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    Went to (rainy) Amsterdam last Saturday, and had some fun with my A850 and a new (for me) Minolta 24/2.8:

    1: Close Focus test


    2: At least in the Central Station it didn't rain


    3: Saint Nikolaas Church:


    4: Tour Guide + Ladies:


    5: Back in time (except for the fashion style)

    Hope you enjoy, all exif inside

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    cold and windy ...






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    really good

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    winner!



    crowd to see gary fisher


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    Tower PNW ZA1635

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    The Kissing Trees


    A very compelling image. This is one of those images I could have around me all the time on a wall and never tire of looking at it.

    Nicely done.

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    Just bought a Nex-3 body, to use with my many lenses.
    50mm MC Minolta Rokkor 58mm F1.2, and LTM Canon 50mm F1.2:

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    Some easy turns on the appron below a fun couloir which is unfortunatelly out of frame. Bright blue skies and soft snow made for a fun day for both photographer (who almost always got to go first ) and subject.


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    Hasselblad 30mm F3.5 C Fisheye Distagon on the Nex-3.

    Yes it works.

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    Just going through and processing some images from a couple of months ago. Here is one from a cold winter walk on an icy shore line.
    Tech: a850, Sony 20/2.8, iso320, 5sec @ F/9, processed in C1.

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    New here, I just got an NEX to play around with, which is how I found this place...

    Just a few shots, I like the little camera so far.


    Low deck clouds over Chicago by PeteTsai, on Flickr


    Train Depot Tilt by PeteTsai, on Flickr


    Foggy night by PeteTsai, on Flickr

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    Here are some from last weekend... EXIF intact(including geoencoding -- yay!)



















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    Very nice, Dave. I like the dramatic skies! Did you use a polarizer?
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    very nice indeed! I would have never thought the sundial pic was with a fisheye.

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    Nice work Dave, I especially like the one with the crates (#8). How are you getting the geoencodding?

    Here is one more from the same stroll as the last one. Exif should be intact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardkaraa View Post
    Very nice, Dave. I like the dramatic skies! Did you use a polarizer?
    Thanks Ed. No, I didn't use a polarizer. It takes a great deal of care to get away with that on a lens this wide, and really restricts my freedom to compose(IMO). I reached this conclusion long ago after getting too many half-dark skies. I do always carry one though, sometimes it's just the ticket. If you're referring to #2 above, it's just this shot with some curve-pulling:



    Generally speaking all of my PP is in the exposure section of LR, none of these pics have had any color alterations beyond a slight WB nudge and around +5 - +10 vibrance and clarity... also "just enough" NR. Well, there was some obvious desaturation in the first one.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecsh View Post
    very nice indeed! I would have never thought the sundial pic was with a fisheye.
    Thank You. Yes, sometimes you can get surprising results depending on composition. No lens/distortion corrections on this or any of the others BTW, just the tweaks mentioned above. I love playing with perspective/lens distortion and removing it is something I rarely consider.

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon M. View Post
    Nice work Dave, I especially like the one with the crates (#8). How are you getting the geoencodding?

    Here is one more from the same stroll as the last one. Exif should be intact.


    Cheers,
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    Thanks Simon, BTW I love both of your snow pics. I went out just after sunrise this morning but the expected snow on Mount Hamilton was gone.

    The geoencoding turns out to be very simple, really.

    I record a track using this app, after double-checking that my camera clock is synced with the phone clock. You can save individual trips and start/stop recording easily. The track is then emailed to myself as a .gpx file. Any GPS tracking device that can output .gpx or other compatible data can be used. Next I use this LR plugin to do the geoencoding. It can just create shadow data or, the way I'm using it the shadow data can be written out to the XMP files then read back in, fooling LR into thinking the data came from the camera. Not sure of all the details there, just that this method provides geoencoding in the exported output files that is more universally readable. This all happens without altering the RAW in any way, which I like.

