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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #1590 on: December 01, 2017, 02:54:35 am »
thanks @marlin !

@louisbosco how old was that film? I'm always impressed when getting any images from expired film, always a gamble.

@Filthy 21/23oz junkie nice captures!!

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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #1591 on: December 01, 2017, 05:32:34 am »
I lost my travelling camera to a man versus wave and tuna incident in Fiji. 

I'm thinking one of these. 

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1335061-REG/olympus_v104190bu000_tg_5_digital_camera_black.html/?c3api=2572%2C113041916107&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzOul-IPo1wIVKL69Ch2hFwEWEAAYASAAEgKWDvD_BwE

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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #1592 on: December 01, 2017, 01:09:03 pm »
There’s not very much to choose from in this category. The only other camera that I thought might be comparable is the Nikon Coolpix W300. They both seem really good.

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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #1593 on: December 01, 2017, 10:13:03 pm »
My photography took a long freeze; not sure why...interest just waned. My last camera was film; a Nikon F6. Didn't get much use before I stopped altogether. The difficulty of getting slide film processed was a big factor I guess, and laziness probably added the rest

I've been working up my interest in picking it up again and I've been doing some light research on digital SLRs. I probably need to stick to a Nikon body, as all my lenses (24mm, 50 mm, 105 mm and 600 mm) are Nikon. I mostly enjoy bird photography; followed by sports (tennis and motorcycle races), and lately cattle too. The cattle bit is work related as we sell bulls as sires. The cattle photos are probably the only ones which may be used for promotional/marketing material; the birds and sports are exclusively personal enjoyment.

Anyhow, with that brief intro to give a sense of my needs, I was hoping to get some recommendations on which SLR bodies people thought I should consider. Initially, noting I am a newbie to digital photography, I was considering the Nikon D500, D750 and D810 bodies. Thanks for all input!
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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #1594 on: December 02, 2017, 01:43:02 pm »
@moto this current bunch i bought might be roughly somewhere between 2011-13 i think. the film was already expired at that time. my guess would be 1-2 years expired.

so i've only started using them again this year because i stopped shooting film for some time. the agfachrome ct precisa was my favourite when cross processed and i know i had kept a couple lying around somewhere. they're impossible to find now and i never liked the new agfaphoto ct precisa colour. to show you what it should turn out back in the day, this is what it should look like.

shot with canon av-1

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another earlier bunch in 09 in HK

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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #1595 on: December 03, 2017, 01:52:49 am »
Love the colors and contrast on these @louisbosco cross processing always yields interesting results!

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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #1596 on: December 08, 2017, 08:48:48 pm »

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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #1597 on: December 08, 2017, 09:09:50 pm »
I currently have a Nikon D3100 and hate carrying it around, really want to pick up a FujiFilm X100T so I can carry it with me all the time.

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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #1598 on: December 09, 2017, 03:26:19 am »
The best camera is the one that's with you, or something like that. The X100T is a great camera and very compact.

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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #1599 on: December 09, 2017, 06:32:44 am »
Lovely photo @mikebarhoot -damn! snow in Tx this early?
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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #1600 on: December 09, 2017, 07:46:45 am »
^second that!

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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #1601 on: December 09, 2017, 09:37:41 pm »
Thanks!  Yep. Crazy weather last few days. Back up to 70F today.

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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #1602 on: December 09, 2017, 10:19:43 pm »
does anyone of you guys have experiences with the Sony Alpha a7 ?
any good or bad things to say about it?

shooting with my Nikon D5000 body and a 50mm 1.8 lens so far. it's all good but after years of use and some minor defects i'm now in the market for something new...thinking Sony Alpha a7 with the Sony 35 or 50mm 1.8...

what are your thoughts guys? :)

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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #1603 on: December 10, 2017, 06:49:52 am »
@Finn666  I own an A7S and A7Sii and they are great cameras, full frame mirrorless, amazing in low light/high ISO. I bought the S versions because they excel in low light, and most importantly video use which I use them mostly for. They're great still cameras as well though.

I have a couple Sony lenses, 35/1.8 and 24-70, I also use Canon lenses w/metabones adapter and Leica lenses with Voightlander adapter with good results. And way smaller than other DSLR's which is great for shooting all day.

Only negative I can think of is I tend to spend a little more time in post processing than with my old Canon 5D images to get the desired look. Color profile seems cooler than Canon in my experience but I don't care much for endless post work, I just want it to look good straight out of the camera!

That said, lately I've returned to film and have been grabbling my Leica M6 most of the time, partly because I tire of mandatory post processing, partly nostalgia.

Hope that helps!

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Re: Photograph and Camera talk
« Reply #1604 on: December 10, 2017, 08:22:13 am »
Within my research, when I was in for a system change, I just found what @moto is already referring too. But for me was the deal breaker the amount of batteries it needs, the confusing menu structure and that one can not properly operate the body with gloves due to the small and many buttons.

I changed from a Leica M9P and 5 Leica primes to a Canon 5MK4 and a range of lenses (Zeiss and Canon) for landscape photography. I am convinced that for my personal needs the decision was the right one, but I'll have to admit, that sometimes I would like to have something smaller/lighter.

@Finn666, what you want to photograph?