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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L For Sale
« on: August 17, 2014, 08:47:58 AM »
I now realize what a bargain I turned down recently. I was offered an Olympus OM Zuiko 1000mm f/11 at the camera repair shop when I had my OM-10 serviced. Only £1000 including original case and key.
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/olympusom1n2/shared/zuiko/htmls/1000mm.htm

I already have the adapter...


The Samyang 650-1300 is a lot cheaper and much more versatile :D

€ 329,00 in the Netherlands

http://www.syopt.com/en/camera/tmount-lenses-650-1300mm-MC-IF-f-8-16.php




http://www.amazon.co.uk/Opteka-650-2600mm-Definition-Telephoto-Digital/dp/B001NMR23M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1408278374&sr=8-4&keywords=samyang+650-1300mm

The Opteka branded version of the Samyang come with a 2x teleconvertor, for those occasions when 1300mm is just, well, too short...  :o
£247.51 inc. P+p

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Software & Accessories / Re: In Hawaii - filter help needed
« on: August 15, 2014, 06:49:41 PM »
warm fresh water for the salt... hopefully that will get rid of the sand too... you really don't want to rub them as it will scratch the coatings.
+1

 Leave them to dry by placing against something solid at approx 60° angle, onto tissue or microfiber cloth and you should be good.

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EOS Bodies / Re: My 'OMG EOS-M just £199' one week in review
« on: August 15, 2014, 06:23:34 PM »
A good review and very good photos! Thank you.  8)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Any rumors on a new fullframe body for Canon?
« on: August 10, 2014, 03:44:28 PM »
Well, not long ago I saw rumors about 5dmk4 in early 2015. And that is what I hope for. I do not consider 6D as I think they have cut too much to get a cheapest FF offer. It is great for some people, not for others. I do prefer to pay more and get better featured camera. So if budget allows and waiting at least half year not a problem – I would highly recommend 5dmk4 over current 6d. And if I would buy FF today – I would definitely prefer 5dmk3.
There you go, I have a 5D3 - but if the 6D had been available when I made the jump to digital, that's what I would have bought. It's an excellent camera.

That doesn't mean I'm unhappy with the 5D3, nor does it mean I want to swap for a 6D!  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Any rumors on a new fullframe body for Canon?
« on: August 09, 2014, 06:20:06 PM »
The 6D is Canon's most recent full frame body. If there's to be a new ff body, I suspect that the 6D will not be being replaced.

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Post Processing / Re: B&W Process
« on: August 08, 2014, 06:01:40 PM »
If you are not afraid to experiment a bit, and/or you have a limited budget, let me recommend "Gimp".  It is open source software that aims to provide Photoshop like functionality.   Photoshop lovers hate it, but I won't enter that religious war, it does what it does.
Anyway, it offers you a channel mixer option, where you can create a B&W image from a single RGB channel, or any custom combination of channels you want (i.e. 80% R + 15% G + 5% B).  You can even use negative values, which in some cases it makes sense (e.g., negative blue if you want to darken that bright purple shirt that your model was wearing without affecting the skin tone).

If you go down this route, you might also want to install the "g'mic" plugin and play with its channel mixer.  That one allows you to mix in different colorspaces (CMYK, HSV, Lab, RGB and YCbCr).

Happy hacking.

G'MIC plugin also includes various film emulation filters, including some b+w.

Some more on that at the link:

http://blog.patdavid.net/2013/08/film-emulation-presets-in-gmic-gimp.html

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Post Processing / Re: B&W Process
« on: August 08, 2014, 05:53:21 PM »
you can get filmpack 3 essential for free, not the full package but still good

https://www.dxo.com/intl/sony
Excellent! Thanks for the link!

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Photography Technique / Re: Help me on using tripod
« on: August 08, 2014, 05:21:48 PM »
Lens over leg, especially when leg spread is reduced.
This is kind of a corollary to Jamesey's post regarding one leg down slope, as best you can, keep the lens over that down slope leg.
I have never heard the "lens over leg" idea and it makes such perfect sense.  I believe I have been doing that instinctively but never thought about it until you mentioned it.  Excellent suggestion.

Yep - it does two important things.  To the extent that your rig is front heavy (likely the case if not using a collared lens), it puts the load right over a support.  Second, and perhaps more importantly, it positions the other two tripod legs furthest from your two legs...the things most likely to knock the whole setup to the ground.
That makes sense with a telephoto lens, but if you are shooting wide angle - particularly in portrait orientation - you are likely to get the tripod leg in your shot. Horses for courses...

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Photography Technique / Re: Questions about Shooting the Supermoon
« on: August 08, 2014, 05:12:33 PM »
There should be a sticky somewhere, essential apps for android/ios/windows!

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Photography Technique / Re: Questions about Shooting the Supermoon
« on: August 08, 2014, 04:34:55 PM »
1. You have time before Sunday to practice the shot, so I'd check where it's rising this evening, or Saturday and try some shots to gve you an idea of the best set up for you. I use Stellarium (freeware, excellent) if I'm planning pictures involving astral bodies other than the sun. There won't be enough size difference to mess up approximations of this sort.
+1 on Stellarium, too, it's a perfect companion to The Photographer's Ephemeris and I just bought the paid version for my Android.
Android - that reminds me, for your "how far away should I be?" bit, do you have Dof Calc on your phone/tablet?

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jds.dofcalc

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Photography Technique / Re: Questions about Shooting the Supermoon
« on: August 08, 2014, 02:29:29 PM »
We have the remains of Hurricane Bertha due to arrive on Sunday, which just goes to prove my point!  ;D or  :'( ???

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Photography Technique / Re: Questions about Shooting the Supermoon
« on: August 08, 2014, 02:13:27 PM »
1. You have time before Sunday to practice the shot, so I'd check where it's rising this evening, or Saturday and try some shots to gve you an idea of the best set up for you. I use Stellarium (freeware, excellent) if I'm planning pictures involving astral bodies other than the sun. There won't be enough size difference to mess up approximations of this sort.

2. Yes, when the moon rises, it is further away from the observer than when it is overhead, so is actually smaller.

3. Shouldn't be a problem, unless it is cloudy. Seeing that you don't live in the UK, where it is always overcast when there's anything happening in the night sky...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Doing Market Research on Medium Format?
« on: August 06, 2014, 07:14:07 PM »

I could see this.  if canon released "full frame" MF, it would seriously cause a lot of heads to turn canon's way in a big hurry as the current 1.3 crop factor adds dramatic and considerable cost to the lens investment with UWA lenses in MF.

I could be wrong, but even the most expensive systems to date were 1.16 crop - none of them produced the fully 60x45 of traditional 645.


Hmmm. Didn't Fuji make both 6x8 and 6x9 Full Frame Medium Format Film cameras ??? That would be a very expensive sensor.
http://photo.net/equipment/fuji/617
Try a 6 x 17!

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Site Information / Re: Post Precessing Section
« on: August 06, 2014, 11:33:38 AM »
Yep!

+1

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Doing Market Research on Medium Format?
« on: August 06, 2014, 10:59:24 AM »
645 for MF was/is the equivalent of APS-C, most MF systems were 6x6cm or 6x7cm.

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