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Fun with MF images

f6cvalkyrie

Active member
A few weeks ago, I posted a question here about the Mamiya SF C 145/4 soft focus lens, but I got no answers ...
So I decided to do a "blind buy" .. anyway the lens was not expensive at all ...
Today I started some test shots in the garden, with different settings of the softfocus ring (goes from blue, minimal sf to orange, very strong sf) for the recommended opening of f8

I found the effect of the orange, white and red position on the SF ring far too strong, so I will concentrate on the blue and green position for the time being ...

Here you have some examples ...

blue dot, least SF : yellow blossoms
green dot, a little more SF : camelia

C U,
Rafael

 

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Thor

New member
Longtime lurker here and I am happy to finally be a member so I can post a few of my own images. There are so many excellent images posted in this thread by some very talented professionals I hope to get to your level someday.

Just a few of my own with the 645D, a "selfie" lol and a hot air balloon shot as the sun was setting.

IMGP9883_BW by RickZPhoto, on Flickr

IMGP9320 by RickZPhoto, on Flickr
 

D&A

Well-known member
"Wrinkles in Time". Tidal Basin, Washington D.C.
Pentax 645D; FA 120mm f4 macro


It's Cherry Blossom time in our Nation's Capital and like many living things, with age comes wrinkles. This section of a side view of the trunk of a ancient Yoshino Cherry Blossom tree, one of the oldest (over 100 years old) and original trees bequeathed as a gift from Japan to the U.S. in 1912, still blooms along with a few of it's brethren from the original group, even though in human years, these old trees approximate 160+ years old. It's a testament that with age comes both dignity and reverence and a reminder that although their appearance has changed, they are as beautiful as ever.

Dave (D&A)
 

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ejpeiker

Member
Nine hours of driving yesterday (round trip) into Arizona's northern National Forests for less than two hours of shooting seasonal spring melt waterfalls but it was so worth it....

GFX-50S, 32-64mm @ 36mm, ISO 100, f/5.6, 2s

AZ_LowerSycamoreFalls01.jpg
 
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