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Meh Mussels... a Pixel XL... Too much cell phone pics here... :nutkick:

its the DSLR *and* photography club, grammar pedantry lets me get away with it :p

looking forward to my three year upgrade to a pixel 4 XL and its 2x lens, should make this sort of thing a lot easier
 
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I'm guilty. My DSLR is just too heavy with the places I go. Looking at getting a mirrorless in the future. Anyone want to buy a D7200
Looking at the New Z50 Nikon

 
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Looking at the New Z50 Nikon


Don't do the Z50. It does not have usable lenses yet. After 2 years they will catch up. The only reason. Otherwise okay. Using an adapter is not good. It is slow.

There is a lot of bashing for this one. Northrup heavily critized it. But don't take seriously a man who again shouts nonsesnse and does not understand optics and basic software ecosystems. Not the first time he claims crop sensors deliver less light and are less sharp, yet the light transfer on a surface area is a constant and the usable center sharpness is even better using FF on APSC. Also suggestion a mirrorless F mount camera, never thought of the flange lenght. The real reason is, that he did not get invinted to Nikon event and didn't get a sample gear. Child. Lately he spouts of lack smartphone feature integration in cameras, like cloud sync bla bla... sure... cloud sync few GB's of RAW to the cloud, also a mobile diesel generator by your foot and tea stand while the upload goes. Cameras already last shit battery wise. Oh well... you cannot trust those youtube personalities at all...

The point is... the is no big mastery taking pictures with AI assisted toy phone. You can have those on instagram plenty. And the pictures often suffer from oversharpening, highlights are blown, weird effects on bokeh and image geometrics are strange too. The in built correction still does funny things, the worst - it does it random, that's AI for you. As I do repair mobile phones for living, I get to play mostly with any of them. At least there aren't any whacky makers now needing them to recalibrate with each motherboard change. Altou small TOF cameras now need to be calibrated again.

The whole idea for picture thread is comparing gear used in certain shots and situations and how it performs(peeking at EXIF). The aesthetical value kinda is secondary. It is Tech forum imho. Maybe I got it wrong.
 
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Took these a little bit ago. Nikon D90, 24-120 lense. Moonlight washed it out some, need to head out on a moonless night for better ones
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its the DSLR *and* photography club, grammar pedantry lets me get away with it :p

looking forward to my three year upgrade to a pixel 4 XL and its 2x lens, should make this sort of thing a lot easier

I'm very happy with my P30 Pro, the camera on that is amazing :) For macro shots and all sorts, low level light, it does really well. Much better than my P10 was, but then you'd hope so :)

I feel bad for my 5D Mk3 sat in the cupboard, I just don't get the time to get it out and to use it and it's not something that I could fit in my pocket either which really doesn't help when you have a near 8 month old... That said, she does like to try and get my phone which is always funny to see, no matter how many times you say don't, it always ends up back in her mouth :laugh: That said, she's getting there with selfies I think but maybe more by accident than on purpose :)

Definitely the reason to make sure I have more storage at home !! :)
 
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doesn't help when you have a near 8 month old...

Yeah, I often repair phones with charging problems, as children saliva gets into the ports and charging a wet port ends up with no copper left there, the phone may show errors and stop charging, but it doesn't stop the charger and voltage across the port to cause electrolytic process. Also phones aren't the cleanest thing to give in someones mouth, you never know what kind of door handles you have opened before picking up a phone, especially after public toilet at work for example where someone fails to wipe his arse properly.

At least sell cheap or present the Canon to someone to enjoy photography as it should be, while it is still working. P30 Pro isn't anything special, all flagship devices split a hairs in camera performance actually. It is not bad either, but it does nothing for you. It does not push you to think about the shot, calculate, compose.
 

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Yeah, I often repair phones with charging problems, as children saliva gets into the ports and charging a wet port ends up with no copper left there, the phone may show errors and stop charging, but it doesn't stop the charger and voltage across the port to cause electrolytic process. Also phones aren't the cleanest thing to give in someones mouth, you never know what kind of door handles you have opened before picking up a phone, especially after public toilet at work for example where someone fails to wipe his arse properly.

At least sell cheap or present the Canon to someone to enjoy photography as it should be, while it is still working. P30 Pro isn't anything special, all flagship devices split a hairs in camera performance actually. It is not bad either, but it does nothing for you. It does not push you to think about the shot, calculate, compose.

I can well imagine that happening as well :) We always take it away from her but it's the first place it goes unless she see's herself in the picture when I'm trying to get a picture of her, cleaniness is definitely high up on the list with a child but back the day when kids eat dirt and all such things, I do think about maybe sometimes things are too clean... But I digress...

