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I've no idea what to make of this
Ha! Ha!

I'm laughing now........not at the project I hastily add.......but at the fact that I now walk about with an invisible, (but obvious ) label around my neck......

It says very clearly, that.......He is OLD........he is a PENSIONER..... I get ignored and passed by, most days.

But, if the said photographer/artist approached me for including in his project I would almost certainly, readily agree......why? Because I still have the ability to choose either way.
My point earlier was, that many vulnerable people do not posses the ability to choose, but are photographed anyway......this is often the case with photographs shot in poorer areas of the world.....
But! ......even here in the UK, I stand a good chance of being photographed without my knowledge then labelled as......Old Fogey.........Past It.......or similar on a forum or in a club exhibition.
A good discussion this......with many points to ponder, especially for younger photographers..........

Ahhhhh! I was young and handsome once......Tempus Fugit

41 20/08/2015 - 11:49 AM
By mikehit
I've no idea what to make of this
Hi, Chris,

Thank you for your response ...... In my reply, I listed exactly where I came from on this, with a quarter of a century of caring for and enabling vulnerable adults aged from 16 to 65.

Nowhere have I ever exploited their vulnerability or natural, accepting natures......I was just drawing attention to the fact that they are usually an easy target because of that.....they have little or no voice to object or to say no.

My Street Photography, likewise is carefully considered, ALL of my portrait subjects are approached for permission first, and are obviously able to do so, or I wouldn't go there.....you only need to explore my Ephotozine Portfolio and to read the threads to see that.
The Art? Project featured, is a challenging one from many points of view, viable? Yes!.....but questionable too.....depending upon the attitudes and knowledge of the viewer.

No long lenses or hiding behind walls for me......my approach is to request a Street Portrait with a smile and a chat, I think this is very obvious if explored.

An interesting debate this?
Hobbo

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41 20/08/2015 - 11:49 AM
By mikehit
I've no idea what to make of this
I'm in two minds about this because I am.....

a........a Street Photographer who is drawn towards Street Portraits ( see my portfolio)

b.......a retired carer/enabler for adults with severe learning disabilities

c......a caring individual

d .......a lifetime Artist, who draws and paints, so can see the ART side

In every community, no matter where in the world, vulnerable, or different looking folk can be found, usually approachable, usually up for fun, but so easily led.....to exploit such people for gain, or to poke fun is morally wrong and should be discouraged.

To make such recognisable vulnerable folk in to an Art Project is therefore questionable, but, I guess viable.......but, a question here......

If one of those featured was your Special Needs, mentally ill, scarred, or addicted, brother, sister, or other close relative would you approve?

Personally, I wouldn't go there....but.....I can see why it has Artistic potential.

To the viewer ......Do you look in sympathy? .....in Amusement? ....or for any other reason?

Hobbo

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41 20/08/2015 - 11:49 AM
By mikehit
Which "50" for mft?
I have been a very keen user of M 4/3 for a couple of years now.....like you I started with a used GF1 with a 14-45 kit lens attached....boxed for just 150.
Then problems with vision meant I required a viewfinder so I went for the GX7 ....the best thing Ive ever done photographically.

I have a good range of dedicated lenses including the two superb SIGMA 2.8-60 and 2.8-30 ...you want sharp...get them.

But want a 50 ......have fun and go retro with vintage M42 lenses with M 4/3 adapters....or, gave even more fun with the EBay purchased cheap and cheerful Chinese made MEIKI? CCTV lenses, they too are more than surprisingly good....extremely cheap too.
Want proof? ........ look at my Portfolio and posts for exif.
Have Fun!

Hobbo

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12 04/08/2015 - 12:29 PM
By ChrisV
Day 1 August 2015: Creative Portraiture


Vintage Lens Portrait

Hobbo

62 06/08/2015 - 8:32 AM
By THFCPhil
Macro focusing
My kit of choice for macro is a SONY A55 fitted with a dedicated SONY 2.8-100 Macro lens........If I could afford or fit the latest ultra close lenses I would. I do have a set of extension rings, used occassionaly.

I have used various ways of focussing whilst dabbling in macro ......for a long time I used
the ....Manual rock slowly back and forth method......yes....it works well if you have the steadiness required.

I've fixed my camera to a rack on a tripod attempting to shoot a series of shots for stacking in software later.......yes......this works too ....if you can afford the rack and appropriates software.

