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03-17-2009, 08:12 AM   #106
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I rented a 50-135 2.8 for a rally race and it was like using an entirely different camera. Incredible lens.

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Da* 50-135/2.8

Although it's a toss up with my M 100/4 macro. Both are sharp as a tack, but the 50-135 gets used more.

Both these shots are wide open a f/2.8. The chess board shot is to demonstrate selective focus to my photo course students and was shot at minimum focus.
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My best lens is the Vivitar Series 1 105mm macro
My best Pentax lens is the A 50mm f/2.8 macro

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If it isn't the voigtlander 90mm, it would certainly be a close second

Was out after the rain today with the voigtlander 90mm, and again it didn't fail to remind me of all the trouble I went through to find a copy:

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more from the vt 90mm

And here are more shots from it:









simply stunning sharpness, bokeh, and colour.
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IMHO, the best lens I own is the FA 50mm F1.4...

Great Bokeh, versatile performance. Hate the slow AF but the image quality covers everything...

Go Pentax !!!
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Marc's work makes me ashamed to even own a camera.
Me to...



PS..I am such a hack when it comes to shooting out of my specific domain...

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PS..I am such a hack when it comes to shooting out of my specific domain...
Yeah, but in your specific domain, you are a five star performer!
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Yeah, but in your specific domain, you are a five star performer!
I agree.
Ben's shots are amazing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by benjikan Quote
Me to...



PS..I am such a hack when it comes to shooting out of my specific domain...
QuoteOriginally posted by G_Money Quote
Marc's work makes me ashamed to even own a camera.
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That's just the thing, Marc. When I see images like yours, my own don't make me happy. While photography can be a medium for communication and expression, for me it's always been the opposite. My photographs tend to be taken for me, and I'm very reluctant to share them. I tend to get more satisfaction from the process than from the results. Guys like you exist to inspire guys like me.

I know a fellow on another forum who shoots a lot of street stuff. He's in NYC, so there's plenty of subject matter for him. He shoots with a variety of equipment, a Nikon D700, an Epson R-D1 with vintage Leica glass, and a Kodak DCS-14n with Nikon glass. He tells me he's a Photoshop idiot and his pp work mostly consists of levels adjustments and a little sharpening. His images, however, have this quality to them that wows me. It's a quality that I don't see in my own. Perhaps it's because my images are too familiar to me, but I think they just don't have it.

Over the years I've used Nikons, Canons, Leicas, Hasselblads and Pentaxes and I've never had an image I've been completely happy with. Maybe it's less a case of skill or technique and more a case of self-doubt. It's a corny old joke, but to me photography is like sex, you don't have to be good at it to enjoy it.
I feel like I am being ganged up on my work!! In a good way of course...

As already stated: Ben, you are the tops in your domain = no question in my mind. Brilliance in terms of lighting (no pun)...

G_Money: you statement brings up a good point: it's the vision or what you envision before taking the shot that often translates into a successful image. Please don't sell yourself short in any way. I'm traveling down a path of intent to push myself to become better. It's not the journey everyone must do.

Besides, I get inspiration from others all the time = motivation. Your comments and others encouraging me to keep going is important too. I have my slumps, just like anyone else. It's whether or not you persevere.

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I hope to pick up the best lens I own tuesday. Hint- it's a pentax 300mm and kind of heavy
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Just as Lance stated, they all have unique characteristics:

FA* 300/2.8 - stunning image quality and color:



Cheers,
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Oh how great is this picture, I think that I will look for a new Hobby. When I see my pics and after this I take a look at your´s ......

Really great.

The lens I like verry much is the 77 Ltd. and the 31 Ltd

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SMC-P M 400mm f/4 "Dental" macro

I give up. Today my favourite lens is the SMC-P M 100mm f/4 "Dental" macro. One of I don't know how many Flicker Butterflies in my back yard last fall. They were everywhere. I am startled that I actually got one staying in place. They really live up to their name - they "flicker" around the yard like mad.


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I give up. Today my favourite lens is the SMC-P M 400mm f/4 "Dental" macro. One of I don't know how many Flicker Butterflies in my back yard last fall. They were everywhere. I am startled that I actually got one staying in place. They really live up to their name - they "flicker" around the yard like mad.

I assume you mean 100mm not 400mm.
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