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Dogz washed and a Katz Eye
Posted By: d.bradley, 05-24-2008, 08:22 PM

I really only like the Katz eye with my fast portrait lenses...shooting with a tele it's not as good. I was, however amazed at my hit percentage with my 85/1.8 SMC Takumar at f4 today...probably 95% in focus!

Some samples from the Cayman Islands Humane Society dog wash fundraiser:






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05-24-2008, 08:59 PM   #2
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3 and 4 just rock!

I love the expressions on the faces.

Any idea what kind of dog #4 is?

05-24-2008, 09:11 PM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gadget_Guy Quote

Any idea what kind of dog #4 is?

A wet one.

Seriously though, great shots. I'm glad stuff like that is going on over there. On a lot of islands dogs and cats get treated really badly. On my wife's grandmothers island (Lesbos in Greece) any dogs hanging around after the tourist season is over run the risk of being poisoned in some of the smaller villages. When we had our honeymoon in French Polynesia a few years ago, the conditions that we saw some of the dogs in were disgusting, all the more so as we were in a 'Tropical Paradise', it was a 'Tropical Hell' for those dogs.
Sorry to put a downer on things.
05-25-2008, 02:29 AM   #4
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Nice photos. I like the expression on the dogs in 3 and 4. I think the dog in 4 looks like a labradoodle.
But the first photo in the gallery with the girl and the dog is wonderful. I love it. You should upload it here.


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razor sharp even on my iPhone
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that 1st shot is awesome!!! i love it!! great shots mate!!! nice work
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Thanks for the kind words guys! If you're ever looking for very fun and appreciative subjects, volunteer for a local humane society. It's fun shooting, you get to play with the animals, meet great people and it's all for a good cause. Everyone wins!

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#3 is awesome, I love that shot...The last one is really great also......
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those are incredibly stunning. everytime I see photos taken with an 85 I yearn for one more and more. great work, truly.
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So the Katzeye really helped with the 85mm?????
I have been tempted to get one .... just haven't decided yet though.
05-26-2008, 06:50 AM   #11
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mechan1k Quote
So the Katzeye really helped with the 85mm?????
I have been tempted to get one .... just haven't decided yet though.
yah it's decent. Personally I use the microprism, and basically can't stand the split prism in the middle. If I had my way I'd have a screen like my old ES-II that had the middle with one 'grain' of microprism with a second, finer pitch prism ring around the middle point...

IMHO the split prism is not accurate enough for critical focus in anything but macro situations, and nature doesn't supply us with enough subjects with vertical lines for it to be of use.

Katz was going to look into production options with a 45 degree slanted split prism...but I've not heard anything back from them on that.
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#3 makes me want to own a dog again.
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The 3rd picture is great. He looks sooooo happy. I'm with Buddha and I hope my wife doesn't read this....
05-26-2008, 10:40 AM   #14

My Daughters and I love these shots... the 3rd one was the house favorite.. And that is the face I would make if I could get nice folks to give me a bath. haha

Thanks so much for sharing these...

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