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« Reply #11700 on: Sunday 13 September 2020, 03:59:58 PM »
The state of those two people man  :lol:


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« Reply #11701 on: Sunday 13 September 2020, 04:09:39 PM »
I do love to shoot a hipster (as it were)

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« Reply #11702 on: Sunday 13 September 2020, 06:58:54 PM »
Hmm. I'm hoping it's just a dodgy card reader but in the first 10 or so images I just took in the back garden of the dogs this happened to 2 of them.


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« Reply #11703 on: Sunday 13 September 2020, 07:11:07 PM »
Looks like a write error to me. Can you shoot a jpg to the internal memory to check?

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« Reply #11704 on: Sunday 13 September 2020, 07:37:59 PM »
Are you using a regular cf or some sort of sd adapter? You should be able to get the images off it with just the USB cable if you no longer have a cf card reader (like most folk don't)

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« Reply #11705 on: Sunday 13 September 2020, 07:42:03 PM »
It is the card reader, this thing: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06XCZ4LPJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I did exactly as you say and connected the camera directly and although it was stupidly slow and for some reason LR didn't generate previews on the import screen the actual images all came in ok including the corrupted one I imported from the thing above. On closer inspection the thing hasn't even got a company or word written on it, totally blank looks like it's some cheap crap from China.

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« Reply #11706 on: Sunday 13 September 2020, 07:44:36 PM »
Ah well, long as the camera is OK :thup: it is a slow way to do it, card reader into USB 3 is probably your best bet.

(unless you're saying that the hybrid cf/sd worked OK when exporting direct from camera - I wouldn't trust them to play nice with a 15 year old camera myself like)

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« Reply #11707 on: Sunday 13 September 2020, 07:51:29 PM »
It was a horrible couple of minutes waiting for it to import like  :lol:

Think I'm going to give it a run out somewhere along the coast tomorrow, first (extremely brief) impression is the depth of field at f/1.8 must be bloody tiny because I missed focus on two or three of them with the dog shots. All the ones I got from f/2.8 and above were fantastic and incredibly sharp and detailed. Got a handheld portrait at about a 50th of a second at ISO 640 and it was impressive.

Looking forward to tomorrow to give it a proper run out.

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« Reply #11708 on: Sunday 13 September 2020, 07:52:58 PM »
By the way not having auto ISO is going to take a bit of getting used to!

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« Reply #11709 on: Sunday 13 September 2020, 07:53:30 PM »
Yeah, mine was razor sharp from 2.8. Using 1.8 had a combination of softness and very shallow focus that was hard to work with (that was one of the downsides I listed).  Very jealous of you experiencing the files for the first time, I was absolutely blown away by the quality particularly at base ISO.
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« Reply #11710 on: Sunday 13 September 2020, 07:54:38 PM »
By the way not having auto ISO is going to take a bit of getting used to!
It does :) if you're an aperture priority or shutter priority shooter just keep it high to keep your shutter speeds up. You get used to changing it as you go, becomes second nature to know what ISO you need to get around 1/200th at f/2.8 or whatever :)

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« Reply #11711 on: Thursday 17 September 2020, 08:19:29 PM »
Had never properly tried the Ricoh with this sort of thing before.  Incredible, again.  Miles better than the Fuji.  And I can pick up a fairly cheap wide adapter that takes it to 21mm equivalent :hmm:







Absolutely amazing to have a five minute timer without having to plug in an external shutter.  And a built in intervalometer, and images this clean..?  I f***ing love these things
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« Reply #11712 on: Thursday 17 September 2020, 08:24:31 PM »
100% version (16mb) for your pixel peeping admiration.  Combination of slight oversharpening plus jpg artifacting doesn't help but it still looks f***ing good :)


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« Reply #11713 on: Friday 18 September 2020, 06:03:14 PM »


This is nice, I like simple high contrast photos like this. It might sound a bit daft but you know what my eye keeps being drawn to in this? the horizon  :lol: I think it's the unusual gradient from the blueish sky at the top to the ocean.

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« Reply #11714 on: Friday 18 September 2020, 06:19:46 PM »
By the way, the 5D? Yeah I can totally see the appeal, although I didn't get any shots worthy of showing in here I completely understand why you fell in love with the thing.

I consider myself to be pretty good when it comes to the technical side of things, so getting an understanding of the menus and controls has been pretty straightforward. I really liked the simplicity. I found it quite refreshing to have only a handful of settings. Although I didn't get anything I really liked (landscape-wise) I could see in the first photo in Lightroom how good that sensor is, so incredibly clean and sharp coupled with the 50mm.

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« Reply #11715 on: Friday 18 September 2020, 06:39:23 PM »
Yeah, it's nice just to strip it back to uncluttered and simple photography, and the image quality it pushes out really does make you pause and wonder how much cameras have actually developed the last decade.  They're so straightforward, just a proper old fashioned photographer's tool. Also nice to have a mode dial without bullshit sports modes and what have you, feels more pro again :)

I'm nearly sure that at some point in the next couple of months I'll pick up another, or maybe a mk.II, to use for my 'serious' work. Might give the 17-40 f4L a run before I inevitably go back to primes.  I've still got most of the money from my XT1 system to reinvest so I could go for a III but I don't need the better autofocus which was the main improvement so better glass is probably the better option. Will probably go II over the original just for live view which is handy when composing long exposures from low positions.

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« Reply #11716 on: Friday 18 September 2020, 06:41:29 PM »
And thanks :) I'm not sure what caused that unusual sky colour, I used a fake ND in Capture One and the vignette sets it off a bit, but i guess the sky must actually have had some colour in it.

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« Reply #11717 on: Saturday 19 September 2020, 08:27:52 PM »
I do prefer a bit of sunshine and shadow.  Particularly good at this time of year :)









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« Reply #11718 on: Yesterday at 12:32:05 PM »

Dust :(  Ah well, back it goes then