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11-19-2019, 07:56 AM - 1 Like   #8221
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QuoteOriginally posted by ivanvernon Quote
Couple of sample shots to check sharpness . . . it passed.

KIT: 645Z with Pentax 67 150mm f 2.8, flash shots at f 8.0, ASA 100, 1/125 sec.
Looks plenty sharp.

Marine Sniper is a great book. I met Gunny Hathcock many years ago. By that time he was in poor health and, being a boot, I had no clue what a legend he was. After reading the book I was like...holy crap!

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QuoteOriginally posted by simple1 Quote
Looks plenty sharp.

Marine Sniper is a great book. I met Gunny Hathcock many years ago. By that time he was in poor health and, being a boot, I had no clue what a legend he was. After reading the book I was like...holy crap!
Thanks for your comments. I fully agree with your thoughts on Carlos Hathcock, wish I could have met him. I have a tremendous respect for the folks who follow this difficult and dangerous military specialty. Mine was easier, artilleryman on 105 and 155s.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ivanvernon Quote
Thanks for your comments. I fully agree with your thoughts on Carlos Hathcock, wish I could have met him. I have a tremendous respect for the folks who follow this difficult and dangerous military specialty. Mine was easier, artilleryman on 105 and 155s.
Donít think I call being a cannon cocker easy ;-). But I get your point. Scout/sniper is a tough MOS, especially in that era.
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Here's a macro prime lens.

Flower closeups with K-1 and the medium format Mamiya 645 C 120mm f 4.0 1:1 macro, said by some to be the poor man's Zeiss Macro-Planar 100mm f 2.0 T* 1:2 macro. Actually, the Zeiss is faster, but the Mamiya goes to 1:1 with no extra add-ons. However, the Mamiya can be adapted to K-mount cameras but not to the 645 series owing to registry distance incompatibility.

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40XS....K-3ii

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K 3 II + SMC Pentax-D A * 55mm F1.4 SDM

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K-3ii.....40XS

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Donít think I call being a cannon cocker easy ;-). But I get your point. Scout/sniper is a tough MOS, especially in that era.
As grunts we called them gun bunnies!😄🤣😄
But they could scrap because they were all strong and wiry from lifting shells and charges.

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As grunts we called them gun bunnies!😄🤣😄
But they could scrap because they were all strong and wiry from lifting shells and charges.
I'm almost 80, but still think I could work every position on a 105mm. I was always glad I was not an officer because I never wanted to be a forward observer.
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Do like a good pattern... Industrial large scale vertical Jenga close up.

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Instagram Style Cinematic Bench

Cinematic Orange and Teal Toning, Tone Curve adjustment squashing both highlights/shadows and Movie Prime lens flare added.

This what happens when the old Kerrowdown has too much time on his hands in PP.

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my first clear photo of UP's 4014 " Big Guy " coming into sight
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Big Boy No. 4014 was delivered to Union Pacific in December 1941. The locomotive was retired in December 1961, having traveled 1,031,205 miles in its 20 years in service. Union Pacific reacquired No. 4014 from the RailGiants Museum in Pomona, California, in 2013, and relocated it back to Cheyenne to begin a multi-year restoration process. It returned to service in May 2019 to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad's Completion . . ..
- UP: UP No. 4014 - The Big Boy

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all those to the right of the tracks moved in after I had established my position without regard to the " mandatory 25 feet [ 7.62 meter ] exclusion zone " and despite promises being made to those of us who had obeyed the rules, no effort was made to make them move

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emerging from under Kansas Avenue overpass of the tracks

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Gyda un 'Auto-Takumar 55mm f/2.2'. This is a joyous little lens to use, it's got such a smooth action and stopped down is frighteningly sharp. Wide-open it's still sharp but can produce some dreamy aspects.
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