Fun with Darktable

Got a new lens so wanted to give it a go.
It was a bit on the dark side to shoot freehand, but a good test anyway.

Sony A7 + Tamron 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD at 200mm F/5.6 1/160 at ISO800
Just WB adjustment in DT and exported as 3kx2k

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A little bit of levels adjustment would have brightened that image right up.

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you struggle the same as me I think; 5.6 at the long end is a pain in low light, your shutter is a bit low for a sharp image it appears - or you’re just shaky and the stabilisation is struggling possibly. Mine does that, if I take a burst, some of the frames are apparently where it was moving to stabilise and others are crisp where it is holding nice. I burst everything, because why not :man_shrugging:

I lightened up your image a bit, and added some denoise and sharpening (also using the highpass module), I hope you don’t mind. The xmp is here if you want to see what I did (I’d do more if I had a raw): https://we.tl/t-1Nm60yAEGm (I dont think I can upload to forum, that I can see)

Its a bit oversharpened but meh.

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Having a bit of fun with some vintage glass… I came across my dad’s camera gear in the attic while looking for something else, and among it was an old Sun Optics 70-210mm f/4. I bought a cheap Minolta MC to Fujifilm X-mount adaptor, and I’m having a lot of fun with this lens. Also yes, I may have a slight starling infestation :slight_smile:.

Lightly edited in with RawTherapee… Mostly haze removal, because the lens got a bit of dirt inside over the years and images look a bit hazy out-of-camera. Other than that just local contrast.

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These are awesome! I just love old glass, glad you are enjoying it too!

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Camera: Nikon D7200
Lens: Nikon Nikkor 70-300mm
Focal Length: 220
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/125
ISO: 250

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Love it !!!

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Crossed the border into Germany on saturday.
Found this waterfall.

sony a7rIII with a tamron 28-200 f/2.8-f5.6 at 28 mm f/2.8
ND8 and CPL
2.5" exposure
ISO: 100

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Black Bear Lodge
My cabin in the Smoky Mountains.

Fuji X-Pro3
Viltrox 23mm f/1.4@2.8
1/10s at ISO 1250
Classic Chrome
Darktable 3.6

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Indoor Karting at night. Was a real struggle without fast lenses, also tried to use my longer zooms at the short end to maximise light gathering.


Panasonic Lumix G9, 12-60 kit lens @12mm (24mm equiv)
3200 ISO, f/3.5, 1/40


Panasonic Lumix G9, 100-300 @100mm (200mm equiv)
16000 ISO, f/4.0, 1/160

All processed raws in darktable.

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I want to go do that walk/hike!

I think they turned out great! I love the motion in the top one. While it is cool to have a fast enough lens/shutter speed combo to have no motion blur, the motion tells part of the story.

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Viktoriapark - Waterfall in Berlin (higher resolution)


Sony Alpha 65
Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM
77 s, f/16

Here is a waterfall from me too. This is a photo I took in 2013 when I was doing more photography stuff. I hope to get into it again. I have reprocessed from RAW again with the newest Darktable version (just created a smaller version of it in GIMP, didn’t edit otherwise).

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Love it! What time of day did you get this image? The light was in a perfect position.

Not gonna lie, the photo was a bit under underexposed and I have additionally helped a bit with the settings in Darktable. The “didn’t edit otherwise” was meant no additional edit with GIMP, hopefully this was not misunderstood.

It’s been a while and the time was 16:19:50 UTC (17:19 local time). I plan on going there next year after exactly 10 years passed since the photo and take another shot from same position.

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I’ve taken plenty of pictures that were under-exposed. The best part of digital is that when things like that happen, the image isn’t lost. I can’t wait to see the new shot!

Our winters can really get to you.

Cropped and applied Neopan film emulation by t3mujin in Darktable. Maybe some graduated filter somewhere, can’t remember.

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The King
Cannon eos m with adapted c mount 35 mm 30second exposure 100iso f4ish

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This is Seamus. Seamus prefers people who do not touch his milk.

T3mujin neopan film emulation, a touch on vignet and a graduated filter to stop the table from glowing. Total editing time about a minute. I love darktable.

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Another year, another vintage Minolta lens (this time a 135mm f/2.8 I picked up at a market stall for 50 bucks), and another flock of starlings.

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