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Printed Date: 18 April 2024 at 14:33


Topic: April Fools 2024 | Talk Thread
Posted By: pegelli
Subject: April Fools 2024 | Talk Thread
Date Posted: 23 March 2024 at 10:26

April Foolishness
2024
Talk Thread


This is the social thread of the 2024 April Foolishness challenge.
All commenting and chatter should be done here.


Other links
https://www.dyxum.com/DFORUM/april-foolishness-2024-signup-thread_topic144103.html - Signup thread with guidelines
https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/april-fools-2024-outtakes_topic144139.html - Outtakes thread
https://www.dyxum.com/DFORUM/april-fools-2024-thumbnails_topic144140_post1737274.html#1737274 - Thumbnail Thread



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You can see the April Foolishness 2023 exhibition https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/april-foolishness-2023-the-exhibition_topic142439.html - here Another great show of the talent we have on Dyxum



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Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 01 April 2024 at 16:54
And we're off!!

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Harm Dörr60/2,8 Samyang14/2,8 35/2,8+1,4 Sigma150600 Sony 28/2 50/1,8 90MG 1224G 1635G 70300G Tamron 2875/2,8 Viltrox 24/1,8 85/1,8.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - Flickr


Posted By: ffrolvaag
Date Posted: 02 April 2024 at 02:12
Ok, not a prize winning day. Most of my free time was spent (a couple of hours) dusting off the RD-175s and making sure that they work fully. I have two copies, but one was broken somewhere and won't acknowledge batteries, and the other will. Otherwise, it is fully functional. Not bad for a digital camera that is 29 years old! I will try to sprinkle in some fun facts as we go.

Going to use the 200mm f4 telemacro and then probably something else TBD. Right now I am thinking the 600mm f4 or 1000mm f8, but probably will only have enough daylight during weekends.



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Franz



a99ii, Hassy HV, a900, 1200 (w/MFC-1000), 3x converted f1.2 (Rokkor 58, Nikon 50 ais, and Pentax 50), and assorted lenses from 8mm f4 - 1000mm f8


Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 02 April 2024 at 08:34
Just checked - the RD-175 has 2 times crop. That 1000mm becoming a 2000mm.... Respect!

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Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 02 April 2024 at 18:43
Missed day 1, but that is why I decided on 7/week
I am behind on my 7x52 challenge, so I have time to consider how I will combine both challenges - same picture? Different picture? (making it 14/week )

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Why not follow me on Instagram? @Addy_101


Posted By: ffrolvaag
Date Posted: 03 April 2024 at 02:32
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Just checked - the RD-175 has 2 times crop. That 1000mm becoming a 2000mm.... Respect!


I did pull out the 1000mm f8 to test feasibility. The lens does register and does AF. With a single line AF sensor, I wouldn't say that it is easy to use. Lots of hunting and high contrast needed for AF lock. However the heft of the RD-175 does act as a nice counter-weight on a gimbal mount.

MF is even more challenging with the 2x crop, especially coming from someone who almost exclusively has shot FF and had nice big viewfinders. The only information in the tiny viewfinder is an AF confirm "dot" which goes from o to (o) when focus is achieved. Otherwise, no other information. No AF point, no shutter speed, f-stop, or EV information. Pretty rudimentary. Since the front end of the camera is a 500si, I would be curious to know if the film body has the same lack of information in the view finder. Amazing how far we have come in 29 years.

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Franz



a99ii, Hassy HV, a900, 1200 (w/MFC-1000), 3x converted f1.2 (Rokkor 58, Nikon 50 ais, and Pentax 50), and assorted lenses from 8mm f4 - 1000mm f8


Posted By: darosa
Date Posted: 03 April 2024 at 10:31
A Minolta AF 1000/8? Ah, April Fools' Day


Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 03 April 2024 at 13:47
My comments on a random selection from Day 1:

forum_posts.asp?TID=144141&PID=1737819 - gregja - subtle shapes and tones to kick off
forum_posts.asp?TID=144141&PID=1737841 - Harm vb - Brilliant image It took me a while to even see the cat! My pick of the day
forum_posts.asp?TID=144141&PID=1737851 - Phil Wood - Nicely on topic and framed well Phil
forum_posts.asp?TID=144141&PID=1737852 - pegelli - Simply charming, and another on topic for Easter
forum_posts.asp?TID=144141&PID=1737867 - C_N_RED_AGAIN - As an aviator I admire all aircraft but the A10 was an acquired taste . Really looking forward to seeing you collect the various nose graphics this year.
forum_posts.asp?TID=144141&PID=1737930 - addy landzaat - I had to look up OV fiets to understand the significance of the bike, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OV-fiets#:~:text=The%20Netherlands%20has%20a%20single,means%20public%20transport%20bike. - and now it makes sense
forum_posts.asp?TID=144141&PID=1737949 - alpha_in_exile - an intricate piece of work is crying out for a lick of paint

