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pfm Picture A Week (PAW) 2023

Discussion in 'photo' started by Gromit, Jan 1, 2023.

  1. Gromit

    Gromit Plasticine Dog

    Messing about with my new (to me) 12-24...

    [​IMG]Wide front by Boxertrixter, on Flickr

    Nikon D200/Tokina 12-24 f4
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  2. Gromit

    Gromit Plasticine Dog

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  3. Mr Perceptive

    Mr Perceptive Perceptive Member

  4. JTC

    JTC PFM Villager...

    Today was our local dip in the sea. I did not partake (since I have a cold and, hey, someone's gotta take some snaps):




    All Q2. Most are cropped in quite a bit, jpg export at lower res does lose quite a bit of detail however. Reasonably happy with how this went today.
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  5. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    Into the AWRE site, Orford Ness

  6. Gromit

    Gromit Plasticine Dog

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  7. JTC

    JTC PFM Villager...

    After some Q2 stuff yesterday, this morning it was a chance to show the Fuji some sunrise love.

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  8. unclepuncle

    unclepuncle pfm Member

    Fuji for the win imo.
  9. JTC

    JTC PFM Villager...

    Ah, I always promised that 'Q2 Review' and since I'm avoiding tidying my office right now, now might be a good time to put some thoughts down in comparison with the only other pro-level camera I use - the XT2, and taking it from the spirit of your comment above.

    The XT2 clearly doesn't have the resolution of the Q2 but, all things considered (in terms of end results), the XT2 is far from embarrassed by it. The Fuji files tend to be easier to work with - in what needs to be done to them, and (being smaller files) they're quicker to load and manipulate. What's more, based on my experience with both, XT2 RAWs tend to have less noise at a given ISO than Q2 DNGs, though I'm not sure which camera (pixel-by-pixel) is the 'sharpest' SOOC. What lets the XT2 down is the handling - like all Fuji XTs, the ergonomics are typically Japanese: buttons in random places, an excess of functionality at the expense of usability, inconsistencies in modality, basically trying too hard to be all things to all men. The Leica strips back most of the unnecessary and gets out of the way more. The Q2's 28/1.7 is better than anything I have for the XT2 - 16/1.4, 27/2.8, 35/1.4, 56/1.2 and the 18-55 and 55-200 zooms. But what lets the Q2 down a little is its metering. It really struggles, and it makes me work a bit for my image. Ergonomically (now that I have a JJC thumb grip and also the Arca-Swiss grip plate) its way superior to the Fuji, and in terms of capability it beats the XT2 (I can crop way more, and that lens ;) ) but for the most part neither camera beats the other.

    Am I disappointed in the Q2? Not really, it's a joy to use and as a single lens only solution it's great. But the XT2 has a certain something about it too, and I'll defend it to the ends of the earth.
  10. Mr Perceptive

    Mr Perceptive Perceptive Member

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  11. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

  12. JTC

    JTC PFM Villager...

    Shouldn’t you lot be on the 2023 thread now? ;)
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  13. John Barry

    John Barry pfm Member



    Fuji X-T30/XF10-24
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  14. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

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  15. davcoll

    davcoll pfm Member

    Very nice, I like the Rooks.

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  16. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

  17. Lordhenley

    Lordhenley pfm Member

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  18. JTC

    JTC PFM Villager...

    Today we went to the museum. Wife and kids did the Dr Who exhibition, and I did a mix of HCB and architectural arty farty snaps. Here's one of the HCB set for now (will put more up tomorrow):

  19. idomybest

    idomybest pfm Member

  20. Lefty

    Lefty Trade: Amar Sood Photo

    Superb as always!

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