Nikon F65 F75 Canon 500N

Nikon F65 F75 Canon 500N
'I bought these three film cameras, Nikon F65, Nikon  F75 and Canon 500N in quick succession on ebay. They cost me £65 in total for all three. Which is strange because there is this film revival going on (supposedly). Also strange because theses cameras have autofocus, auto film wind and programme modes.
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Nikon FE2 - Film Camera Simplicity - Digital Camera Aesthetics

Nikon FE2 - Film Camera Simplicity - Digital Camera Aesthetics
'And maybe that is why film cameras are 'cool'. Because they demonstrate that their owners are actually attempting to create something using their knowledge, their experience and above all their vision of the world around us, from somebody who has a point of view.
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And people wonder why professionals still use DSLR's

And people wonder why professionals still use DSLR's
'So not only does this Canon have more pixels, better dynamic range, faster AF, better battery life, higher specs., a full frame sensor and better lens range than any mirrorless camera, it also has IS every bit as good as the much talked up cameras mentioned above.'
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Using Adapted lenses - an overview

Using Adapted lenses - an overview
'Now the camera manufacturers, the fanboys and the brand besotted don't like this at all, but then if that isn't a great reason to champion adapting lenses I don't know what is!!!'
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Fast Wide Cheap and seriously Old School - The Samyang 14mm f/2.8

Fast Wide Cheap and seriously Old School - The Samyang 14mm f/2.8
'I suspect many would think it an ugly lens, but with it's huge front element I have to admit I quite like it's brutalist, old school look. And attached to a DSLR, like the Nikon D750 above it does have a certain charm and of course it handles and operates very well with the excellent Nikon focus confirmation system. And there is no doubt that wide aperture super wide angle lenses do have their own unique look.
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Back to the Future - The enduring lure of the DSLR - Me and Sony - Lens mounts - NIkon Lenses

Back to the Future - The enduring lure of the DSLR - Me and Sony - Lens mounts - NIkon Lenses
'Sony also decided to enter the mirrorless market, which again has reduced their DSLR / DSLT range to the level of 'specialist' (i.e. not a lot of people want to buy into it!) with a different mount. They seem to have also forgotten about APS-C currently and it seems obvious that all their concentration is on their FE range.
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Just when I thought I was sorted..........smartphones > out high res - lots of pixels > in

Just when I thought I was sorted..........smartphones > out high res - lots of pixels > in
'Up to yesterday I was sure that for the foreseeable future I was going to be earning a living solely as a stock photographer and that I would be moving slowly but surely towards a more 'mobile workflow' probably based on high-end smartphones, with a little red dot gear thrown in to keep the Leica fanboy in me happy! However, that's all changing.
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Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 - Samyang 14mm f/2.8 - GoPro - Real options for wide angle photography compared

Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 - Samyang 14mm f/2.8 - GoPro - Real options for wide angle photography compared
'Above are three ultra wide angle alternatives. Each very different, but each offering something for creating images. They are:-
  • Nikon D750 + Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Full-Frame Lens 3:2 ratio
  • Panasonic GX8 + Olympus m.Zuiko 7-14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Zoom 4:3 ratio
  • GoPro Hero4 Black 15mm (approx. 35mm equivalent) fisheye fixed aperture lens 4:3 ratio'
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Panasonic GX8 and manual focus Nikon fit lenses - Samyang 14mm f/2.8 and 85mm f/1.4 lenses - Nikon Df

Panasonic GX8 and manual focus Nikon fit lenses - Samyang 14mm f/2.8 and 85mm f/1.4 lenses - Nikon Df
'The Panasonic GX8 is particularly good for using with manual focus lenses. Add in the Metabones 0.64x Speed Booster and there is the possibility to use some high quality lenses with the equivalent of some fast apertures, thanks to the extra stop of light the adapter gives. This also brings to m4/3 the possibility of a 'full-frame' look.'
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Nikon D750 and 'street photography'

Nikon D750 and 'street photography'
'Below with the 'Stratford in 2 minutes' video (Also shot with the D750) I've tried to give an example of the circumstances in which I often work. This is the world famous tourist town of Stratford upon Avon on an afternoon in August (peak holiday time).,
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DSLR or MIRRORLESS - Panasonic GX8 compared to Nikon D750 - GX8 Raw and jpg, file samples for download

DSLR or MIRRORLESS - Panasonic GX8 compared to Nikon D750 - GX8 Raw and jpg, file samples for download
'....it's a long running and popular debate. DSLR 'versus' Mirrorless. I've already made my position on this clear, I see virtues and faults in both and use both. However as time passes there are always new people coming to photography and it does no harm to look again at what the differences are.'
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Panasonic G7 plus MF lenses - GX8 and m4/3 possibilities

Panasonic G7 plus MF lenses - GX8 and m4/3 possibilities
'Now it's a personal choice I know, but for me m4/3 is a much more attractive proposition these days than either Fuji X or Sony FE. I do like the smaller footprint from m4/3 and I also like the way both Olympus and Panasonic are progressing and the direction they are going in.'
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