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  1. mike3996

    Manual Lens Urth Nikon G to mirrorless adapter.

    Yes, focus shift is good to keep in mind. For a rangefinder user that's something one can't get over anyhow. I asked about focus shift on SLR lenses some time ago, and @BrianS was not overly concerned about it. https://cameraderie.org/threads/shift-happens-in-slr-world-too.50808/ After all...
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    Dear Giary!

    Heh. As predicted, Kameratori throws in a flash deal in celebration of Cyber Monday: all digital gear -20 %. Well almost all. As predicted again, they didn't dare to include the 2499 € GFX 50 R bodies in "digital gear" in this context.
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    Manual Lens Urth Nikon G to mirrorless adapter.

    Urth EU sells a Nikon F to L-mount adapter for 30 €, and a Nikon G to L-mount adapter for 7 € more. I first ordered the F-L adapter but fortunately I thought about it a bit and I canceled and went for the G-L adapter instead. This G-L adapter has an aperture ring as one'd expect. With my...
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    Dear Giary!

    But I cannot do it. Without the time pressures of a limited-time deals I can't bring myself to make this order. The lenses are too heavy, it costs money, this and that.
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    Dear Giary!

    So once again, I started this day by looking for a cheap deal on a black mist filter, where I found 50 € a bit much for a filter that doesn't even fit without a stepup ring. And a couple of stumbles in the wrong direction, I have a 1500 € set in a shopping cart, ready to order.
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    Dear Giary!

    Not odd at all. :) I can get a Cyber Monday deal (50% off!) Black Mist adapter for 67mm for 59 € (NiSi). Or I can get an ordinary eBay purchase for 52mm for 62 € (K & F Concept). K & F reminded me of JoGeier.com, my new favorite European dealer (although I haven't patronized there yet) because...
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    Dear Giary!

    Sure enough, a 67mm works wonders with a simple step-up adapter. But it looks a bit silly for simple walkaround purposes. And these things cost money even with the discounts. I can get the filter sizes I want from eBay or whatever, no Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals required. But this means I...
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    Dear Giary!

    Black week is over, Cyber week is here. I remembered I had an actual item on my Christmas shopping that I should probably get now during the deals. A black mist filter. Only too bad the stores don't stock 52mm size anymore. Anti-Nikon much? :D
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    Dear Giary!

    Some youtube personalities who act as credible professional photographers tell that a fisheye is very rarely used but regardless it shouldn't harm to have one in the bag for the once-a-blue-moon shot. This is valid approach of course. I don't do gigs where I can carry pounds of gear and drop...
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    Stroll Seen while strolling...walking and wandering outside

    Birds have been at it for a good while.
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    Dear Giary!

    I braved myself to the Black Friday listings, see if I can spot a dead-ass cheap Fisheye lens to play with. So far nothing, but what about a Samyang 85mm f/1.4 for Canon EF mount? I have the great Nikkor 85/1.8 AF-D but its aperture ring is not fluid to operate -- a common theme across the AF...
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    One colour: Red

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    Show "Reflections"

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    The Urban Image Thread

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    Minimalism and abstract

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    Nature Trees

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    B&W: Words/No Words

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    Show stairs..

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    Dear Giary!

    I am. :) During a boring work meeting, good time to play with the Panasonic. The IBIS works a treat. I mounted the Nikkor 105mm and I can take 1/1.6 second exposures sharp. Try that with the Nikon Df! I noticed a downside to Live View Boost: focus peaking will not work in this mode. It is...
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    Dear Giary!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you guys over the pond. I am thankful too, that I finally had the courage to get the things I wanted to get, despite my rational side of brain resisting so much. It has definitely clarified what are the important things in my life. Not the green notes. Leica is.
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    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    It feels very good, very good indeed. Let's note right away that I sold the X100T in 2017 so my memories of it are fading. Moreover, back then I had a different focus in photography than I do, today. Back in 2016-2017 the little camera was my primary shooter and it was only replaced by the...
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    GEAR: Please Share your Latest Disposals Big and Small

    The cute little Voigtländer 35mm f/1.4 Nokton MC has been returned to the previous owner with no loss. Nice lens with a unique character wide open, but ultimately it competed too much with the Summicron 35 ASPH. The previous owner expressed interest in buying it back a few times so I determined...
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    Dear Giary!

