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  1. 2 points
    Thank you for looking.
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    The target here is to compare grain and sharpness. Both cameras with Auto2 WB (keep warm lighting colors). Aperture auto. Strangely Z6 chose 1/640 s and the D5 1/1000 s. Z6 and 14-30mm f/4S @ f/4 and 14mm. D5 and 14-24mm f/2.8G @ f/4 and 14mm. Overall picture: D5 Z6 100% Center: D5 Z6 200% Corner: D5 Z6
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    Buzz is a friendly food oriented puss, formerly known as BBC(Bloody black cat) lumix GX8 + lumix G 20mm @ 1/60 f6.3 ISO2000.
  4. 1 point
    Dave is looking good - are you still spoiling him?
  5. 1 point
    Doesn't look like a car...
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    From our local shopping mall. I have always wanted to photograph this network of escalators as I love the pattern they make from one side of the atrium, but they are usually covered in advertising. Today I went in to see if I could get a new battery for an aged iPhone 5S and saw that the advertising has been removed, so I tried to shoot it with the newer iPhone 7P. I'm constantly amazed at the quality I can get indoors from these smartphone cameras. Editing here is basically a crop and then I played around with some LUT's in Luminar 2018. No noise reduction on my part. Click to view larger.
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    I think I have something similar. I'll have to drag it out. There is certainly an interesting pattern there. Given your line of work, I'm sure you'll be able to talk the centre management into letting you do a shoot with you other cameras.
  8. 1 point
    Lots of old technologies survive. People still ride horses. People drive vintage cars despite the comfort, expense and inconvenience. But as far as the mainstream is concerned they are irrelevant. Same with film cameras and LPs.
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    Tried it on Sunday and was amazed by the results. Almost 100% fine focused pictures from two soccer games of my nephews. Z6 & AF-S 300mm f/2.8G VR-I on monopod. Thank you for looking.
  10. 1 point
    Is a red tailed bumble bee menacing enough .. you bar stewards ! Or this one .. ? Who's not going to sleep tonight ... ?? ..
  11. 1 point
    Dave’s latest portrait. G9 + Panasonic 12-35mm @ 1/60 f5 ISO2000.
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    I'm not despairing. They said that painting was dead when the first Daguerreotypes were seen. Here we are nearly 200 years later and modern photography has been reduced to temporary digital files stored on what were devices originally designed for verbal communication, yet new paintings are still being made, hung in art galleries and often bring prices way in excess of what any photograph has a hope of doing, and as well 'dead' silver technology photographs are on the increase in popularity. The question then is - what is closer to death now? Hence my observation that silver halide photography and prints are on the cusp of a new, more exclusive era of popularity, whereas digital photography will probably morph completely into some form of electronically recorded virtual reality medium and be lost through obsolescence of storage formats and the bling of newer digital technologies. Being "easier" or "cheaper" doesn't necessarily apply for everyone. The bulk of digital photos ever taken are probably destined for obscurity at best, or just outright deletion (if indeed a large portion of those have not already gone that way - which means billions and billions of images never to be seen again on a daily basis). Each day many more digital photos are taken worldwide than were ever taken with film. The sheer volume of them alone guarantees their lack of ultimate longevity. However, almost each day collections of negatives from decades, if not over a century past still surface to be printed again, marvelled at and maybe even digitised to be posted/publicised online. That will simply never happen with most photos taken on phones in particular, or even with digital cameras in general. As soon as the storage device becomes obsolete, the storage account fees are left unpaid, or the storage format itself is made redundant, those images will as good as cease to ever have existed, and few will remember their existence, anyway. All that is needed for film-based photography to make a proper comeback is for new camera equipment to recommence being manufactured again, just as happened with Vinyl records - useless until the turntables were made again, but now readily available new and freshly designed and manufactured. They're not for everyone, of course, but the market has said "we want", and so it happened. And - In my messenger today: " Hi Alan, I'd love to take you up on furthering my black and white adventure with some mentoring and thoughts and gear ... i am hoping i could come and visit and discuss after we get back from school hols which is Oct 14. let me know if/when it could work. thanks! x amy" - and this is now happening more often. People who have only ever taken digital photos (and I've known this individual virtually since she interviewed me as a cadet photographer - digital of course - at a newspaper over 15 years ago) are obviously feeling a disconnect with the impermanence and over-saturation of digital cameras and phones, and are looking for a more tactile and hands-on way to become immersed in the art of producing photos that exist completely as physical entities - "photos graphe" ('light drawing') - and not just an electronic interpretation of a bunch of ones and zeros presented on an LCD screen or spat out by an inkjet printer in accordance with a computer programmer's parameters. I've offered her a medium format film camera and a couple of lenses to borrow, it'll be interesting to see how someone who is already a proficient photographer (and makes her living now as a freelance photographer) reacts to this slower, heavier and more considered and careful approach to taking photographs.
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    Or another day closer to developing a rebirth of something more 'organic'? (My Carl Zeiss range of glass in the Pentacon Six kit is now complete, save for the 5,6/1000 Mirror lens, which I have neither the interest in, nor bank account to afford. )
  14. 1 point
    As we say around here, another nail in the camera maker's coffin.
  15. 1 point
    I take your point, but agoraphobia would still be a risk.
  16. 1 point
    Photographed an amazing house just north of Durban on Wednesday. Nice place!
  17. 1 point
    Although when it's 32°C on a regular basis, one doesn't necessarily feel the need for "cosy", I guess.
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    But I'm disappointed not too many like my gorgeous butterflies .. do i need to find menacing butterflies .. ??
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    It's just a ridiculous gouge, isn't it? Trent's key episode cost just under R12k, which is about AUD1200 today. The car's book value is about R34000. What irked me is that the agents said they could do it, no problem, but even after they got the parts they took over a week to get it all sorted out. Thankfully I have a very good insurance policy so they have covered most of the costs of his mugging. The next thing now is to deal with re-issuing of his ID card and driver's license, which requires a day-long visit to Home Affairs and then probably the better part of another day at the licensing department. Joy unbridled...
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