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Thread: Some visions of a warm Kentucky winter...

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    Yeah, the look of that second photo is awesome. Very vintage.
    <Av8tor1> as big as peat is, the bear runs not him

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    Quote Originally Posted by dionae View Post
    ...Have you ever been to cumberland falls?
    Oh yes, usually about once a year for one reason or another.....

    Peat, have a squizz at this..... http://www.robertstech.com/vivitar.htm

    Crissy and Warren are excellent resources on "Cult lenses".... Crissy is the one who found this one for me and got me interested in them.

    There is some excellent glass out there at killer prices if you dont mind manual control.

    I got this one for 41 USD and its in perfect condition.
    (It did require a 12usd adapter)

    LOL, I think the female duck had a rough night...


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    Wow, they look really cool. Might have to get one of those someday.

    Thanks!
    <Av8tor1> as big as peat is, the bear runs not him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tor1 View Post
    Been a very, very mild winter..... we are going to have bugs out the ying yang this summer LOL
    Same here, and I'm not looking forward to the bugs and ticks..... Thankfully I won't be doing nearly as much field work this summer.

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    i feel that. here in louisville we are expecting warm weather all this week! any of your plants waking up yet?
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    That first pic looks exactly like a scene my grandmother did with oil paints. Very nice..

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    Looking good Av! Looks like spring has made it to western NC as well. I took these today with some old glass. These are all unedited except for cropping and resizing.

    The "legendary" Helios 44-2 58mm f2 (yes this little beauty is from Russia, built after the Carl Zeiss Biotar).
    Two different Crocus flowers:





    Taken with a Pentax Super Takumar 50mm f1.4 (it's slightly radioactive, made in the 1960's):



    Last but not least a photo taken with my Vivitar 28mm f2.8 Wide Angle Close Focus (this one seems to be a best kept secret). It does well with regular non-marco shots too. Sadly I didn't get anything but macro with it today.

    This isn't the most flattering picture taken with it, but I thought it was nice.


    These lenses can all be found extremely cheap (well cheap compared to their modern day equivalents) . The most expensive is the Super Tak at $71 shipped. The non f1.4 versions can be had for around $30 or so, maybe even less. The Helios was around $35 shipped, the Vivitar close focus lens was $42 shipped. All of these have been easily adapted (adapters are cheap even with the auto focus confirm chip) to work with my Canon DSLR camera.

    Alright guys, I'll stop boring you with my old manual focus lenses . Hopefully I didn't hijack your thread too much Av .

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    ohhhhhhh sweet!
    colors on the crocus are stunning...
    and love that f1.4.....

    glider.... ive got some sarrs waking up, wee bit too early too
    mass.... thanks mate, i wish it hadnt been such a sunny day.... sorta bleaches the color out

    you can hijack all you want Crissy

    hmmmm bet that log would be good for some U. campby
    Last edited by Av8tor1; 02-28-2012 at 06:27 PM.

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