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echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



100% OFFICIAL THREAD



yeah we have a pics thread for computer pics
yeah we have a get outdoors thread that has photos in it
yes we have also other threads
but this thread right now? doesn't exist

showcase your glorious snaps
discuss your god forsaken hardware
debate phone apps
share tips for getting birds to pose for you

RUELS:

a) show off ya gear. I wanna see what yas got.
b) you have to lay on the bokeh thick, like with a god drat butter knife
c) if its your first post in the thread, you have to post a pic you took
d) do what you can to share gear info with shared pics
e) phone pics are legit pics so post em



HEARTY RECOMMENDATION:
https://postimages.org/ is definitely worth it. it might cost a few dollars (and free account is decent), but you get excellent hosting which doesn't decimate the quality of your pics, and the desktop app works real nice for easy/quick screen/region shots et cetera!

Jimmy Carter posted:

yo uhhh, an FYI that PostImages doesn't strip EXIF data.

run either exiftool -all= <file> or at the very least exiftool -geotag= <file> if you want

(someone should probably add this to the OP)

echinopsis fucked around with this message at 00:36 on Dec 18, 2021

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echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004




canon eos r w/ canon EF 100mm f/2.8L

the roses pull the hard yards here. it was a misty morning so they got some water of the gods on them. this lens isn't mine, I was renting it and will get it back again soon, I can't wait. also rental dude gave me an eos r to play around with for a while and I fell in love so I got one for myself on a pay a few dollars for a million months kind of thing BECAUSE I AM A GOD drat ADULT

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



I had been eyeing up the new sony mirrorless cameras because they are probably front of the pack, but it would have meant leaving canon behind

and then I used the eos r, and just fell in love. literally, like the way a child loves it's blanket.
it's not perfect, and so I have a whole list of justifications for buying it regardless.
but I like it very much, I just want to take it everywhere.
and I can see myself buying that lens too. it's only money what the hell
mirrorless is the future
time is in the future

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



Silver Alicorn posted:

I cannot contribute but I fully support this thread. show me the best images and thickest longest lenses you got

this is the lens I want to get. the one I used for the rose photo. I think it has a very satisfying girth and shape.

some lens get thicker as they go along. some get thinner

some maintain their meat all along their length. this provides the user with immense gratitude





when I have this back in my hand, believe me, I will take photos with it

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



I ain't trying to gloat here, I'm just impressed with modern equipment. my last camera was a canon 7d from 2009

this is at 100% its perfect down to the pixel friends.

those zany engineers at the camera companies? god bless every one of them

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



Silver Alicorn posted:

I love those cameras with like a telephoto lens thatís 18 inches long

they used to make TWO of these per year lmao



the white looks sick as gently caress

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004




canon eos r w/ canon ef 100m f/1.8 stm

cloud. love a good sky pic. images like this I start to feel conflicted, I've done some aggressive colour manipulation to make it more striking. for this, I may get called a clown. it'll hurt, and you'd think I'd be used to that pain by now but I am not. regardless.


ps. ya know how I uploaded this? I pressed F7. thats a hot key for postimages to bring up a folder browser and upload the image and put the url in the clipboard. postimages open the folder at the last location you left it at, which is the default folder i have set up for exports from lightroom. I am not being paid by them

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



polyester concept posted:

it's crazy how bad and smeared up phone pics look compared to a modern camera & lens when you pixel peep

even my old 7d was like that though, it just had enough megapixels for it to not matter too much.

the pic I took had a combo of decent sensor size (full frame) and very sharp glass, and good focus
phones do incredible jobs tbh. I think the biggest downfall of a phone is that they're used up close and distort faces, but thats the users doing that not the phones. and obviously this is a subjective thing







I'll admit there is a part of me that doesn't want to celebrate the technological advances being made in the phone camera world. using multiple sensors and lenses and a bunch of magic to fake depth of field effects. I am really curious to find out what they'll be able to do.

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



qirex posted:

I have a fuji x100v

very nice pics my main man

fujifilm seem the way to go if you want a point and shoot style camera. lots of word on the street that they just take great photos. I'd love the money to have a camera like that as a daily driver


I was skeptical of mirrorless before I tried it, and wanted to try it to test out the electronic viewfinder, because thats how real photographers use a camera right? but I never thought id use the back screen as much as I do now

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



polyester concept posted:

They also consistently provide feature upgrades to older camera models via firmware updates instead of forcing you to buy the latest model.

:qq:

yeah it bugs me a bit that the newer models from mine have features which, at least to my poo poo for brains, seem software only :qq:


I only shoot raw. I always have and haven't really challenged that workflow. spose it works for me. I do like how I can connect directly to my phone wirelessly and download pics, but it converts to jpeg at the time.


