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Photography Technique / Re: Square or not?
« on: September 17, 2014, 05:45:00 PM »
Where the print will hang should influence your choice, I think both are just fine.

Software & Accessories / Re: Blackrapid strap slips
« on: September 17, 2014, 11:59:00 AM »
Did you thread the strap like this?

(shameless plug for UPstrap)

Site Information / Re: Noisy obtrusive ads
« on: September 15, 2014, 02:20:55 PM »
...... using the cookies placed on your computer from previous visits to other web sites.......
Which can produce downright creepy results.
On my phone I was shopping Home Depot's site for a particular type of lighting globe. I now see ads on that phone from Home Depot for that exact item while browsing CR. I bought the globe already, paid cash in store, but there's no way for cookies to know that so I'm still being urged to buy.

Site Information / Re: Noisy obtrusive ads
« on: September 15, 2014, 02:15:11 PM »

My rant regards the tracking and analytics in use.
Why why why does anyone in marketing and advertising care how I've arrived once I've arrived. They have gotten

The simple answer is they want to know where and to whom they should focus their marketing energy.

Example: if a company trying to sell professional gear is having ads pop up on gimmicky consumer sites (which then generate clicks, but no purchases), they should remove that target from their campaign.
Still missing my point.
Their advertising has worked. Among the billions of possible internet distractions, their ads have worked, I'm there, I want info, they want more analytics from ad servers instead.
Retail 101, make the sale, maybe ask how and why afterwards.

Site Information / Re: Noisy obtrusive ads
« on: September 15, 2014, 01:25:48 PM »

I'm not an IT guru by any means, but it looks to me like the port needed to play the video is blocked.  This could be a problem with the configuration on your PC (firewall settings perhaps),.....
hosts file
My rant was not questioning why I couldn't view the video, I know precisely why.
My rant regards the tracking and analytics in use.
Why why why does anyone in marketing and advertising care how I've arrived once I've arrived. They have gotten my undivided attention and prefer to analyze rather than inform.

In a bricks and mortar retail situation, when a customer has arrived and is asking about a product, does the retailer first ask that customer how heshe found out about the product or the store, or does the wise retailer attempt to first make the sale?

Site Information / Re: Noisy obtrusive ads
« on: September 15, 2014, 11:10:02 AM »
The purpose of an add is to sell product.... not piss people off to the point that they will never do business with that company.... the advertisers need to re-consider what they are doing....
'splain me this then...
A few days back, I clicked through some links, likely starting here, got to the Canon Europe CPN site, augured in a bit further to this page.......
OK Canon, I've been lured in, advertising is successful so far, now I'd like to watch the video, maybe I'll get more interested in your product(s).
But, the video won't play, according to Chrome on PC, the video stream is blocked, possible causes include.........

Required ports:1935
80Required domains:*
Adservers, analytics, whatever else, I'm already there Canon, I've jumped the hoops and hurdles, do you really have to further analyze the traffic that has already passed the road blocks? You'll get no clue whether I'll actually purchase this specific product or not, what else could you possibly care about?

photokina databases

Exhibitors, AKTIVAS  to Zear
Products, Beetle Kill Wood Boxes to KAPA® tech.

Products print page looks like all products on a single page with tiny thumbnails. A print dialog box will open, page stays open when dialog is closed.

Sorry, couldn't find an Exhibitor print page.
What must haves can you find that will open your wallet's aperture?

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« on: September 12, 2014, 02:11:59 AM »
Traveling Vietnam War Memorial, September 11, 2014.  Carbondale, IL.

Canon 6D

Thank you for going, shooting and posting.
They call it "The Moving Wall", an aptly descriptive name.

Technical Support / Re: maybe a stupid question - noise and human eyes
« on: September 09, 2014, 01:50:36 PM »
look in the bokeh, it's right there.........  ::)

Besides, the cost of "jumping ship" is always overestimated, like for like via the secondhand market it costs very little to move manufacturers.
For some, that's sure enough true.

For many others, the second hand market is a place to unload unwanted items, new is the preferred way to purchase. Cost to change camp is then quite significant.

I'll buy someone's used car and deal with its issues, but only after picking and choosing through what's on the market at the time.
When I buy camera gear, I pretty much want new.

At post time, in at #19 comes the venerable Pentax K1000.

I've no idea, nor concern regarding what that might mean about 'the' market, I'm just delighted to see that old classic, venerable, iconic and basic camera is still being actively traded enough to list with modern marvels.

Canon General / Re: Those D'oh moments!
« on: September 08, 2014, 10:03:00 PM »
....... watching my tripod (with camera & 400 f/5.6) tip over and the lens smash into rocks or concrete....

Lens over leg my friend.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Strangest Tripod Substitute ?....
« on: September 05, 2014, 10:06:16 AM »
Whatever odd objects I've used, some padding like a towel, shirt, fanny pack or rice bag is preferred.
I've used trash cans, all sorts of furniture, rocks, luggage, tree branches, work benches, cardboard boxes, most anything handy when I don't have my Gitzo/Acratech/RRS along.
I think the oddest I've used was something like this, thoroughly padded with rags and stuff....

Worked rather well being height adjustable and having wheels.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: And what does Canon do?
« on: September 05, 2014, 08:47:00 AM »
Red, no flash
weddings, events, not

Photography Technique / Re: Tethered Shooting with 5D III & Microsoft Pro 3
« on: September 04, 2014, 01:01:25 AM »
.... I spent most of a day looking at new laptops, including all the ones here.  In the end, I gave up, none of them would work for me.....
I did the same searching for an optimal laptop, gave up, built a no compromise desktop instead.
I forgo editing until I'm back at my desktop.
I'm looking for a tethered, Live View solution for macro imaging.

Does Live View work with both DSLR controller....
Yes indeed, DSLR Controller does that very well. You can choose 5x or 10x magnification same as on camera but on a much larger screen.
Additionally, for macro use DSLR Controller can automate focus stepping to build your stacked shots for focus stacking on your editing machine.
Here's a stack captured using DSLR Controller, can't miss focus breathing in action......

And the final, assembled stack.......


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