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Few more of my recent attempts at street photography: 

 

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Edgware Road, London. 

 

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Bethnal Green Road, London. 

 

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Piccadilly Circus, London. 

 

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New Bond Street, London.  This one and the Piccadilly Circus one were taken just a few minutes apart, it was absolutely pissing it down so I had my camera in a plastic bag and was shooting from the hip. 

 

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Baker Street, London.  I really like this look but I find it difficult to create all the time as I think it really needs harsh sunlight for the deep shadows. 

 

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Praed Street, London. 

 

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Praed Street, London. 

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That first Praed Street one looks like one of those 'superheroes walking determinedly into battle together' except oldish ladies.

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Here's a question about algorithms: I'm a fairly unenthusiastic Flickr user, I'll upload a photo once or twice a month.  Most get about 30 views and about half of them get one or two likes.  Then there's this: 

Colourful Crossings.

It's got 3500 odd views and about 40 likes in just a couple of days. I'm not sure it's a particularly great photograph and I've not done anything with tags or groups yet it's performed so differently to anything else I've put on the site. Any ideas? 

 

Also a shot of the boy currently serving as my phone wallpaper, hence the 9:16 crop. Got really lucky with a break in heavy clouds at sunset. If I could recreate this light every time I'd be very happy.  

 

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13 hours ago, Naysonymous said:

It's got 3500 odd views and about 40 likes in just a couple of days.

 

It's probably been featured in 'explore'

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16 hours ago, Naysonymous said:

 

Colourful Crossings.

It's got 3500 odd views and about 40 likes in just a couple of days. I'm not sure it's a particularly great photograph and I've not done anything with tags or groups yet it's performed so differently to anything else I've put on the site. Any ideas?

 

@Ste_S is right - it was featured in Explore on 18 May. You can check if any of your photos feature in Explore using this site: https://bighugelabs.com/scout.php


You will usually get an invite to add the photo to the In Explore Flickr group too.

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Is there anywhere better to ask for hardware photography recommendations? Looking for a new camera and would like some advice!


What can I get for the £400-500 mark, new or used, for a sharp travel photography camera? Since it'll be used when I'm abroad/not around my home, I'd like something fairly compact, m4/3 size, so would prefer something other than a full size DSLR. Looking for something that'll give me nice landscapes mainly. 

Already have a Ricoh GRII, but finding the AF is pretty sluggish when I want a close up, and don't want another point and shoot. I'm considering a Fujifilm X100T, as the size is perfect and the sample images I've seen look amazing, but the only downside seems to be it's yet another fixed lens, so would appreciate any suggestions!

 

EDIT: Would also like an EVF.

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If you like the look of Fuji the X-Pro2 is the step-up from the X100T with interchangable lenses. Drop down to the X-E3 or X-T30 from there in price but you get the same sensor and processing speeds (they don't have the OVF but of course retain the EVF). The older X-Pro1, X-T20 and X-E2 will be significantly cheaper second hand but still great as the updates to the X-E3 and X-T30 were very recent, the X-T30 was March 2019.

 

Any Fujifilm XF range lens is going to be good; the XF 16-55 f2.8 or XF 18-55 f2.8-4 would be normal travel kit/zoom choices.

 

Also our other thread: 

 

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A few recent shots using expired Kodak T-Max 100. I'm using a new lens here (Slightly faster version of an 80mm that I was using previously) and struggling to get the best out of it, but I'm relatively happy with a couple of these.

 

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Carcassonne Sky

 

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Caught in the reflection

 

Running Late

 

The Meeting

 

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I quite like the saturation I'm getting from Velvia 50. My digital photos look comparatively washed out and I can never seem to increase their saturation so much without them looking garish. 

 

Balcony Gardening

 

Classroom View

The Rolleiflex though is really hard to use. I suspect the two lenses are misaligned and the shooting lens is focusing further out - everything I've tried to take at infinity seems ever-so-slightly soft as if it's focusing beyond. 

 

I'd really like to get a second-hand medium-format SLR when I've saved up enough. Does anyone have any recommendations for shops?

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17 hours ago, Monkeyspill said:

I quite like the saturation I'm getting from Velvia 50. My digital photos look comparatively washed out and I can never seem to increase their saturation so much without them looking garish. 

 

Balcony Gardening

 

The Rolleiflex though is really hard to use. I suspect the two lenses are misaligned and the shooting lens is focusing further out - everything I've tried to take at infinity seems ever-so-slightly soft as if it's focusing beyond. 

 

I'd really like to get a second-hand medium-format SLR when I've saved up enough. Does anyone have any recommendations for shops?

 

Slide film has a look all of it's own. I've not shot much but it can look gorgeous. It's very picky about exposure though and easy to get blown highlights of crushed shadows if you're not careful. I've got a roll of Ektachrome 100 and a roll of Velvia 50 sat in the fridge waiting on the right day. :)

 

My Yashica Mat also seems to go slightly past infinity in the viewing lens - I have to dial it back a tiny fraction in order for distant objects to look completely sharp in the viewfinder. I keep meaning to try a test shot to see if it will make a difference in the photo's but haven't got around to it.

 

The shops below are good places to look for second-hand stuff. The 6x4.5 medium format SLRs can still be had relatively cheaply. Sadly (for me!) the 6x7 variants like the Pentax and Mamia 67's seem to be fetching hefty asking prices now (although you can get Pentacon Six's for less).

 

https://www.ffordes.com/c/484/medium-format

https://wycameras.com/

https://realcamera.co.uk/

https://www.harrisoncameras.co.uk/analogue-photography

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12 minutes ago, FishyFish said:

 

Slide film has a look all of it's own. I've not shot much but it can look gorgeous. It's very picky about exposure though and easy to get blown highlights of crushed shadows if you're not careful. I've got a roll of Ektachrome 100 and a roll of Velvia 50 sat in the fridge waiting on the right day. :)

 

My Yashica Mat also seems to go slightly past infinity in the viewing lens - I have to dial it back a tiny fraction in order for distant objects to look completely sharp in the viewfinder. I keep meaning to try a test shot to see if it will make a difference in the photo's but haven't got around to it.

 

The shops below are good places to look for second-hand stuff. The 6x4.5 medium format SLRs can still be had relatively cheaply. Sadly (for me!) the 6x7 variants like the Pentax and Mamia 67's seem to be fetching hefty asking prices now (although you can get Pentacon Six's for less).

 

https://www.ffordes.com/c/484/medium-format

https://wycameras.com/

https://realcamera.co.uk/

https://www.harrisoncameras.co.uk/analogue-photography

Thanks for the recommendations.

 

Slide film being picky with the exposure I found out pretty quickly! I don’t know if it would be best to use a filter to reduce contrast or whether that would just make it even more difficult to shoot a very slow film. The Rollei came with a box of coloured filters (and a close up attachment) but they look a bit cloudy.

 

 

I have used slide film before - but that was more than 20 years ago and to make actual slides rather than photographs.

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A few more from another roll of film that just came through. By the way, West End Cameras did a really nice job of the scans. WAY better than Mr Cad who I've not been too impressed with lately.

All taken on a Mamiya 645 Pro and expired Kodak T Max 100 film.

 

When the hussle gets too much

 

Impractical Bike

 

Castle Steps

 

Catching  some rays

 

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A few from my recent NYC trip. These were all shot on a 1990s 35mm compact using Ilford HP5+.

 

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FILM - Rainy Times by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

 

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FILM - Detective Pikachu by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

 

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FILM - 7th Avenue by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

 

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FILM - Stars and Stripes and empty seats by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

 

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FILM - Crossing 42nd Street by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

 

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FILM - Carrying lunch through Times Square in the rain by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

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Ditto:

 

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Marsh Lane level crossing, nr Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire. 

 

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Drying room of Moseley Road baths, Birmingham. 

 

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The Coach and Horses, W1. 

 

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Bakerloo Line, somewhere near Regent's Park. 

 

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Pret, Baker Street.

 

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Boston Tea Party, Birmingham.  I still think they missed a trick by not calling it Bostin Tea Party. 

 

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Driving the wrong way down a one way street, Shoreditch. 

 

 

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A few from New York - first three on Kodak Portra 400, the rest on Kodak Ektar. All shot with my Zeiss Mess-Ikonta 524/16.

 

I wish I'd taken my proper light meter with me rather than using the phone app. The app gave me some settings that seemed off at times and I used slower shutter speeds than I'd have liked. As a result, some of my shots with the Zeiss (not so much these here though) are a little soft due to camera shake.

 

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FILM - North up 10th Avenue by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

 

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FILM - Walking the High Line by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

 

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FILM - 10th & 23rd by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

 

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FILM - North on 8th Avenue by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

 

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FILM - Just do it by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

 

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FILM - Mean Girls by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

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