Landscape 2015

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Re: Landscape 2015

Unread postby bakubo » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:33 am

Nice Colosseum shots, Sury!

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Re: Landscape 2015

Unread postby bakubo » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:41 am

CharlieWebster wrote:The .95/50 for M is 10,745 USD new haha.


Whew, expensive. :)

Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f0.95 is 69,800 yen in Japan (about US$582) for m4/3. Stick it on a Panasonic GX7, Olympus E-M1 or E-M5II or E-M10. :)

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Re: Landscape 2015

Unread postby sury » Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:36 am

[quote="CharlieWebster"]Here's what it looks like:


Hi Sury, no just for that FL, and maybe there is another i don't know about which would cost even more for some other mount.

The .95/50 for M is 10,745 USD new haha.

The good news is I'm unlikely to loose much money on the 135 which I found for 2300ish. My most expensive lens is a 1983 75/1.4 Summilux for which I paid over 3K, but it is really something.

Here the 75 WO at f/1.4:

Wow. That is rich!hiccup! And it shows why it is worth it. Thank you Charlie for the info. My boat (not the ship yet) still adrift
and is not in the dock yet. :lol: I will wait a tad longer (like a decade or so). :D
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Re: Landscape 2015

Unread postby Lonnie Utah » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:40 pm

I woke up at 2:50 AM to catch Saturday's Lunar Eclipse. I sat in the cold and dark for 3.5 hours watching the magic. Totally worth it (no pun intended). Here are the results...

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Re: Landscape 2015

Unread postby sury » Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:45 pm

Wow. Fantastic. Love the time lapse sequence. May I ask how you achieved it?

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Re: Landscape 2015

Unread postby Lonnie Utah » Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:55 pm

sury wrote:Wow. Fantastic. Love the time lapse sequence. May I ask how you achieved it?


The shot is (obviously) a composite, and one of the most difficult/involved post processing project I've ever undertaken. I set up two cameras (on tripods) to shoot at 10 min intervals. I had 1 with a wide lens (approx 17 mm @ 35mm equivalent) set up to track the position of the moon, and a second with a 70-200mm @ 200mm to capture a detailed image of the moon. I decided to do it that way to get the maximum detail and balanced exposure of the moon and the foreground at the same time. Given the significant change in luminance of the moon during the eclipse, and the significant difference between the luminance moon and the rest of the scene, I felt the two camera solution was the best solution. I could keep my base layer exposure relatively constant (f/8, ISO 400, 2-4 seconds exposures) while adjusting the exposure for the moon (Those were shot at a variety of ISO's F/stops and Exposure times. I think they ranged from around F/8 ISO 200, 1/125 for the full moon shots to F/5.6 ISO 800, 2+ seconds for the shots at totality. Given the Rule of 600, I didn't want to go above 3 seconds for the shots of the moon (or above iso 800)) as the luminance of the moon changed. I also wanted to keep the f/stop in the middle ranges for maximum sharpness. This had more to do with the optical qualities of the lens, than hyperfocal distance (plug 186,000 miles into your handy dandy Hyperfocal distance calculator. :) )

So with the wide shot as my base layer, I then imported the next time sequence wide shot, aligned the layers, and reduced the opacity to where I could see the position of the moon. I then opened the corresponding detailed moon pic, selected the moon, pasted it to the base image as a new layer, reduced the scale to the base image and (manually) aligned it's position with the correct time sequence moon on the base image. I then deleted the wide time sequence layer and repeated the process.

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Re: Landscape 2015

Unread postby jbtaylor » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:01 pm

Great work and story to boot.
I feel embarrassed to post this now. it is just a taste of what the Tamron 150-600 can do when asking for landscapes.
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Re: Landscape 2015

Unread postby sury » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:23 pm

Lonnie,
Thank you for taking time to explain the set up and your reasoning behind it.
Very much appreciated. The two camera concept is a good one to keep in mind.


I used my single camera and tried a similar (albeit a poor quality one) image at the last Eclipse
in April, 2014. Using A900 and Sony 70400G.

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Re: Landscape 2015

Unread postby CharlieWebster » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:38 am

ImageL1029346 by unoh7, on Flickr

ImageL1029344 by unoh7, on Flickr

M9 with the SEM21. This considered by some to be the best 21mm lens ever made, designed 2011. Max aperture is f/3.4. New it's 2750USD, but used around 2100. The stock A7 cameras cannot handle this lens, but the Kolari sensor mod on A7 make it work really well with A7 also.

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Re: Landscape 2015

Unread postby CharlieWebster » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:43 am

one more with SEM21
ImageL1029348 by unoh7, on Flickr
and here the 28 Summicron:
ImageL1029142 by unoh7, on Flickr
this f/2 28mm lens a 2000 design ASPH, benchmark 28mm lens with great F/2 performance and spectacular sharpness at f/11 when other lenses begin to fade. Used around 2700USD

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Re: Landscape 2015

Unread postby the_hefay » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:53 pm

Great shots Lonnie, Sury, JB, and Charlie. Lonnie, that was quite a composite. How long did the editing take you? Charlie, I especially like the one looking up at the bridge with the very blue sky behind it.

The sun was trying to poke through a rather overcast morning. But that was about all it could do.
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Re: Landscape 2015

Unread postby sury » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:58 pm

Nice set Charlie. Apropos the second image with SEM21, I am curious to know
what are the attributes of the lens that makes it so desirable. I am not able
to discern anything specific to lens per se while the image is beautiful. My question
is purely from my lack of knowledge and not being critical of the choice.
That 2.8 image is just fabulous.

Jeff, Thank you and I like the silhouette effect a lot.

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Re: Landscape 2015

Unread postby the_hefay » Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:30 am

Thanks Sury.
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Re: Landscape 2015

Unread postby the_hefay » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:04 am

Under the silver poplars.
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Re: Landscape 2015

Unread postby sury » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:41 am

These are IR shots right?

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