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  1. AndyMcD

    Fuji Showcase Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 R

    Here is one from earlier, of a daffodil...
  2. AndyMcD

    Fuji Showcase Fujifilm XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro

    Another light box based picture...
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    Film What FILM (!) photography related item did you buy this week?

    The camera arrived last week, but the Tri-X only arrived today...
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    Film What FILM (!) photography related item did you buy this week?

    Looks beautiful @MoonMind . I have my late father's 2.8f, which looks pretty beaten up but works flawlessly (thanks to a full service from a company in Liverpool). I love shooting with mine, I find it very relaxing and love how the pictures look from it.
  5. AndyMcD

    Film Showcase Ilford HP5 Plus

    Here are some from a walk around our village, these are on 120 taken using a Rolleiflex 2.8f
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    Fuji Showcase Fujifilm XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro

    This is much closer to 1:1, this is a box of Tic Tac sweets sitting on a light box.
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    Film Showcase Ilford HP5 Plus

    Taken using a Nikon FM2n and 50/1.4
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    GAS: Please Share your Latest Desires Big and Small

    Currently waiting for an Olympus XA to arrive. Somehow I think it would be cool to have a camera from each decade I have been around, and the XA ticks off the 70's for me.
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    Fuji Showcase Fujifilm XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro

    This is a metal model of a Klingon spaceship, to give a sense of scale the model is about 4 inches long. I deliberately lit using a single LED panel to give harsh shadows.
  10. AndyMcD

    Capture One 21 released today

    Capture 21.1 is now out. The two new features are an enhanced import and brush on styles. Enhanced import gives the option (press G or click the small viewer icon at top left) to get a full sized preview of the pictures before importing them. This is a great idea but isn't terribly useful for...
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    Fuji Showcase Fujifilm XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro

    Friday night cocktail, trying out a new LED panel I picked up from Amazon...
  12. AndyMcD

    Film Showcase Kodak Portra 160

    I haven't shot film in over 13 years, and I never shot 120 before. These two were taken on Portra 160 120 film in December using a Rolleiflex 2.8f...
  13. AndyMcD

    Wondering about putting a film through a No.1 Pocket Kodak

    Wondering about putting a film through a No.1 Pocket Kodak
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    Fuji Showcase Fujifilm XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro

    This is a bit more of a normal picture for this lens - could still get a bit closer though....
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    Fuji Showcase Fujifilm XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro

    I've bought this to use for landscapes, close ups and film scanning. I took it out yesterday to try it at landscapes and I am fairly pleased...
  16. AndyMcD

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    Just received a Fuji 80/2.8, for general walkaround, macro and film scanning. Will probably swap my 90/2 for an X-T2 body to complement my X-T3 - there is too much physical difference between the X-T1 and X-T3 when using both together.
  17. AndyMcD

    Here's my system for tracking personal gear history

    I think that a sheet like this would be a ticking timebomb in my house, so I will pass :) However, taking the monetary part out and showing "progression" would be interesting.
  18. AndyMcD

    Fuji Showcase Fuji 16mm 1.4

    Misty morning last month, near Belvoir Castle. 16\1.4 still delivers...
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    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    I picked up an XP-Pen Dec 01 v2 graphics tablet a few weeks ago. This is a wired tablet and offers 8192 levels of sensitivity and also some tilt support. It has 8 programmable buttons, so I have set it up to use with the new Quick Edit feature in Capture One 21 to streamline my workflow. The...
  20. AndyMcD

    Fuji Showcase Fujinon 100-400mm WR samples

    Took the 100-400 for a walk around our village, didn't see any critters but it still proved useful...
  21. AndyMcD

    Fuji X-T3 V4.0 Firmware now available

    Fuji continue to Kaizen and have released new firmware for the X-T3. This brings the AF improvements from the X-T4, so far it looks pretty quick to me but not had a chance to try with the 100-400 which would be the real test. There are quite a few other changed like software based focus...
  22. AndyMcD

    E.O. Hoppé

    Thanks for all of the kind replies, I really appreciate it. I've finished the book now, and it was very interesting and still relevant. For example, he explains how he decided to move from glass plate negatives to film after one of his assistants dropped a box of plates and destroyed them. He...
  23. AndyMcD

    UK coastal photography

    Thanks for sharing these Martin. They are quite varied, but lots of great pictures
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    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    I finally got the square hood for my Fuji 16/1.4. Normally these retail for about £70 but I spotted a like new 2nd hand one at Harrisons Camera for £20 and jumped at it.
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    E.O. Hoppé

    Several years ago my wife and I took a trip to Arizona with all of our parents. The trip was arranged by my parents because my father had a life long desire to see the Grand Canyon, having been inspired by a book he read in the early 1950s when first starting out as a professional photographer...
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    Film What FILM (!) photography related item did you buy this week?

