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Discussion in 'General Talk' started by GDN, May 11, 2019.

  1. rayallen

    rayallen Well-Known Member Site Supporter

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    Pentax K-3, Pentax K10D, and lots more Pentax gear.
    If you look back at my lens ball image I must tell you that it needed a bit of Photoshop manipulation to achieve that result. I am not sure how easy it would be to do that without Photoshop. If you want a more detailed explanation just let me know.
     

  2. GDN

    GDN Well-Known Member

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    So long as Craig gives it a rub and a polish before he whips it out it should be good.

    Gary
     
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  3. GDN

    GDN Well-Known Member

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    I would be up for a bit of a run down of what lens you used, and how you done it. What subjects you found that have worked, and ones that you don't think work.

    Gary
     
  4. Caladina

    Caladina Active Member

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    7artisans 7.5mm m, Laowa 100mm macro ef, laowa 9mm zeroD m, Vintage M42 Lenses:
    Ashi Super - Takumar 1.8 / 55mm,
    sounds like a challenge to me :)
     
  5. rayallen

    rayallen Well-Known Member Site Supporter

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    Pentax K-3, Pentax K10D, and lots more Pentax gear.
    Rather than hijacking this thread I will start a new thread titled "How I process my lens ball images.".
    I'll see you over there.
     
  6. Caladina

    Caladina Active Member

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    Ashi Super - Takumar 1.8 / 55mm,
    added the ef-m 32mm ƒ1.4 to the collection,just the 18-55mm that i don't have in the ef-m line, i'll probably get one just to complete the ef-m line up but i can wait for a cheap one in decent condition as i dont need it for its range.
    The 32mm is pretty nice, small, fast with auto focus too,
     
  7. Marcus Rowland

    Marcus Rowland Member Site Supporter

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    Nikon D7000, Nikon 18-55mm DX VR, Tamron XR 28-300mm, Nikon AF 50mm 1.4, Samyang 8mm f3.8, Vivitar S1 100-500 5.6-8, etc.
    Panasonic Lumix G1, 14-42 3.5-5.6, lots of adapters
    Pentax K200, Pentax 18-55mm
    Sony A100, Sony 18-70 3.5-5.6
    Sony NEX 5 body.
    Fuji FinePix S5700.
    Sony DSC-V1 with infrared kit.
    FLIR One thermal imaging camera.
    A replacement Eos 400D since my old one has gone weird.
    A few days ago I got the smallest SLR I've ever owned - a Pentax 110 body with a couple of lenses. Mostly I've got it so that I can play with the lenses on Micro 4/3, but it's actually a superb little camera - very simple in concept, but works well and the viewfinder is brighter than most modern SLRs.
     
  8. GDN

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    I have never owned one of these. But I have the nearest in the digital age from Pentax, a Q. And that is a fun little camera to own.

    Gary
     
  9. Marcus Rowland

    Marcus Rowland Member Site Supporter

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    Panasonic Lumix G1, 14-42 3.5-5.6, lots of adapters
    Pentax K200, Pentax 18-55mm
    Sony A100, Sony 18-70 3.5-5.6
    Sony NEX 5 body.
    Fuji FinePix S5700.
    Sony DSC-V1 with infrared kit.
    FLIR One thermal imaging camera.
    I've seen pictures but never got to play with one. It looks like a nice camera.
     
  10. GDN

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    I lashed out and brought a "Shoot" intervalometer. Used condition from my local camera shop. A whopping $15.

    I have not yet used it, but I do have a plan for what I want to use it for.

    While I was in the shop, a Canon R had just been part exchanged and it was sitting under my nose.

    I must resist..........

    Gary
     
  11. rayallen

    rayallen Well-Known Member Site Supporter

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    Pentax K-3, Pentax K10D, and lots more Pentax gear.
    Gary, resistance is futile.And there is no cure. :D
     
  12. GDN

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    I know Ray, that is what I am afraid of.

    Put me out of my misery, buy it for yourself. You know you want it.

    Plus it comes with a 24-105 f4 L (EF) and the EF to R adaptor.

    And it was only two months old, in mint condition, low shutter count.

    Gary
     
  13. rayallen

    rayallen Well-Known Member Site Supporter

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    Pentax K-3, Pentax K10D, and lots more Pentax gear.
    Ooooh, that does sound tempting, Gary. But I think it would give me severe pains in the money chest. I will have to get by with the old clunkers that I have.
     
  14. GDN

    GDN Well-Known Member

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    Your not helping me out here Ray.:mad:

    Pay once, cry once.:(

    Well that can be changed.:D

    Gary
     
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  15. rayallen

    rayallen Well-Known Member Site Supporter

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    Pentax K-3, Pentax K10D, and lots more Pentax gear.
    Sorry to disappoint, Gary. I am happy with what I have and I don't have the spare cash needed to buy another camera. But I still keep up with what is available. Just waiting until I win Lotto. Could be any day now. :)
     
  16. GDN

    GDN Well-Known Member

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    If I win the lottery, I'll buy you one. And I don't mean a twenty dollar win either.

    I have been saying that to myself for awhile now.

    But I used to know a guy in the UK who won something like 100 000 pounds, and I used to work with someone who won the lottery in NZ. So it does happen.

    Gary
     
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  17. GDN

    GDN Well-Known Member

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    I am on a roll now.

    Sharpcap, and the Pro version at that. Ten of those English pounds for a years license.

    Now it is guaranteed to rain for the next two weeks.

    Gary
     
  18. Marcus Rowland

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    Panasonic Lumix G1, 14-42 3.5-5.6, lots of adapters
    Pentax K200, Pentax 18-55mm
    Sony A100, Sony 18-70 3.5-5.6
    Sony NEX 5 body.
    Fuji FinePix S5700.
    Sony DSC-V1 with infrared kit.
    FLIR One thermal imaging camera.
    Finally got around to testing a Meike FC100 ring flash I got in a job lot ages ago; for some reason I just kept forgetting. But I tried it tonight and it works pretty well. Unfortunately the only ring I got with it was 52mm, which is too small for most of my lenses, so I just ordered a 58-52mm step-down ring as a temporary measure, and I've sent an email to Meike asking if they sell spares. But if the cutoff I get with the stepping ring is bad enough to make replacement essential I think it's more likely I'll end up making something - the mounting ring is plastic and it would be easy to cut out a hole and glue in the ring from a 58mm filter, or possibly get a mounting ring 3D printed; I know someone who has a printer (and just made me some Pentax 110 rear lens caps), but I suspect something that size would be pricey.
     

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