Sony/Minolta A Mount Picture Thread
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FlyPenFly
Registered: Feb 14, 2011
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edward: love the last shot in that series. Its amazing how much better it looks on my 24" iMac screen than the 11.6" Macbook Air screen.



Bifurcator
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
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http://tesselator.gpmod.com/Images/_Image_By_Lens/Minolta_50mm_f2.8_Macro/Minolta_50mm_f2.8_Macro_1190789.jpg







edwardkaraa
Registered: Sep 27, 2004
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FlyPenFly wrote:
edward: love the last shot in that series. Its amazing how much better it looks on my 24" iMac screen than the 11.6" Macbook Air screen.


Thanks



gurtch
Registered: Sep 11, 2002
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A900 and 24-70 CZ
http://www.modernpictorials.com/framed%20D378A.jpg

http://www.modernpictorials.com/framed%20D379A.jpg

http://www.modernpictorials.com/framed%20D380A.jpg



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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I suspect these would pop more if you spent more time on resizing and sharpening. Have you tried Samuli's or Denoir's sharpening methods?



FlyPenFly
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carstenw wrote:
I suspect these would pop more if you spent more time on resizing and sharpening. Have you tried Samuli's or Denoir's sharpening methods?


Are there guides?



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Guide? Both Samuli and Denoir posted their sharpening methods in the ZE/ZF/ZM thread.



Bifurcator
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THE TAO OF POOP

















mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
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Cherry Blossoms by Mawz, on Flickr
Maxxum 7, 70-210 f4 'Beercan', Provia 100F



edwardkaraa
Registered: Sep 27, 2004
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Nice shot, Mawz!

What scanner are you using?



mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
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edwardkaraa wrote:
Nice shot, Mawz!

What scanner are you using?



Thanks,

I'm using a Minolta Scan Dual IV and Vuescan for all my 35mm scans.



debuggerus
Registered: Apr 25, 2008
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Very nice, mawz. Got to love the beer .... can.



edwardkaraa
Registered: Sep 27, 2004
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Thanks for the info. This scanner seems to be very good judging from the colors in your pics. I had the Nikon 5000 but wasn't happy with the colors, but it could've been my scanning method at fault.



debuggerus
Registered: Apr 25, 2008
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Edward,
I never had a a Nikon 5000 but I didn't notice any color difference between the Dual Scan IV and the nikon 9000. I indeed do most of the scans with the minolta. Just need to keep my film clean.



debuggerus
Registered: Apr 25, 2008
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zuiko 40/2, A900:

Zuiko 40mm f2 by debuggerus, on Flickr

zuiko 21/3.5:

Lewis Ginter by debuggerus, on Flickr

cy 35-70/3.4:

_DSC0325.ARW by debuggerus, on Flickr

AF 100/2:

Flowers @Maymont by debuggerus, on Flickr



edwardkaraa
Registered: Sep 27, 2004
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debuggerus wrote:
Edward,
I never had a a Nikon 5000 but I didn't notice any color difference between the Dual Scan IV and the nikon 9000. I indeed do most of the scans with the minolta. Just need to keep my film clean.


Yes, it must have been my poor scanning technique

Very nice photos by the way!!!



mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Total Posts: 9150
Country: Canada

edwardkaraa wrote:
debuggerus wrote:
Edward,
I never had a a Nikon 5000 but I didn't notice any color difference between the Dual Scan IV and the nikon 9000. I indeed do most of the scans with the minolta. Just need to keep my film clean.


Yes, it must have been my poor scanning technique

Very nice photos by the way!!!


More probably it was simply profiling issues. Scanner profiles are a PITA to get right.



debuggerus
Registered: Apr 25, 2008
Total Posts: 800
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edwardkaraa wrote:
debuggerus wrote:
Edward,
I never had a a Nikon 5000 but I didn't notice any color difference between the Dual Scan IV and the nikon 9000. I indeed do most of the scans with the minolta. Just need to keep my film clean.


Yes, it must have been my poor scanning technique

Very nice photos by the way!!!

Thanks, Edward.



Bifurcator
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
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These were just messing about with Minolta's AF 50mm f/2.8 with it's 1:1 macro abilities on Panasonic's GH1.




(#1) 1:1 - I think he's a new-born hover-fly... He's super tiny. 4mm ~ 5mm ?









(#2) 1:1 - 90% crop. Yeah, he's about 3mm long not counting his antennae. I have no idea what he is.









(#3) Nearly 1:1 - same description as #2









(#4) 1:3 Full - Scaled









(#5) 1:4 - Massive crop









(#6) 1:3 - Massive crop









(#7) 1:3 - Massive crop









(#8) 1:2 Mild cropping









They're not that creative or anything but I thought good enough to post - I mean for just pointing the camera in some direction or another and clicking.

I dig the focus ring markings on this lens. It allows you to know the mag. ratio of any shot from almost infinite all the way to MFD which is about 7.8" according to the other scale markings.



FlyPenFly
Registered: Feb 14, 2011
Total Posts: 6694
Country: United States

Wow did you use a teleconverter? That's awfully close to bugs at 50mm if it's full frame.



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