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Originally posted by 4paul 4paul wrote:

Wow - that has pop, or "liquid"!

I have a 35-200 xi (uhh, somewhere ... in a box ... in storage ) surprisingly good (at least 35 to ~135mm)
Oh - I see you have that lens, in the sample forum!


The 35-200xi is still to come in this Lens Extravaganza, I agree that it's pretty good considering its range. I did post some other shots using it a while back.
 



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Week 22 - Theme 2 - Landscape.

Across the valley.

Sony A99ii + Minolta 100mm f2.8 macro D. ISO 100, f10, 1/100s
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Week 22 - Theme 3 - Try Something Creative.

Last week I was experimenting with various techniques to induce camera shake in a controlled manner - mostly without much success.

This week I prepared myself by watching a youtube video, which introduced me to the idea of using a lens hood as a bearing to spin the image around. I decided t give it a go using the built in hoods on my 50/1.4 and 28/2.8. The hood on the 50 didn't give as good a grip, so the best results were with the 28mm. However, I still ended up with my main subject off-centre far more often than I got it right.

Sign.

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Week 23 - Theme 1 - Lens Extravaganza.

Minolta AF 100-300mm f4.5-5.6 xi

I looked at this lens' sibling, the Minolta AF 100-300mm f4.5-5.6 in week 3 of this Extravaganza. The xi is the earlier incarnation and the two have the same optical design. Past experience led me to prefer the xi in terms of image quality if not usability. However, there is little to choose between them, same design, same performance, perhaps my xi is a little sharper, a little more contrasty - but neither are great. Let's face it neither reach the heights of 'good'.

A day with this lens just reinforced my belief that Minolta never made a good x-300mm zoom, they all fall apart beyond 200mm, some before.

Home Farm.


Sony A99ii + Minolta AF 100-300mm f4.5-5.6 xi @ 230mm. ISO 200, f5.6, 1/320s
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Week 23 - Theme 2 - Landscape.

Walking home.

Sony A99ii + Minolta 70-210mm f4 @160mm. ISO 160, f6.3, 1/6400s
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 June 2021 at 04:28
Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

Week 23 - Theme 1 - Lens Extravaganza.
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A day with this lens just reinforced my belief that Minolta never made a good x-300mm zoom, they all fall apart beyond 200mm, some before.



Does that also cover the 100-300 APO or Big Beercan?
a77ii- Sony 135/2.8 STF, 16-50/2.8, 70-200/2.8 G
a7riii- Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2, 85/2.4, Batis 85/1.8, Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Sony 24-105/4 G, Sigma 70/2.8 M, 100-400 f5-6.3.
 



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Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

Week 23 - Theme 2 - Landscape.

Walking home.




Great shot there Phil, the exposure and composition looks great and the person in the frame gives a good perspective on the scale.
a77ii- Sony 135/2.8 STF, 16-50/2.8, 70-200/2.8 G
a7riii- Zeiss Loxia 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2, 85/2.4, Batis 85/1.8, Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Sony 24-105/4 G, Sigma 70/2.8 M, 100-400 f5-6.3.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 June 2021 at 04:54
Originally posted by Wētāpunga Wētāpunga wrote:

Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

Week 23 - Theme 2 - Landscape.

Walking home.




Great shot there Phil, the exposure and composition looks great and the person in the frame gives a good perspective on the scale.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 June 2021 at 20:15
Originally posted by Wētāpunga Wētāpunga wrote:

Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

Week 23 - Theme 1 - Lens Extravaganza.
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A day with this lens just reinforced my belief that Minolta never made a good x-300mm zoom, they all fall apart beyond 200mm, some before.



Does that also cover the 100-300 APO or Big Beercan?


It does. My copy of the APO doesn't seem much better than the xi - which, of course, may mean I have a poor copy. I'm not so convinced of their excellence to buy another.

I have obtained a second copy of the big beercan, which I haven't really tried out yet - so I may revise my opinion based on the first copy I obtained (I hope so). So far I can't see much difference between any of the 75-300s.


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Originally posted by LAbernethy LAbernethy wrote:

Originally posted by Wētāpunga Wētāpunga wrote:


Great shot there Phil, the exposure and composition looks great and the person in the frame gives a good perspective on the scale.


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Week 23 - Theme 3 - Try Something Creative.

Back in Week 2 I did a stitch panorama, but had problems with Lightroom. I have now upgraded my laptop and wanted to see how LR coped with its extra RAM etc.

I'm delighted to say that it quickly stitched six shot panoramas with no problems!

Garden bridge - Dunster Castle.

Sony A99ii + Min AF 28-85mm f3.5-4.5 RS @ 28mm. ISO 400, f8, 1/320s six images stitched in LR.
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Nice panorama, good the group seemed to be static, I have several panoramas in busier places where some people appear twice or more
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