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Photography Technique / Re: Depth of Field - Bokeh
« on: January 14, 2015, 07:00:25 PM »
It's a shame her face is "totally ghetto".
Should have used DoF to throw it out of focus.

If you're a fan of entirely predictable 'experiments' perhaps you'd like to drop an object – tennis ball, apple, your camera – from a couple of meters above the ground, and verify the existence of gravity.  Be sure to start a new forum topic to educate all of us on your findings.

Are the derogatory remarks really necessary?
Perhaps the comparison is new to some people.
If the topic is so banal to you, then I don't see why you're wasting your time reading and replying, other than to attempt to belittle others and make yourself feel like a big boy.

I do hope your post made you feel a little bit better about yourself though.

The first post clearly states that the purpose was to expose for the highlights and see how much shadow detail can be recovered. Jrista even went as far as to say the results were not realistic and were just to show the potential of each sensor. Yet people still continue to criticise the exposure of the photos and question the abilities and quality standards of others.

There is no question that the 5D3 sensor is good enough, or that bracketing would give better results for either camera, but that is not the subject being discussed here. The conclusion of this particular subject is that the A7R files handles shadow recovery better than the 5D3 files at the ISO used. This is a fact, not a theory, no matter what the subject or conditions.

...or, I could just jump on the bandwagon and criticise the composition of his living room, or the quality of his decor.

I see what you tried to do with this thread jrista, and while it does show that the A7R's sensor is superior to the 5D3's at the settings you used, unfortunately the fanboys have gone on the defensive and resorted to borderline bullying.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: HUMIDITY ALERT!
« on: July 22, 2014, 08:40:21 AM »
You can find electronic dry cabinets fairly cheap. Set it to about 45% RH and forget about it.
The one I have is inaudible and power consumption is supposed to be around the 4W mark.

I prefer this to having to constantly check and replace silica packs.

My lenses still get out for some sunlight and fresh air from time to time though.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: July 08, 2014, 06:03:19 PM »
Images deleted.

Look similar to Op/Tech Reporter/Backpack System Connectors.
One side has a male quick connect, and the other a female. Not sure how short you can adjust the webbing though.

There is a simpler way, for years I have glued two lens back-caps together back-to-back to achieve exactly the same thing.

You can buy them ready made, but they're expensive for what they are.

Would you know if Red Whips are strong enough to hold up a flash? There are times when I'd like to put flashes in places where I can't use a light stand and no flat surface for the flash to stand on but plenty of bars/branches/whatever to hang from.

I use cheap versions of the GorillaPod for that. Just search online for flexible tripods and you can find them for the price of a pint.

Apart from lens caps, lens hoods, and tripod collars, these make my gear more productive for less than £3 each:
Cheap shutter release cable
AA battery cases
Obligatory Lenspen & dust blower
USB host cable for DSLR Controller Android app

I also leave these in my camera bag so it doesn't matter what type of USB cable I have for charging phones or transferring files:
Mini female to micro male adapter
Micro female to mini male adapter

Lenses / Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« on: February 25, 2014, 09:40:13 AM »
G1X MkII, this is what it is made for.

I'd use my honeymoon as an excuse to buy a Fujifilm X-E1 kit with 18-55mm f/2.8-4 since they're under £700.

I'd use my honeymoon for anything but photography.............

Good point.

Lenses / Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« on: February 25, 2014, 09:34:56 AM »
G1X MkII, this is what it is made for.

I'd use my honeymoon as an excuse to buy a Fujifilm X-E1 kit with 18-55mm f/2.8-4 since they're under £700.

I think you're being misled by dividers and perhaps the photos using big lenses.

 I was wrong about the TakeOff being "a little bit smaller", it's quite a lot smaller. According to the interior dimensions of the bags mentioned in this thread, these are the approximate volumes in litres.

Airport Accelerator = 27.3
Vertex 300 AW       = 26.6
Pro Runner x450    = 23.1
Expedition 8           = 23.1
Airport TakeOff       = 20.2
Manfrotto Pro 50    = 17.7
Flipside 400 AW     = 17.2

Have you looked at ThinkTank's Airport series? If I didn't already have the LowePro Vertex, I'd probably get one of these.

This is the biggest backpack. It has a rain cover and locking zippers:

This one's a little bit smaller, but has the benefit of being a rolling bag as well as a backpack. I'm not sure if it has a rain cover, but the zippers can be locked.

That's a lot of equipment to take on as hand luggage. As already mentioned, be aware of carry-on restrictions for the airline you're flying with.

If you need all that gear for work, I'd probably want to put everything in a decent flight case and put it in the hold, otherwise I'd think about whether you really need all that for your trip. I used to travel with a similar sized kit, but now I don't even take half of it.

Anyway, if you do need to take it all with you, I've managed to fit the following in a Lowepro Vertex 200 AW as hand luggage:

5D & 7D bodies
5 or 6 lenses with hoods, one of them a 70-200 f2.8
Off-flash cable and shutter release cables
Teleconverter & extension tubes
1 flash
5 77mm filters, a few step up rings, and also a UV on each lens
Small laptop
There are attachment points for tripods and modular pouches. I can't recall if I used them or if I had another bag with me to put the tripod in the hold.

The Vertex 200 suited my needs just fine. Quality wise, I'd say it's on par with my ThinkTank bags, and there are plenty of pockets and dividers. The harness/straps are well padded and pretty comfy, but you will notice all that weight when you're walking to your terminal!

ThinkTank's bigger bags will likely be as good or better than LowePro, but something like this may also be of interest:

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