1. A

    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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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
  13. D

    Help Problem

    Recently I've gotten the following when opening posts, instead of the usual page format. Any ideas
  14. 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...
  15. M

    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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. M

    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...