I could probably challenge that workflow actually, seeing as now I can make sure I am properly exposed before I take the shot, and there aren't that many pics that i am afraid I'll leave data behind in the shadows or highlights

IF it turns out that 3D LUT transforms in lightroom (profiles, not presets) work on the raw files, well then that is a case for me to use them though, because if that is the case I want them for the equivalent of saturating film and having it do something more interesting than clip. I have a weird obsession with profiles and colour transforms and kind of want to make my own, so as exposure increases (either thru pushing the exposure when taken OR later) it doesn't just push toward white but does something more interesting instead. lets see if thats possible lol

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



polyester concept posted:

some say if you want to see realism in photography, buy a newspaper

its all about something interesting really huh

if its interesting? well it can't be that bad can it.

I am actually a HUGE sucker for things like lens flare and light leaks etc. I'd like to know what you can use to do some fake bloom and lens flare etc, using the data from the photo. the kind of thing davinci resolve does but just on a single pic

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



Sagebrush posted:

weak. they only made three of these ever:



gently caress I love a lens

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



Sagebrush posted:

long lenses are kind of fun once in a while but i don't get the people who are obsessed with longer and longer and bigger ones. i think they're probably creeps who plan to use them to spy on girls.

a good lens should be small, fast, and radioactive, like this one:



i'll bite... why is it radioactive?

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



qirex posted:

dealing with 30mb raw files

this is me lol

it means I generally go thru and flag the photos I like and delete everything else

which isn't a bad thing anyway, but lame its necessary

but I was born like this

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



akadajet posted:

I have this lens. i mostly use it taking sharp photos of old slide film on a copy stand with a light table

😩

I canít wait to have the rented one back in my hands

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



[picture of usb PD charger that wonít upload]


kinda super excited about this PD charger. only discovered that a PD (power delivery) charger is a thing but itís a usb charger thatís for usb-c but the real game changer is that I can charge the batteries in my eos r using this charger :smugrgw: just plug in camera and it charges. finally mid 2000s technology comes to the eos range of big rear end cameras

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



akadajet posted:

isnít there an rf version now?

yeah but itís more than half a grand more dollars

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



Bored Online posted:

divorce yourself from your material possessions imo

as in spend more money?

MrQueasy posted:


Sigh... I have too many hobbies.

photog is one of the best hobbies. often encourages me to get out and do something different and also provides me with a record of some of the best times in my life

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



Jenny Agutter posted:

couple photos from my x100t



love this camera tbh

excellent photos my dude

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



MrQueasy posted:

Echi I am holding you personally responsible for me sitting here avoiding doing work considering spending $1900 on a silver X-T3 and an XF35mm f1.4 in one tab and $1550 for the used equivalent in another...

I ordered some replacement spicy pillows for my t3i though.



is this your first dive into mirrorless?

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



MrQueasy posted:

Vaguely! I've borrowed my buddy's XT-2 and Sony a7 a few times. But at this point, it's been 2 years since I held a camera that wasn't my ridiculously large iphone.

I've been using a t3i forever, and while I have the kit lens somewhere, the $125 50mm canon prime is just too sharp and awesome to really take off unless I'm renting L glass.

I remember the X-T2 having a weird like... diagonal grid pattern deep in the distance where it would distort things I knew were unbroken straight lines... It may have been the midrange zoom he had on it, but I was kinda disappointed at the difference in the way the sensor interpreted things that were out of focus.

I don't remember as much about the a7 other than I hated the interface. The X-T2 was weird but "interesting".

Unrelated, I'm trying to figure out a new raw workflow because Adobe just keeps making it more and more difficult to batch render and upload images to 3d party services. I'm actually vaguely happy with the new Lightroom's interface and the online image library... but I'm strange. Each release seems to push the mobile-first aspect of it more and more.

wonder what that weird pattern is youíre talking about

are you using new lightroom or lightroom classic?



I was taking some pics of my son last night. face detection, especially eye detection? gently caress they are game changers. I used to lose so many pics on the 7d for being slightly out of focus, but this thing nails picture after picture, and having such large and decent iso means this older 55-200 f/4.5-5.6 can even work in low light, because at 200 it takes some nice portrait.

a lot of the criticisms thrown at a camera like mine are from camera reviewers and the like, because for me, coming from a camera released in 2009, everything is either better or miles better. i love the feel of this thing in my hand

also thereís this new move Fv which is flexible priority and itís a bit like manual mode except you can put any thing into auto or manual, i often leave the iso and shutter speed on auto, set the aperture myself and use the exposure to adjust, and in that sense itís simply aperture priority, except if i want to all of a sudden control shutter speed im not switching to a new mode and losing my aperture settings. iíve read so many people, including myself, have just switched over to it for everything




and small little bit of fun : it films at 120 frames and having a lot of fun with the kids filming and then reversing. reversed slow mo is some great wholesome entertainment

