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#221 Ivanhoe

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 1017 AM

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 2139 PM

Nikon D2X w/ 16-85mm lens at Elder Lake in Kilgore, Texas. My great grandfather built all of this in the 1930's.


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Posted 10 December 2010 - 0312 AM

Very nice, Murph. :)


I'll go have to dig out some hi-res pix of my treks. Pick the best ones (not really that good hehe :D ) and post it on this thread. :)

My camera is a PnS toughcam Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1. Hoping to replace it with the 2010 model TS2 in the very near future. :)

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Posted 11 December 2010 - 1920 PM

Just bought a Canon Rebel T2i 18.0MP with an EF-S 18-55mm and EF 75-300mm lenses and a bag for just under $1200 after tax. So stoked because I know I have a half-decent eye for photos, but I needed the hardware to really make it go with some work on my part. Here's what I've done so far:

http://www.facebook....77&l=f2d18aeaa6

As an aside, it's funny to see the earlier posts in the thread talking about getting excited over 8.0MP dSLRs. My how times have changed!

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 2154 PM

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 2333 PM

Has anyone in Afghan been able to get a photo of the BRDM that has been turned into an Afghan Telecom billboard just North of Pol i Kumri on the road to Mazar?

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 2347 PM

A somewhat pretty sunrise on the beach past September:

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Canon PowerShot S90, 1/500, F8, ISO 80, -2/3 exp

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 0606 AM

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Mirage 2000C at Kleine Brogel air base, Belgium

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Rafale, also at Kleine brogel, both are taken with a Canon EOS 350

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 1602 PM

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 2110 PM

A young model that I did a shoot with two weeks ago:

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 1543 PM



* Basically: http://www.kenrockwell.com
That Rockwell is an interesting character.



+2 on that site. Very informative...I see a purchase in my immediate future...I'm thinking the Nikon D3100*. Anyone have any comments about that one?


*...and maybe one of the nicer pocket cameras he reviews, so I'd be splitting my budget.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 0951 AM

+2 on that site. Very informative...I see a purchase in my immediate future...I'm thinking the Nikon D3100*. Anyone have any comments about that one?


*...and maybe one of the nicer pocket cameras he reviews, so I'd be splitting my budget.


I've reviewed (for me) Nikon, Canon, Pentax and Sony alpha 35/55, and all performed about the same (for my criteria).

The only ones with a really different feature set are the Sonys: the semi-permeable mirror and electronic view-finder put them apart: they focus bloody fast in live-view as well (to be more precise: live-view's all they have, they merely switch between internal and external LCD), and the electronic viewfinder enables them to display all sorts of information within the picture. Don't let anyone say that those electronic viewfinders are bad and can't compare with an optical one - try it.
The price for that is some missing light into the sensor, and an issue with mirror images which may appear if very high differences in brightness, say a night shot with lamps in the picture. The effect is negligible for standard pictures (and the camera software might even remove it from the picture if the lights aren't overexposured) so again decide for yourself.

You might want to spend some time here and here.

Keep the money for the pocket camera. Once you've used a DSLR you'll likely cry at the picture quality of those critters.

Oh, I eventually bought a Canon 600D / Tamron 17-50 f2.8 and a Canon 55-250 f??? (the less expensive one). Not because it's above the others, but my local dealer had a special deal one saturday and ...

EDIT: as far's the site's concerned I found it a bit (rather: a Mbit) leaning towards Nikon and Canon without so much as a honorable mention of other brands.

2nd EDIT: Found another site, this site to compare DSLRs.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 1907 PM

APF, enjoy the Canon. The Tamron lens has received some stellar reviews.

Last week I bought a Sony NEX-5N. I am very happy with this camera, minus one little issue (clicking noise during video which will be taken care of). My two choices:

Sony NEX-5N
16 MP
Mirror-less, interchangeable lenses
Very good low light. ISO 3200 is very usable
1080p at 24 fps or 60 fps, not interlaced
Adapters to use most brand lenses
Focus peaking for manual focus lenses. It is so easy.
Optional OLED viewfinder (same as A65 and A77)
18-55 kit lens is surprisingly good. Non-rotating and comes with a lens shade

Sony A65
24 MP
Semi-transparent mirror (you lose some light)
Amazingly fast autofocus and tracking
Superb OLED viewfinder, lets you view historgrams live
Same 1080p 24 or 60 fps
Very good ergonomics
The 18-55 SLR kit lens is okay, has a rotating front element

The video on the NEX is superb. There is a clicking noise that involves sending the camera to New Jersey for calibration. I'm not thrilled about that. But I followed some advice and set the camera to portrait mode and manually set the saturation to negative. At 24 fps on my big TV via HDMI the video looks like a feature film.

