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07-18-2012, 07:06 PM   #241
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I like your photos. The one with the moving people is really cool.

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I like your photos. The one with the moving people is really cool.
northislander, thanks
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Taken with the Pentax Q with Prime 01
(9 vertical frames)




Wish I can post this larger to do it justice, but 1024' is as large as Flickr allows on my free account.

Edit : Ah! found that I have an old ImageShack Account that can host larger.

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Amazing image! Love the pano! This also gets around the "sensor is too small" argument. Did you use pano head or just standard equipment? What editing program?
hanks
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The Q in concert

These pics were taken with a Q in a concert indoors. The artist is a spanish guy called Enrique Bunbury.
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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
Amazing image! Love the pano! This also gets around the "sensor is too small" argument. Did you use pano head or just standard equipment? What editing program?
hanks
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Barondla, thanks for the comment.
It was using a normal tripod with a ballhead that could pan.
Stitching was done in Hugin
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QuoteOriginally posted by pedroin Quote
These pics were taken with a Q in a concert indoors. The artist is a spanish guy called Enrique Bunbury.
pedroin, these capture the mood so well.
I like the PP too.
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Had some fisheye fun.

Pentax Q with Fisheye toy lens.








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More explorations of the world of the small with the Pentax Q!

My first attempt doing macros outdoors with the Q+100mm macro combo.
Before that, I though I would be limited by the 1/15 max sync speed and needed fixed lights.
At first, I found myself cursing at the 1/15 max sync speed with a 3rd party adapter.
"WTH! all the photos were blurred"
Then I realized my mistake that I was trying to take the photos under the Sun, and the f8-f16 I was using was not enough to close out the ambient light.
Moved to a shaded spot where only the flash would contribute and added a tripod, then the world of the small was revealed to me.....












Now, some may ask.
Why don't I just use a pns like a LX5 with a Raynox.
I'd free myself from the 1/15 max flash sync speed and get CDAF too.
The difference is in the focusing range that the Q+macro lens affords.
A pns+close up filter can only focus within the focusing range of the close up filter.
The Q+100mm macro lens can focus at any range from infinity to minimum focus distance, becoming a 550mm for skittish insects and a super macro for very small one. All at one go.
Simply smashing...
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QuoteOriginally posted by pinholecam Quote
pedroin, these capture the mood so well.
I like the PP too.
Thanxs pinholecam! I like the Q . I like to take the camera to the shows because it is discreet but powerful.
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@pinholecam: I have some questions concerning your macros. What kind of flash did you use and how did you position it? Regarding f8-f16 and the small sensor of the Q (diffraction) - the images look surprisingly sharp - any tricks involved? How did you manage to focus accurately? And ... how did you convince the spiders/insects not to move ?




+10 close-up filter with step up rings (40.5 > 49 > 55 mm) on the 01 prime (AF is working):













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@pinholecam--where were those HDR/fisheye photos taken? Really surreal place. I think the processing fits the scene, but I'd love to see a more natural color representation, also.

A few with the 01 prime in SooC B&W. I like the way it renders--reminds me of tri-x tones with HP5 grain. The prime is my favorite lens for the Q by far... The others really can't do full justice to the sensor, IMO.


















One bleach-bypass color mode shot with 01 prime:



I've been enjoying the fisheye quite a bit, also... It's so much more versatile than I thought it would be:










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QuoteOriginally posted by froeschle Quote
@pinholecam: I have some questions concerning your macros. What kind of flash did you use and how did you position it? Regarding f8-f16 and the small sensor of the Q (diffraction) - the images look surprisingly sharp - any tricks involved? How did you manage to focus accurately? And ... how did you convince the spiders/insects not to move ?


I used hot shoe mounted Metz48 with a flash softbox (the ones that you can find on ebay)
IIRC, at f16, I might have seen some diffraction, but I'm not so sure, since it could have been movement too. Finding out what works and what does not is quite a work in progress I afraid.
I'm quite convinced that the setup is capable of pretty sharp shots, based on indoor test of static stuff. (even 100% crop is astounding with macros of stuff like dollar notes and text prints).
On 3-dimensional stuff, and outdoors, perhaps DOF (or the lack of) and discomfort messes with what can be achieved.
I'd still say that a 50% crop can be done out of these shots and still make decent photos out of them.
My current setup :

Q+F100/2.8 macro+hotshoe flash+diffuser+LCD loupe
Mounted on tripod
Fire off with 2s timer (whether on full tripod or tripod assisted hand hold)
f8 and make sure the ambient light does not contribute to the picture (to eliminate camera shake)

The LCD loupe and tripod makes a big difference to focus and stability, imo.
Hope that helps.


I guess I was just lucky with the subjects.
They weren't moving, but I think the equivalent 550mm macro setup also meant that I did not need to get as close as I'd have to on APS-C.
I was not aiming for 1:1 (~30cm).
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@pinholecam--where were those HDR/fisheye photos taken? Really surreal place. I think the processing fits the scene, but I'd love to see a more natural color representation, also.
Its the newly opened Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.
I'd have to work on the HDR processing...
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QuoteOriginally posted by pinholecam Quote
Its the newly opened Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.
I'd have to work on the HDR processing...
I have to visit!! It looks so neat. Nice captures
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