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Caffeine Lens

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Uncle Frank, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank Photo Enthusiast

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    Jul 26, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    Frank
    I auditioned a new 3rd wave coffee house today. searching for the Perfect Cappuccino*, and used the 14/2.5 to grab a snap of their product.

    FDR00729%20mr-XL.

    I liked the new owners, and the foam art, though, as you can see, the foam wasn't nearly tight enough. But I can only give the coffee a 5/10 rating, which only puts them a notch above Starbucks. Since they've only been in business for a few weeks, I'll put them in my "watch & wait" file, and revisit them in a few months.

    * The Perfect Cappuccino is a great documentary, available on Netflix, that every caffeine addict must see.
     
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  2. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    You can use coffee as a developer for Tri-X, but if ya'll drop that SD card in the Cappuccino I wouldn't expect to get much of a print :biggrin:.

    Nice shot - that little 14mm is a treasure if you figure bang for the buck.

    Regards,

    Jim
     
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  3. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Nice pic, and thanks for the tip on the Perfect Cappuccino, I'll have to check it out.

    Time to go make another pot of coffee, speaking of which... hahaha :biggrin:
     
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  4. pxpaulx

    pxpaulx Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Paul
    Actually most better SD cards (at least, sandisk ones for sure) are sold as weather proof, so a dunk would just require a second water bath to clean!
     
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  5. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    A proper cup of coffee would dissolve the card. Also the spoon used to stir the coffee...and the cup if it wasn't of high grade porcelain :rofl:.

    (I've not seen cases of cards being dunked in hot coffee, but I've seen several reports of cards going through an entire wash cycle in an automatic washer with no apparent harm...except for acquiring a 'new card' smell and being really, really soft to the touch :biggrin:).

    Regards,

    Jim
     
  6. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hmmm, found the movie but not on netflix ....
     
  7. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank Photo Enthusiast

    772
    Jul 26, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    Frank
    Maybe you misspelled it.

    Here's the link: The Perfect Cappuccino
     
  8. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Must be streaming only ... not in the DVD section. I don't stream.
     
  9. 00r101

    00r101 Mu-43 Regular

    56
    Jan 21, 2012
    Frank,

    Nice pic. The 14mm is a great lens for the money just a little soft around the edges. I notice that the cup does not look round. Is that the lens? Not trying to be critical just asking a question.
     
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  10. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Nice photo - interesting thread! :biggrin:
     
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  11. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank Photo Enthusiast

    772
    Jul 26, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    Frank
    The cup was round. It was just perspective distortion due to the angle I was shooting from.
     
  12. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank Photo Enthusiast

    772
    Jul 26, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    Frank
    The cup was round. The perspective distortion is due to the angle I was shooting from.
     
  13. Cruzan80

    Cruzan80 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    Denver, Co
    Sean Rastsmith
    Here is one from a coffeeshop I was at. Unknown to us, the barista was practicing for a competition, where "Most Decorative Foam" was a category. When these showed up, I had to snap a picture. They were amazing!
    PS. Sorry about diversion, but wanted to show these off.

    tumblr_mdhgja76Yh1rkpvlwo1_500.
     
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  14. bluzcity

    bluzcity Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 17, 2012
    Memphis, TN
    Brent
    It makes me want a cup but sadly I'm already drinking a diet coke. Nice job Frank.
     
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  15. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Awesome! :biggrin: