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11-05-2008, 06:45 PM   #331
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sorry guys didnt mean to sound nasty

its just that trying to read someones post and it keeps getting pushed down by the images downloading

and i dont want to hit "stop" because i do want to see them, just so many,.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Gooshin Quote
sorry guys didnt mean to sound nasty

its just that trying to read someones post and it keeps getting pushed down by the images downloading

and i dont want to hit "stop" because i do want to see them, just so many,.
Yeah, that's annoying, agreed, and I'm the worst offender.

ISO 800, f/2, 1/350s

11-05-2008, 11:46 PM   #333
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jay

was this indoor polling booth under lights or was there only daylight through those reflected windows?


Its pretty crisp for ISO800


I like the 2 men standing together in one of the booths... have not seen that one before.


Is voting compulsory in the States?


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11-06-2008, 02:13 AM   #334
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QuoteOriginally posted by nulla Quote
jay

was this indoor polling booth under lights or was there only daylight through those reflected windows?


Its pretty crisp for ISO800


I like the 2 men standing together in one of the booths... have not seen that one before.


Is voting compulsory in the States?


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No, voting is not comulsory.

11-06-2008, 02:36 AM   #335
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lance B Quote
No, voting is not comulsory.
I actually didn't realise this until i saw the final figures on people that vote ... for the entire population of America ... not many people voted.

Here you have to vote ... or get fined for not doing so.

Anyway ... back to the awesome 43 LTD images.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nulla Quote
jay

was this indoor polling booth under lights or was there only daylight through those reflected windows?


Its pretty crisp for ISO800


I like the 2 men standing together in one of the booths... have not seen that one before.


Is voting compulsory in the States?


Neil
There was pretty good amount of natural light coming in from skylights.
I used AWB.

Yeah, it looks great for ISO 800, but especially sharp for f/2, I think. Nice lens.


Here are some shots of the gym:





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You gotta love the forum. I've been following this post because I have been in the market for a portrait lens and now thanks to you all who have owned the 43mm then sold it and are now buying one again, tells me you all must think very highly of it. I was considering the 50mm 1.4 but am now leaning to the 43 limited. However at twice the cost did you all feel the lens was worth it. Ah... it's only money, I'll make more tomorrow. Seriously though, if you could say a % of time you had it on your camera would help me a bunch. Me personally I keep the 16-45 on mine most.
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QuoteOriginally posted by roverlr3 Quote
You gotta love the forum. I've been following this post because I have been in the market for a portrait lens and now thanks to you all who have owned the 43mm then sold it and are now buying one again, tells me you all must think very highly of it. I was considering the 50mm 1.4 but am now leaning to the 43 limited. However at twice the cost did you all feel the lens was worth it. Ah... it's only money, I'll make more tomorrow. Seriously though, if you could say a % of time you had it on your camera would help me a bunch. Me personally I keep the 16-45 on mine most.
Jeff

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Well, I got mine 3 days ago and I haven't taken it off yet. It's just got a
great FL for me.

I do a lot of my IQ tests in close-focus, but just general everyday shooting
at 43mm is just nearly perfect for what I usually shoot.








My DA 35ltd is like that also, but the extra speed and reach of the 43
comes in handy, and the lenses do not functionally overlap, I'm finding.

Both lenses are so light that handheld shots are always super sharp. Keeper
ratio is very high, and rendering/IQ is just thrilling.




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I just put in a "best offer" on one of the 43s that Prodigital2000 has up for sale. Keep your fingers crossed that they'll accept my offer.

UPDATE: They did accept my offer, on the second try. I picked up my 43 for $349.25 USD, shipped.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mechan1k Quote
I actually didn't realise this until i saw the final figures on people that vote ... for the entire population of America ... not many people voted.

Here you have to vote ... or get fined for not doing so.

Anyway ... back to the awesome 43 LTD images.
Up until this election, the turnout was often small. Even though there is 280M or so people in the US, many of them are either childeren, or unregistered, and somewhere around 135M people voted. As I told both of my sons when they reached voting age (18), if you don't register, you can't vote, and if you don't vote, you don't have any right to complain.
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Shame on you Jsherman, you posted 6 pics in a single post.

BTW, heard on NPR today that the "stick" was 1 of 3 toys inducted into the toy hall of fame (who knew there was such a thing). Seeing as how your curly headed model likes to play with sticks, then he is playing with a hall of fame toy.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cardinal43 Quote
Shame on you Jsherman, you posted 6 pics in a single post.

BTW, heard on NPR today that the "stick" was 1 of 3 toys inducted into the toy hall of fame (who knew there was such a thing). Seeing as how your curly headed model likes to play with sticks, then he is playing with a hall of fame toy.



I should put together a compilation of 'stick' shots and make a print for my
Dad, he loves stories like that...

Specular highlights wide open:



Even sticks still on the trees are good:



Or with leaves, still OK (Tammy 70-200)



Getting serious about the stick:




S-M-C Tak 150 f/4:




Glad you noticed that, I could post literally dozens more. Whoever chose the
'stick' as one of the top toys really knew kids.


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hey, I have some problem with my 43 when shooting natural views at a long range. It seems to me that the resolution of the pic decreases significantly, and anything becomes blur and mess up. So, does anyone have any idea that 43 is suitable for shooting natural views rather than portrait?
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QuoteOriginally posted by zeelich Quote
hey, I have some problem with my 43 when shooting natural views at a long range. It seems to me that the resolution of the pic decreases significantly, and anything becomes blur and mess up. So, does anyone have any idea that 43 is suitable for shooting natural views rather than portrait?
My FA43 renders detail very nicely at long range (detail at infinity) and is one of the lenses I reach for when I do need detail at that range, as it actually does a better job than my FA31.

Questions for you..

What camera body are you using.

What aperture are you shooting with (and any other details of that type) have you gotten the result you are seeking with another lens?

have you checked your lens out for front-focus or back focus issues?
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