1. mrstrowens

    Canon Seeking advice re: my next gear purchase

    As an amateur photographer raising two teenagers on two teacher salaries, I don't have a huge budget full of extra cash (or a way to write off photography gear), so I am always anxious and indecisive when it comes to making a spendy purchase. I currently have the following gear: Body -- Canon...
  2. lucien

    Philosophy auto iso

    Hi what systems allow the camera to let the ISO float? When in Manual mode? Oly doesn't, and my old Sony a230 doesn't. Nikon does. I'm wondering what systems have auto ISO in manual mode. Thanks,
  3. mike3996

    Micro 4/3 Panasonic GX80/GX85: the real base ISO is 100?

    Some time ago I noticed on that GX80 might have its best DR at its "pull ISO" setting of 100. Usually DR suffers greatly if you let the camera overexpose by a stop to achieve this pull setting. But the graph at PhotonsToPhotos begged to differ. I made sample shots just out...
  4. drd1135

    APS-C High ISO Performance

    I was looking at the new DPR studio results for the Nikon Z fc. I actually changed the Olympus to the Z50: The high iso performance of all...
  5. agentlossing

    Film HP5+ @ ISO 1600, Seattle, March 2021

    I thought I'd share a not-quite-the-whole-roll this time. It was a rainy day and I was in the heavily shadowed areas around Pike Place Market much of the time, so I shot this HP5 at 1600, fully expecting the grainy results. Of course there are ways to mitigate the grain, but I didn't have them...
  6. sh0wtime

    Nikon High ISO

    OK generally i shoot in decent light at low ISO, occasionally i will boost ISO a bit for a fast shutter speed if needed. Anyway i was fiddling around in my bedroom last night & it was pretty dark in there, curtains closed just before dusk. I had my D4 & D810 out & i thought hey lets see how they...
  7. mike3996

    If cameras are ISO-invariant these days...

    Many models these days are visibly ISO-invariant, meaning that you can take a picture at 1/800 sec ISO 800 or take the same picture at 1/800 sec ISO 100 and push 3 stops at post processing, getting the same noise levels and the same picture. My question: when are we going to see the first...
  8. High ISO beer

    High ISO beer

    Another 3200 ISO shot.
  9. 3200 ISO night snap

    3200 ISO night snap

    This was the first picture I took at night and I set the ISO to 3200 to check the low light noise performance. Needless to say I'm impressed.
  10. SIJ day 31 - The X10

    SIJ day 31 - The X10

    As I came to the end it seemed only fair to pay tribute to the little camera that did everything I asked of it and more. Siver Efex, HDR, ColoEfex;Lens (mm): 7.1 ISO: 1600 Aperture: 2 Shutter: 1/58 Exp. Comp.: 0.0
  11. SIJ day 30 - The Bee

    SIJ day 30 - The Bee

    Driving around today spotted this and some other great walls; PS, Color Efex, HDR:Lens (mm): 7.1 ISO: 400 Aperture: 3.6 Shutter: 1/500 Exp. Comp.: -0.3
  12. SIJ day 29 -Tax Time

    SIJ day 29 -Tax Time

    Busy playing with papers getting ready for tax time today, when I realized a good part of the day had already passed, grabbed the camera took a couple of shots outside then I thought nope I am going to shoot what I am doing shredding. PS SE; Lens (mm): 7.1 ISO: 1600 Aperture: 3.6 Shutter...
  13. SIJ 28- Dinner

    SIJ 28- Dinner

    I was going to post something else, but at the last minute went some of Sushi we ha this evening, Spanish Mackerel on the left, baby Squid on the right, both wild flown in from Japan. Color Efex, HDR, :Lens (mm): 9.3 ISO: 1600 Aperture: 2.8 Shutter: 1/75 Exp. Comp.: 0.0
  14. SIJ Day 27-The Truck

    SIJ Day 27-The Truck

    Too busy today with work stuff, so when I drove up to the house, I thought why not shoot a shot of the most dependable vehicle I have ever owned "The Truck" our 99' Land Cruiser. HDR, Color Efex: Lens (mm): 10 ISO: 400 Aperture: 2.8 Shutter: 1/250 Exp. Comp.: -0.7
  15. SIJ 26-Portrait Still Life

    SIJ 26-Portrait Still Life

    Since I stare at them often I decided to shoot my office partners today. Silver Efex; Lens (mm): 24.6 ISO: 1600 Aperture: 3.2 Shutter: 1/400 Exp. Comp.: -1.0
  16. SIJ day 25- Stairway to ?

    SIJ day 25- Stairway to ?

    While waiting for family, I walked by this stairway. HDR, Color Efex: Lens (mm): 7.1 ISO: 1600 Aperture: 2.5 Shutter: 1/220 Exp. Comp.: -1.7
  17. SIJ day 24-Rain in So Cal

    SIJ day 24-Rain in So Cal

    Since everybody else has shown weather photos, I thought here is my chance, finally rain PS Lens (mm): 7.6 ISO: 400 Aperture: 4.5 Shutter: 1/1800 Exp. Comp.: -0.7
  18. SIJ day 23-Time Waisting

    SIJ day 23-Time Waisting

    While waiting for a meeting this morning i was playing with doing zoom effects live with the X10, one of the nice things about having a manual zoom. HDR, Color Efex: Lens (mm): 7.1 ISO: 200 Aperture: 11 Shutter: 1/4 Exp. Comp.: -0.7
  19. SIJ day 22-Dead Signals

