Creatographer

Lives in London
Works as a Small business owner (the business that is)
Joined on Jun 10, 2019
About me:

I love film photography (M6), portraits, street and landscape photography.
Film cameras just keep working. I can't bring myself to buy a high end digital camera because I also like harsh weather and hate to rely on batteries.
I love trying different old analogue lenses. The pictures are unique and never the same result twice.
Favourite Movie - 'Walter Mitty' with Ben and Sean

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chev3100: Live on B.I and I know the two-step dolphin pod for many years and we freedive the abyss to 140f and the blue wall together. Frequently we see white-tips and tigers there sometimes dog-rays and golden morrays. I was fortunate to film and witness something exceptional with the spinner-pod ca. 4 months ago. Cpt Cook is good to mingle with hammerheads - just a swim across the bay towards the monument. The night-dive with the Mantas is fun. He touched all the good tourist-spots. Well done. Whis I had something better than my GP5 - but that will have to do for the moment.

This is nothing to do with cameras.
I love the sea and I loved the article. I qualified as a life guard around 14ish. Unfortunately, I then saw the film Jaws and developed a phobia. Irrationally, I didn't go in the sea (or lakes or the river) again until I was about 20. When I went on holiday I found the courage to go for a swim with my friend. Later that day we went to an under water observation platform about 200m from where we swam.
Yes there were lots of sharks swimming and eating.
I didn't go into the sea again for another 15 years....
I'm 58 now and have only been in twice since then. Once when I was with my sons and had to be brave; then recently on the beach and untied an anchor and the boat dragged me in for about 200m until they pulled me out. I felt like bait.
I'm still terrified but I know a lot about sharks, where you can find them and when they are most active.

I love the article though.
Peter

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2021 at 07:19 UTC
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Creatographer: Newbe question. I shoot stills and don't think I will ever have the bandwidth to shoot video. However, for my curiosity, can someone explain the technical benefit/difference between this type of camera and the ones that are used to shoot the reviews on DPreview?
Thanks
Peter

Thanks Chaps (or chapettes), I really appreciate the feedback.
Learnt a lot this time.
Talking of real cinema versus home cinema (Netflix etc). I am praying that Covid doesn't kill the need for cinemas big screen. It would be tragic.

Keep shooting!

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2021 at 12:09 UTC

You can just about buy a real Leica Camera for this price.

I do want one though. That way I could see my Leica photos (if I could afford a Leica digital camera) in the field.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2021 at 12:00 UTC as 8th comment
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Creatographer: Newbe question. I shoot stills and don't think I will ever have the bandwidth to shoot video. However, for my curiosity, can someone explain the technical benefit/difference between this type of camera and the ones that are used to shoot the reviews on DPreview?
Thanks
Peter

Hi MrBrightSide, Thanks for that. I took another look at the camera bodies and what you say makes sense.
If I had one wish, it would be that all digital camera manufacturers would also make simpler fully manual versions of their cameras. I had a fuji XT1 a while back but I wish Nikon and Canon would do the same.
My hobby is using old analogue lenses (like Contax, Pentax, fuji, Leica, Voigtlander) on different digital and 35mm film cameras. I like to have full control of the camera because the lens and film or sensor type behave differently considering factors like the temperature, light, colour, depth field etc
However, when you get a good shot its worth while and a one off.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2021 at 15:02 UTC

Newbe question. I shoot stills and don't think I will ever have the bandwidth to shoot video. However, for my curiosity, can someone explain the technical benefit/difference between this type of camera and the ones that are used to shoot the reviews on DPreview?
Thanks
Peter

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2021 at 14:22 UTC as 5th comment | 5 replies
On article Hands on: Leica Q2 Monochrom (270 comments in total)
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Docno: Interesting that the comments on this article, which talks about the advantage of a monochrome camera in theoretical (marketing?) terms, produces far more positive comments than an article (elsewhere on this site) that actually shows images taken by the camera. Perhaps that's on the photographer in that other article... or perhaps the theory doesn't quite live up to reality.

I agree with Rob,
Okay, so the Q2M is higher spec and previews in B&W. You still need to carry RYGB filters. That is another lens in front (quality?)
Someone here wrote that we see in colour, (mostly!). My M6 doesnt show the world in B&W so I need to take a guess at what may appear on my Ilford film.
Many great classic photographs are dirty, grainy, blured over/under exposed etc.

At my wedding 28 years ago we paid for colour photographs and video.
Later we received a photograph from a friend. It was the first time that he had developed his own pictures at home. The photo is slightly low contrast, has a watermark and has a scratch but it is the one we chose to mount and is on our bedside. It captures the magic of one of the most memorable days of our lives.

Great tech lets you get more out of the shot but it is the person behind the lens that captures the moment and create the emotion.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2020 at 00:27 UTC
On article Hands on: Leica Q2 Monochrom (270 comments in total)
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BobT3218: This could be a great spy camera. It's dark and no glaring logo. Wide angle enough to capture a crowd yet high enough IQ to allow heavy cropping. Excellent low light capability. Can be whipped out of a small bag and used tourist like rather than skulking around with a menacingly huge DSLR.

I'm not sure but I thought you couldn't see throught the viewfinder in the dark?
Bescause it isn't bright enough?

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2020 at 23:20 UTC
On article Hands on: Leica Q2 Monochrom (270 comments in total)
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LX-D: I like the design of this q2 but TO ME it has a major flaw. It has no interchangable lenses (and neither a zoom) and i have no use for a 28mm (or 40-50mm or 135mm). For me it would have to be 24mm, 35mm 105mm and 200mm, and for video a zoom, 24-xxx.

I think you are looking at the M10M or M10-R.
I am :)
This week, if I can convince the missus.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2020 at 23:19 UTC
On article Sony Xperia 1 sample gallery (150 comments in total)
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USN Squid: I wonder what the comments would have been if the commenters did NOT know this was an Xperia phone.

For a high-end smartphone, the photos look pretty nice to me. It's not a professional grade DSLR or SLT.

Fun game Guess The Gear suggestion for DPR:

1. Take a bunch of photos with 4 different gear kits. One of those should be a high-end smartphone such as the Xperia 1.
2. Remove all EXIF, IPTC, XMP.
3. Post the photos.
4. Ask all the armchair experts on here to guess the gear and vote based solely on what the photos look like. Armchair expert comments justifying their vote are encouraged.

I predict it will be a riot.

Agreed.
It's a phone. I think the sony images are great.
I carry an ancient LG G5 (that the obsessives hate) and when it's the only way of grabbing the moment, I'm usually more than happy with it and grateful. Snapy snap!
When I want to use a real camera I grab my M6 film or my x-T1 (with a leica m adapter for my lenses).

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2019 at 09:46 UTC
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