Thanks for that... beautiful photographs.
Isnt the fuji f70EXR one of the last with the 1/1.6 sized sensor? I dpont know why they went with 1/2 in the end, the 1/1.6 was MUCH better.
I hove the pictures Lili.
I'm currently shooting a few of the Fujis:
- F11 - mindblowing for a 2005 camera. Reasonably good low light ISO even by modern compact camera standards, almost 7 years later
- F200EXR - agreed; one of the best Fujifilm compacts for IQ. I love this camera and often pocket carry it. Compact size and pragmatic zoom range makes it a good 'only camera'
- F300EXR - last before the switch from SuperCCD to BSI CMOS with the F500EXR/F550EXR, which I feel it smokes in DNR, exposure and flare. It's not the best for IQ. I don't like the heavy, clumpy noise reduction algorithm, lack of detail and relatively weaker low light high ISO SNR. However, there are things it can do that none of my other compact cameras can - namely extremely long range photography
- X100 - no description required
Well said Lili. Well said!
...but then what would we have left to blame when the shots don't turn out right?
Great series there Lili! Really enjoyed it.
I'm with you 100%. Actually as deceiving as appearances might be I do try and exercise photography rather than the pursuit of photographic equipment. On this count, on another site, I started a challenge to help buck gear acquisition syndrome, called "Single in September". Here folks needed to take and post a photo every day for an entire month (September in it's first iteration) with the one lens and body. The exercise was to help people bond with that one lens and body...as well as bond photographers together - that's how me and Defektive met and became fast friends. It garnered a decent following and did help us all....for a while.
So, yes, photography should all be about the relationship between the photographer and the world around them. The gear is just the tool to aid their exploration and expression. But I still hold fast to the fact that most of us get frustrated and rather than direct it inward, focus it on the tools we use. Then you enter the loop of "I could take photos as good as HCB (or Trent Parke for me nowadays ) if only I had what HCB had!". Of course, we usually fall short of admitting that it's not the Leicas that HCB "had", but a keen, sympathetic well-trained eye....not to mention his appreciation of geometry and sense of discipline .
So we are peas in a pod!
Thanks for sharing, a truly beautiful set you've shared. I'm currently forcing myself to shoot with what i've got, so this is very inspirational, thanks
Stills, I assume you were referring to the two not-mine series...yes they are very good indeed, awesome that first one especially.
I hear you about the Single in September idea; I have been toying with another such experiment. I really like the idea of shooting and posting one-a-day.
This Time though I am planning to go with my e510 and the 25mm pancake.
It is a very fast camera, not too huge and the draw esp in B&W is superb
Not sure Lili, I was referring to this set.....which I thought might be your handiwork.
I will be doing the same exercise as yourself very shortly. Once the Sigma DP2s - may she live forever around someone else's neck - is sold, then I have my eye on a specific lens intended for my Pentax K-r - a neat little dSLR as well. Much like your lens of choice, mine will be a 'normal' focal length in the 50mm (35mm equivalent) range. Hey if you can wait a few weeks (I hope it's no longer that 2 ) then I'd be happy to play a support role...and have you to lean on as well. Actually, if you're keen we could get a little 'basket-weaving' group of our very own together :grouphug:....this might help Vince in his quest also?
Stills, that is my set and I am pleased by your praise!
As to your proposal, I agree.
Lemme know when you are ready.
As to DP2S, were in the US I would bite.
I know, I am falling back off the wagon here.
Seriously I even considered just using my F70EXR for this.
But the Oly is one of those things that scream my hand is complete when I picked them up.
Plus I like the discipline of one FL.
If I may, what lens are you looking at?