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The Compact Camera Debate
At times the neck strap can be a bit of a pain, for this shot I held the camera in one hand and a flash including a grid and a snoot in the other, I could have done with an extra pair of hands, it was quite a job keeping the strap out of the picture.

http://www.ephotozine.com/user/paul-morgan-599/gallery/photo/---41103881

31 22/10/2014 - 6:27 PM
By Paul Morgan
Crime/Prison Photography
4 22/10/2014 - 8:07 PM
By tomcat
The Compact Camera Debate
Just the standard neck strap Andy, half the time it ends up wrapped around my wrist Smile

31 22/10/2014 - 6:27 PM
By Paul Morgan
The Mirrorless Debate

Quote: All AF systems rely on trial and error. The difference is that in mirrorless cameras the focussing data is read off the sensor but in DSLRs it is 'proxy data' where the focusing mirrors are presumed to give data accurate to that on the sensor.

Its all swings and roundabouts with the different types of auto focus.

A while ago Pete tested a DSLR and a M4/3`s focusing under the same set of conditions, I believe they were pretty harsh conditions in fog or mist, I can`t remember all the details.

Pete found the DSLR struggled but the M4/3 camera nailed focus pretty well.

Probably the reason we are now seeing camera`s with both contrast detect and phase detect built in.

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255 22/10/2014 - 4:51 PM
By Paul Morgan
The Compact Camera Debate
The Gariz case does like nice and it puts the tripod mount in a better place for a hand strap, expensive though.

Its a job to see but that x10 pic I uploaded still had the bottom half of its case on, they do give you a better grip and there handy for that.

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31 22/10/2014 - 6:27 PM
By Paul Morgan
Panasonic Lumix GX7
It can get confusing at times Smile

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38 21/10/2014 - 10:10 PM
By Paul Morgan
PC Brigade
Last year the wife screamed something at a judge before storming out of a crown court hearing, she got chased by a load of reporters and photographers, wish I had been there to see it Smile

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64 22/10/2014 - 11:33 AM
By 779HOB
The Compact Camera Debate
THe screen should still be free Chris.

Looking around it seems that some of these cases give you access to the battery and others don`t.

This is how the rear should look.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gariz-Leather-Half-Case-XS-CHGX7BR-for-Panasonic-Lumix-G...

It also looks like it moves the bottom tripod mount, its now under the battery compartment, would this be better for a hand strap.

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31 22/10/2014 - 6:27 PM
By Paul Morgan
Panasonic Lumix GX7

Quote: SlowSong, Paul was talking to Josh about recent reviews of several cameras where the white balance chart is underexposed, he wasn't giving you a tip as such. Shooting raw with the GX7 I use the suggested exposure, as Lemmy says, raw gives you so much latitude.

Its just that the under exposure makes the WB look worse than it really is Chris.

Not sure what camera settings Josh uses, maybe AP and CW metering and all that white is throwing out the exposure.

Most of the WB pictures are under exposed by 1 to 1.15 stops so it might be worth adding a stop or so of positive comp.

If your testing the WB I would have thought that it would make sense to get the exposure right first to start with.


As is


Added + 1 stop

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38 21/10/2014 - 10:10 PM
By Paul Morgan
Panasonic Lumix GX7

Quote: Hi,

What would you like to know about the Panasonic Lumix GX7?

We will be putting it through the usual review, but if you want any specific features looked at in more detail, please let us know,

Cheers,

Josh

You could sort out the WB test, in the reviews there always under exposed by more than a stop.

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38 21/10/2014 - 10:10 PM
By Paul Morgan
PC Brigade

Quote: Looking at the subject from a much wider perspective it's a weird human nature thing that people are happy for you to watch their hockey coaching or look at all the stuff displayed proudly in their shops but if you try to take a photograph of it their guard is up.

In UK courts an artist can sketch the defendant in the dock but we can't have single still of justice in action.

Just what is it about photographs that causes this kind of reaction?

