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Wangaratta Camera Club Photo Shoot #01/2019



It was a balmy summer’s evening yesterday for the second club meeting of the year. We set out from the club room 7:00pm for a walking photo tour of the town.
The exercise was to shoot with a standard lens 18-55, 24-70. Being the only Olympus shooter in the group those FLs were applicable to Canikons.

Here’s a summary of how the evening looked through the lens of an OM-D E-M5 Mkii + Zuiko 12-40mm F2.8 pro.

I'm the new kid, eventually I hope to remember everyone's names

Grappling with advanced technology!

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A brave new breed of young photographers XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Birds of a feather flock together


'I have seen The Light!'


"Everywhere have I sought peace and found it in books"


"The Midnight Express" a connector service to other Victorian rural towns

EXIF: 1/60, f/5.6, ISO2500, 21mm, 5 Axis Image stabilizer (in camera body) ON

Weary passengers arriving from Melbourne - not exactly a bullet train

EXIF: 1/13, f/5.6, ISO2500, 21mm, 5 Axis Image stabilizer (in camera body) ON
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Re: Wangaratta Camera Club Photo Shoot #01/2019

Well your photos came out quite well Mark, although the church is sloping just a bit too much towards the left for my taste.

I chuckled when I saw the photo of the two ladies comparing the Nikon D750 with the Canon EOS 5D Mk IV. They have probably never had much experience taking those cameras for a long hike. If they had, the first things that they would have ditched are the manufacturers' neck straps. - That Canon appears to have a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 II attached. It is a wonderful lens. - I have one on my Canon EOS 6D. My Canon manufacturer's neck strap went very quickly into storage and was replaced by one from OP/TECH USA. The EOS 5D Mk IV is quite a bit heavier than my EOS 6D and so I would expect that she would have even more of a problem than I have.

Don't get me wrong. - That Canon EOS 5D Mk IV is one magnificent camera and I have played with the idea of buying one for myself. Just a pity about the weight!

Looking at some of the other cameras, I think that you had the best combination there for street photography. As I said in my text to you, the 24-70mm lens on a full frame camera equates to about 12-35mm on your Olympus.
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Well your photos came out quite well Mark, although the church is sloping just a bit too much towards the left for my taste.
Optically, or politically, Larry? Either way, just my bias!
Btw, I missed by a matter of seconds the flare of the sun through the gap between church and belfry - what a nice metaphor that would have been for my enlightenment - reminiscent of Jake's revelation, aka The Blues Brothers !

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I chuckled when I saw the photo of the two ladies comparing the Nikon D750 with the Canon EOS 5D Mk IV. They have probably never had much experience taking those cameras for a long hike. If they had, the first things that they would have ditched are the manufacturers' neck straps. - That Canon appears to have a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 II attached. It is a wonderful lens. - I have one on my Canon EOS 6D. My Canon manufacturer's neck strap went very quickly into storage and was replaced by one from OP/TECH USA. The EOS 5D Mk IV is quite a bit heavier than my EOS 6D and so I would expect that she would have even more of a problem than I have.

Don't get me wrong. - That Canon EOS 5D Mk IV is one magnificent camera and I have played with the idea of buying one for myself. Just a pity about the weight!

Looking at some of the other cameras, I think that you had the best combination there for street photography. As I said in my text to you, the 24-70mm lens on a full frame camera equates to about 12-35mm on your Olympus.
Thanks for those astute observations, Larry.
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Re: Wangaratta Camera Club Photo Shoot #01/2019

Nice set of photos Mark. The first shot of the group is my fave, but do like the ladies inspecting their equipment. The last couple have pushed the camera to its limits, what ISO was used? I get that same sort of effect when trying to photo in unnatural lights, not quite sure how to get around it......
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That Canon appears to have a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 II attached.
Looks more like the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS to me?

More worryingly the Nikon lady looks like she is trying to fit a Canon lens on her D750!

Glad to see you are getting back to basics Mark!
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Re: Wangaratta Camera Club Photo Shoot #01/2019

Good to see you have a "youngster" in the group. Clubs in the UK are dwindling in numbers and attract very few new members and young people are a real rarity.

