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post #3346 of 4210
adults dont get freaked out, i scare babies and little animals. when i zoom in, its quite freaky it seems

i use a tamron 17-50 2.8 atm, and usually shoot from 50mm or 17mm with mostly black and white since i like the look.

crane what is this mount thing that i can get to try out m mount lenses?
post #3347 of 4210
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Originally Posted by thatoneguy View Post

Ya, to be honest I never really liked moving water pictures like that

I agree. It's a nice effect, but it doesn't always have to be like that. The slow shutter speed waterfall pics are getting into sunset/sundown territory pics: seen one, seen 'm all, if you know what I mean.

I like your the dripping drops of your pic; not a fan of the creative stuff around it. smile.gif
post #3348 of 4210
Nice set Kai! I especially like the campfire one.

Yeah I love editing . I'm a graphic designer and I love tinkering with stuff and making it look different. Oly renders jpegs quite well so I don't need to do much but I find it fun.
post #3349 of 4210
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Originally Posted by FidelCashflow View Post

That's interesting, I have the opposite approach. I pretty much set and forget when I'm shooting because I know I can make most changes in post - I find it frees me up to focus on things like composition and finding the right angle.

It's funny, I say pretty much what you said except I use it when it comes to equipment. Having the right equipment for a specific task allows me to focus on making the shot. Of course that needs to be tempered with need versus want. These two things are oft times confused and the result is a huge hole in your wallet and not much else.

The problem with relying on post is every change you make degrades the image. The closer you can get to straight off the camera the better off you are. You might have heard something called first generation images and so on. This is what I'm talking about. For instance in wedding photography you better know how to use EV shifting to get white to be white and black to be black. Snow is another good one too. Getting the right WB can be interesting and you'll use EV shifting to get the snow white. These all can be "fixed" in PS I suppose but IMO it means you're relying on a crutch to fix your lack of understanding light and how to manipulate it. Another problem that PS can never fix is chopped histograms. Screw that up unintentionally and you might as well delete the image.

Pretty much my mindset is get it right in the field because in most cases you don't get a second chance.

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adults dont get freaked out, i scare babies and little animals. when i zoom in, its quite freaky it seems
i use a tamron 17-50 2.8 atm, and usually shoot from 50mm or 17mm with mostly black and white since i like the look.
crane what is this mount thing that i can get to try out m mount lenses?

Photodiox makes adapters that allow you to use manual focus film lenses on digital bodies. Now if you're trying to stick say a Nikon AF lens on a Canon body good luck with that.

It doesn't matter what camera you have when it comes to small children and animals. They freak because they aren't used to seeing a camera in their face and a lot of times your posture appears aggressive.

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Ya, to be honest I never really liked moving water pictures like that

The point isn't whether or not you like it. It's about whether or not you can shoot the same scene and produce any number of variations on the spot. As much as I like digital equipment my roots are in film where you had to understand what you were doing and why to get the results you needed. I'm convinced that a solid background in film photography makes it easy for one to transition to digital equipment. Going the opposite way though is typically an entirely different story.
post #3350 of 4210
Im not going to shoot something I dont like :|

if you want me to say that I know how to do it. yes I could have done it
post #3351 of 4210
I've found my grandpa's old Kodak Retina IIC with the 50mm f/2.8 lens. Finally I can try out shooting with a rangefinder. Picked up some rolls of Ektar 100.



The long times stick, I hope 1/60 and faster will be reliable.
Edited by Szeph el raton - 11/10/12 at 4:40pm
post #3352 of 4210
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I've found my grandpa's old Kodak Retina IIC with the 50mm f/2.8 lens. Finally I can try out shooting with a rangefinder. Picked up some rolls of Ektar 100.

The long times stick, I hope 1/60 and faster will be reliable.

Szeph operate the shutter throughout it's range without film in it. Sometimes you get lucky and the shutter stops sticking. That Kodak reminds me a lot of my old Zeiss. You have to meter and then set it to the meter readings and then the whole mechanism is moved for different aperture and speed settings right?
post #3353 of 4210
Just messing around with the XK and a "junk" Tamron lens. Back in the day Tamron lenses were made in Japan and were considered to be decent lenses. This lens is the 35-70mm CF Macro Zoom Adaptall 2. They're prone to flare which is OK by me and is easily controlled in any case with a hood. It's a continuous focus lens from infinity down to inches. Very innovative at the time.

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Minolta XK with Tamron Adaptall 2 35-70mm CF Lens by DYSong Photography, on Flickr

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Minolta XK with Tamron Adaptall 2 35-70mm CF Lens by DYSong Photography, on Flickr

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Minolta XK with Tamron Adaptall 2 35-70mm CF Lens by DYSong Photography, on Flickr

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Minolta XK with Tamron Adaptall 2 35-70mm CF Lens by DYSong Photography, on Flickr

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Minolta XK with Tamron Adaptall 2 35-70mm CF Lens by DYSong Photography, on Flickr

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Minolta XK with Tamron Adaptall 2 35-70mm CF Lens by DYSong Photography, on Flickr

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Minolta XK with Tamron Adaptall 2 35-70mm CF Lens by DYSong Photography, on Flickr
post #3354 of 4210
nice Crane, for a "junk" lens I'd say it looks pretty good. So it focused without any input from the user? Weird.

here's a few from walking around my campus today:

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(and of course food)
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post #3355 of 4210
No IC it's a manual focus lens. You just keep turning the focus ring and when you get past a certain distance the zoom is engaged and it shifts from a tele to a macro seamlessly. Here's a link to the lens specifics.

http://www.adaptall-2.org/lenses/17A.html
post #3356 of 4210
Picked up a Nikon L35 af yesterday for 3 bucks. It's just an older point n shoot with a 35 2.8 lens that is supposed to be really good. We'll see!
post #3357 of 4210

Hi, I'm new to these forums. I was just wondering if anyone had had any experience using 50mm prime lenses. I have bought my first DSLR, A Sony A57, and someone advised me that I wanted to learn photography then i should get a 50mm lens. he said that it would teach me to 'think' when I go out shooting. I'm more into 'street' photography so would this lens be useful?
 

post #3358 of 4210
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Originally Posted by Simon Stardow View Post

Hi, I'm new to these forums. I was just wondering if anyone had had any experience using 50mm prime lenses. I have bought my first DSLR, A Sony A57, and someone advised me that I wanted to learn photography then i should get a 50mm lens. he said that it would teach me to 'think' when I go out shooting. I'm more into 'street' photography so would this lens be useful?

 

OK first off that camera has a crop factor of around 1.5. Simply put multiply the lens length by this number and that's what you're really using. In your case you're shooting a 75mm prime. That's a really good focal length for portrait work. The reason why so many people advise starting out with a prime lens is a bit more complicated. One of the things it gets you to do is move around your subject. Back and forth, left and right and up and down. You learn about angles and perspective by moving. Primes are typically better at handling things like light falloff, sharpness and most of the time they're faster glass as well. All good things to have as far as pic taking is concerned. Learning with one fixed prime also helps you understand DOF, depth compression and so on. These things all change with each lens and if you mess with a bunch of glass at one time things can get confusing fast. Shooting a typical 50mm prime is a whole lot different than say an 800mm catadioptric lens.

So in regards to what your friend said about using a single prime is spot on. You have to think about what you need to do to get the shot you're after. As far as the 50 being OK for street use I would say it's a good place to start. Just remember it's not a 50 on that camera. It's a 75.
post #3359 of 4210
Spot on crane
post #3360 of 4210
Found an old roll of film, sent it to my developer, apparently it was from an holiday in Paris in '07/'08, most likely taken with my Rollei XF 35.

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