    The next morning impressions while I waited for coffee to brew. WOW. This thing weighs a ton! The body design follows from the award-winning concepts of G9 and the like. Great stuff. Panasonic now has this "Live View Boost" feature in several of their models, which indeed makes all the...
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    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    I too neglected the OVF, when I had the X100T six years ago. For good reasons. Now I come to this original model at a different angle and embrace the OVF fully.
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    Dear Giary!

    First impressions of the Panasonic S1. WOW. The body. WOW. The viewfinder. WOW. The "render me a fluent image even in pitch black" menu setting that's not enabled by default. And impressions of the two Urth adapters. WOW. The M-L adapter. WOW. The F-L adapter.
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    Show "Reflections"

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    Show "Water"

    Somebody done used their row boat as an icebreaker... ?
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    Fuji Showcase X100 / X100S / X100T / X100F & X100V Photo Thread - Please add yours!

    "SOOC" raw. The lens is breathtakingly good against the Bayer sensor.
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    Nature Signs of winter

    Yesterday in Helsinki...
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    High Contrast B & W

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    Show: Urban Color

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    One colour: Green

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    One colour: Green

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    Dramatic B&W images

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    B&W: Words/No Words

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    GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    Last week I got a Fuji FinePix X100. A vintage digital to be sure, at least given the speed Fujifilm has iterated and advanced their cameras. This predates the whole X system, hence the "FinePix" moniker that they use for point & shoots. This camera works wonders in all lights. Today I took it...
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    Nature Show Snow

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    Dear Giary!

    It is no coincidence that I usually get big acquisitions in December/January.
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    Dear Giary!

    I succumbed to a Black Friday deal! But it's not directly gear-related. Only indirectly. I got myself a pair of wireless earbuds. I think my strolls in hometown Hyvinkää could benefit from aural distractions. My old 'phones are always a tangled mess. Not to mention, my new smartphone with its...
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    Nature Signs of winter

    Whereas at home, today. First snow!
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    Fuji X100 Automatic picture review information

    Fuji X100 is able to show good information when I enter picture playback. There's histograms, there's even highlight blinkies. But the automatic after-shot picture review doesn't show any information, just the picture. Can it be configured in any way? It would be so perfect if I could get...
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    Dear Giary!

    Yeah I got the tone alright. ;) The X-T3 that I was hunting last week on eBay is now listed back, with a starting bid of 700 €. A bogus buyer perhaps? Perhaps the seller himself was drumming up the action and accidentally won his own camera? Who knows about these things. I've seen enough XT3's...
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    Dear Giary!

    Agreed. The Fuji would have been a cool thing to put against Nikon Df and the Panasonic. I will definitely continue monitoring the markets. What the hell man? :D I just spent two grand buying 4 pieces of unneeded gear within one day... is that not enough storm?
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    Dear Giary!

    I woke up this morning, to a white landscape (first snow!) and notifications about Panasonic and the Urth adapters both arriving today. It will be most interesting what happens next.
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    Dear Giary!

    The yesterday hunt of the silver X-T3 went expectedly: plenty of other interested participated in a bidding war and the final hammer price raised over what I was prepared to pay. There was at least another other sniper in there. XT2 is another possibility to be sure, but I kinda really want a...
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    Dear Giary!

    Kameratori black week (they titled it Green Week which makes sense since they deal with preowned stuff) deals are not at all crazy. The original Black Friday extravaganza has lost its meaning. What used to be desperately good deals, is now just a usual "5 % off" boring event. I was invited to...
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