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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2022 at 15:59
The big gulp.

The anhinga underwater spearfisher is the most talented of them all. Nikon orange ring 8/500





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 January 2022 at 16:07
Lovely landscape, Michael.

Paul: I'll have an update soon to the report I gave you on the Nikon orange ring.

These from Vectis 8/400









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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 January 2022 at 16:10
Bird friendly climate you have Mike! Another great set with the Vectis!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 January 2022 at 17:11
beautiful!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 January 2022 at 18:54
Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

beautiful!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 January 2022 at 01:42
I have an old man story for you. I'm not sure how long it would have taken me to catch on if I were younger, so I just blame it on aging.

The little blue heron (little is part of its name, not just a size reference) above is the same one that was there a week ago when I took many shots, all failures.

It was an overcast day not like the usual sunny and bright sky we often have here. I saw the little blue and quickly changed my lens to the Vectis mirror. I had been shooting with a fast 50, so adjusted the ISO much higher. When looking through the viewfinder, I saw that my shutter speed was only 1/30. I quickly raised the ISO and found it only improved to 1/50. I looked up to the sky and commented to my shooting mate that it sure is a dim day. I upped the iso again to a level I don't like using and started trying to focus. I was having an unusually difficult time focusing and my images showed it. Then it finally occurred to me to look at the front of the lens. A square Zeiss lens wipe packet that was at the bottom of my bag had been wedged into the front of the mirror lens. With any other type of lens it would have been like a lens cap but mirrors will still show images with only 20% of the mirror unobstructed. Foolish, I felt. Glad the heron showed up again this past weekend.   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 January 2022 at 10:11
Glad to hear I'm not the only 'old man' here. I have had many failures due to inappropriate camera settings. Just too focused on the image in the viewfinder and ignoring all the camera settings in the display, so many things to consider with these modern cameras.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 January 2022 at 21:44
That Vectis series is superb Mike!

Took my Mak 1000 out a few days ago:


1 Ships that pass in the mist


Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

2 Apocalyps Dow


3 MAERSK passing DOW


all with a7rii + MC MTO-11CA 10/1000 (1986)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 January 2022 at 21:47
And 2 with a cheap Tokina 500:

1 Millet ears


2 The blue planet


both with a7iii + RMC Tokina 500mm 1:8 (1980; FD-mount)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 January 2022 at 21:37
Two stairs

Camera Model: ILCE-7M3
Lens: Minolta RF Rokkor 250mm 1:5.6
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure Time: 0.008 sec (1/125)
ISO: 250
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 January 2022 at 21:43
Tokina just announced a new 500/8 mirror lens: PetaPixel Article

Official launch date is februari 18.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 January 2022 at 00:35
One from the archive and Summer Eights in Oxford in 2019


Rowing up to the start of the course
A65 | Minolta Reflex AF 500 F8 | 1/2000s ISO 500

The background almost turns into an oil painting
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 January 2022 at 07:35
Penarth, South Wales. A7Rii + Minolta 500mm Reflex + LA-EA4, 1/200th at 200 ISO.


I forgot to change to a sensible shutter speed and P mode chose 1/200/sec, which is lower than I'd like, but the IBIS worked well enough to hide it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 January 2022 at 07:37
Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

The background almost turns into an oil painting

Have you ever tried the oil painting mode? I did that on the A58 once, and the result was pretty effective. Kind of like the paintings people put on jigsaws. I must try that again some time (once every five years sounds about right ...    )
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