Chicks and trees- gotta love em!Your reply made me realize that I have posted very few photos here. Although this was titled for 2015 forward. This is one one of a few friends returning to the redwoods for the holiday season in a couple weeks. Maybe we will get a few more photos if the weather isn't freezing like last winter.
That is what we call a pumpkin. Scale for days!A large coast redwood with near-zero taper. It's about 15 ft. dbh. This tree is part of the reason I chuckle about an "18 footer" list one other guy is assembling, who also explores in the redwoods. His thing is finding every 18 footer and bigger. But he excludes a 17' or 15' tree even if it's 50% larger by volume. This one is called the "Nitro Express" after a certain .700 cartridge. View attachment 52553
In a way, yes. It's more of lens that eliminates the need for correction. Some try to correct tilted building and trunk lines with software, but the computer correction tends to lose up to 1/2 the file and resolution, whereas the lens enables keeping the entire file. This lens is sometimes used in towns or other, for a miniaturized effect, or to angle what's in focus.Is that a perspective correction lens? Looks like it. Very nice!
Cool. I figured it was something very similar. My father was an architect (a professor of architecture and engineering) and had a few perspective correction lenses for his SLR (film) cameras, back in the day. Mostly F-body Canons, but a Nikon and a couple of Pentax, as well.In a way, yes.
Every lens I used last week in the redwoods was an older lens. The tilt shift was an older design, although still the relatively recent "EF" mount still in use today.Mostly F-body Canons, but a Nikon and a couple of Pentax, as well.
Long before the digital era, so before any computer enhancement/correction software.
You may find interest or amusement to go on Amazon or Youtube and search for adapters, like Nikon > to Canon ... or Contax / Yashica (C/Y) > to Canon ... or Leica R > to Nikon .. etc.. There's scores of twist on adapters, like the blue part on the lens I posted above.I rather assumed that the modern lenses for digital cameras required electronic hardware in the lens to work with the cameras. I'm guessing that's not necessarily true.
Ha! Actually, after posting about this, I couldn't resist. I actually spent about two hours googling the intertubes and was surprised to see how many of those great products of the past are still around. As you mentioned, a lot of adapters... many more than were available back when I was dumping money into the stuff. And all those old camera bodies are still around, being sold for pennies on the dollar. The lenses do seem to be what people are after. The heft and quality of those old lenses still holds some appeal, I guess.You may find interest...