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    Yes, Vivek, you are correct. Small villages are dying, and can actually be purchased "whole" for very little money. But I believe that in Spain it is another type of ghost town. As there is no real estate component to the French recession, there are no ghost towns of that type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I was beginning to wonder if parts of France are also becoming like Spain with more and more ghost towns due to loss of people.
    There are ghost villages plenty in France, but this is Le Treport, a small harbour town with lots of tourists, boat people and the French gallivanting about the seaside boulevard, especially on sunday, as this was. These are the backstreets and a little less people are hanging out here.

    Actually it was rather crowded, especially coming from my village were you see hardly any people in deed although most houses are inhabited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philber View Post
    Yes, Vivek, you are correct. Small villages are dying, and can actually be purchased "whole" for very little money. But I believe that in Spain it is another type of ghost town. As there is no real estate component to the French recession, there are no ghost towns of that type.
    Yes you're right, house prices are reasonable stable in France compared to other countrys. The house prices have been skyhigh in Holland and are actually still to high, because off the mortgage interest tax deduction program.
    It was to easy to lend loads off money, even for people who don't need to loan money. So in fact it is an artificial high price rate at the moment. Now nobody wants to sell there house for less money and the market is completly locked.

    People will have to accept there losses, the mortgage interest tax deduction program needs to be dismantled, so young people can make a start to buy a house, which is almost impossible now. There is lots of uncertainty now because the politicians don't dare to make impopular decisions.

    I don't really know why i am writing all this in Photo forum

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    Aha, that is why you are so often in France, eh, Michiel! We should try to get together, don't you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    Yes you're right, house prices are reasonable stable in France compared to other countrys. The house prices have been skyhigh in Holland and are actually still to high, because off the mortgage interest tax deduction program.
    It was to easy to lend loads off money, even for people who don't need to loan money. So in fact it is an artificial high price rate at the moment. Now nobody wants to sell there house for less money and the market is completly locked.

    People will have to accept there losses, the mortgage interest tax deduction program needs to be dismantled, so young people can make a start to buy a house, which is almost impossible now. There is lots of uncertainty now because the politicians don't dare to make impopular decisions.

    I don't really know why i am writing all this in Photo forum
    This is a complex issue involving banks and their practices as well. Not much room for discussion here, I think.

    BTW, Michiel, my comment (sorry for the OT) did not mean there was not much to the photos you posted (all the double negatives come from the Dutch exposure, I think? ). They are nice, as always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    This is a complex issue involving banks and their practices as well. Not much room for discussion here, I think.

    BTW, Michiel, my comment (sorry for the OT) did not mean there was not much to the photos you posted (all the double negatives come from the Dutch exposure, I think? ). They are nice, as always.
    No worries Vivek! Thanks!
    Not sure what you mean with (all the double negatives come from the Dutch exposure, I think? )

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    Quote Originally Posted by philber View Post
    Aha, that is why you are so often in France, eh, Michiel! We should try to get together, don't you think?
    I would love to Philber!
    I live less then 2 hours from paris.
    It is not that easy to make French friends around here.
    In Normandy people are rather reserved. It is probably there Viking blood
    Are you French? Because your English is suspiciously good

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    Michiel, It just means what it says. I am just self criticizing my own writing and trying to pass the blame on the way Dutch language is used.

    Philber's English is fine but he appears to get lost when dealing with nuances. It happens with most (native English or not).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Michiel, It just means what it says. I am just self criticizing my own writing and trying to pass the blame on the way Dutch language is used.

    Philber's English is fine but he appears to get lost when dealing with nuances. It happens with most (native English or not).
    Oh, that happens to me a lot as well, lost in translation

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    Time for some pics, methinks. Because of the miserable weather, I basically did only flowers for the last months... How about some poppies? Helicoid-mounted Summilux 5 on NEX 7[IMG] _DSC7203-1 par philippeberend, sur Flickr[/IMG]

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    Philippe, The third flower has a wonderfull design and the fourth a nice composition.

    Here some impressions of Lille. What a wonderfull city that is. Really Flamisch.









    The shot above shows the mustache barrel distortion this lens has. Not the appropriate lens for straight facade shots.




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    Excellent photos Zeiss saturation.
    In the 4th photo is that the bust of the admiral (privateer) who captured part of the Spanish Treasure Fleet?

    Thanks Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by camping View Post
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    Excellent photos Zeiss saturation.
    In the 4th photo is that the bust of the admiral (privateer) who captured part of the Spanish Treasure Fleet?

    Thanks Paul
    Thanks, Paul!
    I really wouldn't know. It was photographed in a church/cathedral, I wouldn't expect an admiral there. But he sure looks more like an admiral then a saint.

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    Actually the first time I used the Zeiss Biogon on the NEX. For closer by focused subjects it is allright.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    Thanks, Paul!
    I really wouldn't know. It was photographed in a church/cathedral, I wouldn't expect an admiral there. But he sure looks more like an admiral then a saint.

    Michiel
    The bust appears to be of Patron Saint Maurice as indicated by the inscription on the base.
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    Going through my files I noticed a new theme in my photo's I wasn't aware off.
    I seem to photograph a lot of empty streets.

    So here's a few of them.







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    Quote Originally Posted by turbines View Post
    The bust appears to be of Patron Saint Maurice as indicated by the inscription on the base.
    Actually,

    St Maurice's story is quite compelling...


