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Mar 06, 2018 05:10 |  #13096

Still goofing off, and a visit to my gateway drug into digital photography=my NEX-5, and
a shot via the NEX-5 and the 7Artisan 28mm of one of my pot lids.


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Mar 06, 2018 05:21 |  #13097

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When we splashed the other night we racked up over 1400 files :)
Don't worry, will only post a couple here, the rest can go into the archives for some future archeologist
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Great detail and lighting Robert. Was this a big crop? I assume the camera/lens is some distance away to avoid getting them wet too.


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Mar 06, 2018 05:38 |  #13098

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I got a question for you guys, kind of Sony related :)

My parents asked me to look into a budget travel camera for them. They print some 4x6's with it, and make the occasional Costco photobook.
They are not too prone to upgrade their phones that often, so still using the Samsung Galaxy S5's, probably not going to upgrade anytime soon. That is where most of their pictures come from, and sometimes from a very old Canon P&S.

They are not looking to spend very much, probably in the 200-400$ range, depending on what I recommend to them.

I am having a very hard time coming up with a good choice in my research, so figured I'd ask, perhaps some of you have had previous experience with a backup/compact P&S that you'd used.

From what I have found, they'd be better off with at least a 1" sensor camera, because it goes way smaller from there, and doesn't seem much better than the S5's.

It starts from as low as the Sony RX100 and the Canon G9 X ii for about 450$ at the moment (or perhaps I could find the original Canon G9 X for cheaper). I cannot find anything cheaper than that, anything else is a very small sensor, and does not seem worth it.

Then there's some Panasonic (LX10 and such) for about 550$, and then there's m43 like LX100 for 650$. But then you're getting into Crop prices, and they might as well pick up either the a5100 kit, or the a6000 kit or something.

Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Be it for a cheaper P&S that I might've missed, or a suggestion towards the mid-priced ones, or anything else.

This would likely be used in auto, with and without flash. You know, the usual non-photographer parent stuff. A good camera to last them a while.

Sorry about such a rant, but I'm just very unsure on how to proceed.

My dad who’s 65, recently asked me he wanted a camera to take for California for a wedding of his close friends son. I bought him a refurb a5100 with 16-50 for $350. It worked out great, the small package was very easy to carry, the touch screen was easy for him to use coming from using smart phones, and the flip up screen allowed him to take some selfies, lol. Extra bonus with the 16-50, it has three ways to zoom, using the rocker on the lens, the manual zoom on the lens, but the body has a rocker for lenses that have a power zoom, so I assume it’ll work with the 18-105 as well.


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Mar 06, 2018 05:45 |  #13099

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Great detail and lighting Robert. Was this a big crop? I assume the camera/lens is some distance away to avoid getting them wet too.

Thank you sir. No, not really big crops. The 'splash' took up 1/9 to 1/10 the frame. With you A7Riii you'll have cropability for fear of splatters but I've never gotten any splash adjutants
on the lens. Now the flashes have gotten the treatment ;) but nothing that didn't easily wipe off=depending on what your splashing.

By the way, these last few splashes were all front lit. Milk will reflect light. Water won't. Water with food coloring won't reflect well, and water is prone to specular highlights.
Since your curious here is a shot using water and several super secret ingredients for elasticity and dilantantcy (think non-Newtonian fluids sheering). Years ago I had to master
thixotropic fluids too (picture compounding Maalox from scratch using attapulgite--also known as Palygorskite)...anyway (can you tell the bar just opened :) To light those splashes
we use back lighting....simply putting a flash (and I used the bigger Godox) behind the splash catch bowl/tray and in front of the flash something to disperse the flash...I used a cutting
board but an acrylic pane would do and further diffused with a sheet of construction paper colored to your liking.

The bubble at the base of the pedestal kinda ruins the shot but it still has some nice features.


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Mar 06, 2018 05:47 |  #13100

Well crap on a roll.
Shooting with the NEX-5 led me to find my old SEL 30mm macro. Another gem for size/weight. Of
course it doesn't compare to the FE90 but could sub out the FE50 and give it a run for the money and it
focuses way way faster.

I don't think the bokeh is bad either.


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Mar 06, 2018 05:50 |  #13101

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i will be able to comment in 12 hours time :-)

Anticipation Eddy!!!


