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Title: Phototalk random thread
Post by: Ham on January 30, 2016, 09:10:37 am
A bit of fun in Petapixel http://petapixel.com/2016/01/29/nikon-awards-prize-to-badly-shopped-photo-hilarity-ensues/
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Post by: Ham on February 02, 2016, 07:52:07 am
And the future of drones http://www.flyability.com/product/  - a device proof against collisions able to bodly go
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Post by: Ham on February 09, 2016, 08:57:45 am
Hong Kong in the 50's here, worth a look http://designyoutrust.com/2016/02/hong-kong-in-the-1950s-captured-by-a-teenager/
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Post by: tonycollinet on February 10, 2016, 08:42:27 am
And the future of drones http://www.flyability.com/product/  - a device proof against collisions able to bodly go

Still gonna get stuck in the trees though - possibly worse than conventional.
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Post by: T42 on February 10, 2016, 11:13:21 am
Now they need a bit of programming and to remove the lattice from the video.
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Post by: Ham on February 10, 2016, 10:22:24 pm
If I put together a collection of my photos, I'd have a porkfolio.
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Post by: Jaded on February 10, 2016, 10:33:23 pm
If we haven't got one there probably isn't a need for one.
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Post by: Ham on March 05, 2016, 11:42:03 pm
London photos from the 1870's

http://mashable.com/2016/03/03/street-life-london/
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Post by: T42 on March 06, 2016, 07:48:20 am
^^^ Ta. Duly pinched.
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Post by: clarion on March 06, 2016, 10:14:21 am
Amazing.  I've seen a few before, but the detail is fascinating
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Post by: LEE on March 07, 2016, 12:18:42 pm
London photos from the 1870's

http://mashable.com/2016/03/03/street-life-london/

Fabulous photos.

What I can't help notice is that nobody in those images seems represented by ANY period drama I have ever seen.

Some of the dress is more reminiscent of "The Old West" than London. 

Has our impression of period dress been misguided by the fact that photography, especially portraits, were a preserve of the better-off?

Just as every period car in a TV drama is an immaculate, shining example (TV cars are sourced from enthusiasts who polish them relentlessly, Ergo. No rusty cars on TV), it seems that everyone in a period drama had access to a Washing Machine and Showers.  There's a general absence of grime which seems ubiquitous in these images.
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Post by: T42 on March 07, 2016, 01:14:29 pm
It was the hats that surprised me, like a cross between a bowler and a bobbie's helmet.  And did you notice the built-up shoe the cough-lozenge peddler was wearing?
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Post by: clarion on March 07, 2016, 01:23:57 pm
Yes, the hats were remarkable.  I wonder if the photographer was particularly focussing on the Italian community.
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Post by: fruitcake on March 07, 2016, 04:18:40 pm
grime which seems ubiquitous in these images.

Much of it will be coal dust. There was a TV documentary series a few years ago where two men and a woman took over a farm and lived as Victorians, with 19th century technology and gender roles, as they recorded their thoughts. The woman spent most of her time either cleaning clothing or cleaning the house which became dirty very quickly. Wiping the coal dust and soot from the surfaces every day, she realised how much of Victorian life was determined by the heating technology.

When I looked through these images, it struck me how many of those people are working with their hands in some kind of craft in the street. And those streets are spaces to be used (for making and selling stuff), rather than just spaces to travel through.
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Post by: Ham on August 01, 2016, 05:17:45 pm
Worth clicking on this for the photo of Tesla, really

http://www.boredpanda.com/rare-historical-photos/

(If you don't agree I'll give you your money back)
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Post by: cycleman on August 01, 2016, 07:05:41 pm
Some moving images there. The protestant and Catholic graves struck a cord. Together in life divided in death. So sad.
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Post by: thing1 on September 05, 2016, 10:08:55 pm
Stanford prof puts his entire digital photography course online, free

http://www.diyphotography.net/stanford-professor-puts-entire-digital-photography-course-online-free/
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Post by: Ham on September 19, 2016, 02:02:26 pm
http://www.thomasjmueller.de/kanton/

No prices, but it looks interesting - 35mm / 120 - Colour / B&W - OK, most use for colour but if you had it, why not B&W. Torn between signing up and not wanting to know.
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Post by: David Martin on September 20, 2016, 10:34:02 pm
I have been asked for the use of one of my pictures of Dundee by a local architectural practice as the background to a crazy golf hole.
This is part of the Festival of Architecture and they want to print it at 4.8m wide. https://www.foa2016.com/events/2016-october-1-crazy-golf-architecture

