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08-06-2009, 05:43 PM   #946
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
Thanks for the comments! It was taken with the K200D; ISO 200, 1/45", probably f/8 or f/11.

I should also mention that it did take more than the usual amount of finesse in PP to get the relationships between the sky, the clouds, the sunlit areas of the rocks, the shadow areas of the rocks, the foreground, and the background to all look the way I wanted. The original had a rather harsher contrast - the sky close to blown out, the shadows dark enough to be hard to read, not much middle ground. I suppose what I did is sort of "HDR-like", although I tried to keep it believable, and only one exposure was used.

I took a whole bunch of pictures at Arches that day (Saturday), but this was the only one I felt needed that kind of PP to get what I was after. That's not a reflection on the lens, but on the lighting.
Marc you gotta do what you gotta do.I think the key to a great shot like yours is patience and timing.Your result speaks for itself.

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135 f3.5 M

bought it for 50$s.

from first 5 photos taken with it.

my dughter 2.5 years old.

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400/5.6 Green Heron

Managed a quick shot of a Green Heron this morning. There are five or six of these herons hunting in the marsh area a minute or so from my house. Nice to have this kind of wildlife close to home.



Very skittish birds and as you can see very alert at all times.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jewelltrail Quote
The last couple of years, when I visited the ADKs in the High Peaks area, I ran into Cedar Waxwings. I am yet to get a shot of them this nice though--great work! The finish of their feathering is so smooth that is takes nice glass and perfect focus to have the shots sharp.
Thanks Jewelltrail - very kind.

I don't see a lot of these fellows so I was happy to get a chance to shoot one.


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Since today is father's day here in Brazil...here is my dad!

Taken with GX-10 + M 50mm F1.7 at f2.0


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M 400/5.6

Continuing to get familiar with this lens. One has to be very aware of backgound to avoid PF and CAs. This lens seems to work best in subdued light. A few Sparrows from today.








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QuoteQuote:
JSherman999: Just picked up an M 28 f/2.8 from a local shop for a good price - haven't had
one since I sold my copy to Ryno last summer. ....

These are all wide-open test snaps, most cropped to some degree to get a close
look at OOf rendering and center sharpness:
J: Those shots are amazingly sharp--for any aperture--hard to believe that is wide open. And I sold my copy of that lens at our forum.
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M28/2.8

Another from my M28/2.8:

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Great picture Marc, it is so alive with colour.

All the old 28mm are stunners.
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J: Those shots are amazingly sharp--for any aperture--hard to believe that is wide open. And I sold my copy of that lens at our forum.
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Thanks - and to top it off, at lunch today I decided to pop in to the camera store near my work, and found a somewhat rare M 28 f/3.5!

Supposed to be the sharpest Pentax 28. I should have some time to find out tomorrow... Maybe test it against the M 28 f/2.8, the Vivitar 28 2.8 close-focus...
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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
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Thanks - and to top it off, at lunch today I decided to pop in to the camera store near my work, and found a somewhat rare M 28 f/3.5!

Supposed to be the sharpest Pentax 28. I should have some time to find out tomorrow... Maybe test it against the M 28 f/2.8, the Vivitar 28 2.8 close-focus...
Congrats on the find Jay. The M 28/3.5 is a wonderful lens. I also have the Vivitar 28/2.8 close focus, and they are quite comparable. Heck, each of these compare pretty favorably to my FA 35 and DA 35.
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M 28 f/3.5

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Got a chance to shoot with my new M 28 3.5 this afternoon for a bit:

A quick test landscape at f/8...




Take some cloe-up wide-open shots to see center sharpness and bokeh...





Crop:




Little guy moves out of my peripheral vision, look up, don't see him briefly,
then....




Crop:




OK, move to shoot a fountain at f/3.5:




Crop:




And look over to see:





It's getting hard to shoot with him now


There's also this thing I like to do with 28mm's - set to hyperfocal and just shoot
randomly out the moving car window (genius move, I know...)

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JSherman999: Thanks - and to top it off, at lunch today I decided to pop in to the camera store near my work, and found a somewhat rare M 28 f/3.5!

Supposed to be the sharpest Pentax 28. I should have some time to find out tomorrow...
Yes, that is precisely what my research said about the f3.5 version. I was outbid on one once--closest I got to the lens. Your pics below are excellent and show why the lens has the reputation it has.

It appears as though, for you anyway, shooting with a child can enhance the experience; he always seems to be entertaining or presenting great photo opportunities--you are blessed.
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Yes, that is precisely what my research said about the
f3.5 version. I was outbid on one once--closest I got to the lens. Your pics below
are excellent and show why the lens has the reputation it has.

It appears as though, for you anyway, shooting with a child can enhance the
experience; he always seems to be entertaining or presenting great photo
opportunities--you are blessed.
.

Thanks, yes, he makes it fun and interesting. Lately he's been trying to
put the camera strap around his head and look through the viewfinder, although
he doesn't really 'get' where the viewfinder is, so I usually put it in live-view for
him. But then he just puts the LCD right up to his eye, because that's what he
thinks he sees me doing.

Here's a blast from the past, taken with the first copy of the M 28 f/2.8 I had:



He wasn't quite so mobile then, pretty much hung out in the stroller.

Then, of course, he made an appearance in my very first M-club posting,
initiating the thread!


(M 135 f/3.5)


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