1. gryphon1911

    Compact Let's discuss the Pentax MX-1 and the Ricoh GRD IV (now the GRD III)

    I currently have the Pentax MX-1 and absolutely love it. I find, even for its age, it provides a fun experience. The AF is quick enough, I love the quality you can pull from the RAW files and that you can process the RAW in camera to a jpg profile - reversal film and B&W being my favorites -...
  2. M

    Sony Sony A7 IV, Sigma 40mm or 50mm?

    I need some advice. For the purposes of photographing old books/documents of size 58cm x 48cm and 83cm x 58cm, I need to choose one of these two lenses that I would use on the Sony A7 IV: 1. Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art 2. Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG DN Art I can only choose between those two lenses...
  3. Brownie

    Sony Well, the cat's out of the bag now. Sony releases pay-to-play firmware for A7 IV

    This kind of thing really grinds my gizzard. It's going to become normal across brands. I was going to get an A1 in the next month or so, now I think I'll hold off. Sony Electronics Announces Custom Gridline License Available for Alpha Camera Bodies for $149!!! – sonyalpharumors
  4. P

    Sony Sony A7 iv with Sony 35mm f/1.8 (and helped by Ai)

    More nightclub shots from Electrowerkz in Islington North London. The first 4 are real people but backgrounds and a couple of bits (like the web) were added in PS Generative Fill. It's quite good fun....addictive actually! Nice bunch of people there. 3 floors of boom boom boom music and...
  5. agentlossing

    Diablo IV Anyone?

    Anyone looking into the beta (last weekend or this one) for the upcoming Diablo IV? I didn't get to play the older Diablo games unfortunately, but had a good time with Diablo III, even though I recognized some of the things folks complained about with that title. It had couch co-op and my wife...
  6. 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...
  7. drd1135

    Sony A7C vs. A7 iv

    I'm looking at getting a more modern Sony body, mostly for better handling and speed, especially tracking and C-AF. The A7C would be a cheaper alternative and the AF appears to be great, but the A7 iv is a tempting commination of upgrades and a few extra MP doesn't hurt. Any opinions on this?
  8. Brownie

    Sony LA-EA5 on A7 IV

    Finally got the adapter to use my Maxxum lenses on the 7 IV. Had only a short time to test as the light faded tonight. Tried out a 50/1.7, 70-210 and 75-300. It works very well, probably better than on an original Maxxum body. AF is much snappier than I expected, and yes, tracking works as...
  9. Brownie

    Sony Darktable 3.8.1 released, support for A7 IV and some Tamrons

    Darktable release 3.8.1 Feb 11, 2022 adds full support for A7 IV, Tamron 17-28, and Tamron 28-200. Download links for Windows or MAC in the link below, Linux and other info is there as well. Darktable 3.8.1
  10. Matero

    Canon Showcase EOS 5D Mark IV

    I usually don't shoot video but this I had to test with my new Mark IV. Not bad with settings from the box, what say you?
  11. Jock Elliott

    Sony Big old moon . . . fooling around with post-processing . . . RX10 Mk IV

    Huge partial moon hanging in the sky this AM. Put the RX10 4 in full auto mode to see what it would do. Could hear it chattering away, making multiple images and stacking them. Got this: Put it in P mode and rolled in a bunch of minus exposure compensation: Ran it through DXO 9: Ran...
  12. Jock Elliott

    Sony Just discovered this video: RX10 IV vs. A9 with 400mm 2.8

    Cheers, Jock
  13. Jock Elliott

    Sony Sony RX10 Mk IV -- nice focus move

    Normally when I go out for a stroll with the RX10 MkIV, I set it up in P mode with a central focus rectangle. Yesterday, while walking at Oakwood Cemetery, the spotter-in-chief points up and says "hawk." (She noticed it because of a shadow traversing the ground; she's uncanny like that.) I...
  14. Vintage


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