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  1. Canonista

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    Thanks for the reference Barry. I had heard of the movie, but not yet viewed it. I'll need to track this down. Another excellent documentary is the formula one movie ONE. It can be viewed on Amazon Prime: Amazon.com: 1: Michael Fassbender, Paul Crowder
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    Indeed, here's that very Alfa GP car run by Scuderia Ferrari.
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    There's a new car racing movie due out this Fall that will hopefully be as good as Rush. "Ford v. Ferrari" is about the Detroit automaker's challenge against Ferrari to win LeMans, and is based on a very well written book by AJ Baime titled "Go Like Hell". Here is the Trailer. And here are two...
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    Citroens have always been known for their amazingly good ride quality. When they designed the 2CV, I understand the rural roads in France at the time were very rough and often unpaved, so they focused on providing a supple ride.
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    Hint is on the hub cap: Cadillac.
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    It sure looks aerodynamic. The Nethercutt Museum in Southern California has an entire collection of interesting hood ornaments. Here are a few that caught my eye.
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    Ron, I think you're correct that this is a replica. Take a look at the emblem on the front grille. Note the absence of the words "Alfa Romeo" that is always found on the outer perimeter of the shield. I bet the creator didn't want to be sued by Alfa Romeo for trademark infringement, so he...
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    24 Hours at the Sonoma Speed Festival

    Ron, there was actually a P3 at Sonoma....
  9. Canonista

    Mottisfont squares (roses and others)

    Gorgeous colors and lighting. Very nice attention to the background colors. I knew the 12-100 was macro capable, but the amount of detail that you've managed to pull out of this lens is inspiring.
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    24 Hours at the Sonoma Speed Festival

    There has been a share of costly accidents in vintage racing, but I almost dropped my camera as this scene unfolded before me at the 2008 Monterey Historics. This was at the entrance to the famed Corkscrew at Laguna Seca Raceway. Fortunately, no contact made, but it was frighteningly close. The...
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    24 Hours at the Sonoma Speed Festival

    Wow, being on the same track with the legendary P3?! I would probably soil myself. What would be fun is to follow them around a course and record it on a GoPro so you can tell all of your friends and grandchildren of the time when you "raced" a legend.
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    24 Hours at the Sonoma Speed Festival

    Thank you Richard. I think these old time racers still subscribe to the theory that if the car begins to tilt or start to roll, the safest course is to bail out, in which case safety belts would only get in the way. :th_salute:
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    24 Hours at the Sonoma Speed Festival

    Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as I did taking them. It really was a fun event, with a little something for everyone, including those not necessarily into motorsports. What separates these historic races from the modern day professional racing series is that the events are so low...
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    24 Hours at the Sonoma Speed Festival

    Thank you. It was quite remarkable how I was able to handhold a telephoto zoom lens with an 800mm FOV of a full frame camera, and keep shooting all day long without experiencing very much fatigue. The dual IS of the G9 and PL100-400 lens didn't really come into play because I was either shooting...
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    Primes vs zooms for indoor concert photography

    As you've pointed out, unless you are at a rehearsal, it's not possible to be moving around during a performance. That makes the zoom lens indispensable. A fast aperture lens is also meaningless if you need sufficient DOF. That having been said, if you're taking images of wood instrument...
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    24 Hours at the Sonoma Speed Festival

    Now for the difficult part; shooting cars in motion at low shutter speeds. These next set of images were all taken with the PL100-400 lens. Other than the head-on shots taken at fast shutter speeds, I tried to keep the shutter at about 1/100’, give or take. The three-quarters angle view where...
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    24 Hours at the Sonoma Speed Festival

    I recently attended the inaugural Sonoma Speed Festival in the heart of Napa wine country. It was 3 days of motorsports stimulation overload, and I brought my G9 paired with the Olympus 12-100 and PanaLeica 100-400 lenses to document the event. This would be the first time I left my Canon kit at...
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    Redhead
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    Memorial Day Racing at Lime Rock

    Amazing job with the panned shots. I can't believe how crisp the focus is, particularly on the 1/20' shots. I just got back from 3 days at the Sonoma Speed Festival, using a m43 outfit for the first time for motorsports, and I know how challenging it is to get panned shots at those shutter...
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    Northrup and M43 - "Normal" buying cycle

    While I hope they stay in the camera business, and micro 4/3s in particular, as competition always benefits consumers, if Panasonic were to go away, it may actually help Olympus as the only major player in the segment. Those of us invested in M43 would continue to buy bodies, and they would all...
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    The Dedicated Black & White Image Thread

    The detail on the lizard face and nicely rendered background bokeh is quite impressive. I see that you shot with a 150mm lens. Would you mind sharing with us which?
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    Are we among the graying?

    You are quite right. Just because we old farts don't hang around with young photographers doesn't mean they don't exist. A friend of my college age daughter showed me her online portfolio recently, and I was blown away. She's not even a professional (geology major), and self-taught to boot, but...
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    Interesting car this Bolwell, as I'd never heard of it before. Do they still make them?
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    Northrup and M43 - "Normal" buying cycle

    Back in 2012, Thom Hogan wrote about the Last Camera Syndrome; the idea that camera technology may have reached a point where the current camera was good enough for most non-professionals. I thought my Last Camera was the original Canon 5D when it was introduced as the first reasonably priced FF...
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    G95 or Gx9?

