Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mittens ...

... Or, even better, mitten, since there is only one here ...
As seen by my EF 85/1.8 USM ...

Mittens - _MG_4313

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Airbus A400M Grizzly One

Captured while landing at the Toulouse Blagnac (LFBO) airport.
Enjoy the vortex behind the left wing (check the shadow on the aircraft).

Airbus A400M Grizzly One - _MG_4153

Shot with a Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L USM, processed by Silkypix.
The full res picture is available in this Flickr set.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

EBC Fujinon 55 3.5 Macro again ...

Seed bead necklace on black glass, indirectly lighted by an halogen lamp.
Developed by Silkypix.

Necklace - _MG_3777

Monday, November 1, 2010

M42 fever: EBC Fujinon Macro 55 f/3.5

Testing the capabilities of some of my M42 lenses on an FF DSLR ...

After enjoying this great macro lens on my K10D (see here), i used an M42 Fuji-to-EOS adapter (i.e. with an inner flange for the auto pin) to mount this lens on my 5D MkII.

Blue Charm - _MG_3518

No doubt this lens is a winner, on both APS-C and FF cameras ...
More samples in this Flickr set ...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Airbus A400M

Captured with a Canon EF 70-200 2.8 L USM while landing at the Toulouse Blagnac (LFBO) airport.

Airbus A400M - _MG_3481

Processed by DxO.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Airbus Beluga

As third post for this new series, an almost in-axis front view of an Airbus Beluga landing at the Toulouse Blagnac (LFBO) airport.

Airbus Beluga 3 - _MG_2590

The eye of my camera was an M42 lens, an EBC Fujinon-T 135 f/2.5 mounted with a Fuji to EOS adapter bought by the MFLenses forum member calvin83. The adapter is crafted for use with M42 Fuji lenses, with a slot for the lug at the bottom of the lens (no more need to dremel it) and an inner flange to push down the diaphragm pin.

The picture is straight from the raw file, processed by DxO with the standard landscape profile.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Musee des Abattoirs

In the courtyard of the museum, attending the Printemps de Septembre 2010, with my 5D Mark II and an old EF 28-105 USM.

Musee des Abattoirs - _MG_1802

Monday, September 27, 2010

My first post: Airbus Family Day 2010

Hi all,

The Airbus Family Day 2010 has been an excellent opportunity to play with my new toy, a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. For that occasion, it was equipped with an EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS USM zoom (rental).

To celebrate its 40-th anniversary, Airbus held an "open doors" day on Sunday 19 September. The Toulouse-based facilities were open the whole day, allowing the people working on site to share with their families and friends their own work.

For once, the cameras were freely allowed on the whole site, thus offering the possibility to bring home some nice shots, so i brought with me my Pentax K10D (pictures shown here) and my EOS 5D Mark II ...

One of the most impressive subjects, were the Engine Alliance GP7200 engine, one of the two engines available for the A380, with its impressive inlet of about 2.9 meters (a bit less than 10ft):

A380 Engine Alliance GP7200 Inlet - _MG_1113

Here you can appreciate a bit better the size of the inlet:

Entering the inlet - _MG_1498

On my Flickr photostream available here there is a small set of the 800+ pictures taken during the whole day.

Definitively, a nice sunny day spent on the runways, with more than 100.000 people enjoying it ...

P.S.: To make Technorati happier, my claim code is QAFAVW9GY3SH ...