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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why is my 5D3 so noisy???
« on: May 24, 2013, 01:04:28 PM »
F9 indoors?

My friend who used to photograph weddings once wondered why his flash couldn't keep up at f5.6 when inside.  I have enough troubles at f2.8.
To be honest if your friend was wondering that, then I'm wondering what he was doing shooting weddings in the first place.

Lol....which says a lot about a large amount of the current crop of new wedding photographers....have camera...can click a button in Auto. After all, P is for Professional..right?

Do you think this is really true? It's disheartening for me to think that any professional photographers are shooting this way. Most of the young folks I talk with who are getting into the business have some decent training and really understand theory and their equipment. I can't see any of them working that way.

EOS Bodies / Re: Make yourself happy
« on: May 23, 2013, 04:12:11 PM »
Tempting, but I'm waiting for the SL1X.

I expect rumors should be popping any day now.

A pretty sizable group has developed for people who don't like the new "layout."

Hmm what happened to viewing by collections??? It has to be by photostream or sets only now??? What if you made special sports collections and landscape collections and so on? Wide gamut collections? Now way to organize everything? It's just all photos dumped at once or by sets all dumped out at once?? No way to organize?

I can't be bothered to figure out how it all works. Your characterization "just all photos dumped" hits home with me. Looks like somebody had a box of pictures and dumped them on the table. I think the attention-deficit-disorder generation is taking over.

Anyway, I deleted all my pictures, since I had fewer than 100 there anyway. And I chopped all contacts except a few I talk to on a regular basis. (You're still there, Bob!)

I'll still find groups useful for looking at particular cameras and lenses (I hope).

What is your effective ad blocker???????

I have used Firefox browser and their Adblock Plus plugin. Have never seen an ad on Flickr. Who knows about the future.

Software & Accessories / Horror has a face -- new Flickr
« on: May 20, 2013, 10:14:31 PM »
I don't like it:

Other folks might like it.

For me, all I can think of is Apocalypse Now.

Canon General / Re: Confused about this censor size info
« on: May 18, 2013, 02:48:34 PM »
"I learn by going where I have to go."

The Waking
-Theodore Roethke

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: my new 5D3 battery life
« on: May 17, 2013, 11:52:52 AM »
First red flag for me is your saying "power savings ever 8 mins." I'm guessing that means you have Auto Power Off set to eight minutes. Canon default is one minute. The manual says, "To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after 1 minute of non-operation. To turn on the camera again, just press the shutter button halfway."

What's the point of eight minutes? When the shutter button is pressed halfway, it's instantly on.

First thing I would do is go back to the one minute default and see if that settles the issue.

If not, I'd get a new battery -- you should have a backup anyway and it's cheaper than shipping the camera off to Canon. Charge the new battery overnight (at least that's my practice). See if it performs differently. If performance is poor with a new battery, then have Canon look at the camera.

One other thing -- you mention using different lenses in an apparently short time. Are you changing lenses with the camera on? I don't know if that's an issue, but I wouldn't do it.

I've never had a battery problem with the 5D3. It easily goes to 1000 or more shots. I keep the one-minute power off setting, and I also turn off the auto review. If I need to see a picture, I'll summon it, but I don't need to look at most of them, and I don't need that LCD powered on a lot of the time.

Black & White / Re: Street shot C&C please
« on: May 15, 2013, 10:27:35 AM »
Looks like a fine portrait to me.

My first reaction, same as Beckwith, that a tighter focus on the man might be more compelling. On the other hand, I could make a strong case for the value of negative space. In this case, it seems to suggest the man's bleak outlook/future as well as his isolation.

Since it's a man looking into the camera, it's hard for me to make a case that it's "street photography." But that's open to broad interpretation these days.

I haven't gone into EXIF, but it looks like a 5D3. I'd like to know the lens and other specs too.

Thanks for asking.

Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: May 11, 2013, 07:46:06 PM »
Philadelphia Auto Show, 2013.

Chevy Coupe, 1928

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Color Bombs Kill Cameras
« on: May 10, 2013, 11:15:35 PM »
Sweater made of wool dyed with kool-aid powder. Apparently, kool-aid works better than most commercial dyes... and remember red dye #2 in food products... added to food for decades and approved by various health departments... and then they found it caused cancer...

I would not breathe in that stuff.

That's a gorgeous sweater. She can make one for me anytime!!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Color Bombs Kill Cameras
« on: May 10, 2013, 06:41:46 PM »

I was thinking of Jello, not Kool-Aid.

I don't do Kool-Aid, don't know anything about mixing it.

But stay far away from that Jello combination; it's deadly.

I would stay as far away as possible. Cameras can be replaced easily, lungs can not.

One of my friends is big into spinning wool and uses Kool-Aid to dye the wool. That's right.... Kool-Aid.... the powder that people mix to make drinks for their children.... the same stuff that's approved for human consumption... It makes vibrant colors that will not wash out... just imagine what it does to your insides :(

Just because doing something is not banned (dousing crowds with fine powder) does not make it a good idea.

I don't see any LensRental policy on Kool-Aid, but a word to the wise...

If you mix Lime and Grape, it comes out like a chemistry experiment gone bad.

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Creative Cloud - Adobe Owns you!
« on: May 10, 2013, 03:26:29 PM »
What does "Adobe Community Professional" mean?

Are you employed by Adobe?

Most of the extracts quoted in that article are from the Adobe General Terms of Use (GTU), which have been in place for years and were last updated in 2012. The specific product EULAs for the CC versions of Adobe's products will be posted when they go on sale.

The GTU are tied to the creation of an AdobeID, which is a free email-address-linked account on Adobe's network. Although you need an AdobeID to use Creative Cloud and purchase subscriptions, it also gives access to a bunch of other things unrelated to your purchases (such as the profiles people can create on the Adobe forums, and 2GB of free cloud storage), so many people have an AdobeID without ever buying any software. The GTU therefore also cover the types of files you can post to Adobe's servers and the limits of acceptable behavior within the network. For example it's perfectly sensible to allow action to be taken against someone using the cloud storage service to distribute war3z, someone who creates an account on Behance with the username "DisneyStudios", or a user who stalks someone via the forums. You'll find the same routes to action in the EULAs for any online service, from Gmail to Office 365. The phrase 'may...' does not mean 'will...'

If there are specific things you'd like clarification on, please ask.

Software & Accessories / Re: GoPro Video and Helicopters
« on: May 10, 2013, 03:14:52 PM »
Like the guy in that one vid, I screw my Powershot S95 onto a monopod, extend it fully -- and instantly I'm 12-feet up in the air.  Obviously, it's not comparable to a hovering vehicle, but it can be useful for interesting angles and overcoming some visual obstacles.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: I've had a revelation
« on: May 10, 2013, 02:53:38 PM »
I have had a revelation, and seen the light. Suddenly I can see in all colors of the rainbow. Vivid greens and blues. Beautiful browns and purple that pops. Yellows that are like looking into the sun, and everything just the way it should be.

In short, I just got back my first 2 rolls of positive (slide) film. Shot a roll of Provia and one of Velvia. Wow. That's all I can say, and on 120 everything is so amazing. The Provia is of a vinyard and wine production facility from Carmel Valley, and the Velvia I shot on my way back down the cost towards LA. So traveling through Big Sur and further down the central coast. Oh. My. <DEITY>. So gorgeous. I'll have to get busy scanning, hopefully I'll be able to do them justice in the scan.

I hope your scans can do them justice too, but I doubt it. I've never seen a scan on a computer that could equal the vividness of a color transparency projected, or even on the light table with a loupe. If I could find a way to put that on a computer screen, I'd go back and do some film again.

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