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qirex
Feb 15, 2001



I have a fuji x100v it is extremely needs suiting in that I can't waste $800 on a lens if I'm feeling bored, plus I like the dials for everything it makes more sense to my brain than PASM modes. I wish they'd make a 28mm or maybe 24-50 zoom version but that would probably make it huge. anyway it's a good camera I take lots of dog portraits



[missed focus a bit but it's such a nice picture]

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qirex
Feb 15, 2001



polyester concept posted:

I am a huge Fuji fanboy, their image processing makes the best looking jpgs out of any camera manufacturer imo. I shoot raw+jpg, but I never touch the raw files anymore, I just keep them for posterity I guess. I just transfer the jpgs to my phone and do some basic cropping and that's it. But you can do cropping, color, exposure, shadow & highlight adjustments right on the camera itself, so I never even touch photoshop or lightroom anymore these days. They also consistently provide feature upgrades to older camera models via firmware updates instead of forcing you to buy the latest model.

this is really important to me since I don't like editing photos unless they're really amazing, I mostly shoot jpeg and might do some minor crop/straighten or occasional tone editing but my goal is to get the image I want in the viewfinder. I get why people do exposure/focus stacking and all that but I don't have the patience and not dealing with 30mb raw files is so nice. those ones I posted are all straight out of camera except for cropping

I take tons of sky pictures but they're mostly contre jour for that reason

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



dog picture tips:
  • start at 1/500 [I use auto ISO up to 6400 for animals]
  • don't shoot 2.0 or less if you're close, you will get the eyes and miss focus on the nose or vice versa [cats are easier that way]
  • people trying to pose their dogs ruin the picture just take a million of them doing dog stuff
  • getting close is good but once they see you they will try to stick their nose in the lens [this is your best opportunity to pet the dog]

qirex fucked around with this message at 18:29 on Dec 8, 2021

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



I hear those new 1.4 fujis are real good

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



Wild EEPROM posted:

well i don't really, I usually shoot on f8 and iso100 and only adjust shutter speed, it's extremely needs suiting. the big rear end sensor is really good
I want to try the 50R, itís like if you shot my camera with a science fiction growth ray

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



I'd guess fuji appeals to two large groups of people:
old film shooters who like manual controls
newbies with no experience in the dslr area who balk at the size and price of full frame cameras/lenses and don't want to gently caress with raw files for 10 minutes apiece to get a usable picture

there's also street photography hipsters who wish they owned a leica but I think they're just overrepresented on youtube and there aren't actually that many of them

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



yeah I only manually focus when I want to lock it to one zone for a while like taking pictures out of a window, focus by wire is kinda butt

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



Jimmy Carter posted:

i should also mention that i am in SF which has a recent trend of lensbros getting punched in the face and all their gear stolen from them, a thing which I am inclined to avoid.

yeah I'm on russian hill a lot but I avoid the area right around twisty lombard

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



the gear is almost never why your photos aren't good, you need to learn to compose and shoot with what you have and no set of gear is going to adapt to every situation you have to make editorial creative choices about what you want to achieve

I agree cameras should be scriptable but camera makers are so bad at software it will probably never happen. I'd like to make my own film simulations as I only use like 3 of the 15 my camera comes with

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



do not do freelance work without a contract and releases

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



thereís a reason photographers charge double their rate for weddings. itís also what keeps most professional photographers in business

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



Kazinsal posted:

c camera s: apparently my local London Drugs still has a 1-hour 35mm photo lab. might have to go get myself an SLR or something to shoot some film with

when you find out how much film costs now you may want to look into a better lab

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



digital sensors are measurably better than film in pretty much every way but people don't always want the most hyperreal image and the "character" of film is something all the digital companies spend tons of time on [especially since only like 3 companies make all the sensors everyone uses]

in practice you can make an image look however you want but the film ~experience~ appeals to a lot of people

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



mods rename thread to echi's losing struggle with gear acquisition syndrome liveblog

qirex
Feb 15, 2001





a couple recent shots I liked

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



my flash came with gels imo they look cheesy and you can just tint it in post. get a diffuser if you need a diffuser

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



at that point you might as just well hold your camera up to the scope on an actual rifle

found a refurb deal on a ricoh gr iii, now I have to become a street photography hipster

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



my GR is here and image stabilization is good, folks

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



Iíd go instax if I wanted instant film but that has filthy pixels involved which might not match your ~*aesthetic*~

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



I like more contrast but the current trend is no highlights no shadows.

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qirex
Feb 15, 2001



mountain pictures benefit insanely from low angle light across their faces, the contrast helps give them scale. itís why all the landscape photographers I watch on youtube are constantly starting their videos at like 3am so they can hike 3 hours to catch dawn

my favorite mountain picture

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