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SLRs and Rangefinders • Shooting Infrared?

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 23:00
Well, while looking for solar filters and pieces of x-ray plates, I came across a good part of a Wratten 89b gel filter
I sandwiched between some cardboard and used it as a filter in an old 100mm lens (it had the IR focusing mark)

The result is OK, not outstanding and it looks more like Ilford SFX than real IR... comments?
Faux-IR

Statistics: Posted by titrisol — Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:00 pm

SLRs and Rangefinders • Re: Today's (partial) eclipse

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 22:45
Excellent, I went old school and made a filter with 2 dark x-ray plates
I was shooting at about 1/160 @ISO 160 and needed to add +0.3 in post processing
It as really neat, I havent done this since 98

Statistics: Posted by titrisol — Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:45 pm

Words/No Words • Eclipse 2017 Topic

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 22:43
Since nobody has posted yet....
Totality in Lake Jordan (NC) - 93%
Eclipse-144428

Statistics: Posted by titrisol — Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:43 pm

SLRs and Rangefinders • Re: Vintage (British) cars and cameras

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 20:38
All those Triumphs in one place! The ultra-wide lens really came in handy, especially since it has such low distortion. I did a hot rod show Saturday, and have processed 185 pics out of 240 for posting on Flickr. Still, like you I didn't see all of the vehicles, but it was more because of the heat getting to me.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:38 pm

SLRs and Rangefinders • Re: Today's (partial) eclipse

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 20:29
Neat! I made a couple of viewing boxes (PFM Sunviewer Mk I and Mk II), and found my glasses that came free in an issue of Astronomy magazine from the '79 eclipse. I thought about cutting up one of the glasses to make a filter for the Nikon P7700, but figured the neighbors would appreciate being able to use them. Had a nice little get together in the back yard of the apartments.

We were right on the 90% line, and true to form the clouds formed up when it was only about at 50%. They miraculously parted when the time for 90% came, but then closed up again, looking like the rest of the day was shot. I went to the grocery store then, and after getting back the clouds had parted again, so I was able to watch the last 30 seconds or so of the moon moving away.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:29 pm

SLRs and Rangefinders • Re: Vintage (British) cars and cameras

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 20:56
Thanks Mike for sharing these.

My only encounter with Triumph cars was a friend that had one very similar to the three lined up in your third image. He took a lot of care of that little convertible and participated in classic cars regularity races (timed, not speed competition). Man at the service of the machine, so to speak.

Statistics: Posted by Julio1fer — Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:56 pm

SLRs and Rangefinders • Vintage (British) cars and cameras

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 16:29
It's really just vintage cars that I photographed, and to be specific, it was "The Vintage Triumph Register."

About 200 cars rolled into town over the weekend of the group's national convention. Its members stayed at a hotel just across the street from my workplace, and the actual shows was right here. it's an office park that doesn't get much traffic on the weekend, which made it perfect for this show. I didn't have to dodge traffic at all.

This was a competition, and I shot the cars that were being considered for "Best of Show." There were about 150 others that I didn't see. I ran out of time. I had to do some grocery shopping!

I loved the old Triumphs, and you can see how the design of each decade really reflected the fashion and culture of each era.

I shot mostly with an older 18mm Carl Zeiss Distagon for Rollei QBM. I shot a handful with an f/2.0 28mm Kiron lens and a few with the 50mm Planar in Rollei QBM.

The 18mm Distagon really shined in this situation, particularly when shooting the tight engine compartments and interiors, as well as the trunks. For the most part, I shot at either f/5.6 or f/8. This is an f/4 lens.

Because the cars were highly polished, I tried to be careful about not getting my reflection in the photos.

I used "focus peaking" for some shots, while for others I used the enlarge function.

I didn't sharpen or do anything with any of the photos. Each can use a bit of unsharp mask.



» More photos here (77 of them)

Statistics: Posted by melek — Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:29 pm

SLRs and Rangefinders • Today's (partial) eclipse

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 15:39
OK, so I didn't do much to prepare for this, other than getting my welding goggles and 500mm mirror lens.

