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by UrsaMajor
Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:54 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Your Panoramas
Replies: 18
Views: 2547

Re: Your Panoramas

Here is an in-camera hand-held panorama of the Mississippi River at New Orleans.

Shot in May of this year with my NEX-6 and the Sony 16-50 "kit lens" set at 28mm.

- Tom -

New Orleans-601735.jpg
by UrsaMajor
Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: LR5 v. LR4 - anyone tried the new version?
Replies: 40
Views: 10146

Re: LR5 v. LR4 - anyone tried the new version?

I saw this today. I am still using 4.4 and will continue waiting before getting 5.?. Warning! Lightroom 5 has a Potentially Catastrophic Bug http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2013/08/lightroom-5-bug.html That bug has been known since the release of 5.0. What warranted...
by UrsaMajor
Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: That tricky 6 or 7 question
Replies: 34
Views: 7645

Re: That tricky 6 or 7 question

I'll be looking forward to any more on and off field observations from you when you have more experience with the new kit. : ) I'm also curious as to how often you use the Alpha mount lenses on the SEL mount of NEX 6 and if presents any instabilities or if the whole experience is a good smooth-flow...
by UrsaMajor
Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:00 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: That tricky 6 or 7 question
Replies: 34
Views: 7645

Re: That tricky 6 or 7 question

I will add my own comments here regarding the purchase of a NEX-6. As I mentioned in a couple of other threads, I decided to get a NEX to have a relatively small and light camera system for the times when I travel by air. I very quickly narrowed my choice down to either the NEX-6 or the NEX-7. Look...
by UrsaMajor
Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: Adapted lenses - A Jupiter 9 (85mm f:2.0 Russian Sonnar)
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Adapted lenses - A Jupiter 9 (85mm f:2.0 Russian Sonnar)

On Sunday I installed an old 85mm f:2.0 Russian range-finder lens on a Leica Thread Mount adapter, mounted it on my NEX-6, and went for a walk in a local ecological preserve. Here are a few images from that walk, plus one image from the parking lot. :wink: - Tom - Jupiter 9-603385.jpg Jupiter 9-603...
by UrsaMajor
Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: Adapted lenses - A Jupiter 8 (50mm Russian Sonnar f:2.0)
Replies: 0
Views: 1179

Adapted lenses - A Jupiter 8 (50mm Russian Sonnar f:2.0)

On Saturday I put an old Russian Jupiter 8 range-finder lens on a Leica Thread Mount adapter, installed it on my NEX-6, and went for a walk in Central Park. In addition to some shots of a local amateur theatrical group rehearsing a performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" for the Shakes...
by UrsaMajor
Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 review
Replies: 47
Views: 8454

Re: Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 review

I'm expecting to get one tomorrow (attached to the front of a Nex 6 8) ) so I'll be interested to compare it myself with the 18-55. I had to think hard about whether to get another Nex kit lens, but the very good price as part of a kit was a clincher. As Vidgamer has said, the small pancake size is...
by UrsaMajor
Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: Aster's Photo Challenge
Topic: Challenge #53:"Salmon Fishing In The Ye.."-Winner: Bakubo
Replies: 48
Views: 15374

Re: NEW-Challenge #53:"Salmon Fishing In The Yemen"-ends Sep

Here is an image that was unanticipated. Not long after I acquired my NEX-6, I installed an old manual focus Olympus 100mm f:2.8 lens on the camera and went for a walk in Central Park. My intention was just to do some shooting of whatever looked interesting that might test the performance of the le...
by UrsaMajor
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: So You Wanna Be a Photographer?
Replies: 12
Views: 1392

Re: So You Wanna Be a Photographer?

I'm amazed that California and Texas have the highest state populations - I always imagined that it would be somewhere on the East coast where they are packed in more! Up until about 50 years ago the East Coast was the area with the states that had the largest populations. There has been a very lar...
by UrsaMajor
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:03 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Old Cars
Replies: 137
Views: 15863

Re: Old Cars

Dr. Harout wrote:Keep them coming :D

Whatever you say, Doc.

Here are some relatively new cars - only 50+ years old . . .

- Tom -
Old Cars-706928.jpg


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Old Cars-710663.jpg
by UrsaMajor
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Old Cars
Replies: 137
Views: 15863

Re: Old Cars

And here are some vehicles that are "not quite as old" - from the 1930s. :wink:

- Tom -
Old Cars-706951.jpg


Old Cars-706950.jpg


Old Cars-713972.jpg


Old Cars-710911.jpg
by UrsaMajor
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:49 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Old Cars
Replies: 137
Views: 15863

Re: Old Cars

Unlike my previous postings in this thread, which attempted to group photos by common themes, these cars have no common theme other than being "old cars". (If you look closely, you might notice that they are all made by Ford - purely by chance.) :lol: - Tom - Old Cars-714035.jpg Old Cars-...
by UrsaMajor
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Weather Today-In Your Vicinity 2013
Replies: 344
Views: 32344

Re: Weather Today-In Your Vicinity 2013

Weather fabulous here, but too hot for photos! It was over 30 centigrade today. Greg would be taking his over-coat off ;) Over 30 Centigrade !! WOW !! :lol: Reminds me of the summer of 1961, when I worked in England on a student exchange program. I still remember a newspaper headline that read, &qu...
by UrsaMajor
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:20 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Old Cars
Replies: 137
Views: 15863

Re: Old Cars

Since the images in my last post had a common thread of speed, here are some images that share a common thread of "very little speed". :roll:

- Tom -

Old Cars-714140.jpg
Just to set the theme . . .


Old Cars-714138.jpg
An old Fiat 600 - with 28 horsepower


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A BMW Isetta from the late 1950s


Old Cars-714168.jpg
A Fiat that was custom-bodied by PininFarina


by UrsaMajor
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Old Cars
Replies: 137
Views: 15863

Re: Old Cars

Fabulous collection of pictures Tom. I think I like the red Jag next to the McLaren the best. I understand that 'red' ones go faster? :) A totally facetitious myth spread by the Italians . . . :wink: That may well be my favorite image also. When I saw the opportunity to get that photo, I waited for...

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