Alternative Image Thread
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kidigital
Registered: Sep 02, 2004
Total Posts: 2079
Country: United States

I thought that I'd begin another Alternative Image Thread since there are now quite a few different individuals shooting with alternative/hybrid systems. It seems the some of us tend to be on a never-ending journey to step outside of the box to see what's on the other side of the walls. Here's an opportunity to post some of your best, most recent and/or interesting shots with alternative/hybrid systems. United in our quest to be different.

Kurt

Edited by kidigital on Apr 20, 2006 at 08:59 AM GMT



Kit Laughlin
Registered: Mar 08, 2004
Total Posts: 3522
Country: Australia

Kurt: that's why I love my 15/3,5!!! And that lens works great on the 5D (where it's REALLY 15!!!).



DMR is through being tested I was told today; should have it next week. Stay tuned. cheers, KL



kidigital
Registered: Sep 02, 2004
Total Posts: 2079
Country: United States

Kit, Here's one from last summer with the Leica 15/2.8 on a Canon 1DS. Both it and the Zeiss/Leica 15/3.5 versions are fabulous lenses independent of the systems they are used on. Great glass will always be great glass. This image was shot at either 2.8 or 3.5. I liked shooting the 15/2.8 close to wide open on a full-frame sensor, especially in the early morning, as I felt the bit of vignetting in the corners added to the overall tone of the resulting images.



gogopix
Registered: Sep 18, 2002
Total Posts: 1431
Country: Slovakia

David

From the Hoboken ferry pier? I think I recognize the debris!

Nice pano

Victor



kidigital
Registered: Sep 02, 2004
Total Posts: 2079
Country: United States

David, I changed the name of the thread to be more inclusive and give everyone who is shooting with alternative gear a chance to show us their stuff. I agree with Victor, nice pano.



woodyspedden
Registered: Nov 24, 2005
Total Posts: 897
Country: United States

This pic is straight from the R9/DMR; no levels, no sharpening no nothing. Just wanted to show what the image looks like without post-processing. There is very little that needs to be done from most images from the DMR compared to the 1DsMkII (which I still own and love with my Zeiss lenses) I will post another image of this same photo captured with the 1DsMkII and you will see how much more pastel the color rendition is compared to the DMR. Hard to say which is more accurate but I know that I would spend some real time in Photoshop to get the 1Ds image to look more like the saturated and warm DMR.



gerov
Registered: Nov 29, 2004
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Country: United States

This was shot with a Leica 135 2.8 Elmarit R on my 1D a few weeks ago.







woodyspedden
Registered: Nov 24, 2005
Total Posts: 897
Country: United States

And here is the shot from the 1DsMkII taken just across the road from the DMR shot. Again no post processing. You can clearly see the tremendous difference in color rendition. Much more post processing will be required to get this image into shape for printing.



Graham Mitchell
Registered: Jul 14, 2005
Total Posts: 3922
Country: Ukraine

I'll try and pick one photo for each alternative lens.

Canon 5D + Contax 135/f2.8:






Canon 5D + Leica 90mm Summicron:






Canon 5D + Contax 35-70:






Canon 350D + CZJ 20mm Flektogon:






Canon 350D + Contax 50mm/f1.7:






Canon 5D + Contax 28/f2.8:








glowrider
Registered: Nov 28, 2004
Total Posts: 5786
Country: United States

I don't know if that's what it's called properly, but it's in that office park where Ruth's is. I was having dinner with a client there, and figured why not get in a couple of shots afterwards. I spend quite a bit of time in that Hoboken/Edgewater/Fort Lee area. Cheaper gas, driving range, lots of clients in the area that prefer to meet outside of the city for dinners they're footing.



gogopix
Registered: Sep 18, 2002
Total Posts: 1431
Country: Slovakia

Woody Gerov
I was too early for the cherry blossoms

Here's a Virginians view of the lincoln memorial!

(so detailed it was level 2 to get to fit the restrictions!



gogopix
Registered: Sep 18, 2002
Total Posts: 1431
Country: Slovakia

100% crop

This is the 28mm. I like the realistic colors, with this level of saturation . It could almost be from the P25. I notice some DMR images are quite 'velvia" but do not need to be



gogopix
Registered: Sep 18, 2002
Total Posts: 1431
Country: Slovakia

Not plug PTGUI, but after three pano programs failed (washington monument ghosts, overlaps etc. I admit 28mm handheld panos with foregraound and distance is tough, esp when MY hand holding!

anyway, PTGUI did very noce job look at no ghosts and got fgnd and bkgnd right

Also all automatic (I was lazy, it figured out lens itself )

Victor

PS maybe better view from VA!



gerov
Registered: Nov 29, 2004
Total Posts: 8664
Country: United States

Nice shots Victor, particularly that last pano. Sorry to hear you missed the cherry blossoms, they were quite spectacular.



photoArne
Registered: Nov 28, 2005
Total Posts: 925
Country: Norway

Great images Graham, you are a tough act to follow . Here are a couple of Alternative Images.
Chapel Gratemoins, Route Napoleon, France. Mamiya 7, Fuji Reala scanned, converted to B&W and toned in PS.



photoArne
Registered: Nov 28, 2005
Total Posts: 925
Country: Norway

View over Norsjų, Norway. Arca Swiss 8x10 Velvia transparency scanned.



DonH
Registered: Mar 23, 2003
Total Posts: 10069
Country: United States

Here are a couple of shots with "alternative" lenses on a 1Ds2.

An early-morning beach scene with a Oly/Zuiko 24mm f/2



DonH
Registered: Mar 23, 2003
Total Posts: 10069
Country: United States

Another early-morning scene but this time at Mt. St. Helens.

Shot with the Zeiss 21mm



AbramG
Registered: Jan 31, 2006
Total Posts: 2452
Country: United States

wow! don, that image of mt. st. helens is so dynamic, its just incredible!

every time i see zeiss 21mm shots it makes me crave one more and more... i wish they

a) werent so expensive
b) werent so hard to find
and i wish i could go back in time when contax was around still so i could snag a new one for much less of a price!! heh



pdmphoto
Registered: Jan 02, 2005
Total Posts: 3308
Country: United States

I'll keep it coming from the NW with another Zuiko. My first post from my Zuiko 35-80/2.8 zoom. Needless to say I am impressed with this lens. These colors aren't as saturated in post processing as they might appear to be (look at the grass in the upper left corner). This lens gets amazing color and sharpness. A 15 second exposure on my SLR/c, ISO 6 :







Paul







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