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07-22-2014, 03:16 AM - 1 Like   #2746
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QuoteOriginally posted by LeRolls Quote
Thanks. Made sure there was some matcha this time just for you.
But of course...gotta have matcha at a Tea Ceremony!

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A couple with FA 31 limited.
These are nice. Down here we've already been eating our locally grown sweet corn for some time now
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Well, nice regardless. I guess its peculiarities have a bit of a different type of learning curve. I still would like to add one of these Helios lenses to my kit but there are just too many variants for me to research right now so I have yet to do so.
Thanks! For me, I wanted the convenience of getting a k-mount lens, so that's why I opted for the 44K-4. They're more expensive than the m42s though. Got mine for about $50 plus shipping from Ebay. I was worried about build quality, but mine is fine. It's a fun lens to experiment with!

Here are a few recent macro shots. The first and third were shot with a version of my "poor man's MP-E" (Pentax-M 150mm F/3.5 plus coupled reversed Sigma 24-70mm F/3.5-5.6), while for the second (the grasshopper) I used the Tamron 90mm (272E) plus Kiron MC7 2x tele-converter. Off-camera Yongnuo YN-560 III in all cases.










BTW, I'm not quite sure why macro fly shots are popular on Flickr, but they are. Maybe because flies are so common that everyone has an idea of what it's like to see one with the naked eye - a mental representation of their real-life size - and so can appreciate the macro shot easily. Nevertheless, it's odd to me that I can struggle to get a great 4:1 or even 5:1 shot of a minuscule jumping spider, then offhandedly fire of a 2:1 shot of a fly, only to find that the fly shot is just so much more popular than the spider shot...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Doundounba Quote
I wanted the convenience of getting a k-mount lens, so that's why I opted for the 44K-4.
Ah that is good to know...I wasn't aware there was a k-mount variant however I already have a m42 adapter, but I will look at the native mount option.

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Here are a few recent macro shots. ...it's odd to me that I can struggle to get a great 4:1 or even 5:1 shot of a minuscule jumping spider, then offhandedly fire of a 2:1 shot of a fly, only to find that the fly shot is just so much more popular than the spider shot...
I also suspect perhaps some like those iridescent colors on many species of flies as well as their colorful compound eyes as your last capture so vividly demonstrates. Personally I much prefer the jumping spiders since they have the appearance of having so much character, ok...as well as the fact the are probably the only spider that doesn't provoke a sense of creepiness out of me at seeing them

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Got bored and started playing around with some candles, some forks, a vice, and some walnuts.

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Got bored and started playing around with some candles, some forks, a vice, and some walnuts.

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LiRolls, looks like you are having a lot of fun experimenting with lots of things. Keep on doing what you are doing because what you are doing is great.
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LiRolls, looks like you are having a lot of fun experimenting with lots of things. Keep on doing what you are doing because what you are doing is great.
I am actually having quite a bit of fun and thank you! Your comment was most appreciated!

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Some from the Farnborough Air Show with the 90mm APO:








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Some from the Farnborough Air Show with the 90mm APO:








A Vulcan Bomber? Cool, didn't think there were any still flying!
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Just the one still flying
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Inspired by Greta Eagan's Chinatown photo essay posted here a few days ago, I went for a walk in my own city's Chinatown. A gloomy day with intermittent rain, I was dealing with strange color casts being thrown by a mix of neon & fluorescent lights, garish paint jobs and cold daylight pouring through windows. Between the K-01's white balance decisions and a little help from Lightroom, I hope I managed all right. Here's a few randoms:
Interesting. I was doing a Chinatown project just recently (still working on it actually!). We should talk
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I'd had this shot in mind for a long time, but this week I finally found the time to go and shoot it. I wasn't sure what FL I needed, so I brought a Sigma Superwide II 24mm F/2.8, a Sigma 17-70mm F/2.8-4.5 (V1) and the DA 35mm Plastic Fantastic. It turns out 35mm was just right for the job, so after a couple of shots with the 24mm, I switched lenses and then spent about 15 minutes shooting 30 second exposures. This was the most interesting one - a bus drove by - but I'm a little disappointed at the starbursts that the DA35 gave me, they are, for lack of a better term, very noisy... Odd, since that lens has a great reputation. I'm thinking of going back to reshoot (someday) with the FA 28-105mm F/3.2-4.5 and the Sigma 17-70mm V1...




p.s.: This photos was the 11,111th uploaded to the K-01 flickr group.
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Was always somewhat intrigued by my father's large collection of old golf balls. So worn down with decades of use but still eye catching with their textures and colors. A unique sort of beauty.






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