A great start to this year's challenge and I'm looking forward to seeing and commenting on lots more


Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 03 April 2024 at 13:55
Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:

A Minolta AF 1000/8? Ah, April Fools' Day
There is a https://www.dyxum.com/lenses/Sigma-1000mm-F8-APO_lens496.html - Sigma 1000mm f/8 APO lens in A-mount.

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Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 03 April 2024 at 13:57
Originally posted by bonneville bonneville wrote:

forum_posts.asp?TID=144141&PID=1737930 - addy landzaat - I had to look up OV fiets to understand the significance of the bike, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OV-fiets#:~:text=The%20Netherlands%20has%20a%20single,means%20public%20transport%20bike. - and now it makes sense
There is even a dedicated Wikipedia page in English, wow, didn't know. But yes, it is a backbone of Dutch transportation and you see them everywhere.

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Posted By: darosa
Date Posted: 03 April 2024 at 15:13
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:

A Minolta AF 1000/8? Ah, April Fools' Day
There is a https://www.dyxum.com/lenses/Sigma-1000mm-F8-APO_lens496.html - Sigma 1000mm f/8 APO lens in A-mount.


Ok, but the AF bit is for April Fools then 😁


Posted By: ffrolvaag
Date Posted: 04 April 2024 at 01:38
Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:

Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:

A Minolta AF 1000/8? Ah, April Fools' Day
There is a https://www.dyxum.com/lenses/Sigma-1000mm-F8-APO_lens496.html - Sigma 1000mm f/8 APO lens in A-mount.


Ok, but the AF bit is for April Fools then 😁


I quite assure that it is real and does AF. I totally get the skepticism. The lens is rare and extremely low production volume in Minolta AF mount. It took me over 10 years of searching to find the one I have, so it is far less likely to see one in the wild than a Minolta 600mm f4. There is a lot of confusion on the web about the lens in that there was an early MF only version, and a subsequent AF version and the two get mixed and are all around rare in any mount. Nobody has put up a review here, and I mean to, but just haven't gotten around to it for any of my lenses.

AF is useless on the RD-175, but works well on the a99ii. Here is a photo taken with an a99ii for April Foolishness 2022.

https://rolvaagraphy.smugmug.com/April-Foolishness-2022/i-D8qQRnS/A">

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Franz



a99ii, Hassy HV, a900, 1200 (w/MFC-1000), 3x converted f1.2 (Rokkor 58, Nikon 50 ais, and Pentax 50), and assorted lenses from 8mm f4 - 1000mm f8


Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 04 April 2024 at 09:41
Originally posted by ffrolvaag ffrolvaag wrote:

Since the front end of the camera is a 500si, I would be curious to know if the film body has the same lack of information in the view finder. Amazing how far we have come in 29 years.


Indeed. There's a Soosie doing the rounds in this thread, https://www.dyxum.com/DFORUM/minolta-500si-traveller-signup-pictures_topic144127.html - https://www.dyxum.com/DFORUM/minolta-500si-traveller-signup-pictures_topic144127.html . It'll be coming to the Netherlands in May and you could have the chance to shoot 5 frames ...

Respect on choosing the RD175 for the challenge; recovering the work flow would be a challenge for me. I was disappointed that Adobe never covered the file format; Google Photos does, IIRC, but gets the aspect ratio wrong.

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Posted By: darosa
Date Posted: 04 April 2024 at 13:18
Originally posted by ffrolvaag ffrolvaag wrote:



I quite assure that it is real and does AF. I totally get the skepticism. The lens is rare and extremely low production volume in Minolta AF mount. It took me over 10 years of searching to find the one I have, so it is far less likely to see one in the wild than a Minolta 600mm f4. There is a lot of confusion on the web about the lens in that there was an early MF only version, and a subsequent AF version and the two get mixed and are all around rare in any mount. Nobody has put up a review here, and I mean to, but just haven't gotten around to it for any of my lenses.

AF is useless on the RD-175, but works well on the a99ii.