I'm keeping hold of the camera (I'll only end up spending thousands more to replace it with something newer when it's perfectly fine for me) When she's a little older and is not trying to eat everything I can get some time with the camera and her and get some brilliant photo's, I still enjoy taking pictures which is why I'm fighting for disk space :laugh:

I'm on holiday next week down in Cornwall (nothing special but it's all I can afford at the moment and that's a just about!!) so I'm very much looking forward to taking the big camera with me and grabbing some pictures whilst I'm out and about. I'm kinda excited that I'll be able to get my daughter down to see a real proper beach and get her toes in the water :) It'll be a bit chilly I think for swimming in the sea but always another time for another day somewhere :)
 
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I'm on holiday next week down in Cornwall (nothing special but it's all I can afford at the moment and that's a just about!!) so I'm very much looking forward to taking the big camera with me and grabbing some pictures whilst I'm out and about. I'm kinda excited that I'll be able to get my daughter down to see a real proper beach and get her toes in the water :) It'll be a bit chilly I think for swimming in the sea but always another time for another day somewhere :)

Meh... just ditch the mirror if you dislike weight, many did that and don't regret. Take some light APS-C or even smaller MFT. You cannot even imagine how modern glass has evolved really, especially in the weight department, not mentioning the devices itself. The only that haven't got the idea is yet Canon itself making more heavy and more expensive glass for his RF mount mirrorless...(85mm F1.2), at least they fixed eye focus at last, that is a feature that lets you blaze shots so fast and nail every of them without much thinking... cell phones won't have it yet, latest Sony phones for exception tho...

Also on the older platforms... it ain't that expensive... even Tamron has released some spanking good glass this year. Like Tamron 35mm f1.4 SP Di USD, rendering Canon's twice more expensive L glass of same length looking stupid. Sigma is doing fine recently as usual. You don't have to spend so much anymore actually.

Have a nice trip thou. Weather ain't a cake here tho... rain and cloudy all day long...
 
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Meh... just ditch the mirror if you dislike weight, many did that and don't regret. Take some light APS-C or even smaller MFT. You cannot even imagine how modern glass has evolved really, especially in the weight department, not mentioning the devices itself. The only that haven't got the idea is yet Canon itself making more heavy and more expensive glass for his RF mount mirrorless...(85mm F1.2), at least they fixed eye focus at last, that is a feature that lets you blaze shots so fast and nail every of them without much thinking... cell phones won't have it yet, latest Sony phones for exception tho...

Also on the older platforms... it ain't that expensive... even Tamron has released some spanking good glass this year. Like Tamron 35mm f1.4 SP Di USD, rendering Canon's twice more expensive L glass of same length looking stupid. Sigma is doing fine recently as usual. You don't have to spend so much anymore actually.

Have a nice trip thou. Weather ain't a cake here tho... rain and cloudy all day long...

I've no money for cameras which is why I'm keeping hold of this one :laugh: Still, I've got some likes in mind of buying another lense, that would be another telephoto model, 100 to 400. I have my 24 to 105 and that's fine. the 70 to 300 I'd like to replace with the 100 to 400 ideally but again no money and needing to move home, keep my girls fed, clothed and petrol etc in the car is a little more important now so when I get time and have some money, that'll be something else to spend my hard earned cash on :)

One of my old work colleagues uses nothing but Sigma kit, he's sponsored by them so he has a few cameras to play with :) Might be worth at that point speaking with him and seeing what he might suggest but all in good time :)
 
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70 to 300 I'd like to replace with the 100 to 400

You have a pretty neighbor across the street needing that 400 reach? :D

Keep the 70-300, the IQ on the ends for those is usually lacking in the middle end glass, thus the 70-300 are more stable. Good tele's breathe into sports photography and costing arm and leg, even the old ones cost waaay too much. And those are behemoths also. Maybe just a newer 70-300 with greater IQ, faster focus and lighter? I wouldn't mind that. But I tend to use primes mostly, for exception when goofing around and testing a new glass.

Currently my main workhorse is 24mm F1.4GM and my loved Contax Zeiss 135mm F2.8 MMJ for those special occasions. I carry those two around daily. Some nifty fifties sometimes just for the bokeh lulz with some. I've played a lot with vintage glass during years, I have even the TAIR-3 that popped up here like a joke on the pistol grip, but that's manual, for some it is pretty hard. I really kinda don't know what would I take now. My last 24mil left me satisfied like an elephant.

Maybe some astro experiments, but with more serious gear, like skyguider tracking. Well dunno.
 
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You have a pretty neighbor across the street needing that 400 reach? :D

Now there's an option but not quite lol :)

It was just general usage that the 105mm didn't reach but using it wasn't so much and so it's down on my list of what to buy :)

The 50x zoom on my phone seems fun enough to use as long as I can keep it steady long enough lol
 
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Don't do the Z50. It does not have usable lenses yet. After 2 years they will catch up. The only reason. Otherwise okay. Using an adapter is not good. It is slow.

