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EOS Bodies / Re: Reminder: Canon EOS 70D Launch Tonight
« on: July 01, 2013, 05:25:41 PM »
Ouch - that's more than a 7D + 18-135mm !

Retail will knock what ? $100-150 from that ?


From the specs and talk of the potential for significant IQ increases, it may be an overall better camera than the 7d. That's why a 7d Mk II is in the near future as well.  We'll find out soon, bring on the testing and sample images!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 35mm film body
« on: June 30, 2013, 11:05:53 PM »
I took a lot of great pictures with my EOS 3.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Cam Ranger
« on: June 24, 2013, 10:23:02 PM »
Will do.  I'll probably start with some flower macro shots, that is if the wind ever quits blowing where I'm at! Hasn't cooperated at all the last few days.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Cam Ranger
« on: June 24, 2013, 09:12:30 PM »
Thanks for your comments. I ordered one today, look forward to it's arrival.

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Software & Accessories / Cam Ranger
« on: June 20, 2013, 10:06:15 PM »
I am seriously considering the purchase of a CamRanger with the primary purpose for macro photography so I'm not crawling around on the ground so much (tough to do with rhuematoid arthritis sometimes). For those of you that have a CamRanger and have used it for macro shots, give me your thoughts on it (pros and cons).  My secondary use would be for some time lapse shots ( up to as many as 500 or so) using the intervalometer.  I've read some comments regarding a short battery life for time lapse work.   I'm having a tough time pulling the trigger for $300 unless its real worth it.

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Here is a link to one of the small packs in a metal housing.  These are perfect size for in a case.  I used these in my pelican cases on a 10 day whitewater float trip through the Grand Canyon. 

http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/silicagelcanister40g.aspx

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I keep all my gear in two HPRC cases. Go Pelican or HPRC brand. Both water tight and can take SERIOUS KNOCK AROUNDS!!!

When you do this, you need to keep desiccant packs in the cases are it does no good.  If the air is humid when you latch the case, you're just trapping that humid air in the case. Desiccant packs will absorb that moisture.  You can find packs that re-usable.  After they become saturated, they turn pink (I think some may turn blue).  You then just toss them n a low temp oven for a specified period of time to dry them out for re-use.

I usually pack my cases upstairs before I take them down to the basement. I will be sure to get Desiccant packs as I have heard they help for long term storage. I usually open the cases once a week. should I still pack Desiccant even though I pack upstairs?

I would still keep some desiccant in the case.  You will spend $10 for the desiccant to give you moisture protection on thousands of dollars in gear. It's a no brainier.

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Here is a desiccant pack.  They make them in different sizes.  This one is 200 grams and will take care of up to 15 cubic feet.  They have some smaller ones in metal containers (I can't find find one of mine at the moment) that cover about 4 cubic feet I believe, which would be just right for Pelican type cases.

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I keep all my gear in two HPRC cases. Go Pelican or HPRC brand. Both water tight and can take SERIOUS KNOCK AROUNDS!!!

When you do this, you need to keep desiccant packs in the cases are it does no good.  If the air is humid when you latch the case, you're just trapping that humid air in the case. Desiccant packs will absorb that moisture.  You can find packs that re-usable.  After they become saturated, they turn pink (I think some may turn blue).  You then just toss them n a low temp oven for a specified period of time to dry them out for re-use.

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The biggest drawback to a basement is usually the moisture as you note which can lead to mold.  You can control this if necessary with a dehumidifier. My basements humidity is no different than the remainder of the house. As a bonus, the water that it pulls out of the air is used to waters my house plants upstairs!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Insurance for your camera gears...
« on: June 10, 2013, 05:37:42 PM »
I have all of my equipment insured under my homeowner's policy.  Give your agent a call and I am sure he/she will be happy to provide a quote.  I really don't remember how much the premium was per $100 of coverage but I do remember thinking it was reasonable.

I have read that if you make money, any amount of money, with your camera gear, then the homeowner policy won't work.  Make sure you ask your insurance agent about this to confirm it.  I have read about the necessity to have a business policy in this case which are normally referred to as "inland marine policies," strangely enough. 

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Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: June 04, 2013, 09:29:06 PM »
This is a macro shot of the tiny buds of a lantana plant prior to opening into individual flowers. That whole cluster in the picture is about the size of a dime.  5d Mk3, 100mm f/2.8 Macro.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Tri Pods!!!!!
« on: March 12, 2013, 08:01:00 PM »
I've really been happy with my Manfrotto 055CXPRO with a RRS ball head. A couple of years ago I had an accident and broke a piece on one of the legs. Great parts list and a call to service and I had a new part purchased and on its way.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Made the Jump
« on: March 01, 2013, 06:57:32 PM »
You might as well put your Rebel up for sale, you will never want to pick it up again. I went from a 40d to a 5d Mk III last summer and the difference was incredible.  Sold the 40d even though I was planning to keep it as a second body. I could not pick it up anymore!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Good TripodHead
« on: February 27, 2013, 06:19:57 PM »
After slowing climbing the tripod and pan/tilt and ball heads over the years I landed with a ball head that I really like, the RRS BH-40. Don't think I will ever own anything but RRS heads after having this one.  I use it primarily on Manfrotto 055CXPRO legs which keeps the weight very low for long likes.

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