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by Darinm
Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Landscape 2015
Replies: 451
Views: 70105

Re: Landscape 2015

Thanks for the kind words. Lost my password for a while and it took me a while to have the free time to find it, as strange as that sounds. Landscape or Starscape? This is a footbridge over the Kaweah River in Sequoia National Park. Oddly enough this happens to be the smog center of California becau...
by Darinm
Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Landscape 2015
Replies: 451
Views: 70105

Re: Landscape 2015

A little moonrise over Mount Shasta, California. A bit of hiking in the snow to get this one, wet shoes were worth it! A6000 & 55-210mm on a tripod.
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by Darinm
Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Let's post some panoramas
Replies: 358
Views: 70014

Re: Let's post some panoramas

Thousand Island Lake in the Ansel Adams Wilderness area, California. Would have loved to have some clouds.
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by Darinm
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: How about some macro shots?
Replies: 128
Views: 23912

Re: How about some macro shots?

I don't shoot a lot of macro but happened to be out with it this morning.
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Sony A7, Nikon 55mm f/3.5 ($35!)
by Darinm
Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:16 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Old Cars
Replies: 137
Views: 23214

Re: Old Cars

Sury,

There is a car museum just over in Sacramento that is quite nice too. They like to focus on different eras throughout the year, but don't have the best AC so I'd avoid mid summer!

1935 La Salle
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by Darinm
Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Landscape 2014
Replies: 638
Views: 94736

Re: Landscape 2014

Tuesday was an overcast, flat light day with a lot of smog. I was wrapping up some work and wandered out to a sunset view point. Not a lot was happening but suddenly the light transformed for an incredible fifteen minutes. _DSC9650.jpg http://kayakphoto.com/darinmcquoid/Images%202/Moro%20Pano.jpg ht...
by Darinm
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Share your A7(r) Photos :)
Replies: 106
Views: 21077

Re: Share your A7(r) Photos :)

Birma, yup with the 24-70 / 4 but a horizontal crop on a vertical shot.

Sury, wish we had more down here just caught the edge of the storm and snow levels were around 8000' so it didn't do much for the spring.
by Darinm
Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Share your A7(r) Photos :)
Replies: 106
Views: 21077

Re: Share your A7(r) Photos :)

Love the fern shot Mobius!

Storm clouds this evening.
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by Darinm
Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:13 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Share your A7(r) Photos :)
Replies: 106
Views: 21077

Re: Share your A7(r) Photos :)

Happy for every bit of rain we can get here in California right now.

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A7, Sony Zeiss 24-70 f4 at 24mm 5.6

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by Darinm
Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sony Zeiss f4 FE OSS - a few files for download
Replies: 4
Views: 1764

Re: Sony Zeiss f4 FE OSS - a few files for download

I think particularly the Samyang 35mm 1.4 is tough to compete against. As an owner of the Nikon 24-70mm 2.8 I know it is better than the old 28mm 2.8 prime, which is a 30 year old design. Going to do some hiking and testing today to see what's happening at f/8, I've never seen anything like it before.
by Darinm
Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sony Zeiss f4 FE OSS - a few files for download
Replies: 4
Views: 1764

Sony Zeiss f4 FE OSS - a few files for download

Being an impatient American I managed to get my hands on one with the help of a good friend in Japan. Not sure what to think so far, click on through for some samples as well as raw files to download. If you have any questions in particular about it feel free to ask. http://www.kayakphoto.com/darinm...
by Darinm
Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:20 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Landscape 2014
Replies: 638
Views: 94736

Re: Landscape 2014

We don't get out to the coast too often, but we were rewarded with a nice sunset this weekend.
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Sony A7, Nikon 28mm 2.8
by Darinm
Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Share your A7(r) Photos :)
Replies: 106
Views: 21077

Re: Share your A7(r) Photos :)

The Jupiter-12 on the A7. It shows no color shifting but the corners are quite smeared, there is only a small central area of sharpness even stopped down. However the size and cost are compelling. _DSC7954.jpg _DSC8073.jpg Nothing scientific here but roughly to scale, it's maybe 1/10 the size (and p...
by Darinm
Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:52 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Share your A7(r) Photos :)
Replies: 106
Views: 21077

Re: Share your A7(r) Photos :)

A7+ Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5
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A7+ Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5
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I got tired of the terrible lens releases on the cheap adapters and got the metabones. It's nice but unfortunately larger in diameter than a lot of the smaller primes.
by Darinm
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Landscape 2014
Replies: 638
Views: 94736

Re: Landscape 2014

Sury, I guess this does quality as SoCal, we recently moved to Three Rivers just outside SNP, originally from Mount Shasta on the north end of the state. The person in the Baatara pothole really gives a great sense of scale!