The Captain - Volume VI

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  1. Batman29 Demands Audiences

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    Great pics Lars.
    What new lens did you purchase for your Sony?
    Is it a Zeiss quality, German made?
     
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    Thanks everybody and, Greg, it is the Zeiss SEL24F18Z.
    I sold my Sony Prime 35mm in it's favour and have to say that the Cpt. Jack photo session really solidified my first very positive impressions. Was worried at first that the 24mm would be a little short for my purposes and honestly 28mm-30mm would be ideal but since the Zeiss has a much lower minimum focus distance it's almost as good in the macro department, especially when mounted with a macro filter glass. Plus it is much easier to get full-size shots of pieces for obvious reasons.
    The Sony 35mm was a winner on paper but if you compare my older photographs they basically have no sharpness layer at all when wide open. This bugged the hell out of me and ultimately is unacceptable for the price I feel. In the end I tested three of these 35mm lenses just to make sure I didn't get a lemon but, no, they were all the same.
    Are there domestically manufactured components in this new Zeiss? I wouldn't know but then again it doesn't matter much to me.
     
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    Lars wrote 3 days earlier »
    Captain had to pose for some test shots with a new lense:
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    Sony NEX7 (Zeiss 24F18Z)

    nice pics Lars
    why jack sparrow's nose is lighter...? mine number 55 is same...
    i use some make up on mine and its much better we can see difference with whole face...
     
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    Good question. :D
    If there's one thing I feel is really sub-standard here it is the base. The planks are just about ok but the illusion of wood texture totally misfired. :doh:
     
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    Lars wrote 1 hour earlier »
    Thanks everybody and, Greg, it is the Zeiss SEL24F18Z.
    I sold my Sony Prime 35mm in it's favour and have to say that the Cpt. Jack photo session really solidified my first very positive impressions. Was worried at first that the 24mm would be a little short for my purposes and honestly 28mm-30mm would be ideal but since the Zeiss has a much lower minimum focus distance it's almost as good in the macro department, especially when mounted with a macro filter glass. Plus it is much easier to get full-size shots of pieces for obvious reasons.
    The Sony 35mm was a winner on paper but if you compare my older photographs they basically have no sharpness layer at all when wide open. This bugged the hell out of me and ultimately is unacceptable for the price I feel. In the end I tested three of these 35mm lenses just to make sure I didn't get a lemon but, no, they were all the same.
    Are there domestically manufactured components in this new Zeiss? I wouldn't know but then again it doesn't matter much to me.

    For what it's worth Lars, it seems to me it is a high end German optic. The bokeh, and the sharpness it has wide open is incredible, and that is from the photos posted only!
    Lars, how did you get your thumbnails so large?
     
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    I agree about the planks, though I'm grateful they didn't clutter the base with treasure chests and so forth Sideshow style.
    As an interesting sidenote, this was the last Cinemaquette to utilise the original oval base before they switched to bespoke designs for Indiana Jones onwards. Possibly the original intent was to stick with this design across the whole line, but as the pieces became more elaborate and ambitious, so did the bases.
     
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    Batman29 wrote 8 minutes earlier  » 
    For what it's worth Lars, it seems to me it is a high end German optic. The bokeh, and the sharpness it has wide open is incredible, and that is from the photos posted only!
    Lars, how did you get your thumbnails so large?

    Thanks Greg. It is the Zeiss Sonnar design if that has any meaning.
    As for the thumbnails, I'm hosting these pics on the CBD server so I'm lucky to have the freedom to choose whichever size I like.
     
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    Stephen wrote 12 minutes earlier »
    I agree about the planks, though I'm grateful they didn't clutter the base with treasure chests and so forth Sideshow style.
    As an interesting sidenote, this was the last Cinemaquette to utilise the original oval base before they switched to bespoke designs for Indiana Jones onwards. Possibly the original intent was to stick with this design across the whole line, but as the pieces became more elaborate and ambitious, so did the bases.

    :top:
     
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    Thanks Lars 
     
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    look what i found
    its the guy who sold sparrow and indy hat on ebay
    im sure he repaint his sparrow face
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    How did he manage to position the sash like that? It looks like it's being blown in the wind.
     
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    Im sure he put wire into... like superman or vader cape
    A good idea i like the wind effect
     
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    Yeah it's meant. Will you put wire in yours Zhong?
     
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    I dont know
    Maybe...
    its a good idea ;)
     
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    look at the sword!!! i want it like this: real steel!!
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    He made a video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80iTVGS2tCk
     
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    dsc0995.jpg

    I liked that picture
     
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