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p.513 #1 · NEX Images Thread


@Jim Schemel, that minimalist stuff is out of control. Very enjoyable.

I enjoyed all the urban nightscapes on 512. I don't know how you all get artificial light to look so good, but consider yourself lucky.



Jan 24, 2013 at 05:01 PM
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p.513 #2 · NEX Images Thread


taran wrote:
@Jim Schemel, that minimalist stuff is out of control. Very enjoyable.

+1 Great stuff, bold and brave processing!
taran wrote:
I enjoyed all the urban nightscapes on 512. I don't know how you all get artificial light to look so good, but consider yourself lucky.

Er, just point & click. ;-) Actually, the in-cam jpgs for mine were an orange mess (sodium in fog gets very orange), but on the raws I dialled down towards blue, dialled up the contrast against veiling/flare, and just played about a little until they looked good. More typical night shots from a clearer night, NEX-5 + Canon FDn 35/2:


South Jetty, Kennedy Quay, Port of Cork, Ireland by specularist, on Flickr


Horgan's Quay, Cork, Ireland by specularist, on Flickr



Jan 24, 2013 at 05:44 PM
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alan_m wrote:
Er, just point & click. ;-) Actually, the in-cam jpgs for mine were an orange mess (sodium in fog gets very orange), but on the raws I dialled down towards blue, dialled up the contrast against veiling/flare, and just played about a little until they looked good. More typical night shots from a clearer night, NEX-5 + Canon FDn 35/2:


I would still get orange mush.

Again, those are awesome nightscapes alan, high intensity discharge lights are my nemesis, lol



Jan 24, 2013 at 06:37 PM
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taran wrote:
@Jim Schemel, that minimalist stuff is out of control. Very enjoyable.

alan_m wrote:
+1 Great stuff, bold and brave processing!

Yes, great stuff Jim, looking forward to the next ones.




taran wrote:
I enjoyed all the urban nightscapes on 512. I don't know how you all get artificial light to look so good, but consider yourself lucky.

alan_m wrote:
Er, just point & click. ;-) Actually, the in-cam jpgs for mine were an orange mess (sodium in fog gets very orange), but on the raws I dialled down towards blue, dialled up the contrast against veiling/flare, and just played about a little until they looked good.


taran wrote:
I would still get orange mush.

Again, those are awesome nightscapes alan, high intensity discharge lights are my nemesis, lol



Getting the WB right helps a ton, with mixed lighting I try to stay as natural as possible, make white lights look white, and dial back the orange a bit.

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[my first ever moonshine pics, i am not totally happy with them

freaklikeme wrote:
The obvious answer is to drink more moonshine.

Was thinking the same thing....



Jan 24, 2013 at 08:14 PM
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LightShow wrote:
Was thinking the same thing....

yeah, make fun of the non native speaker



Jan 24, 2013 at 09:15 PM
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p.513 #6 · NEX Images Thread


A couple of pictures with Nex-5N and Contax G45








BA-photos 2012




Jan 25, 2013 at 05:06 AM
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LightShow wrote:


Getting the WB right helps a ton, with mixed lighting I try to stay as natural as possible, make white lights look white, and dial back the orange a bit.


I'm not a white balance purist, I think sodium-lit scenes should be a little orange for a natural look. But city lights + fog or low cloud can get very orange!


Midnight Rendez-vous on Marina (River Lee), Cork, Ireland by specularist, on Flickr



Jan 25, 2013 at 02:29 PM
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p.513 #8 · NEX Images Thread


Jim, really inspiring stuff! Some of your best IMHO.
BA-photos, I dig your two pics!



Jan 25, 2013 at 02:33 PM
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Creek & Field by Mawz, on Flickr

NEX-7, Sony 16/2.8



Jan 25, 2013 at 03:07 PM
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p.513 #10 · NEX Images Thread


Thanks to all for your kind words.
-Jim

Here are a few today taken during a snow storm.Both are with Leica Summaron 35 / Nex 7













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Two great shots! The first one reminds me of Saul Leiter's work


Jan 26, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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p.513 #12 · NEX Images Thread


I tried my new Minolta MC 300/5.6 for the first time, my observations:


  • contrast ist pretty low
  • ...as ist microcontrast
  • significant PF
  • 300mm are pretty hard to handhold

    After some PP i like the results, nice zoo-tele.
    My Ai-S nonED Nikkor 300/4.5 has better contrast and less PF but it is more unwieldily.












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    p.513 #13 · NEX Images Thread


    All I have to say to you people is YOU SUCK! You just cost me around 1400 bucks! I couldn't stand it any longer. Bought a Nex7 with kit and free 16mm. Got a 19 and 30 sigma on order as well as a couple of adapters. Time to peruse the pawn shops for lenses and have some fun.

    It's hard to decide if this is a lens thread or a nex thread but it does convince me that the nex is about the best platform for manual focus lenses out there. I love primes so this should be fun.





    Jan 26, 2013 at 03:18 PM
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    p.513 #14 · NEX Images Thread


    Vaughn, if you've just joined the game, I suggets you get yourself a good 50mm lens, like the Leica 50mm Summicron APO Aspheric. After that, the 1400$ won't hurt at all...


    Jan 26, 2013 at 03:40 PM
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    p.513 #15 · NEX Images Thread


    NEX point and shoot?

    My wife was going hiking with our granddaughter last September and I suggested she take a real camera instead of her "point and shoot." I gave her my NEX 5n with a CV15, set the aperture to f:8, focus near infinity and ISO auto and just told her to point and shoot. These are some of the results.


















    Edited on Jan 26, 2013 at 06:48 PM · View previous versions



    Jan 26, 2013 at 06:05 PM
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    p.513 #16 · NEX Images Thread


    Phillip Reeve wrote:
    I tried my new Minolta MC 300/5.6 for the first time, my observations:

  • contrast ist pretty low
  • ...as ist microcontrast
  • significant PF
  • 300mm are pretty hard to handhold

    After some PP i like the results, nice zoo-tele.
    My Ai-S nonED Nikkor 300/4.5 has better contrast and less PF but it is more unwieldily.

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8092/8417223922_e4fc4654da_o.jpg

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8324/8416129015_79dfb783a9_o.jpg
    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8088/8417223826_c22f5da131_o.jpg

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8508/8416129083_5b19b9846e_o.jpg

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8492/8417223880_e7d4d98577_o.jpg

    After trying Minolta 300/5.6 and 300/4.5 on the NEX5N I gave up.Nikon 300/4.5 ED is better of the two,but despite one ED lens it is still too soft wo and has too much CAs either.Rule of the thumb - after a few years of experience:majority of legacy lenses above 28mm and under 200mm can not match contempoprary digital sensors.Without significant amount of PP their images are technically inferior compared to modern lenses.


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  • Jan 26, 2013 at 06:39 PM
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    p.513 #17 · NEX Images Thread


    What am I missing?

    It is not obvious to me how picture placement works. I don't mind having all my images centered but I would like to know how to place them flush left if desired. Thanks for your help. - Dale



    Jan 26, 2013 at 07:42 PM
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    p.513 #18 · NEX Images Thread


    Not shooting much atm, it's too fckng cold


    Skiing by briantho, on Flickr

    Contax 28/2



    Jan 26, 2013 at 09:00 PM
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    p.513 #19 · NEX Images Thread


    ^^ awesome shot!


    Jan 26, 2013 at 10:17 PM
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    p.513 #20 · NEX Images Thread


    NEX 7 / Summaron 35
    -Jim








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