Needless to say it is the "it's for charity and we aren't making a penny" plea, so as the hole is demolished after the tour I have negotiated that I keep the printed backdrop. I'm sure our museum services or outreach folk would be more than happy to receive it :)

The pic in question is (https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/153/431275686_63d1ebf607_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E7peG)nightview wide_w (https://flic.kr/p/E7peG) by David Martin (https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/), on Flickr and is on 4x5" velvia 50 so scans to about 10k pixels wide and 8k high.
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Post by: T42 on September 28, 2016, 11:23:22 am
Photophobia: last time the missus went running with my daughter in Strasbourg she left her camera at home. "I don't want the abuse" was her reason.

I've done a few shoots in town centres and never had a problem. Anyone else had?
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Post by: Jaded on October 08, 2016, 12:33:30 am
Got another photo on the BBC Your Photos of Scotland this week page.
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Post by: T42 on November 14, 2016, 09:24:09 am
PC 2017 CC build 20161012.r53.x64 no longer wants to copy certain vector shapes.

Select layer containing shape / ctrl+A / ctrl+C / change to destination file / ctrl+V ==> SFA.
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Post by: hellymedic on January 18, 2017, 05:10:53 pm
Diamondgeezer's blog today tells of Bob Dylan's 'adoption' of one of his images.
http://diamondgeezer.blogspot.co.uk (http://diamondgeezer.blogspot.co.uk)
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Post by: T42 on March 14, 2017, 04:54:26 pm
Fed up with piddling zoom on my cycling camera. It goes from 28mm equiv (which is nice) to 128, which means that any wildlife I want to snap looks like a flea on an elephant.

I want a camera that's

a: weather-sealed
b: has a 30x zoom,
c: Gorilla glass over the LCD,
d: a viewfinder, and
e: a 20 Mp sensor (I'm not greedy); and
f: weighs less than 250g

Is that so hard, O Lord?  Crikey, I'd even pay a pound for it.
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Post by: clarion on March 15, 2017, 10:07:45 am
;D
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Post by: T42 on March 15, 2017, 10:24:26 am
Actually, I can get all of those by half-inching my wife's Sony Hwhatever90v and putting a protector on the LCD. All that's missing is the weather-proofing.
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Post by: Ham on March 18, 2017, 09:06:04 am
14 stops of dynamic range........

http://www.hasselblad.com/x1d

That appears to be 16,384:1

Drooool
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Post by: T42 on March 18, 2017, 09:14:36 am
Never mind that techy stuff, where's the wooden version?
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Post by: davelodwig on March 18, 2017, 01:09:03 pm
14 stops of dynamic range........

http://www.hasselblad.com/x1d

That appears to be 16,384:1

Drooool

I'm sold where do i sign up and who do I have to sleep with to get one.
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Post by: Ham on May 22, 2017, 04:53:10 pm
The Wildlife  photography comedy awards are rather fun

https://www.comedywildlifephoto.com/gallery/2016_finalists.php
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Post by: LEE on May 23, 2017, 02:38:52 pm
14 stops of dynamic range........

http://www.hasselblad.com/x1d

That appears to be 16,384:1

Drooool

I'm sold where do i sign up and who do I have to sleep with to get one.

It's £11,000 with lens so you may need to do more with them than just sleep.
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Post by: Gattopardo on May 23, 2017, 11:27:05 pm
Ok I hate canon compact pop out lenses.  Have two that I have taken apart and have broken plastic cogs.

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Post by: hellymedic on June 04, 2017, 11:26:55 pm
Are they the ones that give the E18 error message when they jam?

(ETA Ahh yes! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E18_error (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E18_error))

My first IXUS 70 did this after 6 weeks and was replaced by the supplier (Amazon).

The replacement is still going strong after 9.9 years.
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Post by: T42 on July 19, 2017, 10:14:17 am
Month 1:
- You need a screen protector on that
- I haven't got one

Month 2:
- You need a screen protector on that or it'll get scratched
- I haven't got one
...
...
Month 10:
- You need a screen protector on that or it'll get scratched
- It's already scratched.

