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Technical Support / Re: Canon 5D3 at airshow
« on: July 16, 2013, 09:19:13 PM »
Lighting conditions can change as you are tracking planes.  To help compensate for this, I will set my 5d III manually as to shutter and aperture, then set the ISO to auto.  Seems to work well. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Reminder: Canon EOS 70D Launch Tonight
« on: July 01, 2013, 06:49:04 PM »
Does anyone know what time the press release will happen? It's 7:48am in Japan right now.  I'm assuming that is where the press conference/release will originate?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Reminder: Canon EOS 70D Launch Tonight
« on: July 01, 2013, 06:40:40 PM »
It's a little more expensive than I thougth.

Unlike most other electronics, cameras don't decrease in price and I never expect them to.  :(

Canon has trained you well... =)

They've trained all of us because they are still in business!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Reminder: Canon EOS 70D Launch Tonight
« on: July 01, 2013, 06:14:47 PM »
It's a little more expensive than I thougth.

Unlike most other electronics, cameras don't decrease in price and I never expect them to.  :(

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EOS Bodies / Re: Reminder: Canon EOS 70D Launch Tonight
« on: July 01, 2013, 05:53:44 PM »
That's why a 7d Mk II is in the near future as well.

Or maybe this IS the replacement for both the 7D and the 60D.

That's always a possibility.  I hope not though, I think they need a higher level crop camera closer to the 5d Mk III in performance. 

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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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