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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Photos used without permission
« on: August 13, 2014, 10:01:57 AM »
I had a commercial website take one of my photos off the internet and was using it for their business.
I just contacted them and told them that they had 24 hours to take it down. The owner sent me a arrogant email saying this and that. but he KNEW he had done the dirty. He took the image down.  I just let it go at that.

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The search for the perfect camera strap system is a bit like the search for the Holy Grail. I've made my way through a number of strap systems and several hundred dollars in the process

1. Original Canon. Let's face it, neck straps are body busters when you're working with two bodies at long events.

2. Spider Pro. I used this for a couple of years with the dual holster belt. It's good, and I still quite like it, but moving all that weight onto my hips was actually giving me sore hips. I could hardly walk back to the car after an all-day track & field meet. Something had to change.

3. CarrySpeed. I loved this at first...but probably because a ton of research had taken me to CarrySpeed & I'd made a big dollar commitment to the entire system, so I had to like it. But sheesh! It really didn't work as advertised. It was bulky, heavy and very fiddly to set up before each job. The double strap was a functional disaster. Don't ever get a double strap whoever sells it. Now they're gone, litigated off the face of the Earth by an aggressively litigious Black Rapid.

4. I had been resisting Black Rapid all the way along. But hell, I gave it a try. Just the one... but I soon went back to the Spider Pro and sore hips. eBay was doing pretty well from my camera strap sales at this point.

5. Go directly to Peak Design. OMG this stuff is good. It's inexpensive. It's simple, light, customizable with flexibility limited only by your imagination. In the context of the OP's question, I use two Peak Design Leash straps slung one each side. Just make sure the heavier of the two (in my case a 1D4 with 70-200 f/2.8isII) on top. Leave the straps a little looser than instinct would tell you. I'm 15 months in now with Peak Design. I thought the narrow straps would cut, but they don't. In any case, they're releasing a wide strap within weeks, the culmination of a Kickstarter project. The quick release Anchors are the heart and soul of this system. They're pure gold especially if you also use your DSLR for video where straps are always in the way. Snap snap and you're strapless.

I've really worked the field on this subject. Peak Design. Check them out. Don't buy a double strap. Ever.

-pw

I bought in on #5...can't wait till they ship. LOOKS LIKE A WINNER TO ME !!!!!!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: August 11, 2014, 01:36:38 PM »
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Wonderful photo...as always

Thanks Dylan...darn...I missed that supermoon...!!!! Didn't know till I saw it here. 

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: August 11, 2014, 11:27:31 AM »
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Site Information / Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« on: August 09, 2014, 08:10:19 AM »
I think it would be a courteous thing to remove images from replies, in the image galleries. It causes unnecessary repetition and wastes screen real estate. Can this be enforced in some way? Does anyone see any advantage to this?
I agree with this wholeheartedly!!!

I am beta testing the new Selling Forum...I like the smaller thumbnails and "ten-count" for  the images in that forum, but the larger thumbs for the rest of the forums....but I am guessing that it is not possible to allow that??

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 08, 2014, 03:20:06 PM »
Am I the only thinking: "there is no way this can possibly be true!"?

Seriously, 11mm rectilinear on full-frame, has that even been done before in a prime?  And we're talking about a zoom?  At f/2.8?

Have seen how BIG the Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 is?

I actually think $2800 would be a steal for something so absurdly wide and fast.

I agree with most on here in that I do not see the point of f/2.8 on something this wide.  I guess you could argue astro-landscape photography but, at 11mm, even f/4 would be very manageable on modern full-frame image sensors.

I hope I'm completely wrong, but this lens just seems physically impossible to make.

Just remember:
According to the rumor rating page on this site:
CR1=The source is probably a 4 legged animal of some kind.
I did not write that!!! CR did...LOL!

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 08, 2014, 06:06:31 AM »
I kinda lost my burning for an UW with the 16-35 f/4L. It's just so darn good for the price.

I have to agree...It is so much sharper than my 16-35mm f/2.8L II.
I shoot a lot of WA and the new 16-35 f/4L IS is just so sharp right to the edges and just so much more lens for my style of shooting with the IS.  The price (relative to some of the more ridiculous pricing) for what you get is actually competitive.

Also, let's remember ...this rumored 11-24mm is only CR-1!

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 07, 2014, 03:20:42 PM »
If it is as sharp as their recent releases and has IS then I suppose I could sell a kidney...

