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09-01-2014, 06:28 AM   #1921
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
Yes, Indeed... I'm starting to feel inadequate here with all these awesome cameras and lenses (I have resolved to take a break and sell rather than buy)

I got nothing! Well, this looks kind of cool and is new-ish

Very nice. I'm itching to get a Sony or Samsung mirrorless just to use all sorts of old lenses on. Just as well I don't have one - lens mount would no longer limit my LBA

09-01-2014, 07:21 AM   #1922
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
If you ever find yourself in Paris, try this address: 72, avenue des Gobelins.

I used to live about ten minutes from this shop and avoided it like the plague ... because I could spend a fortune there. Did buy some Minolta gear - lenses - there when I was shooting only that brand (I had left my Pentax gear with my sister in the States before moving to France.)

The shop is run by a Chinese man and ten years ago you could bare squeeze through the tall shelving. Visited last month and saw this. A woman minding the store, but now one can barely open the store front door! Stuff now is piled on the floor and between the shelves so that it's impossible to enter physically into the store. To get to the back, one would have to climb over a mountain of gear!

Heaven ... I could spend days there !!!

Searching Tak lenses for me ... didn't buy anything though.

My daughter Marianne ... this is as far as the front door could open ... see floor.

Inside taken from the front door with a DA 15 Ltd. ... use the Minolta X-700 as a reference point ...

Heaven, I tell you ... heaven!
Obviously I was in the wrong neighborhood as I was with all the other tourists so a return trip has to happen sooner than later!

Your daughter is absolutely adorable!
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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
Obviously I was in the wrong neighborhood as I was with all the other tourists so a return trip has to happen sooner than later!

Your daughter is absolutely adorable!
Merci, Les ... She will be 9 at the end of October. School starts tomorrow for her and Charlotte (6). And on Wednesday for Justine(13).
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Anyone taking pictures of moving subjects.

K-01 shutter is laggy as hell and is not good for such subjects. Yes, I have a K-01 and like it, but K-5 and K-3 are much better for macro in general. Even the K-5 with its supposedly stronger AA filter produces much sharper macros than the example you posted.

QuoteOriginally posted by Doundounba Quote
Who uses AF for macro? With focus peaking, a very weak AA filter and a great sensor, the K-01 is a very capable macro camera.



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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
Merci, Les ... She will be 9 at the end of October. School starts tomorrow for her and Charlotte (6). And on Wednesday for Justine(13).
The preteen years are the most precious so I hope you appreciate those!
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
Anyone taking pictures of moving subjects.
It's entirely possible that we don't mean the same thing by "macro" at all. The Canon MP-E 65mm, arguably the best photographic macro lens in the world, doesn't even have auto-focus! The consensus of everything I've read is that once you're beyond 1:1 (lifesize) macro reproduction ratio, AF is near useless. For instance, on this page, PF member and extreme macro expert Johan Ingles states: "Believe it or not autofocus is actually usually a waste of time for macro [...]". My own technique is to pre-focus the lens (if necessary), and then move the whole camera until focus is achieved, and that's a pretty common technique, AFAICT.

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K-01 shutter is laggy as hell and is not good for such subjects.
In full manual mode, using the aperture ring to set aperture, I experience no shutter lag. There is a tad if, for lenses that support that, I set the lens to A and, still in M mode, set aperture from the body, but in my experience it's pretty negligible.

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Yes, I have a K-01 and like it, but K-5 and K-3 are much better for macro in general. Even the K-5 with its supposedly stronger AA filter produces much sharper macros than the example you posted.
I'm not sure if you realize that because I wanted to show something that was shot with the gear I posted - this is the gear porn thread, right? - the shot I posted is 4.8:1. The frame is under 5mm wide, and has not been cropped. It was shot handheld, with a Pentax-M 135mm F/3.5 plus a stacked, reversed 28mm F/2.8 lens. This kind of high-magnification, handheld shot is not a walk in the park, and I'm not going to tell you my result is as good as it gets. But the K-01 is almost certainly not the limiting factor here, and people that get better results at this magnification usually focus-stack, because DoF around 5:1 is a big problem. That said, I'd love to see one of your shots of a live subject at equal or greater magnification, a single frame, shot handheld. Then we can move this discussion to the macro forum so you can give me tips.