    When all is said and done I use this LR publish plugin to export to SmugMug. Its really slick, once my photos are there, if I make any further alterations to any published images the plugin knows which images need to be updated on SmugMug and it just handles it.
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    Hey Dave,

    I know that cemetery, and got a shot of that same sundial last August:



    Also got these two on the same day:





    ...and on another day I got that structure you showed twice now in the background of this shot:



    Got to get up there when the days are shorter to get the end of the day light since the cemetery closes too early for that the rest of the year. This shot was taken in November 2009:



    It's cool seeing different interpretations than mine of the same location.

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    Nice shots Tony. I see you ran into a bit of fog on your earlier visit. When I was there the light was just directional enough to read the time on the sundial. The sundial is actually running a bit over 10 minutes slow(on that day at least).

    I was eyeballing that arch in TPE and had decided that mid-June would be the ideal time to to capture the sort of light that you did, since the light would be hitting it at much more of an angle and throwing the carvings into relief. I didn't realize they closed early. Do they just close the gates or is it trespassing after hours?
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    Thanks Dave. I tried to work with the fog that day, rather than against it.

    They just close the gates, you can still exit after hours. However, from closing time to when the light gets down in June is about 2 hours.

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    The Nex 5 has been on my radar for a spell. Finally, I decided to sell off the m4/3 gear and try the Nex out. I'm glad I did and I made the right decision.

    All Nex 5 Philly, Pa








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    The Nex 5 has been on my radar for a spell. Finally, I decided to sell off the m4/3 gear and try the Nex out. I'm glad I did and I made the right decision.

    All Nex 5 Philly, Pa


    You have a great style! Really like this one too. Is that with the Sony 16mm?

    I have been thinking about the Next too but still in doubt because the great investment in adapters for my MF lenses. And also I am afraid I need an EVF, the old men's great help.

    I am still shooting with the G1 and am hanging to the GH2, although with the price difference I could buy myself quiet some adapters.

    Well may be I wait a little more.

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    Michiel, Thanks...
    Yes, it's the 16. To be perfectly clear...I'm no spring chicken myself. I like AF and the Nex does that fine. So, I won't even use use my MF lenses.
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    A couple from a gig for the launch of a debut single last week:

    I used the A900 and 50/1.7, 85/2.8 and 16mm fisheye for crowd shots.

    Slideshow





    Note to self: buy some ear plugs for the next gig, my ears are still ringing.


    Seriously - if you shoot bands you need earplugs for your hearing's sake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    Seriously - if you shoot bands you need earplugs for your hearing's sake.
    Sorry? what was that you said?

    Just this guy you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    A couple from a gig for the launch of a debut single last week:

    I used the A900 and 50/1.7, 85/2.8 and 16mm fisheye for crowd shots.

    Slideshow
    These are wonderful - just done the slide show - not sure if they look like the big time but the photographer does - the one with the audience clapping, the cymbal over the head - all splendid stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    These are wonderful - just done the slide show - not sure if they look like the big time but the photographer does - the one with the audience clapping, the cymbal over the head - all splendid stuff
    Hi Jono, Glad you liked them (the photos anyway), I have to admit that I am biased as the vocalist and songwriter is my niece Grace, and the guitarist is my nephew Charlie.

    They seem to be doing well, they recently won "The battle of the bands" which gives them a chance to play at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh.

    Ordered earplugs just to be safe.
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    Nice slideshow David!

    Here's my musical contribution from 2 weeks ago, all with the Sonnar 135.

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    Hi Edward, Good contrasty monochrome shots - Who were the performers?

    I also like the 135/1.8 for concert closeups, gives good isolation of the subject.

    Last time I decided to travel light with the 85/2.8 Sony and it worked really well (as I was right up beside the stage). Changing lenses was the only hassle as I didn't take a zoom, just the 16/50/85 primes. Probably could have done most of it with just my 24-70/2.8 now I realise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    Hi Edward, Good contrasty monochrome shots - Who were the performers?

    I also like the 135/1.8 for concert closeups, gives good isolation of the subject.

    Last time I decided to travel light with the 85/2.8 Sony and it worked really well (as I was right up beside the stage). Changing lenses was the only hassle as I didn't take a zoom, just the 16/50/85 primes. Probably could have done most of it with just my 24-70/2.8 now I realise.
    Thanks David. Just straight B/W conversions with IDC without any further PP.