We only have ourselves to blame Chris.

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64 22/10/2014 - 11:33 AM
By 779HOB
The Compact Camera Debate
I initially picked up that strap to use with my EM5 Chris but since I also use the two part grip I decided against it and left it sat in a pocket in the bag.

ER cases are good, I don`t use one with my EM5 but I do with the x10 and GF2, very handy when strolling around and if I know I`ll be tacking lots of pics I will leave the top half at home.

The bottom part of the case`s do offer loads of extra grip.

Gariz make a nice half case that has a connector on the base for a strap.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/XS-CHGX7BK-Exclusive-Functional-powered-Siocore/dp/B00HV...

http://www.smallcamerabigpicture.com/leather-cases-gm1-gx7/

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31 22/10/2014 - 6:27 PM
By Paul Morgan
The Compact Camera Debate
No, but its small enough to slip into the handbag Smile

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31 22/10/2014 - 6:27 PM
By Paul Morgan
PC Brigade
I`m glad to hear this Chris Smile

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64 22/10/2014 - 11:33 AM
By 779HOB
PIXAPRO Studio Lights

Quote: I have come away from any cheap lights and am now looking at the above elinchrom kit or the and the Bowens Gemini 400Rx Twin Head Softbox Kit

( http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-bowens-gemini-400rx-twin-head-softbox-kit/p15... ).

Has anybody any experience with either of the two sets? I just don't know what to go for.

Both are good, but I always prefer heads that take the standard S fitting light modifiers.

These days I find myself using more and more of this Roue stuff than my studio heads, for portability there very good.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/ROGUE-ROGUEKIT-P-Rogue-Portrait-Lighting/dp/B006ITCSX4/r...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um5zUbJBDhI&list=PLCbioYr_v7wSVj6VZi1qemdwLZ...

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13 20/10/2014 - 9:36 PM
By Paul Morgan
The Compact Camera Debate
The same applies to the XZ-2. shares the same EVF`s as the Pens, share`s the same tilting touch screen, processing engine, menu system, rc flash etc, there great if you don`t need the 300mm reach.

And these can now be picked up for as little as 200.

31 22/10/2014 - 6:27 PM
By Paul Morgan
PC Brigade

Quote: But this thread is not about photgraphers owning the street

The Park then, the exact same applies Smile

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64 22/10/2014 - 11:33 AM
By 779HOB
PC Brigade
If you were out in the streets photographing people and one person asked you to stop taking pictures of them, would you stop and wish them a good day and move on.

Or would you read them your photographers rights, continue taking pictures of them and continue causing distress.

When out with a camera we need to act in a responsible way and respect the rights of others at all times, irrespective of what the law says.

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64 22/10/2014 - 11:33 AM
By 779HOB
The Compact Camera Debate
Fitted with the 14mm, 20mm or one of the new tiny compact kit lenses yes.

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31 22/10/2014 - 6:27 PM
By Paul Morgan
PC Brigade
Nothing winds me up more than photographers that think they own the street.

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64 22/10/2014 - 11:33 AM
By 779HOB
The Compact Camera Debate

Quote: If the E-M5 is too big, then I don't think the Stylus 1 offers too many advantages in that department.

My ideal camera (if I had the dosh) would be the Sony RX100Mk3 or the Canon G16.

The stylus 1 is fitted with a 28-300mm lens with a constant f2.8 aperture and its small enough to fit into a coat pocket.

Its even smaller than EM5 fitted with only ts body cap (no lens fitted)

Try doing the same with the EM5 fitted with a lens that covers the same focal range, you would find this impossible and the lens will also be a lot slower.

The stylus 1 also shares the EM5`s processing engine, menu system, rear tilting touch screen, EVF and also the same RC flash control.

If your a M4/3 user the stylus 1 will also have a few advantages over any other 3rd party compact in that it slots nicely into the M4/3 system.

If I was looking at getting a new premium compact my money would be on the new Fuji x100t or if I needed something with a bit of a zoom the new Fuji x30.

