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03-28-2021, 07:50 PM   #2806
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QuoteOriginally posted by glinda Quote
i like the rooftop one best . cool.

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x-pro1, m 40/ 2.8 probably could use some sharpening, this pic
its neg s. whatever that means , i like that and S , best i think for color. but that's just me.

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do you have the evf for that sigma fp , LeRolls ?

Hands-on with the Sigma fp L and its new viewfinder: Digital Photography Review
I do not have the viewfinder and I doubt I will be getting it.

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First results of the first outing with the Viltrox 56/1.4 on the X-T3 ... all at wide open













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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
First results of the first outing with the Viltrox 56/1.4 on the X-T3 ... all at wide open














nice.

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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
yeah, ok, and you need all those other lenses why ?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
First results of the first outing with the Viltrox 56/1.4 on the X-T3 ... all at wide open













oh, and it is not lost, your -- young girl and ... old girl ... juxtapose ....

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yeah, ok, and you need all those other lenses why ?
ouch... mainly because I can...
03-29-2021, 04:23 PM   #2811
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
ouch... mainly because I can...
It was not meant as an ‘ouch ‘
03-29-2021, 05:13 PM   #2812
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QuoteOriginally posted by glinda Quote
It was not meant as an ‘ouch ‘
understood....

I have a difficult time with certain reactions to my photography, be it the images themselves or the array of equipment I use to capture them....

I never want to invoke envy or jealousy, so I try to be humble with my work....
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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
understood....

I have a difficult time with certain reactions to my photography, be it the images themselves or the array of equipment I use to capture them....

I never want to invoke envy or jealousy, so I try to be humble with my work....
This photography basically is all some desire we all have to produce art , and , also if we admit , have it recognized .
( Otherwise why bother posting images at all .)
Especially by ones ‘peers’ ( and there are levels of peers , with experience , knowledge , an eye , etc. )
It’s complicated and simple at the same time . Because then enters the equipment.
Enters human nature ...

I try to find the equipment that gives me the look I like . And is fun to use as well .

I would try every single camera and lens ever made if money were no object, I know I would ...


I wonder if in drawing those ancient cave paintings , did the wielder of that stick , want to make the drawing for himself , or to have others see it ,

Did one guy try a different stick , and try new mixes of charcoal ,
With a secret desire to say : ‘ see what I did , look at this new stick I have now .

Good isn’t it ... ‘

03-29-2021, 10:18 PM   #2814
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I kind of fall at the lower end of the spectrum. My wife is the photographer, I take pictures. I love cameras, old...er cameras. It's all about the feel of it in my hands and knowing how intricate it's construction is. When I look at the pictures you post, I comment on the ones that move me emotionally in some way. Sometimes I can actually put into words why I like it, sometimes it's an intangible.

The one thing I do know, is that I am not wondering what camera was used, or what lens, or what film speed and if it was over or underexposed, what the aperture setting was, or if it was post edited.

I probably shouldn't mention that I like my zoom lenses and I don't even own a Fuji. 😅

I really enjoy looking at your pictures and follow half a dozen different threads. When the personality of the photographer comes across in their pictures or comments, that makes it more interesting. Like getting to interact with the good glinda.

To sum it all up, last month I was working on a friend's car. His family and ours grew up together. He is 12 years older than me and has always been like an older brother. He has been a photographer for decades, semi pro, appreciates and uses very good equipment. On that day I showed him a photograph that I took, he was amazed by it, and told me in detail why. Then he asked which one of my cameras I used and what lens. I simply said Galaxy S20. He shook his head with a disgusted look.

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03-30-2021, 03:46 AM   #2815
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sam_I_am Quote
I kind of fall at the lower end of the spectrum. My wife is the photographer, I take pictures. I love cameras, old...er cameras. It's all about the feel of it in my hands and knowing how intricate it's construction is. When I look at the pictures you post, I comment on the ones that move me emotionally in some way. Sometimes I can actually put into words why I like it, sometimes it's an intangible.

The one thing I do know, is that I am not wondering what camera was used, or what lens, or what film speed and if it was over or underexposed, what the aperture setting was, or if it was post edited.

I probably shouldn't mention that I like my zoom lenses and I don't even own a Fuji. 😅

I really enjoy looking at your pictures and follow half a dozen different threads. When the personality of the photographer comes across in their pictures or comments, that makes it more interesting. Like getting to interact with the good glinda.

To sum it all up, last month I was working on a friend's car. His family and ours grew up together. He is 12 years older than me and has always been like an older brother. He has been a photographer for decades, semi pro, appreciates and uses very good equipment. On that day I showed him a photograph that I took, he was amazed by it, and told me in detail why. Then he asked which one of my cameras I used and what lens. I simply said Galaxy S20. He shook his head with a disgusted look.

