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    I guess there is no right or wrong way to make this comparison. If you use the same lens, would it not be the most accurate to move the camera so that the FOV is the same?

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    Mark,

    I had already made such a comparison between the G1 and the Nikon D700 in my post G1 compared to Nikon D700 but the consensus of the comments was that it was not very meaningful.

    I have a G1 and a Nikon D700, as well as a Nikon adapter for the G1 and could take a different shot. However, if I take the same scene from the same location, the G1 will catch only a fraction of the FOV of the FF D700. I cannot see this to be very interesting. Or do you have a better proposition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark1958 View Post
    I guess there is no right or wrong way to make this comparison. If you use the same lens, would it not be the most accurate to move the camera so that the FOV is the same?
    I still believe that the final result is the ultimate comparison: a print. But, there can be a lot of disagreement about the size of print should be used for comparison
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    Rafael,

    Please let us know your opinions about this. I just checked it and wonder its possibilities.
    Hi,

    my rail arrived yesterday, so I barely had the time to mount and test it.
    I did a pano-shoot in my living room, moving the camera back to have rotation around the entrance pupil, and stitching was a child's game.

    That's one good point !

    Today, I'll try to test it in macro setup !

    Build and finish of the rail seem better than appropriate for the price !

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    Peter, I see we are both using the same focusing rails. However, I mount my camera 180° differently than you so that the lateral control knob is at the back rather than under the lens.





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    I would like to do this with you girls as well. The autism walk was great. RDP walks for Breast Cancer....sounds great Ill sign up this week.

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    My "other" Macro setup. This way with the Kiron MD 105mm f2.8 mounted.




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    [QUOTE=JerryMK;159029]My "other" Macro setup. This way with the Kiron MD 105mm f2.8 mounted.



    Hello Jerry, you are one of the people who got me into buying Canon FD stuff,
    because of your wonderfull macro's.

    Found FD bellows (very cheap) and last sunday I bought on a Photographica fair a Canon macrophoto coupler to use your lenses reversed. It has even a hood for the other side of the lens which makes the aperture working.
    The guy had a 35mm 2.8 for €10. Light like a feather. Got the f 2 version too. And the 85/1.2, in good condition (no hood) and much cheaper then the Bay prices. Whow that looks like a serious piece of glass!(heavy)
    Of course some other nice lenses too
    Now I am waiting for my adapter from Hong Kong.

    How do you like your new Kiron compared to your other around 100 mm macro lenses?
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    Hello Jerry, you are one of the people who got me into buying Canon FD stuff,
    because of your wonderfull macro's.

    Found FD bellows (very cheap) and last sunday I bought on a Photographica fair a Canon macrophoto coupler to use your lenses reversed. It has even a hood for the other side of the lens which makes the aperture working.
    The guy had a 35mm 2.8 for €10. Light like a feather. Got the f 2 version too. And the 85/1.2, in good condition (no hood) and much cheaper then the Bay prices. Whow that looks like a serious piece of glass!(heavy)
    Of course some other nice lenses too
    Now I am waiting for my adapter from Hong Kong.

    How do you like your new Kiron compared to your other around 100 mm macro lenses?
    Regards, Michiel
    Hi Michiel, nice to read you got inspired. That is what sharing is all about. Did you went to Houten last weekend... reading your info I amost regret I was not there. The 85/1.2 is a killer lens, is it the L version? Good buy. I have the 58mm/1.2 (fl mount)

    My experience with the Kiron so far is that it is a very sharp piece of glass and the rendering is beautiful. Had (still) to get used to the very narrow DOF at full extend. (The Tokina 90mm did not left mt G1 body for a long time...) But it produces nice sharp images. What I also like is that the lens on itselves reaches 1:1. With my Tokina I have to use the extender.

    Looking forward seeing your G1/FD shots here.

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    I stopped going to Houten a while ago.

    I have not used my Vivitar S1 90/2.5 on the m4/3rds thusfar. Too heavy.

    So, Jerry is also from the Netherlands?

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    It is the second time I went to Houten and I went with specific interests and found what I wanted (party).
    The 85/1.2 is the L version Could get a good deal on a TS FD 35/2.8 lens as well, but I had to restrain myself.
    Today the 50 macro arrived and I do also have the 50/1.4
    All without chrome ring and very light.
    But I have to wait because Hong Kong is far away

    BTW Which FD lens would be interesting on the macrophoto coupler?
    With step up rings a lot is possible.
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    Hi Michiel, nice to read you got inspired. That is what sharing is all about. Did you went to Houten last weekend... reading your info I amost regret I was not there. The 85/1.2 is a killer lens, is it the L version? Good buy. I have the 58mm/1.2 (fl mount)

    My experience with the Kiron so far is that it is a very sharp piece of glass and the rendering is beautiful. Had (still) to get used to the very narrow DOF at full extend. (The Tokina 90mm did not left mt G1 body for a long time...) But it produces nice sharp images. What I also like is that the lens on itselves reaches 1:1. With my Tokina I have to use the extender.

    Looking forward seeing your G1/FD shots here.

    Regards,
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    I stopped going to Houten a while ago.

    I have not used my Vivitar S1 90/2.5 on the m4/3rds thusfar. Too heavy.

    So, Jerry is also from the Netherlands?
    Why did you stop to go to Houten?
    To many old Exakta grandpa's and to much of the same old heavy lenses?

