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Used an epson v750 for hundreds of slides, thousands of negatives in different sizes from 70+ years of photography.  The details you can get from old b&w negatives is amazing.   It took a while and some experimentation to dial it in.  Key benefit of this scanner is two pass scanning, one in IR to eliminate dust, scratches, etc.  Highly recommend VueScan for the process, it also has profiles for many different types of negatives.  Not sure if you can apply that to images you take with your camera but you might check that out.

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Photography Technique / Re: Help: lightning photography?
« on: July 18, 2014, 01:17:42 PM »
Lots of advice on the net if you search, even some devices that will trigger on a lightning strike.  Didn't find anything useful on Canon sites.

Attended Nikon School of Photography back in my film days even though I was shooting with Canon gear.  The Nikon School Handbook is a pretty useful starting point when I'm not sure, but its at home right now. How to Photograph Lightning on the Nikon School site gives some good advice.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Camera bag for camping
« on: July 17, 2014, 09:54:01 PM »
Thanks for the tip on camera inserts.  In addition to MountainSmith I found "camera inserts" in various sizes from Timbuk2, Ape Case, and others.  Looks like a nice way to keep your gear all together in one pouch you can lift out of the pack.

In the past I've used some LowePro cases.  When going ultralight I wrap equipment in my extra socks, puffy, sit/sleep pad, etc. which actually works pretty well - no extra weight.  Guess I'll have to do some research before my next trip.  Not sure I want to carry much extra weight.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Camera bag for camping
« on: July 17, 2014, 01:44:51 PM »
I use Gregory packs on the trail with my camera equipment (z30, z55) depending on amount of gear I'm carrying.  It's much more comfortable, especially with the additional gear for a long day hike or overnight.  Camera gear goes in appropriate hard/soft cases.  Some packs have both top and side load.  Placement depends on weight, heavier usually goes lower in the pack.  There are good attachment points for carrying a camera on the front.

Pack suspensions vary depending on size/weight they are intended to carry.  It's much better to use a larger pack that can handle the load than overloading a small pack and attaching things on the outside. 

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I've had the Nanuk 935 for the last 6 months, but haven't been on a plane yet so I can't report on its airplane/airline friendliness.  I also haven't used the Pelican so I can't compare directly.   No complaints about the Nanuk, it's replaced my other camera bags.  I use it for home storage, car travel, and take it with me to any shoot.  It looks rugged enough and should hold up to normal wear and tear.  I haven't yet had the opportunity to test its construction or waterproofness.  At the time I purchased I got it for about the same price as the pelican.  I do like the latches, no busted knuckles. 

I use a Nanuk 915 for my M gear. 


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EOS-M / Re: Arca Swiss plate for EOS M
« on: July 14, 2014, 07:45:28 PM »
For anyone still interested, I stumbled on an alternative RRS lens plate to the B26, etc. for the EOS M adapter foot that overcomes the interference problem when an RRS camera plate is already on the M.  The MPR-73 allows you to flush the back of the adapter foot with the back of the lens plate, providing the necessary clearance to remove the adapter/lens combination without first removing the adapter foot or plate.  There is no room for the flange in this situation, but the flange screws alone still provide a bit of anti-twist support.

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Sports / Re: Sports from Poland
« on: July 14, 2014, 04:38:37 PM »
Great job.  What were your C.FN II: Autofocus or other settings? 

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EOS Bodies / Re: which model is this?
« on: July 11, 2014, 11:42:59 AM »
Agreed - 6D.  The screen display is fabricated. Here's the video for some context.   

How do digital cameras work? | James May Q&A | Head Squeeze 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D N
« on: July 11, 2014, 10:34:32 AM »
Yep, the manual covers both the N and WG models.  I might have considered the N model if available in the US, especially at a significant discount to the WG.  Haven't really used the GPS yet, but have found the WiFi to be useful on a few occasions for tethering to a iPhone/iPad.

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Lenses / Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Availability
« on: July 04, 2014, 01:20:25 PM »
Thanks for the heads up, I ordered on April 1.  Just got back from vacation and it would have been nice to take it with me.  Checked the order status on B&H today - "In stock, order sent to warehouse" and there is a charge from B&H pending on my credit card.  No email from B&H yet, but guess it might be here in a few days.  Have another vacation planned later this summer so I'll have some time to play with it before hand.

Update:  It shipped!

When it rains it pours.  Local camera shop just called to tell me they got one in and I'm next on the waiting list.

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Lenses / Re: Best short telephoto?
« on: July 03, 2014, 11:06:47 PM »
The whole point is to exclude professional equipment, whether or not the photographer is a professional.  In the near future I'm going to a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside Denver with some tighter restrictions.

Allowed:
Small, personal cameras (unless prohibited by show)

Prohibited:
Audio or video recording devices, professional cameras or cameras with removable lenses
Drones

Guess that even excludes the M and the S110 will have to suffice.  Another vote for the SX50.

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Lenses / Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Availability
« on: July 01, 2014, 05:15:07 PM »
Thanks for the heads up, I ordered on April 1.  Just got back from vacation and it would have been nice to take it with me.  Checked the order status on B&H today - "In stock, order sent to warehouse" and there is a charge from B&H pending on my credit card.  No email from B&H yet, but guess it might be here in a few days.  Have another vacation planned later this summer so I'll have some time to play with it before hand.

Update:  It shipped!

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Photography Technique / Re: Taking HDR shots
« on: June 29, 2014, 11:13:19 PM »
Some Canon models do have a form of in-camera HDR but the details vary.  My S110, M, and 6D all have an HDR setting. It's often fairly limited compared to what you can do in Photomatix or other programs, focusing more on simple DR expansion than some of the creative aspects of the software packages.

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Canon General / Re: Should we tell them?
« on: June 26, 2014, 06:14:09 PM »
A number of years ago, before electronic flash, I was on a flight landing at Toronto at night. There was a beautiful vista out the window of the city lights.

The person in front of me promptly took out a point and shoot (film) camera, popped flash cube into it and took a shot out the window. This was so stupid on so many levels that I was left gaping.

Did this person not realize the flash would simply reflect back from the window? Did they really think their little flash cube was strong enough to light up the entire City of Toronto from 5,000 feet? And if it could, did they not realize that would spoil their photo because what they wanted to photograph was the lights, not the city?

Knee jerk reaction -- if it is dark, use flash!

Not to date myself  and I may be mistaken (it's been a long time) but I seem to remember that some film point and shoots changed their settings when a flash cube was attached, even one that had already been used.  You could use this trick to increase exposure time. 

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