Monday, December 31, 2012

Holy Crap, where did the year go to?

Well, this is it. I have completed my first Project 366 and was able to publish one photo per day for each day in 2012. I actually shot a ton more, but I was able to maintain the pace, and I did not have a single photo-free day this year.

The 2012 project is going to remain here for archival purposes, since this format is much easier for this kind of content than say, trying to find all of my 2012 entries in Google Plus or Flickr.

And yes, I am participating on Project 365 for 2013.

366: self-portrait

366: self-portrait by pvera
366: self-portrait, a photo by pvera on Flickr.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

350: Outside

350: Outside by pvera
350: Outside, a photo by pvera on Flickr.

The rig is a Sony NEX-7, Tokina AT-X SD 2.8/80-200 for Canon FD and an AmazonBasics 60" tripod. The original intention was to try to get a digital zoom shot, which would had yielded 200mm x 1.5 crop x 10X digital zoom = 3000mm equivalent shot. I thought the problem was going to be vibrations, so I was using a remote, but I was wrong.

The problem was that while the $30 is great with almost everything I own, it really doesn't like that big ass Tokina because it is simply too heavy.

That's when I noticed that the rig itself actually looked more interesting than what I was trying to shoot with it, which made me glad that I didn't ditch my NEX-C3 when I got the NEX-7.

Friday, December 7, 2012

342: Stars

342: Stars by pvera
342: Stars, a photo by pvera on Flickr.

#fmsphotoaday #project366 342: Stars

Sony NEX-7, Carl Zeiss Planar 1.4/50 T*

Friday, November 30, 2012

335: on the wall

335: on the wall by pvera
335: on the wall, a photo by pvera on Flickr.
This was shot on a tripod at 200mm, which is 300mm in full frame equivalency. Even with the tripod it was impossible to shoot without using either anti blur on the NEX-7 (which I used) or the remote. According to Google Maps the thermometer on the wall is 200 feet away from my window.

Sony NEX-7, Tokina AT-X 2.8/80-200, tripod.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

334: Big

334: Big by pvera
334: Big, a photo by pvera on Flickr.

And heavy too! That's a Tokina 80-200 constant 2.8 for Canon FD mount.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

324: Something Awesome.

324: Something Awesome. by pvera
324: Something Awesome., a photo by pvera on Flickr.

Let's see:

1. That's not the whole collection. I took the shot with the Sony NEX-C3 and the Mitakon 2.8/28

2. Of the 9 manual focus lenses, together, 8 of them together cost less than $240 total. The Carl Zeiss 1.4/50 was $225 and is almost impossible to find online under $350 or so.

3. The full lens collection, including adapters, and the lens on the NEX-C3, was less than the cost of the Nikon D5100 with 18-55 VR kit lens.

4. All of the adapters together were about $60, ordered from a Chinese dealer on eBay.

5. The eBay killer isn't on that photo. That lens was $2.25, $13 or so shipped and is now in the happy hands of a Sony NEX-5N owner.

6. The $225 Carl Zeiss lens is not $200 more awesome than the $24 Mitakon 2.8/28. Yes, it's nice to have f/1.4, but except for the low light advantage, the $24 lens is really damn nice.

Sony NEX-C3, Mitakon Wide MC 2.8/28