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p.49 #1 · p.49 #1 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


Out for a walk with the Fuji X100 (Limited Edition). I've been really thinking about selling my XE-1, 35 1.4 and the X100 and just buying the X100s as my lone camera. But the Black X100 looks so good.. Wish they had made a black X100S,

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Nov 05, 2013 at 10:12 PM
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p.49 #2 · p.49 #2 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


allstarimaging wrote:
Out for a walk with the Fuji X100 (Limited Edition). I've been really thinking about selling my XE-1, 35 1.4 and the X100 and just buying the X100s as my lone camera. But the Black X100 looks so good.. Wish they had made a black X100S,

Jack


I've debated the same thing from time to time. Your captures are beautiful btw.



Nov 05, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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p.49 #3 · p.49 #3 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


I'm thinking the other way as I find the 35mm-e a bit wide. I'd like an XE-2 with the 50mm-e.


Nov 06, 2013 at 08:50 AM
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p.49 #4 · p.49 #4 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


Pavlov's House, Stalingrad

Behind Lenin Square (then 9 January Square) stands Pavlov's House. During the battle of Stalingrad, the Germans had almost pushed the Russians back into the Volga. Sgt Pavlov and his men held the house behind this wall for 56 days under fire every day. General Chuikov later remarked that the Germans lost more men trying to capture this one house than they did taking Paris. It became a symbol of dogged resistance and the No Step Back order.




Yak-3 fighter by the Volga River

Outside the Panorama Museum that details the Battle of Stalingrad. A bit odd as the Yak-3 didn't fly until 2 years later but no matter, lovely aircraft anyway. This one is just a "gate guard" model though.





Nov 06, 2013 at 08:51 AM
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p.49 #5 · p.49 #5 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


Ian Boys wrote: I'm thinking the other way as I find the 35mm-e a bit wide. I'd like an XE-2 with the 50mm-e.

I've been watching the X100s prices and new ones are starting to show with some discounts and the used one's on the buy/sell here are looking like they will be below $1000 in the next month or so. Once the price breaks below $1000 I'll probably go with the X100s. For now I'll hang onto the X100.

Jack



Nov 06, 2013 at 09:43 PM
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p.49 #6 · p.49 #6 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


Just a simple stone memorial to set against the massive triumphalism of the war museums and memorials - this stone remembers the tens of millions who were killed by other Russians in one of the most terrible State crimes in history.


To the Victims of Repression, Volgograd by Ian_Boys, on Flickr

Appropriately enough - posted on the 7th November which is the 96th anniversary of the October Revolution.



Nov 07, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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Nov 07, 2013 at 05:20 PM
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Around Pavlov's House







Nov 08, 2013 at 09:49 AM
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Russia Old and New





Nov 08, 2013 at 01:56 PM
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Ruined Mill, Battle of Stalingrad

One of two ruined buildings left standing as memorials.




Front line of the 13th Guards Rifle Division. Very close indeed to the river Volga. Perhaps a football pitch or less.




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p.49 #11 · p.49 #11 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


Took this on the 62nd Army Embankment, one of the town's main showcases in Soviet times. Now sad and decrepit and home to a pack of strays.




Nov 11, 2013 at 02:29 PM
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A funfair on the river side slightly past its best ....







Nov 11, 2013 at 04:58 PM
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p.49 #13 · p.49 #13 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


Hi Ian,
Liking your shots..thanks for posting. Went out in my backyard and played around with the X100 mostly at F2. Really didn't do much to these and the I shot the B&W's in that mode. I need to get into Boston and do some street shooting one of these days.
Jack




  FinePix X100    23mm    f/4.0    1/110s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  FinePix X100    23mm    f/2.8    1/280s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  FinePix X100    23mm    f/2.0    1/640s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  






  FinePix X100    23mm    f/2.0    1/80s    200 ISO    -0.3 EV  




Nov 11, 2013 at 09:33 PM
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p.49 #14 · p.49 #14 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


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Edited on Nov 11, 2013 at 11:36 PM · View previous versions



Nov 11, 2013 at 09:33 PM
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p.49 #15 · p.49 #15 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


Here are some from around the Pike Market, Seattle. x100s.











