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testing manual lens, so far so good although the focus little bit soft
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Focus is sharp on front left lamp. Maybe drop the f number to get more in focus?
actually i run it in f2.8 :D :D that's the feel of manual lens where you have only focus about 1,6-2 inch deep before the rest is blur
 
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actually i run it in f2.8 :D :D that's the feel of manual lens where you have only focus about 1,6-2 inch deep before the rest is blur
What lens is that?
 
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actually i run it in f2.8 :D :D that's the feel of manual lens where you have only focus about 1,6-2 inch deep before the rest is blur

Yeah, I know about that. I've got a 16mm f1.4. The blur is awesome. But you said focus is soft, I thought you meant the back of the car being out of focus? If that's what you meant, I say drop f number, I suppose I mean increase f2.8 towards, for example, f11. More will be in focus. But if you meant, you think the focus is soft when it's in focus, okay, that'll just be the lens.
 
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He prolly has a bad sample, Helios is crap for my taste, but not that soft even wide open also considering the obvious misfocus.

The casual weak contrast and dull colours of the poor Soviet coatings turns off from using them. They had such sample variations, they could not get rid of it. Soviet Tair lenses are better than the overrated Helios actually. If you have them, give them a shot.
 
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actually i run it in f2.8 :D :D that's the feel of manual lens where you have only focus about 1,6-2 inch deep before the rest is blur

Nice shot. Manual lens are fun and pain, try to take a photo of an infant or kid:p

Here is one @F2.0, bokehlacious:D, 50mm Manual Focus lens from the 80's

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Summer's chased the birds away... Still haven't been out much to scout landscapes (lockdown restrictions lifted and the rains came - typical).

Got this yesterday morning. Skittish little bugger. As soon as it saw me, it was off.

Trekkies - what ship do you see?

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Yeah, I know about that. I've got a 16mm f1.4. The blur is awesome. But you said focus is soft, I thought you meant the back of the car being out of focus? If that's what you meant, I say drop f number, I suppose I mean increase f2.8 towards, for example, f11. More will be in focus. But if you meant, you think the focus is soft when it's in focus, okay, that'll just be the lens.
actually i wish at the sharpest point would sharper, yeah could be from the characteristic of the lens
 
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Bird of prey?
 
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It looks like a double-crested cormorant to me.

Bird photography is fun because you've got to be quick.
 

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turns out one can get over a phobia of good bugs by being around them. I love observing these fuzzy bois and all manner of spiders now after I came to appreciate all that they do for me in my ongoing war against much less desirable insects.
 
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Not been much to see.... Tried some new things.

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And some old.

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Lightly washed, fresh off the tree:



My Prunus salicina bore a lot of fruit this year. Irks me a little that they all have to be plucked and eaten in such a short window before they start going overripe and becoming [alcohol] fuel for the drunken and enraged yellowjackets of late summer/early fall. Anyhow, this was the last of them, why not get a worthwhile photo in for this year while I'm at it.

Big thanks to the bees and hoverflies who were out and about earlier this year. Hope to see them next year.
 
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Lightly washed, fresh off the tree:



My Prunus salicina bore a lot of fruit this year. Irks me a little that they all have to be plucked and eaten in such a short window before they start going overripe and becoming [alcohol] fuel for the drunken and enraged yellowjackets of late summer/early fall. Anyhow, this was the last of them, why not get a worthwhile photo in for this year while I'm at it.

Big thanks to the bees and hoverflies who were out and about earlier this year. Hope to see them next year.

Great shot. Almost looks like a stock image.
 

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These are probably not technically good, but I still like them.

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Just some random flower my mom keeps in the kitchen:
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+1 for the dead fly.
 
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Back from up North and down South...

Achmelvich beach, NW Highlands.

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Suilven (a mountain in the UK, a hill in most other countries. Except the Netherlands.)

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And a Barbary Macaque monkey (and family member) in Trentham Gardens in Stoke, England. A sort of big open zoo thing, a luxury condo for one species of monkey.

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got the big bugger:
using my sony dsc-wx1 200.- euro camera from 2009

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and a not very visible double rainbow
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and this spider squirrel

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and do ya see the white spider enjoying the bee meal

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and some trichomes nearly ready to be harvested
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and yes its outdoor-not easy climate in heart of europe
 
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