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  1. AndyMcD

    Fuji Showcase Viltrox Lenses

    I’d be all in on the 13/1.4 if I didn’t already have the 16/1.4. I think 13 would be too close to the 16 to justify both.
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    Leica My Leica Kit - Joining The "Cult"

    I have no interest in getting a Leica, but this thread has me hooked and I have been checking each day waiting for your camera to arrive! (I hope that this isn’t the start of a Leica itch…) Good luck with it, and I look forward to seeing your pictures…
  3. AndyMcD

    Landscapes in B&W

    Makes sense, though all my manual lenses on Fuji report f/0 but can report a focal length (if I bother to select one :) ).
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    Landscapes in B&W

    I really like this one. Did you notice that the focal length information in the EXIF looks a little off? It is reporting 0/1mm f4.0 on my view
  5. AndyMcD

    Fuji Showcase Viltrox Lenses

    Excellent picture, looks like Viltrox have another great lens available.
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    Adios DPReview

    After eight years I finally deleted my dpReview account. I have always tried to be civil and helpful, but when folks start to attack you for that it feels time to move on. I am glad that this corner of the internet has avoided that particular behaviour.
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - favourites

    Looks great @davidzvi thanks for doing this!
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    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    That was the thinking that led to me selling my copy, just didn’t use it enough and when I did use it my lack of practise showed. I might look to get a 70-300 if I see one cheap enough whilst I am in funds.
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    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    Very interested to know how this lens works out for you on Fuji - i am still toying with getting a Laowa 9mm but 10mm would probably be fine if the lens performs well
  10. AndyMcD

    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - day 28

    Not a bad final day considering. Thanks to @MoonMind for excellent organisation of this challenge. Finally, an architecture picture
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - outtakes day 22-28

    What was I thinking on this one? Didn’t enjoy Heathrow at all today…
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - day 27

    Heathrow, sometime during the last 24 hours. Just rolled off the plane into a long immigration queue then finally got to the hotel and had to pay for a colleague’s taxi because his card wouldn’t work and then wandered to the hotel bar to discover that last orders are at 8:30pm. Oh, and using the...
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - discussion

    Tomorrow I head over to the US for a few days with work. I always carry a camera on these trips, usually with the 16/1.4 lens but for this trip I am confident enough in this 12mm to just take that with me...
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - discussion

    I can answer that pretty easily. I swapped my first copy of this lens because it was decentred, which caused it to go "mushy" on the RHS. I bought from Amazon in the UK knowing I could just return, but I did contact 7Artisans via Facebook and they were confident that a second copy would be...
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - outtakes day 22-28

    Helping my daughter with an assignment for her GCSE Art course...
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - day 26

    I head out on a work trip tomorrow, this shows some of my preparation. As well as the Urban Photography book I have "The Essence of Photography" downloaded to my ipad - so plenty to inspire on a plane ride. I have packed my iPad so I do hope to process and post over the next couple of days to...
  17. AndyMcD

    Architecture Show: Churches

    St Peters, Tollerton in Nottinghamshire
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - outtakes day 22-28

    This was my safety for today - I call it "Forgotten in February"
  19. AndyMcD

    Dramatic B&W images

    Found a new church to point a camera at today - this one is in the village of Tollerton
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - day 25

    Had an hour in Tollerton today, waiting for my daughter's dance lesson to finish. I've been there a few times but today I decided to find the local church, and I'm glad I did.
  21. AndyMcD

    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - day 25

    I don't remember when I last saw one that is still used for a telephone - well spotted!
  22. AndyMcD

    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - discussion

    Just realised that I haven’t posted any pictures of my camera/lens combination. These are taken on an iPhone so hopefully not breaking the SiF rules
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - day 25

    That is an excellent butterfly subject for black and white
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - discussion

    I am really enjoying this lens this month. I haven’t had enough opportunities to shoot architecture with it though, so it is still a toss up between keeping this one or getting the Laowa 9/2.8. I will be in London in March for a couple of days, I hope to get to try it out there to see how it...
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - day 24

    Didn’t get this posted during the actual day, due to Picard episode 2 dropping on Amazon I’m afraid to admit. This was my Friday night treat at the end of another week…. I massively underexposed this, but it came back okay in Affinity. Applied my favourite High Pass Filter with linear light...
  26. AndyMcD

