• Photography Discussion Thread
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[QUOTE=Trogdon;47135888]eh not much difference, especially if you already have the camera[/QUOTE] Yeah.. Watching comparison videos and the image quality has hardly ANY difference when shot in RAW format which is what I'll always be doing. It's really for the aesthetic look I'd be going for as the 60D does look a bit more professional but has a better grip. However, I really like the touchscreen feature on the 700D and it makes changing options a whole lot quicker on the fly. People may like the traditional controls, but touchscreen is where everything will go for DSLRs. With touchscreen in mind, I guess 70D would have been the viable option but I'd have been paying £225 more for it compared to the cost I got my 700D for, not worth the price for so little difference as you say. I need to focus on saving for quality lenses to be honest. When I hit a good full time paying job, I'll eventually consider changing the body.
Finally had the chance to develop and see what that Kodak Pocket Jr. with the fucked bellows was like. [IMG]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/ballsandy/Scan-150213-0002.jpg[/IMG][IMG]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/ballsandy/Scan-150213-0001.jpg[/IMG] They look okay but no, there's too much damage from light leaks.
I wish my grandfather's old Kodak Brownie box still worked, It's really interesting to see old film exposed to the future.
What's wrong with it? Brownies aren't rocket science compared to later cameras. Also, they take good photos too. [IMG]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/ballsandy/Scan-150213-0003.jpg[/IMG]
Can't decide on a bag to put my camera in. This would be decent as it can hold a DSLR camera and I would only have to carry my tripod. Only problem is I'm not sure I feel comfortable wearing a backpack incase it looks ridiculous on me as i've always used messenger bags :v: : [T]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61%2BCa%2BpMp3L._SL1001_.jpg[/T] But this looks more like a typical camera bag, only concern it might be too bulky: [T]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91-oJRIX7KL._SL1500_.jpg[/T] Wouldn't usually overthink this but would like a comfortable carrying experience
Carrying a camera bag kinda tells everybody that there's very likely expensive electronics in there instead of a bottle of water and a book, and they look kinda meh as well :v:
I've always carried a canvas backpack. [img]http://ook5vo7jxn76dnq4.zippykid.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Reclaimed-Vintage-Canvas-Backpack-in-Navy.jpg[/img] Looks like that, but in faded green. I can carry two cameras, a tripod, three lenses, six rolls of film and two spare batteries.
[QUOTE=Fake-XM;47136816]Carrying a camera bag kinda tells everybody that there's very likely expensive electronics in there instead of a bottle of water and a book, and they look kinda meh as well :v:[/QUOTE] Eeee, good point. I do plan to do late night photography so I'd rather lessen my chances of getting stabbed :v: The description of the backpack says "FOR DSLR camera and tablet pc such as ipad 2 ipad 3 ,surface 10 ich ,google nexus tablet pc" but there's no images inside to suggest it will have a "camera bag like compartment" in which would be useful to keep my camera body and lens protected from bashing other stuff.
[QUOTE=pentium;47136712]What's wrong with it? Brownies aren't rocket science compared to later cameras. Also, they take good photos too. [IMG]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/ballsandy/Scan-150213-0003.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] For starters, it probably hasn't been used for 50+ years. I have no idea how I'd even get film for it. [t]http://i.imgur.com/ERYYjlP.jpg[/t] [t]http://i.imgur.com/Kcbd9bY.jpg[/t]
[QUOTE=pentium;47136824]I've always carried a canvas backpack. [img]http://ook5vo7jxn76dnq4.zippykid.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Reclaimed-Vintage-Canvas-Backpack-in-Navy.jpg[/img] Looks like that, but in faded green. I can carry two cameras, a tripod, three lenses, six rolls of film and two spare batteries.[/QUOTE] How do you keep your stuff seperated like lenses? Does it come with compartments?
[QUOTE=CoilingTesla;47136866]For starters, it probably hasn't been used for 50+ years. I have no idea how I'd even get film for it. [t]http://i.imgur.com/ERYYjlP.jpg[/t] [t]http://i.imgur.com/Kcbd9bY.jpg[/t][/QUOTE] You're in luck. The #2 uses 120 film. They still make it in black and white and it's about $5-$7 a roll. So long as the shutter works and you have a take-up spool inside still you should be ready to go. [QUOTE=Mr. Agree;47136867]How do you keep your stuff seperated like lenses? Does it come with compartments?[/QUOTE] Nope. They just roll around in the bag. If I want to be particularly careful I keep them in their carrying cases or a carved up pillowcase.
i got a small bag for my camera when I bought it. Its small enough to fit inside my bag, but once I get a second lens, then maybe Ill have to change tactics
What type of bag is inexpensive, padded, full of compartments, and inconspicuous?? [img]http://i.imgur.com/ipcl1FJ.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=pentium;47136978]You're in luck. The #2 uses 120 film. They still make it in black and white and it's about $5-$7 a roll. So long as the shutter works and you have a take-up spool inside still you should be ready to go.[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6e/120620spools.jpg[/IMG] I have the spool on the right in the camera. Is that a 120 or 620 spool I have?
[QUOTE=pentium;47136488]Finally had the chance to develop and see what that Kodak Pocket Jr. with the fucked bellows was like. [IMG]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/ballsandy/Scan-150213-0002.jpg[/IMG][IMG]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/ballsandy/Scan-150213-0001.jpg[/IMG] They look okay but no, there's too much damage from light leaks.[/QUOTE] I'll be honest, that seems like it'd be kind of fun to shoot with for the novelty of it. I mean, people already do that sort of thing digitally with instagram, so what's so bad about having a few light leaks in the bellows if it gives it the same sort of artistic quality? I don't know, I like the way it looks. The physical imperfections in those photographs can't be replicated with modern hardware, and I think that gives it charm.
