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The Photography Thread

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Nikon D3200 seems to tick the newbie boxes, it's a bit newer and can be picked up pretty cheap these days.

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Anyone here have any strong opinions or experience with mirrorless cameras?

I am considering a Fuji XT-2 with 35mm and 50mm primes as a lightweight travel setup. Not selling all my DSLR gear. I will be trying out a friend's one next month but wondered what people's thoughts are?

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Target acquired.

My face whilst pressing that blue button felt it looked like this.

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Now I've got that same nervous buzz that you get in the aftermath of oh so nearly eating it when you miss the front wheel on a sidehop or heading straight towards a tree on the mtb at point blank range

 

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So what did you go for in the end?

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On 3/3/2018 at 6:03 PM, MadManMike said:

So what did you go for in the end?

Well it weren't @Tony Harrison's special friend.

Landed on a canon 60D as it retains the movable screen of xx0D canons and has some of gubbinsm weather sealing and features of the 7D DrEvil recommended, making what I believe  to be a nice middle ground and all rounder. Got a 17-85USM lens, charger, a spare battery, all the booklets/discs and a lowepro bag to boot. Hopefully that'll do until I work out what I want next - actually it'll have to as that's all my spending pennys gone til the 25th!

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Hate leaving a link but much easier than posting a load of images. Went to a car event for a change, mix it up a little bit. So many photographers just sat on the same corner, all together and not moving. So many messy backgrounds and poor use of light. I'm certainly no amazing car photographer but pretty happy with the odd one.

Link Here.

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Finally bought a mirrorless setup after spending a bit of time around existing Fuji X-T2/XPro2 owners. Not used it much but it's such a lovely piece of kit with sensible controls like on my old Olympus OM cameras. I'm still keeping all my Nikon gear and it'll get used for more 'rugged' adventures, but I really hope to make a lot of use of the new toy. Also took a punt on the LowePro Utility 100 bag which is a good option for a mirrorless body and a few lenses.

 

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Heard great things about the XT-2, know quite a lot of wedding photographers who now use them all the time. It's an interesting time watching what Fuji and Sony are doing. I keep seeing people jumping ship to Sony. Where things will be in a couple of years who knows.

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I took this today, fooking love it.

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Saw that on facebook then lost it on my feed, looks awesome Mike! Perfect timing

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Cheers dude - very much luck on the timing, I took loads more and the majority were just big splashes of water.

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That's a belter Mike!

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On 6/3/2018 at 1:06 AM, MadManMike said:

I took this today, fooking love it.

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Brilliant! :D

 

I've finally edited these photos (4x5s exposures) together after having them lying on my drive for 10 months... I'm never that keen on editing photos sadly.

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Lightnings Over The Rotonda by Geoffrey's Creations, on Flickr

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