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  • Birthday 16/11/1971

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  1. What kit do you have?

    Fujifilm: X-T1 XF 18-55mm f2.8/4 XF-55-200mm f3.5/4.8 XF 35mm f1.4 XF 60mm f2.4 Macro Samyang: 12mm f2 Vintage: Carl Zeiss Jena - Pancolar - 50mm f1.8 Zebra Pentacon 50mm f1.8 Helios 44-2 58mm f2 Helios 44m 58mm f2 Helios 44m-4 58mm f2 Jupitor 8 50mm f2 Industar 50mm f3.5 Takumar 55mm f1.8 Tamron 200mm f3.5 AD2 Nikkor-H 28mm f3.5
  2. Day out with the family fossil hunting, walking on a 7000 year old forest and generally mucking about...
  3. On The Roof

    I'm just a naturally happy person....mostly on the inside I'll admit Aye, the wet and misty day was why I went there, thought it might isolate the building a little and increase the reflections. First and last were shot using a Samyang 12mm f2 - forgot to stop it down on the first hence the soft left hand side - while the middle shot is with my 18-55mm. Its a bloke - he turned up with his missus, played the violin for a few minutes while she took a few pictures then as I was about to pluck up the courage and ask if I could take a portrait they wandered off.......nowt so queer as folk.
  4. On The Roof

    Stopped off on the way into work to grab a few shots on the National Glass Centre roof. It was grey, misty, cold and a bit damp - so - monochrome was the order of the day. Used the Fuji Remote app on my phone to trigger the camera and make sure I was where I wanted to be in the shot
  5. The TIPF Album

    No days off this week so need something to get me going this morning...
  6. To be honest there is little to learn - you have a range of shutter speeds, some apertures and a ring on the lens for focusing and that about it. The meter if its working will be iffy at best so either guess or use one in your DSLR. Ps. Which 2/58 less is on it?
  7. The Lads

    Cheers all. Toying with making a go of it, I've threatened for years bit not sure....we'll see. I had my 18-55mm - 55-200mm and the 35mm f1.4 while Serina had her 18-55mm - 10-24mm and a Pentacon 50mm f1.8. Seemed to cover everything we needed.
  8. POTW - w/e 8.4.18

    Fab shots - well done.
  9. The Lads

    A friend and I shot a wedding on Saturday down in Leeds - hundreds of images to go through from our two cameras and a heck of a lot of editing to finalise but the day went without any hitches and so far it looks like everything will be ok. The lads had a fantastic day and because modern cameras have Wi-Fi we were able to quickly edit then message them a few shots so they could have them before they fly off to Goa........film might not be dead but I sure wouldn't like to go back to relying on it
  10. Full frame and M4/3

    Not quite - a good APSC will get very close in DR and Colour Depth
  11. Full frame and M4/3

    Basically - yes The DR is a good two stops better meaning shadow and more importantly highlights hold better detail while the colour depth is also significantly higher giving richer colours and smoother tonal graduations. A modern m4/3 is good but no where near as good as a FF sensor.
  12. Full frame and M4/3

    Off the top of my head.... * The m4/3 system has severely limited higher ISO performance due to its tiny size * The smaller pixels limit the dynamic range of the sensor even at base ISO and it falls away faster as the gain is applied * It s extremely difficult to get a narrow enough depth of field to satisfy those who shoot primarily portraits or for those who like significant background separation in general * To get a truly wide angle you need a mega low focal length which comes with massive amounts of optical compromises - there is a crazy amount of software correction going on with these m4/3 lenses which knackers corner performance
  13. Trying to find love...

    We've two on order so haven't had a 'hands on' yet. Not convinced I want a bigger mirrorless camera and the lack of a exposure comp dial is a BIG negative but the IBIS appeals for all the vintage lenses I shoot with and even the 35mm f1.4 would be fun to use with the extra stability. If the X-T3 gets IBIS I'll be all over it like a rash.
  14. PoTW - w/e 1 April 2018

    A masterful image - fantastic choice. Well done Fooj old bean