Do you see a bird?

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  1. Ron Evers

    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    There are actually two birds in this pic I took with a & $10 Sears 50/2 lens I got off eBay.


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    I did not think the birds (Cedar Waxwings) were all that visible so I cropped down.

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    Here is an even tighter crop of one of the birds for the visually impaired. ;)

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    I did a test of four old film camera 50mm something lenses & this one was the poorest performer. Gawd I like old glass.
     
  2. Ryan L

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    I see a third!! Look in between the two and up a little just beyond them.
     
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    Yeah, I can see the birds :)
     
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    nice! bokeh is killing me though..
     
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    Yeah I can see the birds.
     
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    yes.
     
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    I see 3, those pics look nice and sharp for a $10 lens, lol.

    How many lenses do you have in your collection now Ron?
     
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    We all see 3 birds sir..:D
     
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    That is exactly why this lens finished last of four tested.


    Rob NZ "How many lenses do you have in your collection now Ron?"

    Laf Rob, I would have to assemble them all in one place to count them & then my wife may notice. ;) However, I am in recovery, I did not buy a lens last week. :lol:

    And yes, three birds it is. :blushing:
     
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    The last cropped shot of just one bird looks pretty good to me. With a bit of manipulation, I believe it would turn out okay. Maybe crop out that lower left section, reduce the brightness a bit. Certainly not bad for an old lens.
     
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    Nice; just goes to prove that newer is not always better!
     
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    Photo Lady No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    good eyes ..now i see it too..
     

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