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Ad Dieleman

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Oct 20, 2012
The Netherlands
Ad Dieleman
Shooting my dear Leica after a prolonged pause. The very first shot is just to check exposure and it's purposefully containing extra elements and stuff. But after the "lesser" (sorry) platforms this rendering is just at a class of its own...

This is heavily cropped so maybe I should also consider a M-Fuji X adapter. I have those ill-behaving M39 lenses that I could use on Fuji's EVF better.

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So if you like the Leica rendering so much better, why go to Fuji X? If you're like me, it'll keep itching forever after the changeover to Fuji X :).
 
Apr 2, 2018
So if you like the Leica rendering so much better, why go to Fuji X? If you're like me, it'll keep itching forever after the changeover to Fuji X :).
Trust me - this subject, it's a recurring battle that has pestered me for a very long time now. The internal war is not going to be won by any one side but I wish it happened some day. My current plan seems to keep accumulating gear on both sides as to mutually assure (financial) destruction if things come to that
 

Ad Dieleman

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Oct 20, 2012
The Netherlands
Ad Dieleman
Trust me - this subject, it's a recurring battle that has pestered me for a very long time now. The internal war is not going to be won by any one side but I wish it happened some day. My current plan seems to keep accumulating gear on both sides as to mutually assure (financial) destruction if things come to that
Then you're doomed to have two systems that is. I've had a very severe infliction of GAS towards Leica recently, but fought it off successfully. For now. I have stayed with Sony for the last 7 years, which I consider to be quite an achievement :).
 

Aushiker

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May 25, 2015
Fremantle, Western Australia
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Man Bun - Bibbulmun Track {01} by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

One of the manny granite outcrops on the summit of Mt Cooke in the Monadnocks Conservation Park, Western Australia. Mt Cooke is the highest point on the Darling Scarp and is named after William Ernest Cooke, Western Australia's first Government Astronomer.

The long distance bushwalking (hiking) trail, the Bibbulmun Track summits Mt Cooke as it heads south to Albany.

We were walking the park as part of Ibu Anne’s training to complete the Oxfam Trailwalker 50km.
 

Ad Dieleman

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Oct 20, 2012
The Netherlands
Ad Dieleman
I made a test bed and put batteries on my flash and started shooting. The focus of the test was to study if and how the different LTM adapters I have work with the frontfocusing Voigtländer 75mm.

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The outcome of the test: I'm super bad at making test benches
When testing for focussing errors with my SLRs (think Minolta XD7 and Nikon F3 and FM), I used sheet music and photographed that under a 45º angle, like so:
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These were made with the Sony A7Rm2 and Zeiss Loxia 2/50 at f/2.
 
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I used sheet music and photographed that under a 45º angle, like so:
I have to definitely redo and use something similar. Simple and effective! Flat surfaces so that there's a clear progression in distance. And definitely only one place to focus on. I remember where I focused on... the whole 2 seconds after the fact 😅
 
Apr 2, 2018
Failed attempt at automatic perspective correction. The effect brings an already very 3D-y picture to a new level.

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This reminds me of one Jared Polin video on Youtube. I watch youtube on a 42" television and it is nice how large pictures can be rendered... well, literally 42" size, constrained by the 16x9 aspect ratio. But you don't always somehow appreciate how large the pictures are, you're accustomed to seeing everything as 42" prints. Well in this video Jared had a large 12"-or-so photobook printed out with shots he'd taken as a project. The video showed him sitting with the book on his lap and somehow those pics looked larger than 42". Because there's now this physical context about what size it's supposed to be. I don't think this made any sense :D
 

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