    These are Macy Gray, Jessy J, Joshua Radin, and Train in this order.

    The 135 is really great for this kind of use, I find it too long for portraits. I did miss my zooms during that event, and regretted having sold them. We only were allowed to shoot during the first 2 songs and there was no time to change lenses, so the 135 was the safest choice. I could have done with another body and the 24/2 though.
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    A few from my A55 + Zeiss 16-80mm (with some help from Nik Silver Efex 2):






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    Spring has arrived over here ... and the 850 seems to like the sun, too

    On this sunny spot in Northern Germany we found the first flowers growing and stretching.

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    NEX-5

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    a55

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    Got a new (to me) CZ135/1.8
    Lots of fun to play with low dof, allthough the model isn't the most beautiful


    A850 + CZ 135/1.8 @ f2

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    Nice hair cut
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    with the latest firmware, it becomes more comfortable to use the NEX5 with manual focus lenses ...
    Some new tests from my office's window with an ultra small mirror lens 300mm/5.6 from danubia

    Danubia 300/5,6





    FD 85L1,2


    FD 50F1,4



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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardkaraa View Post
    Nice hair cut
    Yup edward, she just had a brushing
    This one was next in line


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    From this afternoon with the Sony 50/1.4

    First f/1.4 then f/2.8:

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    This one is certainly a beauty

    Nice shot!

    Quote Originally Posted by pegelli View Post
    Yup edward, she just had a brushing
    This one was next in line

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardkaraa View Post
    This one is certainly a beauty

    Nice shot!
    Well your last one is a beauty as well. Both the model and the shot

    I love how that 50/1.4 performs, lovely little lens. I have an even smaller version in the Minolta 50/1.4 "original", you know the one with the very narrow focussing ring. However it also delivers a beautiful image quality, and by coincidence I also had it with me on my last model shoot


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    Thank you pegelli

    The 50/1.4 is a small gem of a lens indeed. Nice drawing style, beautiful bokeh and a lot of 3D. And a very narrow focusing ring that turns while autofocusing I find it has a lot in common with the 35 G. Typical Minolta classics.
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    Inspired by all these NEX threads with the most exotic lenses I'm currently using a very old Helios 35/2.8 (M42) on my A850. It's fun, allthough the corners are a bit mushy, even at f8
    However at web-size posting it isn't too bad.




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    Quote Originally Posted by pegelli View Post
    Got a new (to me) CZ135/1.8
    Lots of fun to play with low dof, allthough the model isn't the most beautiful


    A850 + CZ 135/1.8 @ f2
    You are really mean!
    First taking all her innosense and good-will and afterwards talking bad about her
    Nice pic anyway!

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    Just got back from San Francisco; first time so lots of shots of/near/around the touristy places. I tried to take images that were not pedestrian, but I did fall for a few 'standard' takes on some locations (Alcatraz for example). Here is the first batch I processed, there will be some monochrome images once more processing is done. Enjoy!









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    And the most recent edits from my trip to SF. Enjoy!











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    Lots of great stuff since I last checked in.

    Pegell, I prefer my yaks well-groomed... nice shots! Also I love the texture in the gate.

    Simon, I especially like the B&W of the base of the pyramid. Nice counterpoint with the conventional architecture in the background.
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    Thanks Dave. I was actually surprized how well the cheap M42 Helios held up on the unforgiving 24 MP of the A850. Corners aren't the greatest but center sharpness is quite good over a large area.

    March 26 was "Day 85", a game we're playing in Dyxum to only shoot with a prime on that particular prime day of the year.
    So I think this qualifies as ""Fun with Sony"

    So that saturday I went out with my old Minolta 85/1.4 RS and among others came back with this:

    1: Waterfall


    2: Hey, you again


    3: posing goose


    4: Door in a derelict house


    5: Some more from the derelict house (actually a whole side wall was missing)


    So my next milestone is April 10, for day 100 (with my Minolta 100/2.8 macro D)
    Anybody else joining here as well?

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