Author Topic: 500px.com  (Read 623 times)

500px.com
« on: November 11, 2011, 09:51:28 pm »
Anyone else on there? I found it a couple of days ago, some amazing stuff gets posted and it ranks 'live' according to views & favourites so you get quite good feedback.  Its quite fun...

I'm http://500px.com/simpleimages

Re: 500px.com
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2011, 02:30:08 pm »
Mike, do you have a different camera for each image?  Maybe you use them once and then junk them ;)
Never tell me the odds.

Re: 500px.com
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2011, 04:36:26 pm »
:)  There's quite a lot of time between all of them..  (but yes, I have more cameras than bikes)

Re: 500px.com
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2011, 10:52:59 am »
I had a look at some of the top-rated stuff.  A lot of them are 'shopped within an inch of their lives but there is a pleasing amount of b/w.

How easy do you find focusing the 90mm on your M9?  I find it tricky on the M2 (which has a 0.72x finder - yours is 0.68x).  The M2 doesn't even have a 135mm frame because Leitz decided no-one would be able to focus it anyway.
Never tell me the odds.

Re: 500px.com
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2011, 11:21:45 am »
actually not too bad, I find the 50/2 harder. It's a lovely lens; older than me and incredibly sharp. 

Agree completely on the too much PS, although most of 1x.com is worse.

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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2011, 11:27:47 am »
Mike, your photo titled 'Science Museum' is actually The Natural History Museum which is next door.  ;)

Nice pic BTW.

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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2011, 11:31:22 am »
Damn, country bumpkin mistake :)

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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2011, 11:49:14 am »
actually not too bad, I find the 50/2 harder. It's a lovely lens; older than me and incredibly sharp. 

Agree completely on the too much PS, although most of 1x.com is worse.
I thought my "dual range" 50/2 wasn't sharp (reputedly the sharpest 35mm lens ever made, at the time) at f/2 until I put it on a tripod, shot some photos of a test target and realised it was my technique.  Never had a problem since; the secret is to use the "split image" rather than the "coincidence" feature of the rangefinder.

Here's a big pot at 1/30 and f/2.



I have the original Elmarit 90/2.8 which is a remarkable lens, if a bit low-contrast by today's standards.  It isn't a telephoto design so it has a looooong aluminium barrel.

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Jaded

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Re: 500px.com
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2011, 08:38:16 am »
Love the pigeons!
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Re: 500px.com
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2011, 09:45:28 pm »
They are good.

All my vague keepers from the last six months, with about three really old ones chucked in, are at

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost/showgallery.php?ppuser=42066&cat=500

When I reach the gallery limit (about 350 pics, I reckon) I'll start pruning them more ruthlessly.

Never tell me the odds.