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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 April 2017 at 21:26
@ Angora, welcome, better late than never, isn't it?
As expected struggling to meet the 3 days target this week. But hey, posted 4 days in week 1, did the Middelburg meeting and Day 105 as well, so shooting more than regular anyhow.
Traveling the next few days, for which I will allow myself a challenge pass. Hope to share some pics of the trip as well afterwards.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 April 2017 at 07:11
TY!!!
and also nice to have you on board!! :-)
(you forgot to mention if you went to work as well?
and as long you're not aware of the person with the whip? ;-))
you do owe me 'my' day 9 Trioplan shot! remember? ;-)
hope to be able to complete this hazardous challenge. almost got overrun by a wheelchair yesterday morning (as I was 'just around the bend' somewhere at ground level). -is it more quiet this time??-

have a safe and wonderful trip!!!
(and keep us posted??)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 April 2017 at 16:27
High time to continue commenting on the outtakes, we're already on page 6 and I haven't even started day 3 yet

So, here's day 3:
mikey2000, the looks you get in the second picture is priceless

Dopol, quite a scene, but little to show for their efforts yet
Fred_S, I like #2 best, somehow a high key of a dark subject doesn't thrill me too much
Dopol, nice close-ups, close to MFD I suppose (or did you use tubes)
Maffe, very fitting and well captured
bigsi, I like the mood you created in that one,
Maffe, oh, that look in here eyes says it all
mikey2000, beautiful and not overcooked!
Macca, really like the second, a small but very powerful subject, the fourth is special as well.
nandbytes, beautiful colours but I find the backgrounds a bit too busy/distracting. But it's probably hard to get less dof with such a short lens
nandbytes, I like the processing you gave these shots and the composition of the first is nice



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nandbytes, nice shot, and for me the water doesn't need to be any smoother, otherwise it will start looking artificial
Fred_S, nice little series, 1 and 3 are the top shots from these
Bob J, good use of the fisheye, especially 5.1, 5.3 and 6.2. Good compositions on @ and &. From the following shots 10.3 is my favourite
rovhazman, Tree 2 and Tree 3 give a very good feel for the dry and barren land you were in
mikey2000, love the cupcakes, yummie
Dopol, the one click-composite cracked me up, very well seen.
Fred_S, normally I'm not such a fan of lensbaby pictures, but #2 is an exception
Dopol, the calendar is weird , I really like the first shot, the three slightly oof tombstones in the background also tell a special story



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rovhazman, nice "subject contrast" in the first one
Maffe, beautiful close-ups, the rolled up fern is my favourite, both for the composition and the B&W treatment
nandbytes, nice scene, but less spectacular vs. some others you showed from there
rovhazman, very inviting, I'm surprised it's so quiet there on what seems to be a beautiful spot on a nice day.
Fred_S, I like the condensation drop "studies", was this on a transparrent lid of a coffee cup?
nandbytes, great processing on these
Fred_S, that's looks like quite a modern Helios 44
Maffe, nice scenes (especially the human element in the first) and processing
Dopol, doors are always interesting and this series is no exception. But I think you picked the very best as your main entry.
Mind the bandwidth of others, don't link pictures larger then 1024 wide or 960 pix high, see here
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 April 2017 at 18:22
@ Pegelli, many thanks for your effort in these extensive, fair and honest comments. Makes me feel embarrassed about my own (lack of) effort here.
The condensation drops were inside the neck of a round, blue-ish decoration bottle on our garden table.
The Helios 44m came as a gift from my uncle as the standard lens on his Olympic Zenit EM, which I believe is from 1980. This version has a switch for automatic or manual aperature, but only 8 blades, so according to info on the web, less swirly than the 44-2.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 April 2017 at 18:32
Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

TY!!!
and also nice to have you on board!! :-)
(you forgot to mention if you went to work as well?
and as long you're not aware of the person with the whip? ;-))
you do owe me 'my' day 9 Trioplan shot! remember? ;-)
hope to be able to complete this hazardous challenge. almost got overrun by a wheelchair yesterday morning (as I was 'just around the bend' somewhere at ground level). -is it more quiet this time??-

have a safe and wonderful trip!!!
(and keep us posted??)



Thanks Angora!
How could I forget to mention work, family affairs and running a sportsclub.
I know I promised a Day 9 pic with the Trioplan, but as mentioned in the Middelburg thread, did not manage to get a decent bubbly one. With my hard disk reaching it's limits, I am quite rigorous in deleting 'failures', so can't keep my promise. Only could repost the Middelburg B/W lamppost pic on Day 9 for you as my best offer.

I'll try to keep you posted, about my trip
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 April 2017 at 12:12
Today I took some photos to finish my weekly 3/week challenge. Hopefully some extras for outtakes...

But today I finally received the m39 to m-mount adapter, which means that I can use the Elmar 3.5cm F3.5 with the macro adapter. It opens up many more opportunities!
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 April 2017 at 12:21
So do we Shay.
We're looking forward to see some results of this oddly specified (3,5cm=35mm) lens
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 April 2017 at 00:30
I must apologise for having fallen behind (my last post in the threads was for the 13th) - I promise I haven't dropped out or missed any days so far, but was off on a courier trip and then had stuff to sort out at the school...

...strangely I seem to remember that when I was at work I could keep up with a day-prime month on a day-to-day basis, but since I retired I seem to be far busier..
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Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 April 2017 at 11:13
Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:


And it all leaves me with one last question: can you make sure NOT to be the 3rd photo on any page.
Thanks in advance


Your posted 3rd photo again on day 24
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Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:

Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:


And it all leaves me with one last question: can you make sure NOT to be the 3rd photo on any page.
Thanks in advance


Your posted 3rd photo again on day 24


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Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 April 2017 at 17:38
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Look what I found for the next challenge

A99 + Helios 44m


that looks like a fine lens to me. congrats!!!
M42? nothing stuck?
(hope you'll show what it produces when stopped down then).
(back home yet? how many medals/congratulations?)


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 April 2017 at 18:01
Originally posted by angora angora wrote:


that looks like a fine lens to me. congrats!!!
M42? nothing stuck?
(hope you'll show what it produces when stopped down then).
(back home yet? how many medals/congratulations?)


M42 indeed, seems to work all fine, nothing stuck, only focussing slightly stiff, but the price seemed very reasonable to me when I compare to Ebay offers
Back home again indeed, unfortunately she just missed the bronze medal, but did very well for a debut on the European Championships.

With a long weekend ahead, should be able to post some first shots with the Flek, although there is some PP work waiting from the Warshaw trip as well
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 April 2017 at 20:53
Carl Zeiss Jena's often suffer from stiff focus. That's because the grease they used slowly polymerises into resin.

Flektogons are very nice and I love the estetics of the zebra version you have Fred!
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Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

Carl Zeiss Jena's often suffer from stiff focus. That's because the grease they used slowly polymerises into resin.


Thanks Paul, good to know!
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