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Akira

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Re: January 2023
« Reply #165 on: January 25, 2023, 00:22:02 »
Northern folks, please don't laugh at me!  Here in Tokyo, the temperature went down to -2 degree centigrade this morning.  It is sunny, but the wind is dry and painfully cold.
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Re: January 2023
« Reply #166 on: January 25, 2023, 03:24:35 »
No worries, Akira. When I was growing up in the northwest of England, -2oC was a big deal. -27oC before windchill in Canada made me realise how good I had it ;) Funnily enough, just below freezing here is much less bothersome because it is much drier than in England.

That is a great photograph! It looks like the hand of God grabbing the sun.

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Re: January 2023
« Reply #167 on: January 25, 2023, 03:41:04 »
Looks a lot better, Ian.  The 35/2 AI and Ai-s are fine lenses, and they perform very well on the Z's. And sharp wide open.

Thank you, John. The lesson for me is to slow down and worry about quality first.

The 35/2 surprised me with what it can do. The 24/2.8 did it a few weeks ago. I really must take my 105/2.5 for a spin!

On an related note, I now understand that it takes a slightly different approach in post-processing with the older lenses to extract their best. I am also starting to understand what some here mean by the character of older lenses versus modern ones.

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Re: January 2023
« Reply #168 on: January 25, 2023, 07:10:51 »
No worries, Akira. When I was growing up in the northwest of England, -2oC was a big deal. -27oC before windchill in Canada made me realise how good I had it ;) Funnily enough, just below freezing here is much less bothersome because it is much drier than in England.

That is a great photograph! It looks like the hand of God grabbing the sun.

Thank you, Ian, for kind words!  The hand of God looks quite hairy.   ;D

I've found that the wind is more painful to the skin without the snow and the air is drier than in Sapporo where I was born.
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Re: January 2023
« Reply #169 on: January 25, 2023, 17:13:38 »
Sidewalk


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Re: January 2023
« Reply #170 on: January 25, 2023, 17:41:19 »
Nice one, Fons.

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Re: January 2023
« Reply #171 on: January 25, 2023, 17:42:06 »
Mondriaan Museum, Amersfoort

Z6 + Z 14-30mm f4 S

Z6_DSC2480 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr

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Re: January 2023
« Reply #172 on: January 25, 2023, 19:21:43 »
Mondriaan Museum, Amersfoort

Z6 + Z 14-30mm f4 S

Z6_DSC2480 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr

Nice one, Fons.

Thank you Luc

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Re: January 2023
« Reply #173 on: January 25, 2023, 22:31:44 »
Northern folks, please don't laugh at me!  Here in Tokyo, the temperature went down to -2 degree centigrade this morning.  It is sunny, but the wind is dry and painfully cold.
Very nice, Akira

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Re: January 2023
« Reply #174 on: January 25, 2023, 22:36:39 »
Window
Z9 35/1.5 Ai-S

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Re: January 2023
« Reply #175 on: January 25, 2023, 23:47:16 »
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Nice one, Fons!


Mondriaan Museum, Amersfoort

Z6 + Z 14-30mm f4 S

Luc, juxtaposing the shadow of the windowpane with Mondriaan's works nicely.  Good idea!


Very nice, Akira

Thank you, John!
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Re: January 2023
« Reply #176 on: January 26, 2023, 08:29:28 »
Window
Z9 35/1.5 Ai-S

Thought you had sold the Z9 ;)

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Re: January 2023
« Reply #177 on: January 26, 2023, 08:30:00 »
Nice one, Fons!


Luc, juxtaposing the shadow of the windowpane with Mondriaan's works nicely.  Good idea!


Thank you, John!

Thanks Akira

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Re: January 2023
« Reply #178 on: January 26, 2023, 12:32:47 »
January 26

cranes on a misty morning

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Re: January 2023
« Reply #179 on: January 26, 2023, 15:21:55 »
Great shot, Fons,  grim and spooky atmosphere.