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07-05-2018, 12:51 PM - 9 Likes   #15646
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Brunel's Three Bridges

Interesting discussion about Brunel, as I recently visited his 'Three Bridges' in West London; here's a photo by a S-M-C Takumar 200/4.

The 'Three Bridges' were part of the last railway project engineered by Brunel. Started in 1856, Brunel's challenge was to build a structure that supported Windmill Lane on top, the Grand Junction canal below, and the double-track broad gauge Great Western & Brentford Railway below the canal, all intersecting at the same point. You can see the bridge supporting Windmill Lane over the canal in the photo, with most of the heavy engineering unseen below the canal.

There's some more information via this link with some good old photos of the structure: Disused Stations: Station
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QuoteOriginally posted by utak Quote
Interesting discussion about Brunel, as I recently visited his 'Three Bridges' in West London; here's a photo by a S-M-C Takumar 200/4. The 'Three Bridges' were part of the last railway project engineered by Brunel. Started in 1856, Brunel's challenge was to build a structure that supported Windmill Lane on top, the Grand Junction canal below, and the double-track broad gauge Great Western & Brentford Railway below the canal, all intersecting at the same point. You can see the bridge supporting Windmill Lane over the canal in the photo, with most of the heavy engineering unseen below the canal.

Lovely canal boat photo, and another amazing piece of work by Brunel. Thanks for sharing that.

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From a recent portrait session with the Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR 85mm F1.8, on the Fujifilm X-T2 with a Lens Turbo II adapter. Found it to work great with the EVF and focus peaking. The lens / adapter works very well, I use it mainly wide open.

Fujifilm X-T2, Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR 85mm F1.8, 1/1000 sec at f/1.8, ISO 200

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QuoteOriginally posted by DonThomaso Quote
From a recent portrait session with the Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR 85mm F1.8, on the Fujifilm X-T2 with a Lens Turbo II adapter. Found it to work great with the EVF and focus peaking. The lens / adapter works very well, I use it mainly wide open.

Fujifilm X-T2, Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR 85mm F1.8, 1/1000 sec at f/1.8, ISO 200
nice shot - really has that vintage film feel while still looking current. Nice pp too - not too overboard.
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QuoteOriginally posted by abw Quote
nice shot - really has that vintage film feel while still looking current. Nice pp too - not too overboard.
I wholeheartedly agree.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DonThomaso Quote
From a recent portrait session with the Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR 85mm F1.8, on the Fujifilm X-T2 with a Lens Turbo II adapter. Found it to work great with the EVF and focus peaking. The lens / adapter works very well, I use it mainly wide open.

Fujifilm X-T2, Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR 85mm F1.8, 1/1000 sec at f/1.8, ISO 200
A beautiful portrait with very appropriate PP. You should be proud of that image.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
I wholeheartedly agree.
So do I.

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Different groups of ornamental onions, by two early Takumars. The first by a Takumar 58/2...



…and this by an Auto-Takumar 55/2.2.



I waited a long time to find a good copy of the Takumar 58/2, and I'm enjoying the lens's Sonnar design bokeh - often bolder and busier than the Takumar 55s. However, the 55/2.2 is an equally fascinating lens to me, at a fraction of the price. Both of these photos were Explored on Flickr - fun to share Takumar photos with a wider audience - and the 55/2.2 was the clear 'winner', for what that's worth.
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QuoteOriginally posted by utak Quote
and the 55/2.2 was the clear 'winner'
Both very nice, but the 55/2.2 photo is a bit more pleasing to me

Sumac at sunset - Super Tak 35/3.5


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QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
Both very nice, but the 55/2.2 photo is a bit more pleasing to me

Sumac at sunset - Super Tak 35/3.5



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Last gasp

Takumar 35.0mm F2.0 1/5000 iso200
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This Takumar 35mm F2.0 has been in my bag a lot lately... too fun not to bring along.

Takumar 35.0 mm F2.0 1/5000 iso200
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QuoteOriginally posted by Erictator Quote
Takumar 35.0mm F2.0 1/640 iso200
Nice looking shots!

SMC Tak 55/1.8 [xposted from K10D Club]
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