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rattymouse wrote:
Good morning All!

A turn of events on the drive in to work this morning (not me driving) caused me to recall an event earlier in life which has put me in the mode to write. Since this is my chosen forum for all things photographic, I hope this is of interest to some and if the muse strikes to reply, I'll be interested in your take on this.

While riding into work today we passed a farm field that had a dozen or so egrets standing around. I was wish that I could stop and take a photo here
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According to Ming TheIn, on a recent post, 98% of images distributed are done so on a screen, not print. No doubt printer sales have declined, in units shipped; prices have been going down for years. Printers are much better, and the printer manufactures have subscribed to the Gillette model - sell the razor so you can sell the blades.

Jeff Schwe has a good, new, book: The Digital Print.

All that said, I think all of us could get better in preparing images for the screen. Sharpening, downsizing, etc. Could use some tips in this area!

Finally, isn't it a paradox that sensors are getting so many more pixels, when 98% of the viewing process is at ~ 100 psi?



Aug 28, 2013 at 02:14 AM
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designdog wrote:



Finally, isn't it a paradox that sensors are getting so many more pixels, when 98% of the viewing process is at ~ 100 psi?



Yes, this is very amazing. Screen resolution is 72 dpi, isnt it? No need for 20+ megapixels at this resolution!!



Aug 28, 2013 at 02:18 AM
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rattymouse wrote:
Yes, this is very amazing. Screen resolution is 72 dpi, isnt it? No need for 20+ megapixels at this resolution!!



well the only exception being heavy cropping due to technical error's, like I am prone too!



Aug 28, 2013 at 02:31 AM
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One from this evening before dinner. Photo credit - Chloe.
Lens 50/1.2 wide open on D800.
Post processing - me.

Embrace your advanced age I say to myself when I see such an image of me . . .





Wrinkles & Freckles @ 48




Aug 28, 2013 at 02:35 AM
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very interesting story! thanks for sharing. I actually thought about similar things the other day. whenever I get together with family I shoot as much as possible. I live in Los Angeles and my entire family is in Connecticut, so visits are only a few times a year. When i was at my parent's place recently, my mother had started cleaning up some areas of the house and she gathered up all of the photos she had shot when my sisters and i were growing up. She told me she taught herself to shoot on her pentax k1000.

it was fantastic to sit around and sift through the old photos, re-living fond memories and speaking of family vacations, parties and other family members who have passed on. I feel as though that era is a bit lost. i cherry pick my best shots now and occasionally print them, however, the photos I was looking through were not technically great photos, but the content was far more valuable.

so this past weekend I went to best buy and picked up a canon selphy cp900 and have begun printing a lot of my photos. the little printer is great, it only prints 4x6, but for now it is perfect for what I want to do.



Aug 28, 2013 at 02:41 AM
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Amazing story RM. I don't have the time to reply at length now ... but you. must. show. us. the. picture.
Even if in digital form



Aug 28, 2013 at 02:53 AM
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Zichar wrote:
Amazing story RM. I don't have the time to reply at length now ... but you. must. show. us. the. picture.
Even if in digital form


Wish I could...but it's back in Chicago, not with us at the moment.




Aug 28, 2013 at 02:56 AM
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Salvia blossoms and Garlic Chives shot with a 50 to 135 mm zoom.


I really like the colors of this shot. Very pleasing.




Aug 28, 2013 at 02:58 AM
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ZippZopp17 wrote:
i'm thinking of bidding on it. i'm debating between that and a used 15mm sigma AF fisheye. what would be considered a high amount to pay for that 16mm nikon lens?



Hope someone got it for 365

JD



Aug 28, 2013 at 03:01 AM
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Great story Tom. I do believe a print leaves an impression a digital copy on screen can not equal. I also believe an analog film to paper enlargement has a certain added flair as well. Its a shame printing and developing is so expensive nowadays and a few rolls of good film cost $50' ish

I do occasionally have some of my files printed but pixels and grain are not quitd alike. I think I have to set up my darkroom again one of these days



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here are some images i shot with a reversed 28mm f/2 ai-s

it was a fun thing to use, but it was quite difficult to get proper framing and focus, especially with bees!

i must have shot several hundred photos of bees with this setup and only got 1 or 2 decent shots, most were blurry or the focus wasn't in the right spot.










Aug 28, 2013 at 05:57 AM
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That last one is pretty cool!


Aug 28, 2013 at 06:09 AM
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Well Tom, spurred on by what you wrote previously about having my film camera with me but not shooting anything. I just grabbed a 4-roll pack of Ultramax 400 from the shelves (that was all they had in the local grocery store) and will be bringing two with me on my trip up north to Malaysia. This in addition to the 20 exposures of Delta 3200 left in my FM2. I leave tomorrow morning. I think this is where I say Challenge accepted.



Aug 28, 2013 at 07:17 AM
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Zichar wrote:
Well Tom, spurred on by what you wrote previously about having my film camera with me but not shooting anything. I just grabbed a 4-roll pack of Ultramax 400 from the shelves (that was all they had in the local grocery store) and will be bringing two with me on my trip up north to Malaysia. This in addition to the 20 exposures of Delta 3200 left in my FM2. I leave tomorrow morning. I think this is where I say Challenge accepted.


Outstanding!! Looking forward to some shots! Have a great trip.




Aug 28, 2013 at 07:36 AM
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Socalpicman wrote:
Hope someone got it for 365

JD


Unfortunately I did not get it .. just bought a computer for my daughter and almost just bought the nikon 28 f2.8 ai-s with .. So I set my maximum bid to $ 350 and hoped .. I have to wait until the next opportunity and hope there is more money then



Aug 28, 2013 at 07:57 AM
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I looked at the 28mm f2.8 Ronny - but 4am did me in. Not staying up that late or putting a sniper bid in.

Got a 28mm f3.5 yesterday so will get the f2.8 to marry up with it later.

Good to see we have other crazy MF people bidding on stuff too.

Steve



Aug 28, 2013 at 08:14 AM
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Nice close ups Peter.

I've not got into reversing lenses yet. I will stick with bellows and tubes for now.

Anyway here's a couple I took the other day.

C&C welcome as always

Steve

Using 180mm f2.8 + TC200 or PK13

Not quite up to Ronny's standard but working on it!!



Stokesey 2013

Barley before the beer - 180mm + PK13





Stokesey 2013

There be dragons!! - 180mm + TC200





Stokesey 2013

Dragen resting and ready for flight !!




Aug 28, 2013 at 08:20 AM
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p.3080 #18 · p.3080 #18 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


I lost their 28 2.8 ais so who snipped me xD


Aug 28, 2013 at 08:23 AM
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Seconding Chin's request!

Zichar wrote:
Amazing story RM. I don't have the time to reply at length now ... but you. must. show. us. the. picture.
Even if in digital form




Aug 28, 2013 at 09:58 AM
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p.3080 #20 · p.3080 #20 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Welcome to all the most recent new folks! With such a variety of these lenses going back more than half a century, hope you folks know what you are getting into, especially with all the helpful folks on this thread nudging you along

Peter Z, I don't see your reversed lens images, there's a message saying the images are copyrighted.



Aug 28, 2013 at 10:05 AM
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