? Also, I've seen the bridge shot before but it's still very nice. Was Coit Tower taken with your T/S?

    Mark, I hate to break it to you but the Minolta/Sony ringflash is about the best of the breed, with durations as short as 1/56,000 and four individually switched flashtubes -- but it's really not designed to shoot from any distance. You did very well there with the F58 -- you're making me hungry! Where the ringflash really shines (heh) is in very close work around 1:1 or greater:

    Table salt at 1:1:


    Coin at 1:1, bottom flash tube off to give depth:


    Anyway, here is what I came here to share today, a couple from Saturday evening:





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    Dave,

    Excellent Sunset pictures. The color and light draw me into the scene.
    Thanks for the comment. My first picture was a display for a Japanese New Year event. A young lady used a Japanese Kimono and fans, she did a very nice job.

    Jerry

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    Nice sunset shots Dave, great colors and I'm sorry I wasn't able to meet up with you there the other night.

    Yes, the pano is 4 shots taken with the A850 and Schneider 28 PC, and the Coit Tower shot was also taken with the same combo (only one shot on that one).

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    Dave
    Excellent samples. I have this old old Minolta ring flash (still with non dedicated hot shoe) and a newer Canon MT-24EX. I have not been very lucky with two flash guns...

    I have more luck with Minolta 200/2.8 HS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Anderson View Post

    David -- love the Kissing trees shot. Interesting how those two trees are just standing out there alone(though I can't see behind you )
    Thanks Dave, just to say that those two trees are standing entirely alone, I drove up the road for the first time and it just struck me immediately how powerful an image they make. Someone had a brilliant idea when they planted them there.

    Dave - those sunsets are amazing!

    Jerry - what an amazing wooden bridge, most unusual.

    Really enjoy this thread, always something new to feast my eyes on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Anderson View Post
    Anyway, here is what I came here to share today, a couple from Saturday evening:
    HI Dave
    It appears that you can't count (I never thought of a couple as three).
    However, you can take pictures - these are great!

    Just this guy you know

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    First off, Thank You everyone everyone for the kind words. It's really gratifying to get such a response from this group.

    Quote Originally Posted by LoSenior View Post
    Dave,

    Excellent Sunset pictures. The color and light draw me into the scene.
    Thanks for the comment. My first picture was a display for a Japanese New Year event. A young lady used a Japanese Kimono and fans, she did a very nice job.

    Jerry
    I agree, she did a wonderful job. It looks like at least two vintage fans on the left, and the fabric looks brand new.

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    Nice sunset shots Dave, great colors and I'm sorry I wasn't able to meet up with you there the other night.

    Yes, the pano is 4 shots taken with the A850 and Schneider 28 PC, and the Coit Tower shot was also taken with the same combo (only one shot on that one).
    Yeah, it was kind of last minute notice. Lately the skies have been either clear or mud, so this was an opportunity I had to jump on.

    That lens seems to be working great for you, though it seems to have met its match with Coit Tower. Did you use the lens unshifted for the pano or did you have something up your sleeve that I'm missing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark K View Post
    Dave
    Excellent samples. I have this old old Minolta ring flash (still with non dedicated hot shoe) and a newer Canon MT-24EX. I have not been very lucky with two flash guns...

    I have more luck with Minolta 200/2.8 HS
    Mark, that older flash will only fire at full power on a digital camera, no TTL. I have a bunch of those controllers kicking around doing nothing, from film days I had one and a spare, another came with an assortment of bellows/ MD lens bits and pieces, and yet another came with the 1x-3x macro lens. Doorstops, really. What you want to use the flash tubes properly on digital is a Minolta MFC-1000 controller. They are rare and pricey, I lucked out and picked up a spare that was poorly listed as part of a kit with an old Dimage 5 on ebay, for $170 or so as I recall. Just keep your eyes peeled.

    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    Thanks Dave, just to say that those two trees are standing entirely alone, I drove up the road for the first time and it just struck me immediately how powerful an image they make. Someone had a brilliant idea when they planted them there.

    Dave - those sunsets are amazing!
    Well, it took another brilliant idea to get that shot. Very nice!

    And thanks again.