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



MrQueasy posted:

new lightroom...

never even looked at this tbh. iím kinda gutted that lightroom ďclassicĒ is probably considered by adobe to be on the list of things theyíd like to kill off

gutted the replaced split toning with colour grading, even if only cos their colour grading tools are lame

(99% of colour grading is in the subtle end of the saturation range so everyone will be doing almost all their work in a slim bunch of slider pixels while most
of those pixels remain unused, and in resolve they recognise this by making it so the mouse moves the sliders less than 1:1 but adobe ignore this)

quote:

As far as newer cameras being magic... yeah... that's why I have the gear lust! The focus-detection fringe thing that the X-T2 did (Is this a standard mirrorless feature?) in the eyepiece was really cool and helpful.


is there where manual focus puts some fringe on whatís in focus? yeah thatís good. mine does that but not just in the eyepiece

quote:


Moving to Fuji from Canon (body + a decent lens) seems similarly expensive to either buying a Canon6D or the CanonR+EF adapter
can I ask why in particular this is the way youíd go?

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



MrQueasy posted:

I'm also ADHD, so I want new... shiny... different... a move to a micro4/3ds would be a "sensible" amateur photographer choice, whereas the "Full Frame Baybeeee" wolf inside me I see more as a "maybe I should push myself more because I spent more moneys". (I keep trying to tell myself that this is a Lie, but that matters little to my terrible brain)

lol I love it. I am eager to watch your progress


Sagebrush posted:

and man. if you wanna talk knobfeel, pick up one of these lenses designed around manual focus use and run it through the range. no modern lens feels as good.

just consistently jealous

MrQueasy posted:

Whoops, forgot to talk about what you said about your 7d!e iphone is cool, but it's starting too do too much between capture and writing to raw for my taste.


IPhone 11pro max (OVERPROCESSED, I KNOW, I'M SORRY)



I love this pic. colors are amazing, dont apologise at all for the "over"processing, its extremely appropriate

I actually love my 7D. It just feels good. It takes nice photos. I think I realised that I was running too slow shutter speeds for ages when it came to people so I was often blurring them and blaming the autofocus, because the 50mm f/1.8 does have a pretty slim dof. but I still love it.

I love it because I would NEVER turn it off. no reason to. it'd go to "sleep" and I could pick it up after a month and itd fire the moment you pressed the button. the low low low battery usage of SLRs makes me so happy. I love that until you press the button or autofocus, it uses no energy to look thru


BUT the results of my new eos r speak for themselves. when I get up close to the noise, I am actually happy with the noise, it doesn't inherently have that awful digital noise look.

OH and I just love it for some reasons. I've read a lot of other people say the same kind of thing, it was kind of panned a bit when it came out, but then gained a lot of popularity after for just being nice to use somehow

and face detection, I know its not a new thing but drat it's nice to have.


I really want to do portrait stuff. I've discovered TFP groups on facebook and have yet to go along but just want to work with people. people are such interesting subjects, and there is so much to be done, and a decade of pics of flowers is getting a bit boring. and when its friends and family, they dont want to sit around, so I really want to work with someone who is there for that - a model basically, so I am looking forward to exploring that more.

heres a shot with the 7d and one of only 2 good photos ive taken with the 24mm EFS pancake lens

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



a bunch of photos I've taken are kind of good but what is really good is how it got me off my rear end to get the pic

I took my kids up the hill to see the sunrise to get that pic. was a nice time. probably wouldnt have done it if it wasnt to also take the pic

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



MrQueasy posted:




I love the shot, but it's identical to every postcard you've ever seen of the falls in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

thatís a gorgeous photo and itís the only one iíve seen


and that full frame mirrorless - it me

they did release the r6 and r5 but god drat theyíre expensive. only benefit is that face/eye detection also works with animals

NoneMoreNegative posted:

man thread making me feel hella guilty, literally haven't unzipped my kit bag in actual years, covered in dust from sitting.



5D3, the EF24-70 and the big brother EF70-200. I used to still follow photo kit tech but since COVID I haven't even read up on what's new.

😩

MrQueasy posted:

Precisely! I let COVID steal that from me because going out in public became exhausting... even if it was to head out into the middle of nowhere.

If you have an EF mount... this is a pro rent if you don't know what you're going to end up shooting.

EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM


At $1600 I'm not getting one of my own anytime soon... but god drat is it versatile.

interesting ..

I really struggle with wider lenses to get anything worthwhile out of them. well tbf i leave the 50mm on but iíve only taken two photos at a wide angle that are good

i rented a sigma ART 35mm f1.2 and it was a nice lens but couldnít take anything worthwhile keeping

as soon as i got the 100mm macro? glorious photos as far as the eye can see.

