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Photography Technique / Halifax, Nova Scotia
« on: January 15, 2014, 07:57:34 AM »
Hello!,
I will be traveling to Halifax, Nova Scotia in May.  Wondering if anyone has any location ideas to shoot.  Any suggestions would be great!, Thanks so much!

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Canon General / Re: Merry Christmas to Everyone!
« on: December 28, 2013, 09:02:25 AM »
Paolo, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Canon General / Re: What did y'all get for Christmas/ the holidays?
« on: December 28, 2013, 09:00:50 AM »
Got a RRS BH-40!,....it's reeeaaalll nice!

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Canon General / Re: Types of Photographers (Seinfeld Edition)
« on: December 28, 2013, 08:58:23 AM »
Thanks you sir, Dear Mackguyver and all friends, You made my beautiful  Saturday morning to day= Fill with smile, Laugh and Happyness to read great post like this. Yes, Human life are too short, The Smile, Laugh and Happyness in every days will make our life happy and  live  longer, plus have a great meaning to live, Yes, Because of Closed Great Friends near by, Are better than Our relative are live far away.,
Have a happy holiday, and may all  Gods in this world and Lord Buddha Blessing you and your family to have a great health and get all the good wishes that you want in this coming year 2014---That Include getting  1DS MK IV,  3D,  7D MK II and EOS-M MK II.
Surapon, Your friend.
+1!
you also Surapon!

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Canon General / Re: Types of Photographers (Seinfeld Edition)
« on: December 27, 2013, 08:52:44 PM »

PS, I were dream to be Photographer since I am 7 years old, And My Daddy let me use his Rolliflex and Leica, But When I grown up, I know that My brain and My heart do  not  have Artistic ability, Just "Form follow Functions"---That why I go to school and Be Architect, Make Money/ Easy Money, and Beg my wife( my Vice President/ Book Keeper in the Company) to buy the Tons of Photography equipment for The Office Equipments---Yes, I get them in my ways---Ha, Ha, Ha, But, I must  do 2-3 Wedding Photos per years, and Do the Photos for the county tourism department for booklet= Afew US Dollars, Just for my CPA. and My Happyness, Who can call my self as " The Low PRO "-----Ha, Ha, Ha.---Ha, Ha, Ha.
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+1
Surapon! You are awesome!
I did the same and dream of being great at my hobby
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!
Seán

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Lenses / Re: Two Lenses Coming for CP+? [CR2]
« on: December 15, 2013, 10:46:23 AM »
+1 on the 35L, a new UW zoom L would be cool though!

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Lighting / Re: Shaping the Lite
« on: December 13, 2013, 02:48:46 PM »
fantastic Neuro!, Thanks!

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Canon General / Re: So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« on: December 01, 2013, 07:36:38 PM »
I ended up getting a 14mm Rokinon lens for $300 from B&H, and an 85mm 1.2 lens for $1600 from canon refurbished.  And now I'm staying far away from canonpricewatch.com until I recover.  I'm hoping next year will bring an updated 100-400mm lens.  Maybe for black friday next year.
I was able to get the Rokinon, but have been really wanting the 85 1.2L and I missed it when I got home from work....crazy bummed!

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Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: November 11, 2013, 05:06:22 PM »
sorry everyone, image did not post, try later, at work....

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Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: November 11, 2013, 05:05:07 PM »
Winter in Connemarra

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Canon General / Re: "Pure photographic experience"
« on: November 06, 2013, 02:45:02 PM »
I guess "pure photography" might be something like William Henry Fox Talbot's idea of the "Pencil of Nature" – images drawn by nature with the photographer being just a servant to the sun. But I suspect that's not what we are talking about here.


If its retro we're after, lets go for some real innovation.

A button/switch on every camera that engages the sensor. If you forget to turn it on, you can shoot pictures the whole day, but not one will be recorded. And, while we're at it, let's make sure that the button "slips" once and awhile and even though you think you hit it, it won't record any pictures. That way we can resurrect the "pure" film experience of forgetting to check the rewind knob to verify that there is film in the camera and that the take up spool has actually engaged the film.

How about separating the ISO display from the actual ISO on the sensor, so that you have to select both. That way, you can recreate the "pure" experience of putting ASA 100 film in the camera and forgetting to change the meter dial from Tri X.

Or maybe, there can be a random feature where all the images on the card appear as though someone inadvertently opened the back of the camera without rewinding the film.

While were at it, let's extend the experience to Lightroom. Maybe every once and awhile when you upload your images, several of them will have chemical-like blotches on them or be undeveloped in the center, so you can recreate the "pure" experience of film sticking together on the developing reels.

Maybe have shots taken at ISO 100 have the same noise as ISO 100,000 to simulate the experience of someone developing the film using Dektol.

Better yet, sometimes the entire upload can be blank, simulating the experience of accidentally pouring in the fixer first.

I'll think I'll stick with today's photography instead of some retro "pure" experience.

ROFL!
+1!!
ROFL!!
I think I have done several of these!
kinda miss the smell of all those chemicals!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the Df
« on: November 05, 2013, 12:56:30 PM »
I like it…and I kinda get it….oh well.  I have a thing for the X100s and would like Canon to make something similar; retro, FF, no video (I absolutely have no use for it…,that’s just me though), and would accept my L glass.  But I also agree with many,..this may be a marketing ploy to scoop up buyers.  This will be an interesting thread to watch over the next day or so…but,….I like it

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1 Announcement Q2 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 01, 2013, 10:27:45 AM »
The new EOS-1 body is amazing and a big step over the 1D X. I like it.
Am I just not reading this right?,…are you referring to the current EOS 1Dx or a different 1 series body out in the wild somewhere?

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1 Announcement Q2 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 01, 2013, 09:37:24 AM »
wonder what the new price drop will look like?....

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Software & Accessories / Re: Really Right Stuff B2-FABN: Mini-Clamp
« on: October 31, 2013, 04:48:28 PM »
hey thanks,...I have used a lot of RRS products, and have always been happy/impresssed with the quality of their stuff,.. will have to give this a try...

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