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I liked cat photo. But I made a poster of 1.2 meters of my cat and I saved a lot of money.
poor cat, don't you miss it now :-)
LOL :-)

Oh God! I DO NOT done this with my cat. :o
The word "poster" has another meaning in the English language? ???
The meaning I know of is "a large size print." ;)


It doesn't have another meaning, the joke was about making a poster "of your cat" versus making a poster "out of a picture of you cat", but it was only to be funny, not to be pedantic, don't take it seriously.

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I liked cat photo. But I made a poster of 1.2 meters of my cat and I saved a lot of money.

poor cat, don't you miss it now :-)

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... and we should give a little respect for a guy who is achieving such immense success.

Give respect to other photographers? You must be new here. :-)

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The "ultimate" camera would not cost anywhere near $10K.  For starters it would have a frame rate of 100 billion frames per second.  Oh wait, that exists already!

Think out of the box  ;)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Tripods - CF or Aluminum...?
« on: December 04, 2014, 01:11:39 PM »

Both come with a basic ball head

Red flag, there.  A good ballhead is often more important than the legs. 


+1

I have a medium range aluminum tripod with a crappy head.  The legs have never given me any grief, but the head drives me crazy quite often.

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Lighting / Re: 72" umbrella... what to look for and what to avoid?
« on: December 03, 2014, 08:02:06 PM »
Thanks everybody, and sorry for hijacking your thread jdramirez.

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Lighting / Re: 72" umbrella... what to look for and what to avoid?
« on: December 03, 2014, 04:20:45 PM »
Most umbrellas I've used I end up eventually replacing... they are kinda consumables at this point. All it takes is a spill and a rib to go, then they are pretty much useless...

What is "a rib to go"? Can you please explain why you find umbrellas to be consumables?  I'm in the process of expanding my lights and modifiers (I just ordered the witstro ad360, moving up from speedlights) and I'm very interested in some advice on modifiers.

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Photography Technique / Re: Share 3x your own advice to yourself!
« on: November 27, 2014, 02:33:40 PM »
1. The paths Saint Ansel and Edward Weston took will NOT be your path.  Their path has already been walked and is inaccessible.

2. Cameras and lenses are only tools.  Don't get wrapped up in what they can or can't do.  The image is the ONLY thing.

3. Study art and art history.  Do this very carefully.  Study composition in art.  Study the use of light in art.  Learn how photography changed the course of "classic" art forever.  Apply what you've learned.

+1

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Lighting / Godox AD180 / 360 rebranding
« on: November 23, 2014, 01:39:02 PM »
I am planning to buy a Godox bare bulb flash for Christmas and I know that it has been rebranded under a few different brands.  Is there any difference between them?  I don't mean the flash itself, but repairs, warranty,  anything?  I live in the US, if that makes a difference.

On a different note, does anybody know how the recycle time of the 360 at half power compares with the recycle time of the 180 in full power?

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Lighting / Re: Godox Witstro 360 flash with HHS
« on: November 14, 2014, 06:30:39 PM »


You have a very sweet little angel!

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Lighting / Re: Godox Witstro 360 flash with HHS
« on: November 14, 2014, 06:29:49 PM »
Getting the HSS to work on the Godox with a Canon body seems to be a little tricky.  I don't have one of my own (yet), but check out this article:
http://flashhavoc.com/godox-v850-witstro-radio-trigger-alternatives/

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Lenses / Re: Is the new 100-400L II going to be a push/pull after all?
« on: November 10, 2014, 08:51:55 PM »
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Yes, push/pull until you experience a large, tingling sensation.

That's why I sold my 100/400. It was making me go blind!

This is just an urban legend, you can play with your lens all day and never go blind.  ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to differentiate crop vs. FF
« on: October 23, 2014, 12:55:46 AM »
Sure, if you are doing portraits, where DoF matters, you'll go with FF. The same holds with low light where you want to minimize noise.  However, if I were going to visit Alaska or Yellowstone, I think I'd buy a MFT camera and the Zuiko 300/2.8 lens rather than the 600/5.6 for my Canon.  The combo will be cheaper, lighter, smaller and unless I'm shooting at dusk or dawn, the grizzlies will show the same size (and probably comparable IQ) on the same size print, or my screen.

Indeed.  Because we all know having deeper DoF makes for better wildlife images.  For example, the first image is much better than the second, it's much better that all the distracting stuff behind the subject is decently sharp focus.   :o





Oh c'mon neuro, DoF certainly matters, but this is a shot at 55mm with f/5.6 and a downward angle. Nobody would expect it to have a shallow DoF.  If anything, this shot is an argument against the significance of sensor size, because the following shot I did with my crop sensor and it has a much nicer bokeh.




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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to differentiate crop vs. FF
« on: October 22, 2014, 05:32:55 PM »
The combo will be cheaper, lighter, smaller and unless I'm shooting at dusk or dawn, the grizzlies will show the same size (and probably comparable IQ) on the same size print, or my screen.

Time of day changes magnification?  :o


You didn't know that grizzlies shrink at night? :-p
I was trying to avoid responses about low light noise, but it's worded funny, you are right.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to differentiate crop vs. FF
« on: October 22, 2014, 05:08:07 PM »
I must have misread. I was under the impression that some people were arguing that 2.8 lens let in the light of an f8 when on the micro 4/3 mount.
Jarrod
As Neuro said, two stops (f5.6), not three.

To understand this, you need to understand the difference between total amount of light, and the intensity of light. Think of a shaft of sunlight - use a magnifying glass to concentrate that light into a smaller area - you get no more light, but the intensity is increased. Just shrouding more of the light to make a narrower shaft leaves the intensity the same, and reduces the total amount.

A greater intensity of light is what's needed to make a smaller area receive the same amount of light. Simply cutting/cropping out some light, and then magnifying/enlarging what's left afterwards results in less light captured. That's otherwise known as a lower signal, which requires more amplification/enlargement, typically resulting in more noise.

rs, you might be right about light, but you are at 666 posts, so you got to post again to avoid being evil :-)

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