Saw this neat little Nash Metropolitan on my walk yesterday and was moved to go back and take a few snaps of it.. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nash_Metropolitan for info about the car.)
the 50mm module is very nice.
I'll take the car and the house - I have the lens
Thanks Keith and Uwe.
The little Nash is terminally cute. I remember some silly song about it that was a hit when I was a child ...
Lyrics (as if they were something deathless ...):
www.traditionalmusic.co.uk ... Little Nash Rambler
nice song :-)
I love these mail boxes (funny).
May have cropped a bit differently.
I enjoyed them too. A few neighbors there have a sense of humor and creativity.
This is taken with the A12 50mm macro. 1/40s handheld, f5, ISO 800
Keith and Godfrey,
looks you both like the 50mm module, right?
A12 module again:
GXR with A12 50mm
Another nice one, Keith! And thank you!
Beautiful and intriguing composition, Godfrey
Knowing how careful you are, that dividing line is meant to be slightly off horizontal, isn't it? (but the board under the weights is horizontal - am I right)
There are very few straight lines in this photo, although some seem like that *ought* to be straight. I spent some time framing it when I took it, and only little minor correction was needed to re-level it and obtain the image I had in my mind as I took it. The wainscotting line and the line of the shelf and structures converge in one direction, the weights in the other. I like that it moves constantly as I study it, it achieves what I had in mind when taking it.
Both the GXR A12 lenses are remarkably good on rectilinear correction, and both have a small and very manageable amount of CA.
This is the 28 mm in the very near field (horizontally, it's very close to full frame and that's a pretty wide field of view). I have a standard LR CA correction for it and could also take out all the barrel distortion easily (don't need a lens correction profile, a quick correction would be easy since it's all simple barrel distortion), but it really is quite small and only shows up in these kinds of very extreme close range photos with strong straight lines. As you might expect, the 50 is even tighter on barrel distortion and has a similar amount of CA.
I'm absolutely delighted with this camera. I haven't found anything that I can complain about. Even the AF speed is of very minor impact on the use I've put them to.
Can't wait for the M-Lens camera expansion module to arrive. I'm itching to see how the Voigtländer Skopar 50/2.5 works on it. :-)
Wonderful pictures Godfrey. Leaf study 2 is my favourite at the moment! Here are a couple from my GXR 50mm
Thanks. I keep trying to improve my "eye" for a shot. I'm taking some inspiration from your nature shots
Worked out well, Godfrey
nice. Snapseed is very nice but I think the overall workflow with the iPad sucks (not Snapseed's fault).
I agree on that.. It's really not the right machine for full on image processing work. It's fine for the occasional "get a couple done right now" type of situation.
>It's really not the right machine for full on image processing work.
I think the machine can do better than the supported data workflow. Getting images from and to the iPad is convoluted.
Getting images into and out of the iPad isn't too difficult. The Camera Connection Kit's SDHC card reader had no problem reading the Ricoh GXR files instantly. Connect up to a desktop computer and suck the contents out into Lightroom takes just a minute. Upload finished work direct to Flickr or a website seems pretty easy.
But it's not the kind of "move en masse" stuff that I can do with a desktop OS's file system; it's simply not designed for that. It could be, easily, if that's where things go in the future.
The problem with the iPad is that it does not really have any external mass storage (don't want even to talk about the backup).
with iCloud there are many. many questions:
- Does sync work without any flaws (never(!) **** up)
- What about 100GB raw files (to use a lower number :-) )
I am not sure that the basic iCloud Photo Stream will be all that useful for the volumes of data that enthusiast and pro photographers generate. It still has to transfer over the same network that everything else does ... moving a 16G card's worth of image files is going to take forever no matter what over wireless service is.
Nor do I really want all my photos to be streamed hither and yon over wireless to all devices ... I configure each specific device for specific duties, depending upon its features and capacities for intended work, and don't put everything I've got on each of them.
I suspect that there will be apps written to the iCloud APIs that will do the job better, with more sensible configuration for us "power users". That's the real key to iCloud: the API suite that allows it to be used as an integrated part of an application's data storage workflow.
We'll see what it does and where it goes when it ships... :-)
The devices have gotten more powerful and sophisticated, and are being used for more and more things, so if it becomes a need Apple will change that design center. Right now, the iPad is simply best for a different kind of computing use than a generalized OS system, it's not a laptop replacement. Nor do I think it really ought to be, at least for my use.
Get me right I like the iPad as an entertainment device and Snapseed is a great example.
I don't send everything everywhere either. But, if the concept matures I could see it being useful when on a trip. I've been skeptical on the whole topic as just sending files to my iDisk is one of the most painful operations I can do on my Mac. It is definitely a walk away and have several drinks operation. I am even more skeptical about keeping everything in the cloud as I listen to most of my music on airplanes where streaming music is not possible and therefore scratch my head at both the Google and Amazon offerings. Don't mean to get this thread OT so I will shut up now.
Color and composition are wonderful in "Communicating #45", Godfrey. This is one of those images that begs for you to look at it over and over again
And thank you again for leading me to the GXR. I'm liking this camera so much. :-)