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General Photography Banter Thread

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by csimpson, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Athiril

    Athiril Member

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    Ugly, it's mirrorless, while being too big, too heavy, and way more expensive.

    "The 24-90mm f/2.8-4 lens will launch at the same time for $4,950"
     
  2. interlopr

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    I find it hideous also :wired:

    Looks like a cheap toy camera from Toys 'R' Us :lol:
     
  3. lonewolf1983

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    yeah its ugly, and only one button has a label - that would be fucking annoying
     
  4. lithos

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    Jesus.

    [​IMG]

    It's as if Marc Newson fucked a Pentacon Six and this is the resulting bastard.
     
  5. millsy

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    I honestly thought it was the prototype when I first saw it, you know, ugly body but testing the innards. Kinda like a prototype car that is deliberately ugly so you can't see it.

    Oh boy was I wrong
     
  6. 2SHY

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    What an ergonomic nightmare.

    Makes the A7 series positively svelte. .
     
  7. random1283

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    Yeah I'm also going to say its pretty damn boring. When just as recently as the q117 they showed they could do a modern camera correctly, they release this monstrosity. Whilst the specs are thoroughly modern, I just don't ever think I could see myself put down the money for one.
    A modern m equivalent I would scrimp and save for, but this. Just sigh.
     
  8. tumzy

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    Got to play with the SL today at a training event. Was actually fun and good to use. It is nowhere near as big as it looks in the press shots. However it is heavy. Wrists will definitely get a workout with this and the 24-90 in hand.
    Had a chance to give it a try at a go-karting session. Yet to see how the photos and videos look. Here it is in my hand.


    Click to view full size!
     
  9. lithos

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    Not a problem; Leica users have well-developed wrist muscles.
     
  10. interlopr

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    :lol: LFP (Leica Fap Session)
     
  11. HorrorLand

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    Just as well as there are leica bash circle jerks.

    both are petty, just take photos with whatever.
     
  12. chilloutbuddy

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    Damn, what has been going on in these forums since I left :lol:
     
  13. pinheadion

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    I was waiting for someone to comment on that but it's not risqué enough around these parts :D
     
  14. Andres

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    In Lightroom, do you guys generally stick with the Adobe Camera Preset before editing your RAWs or do you select one of your camera's presets? And why?

    Only just started playing with them now and noticed the 'Natural' preset out of the OMD looks pretty good, needing less adjustments overall.

    Although I don't quite understand how it works - does it edit the RAW file? It doesn't seem to modify any of the Lightroom sliders?
     
  15. theSeekerr

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    It changes the way Lightroom interprets the RAW - as well as the sliders you see, the camera preset applies colour and tone mapping to make the RAW mean something.

    The Adobe Standard rendering is -supposed- to be neutral across different cameras, although this isn't really true. If it were, it would help with obtaining consistent output from presets and soforth when mixing cameras in a shoot.

    The other choices emulate the manufacturers choices. Sometimes they look better - if you like the way your camera's jpegs look, it's a good place to start.
     
  16. Azrael

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    [​IMG]

    Decisions decisions... which one to take away.
     
  17. 13atman

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    if that's an x100 I'd off that. if it's an s or t, I'd off the original em5
     
  18. Azrael

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    Nah take on a conference trip. Thinking the X100 for this one as it has a case of its own.
    Will take the OM-D with the 12-40 for a trip the fortnight after.
     
  19. Zee

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    Drove from San Francisco to Vegas, with a stop off at Mojave to check out the aviation boneyard.

    One of the driest places on earth they say... Was pissing with rain, not to mention the blizzard on the highway a few miles out.

    Anyway, the boneyard is a bit of a disappointment. Pretty much all planes were intact, so just looked like a bunch of old planes lined up on an airfield. Was hoping to see some older semi stripped stuff...


    Z...
     
  20. dcyloo

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    So those old airframes aren't going to fly anymore... is it that expensive to recycle the metal than to just leave them parked there?
     

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