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Hello guys! I have some nice pictures but unfortunately they're slightly blurry. Could you please share your experience with software to bring these images back in focus? Thank you.

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Apple got the patent, which will allow interchangeable lenses could be added to Apple devices. The mount would be built-in to the iPhone’s rear-facing camera bezel, which would protrude marginally above the case. Various lenses with bayonet-style connectors would then be attached and locked into place.

More to read:
http://www.macrumors.com/2014/03/13/apple-bayonet-lens-mount/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2595083/So-THATS-Apples-protruding-camera-Patent-reveals-let-iPhone-users-attach-lenses-device.html


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Third Party Manufacturers / Hasselblad worth of almost a million $
« on: March 25, 2014, 11:25:53 PM »
Hasselblad 500, a medium format camera, which was used by astronauts to photograph the Moon, was sold for almost one million dollars! It's the ONLY camera that was actually brought back by astronauts, as the other cameras were left on the Moon, and only film was brought back to Earth. James Irwin, the Apollo-15 astronaut, used this camera to take 299 pictures on the Moon and 96 pictures during the flight.

More to read here http://www.dailytech.com/Camera+Used+by+Astronauts+on+Moon+Pulls+940+Gs+at+Auction/article34582.htm

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Third Party Manufacturers / Minolta 58 f1.2?
« on: February 15, 2014, 10:50:38 PM »
Hello guys! Has anybody used Minolta 58 f1.2 manual focus lens on Canon FF DSLRs? I'm not a big fan of 50mm focal length, just find it a little boring. Thus, I don't want to spend a lot of money paying $1000+. But I still think it's good to have the lens of this focal length in the bag. So, I went over many images of the old legendary Minolta 58 f1.2 and I really like bokeh on this lens, and it's ~$350-500. So, the question is whether or not any of you guys ever used this lens? Would you buy it for occasional use or it's better to save money and get something else? Thank you.

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Third Party Manufacturers / New Pentax 645d ii is coming next week
« on: February 06, 2014, 08:17:41 AM »
It seems that the long awaited successor of Pentax 645d will be released next week at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show in Yokohama, Japan. It will have a CMOS sensor. No price has been announced, but Pentax 645d was originally launched at ~$10,000.

http://blog.wppionline.com/2014/02/new-pentax-645d-medium-format-camera-with-cmos-sensor-to-be-unveiled-next-week/

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/02/05/ricoh-promises-reference-products-including-cmos-645d-at-cp

Those who won't be able to afford it but want to go to the "medium format", may hope that the price for the original Pentax 645d would decrease even more (now is ~$6000).

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It has been mentioned previously that Hasselblad is going to collaborate with Sony, possibly to use new Sony sensors in its medium format cameras. Today British Journal of Photography published a short article, which says that Hasselblad is going to release a CMOS sensor-based medium format camera with "much greater ISO performance". No mentioning of the size of the sensor or other technical characteristics, though.

http://www.bjp-online.com/2014/01/hasselblad-to-launch-cmos-sensor-based-medium-format-camera/

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Software & Accessories / Nanuk cases vs. Pelican/Storm ones?
« on: January 20, 2014, 04:55:01 PM »
Hi guys! I'm looking to purchase a carry on case to protect my equipment during the forthcoming trips in February/March. So, it seems that most people go with either Pelican 1510 or Storm iM2500 as a carry on case. I thought I'd also buy either one, since they are pretty similar. However, I've read about the Nanuk cases, and based on the limited reviews, they seem to be as sturdy as Pelican ones, but lighter and with better latches. However, B&H doesn't really have any buyer reviews on Nanuk cases, and CR forum has no threads on Nanuk cases either. Does anyone have any experience with them, and would you go with Nanuk over Pelican/Storm? Thanks in advance.

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Hello guys! I'm planning to purchase a Lenscoat cover for my Canon 200 f2. Among several different patters I like the black one the best. Some previous threads on Canonrumors suggested that fluorite Canon telephoto lenses painted in black could get overheated and thus, not work as they're supposed to. Does anybody have any experience with black Lenscoat covers and telephoto lenses? I'm not going to Africa/deserts etc., so I think it should be fine to have a black cover in the North East of the US. But I'd appreciate your input.

Thanks so much in advance. Have a nice weekend.


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Lighting / Is there something wrong with my 600 EX-RT (or myself)?
« on: January 01, 2014, 06:35:50 PM »
OK guys, I know I'm quite ignorant in photography, so I'd appreciate your help with my issue. I was taking some pictures of my friend, who was sitting on the sofa next to the Christmas tree with some lightning. So, when I was far away (~1 foot) from the tree, flash was working just fine. However, when I was approaching the tree (~ few inches) and pressing the shutter button half-way, the flash got active for 1-2 seconds. I could literally see the light during these 1-2 seconds and it was making some noise (like the one you can sometimes hear from light bulbs). I was not touching the lights with my camera/flash. However, when the Christmas tree lights were off, everything was fine, even when I was close to them.  Any thoughts on why it could happen? Is there something wrong with what I was doing or with the flash itself? I was using Canon 5d with 600 EX-RT flash.

Thanks  :)

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Pricewatch Deals / Countdown to Pre-Black Friday deals on Canon's website
« on: November 21, 2013, 02:07:12 PM »
There's a countdown to pre-Black Friday deals on Canon's website. Do you guys think we may expect some better deals on 70-200 f2.8ii or 5d iii than we saw these past weeks? Or hopefully some discounts on 85 1.2ii?  :) Or it's better to wait till Christmas deals?

http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/canon-black-friday-deals-and-specials?WT.mc_id=C126149

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Not sure if this technology can be implemented in DSLRs, but I thought it might be interesting.

http://www.gizmag.com/neurocam-mind-activated-camera/29601/

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Canon General / How much would you pay?
« on: April 27, 2013, 02:34:53 PM »
Hi guys! Well, I was reading about this auction which offers you to have a cup of coffee with Tim Cook at Apple headquarters. It's 17 days left and the current bid is already over $600k. https://www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/rfkcenter/catalog_items/337478

So, I was wondering how much would you pay to talk to the Canon Chairman or someone who's is directly in charge of development of Canon photo gear? Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  :)

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Canon General / Boston
« on: April 16, 2013, 09:18:22 AM »
Hey guys! I'm sure you're all aware of the terrible explosions in Boston. Just another sign of how street photography can be dangerous sometimes, especially when we don't think about it and don't expect anything like that. I hope none of those who live in Boston or visited it yesterday got injured. Take care!

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Software & Accessories / Ballhead for a RRS TVC33
« on: April 07, 2013, 06:34:03 PM »
Hi guys :)  I'm an amateur photographer who's interested primarily in portrait photography, but also in some macro and landscape photography (as a hobby). I'm planning to buy my first and hopefully the last tripod  ;) but unfortunately I'm not very knowledgeable in this area. So far I'm going to order a Really Right Stuff TVC-33 tripod and I'm choosing a ballhead. Based on what I've read, it seems BH-55 ballhead is the way to go. But I'm wondering if any of you have had experience with Arca Swiss C1 cube? It's much more expensive but the few reviews I could find seem to be excellent (although I'm not sure it's the right choice for portrait photography). My heaviest camera set is Canon 1dx + 200 f2. I'm 5'10" (178cm). ANY feedback will be much appreciated. Thank you very much!  :)

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