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Technical Support / Re: Question about turning strobes off
« on: December 24, 2013, 10:30:58 PM »
Ah great suggestions.. Didn't even think about that! That would work perfectly! Thanks!

Technical Support / Question about turning strobes off
« on: December 18, 2013, 06:21:35 PM »
I have a couple AlienBee 1600 and WhiteLightning 1600s. I'm going to be shooting high school basketball over this next season and I'm preparing to set up my lights for the ensuing season. Typically I have a 2 light setup one one each side of the court. No big deal. Very common. But I would like to do something different this time around and setup a third light on the ceiling directly above whatever end of the court my lights are on for a hair light. Permission isn't a problem but my biggest concern is the light itself. There is no catwalk so I can't get to the light to turn it on and off basically I would have to put it up at the start of the season get everything set and leave it there (until something went wrong or the season ended)
My question then is can the lights handle being on like this for such an extended amount of time without frying themselves internally or potentially catching on fire or something like that?  I know they have fans and all but I figure they really only expect them to be on for a few hours or days at the most not for 2 or 3 months.
So maybe someone had tried this or has experience with how long you can leave your lights on? Any advice or experience would help. Thanks!

Street & City / Re: Share your Funniest Street Photo
« on: November 05, 2013, 10:43:04 PM »
Thats a Lamborghini Murcielago. just so you know haha
You can tell by the intakes that retract into the car there behind the passenger door. They deploy and come up at high speeds. Gallardo doesn't have this kind of intake they just stay put all the time.

but nice photo and story haha

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Outed?
« on: October 13, 2013, 07:46:35 PM »
this looks really similar to the Canon 17-55 2.8. Focus ring size zoom ring looks a tad smaller. But still looks pretty real just cause its a similar design doesn't mean its fake. There are only so many designs out there.

I want them to update the rest of their prime line-up though! they have the 35 1.4, now where is a new 24 50 and 85 1.4? thats what I want long as they hold form with the 35!
Also prime tele's! 300 400 and 500! expensive still just for their size but, they'd have to be cheaper than Canon's line-up.

Lenses / Re: First Time: College Football Oh Boy!
« on: October 13, 2013, 07:20:41 PM »
I shoot for my University newspaper as well. (University of Arkansas if you're curious) along with the Athletic Department and Yearbook. This is excellent work man. Also dream setup! Not sure how much sports you shoot but my 2 cents. Get in with the veterans who've been around that area/college for awhile. The local newspaper guys and your schools Athletic/University photog. Just talk to them. Ask advise things of that nature and not only does it help but they may help you sometime as well. I get gear from our athletic photog for football games to shoot with and he helped me get a University All-Access pass as well just cause I offered to help him shoot sports when he gets busy. But that philosophy has helped me do a lot of things I prolly couldn't have done on my own. Always about who you know.
Hope you get to shoot some more games!

As for the monopod shoulder. Get a pad for your monopod. I have an Aquatech one but I think there are a few others who sell them. You still feel it after all is said and done but it keeps me from getting real sore and no more knots either after I got it. Must have for any type shooter carrying big glass anywhere I think.

Technical Support / Old Film
« on: September 24, 2013, 02:12:07 PM »
This really has nothing to do with Canon anything. But I work for a University Media Relations Department and yesterday the head photog took me too a storage room underneath the basketball arena. He showed me a bunch of the old darkroom equipment he used here during the 90's and it was pretty cool. While in the process we discovered about 100 or more rolls of unopened film. I decided to take 40 just cause I have been wanting to shoot more film and just haven't gotten around to buying it. It's all B&W Illford HP5 400 and Illdord PANF 50. I noticed the expiration was April 1999 though. hah
It wasn't refrigerated but the room was below normal room temp and dark and the air was dry. They still have all the plastic sealing around the box. But still 14 years is a lot. I just didn't know if it would be worth my time shooting in it. If anyone has any experience finding film like this like to hear what you experienced.

Lenses / Re: Why The EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Delay?
« on: November 13, 2012, 10:09:37 AM »
The lens is too big and havy as a walkaround lens compared to the EF 100-400 IS. The solution with the build in TC is not amazing. For the mentioned price I prefer the normal big whites.

this lens is not meant to be a walk around lens.. just like the 400 f/2.8 and 500 and 600 f/4's.. you don't see people walking around town with those unless they have a purpose to.. its meant for sport, wild life, and journalism when you need flexibility and be the fastest possible lens you can get. hence the price tag.
the 100-400 is more of just a general purpose tele that does everything which is why it is smaller and lighter

as far as the TC goes.. its for connivence.. so you don't have to take your body off put the TC on and put your body back on.. Just move the lever and you're ready to go! just like TV lenses (which is what that stems from) it just makes things easier on the fly so you can get that shot more easily

Software & Accessories / Re: Graduated Neutral Density Filters
« on: October 28, 2012, 10:13:42 PM »
well i just may have to save up a little bit longer then for this since the general figures seem to point towards Lee system.. also something else i would like to clear up is i do plan to move to full frame eventually so it is something i would want to be compatible (doesn't vignette really) whenever that maybe.. the holders are slightly confusing to me.. so can you basically buy a holder then as many adapter rings as you want to fit different size filter threads of your various lenses? or are certain holders only compatible with certain rings?

