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    Madstacks reacted to CosmikDebris in photography   
    Don't worry too much about manual settings, most pro's use aperture priority and dial in compensation.
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    Madstacks got a reaction from kimchi in photography   
    Ok great, Il think il go ahead:) I like both wildlife/sport and landscape, its just with landscape i was never getting the results i wanted - for example this shot here. After watching some lee filter tutorials i really think they will massively improve what i can do with landscapes, and what seals the deal for me is if looked after they should last a lifetime and transfer across to any new cameras/systems in the future.
    I only started using manual settings and becoming a bit more comfortable with it a few months back really, i also have use of a nikon d5200 as well if needed. 

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    Madstacks got a reaction from kimchi in photography   
    polaroids have made a comeback i hear! just harder to share online..we acctualy get our holiday snaps printed off and make scrapbooks too look back over as thats the one thing missing from digital.
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    Madstacks got a reaction from kimchi in photography   
    Ok great, Il think il go ahead:) I like both wildlife/sport and landscape, its just with landscape i was never getting the results i wanted - for example this shot here. After watching some lee filter tutorials i really think they will massively improve what i can do with landscapes, and what seals the deal for me is if looked after they should last a lifetime and transfer across to any new cameras/systems in the future.
    I only started using manual settings and becoming a bit more comfortable with it a few months back really, i also have use of a nikon d5200 as well if needed. 

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    Madstacks reacted to BackyardBullion in photography   
    Last one from me otherwise I will end up throwing out a million photos!
    This is one thing a DSLR cannot do easily - a panorama shot. This was taken with a Samsung Galaxy S6 in 2013
    Proof that there is a place for phone cameras in the world of photography!

     
    Added 0 minutes later... @kiskelo the scottish theme continues!
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    Madstacks reacted to CosmikDebris in photography   
    My first serious camera was a Canon G11, this was considered a pro point and click because of it's ability to shoot RAW. I spent a few years with it learning the basics, mostly shooting macro and travel. I then upgraded to a DSLR, Canon 60D, which I still own but do not use, it's boxed up and ready to sell, if I every get around to it! After four years or so using that I went full frame. I also have a 35mm Canon AE1 Program from the early 80's and a Mamiya RZ67 Pro II medium format film camera from the late 90's I think, I use both occasionally.
    With regards to full frame benefits, it mostly comes down to image quality. Better high ISO performance, less noise, greater dynamic range and better shallow depth of field aesthetics. The benefit of crop/dx/apsc lies in the focal length multiplier at the telephoto end. A 100mm lens on a dx/apsc becomes 150mm or so depending on the crop factor, this varies between manufacturers, I think is Nikon 1.5. So you can see the benefit if you are shooting wildlife or sports, a 70-300mm lens would be the equivalent of 450mm on the long end. But this is also true of the wide end and can be detrimental. However most manufacturers make glass specifically for dx/apsc bodies which account for the crop factor thus giving you the stated, true focal length.
    My advice would be to keep your dx for a few years, then decide on an upgrade. You should also consider that dx bodies are smaller and lighter to carry. Don't go chasing megapixels, you really only need so many to make a nice A3 print. Concentrate on getting good exposures and compositions, quality images over image quality!
    This discussion gives a bit more detail on the Crop vs Full Frame argument : https://www.slrlounge.com/workshop/crop-vs-full-frame-cameras/
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    Madstacks got a reaction from Roy in photography   
    Im guessing we have a few into photography here?  i started maybe six months ago - I have been enjoying it a lot recently and its now my main hobby really ! thought id share a few pics. feel free to share some of your own. talk equipment ect.
     