    Saint Maurice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    Michiel, to me your Biogon looks a lot better than all right. Although, when I tried it on the 5N it had too strong corner problems for me to buy it, so I never even considered it on the 7. But you know how to make it sing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    Going through my files I noticed a new theme in my photo's I wasn't aware off.
    I seem to photograph a lot of empty streets.

    So here's a few of them.
    Michiel: A for # 11. I particularly like the composition of that one and it really conveys the feeling/mood of mysterious emptyness for me.
    Best regards - Hermann

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    Bob, thanks for that link. That is quiet a story in deed!

    Thanks, Philippe. It was much better as I thought on the NEX, but on the GXR and Leica it does not have any problems at all. The lens as such is really fantastic.

    Thank you Hermann! May be virgin Maria helps to evoke that feeling.

    Some more emptyness







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    Quote Originally Posted by Michiel Schierbeek View Post
    Going through my files I noticed a new theme in my photo's I wasn't aware off.
    I seem to photograph a lot of empty streets.

    So here's a few of them.
    I tend to prefer empty streets...much less "messy"

    Probably some deep psychological insight there...or maybe I have an aversion to spandex....

    And your posts are wonderful.

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    A few yesterday from Stanley Park / English Bay with the NEX 7. (Click for larger image.)

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    Some after a "Farmers spectacle", as they call it, in our village.

    ( With a new lens in my collection :-D )





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    Aha, Michiel, so it is a Peugeot 203! Nice set, too.

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    Summilux 50mm on NEX 7 via helicoid adapter
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    Been testing a NEX7 with a Canon 24mm TS-E







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    Shot this testing a new adapter while unfortunately the adapter didn't work I did get some shots I liked



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    Is it one of the new "electronic" adapters for Contax G which didn't work?

    Here are some shots with my Zeiss [IMG] _DSC7433-1 par philippeberend, sur Flickr[/IMG]Touit 12mm


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    Quote Originally Posted by philber View Post
    Is it one of the new "electronic" adapters for Contax G which didn't work?
    Yeah it was. Worked Ok with my zoom, 28mm, and off and on with my 90mm. The 45 wouldn't often be recognised and if it was was manual focus only and stuck at where the motor stopped after starting up. For the shot above i used peaking and my arms. I have a 21mm that I didn't try as I need to trim the feet.

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    Thanks for the info, Slingers! Regarding the 21, my experience is this. While it feels like it won't fit without trimming the feet, it will, but by the barest of margins. The trick is in which order you assemble the three parts. From memory you must put the lens on the adapter first, then the combo on the camera. That applied to my passive adapter, a Kipon. Bu adapter sizes should all be the same, in theory, and your electronic one should be high grade, so dimensionally correct. The issue then is corner performance, even with a 5N. While it is a tremendous lens, maybe the finest Zeiss glass ever to pass through my hands, I could never get a CornerFix profile to eliminate colour shift, never mind corner mush, so I sold it. But the guy who bought it produces stellar images with it...:-(

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    Thanks Philber, it worked when I attached the adapter then the lens not the other way. Also I didn't notice any marks left.

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    I see what you mean about the corners, I see magenta corners and vignetting. Here is a quick shot and a quick attempt to remove the corner issues.





    I think it is workable even though I went a little too green and if the test shot wasn't very challenging to the corner issues.
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    Nice ones Philippe! Must be a great lens to have.

    First one La Fayette?
    Second one; Palais de Tokyo?
    Third one we all know.
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    Good eye, Michiel! Indeed, Galeries Lafayette, Trocadéro, and you know what :-)

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    Not much time for photography due to severe renovations on the house in Normandy.



    Man at work.

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    From a city called Colmar in Les Vosges, France on a bloody hot day.









    And suddenly it rained big white stones!

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    Back in Amsterdam acting like a tourist









    And came across this older one with the same lens.

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    Some quick tests with the Sony 35mm f1.8.







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    From today; windowreflection.

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    Amazing, Michiel!
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    From today; windowreflection.

    Very nice, Michiel. Love the angle of her head and dreamy absorption in what we can only imagine.

    FWIW, I find you street/people work much more engaging than your natural and urban landscapes. By comparison, the latter seem relatively lifeless to me. No offence intended; just a personal reaction and probably more about my vision than yours. People = life, I guess. At least for me.

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    Re: Fun with NEX-7

    Thanks you, John.

    People in streetscenes tell a more direct story - and people like storys - but the absense of people can tell a story as well, besides the plain estetics such a photograph can have.
    Most landscapes I photograph and citys are man made and therefore tell a lot about people as well without people directly acting in the scenes.

    At least that's the way I look at it.

    BTW In most of these photographs the appearance of people walking in the frame are a bonus. I choose the scene already and let things happen.

    I can't remember who said that but a lot of photography is about waiting.

    Anyway thanks for your effort to react on my pictures.
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    One more reflection.

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    NEX 7 + CV 35 1.2II

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    I love your reflections on a window series, Michiel! And sorry for your loss of DP2M. You knew how to make that camera work for you!
    3 pics for you who likes harbours and ports. With Touit 12mm, Elmar 24mm and Summilux 50
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    Pfff... This thread takes for ever to load, it's getting to long.

    I like the last two, Philippe! The second one makes me think of the little harbour of Le Treport in our neighbourhood.

    Here is another one from yesterday.

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