« on: October 31, 2013, 08:17:32 PM »
To put it as succinctly as I can... I'm underwhelmed.
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The con is that it breaks cameras. Black Rapid straps disconnect and drop cameras on the pavement. Not every time, not every trip, but if you use one frequently it's going to happen eventually. It may be more likely to happen with heavier lenses and cameras.
It may well be that Canon cameras and lenses (likely other brands too) just aren't designed to be hung from the bottom like a Black Rapid, Carryspeed, or similar strap are designed to do. I've yet to find one that doesn't break and/or drop cameras. By contrast I've yet to see a strap attached to the strap eyelets at the top of the camera or side of a lens detach or break. The ergonomics aren't great, especially for larger lenses slung over a shoulder, but at least this doesn't break cameras.
One also gives up some color accuracy.
If you're suing something other than DPP, be sure your RAW converter of choice supports mRAW. If you need to use DPP to convert your mRAW to DNG for further processing, you'll end up with bigger files than just shooting regular RAW.
Some technical details on mRAW, color sampling, etc., from Doug Kerr are here.
Does anyone know what this bird is?
It's tiny, just a bit bigger than a chickadee, and there were two of them on the sand at the edge of the Ottawa river, near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It would use it's beak to quickly probe the sand.
You guys all rock! I had a heck of a week...we had ALOT of migrations, and a ton of signups, so the support to cover was alot. It is finally slowing down, so I can come back and chat with you all! I saw a couple posts with new sites. AWESOME! It's 4am here, and i need a couple hours of shuteye, but I will return tomorrow to answer all your questions and check out your new Smugmug sites. Thanks so much!