:demon:

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Post by: Ham on July 19, 2017, 10:19:58 am
A petapixel must-see, frame rate synched with a bird's wings: https://petapixel.com/2017/07/18/cameras-frame-rate-synced-birds-wings/
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Post by: hellymedic on July 23, 2017, 11:25:59 pm
A Facebook friend posted this caption on some holiday photography...
Quote
ParФenon 2017 in 360 degrees Centigrade
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Post by: Ham on October 18, 2017, 04:38:03 pm
Some REALLY good wedding photos in this lot https://www.boredpanda.com/best-wedding-photos-2017-fearless-awards/

Personally the ones that aren't staged are more my fave, but there are good examples of both types
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Post by: fruitcake on October 18, 2017, 08:11:28 pm
Here are some daft pictures of a hedgehog with tiny camping equipment:

https://www.boredpanda.com/cute-hedgehog-azuki-camping/
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Post by: hellymedic on October 27, 2017, 02:28:14 pm
Friends and family:
If you are blessed with a stereotypical Jewish nose, this will be exaggerated when you post phone selfies.

Short focal length lenses being unflattering is neither news nor rocket science.

I find it hard to 'like' some things on BookFace!
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Post by: T42 on October 28, 2017, 08:56:14 am
[rant]
Dear misbegotten Adobe, why the hell can't your so-called on-line help simply list every Photoshop menu item and then provide detailed instructions for every feature of every tool available under that item?  That's what computer professionals have been doing since the 1940s.

Instead we have either to muddle through your stuff without a guiding hand, wade for an hour through your mish-mash of poor anticipation of what we ought to want to be doing, or undergo your "helpful" videos in the hope that something helpful will accidentally emerge. Or have a gander on YouTube to find out if some helpful soul has already supplied what you were too fucking lazy to.

You are twats, and I pee in your porridge.
[/rant]
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Post by: Ben T on December 05, 2017, 10:39:00 am
go to https://www.thetrainline.com/ if you get the background a picture of a woman with a camera... hasn't it been flipped?!... isn't the film winder on the wrong side - shouldn't it be on the right? Or is that how they have them in europe/USA? If not I might complain. :)
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Post by: fruitcake on December 05, 2017, 11:34:56 am
go to https://www.thetrainline.com/ if you get the background a picture of a woman with a camera... hasn't it been flipped?!...

Horizontally flipped - to fit the page layout which places the form at screen left. As you say the winder and shutter release are on the left. There's also some blotchiness on the rucksack - where they've cloned out the branding.
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Post by: LEE on December 06, 2017, 10:01:45 am
Here are some daft pictures of a hedgehog with tiny camping equipment:

https://www.boredpanda.com/cute-hedgehog-azuki-camping/

Or a bloody massive Hedgehog
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Post by: Ham on December 13, 2017, 06:18:19 pm
2017 comedy nature photograph awards are live https://www.comedywildlifephoto.com/gallery/2017_finalists.php
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Post by: BrianI on December 15, 2017, 09:41:23 pm
Just been uploading some of my old 360x180 degree panoramas to 360cities.net!

https://www.360cities.net/image/charlestown-harbour-fife-scotland  :thumbsup:]

Sadly my new Canon 750D + Canon 10-18mm kit lens is to big a combination for my trusty Nodal Ninja 3 panoramic head.  And the larger Nodal Ninja 6 is a wee bit too pricey a £450 or thereabouts....

However there is a Nodal Ninja clone on Amazon, for £150 or so (which a friend at my camera club bought, and is pleased with). So a new year treat for myself!  :)
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Post by: T42 on December 27, 2017, 10:51:26 am
Just unearthed the Oly EP-3 I bought in a 2013 brain-fart moment.  Easily the most awful camera I have ever owned - crappy autofocus, crappy image quality and, when I put it up for sale on line, totally unsellable. Got the battery on charge for form's sake, but I don't reckon it'll be seeing much other than the inside of a cupboard for the next five years.
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Post by: David Martin on January 23, 2018, 09:36:29 pm
Helped a colleague scan some cyanotypes today. Really nice.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUPqL7XXkAUv_px.jpg:large)
Zoom in
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUPqJ0IW4AoRMFe.jpg:large)

On cold pressed watercolour paper. Stunning in the hand. The leaf is quite large, about 15cm long.
Zoomed scan is 4800dpi scan. The top one is 240dpi (downres from 2400 dpi scan)
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Post by: Ham on February 01, 2018, 07:34:45 pm
I've decided to put all my Bronica SQ-A gear up for sale, it hasn't been used in 10 years I reckon.

