Great shots, Mark!What an superb idea for a thread!
I went through the whole 6 pages and how come away utterly inspired. Tech is tech, but an eye is an eye!
Mate I understand what you are saying 100% and agree with your sentiments a little more than that again. I'm finding tech mattering less. At the time of shooting - which let's admit is the best time of photographic process (unless it's just me who finds post processing a little on the tedious side) - controls and feel are what matters most. And when reviewing a bunch of images in your library it's the overall image that matters more than what's going on at the pixel level. So here it was the eye that mattered more.Great shots, Mark! There's two things about this thread that I find interesting: - Looking through our older shots and realizing that there's wonderful shots that we got even with these "terribly outdated" cameras. And that there's some aspects where the older cameras might even be "better" than todays. (That is of course a subjective statement ) - Using some of these older cameras today and realizing that some of the "problems" that we remember these cameras to have may also have been due to our own inexperience. Using the E1 for example, I know that 10 years ago I wouldn't have gotten most of the shots that I get today with it... So part of why we're getting "better" results with todays cameras is also due to having more experience ourselves... Not sure if that makes sense... it does in my head at least
Cheers Luke! The quality of the OOF areas might be a combination of the soft light on that cloudy day and the character of the PanaLeica 14-150mm lens. For a superzoom with f3.5-5.6 it renders really very nicely..."Baring Head Walk" has me transfixed. The OOF areas have loads of character and are simultaneously not distracting.....a very strange dichotomy. I'd print that one out, for sure.
I thought I wanted one, once. Saw it at a camera show, picked it up, was *horrified* at the weight, put it down and never considered it again. Tilman’s shots are evidence of its quality (as well as that of the photographer!!)Always lusted after an E-1 when I was shooting E-5xx models. It is a keeper still.