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Gary, those 21SEM shots are excellent, especially the first one.
Ron, great lighting on that second set. These reminds me of another set of columns you shot with your ZM lenses in Germany many ions back. The ipad shot is superb, love it!
Phil, 6x6 format shot looking good. How do you like the 35Cron so far?
asiafish, excellent set, the portrait theme shots are great.
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Joe, I don't have a M9 yet , nice train shots, no dust on them , still need to work on my color PP
I had the banding happen to me also just once and it never replicated again, I might have had a cheaper sd card inserted FWIW
Phil, there are pros out there who can weather these "toy" trains for you, actually quite realistic I put "toy" in inverted commas because these model trains can turn out to be a very obsessive hobby and cost as much as a medium format digital setup
I've seen banding when shooting at high ISOs (=>ISO3200) but that was only noticeable at pp stage. This is the first time I see a line across the rear LCD. I took a few more shots this morning but could not replicate it (yet).
$30 Canon 50/1.4 FL mount, converted to RF coupled M-Mount, on the M Monochrom.
you beat with with that combo and a nice shot! I paid KEH $40 for my OM 50 1.8, not too bad. I better start picking up some Canon FD lenses before the rest of the Sony A7/R shooters buy them all up..
No, not defecting to Sony, though the RX1 is very, very tempting.
Just buy it I still have mine, no plans to sell. IQ is great but its still too fiddly for me and battery life sucks. If only it had manual focus hard stops, I could seriously use it as an alternative to Leica M for 35mm. I do use AF face tracking and stabilized movie mode for some family pics though.
I've also suddenly become very interested in the creative possibilities of do-it-yourself LED light installations.
Photography related LED lights or X'mas decorative lights?
Joe - love the train images and I'd be all over that kind of show, if only for reminiscing. Coincidentally, while reorganizing, I came across my two most favourite magazines of my grade school period: "Railroads you can model" and "Scenery for Model Railroads." These were the sources of countless hours spent daydreaming as I put together my railroad sets. Starting at around age 7, I must have driven the staff of the hobby shop down the street from home nuts with my constant after school visits to ogle the various engines, cars, etc... I started out with HO...Show more →
Ah, finally a train buff and a nice story Actually, I would have though every other Leica shooter on this thread would be onto modelling trains, so many similarities - craftsmanship, history, hand finished, beautiful, childhood memories, and not forgetting model trains can also drain out the retirement funds akin to photography gear..
Ron, I'm sure you know, the hobby is changing. H0 is still the most popular and I'm sure you have heard of DCC trains and controls? All you need is two hardwires to power up the track (aux power for accessories still required) but with this, you can control boatloads of trains and even program delays and track sequencing. Plus the train sounds and LED lighting add another dimension to the hobby.. might be a good time to clear some space in the basement now?
I got my first electric train set when I was probably 6-7 years old. It was modeled after a British diesel passenger train set. The locomotive and transformer has since gone missing but I still have the passenger coaches. Still brings back lots of great memories.
I've noticed M 240s are more easily found now... still debating whether to try one for weddings this year.
Buy! Have you tried one? I find the faster buffer and weather sealing alone worth it for pro/assignment work.