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"Official" One Lens Challenge Thread

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges and Assignments' started by dixeyk, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. leoda1945

    leoda1945 Premium Member

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    As I rush through life, I missed this . Hope you had a nice day of it.
     
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    I bought a Questar 700 mirror lens on ebay a few years ago and didn't use it much because I hadn't gotten very contrasty images with it, it weighs four pounds, and there are limited applications for that focal length. Thanks so much to dixeyk for starting this thread: it got me to try harder with this lens.

    Mirror lenses get a bum rap for the donut bokeh. I was surprised this week by how useful mirror lens bokeh can be in the right situation. I don't so much mean today's pic but rather yesterday's (posted as #110 on page 6 of this thread).

    Anyhow, today's photo: I've lived in Lone Pine for 19 years, I've seen this sign in town countless times, and only last year did I notice it's upside down.
    Questar 700, f=700mm, f/8. Fuji X-E1, ISO 1600, 1/640 sec. 2:12 this afternoon.
     
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    Velvet 56 in Umlauf Sculpture Garden, Austin Texas.
     
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    Have I put my foot in it? You guys were on your bikes yesterday... now I just don't measure up because I was late. I can't get the measure of the pundits, it's a different metre.
     
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    Entirely Irrelevant PLeasant Interlude Outside :)

    Actually I have no idea.
     
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    Great looking food and photography.
    What else do you excel in? ( :
     
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    Mysterious and powerful.

    And a little scary.
     
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    e to the i π power plus 1 equals 0
     
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    Fuji 90mm F2Please login or register to view links by Please login or register to view links, on Flickr
     
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    You, Sir, get a large shiny engraved gold star.
    Euler's equation.
     
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    I think that's gorgeous.
     
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    May 03

    X-Pro2 - 35 f/1.4

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    May 3 (part 1). Sorry to repeat myself (same plant as posted on day 1), but the weather cleared up overnight, and the rising sun presented this dewy backlit scene. This afternoon I got some good shots of something else I’d like to add, but they need a bit of sorting and editing. This way, if I don’t have those ready by midnight, at least I will have posted something for today. X-E2, XF100-400.

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    Day #3
    Again, no edit. Konica 135 3.2

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    May 03 : Desperate for some pictures at 19 hrs. All I could think of was Main Street and since it was dusk and there isn't much curb to zoom the lens I used the focal reducer. These are a few from the 1400 block of the Boston Post Rd in Stratford (or US Route 1) at ISO 800 and f5.6



    Dairy Queen opens March 1st to waiting customers
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    My Barber, been going to him for 20 years, he takes his time and trims my ear hair*, who does that anymore?
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    Well known local Pizza place, a bit of family history and 2 vertical handheld pano, cropped 1:1

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    ...
     
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    That is cool
     
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    My son says it's like owning a tiny version of Smaug the dragon.
     
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    Shadowside Good Glass is Forever...

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    Certainly lots of detail there if you had any doubts previous :)

    Nice tonal range too.
     
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    Shadowside Good Glass is Forever...

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    I have this lens and although I still have yet to use it enough to justify the expense, I love how smooth it makes things look. It's just so damned sweet with tonal gradation...
     
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