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Messages - Jim Saunders

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Lenses / Re: Landscape lens for backpacking
« on: Today at 02:10:52 AM »
What about a 15-85?  It isn't screaming fast but it reviews well.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Landscape lens for backpacking
« on: Today at 01:50:57 AM »
Why not rent a 5D something and a 16-35?  No sense buying if it's a one-of job.

Jim

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Canon General / Re: How to remove image information
« on: April 15, 2014, 09:13:00 PM »
Windows 7?  If they show up rotated in Windows Explorer, select the ones you want, right click, select rotate clockwise or counterclockwise.  If they show up normally in Windows Explorer and sideways once you upload them then you have a more interesting problem.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Lens calibration
« on: April 15, 2014, 07:58:54 PM »
Does distance matter for this sort of calibration/testing?  I would imagine it's probably best not to calibrate at MFD or infinity for example.

Reikan suggests 50 x focal length in millimeters for FoCal, I don't have a reason why off the top of my head but it seems to work.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Canon 135mm f/2.....Is this normal?
« on: April 15, 2014, 07:56:22 PM »
I seem to recall my 300 f/4 doing something similar.  What body do you get this with?

Jim

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Sports / Re: Sports from Poland
« on: April 14, 2014, 04:36:10 PM »
I don't know if you make a living from this, but it looks like you could.

Jim

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Moerka,

Thank you very much for your pictures. They are very beautiful and well composed.  Congratulations.

Yours sincerely,
Antonio

Indeed!  Welcome, and thank you for sharing them!

Jim

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Landscape / Re: Water sports
« on: April 13, 2014, 06:42:05 PM »
I like those just fine.

Jim

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Photography Technique / Re: 10,000 Monkeys Shots
« on: April 13, 2014, 06:39:29 PM »
Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene...

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Lens calibration
« on: April 13, 2014, 04:53:47 PM »
A program called Focal (Reikan.co.uk off my head) may be used to partially or fully automate the process too, if you get bored of doing it by hand.

Jim

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: April 13, 2014, 12:40:16 AM »
1Dx
85mm 1.2
beauty dish & two strip boxes

Your subject, that's your grand-daughter?  I thought read that a few pages ago.  In any case I like the sparing colour, and she gives an impression of considerable grace.

Jim

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Pentax 645z
« on: April 12, 2014, 10:34:34 PM »
Looks like it has lots of well-thought functionaliy, and I'd certainly try one at a show or whatever.  On the other hand the 1/125 sync hurts (even if that is good performance for medium-format) and I'm far enough into EF lenses that I'd need an awfully good reason to either replace them or start a new collection.  So the usual FF user's reaction to an MF body, I guess.  I wonder how they'll look in five years?

Jim

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Lighting / Re: Bolt Cyclone battery packs
« on: April 12, 2014, 09:03:35 PM »
I'm looking for battery packs to upgrade to from my Cannon CP-E4s. There are some discounts running on the Bolt Cyclone packs through tomorrow and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with them, or any general input. I found them on B&H.

I don't know about the Cyclones but I have the Bolt AA-type packs for my lights and they haven't given me any reason to be unhappy with them.  I don't know if there are better out there, but take that as a thin vote of confidence for the brand at least.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Kitlenses - 50D
« on: April 12, 2014, 04:37:56 PM »
I have a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 (the non-VC model) and I like it; the focus motor is a bit noisy and the zoom ring turns the other way but it is a pretty cheap way to get to f/2.8.

Jim

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Canon General / Re: 16 MEGA-byte CF card!
« on: April 12, 2014, 03:33:50 PM »
I guess you could use them for firmware updates, or as a coaster for a shot glass, or as a shim for a wobbly coffee table...  :P

Jim

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