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Old 18.08.2009, 21:42
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Hi Mike,

that sounds interesting I might be interested in coming down to Berne to take some pictures. Which day do you think will be better Saturday or Sunday ?

Great idea

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May I attend the club? Pleeeeeease. :-) I am serious, pleeeeeease.
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Re: Basel Photoclub

Hi,

if your location is Turkey then I am curious how you intend to join a photo group in Basel or are you already in Basel or travel to Basel regularly ? I have just noticed that you are working at the Euroairport.

Just sign up for one of the events and come along. The next event is on Friday and is night shots and long exposure. You will find it a separate thread.

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Hi Mike,

that sounds interesting I might be interested in coming down to Berne to take some pictures. Which day do you think will be better Saturday or Sunday ?

Great idea

Martin

I think it'll be equally interesting but different each day. From my understanding, on Saturday late afternoon/evening there will be a static display at the Bundesplatz. Sunday will have the "races" with opportunities to create (I hope) some authentic-looking, vintage images of the cars and motorcycles in motion and on the starting grid. There is a schedule on the website for the classes and the times they will be running. There's an entrance fee for the event happenings but I don't think that applies to the display in town on Saturday evening. Not 100% sure though.
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When I was living in Turkey, after deciding to move to Switzerland, I became member of English Forum. September last year, I moved to Switzerland and now I am living in Baselland.And I do not know why I did not change the information about my location.
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An excellent opportunity for shutterbugs like us is happening in Bern this weekend.

http://www.gp-suisse.ch/

I plan to be out there filling my SD cards with images of these vintage racers. If anyone is planning to attend the GP events, let me know and maybe we can hook up. I'll be at the Altstadt events on Saturday evening and at the "races" all day Sunday.
cars... ehhmm...
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Hi All

Just a thank you from me. I have been looking into buying a camera and after finding this forum and all the helpful advice you have given i went to foto marlin and bought a Canon 450.

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Old 19.08.2009, 17:02
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You obviously haven't paid enough attention. You are suppose to buy NIKON!!!

Juuuust kiddin... (or am I?) Glad you like the group!
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You obviously haven't paid enough attention. You are suppose to buy NIKON!!!

Juuuust kiddin... (or am I?) Glad you like the group!
Hmmmm....
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You obviously haven't paid enough attention. You are suppose to buy NIKON!!!

Juuuust kiddin... (or am I?) Glad you like the group!

For simplicity i went with Canon, (slumming it ), but for a first one its good for me. and anyway the 450 was the beginners camera of 2008 and i couldnt argue with the price LMAO. hope to see you all on Friday when i can start trying my camera properly

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From the first days of my amateur photography training, I still remember the words of one of our instructors. Brand of the body, quality of the lens, shooting technique etc. nothing is important. You can take the best picture even with a basic pinhole camera, if you are in the right place in right time and if you have something to tell to the world with your picture.
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Re: Basel Photoclub

Or, as one of my (many) photographic heroes once said.

"There are no rules for good photographs there are only good photographs"
Ansel Adams 1902 - 1984.
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Old 20.08.2009, 07:59
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Thanks Roshan, I'd come across Toppreise before but for some reason never thought of then for filters!
They're certainly cheaper on there, my current ND4 was 58CHF! I think I'll have to get a card in CHF that I can use on the net...
Just as an aside. A polariser will do pretty much the same job as an ND filter. Depending on its rotation, it will cut some (up to 2 stops) of light.

You will also find more uses for a polariser filter than for an ND. The polariser also has the effect of cutting down reflections from non metallic surfaces. For example, water, glass etc.

I use one all the time in my job.

Also, if you mount two on your lens you get a variable neutral density filter.

Don't however, use one whilst wearing Polaroid sunglasses because it will be very hard to see through the viewfinder.

Here below are two examples that I made recently. The first one is photographed without a polariser and the second one had the polariser fitted.
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Old 20.08.2009, 08:09
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Also, if you mount two on your lens you get a variable neutral density filter.
I never thought of that, but yes that will really work. That's a damn good tip.

Any real disadvantages of doing this compared to using a normal ND filter, other than potential vignetting at wide angles?
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I never thought of that, but yes that will really work. That's a damn good tip.

Any real disadvantages of doing this compared to using a normal ND filter, other than potential vignetting at wide angles?
Offhand, I can't think of any. Using two as I mentioned, makes it a variable filter. Make sure though that you get the best quality that you can afford. If you buy a chunk of expensive glass, then make sure that you use a good quality filter on the front of it.
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Re: Basel Photoclub

That's rather clever. But two polarisers has to be the most expensive way to get an ND filter. But I like the way that it can go from essentially 0 to completely black.

Has anyone figured out a way to put an ND on the Nikon 12-24 zoom (that has no filter thread). The best I have found is a woderful heath Robinson use of spoges on the web and my own variant that involves scotch tape, and old Cokin filter, duct tape and a lot of black paint.

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Re: Basel Photoclub

I have done some experimenting with multiple circular polarized and
ND filters and their effects.

The name of the result is the same as what is formally known as a
"Fader Filter". This has the same effect but in one compact filter. The
same effect can be seen in the small window in aircraft doors, the one
with a small lever around the window. Rotate the lever and the
incoming light is reduced, almost to zero. Rotate it back and more light
passes through.

I have searched for a fader filter for many years now in ebay and
ricardo, without luck.

In order to create a fader filter today you must be a little creative:
1. Take two like polarized filters.
2. using a threaded adapter (outside threads) mount the two filters
face to face (using their inside threads).

Remember, there are two rotating surfaces now. Using them with
some practice will give you some interesting variable ND effects.

Lastly, you may have some color issues with this, especially at the
dark end of the scale. Take this into consideration and shoot RAW to
allow for color temperature adjustment when editing.

Good luck, let us know how it works for you.
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Hi,

so it looks like the Long Exposure evening went well and it is great to see people posting to the flickr group.

A suggestion for the next event was taking evening pictures in Dornach at the Goetheanum which is a very interesting structure in you have never been there http://www.goetheanum.org/

Going in the evening there will hopefully be a good sunset as well.

Would that be of interest to people and if so which night would be best ?

I was thinking about the first week of September or the 3rd week of September.

Which day is best a week day or a weekend ?

Thanks

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I am very flexible Martin, just put down a date and lets see what comes out of it
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There was some talk awhile back about doing a "meet and greet" for members to come and chat and hang out to get to know people. Did I miss this or is it still in the works?
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