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    Switched lenses yesterday for a different perspective. Put on 35-80mm pentax & shot @ 80mm. I guess some might call that a stretch of the telephoto definition, but it's essentially same FOV as full frame 120mm, so figured this could go here. Don't know what type of plant this is - in a neighbor's yard. Just liked the bloom/lighting in this one. If anyone knows that type of flower, let me know. Plant is kind of waxy thick leaves with thick trunk like base almost similar to a jade plant. I'm about as good with identifying plants as I am with birds :-)

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    I've been away from this thread for just a bit and already we are running into page 3...

    @Willie: great cat close-up and the picture above is nice too.

    @Brian: nice balloon picture with golden-hour lighting.

    @Obelix: always nice smaller animals but the golf course looks amazing with the fog and your lens. Wonderful compositions.

    @Hermit: beautiful selection of flower/insects and incredible panorama.

    I have taken several new pictures that I need to sort out for this challenge. More to come later when I have a minute...

    Cheers.
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    First, this is a fun challenge to view because it really does seem like these are lenses that many of us are not using often. That being said, there are excellent examples already posted. Kudos all around. Jay's machine shots look a lot like what I would have tried to shoot if I had been there with the same lens.
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    Please by all means share some shots with the 135mm lens if that is all your packing telephoto for the trip I would really love to see them and we can all learn from the image compositions and what not!!

    Jay
    Since I just got home less than an hour ago from San Francisco, I have only used 1 telephoto lens in the month. But I did take my 135 out all alone a few times in the city. I typically like 35 or 50 for street photography, but I tried with the 135. This meant that I was often shooting across the street at scenes so I had to contend with traffic, etc. But here are a few results of my work with the Rokinon 135:

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    This guy looked so dejected and there is a certain amount of sadness in the stories I imagine about his life. Perhaps he's just bored, though?

    A happier moment:

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    The blurred sign behind him has some white lettering, but it is smeared because it's out of focus. It almost looks like it's part of the guy instead and it's showing his speed or movement.
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    A6000 : SEL55210

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanlancaster View Post
    First, this is a fun challenge to view because it really does seem like these are lenses that many of us are not using often. That being said, there are excellent examples already posted. Kudos all around. Jay's machine shots look a lot like what I would have tried to shoot if I had been there with the same lens.
    I agree.
    Tamron 70-300mm is my go to lens for birds and wildlife. For this challenge I'm trying to use it as telecompression example, and not just to get closer to subject.

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    Very nice flower frame Willie and way to push that particular lens to the telephoto end I also have no clue about flowers or birds for the most part, so don't feel to bad... We have experts for everything in this world!

    Since I just got home less than an hour ago from San Francisco, I have only used 1 telephoto lens in the month. But I did take my 135 out all alone a few times in the city. I typically like 35 or 50 for street photography, but I tried with the 135. This meant that I was often shooting across the street at scenes so I had to contend with traffic, etc. But here are a few results of my work with the Rokinon 135:
    Sean, Thanks for sharing the great photos and the comments Loving that skateboard shot action and I agree the gentleman has an expression that you just wonder about?

    Way to max it out Dragion!

    For this challenge I'm trying to use it as telecompression example, and not just to get closer to subject.
    Obelix, Your samples in this thread are fantastic in that regard especially

    Jay
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    Great new additions, guys. Very Much Appreciated

    Obelix, Taking apprentice applications? Beautiful foggy course 'scapes. One of the things I miss from living east of the MS river; it is a rare treat here. But I'm a desert rat/Basin and Range guy... Gah! on the missed spot

    Hermit, your monastery, flower, and landscape compositions are lovely. Thank you for sharing them; please continue. I grok you spend a bit of time meditating on them.

    Willie, I really like your anonymous flower and its bokeh. Good Job! makes me want to do more macro play; examining my Vivitar 90, I note that is marked 'macro'

    Sean, you continue to amaze. Whatever your artistic stance, that first shot is a proper photojournalist's. Love the meta-photography and capture on the second.

    dragion, Twaah, pink piggy! Excellent texture and focus layers. It requires multiple views
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    Here are a few more shots to add some variety. The gold gilded statue of Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) who was responsible for transmitting Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet. On his left (our right) is the Great Yogini Yeshe Tsogyal and on his right is the Indian Princess Mandarava. The main statue is pure copper before it was gilded; the consorts are fiberglass which were then gilded with pure gold.)

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    A couple of portraits: First of the great Lama Kathog Moktsa Rinpoche. Second of a young Tibetan Girl.

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    And finally, a shot of one of a band of Monkeys who terrorize the monastery, stealing the food of the Monks in 3 year closed retreat. (rare to capture a photo as I'm usually after them with slingshot in hand!)

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    All pictures taken with Sony A6000 and SEL 55-210

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    Nice work Hermit and way to keep up with the challenge on the daily! Really impressive efforts by all involved....