    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    HI Dave
    It appears that you can't count (I never thought of a couple as three).
    However, you can take pictures - these are great!
    No, I can't count very well... usually I do just fine up to 21(unless it's real cold) but get lost after that.

    Actually I didn't intend to post the third one at first, I was afraid some might think I colorized it. The only color alteration was about +8 vibrance, so I figured what the heck... I have a pretty thick skin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Anderson View Post
    That lens seems to be working great for you, though it seems to have met its match with Coit Tower. Did you use the lens unshifted for the pano or did you have something up your sleeve that I'm missing?
    Thanks Dave.

    Yes, Coit Tower is pretty high, so getting the perspective fully corrected with just the lens is beyond what it can do from where I was standing for that shot. I did one version where I finished the perspective correction in Photoshop, but that looked overly distorted. This version had a little additional PC added in Photoshop which looked pretty natural to my eye, and with all the resolution from that lens and the A850 there was a lot of latitude to do that.

    On the pano I rotated the lens around the nodal point and the lens was shifted up about 5mm. The stitching was seamless and quick that way, so again the lens and camera are making getting shots like these a lot easier than they would be without this great gear.

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    Love all the photos. So I signed up. Sony A850 with Minolta 135/2.8 and HVL-F58 AM Flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I4YM View Post
    Love all the photos. So I signed up. Sony A850 with Minolta 135/2.8 and HVL-F58 AM Flash.
    Welcome to the club

    I'm sure you will enjoy the Sony and GetDPI.



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    Great shot Dave, I like the subject, the DOF, the angle, and the B&W treatment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Beach View Post
    Great shot Dave, I like the subject, the DOF, the angle, and the B&W treatment.
    Thanks Tony, it was a chance meeting that worked out well.
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    This was taken yesterday when I was attempting some more rephotography

    Kilconquhar Church

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    David,

    The automobile picture is very well done.
    Interesting idea about rephotography. How does your excellent Church picture compare to the original?

    Thanks for sharing.

    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoSenior View Post
    David,

    How does your excellent Church picture compare to the original?

    Jerry

    Hi Jerry,

    I don't have an old photo from that angle, the one that I had with me was taken from a point that has become so swampy and over grown with saplings that I could not get a got clear shot.

    So the colour photo isn't actually a rephotograph.

    Here is the original from c 1885 (Erskine Beveridge).



    You should have seen me trying to carry my kit through the woods, having to use my tripod as a pole vault to get across parts of the bog, only to find when I got to the edge of the loch that I couldn't see very much.

    However when I got home I found another shot of the church taken from a different angle that I can rephotograph, but I need to wait until we get a good day.

    I noticed that the original must have been taken in Autumn as it had hay stooks in the field (which is now an extended graveyard outside the old church boundary wall).
    David Anderson

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    Took A900 and a small tripod with me on a recent business trip to South Korea, here are some shots:

    From hotel room



    Korean BBQ


    At a bus stop in middle of road


    Experimenting with motion while looking for things to eat


    Night street food stall


    Building decoration with picture frames


    See more at http://www.flickr.com/photos/pw_phot...th/5437701455/

    After this trip, I am thinking if I should get a NEX 5 to reduce to load. Getting old.

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    Very nice shots, Panyawong!
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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardkaraa View Post
    Very nice shots, Panyawong!
    +1 Good use of Tripod! Let us know how you get on with the NEX.

    I'm at the stage that I don't want to humph around a heavy DSLR kit on holiday, especially if flying economy with 5Kg hand luggage limits.

    I have an M8 that I plan to use for holidays, augmented by a small Panasonic TZ10 for macro/telephoto shots (and it has GPS geotagging). If I have enough room/weight allowance then a travel tripod may be taken for low light.
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    For copyright reasons I felt it best to remove from my server the copy of Erskine Beveridge's original photo. Sorry.

    However it can be seen online at the RCAHMS site here
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    Anthony, nice first post! Keep 'em coming!

    David, that AC is an excellent shot & PP. Makes me want to jump in and go. The re-photography project looks interesting -- please keep us updated!

    Nice shots Panyawong... I especially like the shot taken in the median, second favorite is the picture frames. Any additional angles on that second one?
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