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Dallas last won the day on 19 September

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  • Real Name
    Dallas Dahms
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  • Location
    South Africa 🇿🇦
  • Photographic Interests
    Photography, travel, design.
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  • Fav. Camera
    Olympus E-M1
  • Fav. Lens
    12-40mm 2.8 PRO
  • Fav. Editor
    Lr Classic CC
  1. Probably, but definitely not Olympus mirrorless users, that's for sure. Shooting OM-D since 2012 on 3 different bodies and I have only ever seen 1 dust spot that didn't get shook off by the IBIS and ultrasonic blaster thing they use.
  2. It certainly is dusty there, but there again you highlight another reason why digital wins. Imagine you had been on an assignment for Nat Geo and turned in all your film with a dust scratch...
  3. You can post images, you just can't add them as attachments here unless you subscribe for $2,95 per month. Try using hot linking from a 3rd party using the Insert Photos button on the bottom right corner of the posting area.
  4. Very much so, impressive. I have been seeing reports about how good eye detection has become on a variety of cameras, particularly the Sony A7 IV, but I didn't know you could use it in action photography like this.
  5. Yup, this analog stuff is all still available and there are certainly members of society willing to learn how to use and enjoy it. But... as far as professional deployment goes, it no longer fits the bill simply because it is inconvenient to use it in such a manner when digital methods outshine it in that regard. This iPhone 11 will, I believe (as Aguinaldo says), drive further nails in the coffins of lower end digital cameras. The video capability alone makes it a formidable weapon in the arsenal of any freelance filmmaker. Stills, we'll have to wait and see, I guess. I personally would also love to use a medium format film camera, but I understand that the use thereof will only be for my personal edification. I won't be putting it to use for my real estate photography. Maybe if I ever go back to Namibia it will be a welcome tool to use for landscape work.
  6. They may not replace them, but they will certainly affect the market for them as well as their newly inflated costs. Also, remember that there are generations behind ours who don't care all that much for our nostalgia. Vinyl records may be on sale again in music stores, but they are still bloody inconvenient things to handle, play and store. Have you seen what they are charging for new pressings compared to CD's? 3-4x the price of a new CD which I just laugh at. Plus I am still unconvinced of their alleged "superior" sound quality. One has to spend an inordinate amount of money on audio gear just to begin to approach the sound from a CD, or even a decent FLAC file played through a good DAC. Personally I have abandoned all stored media and now subscribe to Apple Music. Couldn't be happier paying around $4 a month for access to most of the music ever recorded. As for going to the cinema... 🙄
  7. Dallas

    Going Up, Going Down

    You know what your preferences are.
  8. Dallas

    Going Up, Going Down

    I wish I could, but real photography is not allowed in the malls. I might ask for permission one day. Could lead to something, who knows? Here's the unedited version.
  9. 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.
  10. Mmmm... must have been a "controlled" launch environment.
  11. I just watched a video on the iPhone 11's ultra wide angle camera. It will provide a 120˚ angle of view, which is significantly wider than the 107˚ angle of view I get on my Pan/Leica 8-18mm wide angle lens. There is also a low light or "dark" mode that shoots HDR which brings in good shadow detail and recovered highlights as the camera is capable of shooting multiple frames in a fraction of a second and then blending them in software. For me the implications of this are quite serious because this technology will enable realtors to produce much better imagery than is currently the case. I will touch on this in greater detail in an AOV post a bit later on.
  12. Back to the new Defender. Hammond took a closer look at them in their new YT channel. I have to say, this looks like a lot of tech on wheels (which I like) but the proving ground will be overall reliability of that tech. Price is ludicrous...
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