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31 22/10/2014 - 6:27 PM
By Paul Morgan
The Mirrorless Debate

Quote: i think that might due to the fact that CA, pincushion, barrel distortion and other aberrations are removed by computation to keep the cost of designing the lenses down.

Is that right? I'm sure I get some barrel distortion with my mft lenses, depending on focal length and aperture of course.

It all depends on the software you are using Chris, not all will read the raw and the correction data and auto correct.

Jpegs are a little different these are usually corrected in camera.

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255 22/10/2014 - 4:51 PM
By Paul Morgan
under and over exposure in photography?
So is Lr and Ps faulty then ?


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38 20/10/2014 - 12:38 AM
By MichaelMelb_AU
The Mirrorless Debate
Well I think my camera phone has SUPERB ergonomics!

99,9 % of all pictures taken are no longer photo`s, there e-products that will be shared on phones, tablets, computers and TV sets, they will never get printed on paper.

If your taking digital pictures you can blend these in with video, producing even better e-products, the futures in hybrid.

It no longer maters what your using, all you need is camera capable of producing stills and video though mirror-less camera`s have a slight advantage here.

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255 22/10/2014 - 4:51 PM
By Paul Morgan
The Mirrorless Debate
All this debating seems just silly Smile

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255 22/10/2014 - 4:51 PM
By Paul Morgan
worst cover version
I thought it was the other way round

It is a bit of both, and not just Motown, Eric Clapton did a fair few covers as well.

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19 18/10/2014 - 5:20 PM
By Paul Morgan
worst cover version
A lot of the really popular Motown tunes were covers of older reggae songs.

19 18/10/2014 - 5:20 PM
By Paul Morgan
PIXAPRO Studio Lights
I always say get the best you can afford even if it means you only have enough for one head, one stand and one modifier, you could always add more later or mix with speedlites for the time being.

You can do a lot with just the one head.

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13 20/10/2014 - 9:36 PM
By Paul Morgan
The Mirrorless Debate
My guess is the MFT interest in majority cases is driven not as much by the absolutely real advantages of this system but by that "new is better" factor.

I initially bought in for the hybrid advantages, but within a year sold all my DSLR stuff when I discovered all the other advantages offered and not because I thought the quality etc is necessarily any better than DSLR`s.

What It has done for me is that it has made photography more enjoyable and fun without loosing any of the benefits of DSLR`s and you can`t argue with that Smile

255 22/10/2014 - 4:51 PM
By Paul Morgan
PIXAPRO Studio Lights
Your link goes to all sorts.

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13 20/10/2014 - 9:36 PM
By Paul Morgan
PIXAPRO Studio Lights
LED`s are a lot less powerful than studio strobes, are you aware of this.

13 20/10/2014 - 9:36 PM
By Paul Morgan
worst cover version

Quote: I also like the Residents version, as they put their own signature on it.
Same with Rolf Harris really - his version of StH doesn't pretend to be anything other than a Rolf Harris song.
The worst covers are those where the singer tries and fails miserably to emulate the original.
Too early in the morning to think of any examples, so I'll be back...

Same with Rolf Harris really - his version of StH doesn't pretend to be anything other than a Rolf Harris song.

Any band or group should put there own signature to a cover, the Rolf Harris cover is still pretty bad.

This Dream Theater album is full of great covers.





19 18/10/2014 - 5:20 PM
By Paul Morgan
salt and the use of

Quote: I used to like tipping the little blue bag of salt over crisps in the bag Smile

Perhaps some of you are young enough to remember that.... and collecting the pin badges as well Wink

You can still get them now with the separate bag of salt.

20 17/10/2014 - 3:11 PM
By pink
worst cover version
Probably a few covers of stairway to heaven, the Rolf Harris cover was about the worst, probably followed by Midnight Oils Smile

One of my fav bands for doing covers is probably Dream Theater, they are generally pretty good.

