Fuji XE-1 and XF 14/2.8 go to the American Sign Museum

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Mikey, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Mikey

    Mikey FujiXspot Veteran

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    2 years ago (before I took up photography as a hobby), I would've never set foot into a museum dedicated to a bunch of retro neon signs. Turns out it was quite the cool place to visit and take photos. So, if you're ever in Cincy, make sure you go out of your way to see it.

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  2. xdayv

    xdayv FujiXspot Regular

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    Mikey, nice set, the colors are very nice, but you knew that!
     
  3. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Jay
    Hahaha... you just made me do a double take! I *just* got back from a road trip that included the American Sign Museum and I was planning to post up my pics from the X-E1 and X100S there, but hadn't gotten around to it :tongue:

    Pretty cool seeing your shots, different perspectives on some of the same signs and displays I shot. :thumbup:

    EDIT: Oh, and I completely agree, the American Sign Museum is great! Best part of our trip, definitely recommended if you're in the area.
     
  4. Mikey

    Mikey FujiXspot Veteran

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    Hehe..Sorry to beat you to it. Oh and thanks btw. Feel free to post your shots here -- I'd love to see your take on them especially with the normal FOV of the x100s.

     
  5. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Jay
    I'll get mine posted up later in a separate thread :)

    It's a fun place and we got the tour direct from Tod, the founder of the musuem so we had a really good time and learned a lot about signs. Good stuff!
     
  6. Mikey

    Mikey FujiXspot Veteran

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    I'll keep my eye out for it then. :p I was on the tour as well except I would break apart at times to shoot something that interest me.
     
  7. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    I love old signs....nice to see them being preserved. i tried buying one for my store, but was outbid by a sign collector. It's a shame it'll be hanging in his garage instead of over my business, but money talks.
     
  8. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

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  9. carlb

    carlb FujiXspot Veteran

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    Great pics! Like you, I'd definitely go with the 14mm. A fast 50mm (for me the FD 50mm f1.4) would round out a combo for shooting there.

    Looks like not too many people there when you were - museums can be great places to catch surreptitious pics of folks when they're mostly de-sensitized to cameras. Especially with a wide-angle like the 14mm. :cool:
     
  10. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Wonderful - and what a great place to have a party, don't you think?
     
  11. Mikey

    Mikey FujiXspot Veteran

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    I really like that suggestion. I think I'll revisit some of the nearby museums with the goal of shooting people instead of the architecture.:) thanks a bundle!!
     
  12. Mikey

    Mikey FujiXspot Veteran

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    Agreed. I think they do hold parties there on "Main St" on request. :)
     
  13. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Indeed they do, it's part of how they fund the museum - if I were in the area I'd probably have to throw at least one party there :D