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IanF

Member since May 2007 • Last active Apr 2021
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Specific grid ref is TQ193731 if that’s any use

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Cheers. I bought it new around 1990 and worn most days since - until I bought my Planet Ocean back in December which now means I only wear the Speedy 1-2 days a week

  • in Photography
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    On digital, I rarely bother with ND grads now - the dynamic range of most sensor is so good you can just expose for the sky and pull up the shadows in post- processing. Only use polariser, IR filter (for B&W IR pics) and 6-stop ND for long exposures.

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    Two sides of the argument and both are equally valid.

    The key issue is the coating on the lens rather than the technology of the film. AST @tinakino said, try with and without. Personally, if I’m using old lenses I tend to do so without filters because I like how they perform, flaws and all. I confess I do use UV filters for protection on expensive modern digital lenses, even though I know I really don’t need to.

    For film, I do use square filter holders for landscape when I need ND grad to retain detail in the sky as well as exposing properly for the foreground. Especially if shooting slide film. Because I have them for that, I also have some strong ND filters for long exposure shots on film and digital. Not Cokin though, I use Formatt Hitech

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Not enough Seamasters on here recently. Time to fix that...

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    Sounds similar to a recent debate I had with myself. I got fed up with different camera bodies and investing in expensive lenses, most of which I rarely used (and never changed when out taking pics in anger). I also got fed up of complicated menus and hankered after an experience closer to film cameras I grew up with.

    Looking at my photos, most were taken in the range 28-80mm. I thought about getting a nice Fuji with a nice lens, but decided I’d just fall into the trap of wanting more lenses etc. So I switched tack and got a Leica Q2. Extremely expensive but suits me and how I want to take pics. 28mm lens and a 47MP sensor means you can easily crop to c80mm equivalent, and as the lens is fixed, I can’t buy another one 😂

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Signing off 2020 with a Speedy...

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    When I was browsing/buying on Saturday, Chisholm Hunter in Kingston had both BB58s in the window but the blue was on a 12-15 month wait list. Black available in January. So I bought an Omega (elsewhere as CH don’t do Omega, or not in that store anyway)

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Gave in to the lure of the Planet Ocean

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