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« Reply #220 on: March 10, 2013, 05:30:32 AM »
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Just a a couple of snapshots… An old Fiat in Florence.
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« Reply #221 on: March 11, 2013, 08:40:03 PM »
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1938 Buick- part of a fleet of toys that probably totaled 2+ million
out for a nice Sunday drive I guess
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« Reply #222 on: March 12, 2013, 03:17:27 PM »
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A day in the studio with some bikes and a look-see at what the Fuji X-E 1 was capable of.

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« Reply #223 on: March 13, 2013, 05:30:11 AM »
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Hi Walter,

Looks good on the monitor, but only you know how it worked out at 100% etc. As you're clearly a very experienced photographer and we have a long history, you know I value your opinions; so what's the judgement:

a.  can it replace the Canon for a lot of work;

b.  is what you have shot here simply an additional use that might further justify the purchase of a lighter, 'fun' camera more convenient to cart around on non-work occasions?

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« Reply #224 on: March 13, 2013, 08:40:28 AM »
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a.  can it replace the Canon for a lot of work;

Rob,

There is no real reason for one or the other.  This is shooting under very controlled circumstances and nothing would be published without finessing tonally, in which case I doubt there need be any apparent difference at all at the end of the production line.

The camera interface was very different on the shoot itself.  The live view LCD screen does facilitate getting into awkward spots.  The native ISO of 200 does lend a bit to depth of field, as does the smaller image magnification.

With the 50mm lens on the Canon and the 35mm lens on the Fuji the focussing on the Fuji was appreciably slower.  The Canon Macro 100mm and the Fuji Macro 60mm both can be very slow searching for focus.  I dare say that the Canon wins in this regard.

Like many 'rangefinder' cameras the Fuji is less happy on a tripod but then the electronic level makes keeping straight a tad easier.  (I can't recall an instance in over 40 years that I did not have a spirit level on a camera when shooting.  And, by the way, the level in the iPhone is a splendid addition.)

b.  is what you have shot here simply an additional use that might further justify the purchase of a lighter, 'fun' camera more convenient to cart around on non-work occasions?

I have really had a lot of fun with the Fuji and justification isn't all that much of a consideration.  Having said that, it is a bit of an extravagance given that I loathe digital and only engage it for commercial pursuits.  The Fuji might go to the big Ebay in the sky and the funds upgrade the Canon system.  An 85mm and an EOS 5D MkIII would probably prove handier for me after Tuesday's experience.  The Live View is the clincher.

Having had the Fuji since before Christmas I haven't actually used it as a walk-around grab camera even once.  That is the sort of shooting I use my Linhof Technika for while the Sinar is wheeled out for more serious motifs.

Probably not the sort of answer you were hoping for, but .....

Walter
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« Reply #225 on: March 13, 2013, 10:43:47 AM »
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« Reply #226 on: March 13, 2013, 10:44:51 AM »
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Some fun with an old Ford..
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« Reply #227 on: March 13, 2013, 03:25:42 PM »
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Probably not the sort of answer you were hoping for, but .....

Walter


Nope, but the best answer. I've just ordered a manual, used, 2/35mm Nikkor AIS. It (f2.8 version) used to be my most used lens for a while... I should have bitten this particular bullet some time ago.

Thanks for the direct indirect help!

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« Reply #228 on: March 27, 2013, 09:41:19 AM »
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Well, despite having bitten the above bullet, the reality is that the cellphone is still more 'fun' and changes work into pleasure and mild giggle. Woe is me that I thought I could buy happiness! A snap from lunchtime.

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« Reply #229 on: March 30, 2013, 12:50:36 PM »
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First post on this forum!! Here is a recent shoot/edit I finished for a client.

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« Reply #230 on: March 30, 2013, 02:27:12 PM »
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Welcome to the club - remember to keep your sense of humour primed, and your hard hat on at all times!

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« Reply #231 on: March 30, 2013, 03:18:06 PM »
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Welcome to the club - remember to keep your sense of humour primed, and your hard hat on at all times!

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Rob C

Pretty much the standard when it comes to photography forums!!! Thanks for the welcome!
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« Reply #232 on: March 31, 2013, 12:48:33 AM »
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Hi there, and welcome to the forums!

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« Reply #233 on: March 31, 2013, 07:24:54 AM »
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"Out to Pasture"

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« Reply #234 on: March 31, 2013, 07:55:06 AM »
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"Out to Pasture"
Couldn't resist when I saw yours, so I'll show you mine Wink
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« Reply #235 on: April 03, 2013, 05:06:47 PM »
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Cry Havoc and let slip the tractors of yore.
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« Reply #236 on: April 05, 2013, 01:08:14 AM »
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Gotta Go - My Taxi's Here! by wolfnowl, on Flickr

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« Reply #237 on: April 05, 2013, 02:57:12 AM »
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Some cars just look 'rich'. It's that mixture of understatement, solidity and paintwork sans pareil. After some two years of experience I would definitively state that my Ford Fiesta need not apply.

Got a lump in the throat yestarday afternoon: was walking through the old town of Pollensa with my daughter, and there, parked with a ticket, stood Rusty, my old Escort XRi. Dirty, filthy wheels and unloved. I had to pat him and whisper an apology. Wish I'd kept him. Just like the 500 Series 'blads, then. Enjoy yours, Walter.

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« Reply #238 on: April 05, 2013, 06:46:24 AM »
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Gotta Go - My Taxi's Here![/url] by wolfnowl, on Flickr

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Mike,
You didn't told us about your new car.  Cheesy
Taking photos with those dark - big stopper - windows is probably not so easy…
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« Reply #239 on: April 05, 2013, 06:50:40 AM »
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Oldtimer MG, in a dark underground parking lot…
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