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Australia / Re: Legal question on photography
« on: August 16, 2014, 10:19:42 AM »

Meanwhile, I live in Adelaide, methinks finding a 1200/5.6L, a 2x T/C, and sitting up on Montefiore Hill would get some nice headshots of bowlers and batters at the River end...

If you can afford that lens, I suspect you have better things to be doing...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Quick and Dirty AFMA
« on: August 10, 2014, 06:56:46 AM »
No one has mentioned Reikan FoCal. I'm not a professional but it was fairly straightforward and seemed pretty consistent.

Software & Accessories / Re: Apple to Cease work on Aperture
« on: July 02, 2014, 10:35:40 PM »
Don't the articles state that there will be one more update, to make Aperture compatible with Yosemite (I don't know about the beta)?

I had ants in mine. They were coming and going through the little holes to the right of the lens (microphone?). In the end I put an ant bait next to the camera ans squashed every one that escaped so they wouldn't crawl back in and die inside. I found if you blew into the holes they would scurry around - didn't help evict them though.

Software & Accessories / Re: Apple to Cease work on Aperture
« on: June 29, 2014, 09:27:43 PM »
One thing to consider is the 'system level' integration with Aperture – like iPhoto, libraries are available in iTunes for sync to iPhone/iPad, in iMovie for slide shows, as a screensaver, etc.

This is one of the main reasons I'll stick with Aperture, until I see what Photos actually offers.  Caveat: I am not a professional and only have to do basic editing of small numbers of photos.

Software & Accessories / Re: Apple to Cease work on Aperture
« on: June 29, 2014, 03:20:00 AM »
Two things:

Firstly, I believe Apple plans to ensure Aperture will work with Yosemite so there is no immediate need to switch and everything you can currently do you can continue to do.

Secondly, here is a good article that gives an optimistic outlook to what is going to happen:

Software & Accessories / Re: Apple to Cease work on Aperture
« on: June 27, 2014, 04:56:59 PM »
Yeah what are you on about headphones? Haven't heard anything about that.

Apple recently bought Beats - a trendy headphone company, which also has a music streaming service and a famous front man, Dr Dre.

I'm pretty disappointed with the loss of Aperture. I'm not a pro and use it more for organising than for editing. Traditionally iPhoto has been a bit too basic for my needs but its feature set has continued to improve and these days I would probably make do with it, if I didn't have Aperture. I'm therefore hoping the new Photos software will cover my needs. If not I guess it's going to be Lightroom, or just stick with the current version of Aperture.

How is this better than SmugMug, which has unlimited storage for a modest fee?

How about one of these:

It would make me think twice!

Software & Accessories / Re: how do you transfer your images?
« on: May 18, 2014, 05:41:53 AM »
WiFi of JPEG's from the EyeFi SD card to ShutterSnitch on the iPad.  I can then delete the (vast majority) poor quality ones whilst on the go.  I was then transferring the remaining JPEGs to Aperture via Transmit FTP - but found it unreliable, so now use ShutterSnitch Backup.  Further culling of crap images on the computer then plug in the CF card and transfer just the 'Matching RAW' images.  As I am an amateur I then wipe both cards, edit my photos THEN back them up.

I asked pretty much the same question, recently. I got lots of helpful replies:

Software & Accessories / Re: Photo Backpak
« on: April 28, 2014, 07:32:38 AM »
With that one you have to take it off.  One of these might work if it is big enough for you.


I have the (old) Slingshot 200 and manage to get all my kit in. It is a tight fit and pretty heavy to lug around, but I'm not sure a proper backpack would make any difference. I think you would have to look at the bigger versions for the 70-200 2.8.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Ants nesting in my 5D!
« on: April 21, 2014, 06:35:52 PM »
No idea.  We have a lot of ants around here, I live in a bush area.  I'm diabetic so used to carry a muesli bar in my bag so maybe that attracted them.  It was sealed in it's packet though and I have never had ants around any of the other snacks I have secreted around the place.

I think I have evicted most of them as I haven't spotted any for a while now - I sat with my wife's point and shoot to get the video craved by earlier posters and failed to see any.

Given that I only ever saw them externally on the camera or in the viewfinder I guess it does speak well for the weather sealing.  No ants ever made it into the main part of the camera despite nesting next door.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Ants nesting in my 5D!
« on: April 19, 2014, 11:10:29 PM »
Don't be ridiculous. I'm not talking about eating them.  Besides, I'm allergic to iguana!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Ants nesting in my 5D!
« on: April 19, 2014, 10:02:48 PM »
There's an idea! Don't spiders eat ants?  But then how would I get rid of the spider?

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