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My previous two shots back a couple pages were taken with the same setup. It's not a perfect lens, but one of the coolest things about it which you may have seen in previous shots of mine is that it does a great job shooting straight into the sun (if you like starbursts).

 

 

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I think the second image is really great! Nice job.

 

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Huh. That seems like a very difficult technique to get right. Nice work Planar-Head!

Yes, I'm still practicing. Getting better every time. A little sharpening in post really makes 'em pop, even if I didn't pan the car perfectly.

 

Here's a bonus:

 

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Super Takumar 200mm f4 @ some aperture

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Do any of y'all know why Minolta numbers were always so weird?? For example my 70-210 f/4, and my upcoming lens, the 50mm f/1.7???
post #11028 of 12341
So I was looking around for colleges that offer photography majors/classes/degrees, and almost all require you to own a Mac mad.gif cant tell you how mad this makes me.
post #11029 of 12341
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Nice shot. Wow it looks like a pretty old big hangar. What's the span of this hangar?

 

90m wide, more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tillamook_Air_Museum  - unfortunately it doesn't look like it will be maintained much longer, as the museum is moving and the cost to repair the roof is extreme. 

 

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Originally Posted by Planar_head View Post

I think the second image is really great! Nice job.

 

Thanks, playing with ND filters is fun, if a little hard to set up at times :) 

 

empty closet

 

against the wind

post #11030 of 12341
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Originally Posted by AHorseNamedJeff View Post

Do any of y'all know why Minolta numbers were always so weird?? For example my 70-210 f/4, and my upcoming lens, the 50mm f/1.7???

Nikon made lenses with the same 70-210 and so did a number of other manufacturers. 50/1,7 is somewhat typical for fast lenses from that era. Even Contax have a 50/1,7. If anything, Minolta copied a legend. Generally, Japanese manufacturers copied their German counterparts from design to utility. I'd not worry about it.

post #11031 of 12341
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Originally Posted by devwild View Post

My previous two shots back a couple pages were taken with the same setup. It's not a perfect lens, but one of the coolest things about it which you may have seen in previous shots of mine is that it does a great job shooting straight into the sun (if you like starbursts).

 

 

 

 

Starburts? Love them. But I find that 6-8 blades is perfect. 10 is okay. 7 (14 point star) and 9 (18 point star) is too much. A simple, elegant star is what I want. I have two nikkors with 6 blades and I'm saving up for an 8-bladed Leica. 

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I'm not worried about it, I just find it a bit odd smily_headphones1.gif
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some more pics.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Neutral-Density-Filter-Compatible/dp/B00867PFZY/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1374686600&sr=1-7&keywords=square+filter+holder

I was considering this for a babys intro to landscape 'tography. aside from needing a wider lens, is this a good intro kit?

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Originally Posted by AHorseNamedJeff View Post

 

I like the bokeh on this one.

 

Bokeh. I've always wanted to use that in a sentence.

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I like the bokeh on this one.

 

Bokeh. I've always wanted to use that in a sentence.

Thanks! It's all thanks to my Minolta beercan lens. that thing gives some delicious bokeh.

post #11036 of 12341
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Originally Posted by AHorseNamedJeff View Post

I'm not worried about it, I just find it a bit odd smily_headphones1.gif

Pretty typical. Only recently has that range been locked to 70-200. I use an 80-200 for school work. It's an older screw drive Nikon that focuses fast and is damn sharp. I'm thinking of picking up one myself. There were some really crazy zooms back in the 70's, and ones with short ranges that were twice the size of the ones today. Amazing the variety of lenses available especially for 35mm SLR cameras. I'm very much intrigued by the Lomo edition Petzval 85/2,2 lens. I may pick one up next year after I decide what to do with a couple other lenses. Generally, I trade up/down or sell and buy. 

I've invested otherwise (straight out of pocket) for a few lenses, but most of my purchases are selling off anything to afford what I have. In fact, everything I shoot with for work was bought that way. 

post #11037 of 12341
I read on /p/ and other places that the lomo petzvals are actually going to be quite bad, really just appealing to the lomo hipster market, who think that because the lens is brass it's super cool.
post #11038 of 12341
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I read on /p/ and other places that the lomo petzvals are actually going to be quite bad, really just appealing to the lomo hipster market, who think that because the lens is brass it's super cool.


That's what is great about this hobby. For some reason, photographers just like the feel and touch of gear. Only the multi seasoned pro is so sick of cameras that they just look at em as basic tools and refrain from any photography on their day off.
post #11039 of 12341

Bought the nikkor 24-85 vr today and had to do a quick test...

 

 

Seems alright.

post #11040 of 12341
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Bought the nikkor 24-85 vr today and had to do a quick test...

 

 

Seems alright.


I give it a solid 7.8/10.

 

 

JK It looks great :D Grats on the new glass.

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