advice

  1. Kevin

    Advice Wanted MacBook for web testing recommendations?

    I'm back to considering picking up a cheap MacBook for testing. Costco has the 13.3" MacBook Air (M1 / 8GB / 256GB) on sale for $749. I believe it's the 2020 model. Thoughts on it versus going bigger with the 15" versions? Are the keyboards on both the 13" & 15" physically the same size or...
  2. P

    Advice Wanted Fell on the ice

    Sooo, I fell on a patch of ice and broke two ribs. Thanks body😂🤣 Now none of my bags or backpacks for schlepping gear works at the time being. Anyone here got a trick or tips? Or is this the time to marinate in cellphone photography...
  3. gryphon1911

    Advice Wanted 500px - anyone using it - I am - but may switch back to Flickr....

    I've been happy with 500px for a while now and much preferred it to Flickr for various reasons. However, here of kate I've been noticing a lot of weirdness at 500px. First, it started with intermittent issues when I am trying sort my images into galleries. I know I have a gallery created and...
  4. boojum

    Advice Wanted Macro - Close Up

    OK, up here north of the equator the days are getting shorter and it is getting colder, too. Where I live it is not the rainy season but the rainier season so outside photo jaunts are fewer. So, stuck pretty much inside I have to photo something, right? And photos of the kitchen get boring...
  5. Zeus1

    Advice Wanted Back-up photos during extended holliday

    Next year, one of our daughters will continue her university studies (Biology) at the University of Hobart, Tasmania. We, the parents , will use this as an excuse to visit New Zealand and part of Australia during a 6-week holliday. Of course this will result in gigabytes of pictures...but I need...
  6. gryphon1911

    Advice Wanted Post processing - too much - getting tired of it? You can't hurt my feelings. :)

    Just wanted to throw this out there and request an opinion from the group here. First - you cannot hurt my feelings. It is impossible to do. Second - I'll still do what I want that makes me happy. While I value the opinions I have and will get - I use them to help guide future decisions - I...
  7. Zeus1

    Advice Wanted Replacement for a Panasonic GM5

    Apart from my Olympus cameras, I also used a Pany GM5 for more casual shooting, a daily carry around camera. Unfortunately the GM5 is dying (touch screen no longer working, several settings lo longer available). Won't send it in to the Pany repair shop over in Portugal: IMO repair will be...
  8. Glevum Owl

    Advice Wanted Lapel Mic Recommendation

    I sometimes use an Olympus LS P4 voice recorder as a video microphone on my Olympus OM-D EM5iii. This picks up ambient sound way better than the camera's built in mic(s). A friend's just asked me to record a few teaching videos for her clients and I need a lapel mic for the LS P4. I'm in the...
  9. D

    Advice Wanted Can't decide on vintage 50 (narrowed down to four options) for my Canon

    Doing research on various vintage 50s, landed on these options: Yashica ML 50 f1.7 Minolta MD 50 f2 Pentacon (Electric?) 50 f1.8 Micro Nikkor 55 f2.8 Macro Usage: Occasional portraits and isolated nature photography (flowers, mushrooms, etc). May try it for street photography as well. **It's...
  10. Brownie

    Advice Wanted Printer purchase advice

    I’ve been getting enough interest in prints that I’m considering a printer for 8 x 10 and smaller instead of ordering from a print place. Not really enough sales of larger prints to make anything bigger worthwhile at this point. I’m more concerned with economic operation than purchase price...
  11. Charzes44

    Advice Wanted Seeking advice

    My Fujifilm X-T3 is highly regarded for its video capability. An area of which I am completely ignorant, but I would like to learn how to take simple videos of my puppy chasing my grandchildren (for example). I do not intend to make epic movies with sound etc! But there is so much that I do...
  12. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Scanners Advice for flat field "scanning" with Sony a7

    Hello. I am hoping and trying to get back to drawing after taking a 4 year hiatus in the next couple of months. Typically it takes me 100 to 300 hours to do one drawing because I OCD hard on ultra realism from shading and the tiniest details possible and because I draw on very large paper, A3+...
  13. BeatX

    Fuji Showcase Fujinon XF 23/1.4 R WR LM <- perfection. User review :)

    Hi everyone. I've got this lens over 6 months, so I think it's long enough to give You my thoughts about this stellar prime ;) This will be user/practical review, from portrait photographer perspective. First of all, I will write down without any hesitation, that this is one of the best (if not...
  14. drd1135

    Advice on Bigger SD cards

    I’ve never bought SD cards bigger than 64 GB. Since I’m thinking of a camera with a bigger sensor, I’d like to buy some higher capacity SD cards. Any recommendations? I’m thinking in the 128 or 256 GB range.
  15. J

    Advice Wanted Mysterious lens....

    Hi all. I have a manual focus lens, marked Accurar 3.5 35mm, FT 34529PC . It's an M42 screw mount. Iris is good, focuses nice and smooth. I think that it is an early Fujita - they used a tradename, Accura, for a while, but this is definitely Accurar. Have I discovered the rare...
  16. Panolyman

    Advice Wanted Lens conditions

    I've been browsing lately, looking for a couple of used lens options. Quite often I see the mention of dust within a lens "but it won't affect the image". I won't mention where, but today I've seen one lens quoted as having "both moisture and dust within" but again stating it won't affect the...
  17. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Advice Wanted Looking for protection for square filters.

