Topic: Vivitar 150mm (kiron)

I had discounted this lens until you showed the 105mm at f8 & above Harold... there's no insect life on the go other than the dreaded midge... so I've captured a few birds & some other bits & pieces to show how good it is... no horrible spiders Peter...  the lens is a lot smaller & compact than the kiron 105mm.
You'll have to go into flickr to enlarge them... if not, I can assure you this wee' lens is very capable... I hope you will all agree?
all f8 & above  1/250 to 1/650sec ISO 100 to 200
I'm still getting used to the Canon 7D so constructive criticism is welcome... especially with the flowers... lol

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Hello Jim , I like your two pigeons walking the goose step !
your flowers are beautiful and the two small birds interesting :what the black one is  hiding ?

I am a Pentacon and kiev( MF and35 mm) user,and also :contaxII,III,IIa  ,contaflex , contarex bullseye ,voigtlander ....

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ikonpeter wrote:

Hello Jim , I like your two pigeons walking the goose step !
your flowers are beautiful and the two small birds interesting :what the black one is  hiding ?

Thanks Peter... the blackbird is sunbathing... this one sunny day was our summer... all the birds took the chance to dry out after all the rain... lol

Re: Vivitar 150mm (kiron)

I have been unable to reply earlier, as our broadband was out of action for 12 + hours yesterday.

It's certainly looking very good as a telephoto. More macros at specified apertures (some at f11, f16) are needed to judge the macro performance.

Harold

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e6filmuser wrote:

I have been unable to reply earlier, as our broadband was out of action for 12 + hours yesterday.

It's certainly looking very good as a telephoto. More macros at specified apertures (some at f11, f16) are needed to judge the macro performance.

Harold

Struggling to get any beastie's to fit the page of the 7D Harold so I decided to us a full set of extension tubes (1 to 3)... still nothing  interesting so I had to do with this lot... a snail Peter (no I'm not going to eat it),  no crops, hand held  wink

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Re: Vivitar 150mm (kiron)

JimH wrote:

Struggling to get any beastie's to fit the page of the 7D Harold so I decided to us a full set of extension tubes (1 to 3)... still nothing  interesting so I had to do with this lot... a snail Peter (no I'm not going to eat it),  no crops, hand held  wink

f8~f11 ISO 100+/-  1/100 ~ 1/200sec

There is very little about.

I took a copy of the moss one and ran it through as I would one of my own (usually from RAW).

There was no noise.

I could bring out a bit more detail with my standard Topaz DeTail preset and a bit more definition with my standard Topaz InFocus. It is looking good but needs a few more examples, at f16 if possible. No "black marks" anyway.

Harold

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We   only eat  the Burgundy snails , Jim ! Even if they come (not  by their own means ) from Poland or Hungary...

I am a Pentacon and kiev( MF and35 mm) user,and also :contaxII,III,IIa  ,contaflex , contarex bullseye ,voigtlander ....

Re: Vivitar 150mm (kiron)

e6filmuser wrote:
JimH wrote:

Struggling to get any beastie's to fit the page of the 7D Harold so I decided to us a full set of extension tubes (1 to 3)... still nothing  interesting so I had to do with this lot... a snail Peter (no I'm not going to eat it),  no crops, hand held  wink

f8~f11 ISO 100+/-  1/100 ~ 1/200sec

There is very little about.

I took a copy of the moss one and ran it through as I would one of my own (usually from RAW).

There was no noise.

I could bring out a bit more detail with my standard Topaz DeTail preset and a bit more definition with my standard Topaz InFocus. It is looking good but needs a few more examples, at f16 if possible. No "black marks" anyway.

Harold

I did take a few at f16 but they were far too dark Harold... I'll see what I can do?

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ikonpeter wrote:

We   only eat  the Burgundy snails , Jim ! Even if they come (not  by their own means ) from Poland or Hungary...

I like Burgundy as well Peter... wine  wink

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JimH wrote:

I did take a few at f16 but they were far too dark Harold... I'll see what I can do?

My standard ISO is 400, currently using 800.

Harold

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e6filmuser wrote:
JimH wrote:

I did take a few at f16 but they were far too dark Harold... I'll see what I can do?

My standard ISO is 400, currently using 800.

Harold

Still a fair bit on the dark side - Clematis stamen... strong sunlight f16 1/100sec ISO 200... a fair bit noisy Harold, it'll do better?
I nearly missed these two... not very good though, the glare of the clematis ruins the shot of the long nose fly & the tip of the wing is out of the shot of the hover fly (f8)-(f5.6)... only showing them because they are the first two I've seen this year?

