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Lighting / Re: Thinking of buying a Light Meter
« on: September 06, 2013, 09:00:35 PM »
no, when i mean full manual i mean FULL MANUAL. as in, no batteries or solar powered thingymabobs they used to use. manual film loading/advancing/rewinding/unloading, manual aperture adjustment, manual shutter cocking, manual shutter speed settings, no ISO settings, no AF, and the HDR functions are broken(i kid.)  i either use a little point and shoot and do some math in my head to get where i want( not hard, but trickier than you might think. not everything works in 1/2 or 1/3rd stops), or i use "the force".

besides, I've watched enough behind the scenes and making of type stuff from famous pros running around using lightmeters, and checking all manner of crap. looking very professional then you watch them fire a few polaroids at the settings that they came up with, only for it to be way off.  with an LCD screen, and RGB histogram on a little point and shot, i need a lightmeter?
  lightmeters, i just don't get it.

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Lighting / Re: Thinking of buying a Light Meter
« on: September 06, 2013, 04:37:26 PM »
just now i arrived at the canon rumors homepage and noticed an ad for lightmeters. i thought, why would anyone buy a light meter? then scrolled down to see that someone is asking for lightmeter advise. in 2013, why would anyone want a lightmeter? before you get all film on me, i know all about film. well, i don't know "all" about it, but i can and do use full manual film cameras. i don't need no stinking lightmeter...

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Lenses / Re: I Repaired my own 50mm 1.4, and so can you!
« on: September 06, 2013, 08:31:59 AM »
I think this forum has a great mix of both humor and professional advice.

i think so too. welcome.
now if only we can keep mt spokane from flying off the handle. i kid.

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Lenses / Re: I Repaired my own 50mm 1.4, and so can you!
« on: September 05, 2013, 09:20:18 PM »
Welcome to CR Emil.
Post some photos and tells us about your photographic interests.

Don't be so harsh, we are in the 'Gear' sub-forum, yes?  :-X

Also most of the photographers can't do any fixing job themselves, they will cream OMGWTH have you done?!?! Send it to Canonnnnn haxxorz!!

what the what? (as my 4year old is prone to saying)

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Site Information / Re: Banning ankorwatt
« on: September 04, 2013, 10:17:14 PM »
so you're saying ankorwatt is/was openly "mickael", and now he's gone?

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Adobe: "To be clear, $9.99 is not an introductory price. It is the price for those of you who sign up by December 31, 2013."

For how long?

Does it imply that if one signs up later than December 31, 2013, one will get a higher price from there on? I suppose there will be an option for those, even without PS.

So anybody joining in at a later stage will pay more?

If so, why should I believe that the price is not the "To be clear, $9.99 is not an introductory price" i.e. there will exist two pricing for the same thing after the December 31, 2013. If there are co-existing 2 pricing, I suppose they become the same at some point, supposedly the higher one taking over?

Looks to me, it is a try to get the owners of a CS 3 or higher on board with a limited time offer and they need to pay more than 10$ after a while.

So by saying it is not an introductory price they seem to be implying that you would get $10 forever so long as you never stop paying at any point (unless they are being real weasels and mean that is not an introductory price in that it will not always be introductory for $10 for a few months for everyone but only for those who sign up by December and then they get a special price of $10 for a few months or something, that would be really stoatish way to expect it to be parsed though, not sure even Adobe would pull that??).

It still doesn't seem like anything special, if you only ever used PS and never lightroom, compared to the old model. This is $360 every three years. That seems to be, at best, no worse than before, and potentially a fair amount worse.

And this whole magic cloud talk is just so ridiculous. How the heck did many people get the products before. Downloaded from the internet from Adobe. How do you get the magic 'creative' cloud version you download the same thing from the internet from Adobe. What the heck is the difference? It's the exact same thing 100%! How is something that is the exact same as formerly existed creative? The only difference is that they now charge per month with no continued usage and before you paid and owned it.

Rental vs ownership that is THE only difference. They should call it Adobe Rental not Adobe CC.

The whole cloud thing is such a big bunch of nonsense made up by marketing psychologists to come up with pretty terms to manipulate customers.

yup.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 70D vs D7100 ISO Comparison at 100%
« on: August 31, 2013, 12:01:50 PM »
probably because that swatch turns orange at all iso settings except red at iso800 on the nikon. i'm not on a calibrated monitor right now, and i can't say what is more accurate, but certainly iso 800 looks much different then any of the others.

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congrats to both of you. 

from my exp, i had the most luck with sticking a flash or two somewhere in the room, opposite from each other, then using another flash on camera as master, running full auto TTL with the oncam flash not firing during hte exposure. good luck.

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Canon General / is expensive sensor tech paying off?
« on: August 27, 2013, 04:07:26 PM »
I'm referring to Sony, and their sensors. I'm wondering if in the marketplace, thus far, they are coming out ahead. I'm making no judgments, just an open question to you guys who certainly know more than me.
have their large financial investments earned them a larger piece of the worlds sensor pie? have they improved their share in the DSLR market? has Canon, thus far anyway, held their own without large spending?

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as you might know, many big budget motion pictures and broadcast television shows have been shot in whole or in part with DSLRs. So while it's not Imax, it's being used for professional, commercial work. And you can be sure they are focusing manually.

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you have to be fairly accurate with a drill, and solder, but it's not so bad.

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i googled it again and i found text, but the photos were gone. so i snapped a few on my own. yes, they are of amazing quality.

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sorry, i said PC terminal. i meant to say 1/8th inch mini jack.

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yeah, i don't get what the odin is there for.

BTW- i added a PC connector to my 580. There is a little "how to" somewhere on the net. Pretty easy to do. if i remember correctly it was just a couple solder joints , drilling a hole, and perhaps an inch or so of wire. I wish all my flashes were 580s for that reason alone.

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Lenses / Re: Sigma lenses
« on: August 19, 2013, 08:35:57 AM »
i think they are already almost as good optically as Canon/Nikon. I think the fear of a lens of that expense not working on future camera bodies keeps many away. I would guess that easy lens firmware updates and mount swapping ability will cure most of that. From my perspective all they would need to do then is stop updating lenses every other year. Most people don't want to go to resell a lens after 3years of use only for it to be 2 generations old.

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