    Heuou. I'm looking for any ideas and suggestions on fabric pouches for square lens filters. The ones I have is the Lee Sev5n System but some of the filters came without the fabric blue pouches for them and I would like to buy a few to protect the filters from dust and scratches. I already have...
  18. Phil.H

    Advice Wanted New Lightroom/Photoshop user.

    I have been using DxO photolab for a few years now to edit my raw files. I've only had lightroom for a around a week and only edited a few images. I used a Tiff exported from DxO PL5 after doing the basic corrections. To get the most out of Lightroom would I be better using my Olympus raw files?
  19. P

    Nikon Need advice on upcoming purchase

    Hi good users of nikon! My well loved d3100 is getting a bit finicky where it locks up and I have to take out the battery and well. I think about getting something new. Have read reviews and watched to many youtube things about this now. My final candiates are a used d7500, the z 30 or the z...
  20. R

    Advice Wanted monitor died

    My 23" Apple Cinema Display died yesterday. I was using it as an external for a late 2012 13" MacBook Pro running High Sierra. I was wondering what current monitors might be compatible with the laptop. Thanks for any suggestions.
  21. P

    Advice Wanted Sewing a bag, needs input.

    So, I just made a quick and ugly , but functional filterpouch with some leftovers from an ongoing jacket project I am making. Got inspired to make a bag, thinking about what I would like to carry and the main problems with commercial bags. For me, that is mostly room for all the other stuff I...
  22. C

    Advice Wanted adobe bridge photo down loader downloads 2 copies of camera files

    (I searched for this subject and did not find what I wanted, my apologies if it is addressed.) I use Bridge photo downloader to download image files from my camera to my hard drive. I have done this for years, without any issues. Now, when I use the downloader, it download two image files for...
  23. Biro

    Advice Wanted Any Idea What This Is?

    I gave a friend a Sony RX10 that had been in storage for several years. Other than the fact that, for some mysterious reason, the rear screen stopped working (camera was stored in a proper bag in closet in my heated and air conditioned home) the RX10 has been taking great images and my friend...
  24. davidzvi

    Advice Wanted Thinking of more megapixels

    We're planning a big family vacation (Greece, Italy, ? - still planning). I thinking about 4 options: OM-1 / OM-5 with handheld high res 50mp. I have all the glass I need, so I'd just need the body and batteries. Handheld high res does have some issues with things ghosting with movement that...
  25. Charzes44

    Advice Wanted Holding still

    Many of my photos are spoiled by camera movement. Not the common camera shake, but I cannot stand dead still whilst I press the release. I compose and focus, but I sway back and forth, or sideways, when I am pressing the shutter button. Okay, I know about tripods and monopods, but they are so...
  26. R

    Advice Wanted How to clean polycarbonate camera body

    I am currently selling my Canon gear as have changed to Olympus. I notice the body of the M5 is sort of faded in places, and I'm wondering how I can restore this to pristine, or near enough? It has never been dropped or anything, and not used fr at least year, and stored in a waterproof...
  27. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Sony Looking for advice on wide angle lenses

    Hello. I am looking for advice, experience with or just opinion, on wide angle lenses for Sony FE. Let me say the use cases first: *I would like a wide angle for one handed selfies of me and my little dog on travel, I'm not sure which focal length would be better/easier for that as I haven't...
  28. DeeJayK

    Advice Wanted How do YOU use dual card slots?

    I'd love to get some input on how others are utilizing the dual card feature available on many cameras, as this is something that I don't feel like I've really tapped the potential of. I presume the options are somewhat different for the various manufacturers, but that many of the same features...
  29. W

    Advice Wanted Second Curtain shutter and the OMD E-M1X

    Howdy folks. I am running into an issue with the EM1X and the flash releasing at the end of the 'shutter', or more accurately, I don't think that it is. On my (very abused) G85s and GX9, there is the menu field that allows for 1st curtain and 2nd curtain shutter release. According to the manual...
  30. hippi

    Advice Wanted resize

    I am in the process of making a pen here is the photo in PS I can get it to the 1.065x4 but in lightroom I put those same # in and it comes square plus it hard to read the names, 545552.jpg some one helped on that have no idea how they did it
  31. Aushiker

    Advice Wanted Fujifilm Primes v Olympus Primes [Not Pro lenses]

    Just musing at the moment but this recent decision by Craig Roberts to switch from Olympus to Fujifilm has got me thinking (or wasting time). Not sure which as yet. Anyway ignoring the body, for now, I am interested in thoughts on the Fujinon XF series primes versus the non-pro Olympus...
  32. DeeJayK

    Advice Wanted Intro to camera repair resources

    I've got a few old film cameras lying around that I'm interested in playing around with and trying to repair/ refurbish. I'm reasonably handy, but I've never really done much in the way of camera repair. I'm hoping someone can recommend some resources — books, videos, online courses, websites...
  33. MoonMind

    Micro 4/3 Advice wanted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 III resetting its frame counter at random intervals ...

    If someone had a) an explanation, i.e. could tell me what to avoid, or b) a solution, i.e. a way to finally stop this, I'd be much obliged. It's a major annoyance - to the point of me wanting to hurl the camera at the wall (I won't, but it *does* wreak havoc with cataloguing the images). M.
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. Zeus1

    Cannot reach mpb.com

    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?
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