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I can not believe that Ebay "thinks" my ancient Canon 24 1.4 L FD is worth more than my Canon 17mm tilt shift?

This photo with the TS (with a lowly 12mp "non photo" camera) got a highly commended at the Mono awards 2020 (Australian B&W photo competition that attracts thousands of entries) and highly commended means it got past the second short list but not the final thirty.

IF live music ever starts up again, I look forward to getting back to using the TS for both video and photos of full bands from next to the stage.

 

 

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Got myself some new glass for Christmas. I do prefer native lenses but the Sigma Speedbooster combo works really well! Screengrabs from GH5 + Speedbooxter XL + Sigma 35/1.4 + Black Pro Mist 1/4. 

Just got a Voigtlander 40mm 1.2. Haven't had a chance to test in video yet. But DAMN

A few stills from a shoot last night all on the Pocket 4K XL and CZ 35mm 2.8. 

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you should shoot more mono no0ne. Thats rather good 🙂

I'm on my third russian lens. This one is interesting in the fact, there's no play anywhere, its quite smooth to turn and it came with an ef adapter that has the tiniest amount of play i have experienced in any adapter so far. putting on the 60d it seems to focus on infinity going to try it on the p4k tomorrow. The orchard near me is out in flowers so i want to capture it with the p4k.

Downside is the last few days have been 60 km an hour winds. Which isn't really conducive to me videoing anything outside.

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On 8/18/2020 at 9:07 PM, noone said:

They make the constant for many reasons and I am glad they do (not crippling).

I would prefer if they left out the baffle / secondary aperture to artificially stop down the lens at the short end. The whole point is that this property is added in addition, the glass for the brighter wide end is already there.

Here is the secondary aperture in action:

https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2020/01/finally-the-nikon-z-24-70mm-f2-8-s-lens-teardown/

"There’s a cam that inserts into the zoom barrel, changing the size of this secondary aperture as you zoom."

And without it, that lens would not be 24mm f/2.8 but something like 24mm f/2.0, without any other changes to its construction. If you like not having that extra stop, that's fine with me though.

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On 8/21/2020 at 8:48 PM, leslie said:

you should shoot more mono no0ne. Thats rather good 🙂

I'm on my third russian lens. This one is interesting in the fact, there's no play anywhere, its quite smooth to turn and it came with an ef adapter that has the tiniest amount of play i have experienced in any adapter so far. putting on the 60d it seems to focus on infinity going to try it on the p4k tomorrow. The orchard near me is out in flowers so i want to capture it with the p4k.

Downside is the last few days have been 60 km an hour winds. Which isn't really conducive to me videoing anything outside.

p4k-russian-lens.jpg

That lens looks familiar....

I think I paid $20 for it, including shipping.

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there's probably a million of them out there.  My other two russian lenses are modded i think, to get infinity. One the helicoid is worn out and there's a real loose spot in the middle the other dosn't quite reach infinity.  i have 3 different brands i think, been trying them out but i think i'm done with russians, not real interested int the helioses , not a fan of the swirly bokeh thing. Might just save up for a modern next like a voightlander 17.5 mm or a proper tripod. Yesterday on sunset i noticed the moon is back but 60km an hour winds straight of bass straight aren't really exciting me to go outside.

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