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Jul 29, 2018 18:22:10   #
Typical workflow: DXO PhotoLab (for noise reduction: the prime version is the best there is, IMO) -->LightRoom CC (for cataloging and most of the editing) -->PS (occasionally for something special) --> NIK (could be any of the plugins -- they're all great, although HDR is buggy) --> LR (for exporting)
Jul 28, 2018 20:30:58   #
SharpShooter wrote:

I LEFT Pentax when they changed their mount!

You mean around 1975? That's when the K-mount was introduced and it's still what's on Pentax cameras to this day, including their full-frame and mirrorless.
Jul 28, 2018 19:59:26   #
MT Shooter wrote:
Why is that of particular interest? There is not one single mirrorless camera that shares a lens mount with their SLR counterpart. Nikons Nikon 1 cameras have a different mount from Nikons DSLR bodies. Sony's mirrorless cameras all have a different mount that their SLT models. Canons mirrorless models all have a totally different mount from their DSLR models.
The simple fact of the matter is that there is no way to built a mirrorless camera, and make it SMALLER than a DSLR camera without redesigning the mount to literally prevent DSLR lenses from mounting.
Why is that of particular interest? There is not o... (show quote)

Not so. The Pentax K-01 is their mirrorless camera and it uses the same mount as the dslr's including the full-frame K-1. I'll admit that it's not as small as an Olympus or a Sony a6xxx, but it's definitely smaller than a dslr. Of course, the K-01, despite winning a design award, took quite a thumping from the critics when it came out and is now, I think, only made for the Japanese market.
Jul 26, 2018 18:40:57   #
Interesting that Nikon is going straight for the full frame market, bypassing, at least for the time being, mirrorless APS-C. Perhaps they're just going to cede APS mirrorless to Canon, Fuji & Sony. That might be smart.

What I hope is that Nikon's new z-mount (or whatever) lenses will really sparkle and shine for the full-frame system -- the way Olympus/Panasonic lenses do for MFT. Not like Canon with the "just OK" lenses for the M series. It took Sony quite a while to come up with really sterling lenses for their mirrorless full-frame; and, my gosh, what prices they have!
Jul 24, 2018 18:58:58   #
Rich1939 wrote:
I guess you haven’t heard, on line threads are a form of conversation and like conversations around a table at your local pub, those conversations tend to wonder. In this case the OP’s question has been responded to, answered and commented on. By me and others. If the subject has been beaten to death conversation will die unless it takes a natural move in another direction I suspect you weren’t trained in this aspect when you were appointed hall monitor.

These threads aren't like pub conversations. which often last as long at the participants can keep from falling off of their stools. The threads, on the other hand, die natural deaths and typically they die quickly. One of the surest signs of the terminal stage of a thread is the introduction of tangential or even unrelated material.

You're doing yourself a disservice by re-routing a thread, because many participants have already had their say and won't want to come back with a rejoinder. Plus, your post can get swamped by others that are still responding to the OP. You'll get more response focused on your post if you start a new thread.
Jul 23, 2018 19:47:29   #
srt101fan wrote:
The instructor of a photography class I attended many years ago had a Minox subminiature camera in his gear collection (y'all remember those, right?). He could then say to clients "you want grain? I'll give you grain..."

I've seen many "grainy" photos that wouldn't have worked half as well without the grain. So grain can be and has been used as a creative tool to create moods, add an element of mystery, etc. But is digital "Noise" comparable to grain in that respect? Or is it always as objectionable (even "hateful") as some would have it? I know Noise is to be avoided in many (most?) forms of photography, but can it also be used creatively?

Curious how you all view this....If anyone has examples I'd love to see them!
The instructor of a photography class I attended m... (show quote)

Sometimes it's interesting to mix noise and grain into your recipe. Please note -- "interesting" can mean many things.

Jul 22, 2018 21:01:37   #
Tesnoma wrote:
I presently have a D5100 W/ Nikkor 18-55, 55-300, and 35mm lenses and a Sigma 105mm macro lenses and SB 400 and 600 Speedlites. I'm thinking of getting either a D7200 body or a Tamron 18-400 lens. Which way to go first? I photograph mostly scenery and flowers.

