1. gryphon1911

    Micro 4/3 The GX85 Arrived Today - First Impressions

    The Panasonic GX85 arrived today. Here are my first impressions. It is the exact size that I wanted for a coat pocketable, minimalist camera. The weight in hand feels good. Makes the camera feel robust and durable. I like the off center EVF. While not the biggest or best - it is servicable...
  2. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Stroll My first time in Wales

    Last month, before my 3 week time off work, I had the chance to go to Wales in a work related trip. Here are some of the pictures from the trip: The most futuristic high voltage line tower I have ever seen, somewhere outside Bristol, shot from the motorway. We passed an Amazon warehouse and...
  3. gryphon1911

    Pentax a $35 experiment - Pentax-F 70-210mm f/4-5.6 - first few shots

    I'm still in the experimentation phase as I just got this lens in the mail 2 days ago. plan on doing a full review of it eventually and posting on my site. Some snaps to test initial function. Right off the bat, I will say that it appears to need a bit more aggressive post processing in the...
  4. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Micro 4/3 OM-1 First Impressions

    Haro ... it's been almost a week with the OM-1 and even though I haven't gotten out much to make images because of the weather but also getting my first tattoo has kept me short on how long I use the camera in a day. These are first impressions and some thoughts in my head and putting them down...
  5. gryphon1911

    Nikon First Real Run With The Z8 Disc Golf

    So spent 3 hours shooting 18 holes of a local pro disc golf tournament. The Z8 was FANTASTIC as was the Z 70-180/2.8 I played around with almost all the AF-C options and can say that Nikon has done an excellent job with the implementation of the 3D tracking and people detection...
  6. gryphon1911

    Nikon First thoughts on the Nikon Z8

    So just got this thing a few hours ago. I did get a chance to get out for an hour and give it a run through. Menus They are refined from what you'd expect from the Z lineup. It is easier to understand what is active and what is not. There are a lot of options for connectivity, so all that...
  7. gryphon1911

    Nikon First Shot With The Nikon Z8

    Literal first shot. With the Z 24-120mm, 100% crop.
  8. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Pentax My love letter to my first love, Pentax K200D

    It has been 14 years since I "met" my first ever real camera. Prior I was using an (ancient by today's standards and it can't even be called that anymore) smartphone, the Sony Ericsson P990i ... and within months I have learned that I love making images, I was starting to "see" images everywhere...
  9. Darmok N Jalad

    My first Hasselblad experience

    So I’m on lunch break today and decide a pseudo-Greek Gyro was my meal of choice. I head down to the nearby Arby’s, and I notice the guy in front of me in line has a camera over his shoulder. Being a photography enthusiast, I peer a bit closer to see it’s a digital Hasselblad. No wonder the guy...
  10. S

    Fuji Pottering with the Philosopher's Camera. First week, Fujifilm X-pro 2.

    It is no exaggeration to suggest that the decision to try Fujifilm's completely unique X-pro line was many years in the making. I recall the excitement when news of the original Fuji X100 broke, and I was surely smitten. The looks, the controls, the design philosophy apparent in that...
  11. DM Larson

    Pentax My first and last SLRs

    Back when I was 15 I really wanted to get one of those fancy slr cameras I'd been seeing in commercials and ditch the broken down Argus C3 I'd been using for the last 5 years. I saved all the money I could earn working construction for my dad at much less than minimum wage. After several...
  12. J

    Micro 4/3 Good first zoom lens?

    Hello! I found a used first-gen OM-D EM-5 on MPB (my first M43 camera!). What's a good zoom lens in the 24-70mm FF-equivalent range? Not a pro so don't need anything too fancy. Thanks!
  13. L0n3Gr3yW0lf

    Pentax My first walk with Pentax Q10 (Queenie)

    I took out my (new to me) used Pentax Q10 with the 5-15mm f 2.8-4.5 and 15-45mm f 2.8 lenses, no goal specifically outside of trying to see what kind of images it can make and the user experience. Little wet duckies, light rain made things a bit more annoying so I stuck with the 15-45mm lens...
  14. Brownie

    First True Outing With Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D (image heavy) (seewhatIdidthere?)

    CURSE YOU @gryphon1911!!! The Maxxum 7D thread was more than I could stand. I kept an eye out for one but found nothing local and was reluctant to order one from eBay. Checked KEH every day, and a few days ago there it was! A Konica-Minolta Maxxum 5D. Same 6MP CCD sensor, same anti-shake, a...
  15. 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...
  16. R

    First shot of 2023

    This is a thread for your first shot of 2023. Here's mine.
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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)...
  24. 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...
  25. kmac76

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

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

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

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

    First amazing sunset of the New Year

    The tough camera strikes again! Cheers, Jock
  28. 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...
  29. 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
  30. drd1135

    First Picture on a Leica Camera

    A neat article:
  31. 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...
  32. Luke

    The first snowflake photos

    For lovers of snowflakes or folks who like early photography...or for the subset that overlaps (like me)...
  33. 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.
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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.
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. Bobby T

    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...
  41. merlin

    Nature First Gladiola of the Season!

  42. Bobby T

    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...
  43. merlin

    Nature First Cholla Flower of the Season!

  44. 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...
  45. Jock Elliott

    Sony Showcase First whack at a video with the RX10 IV

    Cheers, Jock
  46. Jock Elliott

    Sony 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
  47. Bobby T

    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...
  48. 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...
  49. D

    Birds Panasonic ZS40 - First image (blackbird) at full 720 mm (135 equiv.) zoom.

    This is my very first image with the Panasonic ZS40, shooting with the 720 mm zoom (135 equivalent) from about 50 yards away. f6.4, 1/200 handheld, ISO 100.
  50. 10pm


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