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Birna Rørslett

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August 2021
« on: August 01, 2021, 11:42:57 »
Post your "blog" contributions here  No theme (other than what the passage of time creates), no contest implied, a maximum of one picture per day in the actual month and no more than 4 images per month for NG members, up to 31 for Supporters. You can distribute the contributions as once per week if you so prefer. Enjoy!

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Re: August 2021
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2021, 16:03:32 »
My daughter looked suspicious as I tried my new 85mm f/1.8S and the eye-detection feature of the Z6.

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Re: August 2021
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2021, 16:22:25 »
A feature that works ... no need to be sceptical ....

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Re: August 2021
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2021, 18:06:41 »
It was my first time with an autofocus lens on the Z6. As you say, eye-detect works and I look forward to using it.

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Re: August 2021
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2021, 20:52:55 »
I purchased a new confocal microscope a few months ago, and with it I got a dedicated microscope camera. It is meant to be computer controlled as usual in microscopy and images looked quite nice, but perhaps a little lack lustre in overall appearance. I ascribed this to the "mere" 6 MPix provided by the CCD camera and not to my own incompetence in operating the system :) Whatever the reasons might be, I soon was tempted to upgrade to a more modern camera with 18 MPix CMOS sensor. A substantial 73% increase in resolving power made for better image quality, no doubt about that.

Oh well. I suddenly had another camera "free" for experimentation and quickly found that my old 28mm f/1.8 Ultra-Micro-Nikkor suited it perfectly. An Arca-type plate was added using the ever-present Araldite Epoxy Glue, and now I had a nice set-up for use on a spare Novoflex Macro Stand.

Thus, at virtually no additional cost, I have another capable close-up system. The current configuration provides around 1:3 reproduction which is fine for overview of plant details. An example below, this is the floating-leaved rosette of a flowering Water-starwort Callitriche sp. I'm still working on the final ID as the sample is atypical.

The nice aspect of the matter is I can have the unit sitting there, unobtrusively, in a corner of my studio, until a close-up is required.

Ultra-Micro-Nikkor 28mm f/1.8 @ f/2.8, 23 frames stacked. Scale steps are 1mm.

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Re: August 2021
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2021, 21:13:21 »
August 1

Windmill in Peize(Pais) Drenthe this morning before driving home through torrential rainfall.
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Re: August 2021
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2021, 23:40:11 »
Walk around, detail.

  Z6, 24-70mm f4S

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Re: August 2021
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2021, 04:53:50 »
Just too horribly hot and humid in Tokyo now. I foolishly decided to walk along an unsheltered river bank for about 20km, in the hope of putting the 500mm reflex to good use. But just too darned hot, and the camera + lens + heavy duty monopod + other gear + water bottle ground me down.  :( Too much gear for a shoulder bag, but anything on my back makes me even hotter! I gave up after 8km and got a bus home.

I took a grand total of one picture. Sweat was in my eyes and I could hardly see anything in the viewfinder. But I got an image that makes me happy. I love how using the lens at the minimum focussing distance produces totally unpredictable images. To me, this image is truly 'August 2021'.

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Re: August 2021
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2021, 05:38:52 »
Walk around, detail.

So simple and yet so compelling.

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Re: August 2021
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2021, 06:02:31 »
So simple and yet so compelling.

Lovely (wood) grain, colour, and composition.

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Re: August 2021
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2021, 14:32:33 »
Thank you, I´m very happy you like it.

 Yesterday was a Rodenstock Day. Walking around with the Z6 and the 95mm 1.4


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Re: August 2021
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2021, 14:50:33 »
August 2

Orange under dark clouds
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Re: August 2021
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2021, 21:45:40 »
Breshna, my little Afghan friend, is making faces using or rather abusing a napkin :)

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Re: August 2021
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2021, 20:41:02 »
August 4

down the gardenpath

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Re: August 2021
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2021, 21:09:55 »
Thank you, I´m very happy you like it.

 Yesterday was a Rodenstock Day. Walking around with the Z6 and the 95mm 1.4
Well observed artistic image, I like it.