Christo at Christmas at Rookwood?
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    Christo at Christmas at Rookwood?

    by W G » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:52 am

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    Something quite human in the form.

    There were others, somewhat more phallic in form:

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    Re: Christo at Christmas at Rookwood?

    by LOZ » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:29 am

    Was this the ex porn star section of ookwood

    WG you seem very happy with your new Fuji what was you decision to purchase it over the X100/ Pro 1?
    Calm down its not real life its a internet forum:)
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    Re: Christo at Christmas at Rookwood?

    by W G » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:59 am

    LOZ wrote:WG you seem very happy with your new Fuji what was you decision to purchase it over the X100/ Pro 1?



    The decision was based on a few scores Loz:

      Size
      Price
      Instant availability
      Adjustable dioptre eye-piece.

    I am staggered by the quality of both the kit itself and the output files.

    It is everything I seek in a digital camera and noting that I don't seek.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Christo at Christmas at Rookwood?

    by Big Pix » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:36 am

    WG....... which new Fuji body did you acquire ........ are you using Fuji lens or an adapter for canon lens......

    ......... looking for a smaller camera myself

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    Re: Christo at Christmas at Rookwood?

    by W G » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:50 am

    Hi Bernie,

    Season's greetings to you.

    I purchased the Fuji X-E1 with the Fujinon 35mm 1:1.4 from the lads at Drummoyne. They have a great 'kit' price.

    It fills the bill perfectly for what I was after and, for the first time with a walk-around camera, I can get stunning image quality.

    I am using it with Lightroom 4.3 and shooting RAW. The files are delicious. Earlier versions of Lightroom, and pre-CS6 ACR cannot read the Raw files. I have had LR for years and largely ignored it so now I have incentive to acquaint myself with it more thoroughly.

    There is so much that is so right with the camera - right down to using regular cable releases that just screw into the button.

    The 'Q' menu is a cracker and having a regular aperture ring and shutter speed dial makes it so much more intuitive for folk of our era.

    If I have any small complaint (or observation more than a complaint if the truth be known) the camera needs to be removed from a tripod in order to change battery or SD card. With a 16 gig SD card that is no bother, it just means I can't permanently leave a quick-attachment on the camera. But that would add bulk, weight and pointy bits to contend with so that also doesn't really matter.

    I am well pleased that there is a choice of lens caps - one, a large rectangular thingy that fits over the lens shade.

    It'd be great for climbing headlands with at Redhead.

    As I said to Loz, I opted for the X-E1 over the X-100 Pro on grounds of the viewfinder and price. Bruce Searle has been using one himself for quite some time now. He has some sort of Sigma zoom that goes to 8mm that he puts on a mount adapter.

    I doubt that the Fuji, or any digital, would stop me using my beloved 4x5 film. Although the image quality might be good enough, it is actually the craft involved with a ground-glass and processing that is a huge part of the fun.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Christo at Christmas at Rookwood?

    by Big Pix » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:00 pm

    ....... how many remember Christo........ then again he did wrap up a lot of coast in the name of art

    ........ may have to have a visit to Syd and have a closer look at the Fuji .......

    thanks bern
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    Re: Christo at Christmas at Rookwood?

    by Big Pix » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:43 pm

    ...... for those interested...... http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibi ... s/christo/


    Packed Coast, One Million Square Feet, Project for Australia 1969
    In 1969, Christo and Jeanne-Claude directed a team of mountain climbers, workers and volunteers in wrapping 2.5 kilometres of Sydney coastline with more than 90 000 square metres of fabric. It was not only the first Kaldor Public Art Project but one of the most important early environmental or land art works anywhere in the world and the largest single artwork that had ever been made – although it was initially conceived to be even bigger.
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    Re: Christo at Christmas at Rookwood?

    by W G » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:10 pm

    Did you shoot any of it Bernie? I shot some on 16mm as a Channel 9 newsman. No stills, though.
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    Re: Christo at Christmas at Rookwood?

    by beeb » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:06 pm

    Big Pix wrote:....... how many remember Christo........ then again he did wrap up a lot of coast in the name of art


    Now I know what the Christo in W G's title refers to! :oops:

    Before my time, but I knew exactly who you were talking about when I read the quote above... :)
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    Re: Christo at Christmas at Rookwood?

    by Big Pix » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:42 am

    WG...... no stills from me of Christo's work....... too well covered by the press
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