Category: <span>aperture</span>

Unforgettable

This forget-me-not flower picture was testing the macro mode on a new lens. The DOF is not bad for f/8.

unforgettable

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The return of the lost boy

There is a story of the boy that was lost in the forest and now he has returned: my (not so) old Tamron lens, which was with me for tens of thousands of photos, one day got on its knees, with errors and errors and errors, so I had to bring it back to the mothership for repairs. It took over half a year, but now he is with me again and appearing to work:

tamron

A casualty is its tiny aperture operating engine, which was the very first thing they replaced… not sure how much a necessity it was, since the problem persisted after the replacement (the engine is dead now) and the problem was solved in the end many months ago with a software update (you knew a camera lens has its own motherboard with its own operating system?)
aperture engine

Now I am not that angry with F64 and still doing business with them, they promoted me as a golden client based on my past purchases… not sure if due to this status or the massive delay, but the repairing came with a few perks.
golden

Sure, there are bad news for the lost-and-returned boy: he’s not any more the golden boy, a new generation replaced it and now he’s a backup, But still has a future in front of him.

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New glass, so what? Too little, too late. Miss the blue.

newglass I lost faith on many things those days, including in ever getting F64 to ever fix my lens, so in the end I followed my my friend‘s advice and bought a new, better lens – even if I still disagree with her, you can’t buy happiness with money… well, unless is an enormous sum, like 1,000,000€ or such…

And if you know me, you know I’m following the principle “or la bal or la spital” (translation from Romanian: “either at the dance, or at the hospital”) so I went for f/2.8 and a weight that will break my back. Middle way is not an option.

My biggest regret is losing the opportunity to use this gear to capture one of the most beautiful blue eyes I ever saw, every time my gear was incomplete, I missed the opportunity and tried to do the best with what I had available. Not what I wanted. I am sorry.

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Blue chicory remake

After they were lost in a terrible accident I tried a remake of the blue chicory shot, which was not easy since we are past their season. But I managed to find some, in deep shade where they resisted more, but the light was quite bad. So I don’t really count this as a success.

Blue chicory / cicoare albastra

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Rain on the window

The weather in Berlin is about the same with what I left in Bucahrest: rainy.

it's raining in Berlin

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Learning about apertures

Some weeks ago browsing aimlessly (I was looking at the price of various photo gear) I noticed the Photon Photography Course, the price looked right to me so I decided to enrol myself, trying to improve my skills. It started this week-end with a couple of theory lessons. Not something really new for me and not very deep, but basic knowledge for any photographer.

So after the first course, I made a couple of photo experiments showing the dependency if aperture size (F number) and the depth of field. The range of aperture values is not very large, just as my main (telephoto) lens allows (F3.5 is my limit):

Aperture experiment

Aperture experiment

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