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Jacques Pochoy

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Playing with the 28mm f/2.8 AIs
« on: June 16, 2015, 18:52:35 »

La grande marche vers l'extinction... by ArchiVue, sur Flickr - 28mm f/2.8 AIs and Df

The Great march toward extinction as it could also be titled. I'm not usually a wide angle user, more around 85mm and 105 or even 135, but this 28mm is really extraordinary, able to focus as near as 20cm ! So I've forced myself to keep it on the camera for some time to get used to it and discover it's possibilities.
I started by our very Parisian Museum that was in the fog of my memories from young times !
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Re: Playing with the 28mm f/2.8 AIs
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2015, 19:04:06 »

Un peu de paléontologie... by ArchiVue, sur Flickr 28mm f/2.8 AIs and Df

Of course the fact that all those skeletons are stored in a wonderful 19th century building near the Seine river, gives an eerie and somewhat dusty impression, a bit like if you were a visitor from a Victorian era.
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Re: Playing with the 28mm f/2.8 AIs
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2015, 19:08:17 »

L'ancêtre de Jars Jars Binks...? by ArchiVue, sur Flickr- 28mm f/2.8 AIs and Df

Some of those fossils seems to have inspired some Star Wars characters as Jars Jars Binks... :-)
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Re: Playing with the 28mm f/2.8 AIs
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2015, 19:12:18 »

Smilodon... by ArchiVue, sur Flickr - 28mm f.2?8 AIs and Df

Or some other saber toothed tigers would remind of some cartoonish character... :-)
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Re: Playing with the 28mm f/2.8 AIs
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2015, 19:16:04 »

Détail de ferronnerie... by ArchiVue, sur Flickr - 28mm f/2.8 AIs and Df

But one could be distraught by the sheer quality of the detailing of these old buildings, giving an overall view, with railings of another time... :-)
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Re: Playing with the 28mm f/2.8 AIs
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2015, 19:18:37 »

Vitrines et classeurs... by ArchiVue, sur Flickr - 28mm f/2.8 AIs and Df

As after all these were more for study then for display... :-)
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Re: Playing with the 28mm f/2.8 AIs
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2015, 19:31:58 »
Super, that little gem really does well!!
What camera captured these crisp images?
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Re: Playing with the 28mm f/2.8 AIs
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2015, 19:39:24 »
Apparently, the Df.

Great b/w conversions, by the way. Must be an interesting museum to visit for sure.

Jacques Pochoy

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Re: Playing with the 28mm f/2.8 AIs
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2015, 19:40:01 »
As stated under each pictures, a Df, the ubiquitous small camera that can see in the dark and reminds me of my FM2n's (I have three of those, each with a different shutter) :-) ! Since my D3x is only used for some paid work and when 24MP is really needed (not often)!

From time to time each of us meet the "almost" perfect camera for his own use and practice, it happens several times in life and now is my Df moment... :-)

Gee... Thanks a lot Bjørn... :-)
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Re: Playing with the 28mm f/2.8 AIs
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2015, 19:44:55 »
Sorry I was completely focused on the images  ::)

Hmmm :) I'm also a D3X user for work, I have been looking more and more on a DF for artistic and low light work...

Again very nice.
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Re: Playing with the 28mm f/2.8 AIs
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2015, 19:51:19 »
Thank you very much... :-)
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Re: Playing with the 28mm f/2.8 AIs
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2015, 19:53:44 »

"Gaffe" au parquet... by ArchiVue, sur Flickr - 28mm f/2.8 AIs and Df

Of course, those big nails can scratch the floor... :-)
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Re: Playing with the 28mm f/2.8 AIs
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2015, 20:20:57 »
Any big city has these Museums of natural history. I always enjoy them myself and they are a great venue for children too. Love the pictures, although I am positive that they would also be attractive in color
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Re: Playing with the 28mm f/2.8 AIs
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2015, 21:25:39 »
Great series and very good post-processing indeed... I would like to see them printed.
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Re: Playing with the 28mm f/2.8 AIs
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2015, 21:29:17 »
Jacques, great work and i remember them from flickr.