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Update of yourself

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Herman, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    My update:
    Good morning from a rainy Ootmarsum (Netherlands). All eyes remain focussed on the sky.
    There's hope, weather will improve tomorrow, wow!
    Guys who love motorsports, watch SBK on eurosport today, live broadcasted, match 1 and 2.
    Will post pictures here after uploading them to minus.
    Streetshooting with a DP2: forget it.
    I feel the need for a very fast AF camera with a wide angle lens, I like to start photographing from the hip, without framing, just activating the trigger.
    Any suggestions, maybe Sony nex?
    Update yourself NOW! Thanks, have fun, put a smile on your pretty face.
     
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  2. Nuskyn

    Nuskyn SC Veteran

    387
    Jul 8, 2011
    @Gelderland - the Netherlands
    Jeroen
    Hi Herman..

    Give the Samsung NX20 a try, it's a nice camera, and made for hip shooting !!

    The oled acts as a waist level finder, like the old rolleicords.

    The kitzoom (18-55) is nice, but with the 20mm 2.8 ( or one of the other primes) it's a jewel..
     
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  3. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    writing thesis, no time for photography.
     
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  4. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Actually I want to shoot without having a watch on the back screen of camera.
     
  5. texascbx

    texascbx SC Veteran

    410
    Jul 10, 2010
    Canton Texas
    Ricky
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  6. Nuskyn

    Nuskyn SC Veteran

    387
    Jul 8, 2011
    @Gelderland - the Netherlands
    Jeroen
    Also possible.. you can turn it around, and shut off the EVF..works fine..

    My Update : because it's also raining overhere, i'm trying to work on some spicy percussion lines for a song, and in between, walking the dogs and doing some cleaning up in our home.. and visit some forums !!

    SAM-2118.
     
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  7. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    My update:

    Cooler in Washington these days - mid 80's (they use F here) rather than high 90's but even more humid. So, not very much photography for me.

    Reading books instead. Just bought one at the National Gallery: Street photography from Atget to Cartier-Bresson by CLive Scott. Also got the Street Photography Now book from the library and yesterday picked up one on 20th C Hungarian photography.

    Also playing with my newly acquired Google/Asus Nexus tab - dragging myself kicking and screaming into the 21st C.

    Biggest concern at the moment is my terrible start in the Premiership[ Fantasy Football league. Just finished watching another Arsenal 0-0 draw and wondering if Podolski was a big mistake.

    Herman, I'm jealous of your rain - right now I would love a nice cool downpour.

    Man City up next - go Yaya!!
     
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  8. KianO

    KianO SC Top Veteran

    568
    Jun 27, 2012
    Geneva
    Been damn hot here, nothing to complain really, but one does feel drained sometimes. Just decided to feel good and got a voigtlander 50 f1.1 along with a bargain nex 5N body. Goes well together with the rx100 in a (not so small) pouch.

    The kit zoom isn't so good wide open but I've had a lot of pleasure with it, very light, stealth except for shutter noise. I just leave the nokton lens on the nex and take the rx100 for all else, shall probably complement it with the sony zeiss 24mm f1.8 for real low light work where the nokt is too narrow.

    Cheers.
     
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  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I have a visit to the Mayo clinic planned for Monday and hopefully I'll get to do a bit of photography around lovely Rochester, MN. Maybe I'll pull off the road somewhere in western Wisconsin and see if I can conjure up a krugorg-esque decaying farm shot.
     
  10. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I really really want to make a cheap mayonnaise joke, but feel I ought to ask and make sure it's nothing serious Luke?
     
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  11. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    +1
     
  12. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I made sure to capitalize it, Paul.....your mayonaise jokes are legendary around these parts.

    I go there once a year for them to measure an aneurysm right next to one of my kidneys. Normally, they would just repair it, but it's so close to the kidney that they would have to remove the kidney, put it on ice, then repair the artery and re-insert the kidney. That is the surgery we try to avoid for obvious reasons, but if the aneurysm gets bigger and looks like it will rupture, then you let the surgeons do what they are trained to do.

    So it's serious enough, but in the 5 years we've been watching it, it has remained the same size. So hopefully it's just routine. But whatever will be, will be. My wife and I pretend that we're just taking a couple day vacation to this cute little Minnesota town. We bring the dogs and go out for nice dinners. Here's a shot I took a few years back that I quite like. I may try to improve upon it now that hopefully I'm a little better photographer.


    Mayo clinic reflections by Lukinosity, on Flickr
     
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  13. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    We all hope your luck continues.

    Good Luck and Good Shooting,
    Gary
     
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  14. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    hmm. Having had "keyhole" surgery to remove a kidney stone earlier this year, the post-op discomfort was not to be trifled with ... what a procedure like that would be like doesn't bear thinking about so I'm with Gary and hope it stays all in one piece.
     
  15. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

    682
    Apr 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    Dan
    I am gearing up for the DNC in Charlotte. I do not have credentials so it will be around the fringes where all the protest action is happening. It should be a great time for journalistic style street photography. We shall see which camera I find myself favoring during those five days (Sunday-Thursday). And I am back to school (teaching) with a fresh crop of college students so eager to learn (yes, Sheldon, that is sarcasm).

    [PS to Luke, our prayer are with you.]
     
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  16. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Thanks for letting us know, Luke. We're all with you 100% - and I like your styles of traveling, photographing and your outlook very much.
     
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  17. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    OK, updating myself... Hmm, trying to force myself to clean the place we still call home... Husband is up in the country cutting down more branches, brambles, vines, etc., daughter is off to NYC...animals all asleep here around me. It really wouldn't be fair for me to disturb them with vacuum cleaning would it?
     
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  18. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    No BB, it wouldn't.
     
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  19. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    SoCal
    Bob
    Weather is great, nice break in our heat wave and I am spending the day shooting Grey's Anatomy new season art
     
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  20. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    :friends: