This is the first time I've looked at this thread.
So far I like this pic the most: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7039/7...892c4854_c.jpg
WOW! Incredible shots, Butch! The maple leaves and spider web are my favourites.
Another succulent of some sort. Lester Dine (Kiron) 105mm f/2.8 macro
This one needed a touch of fill flash but since I was on the way out no time to get the flash unit.
Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.
Portulaca grandiflora or moss rose?
Nice bokeh Dr. Butch!
BTW, since I have not had a chance to talk to you in chat lately. Your Heli mix is miracle juice! They are growing super well and super quick! Can't believe how easy they are being compared to my last try... Thanks for all the advice you gave me!
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Was meandering through the thread admiring the pics & reading about some of the old lenses when I came across Butch's post:
this review & a comment from the review:
Reading the actual review itself, I wasn't all that impressed, although it was a very interesting throw-back in time to read about one of my lenses. Given the large number of Vivitar 28 mm lenses out there, I'm guessing that this internal-focusing, fairly huge beast of a 28mm isn't the one you have - eh Butch?Over at Denis' Photography Pages the author has a page dedicated to Vivitar Lenses. He writes: "A very fast wideangle lens, especially for its day (1970's), of excellent quality. Highly sought after, it is a hard lens to find."
Interestingly, while I was looking around at lens info, I decided to check out the reviews on my 400mm Sigma APO. While I was hoping for at least similar news to the Vivitar 28mm --- not. The lens is known to fog up on the internal elements (lubricant condensation - virtually impossible to repair) - basically a piece of trash. Major bummer.
On the pics .....
Really like the last pic's composition and creative use of focus to draw the viewer's eye to the primary subject matter in the lower right corner but not until some time is spent perusing the rest of the pic. Kudo's!
.... as well as this one - very visually striking. It grabbed my eye & wouldn't let it go until I had wandered around the pic multiple times - interesting & intriguing...
I'm really enjoying the renaissance of quality photography that seems to be happening on Terra. Folks are getting new camera systems. learning how to use them and taking some very impressive photos - lots of threads with lots of quality & creativity. It's all very much appreciated!! Thanks & keep it up to everyone who is pushing the envelope ...
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There is a mulitude of various 28mm Vivitars. The really special one has the term "Close Focus" written on it. Its number will also have a 28 prefix (Komine mfg).
Here is a link
Thank you for the kind words old friend, I am both humbled by them and feel the need to hide the rest of the beer from ya
Thanks mate.... the Jupiter 9 has 15 Iris blades, its Bokehlicious
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