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pluton last won the day on 26 August 2014

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  1. pluton

    The Design Of Things

    Dallas, Are you familiar with the Photo Merge>Pano > Perspective Projection available in Lightroom? The Perspective setting in Pano can sometimes replace a wider lens with two shots from a narrower lens. I've had good success with the Perspective Projection particularly for vertically-oriented shots that need a taller field of view. Perfect for stationary subjects. Example( in 24x36 focal lengths ): A straight level shot horizontally-oriented with a 21mm lens, combined with a second shot from exactly the same spot but tilted up, combined in Merge>Pano>Perspective will give you a straight-line, taller, 16mm F.L.-equivalent shot that mimics somewhat the effect of a view camera's rising front.
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    Fujinon 23mm f/1.4 vs. f/2

    If you can wait for the next Fuji promotional sale...usually occurring ahead of the Christmas consumption season...it should cost about US$700 to $750. An alternative to using the Fuji-supplied hood as-is is to cut the petals off of the Fuji hood. I did that early on, and while I keep an uncut Fuji hood as a spare, I've never taken the cut hood off the lens. You can always get another Fuji hood for around US$20 from Fuji.
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    Wednesday on the River

    As a sometime rock shooter myself, the light and compositions here are very good indeed.
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    Trees In B&W

    Very satisfying composition. Would this have been a blustery Spring day?
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    IOS & MacOS users check your apps

    I'm immune! (My phone is too old for iOS 11.)
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    Piñon Pine

    You've caught the tonal relationship between the pine needles and the sky well.
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    LCD Screen Protector for X-T2

    I briefly tried a product called ExpertShield, a flexible screen protector. It started peeling off on the first moderately hot day. Before and since then, I've quite carelessly used my Fuji XE-1 without regard to the rear screen. Result: hundreds of tiny micro-scratches that are not visible when the screen is being used for viewing. I have more concern with a heavier camera body/lens that could make a more forceful impact if it collided with an immovable object. If the articulating sceeen can be easily replaced, I wouldn't bother with a protector.
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    Fujinon 23mm

    I have absolutely no second thoughts about acquiring the Fuji 23/1.4. I haven't used the 23/2...I'm not excited about lenses that have no focus markings. Especially a wide lens that might be employed for zone-focus situations
  9. pluton

    Late Afternoon Visitors

    In N. America, called a Bobcat. Genus Lynx.
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    Good shot, I like the look. I admit to never having given HDR a thought as a way to render the limited color palette the SoCal desert presents. A good lesson that less color might be better than more. Is this scene in San Diego county?
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    "Equivalent" - let's quit repeating the error.....

    Good catch, Armando.... The "equivalent focal length on 35mm" thing was seen in equipment brochures, hobbyist photo magazine articles, and heard in casual conversations at camera stores and between photographers long before the interweb gave a legion of schnooks a platform to peddle recently made up "theories" to hobbyists.
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    Beautiful shapes and tonalities on display here.
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    A plan that failed ... (aka the Leica M10)

    It is an attractive camera. The new generation sensor seems to finally place Leica in 'modern times' in terms of low light sensitivity. And the cost of the body is equivalent to the top model Canons and Nikons. The lenses are overpriced, but there are reasonably priced Zeiss ZM lenses to fix that problem. I looked at one for a few minutes; the eyepoint seems the same as the M9...I can't see much wider than the 50mm frame lines with my glasses on.
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    Range Roving

    I like it. I'd probably lighten it if I were to make an inkjet print.
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    Off Trail in the Nature Preserve

    Merlin, you have a good eye for what's interesting about the rocks. One never tires of seeing these shapes.

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