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Software & Accessories / Storage and Backup solution advice.
« on: April 27, 2014, 03:43:30 PM »
Hello, I'm looking for a definitive Storage and Backup solution.
So far I've been looking on to Drobo 5D or N, LaCie 5big Thunderbolt™ 2, or LaCie 2big Thunderbolt™ 2.

Networking would be a plus but not a must. I'm open for other suggestions and also wonder if these systems can be considered backup since they are ready for single or double disks failures.

Thanks.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Photo Backpak
« on: April 27, 2014, 03:34:47 PM »
maybe I'm asking for too much but I'm looking for a real Backpack with two shoulder straps rather than a Sling.

Thanks.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Photo Backpak
« on: April 27, 2014, 03:31:11 PM »
looks very good, but it seems like Il have to take it off in order to access my gear. I'm looking for something similar but with something that would allow me to get a lens without having to place it in the ground. Maybe a side pocket or something of the short.

How do you get a lens with the backpack on?

Thanks.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Photo Backpak
« on: April 27, 2014, 03:10:53 PM »
looks very good, but it seems like Il have to take it off in order to access my gear. I'm looking for something similar but with something that would allow me to get a lens without having to place it in the ground. Maybe a side pocket or something of the short.

How do you get a lens with the backpack on?

Thanks.

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Software & Accessories / Photo Backpak
« on: April 26, 2014, 01:41:45 PM »
Hello, I'm looking for a good & lightweight photo backpack that would provide easy access to the camera and lenses with a good "hip strap". My hear would be a 5D mark III, 24-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8, 16-35 2.8, Gitzo 1227 MkII , filters, batteries and maybe space for light clothing, water, snacks... And another backpack with all of the above plus a 24 TS a 580EXII and a Mackbook air 11".
Thanks.

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Photography Technique / Re: Advice for trip to Western USA
« on: April 09, 2014, 10:39:49 AM »
Thank you everybody for your advice. I think I'll drop Yoshua tree and Sequoia and use that time on the rest.

I'm still looking for how to get to the most scenic areas on the parks.

Thanks again.

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Photography Technique / Advice for trip to Western USA
« on: April 03, 2014, 03:12:09 AM »
Hello,
I'll visit the US on may 1st. I'll land on S.F. and the 6th I'll have 20 days to visit National Parks. I was thinking on Yosemite, Sequoia, Yoshua tree, Grand Canyon, Arches, CanyonLands, Bryce,  Zion, Capitol Reef...
I believe that is too ambitious for my time frame so I'll like to know which will you visit for photography and vistas I should not miss.
I'll appreciate feedback as to where I could gather that info. I remember there was a magazine published by a photographer and printed on news paper that indicated how to get to the best spots and the best times for the positioning of the sun. Anybody knows about it?
I'm also thinking if it will be worthwhile buying the alpha 7R for my 24 TS or if my 5D mark III will suffice to extract the most detail from those incredible landscapes.
Finally I would like to know small towns or cities worth stopping on the way.
I'm open to route alternatives and suggestions.
Thank you very much.

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Don't take photos of people in public unless you get signed permission.  Many people are concerned about their photos showing up on the internet, and its a valid concern.   If there are children with them, you could end up in trouble.  In some countries, you will end up in jail by photographing people without permission.  Claiming that you were not actually photographing anyone, is not going to be believable, if a person sees a camera pointed their way or toward their children. As more and more so called street photographers take photos of people and children without their permission and post them on the internet, we will move closer and closer to totally restricting the use of cameras in public places.[\soapbox]

Totally untrue - except for the "in some countries" part.  I'm sure there are some countries that prohibit such activity.  Countries like North Korea and Iran for instance.  Here in the USA, if its seen from a public place, its ok to shoot.  There is no expectation of privacy, whatsoever, in public.  The only "caution" is what is, and what is not, public.  For instance, a public park, is public.  A theme park, is not public - its private, with paid admission.  I got ejected from the Palm Beach County Fair one year for taking pictures.  That is, the Fairgrounds is public, but the event is private, held by private company that rents the public Fairgrounds for their private event!  And so it said, on the back of my ticket stub, in fine print "... no commercial photography..." amid the rest of the clutter in about 2pt type.  The cops said because I was shooting with medium format equipment, I was considered a commercial photographer.  I didn't push the issue... left quietly, as I was pretty much done for the evening anyway.


My wife and I have been for two months in Iran and only once, near Persepolis, I was politely ask by the police not to point eastward as there was a military post. At Teheran, Qazbin, Isfahan, Kerman, Shiraz, Bam, Mashhad, Tabriz, Ardabil had absolutely no problems taking people photos. Furthermore, we got invited as guests of honor to a wedding in Mashad, to eat on many occasions, and two times the taxi driver refused to be paid. I encountered problems only in Quom but I still wonder if it was due to me being in a different mood or the people. Iran is, by far, the most welcoming country I have been in. (I'm european and only speak english and spanish).
I've travelled extensively and intensively for the last 18 years in Africa, Asia, Europe, North Central and South America and, in my personal experience, the places where you are more likely to get in trouble are: taking photos of the indigenous people of Central America and on many places on the US's midwest.
But this is only my experience.
I try to be polite, don´t feel guilty if I take photos without permission and always smile. When confronted, if needed, I apologize.

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Lighting / Re: Studio Photos with Eos Utility Software
« on: March 15, 2013, 01:45:38 PM »
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Is the studio strobe [supposed to be]synching with a wire or radio?
I assume you find it works without tethering.

Can't be intended...

Yes, I shoot wireless and it works fine as long it is not connected to the computer.

Thanks for your reply.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D mark III and Eos Utility Software
« on: March 15, 2013, 01:33:31 PM »
Thanks for your reply.

I use it with my Elinchrome wireless EL skyport.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Own a 5D3 - need a backup...
« on: March 15, 2013, 01:27:56 PM »
I would recommend you the 5Dc. I`ve been using it for pro weddings and travel photography since it's release. It's a great camera though slow in extreme low light situations. I bought the 5D markIII on november, but with good light I still use the 5Dc.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5D mark III and Eos Utility Software
« on: March 11, 2013, 03:33:08 PM »
Hello,
I 'm trying to shoot stills with a 5d mark III and the EOS Utility Software with Elinchrome Flashes, but for some reason they do not fire when the camera is connected to the software through my Mac Book Pro.
Any suggestions?

Thanks.

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Lighting / Studio Photos with Eos Utility Software
« on: March 11, 2013, 03:30:57 PM »
Hello,
I 'm trying to shoot stills with the EOS Utility Software and my Elinchrome Flashes, but for some reason they do not fire when the camera is connected to the software through my Mac Book Pro.
Any suggestions?

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Impressive photographs. I see you use the 1Ds 5D mark III, 5D and 6d. Which of these has the best image quality, discarding built, focus...

Thanks.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D III Dynamic Range
« on: February 09, 2013, 08:50:08 PM »

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It seems the primary benefit you espouse is for covering incompetence! I assumed, you being an "ART" photographer, would have a basic understanding of exposure and your cameras capabilities.
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Missing an exposure is not incompetence it is just an error that everybody in this forum , except you, has committed.

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