1. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 This is one TOUGH camera . . .

    I fell yesterday on Peebles Island. We were 9/10 of the way around the perimeter trail. One moment I was walking beside the spotter-in-chief, and the next I was on my back in the dirt. Could be I stepped on a root or a stone or maybe just rolled my ankle. The spotter-in-chief would later say...
  2. drd1135

    First Picture on a Leica Camera

    A neat article:
  3. Jonathan F/2

    Looking for the most compact IBIS equipped ILC camera?

    If anyone has checked out the "bicycle" thread, cycling has pretty much been my main focus within the past year! Normally I bring my Nikon 1 J5 + 10mm f/2.8 camera setup with me in a small fanny pack and it's perfect for daytime conditions where the BSI 20.8mp sensor really shines with it's...
  4. phigmov

    Roger Deakins on How to Choose a Camera Lens

    May be of interest. Definitely seems to be a fan of primes over zooms...
  5. phigmov

    Pi Zero in a Film Camera

    Spotted on Youtube... going to be interesting to see more of these things crop up as home-brew items now 3D printing is more available. Only a teeny-tiny sensor and no shutter-button connection sadly.
  6. Herman

    "Low Price" FF camera

    It seems that Canon will announce a low cost FF camera soon. Priced at USD 800,-. What will happen with APS-C and MFT?
  7. MiguelATF

    Hidden avian technology behind an expensive new camera purchase

    Sometimes, it's hard to resist an attack of G.A.S. - especially when it's for a new camera with a revolutionary image-making technology. But the real question is: how much is too much? Moral of the story: G.A.S. is more ancient than any of us ever supposed. Thorny dilemma: Would you pay your...
  8. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Gave the "foul weather camera" a serious work-out today and found some interesting stuff

    Took a walk in the rain at Hudson Crossing Park, Schuylerville, NY, near Lock 5 of the Champlain Canal. We think this is a weather station: With optional equipment: We found holes dug in the ground with what we believe are the remains of turtle eggs nearby. We what we don't know is if the...
  9. M. Valdemar

    DJI Pocket 2 Gimbal Tracking Video Camera

    I just got one of these devices to test. It is uncanny Chinese engineering so far ahead of ANYTHING I have tried that it makes EVERY DSLR , Rangefinder or Video/Photo device totally obsolete. It is like stepping off a Douglas DC3 into a Boeing 787 It is beyond amazing. The USA is doomed. We...
  10. Biro

    A Way to Bring Computational Photography to Your Camera?

    An ad for this device popped up on Facebook today. I'd never seen it before. I'm trying to decide if this really is a way to bring computational photography to our dedicated cameras, or whether it's just an extra Intelligent Auto algorithm on top of what our own camera might (or might not)...
  11. TraamisVOS

    Film Compact camera from the film days.

    This is not my area of expertise but was there ever a compact film camera with a lens that has an f/stop larger than f/2.8? They mostly seem to be f/5.6 or even smaller. I know the Ricoh GR compacts were f/2.8 and they were a premium compact back then. Is that as large as it gets?
  12. Jock Elliott

    Fuji Strange stuff happens when you access "the camera of last resort" . . .

    The Fuji XP90 lives in the door pocket of our Honda Odyssey. I pulled it out today to grab this: When I uploaded the pictures, I found these from July 1, 2020: Cheers, Jock
  13. mike3996

    The Great Equalizer: A camera body for adapted MF lenses ONLY

    I have thought about it, discarded it a few times, then got hyped about it again. Getting a camera body solely for the purposes of adapting older goodies. I don't have to care what the native lens options are for the given body, all I care are the specs of the body and how it enables me to...
  14. drd1135

    “Low Price” MF Camera.

