Travis Butler

Travis Butler

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

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  • Not sure if it's quite 10mm, but it's definitely shorter including adapters: (I calculated the lengths originally by subtracting the L39 flange distance from the OM flange distance, then adding the ...
  • Other than the obvious reduction in focal length, it didn't feel all that different. It was getting pretty chilly out, so I didn't take the time to shoot with and without FR, which I should have ...
  • I've got one of the chrome f/4 versions, and it's heavy enough it feels like you could use it as a bludgeon. ^^;; Every so often, I pull it out to see if my technique's improved enough to use it ...
  • Yeah, I'd say that still looks pretty nice. Not just lucky, *good* lucky. :)
  • As I said to Alan, I love those cobalt-blue skies. :) Hm. I can't say I've really noticed it one way or the other. It did come with the hood, but the hood's only a bit more than 1 cm long, so I'm ...
  • OK, got a chance to shoot with it this weekend, using the Rokkor-X 50/1.4; looks like the IQ is decent, at least. Pen-F, Rokkor-X 50/1.4 (Pixco focal reducer) Pen-F, Rokkor-X 50/1.4 (Pixco FR) Pen- ...
  • I didn't go much with adapted zooms myself, after a mediocre experience with an OM zoom I got as part of a bundle. That changed for me when I got the MD III 35-70 Macro, also as part of a bundle, ...
  • Ouch. My sympathies. ;_; Reminds me of some of the damage LensRentals chronicled in their blog post after the 2017 eclipse: ...
  • Heh. Yes! Admittedly, there's nothing intrinsically interesting in the upper-right either, but you do get to follow that area of clear sky at the left all the way up to the top. :)
  • Replied in Color vs. B&W
    It's not so much interesting color, as 'useful' color. <sheepish look> Like I said, I don't typically get much artistically out of monochrome pics. At a guess, it's a problem distinguishing ...
  • I only got it a couple of weeks ago, and with the weather and being sick, I haven't had a chance to try it in the field yet. :( I did use a Pixco M42 focal reducer and thought it did at least a ...
  • I recently got one of the Pixco MD focal reducers (around $80 on eBay) and it does indeed have the same problem. The space between the optics and the mount bayonet isn't wide enough for the ...
  • Replied in Xochicalco
    Sorry. <sheepish look> Some of 'em look good either way, but I have to admit, I really like the contrasts that color brings out in some of these: The light grey of the stone really sets off the ...
  • Replied in Xochicalco
    Argh. I'm not much of a fan of monochrome, so part of me really really wants to see these in color. But they're great pics anyway. :)
  • Great use of a fisheye. :) A thought; what would a crop look like that shifted the land down, to show a bit more of the sky and a bit less of the land? I admit, I find the sky and the sea more ...
  • Thanks! And thanks for the nudge that set me on the right path. :) The clouds cleared enough Saturday to take a few outdoor test shots with it; sadly no time to get to a more interesting place to ...
  • Replied in Shrimpers
    I think these two are my favorites, for the off-angle composition. :) All of them were bright, clear and colorful.
  • Well, both Kodak and Wollensak did C-mount cine (movie camera) lenses, and they do make adapters from C-mount to Fuji X. So you could go that route. You could even pick up a few other notable US ...
  • OK, finally had a chance to test the lens after putting it back together. (I don't have many FD/FL lenses, so had to dig the adapter out of storage.) To finish with the put-back-together: We left ...
  • Replied in Sunburst
    Nice composition, and I like the bokeh.
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