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004




heh I found a waterfall, and used a tripod and remote to take this embarrassingw photo of myself. got wet to do this



and a photo with a 24mm that is actually ok. I have concluded I am incapable of a good picture with this lens UNLESS its just like landscape



also

square crop - obv for instagram reasons, but I actually really love the end result. it the best.


zombienietzsche posted:

I'm in MFT land and planning on purchasing an Olympus E-M5 III over the E-M1 II soon solely because it looks amazing in silver.

Just got the 34mm equiv f1.8 lens literally yesterday and I am in love.

pics plz

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



yeah thatís kinda how I feel. I once read something that said with wide you are putting the viewer IN the photo so get right up in there. it works but i donít want many pics that are in your face in that manner lol.

yeah wide crop of wide lens does make sense and iíll recant what i said for those


those first two shots are amazing dude

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



MrQueasy posted:


EDIT: for your road picture, I think if you framed it with more road and less sky it might pop more? Like draw your bottom third line at the horizon rather than the top of the mountains?

interesting suggestion. I suppose in my mind I thought of it like, the road is boring so only want enough of it to let you know itís a road, with the rest being the more interesting mountains and sky. so my porportions are based in reason not aesthetic 🤔 I have more from the set so I would be curious if I have one thatís more like what you said

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



MrQueasy posted:

I donít care how smoggy it is. itís still pretty.

the road IS boring! but so is the sky! (even though I refuse to stop shooting self indulgent pictures of clouds without context)

I really like the hazy blues on the mountains in that picture, so I was a little disappointed when my eye kept sliding off them into the sky.

see I like the sky but not as much as I like your opinion and perspective. itís interesting to me how others see, so I appreciate very much

zombienietzsche posted:



I enjoyed this one of how smoggy it has been here lately. Something to counteract all the natural beauty and remind us why we stay inside on the internet.

I like this


but lol I did mean pics of the gear 🤯

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



for xmas iíve gotten my son a 550d

it was $250 and itís come with a tripod and that 18-something lens which is poo poo but he can borrow some of mine

what I love about this day and age is the low barrier of entry. like bloody says, can still take a great photo. biggest bummer is the lack of low light ability but still, heís only 12, heís so fortunate to have this kind of thing to play with





yps: at a beautiful cottage with gf for weekend but I have zero ability to take interesting photos lol. i would love a decent photographer to show me their workflow because it depresses me a bit how I canít do something with this as beautiful as it is 😒

i need to think, how can I somehow put the viewer there and make them feel idk something

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



Ragtime All The Time posted:

picked up a used Fuji x-h1 and 55-200. itís cool as heck. thatís iso 25600

this is excellent

akadajet posted:

I was taking pictures during my brother's wedding reception at night and having a camera that performs well at high iso owns.

poo poo yeah

at the very least Iím pleased itís turned my 55-200 which is f/5.6 at 200 into a lens that is usable out of sunlight

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



my last camera was a 7d

love that thing but yea the sensor is showing itís age for sure

I think iíll keep it forever though, because it really is a solid camera, and itíll be worth it to me for sentimental reasons later in life more than a couple hundred bucks now

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



those are excellent

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



I really like video with my camera. tripods are the way to go, shake is horrible and still can show off how nice it is to film with a nice lens. honestly itís such a treat using such nice lenses

on the 7d it was pretty good. was it 1080p? canít remember. it was only 30/25 fps and there was basically no focus once youíd started filming but if the camera was still the results were pretty nice for something from 2009

this eos r is next level of course

lots of frame rate options. autofocus including face tracking is a game changer, and canon log as well

at the risk of telling everyone something they already know, canon log or any log video for that matter is the video equivalent of raw, because each frame has the 0-255 limit (or more with higher nitrates) in order to squeeze a higher dynamic range in it changes the response curve so you end up with a low contrast image that captures more overall data (well higher range) and then you can transform that in video program so you can make the most of the bigger dynamic range

anyway I have some intentions of setting myself up to video myself doing some music stuff so I want to make the most of it and make it as great as i can

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



i love all the atmospheric stuff people are doing these days with colour grading, and davinci resolve seems incredibly powerful, and what you can do with the free version is pretty incredible really. I just need to learn how to use the colour stuff coz at the moment i can only manage basic editing

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



lol gotta capture all the dynamic range of my lounge at nighttime 😂

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



iím obsessed with making my videos look as lovely as possible

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



lol I am a sucker for all of that poo poo

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



Jenny Agutter posted:

they're cool :hai:

thanks man. at the very least itís definitely something that is all my creation

Jenny Agutter posted:

remember lomography?

is this what a polaroid is ? but no

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echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004



Sagebrush posted:

yeh it changed its name to instagram

i remember hipstergram or something and it pretended to ďdevelopĒ the photos you took with it and it took minutes to see what you did

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