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  1. TNcasual

    Compact camera with B&W in mind

    Some final-ish thoughts: Pros: 1. I like the results from the camera, especially when I have the settings correct. The images are detailed, have great color and are pliable enough to work with multiple PP styles. 2. I like the size of the camera. With either the 24mm or 45mm, it is nice and...
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    Compact camera with B&W in mind

    I have made it through a few days of my trip pictures. Here are a couple of thoughts regarding the fpL: I screwed up the settings on the first few days. I was taking pretty low resolution pictures. :( I really liked shooting in 21:9 until it didn't work for the composition. But, I was able...
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    Compact camera with B&W in mind

    I just returned home today. I nearly filled a 128gb SD card from my trip. It will take me quite some time to go through my shots. Let's hope they turn out...
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    Compact camera with B&W in mind

    Most definitely LCD only shooting is going to be one of the most difficult things I will have to get used to. One of the other options I was looking at - the GRiii would have been the same, though. There are other features that are missing on the fpL as well, IBIS is a huge one. I have not had...
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    Compact camera with B&W in mind

    Oh god.... what did I do????? So after this thread, reading up on the different options and going through lots of Flickr groups, I bought a camera... And according to Chris and Jordan from PetaPixel, I made a terrible decision. They actually responded to me on their latest podcast, right at...
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    How many cameras do you currently own?

    Even AI excludes Pentax!
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    How many cameras do you currently own?

    It’s a secret. Or The hell if I know. Or My K1 and an old E-M10. Plus a few film cameras that just take up shelf space.
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    Compact camera with B&W in mind

    Thanks for all the input so far. It looks like everyone is reinforcing most of the options I already had in mind. The GRiii has already been at the top of my list. It will probably stay there. The GX9 seems like a really interesting option. It also keeps me in mft, so that is a plus. I...
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    Compact camera with B&W in mind

    I am not sure what you mean about the GRii. Does someone convert them to monochrome?
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    Compact camera with B&W in mind

    Interesting, that's a camera that I know nothing about. How does it handle? What is the interface like, both physical controls and menu? I am browsing a flickr group for it now...
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    Compact camera with B&W in mind

    I am not against just going with the E-M10. But I mostly moved on from the 16mp mft sensor because I felt it lacked DR and color depth when compared to other sensors. (I went with the K1.) Granted, using it specifically for monochrome will mitigate some of that. But that 16mp sensor seems...
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    Compact camera with B&W in mind

    If you were to look for a compact camera with the idea that you mainly want to shoot in B&W, what camera would you look into? That is basically where I am right now. I am on the very, very front end of searching for a new-to-me camera. I want something that would be easy to have as an everyday...
  13. TNcasual

    Art show advice

    I like that. Thanks.
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    Pentax Q and Panasonic GM have an illegitimate offspring

    To me it looks like it was 'designed' by the engineer that put it together. A simple rectangle box is the most efficient shape.
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    Pentax Q and Panasonic GM have an illegitimate offspring

    I'm a sucker for weird cameras. The result from this are less than inspiring. They need to work on the output, even if that means defaulting to some heavy handed presets that appeal to the compact digital rebirth crowd. i.e. make the sloppiness look intentional. The ergonomics look terrible...
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    Art show advice

    And... none of my images got picked up for the exhibition. Oh well. I guess I need to widen my net for possible places to show work.
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    Art show advice

    I find out if one of my pieces was chosen in a couple of weeks. The art goes on display by the end of April.
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    Art show advice

    I appreciate everyone who offered their suggestions and/or advice in this thread. It was helpful to me, hopefully it might be helpful for others as well. I went to submit my images last night and realized that I could submit up to 5 images. So I ended up sending versions of all three in the OP...
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    Art show advice

    There is actually a dedicated gallery space inside the main terminal. Well, TYS only has one terminal, and it's pretty small at that. When I have flown out, I always walk through the space. It usually contains a variety of artworks, paintings, textiles, ceramics, photography, etc. I thought...
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    Art show advice

    Thanks! I plan to make a specific crop for this entry. Once I decide that that is the image I want to go with, I will go back and crop to a specific size. I really want to submit these as large prints - at least 24x36. I think the size would really work well in the space at the airport. It...
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    Art show advice

    This really isn't a competition. It's more a proposal to be included in the exhibition. I have never submitted to competitions. Much of my work isn't what wins competitions.
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    Art show advice

    Thanks! I have shown at a few places in Knoxville, including my own joint show last year with my abstract work. Unfortunately, I haven't had much luck getting picked up at exhibitions for awhile. I do realize it is really a crapshoot. You never know what people are looking for to display. I...
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    Art show advice

    There was this one image at a show. It was a landscape, lake scene. The horizon was not level, there was nothing in focus - there really wasn't any subject. The processing was the typical blown out saturation. Then it was printed large ~20x30inches on super glossy metal. The printing alone was...
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    Art show advice

