Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
I managed to take one decent shot today out of a dozen attempts, this is handheld , and totally manual ( couldnt figure out the TTL at the time) I had it set to bounce up about 45 degrees , but I was holding the flash in one hand and the camera in another
Came out quite nice I think , oh it cost me $30.99!!
ISO 160 F8 1/180th sec
Thursday, May 26, 2011
here is one of a frozen ice drop on a branch shot with an East German Pentacon 50 lens on my Pentax KX
this is wide open at f1.8 a I wanted to see if the bokeh effects were worth pursuing
ISO 100 f1.8 1/6000 sec!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I like this shot as candids with kids are hard to capture!
ISO 800 f1.4 1/80th of a second
Monday, May 23, 2011
This one was shot with the 50mm Planar on my Rebel Xt last autumn , this is f1,7 and it was VERY sharp
I wish they had an adapter that wasnt too expensive to adapt it to a Pentax , then again, i sold it and the 85 to fund half a leica M8!
ISO 100 f1,7 1/4000th of a second!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
This was handheld at 1/45th of a second and shot from a room away, got to love a fast tele lens!
ISO 640, f4 and 1/45th of a second
Saturday, May 21, 2011
In addition to taking pics withmyhelios 44 I tried some with my 1973 Leitz Canada Elmarit M 135/2.8
these didnt come out so well as focusing is quite difficult , its in essence a 180/2.8 lens and you dont look through the lens ( its a rangefinder after all!)
But when it works, it works quite well
this was taken from about 4metres away , and a few minutes after the Helios 44 shots, so the light wasnt as golden, more peachy
ISO 160 F2.8 1/180th of a sec
this came out really nice, shot at F2 with the sun directly into the lens, hence the flare/glare in the bottom quarter
ISO 100 f2 1/200th of a second
Thursday, May 19, 2011
this is f2 and about 0.3 metres , so close I could smell it!
ISO 100 1/320th of a second F2
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
there was a bowl of chocolate eggs, so I placed them on the tablecloth and took a shot wide open at f1.5 using my Helios 40, a phenomenally think depth of field but it also shows the crazy bokeh effects this lens can create! some people dislike it I LOVE it!!!
ISO 800 f 1.5 1/125th of a second
Saturday, May 14, 2011
this is my mother, who the kids used to call " Grammy Cats" because she used to have 2 cats at her house
full size here
ISO 640 f2.8 at 1/90th of a second
(converted to B+W using NIK softwares Silverefex pro plugin for Adobe Lightroom 3 )
Friday, May 13, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
my Helios 40 85mm/1.5 is a bit soft wide open , but it really sharpens up at f2, as demonstrated here by the shot of my nephew I took at teh kids birthday party this weekend!
I processed this to look semi retro, sort of 70s Kodak
Monday, May 9, 2011
This shot blew me away once it showed up in lightroom on my LCD monitor, I knew it was going to be decent, but it actually made me exclaim out loud " whoa!! hahaha" I did very little processing to this, a little white balance, and a tad contrast !
My leica has some competition it seems! a "Beginner DSLR" Pentax KX and a 46 yr old Helios 40 are a formidable combo !
Sunday, May 8, 2011
To me it looks like the colour scheme for either Willy WOnka or the Cat in the Hat's hotrod
ISO 320 f2 1/250th of a second +1/3 EV in post processing
This was an infinity test at f2.8 of an aircraft flying over and illuminated bythe sun ( which was below our horizon) pretty neat!
full size is here
ISO 160 f2.8 1/500th sec ( funny thing is: the camera things it was shot at f1.0!)
Friday, May 6, 2011
As you can see the rendering is indeed VERY retro, this is quite minimal Post Processing, just a bit of white balance and adjusting the black tones as its not multicoated and has a tendency to flare
Happy Fence Friday!
ISO 800 . 1/125th of a second and f4 for the stop
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
full size here
ISO 320 f8 1/125th of a second, and it was post processed using Silver Efex pro
Monday, May 2, 2011
I didnt realise that she was standing in front of the brightest lights in the place :( but It looks neat IMO
dont worry Ill be breaking out the KX and the takumars/heliii out for a birthday party this weekend