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I use both, though they work pretty much identically.  There is focus peaking available, which helps you pull focus on video much more accurately on a small screen, though you can get a deep DOF in next to no light if you want, also.  That takes some getting used to—you're like, I can do what?

 

As far as I'm concerned you can go ahead and believe the hype.  The main drawback is that it's 12.2 MP, but unless you're making murals that people walk right up to, who cares.  With an HDMI recorder you can shoot 4K, which is bananas.  The A7S is now an "old" model—like 3 months out of date—so you can get some deals on eBay.  I got a $50 adapter and use my Canon lenses; the AF isn't spectacular that way but I hate AF anyhow.

 

 

 

@330CK Ah yes, film.  I'm mainly interested in cinema, and went to film school in the last "glory days" of analog, so I have absolutely zero nostalgia for celluloid.  To make a 20-minute 16mm narrative short with no commercial market whatever, you were looking at $15,000 just in processing costs.  And those aren't constant dollars, either.  

 

Obviously for stills film makes a lot more sense, if that's the way you like working.  But when I started out, all of us would have gleefully murdered a human to get usable, much less gorgeous, ISO 27,000 on ANY camera—that was like contemplating time travel—so it's amusing to watch people kinda just go, "meh."

 

 

 

Ah the glory days... pushing 1600 ISO black and white film to 12,800 was the bees knees. I worked in a pro photo lab back in the day, and used to just wonder what some of those photogs were smoking. Actually, it was obvious... This was Santa Cruz after all.

 

I love film, and have pondered pulling my old Bronica 6x6 camera (SQAi with a 120 back) out of retirement, but the damned convenience of not waiting for processing (or heaven forbid setting up a darkroom in my basement!) keeps me choosing digital. I can make digital prints look film grainy anyway... Gotta love that Photoshop CC!

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Sweet haul. Any more pictures of the Burberry?

Thanks! Took some earlier today. 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #33678 of 51002
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they're re-releasing a few original designs:

 

https://oliverpeoples.com/project/news/vintage-circa-1987/

 

that hi-d tortoise is very choice. 

If they were to somehow be able to regain manufacturing rights, this would be more exciting. However this just means they are rereleasing their classic models, except they are to be made in Italy, by machine, costing less than $2 bucks a pair to be sold for $400, using the same materials Tom Ford uses and the same materials that DKNY or Liz Claiborne or Kenneth Cole etc.. uses. All of those glasses brands are complete shit now. Japan is the only place still hand crafting glasses, making the price tags justifiable. However this will most likely make the value of mine go up so I guess I'm all for it.

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Minor flip brag just cuz I've never done it before and it's for a used tie....but somehow when your able to buy a tie with that wording on the keeper (how that was missed I have no idea) from one of the most expensive thrifts in the city for 3 bucks...and then flip it for a little more.... Probably not my best margin percentage nor nearly close to highest sale....however definitely the most I've gotten for a used tie and also it's always worthy of bragging when you win against the thrifts in this city...

 

 

 

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I enjoy the brag game biggrin.gif
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I enjoy the brag game biggrin.gif

I'll see your WW2 jacket and raise you a $12.99 Horsey jacket that didn't even have the cashmere lining.

 

 

No offer, straight BIN. Very possible eBay record.

 

K capitalism over.

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@Odradek

Nice pick ups. I've still not scratched my Drakes itch yet in the UK. If you fancy parting with that rusty orange one then send me a PM buddy.
Edited by thebuddahman - 4/4/16 at 4:29am
post #33683 of 51002
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There were at least 4 more there which I didn't pick up as I thought the designs were't too good, but I think I'll head back there tomorrow.


Managed to get back there today and picked up the remaining seven unlabeled Drake's ties.








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Thrift fit.

 

Hackett | Thrift from @thebuddahman

William Hunt Shirt | TK Maxx

Kilgour Tie | E-Thrift

post #33685 of 51002
Fuck. 70 degrees yesterday, feels like temp is 24 this morning. ffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gif

Morning crue!!!!

@Purplelabel, light colored ties like that are usually pretty hard to pull off. In this case, there is not nearly enough contrast between shirt and tie. Any other darker color would have worked here. The fit itself looks nice though! Nice collar on that shirt! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #33686 of 51002
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Really appreciate the feedback, but I should have mentioned I meant an M6 for film photography. The d200 is more than enough to take ebay photos with.
It's an Ikon/icon painting. If it were a few hundred years old and hand painted, you'd have a shit ton of money. this one is most likely an appliqué made for a tourist type market.

Leica Bro :fistbump:

I keep wanting to pick up an M6, but I love my M2 so much, and she's given me so much faithful service. Love my IIIC for a pocket camera though. What kind of glass are you thinking of putting on 'er?

post #33687 of 51002
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@Purplelabel, light colored ties like that are usually pretty hard to pull off. In this case, there is not nearly enough contrast between shirt and tie. Any other darker color would have worked here. The fit itself looks nice though! Nice collar on that shirt! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

I know exactly what you mean, I've heard the tie should be darker than the shirt or something? What do you suggest? :) 

 

post #33688 of 51002
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Managed to get back there today and picked up the remaining seven unlabeled Drake's ties.









Combined with what you snagged yesterday, that is a super nice pile of ties.
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I know exactly what you mean, I've heard the tie should be darker than the shirt or something? What do you suggest? :) 

 

There's no true general rule of thumb to follow as far as tie selection is concerned (except blacks are for funerals and night time functions pretty much). You may be confusing that with the rule that the shirt is to never be darker than the jacket, which should be followed. I think eazy's point here is that the extreme lack of contrast in your combination kinda gives off this monochromatic feel. It is just insanely plain which is not a good look. You should have at least one pattern in there, however no more than two, and you should utilize the tie as the piece to bring some personality to your outfit. It doesn't need to be loud, however a foulard print, something with depth and complexity, in a base color that complements and contrasts but doesn't clash, will liven up an otherwise very mundane, lifeless combination selection you have made. It's essentially begging for some personality which will in turn liven up your two solids.

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I know exactly what you mean, I've heard the tie should be darker than the shirt or something? What do you suggest? smile.gif 


Really, anything other than white or off white/cream. Assuming the coat is blue, a tie in brown, dark green, blue, rust, etc, would all work. Of course, I'm partial to earth tones, so......
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