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    Posted: 16 May 2024 at 02:57
Random late comments from a terrible late commentator, written in haste. From the first 15 days of the challenge.

I really like how this doorknob turned out, fennetje.

gregja - I liked the champagne flute - I was repeatedly impressed by your close-focus shots with the Pentacon lens.

minolta_mutley - I like the composition and bokeh in this shot of the insect on the apple blossom.

Dopol - I like this Color Skopar image in B&W for it's symmetry and intricate decor.

jarenas - very nice 'Soft High Key' with the 35G

Phil Wood - nice minimalist lamp - with shadow! - on the wall.

gregja - again with another abstract that needs no words but makes for an intriguing magazine rack
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mestari Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 May 2024 at 20:30
So now - the gallery of the best from everyone ;)
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Yeah, did it!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 May 2024 at 20:28
Tomorrow I'll post the last days...
Back home since 7pm today.
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A stable internet. I'm on the campagne en France
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Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

I'll be posting my last shots on may14th or so. I'm not able to use a good and stable connection at the moment.

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I'll be posting my last shots on may14th or so. I'm not able to use a good and stable connection at the moment.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ffrolvaag Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2024 at 02:02
I'm back after the certificate issues combined with some computer issues of my own. However, the 2x crop factor was really fun to play with, especially for that moon shot. In that shot, I had to use manual, as any shot I took other than that one was considerably over exposed. Not sure if that is the poor low light metering of the camera, or that the camera is 30 years old, and the shutter is a little slow in low light.

Anything I took this month with the Sigma 1000mm f8 used some pretty serious gear to take. Besides the camera, my heavy lens kit is a Jobu Designs Black Widow gimbal, long arca swiss plate, on a Manfrotto MT057C4-G tripod. With a lens that weighs 11.5 lbs (5.2 kg) plus camera (and grip if ussed), much is needed to get a good sharp image. The day 30 photo was my only one posted this month that was not the RD-175, which I think shows that the lens has generally not been the limitation from a sharpness standpoint. With appropriate gear, lighting, and technique, I find that the lens is quite sharp. In previous comparisons, my 600mm f4 w/ a 1.4x teleconverter is better. In the unlikely case you find a 1000mm f8 in Maxxum mount, I suggest you put the funds towards the 600mm f4 instead. As an aside, a Sigma 800mm f5.6 just sold on ebay for $1400+ USD, and I couldn't put up enough to get that to complete my crazy long lens collection.

Overall, I find that the RD-175 is a phenomenal camera for it's day. However, the technology has advanced so far in the last 30 years, that my a99ii could take the same photos, be cropped by 10x and still have roughly the same resolution. I will be happy to go back to my more modern bodies. That being said, it always feels good to pull out the RD-175 once a year and pay homage to our digital fore-fathers.

At the very least, I hope all of you have enjoyed what little I have been able to post this month. May you all have the opportunity to try a camera like this to truly appreciate how far we have advanced.


I wish I had more time to take and post more photos. The miss rate for this camera was quite high.



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Originally posted by Mestari Mestari wrote:

I have had so many problems choosing the right photo for today...


Me too. I only took a few shots while waiting for my car to be valeted in an unpreposessing part of town. Nothing much to show - I almost went out for a night shot or two - but I have an early start tomorrow, so what you see is what you get.   
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I have had so many problems choosing the right photo for today... Possibly not many good ones to choose from, but still, I had 5 candidates. Normally it takes me few seconds and it's done. Today, not :)
Finally I picked a photo of some ants that is best viewed on big 4K TV screen. Otherwise it looses a lot of appeal. But well, it's not a contest where you can win your life ;) I hope at least some of you will find it ok. I had some river landscapes as alternatives.
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Correct addy. Typo. Definately a Mitchell. Will correct
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Originally posted by C_N_RED_AGAIN C_N_RED_AGAIN wrote:

b14 bomb door open
I guess the b14 is a typo, as this is a B-25j Mitchell. I don't think there ever was an operational B-14. There was an experimental XB-14 variant of the B-10, but this clearly isn't a B-10 variant.
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Next two days I'll be in my car, towing our 2CV to France. Stop-over in Rouen, so I'll try to do some shooting there.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 April 2024 at 16:54
I just bombed the threads, sorry. I just shared my backlog after the security scare. Back on track
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