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Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:

Leo, my 10 mm images did require some streching in LR. I need a mechanical spiritlevel as the viewfinder spiritlevel doesn't work 'up'.


Imo it's impossible to have everything straight SOOC. I have a spirit level in the flash shoe; works well with the camera on a tripod. But there's a third dimension too, afaik there's no spirit level for that ...
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2018 at 20:39
But spirit level and tripod is a lot easier than hand-holding and eyeballing!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2018 at 19:05
Fairly sunny day 14 meant I went out with my Sigma EX 14/2.8...

HK14.1 Aurinkolahti Marina

α99 + Sigma EX 14/2.8 @ 14 mm, f/14, 1/60 s, ISO 100

HK14.2 Icicles on reeds

α99 + Sigma EX 14/2.8 @ 14 mm, f/11, 1/60 s, ISO 160

As you see, this lens is very prone to lens flares... :-/
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2018 at 21:46
Heikki, what ultra wide lens is not flare sensitive? You captured beautiful light!
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I love that crisp northern light in your first shot, Hezu; and the wider the glass, the more prone to flare usually.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2018 at 21:54
For Day 10 I went to Maassluis. There being hardly any wind, I was looking for reflections:

9 Reflections of the 18th century

a7rii + Voigtlander Heliar Hyper Wide 10mm F5.6 E
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote 4paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2018 at 01:18
I missed Day 12 but I didn't miss the new week!
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1 long shadow from the handlebars

f5.6

2 winter sky

f2

3 I'm not sure but I think I got shot by this flare - ouch!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pdeley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2018 at 01:33
Beautiful images on this and previous pages!

Marius' Hudson River shot feels like the wintery water and city, Paul's M for Metro captures the transportation network in shape and font, Mike's passenger plane may be a charter to the bright light at the end (serene but no passengers volunteering) and Leo's red zone is tempting me to consider adopting a fish baby too...

Heikki's Sigma 14 produces colors that remind me of the Sig 15-30 I'll let loose tomorrow, but the details look just a little bit blurred ... could your a99 need to microadjust for a slight mismatch in the 14's register distance?

Leo and Paul's scenery with bicycles do indeed look like they show places that are a few centuries apart. It's counterintuitive to think that the quintessentially Dutch mode of transportation wasn't invented yet when those canal-facing houses were built.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote pdeley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2018 at 02:06
My catch from Day 10 had to happen on the way to work, or at destination. Both with a65 and Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6:

#1 Layered morning clouds over Cabazon CA




#2 3D printing at MFD




And in preparation for the new Day Prime Year, I pushed the envelope a little by calculating the unspecified focal length equivalents of my Yasuhara Nanoha 4-5x Super Macro oddball. IF my math is correct (and that's an admittedly big if) then its zoom range is 14.4-16.6mm

So here goes the wide end (very vignetted on my a7) and it'll make a return at its "long" end in 3 days!

#3 Apparently true bugs don't shave very often




#4 Meet the Diabolical Ironclad beetle in its play-dead mode




The black segmented sausage running diagonally across the middle of the image is one of the antennae. Everything else looks mostly like random chunks of broken asphalt with lots of sand and goo stuck in the cracks (it should've been called the Old Tarmac-clad beetle instead?). The slightly reddish rounded bit before the antenna isn't the eye, but a small accessory part of its chewing toolkit.

Now for one of those eminently sensible questions an inquisitive 6-year old (grand)kid will one day corner its parents or grandparents with:

"Mommy/Daddy/Grampa/Granny ... don't Diabolical Ironclad Beetles have eyes?" Worry not, but answer confidently:

#5 "Yes they do in fact have eyes, I saw 'em on dyxum!"



The compound eye is that mulberry-fruit-like cluster of shiny black beads in the sunlit gap between the chunky armor plates. It's usually tucked away under/behind the antenna, which is apparently ok if you live under dead bark.

Edited by pdeley - 15 January 2018 at 04:59
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2018 at 04:19
Day 10

Boat Launch Grand River

Sony A5000 + E 16mm F2.8 + VCL-ECF1
ISO 100 1/160 s 10 mm f/2.8

Day 12

Grand Haven Pier at Sunset

Sony A5000 + E 16mm F2.8 + VCL-ECU1
ISO 100 1/160 s 12 mm f/8
Warped quite a bit in C1 to straighten the structures.


ISO 100 1/200 s 12 mm f/8


ISO 100 1/50 s 12 mm f/5.6


ISO 100 1/100 s 12 mm f/8

Sand and Snow

ISO 100 1/25 s 12 mm f/5.6

Edited by QuietOC - 15 January 2018 at 14:44
A68 30M 35 50 60M 16-50 16-80 18-55 18-70 18-135 55-200 55-300
A5000 LA-EA1 6.5 16 20 30 60 16-50 18-55 55-210
600si: 20 24 28 50 85 100M 135 28-85 35-70 35-105 35-200 70-210 75-300 100-300D
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2018 at 10:22
A great set of tales of flare, monsters and winter from the US!

Paul: I'm looking forward to the other end of that macro.

Matthew: The Sony 16/2.8 is such excellent value for the money, the more so with those converters. Lovely shots.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2018 at 10:29
A new week on Day Prime. More wide angles and fishes!

Bring out your 15mms - 21mms for week 3.

Happy shooting!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2018 at 11:35
Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:

A new week on Day Prime. More wide angles and fishes!

Bring out your 15mms - 21mms for week 3.

Happy shooting!
Finally I can get started

Today our car needed service at the garage and I used the hour I had to wait to take a short walk across the industry park close by. It was still dry but the forecast for the rest of the week is rain, rain, rain . However the light was stil meh......   

First the Minolta 16/2.8 FE

16-1: Cherry picker


16-2: No drinking water


16-3: Under construction


16-4: Not a balloon



The second lens I took is a Tokina 21/3.4 with Olympus OM mount I picked up at a fair for 10 Euro's. On my A6000 I was more then underwhelmed by it's performance so thought it would even be worse on my A7. However to my surprise it performs much better on this body, don't ask me why but I might use it more often in the future and not limit its use to only day prime

21-1: Directions


21-2: Black and white, with just a hint of colour


21-3: Eco Technics



I hope the weather improves a little this week and if it does I've got two more lenses to show: The Minolta 20/2.8 and the Sony E20/2.8, so I'll keep my fingers crossed that the weather forecasts have it wrong.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 January 2018 at 12:14
I hope so too Pieter. As I have to pick-up my Indian Visa some day this week I foresee another session inside The Hague Central Station.
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