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prime, prime, everywhere a prime...
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Very difficult backlit situation. Excellent rendering without flare or ghosting. Exposure of 1/1600 sec @ f/16.
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645 FA 400 mm f/5.6 test.
Posted By RICHARD L.
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Tripod-mounted 645 FA 400 mm f/5.6 + 645Z, 1/640 sec @ f/11. No flare and excellent sharpness.

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Extremely difficult backlit situation. Excellent rendering with the 645 FA 400 mm f/5.6, 1/1600 sec @ f/16.

The low tide exposes these brilliant reflective wet shoals.
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Nature Evening on the Saint Lawrence, CANADA. Pentax 645Z + 645 FA 400 mm f/5.6.
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Cityscape "Casse-croûte" in Quebec City, Pentax 645Z + 67 M* 300 mm f/4 @ f/8.
Posted By RICHARD L.
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I totally agree. Traveling in France was more of a cultural challenge than visiting the American Southwest.

Regards !

BTW, I presume you came to Quebec and went to France to become a Chef, am I right ? Great ! And we pronounce "Tabernacle" like "TABARNAK!" ... lol !
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Cityscape Sailing on the Saint Lawrence on a nice summer evening, CANADA.
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Tripod-mounted 67 M* 300 mm f/4 lens + 67 1,4X converter + 67 to 645 adapter and 645Z. This combo weighs 8 and a half pounds and is unwieldy to handle without dropping it to the ground. Focusing proved arduous with a fast moving subject and sharpness is not impressive. I will return to this site and try the 645 FA 400 mm f/5.6 to compare results.
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Landscape Abandoned settlements and mines.
Posted By RICHARD L.
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I think it was only this little reddish-orange 230 c.i.d. inline-6. I wonder if it developped 100 H.P. Another uncle had a 1965 Pontiac (a huge heavy 4-door car) with a little 230 in it. The engine bay could accomodate a 454 V8 engine, so it seemed quite empty ...

Regards
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Cityscape "Casse-croûte" in Quebec City, Pentax 645Z + 67 M* 300 mm f/4 @ f/8.
Posted By RICHARD L.
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Ha ha ! It's true we still speak 17th century "old French" and each time we go to France, we must watch our choice of words as they don't always mean the same thing over there. Frenchmen usually refer to us as "les cousins du Canada", they find us "exotic".

During one group visit to Paris in the 1980s, a woman from Montreal went into a "thread and fabric" store and wanted to buy tape to sew something. She asked the man at the counter "Avez-vous du ruban à la verge?". Here in Canada we still used British units at that time and tape was sold "by the yard". We translated the English unit "yard" by "verge", instead of using metric measurements. But in France, "verge" means the male attribute (p-n-s), so the Frenchman understood "Do you have tape around your male attribute?". He answered the woman : "Madame, je n'ai pas cette coquetterie.", which left her all perplexed ... lol! Understanding each other is sometimes difficult as France abandoned our Ancestors in 1763 and we don't have the same references anymore.

Cheers my friend !

P.S. In the "Reverso" dictionary, you will notice example 2228 "Casse-croûte à vendre, devenez votre propre patron, excellents revenus", referring to the restaurant itself and not only to a snack. So in France it can mean the same thing as here depending on the context of the conversation.
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Cityscape "Casse-croûte" in Quebec City, Pentax 645Z + 67 M* 300 mm f/4 @ f/8.
Posted By RICHARD L.
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@boojum

Le français est ma langue maternelle. J'ai 68 ans et j'ai passé ma vie à écrire toutes sortes de textes en français. On "casse la croûte" dans un "casse-croûte" ici au Québec, le terme "casse-croûte" réfère au lieu où l'on mange. Le terme "croûte" réfère au pain croûté qu'on utilise dans un sandwich, j'en conviens. En anglais, on voit l'équivalent, "snack-bar", surtout dans la région de Montréal. "Google Translate" produit parfois des aberrations ou donne seulement des usages "franco-français" sans tenir compte des usages dans la francophonie hors-France. Demandez à quelques-uns de vos amis qui parlent français ce qu'ils pensent de la situation.

Bien à vous !

P.S. J'ai vérifié plusieurs dictionnaires "Anglais-Français" et c'est vrai que certains dictionnaires européens traduisent "casse-croûte" par "snack" mais l'usage au Québec réfère définitivement au lieu où l'on sert des mets peu recherchés. Si vous tapez "casse-croûte" sur Google, vous verrez qu'au Québec le terme réfère seulement au restaurant et non à un sandwich ou à une collation légère.
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Landscape Abandoned settlements and mines.
Posted By RICHARD L.
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I rode with my uncle once in a 1964 Chevrolet full of firewood. We were climbing a rather steep incline on the road and my uncle asked me to step out of the truck to "give it a chance" (less weight to carry). I walked up the incline at the same speed as the truck did ... lol ! I'm pretty sure it was an inline-6 engine and indeed only the low gearing enabled them to haul heavy loads.

Regards
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Cityscape "Casse-croûte" in Quebec City, Pentax 645Z + 67 M* 300 mm f/4 @ f/8.
Posted By RICHARD L.
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Ha ha ! You mean they're doing too much ... I agree with you ... lol !

