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Old Feb 18, 2007, 4:35 PM   #1
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Took these yesterday with my DL2 and a rather cheap 28-210mm lens, head over here and have a look if you like cats:

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...amp;forum_id=6

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Old Feb 18, 2007, 4:55 PM   #2
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I thought Pentax's only took pictures of birds? YOu can't shoot cats with a Pentax. They'll eat the birds!:blah:
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Old Feb 18, 2007, 5:01 PM   #3
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Well... it was a no-Pentax-lens. That's why I wasable to shoot that cat. Can't think of another reason...

:?What's this bird thingie and Pentax... am I missing the joke here?

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Old Feb 18, 2007, 5:11 PM   #4
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Th, I like the cat pictures. Its amazing how good the pictures are even with a "cheap" lens.

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Old Feb 18, 2007, 6:11 PM   #5
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Well... it was a no-Pentax-lens. That's why I wasable to shoot that cat. Can't think of another reason...

:?What's this bird thingie and Pentax... am I missing the joke here?

/confused
LOTS of bird pictures around here. Just me being a smart-ass.
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Excellent photos. I agree that #7 is my favourite. He looks contemplative (as much as a cat can be!) in it, and not at all concerned with the camera. Converting to B&W after shooting with the indoor WB gives the photos an intersting tone. I like the effect, even if it was unintended.

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"The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an ax-murderer."
- Paula Poundstone
Nice shots
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Old Feb 19, 2007, 1:11 AM   #8
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Well - as for the cheap lens - it's a Voigtlaender 28-210 zoom I bough new for EUR 99,00 - and everyone keeps telling me this is most likely "junk". While I agree that sharpness could be better and it ain't the fastest lens on earth and ... and ... some other things - it does it's job as a walkaround lens for the budget I had.

So "cheap" was meant in the way of "not expensive" here and the feeling that I miss a lot by not using a "better/more expensive" one.

It's nice to hear that you like the pictures and that they show some (image) quality - that's some encouragement!

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Old Feb 19, 2007, 1:16 AM   #9
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I tried using the channel mixer to get a b/w picture as I would normally do but actually found that in this case the fur details were a difficult problem to handle that way. So I slightly adjusted the channels (RGB) and then desaturated the picture. I never did it that way before but I felt it gave me a good result.

Is there a way to recover a picture with wrong WB (JPEG shot)? Any rule/algorithm to follow? I tried A LOT with WB balance, white point and stuff, but it naver looked "natural".

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Thanks all for the nice comments and happy snapping!
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