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Lighting / Re: Yongnuo killed my batteries - warranty case?
« on: October 22, 2014, 11:38:52 AM »
Best practice:  Don't fully charge rechargeable batteries of any chemistries when storing for extended times.  Think of what manufacturers do when they ship their products out to stores for sale.  Their batteries are charged to about 3/4 of capacities.
If you're not using the batteries for a very long period, use them for a short while and recharge to at least (best guess) 1/2 capacities.
There are some chargers that does discharge and show approximate capacities.  I use them to manage my cells, both for cameras, Eneloop, and remote toys, NiMH or Li types.

Lighting / Re: Yongnuo killed my batteries - warranty case?
« on: October 22, 2014, 10:18:07 AM »
Rechargeable NiMH, NiCad or Li batteries seem to have an utter dislike to be fully discharged.  I have various chemistries of these cells and if I leave them discharged and uncharged for a couple of months, they will totally fail.
Case in point, I have a "yellow brand" portable electrical drill and the battery was fully discharged and I took it out and left it uncharged for a couple of months because I have a second battery I can use.  Now, I can't charge that battery again.  Other NiCad batteries I used for model cars are the same.
It seems that there is a small discharge of battery power while in circuit, whether the device is turned on or off.  This is what would fully discharge your battery.  That the cells out when you're not using the device.  It is also the best way to protect any battery (primary or rechargeable) operated equipment.  Sometimes, the batteries leak and the chemicals will corrode the contacts in the equipment, and damage the instrument if the leak is severe.
Can you imagine what the landfills look like when we throw the dead cells away?  Hope they're properly recycled.
Hope your YN still works.

Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 19, 2014, 10:54:51 PM »
Love Corvallis.  Went to school there!
Is that Walnut Blvd?

Fall 2012, Corvallis OR.
7D + 10-22mm@22mm

Macro / Re: Flower macros
« on: October 11, 2014, 08:03:36 AM »
Mr Bean,
Holy Cow!  What a unique orchid.  Envious, indeed!
Keep showing.

Bearded Orchid. A rare one to find. I spent weeks trying to find this one. Then, today while taking a group of people on a wildflower photography workshop, someone casually points out the orchid. Doh, I'd been walking past it for days :)

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Photography Technique / Re: Filters
« on: October 05, 2014, 10:47:15 PM »
+1 on 2filter.com
Very nice people to talk to on the phone.
Bought my Lee Big Stopper, Lee GNDs from them with the foundation kit and step up ring (77-82mm). 

By the way, be sure to check the prices out at 2filter.com against the other usual places to buy such equipment.

Macro / Re: Flower macros
« on: October 04, 2014, 10:25:13 AM »
Mr Bean,
Another wonderful orchid.  Really like it.
Keep the pix coming!

Nice squab!
Did you attempt to eat the head? :)
It's pretty good.

One more...a delicacy from Guangzhou, China – and it was yummy!

"Delicious Pigeon Entree"
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EOS 5D Mark II, EF 35mm f/1.4L USM, 1/40 s, f/1.8, ISO 100

Hope this helps, not all food is sugar, flour and butter,

I use CamRanger also, and it is almost like having the camera on hand to adjust many aspects of the camera.
If it can control the zoom on the lens, it would be a most excellent piece of equipment.  Hopefully, the fine engineers at CamRanger will develop such a unit and integrate it to their PT Hub to become a PTZ super gear.

Like any two way communication device, there is a lag in response time to what you want to do and the time the camera responds.  This may be another improvement in the pipe for the near future when new technology arrives.

One thing I haven't been able to do is to prevent RAW images to be sent to my iPAD.  Transmitting the large RAW files slows down the reviewing process.

First photo: Desert in NYC.
Second and third:  Bronzini fish and leg of lamb at a Turkish restaurant in Dublin, OH.
I'm hungry again ...

Sports / Re: Horses / Horseriding etc
« on: September 30, 2014, 01:41:22 PM »
I shot a few a couple of days ago.
Two here.

Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: September 30, 2014, 01:12:02 PM »
One I took on the 28th., with 24-70_2.8II L.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« on: September 30, 2014, 01:06:50 PM »
Hahahaha, very funny! ;D ;D ;D  Though not bad.  Beautiful flock. 8)  Don't mind catching one of those.

THanks sanj and -r

You mean this?


Theater, Concert and Event / Re: My first Ballet photography in my life.
« on: September 27, 2014, 10:03:08 AM »
Dear Surapon,
You're most humble.  I saw your photos and they are high quality.
Looks like you'll have a great session of photography, wish I could join you, but I'm maybe 4 hours from you in VA.
Maybe you can share some result of your lessons soon.
(PS., I'm coming to Graham for a one day technical training.)

Theater, Concert and Event / Re: My first Ballet photography in my life.
« on: September 25, 2014, 08:37:09 PM »
A great lesson!
The guide could be used in a lot of other occasions where the background is dark and the subject is lit.
Thanks for sharing your notes.  This time you're the teacher!

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