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I'm curious as to anyone's thoughts on this.  I am sure we all realize the immediate advantage of shooting everything in color, then post processing into B&W but why have Monochrome as a built in option on the EOS camera's?  Is there an advantage choosing Monochrome on the EOS Bodies over post processing the color RAW into B&W?

Rev

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: February 01, 2012, 07:41:22 PM »
Allou - excellent work on your photos.  Do you primarily use an ND filter?
Rev

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Black & White / Re: Your best Architectural & City B&W shots?
« on: January 31, 2012, 11:43:25 PM »
entitled "Look What The Wind Blew In"


"Look What The Wind Blew In";               (click to Enlarge) by Revup67, on Flickr

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Black & White / Re: Your best Architectural & City B&W shots?
« on: January 31, 2012, 11:38:34 PM »
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Some around Los Angeles

John, some of those are truly excellent especially the perspectives, DOF and lighting - well done.

K-amps, thanks for the kind words

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: January 31, 2012, 02:55:59 PM »
"Late Afternoon Shadows"

Specs:  Taken with Canon EOS 7D + Canon 16-35 USM L MKii Settings: 16mm, F9, 1/400s, ISO100, taken at  BNSF Train Yard in Fullerton, CA.   HDR processed.  Additional post processing with ACDSee Pro 3


Late Afternoon Shadows by Revup67, on Flickr

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon Fisheye EF 8-15mm f/4L USM
« on: January 31, 2012, 02:24:03 PM »
Autumn In Trabuco Canyon @ 10mm


Autumn in Trabuco Canyon, CA (Click To Zoom) by Revup67, on Flickr

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon Fisheye EF 8-15mm f/4L USM
« on: January 31, 2012, 02:21:35 PM »
"Watch Your Step"


Watch Your Step by Revup67, on Flickr

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Black & White / Re: Your best Architectural & City B&W shots?
« on: January 31, 2012, 02:14:58 PM »
Taken January 2012 with Canon EOS 7D and 16-35mm USM L Mkii


Abandoned Fraser Associates; East Santa Fe Ave Fullerton, CA by Revup67, on Flickr

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Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: January 31, 2012, 01:58:06 PM »
The mood that B&W images create are sometimes untouchable - (Flickr linked)


Someone's Watching You(Press L to view on Black) by Revup67, on Flickr

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Michael and Axil - thanks for the heads up.  My signature should indicate Canon 8-15 Fisheye, not 8-16 (now fixed).  Sloppy typing.  I had the signature correct then added one more lens and the signature word wrap stated I had too many lines.  In truncating the sig the typo appeared.  thanks for your watchful eyes.

Some excellent tips on here about the ND's to choose but for certain won't fall back on the 72's.  For a moment there was a smidget of a glimmer of hope which was thankfully debunked by Neuro.

I've got a holder with a few graduated Cokins and there certainly is a big benefit to sliding up and down just those panes can be a bit flimsy and chip easily.  The B&W screw on is one to consider for sure.  I am also considering the Hoya ND64 and Hoya ND8 screw on and possible stacking though am concerned about the stacking aspect and if it will degrade the photo in any way shape or form.  Of course it does allow for the benefit of separation of the two vs. one screw on.

Wickid - that lightcraft workshop variable ND 82mm looks like one fine product - it's just shy of the 9 or 10 stops I was seeking at 8 stops.  What's most appealing though is the lack of degradation on the image

Rev

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I have a few Quad records laying around :) the Jeff Beck Group for one.  Lucifer's Friend 1st LP  (German hard rock from 1970 like Deep Purple meets Zep and Sabbath) does that count?

Side note on quad and on the extreme outer limits of this site.  You can actually download DTS 4.0 (not 4.1) original quad recordings which usually result in different than the original stereo mixes from the Usenet.  The group if interested is :  alt.binaries.sounds.dts

An optical audio or digital Coax cable is needed.  not tested HDMI however but in theory it should work as well.
 
great dialogue -

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Axilrod - I apologize you were correct in your assumption it is a Mkii and of course there is no IS (what was I thinking) - thanks for the link on the ND but Neuro is correct, going FF soon and purposely got this lens for that reason

Neuro - you are correct and clairvoyant.  My plan to acquire this lens was to wait for the 5D Mkiii.  So it appears sticking with a straight ND is the way to go.  I was just informed Hoya does not make an ND400 in the US for an 82mm size so seeking out substitutes at the moment but not a Filter holder type such as Cokin, prefer a screw on.  Open for recommendations for a 9 or 10 stop screw on for 82mm ND.

Question: (perhaps absurd), the glass on the 16-35 mkii does not go edge to edge.  can you use a step down ring from 82 to 72 on an APS-C and/or FF camera?  I have a 72mm ND400 at present.   I suspect the answer is "no" and there is a reason - thanks in advance

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Lenses / Re: How do you pay for your lenses?
« on: January 28, 2012, 05:49:17 PM »
Coke Cans, Beer bottles, etc. @ redemption value

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 28, 2012, 05:45:20 PM »
entitled "Ominous Outlook" (linked to Flickr page) for sharing comments - thank you

Ominous Outlook aired Ch.7 KABC-TV 1-18-12 by Revup67, on Flickr

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Lenses / Re: How do you pay for your lenses?
« on: January 28, 2012, 04:37:35 PM »
I would answer this in two ways:

1)selling off personal assets I don't need anymore via a garage sale or an Ebay vendor who's unloading a massive record collection from 1973 right now or my neighbor's and family's film cameras that they don't know what to do with via Craigs List (sold 3 so far).  I simply find other creative money making methods like buying stocks or mutual funds that pay dividends over 5% (yes there are some out there like ATT (symbol T) to accumulate monies
2)I always pay by credit card.  Biggest reason is most credit card companies double the warranty automatically (yes this is true) but commit to myself to pay off the balance in full before the due date.  I also live by this rule in that I never buy something unless I know in advance I have the funds for it.  This avoids CC interest payments which debunks any savings on your purchase and (2) you get monetary reimbursement back by the credit card company as does Chase, American Express, etc. some even paying more than 1%.  (Hey 1% of $1000 is $10 so that's another discount to lower the purchase price.  Hope this helps  :)

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