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Zefah
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(10-21-2017, 10:33 PM)

Originally Posted by dcll

I scored an unreal deal this week on craigslist. A guy had an ad for a Sony a7ii with two lenses for $1500. Just for the heck of it I asked if he would trade for a Macbook or a Phantom 4 I have, he was interested in the 4. I bought the 4 used for $450 and gave the guy $150 cash with the Phantom 4 so I am in the bundle $600! Come to find out on of the lenses is a very expensive Sony Ziess 16-35mm that is around $1000 by itself on amazon! The other lens is a 28-70 Sony lens. I have messed around with the camera the last couple days and it is nice, it has a metal frame mounted on the outside of the body, i am not sure what it is for. I can not get the wifi transfer to work with my phone, it just says connecting and does nothing. I see the camera has nfc but I do not see a way to use that with my phone to transfer pics

Damn, what a steal!

I really want that lens 16-35mm lens!
Ty4on
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(10-21-2017, 11:38 PM)
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I created a photo Discord if you wanna discuss photography there too

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Astral/H3X
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(10-21-2017, 11:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ty4on

I created a photo Discord if you wanna discuss photography there too

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Sure why not
Ryuelli
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(10-25-2017, 03:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ty4on

I created a photo Discord if you wanna discuss photography there too

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It says the link has expired.
Rentahamster
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(10-25-2017, 03:53 AM)
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So I guess this thread got booted to Community in lieu of the changes?
jokkir
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(10-25-2017, 04:01 AM)
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Need the discord link again
leder
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(10-25-2017, 04:03 AM)
I can't find the photography thread. Did it get moved here too?
Ryuelli
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(10-25-2017, 04:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by leder

I can't find the photography thread. Did it get moved here too?

Almost positive that was just in OT. I think everything in OT was nuked. That's what I came here looking for as well.
f0lken
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(10-25-2017, 04:10 AM)
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The photo thread didn't survive. I jus want to apologize to MRORANGE because I had this thread in cache and copy-pasted the OP in S L A E N T for a thread there because I didn't think this thread would ever return (I know I won't, I am just here collecting the most useful posts for me). I have like 7 post here but you have been really helpful with your knowledge and advise here so thank you all. And hopefully I see some of you there in slaent
Chiaroscuro
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(10-25-2017, 04:33 AM)
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So where the photography community will go/ went?
ShadowKingpin
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(10-25-2017, 05:03 AM)
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I'm assuming every single thread will have Discord servers? XD
captive
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(10-25-2017, 05:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chiaroscuro

So where the photography community will go/ went?

i'll be reseting the photo thread whenever the forum is ready.
theepicoftyler
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(10-25-2017, 05:19 AM)
Does anyone want to dump Flickr links real quick in case this goes away again? I would like to follow as many of you as I can and I've never used Flickr as a way to follow people really:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tylerjacobs/

If not, hopefully I'll see you all in the next forum.
captive
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(10-25-2017, 05:21 AM)
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my twitter is @wryphotography

but i plan on replicating what we had here.
Chiaroscuro
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(10-25-2017, 05:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by captive

i'll be reseting the photo thread whenever the forum is ready.

So see you guys there. Any temp discord?
theepicoftyler
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(10-25-2017, 05:36 AM)

Originally Posted by captive

my twitter is @wryphotography

but i plan on replicating what we had here.

Everything you've done here is very appreciated and I hope that we can continue as we have been.

Photography GAF disappearing was the biggest thing that bummed me out over the weekend. I'm not the most active poster in these threads, but I owe a lot of my inspiration and growth as a photographer to the people that frequent these threads, and I think I really took that for granted.
Jzero
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(10-25-2017, 08:12 AM)
I missed you guys 😢
Ty4on
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(10-25-2017, 09:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ryuelli

It says the link has expired.

Sorry about that, new link in this post.
Surfheart
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(10-25-2017, 12:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by theepicoftyler

Everything you've done here is very appreciated and I hope that we can continue as we have been.

Photography GAF disappearing was the biggest thing that bummed me out over the weekend. I'm not the most active poster in these threads, but I owe a lot of my inspiration and growth as a photographer to the people that frequent these threads, and I think I really took that for granted.



