I've been mulling over swapping out my M8 for and A7II for a while (but haven't yet been convinced either way)
A factor is the ZM 25 Biogon which I absolutely love on the M8 - I seem to remember you used an M for a while, how does it compare putting it on a Sony?
Been absent for a while (new job, new country etc...) Last time I was here it was Serious compacts! The site looks great anyway Amin, good work.
Here's a few from the last few months in Oman
Got involved in a bit of fun over halloween, a mock up of a zombie apocalypse around the isle of dogs in London.
Running around getting chased, trying to find survivors and gathering clues to find the next location! All quite entertaining, anyway there's no photos of the zombies up close...
Nice! I was around City Hall / the scoop at about 11am, but as the crowds started picking up, we went north of the river to get a better vantage point (to find somewhere dry and ideally unpopulated that sold food and beer) and it took about 40mins to cross London Bridge then - if we had got...
I don't know who else was there yesterday - but I got the camera out and soaked in the mood; in addition to a fair bit of rain.
Because London was so busy, once you had a spot, it was nigh impossible to relocate more than 10m to get a better angle on something, so if you were...
This postgrad lark is a killer, and I have discovered a deep and personal loathing for academic e-library portals; by the time I've finished with those, I don't want to be near the internet for a while.
Yeah, the black and white one looked great from the moment I saw it on the...
Not been active online much recently - but here's a few from various evenings of fun and games over the last few months.
Finding more love for the Biogon, but still find I use the 50 more.
I shot a wedding as a favour last summer with the M8 & 50 sonnar (nikonos V as backup), it was pretty good.
The B&G were originally going to forego a photographer entirely, so my wife volunteered me into the post.
They were very happy with the results, and I'm still proud of a few of the...
I spent too long on computers essay writing (something which does not come naturally) so recently my free time hasn't been very internetty. I have seen all of the fun film stuff going on here too, and thought More craft = more fun, so hows your bessa going?
BB, you have been an administrator extraordinaire. It has been nearly three years since I stumbled along into this community (first at mu-43) and I have often wondered just how hard you must be working - your influence on these sites has been monumental.
Best wishes, and good luck with the...
Just discovered this thread - and looked through the SiJ entries, and would like to applaud this fantastic idea. I'd probably buy one on the merit of the photographs themselves. To be honest the notion that a webiste community can put together an international photobook of extraordinary images...
Oh sorry, THAT science museum photo; Well to answer properly, I did not use a filter in any of the pictures, and was actually experimenting to try and generate the biggest brightest sunstars I could! That was handheld down at 1/11th f5.6 ISO640 and the best of three, at different f stops...
The museum in the picture is actually the Natural History museum, not the Science museum, which is next door - and in the shade.
I havent been using my UV/IR filters for ages now, although I religiously did when I started with the M8, and the colour cast issue does pop up but it doesn't...
A few from a research trip to the Science Museum in London - all with the 25 biogon
I'm grappling with the wideness of this lens, it's apparently 33mm equivalent, but seems wider. After so long with the short tele of the Sonnar, its like learning photography all over again. Not many...
I've missed hanging out here - but sadly I have to submit a big piece of work to Uni on Friday; so this is a flying visit.
New lens in the post arrived today, very good excuse for a bit of a break.
I think this will constitute a fairly permanent two lens kit.
Olli and Don, thank you both.
Like many others, I too hope that you will remain as members here. Your hard work as Mods has always been appreciated, but you have shared your experience and your Art - that is irreplaceable. Best wishes.
Yeah, I'm getting used to the M8 now.
It's not always easy - but I've come to think that's half the point.
Sometimes it sings.
My wife lets me use it sparingly, so long as our outings stay "outings" and not "shoots" she's happy to have the moments recorded :-)