I'll just copy/paste this here since the old thread's going to die.
/p/ what camera do I want? Used to have a bronica and an EOS1n, sold everything a few years ago to go digital with an x20. Image quality is ok but I find myself wanting something else. I only really care about still image quality, I'll rarely shoot video. Was thinking of getting an OMD E-M5 since they go for cheap used and the lens lineup isn't expensive like fuji's.
I do watch DigitalRev and Bokeh regularly. I also watch Mijonju Show from time to time. I genuinely dislike Jared Polin. Weapons of Mass Production used to be a really cool channel. Sadly, they haven't had any update in a few years already.
Without this turning into a shitposting fest, could we discuss whether or not we should recommend this book to new anons who want to learn about photography. I see it recommended regularly in different threads and, having read it, I think we might be doing more harm than good to novices.
My problem with the book is that even the latest editions of it offer distinctly bad advice and misportray optics work at higher and lower ends of aperture. This is particularly the case when it comes to diffraction. Peterson says that when shooting at f/22 "any worries about loss... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Sample of what we're talking about. Both pictures are taken at ISO 100 and 30 second exposure roughly two minutes apart. The left one is at f/22, right one at f/16. While neither is ideal, the difference is quite noticeable.
>>2817262 Sorry I can't help you since I don't have experience in this, but could you recommend one of those from the film days you talk about? I have the John Shaw's Nature Photographer's Complete Guide to Professional Field Techniques. I didn't have any problems with metering after following what he says on exposure but just wanted to know if you would recommend anything else, or if simply there isn't anything else to know for a beginner.
I've been shooting a shit ton over the last 2 years and fancy some peer to peer feedback, will be posting around 65 shots.
01: I sat down and spoke to a lady about her ex abusive husband who used to beat her and lock her in the house. I enjoyed connecting with the subject and while she was telling me her story I took 2-3 photos. I did not want to overwhelm her while she spoke.
03: I sat down with the subject after taking the photo and asked her to tell me her story. Something I noticed was the people around us looked through us, not wanting to really acknowledge us. I also like the contrast of the clothing between the subject and the woman's leg I used to frame to the left.
I just got my first DSLR and I'm almost solely interested in nightysky / astrophotography. That being said I just have the started kit with the 18-55mm lense. I plan on getting a couple lenses in a month or 2. Any help on Settings for the time being and what my first purchase for astrophotography should be?
>>2810032 You're going to get torn up by some of the posters on here for your thread, but you can do some okay stuff with the setup you got. You can prop your camera against a shirt or something to makeshift a tripod until you buy one, but for starters, I'd try the 18mm end of the lens, and try and find a super bright star or the moon and use Live View magnification and manual focus to fine-tune the focus as sharp as possible, then because of the rotation of the planet, you're limited to about 25 second exposure before the stars begin to drag and smear, called star-trails. To figure out what shutter speed to use, you can take your focal length you like, and divide it by 400 (some say 500, but let's be safe). so, your 18mm plus the crop factor means about 27 seconds. Now, if you used a 100mm lens, you could only take a 0.25 second exposure without getting star trails, which is very low. If you had, say, a 10mm lens, you could do 40 seconds, much higher than 18mm. so the difference is big dependign on focal length. For aperture, wide open the kit lens is going to be icky, so use f/5.6, but also try another shot as wide as the aperture goes, cause it can make the image a lot brighter.
I'd try at 1600, then 3200, then 6400 ISO, and see how well the stars come out. Make sure to set the self timer on to minimize shake after you press the shutter.
Be aware that astrophotography setups are very expensive, and it's a deep rabbit hole and also inevitable hole in your wallet and bank account, but you could make do with just a wide prime, like some of the Samyangs people have been using.
Film General Thread, aka FGT. >just posting in the FGT doesn't make you gay, unless you shoot menelta This is the thread for all of your stupid film questions, and to post your film snapshits without flushing them down the RPToilet. It's OK to ask about film gear in this thread.
>>2810765 And to start, some shots from my first bulk roll of HP5. My preferred EM has started leaking light like a bitch, but only in the top corner of a few negs. I glued in some film canister felt, so we'll see how that goes...
What happened to instagram? I'm pretty sure they're getting prepped to start using it as a mass advertising machine, and forcing you to pay to advertise. But when did it happen that now only 18 of the most recent photos show up on the search feed?
Pic related, it's a search for #canon, and only shows 18 photos
>>2815862 Yeah, it only stayed like that for a few hours. I'm guessing it was just a test to get some statistics on making the switch. In the near future they're going to be rolling out a "Facebook" type timeline, basically forcing out most peoples content.
>>2815648 I dunno, I'm really pissed at the changes to the feed though. It's entirely fucked who I see and I don't have any clue how to fix it or if it even is fixable. Like I have a mix of large accounts and much smaller accounts that I follow, and now I literally never see the smaller accounts.
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