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  1. rybolt

    Music The Amazing Emporium of Wondrous Tunes (aka: What are you listening to?)

    This may not interest everyone but my friend and musical partner John Stewart's birthday was a few days ago. John died in 2008. I found a video that we shot in Scotland back in 2003, and never released. Here are a couple of the songs: JS videos - Paul RyBolt
  2. rybolt

    Sony Showcase RX1 Images

  3. rybolt

    ireland burial grounds

    Thanks. The first two are at Muckross Abbey just outside Killarney and the last is on Abbey Island on the south part of the Ring of Kerry. I'm in Kerry for a month and have covered nearly every burial ground, shrine and holy well in a 100 mile circle.
  4. rybolt

    Sony Showcase RX1 Images

    We're in SW Ireland at the moment. We've been here two weeks and are here for another two. The shooting has been good, primarily with the Fuji X cameras and lenses. A few days ago I had a camera problem with one of the XT1's and wound up using the RX1 exclusively. It turned out very well.
  5. rybolt

    Fuji The Fujifilm X series image thread.

    The current 35mm F1.4 lens is optically one of the best lenses I've used. Some people complain about the AF speed. It's immaterial to me so I don't know if it's fast or slow. Supposedly the 35mm f2 addresses the speed issue. I always find it interesting how these things work out. If Fuji had...
  6. rybolt

    Fuji The Fujifilm X series image thread.

    Well, the picture of my XT1 with the Summaron was shot with an XT1 and 18-135 lens. The weather still isn't co-operating to get outside and shoot so I'm still resorting to pictures of cameras!
  7. rybolt

    Fuji The Fujifilm X series image thread.

    A 65 year old lens on a 1 year old camera.
  8. rybolt

    Sony Showcase RX1 Images

    reluctant to compost.
  9. rybolt

    Starting on the Megaliths exhibit

    Thanks! The Rokinon/Samyang/Bower 8mm lens for the Fuji X cameras is a full frame fisheye but it has some sort of optical correction built in that really works if you hold it level. Like all fisheyes, it can be overused but once in a while it's fun to play around with.
  10. rybolt

    Starting on the Megaliths exhibit

    This picture is not really part of the megaliths project though it was done while walking to one of the sites. I thought it was fun for two reasons. First: it shows that you CAN go overboard in processing and it can happen very quickly. Second, it shows that an 8mm fisheye on a Fuji APS-C camera...
  11. rybolt

    Starting on the Megaliths exhibit

    Thanks for the comments. I'll post more as I get them done. This project is actually two parts. The first is the megaliths and the second is the shrines, holy wells and burial grounds of Ireland. What I'm finding is that I prefer the megaliths in black and white and the other parts in color. I...
  12. rybolt

    Starting on the Megaliths exhibit

    It's taken me almost 11 months to get started but I'm beginning to print pictures for an exhibit of Irish megalithic sites. I'm a big fan of Paul Caponigro's Megaliths work and the style he used. Here are a couple of the pictures.
  13. rybolt

    Film Fun with film cameras (Image thread)

    Sometimes it's fun to just take pictures OF the camera.
  14. rybolt

    Completed Sony A7 Kit and extras SOLD!!!!

    Bought this last week and it was fun but I really don't want to haul two systems. The Fujis are the cameras for me. Probably less than 300 actuations. Latest firmware installed. Sony A7 with 28-70FE lens and cap 4- aftermarket batteries aftermarket external charger Sony charger block and...
  15. rybolt

    Sony Sony A7/7r - Ultimate Thread on Adapted Lenses

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    Sony Showcase Sony A7 and 7r Image thread

    A7 with a very elderly 55mm f3.5 Micro Nikkor. Still trying to figure out the best focus peaking setting for the body.
  17. rybolt

    Sony Your biggest gripe about the A7

    I'm just picking up a used A7 kit. I really had no intentions of doing it since I'm very heavy into the Fuji X cameras and lenses but I recently bought a Sony RX1 and fell in love with the files. My plan is to use the A7 strictly with adapted lenses. I have plenty of old Nikon, Leica M and Leica...
  18. rybolt

    Music The Amazing Emporium of Wondrous Tunes (aka: What are you listening to?)

    Brass Buttons is on my Desert Island list. Grievous Angel is on Volume 2 of that list.
  19. rybolt

    Sony Tricked out RX1

    That really is a nice case. I have one of Luigi's cases on the M6 and it fits like a well made glove. If I didn't like the a/s style grips so much I'd be really tempted by that case. I appreciated seeing your set up for the camera. I'm about 50% af/manual focus and 100% manual exposure...
  20. rybolt

    Sony Tricked out RX1

    The ones that didn't work were just cheap Chinese buttons that someone gave me. The better releases worked fine. I was almost ready to order one of the Gariz stick on buttons like I use on the Xt1 until you guys got me to look a little harder at what was going on. Thanks!
  21. rybolt

    Sony Tricked out RX1

    I tried the EVF. A friend has one on his RX100. It was just too unwieldy for me. Now I have to go try my soft releases again. I have a whole drawer full of them and what I THOUGHT was that the beveled part of the sony shutter release wasn't going to match up with the releases. I'm probably...
  22. rybolt

