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mp356 wrote:
Mark, I like your work with the 75-150. I had one of these and parted with it. I now have the 50-135. They are both nice and both (in my case) had/have zoom creep. How are you trying to stop your zoom creep?
Scott


Well I keep meaning to do the job properly as per the excellent instructions that were kindly posted here by I think it was Ray (Apologies if I go that wrong) but time has not been kind so I have gone with Curtis' backup suggestion of black tape around the barrel, although in my case it's Green/yellow striped tape (Protected Earth).
It's worked well but made it slightly hard to focus at any focal length other than the extreme ends.

Cheers,
Mark.




Mar 04, 2013 at 06:06 AM
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My first trip to Europe was aboard a Greek freighter. My former wife and I spent two months in Greece, most of it rambling through ruins. I'd poured over history books and guide books, then upon my return and after enrolling in a graduate program in architecture, I gave an hour lecture on the art and architecture of Crete. So when you encourage me to visit ruins, you're talking to the right person. I loved visiting Ephesus when Rinie and I traveled in Turkey this spring. It was as though I'd completed a chapter of the history that began in
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Another great place is Tunisia. Loads of amazing Roman and Carthaginian ruins to visit. Stunning scenery if you go in April when the poppies are in bloom and plenty of more modern arabic style medieval towns as well. The mosaics museum in Tunis is worth the visit alone. Of course maybe wait till the political situation has calmed down a bit first.



Mar 04, 2013 at 06:38 AM
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A couple of a kiwifruit using the 55mm micro and some tubes, mucking about while hoping for inspiration for the weekly challenge.
The 55mm is really a nice lens, so versatile.












Mar 04, 2013 at 09:29 AM
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waysaz wrote:
Today is the 7th anniversary of my D200's arrival, so I looked for my first MF shots to post. Didn't take me long—I broke out the 135/2 the next day and tested a few of Zoe in her favorite keep-an-eye-on-the-humans spot, which gets nice light in the afternoon.

This shot looks oddly familiar, and might to you too.

Not much changes around here!

LOVE IT!



Mar 04, 2013 at 09:56 AM
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Zichar wrote:
Leighton, I love the tiny shoots in the boxes neatly in rows. Would you consider trying to shoot them from above straight down; looking at it as if in a grid? Ooh does that mean you start working on Friday?



Chin, is this what you mean? And yes, back to work on Friday! Looks like I'll be cleaning up from a snowstorm.

Thanks everyone for the comments.








Mar 04, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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Perfect!

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45PCE, stacked 10-stop filter with polarizer
It was *that* sunny



listless (CKC_9315) by Zichar, on Flickr



Mar 04, 2013 at 01:26 PM
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I like it Chin, were you in a boat? What would it look like if you took out the stuff on the horizon?


Mar 04, 2013 at 01:33 PM
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For all you veterans of this thread - I just checked in with Brad (pdx_B-Rad) down in Portland to see what he's been up to since we have not heard from him after September of last year.

All is well with him - he's just focused on other things, but checks in with this thread every once in a while even though he's not posting.

- John



Mar 04, 2013 at 02:45 PM
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135 f/3.5 AI with PK-13 tube @ f/11 on D600:







Christmas cactus




Mar 04, 2013 at 03:09 PM
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jhinkey wrote:
For all you veterans of this thread - I just checked in with Brad (pdx_B-Rad) down in Portland to see what he's been up to since we have not heard from him after September of last year.

All is well with him - he's just focused on other things, but checks in with this thread every once in a while even though he's not posting.

- John


If you talk to him again tell him we miss the photos of Leo

Reagan



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leighton w wrote:
I like it Chin, were you in a boat? What would it look like if you took out the stuff on the horizon?


It's a boardwalk that extends out into the sea. Though I'm guessing that at low tide we'll just be 'on land'.
Anton and I stacked both 10-stop filters and sat down in the hot sun to wait out the 15 or so minutes
My neck has a swath of red because of that silliness lol

I think removing them would make it look like one of those endless horizon minimalist photos
Which I love, as a friend of mine, Thomas, does them extremely well
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulfly7/
But I felt that the cluttered horizon is a part of Singapore somehow; the busy port of calling for the many ships that ply the international shipping lines across the straits of Singapore
Actually moved the spires from the right over to the left actually (some refinery in yonder island I think) just to balance it out



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If you talk to him again tell him we miss the photos of Leo

Reagan


+1
It's been ages
He must be all grown up by now



Mar 04, 2013 at 03:48 PM
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jhinkey wrote:
For all you veterans of this thread - I just checked in with Brad (pdx_B-Rad) down in Portland to see what he's been up to since we have not heard from him after September of last year.

All is well with him - he's just focused on other things, but checks in with this thread every once in a while even though he's not posting.

- John


Thanks for the update John. I miss the signs and furniture in strange places shots.