Same.. hope it comes back at some point.
peetfeet
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(10-25-2017, 01:49 PM)
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Just came in to ask about the photography thread, but I see above that all is in hand, great stuff. I barely posted in it at all but regularly visited for inspiration. I shall try to make more of an effort to contribute in the future, cheers all.
seventynine
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(10-25-2017, 02:00 PM)
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Lurk more than post, but I missed the photographic/filmmaking communities over the last few days.
jokkir
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(10-25-2017, 05:02 PM)
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disgregard
KalBalboa
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(10-25-2017, 05:12 PM)
I'll miss the filmmaking threads for sure.

I'm out of here, though. The volume of toxic posting has gotten out of hand. The inability to share links is even worse... and that's all on top of Tyler himself.

I'm out. Requesting a deletion today. I'd share my Twitter handle but I'm worried about the usual internet hostility.
captive
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(10-25-2017, 05:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by KalBalboa

I'll miss the filmmaking threads for sure.

I'm out of here, though. The volume of toxic posting has gotten out of hand. The inability to share links is even worse... and that's all on top of Tyler himself.

I'm out. Requesting a deletion today. I'd share my Twitter handle but I'm worried about the usual internet hostility.

send me a pm with your twitter ill let you know when the new threads are up.
Lasthope106
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(10-25-2017, 10:34 PM)
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The Sony a7riii was just announced. Pretty disappointed that they continue to postpone the a7iii. The r variant looks sweet but I really don't need that many megapixels.
Stronty
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(10-25-2017, 10:48 PM)
My friend is looking for a camera to take excellent close up pictures of action figures and toys, he says the MACRO function on his current camera doesn't perform very well. I'm thinking he is more into point And shoot rather than DSLR. Any recommendations?
Crazyorloco
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(10-25-2017, 10:52 PM)
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i'm looking forward to reading about the a7riii. I probably won't get it, but I love reading about cameras/photography as much as gaming. Glad to see we're back here.

Originally Posted by dcll

I scored an unreal deal this week on craigslist. A guy had an ad for a Sony a7ii with two lenses for $1500. Just for the heck of it I asked if he would trade for a Macbook or a Phantom 4 I have, he was interested in the 4. I bought the 4 used for $450 and gave the guy $150 cash with the Phantom 4 so I am in the bundle $600! Come to find out on of the lenses is a very expensive Sony Ziess 16-35mm that is around $1000 by itself on amazon! The other lens is a 28-70 Sony lens. I have messed around with the camera the last couple days and it is nice, it has a metal frame mounted on the outside of the body, i am not sure what it is for. I can not get the wifi transfer to work with my phone, it just says connecting and does nothing. I see the camera has nfc but I do not see a way to use that with my phone to transfer pics

That's odd. When you put on wifi on your phone do you see the camera name displayed?

On my Sony Alpha a6500, I initiate the connection from the camera first, by choosing select images on the smartphone, then I look at the PlayMemories mobile app on my phone and it usually links up quick. Hope works for you. That's one of the best features I love about these cameras. I enjoy not having to remove the memory card and posting images quickly.

You got a great deal with the camera and the lens. I'm thinking about getting a Zeiss lens myself soon...gotta save for those though lol
Rentahamster
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(10-25-2017, 11:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lasthope106

The Sony a7riii was just announced. Pretty disappointed that they continue to postpone the a7iii. The r variant looks sweet but I really don't need that many megapixels.

The specs on it look pretty nice.
Lasthope106
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(10-26-2017, 02:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rentahamster

The specs on it look pretty nice.

The specs are but the price isn't lol.

I'm afraid that whenever they get around to the a7iii it will be a better bang for the buck, or have some better features. Seems like the way Sony rolls.
RuGalz
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(10-26-2017, 02:08 PM)

Originally Posted by Ty4on

Sorry about that, new link in this post.

expired again

funny thing about forum situation, I got to spend more time photographing 😯
Ty4on
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(10-26-2017, 04:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by RuGalz

expired again

funny thing about forum situation, I got to spend more time photographing 😯

I got quite busy following other places and had less time than normal lol

The sun is finally out though so I got to shoot a bit yesterday. It's been so gray and rainy here these last few weeks.
snaffles
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(10-27-2017, 07:18 PM)
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Did the photo thread get deleted? It doesn't show in my subscriptions anymore.
Wheeljack539
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(10-27-2017, 07:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by snaffles

Did the photo thread get deleted? It doesn't show in my subscriptions anymore.

If the thread was in the original Off Topic you can request that it get moved back in this thread: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1455133
FoxSpirit
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(10-30-2017, 01:13 AM)
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Damn, just found a major drawback with Fuji: no OIS on all their primes nor inbody sensor versions and a much more limited 3rd party support.

