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Photography Technique / Re: Taking HDR shots
« on: June 30, 2014, 12:10:39 PM »
Nik Software's HDR Efex Pro is awesome.
Totally agree with the previous posters on the need for subtlety in processing HDRs. Ideally, viewers should not be able to easily tell that the image was bracketed.

EOS-M / Re: M+22mm for Travel/Street?
« on: June 27, 2014, 08:11:55 PM »
The combo works for me.
I missed the viewfinder, too, so bought an old Leica Imarect VIOOH, which looks kinda crazy but functions quite well.

EOS-M / Re: Got my new IR eos-m!
« on: June 12, 2014, 09:35:38 PM »
Sounds very cool! I have a lot of fun with my converted 40D. It would be interesting to see how well the M-series lenses play with IR; that could make M a tempting item to buy strictly as an IR camera.

Glad things finally worked out, and thanx for sharing info on LC. I will keep them in mind if this happens to me.

Lenses / Re: 16-35 f/4 IS for infrared?
« on: May 25, 2014, 11:35:09 AM »
Well, I have the 24-70 f/4 IS and the 70-200 f/4 IS, both pretty modern lenses, and they play very nicely with my IR converted 40D. So there is some hope that the new 16-35 f/4 will be better than the 2.8 in that regard. Would be hard to be worse, actually.  :-\

Canon General / Re: Let's confess our disgusting perversions
« on: May 23, 2014, 02:59:34 PM »
I buy camera bags obsessively. I am the Imelda Marcos of camera bags. Each new one will absolutely, for sure, solve all the issues I had with the previous one. I have to hide the old ones from my husband in bins the basement.

Software & Accessories / Re: Microfibre Cloths for Lens Cleaning
« on: May 04, 2014, 09:41:57 PM »
I buy bundles of big "terry-cloth" style microfiber cleaning cloths from the box stores and cut them into small squares. When your lens or filter gets grubby, just blow/brush all grit from the surface, breathe on the glass, and wipe it down with the microfiber scrap. They are cheap enough to treat as single-use cloths.

Now, for extra stubborn greasy smears I use a LensPen.

Lenses / Re: What is the perfect lens for street photography?
« on: April 27, 2014, 04:09:44 PM »
I love my 24-70 f/4 IS for street shots. Very sharp, versatile, unobtrusive, super IS, and a neat cheezy 0.7 macro for the little stuff.

Lighting / Re: Cheap decent softbox for a traveller
« on: April 26, 2014, 03:00:55 PM »
Beautiful shots, Surapon!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: March 21, 2014, 10:06:32 PM »
My sister's American Bulldog "Guido". I was careful to use my 135L so that the drool would be really sharp.

Software & Accessories / Re: Changing over to Arca Swiss HELP!!!
« on: March 16, 2014, 11:32:59 AM »
Another vote for Hejnar clamps; very, very nice products. One of their AS clamps rescued me from RC2 hell on a Manfrotto 054 ballhead.

Photography Technique / Re: Product photography with shiny objects
« on: February 13, 2014, 10:05:01 AM »
That looks like an awesome book. Thanx, Neuro!

You may want to look at Think Tank. Very well designed and ruggedly built.

Photography Technique / Re: " Back Light Macro Tricks"
« on: January 26, 2014, 09:37:00 PM »
Very beautiful, Surapon!

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