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01-06-2014, 08:37 PM   #331
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QuoteOriginally posted by Christine Tham Quote
Foundation Park is often described as a "secret" park hidden away in the Rocks area of Sydney:
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Here it is, creatively reinterpreted by the Super Wide Heliar 15mm (yes, I am falling in love with this kooky lens!)
That was fascinating. Thanks. Must try to use mine more.

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Thanks for all the lovely pictures - makes me want to revisit Malaysia!

And looks like you got the grip - congratulations. I hope you are finding it as useful as me. I don't use it all the time, but it does improve vertical (portrait view) shooting, especially with a heavy lens.
The shots were actually Orchard Road in Singapore, which used to be part of Malaysia between 1963 and 1965 Both are nice to visit.

The grip is great for my large lenses which I used with the LA-EA4, but one of the great things about the A7r is the ability to be discreet when you want.
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The shots were actually Orchard Road in Singapore, which used to be part of Malaysia between 1963 and 1965 Both are nice to visit.
Didn't recognise it - not enough photos of girls in mini skirts

This is the Orchard Road that I am more familiar with (taken in 2012 on a NEX-F3):
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Secret signs around the city:













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Do you know what the writings mean?

Anyway, I like the last photo the best

Two portraits of my daughters - the first one taken with a Minolta 28-85/3.5-4.5 lens mounted via a LA-EA2 adapter, the second one taken with the Sigma 60mm f/2.8 - both in crop mode:

Kasia (Catherine):


Ela (Elizabeth):
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Do you know what the writings mean?

Anyway, I like the last photo the best

Two portraits of my daughters - the first one taken with a Minolta 28-85/3.5-4.5 lens mounted via a LA-EA2 adapter, the second one taken with the Sigma 60mm f/2.8 - both in crop mode:

Kasia (Catherine):


Ela (Elizabeth):
Wow - love those two portraits - beautiful lighting and glow.

Apparently the signs detail location and type of pipes and electrical conduits beneath the pavement. So that someone digging up the pavement doesn't accidentally cut anything important.
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Wow - love those two portraits - beautiful lighting and glow.
Thank you
There is quite lot of PP in the second one, but the first one received only a very delicate treatment (and I'm quite happy about it ).

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Apparently the signs detail location and type of pipes and electrical conduits beneath the pavement. So that someone digging up the pavement doesn't accidentally cut anything important.
Well, a nameplate with some information will probably do, but it wouldn't be so interesting Thanks for the explanation!

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Centennial Park ... on *that* lens ... :-)







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Christine, you make me want that lens

Did you try any close focus pictures? It may be interesting...
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Christine, you make me want that lens

Did you try any close focus pictures? It may be interesting...
I did a while ago on the NEX, but not recently - you have inspired me to try some close focusing compositions in the future!

Here was one I did in 2012 to show that yes, it is possible to get bokeh out of a wideangle lens at f4.5!
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Yup, wideangle lens and close focus sometimes give very interesting results

I'm also curious if the IQ in the corners will improve with close focus - it should, even if just a little.
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I haven't been all that impressed with the FA43 so far. Nothing particularly wrong with it. Just doesn't quite grab me. I'm thinking the cash might be better spent on one of the native lenses.

Couple of shots with the kit zoom.





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I haven't been all that impressed with the FA43 so far. Nothing particularly wrong with it. Just doesn't quite grab me. I'm thinking the cash might be better spent on one of the native lenses.
Nice Brissy night shots.

Have you tried applying my lens profile for the FA43 (available from the lens profile thread)?

I should really shoot more with my FA43. The main thing I don't like about it is the rather busy bokeh, but otherwise as you say nothing particularly wrong with it.
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Nice Brissy night shots.

Have you tried applying my lens profile for the FA43 (available from the lens profile thread)?

I should really shoot more with my FA43. The main thing I don't like about it is the rather busy bokeh, but otherwise as you say nothing particularly wrong with it.
Ta. I haven't tried that profile. I'll check it out thanks.
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Close focusing experiments.

It may not look like it, but I am inches away from the statues:










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