(anyone fancy some, pm)
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Post by: Ham on February 19, 2018, 06:15:59 pm
Actually unconnected with the previous post, I'm re-evaluating all subs I pay, Adobe CC is one of them. I pay annual sub, paid monthly, I suspect that's a common way

Online chat:
I'd like to cancel my sub
agent: why?
Because I don't get value from it, I prefer a software purchase which I upgrade when I want the new features or support.
agent: would you like our special offer? Would that help? Three months free
So my current sub ends in July, that would mean it ends in Oct, what would my additional commitment be?
agent: nothing
So  come October I'm as free to cancel?
agent: Yes. Would you like to do it?
OK then, I'll have your special offer (and make a mark on my Calendar for September)

That is one weird special offer, but anyone else with a CC sub might like to try it.



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Post by: T42 on April 10, 2018, 03:28:18 pm
Just noticed that it's 10 years this month that I bought my first Panasonic camera, a TZ3. Didn't much like it at first because of low-light muck, but soon found it excellent on bike trips. Daughter has it now, unless she's lost it.
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Post by: LEE on April 11, 2018, 10:25:05 am
Actually unconnected with the previous post, I'm re-evaluating all subs I pay, Adobe CC is one of them. I pay annual sub, paid monthly, I suspect that's a common way

Online chat:
I'd like to cancel my sub
agent: why?
Because I don't get value from it, I prefer a software purchase which I upgrade when I want the new features or support.
agent: would you like our special offer? Would that help? Three months free
So my current sub ends in July, that would mean it ends in Oct, what would my additional commitment be?
agent: nothing
So  come October I'm as free to cancel?
agent: Yes. Would you like to do it?
OK then, I'll have your special offer (and make a mark on my Calendar for September)

That is one weird special offer, but anyone else with a CC sub might like to try it.

I use Adobe Photoshop CS6, one of their older "Buy it on CD and use it as long as you like" approaches to software.  They can shove monthly subscriptions up their arse.

My next move will be to Luminar.

Being honest I only use about 5% of Photoshop's feature set, I rarely use a layer.  Most of my adjustments are in Lightroom/CameraRAW anyway.
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Post by: Jaded on April 11, 2018, 08:08:39 pm
I have Affinity Photo, bought for £25 at the Photography Show, ready for when CS6 no longer works. I already have their Illustrator kiiler, and I'm awaiting their launch of Affinity Publisher, in Spring. Then it will only be an Acrobat Pro replacement I'll be after and Adobe can swivel.
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Post by: hellymedic on May 08, 2018, 09:11:15 pm
David has broken my Canon IXUS 70. I know it's ancient but:
I don't need lots of pixels.
I like having an optical viewfinder.
I can only manage a lightweight camera.

The camera still works but the lens cover mechanism is damaged as the aluminium ring on the nose got bent when the camera fell off a ledge when he was doing a selfie.

He admits he should have used a tripod.

I have the two leaves that close over the lens, a tiny spring, a plastic ring and the somewhat bent aluminium ring in a nice clean plastic bag.
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Post by: barakta on May 08, 2018, 11:58:40 pm
Could David be made responsible for obtaining a replacement of the same model or paying for repair?

Sounds very frustrating :(
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Post by: hellymedic on May 09, 2018, 12:48:21 am
I doubt repair is economically feasible though I suspect it could be done by a willing volunteer with good lighting, magnification and micro-tools; the spring is about 3mm long and half a millimetre wide.
The same make and model starts from £15 + P&P on ebay.
All David's money originates in my bank account.
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Post by: LEE on May 09, 2018, 11:27:14 am
I doubt repair is economically feasible though I suspect it could be done by a willing volunteer with good lighting, magnification and micro-tools; the spring is about 3mm long and half a millimetre wide.
The same make and model starts from £15 + P&P on ebay.
All David's money originates in my bank account.

If you're happy with that camera then £15 sounds like a bargain.  I think it's one of Canon's best designs and looks like it could have come out of the Porsche or Apple design studios.

7Mp is perfectly adequate.  What are you waiting for?

