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Wheres me damn 35mm!

Discussion in 'photo' started by garyi, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. palpnorte

    palpnorte leaf, heem strong ...

    I thought you would - partly the point of my post...

    palp
     
  2. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    Thanks Palp, its nice to see I am not upsetting everyone haha.

    I will check the link later right now I have a load of ebay finishes coming up and a rather spiffing curry which is so very nearly ready.
     
  3. Artioneer

    Artioneer tripath walker

    Here's the back.

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    A photo taken with a £38 camera.
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  4. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    i'm all for £38 cameras!

    hey, here's a picture taken with a £12 camera:

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    cheers,
    vuk.
     
  5. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    I'll confess to being intimidated by a light meter I played with one in a shop (admittedly it looked like it might be from the ark) and did not have a clue.
     
  6. Artioneer

    Artioneer tripath walker

    Snap !

    So why all the talk hear of expensive Summitars/Blads - Canon/Nikons etc ? Some of these Kiev 4 a's cost less than a tenner and can give excellent results.

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  7. guybat

    guybat [+]

    Vuk - is the Sekonic L-208 sufficient?
     
  8. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    Because I do not want to get into film in any way.
     
  9. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    i certainly don't promote expensive stuff. it's unfortunate that leica makes good lenses, but even those can be had at a good price if you don't care about collector issues. if you are willing to put up with leica SLR, then it all costs peanuts. i purchased a summicron R 50 for $125! recall, that i am also an advocate of the pentax DSLRs.

    here is my £12 ($25) camera:

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    vuk.

    p.s. gary, notice the nice bokeh. that's the pentax 50mm f/1.4
     
  10. Rob

    Rob pfm Member

    Altough well meant ,I suppose, the advice given to you to take pics with an aperture of f 8 or f 11 to prevent "bokeh" is in my opinion not the most sound advice. So is learning the ins and outs of photography with a digicam(era).
    It'll result in dissappointment. My advice : buy a Olympus e-300 for the forthcoming babypics and something like an old fully manual camera to understand the basics of photography. With a proper incident lightmeter I might add.


    Rob.
     
  11. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    Vuk would it not be fair to say your DOF is significantly different to the pictures I posted? Would this not effect Bokeh?
     
  12. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    gary.

    the picture above was shot at f/4 on a 50mm lens (on a camera with similar sensor size issues as yours). because i was close to the subject, there is considerable out-of-focus area behind it. not as extreme as i could have made it at f/1.4, but then parts of the subject would not have been clear. anyhow, for me, it is sufficient to see the qualities of bokeh in this lens. the texture/reflections of the cloth melt in a dreamy way, not jaggedy fizzle.

    vuk.
     
  13. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    guy.

    i have no first hand experience with the sekonic L-208. i suspect it may not be quite as precise as the bigger borther, but that would only be a guess.

    vuk.
     
  14. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

  15. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    Thank Vuk.

    The main issue I have with the D50 is you can't see a terrific amount through the lens for manual focusing. I will however keep an eye on it.
     
  16. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    igary.

    that lens is wide enough that you don't have to focus very accurately (recall the lesson from the other thread).

    vuk.
     
  17. Artioneer

    Artioneer tripath walker

    Seems cheap at £12 ($25),did that include the finder ? :)

    I thought I had one of those L-398's,just that it took 2 hours to find !

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  18. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    Rob,

    I was half joking, but given that most of Gary's pix are landscapes and scenics -- at least the ones I've seen -- it's not altogether bad advice.

    My serious advice, however, is for Gary to buy an M7 with an 35mm f/2, 50mm f/2 and 90mm f/2.8, along with a $10k drum scanner.

    Joe
     
  19. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    joe.

    what do you think of the camera porn?

    vuk.
     
  20. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    ...also, are you familiar with that super orion 28mm for the nikon and what do you think? over on the leica forum, people have been saying very nice things about the LTM equivalent.

    everyone needs at least one russian lens. don't disappoint me gary, look at all this:

    http://www.rugift.com/photocameras/nikon_cameras_lenses.htm

    they even have the jupiter 9 for nikon!

    vuk.
     

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