A Picture I Took 2018

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by djstarfox, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. IdiotInCharge

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    So long as the lens isn't out of calibration, focus confirm should be just as accurate as AF is, and that's certainly a great shot with some classic glass!
     
  2. JStamsek

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    Dust and lightning storm tonight. Sky Harbor Airport

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  3. Anh N.

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    Yeah, the third one I struggled editing. It’s not quite right.
     
  5. IdiotInCharge

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    The pattern noise in the sky pops out to me; could probably smooth it out carefully to preserve the light-stars and lightning if that's something you care about.
     
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  6. Anh N.

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    I think may be dim down the parking lot area a little bit to bring more attention to the cityscape and skies/lightning in the background.
     
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    I think you should crop the parking lot out.
     
  8. JStamsek

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    I try not to crop and reduce the quality.
     
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    Your original would be better quality, but just look at the image cropped.

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    If you're shooting on a 20+MP camera, I wouldn't worry about it. Even then I would say for "optimal quality" for print, only 12MP total is necessary (which is basically cameras from the late 2000s. 1Ds II, 1D III, etc, ancient stuff).
     
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    Yeah, and the intended viewing distance also matters on large prints. Very few people are going to put their nose right next to a large print and carefully examine it. I think it was FStoppers that did a video that showed billboards were commonly printed at something like 2 megapixels?
     
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    I could've sworn the AF fine-tune system in my previous full-frame Nikons could be calibrated with AI-S lenses, but that doesn't seem to be the case on my D850. But fortunately, it seems to be within spec without any fine-tuning from me (as do all of the other prime lenses I've tried so far.)

    Also just picked up a Lens Turbo II for use on my X-T2, so I'll be trying out my 105mm f/2.5 on that camera too.
     
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  13. Daggah

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    FINALLY got my Nikon 14-24mm back to me in a usable condition. Only took several months and two trips back to Nikon. But hey, it gave me an excuse/justification to get a Nikon 20mm f/1.8, which I've wanted for a while...

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    Milky Way and Planets over the Badlands
    by David Gevert, on Flickr
     
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  17. northrop

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    Me: let's start with a pose that feels natural to you
    Her: say no more:

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    .. I love free spirits :)
     
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    Busy season in Phoenix. This was last night. 8/10/2018

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    First and last shot is Canyon Lake.
     
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  23. Daggah

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    Gave star trail photography a go last night for the first time!

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    Star Trails and Meteor Showers
    by David Gevert, on Flickr

    The big take-away: don't expose for as bright of a sky as you normally would for astroscapes. Capturing TOO many stars makes for busy star trails. It's almost too much. :)
     
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  24. northrop

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    Not bad. Single shot or multile 30sec exposures?

    edit. nvm, lol. Just clicked on the image and answered my own question. (y)
     
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    ^^Like that Fuji. Wonder what the new Nikon is gonna bring to the table, but the rumors are promising, especially that 58/0.95 if true. Won't be getting it, but the idea of having one is intriguing, lol

    Anyway...

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  27. IdiotInCharge

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    If Nikon rolls a mirrorless camera that could keep up with the D850, well...

    ...if adapters are developed that could take Canon lenses with full support?

    Canon better hurry up.
     
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    I'm not sure but Sony may be holding the A7S III to drop once the Nikon and Canon mirrorless go live. If both don't knock it out of the park, they may get one-upped by Sony right after release.
     
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    Hopefully Sony has something special for the A7S III. It's such a limited market, and their video AF tracking is still inferior, that they'd have to make a few pretty big leaps to make it an attractive camera that will move units above and over their current offerings, most especially what would be the now cheaper A7S II.


    [idle speculation: they could up the resolution of the sensor to provide sharper results by using multiple Bayer pixel for each output pixel; they could use the A9's stacked sensor tech to eliminate rolling shutter for fast tracking/panning; they could up the internal storage capabilities to multiple XQD slots for high-speed high-bitrate (even RAW!) mirrored recording...]
     
  30. dvsman

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    IIRC the A7S series has always been about hi res stills. The A7R series I think is the one they target to video peeps.

    Personally, I think Canon must be doing something right RE: video, as enough people on YouTube / Vimeo have been perfectly happy with the Canon 5D mark 3 (and I assume 4 and whatever newer updates).
     
  31. IdiotInCharge

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    I'd recommend looking them up- you had me confused because you had it backward :).

    [The A7R III is the current high-res camera at 42MP, while the A7S II is the current video camera, still at 12MP]
     
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    You're right - sorry about that! I'm a Sony noob!
     
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    I'm no professional but I pretend to be with my potato.

    We did a little 'hiking' on our camping trip to Parfrey's Glen.

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    Hang in there

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    My waterfall picture

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    I'm not a fan of vertical pictures but wanted to try showing the depth of the gorge. Obviously not the biggest around but was a cool place that is relatively hidden.

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    Our endpoint. The older people in the group wanted to turn around here. Our group is the ones standing, the picture was taken shortly after getting there. Ages 4 - 54
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    Washed out but shows where the trail continued on the left.
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    A couple of snaps from my trip to Tanzania.