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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM For Sale
« on: July 02, 2014, 07:09:49 AM »
The listing seems to have been removed :o Or perhaps there is something preventing my computer from reaching that listing.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 5 Plugin for focus points?
« on: June 30, 2014, 07:59:26 AM »
Never seen it, but I can see where that would be helpful to have.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Apple to Cease work on Aperture
« on: June 30, 2014, 07:58:36 AM »
I am quite shocked as to how many people actually care that Aperture isn't going to be supported anymore. I don't use Aperture, I use Lightroom on the Mac and until a few minutes ago, I didn't know anyone who used Aperture. My understanding is that Aperture hasn't seen an update in quite a while so I guess my question is, why be all upset at Apple now? If you were using Aperture and liked it, keep using it till you can't anymore then migrate.
The people like me who were holding out on Aperture were waiting for "Aperture X", i.e. a complete overhaul of the application like Final Cut Pro and Logic received. Seems that we have to change to Lightroom after all.

How is Lightroom on the Mac anyhow? From some years back I remember Adobe software being really crappy Carbon-based legacy-ware, many bugs, slow, unintuitive. Is Adobe software from today state-of-the-art 64-bit Cocoa? With good usability?

The funny thing is, my decision to use LightRoom had nothing to do with features or benefits. I am usually an Apple Fan Boy and I eat anything Apple  :-\ Unfortunately for Apple, when Aperture was released, I was rocking an Apple eMac (remember those?) and the system requirements for Aperture were beyond my hardware. Enter LightRoom which had no problems playing on my eMac. I was growing as a photographer, was learning that RAW was the way to go, and I don't think back then iPhoto did RAW. So, my decision was made for me. If I had a more powerful Mac back then, I probably would have went down the Aperture path.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Apple to Cease work on Aperture
« on: June 29, 2014, 09:34:41 AM »
Apparently new iPhones will come without a headphone jack – there will be headphones using the lightening connector or Bluetooth only.

Neuro, with love and respect, you might be a bit off on this. The way I read what Apple recently did, is that all existing Lightning Cable  devices already have the ability, it will be a software switch. I also believe this will appeal to high end audiophiles who crave and desire high quality lossless audio.

So, if I were to edit your post, I would remove the word "only" from the sentence. I think you will still be able to add a $30 or $60 pair of traditional headphones to currents and future iPhones, but you will also be able to add a $600 Lossless Lightning pair. BTW, notice I said think? I really have no idea what Apple has up their sleeves  :)

http://9to5mac.com/2014/06/03/apple-introduces-mfi-specs-for-lightning-cable-headphones-support-arriving-in-future-ios-update/
 

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Software & Accessories / Re: Apple to Cease work on Aperture
« on: June 29, 2014, 09:17:04 AM »
I am quite shocked as to how many people actually care that Aperture isn't going to be supported anymore. I don't use Aperture, I use Lightroom on the Mac and until a few minutes ago, I didn't know anyone who used Aperture. My understanding is that Aperture hasn't seen an update in quite a while so I guess my question is, why be all upset at Apple now? If you were using Aperture and liked it, keep using it till you can't anymore then migrate.

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Macro / Re: Flower macros
« on: June 09, 2014, 01:27:01 AM »
Thanks DPC,
I learn something new from this site all the time. Really appreciated your taking the time  :)

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Macro / Re: Flower macros
« on: June 08, 2014, 08:27:28 AM »
I think its time to bite the bullet and get a Macro lens!

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Macro / Re: Flower macros
« on: June 08, 2014, 08:23:08 AM »
So, not a macro, but I'm getting the itch! The 100L is on my list. DPC, nice job! I do have a couple of questions. I'm embarrassed that I don't know this, but, what is the purpose of an extension tube? If you already have a macro lens, would you still use one? DPC, what aperture range do you use for your pictures? Also, using mirror lock up, tripod, and timer, what shutter speed? Does it still need to be super fast?
Great shots everyone!

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Holy crap!
You guys and gals are way too smart for me!
Canon, I love you, can I have just a little more DR?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D or 5DM3 need your help guys
« on: June 02, 2014, 07:43:08 AM »
I was in your situation over a year ago and got the 6D with the 24-105. I was really happy with it till I started playing with primes. I find there is a distinct improvement in image quality with the primes and I'm am finding more and more that I'm using the primes more than the 24-105. Having said that, I would describe the 24-105 as a very versatile and capable lens which will be used for occasions where flexibility is the priority vs. maximum image quality.

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Reviews / Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« on: May 28, 2014, 01:22:25 AM »


Been enjoying pretending this lens is a macro lens. Using live view and a tripod more than I ever have!

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Sports / Re: Some Harleys for YOU
« on: May 25, 2014, 05:30:04 PM »
Another one from Harley Fest 2008 Milwaukee. That 20D really wasn't bad  :)

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Sports / Re: Some Harleys for YOU
« on: May 25, 2014, 05:25:11 PM »
One of my favorites from Harley Fest in Milwaukee 2008

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Reviews / Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« on: May 10, 2014, 07:27:19 AM »
Guess what came in the mail yesterday? Got my 35/2! Thanks for the advice Dustin.

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Lenses / Re: Before you buy your next prime...
« on: May 09, 2014, 11:15:12 PM »
Guess what came in the mail today? 35mm f2 IS!!!

I would like to think this was and is a well thought out choice for me...Ask me next week  ;D

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