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Canon General / Re: $4 Million Photograph
« on: February 24, 2014, 02:23:13 PM »
Some years ago I (do not know why) I took a course named: Research-creative-in-art-technology. The teacher was graduated in fine arts, and had good skills in painting, drawing and art history, but knew nothing of photography or video (art technology?).

She is a fan of Duchamp, which I hate, and in a lesson I said that in my opinion: "Conceptual art is the refuge of the incompetent". She did not like what I said, but survived.

I learned about art history and joked acrylic painting and drawing. At the end of the course, I was photographing the work of colleagues in the exhibition, and the teacher asked my camera (Canon SLR + color negative film + Sigma 24-70mm). Then she asked me: "Where is the zoom?" I looked at her amazed and showed the rubber ring on the lens.

Some years later, my art teacher was arrested for murdering his sister stabbed in the back. I was playing with fire and did not know. Today I say: "Conceptual art is the refuge of the incompetent and crazy". :o

Now that's a good story. You're a lucky man surviving. Guess her sister repeated what you said about conceptual art and that was too much for her ...

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 18, 2014, 07:58:17 AM »
Thought I would add a couple of images. Both are taken on the western coast of Norway.

Taken from a small hill at the island Runde. Looking down at Goksøyr. The lights in the background are from Ålesund. Runde has some of the best known bird-mountains in Norway, but I went there looking for the northern light. (That did not show up).



This is from Alnes, not far from Ålesund. Alnes is a little village with a lighthouse out on the small island Godøya, a beautiful place with some small mountains, stunning views and a lot of weather.

Welcome to CR. I really liked the first one. My father's part of the family comes from this area, so I have been standing more or less on that very spot ;)


Many years ago I was on island Runde. I had my EOS 100 film cam with me, so you may guess how long it was ago. I went to Norway with my photo buddy mainly for bird photographie, which was a big challenge with the slow AF of the EOS 100. Keepers were rare, but taking photos was fun nevertheless. Such a nice place to shoot puffins. Unfortunately I didn't manage to get back there so far.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/54357583@N04/

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Availability
« on: January 16, 2014, 01:04:44 PM »
As this is a variable aperture lens, does anybody know at what focal lengths the aperture changes happen?

I do, and I will be sharing that exact information in my upcoming review (which will be allowed to go live next week).

Why are you holding back such a small snippet of information - it will hardly spoil your review?
maybe it's because he is under nda ?

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: January 03, 2014, 01:13:43 PM »
another one

Canon EOS 5D III with Canon 2,8 300 IS II
cool panning and orientation. Like it.

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"...After the first 12 months, we will automatically renew your contract based on the current price of the offering"

In Germany it's a little more expensive at 12,29 €/mth, limited to 12 months also.

I wonder what's the prize after this period ??? Guess much higher!

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Site doesn't seem to update over the whole weekend. At least the topics in the forum discussions on the right column doesn't change at all. That's unusual, there's normally much more traffic here on CR. Can't imagine all users are asleep or at photo sessions :-)

Tested with IE8.

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no need to argue with Sigma / the seller.

This is Sigmas recent attempt to search for lighter material than glass. So they chose amber. We all know sometimes there are little insects included, millions of years old. So the bug is a sign of quality. You may ask an archaeologist and if the species is yet unknown, you - as the first to see it - are allowed to give a name to it. Think of "Sigmania buginienis", doesn't that sound good, tribute to the developer included.  ;D

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Weddings
« on: May 18, 2013, 07:23:47 AM »
That's why I bought a reverse adapter  :)

If you want full control while reversing the lens you may have a look at http://www.novoflex.com/en/products/macro-accessories/reverse-adapter-eos-retro/. This provides full AF and aperture control. Just a "liitle" more expensive than your solution  ;) (299,- € + price for lens adapter).

BTW Great wedding photos!

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Street & City / Re: Streets of Amsterdam by CCY020
« on: February 17, 2013, 01:01:30 PM »
French lady

Great catch.

Did you try to get more DR out of the blacks to visualize her body. Otherwise the head is "flying" over the guitar.

Or maybe it's just my monitor hiding this?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 12, 2013, 07:07:52 AM »
This is my first contribution to the cr forum. I have been admiring all of your works for some time and have finally decided to share a few of my own.

Glad that you decided to share this lovely pic. Like it very much.

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: December 04, 2012, 01:06:36 AM »
Waterfall Autumn

That is beautiful. Beautiful colors and beautiful composition. What camera/lens combination did you use? Any post processing?

Shot with 5D3 + 70-200 f2.8 IS II
4 sec at f/32 ISO 100 200mm
Basic post in lightroom 4 to boost the oranges and greens, then applied some filters in color efex pro. I think i used pro contrast + sunlight filters on this one.

Thanks param for the explanation. You made the best out of the scene. Again: good eye!

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: December 03, 2012, 08:16:19 AM »
Waterfall Autumn

That is beautiful. Beautiful colors and beautiful composition. What camera/lens combination did you use? Any post processing?

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Site Information / Re: In Sympathy for CR Guy
« on: July 18, 2012, 12:44:36 AM »
I'm so sorry to hear this. My condolences to you and your family.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Any actual photographers out there?
« on: July 08, 2012, 07:50:58 AM »
Love this site and the various topics that seem to get people hot under the collar. But am amazed at the rather low level of knowledge out there on the subject of photography and the poor quality of work being showcased in these forums. Is it just me or do others agree?
Show us some of your marvelous knowledge, and post some images.  Your first time post did not quite manage to convince.

I didn't think, the OP wanted to offend someone, I think he is just asking, if others see it the same way. Maybe it would have been helpful if he gave an example of what he thinks is poor quality.

Maybe we can agree when saying there's a great variety of image quality.

I would rate myself as a poor photographer, but know pretty well the difference between a good and a poor image. IMO there's no need to be a good Photographer to discuss others images.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 20, 2012, 07:29:08 AM »
Snowy Owl in Ontario

This is an outstanding composition.

The owl is placed perfectly in the frame.

The yellow eyes are the magic in the else black and white and blue picture.

The long wings are getting more emphasized by the chosen angle of view, the short body looks even shorter when compared with the long wings.

Is this a real wildlife shot or supported by a animal trainer and a tame bird?

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