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About HectorHughMunro

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  1. HectorHughMunro

    Random image of the day 3

    Good set. I’d be surprised if they were abandoned. It’d be interesting to know which fields they’d been on. It might not be touristy but I find working landscapes beautiful.
  2. HectorHughMunro

    Random image of the day 3

    It looks like the bus is careering out of control and that you caught the scene moments before disaster!
  3. HectorHughMunro

    For Fuji Users - Firmware, Lenses etc.

    There’s a small autofocus improvement. Worthwhile though. The 33mm f/1.0 is now slated for 2020.
  4. HectorHughMunro

    For Fuji Users - Firmware, Lenses etc.

    New firmware for X-Pro2, X-T2 and, it seems that the 33mm f/1.0 is actually real and about to go on the roadmap. Goodness knows what that will cost but that will make the system genuinely competitive with many full frame systems. My guess is £1200-1600 and I would genuinely consider it. The rumoured 16mm f/2.8 is also pretty interesting as I have no need for wide apertures in a wideangle lens. Link regarding the firmware. https://anthonythurston.com/gear/impressions/fujifilm-xpro2-v5-initial-impressions Where I first saw all of this; https://www.fujirumors.com/epic-fujifilm-day-recap-xf10-announced-fujifilm-copies-fujirumors-lens-roadmap-xf8-16-and-xf200-specs-new-firmware-more/
  5. HectorHughMunro

    Random image of the day 3

    Eberswalder Strasse by HectorHughMunro, on Flickr
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    Stair by HectorHughMunro, on Flickr
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    Random image of the day 3

    Olympiastadion by HectorHughMunro, on Flickr This is on the Samyang 16mm f/2.0 which I bought specifically for this shot. Not my favourite lens because it is basically a DSLR lens with an adapter screwed on the back and is completely un-necessarily heavy. The 12mm is far better built for its purpose. Optically the 12mm is fractionally better but would have been too wide for this shot. Potentially, I might even have got away with an 18mm. Quite a bit of keystoning had to happen to get this roughly straight. This will give you an idea of what was on my screen; Olympia Keystone by HectorHughMunro, on Flickr This is a re-shoot to an extent. I shot it many years ago before I was really shooting digital, with a Sony NEX5 with 16-50 kit zoom on jpeg. A cracking camera which was better than the Canon 600D that replaced it. This is the old one. Arguably there isn't much of a quality difference though the new one will print twice as large; Olympic Stadium by HectorHughMunro, on Flickr The other main difference is that the older piece was processed in Lightroom and Silver Efex and the top one was processed in Capture One.
  8. HectorHughMunro

    'Classic' lens quality measurements

    The problem is sample variation. Even two otherwise identical Pentax lenses will differ. Once you get in to old Eastern European lenses, the differences become more pronounced. If they’re coated, you can imagine the differences.
  9. HectorHughMunro

    Random image of the day 3

    Hospital 2 by HectorHughMunro, on Flickr It's taken me a while to get my head around the 12mm Samyang. Focussing technique was causing me issues. Now I've got that kind of sorted, I'm having a much better time with it.
  10. HectorHughMunro

    Random image of the day 3

    Beelitz Heilstadt, just outside Brandenburg. More to come!
  11. HectorHughMunro

    Random image of the day 3

    Hospital by HectorHughMunro, on Flickr
  12. Very good selection. Particularly enjoyed the Cheetah.
  13. HectorHughMunro

    Sorry but not impressed.

    Very true.
  14. HectorHughMunro

    Sorry but not impressed.

    I think it is more a case of the generation that most loved Hi-Fi is moving in to retirement. The industry is dying along with the music industry itself and there has been no actual Hi-Fi news in at least a couple of years now. On top of this, the difference between good and bad Hi-Fi is levelling. Cable wars as well as the science/subjectivist debate were damaging for this forum and deterred some from expressing opinions. The classifieds are a problem. Nothing sells. I’m now having to trade on eBay.
  15. HectorHughMunro

    Well its goodbye from sbt

    My best sounding source is a SBT clone (Max2Play in Raspberry Pi) in to an Arcam DAC. The problem is that I still haven’t made the breakthrough of getting my wife to use it. It’s not her fault, I think the platform is still too geeky although it is way more stable than it used to be. We might have a chance with Chromecast though.