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#11 Bigfoot

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 12:22 AM

I also go a mirrorless setup a while back for hiking, etc. My old body just can't carry my full frame Nikons around very far any more. I went with this one:

 

It has since been replaced with the GH4, but I am pretty happy with it. I have a 7-14, 14-35, 100-300 and 45mm macro so I can cover most of the focal lengths I want with a fairly light and compact kit. Not ready to dump my DSLR's quite yet, though.  ^_^

I also have the GH4 and several lenses. Very versatile system. It's my go-to video camera, and it is an excellent stills camera although bigger and heavier than other Micro Four Thirds bodies. The swiveling and tilting rear screen makes shooting low angles easy--if I had to contort my body to get ground shots I might not get up! 


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Posted 30 June 2015 - 04:05 AM

I heard you, Bigfoot.  Getting down is one thing, but getting back up is another!

Those tilting screens can make it much more reasonable.  It's same reason why I look for longer focal length in macro lenses, so I can shoot from a standing position, instead of down on my knees, usually with a pack on my back.


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Posted 01 July 2015 - 03:30 PM

I finally got off my duff and ordered a new filter.   The Singh Ray LB (Lighter Brighter) color combo polarizer in 77mm.   It fits most of my lenses.  Should be here Friday.


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Posted 01 July 2015 - 04:01 PM

I finally got off my duff and ordered a new filter.   The Singh Ray LB (Lighter Brighter) color combo polarizer in 77mm.   It fits most of my lenses.  Should be here Friday.

 

That's my go to filter, lives pretty much full time on my 24-70 zoom which is my go to landscape lens.  :)


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#15 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 06:31 PM

That's my go to filter, lives pretty much full time on my 24-70 zoom which is my go to landscape lens.  :)

 

Charlie, have you ever used the SR Gold-n-Blue filter?   I almost went for it, but it seemed that the effect was more than I wanted.


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Posted 01 July 2015 - 06:48 PM

Charlie, have you ever used the SR Gold-n-Blue filter?   I almost went for it, but it seemed that the effect was more than I wanted.

 

I had a Gold N Blue for a while but sold it. I never could get the WB right with it, I think it works better with film than digital.


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#17 srileo

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 10:09 PM

New to me is a mirrorless camera.  I went with a Fuji XT-1, which has a 16MP APS-C size sensor (1.5 crop).  

 

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I wanted a lighter system for hiking, daily usage and as a second smallish camera body.  The design is quite retro with knobs for shutter speed, ISO and exposure compensation with lenses that have actual aperture rings on them.   Some of my lenses go down to F1.4 (23mm, 35mm).   I've also got a 14mm f2.8.   The sharpness and across the frame resolution has been very good, with high ISO capability comfortably to 1600 or better with low noise.  It's fun to shoot manual, and I love the EV and LCD which offer focus peaking, so I can get a quick check on what's in focus.  Reminds me of my old SLR days in the 70's.

I'm lusting for this camera as well. With the 18-155mm i think it should an excellent all-round system.
Currently shooting a D80 with 18-200 and its almost 10 year old system. Shoots well, no complaints.  


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 07:58 PM

The new Singh Ray LB Color combo polarizer arrived yesterday.   I haven't had a chance to use it, but will shortly.   One note, I got the thin ring version because I will be using it on ultra wides (16mm), and the standard filter would vignette at that wide of an angle.   The issue is the Nikon lens cap will not snap down on the filter.   I guess I will pick up one of the Neoprene versions that just slips over the end of the lens, or maybe not worry about it.


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 09:50 PM

Push on cap like this for 77mm filter....  Or a cheaper one from around $9.00

http://www.bhphotovi...ml/prm/alsVwDtl
 


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 11:09 PM

The new Singh Ray LB Color combo polarizer arrived yesterday.   I haven't had a chance to use it, but will shortly.   One note, I got the thin ring version because I will be using it on ultra wides (16mm), and the standard filter would vignette at that wide of an angle.   The issue is the Nikon lens cap will not snap down on the filter.   I guess I will pick up one of the Neoprene versions that just slips over the end of the lens, or maybe not worry about it.

 

My filter (same model) came with a plastic push on cap.


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