1. mike3996

    Advice Wanted Off to a rocky start? Polaroid 600 Impulse AF misbehaving?

    First three test shots out of the pack. First one was taken in room temp, developed fine. The other two were taken in 0C / 32F but I had the camera inside my jacket and also placed the ejected film right into a inside pocket. The third one obviously, taken right after the second one, hasn't...
  2. Brownie

    Advice Wanted What 85?

    I’ve decided I need an 85/1.X for a specific use. It won’t be something that gets used regularly, won’t be for portraits, etc. There are some fantastic 85s out there from low to high. Since it’s not going to be used in a regular basis, I don’t want to spend thousands. I’ve watched some reviews...
  3. kae1

    Advice Wanted Back to Compacts?

    There are times in your life when you have to realise you're getting old or your body isn't 100% and you need to have a change. In my cars I came to that point a few years ago and moved from a manual to an automatic. I think I've now come to a similar point in my photography. I'm in a position...
  4. Glevum Owl

    Advice Wanted FD Lens Adaptor

    I recently dug out my old Canon FD lenses including the nifty 50mm. I believe it’s possible to use these on my Oly body with an adaptor. However I’ve heard horror stories of jammed lenses, poor connectivity, focus problems, etc. when using adaptors. Please can anyone, from experience...
  5. olli

    Advice Wanted Which 56mm for Fuji X?

    I've been looking at getting a few longer primes for my X-S10, starting with a 56. I'm not interested in the the Fujinon 56/1.2 - too expensive, too heavy, too big. I started looking at third party alternatives and was surprised there were so many options. As far as I can see there are 56mm AF...
  6. M

    Advice Wanted Lens recommendations for A7C?

    I got a good deal on a used Sony A7C, and it is arriving at the end of the week. I haven't bought any lenses yet. I'm thinking to sell off some of my less frequently used Micro Four-Thirds gear to fund one, maybe two, lenses for Sony FE. Micro Four-Thirds is still going to remain my primary...
  7. agentlossing

    Seattle: Living Advice?

    This week I acted considerably out of character by applying for a position with my company in downtown Seattle. It's a city we've loved for a long time, and visited whenever we could, but it would be a major, life-changing move. It's far from a sure thing at this point (after a good initial...
  8. Briar

    Travel advice

    Hi I’m seeking your travel advice for a trip we are planning from Seattle to Jackson Hole in September 2023. We only have about 16 days for the trip and would be flying in from the UK. Yellowstone and the Grand Teton national Parks are the main draw but from the UK its much, much cheaper to...
  9. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Advice Wanted The dilemma of feeding the wildlife

    I have held strong to my convictions of not feeding the wildlife, no matter the temptation, no picture is worth the risk of making wildlife dependent or needy of human interaction. While it is arguable that our impact towards wildlife has made some of them already very dependent on our...
  10. Zeus1

    Advice Wanted Looking for a new Apple computer

    First off, I use Apple computers, so any suggestions for a Windows box is unnecessary. At the moment I use a late 2014 iMac 27 inch with 32 gb RAM, mainly for photo processing (Photoshop, DXO Photolab, NeoFinder, ...). This machine is showing its age mainly due to evolving software that needs...
  11. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Advice Wanted Requesting advice and tips for photographing a wedding

    Hello, a friend of mine asked me (wellore like volunteered me at emotional gun point) to photograph her wedding, it's not going to be a big event, just a main family and a couple of friends at the legal office and at home before that. She specifically wanted not a professional because it's going...
  12. U

    Advice Wanted Voigtlander Bessa R3A Advance Lever Reattachment

    Hello! First post here. I need some assistance. Recently pack my Bessa R3A in my camera bag and after arriving to my destination, realized the advance lever had been knocked completely off the camera. Does anyone have experience reattaching/reinstalling the components of the advance lever? I...
  13. A

    Sony Need advice for a lens please

    Hello, Can someone please point me in the direction of a suitable lens if there is one. I feel overwhelmed lol I have a Sony zv e10 with a Sigma 16mm f1.4 I love the way it performs at night (which is why i got it) but i use it for vlogging and exploring abandoned places. My issue is its...
  14. MoonMind

    Leica Advice needed ... (battery replacement)

    Last night, I found the last original BP-SCL1 for my M8 bloated up; I'm down to one aftermarket battery now, and that one tends to lose charge quickly. Leica has ceased producing and selling the original, and apart from the second-hand market being sucked bone-dry around here, my desire to use...
  15. lucien

