Sand Dunes with the 7-14

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by Stan, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Stan

    Stan Regular

    Apr 19, 2013
    I sent a mule train back to the east with $ and treats, and a few days later I got hold of a Panny 7-14, which had been used for lots of great image. Now the lens has to make do with the wild, dry west :) The poor lens didn't know what it was in for...

    EPM2 and 7-14 (I had the 35-100 on the GH3), Raw, LR5. Oeano Dunes Preserve in Central Coast, CA. 14mm equivalent is a challenge, but a fun one! I also found a use for the tilting feature of Oly EVFs... 7mm, Dunes, bright CA sun, lots of sand and wind...

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  2. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Hall of Famer

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Great, Stan! You are putting it to good use!
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  3. snkenai

    snkenai All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
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  4. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Awesome images! The colour of the blue in the sky is a bit too "Olympusy" for my tastes, but that B&W is a real stunner.
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  5. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Veteran

    Jul 8, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris Leskovsek
    your self portrait is awesome. love the colors!. the 7-14 is an amazing lens!.
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  6. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Wow ... the sand dunes are awesome! Well done!
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  7. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

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  8. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I knew this was gonna be you before I even clicked on the thread. Great stuff, as usual Stan. You've done those dunes with the 9-18, no? But I don't ever remember you getting so low to show the details and texture in the near foreground. And 7 is just plain wider than 9. Are you getting any of the purple flare issues shooting with that lens on an Oly body? Or are you just avoiding shooting into the sun or other bright lights?

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  9. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I really love the black and white one, fantastic :)
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  10. mnhoj

    mnhoj gee aahrr

    Jan 27, 2012
    Thanks for the images.
    A real treat.
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  11. DHart

    DHart Regular

    Feb 28, 2011
    Wonderful images with one of my most favorite lenses. I like the second one the best.
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  12. serhan

    serhan All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    Beautiful colors & texture.
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  13. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Oh those are just fantastic. Excellent work.
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  14. Awesome work.
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  15. Stan

    Stan Regular

    Apr 19, 2013
    Hey Ray! Yes, I used the 9-18 here in the past when I owned a copy. Recently I've been mainly using 35mm equivalent at the dunes, and decided to mix it up. 7mm really invites getting low and close to these rolling dunes. Fun!

    I had my back to the sun on most of the images. For the ones where the sun is to the side I found I could position my hand to shade the front element without my hand getting into the image frame. This seems to work fine for the sun off to the side. If there were bright strong spots within the frame the trick obviously wouldn't work. But then I can switch to a Panny body.
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  16. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    May 13, 2013
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  17. Djarum

    Djarum All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    I guess I'm the only one that likes the color ones, lol.
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