19 18/10/2014 - 5:20 PM
By Paul Morgan
under and over exposure in photography?
By how much are they clipped Paul

If your deliberately exposing to the right there not clipped, but shots exposed to the right are hopeless for building profiles the software needs good numbers to work from Smile

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38 20/10/2014 - 12:38 AM
By MichaelMelb_AU
under and over exposure in photography?
This is one of the reasons I very rarely expose to the right unless its for effect.


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38 20/10/2014 - 12:38 AM
By MichaelMelb_AU
salt and the use of
Only when eating out.

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20 17/10/2014 - 3:11 PM
By pink
The Mirrorless Debate
Modern face detection seems to be pretty good at keeping up, I`m more likely to use than any auto tracking setting.

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255 22/10/2014 - 4:51 PM
By Paul Morgan
under and over exposure in photography?
I`ve found with these newer M4/3 camera`s exposing to the right has been a waste of time and unnecessary for me, a few years ago it may have been a different story.

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38 20/10/2014 - 12:38 AM
By MichaelMelb_AU
Inkjet Printer Disposal
I stuck my last printer in our recycling bin(after braking it down) not the right place I know, but better than sticking it in our black bin.

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12 21/10/2014 - 1:10 PM
By dcash29
The Mirrorless Debate

Quote: And I don't recall threads started by DSLR users or articles written by them where they would extoll DSLR virtues vs. M4/3 or any mirrorless as such

Its not quite the same though is it, here we were all dslr users that switched to M4/3, it kind of makes us qualified to do so.

255 22/10/2014 - 4:51 PM
By Paul Morgan
The Mirrorless Debate
You need to go back and read Dennys last post, we were talking about the EM1 not the GX7.

Why should I pay all that extra cost of the EM1 if the GX7 fitted my needs ?

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255 22/10/2014 - 4:51 PM
By Paul Morgan
The Mirrorless Debate

Quote: Who has told whom to buy the GX7 because of the focus tracking?

I don`t think anyone has, unless there is something I have missed.

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255 22/10/2014 - 4:51 PM
By Paul Morgan
The Mirrorless Debate
Denny if someone came on here saying they were getting the EM10 and it fitted there requirements would you tell them to get the EM1 because it has better focus tracking Smile

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255 22/10/2014 - 4:51 PM
By Paul Morgan
Serious Amateurs and Pro's are at least here:
Did he leave or was he pushed, not that it really matters, but a least he`s gone.

What angered me was his personal attacks on Chris that were laughable at first but ended up being just evil.

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252 16/10/2014 - 10:11 AM
By TanyaH
The Mirrorless Debate

Quote: I'm never sure what remarks like that are supposed to mean.

It means what I said, I have never needed it, it is not high on my list of requirements.

And it is not free, your paying extra for it, if I needed a new body the GX7 or EP5 would fit my needs better, why should I pay extra for features I will never need or use.

Its like that old argument, x an y is better because it has better high ISO performance, if you never use high ISO`s, then its not going to be better, end off.

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255 22/10/2014 - 4:51 PM
By Paul Morgan
The Mirrorless Debate
I`ve never needed tracking focus Smile

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255 22/10/2014 - 4:51 PM
By Paul Morgan
Serious Amateurs and Pro's are at least here:
So many times I wanted to bite back, lol I don`t know how I kept my cool Smile

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252 16/10/2014 - 10:11 AM
By TanyaH
The Mirrorless Debate
Lol Chris you have gone from one extreme to the other in as many months, nice Smile

I`ve still not held the EM1 yet, its simply far too tempting, I`m afraid I would walk out the shop with it if I did Smile Smile

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255 22/10/2014 - 4:51 PM
By Paul Morgan
UK Police Claim Filming Them Is an Offence

Quote: UK Police Claim Filming Them Is an Offence

Only if your interfering or obstructing them in some way while in the line of there duty.

86 17/10/2014 - 8:17 PM
By KevSB