LDunn1

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Works as a automotive product development engineer
Joined on Aug 17, 2004
About me:

Joined DSLR brigade 28th Nov '04

Sony A7R iii (bought Nov 2017)
5Dmk2 (bought Mar 09, 1 astro modded, IR filter removed, 1 std)
40D (1 astro modded - IR filter removed, 1 std)
Eos 20D (no longer used)
Eos 300 bodies (no longer used)
Eos 5 (no longer used),
Eos 620 (no longer used),
Canon 17-35 f2.8 (bit dissappointed with it quality wise, but love the wide angle it gives - on film & FF sensor at least - 'expired' 26th Dec 2009 - AF & Manual focus packed up)
Canon 24-105L f4 IS (bought as part of 5Dmk2 kit - I went for this with video in mind due to the IS on a wide-ish lens, have actually found it quite a good generally useful lens)
Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS mk1 & 2 (fantastic lens!)
Canon mk2 Converters - 1.4x & 2x
Canon 15mm FE
Canon 50mm f1.4
Canon 24mm TSE ii
Zeiss 21mm f2.8
Samyang 14mm f2.8
Samyang 24mm T1.5
Sony 85 1.4 GM (bought Nov 2017)
Canon 50mm f0.95 with adapter for Sony mount

Telescopes:
AP 6" f9
Takahashi FSQ-106EX2
William Optics 98FLT CF
William Opticcs megrez 72
Skywatcher Startravel 80, 102 & 150

Rather large collection of the old Olympus manual focus system, M1, Om1, 2, 3 & 4's most of the OM prime lenses up to 600mm f6.5, OM microscopes, bellows, extension tubes etc I use a number of the lenses & macro accessories on the Canon DSLR's with an OM-EOS adapter
Canon 28-105 (no longer used)
Canon 100-300 (no longer used)

Hoya Pro1 circ polarisers
Lee Filters (circ polariser, Graduated ND's, big stopper)
Cokin pro filters (retired)
Gitzo G2272M 3-way tripod head (great for stills & video, smooth damping on all 3 axis for video AND you can lock each axis tight so good for stills too - I have replaced two of the control arms with much smaller hand built ones for greater compactness). Pity the axis operate the way they do as you loose tilt when in portrait.

Tripod: 2 cheap alu tripods that most have in the closet.
Gitzo GT1541T, GT2540LLVL, +other Gitzos

Skywatcher nEQ6 astro mount
AP900 GTO astro mount
Astrotrac
Skywatcher star adventurer

Wish list:-
Canon 300mm f2.8 IS or
Canon 400mm f2.8 IS or
Canon 500mm f4 IS
(will only get one, but can't make mind up with would be best for me - so make do with 70-200L 2.8 + converters + cropping)

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  • What you have described is exactly what I do when I want a border, I have PS CS5.5 stand-alone, and I open the final image in that and use Canvas size to add a border......but, I find that a bit ...
  • Pretty much the same here! I started adapting to my 5d2, then moved to A7R3 at end of 2017 & adapted to that, & now the 50r. Buying & using old lenses I find fun, and they hold their values better ...
  • This was just a test ‘grab’ shot to try the body/lens combo out, no ‘thought’ went into the actual picture taking to make a ‘good’ or ‘nice’ photo!....it was purely taken to show the vignetting. i ...
  • I had used my imagination and did originally try using overlays, but as commented, overlays crop into your image, not add a border around the outside of your image. I ‘get’ the logic of starting ...
  • Full frame of the GFX sensor 4:3 aspect ratio. Straight out of camera using the  ACROS film sim, @0.95 close focus (I moved fore-aft to focus on face). vignetting is hard & heavy, & for me not ...
  • Straight out of camera shot using the 65:24 ‘xpan’ aspect ratio option with Acros film sim, shot at 0.95 at close focus on the lens (I moved fire-aft to get focus close to the eyes). i bought the ...
  • Just in case others, like me, stumble upon this thread hoping to see an example of this combo....wondering if it’s worth buying an adapter for or not. I couldn’t find any example shots on the web, ...
  • Ah, brilliant! Many thanks for posting & sharing. I will take a look at your step by step instructions this weekend.
  • I adapted the tiny, but jewel like, old (1938) Leica Elmar 35mm f3.5 to a Sony A7R3 using a Voigtlander close focus LM-E adapter + L39-LM adapter.

    This was about the smallest lens + adapter combo...

  • @landscaper1 - they do, but it’s not ‘boy scouts’ anymore, just ‘scouts’ as girls, or at least parents of girls objected to them not being permitted to join. My son’s Scout group is now pretty even...

  • I ‘get’ why they would want an NDA on beta software to prevent folk posting about bugs/poor performance issues, which have the potential to ‘kill’ a new product launch before its hit the streets. w ...
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    I don’t really ‘get it’. if I have understood correctly, you guys/gurls here are on the prior version currently, then upgrade to the current version 1 month before the next version is ...
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