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Third Party Manufacturers / Rationale Video -- Switch to Sony from Nikon
« on: October 20, 2014, 07:13:21 PM »
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Interesting reasons why one pro photographer moved to Sony mirrorless from Nikon...

http://youtu.be/7wM_5nROeaw?list=UUDy1DrgRSUN1C29fmBLJj5g

Makes me wonder how far this will go before Nikon and Canon get some convincing product into the marketplace.

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Reviews / Camera Store Trashes New G7X
« on: October 18, 2014, 06:23:30 PM »
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Not much good to say...

http://youtu.be/_E6Mxxe_kG4

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Reviews / Jeff Cable's 7D2 & High ISO Look
« on: October 13, 2014, 11:30:31 AM »

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Photography Technique / A Twentieth Century Master Passes
« on: October 11, 2014, 08:56:07 PM »
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From my area, Philadelphia photographer Ray Metzker dies.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/arts/artsspecial/-ray-k-metzker-art-photographer-dies-at-83.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1

Given how worked up folks get on this forum, take notice they never said what kind of camera this guy used.

On your deathbed, Canon, Nikon, they really don't matter. Only your pictures matter.

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Third Party Manufacturers / HTC Introduces a Camera
« on: October 08, 2014, 11:18:41 PM »
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Phone maker HTC has introduced an interesting new camera (Sony sensor!):

http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/08/htc-re-camera/

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Pablo Escobar, Canon Shooter
« on: September 12, 2014, 12:36:12 PM »

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Pricewatch Deals / Photoshop World Specials @ B&H
« on: September 03, 2014, 05:33:53 PM »
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Got an email from B&H today with a bunch of price specials on a wide variety of things. Some good deals. I did some shopping.

I don't see any link on the B&H site. Guess if you're a customer you got the email.

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Post Processing / B&W Process
« on: August 06, 2014, 05:42:15 PM »
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Okay, I'll start with a question.

What provides the best results for B&W processing?

Doing it in LR is straightforward and gives adequate results.

I've never been able to get what I wanted out of Silver Efex Pro, and I don't know why. It seems by far the most sophisticated.

Lastly, I've recently tried Color Efex Pro B&W conversion. So, far this is giving me the best results. It seems more straightforward than Silver Efex and the effects are more obvious.

So, that's my experience so far.

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Registration required, but free:

http://kelbyone.com/aperture-to-lightroom/

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EOS-M / B&H Selling M Again (Not Canon USA)
« on: June 08, 2014, 12:50:32 PM »
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For anyone who missed the M, B&H is now selling one with the 18-55 kit + flash for $349. No USA warranty, but B&H does warranty it.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1040896-GREY/canon_eos_m_ml_camera_18_55.html?cm_mmc=EML-_-Promotion-FathersDay-_-140608-_-Body_Retail_Canon-EOS-M

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Third Party Manufacturers / This Is How You Sell a Used Lens !!
« on: June 03, 2014, 12:41:47 PM »
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Must be tough selling a used Tokina in New York...

http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/nyc/4441240957.html

For all you folks who get "bad copies" of lenses, here's how this guy dealt with that issue:

"SHARP-ASS COPY. YOU THINK A HUSTLER LIKE ME IS GOING TO SIT BACK AND GET BURNED? Ordered one from Amazon and it was soft, sent that S___ back along with a toe so they knew I meant business - Big Lebowski style. GOT the sharpest copy in their warehouse."


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Photography Technique / Stained Glass, Suggestions?
« on: May 30, 2014, 01:43:37 PM »
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I'm in the planning stage of a project documenting some work of a stained glass artist. He recently did an architectural installation at a local transit center. I stumbled upon it one morning and was amazed at the quality of the work as well as the thought that went into the placements. Here's an example:



This is obviously going to involve shooting at various times, day and night, since the light is what influences the glass. Many of the panes have writing on them, so they're meant to be viewed from inside the transit center. Yet there is also a strong outside appearance both day and night.

I have lots of ideas, but I'm hoping some folks here can suggest things I haven't thought about. I'll be using a 5D3, mostly with the Sigma 35mm A lens. I'll also be doing some with a Fuji X100S, also a 35mm fixed lens.

Thanks.


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Pricewatch Deals / Calumet Store Closing Sale
« on: April 15, 2014, 06:36:07 PM »
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Just got a notice of Calumet store closing sale:

wt.dlisys.com/hilcotrading/HI124726.asp?


Philadelphia store is not listed here; perhaps they've consolidate inventory.


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