     
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    Madstacks got a reaction from DaveWheat89 in Lets talk Whiskey   
    flavor identification is definitely something that comes with time,  but you should notice smoothness as a main one in the aged whiskys - i would skip the 12 all together for glenfiddich and go with the 15 solara vat, it can be had for 32 - 35 if you wait/shop around.
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    Madstacks reacted to CosmikDebris in photography   
    Robert White are usually the cheapest for most filters. https://www.robertwhite.co.uk/
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    Madstacks reacted to BackyardBullion in photography   
    This is another one of Loch Awe. This is from the old castle on an island in the middle of the loch which used to be the seat of the Argyls way back when!
     

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    Madstacks reacted to CosmikDebris in photography   
    Canon 6D, 16-35mm f4 L. Lee 10 stop ND, Lee 0.9 soft grad, 0.6 hard grad among others. Get yourself a 10 or 6 stop ND and a 0.6 hard grad, that should cover you in most situations for long exposure seascapes. Tripod and cable release are also essential. Happy to help if you need more advice.
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    Madstacks got a reaction from Bullionaire in photography   
    Speed/sports i think too, though I am not sure what sort of shutter speed top end smartphones can do?  acctualy talking about speed - just realised how needed a viewfinder is when trying to take photos of things going at over 500mph..using the screen was a nightmare lol. Here is the RAF latest addition the F-35 Lightning II


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    Madstacks reacted to augur in photography   
    You can use the Olympus EE-01 Dot Sight - fits into any hotshoe. Just align with your lens and you can have full view and just need to aim the dot at the subject.
    you can also try to adapt a weapons dot sight but if you find a cheap one in the bay, the Olympus one is pretty good. 
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    Madstacks reacted to SILVERFINGER in photography   
    I only stopped using my film Nikon F2 Photomic proffessionally about 5 years ago, and thats because my eyes were starting to struggle with focusing quickly, and doing all the exposure manually, and the amount of kit I had to carry, the camera was that heavy with the motordrive fitted it has given me a dodgy neck with a double chin on the back of it after using it all those years.
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    Madstacks reacted to CosmikDebris in photography   
    Some of my stuff here - https://www.viewbug.com/member/Stormrider
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    Madstacks got a reaction from kimchi in photography   
    This is one area that phones just wont be able to compete with bigger cameras for a while - low light. (have shrunk the image size loads on this as it keeps failing to upload. )

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    Madstacks got a reaction from Roy in photography   
    Im guessing we have a few into photography here?  i started maybe six months ago - I have been enjoying it a lot recently and its now my main hobby really ! thought id share a few pics. feel free to share some of your own. talk equipment ect.
     



     
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    Madstacks got a reaction from Bullionaire in photography   
    Speed/sports i think too, though I am not sure what sort of shutter speed top end smartphones can do?  acctualy talking about speed - just realised how needed a viewfinder is when trying to take photos of things going at over 500mph..using the screen was a nightmare lol. Here is the RAF latest addition the F-35 Lightning II


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    Madstacks reacted to caloundracats in photography   
    Fabulous photos🙂
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    Madstacks reacted to BackyardBullion in photography   
    100% agree on nighttime shots. 

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    Madstacks got a reaction from BackyardBullion in photography   
    Yep have to agree there that is beautiful, planning to go to wales at some point - a tour of Scotland and a few visits to some distilleries one day as well:P
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    Madstacks got a reaction from BackyardBullion in photography   
    Yep have to agree there that is beautiful, planning to go to wales at some point - a tour of Scotland and a few visits to some distilleries one day as well:P
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    Madstacks got a reaction from Roy in photography   
    Im guessing we have a few into photography here?  i started maybe six months ago - I have been enjoying it a lot recently and its now my main hobby really ! thought id share a few pics. feel free to share some of your own. talk equipment ect.
     



     
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    Madstacks reacted to BackyardBullion in photography   
    Scotland - loch awe. I have relatives that live up there and it is simply stunning!
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    Madstacks reacted to BackyardBullion in photography   
    I love the versatility of a DSLR. 
    They say that a phone camera is best (and in certain situations I agree) but you will never get the same richness from a phone as a good DSLR