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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: August 29, 2013, 09:32:27 AM »
5D3, Sigma 15mm with 10-stop ND gel, f/16, ISO 100, 13 sec.

Lighting / Re: 3rd Party Flashes vs. Canon's...
« on: August 19, 2013, 10:00:42 PM »
I have the Yongnuo 568EX II and a pair of YN 622c's. They all play nicely with my 5D3. I use flash very frugally, so could not justify the investment in Canon hardware.

Lenses / Re: What lenses would you bring for this travel-trip?
« on: August 13, 2013, 04:56:14 PM »
The 24-105 + 16-35 would be great, but see if you can find a corner of your bag for the 15mm fisheye also. It's really small, but such a fun lens!

EOS-M / Re: Hoodman Loupe
« on: August 07, 2013, 11:20:41 PM »
It should fit against any 3" screen. Works fine on my 5D3, which has a 3.2".

EOS-M / Re: Hoodman Loupe
« on: August 07, 2013, 05:22:01 PM »
I don't attach it, just have it hanging around my neck, and kinda set it against the screen in bright sunlight. Awkward, but beats shooting blind.

That should work with a touchscreen, but you may want to borrow one first.

Hobbyist. Changed to BB focus on my 5D3, instantly hooked. Very practical and intuitive way to focus. Went back and dug out my 40D and changed it, too.

Software & Accessories / Re: What size RAW should I shoot at?
« on: August 02, 2013, 06:54:42 PM »
+1 on full sized RAW, and investing in storage.

One way to take the sting out of it is to be more aggressive with culling your image files. It took me a long time to realize that I would never, ever utilize any of those garbage shots. [Unless they are of a UFO or Sasquatch, which are legally required to be of grotesque quality].

Use all the image quality your equipment can give you, then be realistic about what you keep.

Lenses / Re: Lens flare.... I want it! :)
« on: July 31, 2013, 09:15:36 PM »
Shoot infrared with a crosshatch filter on the street at night with a 16-35.

Software & Accessories / Re: External HDD for backups
« on: July 31, 2013, 07:33:17 PM »
Offsite backup of some type is essential, in addition to external drives, disks [I burn blu-rays now] and/or some combination thereof.
Let me relate my experience with Carbonite, tho. My initial b/u of maybe 500GB of data took something like 6 months. Recovering that data in the event of a disaster might not take that long, but was extremely slow when I tried it. After that the service seemed OK until I upgraded my 2007 Mac Pro to a loaded up iMac this year. A few months later I got this perky email from Carbonite saying that my 50GB of data were all backed up now, isn't it wonderful? Their tech support dude that I talked to said basically, sorry about that, but they have no way to recognize your new computer, even though all your account info is unchanged, and all that data is unrecoverable. None of my complaints to Carbonite on this matter were ever answered.
I now use DropBox to b/u 100Gb of my newest stuff [which takes maybe 3 days]. YMMV

Canon General / Re: What's so bad about HDR?
« on: July 31, 2013, 01:21:26 AM »
Cool shot, infared. Nothing wrong with grunge on something that's actually grungy.

Canon General / Re: What's so bad about HDR?
« on: July 31, 2013, 12:53:17 AM »
I do a lot of HDR, but a little bit of "grunge" goes a very long, tiresome way. I've seen HDR portraits that looked like stills from a B Zombie flick.

Software & Accessories / Re: Importing images method...???
« on: July 29, 2013, 02:54:29 PM »
Lexar USB3 reader. I've heard horror stories about both import methods, but I like the speed of the USB3.

Portrait / Re: Unusual (somewhat) portrait
« on: July 28, 2013, 08:49:36 PM »
Very cool!

Canon General / Re: Compact camera for travel/everyday use
« on: July 24, 2013, 11:10:01 AM »
I use a FujiX10 as a back-up/travel camera for my 5D3, and it is awesome. Small, discrete, cool retro look, terrific image quality. Plus you can pimp it out with a leather half-case and a soft shutter release!

Lenses / Re: What's your oldest Canon EF lens?
« on: July 22, 2013, 10:13:32 AM »
I have the 28-80 that possibly came with my Elan IIE [and whatever happened to eye-controlled AF? I thought it was pretty cool]. It's stamped with 8107536B, which I can't decode.

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