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#259200 Interesting Mirrorless Article

Posted by LightMeter on Yesterday, 05:47 PM

People have always made wild predictions in photography. But it's gotten really crazy with the Canon R and Nikon Z systems introduced. People on the photo forums are saying stuff like "Micro 4/3 is dead" "DSLRs are dead" " APS-C is dead" "i'm not investing in anymore DSLR/APS-C/Micro 4/3 gear anymore". l only read the stuff for the entertainment value. lt's kinda like politics "Vote for me and we'll all live happily ever after."

#259153 Fish aquarium

Posted by LightMeter on 20 January 2019 - 05:26 AM

When using off camera flash, the plants and shipwreck always come out brighter than they look in real life. l had to pull the highlights down alot in the RAW images. The second is a JPEG straight out of the camera.

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#259152 Fish aquarium

Posted by LightMeter on 20 January 2019 - 05:24 AM

This time l shot RAW+JPEG. Neon Tetras and Platys in 10 gallon tank.

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#259020 Neon Tetras

Posted by LightMeter on 15 January 2019 - 02:51 AM

Got some pics of my Neons in the other 10 gallon tank. l set up the SB-80DX in manual mode fired with a wireless trigger. The flash was above the tank aimed down. Since l'm starting to shoot RAW, the flash output wasn't that important. But l made a major mistake-forgot to set up the D7100 for RAW+JPEG. Shot jpeg only!! So they were overexposed. Was going to shoot more, but when l realized it l had already broke down the flash setup-next time :-)

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#258948 Got PS Elements 2019 installed.

Posted by LightMeter on 13 January 2019 - 04:45 AM

l got it when l ordered the Canon M50 about 3 weeks ago. Finally had time to get it installed. lt supports RAW files from all of my cameras. Elements 11 that l had only supported RAW from my older cameras. Just recently started to shoot RAW+JPEG. Before then l was a JPEG only shooter. Christmas day l was taking pics of Crystal. The first few images were shot in manual as l forgot to put camera in aperture priority. They were overexposed about 2 stops. The JPEGs were trashed but RAW saved the day. l was able to make them look good. When it comes to editing software, l'm slow and stubborn to change. l used Elements 11 from 2012 and used Elements 2.0 from 2005-2012 :-)

#258943 January challenge is old and new

Posted by LightMeter on 13 January 2019 - 03:11 AM

The M50 and 15-45 lens weighs about 790g or 1 lb 12 oz less than the D7100 and Tamron 16-300.

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#258938 The Windmills Of Your Mind...

Posted by LightMeter on 13 January 2019 - 02:11 AM

Nice Herman. l like windmills.

#258902 The mirrorless bug is contagious

Posted by LightMeter on 11 January 2019 - 04:46 AM

l've always liked the style of the Fuji mirrorless cameras. But l went with the Canon M50 because with the lens adapter l have access to using Canon EF/EF-S glass and get AF and lS.

#258901 Shakespeare

Posted by LightMeter on 11 January 2019 - 03:21 AM

Mercer Botanical Gardens, Spring Texas

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#258872 Canon FD 100mm 2.8 on M50

Posted by LightMeter on 09 January 2019 - 01:10 AM

Went to Mercer Gardens today. l wanted some shallow DOF images so l took the old 100mm along with the 15-45 kit lens. l'm impressed with the images it delivers. Now i need to get a cheap adapter so l can use the Nikon 85 1.8D on it.

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#258866 Finally got the Xume magnetic filter holders

Posted by LightMeter on 07 January 2019 - 09:30 PM

l've been wanting to get these for about a year. Got the 58mm size to start out with. Later l'll get the 77mm. The 50 1.8G is 58mm. When shooting portraits with it, l can rapidly put on and take off a diffusion soft filter. Can also be used with the 85 1.8D with a 62-58mm step down adapter. And l can use my 58mm 10 stop ND with the Canon 15-45mm lens that's for my mirrorless M50. Just put on the 49-58mm step up adapter, Xume filter holder, and l can easily remove the ND for focusing and composing the shot.



#258822 The mirrorless bug is contagious

Posted by LightMeter on 06 January 2019 - 06:00 AM

Congrats. l just got a Canon M50. l like the size and weight of it.

#258758 December is Christmas/Santa/what ever the Season is to You!

Posted by LightMeter on 01 January 2019 - 10:22 PM

On the way to Pappasitos we stopped in Old Town Spring to shoot the lights. First outing with my Canon M50. The last shot was at ISO 25600, which is unusable. But 6400 is usable with this camera. This outing wraps up the holidays and this challenge.

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#258599 December is Christmas/Santa/what ever the Season is to You!

Posted by LightMeter on 26 December 2018 - 01:59 AM

Houses on my grandmother's block.

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#258598 The mirrorless bug bit me so hard

Posted by LightMeter on 26 December 2018 - 12:40 AM

When we went to Dickinsn to shoot the Christmas lights, l had to carry heavy gear-D7000, Tamron 16-300, and mid sized tripod. lt was hard on my back. The more l researched the Canon M50, the more l liked it. l made a list of all the things l've been wanting to put on Ebay. Those things should generate close to enough $$$ to get the M50. Last night l pulled the trigger and ordered the white body with 15-45mm from B&H. lt had a $300 instant savings. When l was checking out, a window popped up. Get the Canon EOS EF-EOS-M adapter added to the bundle for $38 instead of 188. Sweet! So l added it. l was planning on getting a 3rd party lens adapter for about $40 or 50. So that turned out better. Ended up getting the body lens kit, Watson battery, Canon lens adapter, and PS Elements 2019 for $730usd. l'll probably get a cheap adapter on Ebay so l can use my Canon FD glass with it.