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    I checked, but no pictures with me in them. I was at that show

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    I checked, but no pictures with me in them. I was at that show
    Really?
    Were you in audience or a band?
    I shot almost 120 shots, have not posted all of them yet...

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    Lake Havasu City, Arizona

    From a boat leaving the inlet- LX3


    After sunset at the London Bridge- Oly E3 and 12-60SWD

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    You do get around Cindy!
    Lovely shots - is that THE London Bridge (certainly looks like it). There is an urban myth in the UK that they thought they were getting the Tower Bridge, and by the time they realised . . . . it was too late!

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    Cindy go over the bridge and have lunch at Barley Brothers or Shugrues. That is my wife's family restaurants. Was just there 2 weeks ago.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Panasonic G1 + 14-45 kit lens.

    1/200s f/6.3 at 14.0mm iso100


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    Cindy those are really nice shots, you must be having fun with the LX3/E3 combo on your travels!

    Brian, that looks fab ... how much PP to the G1 shot? (SilkyPix?)
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    Cindy those are really nice shots, you must be having fun with the LX3/E3 combo on your travels!...
    Joan, I am thrilled with the Oly E3 (and of course my M8). I really like the little LX3 for black and white. I put a 28mm finder on it and it is really fun to use. The 16:9 is great for landscape, too. I'm just not sure I have come to terms with the color yet. I would love to be able to use Aperture or C1 instead of Silkypix on the files. Silkypix just doesn't do it for me. I was just playing with one of Brian's G1 files in Silkypix and I liked the color better from that sensor than from my LX3 sensor.

    Guy, I will try to get over and have some of the famous Mancuso Pretzles at Shugrues before I leave here.
    How is it going with the Oly? I have been hoping you would post some pics.

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    You do get around Cindy!
    Lovely shots - is that THE London Bridge (certainly looks like it). There is an urban myth in the UK that they thought they were getting the Tower Bridge, and by the time they realised . . . . it was too late!
    Thanks, Jono. We just came from 4 nights in Vegas. I haven't gotten around to processing any from there. Now we are resting-up in Lake Havasu.
    Yes, this is the 1831 London Bridge. It was dismantled and marked for re-assembly before being shipped over here. You can read about it here:http://www.roadtripamerica.com/places/havasu.htm.

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    Cindy those are really nice shots, you must be having fun with the LX3/E3 combo on your travels!

    Brian, that looks fab ... how much PP to the G1 shot? (SilkyPix?)
    Hi Joan, not much at all... although I am quite happy to PP any shot from RAW - which is why I shoot RAW

    We're going to have a PP seminar at our upcoming exhibition - it's not that scary when you know what you want.

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    Hi Joan, not much at all... although I am quite happy to PP any shot from RAW - which is why I shoot RAW

    We're going to have a PP seminar at our upcoming exhibition - it's not that scary when you know what you want.

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    I'm not scared of PP, was just wondering how far removed your finished result was from the "naked" file. Looks like you had nice light for the shots you posted today.
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    Sorry Joan - I didn't mean you specifically... PP can be a bit scary though - lots to learn there.

    Here's another one - no fooling the face detection! lol

    1/80s f/3.8 at 17.0mm iso160


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    RD-1, CV 35/1.2
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    Twilight on the canal...E3 and 12-60SWD


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    Re: Fun pictures with Oly, Sony, Sigma, Pentax and all the Others

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    Sorry Joan - I didn't mean you specifically... PP can be a bit scary though - lots to learn there.

    Here's another one - no fooling the face detection! lol

    1/80s f/3.8 at 17.0mm iso160


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    Yep, I have a lot to learn, but I really enjoy doing it. Unfortunately there are no local classes to take where I can get instruction or feedback. So, it's trial and error all the way.

    Cute Halloween shot!
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    Mural

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    Beautiful colour Lili, and a lovely sharp image across the frame... what a mural!

    Thanks for sharing

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    Thanks Brian,
    This has been my first chance to take the e410 since last weekend, and a lovely day it is indeed

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    Brian's not the only one to snap phoneboxes
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    Another photo of a phone box....but, look carefully

    (scanned badly from APS )
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    Out at the seaside today, "where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea". All Oly 520, 14-42mm.


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    Back in Cornwall
    Wanna make something of it?


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    whyte avenue, early morning
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    Out at the seaside today, "where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea". All Oly 520, 14-42mm.
    Hi Bertie
    Travelling light!
    What a lovely place (nice pictures as well).

    Seems like you're getting on well with the little duo.

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    Beautiful shots, Bertie. Really lovely.

    Joe, How are you liking the Sony? Looks good.

    Aren't we lucky to have so many different tools to choose from now? It makes your head spin. Now we have the micro 4/3 to explore and maybe use lots of legacy lenses on.

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    Oh Jono I just LOVE it...the Cornwall shot

    Best-H

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    Back in Cornwall
    Wanna make something of it?


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    Re: Fun pictures with Oly, Sony, Sigma, Pentax and all the Others

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    Beautiful shots, Bertie. Really lovely.

