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Old 22nd November 2010, 13:50   #5626
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Guys after good 65 days of wait I received my M42 to EF-S converter with Auto-focus confirmation which I purchased on e-bay for some 20$ , I ordered on 11 Sept and got it on 20 Nov at my home.
With this I was able to use my Super Takumar 50mm F1.4 which I acquired for approx 100$ on e-bay US in Sept , the results are mind blowing as of now , Will post the test snaps from home ..

Need to do a lot of learning with shallow DOF with wide open lens.
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Guys after good 65 days of wait I received my M42 to EF-S converter
Ufff, 65 days of waiting ? Did it come by road ?
I ordered a car mobile charger 14 days back and I was already getting impatient with this waiting ! I feel very relaxed after reading your post . I think free-shipping comes with a compromise.
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Old 22nd November 2010, 16:29   #5628
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Need to do a lot of learning with shallow DOF with wide open lens.
Oh yeah. You focus on the tip of the nose and the base is out of focus

M42. Now you will start speaking a whole different language. CZJ, CZS, Taks, Super Taks ...
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Price on road is 29.5k with lens, 25k without at Golu!


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Old 22nd November 2010, 20:11   #5630
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Hi All,

After lot of research and deciding on the budget i bought a Canon 500D with 18-55kit lens on 20/Nov/2010 .

Frankly, i dont know much about the technical jargons of photography.i had a habit of clicking photos and they used to come out well to.so slowly started to read about cams and kept reading reviews (lots).

Finally thought of buying 50D without bill for 42-44k,then since stock was not available for past 3 weeks,i bought 500D with bill.

Hope to learn more thur this forum.

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Old 22nd November 2010, 22:45   #5631
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Here is the sample of Super Takumar 50mm F 1.4 , Shot at night in room with tube-light ,Bokeh looks good to my eyes.Shot in Jpeg and resized for web
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Oh yeah. You focus on the tip of the nose and the base is out of focus
Exactly another sample of a toad , Focus is on head and hind limbs are little out of focus , but otherwise the sharpness and colors looks good. No processing done except resizing.
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Ufff, 65 days of waiting ? Did it come by road ?
I ordered a car mobile charger 14 days back and I was already getting impatient with this waiting ! I feel very relaxed after reading your post . I think free-shipping comes with a compromise.
Few item I received with in a week but it seems anything with electronics and wait is infinite.
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Old 23rd November 2010, 06:24   #5632
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This was taken during my recent visit to Lalbagh.
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Can someone guide me how to mark (C) in a picture. Any special software that can do this in batch rather than having to do with each picture in Paint.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 23rd November 2010, 12:11   #5634
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@MileC. In Windows, you enter Alt+0169 (press alt, type 0 1 6 9, then leave alt key)

@Chetan. Lovely picture. Nice composition. Like the way there is not much man made objects in this.

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[quote=amitk26;2149245]Here is the sample of Super Takumar 50mm F 1.4 , Shot at night in room with tube-light ,Bokeh looks good to my eyes.Shot in Jpeg and resized for web
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Nice portrait ,Is Super Takumar name of the lens?

BTW whats the differenc between 50mm/1.8 and this lens? 50mm/1.8 costs around 5k here in chennai.
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Nice portrait ,Is Super Takumar name of the lens?

BTW whats the differenc between 50mm/1.8 and this lens? 50mm/1.8 costs around 5k here in chennai.
Yes Super Takumar is name of the lens made in early 70s.

It is not about the costs, Canon 50mm 1.8 would have worked out even less for me but this lens is F 1.4

The lens is all metal construction and people say that this lens is very sharp and bokeh generated by this is excellent. As I said I am yet to use it fully.
The portrait below it is shot in florescent tube with out flash hand-held.

There was a time when these lenses used to go for a song but after popularity of Canon EF-S to which adopters with infinite focus can be made they have appreciated a lot.

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MC,

watermark factory or mogrify plugin in lightroom.
LR3 has it inbuilt IIRC.
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Hi All,

After lot of research and deciding on the budget i bought a Canon 500D with 18-55kit lens on 20/Nov/2010 .

Frankly, i dont know much about the technical jargons of photography.i had a habit of clicking photos and they used to come out well to.so slowly started to read about cams and kept reading reviews (lots).

Finally thought of buying 50D without bill for 42-44k,then since stock was not available for past 3 weeks,i bought 500D with bill.

Hope to learn more thur this forum.
Congrats ! where and how much did it cost ?
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This was taken during my recent visit to Lalbagh.
When did you start posting images on the DSLR thread ?
This is the best I have seen from you till date. Please move it to the image thread if possible.
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This was taken during my recent visit to Lalbagh.
Mods, can you move this image to the non auto image thread? I have posted here by mistake. Thanks.
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