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The only two zoom lenses that I have liked , three actually ... ( this is just an aside ,as you say you like zooms ) :
55-300 at about 200-225 mm ,, 60-250 * - so good , so expensive, so heavy ... scared me to use it ,, mainly cause it cost so much back then ... and the bag of primes , but too heavy .. oh and the xx-135 only around 135 ...ok... four...


But I digress...
Sam-I-Am ... I would like to see that picture... you have a link to it ?

Jackson Pollock ... he didn’t even use brushes , to my knowledge ....
sacrilege...
And his art is not for everyone ....

But get to really look at it , and you see , and know ....
( that he would have had no problem with your Galaxy S20... or that cave painters’ stick ... )



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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
the SMC 55 1.8 is pretty much my favourite Takumar lens
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the SMC 55 1.8 is pretty much my favourite Takumar lens
it is my first M42 and my first Takumar lens...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sam_I_am Quote
I kind of fall at the lower end of the spectrum. My wife is the photographer, I take pictures. I love cameras, old...er cameras. It's all about the feel of it in my hands and knowing how intricate it's construction is. When I look at the pictures you post, I comment on the ones that move me emotionally in some way. Sometimes I can actually put into words why I like it, sometimes it's an intangible.

The one thing I do know, is that I am not wondering what camera was used, or what lens, or what film speed and if it was over or underexposed, what the aperture setting was, or if it was post edited.

I probably shouldn't mention that I like my zoom lenses and I don't even own a Fuji. 😅

I really enjoy looking at your pictures and follow half a dozen different threads. When the personality of the photographer comes across in their pictures or comments, that makes it more interesting. Like getting to interact with the good glinda.

To sum it all up, last month I was working on a friend's car. His family and ours grew up together. He is 12 years older than me and has always been like an older brother. He has been a photographer for decades, semi pro, appreciates and uses very good equipment. On that day I showed him a photograph that I took, he was amazed by it, and told me in detail why. Then he asked which one of my cameras I used and what lens. I simply said Galaxy S20. He shook his head with a disgusted look.

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I spent most of the last 15 years shooting primes almost exclusively, but recently have bought back into zooms I love the XF 10-24 f4 zoom, I love the 50-140 2.8 - but hate the weight, the 16-55 2.8 covers my most frequently shot range, it is crazy sharp but i am not falling in love with it, the 23 and 35 1.4 and 56 1.2 have spoiled me in that range for the zoom. (I may sell it and the 50-140 and just get the 16-80 and 70-300 as lightweight alternatives but I am holding off until I get a chance to use them more in a non restricted by Covid way .. years back II shot a Sigma 24-70 2.8 on My K10 and K7 and loved it for shooting events something I haven't done since getting these. on the GFX I have the 45-100 and it is an amazing zoom but weights a kilo
As for the disdain for the S20, I have none , I have S20 Ultran and am endlessly amazed by the results I get from it. I wouldn't print them at 20"x30" but for smaller prints the output is good , I would love to see the image you shot

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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
it is my first M42 and my first Takumar lens...
My first copy I got was on an SP500 spotmatic in the 70s, I sold it on when I got better setup, at one point I had 3 from buying lots a decade or more back, I started too late re-amassing taks if I started when I bought my DS I could have bought almost the entire Takumar line for what some of the collectible ones go for now (there was a Member from Florida Ira who I guess passed away. Called himself a trashographer who had almost every tak made and rarely had paid more than 5-10 bucks for them, not sure how his collection was sold (never happened here) but whoever got it scored they were all in near mint shape

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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
it is my first M42 and my first Takumar lens...
My first copy I got was on an SP500 spotmatic in the 70s, I sold it on when I got better setup, at one point I had 3 from buying lots a decade or more back, I started too late re-amassing taks if I started when I bought my DS I could have bought almost the entire Takumar line for what some of the collectible ones go for now (there was a Member from Florida Ira who I guess passed away. Called himself a trashographer who had almost every tak made and rarely had paid more than 5-10 bucks for them, not sure how his collection was sold (never happened here) but whoever got it scored they were all in near mint shape
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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
As for the disdain for the S20, I have none , I have S20 Ultran and am endlessly amazed by the results I get from it. I wouldn't print them at 20"x30" but for smaller prints the output is good , I would love to see the image you shot[COLOR="Silver"]
It was not disdain for my phone, it was more like "you got that?...with THAT!?!?".
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I will post the pic as soon as I remember which one it was. I always say that if I had a memory....I'd be dangerous.
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