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And, the refresh seems to work with IE, since my post, above, just came up on top when I went to IE and refreshed.  Whatever is going on is clearly above my pay grade. 

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For me, not refreshing with Firefox.  I have the same lineup as yesterday (as noted above).  I have hit the refresh and cleared my cache, with no help.

I navigated to Canon Rumors using IE (don't know which version) and got a different, presumably more current, line up.  I don't yet know whether it is updating.

I hope this isn't the new normal.....................

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Software & Accessories / Re: Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mth
« on: November 22, 2013, 01:26:27 PM »
I currently own LR 4.  I also own Elements 8.0.  I was thinking about upgrading to LR 5 and perhaps upgrading Elements as well to the current version.  I don't own Photoshop - it is probably more than I need as an enthusiast who is learning post processing.  And, I'm sure I will never spend the money to buy it (assuming that I could still buy it).  So, what to do.  Upgrading to LR 5:  $80.   Upgrading to Elements 12:  $80.  One year of this offer:  $120.  I do the math, and it seems that if I want to stay current, and if LR and Elements have new versions in a year, I am better off just renting the software (I pay less and I get Photoshop instead of Elements).  Say I skip a version and so I'm upgrading for $160 for LR and Elements every two years and spending $240 for two years of the subscription model.  It cost me $80 for keeping absolutely up to date with the software and getting Photoshop instead of Elements.  I also get a website thrown in (which I may use if my busy retired schedule ever lets me find the time).

I absolutely hate the idea of being at the mercy of Adobe.  Both price-wise and software-wise.  But aren't I anyway?  We don't know what the price will be of future upgrades (or even whether we will be able to buy individual software labels instead of "renting" them).  I'm pretty much invested in using LR anyway.  Sure, I still have all my raws.  But without Adobe software to read the edits I have made, all those hours are gone (yes, I could save the final edits as TIFFS or something and probably should, but that adds another complication of storage, file organization and backup). 

$10 bucks a month?  We all spend more than $10 per month on other "subscriptions."  Cable, phone, cellphone, on-line storage.  The list goes on and on.

Looks like I am going to bite the bullet before December 2nd.  Any last thoughts before I do?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Lee 4x4 Big Stopper filter in stock
« on: November 19, 2013, 04:45:00 PM »
I just received an email from B&H:  the Big Stopper is back in stock.  I already have mine, but I hope they last for awhile for others seeking them.

Also, I received an email that Adorama is shipping me a Big Stopper.  Looks like I will have one to sell on Ebay.

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I use Firefox, so at least two browsers were having the problem.

Interestingly, after about two days of not updating, the site now appears to be working OK.

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Site Information / Canon Rumors Site Not Updating When Page Refreshed, etc.
« on: November 18, 2013, 11:57:06 AM »
The Canon Rumors site is not updating for some of us (apparently those who don't use IE):


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Re: Things to get when you purchase a 600mm?
« Reply #56 on: November 17, 2013, 10:37:33 PM »

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Quote from: dppaskewitz on November 17, 2013, 07:17:14 PM

    Quote from: ajfotofilmagem on November 17, 2013, 06:13:42 PM

        Sorry out of the topic, but a few days ago the same topics are on the homepage CR. Is it just me, or is the site having problems? Always appear the following topics:

        Things to get when you purchase a 600mm?
        Canon 40mm f/2.8 Lens: Thoughts? Reviews? Is it worth getting?
        Canon Suspends Downloading of New C300 Firmware
        Comet ISON = ISOFF?
        Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
        Deal: Everyone Needs a Pancake
        Comparing 16-35 to Nikon 14-24 and Zeiss/Leica primes
        Sony A7-A7R pre-ordered @ 200% bigger than expected
        Handheld vs. tripod with the Great Whites
        Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]


    I get the same thing and have been wondering about it.  Anyone know?


I get the same thing in Chrome. IE10 works normally.


I'm trying to alert admin (I suppose there are other ways to do that as well  :P).

