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Not been out in the snow too much this week, but the canal by my house seemed like a place for a good shot.  Got this one. I was waiting for a train to come over the bridge, the train got cancelled as far as I can tell  (it certainly never arrived) but some lady ran through which saved the day.  

 

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On 2/25/2018 at 13:21, Ste_S said:

...Some strong photos from @sonicwave too

Thanks!

 

Finally got a bit of real snow in Zürich too. Didn't last for more than 2½ days, but I managed to find a bit of time to get out with the camera...

 

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Calendar says March...

 

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Calendar says March...

 

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Calendar says March...

 

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Calendar says March...

 

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Calendar says March...

 

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Outside work this afternoon. Set the camera to save in RAW and JPEG just to see the difference.  I think this is a good spot because the building is being hit by a lot of direct sunlight but you can see deep inside it to where the shadows lie.  I know you'd edit the files differently in post if you were being serious but these two images have the same settings too. 

 

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It's hardly surprise of the year I guess, but just how much more you can get out of RAW is impressive to me. The signs by the dude in the white coat , the shadows in the two smaller arches, just the difference in colour on the brickwork.  

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3 hours ago, Ste_S said:

@Dr Nookie I really like the first one. The heavy vignette works really well and there's a nice tonal range in the photo. Makes it a bit different to the usual motorsport photos

Thanks.  I only have a compact - although it's a gen 1 RX100 so really very capable for it's size.  If I had lenses and all that jazz I'd spend more time sodding about that taking any pics.  It does mean I have to try and be creative with what I do though.  

 

I'll work through some of the others when I get a mo.

 

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Compacts are fine. Digital camera tech long ago (10 years ago ?) passed the point of good IQ. It's only worth paying out more if you have specialist needs - low light photography, birding, large prints etc

Heck, phone cameras are fine for the majority of pics people take. 

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Sunday is Banger racing day. Its for the sort of people who think standing in wet wood waiting for a rally car is to high brow.

 

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Check for Grumpy by julian bowdidge, on Flickr

 

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Tin top by julian bowdidge, on Flickr

 

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Pink top by julian bowdidge, on Flickr

 

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Racing family by julian bowdidge, on Flickr

 

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Out of the line by julian bowdidge, on Flickr

 

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So I bought a new camera.  Picked up a Fuji XT20 with the 18-55 kit and the 35mm f/2 prime at the weekend and I'm blown away by it. My first ever interchangeable lens system,  I figure I've had a pretty good apprenticeship with my RX100 but this thing has blown me away so far.  I need to update the firmware to use Fujifilm's RAW converter and I've not had a chance to do that yet but the JPEG quality is exceptional (which seems to be one of the big selling points of the Fuji X series?) and I think this was the second or third photo I took with the thing: 

 

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Basically a straight out of the camera jpeg, though I did straighten the horizon a tiny but on my PC. 

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9 hours ago, Naysonymous said:

So I bought a new camera.  Picked up a Fuji XT20 with the 18-55 kit and the 35mm f/2 prime at the weekend and I'm blown away by it. My first ever interchangeable lens system,  I figure I've had a pretty good apprenticeship with my RX100 but this thing has blown me away so far.  I need to update the firmware to use Fujifilm's RAW converter and I've not had a chance to do that yet but the JPEG quality is exceptional (which seems to be one of the big selling points of the Fuji X series?) and I think this was the second or third photo I took with the thing: 

 

39249860430_68d326d942_h.jpgBrick Lane E1 by Nayson, on Flickr

 

Basically a straight out of the camera jpeg, though I did straighten the horizon a tiny but on my PC. 

 

I really like the look of the Fuji's but the lens prices keep putting me off. If they ever come out with a cheap prime I might be tempted.

 

In the mean time I've bought a secondhand Lumix G3. I've struggled with digital in the past and not really found a camera I get on with. This is by far the best I've tried, even thought it's a bit long in the tooth now. EVF is a bit of a relevation and the RAWs are really nice. Can see myself going all in with micro 4/3.

 

 

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Yeah, I guess Fuji lenses aren't the cheapest but I had a bit of money squirrelled away (using the "I don't drink, I don't smoke so I'll indulge myself here instead" rationale) and it always seems to be that people are extremely happy with the build and image quality of them.  I've not looked into it too much but I know the X-Mount is easy to work with if you want to install non native lenses via a converter and there seems to be a decent third party market too. 

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Lulz. Should probably take this to the gear thread so this will be my last comment on my splurge here, but I'm just thinking about building a little kit.  I have an 18-55 zoom which seems a good jack of all trades lens, the 35mm prime which is lovely and after that I'm curious what to get.  I'm thinking wide angle prime and telephoto zoom.  Not going to run out an buy anything tomorrow but that lot would make a nice little kit wouldn't it?  Maybe a macro down the line but I'm not particularly interested in that side of photography right now. 

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I guess it depends on what photos you want to take and in what light ?

 

Normally for general shooting I'm happy with a kit zoom that covers at least 28-50mm, and then a 35, 40 or 50mm compact fast prime for low light or when I want to me a bit more discreet.

I'm not really interested in twitching or motorsports etc so don't really need a telephoto. Am tempted by a macro at some point though.

 

 

 

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