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Third Party Manufacturers / Most ridiculous camera ever?
« on: October 30, 2014, 11:56:57 PM »
The original version was enough of a mystery. (The mystery being who in their right mind would buy one?).
Now we have this limited version:
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/8641626030/price-released-for-brikk-s-24k-gold-nikon-df

Oooh, but how cool is a gold plated lens? Sorry, the lens itself is not gold plated, just the hood and lens cap!  :o

But hey they are donating a portion of the 41K sale price to "humanitarian causes." Great, all for it, but they do not say what percent, I imagine it is well below a thousand dollars. So you can do that or you can buy a regular DF for three grand and mail the extra 37 grand yourself straight to your favorite charity. (Or buy a camera that actually makes sense and send the extra whatever is left to charity).

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Lenses / Re: More EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Talk [CR2]
« on: October 30, 2014, 02:21:19 AM »
If it is based on the 70-300L design, let us not forget that lens does NOT take 1.4x or 2x extenders. Any chance this new 100-400 would not take extenders?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Where are the Canon fun Pentaxian colors?
« on: October 26, 2014, 09:34:42 PM »
There is always this option: easy skin covers. The problem is the Canon version only comes in red or camouflage while the Nikon version comes in yellow or camouflage. As much as I am making fun of all these colors, I actually think the yellow looks kind of cool. (Well it looks good with a black lens anyway, probably not so much with a white lens).

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EOS Bodies / Re: Where are the Canon fun Pentaxian colors?
« on: October 26, 2014, 09:14:17 PM »
I can only say one thing: What the hell is this S___? :o :P
I can also tell another: Pentax is dead. :-X


Well, it does have a white lens. We all know which company started that trend...  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Where are the Canon fun Pentaxian colors?
« on: October 26, 2014, 07:04:59 PM »
The best part is the promotional ad debocle.

http://petapixel.com/2014/10/25/pentax-k-s1-promo-features-bad-photoshop-job/

Yes, but everyone is missing the point of this innovative camera. For the first time ever, the ad shows that you can actually have your finger in front of the lens and the camera will automatically correct for it!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Where are the Canon fun Pentaxian colors?
« on: October 26, 2014, 07:02:28 PM »
Actually brown would go very well with my Stash English Breakfast Tea.  :)
Well, until I add the vanilla creamer, which makes it lighter. So I guess I really need a beige Canon SLR.

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EOS Bodies / Where are the Canon fun Pentaxian colors?
« on: October 26, 2014, 06:30:39 PM »
What is with all the boring black cameras from Canon?  ;)

Why are they not innovative like Pentax? First Pentax blows them out of the water 12 (count them 12) color options for the K-S1 digital SLR. (And don't even get me started on the cool grip LED's).

As if that is not enough, now they have three new special combos to match your favorite drinks and dessert: blue cream soda, lime pie, strawberry cake.
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3949709136/pentax-launches-k-s1-sweets-collection

Click on the link and see for yourself - I mean that camera matches that drink perfectly! I do not like coffee (and definitely not black coffee), so what am I going to drink with my boring 5D3?

And read the Pentax press statement: these special editions will "make digital SLR photography even more fun." Well how am I supposed to have fun now with my black Canon? They are sucking the joy of photography right out of me!  :o

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D + EF24-105L f/4
« on: October 21, 2014, 07:47:47 PM »
No personal experience, but as stated above I myself would not buy a gray market product.

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United States / Re: Is this the norm or outrageous?
« on: October 19, 2014, 06:57:52 PM »
For framed prints that sounds very cheap to me.

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Website Advice Please
« on: October 19, 2014, 06:49:18 PM »
So many thousands (millions) of photos are being uploaded these days that I do not think there is any way to guarantee your photos show up in a search. I am not sure a different website format would help (but I am not expert and would be interested on hearing stories from others who have switched).

One of the things I read in articles on the subject is that one factor to increase your ranking is the number of verifiable external links you have to your site. In other words, the more legitimate websites that have a link to your site, the higher you will be ranked in a search.

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Street & City / Re: Famous icons in your city
« on: October 19, 2014, 02:08:38 AM »
The Rattlesnake Bridge on the edge of downtown Tucson, Arizona (my home).

This was when it first opened several years ago. The trees have now grown to the extent that they block part of the view from this angle. In fact there is really no way to get a complete photo of the entire bridge from the ground now.

(Taken on slide film with a Canon Elan2e).

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Photography Technique / Re: Noise in 5D III - Concern or my fault?
« on: October 14, 2014, 12:28:05 PM »
I realize this is heresy, but you could always use film for night shots!  :o

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Photography Technique / Re: Noise in 5D III - Concern or my fault?
« on: October 13, 2014, 11:40:01 PM »
Bad choice, only use full iso stops (100/200/400/...) or you lose image quality.

I am fairly certain that is an urban legend with no basis in reality.

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Photography Technique / Re: A lot of FREE photo magazines
« on: October 13, 2014, 11:32:00 PM »
If you are a working photographer or you work in the photo industry (as I do at a photo lab), you can get a free subscription to a real printed monthly photo magazine (not an e-zine). Rangefinder is put out by the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. They offer free subscriptions to anyone in the industry and the magazine is not available at newsstands.

My lab also used to get a free consumer photo magazine to hand out to customers called PhotoMedia. It was a great magazine published three times a year and distributed only through camera shops and photo labs in the western United States. Unfortunately they stopped the print version a couple years ago (it may still be online).

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I have been watching the old ODD COUPLE television show from the 1970's on Hulu.com. (I believe this internet site may only work in the United States?). The Felix Unger character (the neat one) made his living on the show as a commercial photographer. I had forgotten just how prominent his photography was in some of the episodes. What is even better, it is an accurate (and positive) portrayal of a working photographer.

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