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    Gull on the Beach

    Was actually shooting an offshore scientific rig when this gull decided to walk in my direction. Shot with the Hassy 180 f/4 CFE on Contax645/Aptus 75S. This is really a wonderful lens. Wide open there's not much DOF to work with as you can see from the sand.
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    Re: Gull on the Beach

    This web sized version doesn't do justice to the original...

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    Re: Gull on the Beach

    Quote Originally Posted by David K View Post
    This web sized version doesn't do justice to the original...
    Looks pretty good from here.

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    Re: Gull on the Beach

    David, that is stunning. The light is wonderful.

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    Re: Gull on the Beach

    Dear David

    You nailed it nicely. I probably use my hassey lenses on the Contax as much as the Contax lenses. However, for two walk around lenses you can't beat the 80MM and the 35mm for wide

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    Re: Gull on the Beach

    MF birding ! I like the idea .-)

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    Re: Gull on the Beach

    Lovely capture.

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    Very nice shot, David!

    Thierry

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    Gorgeous light and a fine specimen!

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    Re: Gull on the Beach

    Thank you all very much for the kind words.
    @Victor... I'm with you, I love my Hasselblad lenses, especially the Super Achromats, truly wonderful glass.
    @bondo... MF and bird photos are a great combo. Very tough for me to get flying birds without the kind of fast AF you get with Canon or Nikon.

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