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by bakubo
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Sony A99M2 + Sony 70-400 + Adorama FRP2
Replies: 2
Views: 2675

Re: Sony A99M2 + Sony 70-400 + Adorama FRP2

Looking good.
by bakubo
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 1980s win versus social distancing!
Replies: 1
Views: 2584

Re: The 1980s win versus social distancing!

Very nice! Makes me wish I was there with a big beer too. :lol:
by bakubo
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: Where is everyone?

Nice photos from India!

I have been to India a couple of times (north and south) and would love to go again. Maybe after we get through this coronavirus pandemic.... :(
by bakubo
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Recent Silicon Valley fires
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Recent Silicon Valley fires

Very cool photos. That orange moon photo almost looks like a sun photo.

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by bakubo
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: A99-2
Replies: 206
Views: 48318

Re: A99-2

The Minolta 500F8 is definitely not a slow lens. :) Yes, these days with digital f8 is not as slow as it was with film. Shooting film I typically shot ASA 25, 50, 64, 100 for slide film and ASA 100, 200, and 400 with print film. Now with digital one can easily go up to high ISO and get great qualit...
by bakubo
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Snow Monkeys at Jigokudani, Japan
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Re: Snow Monkeys at Jigokudani, Japan

Thank you. Hard to believe that it took me exactly 50 years to get there. It is rather inconvenient because it is out of the way, far away from Tokyo and other big cities, and I wanted to go in winter when there is snow. In the winter when it is cold is when the mountain monkeys like to come down to...
by bakubo
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: It's Been a Long Time
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Re: It's Been a Long Time

sury wrote:I found bracketing to come to rescue on a bad light day, more than once. But Nature is what it is.
You have to work with it. I liked the second one. I think first one would have benefited from a bracketed shot
or even built-in HDR feature of the camera.


Yes, the second one is my favorite too!
by bakubo
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: It's Been a Long Time
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Re: It's Been a Long Time

bakubo wrote:The last travel I did was a few weeks here in Japan in January just before the coronavirus pandemic.


I decided to create a photo thread of one of the places we went to finally after 50 years to see the Jigokudani Snow Monkeys:

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by bakubo
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Snow Monkeys at Jigokudani, Japan
Replies: 5
Views: 577

Snow Monkeys at Jigokudani, Japan

In January 2020 during the last trip we went on before the coronavirus pandemic hit we spent 3 weeks traveling in Nagano-ken in Japan. One of the places we went was to Jigokudani to see the Snow Monkeys. It had been exactly 50 years since I had first seen them in Life magazine and I always wanted to...
by bakubo
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: It's Been a Long Time
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Re: It's Been a Long Time

The last travel I did was a few weeks here in Japan in January just before the coronavirus pandemic.
by bakubo
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: It's Been a Long Time
Replies: 8
Views: 570

Re: It's Been a Long Time

Welcome back! I still try to check out this forum occasionally.
by bakubo
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Olympus is out...
Replies: 21
Views: 4922

Re: Olympus is out...

Anyone who has stayed with A Mount is probably better off sticking with it and picking up used gear. Someone here got an A7iii and adapter, it's not ideal however something is better than nothing. I wouldn't consider that model unless the price dropped significantly, or a better adapter came out, u...
by bakubo
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Wow I never thought I'd see a lens..
Replies: 17
Views: 4567

Re: Wow I never thought I'd see a lens..

Nikon seem to be struggling in the last couple of years. Perhaps they need some fresh thinking in the board room :mrgreen: They are all struggling. Maybe Canon a bit less so though. I like all my Canon cameras: 60D, 30D, 300D, G16, G15, S95, A590IS, A540, A70. Never a single problem with any of the...
by bakubo
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom
Replies: 91
Views: 35330

Re: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom

bfitzgerald wrote:Just a shame that lacks basic tools like spot healing etc.


Here is another of his video tutorials. I haven't watched it, but I wonder if it talks about what you want?

darktable ep 027 - The Retouch module

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWCLRYiNPn8
by bakubo
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom
Replies: 91
Views: 35330

Re: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom

Version 4 of the filmic module was introduced in darktable 3.2.1. As I said, I don't use darktable, but I sort of follow it because I would love for it get to the point where I could use it with the ease that we can use programs such as Lightroom Classic, ACDSee, On1, etc. It seems that the internal...

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