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Mar 06, 2018 05:55 |  #13102

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My dad who’s 65, recently asked me he wanted a camera to take for California for a wedding of his close friends son. I bought him a refurb a5100 with 16-50 for $350. It worked out great, the small package was very easy to carry, the touch screen was easy for him to use coming from using smart phones, and the flip up screen allowed him to take some selfies, lol. Extra bonus with the 16-50, it has three ways to zoom, using the rocker on the lens, the manual zoom on the lens, but the body has a rocker for lenses that have a power zoom, so I assume it’ll work with the 18-105 as well.

AND the a5100 can do live composite!!


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Mar 06, 2018 05:55 |  #13103

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Ah bummer on the jpeg. I forgot that it’s just set to jpeg by default. Even when you do set it to raw it still makes a jpeg also. Which is hugely annoying. I don’t know how many times I’ve started processing an SR image only to realize I wasted a bunch of time on a crappy jpeg.

Jpeg aside, that’s very nice!

I actually like the jpeg being there, it's the only thing other than my crap memory that signals that this frame was an SR shot, so In Bridge before I load into LR, I add in SR to the file name, so that in LR I can find them easily.


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Mar 06, 2018 06:07 |  #13104

David A. I thought of something else Rii vs Riii/a9 you will appreciate in spades. Boot up time.
The Rii (and the a6500 too by the way) are just molasses slow to turn on and get a shot off.
Remember the 'old' days of keeping the Sonys on for wildlife because you could never turn it on
and get a shot off fast enough.
Quite the irony now with the big honking new batteries we can keep the cameras on but the a9 is so
fast in bootup I can treat it like the 1DXii e.g. instant on instant shot.


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Mar 06, 2018 06:27 |  #13105

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David A. I thought of something else Rii vs Riii/a9 you will appreciate in spades. Boot up time.
The Rii (and the a6500 too by the way) are just molasses slow to turn on and get a shot off.
Remember the 'old' days of keeping the Sonys on for wildlife because you could never turn it on
and get a shot off fast enough.
Quite the irony now with the big honking new batteries we can keep the cameras on but the a9 is so
fast in bootup I can treat it like the 1DXii e.g. instant on instant shot.

I had not paid any attention to that...so I just tried it out...yep, that is pretty fast!

I will say, that for the a9, when shooting anything fast or action, I turn off the preview in the EVF. It is very slow to return to shooting mode if you are chimping through the EVF, or even reviewing while shooting, so that got assigned to one of my custom functions, turning that on and off quickly.


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Mar 06, 2018 06:41 |  #13106

Well......thanks to you guys/gals....I've ordered a Sony A9 and a 70-200 2.8GM (both via Greentoe). I also have an offer on Greentoe for the 24-70 2.8GM, so we'll see how that goes.

Now, the daunting task of selling ALL my Canon gear! :eek:




  
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Mar 06, 2018 06:43 |  #13107

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Well......thanks to you guys/gals....I've ordered a Sony A9 and a 70-200 2.8GM (both via Greentoe). I also have an offer on Greentoe for the 24-70 2.8GM, so we'll see how that goes.

Now, the daunting task of selling ALL my Canon gear! :eek:

that is what this thread is good for....spending your cash...LOL...but at the heart of it, its good people, and very talented people.


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Mar 06, 2018 07:05 |  #13108

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18578717 (external link)
Anticipation Eddy!!!

Only 11 hours now <lol>
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Mar 06, 2018 07:24 |  #13109

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18578685 (external link)
Yeah we shot a bit over 3 hours and once all set up and going it is not stop.

You don't actually import/edit all that though surely.....? Or are you tethered or something and just keep the ones you want?

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Only 11 hours now <lol>
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Mar 06, 2018 07:42 |  #13110

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Well......thanks to you guys/gals....I've ordered a Sony A9 and a 70-200 2.8GM (both via Greentoe). I also have an offer on Greentoe for the 24-70 2.8GM, so we'll see how that goes.

Now, the daunting task of selling ALL my Canon gear! :eek:

Don't feel like you have to sell it all.
I still keep:
400DOii
8-15mm
MP65
Those are not available in Sony land yet.
The 400 coming soon I can't lift :)
The MP65 is such a strange lens I doubt Sony will ever do.
The 8-15 is truly a fish and rarely used.

I've enjoyed Greentoe as well but my last bid for a Leica 200/2.8 for my Oly m1ii didn't pass :(


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