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Subject: [Leica] 1/11/11 snow, bike, balloon
From: robertmeier at (Robert Meier)
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:35:55 -0500 (CDT)
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Mark -- Your commentary is fascinating and wonderful.  Robert

On Mar 31, 2011, at 4:24 PM, Mark Rabiner wrote:

> 1/11/11 snow, bike, balloon. Darned close to 11 too! But PM not AM
> A snow day. One of many this year. Maybe not the last. A snow night.
> I went through all the years pic getting caught up on my Keywording  
> or at
> least the flowers key worded.
> This was not a flower. Maybe you noticed. But the red caught me eye.
> Some people give bouquets of balloons instead of flowers.
> Its the gift that keeps on giving. Till they pop. Or fly escape out  
> the
> window.
> Shot manual focus full frame with the 45mm 2.8 P Nikkor made by the  
> largest
> lens making company in the world and from choice glass.  Cosina.  
> This puppy
> almost coast me 500 bucks and I'd have to say it was worth it. I'm  
> guessing
> very above average glass choices in this Tessar pancake. To make up  
> for its
> economy of number of elements. Also some very above average  
> coatings. A
> labor of love from Mr. Kobayashi is my guess.  I just  think a slow  
> lens
> makes things easier for the designer. But I find I really like to  
> stop down
> a bit if I can to make sure I nail my focus even though my viewing  
> screen is
> quite bright on my D700 I've had since October. In this case f 5  
> nailed it
> and the iso went to 5600 and my shutter speed stayed at the 100th of a
> second I had it set on.  I do many shots at the maxed out 64,000  
> iso with my
> auto iso setting.
> Bikes in the snow can look lonely.
> If you told me I'd bee shooting stopped down in the dead of night  
> I'd be
> telling you that would be in the year 2525.
> F 5 and be there!
> --------------------
> Mark William Rabiner
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