Thanks Franz for the 'explainer'! It's quite a collector's item, then; especially in combination with the RD-175. I hope you will find the time to correct the Dyxum database on this lens. Not many will seek this one out, but perhaps all the more reason to get it right!


Posted By: minolta_mutley
Date Posted: 04 April 2024 at 19:30
We're trying to catch some Asian Hornets - with specific built traps & some specific attractive liquids (Trappit) + a micture of white wine, sugar and 'white/light' beer.

But i won't use this 'gift' i received today from a longtime friend (he always brings some beer when we donate him some good ict-material for a good cause) for catching these pests though... What's on the glass says it all!

I cought one European Hornet - but i've completely forgotten to make an image about that animal (a tiny little bit bigger than the asian hornet - it shouldn't have been into the trap but it did). Of Course i let it escape (as it is one of our most important weapons against the invasive unwanted Asian Hornets.

So whenever i catch one - you'll get an image of that.

And for now being i'll have a tasting, and i'll raise the glass for your health (and images posted during this and other challenges). Cheers!


Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 04 April 2024 at 20:03
Originally posted by minolta_mutley minolta_mutley wrote:

We're trying to catch some Asian Hornets - with specific built traps & some specific attractive liquids (Trappist) + a micture of white wine, sugar and 'white/light' beer.
For Dutch Dyxumers who got thirsty: Karmeliet Trippel is on sale at Albert Heijn, picked up a 4-pack

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Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 04 April 2024 at 20:05
Originally posted by bonneville bonneville wrote:


forum_posts.asp?TID=144141&PID=1737841 - Harm vb - Brilliant image It took me a while to even see the cat! My pick of the day


Thanks Brian

I'll try to deliver some weekly comments

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Harm Dörr60/2,8 Samyang14/2,8 35/2,8+1,4 Sigma150600 Sony 28/2 50/1,8 90MG 1224G 1635G 70300G Tamron 2875/2,8 Viltrox 24/1,8 85/1,8.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - Flickr


Posted By: Mestari
Date Posted: 05 April 2024 at 11:29
I am slow to start but I hope to make it up.
I do have some photos I need to go through from April 1st. I will post today. Just some spring stuff from my garden.


Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 05 April 2024 at 15:18
I am on a slow start as well. The flu doesn't help either. We'll see where we get.

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Posted By: minolta_mutley
Date Posted: 05 April 2024 at 17:40
On the b&w photo of day 2 (b&w wooden Statue) - some details of the rather new artwork (the 2nd one, with the other 3 elements, isn't visible yet):

artist: Jauma Plensa

information in dutch: https://nieuws.kuleuven.be/nl/2024/persbericht-spaans-kunstenaar-jaume-plensa-brengt-four-elements-naar-leuven - https://nieuws.kuleuven.be/nl/2024/persbericht-spaans-kunstenaar-jaume-plensa-brengt-four-elements-naar-leuven

information in english: https://nieuws.kuleuven.be/en/content/2024/spanish-artist-jaume-plensa-brings-the-four-elements-to-leuven - https://nieuws.kuleuven.be/en/content/2024/spanish-artist-jaume-plensa-brings-the-four-elements-to-leuven


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 05 April 2024 at 20:21
Haven't been shooting today. Tomorrow I'm off to Museum Belvedere in Oranjwoud, so I'll have the opportunity to shoot...

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Harm Dörr60/2,8 Samyang14/2,8 35/2,8+1,4 Sigma150600 Sony 28/2 50/1,8 90MG 1224G 1635G 70300G Tamron 2875/2,8 Viltrox 24/1,8 85/1,8.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - Flickr


Posted By: Mestari
Date Posted: 06 April 2024 at 17:12
This time I was in the New and Old Town in Warsaw. Always plenty of photo opportunities there. I chose the church I was singing in today but I will create a separate post in Open Views with all the rest I liked.

edit:
https://www.dyxum.com/DFORUM/warsaw-around-old-and-new-town_topic144203.html - Here is the thread with all other photos.

I thought that was a bit too much for a regular outtake post.


Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 07 April 2024 at 12:45
I guess I took an event pass? Took a picture of the neighbourhood cat with my phone - a shot of opportunity but breaking the rules of the challenge: "Shoot for the whole month with one (or two), prime lens(es)"

Picture is in the https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=143919&PID=1738360&title=7x52-challenge-in-2024#1738360 - 7x52 challenge for 2024 thread.