    Joe, How are you liking the Sony? Looks good.

    Aren't we lucky to have so many different tools to choose from now? It makes your head spin. Now we have the micro 4/3 to explore and maybe use lots of legacy lenses on.
    cindy, i am liking the sony, very much, buying too many lenses. i just ordered a sigma 12-24 and can't wait for it to show up.
    i also hope to get an rd1 in the new year so i can use my zm lenses also.

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    Thanks for the kind comments Cindy and Jono - I was house hunting, these were a by-product. More success with the pix than with houses, though.
    I do find the DR of the Oly a bit limited, but then many of my pix seem to be contre-jour.

    BTW, are you a grockle, Jono?
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    Wanna make something of it?
    Bullocks!
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    Oh Jono I just LOVE it...the Cornwall shot

    Best-H
    Thank you Helen . . . . similar, but not NEARLY as good as your Halloween shot of Eric!

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    I'm sure you're an even handed kind of a guy Bertie, but if a word needs two 'o's then GIVE IT two 'o's - there's no mileage in spurious 'u's (anyway, it was a cow, not a sheep!).
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    BTW, are you a grockle, Jono?
    No - Born in Redruth, moved to StIves aged 4 days, son of doctor, Penzance Grammar School . . . . well, I did leave aged 18, but the old fellow lived in the house I grew up in from 1948 (long before I was born) until last year (we sold it on October 1st). Currently in house between StBuryan and StJust which Emma's parents . . . . you don't need to know all this rubbish.

    Grockle . . .NO!

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    Grockles,emmits,thats the rest of the world!Say hello to cornwall for me,hoping to go after xmas,enjoy_______ Neil

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    Grockle . . .NO!
    So you too are a Celt - glad to hear it!
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    Grockles,emmits,thats the rest of the world!Say hello to cornwall for me,hoping to go after xmas,enjoy_______ Neil
    HI Neil
    Cornwall has been duly 'said hello to' and I'm pretty sure I heard it say 'hello' back!

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    So you too are a Celt - glad to hear it!
    Hmm, I think I'm an honourary Celt. I was born and bred in Cornwall, but my parents moved there in the 40's. You can decide

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    Re: Fun pictures with Oly, Sony, Sigma, Pentax and all the Others

    Fox Hunting meet at St Just
    Of course, these days it's just drag hunting . . .
    Anyway, the meet was good fun, lots of bustle and misbehaving horses.

    I shot with the A900 with the 70-300 Sony G lens. These were shot at ISO 400 - probably not strictly necessary in most cases, but I was trying to ensure enough shutter speed (and the sun kept coming and going).

    The focusing behaved really well, in fact I don't think that there was a single shot out of 200 which I could blame the camera for!

    I'll add a couple of 100% crops in the next post:
















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    Here are three with 100% crops

    I think dpreview said that the A900 was an 'iso200 only' camera

    No noise reduction added (either by me or by the camera)













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    Fox Hunting meet at St Just
    Of course, these days it's just drag hunting . . .
    Nice pix, Jono. The event locally is the Hunt on Boxing Day - for the kids as well, so it's more of a fashion parade for the girls...I'm glad the daughter is abroad at present...

    Of course, we don't go in for drags, they are real Hunts...but heaven forbid that they would ever catch anything!

    Edit: I've just seen the crops - excellent. And our surgical ward sister was also a local landlady, and did the honours on Boxing Day. The MFH was the psychiatrist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Campbell View Post
    Nice pix, Jono. The event locally is the Hunt on Boxing Day - for the kids as well, so it's more of a fashion parade for the girls...I'm glad the daughter is abroad at present...
    There were a few girlies on ponies around here, and it was certainly something Emma did in her youth.

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Campbell View Post
    Of course, we don't go in for drags, they are real Hunts...but heaven forbid that they would ever catch anything!
    I'm not quite sure where my tongue was when I made that remark - and I honestly don't know how the Western behaves (that's the hunt). As you so rightly say, Gordon forbid that they should ever catch anything . . . . at least, not on purpose!

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    [QUOTE=jonoslack;56911]Here are three with 100% crops

    Jono, I've seen all your photos with the A900, and I must say, you are tantalizing me. I'm putting money aside for a new camera, and my first object of desire is the G1, the somehow logical successor of my Sony R1 and Pana FZ50. No problem with buying the G1, except seeing your photos. Resolution, dynamic range and the combo with the 70-300 lens let me dream of landscape photography in my uplands and at our lake. I'm an amateur, you know, and I've re-discovered my love of photography two years ago after decades of a long sleep. It seems that I now have to give the matter a lot of thought whether I should wait some time and spend four times as much. PS: Your very British last shot (gentleman looking up) is great.

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    HansAlbert, Please know that Jono is a master with whatever camera body he is using. Look at his website to see stunning photos taken with the Oly E3 4/3 body and lenses. The A900 is no doubt a superb tool, but if the G1 is more within your reach, you should not be disappointed from what I have seen from Brian and Terry here on this site. Just my 2 cents.

