1. gryphon1911

    Lens First Shots with the Minolta AF 135mm f/2.8

    Got out and played with the 135mm today. Weakest at f/2.8, depending on the light can be a little bloomy/hazy wide open, Nothing that modern post processing software cannot handle! Very fast AF even on the Maxxum 7D. Surprisingly good for it's age. Processed from RAW in Lightroom and...
  2. R

    First shot of 2023

    This is a thread for your first shot of 2023. Here's mine.
  3. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Sony My first impressions with Sony a7 Mark IV (Update #1,2)

    Disclaimer first: I had this camera with me for less than a week and I only got to use it 3 times thus far (bad weather, overworking and illness have kept me from using it). Also, this comes from using a Sony a7R Mark II for the last 9 months and past experience with Sony a7C for about 6 months...
  4. gryphon1911

    Superzoom First shots with the Tamron 200-400mm f/5.6 in A-Mount

    Got this dandy for $50 and thought what do I have to lose. The weather has been typical Ohio winter trash, so not really getting the optimal out of this lens and Minolta Maxxum 7D on this occasion. Will try and get it out during a day where we have some actual sunlight. It did not do...
  5. gryphon1911

    First True Outing With Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D (image heavy)

    Also known everywhere else on the planet outside the USA as the Dynax 7D. Had posed the question about getting this in another thread. Decided to snag it, since it was still at the camera shop when I returned...
  6. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    My learnings from shooting my first (very tiny) wedding as a solo official photographer.

    Hello. So this Friday I shot a friend's wedding, it was a very short event with only 8 and 1/2 people (their 2-year-old daughter was with them) at the local registry. There was no church or main event. Unfortunately, the couple was giving me low expectations and organization on what they wanted...
  7. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Sony My first f 1.8 prime lens set.

    I am so excited that my hands won't stop shaking for a couple of hours (though they do that when I have low glycemia or high amounts of anxiety). I just received from MPB, in Like New condition, the Samyang AF 35mm f 1.8 and the Tokina atx-m 85mm f 1.8 FE. Please don't take this as an...
  8. gryphon1911

    Fuji First Sample Shots With The S2 Pro

    *** I changed the title to remove JPG - now have some sample images from RAW *** Only lens that I have that works with it is the Nikon 28-70/3.5-4.5D Not bad for OOC JPG with a little Lightroom processing (basic adjustments and sharpening). So far, love the feel of the camera body and the...
  9. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Sony Tamron 150-500mm f 5-6.7 FE (My first month, lots of reading)

    My first month with the Tamron 150-500mm f 5-6.7 Di III VXD VC in Sony FE mount (in case Tamron decides to bring it in other mounts in the future) was very intriguing. After some intense internal debate, this lens won the fight between Tamron 70-300mm f 4.5-6.3 Di III RXD (for budget reasons)...
  10. TraamisVOS

    Film First time sending film to be developed and scanned.

    Some of you may have seen the snow photos I posted recently. Those photos were taken with a digital camera. That day, I also took a roll of film with my Xpan. A couple of months ago, I also took some photos with my Xpan, colour C41 roll, at a park. I decided to send those two rolls of Xpan...
  11. K

    Sony First post - I like what I see here….

    First visit and post on the Cameraderie forums…a6600 w/24-240
  12. TraamisVOS

    This reminds me of when I first started out in photography.

    I was over-saturating, over-sharpening, over-everything in Lightroom.
  13. Jock Elliott

    First amazing sunset of the New Year

    The tough camera strikes again! Cheers, Jock
  14. JensM

    Micro 4/3 GX880, first impressions and some output.

    Caveat, this is a post I orginally wrote and published on MU-43, I am transfering it here, because of the circumstances but am not going to take it down from MU-43 (yet, I`ll see how it fares). It was orginally two posts, one on the general usability and one on shooting in high ISO, but I am...
  15. gryphon1911

    Nikon First experiments - Nikon Zfc + Dx 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6 AF-P VR

    Messing with the f-mount 10-20 on the Z fc. Very happy with the first outing. Pataskala Cemetery 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  16. drd1135

    First Picture on a Leica Camera

    A neat article:
  17. MiguelATF

    Challenge! Cameraderie Challenge #51 - "the First photograph" (WINNER ANNOUNCED)

