Arm & Cartridge

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by soundfanz, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. soundfanz

    soundfanz SC Regular

    I haven't had much time recently to pick up the camera/s, what with work and other stuff getting in the way. :)

    My other love in life (beside the wife & kids) is music and hi fi. I've found taking pictures of hi fi very challenging, but mucked around with my NEX 5N & Fuji X-100 after installing a new cartridge on my turntables tonearm. I thought they looked better in B&W. :) One from each camera here.



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  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix SC Top Veteran

    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
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    Phoenix Gonzales
    Simple and yet beautiful.
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
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    I love hi-fi shots......nice. Your cartridge looks like it costs more than some people's entire stereos.
  4. kyteflyer

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    Jan 31, 2011
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    Niiiice! The shot, I mean, I'm completely oblivious to "good" stereo stuff :)
  5. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
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    Loving that second image. The depth of field and toning and spot-on! :thumbup:
  6. winginkris

    winginkris SC Veteran

    Dec 15, 2011
    Ahh, turntables, so romantic.
  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
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    At home, I preferred the second shot, but at work (and surrounded by records) I prefer the first. Both of them are great.
  8. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
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    Kyle Krug
    Great shots and love the turntable! =D
  9. soundfanz

    soundfanz SC Regular

    Thanks all. I try and capture a mood when taking shots of my hi fi, and thought these pics were best served in B&W.
  10. soundfanz

    soundfanz SC Regular

    Nah. :)
    It's a Garrott P87 MC, that dates back to the late eighties. But it did sell for around $1200 back then. I picked it up cheap on ebay, and it still has plenty of life in it.

  11. Jules

    Jules SC Regular

    Feb 3, 2012
    Bremer Valley, Australia
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    Of the two I prefer the second image just because of the interplay between all the curving lines. That being said, I love the blue toning of the first image and the faint reflection. It has more of an abstract feel to me, with the subject matter less obvious (at least to me!).
  12. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
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    Bruce J. Pritchard
    I prefer the first for the transparency, palpable presence and bloom of the ever so important midrange...:rolleyes:
  13. Boyzo

    Boyzo SC Veteran

    Jul 14, 2010