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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films September 24, 2017
    aster wrote:.Hi Smulnik; Must say that I find the work that's going on these captures very interesting as I love everything about movie-making. Thank you for sharing your exciting experience. Maybe you'll share the final product of all the hard work as well? YildizThanks Yildiz! I know that these kinds of photos don’t appeal to […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films September 24, 2017
    ValeryD wrote:I must say the work was done beautifully. Especially where the film was filmed.Thanks Valery! The guys put a lot of effort into finding picturesque locations for their movies.SigStatistics: Posted by smulnik — Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:14 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Canada 50 Summer Games September 24, 2017
    ValeryD wrote:... it's only small part I can publish in the forum from what bin done.I believe it! Thanks for sharing that small part! Statistics: Posted by smulnik — Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:57 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Animal Kingdom - Open Thread September 23, 2017
    .ValeryD wrote:aster! The first picture with green eyes is a jaguar. But it seems like an overgrowth or even I do not know of any particular breed.Thanks for the comment!A jaguar ! I love jaguars but hard to tell from such a close up. Thanks for the correction. Has a penetrating and determined look in […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Animal Kingdom - Open Thread September 23, 2017
    aster! The first picture with green eyes is a jaguar. But it seems like an overgrowth or even I do not know of any particular breed.Thanks for the comment!Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:59 pm
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My new Sony 85mm…

With extremely expensive Sony-fit 85mm lenses in abundance and beyond my (economically sensible) reach, I’ve done good commercial work last year on the Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM and later the Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM on A7RII. Some of my work relies on showing close-up details with strong differential focus, and hardly any lenses are free . . . → Read More: My new Sony 85mm…

Low-cost macro for the A7 series

It’s been a while since my last review of Sony products here, and not because I have been inactive. The truth is that I’ve spent so much on Sony kit 24/7 working has been necessary, including a good few reviews and tests of the A7RII and lenses appearing elsewhere. It’s a real issue, I now . . . → Read More: Low-cost macro for the A7 series

Sharp vintage glass – and subject

Twenty years ago I was operating one of the first full service digital photo studios in the world. I had already published, back in 1986, the world’s first desktop published commercial periodicals and won the UK Printing Industries Research Association inaugural DTP Awards, in 1987, for this. We’d bought the first Apple laser printer in . . . → Read More: Sharp vintage glass – and subject

A vintage Minolta 16mm kit

A mention of 16mm Minoltas reminded me that a few years ago I found a perfect kit – without outer box or instructions, sadly – at an antique fair. A daylight developing tank for the film turned up in the closing-down stock from Konica Minolta’s warehouse. I decided they should really find a new home . . . → Read More: A vintage Minolta 16mm kit