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11-23-2015, 01:38 PM   #4816
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
Impressive band shots! What ISO were you shooting at?
Tnx! 3200 ISO

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Tnx! 3200 ISO
Nice PP work
11-29-2015, 04:23 PM   #4818
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My, this thread has gone a little quiet... ?

Surprised to see so little in this thread in the last few days... here's one of mine from a few days back Q7 + 06...
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11-30-2015, 08:33 AM - 1 Like   #4820
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
Surprised to see so little in this thread in the last few days... here's one of mine from a few days back Q7 + 06...
You are so right. It seems more folks are interested in the technology and what may be coming next than in using that which they already have. I am always interested in textures. Here is a shot from one of my visits to the Grand Canyon. I liked all the different textures between the bench, the log, the bricks the stones etc. Shot was taken with my Q7, set to Aperture priority, ISO 200, shutter speed 1/250, exposure compensation -0.3 with 02 zoom lens set to 9mm focal length at f8. Image run through SILKYPIX to add some contrast then downsized for posting.
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You are so right. It seems more folks are interested in the technology and what may be coming next than in using that which they already have.
Well, I'm intending to do my first "Single in..." challenge this December with the Q7 and a Fujian 35mm f/1.7 CCTV lens... not the best bit of glass around, but the camera sure makes up for it

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I am always interested in textures. Here is a shot from one of my visits to the Grand Canyon. I liked all the different textures between the bench, the log, the bricks the stones etc. Shot was taken with my Q7, set to Aperture priority, ISO 200, shutter speed 1/250, exposure compensation -0.3 with 02 zoom lens set to 9mm focal length at f8. Image run through SILKYPIX to add some contrast then downsized for posting.
Nice capture, Denny - works well in monochrome. Textures add a lot of interest to a photo... I also like repeating and contrasting patterns within images. Details like these can pique my interest for hours
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Speaking of repeating patterns. Here is a shot taken during one of my visits to the Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix, Arizona. Shot taken with my Q7, ISO 320, Aperture Priority, Shutter speed 1/60, 01 lens set to f1.9, 0 exposure compensation, Contrast set to Hard, JPG format, processed through Lightroom 2 and downsized for posting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by CWRailman Quote
Speaking of repeating patterns. Here is a shot taken during one of my visits to the Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix, Arizona. Shot taken with my Q7, ISO 320, Aperture Priority, Shutter speed 1/60, 01 lens set to f1.9, 0 exposure compensation, Contrast set to Hard, JPG format, processed through Lightroom 2 and downsized for posting.
Great shot Denny! That's awesome - beautiful colors & details. Its like a SteamPunk eyeball staring straight down at you.

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At this time of year many boys and a few girls remember the train set they may have had under the tree. Well, some of us continued with that hobby. Here is an image I shot during a visit to the Scottsdale Model Railroad club. If you like this image then check out this gallery of similar images, most of them were shot with either my Q10 or later with my Q7. This particular shot was taken with a Q10, ISO 100, 2.5 second exposure, 0 Exposure compensation, 01 lens set to f8 for maximum depth of field, Tonal Expansion effects, Hard Sharpness, Auto White balance, ambient room lighting only used. The Q7 was supported about 3 off the surface by a small tripod. It was about 20 inches from the model. While some shooters talk about diffraction at small apertures, for this type of photography it's more important to get the most depth of field. The human eye accepts a slight overall diffusion of the image if there is an increase in depth of field verses shooting at a wider aperture which causes a shallow depth of field and leaves the viewer to wonder what is that car in the background which is actually a self powered passenger car. It was one of many modes of motive power that supplanted these mighty steam locomotives. Hence the image suggests a story of the present and the future of railroading. The owner of this model actually requested this image be printed on canvas and it turned out looking like a well detailed painting.
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This month I'm joining the "Singles in December" challenge, as a way of encouraging me to end up with at least one photo per day that I like. It's pretty daunting, I'll be honest, but I guess that's the point

Anyhoo... For my first month in the "Singles in..." challenge, I decided to use my Q7 paired with the Fujian 35mm f/1.7 CCTV lens. Here are my shots for 1st and 2nd December...


"The Queen on 5 bank note"
Pentax Q7 + Fujian 35mm f/1.7 CCTV lens with 2 x macro extension rings
1/40 sec, f/2.8, ISO 500




"Abstract - Eko Ranger VI Guitar"
Pentax Q7 + Fujian 35mm f/1.7 CCTV lens with 2 x macro extension rings
1/125 sec, f/1.7, ISO 2500


There was some post-processing on each image, but not excessive...

I've enjoyed taking higher ISO shots with the Q7. As time progresses I find I'm less obsessive about noise and detail, and I'm focussing more on whether an image is generally pleasing or not...

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Excellent shot, just excellent!
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A few shots from the Q and Q7 from back in the day.

























Always had fun with the Q and Q7.
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^ Wow! What excellent shots!

I've been eyeing the Pentax Q-S1. It seems about as small as a point & shoot, but with the option of having a few lenses. Having SR is a plus too! I want to pick up a couple of these along with all 8 lenses for the wife & I. This seems like a really fun little camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by The Squirrel Mafia Quote
^ Wow! What excellent shots!

I've been eyeing the Pentax Q-S1. It seems about as small as a point & shoot, but with the option of having a few lenses. Having SR is a plus too! I want to pick up a couple of these along with all 8 lenses for the wife & I. This seems like a really fun little camera.
I'd recommend starting out with a classic Q three lens kit - the 01, 02 and 06. That will give you a very good, fast prime, and two decent zooms - the longer of which is also constant aperture. Unless you really need very wide angle capability, there's not much you can't achieve in day-to-day shooting with those three lenses...

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Another shot that I posted in the "Single in December" challenge...


"Happiness, 80mg SR"
Pentax Q7 + Fujian 35mm f/1.7 CCTV lens with 2 x macro extension rings
1/25 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100
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QuoteOriginally posted by LeRolls Quote
A few shots from the Q and Q7 from back in the day.
Always had fun with the Q and Q7.
I like your eye for detail and color and the way you frame a scene. I wish I had that sort of artistic vision.
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