As it's only ever the end results that count within clubs, I enjoy it (I know I shouldn't), when I get better results with my little XZ-1 than some do with kit many many time the cost...
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…. The last couple have pushed the camera to its limits, what ISO was used? I get that same sort of effect when trying to photo in unnatural lights, not quite sure how to get around it......
Thanks Mark, FYI, I've added the settings beneath the last two images; I've no idea as to why exif data isn't embedded. As for the "unnatural light" it is what it is; white balance on auto, personally I prefer it to harsh fluorescent.

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Looks more like the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS to me?

More worryingly the Nikon lady looks like she is trying to fit a Canon lens on her D750!

Glad to see you are getting back to basics Mark!

You could be right. - I have an earlier version of that lens too. The 24-70 has only one switch on the left of the barrel, while the 24-105 has two. Initially I thought that it was a 24-105, but then I started to wonder whether the second bright spot might be a reflection. Now I'm not so sure any more.

My 24-105 has "IMAGE STABILIZER" written on the base of the lens, just where the lady has her second finger. My 24-70 has the word "Canon" above the focus distance measurement scale, whereas my 24-105 does not. The lens in the photograph does have some letters (looks like "Canon") in the same place. I am now thoroughly confused.

On the other hand, when Canon released the 5D Mk IV, they also released an updated 24-105mm f/4L IS. Maybe it is that one.

I wouldn't worry about that lady with the Nikon. The red ring is in the wrong place for it to be a Canon EF "Red Ring" lens.
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Re: Wangaratta Camera Club Photo Shoot #01/2019

Nice photo set Mark. I hope you are setting them all a good example.
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Thanks OM, Mark, I'm sure they don't need the likes of me to be setting a good example. They are friendly group who have made me feel at home.
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Good to see you have a "youngster" in the group. Clubs in the UK are dwindling in numbers and attract very few new members and young people are a real rarity.

As it's only ever the end results that count within clubs, I enjoy it (I know I shouldn't), when I get better results with my little XZ-1 than some do with kit many many time the cost...
Graham, apologies for missing your post earlier. It is surprising that very few young people join photography clubs. Is it because they mostly use phone cameras to shoot selfies and such to share on Facebook and Instagram? The same may be true of older folk, many of whom either aren't into serious photography, or otherwise haven't reached that stage when they suddenly realise that they need new friends to replace old buddies that fell off their perches!

I have an XZ-1 and XZ-2 as you may know. They are brilliant little cams and yes, they often do take better photos than some of us do with our fancy dslrs.
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Re: Wangaratta Camera Club Photo Shoot #01/2019

A nice set.

Homo photographicus of all sexes is a great source of fun images. Normally I’d say anyone who uses their 3500 camera kit with the hood reversed over the lens is automatically marked out as a poseur and lightweight, but perhaps I should make an exception there

That’s a fine looking library. How’s library funding going these days in Oz?
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Re: Wangaratta Camera Club Photo Shoot #01/2019

Interesting set Mark and an excellent set of titles too. You may be the only Olympus user there at present but you just wait and see what happens as the weeks go on. If it's anything like the club I go to occasionally then it started with just two of us and now there are at least 6 more. The quality and light weight kit is just infectious.
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A nice set.

Homo photographicus of all sexes is a great source of fun images. Normally I’d say anyone who uses their 3500 camera kit with the hood reversed over the lens is automatically marked out as a poseur and lightweight, but perhaps I should make an exception there

That’s a fine looking library. How’s library funding going these days in Oz?
Setting forth at around 7:15pm there was little sun so not much chance of flare. That said, normally I don't use filters so the lens hood serves to protect the lens. As for our library funding, I can't answer that, but there's obviously no shortage of books and audio books of which I'm an avid listener.

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Interesting set Mark and an excellent set of titles too. You may be the only Olympus user there at present but you just wait and see what happens as the weeks go on. If it's anything like the club I go to occasionally then it started with just two of us and now there are at least 6 more. The quality and light weight kit is just infectious.
I can't answer that one, Phill. As we know, changing systems can be a big jump for anyone with a big investment in an existing kit.
Most interesting to note that President of the Benalla Camera Club, of which I am also a new member, had on display at this year's first meeting,
his OM-D E M1 Mkii fitted with the 12-40mm F2.8 Pro. I'm not yet familiar with what other members of the group are shooting with.
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