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Third Party Manufacturers / Art Tool or Art Object?
« on: March 02, 2013, 11:51:25 AM »
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A while back we briefly discussed a Wired article by Pete Brook:

Do We Love Cameras for Their Brains or Their Bodies?

http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2013/01/daniel-arsham-reach-ruin/

It was about an art exhibit in Philadelphia using camera sculptures. The exhibit seems to ask the question is a camera a tool to make art or a piece of art in itself. After some discussion with another person on this forum, I said I'd go see the exhibit and file a report. So, for what it's worth, here's my report:

http://deadreckoning1.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/reach-ruin-or-not/




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EOS Bodies / Re: Will the 70d have a new sensor?
« on: February 28, 2013, 09:49:15 PM »
No one can prove that the March DSLR isn't the 7d2

Hell, we can't even prove we exist!

One step at a time, sparky!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will the 70d have a new sensor?
« on: February 28, 2013, 07:28:48 PM »
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Yep.

Next generation of crop sensor starts now. Kiss the venerable 18mp goodbye.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Hi =) -- Need New Camera -- Need Advice
« on: February 28, 2013, 04:36:58 PM »
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Interesting video. I haven't noticed this with a 5D3 with any lens I use. What I'd like to see are the actual recorded images. They may not show a shift.

And for anyone playing out the fantasy of chasing down the perp in this instance, I caution never to do that, especially in a place where you don't know where you are. This is sometimes a ploy to lure you into greater danger and even more potential loss of property/life. Take all available precautions to prevent it from happening to start with, but if the precautions fail, let it go. Be grateful that's all you've lost.

As for the OP question, the 5D3 and 6D are both fine. Base a choice on photographic needs.

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Lenses / Re: Will Canon step up to Zeiss with a 55mm 1.4L?
« on: February 26, 2013, 06:09:51 PM »
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That's a lens you rent when the circumstances both allow and demand it.

I look forward to renting it one day. Interested to see what the LensRental price will be.

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Lenses / Re: Brand spanking new
« on: February 26, 2013, 05:40:53 PM »
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I've never used the 85 so I can offer no comparison. But I will welcome you to the 135. You will never regret having this lens, especially since you say you do a lot of portraits.

It's my favorite and best lens. For me, nothing else comes close.

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Black & White / Re: Portraits of Poverty...
« on: February 26, 2013, 05:25:41 PM »
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Love your images -- very Walker Evans reminiscent.

Somehow I am troubled by your use of people as a characterization of "poverty." What I see in all these people is the dignity I always see in people who are poor and coping successfully with their circumstances. Living in community, as they are, is a great help, and I rarely see poverty of spirit or character with people supporting one another in community.

Poverty is not a bad thing. Like all challenges, it takes us to the core of our humanity -- do we survive, perhaps even thrive, or do we allow it to turn our hearts to stone? Poverty should not be feared. Any one of us could be financially destitute tomorrow. It's just a new day and somewhat more of a challenge.

Guess I would call them portraits of dignity or portraits of courage or something focused on the human achievement aspect.

Anyway, keep the good images coming. I love them.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Where am I ?
« on: February 26, 2013, 02:09:58 PM »
Time for a little geography lesson.
I'll start with a traditional American landmark-classic view, first poster to correctly identify wins a nickel....

I have to assume they are doing renovations/maintenance. Otherwise, I'll be rather alarmed that they're letting it run down.

And I hope you'll do it justice by going back in the spring and getting a picture with all the flowers in bloom.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
« on: February 25, 2013, 04:52:09 PM »
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Wow.

$15 each PLUS shipping!! B & H usually ships small stuff like this free.

I've endured the inconvenience this long.... For that kind of money, I'll keep enduring.

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Canon General / Re: How well do you see color?
« on: February 25, 2013, 01:25:44 PM »
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Hell, even being retired I don't have time for that.

People are actually sitting there dragging those chips around?

I'm going out and get some pictures!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 candle light High ISO (102400)
« on: February 24, 2013, 12:38:00 PM »
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Thanks. Interesting to see.

The noise cleans up well, but as always, at the expense of detail -- not a bad thing here. The lighting supports a soft focus look.

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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M? [CR1]
« on: February 24, 2013, 10:45:50 AM »
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It's starting to feel like a rudderless ship to me.

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Lenses / Re: Photozone has released their review of the Sigma 35 1.4...
« on: February 23, 2013, 10:23:27 PM »
Its such a great lens....at a great price..I WANT IT!!!!!!! LOL! (In a Canon mount OF COURSE!!!!)

I'm with you, Bob. I think I'll be ordering one in the next month or so.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon finally Admits D600 Dust Problem
« on: February 23, 2013, 12:58:39 PM »
Even this does not sound like Nikon is willing to fully admit to the extent of the problem ... they refer to this problem as "in some rare cases"

Conventional corporatespeak. What else would they do -- use the Aso defense??

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You have succeeded in tapping directly into my infuriation with utility poles, street signs, etc. I've been taking pictures of churches for 20 years, and it's almost impossible to ever find a clean shot. Always, there's one of those damn things in the way! And the B&W seems to accentuate it in this case.

So, from that perspective, it works.

Thanks for posting.

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