    I was reading this article on TOP, where Mike describes a digital camera design he would like to see; Many cited the Hasselblad 907x as an example of Mike’s desires...
  15. agentlossing

    Article on T.O.P. About Collapsing Camera Market

    I read this post on The Online Photographer about the collapse of the camera market and one of the comments in particular stood out to me, from John Camp: That strikes me as the simplest explanation for the rise and fall of camera sales, even beyond the smartphone rise. There were a conspicuous...
  16. davidzvi

    Camera Bag Dimensions

    OK so I'm a little OCD, I admit it. But after years of looking for "the perfect bag" I started keeping a spreadsheet of sizes so I figure out if the new bag was bigger/smaller than x bag I had. I currently have 7 bags; two aren't really used as camera bags: Domke J-810, I use it as a travel...
  17. Bobby Tingle

    Sony New Sony A1 Flagship Camera

    Sony just announced the release of a new monster of a mirrorless flagship camera.
  18. M

    On or off camera lighting and things

    An informal place to post portraits, products, and practice with all things flash. Techniques, modifiers, gear, etc. Please join me with your thoughts, tips and creations. My dad. An exercise with my new to me V-flat. In this case as a small footprint, easy to up and down black backdrop - I...
  19. drd1135

    Fuji Should Fuji make a Midrange Bayer Sensor Camera?

    Most folks speak of the need for Fuji to slim down their offerings, and I do agree with that. However, with Olympus gone and Panasonic showing little further interest in mu43 for photography, it appears that APS-C will be the small ILC sensor. Having been on the MU43 forum for many years, I...
  20. Lou Tingle

    Long Exposure Photo Thread - Please add yours!

    Four minutes T2A43048Silk9 by Lou Tingle, on Flickr
  21. drd1135

    An Old Town and a New Camera, Part 2

    More from Buena Vista. Note the pictures of the old Texaco station: When I first saw the station, I also saw the real estate sign and thought it was for sale. It turns out the real estate firm bought the old station and restored it as their new offices.
  22. drd1135

    An Old Town and a New Camera, Part 1

    I decided to combine a small project with a shakedown shoot for the X-S10 w/16-80 f4. It's been a while since I did a walking tour of Buena Vista, a town about the same size as Lexington. It's six miles east and right at the foothills of the Blueridge Mountains. It's the blue-collar and...
  23. drd1135

    DPR’s Best Camera under $2000 costs $2499 :doh:
  24. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 The "foul weather" camera strikes again . . .

    Just minutes ago. And what was the foul weather? The sky is on fire! Cheers, Jock
  25. 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...
  26. Jock Elliott

    Micro 4/3 Foul weather camera -- first light

    Thanks to the kindness of one of the denizens here, I am now in possession of a camera that will be my go-to rig when the snow flies, the rain falls, the sleet drives, etc. It is an Olympus OMD E-M1 original edition, fitted with the Olympus 14-150 MkII. This gives me 28-300 e, extending to 600...
  27. drd1135

    Sony A7RIV as a video camera

    I just read that the agreement between AP and Sony will result in most of their photographers getting a pair of A9II bodies and the videographers getting a pair of A7RIV bodies. Being video challenged, I would have expected the A7SIII bodies to be for video. Comments from the video cognoscenti?
  28. TraamisVOS

    Film I am casually intrigued by this liquid filled lens panoramic lomo camera.

    I mean, just to have a play with.
  29. phigmov

    Film The 43rd World Used Camera Fair in Tokyo

    Some interesting stuff here filmed by JCH of the 43rd World Used Camera Fair in Tokyo
  30. Jock Elliott

    Advice Wanted Uh-oh, I'm at it again . . . wanted: your recommendation for a camera for "harm's way"

    Stopped by Peebles Island today on the way to church. This is what we saw: Thick, dense, moisture-laden fog. So I didn't take my big gun (RX10 Mk4) and instead took the XP90. I got a few shots, but I'm not really pleased with the technical image quality and the lack of a viewfinder (which...
  31. drd1135

    Canon Canon releases EOS C70 "Mirrorless" Style Cinema Camera
  32. tonyturley

    Fuji New Fuji camera?

    Got any guesses? If it's a WR 1" sensor X40, I'm in! LOL . . . a man can dream.
  33. drd1135

    The Effects of the Lens on Camera Overheating

    I've had a purely hypothetical interest in the overheating problems of the new Canon R6/R5 and the Sony A7Siii. I say hypothetical because while I have virtually no interest in video, I do teach thermodynamics and practical heat issues do interest me. This guy was one of only two testers that...
  34. Jock Elliott

    Canon Sometimes a camera just exceeds expectations . . .

    The defense calls no further witnesses. Cheers, Jock
  35. BrianS

    Today, June 29th, is National Camera Day in the US!