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Lenses / Re: Things to get when you purchase a 600mm?
« on: November 17, 2013, 07:17:14 PM »
Sorry out of the topic, but a few days ago the same topics are on the homepage CR. Is it just me, or is the site having problems? Always appear the following topics:

Things to get when you purchase a 600mm?
Canon 40mm f/2.8 Lens: Thoughts? Reviews? Is it worth getting?
Canon Suspends Downloading of New C300 Firmware
Comet ISON = ISOFF?
Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
Deal: Everyone Needs a Pancake
Comparing 16-35 to Nikon 14-24 and Zeiss/Leica primes
Sony A7-A7R pre-ordered @ 200% bigger than expected
Handheld vs. tripod with the Great Whites
Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]

I get the same thing and have been wondering about it.  Anyone know?

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Sports / Re: F1 Photography Advice
« on: November 12, 2013, 12:19:47 PM »
Am I the only one that clicked on the Subject line on the front page thinking this was going to be about an old Canon F1 35mm camera?      ;D

No, there is at least one more of us.   ;D

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EOS-M / Re: Grip available for EOS M
« on: November 10, 2013, 11:04:47 AM »
BTW, I like that you put a hot shoe cover on your camera.  I hate that Canon did not come with one as the other brand do.

I still have one from my Ftb.  Think it will work on my M???

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Lee 4x4 Big Stopper filter in stock
« on: November 08, 2013, 09:52:56 AM »
I wonder if the Lee push on filter holder would work for the Rokinon 14mm?

The Rokinon 14mm is about 88mm across the fixed lens shade.  The Lee description of the push on says it is 100mm but can be sized down to 86mm.

I also wonder if there would be vignetting?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Lee 4x4 Big Stopper filter in stock
« on: November 08, 2013, 09:32:44 AM »
If I wanted to use this filter what lenses does the filter system work on?  I have the rokinon 14mm, would that work on there or no?  I can't seem to find an answer


The Rokinon 14mm does not take conventional filters.  It has no filter threads (also needed to attach the Lee 4X4 system).   There is mention of a very large filter system that is supposed to work on the Rokinon 14mm in this thread:  http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=17947.0  Other than looking at the site (and seeing the price), I know nothing about it.

Lee makes a filter for a Nikon wide angle.  Don't know if that system would work on the Rokinon (haven't looked to see how it attaches). 


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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Lee 4x4 Big Stopper filter in stock
« on: November 06, 2013, 06:58:58 PM »
Not to rub it in, but B&H just confirmed that they shipped mine as well.  I didn't trust that I would get an email when they came in stock (and I think I did not anyway).  So, I have had a tab in Firefox set just on the B&H listing for the Big Stopper.  A few times every day I have been hitting refresh, just to see if it would come through.  Last night, I was checking something else at B&H, then decided to reset the tab for the Big Stopper.  I couldn't believe it when the page showed "in stock."  Don't know how many they had, but I was one of the lucky ones.  I am really looking forward to trying this thing out.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D ???
« on: October 26, 2013, 10:45:32 PM »
This is what the B&H website has to say:

"We're sorry! We do not have any information posted for "CANON EOS 3D" at this time.

Please see other "DSLR Cameras" by Canon."

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Portrait / Re: 'Straight' Portrait of a Young Woman
« on: October 22, 2013, 08:44:46 PM »
Some of the comments here remind me of the way a photographer I used to work with described some editors: "the only taste they have is in their mouth."

This is a very nice, evocative portrait. The lighting and treatment are excellent for the subject. You've given the portrait some drama but also made it subtle and appropriate for the subject. It's very Irving Penn-esque. Which is pretty good company to be in.

Ivan, more details please on lighting, backdrop, etc.
+1

+2

Check Ivan's link in the OP.  You will see more photos that may be more to individual tastes, learn that he probably likes the model well enough (his daughter), learn that the PP was very intentional and learn about his setup and software used in PP.   Ivan, thanks for showing what the little M can do in portrait work.

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