If you want a step up in quality then look at a used Canon S90.  No optical viewfinder but a lovely compact camera (I have the S120 , the final incarnation of that S-series compact body.  I also had the S70 but the S90 shrunk it all down significantly, it's quality.)
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Post by: barakta on May 09, 2018, 11:32:36 am
Sounds like a replacement on ebay is viable for you to get. I'd go for it as well.

Still sorry yours got wrecked and hope it doesn't happen again.
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Post by: fruitcake on May 09, 2018, 12:15:32 pm
Hellymedic,

I have a Canon Powershot A560 (http://www.steves-digicams.com/camera-reviews/canon/powershot-a560/canon-powershot-a560-review-6.html) going spare. It's lightweight, it has optical viewfinder, a layout (http://www.steves-digicams.com/camera-reviews/canon/powershot-a560/canon-powershot-a560-review-2.html) similar to your IXUS - and it takes AA batteries. Working. How about £10 posted? Let me know if you're interested.
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Post by: LEE on May 09, 2018, 12:19:01 pm
Hellymedic,

I have a Canon Powershot 560 going spare. It's lightweight, it has optical viewfinder, a layout similar to your IXUS - and it takes AA batteries. Working. How about £10 posted? Let me know if you're interested.

Too good to miss Hellymedic !!!  It's probably the same internal gubbins as your camera.
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Post by: T42 on May 17, 2018, 08:24:56 am
Yup. I had an A590IS, much the same. I used it with a Gigapan - great fun: http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/19485

There is/was quite a hacker community centred on these cameras - I think there was even firmware to be had that would turn out RAW files.
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Post by: Torslanda on May 20, 2018, 01:28:41 am
Has ph*t*bucket given up trying to charge for 3rd party hosting?

I revisited my gallery thread and found all the pictures are visible again . . .
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Post by: Salvatore on May 20, 2018, 05:29:24 am
Has ph*t*bucket given up trying to charge for 3rd party hosting?


Yes.
https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2018/05/17/photobucket-drops-pricing-that-angered-millions.html
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Post by: T42 on May 20, 2018, 10:35:00 am
The new setup isn't a bad deal.  $24 p.a. for 10 Gb is cheaper pro rata than PBase - I pay $22 p.a. for 2 Gb; but after 15 years of membership and over 3000 pics I haven't used up a Gb yet.

PBase is advert-free, mind you.
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Post by: Ham on May 21, 2018, 05:34:27 pm
After many moons have passed without me setting up a formal, strategic photo backup, as I have already sold my soul to google I thought, why not use their backup? Allegedly "unlimited" storage for 1600x1200 (ie, ok to look at) I've pushed the button.

24 hours and 15,000 into 120,000 images it seems to be working ok. Amusingly, it is backing up all my RAW files, by converting them to jpg, providing duplicates of each although the converted jpg is more lossy and lower quality than the reduced in camera jpg.

Organisation wise, there is a folder structure, only the maximum granularity is a year, which is a shame, the date is from the EXIF as expected, rather than the folder it comes from.

So, a handy painless backstop against losing it all, but not much use for serious organisation. I wouldn't consider using it for a serious archive.

ETA - found the "Don't back up RAW file setting" now
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Post by: LEE on May 22, 2018, 12:26:24 am
After many moons have passed without me setting up a formal, strategic photo backup, as I have already sold my soul to google I thought, why not use their backup? Allegedly "unlimited" storage for 1600x1200 (ie, ok to look at) I've pushed the button.

24 hours and 15,000 into 120,000 images it seems to be working ok. Amusingly, it is backing up all my RAW files, by converting them to jpg, providing duplicates of each although the converted jpg is more lossy and lower quality than the reduced in camera jpg.

Organisation wise, there is a folder structure, only the maximum granularity is a year, which is a shame, the date is from the EXIF as expected, rather than the folder it comes from.

So, a handy painless backstop against losing it all, but not much use for serious organisation. I wouldn't consider using it for a serious archive.

ETA - found the "Don't back up RAW file setting" now

Good tip, as a Google user I may give that a go.

I already backup to a couple of USB drives and keep one in the garage but, for free, 1600x1200 is the same resolution as my old 2Mp Fuji Finepix and I've printed 10x8 no problem off that. 

The beauty is that now I'd be backing up already cropped and edited images, from high-end cameras, at 2mp.  As a very last resort I'd be happy to have a 2Mp jpg copy of my edited images because, in reality, 1600 pixels is enough resolution for the human eye, for any size print (up to billboard size) when viewed at the optimum distance*.

