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  1. Bottom one for me. You can see more of his face and I think that improves it. Both nice though.
  2. @Scratchy Bollock I've not done much long exposure / night photography on film, but when I did, I took a digital camera with me too (it's micro-four-thirds, so not too much extra to carry!). I then took a shot on the digital using the aperture and ISO settings to match the film camera. This allowed me to see the shutter speed the camera had chosen (and whether I wanted to alter it) and then use the same setting on film. It works well, but is a bit of a faff. A suitable light meter (either an App like Ste_S used, or a dedicated meter that will work in low light) might be an easier option. Some films have better reciprocity than others and can get longer exposures before you have to start extending the time to avoid reciprocity failure (RF). I used Kodak Ektar, which I think allows up to about 14 seconds before RF kicks in, which was more than enough for what I needed. I think Fuji Acros is very good for long exposures too, and (although check this) Fuji Provia slide film. This one is on Ektar and was, I think, about 2 or 3 seconds. FILM - Chubbys by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
  3. I watched the finale last night and, to be honest, it did nothing to redeem the fact that, for me, most of the season has been a boring load of crap. Any up-tick in the storyline came too late to save it - I just didn't care by the time it happened. I doubt I'll watch any more - or I'll at the very least wait to see what the feedback is before I do so. One thing I'm unclear about is how: If ever a show should have just ended with the events in the book, this is it. The original season was excellent. Everything since has been a downward spiral of boredom and misery.
  4. Nikon F80 and some expired Fuji Superia 100. FILM - Chevy by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
  5. Have you considered Micro Four Thirds? You have a full range of lenses at your disposal and the kit is generally smaller and lighter than crop or full-frame sensor cameras.
  6. One of those songs where you wish the chorus would just keep going...
  7. A couple of pleasingly sharp images from my 1950s Zeiss Mess-Ikonta folding camera. Shot on Kodak Ektar. FILM - Little blue van by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr FILM - ERF by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
  8. Have a look at https://www.mpb.com/en-uk/ I've had a couple of lenses from there and the service has been fine, and the one time I did have an issue (I bought a camera bag and they sent the wrong one), they were quick to rectify it.
  9. £500 should be plenty to get you something (unless you're wanting higher end or pro gear). I'd say you have three main oprions: Interchangeable lens system. Either a DSLR or a mirrorless camera. You can easily get an entry-level DSLR and kit lens for less than £500 from most of the main manufacturers, or a mirrorless equivalent (including micro-four-thirds). The advantage of these cameras is the flexibility that being able to change lenses provides, plus the ability to use filters, external flashes and other accessories. The downside is that they can be bigger and heavier (although not always - and micro-four-thirds cameras especially can be very small), so you tend to plan on going out to take photos rather than always having them with you. A bridge camera. These have the advantage of a multipurpose lens built into the camera, usually providing high levels of zoom and macro functionality. They achieve this by using small image sensors, so the quality might not be up there with larger sensor cameras - although that doesn't mean it's poor, and it's likely to still be much better than a phone camera. You're stuck with the lens on the camera though - no changing it. Compact cameras. There are a number of very capable compact cameras on the market. Again, these are fixed lens devices (usually with a zoom, but not as extreme as bridge cameras). They often have larger sensors than bridge cameras and the small size of the cameras is a real advantage if you don't want to be lugging gear about (it's easy to just drop them in a pocket or bag whenever you go out and always have the camera there if you see something worth capturing). Image quality can be excellent, and you should be able to get something good in your price range (e.g. a Sony RX100 mark III). Whatever you get, you should be able to achieve images suitable for printing. I'd suggest going into a reputable camera store and explaining what you want to achieve and then seeing which best suits your needs. Second hand is definitely worth considering for all options. You can often get a lot more for your money this way. Just make sure you buy from somewhere reputable.
  10. The last two season started their runs in early October on BBC2, so I’d expect the same again this year.
  11. A few more shots from the Peak District near Eyam. These are all taken on a Minolta Hi-Matic G2 using Ilford HP5+. Sorted in chronological order as I walked the track and then back again.. FILM - Lane beneath a tree by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr FILM - The other way by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr FILM - Limestone track by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr FILM - Ghost face by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr FILM - Westbound by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr FILM - The Felicity tree by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr - This one's slightly soft as I noticed afterwards that the focus ring had slipped from the infinity setting. As it marked the turning point of the walk I've left it in though. FILM - Eastbound by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr FILM - Limestone valley by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr FILM - Twist in the track by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr FILM - Illuminated this time by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
  12. Those are nice - the 2nd and 3rd images being my faves. Nice one.
  13. A few random bits and bobs from a walk around Eyam the other day. These are all on digital (my GX7 micro four thirds). This shot was my main reason for the trip - to recce this location for a potential visit in the autumn when there is some nice colour on the tree and the sunrise is at more amenable time. Country lane near Eyam by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr This is Eyam Hall. It's no longer open to the public, so I had to stick the lens through the gate for this. Eyam Hall by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr A random bit of dry stone wall. Dry stone wall by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr A cottage in Eyam village. Riley Back Lane by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr A thistle. I think I might've overdone it with the vignette on this. What do you think? Over the wall by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr And finally, a distant radio mast shot with an old Tamron Adaptall 2 80-210mm lens that I'd adapted onto the camera. This was probably at the full 210mm (so 420mm equivalent on the GX7). It's been gunged up a bit and had some grain added in Lightroom. Transmitting by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr
  14. Which episodes? I’ve just watched the last two shown on Channel 4 and they’ve been the same drawn out rubbish. A few seconds of excitement are failing to make up for forty-odd minutes of dull crap. It’s only because I’ve invested time in the show that I’m sticking with it, but I’m getting ready to throw in the towel. I’m at the point where I don’t really give a crap what happens anymore.
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