April 17, 2014, 05:59:53 AM

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - tron

Pages: 1 ... 53 54 [55] 56 57 ... 112
Lenses / Re: UWA (to complement 35/100/200)?
« on: February 12, 2013, 07:13:54 AM »
EFs 10-22 would be very nice if it's with in your budget.

+1 I had gotten 10-22 a few years ago to use with my 40D and didn't regret it at all.

I have witnessed  people using flash to shoot the Total Solar Eclipse ...   :o  :o  :o

Fortunately my telephoto lens had a hood...   ;)

Canon General / Re: What's your definition of "Pro"?
« on: February 11, 2013, 12:57:18 PM »
I have no problem with this definition. I know I am an amateur. Photography is just my hobby.

Now, if lenses were a little cheaper  ;D

The lady sitting beside me in the plane..... As we are passing over Winnipeg, at night, at 35000 feet, the pilot announces "and if you look out of the windows on the right side of the plane you can see the lights of Winnipeg". She whips out a DSLR and starts taking flash pictures of Winnipeg.

Why isn't my flash bright enough to light up a city from 35,000 feet? Why won't my camera magicaly cancel out the reflection of the flash off of the window? Does this mean I have to upgrade to FF and the new magic super sensor?
Well if she were lucky there would be a storm and maybe a lightning during the time she was pressing the button...

Now, that would be a little more powerful flash  ;D  ;D  ;D

Software & Accessories / Re: Rescue of preview renderings in lightroom 4.3
« on: February 11, 2013, 12:37:56 PM »
Very easy to re-generate them. Select all the photos in the catalog, go up to 'Library' select 'Previews' select 'render 1:1 previews'.

If you have 10's of thousands of photos, just do it during computer down time and let it grind away.

Fresh previews directly linked to the source image with all the develop pipeline changes you've made in a place Lightroom knows how to find automatically - Seriously, I think it is far better to create new.

You will likely want to find the old previews and delete them, however, as they usually are a very large space hog.
OP said that some images are lost . So I do not think safe to delete all old previews ....

How can previews be generated if images are lost?

The goal is to recreate some images from previews and not some previews from the images...

Now if lost means not found in LR this is a totally different matter and you are correct.

But I think that lost refers to the original image files unfortunately...

Software & Accessories / Re: Rescue of preview renderings in lightroom 4.3
« on: February 11, 2013, 10:47:22 AM »
Just keep in mind that the previews do not have to be at your Lightroom file structure only. There are more probably at a user specific directory.

For example for the Windows XP which I use the default Bridge Cache is at:

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Adobe\Bridge CS6\Cache

Software & Accessories / Re: Rescue of preview renderings in lightroom 4.3
« on: February 11, 2013, 09:19:15 AM »
No worries about naming...

The goal is to rescue some pictures if possible.

1. How did you restructure your hard drives?

I mean did you format them (and if so was it fast or full), did you repartition them? did you defragment them (although this is not supposed to be destructive)

2. If there are deleted files then maybe a utility can find them. Search for undelete programs.

3. I have not used Lightroom but judging from bridge I would search the directory location for its cache.
There is one for bridge and Photoshop so I assume there is one for Lightroom too.

If the names found in that location are meaningless I would try to rename them by adding valid photo suffixes like .jpg etc...

I do hope you will save some pictures...

im happy with my YONGNUO yn 568 ex, cheaper, does a great job, my friend has the 600ex and i get the job done first, end of story

Maybe all the Canon testers used YONGNUO's  ;D ;D ;D
;D ;D ;D

As long as they will post an official announcement and not only a post in a forum, its OK I guess...

So now are you optimistic? Do you think they will include the fix this April ?  (or the next one ?  ::) )

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D Bg-E13 Discrepancies
« on: February 05, 2013, 11:39:30 AM »
Quote from: Canon Customer Disservice
Dear Ryan Williams:

We appreciate your continued interest in Canon products

After further investigation and inquiries with our engineers, we have discovered that we cannot tell our asses from our elbows. This issue has been ecsalated to the janitorial staff, so they can squeegee our eyeballs and vacuum our ears, in the vain hope that our observational skills and ability to listen to customers will be improved.

Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.  Thank you for choosing Canon.


Technical Support Representative
+1000  :D  ;D

Canon General / Re: Physical Ailments From Heavy Gear
« on: February 05, 2013, 06:51:37 AM »
At the moment, I'm carrying my 5D2, 70-200 f/2.8 II, 35L, 24L, Macbook Air, + filters and accessories inside a Thinktank shoulderbag.. It is pure torture for my shoulders, and I don't think it is good for my physical health.
Now I do not know your needs but is that Macbook really necessary to carry with you? I mean do you edit your photos before returning to home?

Also if you shoot landscapes (and not portraits) a 70-200 f/4L IS would be a joy to use and carry (speaking of personal experience since I have both)

If you are a landscape shooter I believe the above 2 changes will alleviate your burden.

Landscape / Re: Spiral Arm of the Milky Way above the Texas Desert
« on: February 01, 2013, 08:31:16 AM »
Axilrod - the tripod, wedge and drive base are from an 8 inch Celestron I've had for 35 years, the optics are great but it needed to be on a better mount to reach its potential.  The wood is recycled from another project and the tripod head lives either on this mount or my home made slider depending on what I'm doing.  Older Celestron mounts come up for sale on Astromart once in a while when people transplant the scope to a better mount like I did.  There's another used equipment website I've used, I can't find it with Google but I have the link on my home computer, I'll PM you with it.  Orion sells a small equatorial setup as an intro to astrophotography but it just won't handle much weight.  A used CG5 or SkyViewPro mount for a good price would be an excellent setup, you wouldn't need the computerized version of either.  I use my old C8 mount setup for tracking with up to a 300/f4L.  Setting it vertical I can do panning time lapses.  I've even used it with the mount vertical and the camera pointed straight up in my back yard, the trees rotate around the perimeter of the frame while the stars slowly parade through....would be interesting to try in a place like Joshua Tree.  I'm blocked here at work from getting to the link, it's on YouTube, you should be able to find it with search terms 'emagowan' and 'SkySpin'.

Thanks for that info, I figured that thing was a "frankenstein" mount of some sort.  I've been looking into getting one of these Astrotrac tracking mounts: http://www.astrotrac.com/Default.aspx?p=tt320x-ag

Supposedly they work very well and are very easy to transport and set up.  Check it out and let me know what you think.

Not so fast with Astrotrac. I do have it BUT: Its polar scope is very loose which means you cannot be certain you have polar aligned it perfectly. Second, even with best possible alignment you get about a 10fold increase in exposure (10x the seconds you could expose without it). It seems a lot but actually it is only with short focal lengths. Third, no tracking device can do the trick for astrophotography landscapes since to photograph the landscape camera has to be still on tripod otherwise you will have no star trails but blurred landscape.

So it is still tripod and the 600/(focal length) rule for these cases ( 500/(focal length)  if you want to be more strict).

Landscape / Re: Spiral Arm of the Milky Way above the Texas Desert
« on: February 01, 2013, 08:00:10 AM »
Hmmmmmm.....might want to check your AFMA.  You seem to be front focusing a parsec or two..... :o
I just read this and could stop laughing ...  ;D  ;D  ;D

There should be an RX1 variant with 24-105 F4/F2.8 lens.  Add a battery grip like the Fuji XPRO and this would be almost perfect for most usage.  The 35mm even if it's F2 isn't that interesting enough for its price of 3K.

A lens like that would be huge and defeats the whole purpose of the camera.
+1 however, the above comment regarding the 35mm f/2 lens is valid. A similarly sized camera with exchangeable lenses though ...  ::)

Pages: 1 ... 53 54 [55] 56 57 ... 112