Xs on the Battleship New Jersey

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Penfan2010, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 FujiXspot Veteran

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    Ed
    My younger son and I toured the battleship USS New Jersey, now a floating museum in Camden, NJ, right across the river from Philly. I took my older son to see the ship a few years ago, and I was still fascinated the second time around, there is so much history preserved on her (a big deal for a WW2 naval history buff like me). Took along the X-Pro 1 with the Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 and the X-10. All PP'd with Snapseed on the iPad.

    X-Pro 1 and Voigtlander 15mm

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    One of the largest rangefinders in the world (--the eyepiece is connected to lenses on either side of the long tube, I believe. It helps with targeting the massive 16-inch main cannons); with a range of 20+ miles, you'd think parallax wouldn't be too much of a problem.

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  2. OdzBodkinz

    OdzBodkinz FujiXspot Veteran

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    Feb 17, 2013
    Nice set. I lived in Mt Laurel, just down the road from Camden, and regret not touring the ships there.
     
  3. pniev

    pniev Guest

    Very nice! The 15mm combines very well with the xpro. I like #2 especially!
    On my next trip to NJ I'll make sure to visit the ship and experience the history.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Peter
     
  4. cherrywood

    cherrywood FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 24, 2013
    Ohio
    Yes, nice images of an important part of USA history, thanks for posting.
    Dennis.
     
  5. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther FujiXspot Veteran

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    The B&W ones are my favorites! :cool:
     
  6. carlb

    carlb FujiXspot Veteran

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    Carl
    From what I understand, it was those up-close portrait shots that were difficult. "Darn! The barrel is in the way again. Say 'Cheese!'"
     
  7. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 FujiXspot Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
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    Ed
    :D