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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

I like the turnout for last week, allthough I have the feeling we're still missing one of our regulars



It feels like you are referring to me Pieter
I must apologize for letting you down here. I am working on a project at home which took considerably more time and energy than I expected. In addition an unexpected 3 hours "taxi drive" had to be done for one of the girls last Saturday. Can't promise anything for this week either .

Nevertheless my compliments for the Day 250 contributions!
Great work guys!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 September 2020 at 20:53
@darosa, it's really a pauljg link

@Snegren, I agree, there's a big difference in intensity of "day prime" between the first half and the second half of the year.

After this week it's just 280, 300, 336 and 360 left for me, so also very quiet.


But first 252 mm:


252-1: Building Bridges

They're either lifting bridges higher or building new ones along the King Albert Canal to be able to transport more containers with higher/broader barges. If the span is too small the bridge gets replaced, if it's broad enough to broaden the canal underneath it's lifted and the pylons increased in height. A massive undertaking of multiple years.


252-2: Still a few cables to be hung



252-3: Crane of the concrete plant next to one of the bridges



252-4: Bridge hangers



252-5: Bridge railing



252-6 (APS-C crop): Wasp

This lady was sitting on the lens hood when I was packing up, I softly blew it on the bridge siding where it stayed long enough to take a shot.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 September 2020 at 21:42
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

After this week it's just 280, 300, 336 and 360 left for me, so also very quiet.
Yikes, with that list I just realized that for time being I have just one possible day left for this year's challenge: and even that could be considered sort of cheating since it would be a teleconverter on a zoom lens. Luckily that would be one of my most used lenses (and frequently with that 1.4 TC), albeit with the zoom end I use less often...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 September 2020 at 16:51
Not a bad Day 252 at all Pieter with an interesting stack of adapters! I guess you didn't get Eye AF on the lady but sharpness and bokeh is surprisingly good on the bridge (details).

Should i get myself a kenko 1.4 ...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 September 2020 at 20:04
I have one too. It's not bad at all (and affordable)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 September 2020 at 20:38
Leo, according to the chagrin of many (not me ) the LA-EA4 doesn't have (animal) eye AF and also lacks several other bells and whistles. But I find skill and practice can overcome some of the shortcomings and taking a few extra shots (I had 4 of this lady, of which 2 keepers with a sharp eye) also helps .

I find the Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 1.4x is optically just as good as the Sony/Minolta 1.4x APO (and bokeh is better). Mine doesn't have a chip so reports the wrong focal length (not a problem since you can adjust that for IBIS on the A7ii), it fits many more lenses and can be used on the Sony E-mount adapters. So I sold my Minolta and kept the Kenko. It also works extremely well on the 200/2.8 which is another reason to get one.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Micholand Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 September 2020 at 19:02
I know I'm running late and have fallen behind, but hope the Day Prime administration doesn't mind the late posting of my "Day 250" contribution.


250.1 - "Hohentwiel fortress ruins"

a7 + MinMD 250/5.6 RF Rokkor



250.2 - "Love locks"

a7 + MinMD 250/5.6 RF Rokkor
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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:



    DAY     DATE             DotW              Week     Focal lengths       
    258     14 September     Monday              38     258-264 mm
    259     15 September     Tuesday     
    260     16 September     Wednesday     
    261     17 September     Thursday     
    262     18 September     Friday     
    263     19 September     Saturday     
    264     20 September     Sunday     


Today we started week 38 for focal length from 258 to 264 mm. We'll see what shows up
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Post Options Post Options   Quote RichardT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 September 2020 at 22:19
Some great 250's here, particularly liked Snegren's Wave 1, Bolted & Seed head. Good to see Leo back in action, lovely old bridge well brought to life.
Just spent a couple of days with a friend who's bought a Canon 450D with an assortment of lenses for not very much money, took it for a walk & was reminded of my old A700 but it didn't have the solidity of the 700, nice & slow to use though !
All the best
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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:


    DAY     DATE             DotW     Week     Focal lengths       
    265     21 September     Monday              39     265-271 mm
    266     22 September     Tuesday     
    267     23 September     Wednesday     
    268     24 September     Thursday     
    269     25 September     Friday     
    270     26 September     Saturday     
    271     27 September     Sunday     
                  
    272     28 September     Monday              40     272-278 mm
    273     29 September     Tuesday     
    274     30 September     Wednesday     
    275     1 October     Thursday     
    276     2 October     Friday     
    277     3 October     Saturday     
    278     4 October     Sunday     
                  
    279     5 October     Monday              41    279-285 mm
    280     6 October     Tuesday     
    281     7 October     Wednesday     
    282     8 October     Thursday     
    283     9 October     Friday     
    284     10 October     Saturday     
    285     11 October     Sunday     
                  
    286     12 October     Monday              42    286-292 mm
    287     13 October     Tuesday     
    288     14 October     Wednesday     
    289     15 October     Thursday     
    290     16 October     Friday     
    291     17 October     Saturday     
    292     18 October     Sunday     
                  
    293     19 October     Monday              43    293-299 mm
    294     20 October     Tuesday     
    295     21 October     Wednesday     
    296     22 October     Thursday     
    297     23 October     Friday     
    298     24 October     Saturday     
    299     25 October     Sunday     
                  
    300     26 October     Monday              44    300-306 mm
    301     27 October     Tuesday     
    302     28 October     Wednesday     
    303     29 October     Thursday     
    304     30 October     Friday     
    305     31 October     Saturday     
    306     1 November     Sunday     

Given the much lower intensity of day prime I'll announce a few weeks together.

Last week (no photos yet) was for 265 - 271 mm.

This week we would like to see 272 - 278 mm

And then the following weeks we have 279 - 285 mm (don't forget 1.4x 200 = 280 ), 286 - 292 mm, 293 - 299 mm and finally 300 - 306 mm (300 is a common long prime number and some people might also have a zoom end for that).

Let's see if we can still get some images posted here in Oktober.
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Day 280

Ornamental Cabbage


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A few more from today with the same combo


One



Bunch



Hiding in the grass


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 October 2020 at 19:51
Thanks for keeping this up Pieter! I like the cabbage and 'one' in particular.
I hope to do some Day 280 shots this week as well.
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Probably my last installment this week, from a short bicycle ride this afternoon


280-5: Attic windows and chimney of castle Hallehof



280-6: Spire of castle Hallehof



280-7: Fall colours slowly coming out



280-8: The inevitable shroom


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