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Posted By: minolta_mutley
Date Posted: 07 April 2024 at 13:33
I was a bit shocked today to see that the red Paeonia that gives in normal circumstances flowers between the end of may or the beginning of june (right before the harvest of the strawberry's) are already showing flowers right now.
The red ones are the first to give flowers in the year though.

Our Paeonia (the nice smelling farmers variant - the light pink one) isn't up to that stage yet. It's a bit earlier than usual but 1 a 1,5 months earlier is a lot.

Another thing i saw in the convent guarden (yes i was there again) was the wood anemone, bluebell and wild garlic blooming at the same time. Normally it's first Wood Anemone, followed by the bluebells and followed by the wild garlick with a tiny bit of overlap.

That's no good news for the bees and the wildlife in general i think...

I hope you enjoy the image though (and tomorrow when it'll be bad weather i'll post the proofs of the other flowers. The lake of wood anemones around one of the bigger trees wasn't as present as it used to be - maybe due to to many other plants on the soil. Let's hope next year it'll be back.


Posted By: ffrolvaag
Date Posted: 07 April 2024 at 17:23
It was pretty sunny out, so I spent some time playing around with the 1000mm f8. Not my best photo by far, but part of what I can expect given the two pieces date to 1992 and 1995. My observations are as follows:

1. AF is useless on the RD-175 with this lens, as it would constantly hunt, and focus time would take about 5 seconds to achieve. Fine for static targets, not so much for moving ones.
2. MF is what I mainly used, but very challenging. No view screen on the camera, so I can't replay and zoom. The viewfinder is 1.04x of a 2x crop, so very tiny and hard to see if you were in focus unless you happened to have the target on the single AF line sensor. Imagine looking through an optical viewfinder 1/4 the size of a FF camera. I feel like I wasted a couple of hours taking photos only to get home and realize I was consistently under focusing. If I continue to try it out, I will bring reading glasses see if the additional magnification will help.
3. It is hard to find the target through the viewfinder. With the 2x crop factor it is equivalent to 2000mm, so moving targets were hard to track.
4. Keeping consistently high shutter speed was difficult. ISO is a static 800, so I can't adjust that up to help.
5. The kit is not hand-holdable, but the massive RD-175 body does act as a nice counter-balance against (1.1 kg or 2.4 lbs). I used a carbon fiber tripod with heavy duty gimbal head. Without these, even what I took would not be possible (the lens is 6kg or 13 lbs for a total rig weight of 7.1kg or 15 lbs).

Overall, the quality of photos is way less than I want, and I need to keep trying a few things out to see if I can dial these up a bit, but this is far more challenging that I would have guessed. Of course, you don't know until you try. Naturally, these are the limitations of the RD-175.


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Franz



a99ii, Hassy HV, a900, 1200 (w/MFC-1000), 3x converted f1.2 (Rokkor 58, Nikon 50 ais, and Pentax 50), and assorted lenses from 8mm f4 - 1000mm f8


Posted By: fennetje
Date Posted: 07 April 2024 at 21:20
Franz, your dedication to combine this very unlikely combo is admirable ! For webviewing, the results are absolutely fine.

Today, I've finally managed to get an STF image which shows off its intended qualities. The title 'pink purple' is a reference to 'deep purple', the band. Not that 'delicate and feminine' is part of their repertoire.. I was listening a little earlier to their LP 'machine head', trying to get the day going again.

Day 1 i tried to show the in-focus to out-of-focus transition by the STF, but the image isn't appealing. The other STF shots, day 3, 4 and 6, were basically all portraits, which keeps me in my comfortzone. Sharpness is there, but the focus isn't put on the bokeh in any way.

One week in, onwards and upwards


Posted By: ffrolvaag
Date Posted: 08 April 2024 at 02:34
Originally posted by fennetje fennetje wrote:

Franz, your dedication to combine this very unlikely combo is admirable ! For webviewing, the results are absolutely fine.


Thanks, I appreciate it, but the camera shines when using it in a studio setting, and I get all the sharpness 1.75MP can deliver with great color accuracy.



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Franz



a99ii, Hassy HV, a900, 1200 (w/MFC-1000), 3x converted f1.2 (Rokkor 58, Nikon 50 ais, and Pentax 50), and assorted lenses from 8mm f4 - 1000mm f8


Posted By: Phil Wood
Date Posted: 08 April 2024 at 18:12
There has never in my recall been a contribution more apt to the April Foolishness title than Franz's attempt to combine an RD175 with a 1000mm f8 lens - top marks for thinking of it, let alone trying!

