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Forum: General Talk 08-23-2022, 08:20 AM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 25,803
Views: 1,952,413
my latest and probably last for a lond time aquisition is a Godox MF12 twin macro flash. works with my existing strobes and triggger and i can use them as highlight flashes in studio . Haven't had much chance to use them yet though
Forum: General Talk 08-23-2022, 08:18 AM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 25,803
Views: 1,952,413
Everyones worst nightmare. after going through that a couple of times in now have ridiculous redundancy a raid backing up everything and 2 16tb drives mirroring each other and a cloud backup , so now the nightmare never ends because i have to maintain it all ;)
Forum: Lens Clubs 03-29-2022, 11:47 AM  
Takumar club
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 18,568
Views: 3,627,223
GFX50sii with GF45-100 @45 f8, iso 200 a hydro station on my regular dog walk. Post in Silver efex after Lightroom, some light coffee tomning applied. shot in xpan mode
Forum: General Photography 03-29-2022, 11:39 AM  
If you lost all your camera gear in a fire ...
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 117
Views: 5,695
I have had camera losses several times on break ins. way back i went from Canon fd system back to pentax with the mz5 and a small kit. next loss bought some extra equipment because i carry replacement cost and to replace say a 50mm f1.4 tak you need a 50mm 1.4 af lens/.....
last time i lost a lot of manual focus gear and most of my digital bodies ... that funded my move to fuji at the time , a move i do not regret. I have however pondered a k1 with the limited trio as an addition to my kit. The one thing i wish they stole at the time was my bronica film gear, that would have funded a nice 645z system at the time unfortunately i interupted them and they left that bag on the floor as they booted out the back
If I lost all i had now I probably would get very targeted items based on what i have been shooting, i would invest more in MF and less in my x system and maybe get that k1 ltd setup
Forum: General Talk 03-24-2022, 08:32 AM  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 9,745
Views: 709,888
It as a shame that didnít last as a partnership. I loved Japan. And mick and Peter together was a dream pairing at the time. For me the year of bahaus would have been earlier . I bought Bella Lugosi the day it dropped on import , by 86 I would say my favourite album would have been the sisters coming along with this at the tail end of all the great batcave bands

















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Forum: General Talk 03-23-2022, 02:37 PM  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 9,745
Views: 709,888
This was the first time I saw them I was at the table right in front of Peter he spent half the show looming over us
















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Definitely one of my favourite bands (and I love all the various offshoots)
Forum: General Talk 03-23-2022, 10:32 AM  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 9,745
Views: 709,888
and just came across a new Bahaus track - they used a surrealist composition method for this called exquisite corpse.

















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Forum: General Talk 03-23-2022, 08:44 AM  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 9,745
Views: 709,888
Got this sent to me today, the Clash is giving proceeds of the song to ukranian aid. time to close the skies over ukraine
















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Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 03-23-2022, 08:11 AM  
The Monochrome Landscape - post yours!
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 2,649
Views: 327,393
about as close to landscapes as I can get in my urban environment , GFX 50sii with Bronica MC40f4 shot at f11 1/80th iso 100 - I have shot this bridge many times in all seasons and various angles

_DSF8999 by Eddie Smith, on Flickr
Forum: Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Other Camera Brands 03-23-2022, 07:23 AM  
Fuji X series club
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 4,650
Views: 353,589
GFX50sii with my quite old Bronica MC40 f4 shot at f11 iso100 1/80th

_DSF9001 by Eddie Smith, on Flickr

not too bad for a lens I have seen pretty bad reviews on
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 03-23-2022, 07:21 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 98,972
Views: 4,472,975
well the 10 here in Ontario comes in at 81.95 Canadian and the Lore at 199.75 Canadian - Quarter Cask is 91.95, Select is 69.95 and 25 year is 659.95 , you are shopping the wrong store apparently

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I haven't either. I have seen 1 full serve station I pass daily (and rumour has it there is another in the city ;) ) oddly it was cheaper than the self serve i passed this am , i may start using it if that continues
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 03-10-2022, 06:53 AM  
Not understanding comments about Pentax
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 166
Views: 9,629
I have just been busy at work. and with a new dog. cameras can have the old different horses for different courses adage applied imo. If I was to return to a DSLR it would most defintely be a k1ii with a set of limiteds to start . personally i don't need the huge reach (I don't shoot birds or other things where a 450mm or longer lens would matter. I do pop in and out of the forums, and mostly stick to the why i won't buy a k3 thread or a couple of other post threads. I actually am debating on selling off most of my Fuji X and investing in a couple more GFX lenses. with the bulk of my shooting targetting more static images I could keep one xpro model and a couple of small f2 lenses and my x100v for streets and lightweight walkabout. and use the gfx for everything else. but at the moment I am spending most of my free time walking and training the new rescue dog and not shooting. last week we walked a total of 91 km this week may overtake that
Fo my money shoot what makes you happy and for me that is now GFX, and i like the EVF on both mine. but I would dealy love to see them make a medium format version of the Xpro line to replace the 50R because i love the hybrid finder
that said cell phone shots have been more my thing recently thanks to this lovely girl from Texas . in the meanwhile i would ignore 90% of you tuber reviews on almost anything. just like I ignore it as a source of hard news.

