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james23p

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#255330 Eurasian Jay at it again...

Posted by james23p on 19 July 2018 - 03:09 PM

Very cool Herman love the peanut gives great perspective, well done.

 

Jim




#255328 Nikon mirrorless camera rumours update

Posted by james23p on 19 July 2018 - 01:51 PM

 

If Nikon successfully launches a mirrorless camera, at some point they will have to consider the needs of entry-level users, no?  They ignore them at their peril.  <_<

So far the rumors and yes they are rumors for a reason that they will range from 2500 to 5000 in price range so none of the initial offerings are entry level yet again this is all speculation we all know Nikon can keep things under wrap when they want to so they may have a surprise for everyone.

 

Jim




#255308 Hello World!

Posted by james23p on 18 July 2018 - 09:00 PM

Very nice Herman!  :D

 

Jim




#255303 Video by Vincent Versace demonstrating Nikon ES-2

Posted by james23p on 18 July 2018 - 02:31 PM

Great stuff!!!! Thanks for the video Eric.

 

Jim




#255287 Taking the dogs to the park.

Posted by james23p on 18 July 2018 - 10:32 AM

Nice Bill!!!!

Jim


#255257 Pssst! Got a carrot for a wabbit?

Posted by james23p on 17 July 2018 - 04:22 PM

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

 

Nice Herman

 

Jim




#255238 A Day at the Races (Part 5) - Fly By for the National Anthem

Posted by james23p on 16 July 2018 - 12:32 PM

Are these modeled after the Japaneses zeros?

No not really but in almost every movie they have been used as Zero stand ins. North America Aviations prototype first flew in 1935, the A6M Zero first flew around 1939.



Jim


#255214 A Day at the Races (Part 5) - Fly By for the National Anthem

Posted by james23p on 16 July 2018 - 01:07 AM

Looking up they are Texans T-6 or SNJ if they are USN versions and Peter is right they are referred to as Harvard Trainers in commonwealth nations.

They are fairly common in Nort America they are simple robust easy to fly aircraft.

Jim


#255203 The July Challenge is Cell Phone/P&S photography

Posted by james23p on 15 July 2018 - 08:32 PM

Messing around with the P60 in low light on my Manfrotto Pixie Tripod.

 

Jim

 

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#255201 The July Challenge is Cell Phone/P&S photography

Posted by james23p on 15 July 2018 - 08:30 PM

Dennis do you get the rest of the car when you pay it off! :P

 

Jim




#255154 First wedding with my Fuji gear outside in 96 degree heat argh

Posted by james23p on 15 July 2018 - 08:13 AM

Done like a Pro, Jim.

 

Great work. No shadows, fun poses, nice themes that tie together.  Good family shots.  Excellent exposures.

 

Very well done.

Thanks Art I appreciate the praise coming from such an accomplished photographers like you and Dennis. I will say this one thing I tell new photographers is never be afraid to use a flash outside almost all the shots outside I used some fill flash it really helps.

 

Jim

 

A few notes the shot of the car with Emma(the bride and my coworker) the guy with the Canon Rebel was in my way most of the night at the reception. I finally had to say something when I was setting up for the cake cutting shots to please let me finish.

 

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#255150 First wedding with my Fuji gear outside in 96 degree heat argh

Posted by james23p on 15 July 2018 - 08:01 AM

Great photos! and love the car!

Thanks Lea, and the sound that car made pure American Muscle Car!!  These are at ISO 12,800 it was almost dark when the lady who runs the place said they could do some doughnuts in the field and I was pretty far away so they are almost 50% and 75% crop respectivly  but you get the point of some "Good Old Boys" having some fun well at least a father and son.

 

Jim

 

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#255123 Prideaux Haven, Desolation Sound, British Columbia

Posted by james23p on 15 July 2018 - 12:51 AM

Ed P900?

 

Jim




#255122 First wedding with my Fuji gear outside in 96 degree heat argh

Posted by james23p on 15 July 2018 - 12:46 AM

Two weeks ago or was it three hmm getting old I did a wedding of a coworker I had sworn off them but this was a special favor. So first off weddings in Memphis in the summer outside are well not fun it was sunny and 96 degrees heat index north of 100. Over all my Fuji's did a nice job the 18-55 f2.8-4 was superb sharp and contrasty and the EX2 did a nice job so how did it compare to my Nikon's mostly my D600.

 

This is a Nikon forum so I was conflicted about posting some of this but I am honest and fair so I decided to give it a go.

 

Nikon Pro's: 

 

Battery Life oh yes battery life the Nikon is a clear winner here. I took 3 Fuji batteries to one Nikon battery.

AF speed same thing the Nikon was easier when shooting moving subjects, on static stuff there is no real issue but moving the Nikon is the winner

Flash, yes I found the Nikon was more consistent with flash as far as exposure than my Fuji but the Fuji was not bad its just that Nikon is just so darn good. One note I was not using a Fuji flash so maybe with a Fuji branded flash vs a third party it may be closer.

 

Fuji Pro's

 

Weight oh good god in this heat the light weight of the Fuji was a god send.

Controls, Fuji's dials and manual control made switching back and forth much easier and faster forgot how nice my FM3a was when it came to switching around and the Fuji had the same feel.

Here's one that is very subjective and thats image quality. The end product I would say after post processing is the same but when it came to PP I found I spent less time PP the Fuji files to get what I wanted than my Nikon files. Yes I would say IQ is similar its just that the Fuji was faster getting to the end product.

 

Things that are similar:

 

Fuji's EVF is excellent I found no issues using it, of coarse Nikons's OVFs are the top of the line so both here do the job well, differently but well.

Rear LCD's again bot have quality rear LCDs.

Overall all speed as far as writing files and responsiveness was similar now I was using an older Fuji XE2 compared to an older Nikon D600 not sure how lets say the XT2 or HT-1 vs Nikon D500 or D750 would be but I assume they would also be close.

Low light performance well this is unfair yet surprising my 16mp Fuji APS was equal to my D600 24mp FX in the low light high ISO performance. Again have no clue how the new 24mp Fuji's compare to the 24mp or 36mp Nikons but overall both are excellent.

 

Last if I had a choice which to use that is harder to tell I love the size of the Fuji system but Nikon makes the best DSLR on the planet in the D850 I guess if I was rich I would have a full D850 system for some things and a full Xpro2 Fuji system for going light.

 

Jim

 

Here are a few shots from the weekend. My only complaint besides the heat is the sun was setting and it was smack dab in my face as I was shooting the ceremony and the reception it was getting dark fast despite how it looks the shots of the car and bridge it is a lot darker than it shows. I did use flash for most of the altar shots as fill flash but could do nothing with the blown out background due to the sun it was harsh. The action car shots are at ISO 1600 and the last shot at the reception in the total dark only small rope lights I was at ISO 800 and the flash as primary light.

 

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#255107 Prideaux Haven, Desolation Sound, British Columbia

Posted by james23p on 14 July 2018 - 09:50 PM

Lovely Ed nicely done.

 

Jim