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Post Options Post Options   Quote Peekayoh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 February 2012 at 01:55
Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:

Peekayoh, I'm pleasantly surprised by your Day 37 contributions; I hadn't expected another MIR making an appearance. It has a good repuation among the M42 crowd. But its preset system is a bit odd; at least my copy's is: F16 is wide open and 2.8 is .., well you can guess. As I don't use this lens that often I had completely forgotten and only rediscovered this when I had taken many shots already. But it's a funny little lens.

I like your 2nd shot; it somehow shows how this lens draws (and what I like about it); and the last 2 are good too. The MIR and miserable weather are a good match; and of course Russian glass likes booze.

Here are mine (I have the 1B version):
Hi Darosa,
Nice to see another MIR out there in use, I enjoyed looking at your set on the 5n; I'm still waiting for the 7.

I don't think there's much, if any, difference between the 1B and 1SH and, as you say the preset is, "different," that's why I describe it as an "old Russian preset oddity"; anyway, with it's WYSIWYG display , the A77 (and NEX) gives you a visual reminder if you get it wrong.

Still, the lens is small but rugged and full of character if a bit soft wide open. I think it's great that the SLT and NEX are giving these old lenses a new lease of life; I'm glad I kept (hoarded) most of mine.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 February 2012 at 19:13
Here are a few more from my Day 35 meet with @Jetsplace.
All with A900 + Min 35/1.4 original; full exif inside.

1 Marram Grass

A900 + Minolta 35/1.4

2 Structures towards the light

A900 + Minolta 35/1.4

3 Yellows and blues

A900 + Minolta 35/1.4

4 where the snow meets the sand

A900 + Minolta 35/1.4

5 A parking place for shadows

A900 + Minolta 35/1.4

6 Time out in the hockey game

A900 + Minolta 35/1.4

7 Time out in the hockey game 2

A900 + Minolta 35/1.4

8 !No pasarán!

A900 + Minolta 35/1.4



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stanbury Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 February 2012 at 20:20
Post edited 11/2 (Rievaulx Abbey now here)

Those are some gorgeous pictures, Darosa - nice colours.

Added Day 35 pictures taken on Day 42

All Minolta MC W.Rokkor 35mm f/2.8 and NEX-3


Lichen encrusted Gravestone leaf /3 by FlickrDelusions, on Flickr
1/250 s ~ f/8 ~ ISO 200


Snow ball, Bury Knowle Park by FlickrDelusions, on Flickr
1/1000 s ~ f/8 ~ ISO 200


15-16C Headington Cross base by FlickrDelusions, on Flickr
1/400 s ~ f/8 ~ ISO 200


Edited by Stanbury - 12 February 2012 at 01:06
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 February 2012 at 22:09
No there's no outtake thread because you can post as many as you like here.
I like your BW of Rievaulx Abbey a lot Howard, but as you say, it's not for this thread. There's definitely a place for it in the "Dyxum Themes"; I would post it in "The Grayscale".

Because I feel a bit sorry for you and you really made an effort, I want to offer you the following: go out with your 35mm and make some proper 35mm prime photos and replace the Abbey for that shot/those shots (and we won't tell anybody that they weren't taken on Day 35). How about that?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stanbury Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 February 2012 at 22:19
It's a deal ... I'll steer clear of the sundial too
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 February 2012 at 22:48
Originally posted by Stanbury Stanbury wrote:

I'll steer clear of the sundial too
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 February 2012 at 22:56
Just a little reminder:

To all participants:

As you know, Dyxum has a Sample Image subforum in which photos taken with A-mount lenses are exhibited.

As Kiklop says

The primary purpose of the Sample Image subforum is to present lens capabilities.

We hope that images submitted will cover most aspects of lens performance (sharpness, distortion, flare, bokeh, application etc.) With this in mind, please don't worry about overall image quality (this isn't a competition) but rather try to post images that tell something about the lens."

In the Sample Image subforum there are no image size restrictions.
Contributors are encouraged to post links to full size images if they can, if possible without any post processing. This will be very helpful judging lens performance. 100% crops are allowed; we even encourage you to provide them.


So when you have posted your pics here, have a look at the 'corresponding' Sample Image thread, and, especially when there are few samples, post your photos there too!

To find 'your lens' in the Sample Image subforum, you can use this index, and click on the YES under forum sample images.

Your contribution is greatly appreciated!



How many photos have YOU posted in the sample forum?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote @Jetsplace Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 February 2012 at 23:57
Uhm.. Uhm.. to little.. uhm.. no one from this thread.
I promise I will better my life.

Very nice shots from the 35mm by the way. Great to see some of yours. I just love the way you captured the "on the ice" people and moments.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tigertimb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2012 at 00:03
Day 40 has arrived

Time to dig out my favourite lens on my NEX - anyone joining me?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2012 at 00:45
I would love to Tim but strange as it may seem: I have no 40mm.
Oh well, maybe next year.
You go on, make me jealous!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Peekayoh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2012 at 10:38
A nice day today and no 40mm, who'd have known!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Robbie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2012 at 19:15
Originally posted by tigertimb tigertimb wrote:

Day 40 has arrived

Time to dig out my favourite lens on my NEX - anyone joining me?


Yes, I do Tim

Here is my contribution to Day 40. All pics taken with Sony Nex 5n + Konica Hexanon AR 40/1.8:

#1 "Ceiling"


ISO 100, 1/40 sec., f/?


#2 "Double S"


ISO 2500, 1/60 sec., f/?


#3 "Benches In A Row"

ISO 100, 1/250 sec., f/?


#4 "Moored"

ISO 100, 1/100 sec., f/?


#5 "Shadow Arcs"

ISO 100, 1/60 sec., f/?

I´m looking forward to yours
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tigertimb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2012 at 18:43
Great shots Robbie with a particularly good eye for patterns - I love those shadows in #3


Some belated shots from me, but nothing beyond mucking around with the camera at work and one trial run for Pic-A-Song


1. Delivery - We were all quite astounded when my mate had a delivery at work
(And the current guess is that it will take him less than a month to eat all 108 packs, whilst remaining stick thin )


Sony NEX-5N, Olympus Pen F 40mm @ f1.4


2. The delivery is added to his little domain


Sony NEX-5N, Olympus Pen F 40mm @ f1.4



3. Lunch Preparation:

Sony NEX-5N, Olympus Pen F 40mm @ f1.4



4. Ready to eat: (Mmmmmm; soft cheesy bread with Marmite )

Sony NEX-5N, Olympus Pen F 40mm @ f1.4



5. Try out for Pic-a-Song

Sony NEX-5N, Olympus Pen F 40mm @ f1.4, f2, f2.8, f4, f5.6, f8, f11 & f16
(N.B. got a good reflection on the abilities of the lens, as I blended all the different apertures to give the DOF where I needed it and the blur where I didn't want it )


(added a shot with the lens on camera here with a size comparison against the Rokkor 58mm f1.2)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2012 at 19:42
Interesting Day 40! Two great lenses that are not in my possession, well, well.

Yes, nice patterns Robbie and your benches is a very good catch.

You have an intriguing colleague Tim. I wonder what his home is like.

You must show us more of what that little Pen F is capable of.
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