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05-21-2009, 05:35 AM   #826
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Nice shot Marc. Shame about the vertical line above the singers head, but a cracking good picture nonetheless.

The detail on the microphone makes me want to reach out and touch it!

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Beautiful day here in Waterloo. This robin seemed curious as to what I was up to and posed for a few shots.
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All the pictures in this post are exceptionally good for a 30 year old lens. Can you post the aperture, shutter speed and ISO used, if there are no other objections to publishing them? These latter details would be useful for a photographer using the same lens elsewhere.
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All the pictures in this post are exceptionally good for a 30 year old lens. Can you post the aperture, shutter speed and ISO used, if there are no other objections to publishing them? These latter details would be useful for a photographer using the same lens elsewhere.
If you have an exif reader you can probably find the ISO and shutter speed for most pictures on this thread. The problem with aperture is I cannot often remember what was used !!
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All the pictures in this post are exceptionally good for a 30 year old lens. Can you post the aperture, shutter speed and ISO used, if there are no other objections to publishing them? These latter details would be useful for a photographer using the same lens elsewhere.
Thanks chhayanat.

I was pretty pleased with the performance of the old M 400/5.6 this day. This is the M Club and I think this is just another example of how good the old M series glass can be. Under good conditions, with the sun at my back, purple fringe is not a real issue as it can be shooting towards the sun. It is worth remembering CAs and PF can be an issue with new lenses as well in backlit situations. I was using a tripod, of course, with a cable switch. If memory serves the aperture would have been somewhere between f11 and f22. I don't have a lot of experience with the lens yet but this seems to be the sweet spot range with this optic. ISO was 100. Shutter speed 1/100th sec. or so. This may not be exactly accurate but close.

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Nice shot Marc. Shame about the vertical line above the singers head, but a cracking good picture nonetheless.
Thanks. Those are my thoughts as well. Although I've *almost* managed to convinced myself to *like* the vertical line. It actually looks kind of nice in the thumbnail. But sure, in an ideal world, it wouldn't have been there.

Most of my concert shots are very low light except for spotlights on the musicians. This one was broad daylight (against a black background, of course). You'd think more light would make photography easier, but I find it challenging to get uncluttered backgrounds.
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Another Finch from the M 400/5.6

The feeder brings them close and sure beats trying to find these guys in the bush.



And a Common House Finch



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M 20 f/4

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Been meaning to take this baby out more, haven't got around to it - but I took
just a couple snapshots this afternoon, and was reminded how sharp it is:


(all wide open)




Crop:



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Sharp !! But the house is all fuzzy

Nice copy of that lovely little lens you have. Great pictures.
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SMC-P M 400/5.6 - no TC - vs Tom G's copy

We spent last Sunday, May 24, 2009, at the Creston Wildlife Refuge, which is about 2.5 hours drive West of home. It's one of our favourite places. The Refuge is a wetland preserve, and so is mostly birds such as ducks, herons, grebes, etc. The first shot is, in fact Ruddy Ducks.

I deliberately did not crop these so that you can see the field of view that this lens is capable of handling. Both images are in the User Gallery, Nature. The EXIF data, such as it is, is on the images there.

Ruddy Ducks, 2:30 pm approx, MDT. 1/250 @ f/11, ISO 400


Moose and yearling calf, 6:10 pm MDT, 1/60 @ f/5.6 ISO 400.
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Last trip i was traveling light so i only had my DA40 with me and a M-28 f/3.5 if i needed more WA. Stopped down to f/5.6 its still quite sharp for an old budgetlens.

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Is that shot just as the gun fires? Pretty impressive considering it's done without a 10 fps machine gun cam...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Erasmo Quote
Last trip i was traveling light so i only had my DA40 with me and a M-28 f/3.5 if i needed more WA. Stopped down to f/5.6 its still quite sharp for an old budgetlens.

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M 100/4 macro

Just a couple from today with the M 100/4, all hand held, natural light only.






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Nothing so spectacular, but my M 50 1.7 came in today. I guess I've joined the club?

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M 50mm 1.7 is awesome
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I used to love that 100mm F4. I wonder where it is today. (S.0. took off with it years ago)
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