    I went back to the Pelton Water Wheel powered pump machine, but this time packing the OM-D EM-5 Mark II and the M.Zuicko 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II telephoto zoom lens. With the smaller sensor camera, this lens works out to a 150-600mm effective focal length equivalent.

    I also thought this would be a great comparison to what the Nex-6 and 55-210mm lens did the other day on page 1 of this challenge....

    First thoughts are the images are sharper for sure! The Olympus lens is better and the depth of field is greater due to the smaller sensor format. This makes the overall sharpness more noticeable through out the images in my opinion. This also makes it easier to use as far as pointing and shooting I feel like.

    All these photos were taken as jpegs and re-sized for the forum and uploaded to the forum gallery system which does degrade the images a little bit I notice....





    This one came out slightly soft and must have been due to camera shake I suppose, or the focus was missed... I loved the shot otherwise though so I figured I would share it even though it is a dud.



    This silhouette caught my eye:









    The Wheel







    Huge grease fitting I think:



    The Hole



    Thanks for looking,
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    Here is another example of the telecompression effect using the the OM-D EM-5 Mark II and the M.Zuicko 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II telephoto zoom lens again

    A long line of bricks.......





    So how can you exploit this effect to create some interesting images??

    Best,
    Jay
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    I went to Washington Wetlands again today, and took some 250 photos (most at 210mm on the SEL55210), I'll add a few in here and probably upload all the good ones elsewhere on the forum


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    Apologies for the Spam of photos, however I got to post this last one, as one of my luckiest captures/best captures recently

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    ok 1 more, just the swan chasing away a pair of ducks

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    Wow, this challenge is kinda hard to keep up with. Lots of really great shots here & I know that I can't possibly get all my comments in. Not just because I'm lazy, but because each time I go through, I see something I missed before. Anyway, a couple of things I definitely wanted to comment on:
    Sean, that guy pulling the briefcase is really great. Think I recall being that guy a couple of times in the past.
    Jay, the textures on the metal you're capturing are great and really like the different angles/compositions.

    All the other shots have really got me looking and thinking too. Kind of a lot to take in, but giving me some ideas - love it. Haven't shot with the 55-210 in a couple of days, but ready to give it a go again.

    Willie

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    Nature's Fury . Shot with Minolta 75-300 lens . I had taken around 30-40 shots (30 secs each) to get a good one . My first try with lightning .

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    Rosemary @210



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    My a6000 decided to take no notice of my ISO limits, so these are grainy...

    Great new additions, guys. I can tell this thread is going to end up in the tween pages...
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    Using my 55-200 on the A6000. The Geese are in angry mating mode.

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    Another try at the compression thing. a6000/ SEL55210 @ 210, f/6.3, 1/2000, ISO 800 Shot fast due to handheld + blustery Spring wind.

    Great new additions, guys!

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    Brian, very "sharp" image!
    Seriously, very nice detail and color. Good shot & use of DOF.

    Willie

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    Took some pics of my doggies cavorting in the yard over the weekend. I call this one, "The Lurcher And The Lounger."
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    Nex-6, 55-210, 210mm f/6.3

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    Some great telephoto captures above. I like that pheasant staring at me and the lightening detail. Obelix, 300mm at f/5.6 sure was enough to really give the background some blur. Wow.

    I kept waking up at 3, 4 and 5 o'clock AM while in San Francisco. I decided to shower and head out all alone at 5:30 one morning with my Rokinon 135/2 attached to my A7. Here is Chinatown around 6 AM:

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    Just bought the Sony Carl Zeiss 55mmF1.8 lens, sorry still don't have a real telephoto lens for now, so this is the best "telephoto" photos I could take!
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    @ Sean, like the closed up Chinatown shot & can't get over how good that looks @ very high ISO.
    @ Obelix, like the chain theme - do you play frisbee golf? I used to play a lot of golf a while ago, but my back won't stand it anymore. Liked tossing frisbee, so was thinking of giving it a try.
    @ Dougger, looks like the lounger's thinking of his friend the lurcher, "showing his butt again".
    @ Bobhammer, like the illustration of narrow DOF and focus point you selected on the image with the gas tanks/lines.

    Below some further experimentation/shots from morning walks with the 55-210 from the past few days.

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    Willie

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    Tamron manual lens @ 150mm f/4

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    Very nice shot!

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    I don't really take too many shots fully zoomed in. However, I did manage to find an older shot I took when I had my Canon 50D and an 18-200mm lens. This is a shot of Disney's monorail pulling into the Contemporary resort. I took the photo from the Bay Lake Tower resort at 200mm.

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    I had to wait until today to finally get my own flower shots like the cool shots Hunter and Will provided above.

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    Awesome contributions everybody! I'm loving this challenge so far and plan on taking a few photos today on my day off

    Thanks again for sharing all,
    Jay


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