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good example,
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 03-10-2022, 06:35 AM  
Your Pet A Day.... (post up!)
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 13,411
Views: 1,181,980
I am mixed on the parks, we have several close to me. One is actually a fenced off area at the lake which is a couple of acres of trees beach and lake access. Blue loved it there, and I think it is the best one in the city as it effectively is a natural area just secured so dogs aren't likely to escape easily (swimmers can) and anyone coming in is aware it is a leash free dog zone so less nasty interactions. the rest are mostly small parkettes with dual door access systems to help stop escapers (though the fences wouldn't stop Della they are only 3-3.5 feet high, as a catahoula there is no challenge there) the smaller parks the issues are if they are overcrowded (and post work they can be) there can be dominance fights break out , also they are known sources of dog diseases like Parvo, so you need to be sure your dog is well vaccinated . Della is still leashbound, and that is good for me because we walk a minimum of 10 km a day and some days manage as much as 16 km. I have lost some weight already and my outlook on life seeing the sun rise daily on dog walks is much improved after a grey winter
I have taken her into the parks she only is showing moderate interest so for the foreseeable it is long walks and training
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-24-2022, 05:17 PM  
Not understanding comments about Pentax
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 166
Views: 9,629
It is less expensive than the Pentax medium format which is less sophisticated gfx50sii . And it has better dr than k1 and larger pixel sites. That said here is nothing wrong with the k1 but having used both for my purposes (now mostly evolving to landscape and studio work ) the gfx is the better camera. And the 110f 2 is the best lense I have ever had the option to try. . If I am interested in birding (and I really am not) I would say an xt4 with the 70-300 and 1.4 or 2 x tc would be an excellent lower cost kit , though I would prefer the 100-400 with the TC
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-23-2022, 08:31 AM  
Thematic Street Photography (No, Not THAT Street Photography) - Share Your Shots of the Roads
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 4,763
Views: 345,033
Thanks for the info. not living in the US i would book with a local expert (we have a big Portuguese community here in Toronto). probably won't happen before next year , work has me booked for enough to make travel hard this year
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-23-2022, 08:00 AM  
Are we really THAT rare?
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 6,955
Views: 946,013
I rarely see another Pentaxian now, however weirdly in January when I bought My GFX50R it turned out he had several brands he used, and for Astro, he used a K1,
Forum: General Talk 02-23-2022, 07:30 AM  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 9,745
Views: 709,888
Dallas was also a member of Shadowy men (replacing Reid Diamond who passed away in 2001) - Fans of kids in the hall would recognise Shadowy Men tunes
















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Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-23-2022, 07:12 AM  
Alphabet Race (a very quick game)
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 62,162
Views: 2,920,928
Opera House

Daily in January 01-04-2021 by Eddie Smith, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-23-2022, 07:09 AM  
Not understanding comments about Pentax
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 166
Views: 9,629
I understand the eye fatigue , though I suffer it all the time since i spend 8+ hours daily at a couple of computer screens so I really do not notice the issue with the cameras - they in fact are better than the screens i use at work
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 02-23-2022, 07:06 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 98,972
Views: 4,472,975
Dead envious. We wanted to spend a couple of weeks in February but it wasn't viable. next year perhaps
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 02-23-2022, 06:49 AM  
Thematic Street Photography (No, Not THAT Street Photography) - Share Your Shots of the Roads
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 4,763
Views: 345,033
Very nice, we have been considering an Azores visit (A lot of the guys I work with are from there - I think a good portion of the Toronto Portuguese Community is from the Azores )
Forum: General Talk 02-23-2022, 06:06 AM  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 9,745
Views: 709,888
still listening to the Sadies. This was a great show glad I saw it - and it led to them doing an album with him in 2012
















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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-23-2022, 06:04 AM  
Not understanding comments about Pentax
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 166
Views: 9,629
Fuji's Medium format cameras are ridiculously inexpensive in that market category, have a look at Hasselblad and phase one prices. 645Z marked down is still more expensive than the 50Sii which is a more advanced camera on many levels but uses the same basic sensor. or the 100@ with the 100mp sensor and better AF etc.
the 3.69M dot VF on the XT4 (and the GFX50sii and 100S) is an excellent VF, yes it is apples and oranges, but the market shift is massively towards mirrorless. I do miss Optical in low light scenarios - though I can use the Xpro it. That said if Pentax would get some new models out with the latest sensors they will have a solid grasp on what is increasingly a niche area. not a bad thing. and a new 645 with the 100mp sensor would be a very solid competitor for fuji thanks to the ability to build a very full AF kit that hits
the idea of a bespoke ordering process I have seen come up is in fact a really good movie though it will be expensive.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-22-2022, 12:09 PM  
Not understanding comments about Pentax
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 166
Views: 9,629
I have a friend who has done over 500 album covers over the decades and many various media promos and held art shows. he has shot a lot of paying work on an IR converted canon point and shoot ;) while it is always nice to have the latest greatest I would rather have more talent and just decent gear ;)
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 02-22-2022, 11:38 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By eddie1960
Replies: 98,972
Views: 4,472,975
most people have never heard of him if they weren't part of the music scene he evolved from
Kind od a sad character
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