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    Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    I went out in the streets of Hanoi at five o clock... that was Friday morning. Now it's four o clock Saturday morning, in Bangkok. I should get a life, right? Or at least some sleep :sleep006:

    I don't really know where to start, but here are a few that caught my attention.

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    S5 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/3.5



    S5 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/2.5



    s5 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/5.6



    s5 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/2.0


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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    what in gods name are you doing to get such great color contrast etc, excellent, excellent as usual!!!

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    message kicks some serious arse!!!

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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    If you can't find great images in the Orient then you have some serious issues. Jorday does a spectacular job and deserves all those well earned kudos that flow his way.

    It is so great to go out early in the morning and find the cooking stalls filled with those beginning to prepare breakfast for those mortals amongst us! Just love it! Beautiful prawns with heavy smoke hovering over top makes you so hungry even before a real tasting! So all you need do is get a beautiful image of such a delight, process it and then stare at it until you are utterly famished!

    Now that is advertising!

    Cheers to all

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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    Thanks guys. The S5 is a perfect camera for the light and colours in places like Hanoi, but it requires perfect glass. Only wish it had in-body IS, and now and then more detail.

    Here's the view from the hotel room.

    S5 with Tamron 17-50 @ 50mm and f/4.0



    S5 with Tamron 17-50 @ 42mm and f/3.5


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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    And a few from the rush-hour

    S5 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/4.0



    S5 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/5.6


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    No surprises here, great work as usual Jorgen!

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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    And some night shots.

    S5 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/2.0



    S5 with Tamron 17-50mm @ 17mm and f/2.8



    S5 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/2.0


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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by ddk View Post
    No surprises here, great work as usual Jorgen!
    Thanks David. The S5 really shines under circumstance like these. Non of the photos I've posted here have more than two minutes of pp, most of them much less, including conversion from RAW.

    I wish Nikon could come up with some new primes though. A compact 85mm f/2.0 VR would be perfect, if it's sharp wide open. And a 24mm f/1.4
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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    S5 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/4.5


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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    S5 with Tamron 17-50 @ 27mm and f/2.8


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    Hey, that last red scooter there -- are you stalking 'Femme Hanoise' ???

    Wonderful images!!! Thanks for sharing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxide Blu View Post
    Hey, that last red scooter there -- are you stalking 'Femme Hanoise' ???

    Wonderful images!!! Thanks for sharing them.
    Not if the guy in the background is her husband...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Thanks David. The S5 really shines under circumstance like these. Non of the photos I've posted here have more than two minutes of pp, most of them much less, including conversion from RAW.

    I wish Nikon could come up with some new primes though. A compact 85mm f/2.0 VR would be perfect, if it's sharp wide open. And a 24mm f/1.4
    You ought to try a couple of the Zeiss ZF lenses with your Fuji, you'll be very surprised with quality. MF isn't that difficult on the S5 with a finder magnifier.

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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by ddk View Post
    You ought to try a couple of the Zeiss ZF lenses with your Fuji, you'll be very surprised with quality. MF isn't that difficult on the S5 with a finder magnifier.
    I don't worry about MF. I do worry about the prices though. The 100mm would be first on my priority list, but it's also the most expensive one, and the Nikkor 105mm f/1.8 AIS is no slouch either (nor is the 105mm f/2.0 AF), for a more reasonable price... if I can find one here in the land of smiles

    How is the Zeiss 28mm f/2.0?

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    Very nice collection of new photographs Jorgan! The birds eye view from hotel room and night images add much to the story.

    Rob

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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    Jorgen,

    These are really very nice.

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    WOW!
    These are absolutely spectacular.

    But I thought "street" photos had to be black and white and taken with a 28mm lens

    Honestly, I am trying to find my way with photography in general, and street photos in particular. These have totally inspired me, thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    I don't worry about MF. I do worry about the prices though. The 100mm would be first on my priority list, but it's also the most expensive one, and the Nikkor 105mm f/1.8 AIS is no slouch either (nor is the 105mm f/2.0 AF), for a more reasonable price... if I can find one here in the land of smiles

    How is the Zeiss 28mm f/2.0?
    Its a great lens, I really like it for people shooting, has a wonderful rendering which makes it more fun imo than the 35mm which has less character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott G View Post
    WOW!
    But I thought "street" photos had to be black and white and taken with a 28mm lens
    Of course, and they should be out of focus as well. That's why I asked David about the manual focus 28

    Thank you all. It's a great inspiration to be on this forum, with lots of feedback and great photos from all

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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Thanks David. The S5 really shines under circumstance like these. Non of the photos I've posted here have more than two minutes of pp, most of them much less, including conversion from RAW.