* Zooming in on a monitor would quickly reveal a lack of detail of course but therein lies the problem with most camera reviews... "pixel-peeping" way beyond what is actually meaningful.
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Post by: Ham on May 22, 2018, 06:55:52 am
OK. Well Well.

In Google photos, the image displays at 1600 x 1200 pixels. Behind the scenes, the file is held in Google drive. At original resolution. That's not to say that Mr Google won't work his way through these files in time, reducing the size on disk, but there you go.

I found this as I could see that the file size was similar in Drive to the local file (c 3-4Mb/file for a 4608 * 3456 file). So I downloaded and spent about 5 minutes pixel peeping and thinking this looks very much the same, before I had the nous to just check Image->File size.
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Post by: fuaran on May 22, 2018, 12:22:51 pm
Google Photos now gives unlimited storage for up to 16 megapixel resolution. Anything higher will get resized. It might also use a bit more JPEG compression, but you probably won't notice much difference.
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Post by: Ham on May 24, 2018, 09:55:47 pm
OK. Well Well.

In Google photos, the image displays at 1600 x 1200 pixels. Behind the scenes, the file is held in Google drive. At original resolution. That's not to say that Mr Google won't work his way through these files in time, reducing the size on disk, but there you go.

I found this as I could see that the file size was similar in Drive to the local file (c 3-4Mb/file for a 4608 * 3456 file). So I downloaded and spent about 5 minutes pixel peeping and thinking this looks very much the same, before I had the nous to just check Image->File size.

Update.

Yes, Mr Google has worked his way through reducing jpg file size to c.200kb, which I suppose was to be expected.

Unfortunately he is also busy trying to make albums and other photo niceties out of my stash. Rather a LOT of them (from what is, I suppose, rather a lot of photos). Once you get over the spookiness of identifying the locations from the image (not exif/GPS  or phone trace) - including some pretty obscure places and the slight fun of sifting through images over the years, it gets tedious dismissing 30 or more suggested albumations at a time.
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Post by: hellymedic on May 30, 2018, 08:56:47 pm
Found in the loft...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-43782267 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-43782267)
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Post by: ElyDave on May 30, 2018, 10:54:23 pm
WOT new camera?

I have a ten year service award, a bit of offshore bonus already earned and a bit more coming up.  Enough after tax to buy a new camera to record this year's tour to Islay and the west coast back down across the SOlway firth.

I'm torn between about three cameras at the moment of similar price range.
- olympus OMD EM 10 - in solver of course to match my old 35mm OM10
- Panasonic GX80 - liked for compactness
- panasonic G7 - perhaps a bit on the chunky side, but good reviews

As an outlier also the Canon EOS M50 at the next price bracket, recommended for the larger sensor size by an airport duty free salesman

Pros - micro 4/3 have more lenses available, and more compact, but perhaps poorer low light/landscape performance vs the canons?
I'm looking for an upgrade from my current Lumix P&S high zoom model I use for work, keen to take better photos, partic landscape/cityscape/parks and gardens

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: LEE on May 30, 2018, 11:33:37 pm
Found in the loft...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-43782267 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-43782267)

They may have stumbled upon a goldmine.

1 - They look like really excellent photos

2 - Similar Vivian Maier prints now sell for thousands each.
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: LEE on May 30, 2018, 11:40:54 pm
WOT new camera?

I have a ten year service award, a bit of offshore bonus already earned and a bit more coming up.  Enough after tax to buy a new camera to record this year's tour to Islay and the west coast back down across the SOlway firth.

I'm torn between about three cameras at the moment of similar price range.
- olympus OMD EM 10 - in solver of course to match my old 35mm OM10
- Panasonic GX80 - liked for compactness
- panasonic G7 - perhaps a bit on the chunky side, but good reviews

As an outlier also the Canon EOS M50 at the next price bracket, recommended for the larger sensor size by an airport duty free salesman

Pros - micro 4/3 have more lenses available, and more compact, but perhaps poorer low light/landscape performance vs the canons?
I'm looking for an upgrade from my current Lumix P&S high zoom model I use for work, keen to take better photos, partic landscape/cityscape/parks and gardens

Thoughts?