Software & Accessories / Graduated Neutral Density Filters
« on: October 28, 2012, 03:12:47 PM »
I rented a .6 split ND for a trip a few months ago and i fell in love with it immedietly! I'm strongly considering getting one but a quick search of B&H will reveal that merely in the under $250 category there are nearly 800 choices.. I'm willing to spend a maximum of about 125 to 150 bucks for this.

I found the circular filter i rented to be sightly limiting as i rarely put the horizon line directly in the center of the frame but it was soft enough of a transition that if i positioned it correctly you couldn't tell.. though i will say for traveling the circular was great since it was compact and inconspicuous but seeing as i don't travel much i would rather have the flexibility of square filters at all possible.. Not sure if square filters in that range are of good enough quality and i would also have to get a holder as well.. also the 2 stop filter i rented seemed very fit to most situations i ran into (though i am sure it wouldn't fit all)

just looking for any advise here on whats good in that range and any other split ND advise

Technical Support / Re: Color Space: sRGB vs AdobeRGB
« on: October 22, 2012, 09:53:53 PM »
So are you saying that it does not matter if my cameras are set on sRGB or AdobeRGB, because I am shooting in Raw? and that everything can be fixed in post? While opposed to Jpg. where the setting on the camera is more limiting wheter you have your camera set on sRGB or AdobeRGB?

Yes that is right, but remember that DPP reads meta data and color space from the camera if you have chosen so in DPP.
a setting you can turn off in DPP so you can select your own color space to work in .
The differences between Adobe RGB and s-rgb  are seen mainly in green,red and cyans
For a year book it does not matter if you choose to work in the color space Adobe RGB or s-rgb, the important thing is that the photos are tagged with Adobe RGB or s-rgb so that a CMYK conversion can be done right.
If the subject contains deep red and green colors and shades and these are  printed on glossy paper then Adobe RGB is preferable because of the  larger color space.

Is it really  difficult deep colors and shades it is better to work in ProPhoto color space and then proof the colors in to a smaller color space like Adobe RGB or S-rgb  and then convert.The profiles today has not the necessary data included for a conversion such as from ProPhoto to S-rgb shall be done  right

If you have any questions feel free to ask,this is my area


Well about 75 to 80% of my images contain pretty deep reds considering i attend the University of Arkansas and Cardinal is our main color.. also we do print on glossy paper at 400dpi.. not sure if the dpi could affect that but i figured it may since it will have more detail.. and based on my deduction more detail would mean more color detail?

Technical Support / Re: Color Space: sRGB vs AdobeRGB
« on: October 21, 2012, 12:25:15 PM »
I also would like to know if there is a newer AdobeRGB color space than 1998? that is what LR3 has so i just wanted to be sure it is the most recent best version? cause 1998 seems rather old.

Technical Support / Re: How to take more than 10 photos automatically?
« on: October 21, 2012, 01:29:40 AM »
Neewer makes a good little IV for 15 bucks! I use the 3 pin version for the 7D but a friend of mine has this version for 60D. nothing fancy but they get the job done and work great!


Technical Support / Re: Color Space: sRGB vs AdobeRGB
« on: October 21, 2012, 01:24:17 AM »

I am trying to attach an image that illustrates the difference. So if it does'nt work, I'm sorry.

i understand the 1st chart.. but what are 2nd and 3rd if you could expand a little more?

thank you everyone this helped very much!

Sports / Re: Girls Soccer Game
« on: October 20, 2012, 12:38:47 AM »
Noce!!! But try to get the sun on their faces next time...
or even try get them back lit too.. side lighting is never really the best from my experience

Technical Support / Color Space: sRGB vs AdobeRGB
« on: October 20, 2012, 12:24:06 AM »
I shoot for my University Yearbook and the publishing company recently requested that we begin shooting in AdobeRGB color space. I don't really understand what the difference in the 2 is and why they would have us change it, not that is difficult to change back and forth. I was just curious if anyone may know why they requested this or if Adobe color space has an advantage or something over sRGB?

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