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Sunset over Exmoor.

One more taken yesterday evening with a 1970s Helios 58mm f2 manual focus lens (which obediently focuses to infinity on a DSLR - quite a few older lenses won't. For 10 off the big auction site in the sky, these lenses are well worth playing around with. They came as standard with the Russian Zenith (or Zenit) cameras of the 70s and 80s, of which many thousands were made.
Cheap 'n cheerful, but fun.

If you do go down this road and try one of these lenses on a DSLR, be aware that unlike Zeiss Flektogon or Zeiss Sonnar of the same era, the little protruding pin that locks the lens onto manual focus is too wide to be held in by the DSLR adapter, and you'll have to find your own way of keeping it pressed in. My way involved superglue, which sounds drastic, but is very effective using a very small amount, and doesn't damage the lens at all. Do this very carefully though, and remember that you didn't read this method here Wink

Best to all,

Dave.

Thanks so much to Christina (EPZ CCB) for her generous award. It is really appreciated!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:1970s Helios 58mm f2 (M42) m/f with EOS adapter.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:13 Jan 2012 - 5:04 PM
Focal Length:0mm
Aperture:f/0.0
Shutter Speed:1/4000sec
Exposure Comp:-4/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Spot the Wild Goose...
Username:HobbitDave HobbitDave
Uploaded:14 Jan 2012 - 10:34 AM
Tags:Exmoor, Landscape / travel, Night, Sunset, Wild goose
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2012 - 10:57 AM

Glorious tones in the sky, Dave, I remember the wonderful sunsets over Exmoor so well. Spotted the goose, too Smile Carol

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HobbitDave
14 Jan 2012 - 10:59 AM


Quote: Glorious tones in the sky, Dave, I remember the wonderful sunsets over Exmoor so well. Spotted the goose, too Smile Carol

Your old stomping ground, Carol; this one should be for you I think Wink
Dave.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2012 - 11:12 AM

Fabulous sky colours through that tracery of branches and twigs, and yes, I think I have spotted you know what.
Ronnie.

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HobbitDave
14 Jan 2012 - 11:31 AM

Nice one, Ronnie. Someone here just said 'That's a funny name to call a Wild Goose'. How they think of things like that at this hour of the morning makes you wonder Wink
Dave.

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Big_Beavis
Big_Beavis e2 Member 9Big_Beavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2012 - 11:42 AM

Great result.

David

Had a couple of Zeniths (built like a tank) about 40 years ago. Still got one of these lenses, must use it more often.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2012 - 11:45 AM

great sky and the goose adds a little to the pictureWink

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2012 - 12:54 PM

A gorgeous sunset Dave, I've managed to spot the goose and I like that coloured sky

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gloccy
gloccy  3 Scotland
14 Jan 2012 - 1:00 PM

spotted it. great colours

Craig

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
14 Jan 2012 - 2:41 PM

Love the colour Dave.

Len

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2012 - 5:30 PM

I've spotted it Dave, even though there were major distractions like the gorgeous sky colours and the enchanting silhouettes.

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
14 Jan 2012 - 6:41 PM

Beautiful silhouettes against that gorgeous sky. Found the goose too Grin. Moira

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2012 - 8:19 PM

Absolutely beautiful! PattiSmile

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ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 12:29 AM

Wow, Dave! One of your best! Breathtaking color and love the lacy trees and the bird!!!
Christina

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mars
mars  6 England
15 Jan 2012 - 6:59 PM

Beautiful red sky at night....and what a lovely day followed !

M

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