Olympus for me (The Mk3).  I don't think you can go wrong with any of them but the Olympus looks so pretty.
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: Jaded on May 31, 2018, 12:25:15 am
Oly. All the way.
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: jsabine on May 31, 2018, 12:53:05 am
I had an endowment mature recently - I am trying *very* hard to resist the temptation of an OM-D E-M5ii, especially as Olympus have a cashback promotion (https://www.olympus.co.uk/company/en/news/press-releases/olympus-summer-promotion.html) until the end of July ...
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: Ham on May 31, 2018, 06:16:33 am
Worth mentioning that even with the cashback, HDew are substantially less https://www.hdewcameras.co.uk/olympus-om-d-e-m5-mk-ii-body-black-2996-p.asp
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: ElyDave on May 31, 2018, 06:46:58 am
It would be the Olympus mk2, mk3 is still too steep for me

Thanks
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: ElyDave on May 31, 2018, 07:17:39 am
Worth mentioning that even with the cashback, HDew are substantially less https://www.hdewcameras.co.uk/olympus-om-d-e-m5-mk-ii-body-black-2996-p.asp

that is even better than John Lewis who are usualy very competetive.  HDew are also giving a 3 year warranty.  I'm assuming you can then go onto Olympus' site and still claim the cashback offer.
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: Ham on May 31, 2018, 07:44:50 am
No, the Oly site says "Participating Dealers" so I assume you would not get the cashback.

As far as low light performance is concerned, it is quite possible that the CaNikons have better performance, the question is, is the Oly adequate? One major benefit is the in body stabilisation, and of course the compact lenses help too, so you can effectively shoot at a lower ISO.

My experience with an OM-10 MkII is that I very very rarely come up against any low light deficiencies, I had to look through archives to come up with a grainy shot. Here's one, streetlit in India, shot at ISO1600 using the 17mm cheapie pancake lens, which just happens to be forum suitable (click for bigness), that's as bad as I've got.

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DS3FVfxinMs/Ww-YtH702JI/AAAAAAACnrw/rG62K4v_NnkZF-HaB8UZ0oxyl-AgYsC3QCKgBGAs/s1600/P9030161.JPG)
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: T42 on May 31, 2018, 10:57:35 am
Found in the loft...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-43782267 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-43782267)

They may have stumbled upon a goldmine.

1 - They look like really excellent photos

2 - Similar Vivian Maier prints now sell for thousands each.

The Bond St. Window looks like a game of Space Invaders.
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: Jaded on May 31, 2018, 12:07:27 pm
Here's a 6000 ISO snap with no adjustments. 17mm f1.8 lens f8 1/60th

The 20mp sensor (this one) is better than the 16mp one, I understand.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hinrykq96kr3ber/P4120036%20%281%29.jpg?dl=0
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: jsabine on May 31, 2018, 12:20:48 pm
Worth mentioning that even with the cashback, HDew are substantially less https://www.hdewcameras.co.uk/olympus-om-d-e-m5-mk-ii-body-black-2996-p.asp

that is even better than John Lewis who are usualy very competetive.  HDew are also giving a 3 year warranty.  I'm assuming you can then go onto Olympus' site and still claim the cashback offer.

No, the Oly site says "Participating Dealers" so I assume you would not get the cashback.

And the HDew FAQs say explicitly that they aren't eligible for UK cashbacks (though they don't actually name Olympus ...). An EM-5 with 12-40mm lens is £1049 in Dixons Travel (which I imagine *does* accrue the cashback) and £999 from HDew (or £998 if you add body and lens to your cart separately).

HDew has got an ex-demo EM-10 Mk2 for £269, body-only.
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: Paul H on May 31, 2018, 12:33:16 pm
WOT new camera?

I have a ten year service award, a bit of offshore bonus already earned and a bit more coming up.  Enough after tax to buy a new camera to record this year's tour to Islay and the west coast back down across the SOlway firth.