Now, I almost always use AUTO FOCUS ......Why?......because the first two methods are great for DEAD or STILL subjects.......if you are targeting a live insect, or, anything on a breezy day using manual focus is severely frustrating.
I have discovered via much trial and error that moving slowly, studying the habits of your subject then using Auto Focus gives better results.

Yes! The lens does hunt, but once it locks on with the camera and flash synced to S160 F 160 .....with ISO high if neccessay, motion is frozen and the results good.

See my Portfolio for examples using this method.....it is possible that my SONY camera has excellent pin point Auto focus when compared to others?

I can't recall his name but I remember one of the UKs best macro photographers used a Bridge camera, rehabs someone will know him?

I have a set of AUTO FOCUS extension rings for my M4/3 GX7 these give excellent results too if used with a 60mm lens.

Hobbo



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10 22/08/2015 - 5:15 PM
By alan6
What is The correct way to get copyright permission when seeking to creating digital art from a photo?
Artists have always used the work of others for inspiration and ideas......take the Impressionists and Post a Impressionists for instance........many were directly influenced by Chinese and Japanese prints.

As a keen photographer I would be pleased and rather flattered if an artist wanted to use one of my files as inspiration.....not to slavishly copy but to use the photograph as a guide.

For example ....if I take a photograph of an attractive pet.......an artist may want to use it as a basis for a greetings card etc?.....Alternatively, I may see a photograph of the same cat taken by someone else.......which could form a basis for a painting of mine.

I recently requested permission, to use a wildlife photograph on this forum for inspiration, but this was politely refused......I was disappointed, but then discovered a Royalty Free site with wildlife shots.......I don't have a vehicle now so can't get to zoos or wildlife parks.

I have written and illustrated a book on the history and development of wooden toys in which I used all of my own photographs and original watercolour illustrations. But those illustrations were of toys that someone else designed and made in the past .....was I breaching their copyright?
Much of my text described Vintage, Antique and Ancient toys, my sources were engravings and paintings done centuries ago, copyright holders long dead, but now owned by museum etc.....So I hand drew my own versions based upon what I saw .....these were my own drawings not scans, tracings or photo copies......The text in my book was my own, but I used a bibliography of over a hundred relevant books to gain my facts.

If an Artist paints a picture of a house is he or she breaching the copyright of the architect, builder and current owner.....likewise if he paints,draws a vehicle is he breaching the copyright of the designer?
A very interesting debate this....
To make a direct, photographically accurate drawing, painting, illustration of someone else's photograph without permission is wrong......but to use it simply for inspiration is a grey area I think.

A polite, formal request for permission to use a photograph in this way is essential I think?

A scientific organisation, recently got in touch with me to use one of my obscure macro shots for a leaflet to be produced in Japan...I give immediate permission.....a little polite exchange makes the world go round.

Let the debate continue...

Hobbo



18 22/07/2015 - 11:39 AM
By TanyaH
Purchased what might be a dud Mamiya 180 K/L lens, but looking for confirmation first.
I know nothing of Mamiya lenses or cameras, but I do use vintage M 42 thread lenses with adaptor son my cameras.

Many old film lenses have an AUTO/MANUAL slide switch on the side that operates via a tiny peg that protrudes slightly from the mount ring.
Off camera, this won't operate, so this could be your apparent problem?

Hobbo

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5 24/08/2015 - 11:19 PM
By davewaine
Decided to sell all my gear
I am really sorry for your predicament Isn.......life can be the pits at times.

I have nothing but praise for our hard working NHS.....During the last five years they restored two badly broken legs and feet ( six months in bed, then slow recovery) ......they restored my sight via cataract removal ....then serious retinal surgery........way back they saved my life when my appendix burst......and.......they have just restored the sight of my almost blind wife, by fitting natural relief valves directly on to both of her eyes.....

The foot has a most complicated bone, tendon and liguament structure, I was told that most of my damage was with muscle tears, and damages ligaments and tendons.

Keep as positive as you can, sell gear only if you really need to.....but keep a camera back or acquire a point and shoot so you can keep your hand and eye in.

I really emphasise

Hobbo

16 02/07/2015 - 6:47 AM
By steve_p
Tempted by a GX7
Looking at and considering acquiring a GX7.......GO FOR IT......Why?

