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Day Prime 2019 - Event Date: 01 January 2019 - 30 December 2019

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Some more Day 15:

1 Royal Delft Blue parking


2 Windows


3 Dutch garbage


4 I see a black door and I want it painted red


all with a7 + Voigtlander Super Wide Heliar 15mm F4.5 (APS-C)
 



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Today was the day of the Sigma 18mm f3.5. A rather sharp lens (at least at the center) with strong vignetting. Plus mine is foggy as hell. I actually like this kind of soft focus effect but it's not something for every situation, particularly when considering the wide angle of view. This effect generally tends to work better with tele lenses, in my opinion.

18 - let it glow
Alternative title: hazy lilke crazy . While at a party I discovered this opportunity and (almost) waited too long before I grabbed the camera and took the shot. At 1/3s handheld it isn't the sharpest, but it'll do for me.


When life gives you lemons, make lemonade - and when your lens gives hazy pictures, take moody pictures. That's what I tried to do today and I think it worked quite well in this case. More images to be posted tomorrow or so.
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The week had been rather desperate from a photography point of view, all work and no play. Fortunately I managed to flee the office at four on Friday and decided to take A7, A7R2 and A99 and a four lens kit (Minolta MD W.Rokkor 17/4, Sony 2.8/16-35 SSM ZA, Sony 2.8/20 and CZJ Flektogon 20/4) to Rotterdam, the City where I was born and raised. I donít think my business there has been completed, Iíll probably go back on Sunday as there are two more lenses to abuse and the Flektogon gets a second chance as by the time I used it it was freezing and my hands and feet were so cold that I messed up my images in difficult light.

The Minolta MD W.Rokkor 17mm 1:4. How do I describe it. The center of the image is AMAZING. Sharp and the image pops. The contrast with the edges cannot be greater. Lots of CA (purple/green on high contrast edges, easily fixed in PP), considerable vignetting at f/8, smearing of details in the corners. Great stuff, love it already.

I had too much water so I had to make a 16:9 croporama to get a well balanced image. The water was extremely choppy, not because of wind but because of the water taxis flying by all over the place. It was begging for Long exposure.

17.1 Erasmusbrug, Rotterdam

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: Minolta MD W.Rokkor 17mm 1:4
Aperture: f/8
Exposure Time: 20 sec.
Filter: LEE Little Stopper, 6 stop ND

Then I went to the Harbour-museum where they have lots of interesting Rotterdam history on display. The recently repaired Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM. On holiday in the USA it was mounted on my A7 through LA-EA3 adapter and while holding the camera I must have had my finger on the E-mount release button at some time (the combo is rather heavy), the lens came off and gravity did its work. The lens hood shattered and the lens survived (so I thought). By the end of the vacation I noticed that the ring that holds the sunshade was slightly wobbly. The sunshade was in the bin anyway and it does not hold optical elements, so I concluded: No problem. But big problem later back home as the lens would no longer zoom beyond 20 mm and the front ring was terribly wobbly. Anyway, I decided not to replace it with FE equivalent (too much love to part with it), had it fixed (expensive!) and replaced the hood with a second hand from eBay (better price than expected, the new ones are now made from unobtainium, I think Sony is faseing out the A-mount).

16.1: Lighthouse and Cranes

Camera Model: ILCE-7
Lens: Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM
Focal Length: 16 mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Time: 6
ISO: 100

16.2: Crane and Train

Camera Model: ILCE-7
Lens: Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM
Focal Length: 16 mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Time: 20
ISO: 100

Also the A99 was taken in for repair as the aperture control had failed. It hasnít seen much work after I got mirrorless cameras. It was a bit of a battle as the repairman had reset the buttons to default configuration and the ergonomics of the A99 differs from the A7x cameras anyway. Had a steep leaning curve in the dark. De Rotterdam is the biggest building in The Netherlands offering office space, indoor car park, hotel, appartments, restaurants. Seen from under the Erasmusbrug

20,1: R'DAM

Camera Model: SLT-A99V
Lens: Sony 20mm F2.8
Focal Length: 20 mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Time: 2
ISO: 100

20.2: Erasmusbrug

Camera Model: SLT-A99V
Lens: Sony 20mm F2.8
Focal Length: 20 mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Time: 8
ISO: 100

17.2: Orange Bicycles

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: Minolta MD W.Rokkor 17 mm 1:4
Aperture: f/8
Exposure Time: 10
ISO: 100


Edited by Snegren - 7 hours 34 minutes ago at 10:16
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Originally posted by Wilu Wilu wrote:

Today was the day of the Sigma 18mm f3.5. A rather sharp lens (at least at the center) with strong vignetting. Plus mine is foggy as hell. I actually like this kind of soft focus effect but it's not something for every situation, particularly when considering the wide angle of view. This effect generally tends to work better with tele lenses, in my opinion.

I have a hazy 35mm and like it's atmosphere with the subject on (very) short distances.
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Some great work on this page guys!
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