    There really isn't any guidelines other than size of the work. The times I have seen the works presented, it has been pretty wide ranging. Which makes sense, being that it is displayed in a very public sphere, available to anyone in the terminal. I should note that the show is for all types of...
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    Art show advice

    The local arts group organizes public art at the Knoxville airport (TYS.) They change out the artworks on display every six months, with the new works being chosen by a new "Juror" each time. I have submitted pieces to be displayed for the last two years, but have never had one chosen. It has...
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    2024 Resolutions

    I am going to have a slow start to the year, as I had knee surgery on the 29th. My hopes, though, are that this will cure the lingering knee pain I have had for a few years and I will be back to hiking the Smokies more and maybe longer treks. Otherwise, I am looking to have another gallery...
  27. TNcasual

    Why isn't there more 100-150mm primes

    I use the same lens for more than just macro on my K1.
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    Why isn't there more 100-150mm primes

    As the title says, I am thinking of anything in the 100-150 prime range. One of my favorite lenses in a Super Tak 105. Pentax historically sold 100, 105, 120, 135 and 150mm prime lenses. I simply prefer primes. Zooms have the same issue as the really fast primes that are available - they are...
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    Why isn't there more 100-150mm primes

    I have had some good luck using the Oly 60mm for landscape shots: But what I have also found is that these focal lengths are pretty great for stitching wide panos: Oly 60: SuperTakumar 105 on the K1: I get that the FL can be a bit more constricting, but I sometimes prefer working with...
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    Why isn't there more 100-150mm primes

    Using legacy is all well and good, and in Pentax it’s just a matter of mounting the lens. But I would love to see a modern designed lens, even if it used an old lens formula. I get that modern zooms are probably what displaced these focal lengths. But then you consider the Olympus 75mm...
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    Why isn't there more 100-150mm primes

    I was wondering about this. There seems to be few lenses in this range, where 135mm used to be a very common lens. And 100mm seems to be mostly relegated to macro lenses. While I like 100mm macros, I think it might be interesting to see a 100mm portrait lens. As for 135mm, most of the big brands...
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    FF mounts

    Every camera is a tool. The 'best' tool is the one that does the job YOU need it to do in the way that YOU want it to.
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    Dual card slots cameras

    What is an amateur camera?
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    My first Hasselblad experience

    This needs a NSFW tag. I mean, who gets a gyro at Arby's! :p
  35. TNcasual

    Vertical shooting style

    Your way is probably more stable. Hand over the top is probably more comfortable. Most people will gravitate to more comfortable. I go for comfort in most situations. But I will do the opposite if circumstances call for it.
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    Advice Wanted How do YOU use dual card slots?

    I just don't use the second slot in my K1.
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    (Please) Share your proudest Photographic moment

    Thanks! The prints on that series turned out really nice.
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    (Please) Share your proudest Photographic moment

    Mine technically hasn't happened just yet. As I mentioned in an earlier thread I have an upcoming gallery show. I will be showing around 20 of my abstract expressionist photos for the entire month of June. I am currently in the process of getting prints and mounting done for the show. A few...
  39. TNcasual

    DPReview.com to close

    Chris and Jordan are their own brand. I see them just continuing as their own channel, or being re-absorbed back to The Camera Store. Maybe this will also allow them even more creative freedom. As they are the best when they are being creative.
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    DPReview.com to close

    Absorbing the mu-43 purge wasn't that difficult here. As they general attitude between Cameraderie and mu43.com was similar and/or complementary. I'm not sure the same can be said for DPReview refugees. We shall see, I guess.
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    DPReview.com to close

  42. TNcasual

    DPReview.com to close

    I didn't know Amazon owned it either. That makes this less surprising.
  43. TNcasual

    DPReview.com to close

    https://www.dpreview.com/news/5901145460/dpreview-com-to-close Hmmmm.
  44. TNcasual

    How many pictures do you take, how many do you keep?

    Yesterday morning I stopped at three locations. I shot roughly 100 shots and felt around 25 were good enough to keep and 15 good enough to share. That's about normal for me.
  45. TNcasual

    Powerball Fantasy Gear

    This with Sigma's vaporware new Foveon sensor. ;)
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    Philosophy Interesting article about photographic expressionism.

    First, I would like to thank @JensM for sharing this. It leaves me with a great starting point for some research. While I somewhat agree that there shouldn't be a need to have a title/genre/name/whatever, in practice it is simply necessary. As curators, collectors, students, etc. need something...
  47. TNcasual

    Photographic New Year's Resolutions for 2023...

    How many broken dishes will it take before the SO gets angry with you?
  48. TNcasual

    Photographic New Year's Resolutions for 2023...

    Can you really call yourself a photographer if you don't buy new gear all of the time, even if you don't use it? ;)
  49. TNcasual

    Fantasy Gear Acquisition

    That 135mm is a hefty piece of glass.
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    Fantasy Gear Acquisition

    This I would love to try, as well. I am about to sell off a few things and rearrange my current Pentax gear. If I found a great deal on the 21, I would probably jump at it.
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