Regards
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Landscape Abandoned settlements and mines.
Posted By RICHARD L.
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My Uncle Albert was a lumberjack and a wood cutting contractor and drove similar Chevrolet trucks as well as trailer tractors here in Quebec. These slow underpowered vehicles sure had a hard life in those times.

Regards

P.S. Chevrolet picture made with a K1 + DFA 28-105 mm, a world of difference with APSc cameras.
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Landscape Abandoned settlements and mines.
Posted By RICHARD L.
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Old Chevrolet, road between Yucca Valley and Victorville, California.

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Old Ford V8 water tanker, Amboy, California.

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Tombstone stagecoach, Arizona.


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National Trails Highway, Exit 114 of Interstate 40, California.
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Cityscape "Casse-croûte" in Quebec City, Pentax 645Z + 67 M* 300 mm f/4 @ f/8.
Posted By RICHARD L.
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Hello !


The French term "Casse-croûte" refers to an unsophisticated restaurant serving rapidly prepared meals. "Casser la croûte" (literally "to break the crust") means to eat simply, like a ham sandwich, a hamburgher, soup or fries. The menu will offer a limited array of very common foods and you can be sure you won't enjoy a "gastronomic experience" there. This particular place is also a creamery serving soft ice cream.

Regards
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Landscape Half-Dome, Yosemite Nat'l Park, California.
Posted By RICHARD L.
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If we catch COVID during a trip out of Canada, it is considered as a "pre-existing" ailment and is not covered. I was warned by the CAA who usually covers my trips south of the border. Better check with your own Insurer before you leave.

Regards
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 3 Days Ago  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By RICHARD L.
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I salute your stamina, young man ! (just kidding, but handling this heavy equipment requires dedication, for real). Marvelous image.


Regards
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 3 Days Ago  
645 FA 400 mm f/5.6 test.
Posted By RICHARD L.
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This morning, I figured the weights of :


1) a 645Z body + 67 M* 300 mm f/4 lens + 67 1.4X converter + 67 to 645 adapter = 3,85 Kg (8.5 pounds)


versus


2) a 645Z body + 645 FA 400 mm f/5.6 lens = 2,81 Kg (6.2 pounds).
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 3 Days Ago  
645 FA 400 mm f/5.6 test.
Posted By RICHARD L.
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Another slightly cropped picture from tonight's foray near the shore of the Saint Lawrence River. 645Z + tripod-mounted 67 M* 300 mm f/4 + 67 1.4X converter. Focusing is quite difficult to achieve with this combo and fast moving subjects. I will return to this site with the 645 FA 400 mm to make comparison shots. I should have brought it along, damnit.
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Cityscape "Casse-croûte" in Quebec City, Pentax 645Z + 67 M* 300 mm f/4 @ f/8.
Posted By RICHARD L.
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Still-life of a creamery located across the street from where I had parked my van. Focusing is critical and rather difficult. This combo weighs a ton, is difficult to mount on the tripod (I feared dropping it more than once) but the result was interesting, showing the descriptive quality of this 67 lens. Automatic exposure in Av mode of 1/30 sec and f/8.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 4 Days Ago  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By RICHARD L.
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Forum: Pentax Medium Format 4 Days Ago  
645 FA 400 mm f/5.6 test.
Posted By RICHARD L.
Replies: 18
Views: 713
What a disaster dropping our lenses to the ground would be ! From now on, the 645 FA 400 mm f/5.6 will be my "go-to" long lens. I also have a 645 1.4X converter that I have yet to try in combination with the FA 400 mm.

Regards
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 4 Days Ago  
645 FA 400 mm f/5.6 test.
Posted By RICHARD L.
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I turned 180 degrees and noticed this creamery. I removed the 67 1.4X converter with great care and refocused on this nearby scene. Focusing was easier than on the River as the subject was nearer and still. I used an exposure of 1/30 sec and f/8. I think this picture truly shows the imaging quality of the 67 M* 300 mm lens. Exposure was set automatically in Av mode. I cropped the lower part of the image to remove unwanted pictural garbage.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 4 Days Ago  
645 FA 400 mm f/5.6 test.
Posted By RICHARD L.
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Views: 713
I took this picture of sailboats on the Saint Lawrence River not far from my home. Tripod-mounted 645Z + 67 M* 300 mm f/4 + 67 1.4X late gray converter, 1/100 sec @ f/11 (M* 300 mm @ f/8). This combo weighs a ton, is hard to mount on the tripod (I feared dropping it to the ground more than once) and focusing is absolutely critical and very difficult to achieve. A world of difference in handling with the lighter 645 FA 400 mm f/5.6. I find results somewhat disappointing with all the efforts I had to put into this project. The 645 FA 400 mm would have done as well if not better.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 4 Days Ago  
645 FA 400 mm f/5.6 test.
Posted By RICHARD L.
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Views: 713
I finally cleaned and readied my 67 M* 300 mm f/4, 67 1.4X converter and 67 to 645 adapter. I found a huge and sturdy "Picnic bag" to carry the lens mated to the 645Z. This "beast" must weigh 10 pounds but I expect quite good results when I finally can go to take pictures. God, the focusing ring is so "smooooth" on this M* lens ...
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