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 Post subject: Re: Noblex
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:12 pm 
This past fall I went to one of a gazillion estate sales where I found an incredible panoramic SG print. The most impressive continous print I've seen yet. It was 8" tall by approximately 60" long picturing a lake in the rocky mountains. The company that made it was the Mile High Photographic Co. and the print was circa 1910, or so. Developing the print must have been a bear. In any case, I studied the print and it's sharpness. Utterly Uhhhhmazing. I guess that could have been created with a Cirkut camera. I should have forked up the $90 that they wanted for the print. Hindsight being 20/10, and all.


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 Post subject: Re: Noblex
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:39 pm 
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This past fall I went to one of a gazillion estate sales where I found an incredible panoramic SG print...
Yeah, sounds like a cirkut camera. Cool, I should start shopping where you shop.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:16 pm 
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Couldn't wait. The first is a scan from the Noblex (not a drum scan, just a quick and crappy scan from my desktop scanner), the second is shot from the exact same spot using my "superwide" Tokina at 12mm. The shots were taken ~ 3 weeks apart, which is why the scene looks different. Also take note how the Tokina picture looks stretched at the corners, whereas with the rotating lens on the Noblex there is none o this perspective distortion.

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 Post subject: Re: Noblex
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The comparison to the 12mm really brings it home for me - that's an unbelievably wide perspective, but without the quirky ultra-wide perspective. Totally cool.

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 Post subject: Re: Noblex
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:36 am 
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I reduced the height of the Tokina shot to make them equal. My jaw drops looking at this comparison. Makes me wish I were back in Waimea Canyon again with this camera.

The angle of view for the Noblex is 146 degrees, as compared with 99 degrees for the Tokina, 108 degrees for the Canon 10-22 at 10mm, and 122 degrees for the Sigma 12-24 at 12mm on a full frame camera.

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 Post subject: Re: Noblex
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Cool, very cool. Send it to me...

I see you also are having a good year for the crepe(?) myrtles. Looks like you guys are having more rain than we, we are back in the browns again :(

Any idea how congaree looks? I still badly want to go down.

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 Post subject: Re: Noblex
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:11 am 
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Not much rain here either, though better than last year. Yeah, the crape myrtles are doing great -- they are everywhere here, I think they are the best friend of the local real estate agents.

I haven't made it to Congaree yet. I have barely enough time to take pictures of Max (who is now 4 months old) let alone leave him with my wife when we both have a day off at the same time. That said, I'd love to go there and to some destinations in the NC mountains, esp with the Noblex.

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I count myself amongst the crape-myrtle-ignorant.

So if there are any more of us out there, this then is a crape myrtle: http://www.crapemyrtles.net/

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The crepes are really cool, they can make weird cross ties between branches. There is one tree on grounds here with a branch going horizontally between two trunks, and there are no odd joints nor evidence of fusing, just looks like it grew that way.

The seed pods are very interesting too.

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 Post subject: Re: Noblex
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Wow. That is really, really, REALLY cool...

(edit: the Noblex, not the crape myrtles! although I'm sure those are great too.)


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 Post subject: Re: Noblex
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I'll be back in Boston for a couple days in October, because I'll be in Cambridge giving a seminar. Haven't decided if I'll bring the Noblex there -- I'd love to, but I'll be spending most of my free time visiting people, and I'm not sure I have room for both a Noblex and my 4-month old.

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