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Steve Spencer
Registered: Nov 08, 2006
Total Posts: 9309
Country: Canada

Sunset last night over the little bay in front of our place.



zhangyue
Registered: Jan 28, 2011
Total Posts: 3860
Country: United States

nibutto wrote:
Cyra: the first shot has something magical

+1



Hexonxonx
Registered: Jul 12, 2011
Total Posts: 71
Country: France

6D and 50MP + polarizer







R.Young
Registered: Jul 01, 2011
Total Posts: 1154
Country: United Kingdom

Steve Spencer, that upload seem super low res



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 16145
Country: Germany

Look at the moon. The 100MP has a very short DoF even at infinity.



Steve Spencer
Registered: Nov 08, 2006
Total Posts: 9309
Country: Canada

Carsten is right, the shot is infinity focus (i.e., on the moon and it is at f/2). I was not trying to get everything in focus and really nothing but the moon. Instead I wanted a bit of a dreamy/sleepy look and I liked the colours and the mood of the shot. I know it may not be everyone's cup of tea (and maybe not anyone's but mine), but many of my landscape shots have only a small part of the scene in focus and I often like that better than everything in focus. Currently I have been trying to shoot landscapes a bit different than they are traditionally done, so this was an experiment of sorts. I liked it and I thought I would share it, and I do appreciate the comments R. Young and Carsten for noticing what I did with the shot.



Steve Spencer
Registered: Nov 08, 2006
Total Posts: 9309
Country: Canada

cyra wrote:
Steve, those are Red-breasted Mergansers (third down), last one is very nice.


Thanks for the id cyra. I knew they were mergansers of some sort, but not the exact species. In the little area of Lake Ontario in which I live (about a 2 km radius) there are over 40 species of ducks, so sometimes I like to capture some of the more interesting varieties. These are a very neat bird--very sleek, strong swimmers, quick divers, and lightning quick flyers and they don't seem to be bothered by the cold at all.



kezeka
Registered: Feb 19, 2010
Total Posts: 1976
Country: United States

Just got a 135/2 in the mail but am way to terrified to put it through its paces without getting it thrown onto my personal article policy first. Can't wait to post the photos up here though. The few I have taken around my apartment look phenomenal. Also, it is a LARGE lens. With the hood attached it is quite a long lens (gives a 70-200 a run for its money).



Anurag
Registered: May 06, 2011
Total Posts: 626
Country: United States

135/2's maiden voyage. A few shots taken at school during the lunch break.



Frogfish
Registered: May 20, 2011
Total Posts: 4449
Country: China

Steve Spencer wrote:
cyra wrote:
Steve, those are Red-breasted Mergansers (third down), last one is very nice.


Thanks for the id cyra. I knew they were mergansers of some sort, but not the exact species. In the little area of Lake Ontario in which I live (about a 2 km radius) there are over 40 species of ducks, so sometimes I like to capture some of the more interesting varieties. These are a very neat bird--very sleek, strong swimmers, quick divers, and lightning quick flyers and they don't seem to be bothered by the cold at all.


I knew they were Mergs but I don't know the NA species. I went on a special 4 day trip to Wu Yuan, China especially to find Scaly Breasted Mergansers (extremely rare birds found only in China). That's a long winded way of saying I enjoyed viewing those shots !



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 4237
Country: Sweden


Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



R.Young
Registered: Jul 01, 2011
Total Posts: 1154
Country: United Kingdom

Steve Spencer wrote:
Carsten is right, the shot is infinity focus (i.e., on the moon and it is at f/2). I was not trying to get everything in focus and really nothing but the moon. Instead I wanted a bit of a dreamy/sleepy look and I liked the colours and the mood of the shot. I know it may not be everyone's cup of tea (and maybe not anyone's but mine), but many of my landscape shots have only a small part of the scene in focus and I often like that better than everything in focus. Currently I have been trying to shoot landscapes a bit different than they are traditionally done, so this was an experiment of sorts. I liked it and I thought I would share it, and I do appreciate the comments R. Young and Carsten for noticing what I did with the shot.


Ah, yes you are right. But I think if you look at the image closely around the clouds at the centre top of the photo, there seems to be quite a lot of grain / jpeg compression which together with the soft foreground I put down to resizing. Even the colour transitions in the water seem a bit... crunched. I think the photo could really do with a better upload, which might make the moon pop more against the OOF foreground. What image hosting service are you using?



Steve Spencer
Registered: Nov 08, 2006
Total Posts: 9309
Country: Canada

R.Young wrote:
Steve Spencer wrote:
Carsten is right, the shot is infinity focus (i.e., on the moon and it is at f/2). I was not trying to get everything in focus and really nothing but the moon. Instead I wanted a bit of a dreamy/sleepy look and I liked the colours and the mood of the shot. I know it may not be everyone's cup of tea (and maybe not anyone's but mine), but many of my landscape shots have only a small part of the scene in focus and I often like that better than everything in focus. Currently I have been trying to shoot landscapes a bit different than they are traditionally done, so this was an experiment of sorts. I liked it and I thought I would share it, and I do appreciate the comments R. Young and Carsten for noticing what I did with the shot.


Ah, yes you are right. But I think if you look at the image closely around the clouds at the centre top of the photo, there seems to be quite a lot of grain / jpeg compression which together with the soft foreground I put down to resizing. Even the colour transitions in the water seem a bit... crunched. I think the photo could really do with a better upload, which might make the moon pop more against the OOF foreground. What image hosting service are you using?


I'm not using an image upload service at all. I use image upload here at FM and I am pretty sure that it doesn't compress the images at all. I did resize in photoshop, but I just used a two step resize to get to 1024 pixel height and then I saved it with very little compression in photoshop (quality 11 jpeg). Maybe I forgot to change the colour profile to srgb or did something else wrong. In any event I did resave the picture and reposted it. Let me know if you think it is any better. Thanks for your input.



user222
Registered: Sep 13, 2007
Total Posts: 815
Country: United States

Much excellence in the last few pages. Hexonxonx, that is such a cool photo with the 50MP.

50P





















mogud
Registered: Feb 13, 2011
Total Posts: 1495
Country: Canada

Another with the 100/2 mp ZE



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 4237
Country: Sweden

Great shot Craig and mogud


Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 ZF 2 by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 ZF 2
LEE GRAD.ND0,9 SOFT
LEE Bigstopper
182sec



wiseguy010
Registered: Mar 08, 2009
Total Posts: 823
Country: Netherlands

Very nice Ronny. My guess is that the 15/2.8 would be something for you when I look at your latest pictures.



cyra
Registered: Jan 19, 2011
Total Posts: 822
Country: Austria

Thank you Ronny and nibutto for your nice comments, and all you people for the likes!
darbo, thank you for your kind words and your hint. I gave those parashooting men a face

Hexonxonx, well done, those clouds give it a lot of depth, wonderful church portrait.
user222, I like your cityscape,
Ronny and mogud, nice shots!

Salzburg in the blue hour befor the storm

ZF 25/2.8















Steve Spencer
Registered: Nov 08, 2006
Total Posts: 9309
Country: Canada

I am still processing some old shots and this is one of my favourites of my wife's and infant son's hands.



k14process
Registered: Feb 15, 2014
Total Posts: 31
Country: United States

Such amazing examples here of Zeiss primes. Going to have a serious look at that 50 1.4 now!



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