[QUOTE=CoilingTesla;47137094][IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6e/120620spools.jpg[/IMG] I have the spool on the right in the camera. Is that a 120 or 620 spool I have?[/QUOTE] I have both styles. The wooden dowel spool is in my Pocket Jr and I know for a fact it's 120. Technically the take-up spool (so long as you have it) will do both 120 and 620. It's the spool the film is on that can cause problems. My brownie is designed for 620 and it is recommended you respool your film to a 620 spool but you can still fit a 120 spool at the expense that the winder is a bit stiffer. Because your #2 is designed for 120 film you shouldn't have a problem. [u]Remember to ask for your spool back if you are having someone else develop your film.[/u] [quote]I'll be honest, that seems like it'd be kind of fun to shoot with for the novelty of it. I mean, people already do that sort of thing digitally with instagram, so what's so bad about having a few light leaks in the bellows if it gives it the same sort of artistic quality?[/quote] If you looked at the full roll you would notice it got worse and worse as I got closer to the end. The last two photos were pretty much unusable. It's the fabric paint I used. It filled the pinholes but even dry it sticks to itself so every time I opened the camera the paint would peel itself off the bellows and add more pinholes. Only way I can think of fixing that is dusting on talc powder because I can't take the paint off now. The oly other solution is to replace the bellows completely and nobody seems to sell rebuild kits for the Pocket Jr.
my aunt just dug up this old one from my grandpa [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/I7Ur3Vk.jpg[/IMG] no idea if its good or not but Im taking it home. The lens and everything is kind of dusty, whole thing is old as hell anyway Oh btw he also had one of those old camcorders from sony that still used tape. How much are those worth? Any use it taking it with me?
Do Nikons have an "AF and recompose" mode outside of using the AF-L button? I liked the AF mode on the 10D that focused on a half press and then never again, letting you recompose.
[QUOTE=Mbbird;47138130]Do Nikons have an "AF and recompose" mode outside of using the AF-L button? I liked the AF mode on the 10D that focused on a half press and then never again, letting you recompose.[/QUOTE] I guess you're thinking of different AF modes right? I'm not sure if Nikon uses the same names but Canon got: [I]One shot mode[/I] which is like you describe, [I]Servo[/I] always re-focuses when moving and [I]AI Focus[/I] automatically changes between both modes.
[QUOTE=Mr. Agree;47136023]Yeah.. Watching comparison videos and the image quality has hardly ANY difference when shot in RAW format which is what I'll always be doing. It's really for the aesthetic look I'd be going for as the 60D does look a bit more professional but has a better grip. [b]However, I really like the touchscreen feature on the 700D and it makes changing options a whole lot quicker on the fly. People may like the traditional controls, but touchscreen is where everything will go for DSLRs.[/b] With touchscreen in mind, I guess 70D would have been the viable option but I'd have been paying £225 more for it compared to the cost I got my 700D for, not worth the price for so little difference as you say. I need to focus on saving for quality lenses to be honest. When I hit a good full time paying job, I'll eventually consider changing the body.[/QUOTE] hmm
[QUOTE=Mbbird;47138130]Do Nikons have an "AF and recompose" mode outside of using the AF-L button? I liked the AF mode on the 10D that focused on a half press and then never again, letting you recompose.[/QUOTE] Yep. Choose AF-S option in the autofocus menu, there's also a way to change it by pushing a button and spinning one of the wheels for quick settings changes but it's dependent on the camera. [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/KyFUsS1.jpg[/IMG] Sounds like you have it set to AF-C at the moment.
[QUOTE=codenamecueball;47138785]hmm[/QUOTE] i can't adamantly argue against it because i've never used a touchscreen camera (other than my phone i guess) but not EVERYTHING will go touchscreen. dials and spinny d-pads are the shit. although the FN menu on current sony cameras would be complimented by a touchscreen very well.
touch screens are not ergonomic. [editline]14th February 2015[/editline] also slower to use than button switches and macro buttons
Touchscreens are shit because your fingers do not know what they are touching. That is a disadvantage when taking pictures because your eyes need to focus on the object.
I keep thinking that touchscreens adds an extra cost to a camera or any other kind of devices(such as laptops) that could go to other useful features. So I usually avoid them. Not sure if touchscreens costs that much though.
Idk I have tried out the Olympus pen that has a touch screen and with it I can compose my shot, tap the focus point i want and as soon as it focuses it takes the shot (which is pretty fucking fast). I think it has some good uses. A flippy, touch screen on a camera like that works great. I think you guys are too quickly dismissing the good it could do
had one for two years, never used it apart from to swipe through photos as a gimmick
People are just used to the original controls, so I guess it's just faster for them. I pick things up quickly but on my 700D I can set my aperture, iso and shutter speed in manual a lot quicker using the touchscreen than using the buttons on my bridge camera. Personal preference really.. But you can't deny a lot of DSLRs are adopting the touchscreen feature, whether it gets used or not will be dependant on the users preference. I think it's nice to have that flexibility. Also, I ended up ordering that backpack but then cancelled and went for the amazonbasics medium bag (having to sort out authorisation charge with bank tomorrow so money returns to my account). Looks a good sized bag for the gear I have, won't have a new lens for a good few months so won't require anything bigger.
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I enjoy using my touchscreen on the 650d. It helped me understand apertures/iso/shutter a lot faster. Its pretty handy, only problem is that when I want to take a quick shot and I dont move my screen around so its not facing me, I end up with breath marks and smudges all over the screen.
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