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Report - Westwood Quarry Nov. 09 - getting back to basics!

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by Styru, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Styru

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    Great explore of Westwood, with OT,Urban Junkie, Shadow, Raptor Jesus and Rigsby.

    The history has already been covered well on here, but in a nutshell this Wiltshire Quarry was converted to a shadow factory during WW2 to provide 'fallback' production capacity for Royal Enfield Motorcycles (in the event of Mr Hitler and his little glee-club disrupting production at the main factory with their pesky bombs)

    One of a number of places visited over a couple of days, I decided on this series of trips to try something a little different from a photographic point of view.

    So out with the auto-focus, multicoated, auto-aperture, zooming, 21st century optics lens, and in with this:

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    (note the 2p piece for scale :p )

    A 1960/70's Soviet lens (Industar 50/2) no auto focus, no metering, no autostopdown, and working at the equivelent of about a fixed 75mm focal length!

    So a few random pics.

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    Now wash your hands please :p

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    And then on to towards the 'live' sector....

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    A great explore, and some great company - cheers Guys!

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  2. Mazungu

    Mazungu are you calling me white?
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    Nice Styru tell us more about this lens combination DOF is awsome
     
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    Great shots Styru what body was the Industor mounted to?
     
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    Bit more about in in this old thread.

    Used on a Nikon D40 it's an M42 screw mount, so adaptor required - most of the focusing done by guestimation ("that look like about 8 meters - I'll set it to that" sort of thing)

    Aperture set to what felt right for the DOF I wanted, and exposure on B and counting in my head for what seemed like the right sort of time.
     
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    awesome pic there mate how much did the lens set you back?
     
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    Not cheap mate, including the dreaded postage and packaging, it came to TEN pounds and FIFTY pence :p
     
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    bloody hell did you have to remorgage lol is that from hong kong?
     
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    Not actually Hong Kong, but one of the underdeveloped parts of the world - Milton Keynes if I remember correctly.
     
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    lol this is getting better. will the lens fit in a sony a200?
     
  10. Mazungu

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    Hats off mate
     
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    That's uncanny! The one I've got cost me a tenner too - but it came with a free Russian doorstop. ;)
     
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    What type of doorstop, E EM, TTL?? ;)
     
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    b :thumb
     
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    shot of OT on his way to wynsdyke is a cracker lol, I actually chuckled, and I don't think I've made that noise before :p
     
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    Brick-Man

    Look into my eyes, look into my eyes, the eyes, the eyes,
    not around the eyes, don't look around my eyes,
    look into my eyes,
    you're under.

    You did not see a picture of OT near Wansdyke,
    we have never been near Wansdyke,
    we do not know what Wansdyke is,
    we do not know where Wansdyke is.


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    Edit: On a serious note, I took this whilst OT was setting up for a 'self portrait' so he may have a better version (if not already posted) - he certainly has the intelectual property rights to the pose! (but I bet he paid more than £10.50 for his lens :p )
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