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52 Cameras: # 157 — Sony DSC-V3




The memory stick came with it so I checked for found photos. The only thing on it was a movie of a movie being played on a laptop or portable DVD player-type thing.
MMA fight from 2012 - Henderson v Diaz

MMA fight from 2012 – Henderson v Diaz


Zoe

Zoe


The colors are really saturated even without turning it up.

The colors are really saturated even without turning it up.


Noisy in low light.  J-Man took this one.

Noisy in low light. J-Man took this one.


Katydid

Katydid


Flowers in the yard

Flowers in the yard

Goober doing his Dr. Evil imitation

Goober doing his Dr. Evil imitation

Phound Photos Volume 7

There is only one image so far but I’m really excited for a couple of reasons.

I bought a box of old movie films (Super-8 & 16mm) and it also came with boxes of color slides. These aren’t buy-them-at-the-gift-shop slides but photos someone took on various vacations. Inside the big boxes are small plastic Kodak slide boxes with labels written on them. They are somewhat jumbled but the small boxes are labeled with where the photos were taken and the recipient.

It’s a little sad thinking about why the boxes are labeled this way. Was the photographer downsizing in his old age or moving to assisted living (we used to call them “retirement homes”)? Did he die and this is how the slides were to be divided? The movies have extra labels indicating they were digitized. I hope the slides were too before they ended up at a Goodwill.

This is a fairly large collection and from what I can tell, he was a talented photographer. I’m not talking about a Vivian Maier kind of find, but a fascinating puzzle.

The box this slide came from is labeled “Hawaii For Holly”.

"Hawaii For Holly"

“Hawaii For Holly”

It’s a lousy scan but here’s the second reason I’m stoked — I used an old slide duplicator, an “Accura Zoom Duplivar”. I got it when I bought a different lot of equipment. The duplicator had a Minolta SR mount on it so I hadn’t really thought about using it. I was making myself crazy trying to find an M42 to EOS adapter — I have a couple and couldn’t find either — so I used some of my down time while sick this last week to organize the boxes and boxes of stuff in my office. It still looks like a mess but it’s a mess where I can better find things. Any way, putting lens adapters, macro tubes and such into their own bin, I came across the slide duplicator. Checking to see if I could cannibalize parts I realized the Minolta mount is also an adapter. The slide duplicator actually has a T-mount.

I also have, and miraculously found, a T-mount adapter for the Canon. It works but the crop factor (1.6) from the smaller APS-C sensor on the Canon 60D narrows the field of view too much. I’d have to take multiple shots of each slide and stitch them together. I might as well use the flatbed and the whole point is to get away from the cruel tedium of doing slides and negatives on the scanner. The 9000f is a good scanner but the workflow is error-prone and soooooo time consuming omigodjustkillmenow.

Plan C: I have a full frame digital which hasn’t been featured yet on 52 cameras. I also bought a Canon EOS to Sony E-mount adapter.

Voila!  Frankenkludge.

Voila! Frankenkludge.

It’s made up from these bits plus the Sony: EOS to E-mount adapter, T-Mount to EOS adapter, T-mount slide duplicator.

The bits...

The bits…

I inserted the slide, held the whole rig up to an LED bulb in the kitchen and pressed the shutter. The focus and light both need a little work but not bad for a quick pass/fail test. The slide duplicator doesn’t really have focusing but it does have settings from 1.0 (life sized) to 2.0 which I haven’t played with yet. Stacking adapters may be introducing some error as well.

I’ll tinker some more and report back here.

52 Cameras: Camera 94 part 2 — Sony DSC-T700

I seem to have misplaced one folder full of images from this camera. Here are a few more in the meantime.

M enjoying some mid-February sunshine.  ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/500 second.

M enjoying some mid-February sunshine. ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/500 second.

22 Feb.  Sunny but weather is looming.  ISO 100, f/4.5, 1/400 sec.

22 Feb. Sunny but weather is looming. ISO 100, f/4.5, 1/400 sec.

23 Feb.  What a difference a day makes.  ISO 125, f/4.6, 1/125 sec.

23 Feb. What a difference a day makes. ISO 125, f/4.6, 1/125 sec.

31 March 2016 Update: Found the folder and took some more last night.

Stargazer Lily -- macro.

Stargazer Lily — macro.

Stargazer Lily — SUPER macro.

Stargazer Lily — SUPER macro.

52 Cameras: Camera 53 part 2 – Sony DSC F717

Sadly, the sensor kept getting worse. The camera rarely powers up working now. A pretty good time to wrap it up and post some results.

All of the IR photos are ISO 100, f/2, and 1/60 second. I chose a low ISO to keep noise down and the f-stop and shutter are the camera settings in “Night Shot”.

Infrared sunflowers

Infrared sunflowers

Great macro.  ISO 100, f/5, 1/500 sec.  Mild sharpening in Photoshop.

Great macro. ISO 100, f/5, 1/500 sec. Mild sharpening in Photoshop.

Oops, left the camera in macro and they were too far away. I had to sharpen again.

Musicians at the co-op.  ISO 100, f/4 at 1/160

Musicians at the co-op. ISO 100, f/4 at 1/160

IR does strange things with eyes. Hers are dark brown and look blue. Mine are blue and come out black.

I love the luminous quality of skin in infrared.

I love the luminous quality of skin in infrared.

One of my favorites.  The clouds cleared so the white leaves and petals pop against the sky.

One of my favorites. The clouds cleared so the white leaves and petals pop against the sky.

Spider web at the new casa.

Spider web at the new casa.

When I get the new sensor, I’ll post about the repair.