    Do you have a means to try out the G85/95 and GX9? The difference in size and grip make for quite a different shooting experience, and it becomes a matter of personal preference. The size lens that you mount may also sway you one way or the other, with the substantial grip of the G85/95 giving...
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    Well, I'm all in on MFT now.

    Those are beautiful, crisp images; a good representation of what the G9 and PL100-400 kit is capable of. I'm very pleased so far with mine, but still learning to optimize the settings for action. I will be taking mine to the Sonoma Historic Races next weekend, where I will be on my feet for 8...
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    Lumix 100-400mm purchase options

    Mine is quite tight on the G9. On the other hand, my 12-100 feels very loose on the G9.
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    That Microbus is in amazing condition. They're fetching $100~300k at auction!
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    MOTORSPORTS Thread - Post Your Fast Paced Action Here

    Rob, I appreciate the detailed and thorough assessment. I can see where a larger sensor camera would suit your needs as many of your events are night time, which I've never attempted, but can only imagine the difficulty factor of capturing high speed objects is only magnified manifold in the...
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    1 Lens for Family Vacation - What Would you pack?

    But who are we to tell him not to buy a new lens, or that his kit lens is sufficient "for a bunch of vacation snaps" as you indelicately put it? He came to this forum saying he wanted to buy a new lens, and wanted advice. Should we now reflexively tell anyone seeking purchase advice that the kit...
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    MOTORSPORTS Thread - Post Your Fast Paced Action Here

    Rob: That second image is really intense! I can't believe the amount of background blur you achieved at 1/100'. You must have been really close to the action. How are you getting along with the XT3? Do you still prefer it over the G9/EM1.2? The FujiFilm X-H1 with vertical grip is on sale for an...
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    Lumix 100-400mm purchase options

    Someone mentioned that DWI is an authorized Hong Kong based Panasonic dealer. I passed on them because they had too many negative feedback of a nature that made me uncomfortable. I bought from e-infinity who has a 100% rating, and I see they have now dropped their price to $1,120. They shipped...
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    How my Photography Purchases have changed.....

    I find that cameras have become so complicated to use, that as an occasional hobbyist, it will take me several years just to master every feature, never mind developing muscle memory, to wring every capability out of it. This is true even when sticking to a particular brand as I have with the...
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    Lumix 100-400mm purchase options

    I just bought one for $1,138 on eBay. These lenses are made in China, so if it’s on your purchase list, you may want to get one before they impose higher tariffs on photography gear. I didn’t buy any warranty, so I’m taking a risk, but from what others are reporting, Panasonic will not repair...
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    Did Adobe send you a Scary Letter yet?

    I was wondering why my LR icon no longer worked. It’s a rather strange way to update a program. I’ve considered an alternative to Adobe products on numerous occasions for obvious reasons, but then I’m reminded of other instances where I adopted a “non-mainstream” application, only to have it be...
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    Post-trip thoughts on carrying camera gear

    I've had the 12-100 for several months now, and it is glued to my G9. While that combo is heavier in the hand compared to my GX7 and either the 12-35 or 35-100 f/2.8, the overall weight of both kits are comparable, with the advantage going to the G9 kit for overall size and not having to switch...
  37. Canonista

    YouTube: David Thorpe compares S1 to G9

    I started out with the "rangefinder" style m43 cameras (EP2/3, GX7) to complement my FF and APS-C sensor cameras. I particularly like the size, haptics and ergonomics of the GX7, especially with one of the tiny prime lenses attached. I even bought a second body so that I could take each of my...
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    YouTube: David Thorpe compares S1 to G9

    Even compared with my Canon 5D, the S1 felt overly large, especially the grip. I have smaller hands, and whereas the G9 fits me perfectly, and the 5D is ok, I could barely wrap my hands around the S1. The body also surprised me with a feeling of density. I realize Panasonic loaded the S1 with as...
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    YouTube: David Thorpe compares S1 to G9

    I tried an S1 at a camera shop in Osaka, and it felt ginormous and very heavy in the hand compared with my G9. It reminded me why I switched to m43 for most of my photography. DxoMark just gave the S1R sensor top marks, so it may have a place for those who want FF: Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R sensor...
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    SailGP in San Francisco

    Terrific series of shots David! Were you shooting from shore?
  41. Canonista

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    It really is becoming a dying art. Car artists like Von Dutch and Ed Roth are nowhere to be found these days. One has to go to a museum to see them.
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    Speaking of Citroens, here's one that you've probably never seen before.
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    For the dog lovers

  45. Canonista

    EM1X in action by mu-43 users

    Did you have difficulty following the cyclists in the EVF? I’m assuming you shot in mechanical shutter mode.
  46. Canonista

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    Alas, it is sold out. Must schedule for next year’s event.
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