Mamiya C33, I've had it since late Feb but one of lenses only just came in so I can actually shoot it (thanks @spacekraken for the film!). I've only had a Lubitel 2 and a box camera so it's weird going to something that has safeguards so you don't mess photos up. The focusing screen is also not very bright (there are Beattie intenscreens that are +2 stops brighter if that becomes an issue, Brightscreens, etc). I have a in-person doctors appointment so maybe I will throw it in my bag and take it for a spin after. Gonna try to do a review later if I remember.
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Bought a thing
Photography: MGB at work
EOS M5, 22mm F/2 at F/2, 1/80, ISO 400
I've talked about this more on the OPPO Discord, but I work at a Whole Foods. It's attached to this apartment complex with a big parking garage. We have this MGB in the garage, and from around Thanksgiving (I had time, we actually didn't get any orders in, manager probably got a new asshole torn). Took some photos to practice, may as well post them, maybe it'll motivate @CaptDale-is-secretly-British to fix Wanda.
EOS M5, 17-55 IS USM, 2.8 at 17mm, 1/40, ISO 800
It's also casually parked next to this Chevy SS, I tried to get a sense of the size difference between them, the MG looked like it'd fit inside the Chevy if you put the seats down. It looked that tiny.
EOS M5, 40mm 2.8 at 5.6, 1.6 sec, ISO 100
EOS M5, 22mm F/2 at 5.6, 1.3 sec, ISO 100
EOS M5, 40mm 2.8 at 2.8, 1/25, ISO 1000
It looked to be in good shape, too good to be abandoned. There's some orange peel and blobs to the paint, not sure if Leyland paint just sucks or if this car was subject to a bad paint job at some point. Either would not be a surprise.
EOS M5, 40mm 2.8, 1/15, ISO 1000
I did look it up, The New England Classic Car Company is still around, they have some things for sale. They do offer restorations and they can convert a later rubber bumper MGB to look like an earlier car.
EOS M5, 40mm 2.8 at 2.8, 0.8 sec, ISO 100
This one was set with the proper wire wheels and knock-off hubs.
EOS M5, 40mm 2.8 at 2.8, 1/3 sec, ISO 100
It's a nice car, I hope it still gets driven. Be a shame to let it sit in here all the time.
RE: What’s the best “old school” tuner car you can buy today?
2020 BRZ/86. Because of the lightweight and affordable RWD platform, and an engine that lets a lot of people down, just like the old truck motor S13s & S14s did.
10 gen Civic too, I think even in base 1.5T tune you can get a lot more power out of those, and the Si and the Type-R. The Civic has always been popular and affordable for the tuner crowd.
Photography : EOS M5 First Impressions
I wrote this for r/Canon a while back, I think I'm due for a more in depth review and definitely more shooting time but I'm posting so we can have some more photo content.
I've had my EOS M5 for about 24 days and I just did my first big shoot with it, so I though I'd write up some thoughts on it.
This is my first mirrorless, but the EVF is really good. The reviews I looked up also said the EVF on this was also good. I thought it'd be harder adjusting from an SLR but it wasn't bad. The focus peaking is also quite good, I set it to low for more accuracy. There was a point where I was considering an older Sony NEX ( 5, 5T ) for focus peaking and use of my film lenses and I'm glad I didn't, I think I would have had a harder time adjusting without that EVF and it's an optional extra on those models which would bring the price to something with a built in EVF . If the RF cameras come with EVFs this good I can see why people are so eager to switch. The option to have the level and histogram available in view with the EVF is also very useful. The only thing that irks me is that the relief isn't quite enough for me to see everything with my glasses, but I went and bought some glasses chains so I could take them from my eye quickly so that's solved.
The autofocus is quite a bit faster than my T6s was ( that made do with 9 points , this M5 has 49 points ). I've mostly only shot with my 40mm STM and my Tokina 12-24 F/4 Pro and it's been decent. Not great at now light but I wasn't expecting a miracle. I've heard both that the AF on this is both on par with the 80D and that it's also slower. I could see it either way, I generally do slower paced work so that isn't a problem. I used to shoot sports on my T6, and it was a pain in the ass but I got a few keepers, I can make do with this. I was thinking of getting an old 5D or 7D as a backup and when I have money for that I might be able to do sports on those.
The image quality is great as expected, I shot with an 80D for a bit before and it's just as good. I've not had the chance to do much low light but as this has the same sensor it's probably not the best. But I also got a trial of Topaz Denoise so I might be able to pull out a lot more keepers. It's something I need to play around with more.
As for the lenses, EF-M has a pretty limited lens selection and I didn't want the kit so I sprung for a body only. With my Meike MK-C-AF4 I get great usability with my EF glass, I specifically looked for an adapter with a baffle but it seems at this point all the third party adapters are equally good. I definitely want that 22mm F/2, but spending more on other native lenses is probably going to depend how how Canon handles the EF-M range for me. If they axe it soon than I probably won't because I don't want lenses in a dead system. But I've heard rumors that they have some more EF-M glass in the pipeline for 2021 and if that's the case I might be willing to invest more. Canon's 32mm 1.4 and Sigma's 30mm 1.4 seem great and I'd love to have a more compact kit.
I paid about $380 for the body with a strap, charger and cable for it from MPB.com via Ebay ( it was $412.34 inc tax ). And I think it was worth the money. I feel like I got a great deal on it as my favorite local camera store sells it $779.00 new and $1,279.00 new with the 18-150mm. That said, as I do enjoy the features I don't think it's something I would buy new. It's full featured and a great camera but the kicker is the lack of lenses in the system. It's competitors are both faster, have better battery life, do 4k, or come with weather sealing and a litany of more lenses. I'm planning to keep this camera for a number of year but should Canon invest in a more full featured M5 II I may consider upgrading later down the line, I really hope Canon continues to invest in EF-M as I think it's got a lot of potential to be a great camera system.
ISO 160, 1/80, Olympus Zuiko 35mm 2.8 adapted and shot at 2.8
ISO 100, 1/15, Zuiko 35mm 2.8 and probably at around 5.6
ISO 400, 1/60, Canon 40mm 2.8 STM at 5.6
I can post more photos from this shoot, I did this in Oct and never did anything much with the photos.
Monthly Photo Mission : Abandoned
With COVID-19, much infrastructure has been left abandoned due to disuse. It’s haunting how much has just been left empty because of the pandemic. But beyond that, abandoned places have always drawn fascination. They make great photos. They make for great photos. And that’s our photo mission for this month.
This month's mission is taking a photo of something abandoned, a building or a car. Try not to get in trouble, or do something super illegal.
As always, the rules:
- You can submit one or two photos for the challenge. Photos must be taken after the mission start date. You can submit them in a number of ways.
- Post it in the comments as an embedded image (I do this via imgur to avoid killing Jminer’s server)
- Share a link to an external hosting site (ie, 500px, Flickr, Instagram)
- PMing it to me
- Carving it into a stone tablet and mailing it to me
The deadline is March 16th, the gallery will be up on the 17th.
This isn’t judged, this is just for fun and to get people out and about.
Write up something about your photos, gear, settings, location. The goal is to foster discussion.
All cameras are welcome, even a phone. This is just for fun.
Took some pics of the Accord today
I was out running some errands, I had time and I just got my grubby little hands on a 17-55 IS USM for my M5. Why not try it out? So far I'm impressed with it, it's very sharp and the range is convenient to have. I figure if I get one more dedicated APS-C lens why not go for one of the best?
The front bumper isn't quite aligned correctly, it's not a big deal but I'll try to get it on better when I get new headlights or redo them. Also, it needs some low.
I took these by a reservoir, I wanted a pic of it with the water showing but there were too many cars up there to set up for that. I'd love to get a shot of it all light painted with the water in the background, I need to learn how to light paint.
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RE: Maryland OppoMeet Planning
Oh yeah @facw brought this up but all the Smithsonian stuff is booked with timed entry passes, it'd be challenging to get that many. Y'all can try but you might wanna try something easier to get into.
RE: Whelp, I feel like this may about to become a me problem
Oh my God you weren't fuckin round bout this
RE: Important Wrenching Note: Don't Store Coolant In Oil Jugs posted in Oppositelock
RE: Advice from Uncle CB: Fires, responsibility, and youth
@cb What kinda parents are out here letting their kids start fires like that?
Canon Rebel T6 for sale
Hi all, first post selling on the Hyphen. I'm selling my Rebel T6, I figured I'd list it here before I threw it up on Reddit. It's got scuffs and marks from everyday use, the strap eyelets are worn down because I used a old strap with metal lugs for a while. Shutter button is worn, I am not sure of the exact shutter count. I'll post it if I can pull it.
Asking $175, includes charger, strap, no lens but I'm around here and the OPPO Discord (same username) and I can give recommendations should you want one. Continental US only please.