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Discussion in 'Street-City-Architecture' started by Brian1940, May 12, 2018.

  1. Brian1940

    Brian1940 Premium Member

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    with the new to me 27mm lens. At f8 one of the sharpest lenses I have come across.

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    I'm beginning to like these Fuji colours.

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    Or am I?

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    Long distance phone call.
     
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    You definitely should like the colour version rather than the B/W!
     
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    Got to be colour for my home town, their brews are`t to bad either.
     
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    Looking good! Colour is always my preference
     
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    See I told ya Brian. :D
     
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    I really do like the Fuji colours but..............it's a funny thing, perhaps it's me, but I feel b/ w has more " authority" then colour.

    But whatever, I am finding the ability to switch around very novel.
     
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    Black and White is addictive.
     
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    mostly prefer b&w..

    as to the 27...a great lens in a tiny package...practically disappears on my xe3.
     
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    Brian, well composed pictures. I like them very much! The 27mm pancake seems to be a very good lens !
     
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    Colour or B&W, my suggestion is to crop in much tighter.
     
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    Prefer the colour version but the b&w has real snap and bite.
     
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    Here are another couple from the 27mm

    Last week I spent a few days down in Brighton. I decided to take the XT20 with 27mm plus the 18-55mm zoom.mm lens. Never used the latter. Really impressed the way the 27mm renders, it seems to have a sparkle.

    I really do like the colour. These are all taken using raw, LR auto process Provia preset and nothing else apart from resizing

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    Normally I hate bright light and sunshine, dull skies and rain are my idea of photographic bliss. However these pictures of Worthing seem to capture a sparkle and a sense of space. Somehow being back in Leeds seems a let down.
     
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    Of the two I much prefer the B&W. In this case I feel like the colour distracts from the story you're trying to tell.
     
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    Not in this case, I'm afraid. Just try it for yourself.

    BTW, I prefer the B&W version.
     
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    Never crop. But here is a tighter version .

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    It's one of my self imposed disciplines, The only exception to this rule is maybe if I have stitched the odd picture, for web publication. OK I might have to "trim" a bit if I have used any correction to verticals etc.

    I also only ever print 3:2 in landscape format, again sometimes but rarely will I break this rule for web stuff. Actually there is also a practical reason. Most pre cut mats and frames are sized in
    Metric ( or whatever it comes from) A sizes. At least this is true of the affordable IKEA products.

    Of course there are serious practical reason for not cropping but that's another story......

    I can understand many will disagree , but I find the above controls a benefit, others may disagree, perhaps it does nothing to improve my pictures , but there it is.
     
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