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Nasos Kosmas

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Re: August 2020
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2020, 14:56:06 »
This tiny industar 50/3.5 is very familiar to me :)
It’s not so famous for Colour reproduction it’s a rather soft lens but has a very flat field and I used it on my enlarger when I made prints in BW ( my old Meopta- Opemus  6x6)
It was a cheap but not less quality substitute for EL Nikkor and Zeiss Componon S  for 35 film ;)

Nice again Akira

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Re: August 2020
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2020, 16:53:08 »
This tiny industar 50/3.5 is very familiar to me :)
It’s not so famous for Colour reproduction it’s a rather soft lens but has a very flat field and I used it on my enlarger when I made prints in BW ( my old Meopta- Opemus  6x6)
It was a cheap but not less quality substitute for EL Nikkor and Zeiss Componon S  for 35 film ;)

Nice again Akira

Thank you, Nasos.  I've bought three samples of Industar-50 from different decades of the last century.  All samples suffered from the seeming complication of field curvature and oblique focal plane when the lens is focused at distant scenes.  On the other hand, the lens is surprisingly sharp when focused at closer distances, and the bokeh is pleasing.  Among the three of mine, the oldest one from the mid 50s (according to the seller) is the sharpest.
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Re: August 2020
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2020, 00:37:33 »
My usual places. 85/1.4G wide open.
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Re: August 2020
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2020, 02:35:59 »
My usual places. 85/1.4G wide open.

Your usual place seems to offer unlimited amount of motifs and inspiration...
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Re: August 2020
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2020, 08:41:58 »
My usual places. 85/1.4G wide open.
When I took my kids to the Loire valley a few years ago, we listened to their then favourite album (Gorillaz) whilst driving around.
This image reminds me of some of the Gorillaz artwork Airy

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Re: August 2020
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2020, 12:04:37 »
Beautiful work. Serene moon, beautiful sunflowers and horse, Airy´s usual place with ambiance.

  Taken during a dance improvisation. One shot.
 

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Re: August 2020
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2020, 12:07:31 »
Ruth and I spent an extended weekend at a friend's summer cottage on the southern coastline. Very laid-back setting and as typical Norwegian summer scenery as one can possibly envision. Inside the pearl row of small skerries and islands we are well protected from the rough seas of the Skagerak and a fairway for smaller pleasure crafts and sail boats is ensured. I did some underwater video and stills photography as there are well-developed stands of Eelgras Zostera marina in these calm sounds.

Seen from the front porch of our cottage one early morning before the marine traffic had picked up its pace.

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Re: August 2020
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2020, 12:11:04 »
Paco, your photography is obviouly picking up momentum :)

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Re: August 2020
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2020, 12:53:33 »
Thank you Birna. Being surrounded by creative and active people makes my work a pleasure.


  "Very laid-back setting and as typical Norwegian summer scenery as one can possibly envision" Idyllic is an understatement!

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Re: August 2020
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2020, 13:11:17 »
More or less the same places - I haven't got many other opportunities. 85/1.4G @f/2.2, its sweet spot maybe: OOF blur is still strong, LoCA has disappeared and, with it, those obnoxious green rims on the highlights, and sharpness is already excellent.
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Re: August 2020
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2020, 13:19:06 »
Beautiful work. Serene moon, beautiful sunflowers and horse, Airy´s usual place with ambiance.

Taken during a dance improvisation. One shot.

Superb capture, Paco!
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Re: August 2020
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2020, 14:03:26 »
Great shot, Paco

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Re: August 2020
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2020, 14:32:46 »
Thank you Birna. Being surrounded by creative and active people makes my work a pleasure.


  "Very laid-back setting and as typical Norwegian summer scenery as one can possibly envision" Idyllic is an understatement!
I second that :)

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Re: August 2020
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2020, 15:17:25 »

Nasos Kosmas

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Re: August 2020
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2020, 16:26:19 »
Inspired by the use of 85mm lens in this thread, I made  this indoors manual eye focus portrait
D750 85 f1.8 G