NancyP

NancyP

Lives in United States St. Louis, MO, United States
Joined on Mar 30, 2010
About me:

amateur photographer
nature subjects

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On Rainy Relaxation ... in the camping challenge (2 comments in total)

This gives new meaning to the tent construction term "bathtub floor".

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 01:16 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On The Kit Lens challenge (11 comments in total)
In reply to:

NancyP: Can I use the original 40+ year old manual lens (55 mm f/1.4 prime lens, M42) from my old film camera? The camera was packaged with one of two lens choices, the 55mm f/1.4 and a 50mm f/1.8. I have an M42 to EOS adapter.

I bought a full frame camera and have been temporizing on getting a set of new lenses. I am testing out some of my old film camera favorites and some from my father's film camera, while I decide between the "all primes" vs "holy trinity zoom" (16-35, 24-70, 70-200mm) approach to shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 20:50 UTC
On Green Jumping Spider in the fankenlens challenge (4 comments in total)

Now that's a stylish spider..

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 22:46 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On The Swirling Bokeh in the fankenlens challenge (1 comment in total)

Petzel-ish goodness.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 22:44 UTC as 1st comment
On The Kit Lens challenge (11 comments in total)

Can I use the original 40+ year old manual lens (55 mm f/1.4 prime lens, M42) from my old film camera? The camera was packaged with one of two lens choices, the 55mm f/1.4 and a 50mm f/1.8. I have an M42 to EOS adapter.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 22:43 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies

I am too young to remember this building, having become a library client only in the mid-1960s, and then at the branch library in my Madeira neighborhood. The current Cincinnati main library is a rather ordinary but very functional brick-faced modern building. I am glad to say that the historic library in my current city of residence, St. Louis, has been preserved and renovated. It is of more recent vintage, 1904-1906. Patrons no longer have to request that books be brought up from the stacks because most of the collection has been made open-stack.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 21:07 UTC as 6th comment
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (163 comments in total)

Large format photographers have been shooting with old Petzvals forever. It does give a recognizable "look" to a portrait.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 18:08 UTC as 73rd comment
On Marcus in the Porcupines and Hedgehogs challenge (1 comment in total)

How do hedgehogs deliver their pups without getting stuck?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 22:03 UTC as 1st comment
On Penn: rain delays are for sissies in the Product Photography challenge (1 comment in total)

This is a great design, I would consider it portfolio-worthy

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 17:37 UTC as 1st comment
On Porcupine in the Porcupines and Hedgehogs challenge (2 comments in total)

I am glad to see that this albino is a pet in a safe environment.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 17:30 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

A given curvature will work for some simple lenses but not for others. Sony ought to be able to make a very good fixed lens camera with this sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 14:07 UTC as 66th comment
On 1939: England in Color (part 3) article (90 comments in total)

Thanks for showing us these photos.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 16:10 UTC as 15th comment
On -Made in America- (Full Colours Only) challenge (15 comments in total)

I am surprised that no-one photographed their RRS, Kirk, Markins, Custom Brackets, Hejnar, or other support gear, or for the astronomers, their higher-end optical tube assemblies (the really cheap telescopes are made in China).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 16:55 UTC as 2nd comment
On spotted 2 in the Spots Before Your Eyes! challenge (1 comment in total)

Are these rays of the same species, checking out readiness for mating? or is this random orifice-sniffing?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 22:58 UTC as 1st comment
On look back in the 500mm manual everything lenses challenge (1 comment in total)

Cat shot by a cat! (Catadioptric lens, that is - fine example of donut bokeh here)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 22:20 UTC as 1st comment

Not alien at all - you too have this gut lining. Pathologists and other microscopists have been rigging up consumer cameras to their microscopes since the beginning of cameras. I am not that old, but I remember rigging up a plastic Polaroid camera to a student microscope to document fungal species for a science fair project back in 1967.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 14:54 UTC as 7th comment

All entries, not just winning entries, are claimed for non-exclusive use royalty-free by The Weather Channel. Just saying..... And the runner up prizes are pathetically small, given the size of the grand prize. Grand prize requires an appearance at their scheduling convenience at the Atlanta studio of W.C.. I have a strong suspicion that if the winner is not deemed "presentable" (given a quick go-over by the makeup person), W.C. can take away the prize and give it to someone better-looking.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 16:32 UTC as 8th comment
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)

So exactly what is novel about this set-up that hasn't been explained in photographic lighting textbooks over the past 40+ years (or more - I am just going by what I have in my library, which dates back to ~1970).

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 22:00 UTC as 73rd comment
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (548 comments in total)

Well, for the landscape photographer, the Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM is a good lightweight choice - weight wise, 6 Canon 40mm equal one Sigma 50 Art, pricewise, 4 and one-half Canon 40mm equal one Sigma 50 Art. I would like one of each, the 50 Art for my bokeh cravings on short-distance trips, and the Canon 40 for those camping trips where I am hiking 10 miles a day with a 35# load. The Zeiss 21mm goes along regardless of weight - I love it to bits, the 800 gram gorilla. I am afraid that I might feel the same about the Sigma Art.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 00:44 UTC as 136th comment | 7 replies
On Cottonmouth in the Reptiles challenge (2 comments in total)

Excellent view of cottonmouth threat display. I have to say, I prefer shooting these at 260mm or longer focal length. 105mm - you are trusting, or have a M4/3 camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 04:47 UTC as 2nd comment
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