-- Suraj



Nov 11, 2013 at 10:40 PM
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p.49 #16 · p.49 #16 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


Allstar: particularly like your second one with the splash of colour.
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These are from the river port on the Volga. This concrete monstrosity was once the centre of the tourist industry as Russians were mostly forbidden from travelling abroad and so took long trips down the Volga.

The Volga is wider than this; what seems to be the far bank is just an island.











Nov 12, 2013 at 07:14 PM
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p.49 #17 · p.49 #17 · Fujifilm X100/X100s Thread


Hi Ian,
Is Russia as gloomy as these pictures make it seem? Looks fairly miserable.
Jack



Nov 12, 2013 at 10:18 PM
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allstarimaging wrote:
Hi Ian,
Is Russia as gloomy as these pictures make it seem? Looks fairly miserable.
Jack

Can't speak for Russia, but pre Berlin wall coming down, most of the East Block countries did feel as dreary as Ian's photos...



Nov 13, 2013 at 02:19 AM
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I think I was just drawn to the old Soviet spaces which are fairly run down after 25 years of neglect (actually more like 50 years of neglect!). But modern Russia is growing up amongst them, with an IMAX, modern shopping centres and Toyota dealerships. I just find those less interesting I guess.

One of the things that interested me was the juxtaposition of old Tsaritsyn, wartime Stalingrad and modern and Soviet Volgograd all in the same space.

I should add that I felt very safe there (in spite of the bus bombing in the town during my visit) and the people were friendly and easy going. But maybe that's because I'm a white foreigner. I did notice all the traders from the Caucasus had disappeared after the clashes in Moscow. For me though, people were friendly and welcoming as I've always experienced in Russia. It is a place I've always felt at home in, though I keep a wary eye out for the undoubted dark side that exists.

Anyway, here are a couple more ....

Old Soviet signs don't have brand names. Culture Base. There was only one.




Confused humanity amidst the concrete.





Nov 13, 2013 at 09:38 AM
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allstarimaging wrote:
Hi Ian,
Is Russia as gloomy as these pictures make it seem? Looks fairly miserable.
Jack


I have only seen a part of St. Petersburg and one of its suburbs, but what I saw was very mixed. It has a distinct European feel, yet is also somehow different. Life is clearly a lot harder (and dirtier) than in Western Europe, but it also has amazing splendor from the days of the Tzar. However, it is a couple of steps up from most Middle Eastern countries, for example. An in-between. Most of the people I met were very friendly and helpful, one woman even taking the time to walk me over to the correct train platform and explain things to me. On the other hand, there is a tangible tension in places, with frustration lurking just under the surface. People are working hard and long hours, but many don't have much of a safety net under them, and disease can lead to poverty quickly. In this sense it is similar to the States, but even tougher. There is a very visible upper class which drives hugely expensive cars and dresses in the most expensive brands, again, much like the States, but the general feel and infrastructure is more like Detroit than New York.

Apparently the further you go from St. Petersburg and Moscow, the more neglected it starts feeling, with low budgets and a youth which is slowly leaving. 75% of Russia lives in urban areas. Russia is just absolutely massive, and on the current budget, it cannot begin to cope with keeping the entire infrastructure modern and maintained. The population is quite concentrated in a few areas, and outside of that, there are just vast spaces crossed by few roads and traintracks. Much of the population of roughly 400 million of the Soviet has now left, in countries like Kazakstan and so on, and there are just 140 million now. As far as I understand, Putin's politics have heavily favoured St. Petersburg and Moscow development over the rural areas, so the gap is widening.

There might be errors in what I have written. Perhaps some of our Russian members can add more.



Nov 13, 2013 at 11:48 AM
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