Look, Thomas Shahan could school me (and probably you) using just a K200D. (Though I think these days he's using a K-30.) That doesn't mean the K200D is a better macro engine than my K-01, or your K-5/K-3. Skill, technique and lighting matter a whole lot in macro. I do maintain that the K-01 is a perfectly capable macro camera, that it has a great sensor, that you don't want/need AF for (real) macro, and that focus peaking is a feature I find especially useful when shooting high magnification macro. Most of my Flickr "most interesting" shots are greater than lifesize macros. I intend to keep shooting the K-01 and keep encouraging people to use the K-01 for macro work.

Anyway, as I said, I await seeing one of your own, 4.8:1 or greater magnification, handheld, live subject, single frame example(s).

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Another summer acquisition (w/grip). Looking for a 50/1.4 now. I'm an old Minolta fan ... may I'll just get a MD/MA adapter and use my MC's and MD's.

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I have also decided to start paring down what I have from a huge amalgam of systems, to four primary systems:

Pentax 110 (I refuse to let go of what is more of a collection than a tool at this point, but I do still use them.)
Pentax K (into which my Sony NEX fits with its standard and LensTurbo adapters)
Leica M (Again, the Sony NEX fits here too with its Leica M adapter)
Pentax 6x7
Large Format (I have both 4x5 and 8x10 field cameras, and will soon have them sharing lenses with Linhof Technica lens boards and an adapter board for the big guy. I only have one lens that covers the whole 8x10, but having that lens on 4x5 is useful, and I can use my 4x5 lenses on the 8x10 for macro )

There are of course a bunch of fixed-lens oddities, like the RX100, the Polaroids, the Medalist, my TLRs and the like...but as far as interchangeable lens cameras, that's my chosen system-system. (Metasystem?)

All the Konica AR, Olympus OM, Minolta MD, M42, and all the stuff I don't use has to go.

I am paring down what once was a collection into more of a toolkit. Anything I either don't use or that doesn't further my creative goals has to go.

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I might have a 1.4 lying around if you're interested. I'll check this evening and let you know. I definitely have a 50 2.8 macro for Maxxum as well as several 1.7's.

QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
Another summer acquisition (w/grip). Looking for a 50/1.4 now. I'm an old Minolta fan ... may I'll just get a MD/MA adapter and use my MC's and MD's.
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I might have a 1.4 lying around if you're interested. I'll check this evening and let you know. I definitely have a 50 2.8 macro for Maxxum as well as several 1.7's.
OK ... thanks. I will shoot you a PM later (or vice versa) ... Salut, J
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
Yes, Indeed... I'm starting to feel inadequate here with all these awesome cameras and lenses (I have resolved to take a break and sell rather than buy)

I got nothing! Well, this looks kind of cool and is new-ish

The adapter or the lens?


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The adapter or the lens?


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Found in a store in Munich. Works pretty good, makes fun and came with a nice Pentax strap. First two rolls of B&W film (one as 6x6 and one as 6x4.5) are shot and results are fine.
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Found in a store in Munich. Works pretty good, makes fun and came with a nice Pentax strap. First two rolls of B&W film (one as 6x6 and one as 6x4.5) are shot and results are fine.
What is this camera ? It looks like a copy of a blad, but the "greatwall" lens is more like a Chinese name for photo equipement (i say that because they did a copy of a 35mm SLR and they called it "the greatwall")

Edit : found it ! It's the DF-3

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QuoteOriginally posted by aurele Quote
What is this camera ? It looks like a copy of a blad, but the "greatwall" lens is more like a Chinese name for photo equipement (i say that because they did a copy of a 35mm SLR and they called it "the greatwall")

Edit : found it ! It's the DF-3
I think it's a knockoff of a Kalimar Reflex.
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