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pfm Picture A Week (PAW) 2020

Discussion in 'photo' started by Gromit, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. Mr Perceptive

    Mr Perceptive Perceptive Member

    Sounds good

    XF18-135 is not the sharpest lens that Fujifilm make, but it does have WR and superb OIS. Owned one in the past but sold it in one my regular lens culls (ie have too many!!)
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  2. Gromit

    Gromit Plasticine Dog

    Lincoln Performing Arts Centre:

    [​IMG]LPAC by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

    Ricoh GRIII
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  3. Lefty

    Lefty Trade: Amar Sood Photo

    Love the colour rendition in that Richard. Natural yet bold / vibrant.

    How are you getting on with the Ricoh GRIII? I've been a long time admirer of that series of cameras as a potential alternative to the Fuji X100 series. I actually prefer the 28mm focal length to 35mm as well....

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  4. Mr Perceptive

    Mr Perceptive Perceptive Member

    Leica Q ..........
  5. eternumviti

    eternumviti Bloviating Brexiter


    Willow tangle, F3/FP4/DDX
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  6. John Barry

    John Barry pfm Member

    If you need more reach & use Fuji consider the 55-200mm. I've just started using one & am pretty impressed so far. A downside is no WR, but good image quality & OIS:

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  7. Gromit

    Gromit Plasticine Dog

    Thanks Amar - this was from the raw file, with just a little bit of straightening.

    Re the GR, so far so good. I'm slightly on the fence where f/l is concerned and can appreciate both sides when looking at 35 vs 28. I dare say 28 does allow for cropping - and with 24MP on hand there's still a reasonable number of pixels left if cropped to 35mm equivalent FoV.

    The lens on the Ricoh is just incredible though - utterly tack-sharp and the macro function (down to 6cm distance) is a nice touch. Some great profiles too, including 'colour positive' which is a lovely filmic look - different to Fuji's Classic Chrome, but equally endearing. Took a wander down to our village church this afternoon where the GR"s IBIS came into play. No problem with 1/8sec exposures.
  8. Gromit

    Gromit Plasticine Dog

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  9. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Thanks...will check it out.

    Edit...sounds the biz. I'll keep an eye out.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2020
  10. mad-moon

    mad-moon pfm Member

    an 18-135 lens is a good focal length range lens, However, lenses of this type will lose image quality at the near and far ends of the focal length range..personally, I opted for an even bigger, you might say, super zoom and opted for a Tamron 18-270mm, which again will lose image quality at the extreme and close end...but...If you are wanting 135mm, this lens gives excellent image quality in the middle sections of the zoom range..I use Canon Digital SLR's and find this inexpensive lens to be very good indeed, providing you don't use the extreme wide end...and the far end of the zoom range.imho..;)
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  11. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Thanks...but needs to be Fuji.
  12. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Well, that was quick. On its way.
  13. ian123running

    ian123running pfm Member

    miktec's defunct 'diptych' theme got me thinking... so this is a nice little technique to have learnt this morning.

    This was in Kruger last week. I'd not seen a ground hornbill flying before. It did not appear to be a skilled aviator!

    [​IMG]Hornbill triptych by Ian123_running, on Flickr
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  14. mentalp

    mentalp pfm Member

    Another from Thursday's trawl through the files
    Simone Lahbib, 1989

    [​IMG]Simone by Pete, on Flickr
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  15. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    Beautifully graphic. Would look good on porcelain.
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  16. Mr Perceptive

    Mr Perceptive Perceptive Member

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    Mr Perceptive Perceptive Member

  18. Lefty

    Lefty Trade: Amar Sood Photo

    Not a fan of the Leica Q (or any other Leica) I'm afraid. They are good cameras, but way overpriced!

    Thanks for the feedback Richard. Makes me wish I'd considered bagging a 'II' as I recently (as in yesterday) got myself a little Sony RX100 III for pocket duties. The Z7 is a beast, but I do miss having a pocketable camera on me all the time, as I did with the Fuji X100T. Time will tell if I can get used to the UI...

    In terms of focal length, I just found 28mm more 'interesting' if that makes sense? JUdging from what I'm seeing in your images so far, there is definitely something special about that camera. The seed has been planted.... :D

  19. mentalp

    mentalp pfm Member

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  20. eternumviti

    eternumviti Bloviating Brexiter


    Into the misty morning sunlight, F3/FP4/DDX, TTL spot metered onto the grass at the base of the tree.
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