    Start Date September 27, 2021 End Date October 19, 2021 NEW END DATE: October 27, 2021 Start Date September 27, 2021 End Date October 19, 2021 October 27, 2021 "The first photo...": One of my favorite photographers who also happens to be a former Cameraderie member (back when this forum...
  18. Luke

    The first snowflake photos

    For lovers of snowflakes or folks who like early photography...or for the subset that overlaps (like me)...
  19. phigmov

    Cameras from first principles

    Fascinating interactive web-page by Bartosz Ciechanowski, describing camera operation from photons on a sensor, through to lens design & aperture affect.
  20. grebeman

    Micro 4/3 My first ever JPEG only shoot, in the orchard

    As part of my cunning plan to stave off insanity during the covid situation I've spent some time trying to set up satisfactory jpeg outputs from some of my Panasonic cameras. This morning was my first attempt at anything other than a standard test subject, the view from my kitchen door. My...
  21. 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...
  22. Jock Elliott

    Some thoughts for those "tele-working" for the first time

    For 17 years, I was a full-time freelance writer, working from a home office. Some observations: 1. Self-discipline can be the hardest thing to come by, but it is the most necessary thing for successful tele-working. Distractions are too easy to find. Determine that you will be...
  23. davect01

    Stroll Park Outing. First outing with my A6400

    So I've had my A6400 for a couple of weeks now and this was the first time taking it out. With the 18-135mm.
  24. gryphon1911

    Film First Pack Through The SX-70 Sonar

    So the weather is still garbage and grey, but I went out anyway. Took the Polaroid SX-70 Sonar OneStep and the Fuji XPRO2. I figured if the Polaroid was a bust, I could take the time to test out my new Agfa APX 100 film simulation I’ve been working on. I still have one exposure yet to run...
  25. Lightmancer

    Fuji X-Pro3 first impressions

    So, I picked mine up today. The quality of construction has taken a step up. I remember that my original X-Pro felt a bit "hollow", particularly coming from a couple of decades of Leica M use. The 2 improved on that, but the 3 feels hewn from a solid block of dense black stuff. The built in...
  26. Bobby Tingle

    First run using the V Flat

    First round of shooting using the Monolith as it is now known. Thanks to my friend Andy for pointing out that similarity. I know there were some people on here who had no idea what this thing was, let alone how it would be used. I love that I can be set up and shooting with this thing in 5-10...
  27. merlin

    First Gladiola of the Season!

  28. Bobby Tingle

    Findings from my first big event with my current kit

    Every year I shoot a huge vacation bible school. Which is now by far the biggest event I shoot since retiring from cons and festivals. I've posted about all the changes I made to my kit. Gearing it towards portraits/candids, musicians performing, and events. After the second day I realized that...
  29. merlin

    First Cholla Flower of the Season!

  30. gryphon1911

    Fuji Meike MK-F-AF3 Auto Focus Extension Tube Set - First Images

    So, I saw these for $25 USD on Amazon and thought, why not. A 10mm and a 16mm tube and they are stack-able. AF works with both stacked and OIS still functions on lenses that have it. I'll be doing a full review later, but I'm thinking I will be getting my $25 worth out of these. Got these 3...
  31. Jock Elliott

    First whack at a video with the RX10 IV

    Cheers, Jock
  32. Jock Elliott

    RX10 IV first light -- the moon

    As shot, at full optical and digital zoom Here it is, romanced a bit with Luminar: And here it is with the Luminar "Big City" preset: and just a few minutes later: Cheers, Jock
  33. Bobby Tingle

    First attempt at a realistic looking light saber

    I want to work with the local area cosplayers more this year. Which means I have to learn to do things in photoshop. Unfortunately. But good cosplay photos, at least some of them, require some post work to look their best. This is my first go at doing a light saber. I already had the photo from...
  34. SRHEdD

    Fuji First World Problem

    My wife surprised me with a trip to Cuba in June. Cuba has always been on my bucket list as a photo destination. I've picked out a backpack, but in trying to pack it lightly for the trip I'm conflicted. I have great gear and I want it ALL to go... stupid of me. So to start, do I go with...
  35. 10pm


    10 PM in Minneapolis for the Yann Tiersen show at First Avenue.