This was the first I'd heard of this lens - and I immediately had thoughts of acquiring one. Sanity soon prevailed - I have enough problems with 500mm on full-frame!



Posted By: Phil Wood
Date Posted: 08 April 2024 at 18:54
Comments on Day 2

april-fools-2024-day-2_topic144150_post1737885.html#1737885 - gregja not one of your best - reminds me of my efforts to emulate your work.

april-fools-2024-day-2_topic144150_post1737931.html#1737931 - addy landzaat interesting bike - modernist (to me) wheels in a traditional frame.

april-fools-2024-day-2_topic144150_post1737936.html#1737936 - minolta_mutley I like this one a lt, subject matter, compoistion, B&W rendering - and a great lens - ace!

april-fools-2024-day-2_topic144150_post1737953.html#1737953 - pegelli nicely executed shot of an interesting subject.

april-fools-2024-day-2_topic144150_post1737959.html#1737959 - fennetje 47mm is an odd focal length, so odd that I hade a look in my LR catalog to if I had ever taken a shot at that length. I had, but very few and all, interestingly, with E mount lenses, took me a while to work it out - but I came to the conclusion that A-mount lenses don't report FL that accurately - 45 or 50, but never 46, 47, 48 or 49.

All a total digression from fennetje's nice shot of the padlock - though I'm not yet convinced by the bokeh of the Hexanon.

april-fools-2024-day-2_topic144150_post1737964.html#1737964 - darosa no surprise to see this shot in the weekly exhibition.

april-fools-2024-day-2_topic144150_post1737974.html#1737974 - CH_RED_AGAIN great in -air shot of a classic aircraft.

april-fools-2024-day-2_topic144150_post1737981.html#1737981 - frolvaag I really want one of these lenses - but I think I'll give the camera a miss - great result considering the challenges.

april-fools-2024-day-2_topic144150_post1737997.html#1737997 - dopol did she whisper back?

april-fools-2024-day-2_topic144150_post1738371.html#1738371 - alpha_in_exile nice spring flower in not so nice spring weather.


Posted By: onsplekkie
Date Posted: 08 April 2024 at 20:17
Late to the game. Was travelling last week, and 'forgot' the challange. Only took my Rx1 (lovely mimages btw)
Hope to keep uptodate from now on, but travelling again next week


Posted By: Mestari
Date Posted: 08 April 2024 at 21:11
Today I completely failed to do what I wanted to do...
I saw that frame about two week earlier and I though I will came back there and make the picture for this challenge. But 35mm is just not what it takes to make this place justice. So much time to wait for that time of day too and https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=144156&PID=1738452&title=april-fools-2024-day-8#1738452 - all for nothing . I need to come back there with proper tele and possibly in winter when that tree on the left is bare. It was two weeks ago...
Also, it was after that picture that I realized I somehow switched settings from Auto ISO to 50. I keep on doing that unintentionally somehow. Also the first picture there I did on f16 wondering why the camera focuses so bad I must have bumped the aperture ring. Not my day...

BTW I love https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=144139&PID=1738370&title=april-fools-2024-outtakes-training#1738370 - that outtake by Phil :) For me it's better than the chosen picture.


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 09 April 2024 at 20:27
Pffff, been busy these days. Maybe tomorrow a better shot than my desperation shot of a cloudy sky at home

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Harm Dörr60/2,8 Samyang14/2,8 35/2,8+1,4 Sigma150600 Sony 28/2 50/1,8 90MG 1224G 1635G 70300G Tamron 2875/2,8 Viltrox 24/1,8 85/1,8.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - Flickr


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 11 April 2024 at 17:59
Nope, just registration of my film scanning activities...

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Harm Dörr60/2,8 Samyang14/2,8 35/2,8+1,4 Sigma150600 Sony 28/2 50/1,8 90MG 1224G 1635G 70300G Tamron 2875/2,8 Viltrox 24/1,8 85/1,8.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - Flickr


Posted By: Mestari
Date Posted: 11 April 2024 at 21:10
And thank you for that :)
I was always curious how those setups look like.


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 11 April 2024 at 21:16
You're welcome!

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Harm Dörr60/2,8 Samyang14/2,8 35/2,8+1,4 Sigma150600 Sony 28/2 50/1,8 90MG 1224G 1635G 70300G Tamron 2875/2,8 Viltrox 24/1,8 85/1,8.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - Flickr


Posted By: minolta_mutley
Date Posted: 11 April 2024 at 22:24
@phil wood - thank you for your comments. And it's nice to hear you liked the statue (it's a brand new one).