    Just paid for the servicing on my late father's Rolleiflex 2.8f. Plus I bought three rolls of b&w 120 film. About to take it for a wander round our village to see what interesting scenes might be worth capturing.
  27. AndyMcD

    Personal gear review

    I finally had a gear clear out a couple of weeks ago and gave up the X-E2, 56/1.2, 50-230 plus the Samyang 21/1.4. None of this gear was ever getting used and MPB offered a good price for them. So now I have a Think Tank Retrospective 20 with the X-T3, X-T1, 16/1.4, 90/2 and 100-400 (or some...
  28. AndyMcD

    I Have Realized I Have Feelings On OVF vs EVF

    I strongly resisted EVF for years before picking up a Fuji X-E1 and immediately going all in for mirrorless (one of my work colleagues still jokes about that). I find that the WYSIWYG nature of a good EVF is a great tool for making pictures with a digital camera and I doubt that I will ever look...
  29. AndyMcD

    On Self improvement

    My best period of personal self improvement was after reading "The Passionate Photographer" and choosing a personal project to focus on. So, I spent a year mainly photographing lone trees in black and white. Since then I have spent time concentrating on composition and editing skills whilst...
  30. AndyMcD

    Interesting difference between forum cultures

    I migrated across from NikonCafe three years ago, and I find this a better forum for me. I like that I get some feedback but I also appreciate the helpful responses when I post a question.
  31. AndyMcD

    Fuji Showcase Fuji 16mm 1.4

    Lockdown is easing a little, so we made it over to Belvoir Castle yesterday...
  32. AndyMcD

    Fuji Fuji Webcam App (limited models)

    Been using this with my X_T3 and 16/1.4. The quality is amazing. Just trying to work out if I can now claim the camera and lens on expenses....😉
  33. AndyMcD

    Fuji X-T4 discussion

    Yes @Bobby Tingle I saw that as well (though even that announcement has caused a rumpus on DPR) and I look forward to it (hopefully it will be as comprehensive as the X-E2 update when the X-E2S came out). Do you think it will add IBIS and the selfie screen? ;)
  34. AndyMcD

    Fuji Four X mount lenses coming

    A new 23/1.4 with WR would probably tempt me, even though I already have the 16/1.4. I would also like something lightweight and long, maybe a 200/4.
  35. AndyMcD

    Fuji Four X mount lenses coming

    You know you want it @KillRamsey - resistance is futile!
  36. AndyMcD

    Fuji X-T4 discussion

    I'm not planning to ditch my X-T3 at this stage, because IBIS isn't that important to me. It looks like Fuji have tried to answer some objections but I am deeply unimpressed by how civilised this discussion is! ;)
  37. AndyMcD

    Dramatic B&W images

    Had some weather last week...
  38. AndyMcD

    Fuji Showcase Fujinon 100-400mm WR samples

    Some black and whites from Caithness...
  39. AndyMcD

    Fuji Showcase Fuji 16mm 1.4

    A few black and whites from my old home town...
  40. AndyMcD

    Fuji Showcase Fuji 16mm 1.4

    John O' Groats, Caithness, Scotland...
  41. AndyMcD

    Fuji Showcase Fujinon 100-400mm WR samples

    Took the 100-400 up to Caithness in the far north of Scotland last week...
  42. AndyMcD

    ThinkTank Retrospective 20 v2.0

    Like the others said, there is no way I would try this for a bike - I prefer slings for that (still have an old Kata 3N1-20 that is great on a bike).
  43. AndyMcD

    ThinkTank Retrospective 20 v2.0

    As I mentioned in one of the GAS threads, I am a bagaholic. There, I have admitted it, so now I can move on. The TT Retrospective 20 v2.0 is superb. I really like the material, it feels durable and well put together but at the same time the colour is quite subtle. There are no markings outside...
  44. AndyMcD

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Desires Big and Small

    Go for it! We won't tell.... ;)
  45. AndyMcD

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Desires Big and Small

    Nope, not even close...
  46. AndyMcD

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Desires Big and Small

    I've tried the "well at least it is only xxxx GBP, I could be buying Leica stuff" argument a few times...
  47. AndyMcD

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Desires Big and Small

    TT Retro 20 v2.0 ordered and on its way. Now, let's see if Amazon can actually manage to deliver this one, unlike the two deliveries that have been "lost" so far this year...
  48. AndyMcD

    Personal gear review

    I'm pretty stable lens-wise these days. 16/1.4 remains my core lens with either the 90/2 or 100-400 as a companion (depending where I am). The intermediates (35/1.4 and 56/1.2) don't really get a look in these days but I will hang onto them (the 35/1.4 is on my X-E2 with my daughter and I just...
  49. AndyMcD

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Desires Big and Small

    Thanks @Bobby Tingle, yet again the folks on this site are helping me to spend my money :)
  50. AndyMcD

    GAS: Please Share your Latest Desires Big and Small

    My name is Andy and I am a bag addict... Currently considering the ThinkTank Retrospective 20 (v1 or v2, depending on funds) so I can carry my Fuji 100-400 mounted.
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