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Photography Technique / Re: APOLLO missions - image inconsistencies
« on: August 19, 2014, 07:44:39 PM »
...and I thought I had too much time on my hands...then I skimmed through this thread....

Skim the info on the links I provided above and you'll be glad you did.  IMHO, much more interesting than the whole Apollo Moon conspiracy stuff.   ;)
Okay, I'll confess, I watched some two hour special on the Discovery Channel or National Geo or something about all this one time.  I wasn't convinced...but maybe I'll check this out.

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Photography Technique / Re: APOLLO missions - image inconsistencies
« on: August 19, 2014, 03:48:30 PM »
...and I thought I had too much time on my hands...then I skimmed through this thread....

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Getting back to the topic (after Surapon's pleasant distraction), I shoot part-time and generally make good money, but there's not enough work to keep food on the table.  Rates vary wildly by size and type of client, but I would have to have jobs at least 2-3 days a week (around 100 days/year) to replace the income I make from my consulting work that I do nearly full time.  I generally have about 30-60 paid photo days a year, and there is a lot of inconsistency to them so I think it would be a struggle to live on that income alone. 

Now please excuse me while I return to the gilded cage that is my primary profession.


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Lenses / Re: Development Announcement of a New 800mm f/5.6L IS II [CR1]
« on: August 19, 2014, 02:23:29 PM »
Great! Now with a 25% price reduction on the old lens, I'll finally be able to sell a kidney and afford it :o
I was planning to buy a new car, but maybe I'll hold out for this lens!  I'm actually kicking myself for not buying one during the Canon USA refurb sale (the one before last) when it was 15 or so percent off during the sale.  It's an amazing lens on a monopod.

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Post Processing / Re: Photoshop eye retouching
« on: August 19, 2014, 02:19:42 PM »
Check out Gry Garness' eBooks and videos.  She is considered one of the top retouchers in the industry.  I have one of her older eBooks and the quality of her materials along with the results of techniques are amazing.
Will do!
I will give you some feedback sometime next week.
Good luck and be forewarned, her stuff isn't cheap, but like I said, it's very high quality and very easy to learn from whether you read the whole thing or just the pages you're interested in at the time.

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Post Processing / Re: Photoshop eye retouching
« on: August 19, 2014, 01:35:25 PM »
Check out Gry Garness' eBooks and videos.  She is considered one of the top retouchers in the industry.  I have one of her older eBooks and the quality of her materials along with the results of techniques are amazing.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon mirrorless: Status?
« on: August 19, 2014, 01:31:53 PM »
I use DSLRs 99% of the time, but sometimes need something smaller.  I've never been too happy with compacts, but the M is nice because it's the best parts of the DSLR minus some responsiveness and features.  I recently considered the G1X II, but wanted something wider.  It turns out that there are either no compacts wider than 24mm (equivalent), no current compacts, or if there are, they aren't easy to find via Google :)

My solution, the little M + 11-22 IS.  I had to order it from Canada...but I'm excited to have a little 18-35 lens with IS and better IQ than most compacts out there.


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No, No, NO---You can count  each Item, Not the Quantity of the Items.


Maybe, just maybe: Camera, the drink, the (implied) strobes, and depending on personal preference the lens or the set of gels?
In certain locations, some additional clothing might be nice to have as well. :)
I was thinking (1) camera (2) bottle of Jack (3) bracelet (4) other bracelet, but then again, I may be the reason that bottle of Jack isn't full ;)

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R1-7D, I'll have to take a closer look at my gear, and I think I might have a PDF of the FoCal results, but if not, I may do some calibration in the near future and can run that test again.  I'll be in touch later.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: August 19, 2014, 12:05:11 PM »
FEBS, that matches my experience and so far, the only thing I've noticed between the 5DIII and 1D X in terms of AF is the faster acquisition related to the higher voltage battery in the 1D X.  Even that isn't huge, but it is noticeable.  The AF in low light might be a hair better, too, but that's a subjective observation, mainly with the 85 f/1.2 II.

In terms of AF tracking, I haven't noticed any difference at all, though I haven't challenged it a whole lot, yet.  AFMA is definitely critical. When I first got my 300, I took it out for a spin with the lens calibrated, but extenders not.  The 1.4x was a bit off, but the 2x back focused a lot.  After calibration, the results are excellent, and with the Mk III extenders and Mk II big whites, the AFMA is used for AI Servo as well.

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Australia / Re: Legal question on photography
« on: August 19, 2014, 12:00:28 PM »
Only a lawyer can advise you of the law and your options, but just because something is printed on a piece of paper doesn't make it legal or enforceable.
Over here it generally does.  I know a bit about Australian law - certainly more than I do about cameras (I did a law degree a few years ago - I'm a bushranger by trade and a little bit of legal knowledge comes in handy.).  Over here, it's pretty settled that as long as the conditions are bought to your attention before you purchase the ticket then the terms are valid.  (Otherwise, what's the point of contracts?)

That being said, as you'd expected, a quick search suggests that Cricket Australia haven't gone around suing people for uploading cricket photos over the last couple of years.  The worst realistic problem is that they won't let you through the gate with a bigger lens.
That's interesting and let me clarify things a bit here in the U.S. with an example:

Your valet parking ticket says "Not Responsible for Loss or Damage" but they bring back your car with no radio and a smashed windshield.  The words on ticket essentially mean nothing, especially if the person who parked your car was hired with a criminal record, etc.  All it takes is a half-decent lawyer who can prove that the company was negligible in some way and "Not Responsible" quickly becomes fully responsible.

Again, I'm not a lawyer, but I wanted to explain my earlier post.

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Surapon, those are four of my favorite things ;D


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Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-M 11-22mm f4-5.6 IS STM
« on: August 19, 2014, 10:21:04 AM »
I'm really liking my 16-35 f/4 IS, so I decided to order one of these from across the border in Canada.  It will be a couple of weeks before it arrives, but I look forward to posting shots here as well.  You guys are taking great shots and look forward to seeing more work on this thread.

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EOS Bodies / Re: B & H is already selling 7D Mark II Accessories
« on: August 19, 2014, 10:00:57 AM »
I'm sure you'll find the same thing on other retailer's sites and I can only imagine what searching for iPhone 6 will bring back on Amazon.  In most cases it's "click-baiting".  Also, the person entering the information on B&H's website (i.e. pasting what the vendor sends them) probably doesn't know a 7D from a 1V.

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Australia / Re: Legal question on photography
« on: August 19, 2014, 09:56:11 AM »
I would strongly suggest consulting with a legal authority experienced in this area in Australia instead of asking on an Internets Tubes forum.

Would you really trust any legal opinion you would get here?    Especially if you have personal liability involved?

Internet forums are an excellent way to exchange opinions, but when it comes to legal matters, go to a professional.
+1 and this situation is not unique.  Technically, night shots of the Eiffel tower are copyrighted, along with a lot of public sculptures, zoo exhibits, etc.  Only a lawyer can advise you of the law and your options, but just because something is printed on a piece of paper doesn't make it legal or enforceable.  In the United States in particular, a lot of organizations play on this fear of being sued to threaten people even if they are totally unenforceable.  That said, I would definitely speak with a lawyer before you do anything as the laws are very different from country to country and even locale to locale within a country.

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