From tomorrow i'll start testing the new firmware on the LA-EA4r (version 9) with the same lenses on the A7Rii+III.


Posted By: minolta_mutley
Date Posted: 12 April 2024 at 17:26
Today i switched to the LA-EA4r newest firmware (version 9 - we did that one yesterday evening) and the A7III.

It started with a few hickups but after taking the adapter off and reconnecting everything went fine though.


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 14 April 2024 at 16:05
So far 5 per week, more than the promised 3 per week.
Hope I can keep this pace

Had a little hick up with updating my A7iv. My LR gives some trouble , so I'll try Rawtherapee from now on. I hate subscription models for software

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Harm Dörr60/2,8 Samyang14/2,8 35/2,8+1,4 Sigma150600 Sony 28/2 50/1,8 90MG 1224G 1635G 70300G Tamron 2875/2,8 Viltrox 24/1,8 85/1,8.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - Flickr


Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 14 April 2024 at 16:09
I’m back
I managed to take some photos last wee , but only today I wa good enough to publish them in the appropriate threads.
Next I have to look back to see what April brought us so far.
That’s for tomorrow

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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken


Posted By: alpha_in_exile
Date Posted: 14 April 2024 at 21:27
I'm also late getting a little more involved. I traveled for the eclipse, then spent time processing the eclipse photos, but hopefully I'm now more on track.

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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
http://mattbarber.zenfolio.com/ - my web gallery


Posted By: minolta_mutley
Date Posted: 15 April 2024 at 18:18
It's a mixed bag feeling - having caught two asian hornets (Queens). So we're avoiding 2 nests being created by those creatures (the have destroyed lots of bee hives.

The man that thought me a lot about these unwanted foreign hornets lost 8 of his 11 hives to them.

But it's still an animal we don't like to observe though (i alse caught a european hornet - which had to be released, of course. Being another more natural enemy than Minolta_Mutley).

At this moment the counter is: 2 European Hornets (ALIVE) vs 2 Asian Hornets (RIP).

As a treat i also posted an outtake of the Asian hornets on Ethanol. (i only got a cup of coffee today! ).


Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 15 April 2024 at 21:35
Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

Had a little hick up with updating my A7iv. My LR gives some trouble , so I'll try Rawtherapee from now on. I hate subscription models for software

Harm, what you can do is convert the .arw's to .dng's using Adobes latest and free "dng converter". After that older versions of Lightroom will read these .dng's

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Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 16 April 2024 at 07:05
I know, but I'm quite pissed off by the changes everybody is doing on their file formats.

Recently my Office2021 stopped: buy Office365 with yearly costs, LR did the same, PS did the same, all to be renewed yearly. Annoying.

So I'm switching to freeware, such as OpenOffice and RawTherapee.

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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 16 April 2024 at 07:39
Harm, check out " http://www.licentiepromo.be - www.licentiepromo.be" for a perpetual Office licence, fully legal and registration with Microsoft works very well and no ongoing yearly cost (and no updates either, which I think is a good thing)

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Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 16 April 2024 at 09:07
Thanks!!

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Posted By: Mestari
Date Posted: 16 April 2024 at 15:01
Question to Dopol about day 10 and those beautiful straight lines but low shooting point. Was is processed in any way, or maybe you were not standing on the floor but somewhere higher?


Posted By: fennetje
Date Posted: 16 April 2024 at 22:15
I've been away from a PC for the last four days of last week, on a short break to the north of France. trying to catch up with the challenge in the last couple of days. Day 15 and 16 entries are from the same session, using the STF at portrait distances with Lizzy. It might sound as an excuse, but as these are portraits and lizzy's brown coat is kind of a difficult color and texture to get right sooc, some postprocessing was needed to make the most of them.


Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 17 April 2024 at 09:12
Originally posted by Mestari Mestari wrote:

Question to Dopol about day 10 and those beautiful straight lines but low shooting point. Was is processed in any way, or maybe you were not standing on the floor but somewhere higher?

Thanks

It was a handheld shot while standing up, doing my utmost best to get all things level.
There was some correction necessary at the edges (where I cropped it a bit), but it was more or less straight, as can be seen https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/april-fools-2024-outtakes-training_topic144139_post1738974.html#1738974 - here where I put the SOOC (only resized)

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Posted By: Mestari
Date Posted: 17 April 2024 at 13:44
Thank you :)



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