We only got a partial eclipse - about 74%, I think.

The clouds moved in just at the right time, allowing me to pop off a few shots. The clouds acted as a 100X ND filter, I think. Even with a 74% eclipse, I was still only getting a bright blob in the clear sky.

I probably did need to pick up a solar filter. Maybe for the next one in seven years.


And a short video that shows how it got much sharper when the clouds moved in.

https://youtu.be/cwoFTE2Y3F8

Technical info: Sony A7II with 500mm catadioptric lens set at f/16. ISO was set at 50 with exposure compensation dialed down to -3EV. I shot RAW and converted in Corel AfterShot2 - a pretty decent program, I have to say. Shutter speeds ran from 1/1,600 to 1/8,000.

Just looked, and the first one was shot at ISO 320 with no exposure compensation.

Statistics: Posted by melek — Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:39 pm

Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here • Re: Well........this kinda sucks

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:03
Really sorry to hear this. Please take your time getting to that urn.

Statistics: Posted by Dustin McAmera — Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:03 pm

Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here • Re: Well........this kinda sucks

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 01:04
Sorry to hear of your situation. Surprises are not always good ones. Just went through prostate cancer surgery; just came out of nowhere. The surgeon somehow missed the one lymph node that was ID'ed as a problem. Now a handful of pills everyday for 6 months and then radiation. But there is an end point.

Make the best of what you have. Good luck.

Statistics: Posted by r-brian — Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:04 am

Words/No Words • Re: Post a recent sunset

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 21:36
I guess photography has changed a lot. No one is shooting sunsets anymore.

Statistics: Posted by jamesmck — Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:36 pm

Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here • Re: Well........this kinda sucks

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 09:52
I'm rooting for you, Kalle. Give that damn illness a hard time!

Statistics: Posted by Santiago Montenegro — Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:52 am

Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here • Re: Well........this kinda sucks

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 02:00
Kalle,

Hang in there and remember we stand with you here.

-- David

Statistics: Posted by davela — Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:00 am

Words/No Words • Argust 17th is coming!

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 21:57
Thursday, 8-17-17 is Argust Day this year. So grab what ever you have that is labeled Argus (even one of the plastic craptastic models), shoot a roll of film, and post the results in this thread.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:57 pm

Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here • Re: Well........this kinda sucks

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 20:59
I'm very sorry to hear about this, Kalle. Rough time, for sure, but at least you can take some comfort in knowing that you are surrounded by friends here.

Statistics: Posted by melek — Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:59 pm

Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here • Re: Well........this kinda sucks

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 17:04
It really does suck. A whole lot, dammit.

A positive is that you do have some time, however much that might be.

Lots of big hugs out to you!

Statistics: Posted by Madrigalrose — Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:04 pm

Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here • Re: Well........this kinda sucks

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 15:02
Captain Slack wrote:
Oh, no! I'm so sorry Larry.


It's Kalle (Martolod).........don't write young Larry D. off just yet Larry is the one with replicating DNA
i'm the one one with the decaying DNA

Statistics: Posted by Martolod — Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:02 pm

Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here • Re: Well........this kinda sucks

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 11:29
Oh, no! I'm so sorry Larry.

Statistics: Posted by Captain Slack — Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:29 am

Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here • Re: Well........this kinda sucks

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 09:04
So sorry to hear this Kalle.

Clearly your ability to find humour at this time speaks to the strength or your character and your ability to deal with this. As Mike said above, would that we all had that clarity and courage.

I wish you well and will add you and yours to my prayers.

Bill

Statistics: Posted by BillyBob — Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:04 am

Words/No Words • Re: Some water birds on the Charles River

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 21:38
Some of the color variation could be of the local group, but seasonal plumage may come into play. I've seen some birds that were more blue than others. and some that were more gray, so it could even be individual variation, which would be kind of rare in the animal world.

PF

Statistics: Posted by PFMcFarland — Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:38 pm

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