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(Entries) DPC #299: "Instrument"

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Printed Date: 16 June 2024 at 19:41

Topic: (Entries) DPC #299: "Instrument"
Posted By: svjetlana
Subject: (Entries) DPC #299: "Instrument"
Date Posted: 04 March 2022 at 22:46
Dear Dyxumers,
this time we will show our instruments.

Definition of instrument

1 : a device used to produce music
   also : a singing voice
2 : implement
   especially : one designed for precision work
3 a : a measuring device for determining the present value of a quantity       under observation
   b : an electrical or mechanical device used in navigating an airplane especially : such a device used as the sole means of navigating
4 a : a means whereby something is achieved, performed, or furthered
   b : one used by another as a means or aid : dupe, tool


@@ "Strings"

A-580, 70-200mm F2.8, f/2.8, 1/60, 100mm, ISO1600.

Good light,


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Posted By: alpha_in_exile
Date Posted: 12 March 2022 at 02:41
@@ Grace's Violin

Camera: A900
Lens: Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro USD
F-stop: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/60
ISO: 400
EV: 0
Focal length: 90mm (shows as 100mm in EXIF)
Flash: Metz 48 AF-1
Filters and such: none
Film: N/A

-- Matt
A7RM4, Min 24/2.8, Min 50/1.4, Min 85/1.4, Tam 90/2.8 Macro, FE 135/1.8 GM, Tam 70-200/2.8 - my web gallery

Posted By: LAbernethy
Date Posted: 14 March 2022 at 01:49
@@ Fender FR-50 Resonator

Camera: Sony SLT-A99V
Lens: Sigma 24-105mm F4 Art
F-stop: f/8
Shutter speed: 1/60sec.
ISO: 400
EV: +0.30
Focal length: 105mm
Flash: HVL-F20M trigger / HVL-F43M W/softbox / 36 inch silver reflector
Filters and such: no
Film: no

Posted By: LAbernethy
Date Posted: 19 March 2022 at 00:56
@@ Kalimba

Camera: Sony SLT-A99V
Lens: Sigma 24-105mm F4 Art
F-stop: f/11
Shutter speed: 1/60sec.
ISO: 100
EV: +0.00
Focal length: 105mm
Flash: HVL-F20M trigger / 2 HVL-F43M bounced
Filters and such: no
Film: no

Posted By: Jozioau
Date Posted: 21 March 2022 at 05:50
@@Violin tail-piece and strings"> - Violin tail-piece and strings by - Joe Lewit , on Flickr
Camera: Sony a900
Lens: Sony 100mm f2.8 Macro
F-stop: f/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/100sec.
ISO: 800
EV: +0.00
Focal length: 100mm
Flash: -
Filters and such: UV
Film: -

"Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst" - Henri Cartier-Bresson - My FlickrPro site

Posted By: Jozioau
Date Posted: 23 March 2022 at 07:09
@@1920s drafting instruments dividers adjustment"> - 1920s drafting instruments dividers adjustment by - Joe Lewit , on Flickr
Camera: Sony a7iv
Lens: Sony 100mm f2.8 Macro via LA-EA5
F-stop: f/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/100sec.
ISO: 2500
EV: +0.00
Focal length: 100mm
Flash: -
Filters and such: UV
Film: -

"Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst" - Henri Cartier-Bresson - My FlickrPro site

Posted By: onsplekkie
Date Posted: 23 March 2022 at 17:23
sony A7iii + Voigtlander 1.2/40 Nokton
1/800 f/1.2 ISO125

Sony A7s + Voigtlander 1.7/35 Ultron
1/2000 f? ISO100

Posted By: brian33
Date Posted: 26 March 2022 at 15:45
@@ Piano Lesson">

I detest bugs, especially spiders.

Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 31 March 2022 at 14:39
@@ Medical Instruments from the Napoleontic times, or should I say from the Napoleontic wars?">
A7 + Voigtländer Nokton 35/1.2 II, f?, 1/4 sec, iso 100

@@ Ready to blow the Last Post at the Menin Gate in Ieper">
A7ii + Tamron FE 28-200 @ 161 mm, f5.6, 1/200 sec, iso 640

You can see the April Foolishness 2023 exhibition - here Another great show of the talent we have on Dyxum

Posted By: svjetlana
Date Posted: 04 April 2022 at 22:50
@@ Nemanja Radulović

NEX-C3, E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS, f/6.3, 1/100, 210mm, ISO3200.

@@ Trumpet Reflections

A580, 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM, f/5.6, 1/1000, 140mm, ISO1600.

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