Jim

I doubt that it will have IS..it would be as big as a large cow!!!! LOL!

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 07, 2014, 03:15:18 PM »
"11" to 24mm???  I find that hard to believe...but it is supposed to be the "Year of the Lens"!!!
Cool....I just sold my 16-35mm f/2.8L II to finance (even steven) the new 16-35mm f/4L IS ..which is FANTASTIC.
Looks like I just missed the rebate drop so I got top dollar for my f.2.8L zoom!!!   ;D ;D ;D
...and if there is any truth to this new UWA zoom lens rumor...the price is just not a place I am willing to go for an
UWA..although I bet the UWA if real, will REALLY finally KICK A$$!!!
I just do not see the lens having an 11mm focal length at the low end???????
I see that the rumor is only rated at CR1
According to the rumor rating page on this site:
CR1 – The source is probably a 4 legged animal of some kind.
I did not write that!!! CR did...LOL!
...but I guess we should take this with a grain of salt (or perhaps snausage).

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Who owns the photo?
« on: August 07, 2014, 02:47:39 PM »
I think that the black crested macaque owns the photo....I have always said anyone taking shots off an LCD screen and not a viewfinder is "monkeying and image".  Our furry friend obviously thought so, too!!!!!! He looks like Steve Huff doing another selfie!!!  ::)
(all kidding aside I think if the black crested macaque cannot own the photo, then the photographer who owns the camera certainly does. Right???).

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: August 07, 2014, 11:51:51 AM »
......
You could get good light like this very early for your image or..on a translucent cloud day may work for ya...it always a matter of serendipity and I have found obsession and perseverance helps.....

http://app.photoephemeris.com......
The pin is pretty close to the stone, no more than a few rows off one way or another.
So many Valiant Warriors there, still proudly in formation even in death.

I don't want you thinking I have no photos of the site yet, I do have several. Just none since it's most recent and final changes that were near to finalized when I was there last.
It is a long drive, an emotional visit both personally and patriotically.


WOW! I learned something this morning....I did not know that there was such a thing as a Photographer's Ephemneris (gazoontite!).  That is really cool.   I bookmarked that ....looks like you have it covered.  Taking a photo could ad some joy and some artistic pursuit for your journey...

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: August 07, 2014, 11:12:44 AM »
Infared, have you tried dual ISO in MagicLantern? If not, you should. There is a LR plugin for it too.

rpt, no...I have read about it...but I am just not willing to load up the software on my $3000 camera...call me a fraidy cat...but  it is what it is.  I know that people swear by ML, though......Maybe I will get brave one day!  :P

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: August 07, 2014, 10:34:39 AM »
Well...Tolusina...thanks...and I was just lucky enough to have a window for light and good post production software!  :P
..also the low DOF that the Canon 85mm f/1.2L offers....
You could get good light like this very early for your image or..on a translucent cloud day may work for ya...it always a matter of serendipity and I have found obsession and perseverance helps  :(....but if I keep in mind I am doing this to have fun...it all works out!!!!

Here is another one from the Silk Mill....

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I know that this is a beta test...but I am actually selling this lens on eBay (not as an auction item..just sale) and will offer it here at a discount and purchase by PayPal ONLY. Paypal offers a level of security in an online transaction.  If you are interested I can also point you to my eBay page and you can see that I have an excellent history as a seller and as a buyer there, i.e. I have great internet credentials for buying and selling.   

This sale is for:
Zeiss Distagon 21mm f/2.8 T* ZE lens for Canon EF
Factory Box and all paperwork that shipped with the lens.
Zeiss Factory Metal Lens Hood
Front Lens Cap
Rear Lens Cap

Price: $1459.00
Shipping: $16.99

This is an excellent copy of the incredible Zeiss 21mm.
I bought the lens new and was the only owner. I purchased this lens in the USA from a reputable Zeiss Dealer. The lens was used and stored with great care.
The lens is virtually spotless. There are no marks on the front or rear element.
(See Photos)
The front element was behind a protective filter for the entire time that I owned the lens and is in pristine condition. The lens is clean with no spots or fungus.
The lens was used very lightly. It is an extremely sharp copy.
If you are into incredibly clean WA images with excellent contrast this is the lens for you.
The lens cap has a few scratches on it (see last photo), but that is about it for flaws here.

Any questions please contact me via the forum message board  and I will do the best I can to answer them.

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