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rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4932
Country: China

georgms wrote:
Tom, I like your set from the market a lot. How are the people in Shanghai reacting when they see at camera pointed at them?
Two more technical notes and/or questions: Ektar seems to handle the mixed lightsources really well, have to try this one sometimes (still have a lot of Reala's). You're known as a Fuji-fan here , is Kodaks offering so much better than Reala? Shot #3 looks like a typical example of the 50/1.2's field-curvature - the display of the scale is in focus as is the closer white net-covered bucket. This strange behavior drives me crazy sometimes.


Thank you.

Reala is a sweet, sweet film, that I loved to death. I only shot it in 120 size and did not know it would disappear. Had I known that, I would have bought hundreds of rolls for storage. I am only just getting started with Ektar film so really cannot compare well. I never shot Reala in 135 size.

Regarding people here, most don't notice me due to my technique. I tend to find a spot that I like and then just hang around for 15 mins or more. Once people get used to me standing there, they stop looking at me and go about their business. While waiting I get a better feel for the scene and when a moment pops up, I fire off a single shot. The composition has already been done a hundred times in my head while waiting for the moment, I have my exposure set already, sometimes even pre focused. Working this way allows for some pretty quick shooting.



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3585
Country: Singapore

Locks Well, salmon fishing spot
The pickup truck up top said metal sheet works
Its occupants certainly not at work



283s to pour by Zichar, on Flickr


Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
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Country: Sweden

Love it Chin !



the solitaire
Registered: Jun 22, 2013
Total Posts: 825
Country: Germany

First of all, apologies for a very late reply. Im in the middle of moving to a new apartment and and were assembling furniture in the new place right now but do not yet have internet over there.

saph wrote:
Buddy, your macros with the 55 3.5 + PK-13 + PN-11 were superb. The working distance must have been in millimeters. Will have to try that on my 55 3.5 macro.


There was literally no working distance. The filter thread of the lens rubbed against the sewing machine that contained these gears. Careful placement and rearrangement of the sewing machine was my only means of focusing.

It is absolutely worth a try though. DoF is 2-3 millimeters even at f8 which gives you a lot of creative possibilities with even the most mundane objects.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9619
Country: United States

Thank you for the kind comments. Yes RM, he was covered in chalk dust.



leighton w
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rattymouse wrote:
Some shots from a Shanghai market. My 50mm f/1.2 AIS lens was mounted on my FM2 and loaded up with Kodak Ektar film.

This market is located in a rather rich part of town.








I really believe that some of our market customers would literally faint, if they saw one of our vendors doing this.


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Country: United States

John Hanon wrote:


John nice dragonfly. I'm not sure I remember you posting before, welcome.


Thanks... and it's first time posting here... first manual Nikkor lens too


Welcome John. Always good to see another MF enthusiasts!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9619
Country: United States

I love how this little superhero was standing at attention with his chest out, ready to defend us all. He was a cross between Batman, Superman and Spiderman (Spiderman flip-flops)!


50-135/3.5 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1425
Country: Australia

jhinkey wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Sometimes you just HAVE to take a nap. This little fellow fell asleep RIGHT in front of the bluegrass band playing at the market today. Taken with my new 50-135/3.5.

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Fantastic picture Leighton - I don't think it matters what lens is in your hands you have a knack for this photography thing (in case no one has told you that yet)


+1

very cute Leighton.

ben



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1425
Country: Australia

Lieutenant Z wrote:
impressive, Ronny!



+1

that first shot has a real 3D look to it - don't know how you do this Ronny (and the bee shot) - guess you were on the ground too.

ben



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3585
Country: Singapore

leighton w wrote:
I really believe that some of our market customers would literally faint, if they saw one of our vendors doing this.


Eh? Don't they sell eel in your market? *cough cough*



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3585
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curling in by Zichar, on Flickr


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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leighton w wrote:
I really believe that some of our market customers would literally faint, if they saw one of our vendors doing this.

Zichar wrote:
Eh? Don't they sell eel in your market? *cough cough*


I wish, no seafood at all. We have a rule that states that ALL products MUST come from a 50 mile radius of the market.



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
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Country: China

Zichar wrote:



curling in by Zichar, on Flickr


Awesome shot!


rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4932
Country: China

leighton w wrote:
rattymouse wrote:



I really believe that some of our market customers would literally faint, if they saw one of our vendors doing this.


