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Week 2 - Theme 2 - Landscape.

I spent today's dog walk shooting with my Lens Extravaganza lens, but I would have needed to stand in the middle of a motorway to capture this view at 80mm. So I pulled my 35 out of my pocket and took two shots.

Farm entrance.

Sony A99ii + Minolta AF 35mm f2 @ 200mm. ISO 500, f4 1/160s

Edited by Phil Wood - 13 January 2021 at 00:46
 



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I have a Minolta 3000i - inherited from my Dutch mother-in-law when she passed. That's how I got the rotten lens. This is OK.

I'll be interested to see the landscape photo in the four seasons as you go through the year.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2021 at 00:17
Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

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While the 80-200 is not a great lens, it is very much better than it's smaller sibling.

Footpath.


The composition and DOF is really good here, and I concur it is much better than the smaller sibling. This is looking to be a fun challenge for you.
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Week 2 - Theme 3 - Try Something Creative.

This picture actually fits in with all three themes - a landscape taken with my week's lens in a creative manner. It's a stitch of 5 handheld portrait shots. I took 9, but LR (or my laptop) can't cope, I may try again and, if I can get it to work, will change this image to a wider view.

Poplars in Winter.

Sony A99ii + Minolta AF 80-200mm f4.5-5.6 @ 80mm. ISO 500, f8 1/80s
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Great stuff! Ik know LR is not the best stitch software, but non the less, great scene
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Week 2 - Theme 3 - Try Something Creative (reprise)

I was thinking of replacing my attempt at a tele-panorama if I could get all nine shots stitched together. However, having successfully done so (in PS) I find I much prefer the tighter shot. So I'm leaving it as my Theme 3 shot of the week - but here is the wider view (about 120 deg) and a 64:27 crop for dcap.

Poplars in Winter (tele-panorama).

Sony A99ii + Minolta AF 80-200mm f4.5-5.6 @ 80mm. ISO 500, f8 1/80s

Poplars in Winter (cinemascope).

Sony A99ii + Minolta AF 80-200mm f4.5-5.6 @ 80mm. ISO 500, f8 1/80s

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Post Options Post Options   Quote dCap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2021 at 12:13
those aspect ratios all work well, I think I prefer the super-duper-ultra-wide view version
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2021 at 19:00
Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

I have a Minolta 3000i - inherited from my Dutch mother-in-law when she passed. That's how I got the rotten lens. This is OK.

I'll be interested to see the landscape photo in the four seasons as you go through the year.


It's an aspect I hadn't really considered, perhaps I need to find a single scene to shoot several times through the year? Meanwhile I'm enjoying the challenge of shooting winter landscapes in the perpetual drizzle.

Originally posted by Wētāpunga Wētāpunga wrote:


The composition and DOF is really good here, and I concur it is much better than the smaller sibling. This is looking to be a fun challenge for you.


I've been meaning to do something like this for ages and am enjoying it so far. The only problem is deciding which lens to use next - do I get rid of the dodgier lenses early, spread the quality out or pick one on a whim every Monday? Currently I'm thinking in terms of carrying on with the 1988 theme - there are three more to go. Unless I change my mind, next week will be the third worst 1988 lens according to Dyxum ratings (working my way up the rankings) - the 100-300mm f4.5-5.6. I think I prefer the 80-200, but we'll see how I feel in a week or so.

Originally posted by onsplekkie onsplekkie wrote:

Great stuff! Ik know LR is not the best stitch software, but non the less, great scene


I'm impressed by the results from LR, when it will provide them. However, PS has delivered in this case and is far quicker, I guess it will be my goto stitcher for a while.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2021 at 08:32
Clearing out the dross from this week's walk with the Minolta AF 80-200mm f4.5-5.6 I found this image that seems to work in 64:27 - I could wish I had a better lens on the camera and some more light, but I think it's worth sharing somewhere.


Sony A99ii + Minolta AF 80-200mm f4.5-5.6 @ 160mm. ISO 500, f8 1/40s
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I am liking your wide views very much Phil. At first glance of this one I wondered why they had a wheelbarrow full of fire!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Maffe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2021 at 20:43
Really like that long exposer shot!
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Week 3 - Theme 1 - Lens Extravaganza.

Continuing my course through Minolta's 1988 offerings, in reverse order of Dyxum rating.

I paid £10 for a 100-300 a couple of years back, it came with a lovely Minolta hard case. I came to the conclusion that the hard case was well worth the cash.

I have a strong belief that people buy xx-300 zooms because of the 300 - I remember taking a shot of a church clock and being distinctly unimpressed by the results - so I wanted to see how a second, similarly priced, copy worked at 300mm. To be honest it isn't terrible - just not very good, certainly better than the first copy, pixel peeping into a 40MP image is not recommended.

House (about 350-400m away).

Sony A99ii + Minolta AF 100-300mm f4.5-5.6 @ 300mm. ISO 200, f5.6 1/200s

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Week 3 - Theme 2 - Landscape.

The Tree Beneath the Castle.

Sony A99ii + Minolta AF 24mm f2.8 ISO 200, f8 1/200s
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Week 3 - Theme 3 - Try Something Creative.

Single shot, no PP blending.

Been looking for my car for 42 years now...

Sony A99ii + Sigma 21-35mm f3.4-4.2 @21mm ISO 200, f8, 10s.
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