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A short outing with four cameras (8 images).

Discussion in 'Nature' started by bilzmale, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Sometimes I think I'm more of a collector than a cameraman so today I took four of my five serious compacts for a spin.

    First the GH1 with my 8mm Samyang/Falcon fisheye and my new adapter (having sold my Oly one). The image has been de-fished in a program called Fisheye Hemi so resembles more of an UWA then a FE. The horizon is a giveaway.

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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Secondly is my Canon G5 which has been converted for infra-red. It is a 665nm filter so allows some colour info through. The first shot is how the images look straight from camera.

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    In the second shot I have used the channel mixer to set red to 0 and blue to 100 in the red channel only which gives a mono look.

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    In the last shot I have swapped the red and blue values for the blue as well as the red channels which 'reverses' the sky colour from reddish to bluish. The foliage in all three shots has the typical whiteish appearance.

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  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Next I gave the zoom lens on the HS10 a workout. Two images processed in Perfectly Clear plugin for LR3. First is about 350mm equ.

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    and at 720mm equivalent:

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  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    And finally an X100 shot just for the colours.

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    If you're still reading thanks and C&C is welcome.
     
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  5. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    The third IR shot in particular is really cool. Is the Samyang a true fish on the m4/3 sensor or is it designed for APS-C?
     
  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Bill, taking out 4 cameras with their accompanying lenses is a feat! Your first has, for me, an Alice in Wonderland feel due to that fisheye dip... I keep wondering if that is a wild Australian animal at the foot of that tree? It's a cool image, but it does make me feel a bit woozy... I don't do well on roller coasters or anything that changes the horizon too much.:wink:

    Seeing each of these with your descriptions of what was involved is interesting and shows off the versatility of what can be done both with the camera and your post processing. Is that a Wood Duck who is hiding his face from you? Beautiful colors!! I do like the straightforward quality of the last, of course I realize that I may be prejudiced...but the image quality and colors are awfully good.
     
  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Nic the Samyang is designed for APS-C but has a 4/3 mount so the image is cropped. BBW no animal near the tree and we call them Mountain Ducks locally although I have heard them called Wood Ducks. The trick to a level horizon with the FE is to place it in the centre (no rule of thirds :smile:)
     
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  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    :th_salute: Bill!
     
  9. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Bill, love the IR images
     
  10. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Superb set!! I love the infra red ones especially!!
     
  11. vincechu

    vincechu SC Veteran

    316
    Sep 14, 2010
    Hi Bill, thanks for posting such creative photos :) I love the 3rd IR shot (would love to favourite it on flickr if you're on flickr) it looks so dreamy :) and I love the GH1 photo too - it looks very interesting because the curve makes you look at all the cars and makes me eye follow the picture (hope you know what mean), also love the colour/PP - I could never get good results out of my Panny g1's files.
     
  12. Mal

    Mal SC Veteran

    275
    Sep 23, 2010
    Liverpool / UK
    Bill... I used to 'dabble' many years ago with infra red, in my 35mm days... with some reasonable results....

    However... a while back I bought the requisite R72 infra-red filter, and thought I'd give the digital IR a go.... but got grim results from it.

    If I dust it off and try again... will you give a few tips on the image processing thread ??? as the third of your IR shots is quite impressive....
     
  13. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Great shots Bill. I'm with Vince and Mal IR shot 3 is a stand-out...does look like something out of a dream!

    Can I ask whether the conversion cost you much? and who you got to do it for you here in Oz?

    I know some might have tried to approximate this with an IR filter but there is no way they even come close to what can be achieved with the sensor conversion.
     
  14. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    The second and third IR shots are just magical. I can't stop looking at either one. Bravo!
     
  15. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Thanks for the comments guys. Mal as I'm sure you know using an R72 requires a tripod and an exposure of several seconds. Some PP tips are given at the Spencer's Cameras website.

    Mark I was planning on converting a Pen at a cost of some $350-$400 (plus the value of the body) but saw the Canon on eBay being sold by a guy doing his own conversions and all up it cost me $280. I also have a WA lens for it as it only goes to 35mm.
     
  16. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Here's a couple more IR shots. First with channels swapped as before, the second with SEP2.

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  17. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Thanks Keith - we call that bird a Mountain Duck around here. The wood duck is different but similar and not local.
     
  18. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Bill the IR has me in awe. I really need to tinker with my old canon and see if I can pull that off. My other method is a Hoya filter for my dslr. I like IR.. and ghosting.
     
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  19. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Outstanding! Bravo, Bill.

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
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  20. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Wow, an old thread that was definitely worthwhile to revive! Those IR photos are awesome!