    Sony Tricked out RX1

    I haven't had enough time with the Sony to give a meaningful comment. The weather here in Ohio has been really crummy and the photo opps have been very few. I did compare the raw files using Lightroom. I use Peter Bridgwood's presets for Fuji RAF files and after applying those presets I found...
  23. rybolt

    Sony Tricked out RX1

    First let me say that I'm a shooter and not a fondler. Having said that, all of my small cameras have the same stuff on them. Arca style grips, vented hoods whenever possible, Gordy's straps and, on the back, Larmour LCD screen protectors. As I get older I'm finding that small cameras don't...
  24. rybolt

    Henry Diltz photographs

    Henry is a friend of many years. I met him through the music business rather than photography. He may be the nicest man on the planet. He is a West Point grad and played in a group called the Modern Folk Quartet (harmonica and banjo) for several years. His success in photography was almost...
  25. rybolt

    Sigma Tripod recommendations for the Merrill?

    When I had the Merrill cameras I tended to treat them as medium format film cameras and rarely shot a hand held picture. I had arca style grips on all three (knockoffs-not RRS brand) and used a Manfrotto CF tripod with a small ballhead. The ballhead had the arca style QR. This allowed me to...
  26. rybolt

    Sony Showcase RX1 Images

    I'm not sure. It works more like the Merrill cameras than it does the Xt1/X Pro1's. I think it will be good for what I expect of it which is an ultra high res pocket camera that does well in low light. I don't like all of the menus and stuff but since I never use any of them I can pretty much...
  27. rybolt

    Sony Showcase RX1 Images

    My camera arrived today thanks to the great folks on this Forum who posted the Cowboom offer of a 50% discount. It was brand new and shipped in one day. It's no good outside so I'm looking around the house for subject material.
  28. rybolt

    RX1 for $1400.

    Thanks for the info and suggestions. I shoot raw and jpeg with the Fuji cameras as well as with the D800E. I rarely do anything with the jpegs, though. It will be interesting to see how LR does with the Sony raw files. This will most likely be a combination pocket camera and video camera for me.
  29. rybolt

    RX1 for $1400.

    I just bought it. I'm a confirmed Fuji guy but this was just too good to pass up. If I hate it (and I'm not anticipating that I will) I think I can get my money back on the deal.
  30. rybolt

    RX1 for $1400.

    I've been looking for the camera at the $1400 price point since this thread started and they seem to have evaporated. If anyone sees them again at this price please post a link and I'll be all over it immediately. Thanks.
  31. rybolt

    Completed Komura 28mm finder for Sigma DP1M | Location: USA | Ships: Worldwide

    Buy & Sell Listing - EbaySelling Komura 28mm finder for Sigma DP1M Location USA Ships to Worldwide Link to Ebay listing References - Acknowledgment I have read...
  32. rybolt

    Christmas Lights and Decor

  33. rybolt

    Film A Serious Film Compact

    Here's a warrior. It belonged to a friend who passed away a year ago. I closed the estate of his cameras. There were 216 items ranging from a 50mm Noctilux to a 35-350 Canon EF lens. He used every single piece and this one was the one he used the most. It's got lots of tape, dents, scratches...
  34. rybolt

    Sigma Printing DP3M Files

    Try saving as a tiff and then printing out of either Lightroom or CC. Your pictures both look really good on my monitor. Sigma software can be really clunky but it also works well if you're a patient person. By the way, I'm glad you're enjoying the camera!
  35. rybolt

    W/NW Signs of Fall.

    I guess this qualifies as a Fall Picture since we only see the sun go down with sunsets like this one in the fall. XT1 and 56mm lens
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    W/NW Signs of Fall.

    XT1 with 18-135 lens
  37. rybolt

    B&W Black & White, monotone and sepia

    It's Derreentaggart Stone Circle in the hills above Castletownebere, Ireland. Dereenataggart West Stone Circle
  38. rybolt

    B&W Black & White, monotone and sepia

    X Pro 1 and 10-24mm
  39. rybolt


    The Bad Boys of Grasmere
  40. rybolt

    Completed Sigma Merrill Cameras-All Three of them | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    Buy & Sell Listing - Want to SellSelling Sigma DP1M and DP2M cameras and Fuji X Pro 1 Body Prices $500 EACH for Sigma and $600 for Fuji Location USA Ships to USA Description I have two of the Sigma Merrill cameras for sale. They all have the same items included except for...
  41. rybolt

    Color Color photographs

  42. rybolt

    Have you ever had a problem caused by the interchangeable lens feature of your camera?

    I shot with Nikon DSLR cameras for quite a while and was always struggling with the dust issues. I knew very well how to prevent dust from getting in (camera upside down, no wind, keep the rear elements and rear caps clean, blahblahblah) and I still had dust issues. It was so bad with the D3...
  43. rybolt

    OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1

    I initially thought it was an illusion but I am now convinced that web pages and almost everything else opens and runs faster on Yosemite. I've tested it on the Mac Pro and the Macbook Pro and they both seem noticeably faster in opening large files and loading catalogs of images.