    What is really silly that there is no EFTPOS and that nobody sells adapters for all those lenses. It is mostly for for collectors.
    Talked to a guy who had almost everything of Voigtländer (till before it went Cosina) and Zeiss Ikon, but he only took snapshots with a little compact.

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    Average youngest age (buyers/visitors) is ~65.

    Exakta junk and unreal Russian sellers with astounding prices.

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    some very nice set-ups!!
    http://hodad66.com Sony A7r,A7II, Sony 70-300G, Rokinon 14/2.8, Leitz Wetzler 35/3.5, Leica R Summicron 50/2 & Elmarit 90mm/2.8, Contax N 24-85 & 70--200mm AND Canon FD 20/2.8, 135/2, 500mm 4.5, Minolta 35/1.8, 45mm/2, Nikon 28-50/3.5, 105/1.8, 180/2.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Average youngest age (buyers/visitors) is ~65.

    Exakta junk and unreal Russian sellers with astounding prices.
    It was better this year and not all exakta lenses are junk.
    Average age was a little lower too. It would be boring too if they were all around 25

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I stopped going to Houten a while ago.

    I have not used my Vivitar S1 90/2.5 on the m4/3rds thusfar. Too heavy.

    So, Jerry is also from the Netherlands?
    Hi Vivek, yes I am also from the Netherlands :-) from Maarssen to be more precise.

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    Perhaps we should organize a get together? I am in the Hague.

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    Hi, Vivek and Jerry,

    let me know if something happens, I'm in Brussels which is not so far away !
    And, laptoprob is also in Holland, I think !

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    And I am in Amsterdam. Or three (or four) is a crowd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Average youngest age (buyers/visitors) is ~65.
    Not that there is anything wrong with that

    Just turned 66 a week ago.

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    Not that there is anything wrong with that

    Just turned 66 a week ago.

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    May you live another 66!

    (Some of those folks stopped showing the following year. Was depressing for me.)

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    Re: Macro options for m4/3

    Nothing to do with MACRO, but I can't help notice how many photographers from the Netherlands there are in this forum. And there would seem to be just as many Canadians.

    BTW, our local "public" television station here in Toronto (TVO) broadcast a documentary on Dutch photographer Sanne Sannes tonight. Very interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBurnett View Post
    Nothing to do with MACRO, but I can't help notice how many photographers from the Netherlands there are in this forum. And there would seem to be just as many Canadians.

    BTW, our local "public" television station here in Toronto (TVO) broadcast a documentary on Dutch photographer Sanne Sannes tonight. Very interesting.
    Hello John,

    Sanne Sannes was very welknown in the sixtys in Holland. He died young, at thirty in a carcrash, and recently his brother finally opened up his archive of photographs. Some new and unknown photographs.
    He was ahead of his time and that was what made him quiet famous at young age in Holland. He was just starting to draw attention internationally just before he died.

    PS Always enjoy your contributions with the good eye for detail, composition and presentation
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    Hello John,

    Sanne Sannes was very welknown in the sixtys in Holland. He died young, at thirty in a carcrash, and recently his brother finally opened up his archive of photographs. Some new and unknown photographs.
    He was ahead of his time and that was what made him quiet famous at young age in Holland. He was just starting to draw attention internationally just before he died.

    PS Always enjoy your contributions with the good eye for detail, composition and presentation
    Regards, Michiel
    Michiel

    I would like to find out more, but I can't find anything worthwhile in English on the internet. Any ideas?

    I'm in Canada, but I missed the program that John saw. I will check to see if TVO has it online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    PS Always enjoy your contributions with the good eye for detail, composition and presentation
    Regards, Michiel
    Thank-you, Michiel. Regarding macro options (better get back to the topic of this thread), I have the ZD 35mm f/3.5 macro. It's light, sharp wide open, inexpensive, and it does 1:1. Impressive, really. OTOH, I'm finding macro focusing-by-wire a bit tiresome, and there are times when I'd like the working distance to be greater. So I'm considering other options, which is the main reason I'm monitoring this discussion. Aside from image quality, size and weight will be important criteria for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Michiel

    I would like to find out more, but I can't find anything worthwhile in English on the internet. Any ideas?

    I'm in Canada, but I missed the program that John saw. I will check to see if TVO has it online.

    Keith
    Everything I can find is in Dutch, I don't know if the film was translated in English, I mean the one John saw.
    I have a link to the dutch version.
    player.omroep.nl/?aflID=10250126
    To see full screen hit : Bekijk volledig scherm

    There is an exhibition in Foam ( Fotomuseum)right now.
    http://www.foam.nl/index.php?pageId=10&tentoonId=188

    On Utube you can see pages from his famous book -Oog om oog -( Eye on eye)
    It is not much
    Kind regards, Michiel

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    RE: Sanne Sannes. Keith, the documentary on TVO was in Dutch, but had English subtitles. I just googled and came up a bit of info in English. Compared to the documentary, most of the Internet info seems to be superficial and based more on his 'reputation' (some of which he fostered, of course), rather than any critical evaluation of his work. But there are examples of his work.

    http://www.lensculture.com/hup.html
    http://www.laurencemillergallery.com...s_erotica.html

    This was the documentary:
    http://www.idfa.nl/en/info/film.aspx...1-92fba2ccdd83
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