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taran
Registered: Mar 02, 2012
Total Posts: 368
Country: United States

@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.



alan_m
Registered: Jun 21, 2012
Total Posts: 231
Country: N/A

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



taran
Registered: Mar 02, 2012
Total Posts: 368
Country: United States

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



LightShow
Registered: Aug 03, 2009
Total Posts: 5017
Country: Canada

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.

Phillip Reeve wrote:
[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....



Phillip Reeve
Registered: Sep 17, 2011
Total Posts: 1489
Country: Germany

LightShow wrote:
Phillip Reeve wrote:
[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....

yeah, make fun of the non native speaker



BA-photos
Registered: Sep 22, 2012
Total Posts: 123
Country: United States

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



alan_m
Registered: Jun 21, 2012
Total Posts: 231
Country: N/A

LightShow wrote:



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.


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



philber
Registered: May 21, 2008
Total Posts: 7462
Country: France

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



mawz
Registered: Sep 11, 2005
Total Posts: 7806
Country: Canada


Creek & Field by Mawz, on Flickr

NEX-7, Sony 16/2.8



Jim Schemel
Registered: Oct 18, 2006
Total Posts: 4809
Country: United States

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












roseblood11
Registered: Nov 22, 2011
Total Posts: 4
Country: Germany

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



Phillip Reeve
Registered: Sep 17, 2011
Total Posts: 1489
Country: Germany

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.











  • VaughnA
    Registered: Jul 14, 2011
    Total Posts: 88
    Country: United States

    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.




    philber
    Registered: May 21, 2008
    Total Posts: 7462
    Country: France

    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...



    ebookman
    Registered: Jul 15, 2012
    Total Posts: 673
    Country: United States

    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.



    Peire
    Registered: Apr 27, 2010
    Total Posts: 1319
    Country: Poland

    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.










    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.


  • ebookman
    Registered: Jul 15, 2012
    Total Posts: 673
    Country: United States

    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



    briantho
    Registered: Oct 07, 2011
    Total Posts: 1094
    Country: Sweden

    Not shooting much atm, it's too fckng cold


    Skiing by briantho, on Flickr

    Contax 28/2



    sebboh
    Registered: Nov 02, 2009
    Total Posts: 10440
    Country: United States

    ^^ awesome shot!



    Jim Schemel
    Registered: Oct 18, 2006
    Total Posts: 4809
    Country: United States

    NEX 7 / Summaron 35
    -Jim







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