- Aug 12, 2016
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|System Name||The Ryzening|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 9 5900X|
|Motherboard||MSI X570 MAG TOMAHAWK|
|Cooling||Lian Li Galahad 360mm AIO|
|Memory||32 GB G.Skill Trident Z F4-3733 (4x 8 GB)|
|Video Card(s)||Gigabyte RTX 3070 Ti|
|Storage||Boot: Transcend MTE220S 2TB, Kintson A2000 1TB, Seagate Firewolf Pro 14 TB|
|Display(s)||Acer Nitro VG270UP (1440p 144 Hz IPS)|
|Case||Lian Li O11DX Dynamic White|
|Audio Device(s)||iFi Audio Zen DAC|
|Power Supply||Seasonic Focus+ 750 W|
|Mouse||Cooler Master Masterkeys Lite L|
|Keyboard||Cooler Master Masterkeys Lite L|
|Software||Windows 10 x64|
Haha, it's funny you say that... I think part of what draws me to this forum is the diversity you you get in topics. If I had to divide it up, I'd say only about 35% of all of my posts here are actually regarding tech and PC's. It's cool, just how much overlap there is with other things I'm into here. Things go in many different directions and it can be pretty fun!
Welcome! Look forward to seeing some of your images. This is a good place... free from all of the toxic attitudes plaguing so many of the big photog communities and groups out there. It's a great place to put yourself out there a little bit and feed the will to keep at it.
The M100 is a neat little camera. I kinda want one with the 22mm f/2 for something stealthier to take where "pro" cameras aren't allowed or I just don't want to be hassled by crazy people. I almost just bought the 22mm myself. It's a nice little lens! I just couldn't resist the allure of that amazing 32mm. That said I will probably still grab the 22mm due to my massively unhealthy buying habits
Also, how silly of a rule is that? Cameras like the M100 may not look like DSLR's, but they still rival them in the pictures they can take. You can still make 10x13 prints of difficult shots and nobody would know they were taken with a camera that resembles a P&S. Oh well... jokes on them I guess. It's just generally nice to have a little camera like that... draws so much less attention. When I go out with a DSLR, people either will not leave me alone or glare at me like I shouldn't be there. Strange when you consider that people use their phones to take pictures all of the time... I remember being at a park on a hill, just setting up for the sunset. I've got my camera pointed up at the sky a little bit, with a couple of people at the base of the pier below snapping pics with their phones. One actually turned around and glared at me, like somehow it was less okay for me to do what I was doing than it was for them to do what they're doing! Little did they know (and they'd have realized if they looked at where the camera was pointed,) that they weren't even in the frame! Not that it would've mattered anyway.
I've had worse encounters than that with my DSLR. Some people are truly insane and I can only wonder what they think I could possibly do to hurt anyone with my camera, short of bludgeoning someone... which honestly can be tempting...
All of it is avoidable by not using DSLR's in public though. It's so much easier that way... especially when you're new to being out in public with your camera. Mirrorless cameras are a godsend!
Right now I'm just waiting to see what they come out with next for the M line. Steadily, they're really ramping up their M cameras. They're all really nice, affordable, and easy to use cameras... I can't wait to see them refine those little things. As someone who started on a film camera and later went up to a DSLR, I gotta say... I don't think I can go back. You look at their mirrorless line and think they can't be serious cameras, but they are! They have everything you need to learn, and a bunch of things for more experienced shooters to capitalize on. It's a camera you can grow into, without ever reaching that point where it's just inferior and useless in too many ways. Always a place for a camera like the M100 in someone's kit. Hard not to like a camera that, with the right lens, will fit in a small belt pouch and yet still provide the capability on-par with an enthusiast DSLR.
So it's an interesting first choice! And probably one you won't regret. In fact, due to being in sort of a crossover zone in how you work it, it might be one of the better ones to transition away from phones with. How do you like the menus and touch screen operation? Personally, just trying out similar mirrorless ILC's in the store, I find it to be bar-none the best to just pick up and use. In a lot of ways, it works and takes pictures just like your phone does... you just get the shooting options and IQ of an advanced camera,to go along. That camera can teach you a lot!
I've been looking at some of those 3rd party MF lenses myself, for those character shots. I'll keep my eye on that one, though I'm more interested in the 7artisans macro EF-M.
Your responses are always incredibly detailed. That speaks to passion right there. Love it.
The M100 is such a small camera that it can easily fit into your coat pocket with the EF-M 22mm. That is a great lens, with some limited macro capabilities. Also, the f/2 is incredible for such a small lens, and it can capture some nice shots in low light. And being APS-C, it becomes a de-facto 35 mm, which is great for both landscape and portrait photography. Likely my favorite focal length, really. Though I find the 35mm 7Artisans to be a much more personal lens, if that makes sense.
The only thing I sometimes miss is a viewfinder. I feel it takes away from the experience always having to compose my shots with the LCD, especially in portrait photography.
The menus are a breeze, and the touchscreen operation really allows for a seamless transition from phone photography. Tap to focus is as basic as it can be, after all. Though I usually just keep it in single-point AF on the middle of the frame, focus, and then recompose my shot.
Haven't looked at that macro lens, but will be doing some research! Thanks for the feedback!
PS: Ill just put some of my random favorite shots here. Sorry for the delay in posting and for the overly enthusiastic current post: