Pic of the day

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by gixer, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    RX100 iii
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  2. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Excellent. Glad to hear someone else chuffed with the rx100 line. Thinking about ordering the mark V but keep thinking I'll see something better.
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  3. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I'd like to think I'll eventually learn enough to get the best out of mine!
  4. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Are you on the mark III too ed? That's the thing, I know very little about photography, but I'd like to learn at least enough that I can take an ok picture. I can't really learn anything with the £100 point and shoot I've got atm.
  5. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    Composition
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  6. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    @craige
    Very true - if what you're pointing the camera at is poor, your photos will be poor whatever camera you're using.
    But that aside, the RX100 (whichever version) will give you higher image quality than a standard point and shoot due to the better lens and lanrger sensor (though you may get a smaller zoom rang, depending on youe p+s) even if you just use it like a point and shoot, which we do most of the time. So you can improve your image quality even before you learn to use the camera's full capabilities. What may take a bit of learning is processing the RAW images the camera can produce; you don't have to shhot in RAW but if you do the amount of improvement you can make in processing the images at home is startling.
    The RX100 series are often overpriced in the UK; I'd recommend having a good search online for a good price (though you've probably worked that out for yourself).
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  7. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Yes; the III.
    I've pretty much set mine the way I want it, with a few programmed options...the rest I leave largely alone.

    And as William says - I don't do much with RAW...but nice to know the quality is there if I ever get around to the prints I keep meaning to do....
    Unsurprisingly I bought mine in the US.
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  8. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    @WilliamC you've just summarised my entire knowledge lol. I guess I want the same, point and click then mess about with night shots, and on stops in pretty spots then be able to make it look exactly how it looked or as close as possible in editing.

    Much to learn but I figured a good camera is the starting point and an rx100 mk whatever is, as far as I can tell as close to "real photography" (as a friend put it :pompus:) as you get without interchangeable lenses.

    They are definitely not cheap.
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  9. Robert P

    Robert P Backpacker

    @Munro277, not sure about Sun evening. It was drizzly and cloudy on Sat, I finished the route early Sun afternoon when there were a few dark clouds around and the odd light snow shower.
  10. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    thanks I was doing to go out sat night but didn't look like it would clear,so just did day walk,saw those clouds appear in the afternoon looking east from the lakes
  11. Padstowe

    Padstowe Section Hiker

    Is the rx100 mk iii much better at night shots than the mk i? I have the rx100 mk i for 4 (or is it 5) years now, used to use it quite alot with manual exposure but the auto takes with exposure settings that aren't available on manual.
    Never could get any good night shots, always found them way to noisy without good background light, user error?
    Its a decent camera, but I can't help but be a bit envious of some of the night shots seen on here.
    Composure is the main element of photos imo, I done a city & guilds course years ago on black & white photography & I always remember the tutor saying that the least interesting photo's are those with the object smack in the middle of the shot.
  12. tallest of pauls

    tallest of pauls Trail Blazer

    night shots really need a large sensor to save compression and a shallow depth of field to suck in as much light as possible. compact cameras are great at what they are designed for but they are a compromise with night photography.
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  13. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    not sure if its any better at night shots but having the screen that moves makes it a lot easier as you can just look down at it,instead of having to kneel down to check screens or settings,im not certain but I think the iso final results are better too as techno in side camera gets better as is the way of electric things ..the camera will take brilliant night shots the sensor being similar sized to a full slr job
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  14. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

    Runny nose over it was time to get out...recent snowdump was the best excuse..not the proper building technique here but blocks were easily choped so why bother if kids want to play...could fit 3 adults sleeping easily...snow and weather conditions changeable.. 20180210_102805.jpg 20180211_130505.jpg
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  15. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

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  16. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Saw someone camped up in the trees above Derry Lodge as I was coming down in the dark on Tuesday evening.........you?
    I headed for a warmer pitch in Scotties :)
  17. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah probably, although I was tucked up in bed pretty early after doing a throughy
  18. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    I could see the light from the path on the other side of the river..............guessed it was a tree hanger.
    After 9hrs of wading through snow couldn't be arsed to come & see, just wanted dinner & an early bed :)
  19. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Bloody freezing...
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  20. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Thick clag all day sadly but a near full traverse of the coniston fells gave a good 16k in winter conditions , now pitched up on Grey Friar after a bit of shovelling 53F1E2EF-733C-49A5-9188-7B06ACBB3BB7.jpeg
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  21. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Where's breakfast..
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    edh Thru Hiker

  23. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Did you take that photo for gixer? :)
  24. Chris2901

    Chris2901 Section Hiker

    15,5 km daywalk in the Dutch-German border-region called "Schwalmbruch". First longer walk of the year and really lucky and happy with the weather!:thumbsup: 28834B95-2F01-4654-B748-61D0D2FBF64E.jpeg F04D2192-CF1C-4ED9-896E-B086585A634F.jpeg CF1EB738-9263-4AC9-8AA5-968076439C10.jpeg 65B0E690-4D36-4877-BA83-CEFC73E87F35.jpeg
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  25. gixer

    gixer Thru Hiker

    Aye that strat is looking a bit saggy :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
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