Travis Butler

Travis Butler

Lives in United States Lenexsa, KS, United States
Joined on Sep 18, 2014

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  • I don't know if it's worth actually searching for, but the Tele-Vivitar 135/3.5 I posted about a few weeks ago might not be a bad option for the OP. I don't do portraits much at all, but I did like ...
  • Replied in 50mm AR f/1.7
    I admit, so far, I haven't really felt the lack; I may have to keep an eye out for it, though. I'm guessing there simply wasn't enough light in the early shots; once the sunlight started coming ...
  • Replied in 50mm AR f/1.7
    For me, the value of the 40/1.8 is not the sharpness - though it is generally quite sharp for me on M4/3 - but the contrast and color/tonal range. A favorite pic of mine with it is a sunset photo ...
  • Right. :) Well, had a chance to today; put the pics up at https://flic.kr/s/aHsmrGGBwH The day started out overcast, so most of the pics were kinda gloomy; by the time the sun came out, I was far ...
  • Created discussion thread Anyone want some Cokin filters?
    Yesterday's estate sale find was a Minolta X-700 with a Rokkor-X 50/1.4, a MD Celtic 135/3.5 (the 55mm filter thread version), a Vivitar 75-205/3.8 (Kiron), a Vivitar 28/2.8 Auto Wide-Angle ...
  • Replied in After the rain
    Wanted to get some more testing in with the Tele-Vivitar 135/3.5, but unfortunately it's been raining almost all week. :( At least that let me get in a few shots with raindrops: Pen-F, Tele-Vivitar ...
  • I recently picked up a copy of the Takumar 200/5.6... and while I kinda like it, particularly for the handling, I'm not at all sure how much I'd recommend it. I've gotten some good shots out of it - ...
  • I haven't shot them directly against each other, so hard for me to say. If I have time, I can try to do so and post some pics.
  • Given the number of companies who made M42 lenses, I suspect a comprehensive comparison is not terribly likely. <wry g> I've seen several on eBay and at estate sales that I haven't been able to ...
  • Vintage Lens Reviews covers a lot of the Minolta lenses: http://vintagelensreviews.com/vlr/ I like the IQ on the Minolta Rokkor-X 200/f4: Rokkor-X 200/4 - but it it is relatively large/heavy ...
  • OK... but from what I'm seeing, the AIS versions on eBay seem to be selling for 2x-3x the price of the pre-AI; average price for 'sold' seems to hover around $80-120 for the pre-AI and $150-300 ...
  • Since we're all adapting, is there a reason not to look at any of the pre-AI models? My copy of the 105/2.5 is a pre-AI, and from the research I've done, it seems to have the same optical formula ...
  • My worst eBay experience was with a Rokkor-X 50-135 lens. Two warning signs I ignored: it was a flat and fairly high shipping fee (IIRC around $20 for a lens that sold for $8.95), and the listing ...
  • I don't like the Oly 25/1.8 at all, which seems to put me in the minority here. My main problem with it is the color rendering, which is something that doesn't show up in resolution tests. I find ...
  • Looks like it's a T2, according to the marking on the mount: I wouldn't say that it's not good ; it does seem to be soft wide-open, but the color and contrast are still quite nice. I'd call it a ...
  • Sadly, no; one of a group of sculptures, made from metal sheets with appropriate cut-outs for the horns and other features. At least this way, you get the nice backlighting through the cut-outs. :) ...
  • (I originally wanted to write this up as a full-fledged compare/contrast evaluation; but my nights have been eaten up this week and it doesn't look like it's going to get any better. So just ...
  • UI is a big reason I've been using On1 as my migration from Lightroom; it's probably the closest to Lightroom's UI of the programs I tried. Luminar doesn't have an integrated photo manager (though...

  • I think it came out pretty well; the rocks and the forest have a solid presence, but the mountains behind have almost an etherial feel, with the whiteness in the sky. Aw. :( That's a fairly early ...
  • Some beautiful pics! I think these two are my favorites; nice mix of three different settings (mountain, woods, water; mountain, woods, rock) on each. Did you have a chance to visit the Gros Ventre ...
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