Author Topic: Parting with a camera is a good chance to get out of the box.  (Read 1215 times)

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As mentioned in the January thread of "Your Weekly Blog", I dropped my trusty SIGMA fp with the brand new Lumix S 5081.8 from the 6th floor of the emergency stairs to the 3rd floor.  The lens went totally defunct, and I had to send my one-and-only camera body to SIGMA for the full inspection and possible repair.  I will have to live with my 2nd gen iPhone SE as my only camera for at least a few weeks.

Rather than crying over spilt milk, I decided to take it as an opportunity to get out of the box.  Here are some initial results.
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2022, 09:41:53 »
The last one from the first batch was also posted to "RGB" thread.

Here is the second batch.
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2022, 10:50:17 »
Continue like that, Akira! I particularly like the touches of red. They’re well rendered. Did you process the images further ?
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2022, 11:17:54 »
Continue like that, Akira! I particularly like the touches of red. They’re well rendered. Did you process the images further ?

Bruno, thank you for the encouragement.  Except for the one with carps, all images are jpeg files straight out of iPhone and only resized in PS.  For the images with carps, I adjusted the contrast, exposure, highlight and the saturation of green in the color mixer.
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2022, 11:37:57 »
Akira, so sorry to hear about your Sigma fp and the new lens.  Let us hope that the body can be saved.  I wrecked a near new Nikon 28-300mm lens as a result of a fall a few years ago, so I unfortunately know how you must be feeling.

I am interested in the quality that you have got out of your iPhone - thanks for sharing with us.


As mentioned in the January thread of "Your Weekly Blog", I dropped my trusty SIGMA fp with the brand new Lumix S 5081.8 from the 6th floor of the emergency stairs to the 3rd floor.  The lens went totally defunct, and I had to send my one-and-only camera body to SIGMA for the full inspection and possible repair.  I will have to live with my 2nd gen iPhone SE as my only camera for at least a few weeks.

Rather than crying over spilt milk, I decided to take it as an opportunity to get out of the box.  Here are some initial results.
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2022, 13:59:47 »
Akira,

I see that you dealt with the loss by brilliantly living up to your own words.

     "Limitation is inspiration." - Akira

Please accept a respectful "well done."

Regards,
Sam
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2022, 14:44:16 »
Sorry to hear about your camera drop Akira.
If its any consolidation, I dropped my mobile into the toilet last week :(

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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2022, 16:47:19 »
Akira,

I see that you dealt with the loss by brilliantly living up to your own words.

     "Limitation is inspiration." - Akira

Please accept a respectful "well done."

Regards,
Sam

 Ditto. It looks like it was a boost instead of a set back!

  Sorry anyway for the lost of gear and I hope it can either be repaired or you will find a way to a new and/or different one.

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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2022, 17:20:51 »
Thinking outside the box can be done without dropping a camera in the dramatic fashion Akira describes. All it takes is to think different with the brain power one already has ... however a trigger event makes the re-orientation easier :)

I'm convinced you shall come up with splendid photos as usual, Akira. No worries.

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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2022, 19:19:20 »
Thought using a Sigma fp camera was already highly out of the box thinking  ;D

As your signature says “Limitation is inspiration” so maybe some good might come from this bad experience.

Cheers,
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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2022, 21:01:12 »
I am sorry to hear about the incident :(

And of course, pictures are nice as usual regardless of what they were taken with.

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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2022, 04:01:02 »
Akira, so sorry to hear about your Sigma fp and the new lens.  Let us hope that the body can be saved.  I wrecked a near new Nikon 28-300mm lens as a result of a fall a few years ago, so I unfortunately know how you must be feeling.

I am interested in the quality that you have got out of your iPhone - thanks for sharing with us.

Thank you, Hugh, for kind words.  Sorry for your loss of your new lens.  Now I can share your feeling.

The smartphone images have been dramatically improved.  Also, I've found that the JPEG files straight out of the camera are surprisingly pliable.


Akira,

I see that you dealt with the loss by brilliantly living up to your own words.

     "Limitation is inspiration." - Akira

Please accept a respectful "well done."

Regards,
Sam

Thank you, Sam, for your encouragement!
"The eye is blind if the mind is absent." - Confucius

"Limitation is inspiration." - Akira

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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2022, 04:05:00 »
Ditto. It looks like it was a boost instead of a set back!

  Sorry anyway for the lost of gear and I hope it can either be repaired or you will find a way to a new and/or different one.

Thank, Paco.  I believe that turning a mishap into something positive is essential in our lives.


Thinking outside the box can be done without dropping a camera in the dramatic fashion Akira describes. All it takes is to think different with the brain power one already has ... however a trigger event makes the re-orientation easier :)

I'm convinced you shall come up with splendid photos as usual, Akira. No worries.

Birna, I'm well aware that you have been through the loss of trusty equipment so much more than I have.  Thank you for the encouragement.
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« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2022, 04:10:08 »
Thought using a Sigma fp camera was already highly out of the box thinking  ;D

As your signature says “Limitation is inspiration” so maybe some good might come from this bad experience.

Jan, that's so true!   ;D  In a way, SIGMA fp has beaten Nikon Z9 in terms of eliminating mechanical shutter altogether.  It even lacks in-body image stabilization.  It has kicked all the mechanical moving parts out of the box!

Indeed, I'm now enjoying the limitation of not having a camera.


I am sorry to hear about the incident :(

And of course, pictures are nice as usual regardless of what they were taken with.


Thank you, Zang, for kind words and encouragement!
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« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2022, 10:33:11 »
Sorry to hear about your accident! Nice to see you see it from an challenging perspective  8)
Best wishes!
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