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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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Software & Accessories / Really Right Stuff B2-FABN: Mini-Clamp
« on: October 30, 2013, 09:49:57 AM »
Hey, just wondering if anyone has any opinions/experiences with using the RRS B2-FABN: Mini-Clamp?
This looks like a great idea/option as I like to use a neck strap, but not when I’m using a tripod..
Opinions?

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Spec List Surfaces [CR1]
« on: October 28, 2013, 10:53:16 AM »
I really liked the 7D, it's a fantastic camera for it's day except for the very poor quality sensor. It was noisy at low ISO's and it lacked the micro contrast and sharpness of it's full frame brothers of the similar era. Every other part of the camera was excellent. It's handling and UI were a big step forwards for Canon. Certainly better than the XXD which pre-dated it. If there wasn't a 7D then I doubt the 5DIII or 1DX would have been quite as stunning.

I'll probably get one to accompany my 5DIII's and offer me that extra reach which a 1.6x crop does so well. Pop a 400mm f2.8 on it and it's a very useful 650mm.
+1
I liked the 7D also, except for that sensor...

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rumor: Nikon Digital FM2 - Retro look
« on: October 21, 2013, 09:25:01 AM »
This is a very interesting/nice development ... I really wanted Canon/Nikon to come up with a full frame DSLR coz I'd feel a lot more comfortable in investing in Nikon gear than Sony ... if Canon does not announce something similar I'll happily buy the Nikon FF mirrorless ... but if Canon announces one before the Nikon is available for purchase I'll wait for Canon ... and I don't really care if its a retro design or not as long as it is relatively small size with small prime lenses ... putting zoom lenses or bigger lenses on mirror less cameras defeats the purpose of "small form factor".

I'd really love a digital AE-1.  I don't really care much if it's mirrorless or dslr.  As long as it has the look, IQ and competitive price, it'll be one thing to consider.  :)  It's like somebody revived Elvis.   ;D
Hilarious! I have an AE-1 Program that I used for years and would love to see that happen.  I would love to see Canon do a retro body/rangefinder style with a full frame sensor and a EF mount for my glass collection

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Canon ST-E3-RT help/question
« on: October 10, 2013, 11:36:53 AM »
So, I have a Canon 600EX-RT and a Canon ST-E3-RT.  I have to say these are great and have had a lot of fun getting into off camera flash.  But,…I would like to expand to 2 or 3 more flashes.  Does the ST-E3-RT work with any Yongnuo flashes or does anyone think this may come around in the near future,..or am I going to have to get more 600s (ouch,..$$$!)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: NEW TOY :)
« on: October 01, 2013, 05:39:45 PM »
Nice gift! Very nice of your wife! Happy anniversary!  Would love to get one of those cameras, have fun with it!

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The past couple weeks I have had a definite itch for this camera.  Always liked the look of the rangefinder and it would be a fun camera to shoot with.  Dylan777, you are right!,  Love the nostalgic look. FF would be even better! I can’t afford a Leica,..maybe to new M will be a rangefinder style?,……probably not….

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 10 Signs You're a Photo Geek
« on: September 15, 2013, 11:28:25 AM »
Wow!,..this really made me laugh!  My girlfriend pointed out that I have all the signs and that I need help!

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Lenses / Re: Lens selection for trip to Ireland
« on: August 15, 2013, 06:41:49 PM »


Hello,

I just made a trip to Ireland this past winter.  I have to say, I made a post for some advice, and the people here on CR were quite kind with their advice for equipment and locations,..Thanks! I owe them some shots from my trip!
Anyway, I took a tripod with a 5D III, and 17-40L, 24-105L, and kept a 50mm 1.4 in my jacket for indoor/ pub/low light shots.  Seemed to work OK
I think I could have shot for days in Connemara! Beautiful!
hope my link works,...have fun!

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=11386.msg203298#msg203298

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