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      CommentAuthorMunin
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2010
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    @Lexmachine: Thank you! The feeling is mutual. I adore your stuff.

    @photomagex
    One day I'm going to go out with the sole purpose of photographing the things I drive by thinking
    "OOh, that would make a good photo.


    Same here. Sometimes all it takes is stopping a car to take a quick shot, but in most instances such actions end up with horrible car wrecks - so I just sigh and carry on.

    More of my Philadelphia stuff. The poorer parts of the city have many of these hole-in-the-wall churches, which I find fascinating.

    church.jpg
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    An old Holga 120wpc shot;

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      CommentAuthorbjacques
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2010
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    @photomagex:

    There's a scene, late in the The President's Analyst, in which a phone booth in the desert figures prominently.
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      CommentAuthorCOOP
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2010 edited
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    My friend and I both bought Micro 4/3rds format cameras (Mine is a Lumix GF1, his the Olympus EP-2) The format is very friendly to legacy lenses, with a range of adapters available for the various styles of lens mounts. We've been trading old lenses and getting great results. Last weekend we had dinner together, and did some lens swapping.

    His wife, taken with a Canon 50mm/f1.4 lens:

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    My GF, taken with same:

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    One of his photos of me, taken with my camera:

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    My shot of him, using my Leica Summicron M 35mm/f2 lens on his Olympus:

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    Dinner prep, with the Leica 35mm on my Lumix body:

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    Using old film lenses on a digital camera is very satisfying - it seems to kill that digital look. Or maybe I'm just hallucinating.
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      CommentAuthorphotomagex
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2010
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    @ COOP - I can see what you mean, although we are looking at it with digital media, it does seem to have a pleasing effect. It's almost like there is less eye fatigue while viewing them. I have a nice old Zeis lens. Perhaps I should hunt down an adapter for it.
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      CommentAuthorphotomagex
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2010
     (7334.6)
    Here's an interesting shoe tree I spotted in my travels today.



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      CommentAuthorphotomagex
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2010
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    Some other things I found.





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      CommentAuthorMunin
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2010
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    More of my cellphone silliness:

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      CommentAuthorCOOP
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2010
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    @ COOP - I can see what you mean, although we are looking at it with digital media, it does seem to have a pleasing effect. It's almost like there is less eye fatigue while viewing them. I have a nice old Zeis lens. Perhaps I should hunt down an adapter for it.


    Yeah, film-lovers often complain that digital doesn't capture as much information as film, but I think the problem goes in the opposite direction - digital captures too much information. Using older lens with a digital body kills a bit of that for me. Shooting at a higher ISO with legacy lenses also seems to soften up the digital "noise" that comes with shooting in low-light conditions, and makes it look more like film grain.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2010
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    went on a music video film shoot photo shoot and came up with some good stuff. So far here's the only one I'm authorized to shoot out. More will come later.

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    Shameful fun with lightroom 3:

    In the hole
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    Got a new camera! It's a sexy machine. nom nom nom

    all lit up and no one home

    no trains

    spikes

    lit
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    @ COOP- I was thinking of picking up the Olympus EP-2 at some point to act as my "fast" camera. (I'm surprised anyone sticks around long enough for me to focus that Mamiya of mine).

    How is your friend liking it? Does he feel it was a good purchase?
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      CommentAuthorCOOP
    • CommentTimeMay 23rd 2010
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    Both the EP-2 and the Panasonic GF1 are terrific cameras, and the universal mount and adapter rings mean you can fit almost any lens you have on the body. The Olympus has in-camera image stabilization and a better LCD viewfinder, but I think the sensor and processing are better on the GF1, plus it feels more sturdy and solid.
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      CommentAuthorMunin
    • CommentTimeMay 23rd 2010
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    @COOP
    Shooting at a higher ISO with legacy lenses also seems to soften up the digital "noise" that comes with shooting in low-light conditions, and makes it look more like film grain.

    I am pretty sure that there is no way that a lens can physically affect noise on a DSLR, as all noise is generated sensor-side. Sensor-read noise, thermal noise and PRNU are not a result of light quality but sensor mechanics. The only type of digital noise dealing with light input is photon shot noise, but it deals with average photon flux, which isnt affected by the optics.

    And I have more pictures:

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      CommentAuthorCOOP
    • CommentTimeMay 23rd 2010
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    You're probably right, but to me, the images look better with the older lenses, whatever the reason.
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      CommentAuthorbjacques
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2010
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    Top: Rainy sunset on the metro (orange sky visible in shelter on right)
    Middle: Tent caterpillars that have completely taken over a tree and are spreading to nearby ones
    Bottom: Mannequin heads in a beauty shop window on Sunday morning

    Click on pix to see full resolution

    0030 Metro Spaklerweg #51 train approaching (color)

    9519 Tent caterpillars have taken over a tree by metro Spaklerweg

    9530 Amsterdam, beauty shop on the corner of Akoleienstraat and Rozengracht, Sunday morning
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    Carp Ark
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    Playing a tune
    Day 144-Play me a tune
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      CommentAuthorNygaard
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2010
     (7334.20)
    "Buy our pizza and our miniature master chef will fondle your bits"


    There is much love here. Possibly sweaty, forbidden miniature chef love, but love nonetheless.

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