    I wish Nikon could come up with some new primes though. A compact 85mm f/2.0 VR would be perfect, if it's sharp wide open. And a 24mm f/1.4
    I am wondering if Nikon has a deal with Zeiss to not introduce new primes for some period of time. Right now Zeiss has wonderful primes for nikon F mount albeit more pricey than Nikon's would likely be. I own the 18, and the 35 and find them superb. I will be buying the 28 and the 50 Makro and if David Farkas can find me a 100 Makro with a focus that is smooth and not tight I will consider that as well (although I have been super happy with my 105 VR to this point).

    Woody

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyspedden View Post
    I am wondering if Nikon has a deal with Zeiss to not introduce new primes for some period of time. Right now Zeiss has wonderful primes for nikon F mount albeit more pricey than Nikon's would likely be. I own the 18, and the 35 and find them superb. I will be buying the 28 and the 50 Makro and if David Farkas can find me a 100 Makro with a focus that is smooth and not tight I will consider that as well (although I have been super happy with my 105 VR to this point).

    Woody
    I asked Zeiss about the stiffer focus control on the 85mm and 100mm and I was told that there's a lot of glass to move in those lenses, hence it requires slightly more effort than the shorter lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    S5 with Tamron 17-50 @ 27mm and f/2.8

    Talk about timing, were you waiting for macho man to show up? This photo is making me miss the hot humid climate and the heavy smog there, in a pleasant but masochistic way.
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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    Playing around with black & white.

    S5 with Tamron 17-50mm @ 48mm and f/2.8



    S5 with Tamron 17-50mm @ 40mm and f/2.8



    S5 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/2.5



    S5 with Tamron 17-50mm @ 17mm and f/2.8


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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by ddk View Post
    Talk about timing, were you waiting for macho man to show up? This photo is making miss the hot humid climate and the heavy smog there, in a pleasant but masochistic way.
    Nah... we just happened to be there at the same time

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    That first B&W image, 'Breakfast' does it for me. Just beautiful.

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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    Time to get off the street

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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    S5 with Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 @ f/2.0


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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    My mother complains that there are to many girls in my photos, so for the sake of balance, here's one with a woman and a man

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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    More dancers, although somewhat tired.

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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    Same lake, another angle.

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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    And now: sports

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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    There's something about nights. They are slow...

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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    There's a railway going through the city. Sometimes the trains don't go...

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    ... and sometimes they do.

    S5 with Tamron 17-50 @ 22mm, f/2.8 and 1/3s, handheld


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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    The coffee in Hanoi is the best anywhere. A good excuse to take five minutes in the morning.

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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    After the coffee, how about some music?

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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    More sports. It's so healthy. Or is this considered house-keeping?

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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    Wonderful series. Never really seen anything from Hanoi before. Thank you!

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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    Time to end this thread, I suppose, with a self portrait, more or less. There are zillions more photos from a hectic day in Hanoi, but unfortunately, there's also work waiting. Thanks for all the comments. They are always inspirational on this forum.

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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by ddk View Post
    I asked Zeiss about the stiffer focus control on the 85mm and 100mm and I was told that there's a lot of glass to move in those lenses, hence it requires slightly more effort than the shorter lenses.
    David

    I don't think this is the issue. My 100 ZF was so stiff it felt like it was actually binding. When you got close to the optimum focus trying to fine tune was simply over the top. Now others have the lens and reported no problem with focus stiffness. So I am probably going to try again but it will be a lens from a dealer who will guarantee me the focus is smooth. (I don't mind "heavy" as a result of all the glass.) My standard for this is the Leica R 280 4.0. There is a ton of glass here too but you can focus with the tip of your finger and just nail it. That is the way a lens should be designed.

    Woody

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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    Wonderful Hanoi street-life journey, Jorgen !

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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    Thanks Bondo.

    Sorry guys, I couldn't resist. Here are two more

    S5 with Tamron 17-50 @ 38mm and f/4.0



    S5 with Tamron 17-50 @ 48mm and f/5.6



    The Tamron 17-50 deserves special mention here. For a lens that cost around $350 new, the sharpness and bokeh is simply outstanding. Apart for the need for a larger aperture now and then, and possibly build quality long term, I can't see any weaknesses at all.
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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    ... and...

    S5 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/5.6



    ... and...

    S5 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/2.2


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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    More food...

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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    S5 with Tamron 17-50 @ 17mm and f/7.1


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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    Tired? It's a new day today, and one more tomorrow. Endless possibilities of getting even more tired :sleep006:

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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    S5 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/4.0


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    S5 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/4.0

    Don't you dare end the thread when you still have this kind of images sitting around!!!

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    Re: Hanoi, Friday 13 February 2009

    Thanks again, David

    I'll give it some serious consideration once I get my head above the stacks of paper that are threatening to crush my cameras

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    S5 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/2.2


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