Look through my portfolio and posts for the past year Wink

I couldn't praise the camera more highly.......

Look at the SIGMA 60 and the 30 2.8 lenses....incredible value and results......

The Olympus 40-145 is a must buy too.

Hobbo

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14 29/06/2015 - 5:18 PM
By Paul Morgan
Who is the stupidest here?
Those trained dumb robots as you call them defend you and yours when called upon to do so.......

QUI SEPARABIT......

Hobbo

43 24/06/2015 - 5:45 PM
By StrayCat
Day 18 June 2015: Close-Up Portrait

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80 20/06/2015 - 9:27 PM
By Paintman
Charles Kennedy

Thanks!

Yes! I did know that........... we sometimes forget just how life can affect individuals...... Very sad, all round.

Hobbo

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33 06/06/2015 - 7:25 PM
By Paul Morgan
Charles Kennedy
Why, on a Photography forum, do we have threads like this?

On another forum, someone only has to mention the ...Daily Mail.....to receive a torrent of abuse.....

I joined this Forum to learn about and to discuss the joys and pitfalls of PHOTOGRAPHY and to leave all life's other distractions behind.

Hobbo

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33 06/06/2015 - 7:25 PM
By Paul Morgan
"The fact, though, is that every digital photographer enhances their pictures."
Ever since man made muddy palm prints on cave walls, he has argued and discussed the way ART is seen and interpreted........there is NO right or wrong way........do what you do.......some will SEE and others WONT.........or just refuse to.

Just enjoy life.....life is too short.

Hobbo

109 26/05/2015 - 6:16 PM
By SlowSong
"The fact, though, is that every digital photographer enhances their pictures."
The above comment about Picasso made me smile broadly......Why!

Because it reminded me of Eric Morecambe of Morecombe and Wise talking to a famous conductor about his piano playing.......he said.

" I play all the right notes......but not necessarily in the right order"

Photo processing? Do whatever pleases you, to get the result YOU want......there should be no limits.

That reminds me......look at the early works of Picasso and you will see that he was a well trained traditional Artist.......his later works were abstractions and experiments in SEEEING and INTERPRETATION.

Hobbo

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109 26/05/2015 - 6:16 PM
By SlowSong
Buying on ebay
During the past few years, I have purchased two manufacturer refurbished cameras from catalogue companies via eBay, with no problems whatsoever.

Just ensure that you read descriptions and specs very carefully, check seller feedback......many refurbished tech are returns sent back to catalogue companies, because of miss delivery or something very minor.
Usually tech comes with some kind of guarantee .....

PayPal has its own money back guarantees.

Hobbo

Hobbo

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20 28/06/2015 - 7:58 PM
By cheddar-caveman
I learned something today - photo transfer
I don't have a Mac......just a Windows XP pro desktop......

The laptop I was transferring from yesterday was running Windows 7.....I was transferring photo files from that using PICASA to an Android tablet.

I can email whole files of pics between my XP PC and my iPad via Picasa and Google.

Hobbo

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9 07/05/2015 - 9:49 PM
By hobbo
I learned something today - photo transfer
What about to an iPad?

Hobbo

9 07/05/2015 - 9:49 PM
By hobbo
I learned something today - photo transfer
In helping a mate, who requested help in transferring photo folders from PC to Tablet we both learned something today.....it may be old hat to some, but will be extremely useful to others wanting to do the same?
At first I suggested emailing pics a few at a time to himself.....yes! ..it works, but is cumbersome and slow.
Then I remembered that I had downloaded the Free Photo managing software ...PICASA...onto his laptop.
If you already have it, you will know that it makes a fantastic job of sorting every photo folder on you PC AUTOMATICALLY in date order, with slideshow, editing and much more.
We were both amazed to discover that I could click the SHARE button after highlighting chosen pics, or a whole folder, then choose EMAIL........SEVENTY TWO photographs were transferred via email from there seamlessly and quickly...

BRILLIANT!
Just what he wanted.

Hobbo

9 07/05/2015 - 9:49 PM
By hobbo
going mirrorless
I had a Mirrorless VW Beetle once Wink

Seriously though, I am guessing that the M 4/3 vs Pro DSLR comparisons of today, mirrors that of when.............Large format plate and film cameras, were compared with the innovative, comparatively tiny 35 mm Rangefinder film cameras.