There is a lot of bashing for this one. Northrup heavily critized it. But don't take seriously a man who again shouts nonsesnse and does not understand optics and basic software ecosystems. Not the first time he claims crop sensors deliver less light and are less sharp, yet the light transfer on a surface area is a constant and the usable center sharpness is even better using FF on APSC. Also suggestion a mirrorless F mount camera, never thought of the flange lenght. The real reason is, that he did not get invinted to Nikon event and didn't get a sample gear. Child. Lately he spouts of lack smartphone feature integration in cameras, like cloud sync bla bla... sure... cloud sync few GB's of RAW to the cloud, also a mobile diesel generator by your foot and tea stand while the upload goes. Cameras already last shit battery wise. Oh well... you cannot trust those youtube personalities at all...

The point is... the is no big mastery taking pictures with AI assisted toy phone. You can have those on instagram plenty. And the pictures often suffer from oversharpening, highlights are blown, weird effects on bokeh and image geometrics are strange too. The in built correction still does funny things, the worst - it does it random, that's AI for you. As I do repair mobile phones for living, I get to play mostly with any of them. At least there aren't any whacky makers now needing them to recalibrate with each motherboard change. Altou small TOF cameras now need to be calibrated again.

The whole idea for picture thread is comparing gear used in certain shots and situations and how it performs(peeking at EXIF). The aesthetical value kinda is secondary. It is Tech forum imho. Maybe I got it wrong.

They also released 2 new Z lenses making 8

IDK though, I would have to sell my others, maybe just a sony point n shoot like the Sony RX100 V
 
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They also released 2 new Z lenses making 8

Sure the 8000$ manual Noct is really worth mentioning... you have a goose that lays golden eggs?

There was a nice comment... when Russians manage also to release a Zenit 50mm F0.95 and for fraction of price - 770$, also half a year faster.... Nikon really screwed something badly up...
 
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Sure the 8000$ manual Noct is really worth mentioning... you have a goose that lays golden eggs?

There was a nice comment... when Russians manage also to release a Zenit 50mm F0.95 and for fraction of price - 770$, also half a year faster.... Nikon really screwed something badly up...
Go to phillipreeve.net and take a look at quick review of that Zenit and you'll see why NOCT costs $8000.
 
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Go to phillipreeve.net and take a look at quick review of that Zenit and you'll see why NOCT costs $8000.

Well tbh those both are unusable and utterly stupid lenses for all round photography for mere people like us. It really doesn't fit anywhere in real time usage even in niche special occasions for pros.

The critique towards the Zenit in that blog is bit too much... yes it is unneeded shit, he bashes about weight(hey it is 0.95 there is no other way), busy bokeh(it is Biotar style, Zenit most signature bokeh not a complaint it is a thing people seek), sharpness... for a 0.95 lens, that's how you take the pics. Yes the distortion is high, that's a problem. I care to say without a tripod it is impossible to shoot wide open on any of those. It was just a joke, also Mikaton 35mm F0.95 also exists. The sample photos for all of those lenses are trash, high rate of missing focus, you have to learn to use it, basically reviewers are incapable to tell something about it, as it requires practice and know how where it really excels. (I wouldn't be the one learning too thou and would write a bashing review. I rather like to crank up some obscure projector lens and have the same fun).

Basically... 8K... no stabilization, manual, heavy... ehrrm cine lens marketed for photo?

It reminds the speed race like in the 60ties... Canon had the F0.95 50mm un 1961 and basically just for the lulz in the number. It was all about epeen like number... okay, I agree there was a certain film that needed such lenses, during those days. But still... 8 grand? Okay 2-3K... not 8K. Damn it is not Leica. Great additions to the deserted Z mount lineup. It will really help to sell and evolve the ecosystem lulz, thus the joke about Russians.
 
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What are you guys using for editing? I heard lightroom was the way to go but was thinking about the corel stuff because I hate subscription models and rather like my experience with their video suite.
The subscription model does indeed suck... after long enough it adds up and they sure do make their money. Use it for long enough and you've paid up a commercial license for personal use! Brilliant!

I've been considering branching out myself, but the whole lightroom environment is very hard to break away from for me. Great for organizing, industry leading processing tools, extremely intuitive... really can't beat it. The only thing I hate about it is the spot removal tool. It never bakes anything in, including basic spot removal, so if you have to remove a lot of spots it eventually bogs down and can make the whole process come to a screeching halt.
 
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I've used Lightroom. Its nice you can edit a whole batch of photos at the same time but I don't use it any longer
 
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