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crowecg last won the day on 23 February

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  1. crowecg

    Antarctic Sunset

    Nice! At least at high latitudes, sunset lasts longer and gives you more time to get such wonderful shots.
  2. crowecg

    Going way back....

    I’m looking forward to having a closer look on a bigger screen when I get home tonight. Certainly an interesting experiment!
  3. I can understand your comments about the noise. F1 is in Melbourne this weekend and I could hear the GT3 cars at a distance of about 7 km yesterday morning. Glad I didn't need to work over the weekend as my office is even closer. And don't mention the traffic disruption - if I take the car to work my normal route is through Albert Park!
  4. crowecg

    Remembering Everest Base Camp

    On the other hand, if the tents weren't in the frame I would like the black and white approach you have here.
  5. crowecg

    Remembering Everest Base Camp

    I’m with Dallas, the bright colours of the tents and climbers will contrast well with the bright white of the snow and the deep blue in the sky.
  6. crowecg

    The Fujinon XF23mm f/2.0: The Close Observer Lens

    If you are after a really pocketable option , you’ll have to look at the 27/2.8. That gives you something even smaller than the X100F.
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    The "Off Centre" Mind Of The Fujifilm X-E3

    I'm surprised that more people haven't discovered this amazing little camera. You have done a great job of highlighting what it can do.
  8. crowecg

    I do not cease to remove our suspended Vinogradovsky bridge.

    like them! You inspire me. I'm looking forward to the end of daylight saving soon here in Australia and getting back into some night photography.
  9. crowecg

    Women In Photography

    In construction, I’m seeing a lot of traffic control companies employing women because they can be a lot less confrontational.
  10. crowecg

    Your Oldest Image Online?

    Just found the original...
  11. crowecg

    Your Oldest Image Online?

    Mine was probably a version of this.... the original use would have been a scan of the print and I used it as the home page image of my personal web page back in the late 1990's. This is a newer copy from the negative at much higher resolution 😎.
  12. crowecg

    X-E3 - First Impressions

    No need to worry. It nice to see someone else enjoying this great little camera.
  13. crowecg

    Hans Hansson. The Lemaire Channel

    Interesting timing on ‘not cute’ #1!
  14. crowecg

    Mirrorless for Aviation Photography

    Just took the Fuji X-E3 and 55-200 zoom for an outing at the weekend. First effort with this combination. Previously I was shooting with a Nikon D7000 and 70-300 zoom, so given both have the same physical sensor size, I'm down by 100mm focal length but do get more pixels. Didn't have any issues with the viewfinder - it was fast enough even if I wasn't. Focus was generally OK, although it didn't always seem to keep up with a 5FPS burst - there might be the odd frame in the sequence that missed focus. The main problems I had were probably done to me not setting the camera up right. Previously shooting with the Nikon my default shooting mode had been P, with occasionally S for situations like this. For the Fuji, I've generally been in M, which isn't really where you need to be in fast changing conditions. Additionally the day was hot, but variably overcast - sometimes the sun would break through but then disappear again. Even with just the 200mm lens, I was loosing shots due to heat haze. I was also missing shots due to the changing light and not adjusting settings fast enough. Despite having a nice easily accessible exposure compensation dial, I often forgot to use it and underexposed the planes a bit. One I'll blame someone else for was the sequencing of the aircraft - they tried to make a bit of a realistic scenario but that meant there would be fast jets, which I wanted to keep the shutter speed fast for then helicopters or prop driven planes that needed a slower shutter speed to get some blur of the props/blades. It was particularly frustrating to switch from the jets to the Chinooks, which needed a really slow shutter speed to get some blade blur (under 1/200 compared to the 1/1000 I was using for the jets). It did add some interest to the show, but added to the challenge of photographing it. Perhaps I'll create a seperate thread once I get round to processing all the images - I managed to shoot off over 600. 90% of that were out of one battery charge, with the battery topped up from a USB power bank towards the end.
  15. crowecg

    Some initial images with X-E3

    Only choice? I haven’t tried any of the f/2 primes although they are certainly tempting. I did get the 27 f/2.8 which makes a really compact setup and some zooms. I think my next addition will be to get some macro capabilities but I’m not sure how I’ll do that yet. The 60 looks tempting from the size perspective but doesn’t go 1:1. However the 80 looks too big and heavy (and expensive) in comparison. Then there is also the option of adapting my existing Tamron 90.🙄

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