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Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography October 31st, 2013, 03:45 AM
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Posted By Ben Rubinstein
and they're big, not as sharp on a FF sized...

and they're big, not as sharp on a FF sized sensor, don't particularly have any special renderings that you cannot get with a natively 35mm lens, etc, etc.
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography October 31st, 2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,937
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
Hi, I was talking about a theoretical hcam...

Hi,

I was talking about a theoretical hcam type board for mirrorless cameras. I spoke to Stefan from Hartblei last night after writing this but he was rather busy preparing for a roadshow, he did...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography October 30th, 2013, 11:36 AM
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Views: 10,937
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
You're not the first to be wondering it however...

You're not the first to be wondering it however I'm not sure that there is such a great need. The MF lenses in general are either less sharp or stupidly expensive and far less prolific or...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography October 30th, 2013, 02:51 AM
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Views: 10,937
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
Thanks anyway!

Thanks anyway!
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography October 29th, 2013, 12:27 PM
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Views: 10,937
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
The idea is for a walk around lens with a certain...

The idea is for a walk around lens with a certain look. Hardly want to drag a flash around with me to be honest. The camera is bulky/heavy enough.
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography October 29th, 2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,937
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
I do have an adaptor with a chip and it does...

I do have an adaptor with a chip and it does provide focus confirmation, accurate focus confirmation with the lens. However it only gives accurate results in good light, in low light it's useless....
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography October 29th, 2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,937
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
http://www.sony.co.uk/product/ddl-carl-zeiss-lense...

http://www.sony.co.uk/product/ddl-carl-zeiss-lenses/sal-24f20z
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography October 29th, 2013, 09:39 AM
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Views: 10,937
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
Cem thank you for your offer. Do you have any raw...

Cem thank you for your offer. Do you have any raw samples from this specific lens shot wide open? I have plenty Nex 7 samples from when I was playing with buying that great little camera. Very nice...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography October 29th, 2013, 09:29 AM
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Views: 10,937
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
The question as to whether A7 or A7r is an...

The question as to whether A7 or A7r is an interesting one that I've been musing. I have a 5D3 and a D800e (actually the studio's) so I'm familiar with what is likely to be very comparable 'looks' at...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography October 29th, 2013, 05:49 AM
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Views: 10,937
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
It should work with the LE-AE1 adaptor made by...

It should work with the LE-AE1 adaptor made by Sony to provide full features including native autofocus. Apparently. It's a Minolta lens with the same lens protocol as sony lenses.
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography October 29th, 2013, 05:29 AM
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Views: 10,937
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
Old thread but with the advent of the new A7r,...

Old thread but with the advent of the new A7r, I'm wondering whether that Minolta lens on that camera might not be a good idea? The limited DR on the 5D3 is driving me crazy at present. What do you...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography January 21st, 2013, 07:09 AM
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Posted By Ben Rubinstein
Just been to my eye specialist, my prescription...

Just been to my eye specialist, my prescription had changed drastically in the past two years since my surgery and he can make a huge improvement in my eye sight with a new prescription, could be...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography January 20th, 2013, 01:06 PM
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Views: 10,937
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
I'll worry about the future when I get there :-)...

I'll worry about the future when I get there :-) Seriously though it looks like we will be waiting at least a year for the FF Nex. That said I see exactly what you mean about the rendition....
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography January 20th, 2013, 11:21 AM
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Views: 10,937
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
Hi Jerome, Not really worth going to another...

Hi Jerome,

Not really worth going to another manufacturer and lose compatibility with my other lenses and flashguns if I still have to deal with a DSLR sized body (A900 wouldn't have the iso I...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography January 20th, 2013, 11:00 AM
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Views: 10,937
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
Decision made. I've been flip flopping over this...

Decision made. I've been flip flopping over this for ages. I was discussing with my wife what you said about the viewfinder being noisy in low light when she called me into the kids room and told me...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography January 20th, 2013, 09:54 AM
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Views: 10,937
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
Hi Jerome, I think you misunderstand me. The...

