Photography General Chat Thread

Leo31291

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Still waiting for it to arrive but it'll be for my sigma 30mm walkaround lens so no landscapes or ultra wide shooting.

I picked up these bags from amazon, for the occasions when I want to go shooting in the rain, came this morning. I ordered the 18inch. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B000PTFDYO?ref=ppx_pt2_mob_b_prod_image

Its way too big for the a6000 but you can just cut the excess.
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Having a quick play the string pull at the front will work its way down from the lens hood if you're not careful. But if it does work its way down, it does sit tight where the hood screws onto the thread of the front element so no water should enter. A rubber band over a plastic food bag will be more secure if not better to be honest. But at least now no excuses to not go shooting in the wet.
 
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Johnmcl7

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Interesting reading...


I feel at this point phone cameras are in a pretty good place and it largely comes down to which platform you prefer and what your budget is.

Speaking of phones I've been toying with the idea of buying a new mobile phone (Note 20 Ultra) vs buying an ultrawide lens. I don't have one in E-mount and been looking at the Sony 12-24mm F4 which is pricey and I feel a bit reluctant having bought three ultrawide lenses already (4/3, m4/3 and F-mount), there were rumours Sigma or Tamron were going to offer a cheaper ultrawide but that doesn't seem to have happened.

My thinking is at wider angles I find there's less of an advantage with a proper camera for the type of shots I take and I've found myself leaving the 100-400mm on the camera and grabbing a wide angle shot off the phone to save switching lenses. If I need better shots then I still have the Nikon option and would still use it for the likes of real estate photography even if I had a Sony UWA lens since I have a flash system for the Nikon but not the Sony. What's partially driving this is that I was out with just a 28-200mm at the start of the week in the snow and the 28mm shots from the phone and camera aren't that different because the shots were quite straightforward whereas when I was getting close up shots of the dog, the camera could easily outdo a phone with the longer zoom, better dynamic range, fast tracking AF etc. I was walking back from work today and took a shot I'd have liked to have gone wider on and wouldn't normally take a camera with me so it would have been handy on the phone.

My main concern is that I find with some ultrawide shots because you're getting a lot of sky and ground in that can really push the dynamic range which is where phone cameras struggle and I'm certainly not claiming there's not much advantage to an UWA lens just that for limited use I'd get more out of it on a phone. There's also the irritating downgrades on phones with the notification LED light and headphone socket both removed.

I'm curious for those that use the UWA on their phones whether they think it's worth it or this is an entirely stupid train of thought.
 

gangzoom

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I feel at this point phone cameras are in a pretty good place and it largely comes down to which platform you prefer and what your budget is.

Speaking of phones I've been toying with the idea of buying a new mobile phone (Note 20 Ultra) vs buying an ultrawide lens.

I haven't had much chance to play with the wide angle lens on my wifes Note Ultra, but am so impressed with its camera suite am almost certainly going to order the S21 Ultra when it comes out in a few weeks, the f 2.4 70mm lens with 1.22µm sensor should be very good and even better than the 120mm f3.0 zoom lens with 1.0µm sensor on the Note. The £1000+ price am justifying for its photography potential :)


This is how versatile the lens are on the Note ultra are.....

Standard:



UW - bare in mind the contrast in dark of the garage/car interior with exterior light, ISO up to 800.





This is UW going to x5 optical zoom....am 100% going to be getting the S21 Ultra :).



 
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Leo31291

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x5 optical is impressive
 

newbie1

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Still waiting for it to arrive but it'll be for my sigma 30mm walkaround lens so no landscapes or ultra wide shooting.

I picked up these bags from amazon, for the occasions when I want to go shooting in the rain, came this morning. I ordered the 18inch. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B000PTFDYO?ref=ppx_pt2_mob_b_prod_image

Its way too big for the a6000 but you can just cut the excess.
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Having a quick play the string pull at the front will work its way down from the lens hood if you're not careful. But if it does work its way down, it does sit tight where the hood screws onto the thread of the front element so no water should enter. A rubber band over a plastic food bag will be more secure if not better to be honest. But at least now no excuses to not go shooting in the wet.
I've found any plastic bag with a hole cut for the lens and an elastic band to secure around the hood works well.
 

Leo31291

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Trying to organise my photographs. They've just been sat on the SD cards for years. I want to get them all onto a drive and then scroll through them with lightroom selecting the keepers.

But there are a number of folders on the SD card, one with the year and one DCIM with two folders inside :confused:

I'll copy everything for now into seperate folders for each of my SD cards but got to be an easier way.

EDIT: Got it figured. For future reference, the image files in the DCIM folders will do!

OK so right now I have a ''PHOTOGRAPHY'' folder and then created individual sub folders for each shoot/location with date. Thats made it a lot easier now!

Just had a play with the polarising filter at home. Can see why you wouldn't want to keep it on. But on a bright sunny day definitely useful.
 
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