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  1. mickledore

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    Thanks stephen.
    That took some setting up.
    Our friend the Nikon fetishist aka @minnnt says the bottle should be twisted slightly towards the glass. Damn it, he's right. But that's the way it is and that's the way it's staying.
     
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    With your photoshop skills, I would have thought that would be easy, or maybe we'd end up with 3 glasses!!!
     
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  3. mickledore

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    I know you won't believe this but there is minimal photoshopping in that image. A little bit of work to lighten the labels but that's about all.
    No levels or curves, no sharpening, no cloning, no cutting and pasting. Just pure unadulterated skill.
    I was shooting RAW/JPEG but only used the JPEG.
    DR100 cancelled which with auto white balance has removed the painterly effect.
    Corduroy effect is only noticeable once the contents have been drunk.
     
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    Or when the viewer is drunk.
     
  5. mickledore

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    Corduroy effect, painterly effect. Lots of otherwise unseen effects suddenly come into focus!
     
  6. Mr Perceptive

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    Its the beer googles effect :D
     
  7. mickledore

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    I'd better Google what googles are!
     
  8. tijuana taxi

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    They have publicly stated they have no intention of producing a body with IBIS, I agree with you its a shame. Following on from that makes you wonder why they produced the 16-55mm without OIS, shaky old gits like me need it.

    One of the main reasons I shy away from prime lenses although the zooms with OIS are more than capable I'm glad to say.
     
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  10. mickledore

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    Here's an interesting question re the bottle shot.
    Obviously I used a flash but EXIF says no flash used. I fired the flash via a YN622C sat atop a YN 603 used as a remote trigger. Not sure what power; not full but about 1/8 or 1/16 power.
    Anyone know why EXIF doesn't recognise this?
     
  11. mickledore

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    They built it without OIS to get the best possible IQ out of it, apparently it's supposed to be equal to primes at certain focal lengthens. :)
     
  13. G.K.Jnr.

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    Just a shot of a local Church Tower that I messed about with in LR & PS.

    X-T2, 18-55mm Lens, 1/500th @ F5.6, ISO-200, Handheld.
    [​IMG]Church Bell Tower-03708M by G.K.Jnr., on Flickr

    :ty: for looking., (y):fuji:

    George.
     
  14. Nod

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    A Googol is a one with a hundred zeros after it so googols are a 2 or higher number with a hundred (or more!) zeros after it.
     
  15. mickledore

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    Have you been on the pop?
     
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    I love that George, the processing works really really well
     
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  18. G.K.Jnr.

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    Many thanks for that Sir, much appreciated.(y)

    George.
     
  19. yamahatdm900

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    Very nicely done George
     
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  20. G.K.Jnr.

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    Many thanks for that Sir, much appreciated.(y)

    George.
     
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    (y)
    Love the detail and crispness in this shot George (y)
     
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    Beautifully done and great lighting I not sure if you used dark light technique but it's an amazing use of light well executed (y)
    Just send me the rest of the bottle if there is any left ;)
     
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  24. Phiggys

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    Beautiful image love the simplicity of it and the way the copper coloured leaves stand out (y)
     
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  25. mickledore

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    Yes that's more or less what I did albeit with one or two adaptions.
    Any left in the bottle? There was none left before I started. You don't seriously believe that's real wine in the glass do you?
     
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    Thank you very much:)

    And why not it's a lovely conversion.
     
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  28. G.K.Jnr.

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    Many thanks for that Sir, much appreciated.(y)

    George.
     
  29. Peter123

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    So, with all the XT-1''s for sale what are your thoughts on image quality v. XT-2?
    I know AF is better and it has 2 cards slots etc, but just on image quality alone?
     
  30. Stephen L

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    There is an improvement in resolution which can definitely be seen, but there was not a lot wrong with the X-T1, if I'm honest. An in my opinion, totally unscientific but just an impression I get as a T2 owner who has also owned the T1, the T2 high-ISO noise is slightly worse and/or less easily managed. My main reason for getting and keeping the T2 is down to ergonomics, especially the joystick.
     
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  31. Mr Perceptive

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    Peter, this is my personal view, there is very little difference but I think:-

    1) There is better shadow and highlight recovery available
    2) Noise is handled better at high ISO - though some disagree on this.
    3) To me the images seem just a little sharper

    The X-T1 is still a very good camera, and at around £400 a bit of a bargain, the X-T2 is better but whether you think it is £900+ better is really personal preference. I'm very pleased with my X-T2 and don't regret the upgrade.
     
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  32. Peter123

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    Thank you. Joystick I'm not too bothered about.
     
  33. Mr Perceptive

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    I thought that until I used it!

    Maybe I should have said that at high ISO the JPGs are better, because I've had great results at 25600
     
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  34. Peter123

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    Again thanks. To me the T2 premium is too much.
     
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    From studying studio shots in dpreview before buying. I can not see any difference in ISO performance between the two.
     
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    Same here. Nor general image quality differences either. The differences are pretty much better controls and faster AF, plus 4K video that still photographers never make use of.
     
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    I would settle on a bottle of Blackcurrent ;)
    I would have felt let down if there was a drop of wine left after you photo session :naughty::beer:
     
  38. mickledore

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    Strewth mate! We drank the wine before the session. Just like the home made porno movies!!!
    (Not that I know owt about them:confused:)
    The"wine" is just coloured water.
     
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