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Fun with MF images 2022

Greg Haag

Well-known member
Let me add to the thread under the theme of "if you own it, go out and shoot it". While I am building out and figuring out what to add to my XCD lens kit for 907x, I figured I should put some old medium format lenses that are just collecting dust to work. I have several Nikkor for Bronica lenses for an EC-TLII. So with some adapter plumbing I took them out for a hike yesterday evening. Posting a couple below and will post a couple shots of the contraption over on the BTS thread.

Both below with Nikkor-DC 40mm f/4

George

George, I took your "if you own it, go out and shoot it" suggestion this morning. I did not have time to focus stack, I may tonight on our Peonies.

GFX100S with adapted Leica 120mm
George

George, I took your "if you own it, go out and shoot it" suggestion this morning. I did not have time to focus stack, I may tonight on our Peonies.

GFX100S with adapted Leica 120mm
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Greg Haag

Well-known member
Peonies are my youngest daughters favorite flowers, so about 4 years ago we planted a Peony garden so that she could have a bouquet from that garden. She is getting married in our back yard next month, so we are harvesting flowers in preparation. An interesting thing about Peonies is that you can cut them just before the blossom opens, wrap them in something like newspaper then put them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator and they will keep for months. You take the out of the refrigerator and in just a few days you have beautiful blossoms.

GFX100S adapted Leica S 120mm

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Ed Hurst

Well-known member
Peonies are my youngest daughters favorite flowers, so about 4 years ago we planted a Peony garden so that she could have a bouquet from that garden. She is getting married in our back yard next month, so we are harvesting flowers in preparation. An interesting thing about Peonies is that you can cut them just before the blossom opens, wrap them in something like newspaper then put them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator and they will keep for months. You take the out of the refrigerator and in just a few days you have beautiful blossoms.

GFX100S adapted Leica S 120mm

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Absolutely beautiful image, Greg!
 

jng

Well-known member
Peonies are my youngest daughters favorite flowers, so about 4 years ago we planted a Peony garden so that she could have a bouquet from that garden. She is getting married in our back yard next month, so we are harvesting flowers in preparation. An interesting thing about Peonies is that you can cut them just before the blossom opens, wrap them in something like newspaper then put them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator and they will keep for months. You take the out of the refrigerator and in just a few days you have beautiful blossoms.

GFX100S adapted Leica S 120mm

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Congratulations, Greg! (And beautiful image as well!)

John
 

GeorgeBo

Well-known member
Peonies are my youngest daughters favorite flowers, so about 4 years ago we planted a Peony garden so that she could have a bouquet from that garden. She is getting married in our back yard next month, so we are harvesting flowers in preparation. An interesting thing about Peonies is that you can cut them just before the blossom opens, wrap them in something like newspaper then put them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator and they will keep for months. You take the out of the refrigerator and in just a few days you have beautiful blossoms.

GFX100S adapted Leica S 120mm

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That is good info to know about how to delay the blooms. Did not know that.

Also congratulations to your daughter and your family. Condolences to your wallet ;)
 

Ed Hurst

Well-known member
Built in 1968, 'Lady Cutler' worked hard in Sydney Harbour ferrying people around until she was decommissioned in 1991. Following a long and complex period, in which she changed hands more than once and received an extensive rebuild, she re-entered service in Melbourne in 2008. Here she is seen tied up in the Docklands area, with the Bolte Bridge in the background. It was so calm that even an exposure lasting several minutes is pin sharp!

Fuji GFX100S with Pentax 645 28-45mm lens @ 28mm

 

dave.gt

Well-known member
Built in 1968, 'Lady Cutler' worked hard in Sydney Harbour ferrying people around until she was decommissioned in 1991. Following a long and complex period, in which she changed hands more than once and received an extensive rebuild, she re-entered service in Melbourne in 2008. Here she is seen tied up in the Docklands area, with the Bolte Bridge in the background. It was so calm that even an exposure lasting several minutes is pin sharp!

Fuji GFX100S with Pentax 645 28-45mm lens @ 28mm

Ed, how long was your exposure? ND filter?
 

Ed Hurst

Well-known member
Ed, how long was your exposure? ND filter?
The main exposure was 4 mins. No ND - it was pre-dawn and very dark. I did blend with two shorter exposures for the brighter parts of the scene. For some reason the exposure details shown in Flickr are from one of those shorter exposure files.
 

dave.gt

Well-known member
The main exposure was 4 mins. No ND - it was pre-dawn and very dark. I did blend with two shorter exposures for the brighter parts of the scene. For some reason the exposure details shown in Flickr are from one of those shorter exposure files.
Thanks, Ed…

you have given me a few ideas!!!!:):):)
 

jng

Well-known member
Starburst

Starburst by John Ngai, on Flickr
WRS1250 | IQ4150 | Zeiss 5.6/120 S-Planar | f/5.6 | 64-image focus stack​

While out on a walk in the neighborhood this morning I noticed a tree with these amazing flowers, each resembling a mini-explosion of color and form. I'm not 100% sure but I think this is from the Scarlet Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus) tree. It felt good to get off my butt and take on this little mini-project andshake out the mental cobwebs, as I haven't been spending much if any time on photography lately.

John
 
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Ed Hurst

Well-known member
Sorry about the recent abundance of star trail images from me. It's just sort of worked out that way!

This one is a bit of a case study in handling extreme lighting conditions, while still capturing the stars. Aren't modern sensors amazing? Though quite a bit of processing care was needed to balance everything.

Port Botany container terminal in Sydney. Fuji GFX100S with Pentax 645 150mm FA lens.
 

Ed Hurst

Well-known member
Starburst

Starburst by John Ngai, on Flickr
WRS1250 | IQ4150 | Zeiss 5.6/120 S-Planar | f/5.6 | 64-image focus stack​

While out on a walk in the neighborhood this morning I noticed a tree with these amazing flowers, each resembling a mini-explosion of color and form. I'm not 100% sure but I think this is from the Scarlet Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus) tree. It felt good to get off my butt and take on this little mini-project andshake out the mental cobwebs, as I haven't been spending much if any time on photography lately.

John
Love that, John!
 
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Abstraction

Active member
Sorry about the recent abundance of star trail images from me. It's just sort of worked out that way!

This one is a bit of a case study in handling extreme lighting conditions, while still capturing the stars. Aren't modern sensors amazing? Though quite a bit of processing care was needed to balance everything.

Port Botany container terminal in Sydney. Fuji GFX100S with Pentax 645 150mm FA lens.
Hi Ed,

Now that you've had some time to work with the GFX 100 and the Pentax lenses, how do you like that set up vs the old Pentax 645z you had? How was the transition from an optical viewfinder to the EVF? Any other experiences you want to share?
 

georgecleansman

New member
Sorry about the recent abundance of star trail images from me. It's just sort of worked out that way!

This one is a bit of a case study in handling extreme lighting conditions, while still capturing the stars. Aren't modern sensors amazing? Though quite a bit of processing care was needed to balance everything.

Port Botany container terminal in Sydney. Fuji GFX100S with Pentax 645 150mm FA lens.
Please do you have also an image without your typical light stripes ?
 
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