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***SW&D Photography Thread***

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by g transistor, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. iamacyborg

    iamacyborg Senior member

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    Selection of other shots. Either taken with my D50 or film of some kind. Mixture of Thailand, Cambridge and the Kinetica Art Fair.


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  2. zissou

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    After starting with film (used to pretend I was an art student and sneak into the darkrooms at my university), and then switching to a compact digital camera, I now want a compact digital interchangeable lens camera. I need a digital camera for work that will take photos of everything from flowers to wildlife fairly far away. I, too, was thinking of the Sony NEX6L with the 16-50mm and 55-210mm lenses. I simply don't have the time to work with film these days, and I'll be using the images in a digital setting (presentations). If anyone can recommend a better camera for a similar price, I'd appreciate it.
     


  3. iamacyborg

    iamacyborg Senior member

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    I recently got the Fuji X-E1 which I love, but considering your lens choices it might not be the camera for you as the Fuji range mostly consists of primes. I don't think you can go wrong with the Nex6 though.
     


  4. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    I really should have separated those two sentences, am not suggesting anyone start with film but just sharing what for me was the greatest advice

    That said, the nex system is great if you get used to the menu system which is different than dslr or m43 ones. I like the nex specifically for the peaking feature which is great for manual focus since I just shoot with old m mount lenses but don't have the time to deal with all the requirements of film right now and an m system is much more expensive.

    The other reason I prefer the nex is its larger sensor compared to m43 cameras. And now there are much more lenses available both zoom and prime for anyone looking into this.

    Ultimately no amount of recommendations and reviews will ever compare to playing with the cameras and seeing what feels best in hand. Everyone has different preferences and requirements and shoots differently. And if you're after a generic solution then an exchangeable lens system is really just overkill for what a p&s could accomplish easily...
     


  5. nineohtoo

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    I saw Bat For Lashes last night:



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  6. LonerMatt

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  8. Dorje

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    Sony NEX is awesome, I got a Nex5 when it first came out.

    I have a few old Canon manual focus lenses (24/2.8, 50/1.4, 90/1.8) that work great on the nex with an adapter, though rangefinder lenses would be even better if you have the cash or have them lying around. A Nex with a good lens is capable of pro level results imo, and a few good primes with manual focus and aperature is a good way to learn a lot about how to take pics.

    It is nice to have the option to use old lenses you can pick up for pennies on the dollar or use the compact native zoom/16mm prime depending on your needs at the time. I often go mt biking with the Nex/16mm prime, that combo is only slightly larger than many p&s cameras.

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  9. slstr

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    Gtrans and Rublev's shots are great.



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    Would be cool to know if anyone was trying out more experimental photographic techniques too. A chemigram I made:
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  10. rublev

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    Those pre-soaked in red wine look great. Dreamy. I think i remember reading about people soaking their film but I've never done it. I used to cross process (slide film processed in C-41 chemicals) with my Vivitar ultra wide and slim (fantastic point and shoot camera that is about £7..., or was when i bought it). Depending on what lab i took it to i got some pretty interesting results. I've not done it for a while now though. edit - just went through my i photo with even more x-pro and it really does matter which lab does it. Some of the stuff i have from Jessops looks awful.

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  11. LonerMatt

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    slstr - love the roses and the waterfall - great composition, elegant colouring!

    I like taking photos of street art.

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  12. LonerMatt

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    I posted awhile back at wanting to be able to take some decent close ups of plants.

    I think I took one that, while a bit boring, flat and obvious, actually highlights some of the detail I wanted it to!

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  13. scoobydrew

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    Just returned from Seattle last weekend. It was raining the entire time we were there, but here's an obligatory Space Needle shot (reflection off the wet sidewalk).

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  14. shootspeed

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    some photos i took with my sister's toy camera 2 years ago in ny for her wedding. i love how film makes you choose your shots more carefully.


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  15. shoreman1782

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    I read somewhere recently an aphorism on film that, with digital, you're always looking at your last shot; with film, you're always looking at your next shot.

    Of course you can always just turn the LCD off.
     


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