Seriously, my most wanted feature is night time city shots, freehand. Without OIS I'll need 1/150 even with a fairly wide/open lens. That means high iso which again equals noise :-(
Beer Monkey
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(10-30-2017, 09:56 AM)
Send me a forum invite.
FoxSpirit
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(11-03-2017, 01:42 PM)
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Man, it's dead in here. Still, for the people still poszing, got my Fuji X-E2 + 18-55mm/2.8-4.0 kit and it's glorious. For 900 bucks that's some pretty ace capabilities. Still gotta get screen pritector and case to carry around but it's pretty light.

Next will be a prime, not sure which yet. Something fast. Which means expensive. For the next half year the 18-55 will be the work horse and I feel pretty good about it.
snaffles
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(11-03-2017, 02:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by FoxSpirit

Man, it's dead in here. Still, for the people still poszing, got my Fuji X-E2 + 18-55mm/2.8-4.0 kit and it's glorious. For 900 bucks that's some pretty ace capabilities. Still gotta get screen pritector and case to carry around but it's pretty light.

Next will be a prime, not sure which yet. Something fast. Which means expensive. For the next half year the 18-55 will be the work horse and I feel pretty good about it.

I had been looking at getting an X-E2 or similar to replace my Olympus EPL-5, can't decide if I want to go that route or get a compact like Canon G7x MKii, Sony rx series etc.
FoxSpirit
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(11-04-2017, 01:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by snaffles

I had been looking at getting an X-E2 or similar to replace my Olympus EPL-5, can't decide if I want to go that route or get a compact like Canon G7x MKii, Sony rx series etc.

Well, it's size vs quality. While the 18-55 isn't huge, it isn't small either. You can go very small/light if you get a prime but then you loose the zoom capabilities.
At least the weight of the whole system is really good so you don't have to consider that.
snaffles
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(11-04-2017, 02:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by FoxSpirit

Well, it's size vs quality. While the 18-55 isn't huge, it isn't small either. You can go very small/light if you get a prime but then you loose the zoom capabilities.
At least the weight of the whole system is really good so you don't have to consider that.

Yeah that is kind of the pull. I just don't think I care enough about the image quality and value the portability and zoom range more. I still have another camera that I use for more wildlife photos but I just want something I can throw in my pocket.
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(11-07-2017, 03:08 PM)
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dcll
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(11-07-2017, 03:51 PM)

Originally Posted by Crazyorloco

i'm looking forward to reading about the a7riii. I probably won't get it, but I love reading about cameras/photography as much as gaming. Glad to see we're back here.



That's odd. When you put on wifi on your phone do you see the camera name displayed?

On my Sony Alpha a6500, I initiate the connection from the camera first, by choosing select images on the smartphone, then I look at the PlayMemories mobile app on my phone and it usually links up quick. Hope works for you. That's one of the best features I love about these cameras. I enjoy not having to remove the memory card and posting images quickly.

You got a great deal with the camera and the lens. I'm thinking about getting a Zeiss lens myself soon...gotta save for those though lol

Oh I dont have any app installed, I thought it would send them over like a bluetooth transfer. I ended up trading the a7ii for a 6500 body since it was a little smaller and does 4k video
TFGB
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(11-27-2017, 05:41 PM)
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Got my new toy today!



Just waiting on the battery grip and a 128GB Sony XQD card. Hopefully won't be too long to arrive.
llien
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(11-28-2017, 10:57 AM)
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A dumb question, what is the point of DSLR cameras these days? Aren't mirror less cameras better in all areas?


Originally Posted by TFGB

Got my new toy today! .

Congratulations! :)
Saturnman
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(11-28-2017, 08:52 PM)

Originally Posted by llien

A dumb question, what is the point of DSLR cameras these days? Aren't mirror less cameras better in all areas?



Congratulations! :)

No.

Much better native lens selection with DSLR's, at least FF DSLRs, with strong third-party support to boot.

While bodies are competitively priced, mirrorless tends to be pricier as a whole system. Economy of scale favors DSLR's, particularly the lower end.

While usually heavier, ergonomics are often better with DSLR's with plenty of room for external controls. Making something smaller, while more portable, doesn't necessarily make it more usable.

There's a radical difference in battery life. The OVF is a key power-saving component.

Some people prefer composing shots with an OVF over an EVF/LCD.

DSLR's usually still have the edge on continuous AF and subject tracking. The gap is narrowing, but not enough for now.

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