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11-24-2012, 04:59 PM   #886
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QuoteOriginally posted by LeRolls Quote
They must not be very savvy if they don't realize that the original white/black Q with the magnesium-alloy body is definitely more desirable/classy when compared to the less solid plastic one of the Q10. However, I can see how shallow puppets would go for pretty colors over build quality. Plus I suppose it's hard to keep up with the latest firmware updates when you have a hand up your back-side
I like my metal black ur-Q better as well--but if it has to use softer materials, they might as well make as many choices available as possible -- and extend the custom color choice program to the export market. I wouldn't mind if my Q had a brain transplant to match the speedier Q10 as well.

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Dorton Arena, at the NC state fairgrounds. Undeniably a bold statement of futuristic architecture and engineering when it was built in the early 1950's, its grand sweep is comically at odds with its prosaic surroundings (parking lots and a disorganized jumble of fairground pavilions and so on).
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Part of the Thanksgiving table setting for 17 at a friend's house.

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Now that's a nice shot! Very festive indeed.

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Part of the Thanksgiving table setting for 17 at a friend's house.

Cheers... M
Ah, but then comes ....After. Nice shot.
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https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151109445676423.451480.639321422...1

A bit of PP in there but absolutely no sharpening was done to any of those images... - my first time out with the Q and I'm pretty damn impressed... These were all shot from JPEG as I forgot to set raw, and the Auto WB was off a fair bit (although in the worst conditions imaginable really...) Reds were very hard to correct out and I've probably got the colour quite wrong as I have done this on a laptop with poor colour reproduction... nonetheless some great examples of the sharpness available on the standard prime (entire set) especially with the CNC machining on the Confederate parts and the carbon fibre weaves throughout... which I recommend zooming in on (or download).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Michaelina2 Quote


Part of the Thanksgiving table setting for 17 at a friend's house.

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Nice! A beautiful spread.

1/1000 at f2.8 and ISO 125? That's one bright dining room!
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Nice! A beautiful spread.

1/1000 at f2.8 and ISO 125? That's one bright dining room!
The table was set in their very large west-facing attached screen porch, so it was quite sunny. This time of the year it can be very cold, so they had placed plastic sheeting over the screen areas to trap-in the heat which, in turn, filtered the sunlight flowing over the table.

I know how set the camera to control for potentially blown high/low-lights. Once the capture is made, I post-process using LR4x augmented by NIK plug-ins to fit my whim of the moment. Normally, I shoot RAW (DNG) in "P" mode. My settings establish broad parameters and I let the camera work out the exposure details. I'm finding the Q does a very good job of interpreting all of this into candidate images that are finish-ready. While I find pp fun, I like to act fast so I'm very decisive and always know the exact 'intent' of the photo before I start, so the rest is easy. Rarely do I spend more that 3-4 minutes on an image.

Anyway, thanks all for the kind words... and "Yes," the dinner was wonderful (as it usually is when dining at someone else's table)...

Enjoy the season & cheers... M


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Wasn't sure if I wanted to post these, but to show I stopped analyzing batteries I decided to put them up.

Relearning the D*300mm, different beast on the Q.




Our first snow of the season. o1 lens, tweaked for a different look then used some old school HighPass layer sharpening.





Enjoy your day!

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Pentax q and old celestron c8 (2000mm/f10)
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Jupiter with moons
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Relearning the D*300mm, different beast on the Q.
Not quite as hand-holdable as on the DSLR.

QuoteOriginally posted by bjorsa Quote
Jupiter with moons
Wow!

Here's another with the DA*200 (no TC this time). Uncropped, run through GIMP for some dodge and burn:

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Not quite as hand-holdable as on the DSLR.

Wow!
Yes, Wow!
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Another night shot with the standard prime.
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This looks like one of the cast members from the movie "MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE 1986" where the machinery came to life and was bent on destroying humanity. Nice catch. Thanks for sharing...Cliff
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