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01-16-2011, 05:59 AM   #6646
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QuoteOriginally posted by ducdao Quote
What a steal! You'll love it. Your lens seems to suffer the yellowing issue, a sun bath for the lens could be useful.
Yeah, doesn't show up very well when looking at it, but it definitely shows in pictures. I'll leave it in the window for about a week if I can keep my hands off of it. I've heard using a blacklight works well too, which could be better because the window I have it in isn't exactly optimal for sunlight.




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Porga, I like the shot--what have you done to give it the bluish tint?
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Some beautiful shots this past week! And I've been lacking in my attention and attendance here:

I've been doing work with someone who contacted me via Craig's List--starting up a fine dining magazine. (I'm the creative director/graphic artist putting the whole thing together.)

The best part is, I'm working with all of these great food images that were supplied by PR firms and professional photogs, so I'll eventually meet some of these guys and learn how to shoot that stuff.
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QuoteOriginally posted by elliott Quote
Yeah, doesn't show up very well when looking at it, but it definitely shows in pictures. I'll leave it in the window for about a week if I can keep my hands off of it. I've heard using a blacklight works well too, which could be better because the window I have it in isn't exactly optimal for sunlight.
Has it warmed up there by you yet? If so, stick it on the dashboard or near the rear window of your car. Also, put foil around the mount end, and point the front of the lens into the sun. Mine isn't too yellowed, so I left it alone.

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Congratulations on the bargain of the century. That 50 is my favorite lens of all.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ira Quote
Some beautiful shots this past week! And I've been lacking in my attention and attendance here:

I've been doing work with someone who contacted me via Craig's List--starting up a fine dining magazine. (I'm the creative director/graphic artist putting the whole thing together.)

The best part is, I'm working with all of these great food images that were supplied by PR firms and professional photogs, so I'll eventually meet some of these guys and learn how to shoot that stuff.
Sounds both interesting and a bit challenging too ! Gook luck with this !

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I've been doing work with someone who contacted me via Craig's List--starting up a fine dining magazine. (I'm the creative director/graphic artist putting the whole thing together.)
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Good luck with the job Ira.

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Apparently not, but this one is very beautiful. Sharp as always.
Never seen this type of ice crystals except on photos.
Thank you.
Heavy fog at the beginning of the night, and then sudden drop of temperature at the night/dawn get you that kind of cristals. Relatively common here, when it gets cold, lot of water (rivers)around.

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Porga, I like the shot--what have you done to give it the bluish tint?
Thank you, Jewelltrail.
Actualy, there is not that much PP in that photo. I reduced the temperature (WB) to get the colder shot, desaturated a bit, and increased the blue colour. Some post crop vignete, and that is it. all my PP is basically hit and miss process. I do something with slider in Lightroom, then see what will happend.
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Hi every one. I just finish reading everything in the club except year 2009.
Found a really great quantity of very good photos made by great photographer.
So, you are all guilty of giving me the bug for this kind of photography and I hope that my case of LBA is not to severe. I am waiting for my Super Tak 105/2.8 which I hope the mailwoman will deliver soon.

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Heavy fog at the beginning of the night, and then sudden drop of temperature at the night/dawn get you that kind of cristals. Relatively common here, when it gets cold, lot of water (rivers)around.
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Has it warmed up there by you yet? If so, stick it on the dashboard or near the rear window of your car. Also, put foil around the mount end, and point the front of the lens into the sun. Mine isn't too yellowed, so I left it alone.
It is still too cold and wet to do that, I have problems with condensation on the inside of my windshield, so I don't think it would be a good idea to put the lens in there. I picked up a 15 watt T8 18" bulb and put it in an old aquarium fixture, made a box around it lined in foil and put a mirror in front of the lens.

There is a noticeable shutter speed difference between my M 1.4 and my Takumar, so I think it needs to be cleared up, no point having a f1.4 if my f2 gets the same shutter speed.
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Hope this works, I'm itching to see how this stacks up against my M, wouldn't be fair to test a yellowed Tak vs a perfect M.


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QuoteOriginally posted by elliott Quote
It is still too cold and wet to do that, I have problems with condensation on the inside of my windshield, so I don't think it would be a good idea to put the lens in there. I picked up a 15 watt T8 18" bulb and put it in an old aquarium fixture, made a box around it lined in foil and put a mirror in front of the lens.

There is a noticeable shutter speed difference between my M 1.4 and my Takumar, so I think it needs to be cleared up, no point having a f1.4 if my f2 gets the same shutter speed.
Are you shooting in Av mode? If so, that's where the difference is:

On my K-x, all of my Taks way underexpose, so I only shoot in M with the button.
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Are you shooting in Av mode? If so, that's where the difference is:

On my K-x, all of my Taks way underexpose, so I only shoot in M with the button.
Done in manual, used the same settings and checked the histogram, I can't remember if it was half a stop or a full stop difference.
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Sounds both interesting and a bit challenging too ! Gook luck with this !

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Good luck with the job Ira.

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Done in manual, used the same settings and checked the histogram, I can't remember if it was half a stop or a full stop difference.
Thanks for the good wishes, guys.

And I never heard of the yellowing having that much of an effect, but it makes sense and I just don't know.
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Hi every one. I just finish reading everything in the club except year 2009.
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