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Re: Vivitar 150mm (kiron)

JimH wrote:

Still a fair bit on the dark side - Clematis stamen... strong sunlight f16 1/100sec ISO 200... a fair bit noisy Harold, it'll do better?
I nearly missed these two... not very good though, the glare of the clematis ruins the shot of the long nose fly & the tip of the wing is out of the shot of the hover fly (f8)-(f5.6)... only showing them because they are the first two I've seen this year?

The Rhingia campestris needs contrast and brightness adjusted and the highlights pulled back then, maybe, cropping.

Harold

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e6filmuser wrote:
JimH wrote:

Still a fair bit on the dark side - Clematis stamen... strong sunlight f16 1/100sec ISO 200... a fair bit noisy Harold, it'll do better?
I nearly missed these two... not very good though, the glare of the clematis ruins the shot of the long nose fly & the tip of the wing is out of the shot of the hover fly (f8)-(f5.6)... only showing them because they are the first two I've seen this year?

The Rhingia campestris needs contrast and brightness adjusted and the highlights pulled back then, maybe, cropping.

Harold

Try something like "Equalize" in Photoshop Image - Adjustment.

Harold

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I thought I had other shots at f16 Harold... fly + lightened just a little (shadows), & snail shell... I think you'll agree a lot less noise?

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JimH wrote:

I thought I had other shots at f16 Harold... fly + lightened just a little (shadows), & snail shell... I think you'll agree a lot less noise?

Yes. Much less noise than I would get in any of my RAW files shot by flash. It could be tolerated.

Harold

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A near miss with a hoverfly in flight - I was trying out a  f16 1/100sec ISO 400 setting, original was too dark & slightly out of focus - I tried to correct it but it made the noise worse... oh dear. The other hoverfly was in focus - I brightened it but the petal colours & white are all wrong... sometimes you just have to accept that "shit happens"  lol

Can anyone identify the tiny wee' moth & beastie? f8 ISO 400 1/100sec

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Jim,

You would be very lucky to get the hoverfly sharp at 1/100.

The grey moth-like insect is a Moth Fly, Pericoma sp.

The green bug is a nymph of a plant-sucking bug, maybe a capsid.

Harold

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e6filmuser wrote:

Jim,

You would be very lucky to get the hoverfly sharp at 1/100.

The grey moth-like insect is a Moth Fly, Pericoma sp.

The green bug is a nymph of a plant-sucking bug, maybe a capsid.

Harold

It was just a thought at 1/100 Harold... never again though. Thank you for the identifications.

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Can anyone name this bee... I haven't seen anything as blond as this... I only manage to get a couple of quick shots before it took off?
Thanks
Jim

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JimH wrote:

Can anyone name this bee... I haven't seen anything as blond as this... I only manage to get a couple of quick shots before it took off?

Jim,

Not much to go on but a likely candidate:

http://forum.manualfocus.org//viewtopic.php?id=19665

Harold

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e6filmuser wrote:
JimH wrote:

Can anyone name this bee... I haven't seen anything as blond as this... I only manage to get a couple of quick shots before it took off?

Jim,

Not much to go on but a likely candidate:

http://forum.manualfocus.org//viewtopic.php?id=19665

Harold

Thanks Harold but it's blond all over... the 2nd shot was in my shadow making the hair look a lot darker than it actually was... I didn't want to show it because it's out of focus?

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JimH wrote:
e6filmuser wrote:
JimH wrote:

Can anyone name this bee... I haven't seen anything as blond as this... I only manage to get a couple of quick shots before it took off?

Jim,

Not much to go on but a likely candidate:

http://forum.manualfocus.org//viewtopic.php?id=19665

Harold

Thanks Harold but it's blond all over... the 2nd shot was in my shadow making the hair look a lot darker than it actually was... I didn't want to show it because it's out of focus?

Bumbles are difficult enoughwhen you have multiple angles to view form.

Bombus sp.

Harold
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Thanks Harold, I found it in an offshoot of your link, it's a Carder bee, 'Bombus pascuorum'... First this light haired I've seen in this neck of the woods?
Jim

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I used to do a fair bit of fly fishing & always wondered about the colours used on some of the tied flies... I saw these two & realize just any colour of fly is possible... Anyone interested in posting some of the more colourful flies in your area... wink
overcast - A couple of fly's I've never seen before., they're out of focus but presentable - I concentrated on the upper & lower body in the 1st.

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I saved this poor bee from drowning in my coffee... it spent time cleaning it's eye's etc., & eventually flew off... probably hyper with the caffeine intake... wink
Vivitar 150mm + a set of extension tubes... f6/7 ISO 200  1/160sec I forgot to mention I do use a hoya skylight 1B on the lens.

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