Love the set up, dude - really impressed and slightly jealous!
But seriously, do you have a website for your photog work? I believe I may have seen your work in the past, but I have since lost the link. I’m always looking for more inspiration. I shoot film on occasion as well - Mostly for family type images, never professional as I don’t trust me self enough, but it is great fun. Developing film is a painful process if you don’t have the right working environment though, I’ll tell you that!
There is a lot of stuff i dont upload ( shoot of a lot of NSFW stuff), 99% of it has been digital, film has been a "just for the fun of it kind of thing " for the most part though i have used it in some paid gigs.
Unfortunately in my neck of the woods film has become extremely expensive im talking 20$+ for a single roll of film (its all around the world but it particularly bad here), but this is new set up has been a reason to rescan and re-edit all my old film stuff - buying cheap DSLR + macro lens is cheaper than the fancy scanners and you get much more software support.
Ahhh I gotcha - then I’ll have to skip on the viewing party as the wife may not be too thrilled about the NSFW stuff - that’s not to say I don’t respect that though, I think that type of work is incredibly difficult to get right but when the results work, it can be quite beautiful. In Art school, my main subject was human body studies, so I’m familiar with that in a different vein.
I bet You have great work on your insta, brother! I have also wanted to try that “cheap DSLR + Macro lens” way of digitizing Film and “developing”.
LOL - I get it, man. No worries at all - it could be seen as a little risky on a public forum but to me, it’s all art.
I have some experience with that Tamron 28-75 and I have to say, for its price it’s a fantastic little piece of kit. I shoot Nikon personally, I find the overall handling of Sony cameras leaves something to be desired. I will say though, the autofocusing system on board those Sonys is a work of art … really makes me consider switching some times.
Also, I’m a mad man so I use prime’s primarly, usually I switch between the Sigma 35 1.4 Art, and the Rokinon 85 1.4 (such an underrated lens).
Totally agree Nikon’s ergonomic are way better and I love the Sigma 35, but the supplier where i live is horrible, so after the swtich to sony i switch to samyang (BTW samyang and Rokinon are the same company )
I could on and on and about this kind of stuff but we better cut the photography talk here, (maybe move it to the photography thread)
I like the idea of quickly tweaking the sound with hardware knobs…I see myself using this way more often than sotware EQ, especially when shuffling through my playlist with all kinds of genres and recording qualities
There’s the obvious choices of Susvara and Utopia, if you are willing to build systems for them that will allow them to really shine. Could also look into E-stats, like the Stax SR-009, the Hifiman Shangri-La Jr, or Warwick Bravura. Erzetich might be worth looking into. They’ve got some review units out right now making rounds that are getting pretty positive views. You’ve got a pretty wide mix, so you might be someone that likes the Sendy Peacock.