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Photography Technique / Re: Taking HDR shots
« on: June 29, 2014, 08:04:12 PM »
Much more control than... Lightroom?

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Photography Technique / Re: Taking HDR shots
« on: June 29, 2014, 05:33:44 PM »
I hadn't thought of that.  Let me scurry off and go try that.

Edit:
Yup... when using AEB and Continuous Shooting mode, the T3i takes 3 shots and stops.  Very interesting.

Combining that with some of the control you get from the DSLR Controller app should be interesting.

Now I just have to learn how to merge this in Lightroom :)

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Photography Technique / Taking HDR shots
« on: June 29, 2014, 05:29:18 PM »
I've always been confused about taking HDR shots.  In order to anything "HDR" on my T3i, I have go into the menu and configure my Exposure Compensation to take a Normal-Under-Over image.  So I have to click the shutter 3 times, and them do some magic in post processing.

Is this the same thing that is required on better cameras, like the 5D III, 6D, etc?

(and if my assumptions are wrong, please tell me)

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Lenses / Re: Lens repair?
« on: June 16, 2014, 05:23:04 PM »
Update:
I have spoken with Canon, and this lens is out of their service window... so they won't touch it.  I'm checking with the 3rd party providers you have all recommended now.

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Lenses / Re: Lens repair?
« on: June 15, 2014, 06:41:47 PM »
Awesome replies, guys.  I'll be sure to check out those sources.

Now to see if the "seller" can drop his price from $150 to "something I'm willing to pay"  (which is closer to $50 or $0...)

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Lenses / Lens repair?
« on: June 15, 2014, 07:54:52 AM »
I was browsing Craigs List the other day, and someone is trying to sell a broken  28-70mm f2.8L lens for $150.  It looks like the EF-mount has broken off (based on the pictures).. I have no idea what state the glass is in.

The question is... how much will Canon charge to repair something like this?  The seller wants $150, but I'm thinking it's worth closer to 0, depending on what Canon tells me when I call them tomorrow.

What do you guys think?  What's your experience on repairing older lenses like this?

Wiki article on this lens...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EF_28%E2%80%9370mm_lens

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Please let me introduce myself...
« on: November 09, 2013, 06:46:26 PM »
I think your introduction is wrong... it's

"Please ALLOW me to introduce myself.  I'm a man of wealth and taste."

:)

Welcome

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Technical Support / Re: Not Windows
« on: July 30, 2013, 04:04:19 AM »
So, my question is: for Linux, has anyone found a really good alternative to Lightroom OR are any of you running a high-end hackintosh?

Thanks guys!

I'd also love to find a decent Hackintosh VM.  I think the UI for Mac OS (after 10.4 or so) is god-awful terrible, but would love to have access to it.

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Lenses / Lens prices..?
« on: February 12, 2013, 03:28:15 PM »
I saw a Craigs List ad for a EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III lens for under $100.

If I recall correctly, this lens was recently referred to as the worst lens in Canon's lineup...is that true? 

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Technical Support / Re: Best Methods For Long Term File Storage ??
« on: November 14, 2012, 07:31:18 PM »
Lots of VERY questionable advice here in my opinion.

By far the easiest solution is to get a raid5 NAS box and use it as your primary storage medium.  On a regular schedule you can make a redundant copy to an external drive and store it somewhere else.

When I hear stories of people backing up to DVD, the first thing I always think is, oh my god, how much free time do you have?  I have 140 gigs of pictures and I'm sure that's a lot less than a true pro.  Backing that up to DVD would require 28 disks for crying out loud.   

Drobo makes a pretty clever solution for all this.


As to the suggestions for FreeNAS...I haven't used it in two or three years, but when I did, I thout it was a debacle.  It was far too complicated and required far too much user configuration.  I think this was back in the version 7 days...has it improved since then?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Sync speed only 1/180s?
« on: September 18, 2012, 04:21:30 PM »
I have to admit.. I don't understand why this is an issue at all.

Based on my (very limited) understanding, your flash is only on for 1/1000th of a second.  So it shouldn't matter whether the sync speed is 1/180, 1/200, or 1/500....

What am I missing?

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So far there doesn't seem to be any consensus about whether video AF only works with these new STM lenses...that's a pretty big deal.

 :-\

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ok...so the press release isn't clear...

Can you use Auto Focus for video ONLY if you use an STM lens?

Does that mean my $1200 24-105 L lens is no good for video?

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: New Canon Product Preorders
« on: June 08, 2012, 01:25:59 AM »
ok...so the press release isn't clear...

Can you use Auto Focus for video ONLY if you use an STM lens?

Does that mean my $1200 24-105 L lens is no good for video?


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New camera...shooting macros
« on: May 10, 2012, 05:51:50 PM »
The flower pic posted by neuroanatomist is the type of shot that my wife likes taking.  Bear in mind that we're upgrading from an old SX100 point and shoot, so I imagine that pretty much anything is going to be a huge upgrade.

Ill look at the 15-85, but I think the extra little bit of zoom on the 24-105 will carry the day for me...

How are you calculting the magnification on the lens?  (You guys use acronyms almost as much as the military... ::)

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