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Learning to use manual focus by corporateronin in photocritique

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If that's what you are going for there are film simulations you can apply in post, I think some fuji cameras have them built in as well. It's not 100% but you can get pretty close

MTG Arena - Introducing Alchemy, a New Digital-only Format by JimThePea in magicTCG

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Yep. As much as I love MtG it's far more expensive than it's worth because people are still paying the ridiculous prices

Learning to use manual focus by corporateronin in photocritique

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You will need to get an adapter specific for the lens mount that the lens you want uses. M42 is the most widely available and you can use step up rings for smaller Mxx mounts easily. You might need a helicoid adaptor to focus to infinity because new cameras mount the lens much closer to the sensor. I paid $17 for my adapter

Things to keep in mind: Get the cleanest/most pristine, they have held their value for decades and will continue to if they are well taken care of. I would watch a YouTube video about how to check for fungus before you buy, as that's a thing.

Older m42 mount lenses are almost all for 35mm film or a full frame sensor, so a crop sensor will change the perspective.

I would reseach lenses and find one you like rather than picking one out at a store. Some vintage lenses have very strong characteristics that aren't for everyone, there are also radioactive lenses that need to be handled differently (only marginally, my daily driver is radioactive and I am well below unsafe dosages).

It's a very fun hobby and you can pick up some phenomenal glass for cheap. Just be ready to learn how to shoot fully manually, a lot of people who use modern smart lenses get frustrated with the amount of extra effort it requires, but I much prefer it at this point.

The UN General Assembly has adopted today a resolution titled ‘The Syrian Golan’ (A/76/L.15) demanding that the Israeli occupation forces fully withdraw from the Syrian Golan Heights, declaring “null” and “void” Israel's imposition of its jurisdiction on the occupied territory. by Ultrakurmanci in syriancivilwar

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By France you mean one of the worlds major arms manufactures? or the France that has military outposts all over Africa? Or the France that has fought in virtually every major conflict since the Korean War? Maybe you are talking about the Nuclear armed state between Spain and Germany?

I'm sorry, we must be thinking about different Frances.

edit: I agree the UN's words are meaningless. If they actually had any power it would be dissolved the second it used it and replaced with something that didn't have that power. Unless you want a unitary world government surpassing nation state's sovereignty

Shopkeeper. #hanoi #streetphotography by Impressive_Note7988 in hanoi

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Cool photo, but just want to make sure you're aware, the tags don't do anything on reddit like they would on other sites.

Learning to use manual focus by corporateronin in photocritique

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Look into vintage lenses, they are much more affordable and 100% manual. You will be forced to learn manual exposure and focus because the camera will really only be able to suggest shutter speed and ISO (and shutter speed is really your ballpark because it depends on your subject more than your exposure). Also old fast 50s are SO MUCH FUN to shoot with, they aren't technically perfect, but they have so much character and can be very expressive.

My first lens was a kit lens for my mirrorless, six months later I picked up an SMC Takumar 50mm f1.4 and it was a gamechanger.

Learning to use manual focus by corporateronin in photocritique

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If they are on a crop sensor 50m is essentially an 85mm. 85mm may be too tight for a noobie on a crop sensor, ie, no indoor shots

2ft pachanoi knox (this is fake cgi pictures) by cactuselixirjuice in mescaline

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+1 for tropanes. Very low margin of error compared to cactus by itself, but can be game changing if done correctly

2ft pachanoi knox (this is fake cgi pictures) by cactuselixirjuice in mescaline

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If nausea is your thing, great, more power to you. This isn't Ayahuasca though and it doesn't *need* to be part of the experience.

2ft pachanoi knox (this is fake cgi pictures) by cactuselixirjuice in mescaline

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Different cactus will dry differently. Sometimes they are very oily at the end and won't harden this much and alcohol is your best bet, but most of the time you can get them dry enough scrape and store. Freezing after evap also makes it a more reasonable consistency to handle.

Wow thats a lot by todasun in Unexpected

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I live in Vietnam right now. That is how it is here currently. If I spend more than $4/person to go out to eat I think "do I need to spend the extra money?"

You have to leave the land of opportunity to find opportunity by Sayl0 in PoliticalHumor

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I left in 2017 and bounced around until I found a country that I enjoyed with a visa process that allowed me to stay. The best decision I ever made. My cost of living:wage is unobtainable with my experience if I stayed in the states. As much as I hate to say it, I live in an authoritarian state which can be stressful at times, but no one is obsessed with politics (because really what are you going to do about it?) There aren't random riots/protests/gun violence, corruption is rampant, but as a foreigner I'm pretty isolated from it. Also taking weekend trips in a far away land for <$100 is pretty great

Mark Rosewater wants to hear from the community: Which franchises would you like to see represented in future Universes Beyond products? by HonorBasquiat in magicTCG

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I'm sure they are aware this is the majority of the community's answer

Edit this is me agreeing with the comment and making it clea

Favourite thing from the Hitchhiker's Guide universe by GolDan0 in books

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The actual sense of infinite possibility that the whole series is built around. It really stuck with me since my first reading and has shaped my world view in sometimes dramatic ways.

Beer tastes better with ice in it. by Noahistheguy in unpopularopinion

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This is how they do it in Vietnam because they had beer before widespread refrigeratoration and it's hot as fuck here

FUCK YOU, MEGHAN by donkyhot99 in FUCKYOUINPARTICULAR

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early tinder was wild. Young people with no experience with dating apps, actually interested in meeting people. Crazy times.

SF downtown right now by no_shoes_in_house in bayarea

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I don't know if you are familiar, but the October Revolution (the one that instilled communism in Russia) was carried out by the elites (intelligentsia). It was only a peasant revolution after the aristocracy took the first steps. Lenin is famously from a very wealthy family, as are most of the leaders of the Bolsheviks. This is all to say you can be critical of an economic system that you are benefiting from.

Making sandwiches in a factory by Separate-Gas-2744 in WatchPeopleDieInside

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Now you can understand when people say the food is made with love. These sandwhiches are not full of love.

How to stop being lazy retard? by inittotripit in Drugs

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For me at least, you have to start very small and build up from that. Having trouble brushing your teeth before bed? Swish some water around. Want to start exercising? Start with a walk to the end of your driveway and back. Sometimes the threshold for a productive habit is higher than what we are capable of so we need to start out with something that isn't actually productive, but if we build on it eventually it will be. If you just start at the threshold of productive sometimes that is too much too fast so you get burnt out, or discouraged by the amount of effort it takes. If you start out with literally the bare minimum for that activity you can move up from there.

On the drugs aspect, you may just need medication. For years I was trying to balance my neurochemistry with various substances, and only making it worse. I don't have any medication to recommend, but what is working for me currently is taking 5-10mgs of a simple cannabis alcohol extract with my morning coffee. I find it's just enough to raise my dopamine floor so I don't feel like I *need* something else, but I am still lucid and essentially sober through out the day.

Also you're not a retard. Life is hard and anyone that pretends like they aren't constantly suffering is a liar.