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If it's out of direct sunlight, you should be fine - unless you're in the middle of The Sahara during a hot, summer's day.

EOS Bodies / Re: Anyone shooting film?
« on: April 05, 2012, 11:47:24 PM »
Let's not fall into the 'if I don't understand it, it must be dangerous' model of thinking, please!!

No, I fall in the 'read the msds and take note that the chemical composition of fixer and developer are known carcinogens' model of thinking.

EOS Bodies / Re: Anyone shooting film?
« on: April 05, 2012, 04:19:47 PM »

b/w - do it yourself ! You don't need a darkroom, just get a 'changing bag' - you stick your hands in to reel the film onto the developing tank spool, and then the tank is lightproof and pour the soup in to develop and fix. Easy. Of course, you can't see what you are doing, but that's ok.

I have an aversion to carcinogenic chemicals, though.

EOS Bodies / Re: Anyone shooting film?
« on: April 05, 2012, 04:02:43 PM »
Sold my Mamiya RB67 kit last year. I really miss it, though - dumb decision to sell.

I still have my 35mm Pentax KX200 with a 50mm lens, which I've owned for many years. I still shoot with it, but mainly in B&W these days.

It's funny how the odd person will spot that you're using film and will totally freak out.

I immensely enjoy using it, and the simplicity of the whole process. The way it forces you to slow down and *think* a bit more about things, your composition.

Fancy being stuck on one ISO for large chunks of time and with only avg metering.

Not as many places available anymore who employ adequate quality control when it comes to wet film processing / wet printing. At least, here in Melbourne.

EOS Bodies / Re: Women will hate D800 *full size image*
« on: March 27, 2012, 11:10:28 AM »
Impressive quality. Enlarge on eye and tell what lamp was used :)

A beauty dish, I'd say. Somewhat counter-intuitive to the name, beauty-dish lighting can be relatively harsh/direct (compared to a softbox) and is often used on models with very good skin, or with professionally-applied makeup.

The image has definitely been oversharpened. There are telling artifacts in a few areas.

EOS Bodies / Re: Any news on the 1D X?!
« on: March 23, 2012, 11:33:34 AM »
The ooooooold fake-1Dx-in-the-Canon-inventory trick. That's the second time I've fallen for it this month.

No, really.

Nope, you can download the JPEGs shows that the flash didn't fire.

But I believe that if you are using a flash in manual-mode (not i-TTL etc), the EXIF will not indicate whether said flash fired or not. It happened to me in this scenario.

EDIT: Sorry, I missed O.P.'s confirmation that no flash was used, so please ignore my comment.

It looks like the O.P. used a flash in those images. The 'band' looks like the 'shadow' caused by a focal-plane shutter's curtain, when the shutter speed exceeds the maximum flash sync-speed.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D3's First Engagement Shoot...
« on: March 22, 2012, 11:09:27 AM »
Well done on the photos. Love the composition of the second-last shot, in particular.

Site Information / Re: Disappointed and goodbye
« on: March 21, 2012, 12:38:02 AM »

As a CR Addict, I'm sorry that you feel that way. To be honest, I'm not exactly shocked to learn of people wanting to stop visiting.

It's a cross-section of the World, really. For all the nice, helpful  people out there, there are also a lot of nasty, vindictive, sniping individuals - many of whom have hidden agendas, and who demonstrate very little insight and empathy towards others.

Just sayin'

Lenses / Re: Macro Lense-If money were no object.
« on: March 20, 2012, 09:35:25 AM »

I'd love to get my hands on the Zeiss 100mm Makro. Having seen some samples and various figures, it looks awesome. Apart from that, Canon's 180mm would be fantastic for additional reach for insects and the like.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Zeiss 15 f/2.8 Coming to ZE & ZF Soon?
« on: March 20, 2012, 04:04:46 AM »
Since your "use for such a lens is mainly architecture," have you considered either the 24mm or 17mm TS-E lenses?

Definitely also plan on purchasing the T/S 17mm - absolutely mandatory.

3rd party focusing screens?? Im guessing the answer to this one will be, what was the situation with the 5D2 and 7D? It will probably be the same with this as they are basically a combination of this camera now body wise.

The 3rd party screens throw off the camera's metering to some degree.

On the 5d I and II, for instance, you could compensate for the difference via a camera setting, but that would only work accurately for OEM focus screens.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Zeiss Distagon 15 f/2.8 ZE Official
« on: March 19, 2012, 11:28:20 PM »

Below is a link to an introduction video on this lens. A bit patronising, but still interesting:

ZEISS Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZE/ZF.2 ... the new big boy

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D mk III: ISO 25600...Stunning!!!!!
« on: March 19, 2012, 09:54:28 PM »
I can totally understand what Canon have done with the 5d III from a business perspective. However, for many landscape/portrait/architecture 'togs - it will be difficult to justify choosing the 5dIII over the II while both are available.

For me, shooting at no more than ISO800 (most often in controlled lighting) and not needing more than one (central, excellent) AF point, the 5d III isn't worth the plunge. I was seriously thinking about crossing over to the 'dark side'. But, I just can't ;-)

So.......I'm getting a 5dII and some very serious glass. I'll be hoping that Canon's Studio Monster comes out by Photokina time ;-)

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