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very kind of you.

very kind of you.

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Those shots of Pembrokeshire

Those shots of Pembrokeshire with your new lens.  All I can say is Wow!  They really punch out.

What is the lens and did you do a lot of processing?

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Xanderzdad wrote:

Xanderzdad wrote:

Those shots of Pembrokeshire with your new lens.  All I can say is Wow!  They really punch out.

What is the lens and did you do a lot of processing?

 

Thank you Smile  The lens is a Samyang 12mm F2, it has the Nano Crystal coatings that Nikon use in their higher end lenses so is pretty good value.  Its available for all the compact system cameras, to you can get it for NEX, 4:3, Fuji etc.  I do process the images. I tend to over expose my images as much as I can without clipping when shooting.  When I process, I then push the shadows as much as I can.  This has the effect of maximising the dynamic range, giving pictures a more three dimensional look.

Anything that has a wider aspect ratio than 16:9 is a stitched panorama, its actually done by the camera itself (NEX 5N) rather than being stitched in post. I do tend to brush in sharpening effects too, I will blanket apply a small amount of sharpening to the whole image (only a smidgin) then brush in stronger sharpening in key areas of focus. I also tend to apply a very feint Vignette to my images, you can barely notice it there but I fin it draws the eye in to the centre of the image.

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I guessed there was some

I guessed there was some processing but it is very subtle and naturally done.  Certainly makes the pictures stand out.

I've recently bought a Nikon D5300 and my favourite lens for that is the Sigma 10-20.  My wife hates it though and prefers a Nikon 18-200!

I'm intrigued by the compact camera your using - so much lighter and easier than an SLR.  Didn't realise you could get such good pictures from them.

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Can You Suggest a Camera for festivals

Hi can anybody suggest a camera for festivals as they do not allow lens that are over 6 inchs long  not sure if you are allowed detachable lenses although I am not sure if they would know if they came off or not thanks in advance  laugh

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I would look at a bridge

I would look at a bridge camera, the panasonics are very good.  Huge long zoom in a relatively compact body. Do you have a budget in mind, and what are you likely to use the camera for when not at festivals?

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Camera Choice

Hi,

I was looking for a camera recently and was close to buying a 16MP Panasonic FZ72. The 60x zoom was very impressive - available in Currys for approx £280.

I ended up getting a CSC camera - a Fujifilm X-A1. Smaller than the Panasonic but zoom is nowhere near 60x. It does have interchangeable lenses however so there is an option to expand if and when the time comes.

Cheers,

Cofnchtr.

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Bridge Camera

Hi Paul I have a budget of £500- £600  I could go to a grand for something specail and I would be using it for every day snaps when not using my DSLR  which is my weapon of choice  i alredy have a Panosonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 which is very good for every day snaps but I dont like the fact you do not have a view finder which some times helps in poor/ bright  light     I will google the Panasonic    FZ72  thanks for the suggestion Cofnchtr smiley

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Ooh, with that sort of budget

Ooh, with that sort of budget you could look at these two... With 1" sensors and fast telephotos they would be perfect for gig photography, are they too big to get in though?

 

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/6895395143/panasonic-lumix-dmc-fz1000-compared-to-sony-rx10

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Hi,

Hi,

Can't post pics anymore? Pop up box that appears when I click on the picture link above freezes. Windows 8.1 + IE whatever latest is!

Help?

Cheers,

Cofnchtr.

 

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