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Wanted to jump on the Leica, but better to start humble since I'm a beginner. Ordered an S95. Now I need a how to book.

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Ordered an S95. Now I need a how to book.

I can recommend Alexander S. White,he authored the book I use for the Leica D-Lux 5 and has one out for the Canon S95,April 2011.

http://www.amazon.com/Photographers-Guide-Canon-PowerShot-S95/dp/0964987562/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_6

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Might seem pricey but he does a good job of providing all the available information specific to that camera.
Worth it,I have found the book useful.
Edited by 5aces - 1/4/12 at 12:51pm
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Thanks! Just ordered.

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Oh,sweet surprise on a Tuesday winter night...
Neighbour from upstairs arrives wearing a long winter parka.
Wants to listen to a song on the Stax,nothing finer than a woman wearing headphones,instant photo op.
Removes long coat,sits down and I proceed to mess up the headphone shot,couldn't focus on picture taking for long...shame on me!
Never this lucky with IEM's!

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LFF-if you read this,does Panasonic have new firmware for the LX5?

 


Yes....there is new firmware out. It allows you to take miniature effect photos. It's easy to install too!

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Me messing around with post...trying to imitate certain styles...

 

Original:

 

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Dave Hill Effect:

 

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Dragan Effect:

 

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2012 Canadian International Toronto Autoshow Part 1 of 3

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2012 Canadian International Toronto Autoshow Part 2 of 3

Fisker Karma Hybrid
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2012 Canadian International Toronto Autoshow Part 3 of 3

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I go to this show every four years or so,
Triumph had an entire floor of vintage automobiles on display.
My favorites were the Mercedes CL-Class Coupe,Callaway Supercharged Corvette and the Hyundai Hydrogen Concept (on this page,third shot).
Shots six and seven are the BMW concept and a Jaguar,on this page.
Part 1 third shot is a Subaru Impreza STI.
Part 2 interior shot is from the huge Mercedes G-Class SUV.
Part 3 interior shot is the CL-Class Coupe.
Hopefully the rest of the pictures have enough signage or badging to be identified.
Great show with plenty of automobilia for your senses.
Edited by 5aces - 2/22/12 at 7:52am
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Just some random shots..

 

On my way to work at 6:45AM.

 

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Decided to snap this one while tying my shoe outside of the office. Loved the way it came out.

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post #131 of 174
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2012 Elmira Maple Syrup Festival.
So,this thread has come full circle as I attended this festival on Saturday March 31.
Almost a year ago I posted the first outdoor shots with this new camera,almost 9,000 views between LFF and myself continuing to randomly post snapshots!
I have no desire to change or upgrade this compact,it is a good peice of gear.

Here is a small cube van containing Toronto's famous (once found only at the CNE fair) Tiny Tom Donuts.
"Where Bite Size is the Right Size" small cake donuts are made right before your eyes on special equipment,preceeding all the large donut chains of today.
Over 50 years of history,still run by the same family...

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Finally got a shot of the volunteer pancake chefs,hard to get as the lines of people usually block any view of these guys!
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Two large flapjacks,saturated with real maple syrup and whipped butter.
Like a foolish child,I ordered two plates and could hardly move after eating...

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Inside the tent I watched a young mother who was shepherding six young nieces & nephews through the meal tent sit down and then on to the sugarbush wagon ride.
She caught me watching and asked "did you enjoy my performance?"
It is a rite of passage for any niece or nephew once they turn 4 years old to join the Aunties crew and attend this festival.
I gave her a round of applause but didn't go so far as to photograph her in action,which was fun to watch!

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A cold,overcast day for the street vendors.
We buy maple syrup,fudge,summer sausage,jerky and small meat sticks every year from the Mennonite community.

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Alas,over the course of this past year I have had serious eyesight setbacks and continue to struggle to see each day.
Listening to music really got me over this hump.
Most of my shots are "point & pray" which leads to some poor composition,no fault of the camera.
Edited by 5aces - 4/2/12 at 9:04am
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Always think Leica are not worth the money

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Always think Leica are not worth the money

Now your thought is preserved for eternity.

Most are familiar with the millionaire that lived a frugal life.
Or the well meaning parent that was forever a buzzkill,quoting "but you can do it so much cheaper at home".
Well meaning friends,pointing to other options "that do the same things better for less money".

Is the Leica worth the money,does it stand the test of time and encourage a move up in the brand line?
Another year left on the D-Lux factory warranty and yes,one day I want to own an M9-P body.
Presently,I am content with the D-Lux but will be saving for a better Leica.
As I look today at the Vistek webpage where I've purchased before,the Leica M9-P is on 'sale' for $8,500 - a long way from the $800 D-Lux 5.

I rather enjoy street photography and with Leica,you buy into an experience.
From the Leica stores to the factory in Solms, you don't stay in the business of making pricey cameras for nearly a century without doing something right.
Cameras being hand-made,lenses polished and assembled, the endless amount of inspection all products are subjected to before being boxed.

Something about Leica’s style and substance,metal build, vulcanite, old school looks, and new school technology.
You may have your thought and I will gladly have the camera.
Edited by 5aces - 4/3/12 at 6:05am
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Wow...time flies! A year already!!!

 

Here are the latest favorites I have taken:

 

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post #135 of 174
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The dog Bubbles haunts my dreams.
If ever there were yearning puppy dog eyes,it is on this page.
If she was a woman you would be forever broke with an open wallet,proclaiming;"yes,Princess it is alright".

Your little dog must have run of the house with those sad eyes.
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