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    5 Spot bling photos

    Making some photos for the local bike-magazine. Got some FinishLine Pro Detailer, I've polished my Spot, grab my camera and went to catch an evening light.




















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    Beautiful!!!!

    It was pictures like this one that made me run out and get my own Spot. What year is yours?

    I have a black '05 w/ 5.5 rockers myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurnerFred
    Beautiful!!!!

    It was pictures like this one that made me run out and get my own Spot. What year is yours?

    I have a black '05 w/ 5.5 rockers myself.
    Thanks!

    This frame is also '05, one of the last HL Spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archer13
    Making some photos for the local bike-magazine. Got some FinishLine Pro Detailer, I've polished my Spot, grab my camera and went to catch an evening light.
    WOW! Well done. What camera/lens and shooting specs did you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCUBAPRO
    WOW! Well done. What camera/lens and shooting specs did you use?
    Canon 1D (8 years old camera ), 135/2L lens, ISO 200, "A" mode at F2-F3.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archer13
    Canon 1D (8 years old camera ), 135/2L lens, ISO 200, "A" mode at F2-F3.5.
    Thanks. I currently shoot with Nikon but am considering going to Canon for my next camera.
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    Looks great. Nice photos. Has to be a fairly light spot with those wheels and tires.

    How do you like the Syntace Vector bar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowdog
    Looks great. Nice photos. Has to be a fairly light spot with those wheels and tires.

    How do you like the Syntace Vector bar?
    Weight is 12.8 - 12.9 kg.

    Syntace Vector - it's early to say exactly, but I'm feeling more comfortable than on previous MonkeyLite.

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    Nice stuff, now go back out there and park that bad boy back in the same spot, but6" or so forward so you can have the cranks leveled with the drive side crank forward for proper mag photos Love the light and background in the 1st image, really makes the bike stand out and compliments the colour choices.

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    Bling indeed. That is one beautiful set of pictures.

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    singletrack carving machine!
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    Stunning shots. Beautifully done.
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    Black is back

    Nice 5Spot, sweet pictures, I wish I would spend more time with my SLR!
    Unfortuantely its 35mm which is kewel still best imo but not as convinent would lov it in Digi

    I use a Minolta 7xi I bought in the early 90s, Marco lenses and body and lenses are motor driven but full man mode as well, chip cards the works burger!
    I used it at the worlds in 06 and a Aussie bike phot dude and I got talking and we got reminicing he liked it course I have about 15rolls of used film Im luggin around ekk $$$$$ and time! Will be with me as no dollars for camera's

    Anyways back on track thanks for showing the Spot its nice to see some of the pre newer models like ours, shows you how well they last, must polish mine, what do you use, mines Ano and yesy it has a slightly faded purple tinge ahh still like new though, just not as deep a black as yours

    Sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy
    Stunning shots. Beautifully done.
    Ditto. Black can hard to shoot.
    Doin' the Spot proud!!
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    Man, that is one sweet ride! Nice pics!

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    I didn't realize that people still used water bottle cages...

    Nice light, nice compositions. For some reason I'm finding the very granular bokeh to be kind of distracting as opposed to a softer bokeh.

    With that amount of light, why in the world would you shoot at ISO 200?

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    Archer, if you weren't in Prague I'd be pestering you to take pics of my bike!

    (Gotta go, Kobe's getting his MVP now.)

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    This bike is a beauty ! :-) The other thing is the camera/lens setup. 1D ! 135L ! I have to wake up ! :-). Seriously - very nice shots, great DoF. I use 30D with 17-55 F2.8 and 70-200 F4 L - like it a lot, but I would like to get myself full frame body sometime soon and switch 17-55 to 24-105.... Eeeech, dream on serhij...

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    Very nice!!! Like the mix of carbon and silver headset spacers.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    you really captured the spirit of that stump!

    a clean bike indoors, maybe........but outside? - that facker should be dirty!

    here's my favorite Spot photo......

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    Those are some amazing photos. Really nicely done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urinal mint
    With that amount of light, why in the world would you shoot at ISO 200?
    1D using CCD chip, and 200 is the normal working ISO for this camera. On ISO 100 there is some leak in dynamic range. Also this camera has top shutter speed at 1/16000 instead of 1/8000 on CMOS cameras (1DMk2, etc.). This camera is much older than my Spot

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokermtb
    a clean bike indoors, maybe........but outside? - that facker should be dirty!
    It was. But it's another story

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    Camera may be old, but it's still top class, not mentioning 135L (God, how I love this glass !)

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    Quote Originally Posted by serhij
    Camera may be old, but it's still top class, not mentioning 135L (God, how I love this glass !)
    Sure! Take a look on this shot: http://www.pbase.com/archer13/image/51277436. There is no photoshop, just a lens work.

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    Aaaaahhh, great bokeh, love that. Similar I got only with my old, prime Canon EF 200 F/2.8L, but mainly thanks to longer focal lenght. Canon EF 85 F/1.8 (absolute king lens considering price/quality ratio) can't produce anything close to what I see here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by serhij
    Aaaaahhh, great bokeh, love that. Similar I got only with my old, prime Canon EF 200 F/2.8L, but mainly thanks to longer focal length. Canon EF 85 F/1.8 (absolute king lens considering price/quality ratio) can't produce anything close to what I see here...
    No, for that you need the 85 f/1.2L. Best bokeh ever. But it comes at a price; the lens is very slow to focus (in part because of the weight of the glass). At least mine was; though I hear the new version is a little quicker.

    But yeah, the 85 f/1.8 is hard to beat when you consider you can buy four or five of them for the price of one f/1.2L.

    Archer, nice shots as always.
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    Article about my bike in the local magazine (Czech language)


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    I can't read it

    Nice picc's, looks great, I remeber ya thread here!

    Ahh ya could have used google translator to convert to englise'a
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    SWEEET!

    Kinda makes you proud to have your bike features on a mag; doesn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCUBAPRO
    Kinda makes you proud to have your bike features on a mag; doesn't it?
    Sure It's "2 in 1", two my hobbies (bike & photo) in one place

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    Rainy weather... just playing with the camera and Fenix L2D.




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    Great lighting.
    Good to see your pictures in print.
    Stay off the brakes

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