Everything Digital Photography
Posted 16 October 2014 - 04:37 PM
But just now, we went to the beach!
In case we've not been introduced, I'm Max the 9-month old Golden Labrador.
Oh no, now nobody on this forum will buy kotmj's camera, it has been sprayed with sea water all over!
Posted 26 November 2014 - 02:06 PM
My Nikon FM arrived. It's a legendary camera from 1977. I've always wanted a Nikon, so it was delicious to be able to baby one in the hand. It feels very good, very precise, like a watch. The lens is really a different league than most other manufacturers. For me, this is the ultimate double gauss normal lens. More recent lenses are not optically better, and certainly not built as well. The normal lenses in recent years have abandoned the double gauss design because of its limitations, so this is the king of an era which has passed.
I bought an adapter to use it on my Fujifilm X-M1. With double gauss designs such as this, open up no further than f2.8 if you want best results.
f2.8. Max always gives me this look in the morning. He wants to get out to urinate and defecate.
f4.0. Ahhh, relief.
Posted 06 December 2014 - 11:09 PM
Well actually, I don't really walk the dog. Too boring. We either play fetch, or if I forgot to bring something to throw, we just chase each other.
See, without a dog, I would have no reason to go out into nature. I would be in my apartment, watching YouTube.
After the walk, I drove over to the closest McD for a coffee and pie.
Alas I did not bring along a proper camera. All pictures with the Mi3.
Posted 26 December 2014 - 11:32 PM
Posted 27 December 2014 - 06:55 PM
i think the discussion about contrast/saturation is really a grey area (pun somewhat intended).
to me, it all depends on what the photographer had in mind, when making the picture.
what also goes into this decision-making process is the equipment he chooses to use to make the picture.
this picture was shot with a nikon fm2 and nikkor 17-35mm f2.8, on a roll of rpx 400 (maybe i should be posting this in the analog photography thread).
it's clear to see that this is a very contrasty image.
while the nikon fm2 doesn't contribute to the contrast, the choice of lens and emulsion did.
after all, all lensmakers will tout their products as having good contast. then, there's also the use of such tools like the (circular) polarizer. films with crazy saturation like velvia wouldn't be flying off the shelf without good reason.
perhaps, it all boils down to whether the post processing was done 'tastefully', and hits the spot for the target audience.
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