Hi Jerome,

I think you misunderstand me. The usage with the Nex 7 would be with my Pentax Takumar 50mm 1.4 wide open. Not with a Canon L lens. This 50 year old lens was chosen for its dreamy...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography January 20th, 2013, 07:46 AM
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Views: 10,937
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
I wish I could decide! I had decided by late...

I wish I could decide!

I had decided by late last night to go for a 5D3 and 50L and work around the shortcomings of that lens and the 'focal shift'. About 4am when I couldn't get to sleep I asked...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography January 19th, 2013, 11:18 AM
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Views: 10,937
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
I am watching this with a great deal of interest....

I am watching this with a great deal of interest.

I am in a position at present to buy a new camera. My needs are FF, works with my present canon lenses, not huge, a certain level of IQ (very...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. June 17th, 2011, 08:24 AM
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Views: 1,862
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
What makes a photography memorable

Got this link from RG,

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-image-tend-pictures-people-wide.html

I'd pretty much came to the same conclusion, when planning my own projects here in Jerusalem I...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. March 23rd, 2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,774
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
Hi, Bit confused, I agree with Alain that...

Hi,

Bit confused, I agree with Alain that the processing is an essential part of the artmaking, I'm about as far from a purist as would be possible. I've used HDR for years, before it was called...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. March 22nd, 2011, 03:49 PM
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Views: 11,774
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
I was referring to more fundamental and basic...

I was referring to more fundamental and basic rules, the kind that Alain's article was trying to dismiss, the 'purist' crowd in photography, the kind who feel that unless you 'xerox' a scene with a...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. March 22nd, 2011, 01:24 PM
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Views: 11,774
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
You people are far too intellectual for me! ;-) ...

You people are far too intellectual for me! ;-)

For me art is the expression of an individual. Whether it resonates on not with me personally is dependant on me and not the artist.

My own work...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. March 21st, 2011, 06:23 AM
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Views: 11,774
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
Sorry Asher this is what I meant: My first...

Sorry Asher this is what I meant:

My first thoughts are that heavily represented in this article is the perhaps controversial concept that composition is both subjective and transcends the actual...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. March 19th, 2011, 11:10 AM
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Views: 11,774
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
I'd love Alain to answer that one, I don't want...

I'd love Alain to answer that one, I don't want to put words into his mouth..
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. March 18th, 2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,774
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
My first thoughts are that heavily represented in...

My first thoughts are that heavily represented in the controversial concept that composition is both subjective and transcends the actual moment of picture taking. Not that I don't agree...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. March 18th, 2011, 05:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,774
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
Composition

Alain Briot's new article on LuLa:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/columns/composition_top_15.shtml

Discuss!
Forum: Asher Kelman's Public and Private Art December 21st, 2010, 04:20 AM
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Views: 2,028
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
Would love to see this one in B&W, I think she'd...

Would love to see this one in B&W, I think she'd 'pop' out of the crowd more due to the lighting on her face. I'm not editing as per request but I think B&W and a judicious vignette would make the...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 5th, 2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,668
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
I think though that it does have an impact when...

I think though that it does have an impact when analyzing the honesty of intent of an artist to realise that often we can only infer what that intent was.
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 5th, 2010, 02:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,668
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
I've never studied art specifically so I cannot...

I've never studied art specifically so I cannot judge however I wonder how much all the talk of what an artist was trying to achieve, of their specific mindset and intention in the creation of their...
Forum: Art Theory: Idea workshop. December 2nd, 2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,668
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
Forgive me for my naivety in coming late to the...

Forgive me for my naivety in coming late to the party. There seems to be some rancour here that I cannot understand the root off but let's leave that for the moment.

In the service sector,...
Forum: UV/IR Thermal or Xray Photography November 8th, 2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,987
Posted By Ben Rubinstein
Georgous image, not sure of the uneven vignetting...

Georgous image, not sure of the uneven vignetting at the top though.
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