    My wife just told me that today is National Camera Day! WooHoo! Take a picture with your Camera! Take a camera apart and fix it! Oh. Did that yesterday. And I did not even know National Camera Day existed! Buy or Give someone a camera...
  36. PeterB666

    Micro 4/3 Best MFT camera body for Panasonic 100-400

    I have the Panasonic Leica 100-400mm and I am quite impressed with the image quality when all goes well. I currently use the lens with an Olympus Pen F. After twerking around with the AF settings I am doing OK with daytime shots of things that don't move too fast but have difficulty focusing in...
  37. Jock Elliott

    Canon This is what happens when you don't bring the "big" camera . . .

    The RX10 Mk4 is the "big camera" and the G12 is the little camera -- got it? The Mk4 ticks all the boxes on my great camera list, except small. Small it isn't. So a lot of times when I'm rattling out the door for an errand, I grab the little camera . . . "just in case." That's what I did...
  38. agentlossing

    Would You Like This Wishful Thinking Camera?

    As I'm sitting here without much to do, how would you like this for a camera? Improved Foveon-type sensor with better DR handling and some high-ISO performance without falling apart. APS-C or bigger, how about APS-H for a fixed lens compact, that might be interesting. FF if it can be kept...
  39. drd1135

    What do you actually do with the video capabilities of your camera?

    I like to ask this periodically. What do you actually do with the video capabilities of your camera? I know that I never really use them and they never make a difference in a camera purchase except as a resale feature. If I want a quick video, I pull out my iPhone. It's really that simple...
  40. Jock Elliott

    Canon Take a camera everywhere . . . and G12 crop-a-thon

    Took a walk in the neighborhood and obeyed the dictum: take a camera (Canon G12) everywhere and see what happens. Euclid Ave. terminates in a dead end. As we turned around to head back, we spotted this: Here's the cropped version: Another: Cropped: Another: Cropped: Cropped...
  41. sh0wtime

    Leica Not bad for a 16 year old 5mpx digital camera

    I know the Digilux2 has been sneered at for being old tech & basic, well tbh it is old & slow but it has that wonderful Vario Summicron lens & the JPG's are lovely SOOC. Think of it like a classic car, only take it out on a sunny day when you are in no hurry :thumbsup:
  42. phigmov

    Film Antique 4x5 camera creates 20 micron photolithography masks

    Fascinating. Not something you could easily do with a digital camera at home. It looks like a Graphlex 4x5. Reminds me of micro-fiche.
  43. Amin

    Carry everywhere camera with automatic image transfer to smartphone?

    Hi all, For a long time now, I’ve been doing virtually all my photography on an iPhone. I’d like to try carrying around a dedicated camera around again, but it’s important to me that it be very easy to share JPEGs via my phone. Are there any cameras which automatically send all pics to a...
  44. bilzmale

    My camera gear rationalization strategy is under way (again!).

    About 3 or 4 years ago I decided to get out of mirrorless and just use fixed lens cameras. I settled on a Sony RX10 III for versatility and a Fuji X100T for its style. This was driven largely by my developing Parkinson's Disease and the resulting clumsiness - a sound decision. In the last...
  45. Jock Elliott

    Fuji In which the "crap" camera strikes again . . .

    Lately, I've been sticking the XP90 in my coat pocket in the hopes of capturing some weather/sky related images. Its best qualities are that it is small and weatherproof. There is precious little in the way of controls that the user can employ to influence what happens when the shutter is...
  46. TraamisVOS

    A Eureka camera.

    Complete with Kodak film inside.
  47. Bobby Tingle

    Fuji Camera Punk: a film by Fujifilm

    This is a 90 minute film by Fujifilm delving into the creation process of the X-Pro 3. As well as interviews with photographers Eric Bouvet, Patrick La Roque, Kevin Mullins, Jonas Rask, Charlene Winfred, Megan Lewis, Rommel Bundalian, Zack Arias, and Mindy Tan.
  48. TraamisVOS

    Advice Wanted Was asked for camera advice - what would you advise?

    So, most people at my workplace know I'm a photography nut. Today, a colleague said her daughter had some questions for me about purchasing a camera. This is the email from her daughter who is an artist: I would so appreciate advice on cameras to use for fine art digitisation to make...
  49. davidzvi

    ONA Bowery Camera Bag (Blabk - Nylon) - 69 today

  50. TraamisVOS

    Film If you could only have one (film) camera for the rest of your life?

    Assuming that all film types and batteries, and full CLA and repair services remain available.