I'd suggest getting the Tamron and selling the two Nikkor kit lenses. With the proceeds you'd be about half way to buying a Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 to cover ultra wide, which will give you considerable extra functionality for your landscapes. Since you already have a good macro lens, you'd be all set.
Jul 16, 2018 21:19:49   #
Bob Locher wrote:

Here is one of my pictures taken with a 135 mm lens on my Sony A6000, which equates to about a 200 mm lens on a full frame camera.

Very nice job, Bob. That's the best way to make your point -- case closed on using a 135mm for landscapes.
Jul 15, 2018 21:01:51   #
captainkauai wrote:
I own an Olympus OM-D M10 II and have been wondering what difference I would see in the quality of the images I take with it if instead I used an OM-D M1 II. This would assume I used the same lens for either camera, say for discussion sake the Olympus M.Zuiko 14-150. I am an average amateur photographer.

Probably the biggest difference would be in action photography. The M1 ii can track a subject at 18 frames per second, and that is fast! If you shoot landscapes, the hi-res mode would be another big factor. For street photography or portrait work, you'd probably see less of a big difference.
Jul 14, 2018 23:59:16   #
You may already have considered this one, but just in case -- take a look at the Minolta Maxxum 135mm f/2.8 AF, made around 1985. For your A6000 you'll need the LA-EA4 adapter. I have one for an a-mount (Sony A57) and it's nice and sharp, especially stopped down, which you seem to prefer anyway. Easy to find on ebay/amazon in the $150-300 price range.
Jul 13, 2018 19:49:58   #
I got the E-PL1 long ago and upgraded to the OMD EM-5 when it first came out. Not a bit of trouble with either one.
Jul 11, 2018 20:45:00   #
Apaflo wrote:
It has to show the relationship between "the human condition" and the surroundings.

If I understand you correctly, any image that contains an artifact of "humanity" would qualify as street photography. This is why the truck photo qualifies, since a truck is man-made -- or at least since it represents the intrusion of a human product into the surroundings.

I wonder if you would consider this an example of street photography. To me it shows "the relationship between 'the human condition' and the surroundings."

Jul 10, 2018 22:12:27   #
Barn Owl wrote:
Any advice out there from the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera? Not interested in links or articles; just your personal experiences and opinion of the camera.

It's a great camera, I'm sure; but my problem with it is -- it's too big! I use the EM 5 (original) and it's the perfect size -- little. I've test driven the EM1 and the EM1ii more than once, and every time I come back to the EM5 because it's just so easy to manipulate into the odd positions I like. It would probably be easier to BBF on the EM1, but I just grew my right thumbnail out a little bit and now can use the Fn2 button on the EM5, no problem
Jul 10, 2018 21:55:34   #
Couldn't the truck photo just as aptly be called "portrait photography", since it's a portrait of a truck? Or, "sports photography", if it's a shot of a truck race? Or maybe it's "wedding photography", if the bride and groom are in the cab (aren't those tin cans tied to the back?) If the lens had a macro setting on it, couldn't it be "macro photography"? If that black blob at the right edge is a buffalo, wouldn't it be "wildlife photography"? Or, maybe it could be what it really is -- "landscape photography".
Jul 9, 2018 20:14:08   #
Silverman wrote:
I am interested in "Street Photography", although I feel I need advice from more EXPERIENCED "Street Photographers", especially the "DO's & Don'ts", and also a would a DSLR or P&S be more advisable.
I presently have a Nikon AFS-C DX D3300 with a 35mm, 50mm, 18-55, 55-200 lens.
I have read other Posts here at UHH, just would appreciate some "FRESH" insight and Advice on "Street Photography".

Best camera for street photography is Ricoh GR II. It has something called "snap focus", which allows you to define the distance to which the camera should set its focus (1m, 1.5m, 2m, 2.5m, 5m and infinity). Set the focus mode to 'Snap' -- this keeps the camera set to that focus distance. The result is a camera that's constantly pre-focused, meaning there's only shutter lag to slow you down when getting your shot -- can't get any quicker. In addition, there's a 'Full Press Snap' option, that pushes the camera's focus to the chosen 'Snap Focus' distance, if you jam down the shutter button without waiting for it to focus. Again, you gain speed advantage because you don't wait for the camera to focus; and the subject may never know you even took a picture at all, since this lets you quickly snap your subject as soon as it comes into your pre-determined focus zone.
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