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pfm Picture A Week (PAW) 2019 part I

Discussion in 'photo' started by Gromit, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    And a church, Llanengan, on the pilgrim's route to Ynys Enlli (Bardsey).
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  2. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Mrs ff1d1l and her venerable dogness on the beach
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  3. Mr Perceptive

    Mr Perceptive Perceptive Member

    Back working in Yorkshire earlier this week, and even a broken toe is not going to stop me getting out with the camera!

    Pancake Rock Sunset, Burley Moor (X100F)

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    though in continuing my mono phase, I think I prefer this one pre-sunset

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    190513 Burley Moor
    by David Yeoman, on Flickr
     
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  4. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

  5. ian123running

    ian123running pfm Member

    Nice butterfly on the walk today, if a bit beat-up! I think it's a Scarce Swallowtail - not especially scarce but I don't remember seeing one.
    @ff1d1l your church shot is wonderful.

    [​IMG]Swallowtail butterfly by Ian123_running, on Flickr
     
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  6. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

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  7. Lefty

    Lefty Trade: Amar Sood Photo

    My son after a day at school (still bright eyed and full of energy!) :)

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    Untitled by Amar Sood, on Flickr

    Nikon Z7 / Nikkor 85mm f1.8G

    Suffice to say it has been an expensive week!

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    Lefty
     
  8. Gromit

    Gromit Plasticine Dog

    Nice one Amar! Looking forward to more stunning images from this beastie :)
     
  9. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

    Oooooo nice!!!

    Pete
     
  10. Lefty

    Lefty Trade: Amar Sood Photo

    @Gromit @Pete MB&D - thank you chaps! Resistance was futile :D

    Summer isn't my most photographically productive period, but I'm looking forward to getting stuck in with it :)

    Lefty
     
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  11. Gromit

    Gromit Plasticine Dog

    When I got my RIII I had a brief 'feel' of the Z6 and it did impress greatly. Nikon really do have a knack with the whole UI thing, making their cameras ones to 'work' with, rather than 'put up' with. Have to admit though - over time - the RIII is a massive step in the right direction and with My Menu set up as I need it, it's a nice thing to use. The new 3.0 firmware has given a boost too, the animal eye-AF is great fun! :)

    Had a close look at Samyang's new 85-1.4 AF today which for the money is one hell of a tool. Going back to the store on monday with my own camera to have a proper play.
     
  12. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

    +1 on the Nikon UI, far better than the Canon most of which you can't switch on with the hand you are holding it with.

    Pete
     
  13. Lefty

    Lefty Trade: Amar Sood Photo

    It was a very close call between the rIII and the Z7. Ultimately it was the glass which swung it. Whilst Sony's glass is superb, it isn't cheap. A case in point being the 100-400. I'm surprised by how much I miss my old Tamron 150-600 on the D800E. I wanted to get the 100-400 but just couldn't justify the cost. Hence why I bagged myself a Tamron 150-600 G2 for my Z7.

    It seems like Sony price their bodies cheaply but their glass is expensive to recoup the money? Nikon bodies are expensive by comparison but their glass is cheaper (in general). On a related subject, I'm pleased to report that the FTZ adaptor works wonderfully. The AF with F mount lenses on the FTZ is definitely faster than I remember on the D800E and that's good enough for me. Crucially, the AF is also dead on accurate. (As evidenced by my son's eye in the image above being perfectly in focus - shot at f2.2 on the 85/1.8).

    I don't think you can lose these days. There are so many excellent cameras on the market. Reviewers like to exaggerate the differences but I think the truth is there is no 'bad'' camera. It comes down to individual preference and shooting style at the end of the day.

    As regards the Samyang 85/1.4, I'd be keen to hear how you get on. It's not a lens I'm familiar with. How does it compare price wise with the Sigma ART 85/1.4?

    I've not had a huge amount of experience with Canon, but I definitely do love Nikon's UI. My muscle memory is used to their cameras to the point where picking up the Z7 felt like coming home. The D850 would probably feel even better but I love mirrorless cameras too much.

    Lefty
     
  14. Gromit

    Gromit Plasticine Dog

    This is a very good point, well made.

    I am slightly concerned (they're a big name when all's said) where Canon are going. Chatting to a couple of friends in the trade (one of whom is store manager of a highly respected camera dealer - and a Canon Pro outlet). Sales of Canon cameras have bombed recently, and the EOS-R has been - whilst not a disaster - a bit of a flop c/w Sony Mk3's and Nikon Z's. I had a brief pick-up of an EOS-R and it was a bit of a 'meh' moment. They really need to look at Nikon. It's almost as though Canon have made a half-arsed attempt at mirrorless because they feel duty-bound to do so, but at the same time feel it's an abomination that will go away. Hoping I'm wrong - the photographic world needs them.

    When all's said though - there is no one perfect camera, but likewise there isn't a bad one. Although if we could have all this in one body...

    Nikon UI
    Olympus build/ergo's and IBIS
    Sony sensor and AF
    Fuji glass and jpeg engine

    ...I'd be one happy chap. :)
     
  15. Lefty

    Lefty Trade: Amar Sood Photo

    Yes, agreed about Canon (unfortunately). It's a shame as they make great glass. I for one hope that they shock us all and release a high megapixel monster with a totally new sensor design and re-designed UI. (Not too good though as I don't want it to be better than my Z7 :D ) Seriously though, it's great to have so much choice and competition is healthy.

    As to your perfect camera - I'd buy it!! :D

    Lefty
     
  16. Mr Perceptive

    Mr Perceptive Perceptive Member

    As long as it’s weather resistant, lightweight and a battery lasts all day!!!
     
  17. Lefty

    Lefty Trade: Amar Sood Photo

    Good points well made! Maybe we should add:

    Pentax weather sealing
    DSLR battery life

    Onto the list :)

    Lefty
     
  18. Lefty

    Lefty Trade: Amar Sood Photo

    It's going to take some practice to get back into the swing of bird photography (it has been over 2 years!) but here's the first effort with the new camera on a rainy / overcast day.

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    Nikon Z7 / Tamron 150-600mm G2

    Lefty
     
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  19. John Barry

    John Barry pfm Member

    Summer came, and went:

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  20. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

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