Both performed faultlessly .....in their particular fields of use........there would be certain pros who would swap their, plate cameras, tripod and black cloth for anything......as others realised the sheer wonder of very convenient 35 mm?

Hobbo

29 20/08/2015 - 12:52 PM
By Chris_L
Which m4/3 is a good start for an arty chap with about 400
Start with PANASONIC GX7 with the LUMIX 14-45/42 kit lens.......

Then add

SIGMA 30-2.8 ART lens......it's bigger brother the 60-2.8.

Then, as funds allow.......LUMIX 200mm, and the beautiful little LUMIX 20-1.7.

Proof?

Look through my Portfolio on Ephotozine.

Hobbo

In Digital cameras | Page: 1, 2
17 01/05/2015 - 9:30 PM
By Paul Morgan
Day 21 April 2015: 'Arty' Theme


Done using the......WATERLOGUE.......app on my iPad.

Hobbo

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135 26/04/2015 - 3:35 PM
By altitude50
What is more important, the shot or the editing software afterwards?
The only type of photography that should have only essential sharpening applied is serious Macro work.......the specialist sites make that part of their Criteria........colours, textures and tones should look as natural as nature intended.

Hobbo

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56 14/04/2015 - 9:39 AM
By Evertonian
What is more important, the shot or the editing software afterwards?
Yes!.......that figures.

The human eye, can focus, adjust aperture and choose where to look for composition......but, it can't, Zoom, can't protect itself from Glare, and can't, itself create extra or directional light.....

By that reckoning, all but the most basic photography is artificial and concocted.....and not what we would naturally see.

So perhaps the purists should use the most basic of cameras??

Hobbo

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56 14/04/2015 - 9:39 AM
By Evertonian
What is more important, the shot or the editing software afterwards?
It has just struck me, that.......Taking a good photograph then processing it to suit your creative ideas....is....

Very much like a composer ( as things develop) scribbles, then types out his tune or melody......in effect, his......RAW ....version.

Only when he/ she is happy with the work does he send it to a publisher....even then, after time, notes and passages may be altered by the composer, a conductor, or arranger.

Personaly in photography......I play all the right notes.........but not necessarily in the right order Wink
In the same way, most Artists develop ideas as sketches (Raws) from which to develop the final work/s

Hobbo

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56 14/04/2015 - 9:39 AM
By Evertonian
What is more important, the shot or the editing software afterwards?
Should you shoot totally in RAW, then post processing is essential for tonal adjustments and final sharpening, it just means that, instead of slavishly relying on the In-Camera automatic processing, you choose to do your own, using whatever software you prefer.

This debate will run and run, but I do know which I like doing better........

1: Doing my best to get it right in camera initially.

2: Using CS6 and TOPAZ filters to tease out the very best from what I've created.

3: Not just Taking a Photograph.....but.....Making a Photograph.

Ansel Adams and all of the other greats did it, in the Dark Room, during the developing and printing process.
Just do, what works best for you.

Hobbo

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56 14/04/2015 - 9:39 AM
By Evertonian
Day 12 April 2015: Portraits


My....Karsh-like treatment of a past portrait.

Hobbo

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98 13/04/2015 - 7:49 PM
By jadus
Day 2 April 2015: Rainbows



CAUGHT ONE! Wink

Hobbo

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47 05/04/2015 - 8:07 PM
By petebfrance
Battery and Card Wont Work
Another innovative addition would be an automatic......View Finder.......this won't be as difficult as you think.

Dated Satnavs are two a penny now, so finding a cheapy to attach to your camera won't be difficult.
When firmly twinned with your camera, you simply type in the postcode of a place known to have a photographically spectacular view......within seconds, it should come up with the shortest route......an efficient ViewFiner indeed.

Your difficulties in attaching a variety of lenses could be overcome with a few simple modifications.
First off, make a visit to your local B&Q ( before it closes for good) to obtain a gross of those little brass....Side Hooks ......as used on the lids of small wooden boxes.

Then simply drill small pilot holes each side if the lens mount for just one pair of the small brass eyelets. Then ( after carefully orienting the lenes to be the right way up) use the small brass screws supplied to attach a pair of hooks.

From this point, lens changes will be efficient and speedy, it is amazing that other camera manufactures haven't thought of this foolproof method before now.

I would ( in all honesty) forget the Seawater idea, and stick with the Car Battery and wire with crocodile clips.

