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post #3691 of 4210
Szeph,

High ISO on the OM-D isn't bad at all, and the grain doesn't have objectionable structure to my eye. Also, it has in-body image stabilization, which can help with your low light shots as well. For my workflow, the OM-D's rendering of microcontrast is much nicer than the Sony's. Conversion to B&W with straight desaturation and a tiny bit of curves adjustment usually gets me that glowing B&W look you often find in film. I'll post a few examples tonight.

I agree with IC that the OM-D's main weakness is its handling, which ironically is caused by one of its strengths: its small size.

Also, have you thought about the Sony RX100?
post #3692 of 4210
I'd get a second-hand M8, but that's just me. tounge.gif

Went to a thrift shop today:

For 4 bucks this 700gr weighing block of glass and metal from Sigma (80-200 f.3,5-4):
(Not sure what mount, not Nikon at least))



And two perfectly operating Canonet 28's for 3 bucks a pop:

post #3693 of 4210
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Originally Posted by Laurens View Post

I'd get a second-hand M8, but that's just me. tounge.gif

Went to a thrift shop today:

For 4 bucks this 700gr weighing block of glass and metal from Sigma (80-200 f.3,5-4):
(Not sure what mount, not Nikon at least))



And two perfectly operating Canonet 28's for 3 bucks a pop:


If that tele is a Minolta mount I'm interested in buying it.
post #3694 of 4210
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

If that tele is a Minolta mount I'm interested in buying it.

I think it's a Praktica B-mount.

post #3695 of 4210
Nice find on those canons!
post #3696 of 4210
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Originally Posted by Laurens View Post

I'd get a second-hand M8, but that's just me. tounge.gif
Actually I've considered that but the ISO performance is worse than the X100. At least no auto focus problems. Can just as well shoot a film rangerfinder, cheaper and the charming film look.

Actually I've considered selling all my stuff. 5D III + 35L + 85L II + 17-40L + 24-70L + flashes + X100. With that money I could get a M 240 + lens. But I'm not sure I want to go without auto focus at all... plus if I'd pre-order now, I'd get the new Leica M delivered in Q1 2014 according to my dealer. foo.gif

I've also considered to sell my stuff to get the Sony RX1. But I'm not too fond of the add-on view finder plus I'd like a faster aperture.
post #3697 of 4210
Just get the M9, it's good enough. smile.gif

Or be crazier and get an M-Monochrom, colours are distracting anyway. And that delicious ISO performance.

BTW Samples of the new M are finally in, you can have a look here: http://en.leica-camera.com/photography/m_system/m_new/download-196_5.html
post #3698 of 4210
Laurens, that's definitely not a Minolta mount.
post #3699 of 4210
I don't think I could pay that much and not get autofocus. It's a nice option to have lol. If I wanted no af I'd get a film leica
post #3700 of 4210
I've also looked into a M9 but even used you can't get them below 3500 €. With a Voigtländer lens that would put me at 4500 € for a camera that I would only want out of psychological reasons. No auto focus, OKish high ISO performance. The M Monochrome is even more expensive. I'd rather get a beat up M3 (or M5 or Zeiss Ikon) with an used Voigtländer lens for ~ 1000 € all together and shoot more film. Which is what I'll probably do.

Yesterday I was at my favorite bar. Had to shoot the X100 at ISO 6400, f/2 and under-expose by nearly 2 stops to get a hand-holdable shutter speed. Auto focus was non-existant in that light, had to manually focus using the magnifying function. Focus by wire implementation is sucky as hell in the X100. Obviously the 5D³ with a f/1.4 lens would have allowed me to shoot without underexposing so much while still auto focusing. So I guess I will just stick with taking the EOS out more often and wait 2 or 3 years until I go for a new small camera.
Edited by Szeph el raton - 2/6/13 at 3:05am
post #3701 of 4210
Szeph, be careful if you start looking at Zeiss Ikon cameras. If you ever have to get them fixed it's expensive and with certain models almost impossible due to parts availability. After nearly 2 decades of looking for one particular model that was in working condition I finally found one that was in working condition. I ended up passing on it because the only guy in the country who could work on it told me if it broke I would be basically SOL.

When I was looking at the Sony RX100 I had the camera store kill the lights in the place. I took pics at ISO800 handheld with it and the images were fine. You should seriously take a look at it and for around 650 bucks it won't break your bank account. I'm going to get one to replace my small pocket camera which is now 6 years old.
post #3702 of 4210
This happened while I was cooking today. My kitchen never gets direct sunlight, but today as the sun was going down behind my apartment, the light was reflected from the 3rd story apartment windows across from mine. Their windows have some kind of polarizing film on them and causes a lot of light to be reflected. I thought it was awesome so I had to share

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sous vide pork tender loin, wine infused radishes, wine reduction
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post #3703 of 4210
^
Serious cutting table.


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Water cab in Rotterdam:

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post #3704 of 4210
More fun with the Helios 44-2 58/2 and the Sony NEX-5N. I think I'm starting to like the 5N more and more as I figure out how to deal with it. Shot RAW, developed in LR4 to 16-bit TIFF, and minor levels and dodging/burning in Photoshop CS4 for the 2nd pic. 1st pic is pretty much OOC except for one spot removal.



post #3705 of 4210
Recently sold my 20D and APS-C lenses (17-85, 60mm macro) and bought a 1D mk III. Planning to keep the 85mm 1.8 and 70-200 f4L IS and just use the DSLR for long range action shots, while switching fiull time to m4/3 for the wide/normal stuff.

As expected, AF on the mk III is WAY better than the 20D. Suspect I'll get an even higher keeper rate once I readjust a few of the tracking settings.

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