    Dramatic B&W images

    Not sure to be honest. Covid is still circulating in the U.K. I think, but stopped being news about a year ago iirc.
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - outtakes day 22-28

    These look pretty good already, but if you want study material I have been working through Light: Science and Magic which is a heavy read but very thorough.
  28. AndyMcD

    Dramatic B&W images

    Covid Memorial in West Bridgford, Nottingham. Taken with 7Artisans 12/2.8mkII
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - day 23

    Today was what I would class a good day. I had the afternoon off to go into West Bridgford to help uninstall our exhibition and I got there an hour early to take some pictures. This is the only one I have processed so far, but I think I have a few more that I will be able to use in future. This...
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - day 23

    So, that’s where it went!
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - day 22

    I won't say which room this is in, but I was contemplating what to shoot today and I looked up and remembered that I planned to take a picture here. This is a canvas print of an LS Lowry from 1937 called The Black Stairs. The reason we have a print of this, is that this scene is from my home...
  32. AndyMcD

    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - day 21

    Wanted to try something different, didn't work out the way I wanted so I vented my frustrations on this one with high pass filters. The close focus on this lens is good outdoors but there are three other lenses that I own that could probably have done a better job on this one for me.
  33. AndyMcD

    Electricity crisis

    I am so sorry to read through this thread and I hope things can somehow improve for SA
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - day 20

    Setup a small scene tonight. For some reason I has "Star Trekking" on repeat in my brain as I shot this...
  35. AndyMcD

    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - discussion

    I started on Fuji with manual lenses then went all in on Autofocus but seem to have come full circle but with modern lenses. I’m still thinking a lot about the Laowa 9mm but also considering buying another copy of the Samyang 21/1.4 which I still miss
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - discussion

    The one thing that has surprised me about the 7Artisans 12/2.8mkII is that I don’t mind the clickless aperture ring. I returned a Meike 35/1.4 a few months ago because of the clickless aperture, so I decided that they were a red line for me. However, when I first saw the 7Artisans lens and...
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - outtakes day 15-21

    I was thinking one of these for today, but then I was put onto kitchen supervision duty. I am a member of two (soon to be three) photo groups. One is a traditional camera club with competitions etc. but the other is a limited group that is dedicated to mono prints. We aim to exhibit 2-3 times a...
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - day 19

    Practising for pancake day (which is Tuesday, I think)
  39. AndyMcD

    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - discussion

    I’m using a 12mm on Fuji, so 18mm equivalent (on 35mm) and I am finding it okay. That said, my ordinary go-to lens is the Fuji 16/1.4 so I already working wide angle most of the time. I had planned to do more “small stuff” pictures but the 12mm is actually too wide for my backdrop, even at its...
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - outtakes day 15-21

    I’m glad I am not the only one that prefers flowers after they are dead 😁
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - outtakes day 15-21

    No, this is the new 7Artisans 12/2.8 that came out in December. I do have a Laowa on my wish list but it is the 9/2.8-ZeroD
  42. AndyMcD

    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - day 18

    Thanks, I need to do more with my 35/1.2 having seen your posts this month
  43. AndyMcD

    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    I didn't plan to buy anything this month (saving for paper and mounting supplies) but was idly looking around and spotted that Benro columns for the Tortoise tripods are finally in stock. However, not that many around so I have jumped and grabbed a #2 model for the occasions where I need a...
  44. AndyMcD

    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - outtakes day 15-21

    Had a few possibles from a lovely walk this morning (I am really feeling attached to this lens now).
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - day 18

    Sorry, I have looked, but please remind me which 35mm lens this is with.
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - day 18

    Reverting to type, and shooting lone trees. Had a few minutes of bright sunshine with a lovely cloud pattern whilst dog walking on the hill above our village and couldn't resist. This was taken at f/5.6
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - day 17

    My favourite local tree on this morning's dog walk with a good black and white sky.
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - day 16

    This isn't what I originally planned, but I decided that I should include a few more objects for a still life. Lit with a couple of Godox flashes.
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - outtakes day 15-21

    I enjoyed taking this one, but not sure about the end result
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    Single In Single in February (SiF) 2023 - day 15

    Sunshine and a morning walk...
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