Warning! Do NOT use a Collander as a lens.........if you do, you will almost certainly strain your eyes.

Hobbo











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30 01/04/2015 - 7:19 PM
By lawbert
Battery and Card Wont Work
A good Boot Fair may give you the opportunity to get you're self really up to date with current trends.

Just acquire an old BT phone handset.......then use Araldite Epoxy Resin Adhesive to permanently fix your rapidly developing camera to it.

This will be truly innovative.....not only will you be able to make calls, you will be able to take photographs as you do so and vice-versa.
The purchase of a neat leather hold-all, will offer immediate portability and convenience......once again, your allready acquired crocodile clips will enable you to make and receive calls wherever there are telephone wires......such a convenience?

Hobbo

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30 01/04/2015 - 7:19 PM
By lawbert
Battery and Card Wont Work
Things could move on rapidly, if you should decide to combine a Green Approach with a Healthy one.........You could take your new camera Bicycling, then your wires could be attached to the robust .....Rear Wheel Dynamo, a simple stand that would lift the wheel off the ground as you pedal at speed should provide sufficient power for at least three frames, unless, of course, you use the Flash ......no doubt you would soon learn the best pedalling speed/Shutter Ratio.

How wonderful, to think that you will have Photgraphy as your Hobby, Your Bicycle for Fitness whilst being safe in the knowledge that you are also Saving the Planet.

You could also practice, a series of High Speed shots, particularly on good downhill section of highway.

Mind how you go!

Hobbo

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30 01/04/2015 - 7:19 PM
By lawbert
Battery and Card Wont Work
You may find that battery life in your camera may be of very short duration therefore could I suggest you purchase a back pack to take a 12 v Vehicle Battery, this is easily connected as required via wires and convenient Crocodile Clips obtainable from most Electrical Stores, this would mean that you would also have instant access to a very powerful Flash as required.

You might need to carry, a spare bottle of Distilled Water and a Specific Gravity Tester, but this far outweighs the previous short battery life

In Canon Cameras | Page: 1, 2, 3
30 01/04/2015 - 7:19 PM
By lawbert
Is this book good?
Forget the book.......Use FREE YouTube tutorials and presentations instead........most are good.....others are awful, but there is usually something of great use......with the bonus of being able to rewind to watch over and over, or to go back and forth until a point is understood.

Hobbo

19 02/04/2015 - 1:59 PM
By IshanPathak
Battery and Card Wont Work
The card issue is very simple to solve........many Craft Stores sell an incredible range of BLANK Cards, together with foil, ribbon, sequins, self adhesive bits and bobs.

Use one of these to design your own card after cutting it down to fit the slot in your camera......make sure that you, write on it, the required capacity, speed and type.

On reflection, the mirror problem could be overcome by searching for a couple of postie discarded elastic bands, they are strong and in plentiful supply.

An alternative to doing any of this would be to carefully remove all moving parts, from the camera, then stick a circle of black card over the round hole.......a pin hole will ensure that light can enter, you should be able to see your planned shot on the LCD screen.
Your card slot should be used as an insertion point for carefully cut unexposed roll film.

Please post pics from your camer a soon.

Hobbo

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30 01/04/2015 - 7:19 PM
By lawbert
Old vs new
As the original poster.........I'm amazed at how my query about a vintage lens, has drastically changed into a discussion about Armoured vehicles ............... Wink

Hobbo

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29 20/03/2015 - 7:23 PM
By StrayCat
The Falcons are back.
I've been popping in to the Live Video link every so often through the winter, with an occasional glimps of one bird.

I noticed the single egg last week, and can only assume that Falcon eggs can be left for long periods without being sat on.....or......are not sat on until there are two or three?

From now on I will be viewing Periodically on a daily basis.

Seeing a kill, live on the ledge is a bit off putting at breakfast time, but the site does carry a warning.

FUJI

19 20/05/2015 - 5:23 PM
By gaelldew
Old vs new

Quote: What body fitting is the Carl Zeiss Jena lens?

It used to fit a COSINA Film camera.

Cheers!

Hobbo

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29 20/03/2015 - 7:23 PM
By StrayCat
Old vs new
very often in reviews of lenses, the observation that a lens may be constructed of plastic can give an impression of cheap manufacture.