I'm torn between about three cameras at the moment of similar price range.
- olympus OMD EM 10 - in solver of course to match my old 35mm OM10
- Panasonic GX80 - liked for compactness
- panasonic G7 - perhaps a bit on the chunky side, but good reviews

As an outlier also the Canon EOS M50 at the next price bracket, recommended for the larger sensor size by an airport duty free salesman

Pros - micro 4/3 have more lenses available, and more compact, but perhaps poorer low light/landscape performance vs the canons?
I'm looking for an upgrade from my current Lumix P&S high zoom model I use for work, keen to take better photos, partic landscape/cityscape/parks and gardens

Thoughts?
You're not going to go wrong, deciding factors for me would be ergonomics and menus and I prefer the Panasonic, currently using the excellent GX80 and tiny GM1.
IMO none of the cameras on your list are really compact, the GX80 is quite brick like, for this reason the GM1 is far more likely to come cycling with me.  I'm tied into M 4/3 with some lovely lenses, if I wasn't the newer 1" sensor cameras might be under consideration.
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partic landscape/cityscape/parks and gardens
Good cameras, like good bikes, are a hobby in themselves. Your interests are not IMO going to be challenging for any enthusiast camera, for any given budget I'd be tempted to put most of it in the glass.
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: ElyDave on May 31, 2018, 01:42:16 pm
thanks all,

I do like Panasonic as well, my P&S is one of theirs, the TZ55, which is perfect for me for work and does take some decent photographs in itself as well. 

FWIW, pricing seems competitive on the Olympus with Park Cameras also doing some good deals https://www.parkcameras.com/bc/35-1602/olympus/mirrorless-cameras (https://www.parkcameras.com/bc/35-1602/olympus/mirrorless-cameras)
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: T42 on June 04, 2018, 03:38:17 pm
Magnum have a print sale on:

https://shop.magnumphotos.com/?rfsn=613924.b8e164&subid=email#lemonde

Too pricey for me but it's free to look.
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: ElyDave on June 04, 2018, 09:00:48 pm
went with the Olympus in the end, after a chat with DEW, I'm as attached to Olympus as I am to Garmin.  Still have my first ever Oly dig camera - 4 x AA and chewed them up like antacids.

I'll explain to SWMBO when it arrives
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: ElyDave on June 10, 2018, 09:38:11 pm
I explained, she was not impressed. I was not surprised. 

What I am suprised at however is the speed at which this thing is capable of filling an SD card.  I'm very impressed already, particularly with the speed of writing to the card. 
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: Ham on July 13, 2018, 07:55:10 am
You just gotta love that sharpen brush in Photoshop, eh? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/13/trump-hails-boris-johnson-as-future-pm-and-attacks-sadiq-khan#img-1

(the possibility that it might be DoF is countered by the sharpness of the lines on May's dress)


That photo has now been relegated to a teeny thumbnail on the side and you can't see the way that the lines in the orange one's face had been emphasised.
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: Gattopardo on October 06, 2018, 11:06:16 am
Fujifilm s8200 stopped working, the on off switch didn't function.

Took camera apart, cleaned the on off switch, put it back together...and now works.  That is the first digital camera that reassembly has been not find out how the camera worked.
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: Gattopardo on October 11, 2018, 08:37:39 pm
Not working now  ::-) ::-)
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: Woofage on October 30, 2018, 11:16:47 am
Woofage junior is doing work experience at Vitec (https://www.vitecgroup.com/). He gets to play with robotic camera supports for the next couple of weeks 8).
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: Ham on November 05, 2018, 04:19:11 pm
Rather spiffing all-action shots of chess games. worth a click

https://www.worldphoto.org/blogs/04-11-18/capturing-intimate-portraits-chess-board
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: pcolbeck on November 05, 2018, 07:49:57 pm
Rather spiffing all-action shots of chess games. worth a click

https://www.worldphoto.org/blogs/04-11-18/capturing-intimate-portraits-chess-board

I liked those. I wouldn't mess with lady with red hijab.
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: Ham on January 12, 2019, 06:15:33 pm
Could anyone use what appears to be a reasonable amount left in a box of 50 10x8 of Ilford Multigrade RC? probably about .....8? 10? years old, been kept in reasonable conditions so may well be ok

Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: Jakob on February 07, 2019, 07:58:50 am
Anyone here play with large format cameras (4x5). For reasons I have yet to figure out, I've decided to try it. (Ok, so quality can be amazing, but it's still very impractical!!!)
Since I also like making stuff (and have a 3D printer), I have also decided to build my own camera. View cameras are pretty simple, so all I need to buy is the lens, ground glass and a couple of film holders.
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: Jaded on February 07, 2019, 08:44:19 am
Someone’s done that...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1794420225/chroma-the-unique-4x5-technical-camera?ref=393947&token=1d76404c
Title: Re: Phototalk random thread
Post by: Jakob on February 07, 2019, 06:36:53 pm
Yeah, there's a one on thingiverse too. Has anyone here played with large format?