Over the weekend I bought a really old Nikkor 105mm F2.5 Auto P (pre-AI). It is built like a tank and the glass is flawless. Using an adapter it works beautifully. Wide open it's pretty sharp and the bokeh (out-of-focus) areas are nice and smooth. $60 for the lens and $50 for the adapter. I'm going to use this lens at concerts.

Now I'm looking for a Zeiss 21mm 2.8 Biogon (from the Contax G system). That will give me a nice, really small camera.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 0014 AM

APF, enjoy the Canon. The Tamron lens has received some stellar reviews.


I do, I really do! Up to the point where spouse and kids are getting this "oh no, not again!" look....

One small thing I find interesting is that I've found much more use for the 17-50 (27-80) than the 55-250 (90-400 - old school values for 35 mm film troglodytes). Apart from portraits it's too long for everyday work, and there are only a few times where you can't close the range for the 17-50. Well, that's fine for me as fast long lenses tend to dig huge craters into the resources. OTOH the 17-50 might still be a bit shorter to be really happy with it for indoor photography - there's still the odd wall creeping up from behind.
But if I'd buy *another* lens right now I'd be in serious trouble. And while I could do with a shorter lens, I guess I will rather buy a really fast 25-50 mm - probably the Sigma 30 mm f1.4, and a flash - Nissin DI866 MkII.

Last week I bought a Sony NEX-5N. I am very happy with this camera, minus one little issue (clicking noise during video which will be taken care of). My two choices:

Sony NEX-5N
16 MP
Mirror-less, interchangeable lenses
[...]

Sony A65
24 MP
Semi-transparent mirror (you lose some light)
Amazingly fast autofocus and tracking


If I wouldn't have wanted a DSLR really badly I probably would've gotten myself one of those mirrorless cameras. I guess that's the semi-pro camera of the future, because removing the mirror shrinks the whole system (body and lenses) and will make them more affordable to buy and carry around. OTOH there's a myriad of DSLR lenses lying around, and I guess for at least another ten years or so any mayor manufacturer which drops his DSLR line will receive a mayor bashing.
In my eyes the A65 - like the A35/55 - are a nice idea, but compromise too much: they retain most of the size of the mirror housing (for the semipermeable one), so the optics are about the same size, add another optical element which provides significant distortion in high contrast environments, and yet don't provide an optical viewfinder (which would've been the reason for the semipermeable mirror in the first place). Yes, I know, they need the light for the phase AF system, but I wonder wether it wouldn't be possible to integrate the phase AF into the main sensor (into a buried deeper layer, perhaps?) which would do away with the mirror and the steps needed to calibrate the position of the picture sensor and AF sensor to each other. But we will see...

Over the weekend I bought a really old Nikkor 105mm F2.5 Auto P (pre-AI). It is built like a tank and the glass is flawless. Using an adapter it works beautifully. Wide open it's pretty sharp and the bokeh (out-of-focus) areas are nice and smooth. $60 for the lens and $50 for the adapter. I'm going to use this lens at concerts.

Now I'm looking for a Zeiss 21mm 2.8 Biogon (from the Contax G system). That will give me a nice, really small camera.


First thing I'm looking at now is to start some psychological preparation to get the ok for another piece of kit. And another...

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 2328 PM

http://www.technolog...-small-package/

 

The rectangular black camera can capture images of up to 52 megapixels. Unlike most cameras, which use just one lens and image sensor, the L16 will squeeze in 16 camera modules with three different focal lengths—five 35-millimeter ones, five 70-millimeter ones, and six 150-millimeter ones. Each of the camera modules will have a 13-megapixel image sensor. The cameras will simultaneously snap their own shots from different perspectives when you take a picture, and software will combine them automatically into one image that mimics what you’d get from a DSLR camera with a large lens attached to it.

 

I've been expecting this. Using multiple sensors and image stitching.






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