Fisheye lenses are the one lens that can really divide opinion more than any other. It’s truly a love or hate relationship, but are they really misunderstood? We look at circular and rectilinear fisheye lenses so that you can get a very understanding of life with a fisheye lens. First things first, as mentioned above, […]Why use fisheye lenses? — OneCameraOneLens
Month: September 2021
GAS – Gear Acquisition Syndromecameras, Fujichrome, fujifilm, opinons, thoughts, photography, pictures, public
I have always had an appreciation for fine pieces of engineering, be it cars or cameras or even phones. I can feel the urge biting at me again, having recently found a very competitively priced (used) Fujifilm X Pro 3 with a couple of decent lenses. As is always the question, at these times, do I need it, what will it do that I cannot already do with the cameras I already own.
I already own the X Pro 2, which I admire greatly and does the job I require of it, it takes great pictures with great colours. So why am I considering the X Pro 3 ??
There is, as far as I can tell, no real rational explanation for GAS other than I want, I have the cash and I love the design. Yes the XPro3 has a slightly larger sensor, and does things that the XPro2 cannot, but none of them are deal breakers. I just want.
I must say, I do like the idea of not chimping all the time, which I have a habit of doing, as the main screen is hidden as to make this more difficult, not impossible, but less likely. Giving a more film like operation to the camera. Making you think before you soot, slowing you down a little, getting things right before you click the shutter. Sounds like I am trying to persuade myself, and I probably am. Even used, it is a very expensive item for me.
It certainly won’t make me any better of a photographer, but will encourage me to get out and take pictures because I have robbed the bank manager of all that cash. LOL. Watch this space as I have not bought it yet.
Deposit left, collect on Friday, great deal. Trading in one of my XT’s for this icon
Early thoughts, this camera and the way it produces colour is simply amazing
Always Clamouring for New Gearcameras, Fujichrome, fujifilm, Lenses, opinons, thoughts, photography
Some people always seem to be wanting to upgrade to ”a better” camera because it has newer features or a bigger sensor. I truly find it hard to understand. When I find a camera lens combination that does what I want it to do, I tend to stick with it for a long time and ignore all the new gadget, bells and whistles. The images below, taken today, on what many would say is an obsolete camera, Fujifilm X Pro1. This camera still is capable of excellent quality. Yes it does not have all the ”features” of the newer cameras but it does what it says on the box, takes amazing quality images.
I also took out with me today my ”old” Canon 5D Mk2, another machine that is able to produce high quality images. Its robust and heavy and slower to use that the newer cameras but who cares, it produces images that I enjoy at a price that I can afford, why would I upgrade.
The need to upgrade continually to the next ”best” camera, is a phantasy invented by the camera makers to enable them to sell more cameras, not to enable you to make the best pictures IMO. If you need to upgrade for a specific reason, and can afford to do so, then by all means go for it but think about,clearly, what you need to produce the images that you (and others) may enjoy.
Monochrome with a standard RGB camera.opinons, thoughts, photography, pictures, processing, public
The possibilities are endless.
With good post-processing or even processing in the camera such as in Fujifilm bodies, making high quality monochrome images, (maybe not in the league of dedicated mono sensors as in the Leica) but more than enough quality for the average pro/hobbyist.
Leica Q2 Monochrom Full Frame Compact Digital Cameracameras, Lenses, opinons, thoughts, photography, public
Would I buy one even if I could afford it, the answer would probably be YES.
47.3MP full-frame black-and-white CMOS sensor Captures amazing stills and 4K video 3-inch TFT LCD monitor with touch control 3.68MP OLED electronic viewfinder with eye sensor Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE connectivity ISO range of 100-100,000 Fast and accurate AF Compact, fully weather-sealed body Compatible with Leica FOTOS app Leica Summilux 28mm f/1.7 ASPH lens. It certainly has an impressive specification, but would I need it. I have never handled the camera but have used Leica cameras in my film days and know just how well constructed they are, but is this just overkill, a rich mans toy. Watch the review below.
Is anything ever NEWcameras, copyrights, Fujichrome, fujifilm, opinons, thoughts, photography, pictures, public
It doesn’t matter whether someone has done it or not in the past. What is important is that you enjoy doing it.
”For example, would you not drink coffee because everyone else does it, and everyone else has done it before? Or would you not have a coffee this morning because you’ve “done it before”? Eric Kim
Everything is simply a remix or iteration of things in the past
Everything has been done before by somebody
The big mistake photographers make is that they make photos based on what others haven’t done before, rather than thinking whether they like it or not.
Do we make pictures for ourselves or to please others, do we copy what others have done before or try to be our own person and make something new. Is there anything new ??
Do we try to say things with our pictures, give them meaning or tell a story, or do we just like to make attractive images that appeal to people and that people would enjoy looking at. This of course presupposes that we make images for others to enjoy. Many of the images I make are not pretty, but hopefully they tell the story I would want them to tell.
If we make an image for others, and are paid to do a job, then yes we have to work within the brief given but that, fortunately, does not apply to the images I choose to make as I am the person that I have to please. I can choose the story or the subject that pleases me. It may have been done before, not original, but as I have already proposed, nothing is original.