But, on being given a vintage? Carl Zeiss Jena 2.8-200 MC Macro all metal lens, I can't believe the sheer weight.......I certainly wouldn't like to carry it far, or with others of the same...Tank- Like construction.

I say, thank goodness for modern plastics.....they must make the life of a pro photographer much happier for being much lighter?

Your thoughts on the above, and on the lens I have been gifted please.

Cheers!

Hobbo

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29 20/03/2015 - 7:23 PM
By StrayCat
Yellow car photobombs National trust properties.......
Crikey!

Couldnt that old boy get a ...COTSWOLD STONE....model??? Grin Wink

Hobbo

18 01/02/2015 - 11:52 AM
By nickthompson
Yellow car photobombs National trust properties.......
I know that fow of cottages extremely well......I used to run a craft stall,at the Watermill in Biburury.......after a void night's sleep in my old VW camper, I would take early morning and evening walks around that very beautiful village.

P.S. The tripod holes are half a meter deep all around the said cottages....a photographic cliche surely?

If you go there, try the trout from the Fish Farm.

Hobbo

18 01/02/2015 - 11:52 AM
By nickthompson
Back to Normal
THANK YOU ALL!

A sterling effort.

Hobbo

10 26/01/2015 - 10:34 PM
By ddolfelin
Lack of performance?
The Gallery is very slow on my iPad this morning....

Hobbo

12 26/01/2015 - 9:26 AM
By davidburleson
I just love this guy.........Please watch, listen and learn....
( I hope that posting this link is allowed?)

Here is one of my favourite B&H lecturers, at his very best, his delivery is perfect, passing on photographic knowledge from years of experience interspersed with humour and wit.

I have learned so much of my photography via YouTube presentations.......B&H in New York produce the best......well worth regular watching.

Here is the link..








Hobbo

7 15/01/2015 - 6:50 PM
By redsnappa
First shoot with Lumix GX7
I took delivery of a SIGMA 30-2.8 ART Lens today.......if you have a GX7 or similar it is a beautiful lens for the price.....Proof!

Look at the reviews on YouTube and elsewhere .

Well worth the money

HOBBO

15 13/02/2015 - 3:54 PM
By aviaandy
First shoot with Lumix GX7
Sorreeeeee,

LUMIX 14-45

Hobbo

In Panasonic Cameras | Page: 1, 2
15 13/02/2015 - 3:54 PM
By aviaandy
First shoot with Lumix GX7
Hi, Aviaandy,

You asked about which lenses I use on my GX7.....

My workhorse everyday lens is the LUMIX 45-45 kit lens that came with my second hand GF1. A great all rounder and a good portrait lens, most of my recent portfolio features this lens.

The LUMIX 45-200 gives me extra reach when required, and can be a decent portrait lens when out and about.

Next, came the LUMIX 1.7-20 ideal for Street Photography and landscapes, plus the odd portrait.

My only odd M/4/3rds lens is the clunky but amazingly sharp SIGMA 2.8-60 ART Lens, fantastic for portraits......clunky, because the elements go into free fall when not connected to a live camera.

As a very real bonus to the enthusiast.....I can use my growing collection of old M42 thread film lenses by using an EBay adaptor.....all manual then of course, but wonderful results.

Another bonus, are my fully automatic focus, extension rings by MEIKE a great eBay buy, they work faultlessly.

Other accessories include, a MEIKE flash unit, a POLAROID 16 LED Ringlight, a dedicated waterproof cover, and a couple of very powerful LED Torches for light painting.
I rarely use a tripod, but I have two plus a monopod.

Probably the best thing about the GX7 is the tiltable VIEWFINDER.

I Might consider getting a 300 mm lens eventually.

Hobbo

In Panasonic Cameras | Page: 1, 2
15 13/02/2015 - 3:54 PM
By aviaandy
First shoot with Lumix GX7
Hi, I've been using my GX7 for around a year now......take a look at my portfolio for results.......to say that I am more than delighted is an understatement.

Hobbo


In Panasonic Cameras | Page: 1, 2
15 13/02/2015 - 3:54 PM
By aviaandy
Day 10 January 2015: Faces

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147 27/01/2015 - 4:58 PM
By sosunny
now i wonder if anybody on here likes betty boop
Love the old Betty Boop cartoons onYouTube......very surreal some of them.

Hobbo

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2 05/01/2015 - 7:44 PM
By hobbo