Mar 04, 2013 at 03:53 PM
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Zichar wrote:
It's a boardwalk that extends out into the sea. Though I'm guessing that at low tide we'll just be 'on land'.
Anton and I stacked both 10-stop filters and sat down in the hot sun to wait out the 15 or so minutes
My neck has a swath of red because of that silliness lol

I think removing them would make it look like one of those endless horizon minimalist photos
Which I love, as a friend of mine, Thomas, does them extremely well
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulfly7/
But I felt that the cluttered horizon is a part of Singapore somehow; the busy port of calling for the
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I understand completely why you don't want to take them out. Thanks for the link, some unbelievable images!



Mar 04, 2013 at 03:54 PM
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MarkdV wrote:
Another great place is Tunisia. Loads of amazing Roman and Carthaginian ruins to visit. Stunning scenery if you go in April when the poppies are in bloom and plenty of more modern arabic style medieval towns as well. The mosaics museum in Tunis is worth the visit alone. Of course maybe wait till the political situation has calmed down a bit first.


My trip to Greece aboard a Greek freighter included a stop in Tripoli, Libya. This will be ancient history for some of you but it was 1969, shortly after the revolution that brought Kaddafi to power. When we approached the port the captain was scurrying about to make certain some products were stored away. We asked what it was all about and the second officer said they were making certain things associated with companies owned by Jewish families were out of sight. There was also concerned about whether my wife and I were Jewish. Shortly a couple of soldiers arrived on a small boat and we were ordered to the dining room. Our passports were taken and we were given yellow cards. It turned out we were the first ship that had arrived since the revolution who was permitted to disembark passengers.

We did adventure out and it was quite a scene. Photos of Kaddafi were in practically every store window. Jeeps with machine guns mounted on the back raced through the narrow streets. Soldiers stopped us repeatedly to check our cards. Quite a number of Europeans approached us for information about what was happening. They wanted to leave but were unable to do so. My wife, a tall beautiful woman with blond hair who was wearing bright yellow slacks was of much interest to men lounging around.

We decided to visit the museum to look at archeological finds and discovered we were the only people in the museum. A guard followed us, no more than fifteen feet away the whole time. We discovered that all the English signs describing exhibits had been torn from the wall. It was not at comforting experience at all.

Tunisia is doubtless a wonderful place to visit but not at this time in its history and not as an American. Too many nasty characters out there who would love nothing better than to kidnap or kill an American. Besides, the wine is better in Italy...



Mar 04, 2013 at 04:15 PM
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Love the kiwi shots Mark. I'm a big fan of graphical types of images and these are quite wonderful. Well done.


Mar 04, 2013 at 04:21 PM
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Wow Curtis what a story. They may have thought you were with the CIA.


Mar 04, 2013 at 04:22 PM
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Zichar wrote:
It's a boardwalk that extends out into the sea. Though I'm guessing that at low tide we'll just be 'on land'.
Anton and I stacked both 10-stop filters and sat down in the hot sun to wait out the 15 or so minutes
My neck has a swath of red because of that silliness lol

I think removing them would make it look like one of those endless horizon minimalist photos
Which I love, as a friend of mine, Thomas, does them extremely well
http://www.flickr.com/photos/soulfly7/
But I felt that the cluttered horizon is a part of Singapore somehow; the busy port of calling for the
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Thanks for the link Chin, I love these photos. It is work like this that makes me think owning a tripod might not be such a bad idea. My hand is steady but not THIS steady...



Mar 04, 2013 at 04:23 PM
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mp356 wrote:
No flowers or sun here. Just another cloudy winter day. Tried something different. This is quite abstract. What do you think? Better yet, what do you see? Taken with the 50 1.4 ais at f2.8, at minimum focus distance. Thanks for looking.
Scott







I love it Scott, looks like a frozen landscape with a winding road headed to the trees in the distance. Nicely seen.



Mar 04, 2013 at 04:25 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Wow Curtis what a story. They may have thought you were with the CIA.


Another story from Tripoli was much sweeter. As we approached the port after our meeting with the soldiers, we noticed sailors rushing to the railing and dropping fishing lines over the side. It turns out there are abundant small fish in the harbor and the sailors were looking for a treat. It happened that on this day, the second officer, whom we'd gotten to know quite well during the nine days we'd been traveling, was celebrating his saint's day and they were going to have a party to which we were invited. So that evening we drank retsina and ate grilled fish with a room filled with Greek sailors. All of the officers spoke English. We had a rollicking good time.

There were only five passengers. Two were Greek sailors returning home. There was also a lovely woman we'd met in Brooklyn before our departure whom we never saw again during the trip. We surmised she stayed in the captain's quarters... The freighter was quite small, 4200 tons, and very slow as well. It was more tedious than anything else. Fortunately we came prepared with a great many books to read.

It was quite an introduction to my life of travels.



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