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  2. faris

    Bhutan..a few images.

    from a hill overlooking the capital city of Thimphu. Located at between 2000 to 2600 mts. that in itself would cause some altitude issues for some.
  3. faris

    Bhutan..a few images.

    Chris, Akira..thanks for stopping by. Very similar to Nepal and so different. The government has wisely restricted the number of tourists that visit there based on monthly quotas ( or some such formula ). One gets to sense the place in a more unhurried fashion. And the environment is indeed more pristine due to lack of wholesale tourism.
  4. faris

    Sydney

    Chris, lovely images. Reminds me when the wife went climbing up there!! best.
  5. Dallas

    Valley Of A Thousand Hills

    On the outskirts of the metro, but still a part of the Durban municipality, lies The Valley Of A Thousand Hills area. We did a little Sunday meander around to some craft shops and stopped off here for a cappuccino and shared a slice of yummy carrot cake. The view is amazing.
  6. Mike G

    Mirrorless for Aviation Photography

    An equivalent for a Nikon 70-200mm is a Panasonic 35-100mm 2.8
  7. Akira

    Sydney

    The second image looks fantasical. And, indeed, you found a nice effect filter for the last one!
  8. Akira

    Bhutan..a few images.

    Faris, these are amazing images from this mysterious country I would love to visit! Thank you for sharing!
  9. vivionm

    Mirrorless for Aviation Photography

    The same thing happens with Nikon DSLRs.
  10. vivionm

    Mirrorless for Aviation Photography

    Yes.
  11. crowecg

    Sydney

    A few from a recent trip to Sydney. Landmarks - all in one picture! & @ night View from small park further back - a nice little pocket of green and peacefulness among the city bustle. Through the blinds - as we sat down for dinner, the setting sun was visible through the blinds and created a nice painterly image. It was a bit of a challenging trip with quite a bit of disruption on the way up - my first flight was cancelled before I even set out to the airport, the replacement got as far as Canberra before circling for about 90 minutes then returning to Melbourne and after a bit of waiting again to get rebooked I got home around 11pm before the third flight at 7am on Saturday morning eventually got me there.
  12. crowecg

    Bhutan..a few images.

    Wonderful pictures of an amazing place. I have been to Nepal and that that was fascinating, but I've heard that Bhutan is even more so. It would be nice to see and hear more about your trip.
  13. Anthony

    First outing with my new Fuji 80mm macro

    Thanks, Swede, also thanks GB111, apologies for the late reply.
  14. This was taken a few years ago in downtown Toronto. When I came upon this scene the title for the picture immediately came to mind and I grabbed this shot. Nikon S3 rangefinder Cosina Voigtlander 25 f4 in Nikon S-mount Fuji 100 ISO colour slide probably 5.6 @ 1/125th
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  16. The Swede

    Beach, Trees and Stars

    Very nice the first and the last are my favorites;)
  17. The Swede

    First outing with my new Fuji 80mm macro

    The first 2 are fantastic!;)
  18. The Swede

    Köln, today.

    Very nice shots indeed!;)
  19. The Swede

    Portrait in nice light & colors;)

    Hi! I'm Saltis!
  20. Dallas

    Mirrorless for Aviation Photography

    Good to have you back, David. Most of the newest generation mirrorless bodies will be able to do what you describe. I don't have any personal experience, but many of the birders I know who use the Olympus E-M1 Mk II have had excellent results with that camera. The newest EM-1 X has subject detection software that apparently is able to pick up and track certain items. I think aircraft was one of them, but I'm not really following closely enough these days to know for certain. If you're already invested in a selection of glass (Nikon or Canon) then their mirrorless bodies would be the logical choice.
  21. Mike G

    Mirrorless for Aviation Photography

    David, to answer one of your original questions, a direct mu-43 equivalent to the Nikon 24-120 is the Panasonic Leica 12-60mm 2.8/4 Vario-Elmaret a little cracker!
  22. David Franks

    Mirrorless for Aviation Photography

    Ok, been away for awhile but somehow still shooting DSLR's and weighing the move to mirrorless. At issue is wether or not the newest mirrorless bodies are up to the challenges of ground-to-air and air-to-air aviation shooting, specifically continuous tracking accuracy and the speed of the electronic viewfinder. An associate of mine recently picked up a FujiFilm X-H1 mirrorless body and XF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens, along with a few other lenses. He's having really good luck capturing aviation related action sequences including spinning props with this combo. Sharpness, color and overall detail are amazing. Just wondering if anyone else is using this body?
  23. Dallas

    Lightroom and Z6 Raw Files

    I used to, Mike, but at the beginning of the year I started a new catalog for the first time since adopting Lr as my primary editing software. It hasn't really made much difference to the start up time though. I do believe that the issue for me has something to do with the Adobe CC Desktop app. That has crashed twice this month and had to repair itself. It's possible that either it isn't working correctly because of an issue that is related to Adobe's servers and my ISP, or something to do with inefficient coding. I mention the former because in the past I have had some big problems installing updates to the programs. They would get to about 3% and then just stall. Some digging online revealed that this is common with many other users too and had something to do with the Adobe servers not responding properly to packet requests from certain networks. When this happened to me the first time a couple of years ago the online support literally asked me to change my ISP. I told them in no uncertain terms to change their servers. They then had to manually install the updates from an alternative server. I watched what they were doing as they took control of my Mac. Hilarious, I know...
  24. Dallas

    What’s the occasion?

    The debate isn't really about mirrorless vs DSLR. It's about old tech versus new tech. I'm in favour of new tech that helps me to do my job more efficiently and provide better results for my clients. The new Canon EOS RP is evidence that this new tech will be in the hands of the average consumer a lot sooner than expected and at affordable prices. I think it will provide the same momentum that the Nikon D700 did to get the bulk of consumer shooters back to FX from DX. I am also fairly confident that FZ has been thoroughly detoxed to the point where such a discussion amongst the members who are still here wouldn't devolve into the childishness we have seen in the past. Let's hope.
  25. vivionm

    What’s the occasion?

    I earnestly hope we are not inadvertently reigniting the 'mirrorless is better than DSLR" debate which almost destroyed this site.
  26. Clactonian

    Lightroom and Z6 Raw Files

    Do you have all of your images in the one catalogue Dallas? If you switch the machine off and clear the cache then the whole lot has to be loaded again which takes time. My iMac is much faster since I have been using an SSD for storage and I only ever 'sleep' the machine rather than switching it off.
  27. Hugh_3170

    What’s the occasion?

    Prophets are never recognised in their own lands and in any event you were by that stage actively using the mirrorless equipment on paid assignments, and I just wonder how many of the nay sayers paused to consider that your comments were based on such real world experience. Just my 0.02c.
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