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Technical Support / Re: Best Methods For Long Term File Storage ??
« on: November 15, 2012, 05:30:22 PM »
Not by any means a feasible solution, but I wonder how many sheets of paper I would need to print out all my photos in a series on 1s and 0s………...

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Photos of film's demise
« on: November 12, 2012, 12:22:01 PM »
I think there will always be some sort of film available. Maybe nothing resembling the emulsions we have now, but something. The invention of cameras didn't kill painters, I don't think digital will kill film. I'm not going to start a film vs digital flame war, but for the vast majority of users and tasks, the cost/convenience of digital wins.

Film is fun for a hobby and for artistic reasons, just as people still do every sort of imaginable alt process. I

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Lenses / Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« on: November 06, 2012, 06:33:26 AM »
I hate those things, but they are eaiser to take off when the hood is on.

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Canon General / Re: Canon Can't Even Make a Billion Dollars Anymore
« on: October 26, 2012, 01:17:06 PM »
I should have bought that calculator mouse!

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Lens case for 70-200 f/2.8 II
« on: October 05, 2012, 08:45:32 AM »
The zipper case that came with mine sits untouched in the pristine white box along with the paperwork, up in the top shelf of my dedicated camera closet.  Along with the boxes and paperwork for every other lens, camera or filter I have bought.  I just rely on the padded backpack to house the lens 24/7 (unless it is being used).

Am I in the minority here?

Nope. Mine is still in the box too. My lens is either on the camera or in my bag.

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Canon General / Re: Project 1709
« on: October 04, 2012, 10:25:43 AM »
I signed up for a invite. It seems like a interesting idea.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Who uses a handheld light meter?
« on: October 02, 2012, 02:59:29 PM »
;D I'm lovin' the 'clients love light meters' comments. But I'm just an amateur, so no clients. Maybe my girlfriend will be impressed when I take readings under her chin!

My wife said, "what are you doing, and what did you buy now"

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Software & Accessories / Re: Who uses a handheld light meter?
« on: October 02, 2012, 08:07:05 AM »
I have no experience using them for landscape. I do use a L358 for my Fuji GW690, I have also found myself using it for multi light flash set ups. Even old used meters are quite expensive on eBay.

Do you know anyone who has one? Maybe you can borrow it for a while and see if it helps.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Yongnuo Flashes
« on: September 28, 2012, 09:38:05 AM »
I got the fully manually 430 version for something like 35 bucks a pop with shipping; just keep an eye on ebay.

They are noisy, and slow to recycle, but they work just fine. I certainly wouldn’t shoot a wedding with them, but if you are looking for a cheap way to explore/have some fun with flash they are great.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Big Megapixel Talk [CR1]
« on: September 25, 2012, 05:44:24 PM »
How long until we hear about people who switched to Nikon wanting to switch back to Canon.....  :P

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Lenses / Re: Vintage Lenses: Any Advise?
« on: September 24, 2012, 11:25:00 AM »
There is a lot of decent M42 mount stuff available at reasonable prices. My favorite is the Pentax 1.4 Super Takamur. A beautiful lens, and as sharp as anything around. What you can mount to your body varies, there are lots of guides on the internet on what works with what. 

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Lenses / Re: Old manual focus 50mm: Sharpness
« on: September 24, 2012, 11:10:54 AM »
I've used a 50mm Pentax SMC Takamur 1.4 on my 50D, there are some issues using this lens on FF, but it can me made to work It is incredibly sharp, just as much as any new Canon glass.  IT's actually just a great lens, one of my favorite, it has just great colors. It can be had for about 100 on ebay.

To confirm: Which version of 50mm Pentax SMC Takumar did you use? was it the metal focusing ring SMC Tak or rubberized focusing ring SMC Tak. Thank you.

Metal one

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Lenses / Re: Old manual focus 50mm: Sharpness
« on: September 23, 2012, 07:31:28 AM »
I've used a 50mm Pentax SMC Takamur 1.4 on my 50D, there are some issues using this lens on FF, but it can me made to work. I don't use it for macro work, just regular stuff.  It is incredibly sharp, just as much as any new Canon glass.  IT's actually just a great lens, one of my favorite, it has just great colors. It can be had for about 100 on ebay.

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In cam, 0, in PP depends on what it's a picture of. I usually add a little. I love the look of kodachrome and velvia.

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