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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


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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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Originally posted by Snegren Snegren wrote:


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.


Nice shooting in Rotterdam and indeed your 17/4 pictures seem very nice.
But for me the absolute winner shot is 20.1, great composition and exposure, so your learning curve on the A99 paid off.

Why don't we do a shootout between our two copies of the 17/4 at a next meeting, and check copy variation. I also see quite a bit of CA (Red/Green at opposite sides of any edge, high contrast or not) but no purple fringing at high contrast edges to speak of. The CA gets corrected very well in Lightroom by simply clicking the "Remove Chromatic Abberation" toggle and there is hardly any image in which I have to use the eyedropper for purple/green defringing.
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Btw, I forgot one lens, even though it's for sale there's no reason not to use it this week. The weather looks good tomorrow so I'll take my A6000 and E20/2.8 along. It's APS-C and not a bad performer, so we'll see what I can get before the week closes.
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The scenery from my kitchen window looked rather photogenic with fast moving white clouds in the sky, so I quickly decided to use the day prime lens I hadn't yet used this year...

HK18.6

α7R II + SMC Pentax 1:3.5 18 mm @ 18 mm, f/3.5?, 1/8 s, ISO 6400
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Sigma 18mm f3.5 on a900 continued. Apart from the weaknesses that I described in my first post yesterday, there is another downside: the paint. It gets utterly sticky, leaving you with black fingertips. Before I could even think of using the lens, I had to clean the painted surfaces (and my fingers) thoroughly.
But now, lets have a look at some pictures:

18a - candles in the dark


18b - snow outside...


18c - ...and sunshine!


18d - more sunshine


18e - lots of sunhine


18f - too much sunshine?


18g - well balanced


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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:



Why don't we do a shootout between our two copies of the 17/4 at a next meeting, and check copy variation. I also see quite a bit of CA (Red/Green at opposite sides of any edge, high contrast or not) but no purple fringing at high contrast edges to speak of. The CA gets corrected very well in Lightroom by simply clicking the "Remove Chromatic Abberation" toggle and there is hardly any image in which I have to use the eyedropper for purple/green defringing.

Let's organise a meet in spring!
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Four more from Friday Night, two from this morning.

17.3: Floating Crane

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

17.4: Grain Elevator in Leuvehaven

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

16.3: Under the Erasmusbrug

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM
Focal Length: 16 mm
Aperture: f/11.0
Exposure Time: 13
ISO: 100

16.4: Erasmusbrug Monochrome

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: Sony 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM
Focal Length: 16 mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Time: 30
ISO: 100

20.3: Piling Rig at Sunrise

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 4/20
Aperture: f/8
Exposure Time: 0.4
ISO: 100

20.4: Winterland

Camera Model: ILCE-7RM2
Lens: Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 4/20
Aperture: f/4
Exposure Time: 0.02 sec (1/50)
ISO: 100
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Day 16

1 Bicycle racks


2 Waiting for a tram on a cold and sunny January morning


3 Lamppost aka Building 36 Faculty of Electrical Engineering TU Delft


all with a7 + Sony E 16/2.8 modified for FF by removing the back cover. This cheap little lens is a great performer even as a 'true' 16mm on FF.
Vignetting is clear but not too bad and can be eliminated with a little cropping and help from PS. Distortion in the corners is significant (see #3 :-)) but I can live with that; moreover like bokeh, distortion can be used as a creative tool. #1 was made in APS-C mode
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Day 20

1 Dutch wheels

(these orange bikes are popular on Day Prime :-))

2 Wrinkled bicycle parking


3 Old rope 'n stuff


all made with NEX-6 + Meyer Trioplan 1:2.8 f = 2cm (1932; C-mount)
Some cropping was necessary because the lens doesn't cover the APS-C size sensor.
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Tomorrow, Monday January 21, is the start of Week 4 of Day prime 2019:


    DAY     DATE             DotW     Week     Focal lengths                    
    21     21-1-2019     Monday     week 4     21 to 27
    22     22-1-2019     Tuesday          
    23     23-1-2019     Wednesday          
    24     24-1-2019     Thursday          
    25     25-1-2019     Friday          
    26     26-1-2019     Saturday          
    27     27-1-2019     Sunday    
     
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