    Advice Wanted exporting images in lightroom classic

    Hi I messed my export settings in lightroom classic. My NEF's are 23.9mp But when I export to jpeg I'm only getting 10.2mp. I'm losing 1/2 the size of my files. Before this incident I was getting up to 23.5mp on export. My settings are JPEG sRGB quality: 100 limit file size = unchecked...
  16. rayvonn

    Manual Lens New Meyer Optik Gorlitz Biotar 58mm F1.5 II

    A historically updated lens which I'm guessing won't be of interest to some due to its characteristics but it may be of interest to others and seems to be coming available in most mounts (although notably no RF coupling though). This is interesting to me as it completely slipped my mind that...
  17. Zeus1

    Cannot reach

    These last days, I am unable to access mpb's website (English and German versions). Always the same "server error message. Anybody know what's going on? Temporary or definite AWOL?
  18. mike3996

    Advice Wanted RECOMMEND Maybe obscure lenses or otherwise good deals that you can adapt on mirrorless

    My Panasonic S1 is not attracting any buyers so my backup plan is to keep it and buy new adapters for it. Getting the necessary motivation to do so, my question would be: what lenses could justify this expense? I originally bought the S1 for Leica and Nikkor lenses but I found it's in part...
  19. agentlossing

    GAS Advice You've Given to the Old "What Should I Get?" Question

    You know, to friends and family, acquaintances and perfect strangers who see that you're into photography and ask what you would recommend they buy in order to get better photos and/or video. I think we've all been asked this question. Usually it's by people who don't know a lot about...
  20. Irene McC

    Advice Wanted Changing lenses with Tele-Converter

    I've got a 1.4x TC for the Fuji X system, currently using it with my 80mm macro. I want to use it with the 70-300. This is common enough and I've swapped TC's before but I have always read that the order in which to do it is as follows: First remove the lens plus TC from the body, remove the TC...
  21. agentlossing

    Advice Wanted What Lens Mounts Are These?

    I've been trying to clear out some of my accumulated junk/gear. I have a couple of lenses which I can't remember the origin of, and don't recognize the mounts. My common past SLR mounts were Konica AR, OM, Pentax K and M42. I doubt I ever had a camera, working or not, to go with these. Any ideas?
  22. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Advice Wanted Fujifilm Pre-Shot VS. the competition?

    Hello, I am looking for any user that has experience with Fujifilm's Pre-Shot and if they can compare it to Panasonic's Pre-Burst and\or Olympus's Pro Capture. I am just curious how well is it implemented, like: *Can the X-Tx hold the display frame rate while it's pre buffering the images (for...
  23. DeeJayK

    Advice Wanted How do you organize your photo library?

    I'm curious to hear what methods you all have to organize your images? I suspect some of you have vast libraries that are well organized, based on the speed at which the Post an image related to the one above it thread turns over. Meanwhile my images are spread across multiple devices, online...
  24. ektar

    Advice Wanted Tool for front of 72mm filter thread lens

    Greets; hopefully this generates some advice. I have an older telephoto lens with 72mm front filter thread. I need to remove the trim ring to access the front element. I can buy a set of the rubber tools to do that, but I can't find just a 72. Any suggestions as to what sort of cylindrical...
  25. DeeJayK

    Advice Wanted Chicago suggestions

    I'm planning a quick getaway to Chicago with my family next week. We don't really have an agenda, just taking advantage of cheap airfare. I haven't spent any time to speak of in the city of big shoulders, so I'm looking for suggestions for things to see and do. I'm interested particularly in...
  26. lucien

    Advice Wanted lightroom classic

    Hi I'm at the beginning stages of editing photos, I can crop, exposure, contrast, convert to black and white, use lens correction level etc. I'm at a road block now. How do I get a totally black background and then add my image after without doing something to my image. I'll look around...
  27. Acraftman

    Advice Wanted Looking for Silver efex

    I have the free nik software kit on my laptop and recently bought a desk top both are Mac products. I enjoy using silver efex and am trying to find if it is still available for free. I have seen older youtube vid and the location they show where to find it is no longer accessible or DXO has...
  28. JensM

    Advice Wanted Breaking into Photoshop.

    Fellows, I am somewhat looking to get into photoshop in general to see what it is about, I used it for a stint in the late 90s, very early 00s on PC, but never enough to get it in my fingers, so to speak and mostly for easy editing of scans and later mainly for size adjustments. 😂 Am now...
  29. Brownie

    Sony Advice needed. Samyang 35/1.4 return or no?