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    Jono,
    Those are soooo great

    I have an old Walkman Professional sitting next to me at my desk. It needs repair. Do you think I should ask the service people if they could update it to A900 specs when they're doing it??

    Not sure where to mount that Zeiss lens though

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    Re: Fun pictures with Oly, Sony, Sigma, Pentax and all the Others

    Hi Hans
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy Flood View Post
    HansAlbert, Please know that Jono is a master with whatever camera body he is using. Look at his website to see stunning photos taken with the Oly E3 4/3 body and lenses. The A900 is no doubt a superb tool, but if the G1 is more within your reach, you should not be disappointed from what I have seen from Brian and Terry here on this site. Just my 2 cents.
    I'm fainting with damned praise!

    Thank you Cindy. Hans is a perceptive and eloquent guy, and he understands my limitations better than most!
    Still, what you say is true, I like cameras . . . and I like taking photographs, but the two things are rather well separated. I'm not sure that I'm a sensible guy to follow!

    The only reason I don't have a G1 is that my dealer seems to have had a falling out with panasonic about it, and I'm not certain enough about it to have ordered it elsewhere (I'm certain about the concept, but the little Olympus does look attractive!).

    It would seem that if you want the best out of the A900, then it really does need big(ish) and expensive(ish) lenses.

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    Dallas Skyline

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    It would seem that if you want the best out of the A900, then it really does need big(ish) and expensive(ish) lenses.
    This is probably very important, and an area where Sony has an edge. I assume that the Zeiss-for-Sony lenses are designed with the huge pixel count/density of the A900 in mind, and probably more, which is not always the case for some of the lenses available elsewhere.

    I just read the dpreview test of the 50D, where lenses was brought up as one possible reason for the somewhat mediocre performance of those 15 megapixels.

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    The only reason I don't have a G1 is that my dealer seems to have had a falling out with panasonic about it, and I'm not certain enough about it to have ordered it elsewhere (I'm certain about the concept, but the little Olympus does look attractive!).

    It would seem that if you want the best out of the A900, then it really does need big(ish) and expensive(ish) lenses.

    Jono, There is a 50 UKP mail in (limited offer) rebate from Panasonic (you are supposed to have seen a demo in a shop). The price is good there

    On the lens front, check your PM.

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    Lili,
    I keep looking at your Dallas skyline. There's something clean-cut and airy about it, which I like

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    Re: Fun pictures with Oly, Sony, Sigma, Pentax and all the Others

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    Here are three with 100% crops

    Jono, I've seen all your photos with the A900, and I must say, you are tantalizing me. I'm putting money aside for a new camera, and my first object of desire is the G1, the somehow logical successor of my Sony R1 and Pana FZ50. No problem with buying the G1, except seeing your photos. Resolution, dynamic range and the combo with the 70-300 lens let me dream of landscape photography in my uplands and at our lake. I'm an amateur, you know, and I've re-discovered my love of photography two years ago after decades of a long sleep. It seems that I now have to give the matter a lot of thought whether I should wait some time and spend four times as much. PS: Your very British last shot (gentleman looking up) is great.
    HI There Hans
    Sorry not to reply before - I've been thinking about your post and trying to decide how to reply. Certainly the A900/70-300 is a sweet combination . . . but I'm not certain how much you would gain unless you want to do BIG prints.

    I'm in Cornwall right now, and behind me I have a couple of A2+ prints made with the E1 - they're just fine. It's lovely to zoom in and look at the detail on the A900 . . . .but you'll be able to do that on the G1 as well, viewfinder and dynamic range are a different issue, and the colour is lovely (but then so is the 4:3 colour).

    I've got both systems, but were I forced to have one, I'd be very tempted to stick to 4:3, the bottom line being that the lenses are so much less of an issue (i.e. they're ALL good and most of them are excellent).

    I'll be interested to see how you choose.

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    Jono,
    Those are soooo great

    I have an old Walkman Professional sitting next to me at my desk. It needs repair. Do you think I should ask the service people if they could update it to A900 specs when they're doing it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    This is probably very important, and an area where Sony has an edge. I assume that the Zeiss-for-Sony lenses are designed with the huge pixel count/density of the A900 in mind, and probably more, which is not always the case for some of the lenses available elsewhere.

    I just read the dpreview test of the 50D, where lenses was brought up as one possible reason for the somewhat mediocre performance of those 15 megapixels.
    Hmm well, I think lenses for full frame are a big issue - It was a big problem with the Nikon, and it is with the Sony as well. I'm sure the expensive Zeiss primes are good (but there are only a couple so far) . . . but not all the old Minolta ones are: I assumed that the 20mm f2.8 would be good . . . but it isn't really, the 50 f1.4 has a nice bokeh, but it has rather unexpected barrel distortion.
    The two zooms I have (Zeiss 24-70 and Sony 70-300) are really good, and cover most of my needs - I think the 16-35 will do me.

    On the other hand, one can assume that there will be more coming.

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