    SIJ day 22-Dead Signals

    one of my neighbors does not seem to realize that TV is now digital, Color EFex, HDR: Lens (mm): 11.7 ISO: 400 Aperture: 2.8 Shutter: 1/800 Exp. Comp.: +0.3
  20. SIJ day 21- Deer Trap

    SIJ day 21- Deer Trap

    Seen while walking to lunch today Silver Efex; Lens (mm): 11.7 ISO: 400 Aperture: 3.2 Shutter: 1/450 Exp. Comp.: -0.3
  21. SIJ day 20-The Delinquent

    SIJ day 20-The Delinquent

    While driving home today in my "teenager hotrod", I was inspired to shoot my truthfully accurate mirror air freshener with the school bus backdrop HDR, Colorefex Lens (mm): 7.1 ISO: 400 Aperture: 5 Shutter: 1/100 Exp. Comp.: +0.7
  22. SIJ- Exiting Circle

    SIJ- Exiting Circle

    Leaving the parking lot after a meeting,SilverEfex Lens (mm): 7.1 ISO: 400 Aperture: 4 Shutter: 1/1300 Exp. Comp.: -0.3
  23. Local Village - partly built n a hill side

    Local Village - partly built n a hill side

    Not much happening this morning - miserable day - misty and the morning temperature has increased from zero to 7 C degrees from yesterday. Done my duty for today - photographically speaking, that is!!!
  24. SIJ 18-The SP

    SIJ 18-The SP

    For reasons I cannot completely explain, I have wanted a Nikon SP rangefinder for a very long time, makes no sense, I will rarely shoot film again, I am not a fan of manual focus cameras anymore, there just something about the SP and its history that has always meant a lot to me. Well today...
  25. SIJ day 17- Simple Shadow

    SIJ day 17- Simple Shadow

    While waiting for my Landcruiser at the car wash I caught this simple shadow. PS Lens (mm): 28.4 ISO: 400 Aperture: 5 Shutter: 1/950 Exp. Comp.: +0.7
  26. SIJ Day 15 - Pacific Sunset

    SIJ Day 15 - Pacific Sunset

    I know it's been done before - many times but, it was a long day and I didn't have the energy for anything other than sitting on the balcony and taking shots of the sunset.
  27. SIJ day 16-Paradise Captured

    SIJ day 16-Paradise Captured

    As I went to Fedex to drop off the GXR 28 I am returning, I spotted these beautiful Bird of Paradise in full bloom, so I thought for a change of pace, I thought I would show what the X10 can do with very little post processing in color, PS, Lens (mm): 28.4 ISO: 400 Aperture: 4 Shutter: 1/500...
  28. Day_16


  29. SIJ day 15- Shopping with Grandpa

    SIJ day 15- Shopping with Grandpa

    Had to run to the market this morning for milk and stuff, took an image I liked a lot of the sky from the parking lot, but the more I played with this image, the more I like this one for today, HDR, Silver Efex Lens (mm): 7.1 ISO: 1600 Aperture: 5 Shutter: 1/90 Exp. Comp.: -0.7
  30. SIJ day 14- Waiting for Breakfast

    SIJ day 14- Waiting for Breakfast

    i took this image and few others while waiting to get a table for breakfast at a popular local spot, Silver Efex, HDR Lens (mm): 7.1 ISO: 400 Aperture: 5.6 Shutter: 1/600 Exp. Comp.: -0.7
  31. They are out - Day 14

    They are out - Day 14

    let out of their pen - but they still do not move at any speed
  32. A Rose

    A Rose

    Frosty today - minus 3 C here at mid-day and looks like it will stay like that most of the day - amazing that we still have roses in bloom. now the M8 plus a 28mm cannot really do close ups as the minimum focus distance is up to a meter - and this shot is right on the limit -then a big crop...
  33. Horizontals & Verticals

    Horizontals & Verticals

    got my feet up this evening so I've taken a few shots inside in artificial light which always reveal study areas. Never quite sure which to go for - square the horizontals or try to keep the verticals as vertical as possible and try to fix converging verticals. - Tripod used changed image...
  34. Visit to the Docs

    Visit to the Docs

    as instructed I paid a visit to the doctors in the local village - to get my toes checked - Basically - soak them in alcohol, (wrap a bandage around them loosely and keep it damp with alcohol), painkillers, plus some other pills - then an Xray, (Radio in France), tomorrow. Managed to get a...
  35. Keeping Warm

    Keeping Warm

  36. Day_7_Storm_Brewing


    Mixed day weatherwise - bright periods but mostly fine rain coming from the west - the image is looking NW taken from our back garden which rises steeply in parts
  37. Up to their knees in it

    Up to their knees in it

    there is a large field at the bottom of our valley - we live up there on the top of the hill - all the local springs and streams flow into a very small river which we call "the mighty Dureze"(the river is on the first tree line) - anyway most of the year this "large field&quot...
  38. Day_5_Solarization


    Do not have much chance to shoot today as I had to fly off to the east of France to meet a mate and the weather was very wet.
  39. the weeds need sorting

    the weeds need sorting

    dull old day here in SW France - caught one of the few patches of blue sky
  40. Happy New Year

    Happy New Year

  41. 2nd_July_Grasse


    M8 not renowned for good high ISO - in fact it is criticised ISO 1250 tonight in Grasse near Nice and Antibes in the South of France