    I posted about a lens I bought from KEH is LN condition that showed up with marks on the focus ring and a dent in the barrel. The lens came with a 1 year warranty from both KEH and Samyang, with box, paperwork, caps, hood, case, etc. I emailed them immediately, but it was Friday so I didn't...
  30. retiredfromlife

    Advice Wanted Fuji X-T4 Focusing Question

    When using my new X-T4, I keep on getting the focus screen below where the focus points gets inserted inside another box. I press the joystick and it goes back to a single point. But when I point the camera around it often going back to that mode and will not focus on anything till I press in...
  31. MiguelATF

    Advice Wanted Damaged LCD screen on Olympus Stylus 1S - need Repair Advice

    The lightly-used Olympus Stylus 1S I bought recently has just experienced a major problem - part of the rear LCD screen seems to have frozen. It looks like this: The part of the video image still visible behind the weird lines still seems to focus and unfocus but obviously the LCD screen...
  32. Brian

    Lens WIDE-OPEN, Any Lens, Any focal Length, Any Mount, Any Camera

    This is the Companion to the F1.4 and Faster thread. There is nothing wrong with your Camera. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are now controlling the image. We control the horizontal and the...
  33. retiredfromlife

    Advice Wanted Menu Resume Option, For Trying Different Options

    I am in the process of trying different menu options and cant seem to find an option to let me go straight back to the place I left off like I do with Mu-43 cameras. The Menu always resets every time I go into it, not where I left off. Means so far I have to remember where I was to turn...
  34. retiredfromlife

    Advice Wanted Shutter Release Buttons for X-T4

    For my New X-T4, now I have my extra grip on the way my next most important accessory I need [want] is those nice looking shutter buttons I see screwed into the shutter release threads. From doing some reading I gather I need the ones with the O Ring or they will come out too easily, is this...
  35. G-hack

    Advice Wanted Helios 44 8 vs 13 blade?

    Hi folks I'm trying to purchase either a 13 blade (silver) or 8 blade (black) Helios 44 lens, both M42 mount. Other than the shape of any bubble bokeh (13 blades would be more smooth), any other major difference in photo? I believe the lens configuration is the same so the overall color and...
  36. Kevin

    Advice Wanted NAS recommendation in 2021 that can backup *from* S3?

    It's time to upgrade my Synology DS411slim to something a bit more... beefier. My main issue with it is that I'm trying to setup a sync job from an Amazon S3 bucket to the local SAN and the DS411 can't seem to do it. The Synology Cloud Sync app has a file limit which doesn't even come close to...
  37. lucien

    Micro 4/3 lens advice

    Hi I've compiled a list of lens I would like to purchase down the road. Does anyone use these lens and what is the sweet spot for said lens? 1) Olympus 17mm f2.8 2) Panasonic 17mm f2.8 3) Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 4) Panasonic 45-175mm f4-5.6 the sweet spot I'm referring to...
  38. Herman

    Advice Wanted Which tool will do the job?

    Hi, I'm in need of your help/advice. I like to create an image wall. Which tool will automate / randomly fill areas / shapes with images? Instead of using mosaic software. All folder images have to be used. I look forward to your replies, thanks in advance. Best regards, Herman
  39. D

    Help Problem

    Recently I've gotten the following when opening posts, instead of the usual page format. Any ideas
  40. jyc860923

    Advice Wanted Do you brighten up photos for printing?

    I have my monitor and printer calibrated and the output from them match pretty well almost all the time. The problem is, I think, due to the more limited dynamic range of printing with my Epson L805, unless I'm viewing the photo with very good light source, low key photos usually don't look...
  41. mnhoj

    Advice Wanted Weird lens output

    Just took delivery of a Viltrox 23 1.4 Fuji X mount used 9 from Bhphoto. The lens looks great. When shot at F1.4 in the 1-3 meter range the output is sublime. Sharp center and an almost faster than F1.4 look with OOF blur. With mid distance range I'm having weird intermittent results. A few...
  42. drd1135

    Advice on a gift camera

    I've been considering giving my sister an update to her current camera (Oly EM10) for Xmas. I'm considering the Fuji XT200: She will probably be setting it to auto and shooting away in jpeg. My thinking is that she will enjoy the big...
  43. Jock Elliott

    Moon photography advice wanted.

    I really need some advice on this. Maybe it's a dynamic range problem or perhaps a "difference between the human eye and the camera sensor problem, but here goes . . . We're driving home last night, come around a corner start up a hill, and there's this absolutely HUGE full moon hanging just...
  44. mnhoj

    Advice Wanted DSLR choices

    I have a work colleague interested in getting an ILC. He's a big guy with huge hands so I think a dslr may work better for him. As well as the fact that he's budget constrained, likes the look of shallow dof and wants good AF tracking. He's mostly interest in photographing his young, quick...