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Old 12-29-2018   #1
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What have you been using lately?

Just a simple question out of boredom... what cameras have you been using lately and what have you been interested in photographing?

For me, I`ve been using a Fujifilm X-E3 and X-Pro2 with 35mm and 50mm lenses (equiv of 50mm and 75mm). Also, I`ve been experimenting with an iPhone Xs. Mostly on the streets of Santiago Central in Chile. The light is harsh with a lot of contrast here, but I`ve been trying to use it to my advantage.

Been thinking that I like the aforementioned equipment a lot, so I don`t need anything else in APSC or cellphones. I may add a Nikon D750 now that DSLRs aren`t cool... haha.
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Old 12-29-2018   #2
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Addicted to X’s John, wink,wink

So how is the iphone X ?
Certainly makes Life & carrying carefree
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Old 12-29-2018   #3
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Mainly been shooting with a M9 with either a 28mm or 35mm Summicron. As far as subjects goes that mostly a mix of colors, shapes and shadows or what ever else I find interesting as I take my weekly walks around the small town that I live near.
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Old 12-29-2018   #4
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I'm using Canon 5D MK2 with 24-105 L lens and 430 etTlII flash. I'm a third owner of the camera and it has second shutter installed by the first owner (wait...I'm not sure if he was the first one). Paint around shutter button worn out to the white plastic.
I'm taking family pictures with it inside.

Outside I'm using Jupiter 3 a lot more for anything I'm finding interesting.
It is on M4-2 or on R2M.
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Pentax K-50 and an old Spotmatic.
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Old 12-29-2018   #6
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I recently upgraded to a Fuji X100F so that's been getting almost continuous use, often accompanied by either an X-T2 or X-Pro2 depending on back-up lens length.
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Addicted to X’s John, wink,wink

So how is the iphone X ?
Certainly makes Life & carrying carefree
Haha, I never thought of that. Well, I only use the phone when I don`t have my other cameras. BUT, it is the first phone that I feel I can use in a pinch. If that makes sense.
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An X100F! It's winter in Maine, and so I was planning to do a lot of B&W shooting with my Rolleiflex, but it developed a bit of corrosion on the film advance, so I'm sending it off to be repaired. The next best thing is an X100F in square crop mode using the Acros simulation. A bit weird, but definitely helping to flex the muscles while I save up for another ILC digital.
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I use my old (for a DSLR) Canon 30D with some prime lenses (Canon 20mm/2.8, 28mm/2.8, 50mm/1.8, 85mm/1.8 and 200mm/2.8). I do also use my Canon 7 RF with, mostly, a Canon 50mm/1.4 lens.
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I have been shooting a few different B&W films in my Contax IIA w/ Sonnar 50mm f2 recently (Acros, FP4, HP5, Bergger Pancro, Adox Silvermax, Pan F). I also ran a roll of Superia XTRA 400 through my recently repaired Kodak Retina IV. I have been setting up to copy slides with my Fuji XT-2 and shooting it a little also.
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Certainly not the mysterious Zenit M. Instead, I have been trying to wrap my head around the Fuji X-H1.
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Old 12-29-2018   #12
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Pretty much all Leica these past few weeks. I photographed an artist friend with my M240, and another friend with my film MP.

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Old 12-29-2018   #13
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In the past two weeks:
  • A few exposures with the Leica M-D and WATE.
  • A few hundred exposures (copy work) with the Leica CL, and a few more with the M-Rokkor 90mm.
  • One exposure with the 6x6 pinhole camera.
  • One pack of film (10 exposures) with the MiNT InstaKon RF70.
  • One pack of B&W (8 exposures) with the original Polaroid SX-70.
  • Four exposures of 600 Color with the MiNT SLR670a.
  • Eight exposures with the Light L16.
  • One pack of 600 Color with the Impossible Instant Lab.
I've been busy with other things.

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I loaded a roll of T-Max 400 a couple of weeks ago and did some street work with a Pentax ME and a Pentax-M 35f2.8

Half way through I removed it and loaded it on a Nikon F4s and took some pics in a church (Xmas time). I have used 27 frames of that roll and it is out again.

I think I will load it on my spotmatic and finish it off by next weekend.
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Old 12-29-2018   #15
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Been using X pro 1 with the 23 f2. It's the only camera I have other than the cell phone. I recently got a used EF-X20 flash for daylight fill during the winter. I may send it back as the refresh rate is frickin' glacial. Love the size of it (can keep it on the camera), however; and it looks good on the camera.
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Old 12-29-2018   #16
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What have you been using lately?

Managed to use my x100t a lot more lately, with the tcl/wacl and the ef-x20. Also had that glacial recharge, think it needs fresh or high drain batteries, i checked mine (cheapies from toys'r'us) and they were at 1.4 volts, pretty sure it was much better with new duracells which usually are at 1.6 or so. Love the control on this camera but still not sure about the skin rendering.

Also used my GR Digital for some b&w snaps, but it's kind of hard to remember to take with me, and needing glasses to read the screen is inconvenient. But i hate using a phone to take photos.

And i made an effort to use my Horizon 202, but was halfway through a second film before i checked the manual and realised i'd loaded it incorrectly. Lol.
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Old 12-29-2018   #17
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Same thing I pretty much always use, my '67 Zorki 4 but I did try out the Jupiter 12 I got not long ago on a visit to Yarmouth befor Christmas, found the weight balance a bit annoying with the turret on though as it kept flipping on the strap while I walked with the stick so put the beat up 8 back on for some Christmas shots with the Panasonic flash.
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X1D, M10 and the trusty old MP & M7. Also been putting some color film through my old Nikon 28Ti. 28/2 and various 50’s on the M cameras, 45 and 21 on the Hassy.

Been using flash a bit as well with all but the MP. Not smart enough on the fly to sort out how to work flash manually any more, so out of practice...
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I've not shot much of interest for the last month or so--just shapes, shadows, abstracts, a few "street", etc. Again, nothing very interesting except to me at the time. It goes like that with me--a period of low activity followed by a period of plenty. I need to take a trip. Anywhere. Anywhere stimulating.

What have I been using? Mostly the X-Pro2's. I have two of them now. One outfitted almost permanently with the 35 f/2 and the other with the 23 f/2. In addition I'll use the Fuji 14 and 50 as the circumstances dictate. Sometimes the 18, sometimes the Zeiss Touit 32mm. Still occasionally use the X-Pro1 and X-T1. And the X100S...and the Ricoh GRII. But mostly just the XP2's. Mainly shooting B&W. Every one of these cameras do great Raw files to convert to B&W.

I've toyed with the idea of buying a used Canon 5D for no other reason than to be able to say I use full frame. But I always come to my senses before making the purchase. I probably should just sell off all my non-Fuji gear and pocket the cash for that trip I need to take. The only thing I fully intend to buy in the coming year is the proposed Fujinon 16 f/2.8. That is, as long as it performs as well as the other Fujinons I have. I'm really looking forward to that lens.
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I use full frame- Contax IIa, Kiev 4a, Retina IV, various M42s. I also have medium format and 4x5 available. Everytime a little voice says I need a full frame DIGITAL I think, 'wait until I can buy the GFX-50R'. Why bother with the trouble to just double the sensor size (from my XT-2) and likely not even gain much resolution.
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Taking photos in northern Vietnam, using two Sony's: a6000 w/ 10-18 and a6300 w/ 55-210. Lightweight kit to carry, couldn't imagine doing same with dSLRs. Some fast prime would be nice also, but I dislike switching lenses on street, so prefer it this way.
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I have been enjoying shooting with some vintage German lenses by firms like Schneider Kreusnach, Enna of Munchen, Zeiss etc. Nice lenses with naturally enough some old world charm. Though universally low contrast by today's standards.
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Contrast can be added in PP.if needed. Old lenses have a special charm to them.
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Contrast can be added in PP.if needed. Old lenses have a special charm to them.
You are right Raid and that is what I usually do. I am seldom fazed by the idiosyncrasies of old lenses which just as you say have a special charm.
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HP5+ in my Intrepid 4x5 camera has been the only film and "serious" photography I've done for the last year or so. I do always have a phone with me so for stuff like "Is this the right size/brand/flavor?" while at the store I'm covered as well.

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This past year I've been using a Sony a6000 every day...

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Finished a project with Leica M4-P (or at least finished for the moment)

Today I just used a new to me fuji gw690 ii 90mm. Very excited to be scanning these negatives in.
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You are right Raid and that is what I usually do. I am seldom fazed by the idiosyncrasies of old lenses which just as you say have a special charm.
One of my favorite lenses is a 50mm 1.4 Planar (for the Rollei QBM system). I use it on M 4/3 cameras as a portrait lens. Another gem is the 85mm/1.4 QBM. The rendering by both lenses is beautiful to my eyes. The original Voigtlaender Nokton 50/1.5 is also wonderful overall. Amedeo made an adapter for me so that this lens fully RF couples with M cameras.
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This past year I've been getting more familiar with the Leica Q and its 28mm 'lux. And using the Pentax K-1 full-frame, earlier with 1.8/31mm and lately with 1.4/58mm Nokton, as well as Leica S2 with 100mm Summicron (mostly landscapes). Lots of travel subjects as well as local area (whatever catches my eye).
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I have 4 main users, X1D for digital, Fuji GF670w & 903SWC for 120 and a M6ti for 35mm. Majority would be X1D + GF670w, especially for travel.
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I would say the Rolleiflex 2.8F has been getting the most consistent use since I bought it last summer. I don't know that I have put even a full roll through my previous fave — the M3 — in that time.

For digital I have been using my Sony A7 II, mostly with manual focus legacy glass (OM, K and F-mounts).
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I have been quite an absent member lately

But I've been shooting mostly with:

- RX1Rii: this camera is a beast, I adore it. Sucks light out of nothing, the sensor is ridiculous, deals beautifully with recovering highlights and shadows, I love the tones it catches. Extremely silent, light, useable AF, beautiful 35/2 lens that is damn sharp even at f2. Battery life is crap but the batteries are tiny and light, so who cares, really?

- MP240 with the 40/1.2 Nokton and the ZM 50/2 Planar. I also have a 21/1.8 Ultron but don't use it that often. The Nokton is a fantastic all rounder. Draws much like the 35/1.2 v2, and field of view wise it's pretty close. Did a direct comparision today with a friend's 35/1.2. In fact i've gaffer taped the framelines lever on the 35/135 setting and using it as a tight 35. Bonus: the 40 is much tinier, but it's heavier. Balances beautifully on the MP240. Being fast is uite useful as the low light performance of the MP240 is quite meh for itself. Which also makes me not use the Planar as much as I like the lens as f2 with 1/60 will deliver underexposed shots (i cap the iso at 1600 otherwise it gets quite bad). But the lens in daylight shines, that thing is really sharp and I like how it draws. But I'm missing a faster 50. For now I'll settle though, as I'm tight on $.

Now, apart from gear: I'm pretty much capturing the same subjects I've always have - random people, odd and beautiful things and places, food and drinks, spend most of the year in London and then travelling a bit through Europe, so there was a lot of travel photos as well.
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