This isn't even the worst of it. 10 meters or so away from this area is the chicken market. All the birds live, until you pick one and then it's days are over, all right in front of you.



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3585
Country: Singapore

rattymouse wrote:
leighton w wrote:
rattymouse wrote:



I really believe that some of our market customers would literally faint, if they saw one of our vendors doing this.


This isn't even the worst of it. 10 meters or so away from this area is the chicken market. All the birds live, until you pick one and then it's days are over, all right in front of you.


That used to be how it is at the market in my hometown. It has since closed down from what I know. Put it in more ahem graphic detail; when I was a kid, I remember watching the woman pick one from the cage, slit its throat and put it in a metal drum and close the lid. The more it struggled, quicker it would expire, until its squawking grew softer and softer into silence. After that, a quick dunk into hot water then cold water to get rid of feathers. I'm surprised I'm not vegetarian



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Country: United States

rattymouse wrote:

leighton w wrote:
I really believe that some of our market customers would literally faint, if they saw one of our vendors doing this.

rattymouse wrote:
This isn't even the worst of it. 10 meters or so away from this area is the chicken market. All the birds live, until you pick one and then it's days are over, all right in front of you.

Zichar wrote:
That used to be how it is at the market in my hometown. It has since closed down from what I know. Put it in more ahem graphic detail; when I was a kid, I remember watching the woman pick one from the cage, slit its throat and put it in a metal drum and close the lid. The more it struggled, quicker it would expire, until its squawking grew softer and softer into silence. After that, a quick dunk into hot water then cold water to get rid of feathers. I'm surprised I'm not vegetarian


Well, we process chickens once a month here on the farm for sale at the market. They won't let us do it there. I don't think it should be done at the market, but I don't have a problem with cultures who practice it. Sometimes we Americans are TOO sterile. We have a customer that grew up in Shanghai buying chickens at the street markets and only buys fresh chickens from us on the weeks that we process. She swears she can tell the difference between fresh and frozen, I can't.



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3585
Country: Singapore

leighton w wrote:
rattymouse wrote:

leighton w wrote:
I really believe that some of our market customers would literally faint, if they saw one of our vendors doing this.

rattymouse wrote:
This isn't even the worst of it. 10 meters or so away from this area is the chicken market. All the birds live, until you pick one and then it's days are over, all right in front of you.

Zichar wrote:
That used to be how it is at the market in my hometown. It has since closed down from what I know. Put it in more ahem graphic detail; when I was a kid, I remember watching the woman pick one from the cage, slit its throat and put it in a metal drum and close the lid. The more it struggled, quicker it would expire, until its squawking grew softer and softer into silence. After that, a quick dunk into hot water then cold water to get rid of feathers. I'm surprised I'm not vegetarian


Well, we process chickens once a month here on the farm for sale at the market. They won't let us do it there. I don't think it should be done at the market, but I don't have a problem with cultures who practice it. Sometimes we Americans are TOO sterile. We have a customer that grew up in Shanghai buying chickens at the street markets and only buys fresh chickens from us on the weeks that we process. She swears she can tell the difference between fresh and frozen, I can't.


True that, I'm also beginning to hear my friends' kids talk about how food originates from the supermarket... *shudder*
I can tell the difference with frozen, which kinda explains why I still make it a point to visit the wet market instead of the supers. Maybe I'm old fashioned that way.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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Country: Germany

Leighton, the little hero is a great catch! He looks like he's going to fly a way, to fight whatever evil just crosses his path ;-)

Chin, "283s to pour" is an excellent picture.

Interesting and in parts funny debate about butchering at the market, btw. I tend to think that all people should have seen at least once how their future meal stops breathing.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9619
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Leighton, the little hero is a great catch! He looks like he's going to fly a way, to fight whatever evil just crosses his path ;-)

Chin, "283s to pour" is an excellent picture.

Interesting and in parts funny debate about butchering at the market, btw. I tend to think that all people should have seen at least once how their future meal stops breathing.


Thank you Georg.

I agree... what Chin said about the child thinking their food comes from a supermarket is more common than you might think. Being on the front lines of food production for the last 15 years we've heard all kinds of ignorance being spread about. And not ONLY from children!



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