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PowerShot / Re: Best solution for really shaky hands
« on: June 08, 2013, 07:10:33 PM »
My first suggestion would be a monopod - it doubles as a club for when you get out of line. :) A $1 alternative is one of these .... $1 Image Stabilizer For Any Camera - Lose The Tripod/Monopod[/url] - I find this works quite well. ...

+1 to the monopod and +1 and an "I'm going to make one of those" for the $1 alternative.  (I'll do a lashing too since since I'm an Eagle Scout as well.)

I've used one of these before to get a better grip:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005MZO5TA/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Software & Accessories / Re: Maximal possible speed Eos 7D CF-Card
« on: June 07, 2013, 02:44:48 PM »
One more test for fun comparing the SD card via CF adapter in the 7D with the same SD Card installed natively in my wife's t4i.   It just proves the 7D has a much deeper buffer.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Maximal possible speed Eos 7D CF-Card
« on: June 07, 2013, 12:31:39 PM »
I was curious about my own set of cards so ran a test using my 7D with Firmware 2.0.3.  I formatted the cards in-camera first, and then shot a 20 second burst of raw files in manual-focus, 1/200 exposure against a still-life.  I timed the result till the write-light turned off.   It was fairly impressive what the old 4GB cards could do.

The last entry is an SD to CF adapter I have for emergencies when traveling - knowing any Walmart or Target will have SD cards.



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Software & Accessories / Re: Maximal possible speed Eos 7D CF-Card
« on: June 07, 2013, 07:53:21 AM »
Rob Galbraith has a pretty exhaustive list at:

http://www.robgalbraith.com/camera_wb_multi_page5cab.html?cid=6007-10294&sort_col=burst&sort_dir=DESC

The burst figures there are for a 30s burst of RAW+JPEG instead of a 20s burst like Neuro.  The older cards perform worse than in Neuro's test which may be a difference in RAW+JPEG or, my guess, that Rob's tests were with the old firmware and the improved burst capability of the Ver 2.0 firmware is much more significant on an older card.

The quote from the firmware announcement: "These improvements include a higher maximum burst rate (130* for JPEG Large/Fine and 25* RAW images) for continuous shooting".

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Camera Body Gallery / Re: 7D - Anything shot BY a 7D
« on: June 03, 2013, 09:33:07 AM »
It's not bad for sports.

Maple Brook Soccer Tournament 2013

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Software & Accessories / Re: Links for good Photoshop Tutorials?
« on: May 31, 2013, 09:44:39 PM »
I've also found NAPP (www.photoshopuser.com) to be a great resource.  Also check Adobe TV out.

+1  The NAPP site is a member area but good.   I would recommend it if you decide to buy-CS6/subscribe-to-CC.

The http://www.photoshop.com/learn site has a load of videos too.

You can also try the 24-hour pass to Kelby Training:
http://kelbytraining.com/subscription/online-training-24-hour-trial-pass/
A NAPP membership will get you a discount here.

ON the Kelby site..it says a 'free' trial pass, but it has $24 as the price when you put it in your cart....?


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Sorry about that.  It looks like they might have reorganized the free trials into a rotating promotion. And my search found a stale page.   This lovely page shows 0 available.

http://kelbytraining.com/online/freetrial


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Software & Accessories / Re: Links for good Photoshop Tutorials?
« on: May 31, 2013, 12:45:13 PM »
I've also found NAPP (www.photoshopuser.com) to be a great resource.  Also check Adobe TV out.

+1  The NAPP site is a member area but good.   I would recommend it if you decide to buy-CS6/subscribe-to-CC.

The http://www.photoshop.com/learn site has a load of videos too.

You can also try the 24-hour pass to Kelby Training:
http://kelbytraining.com/subscription/online-training-24-hour-trial-pass/
A NAPP membership will get you a discount here.


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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Bag for 60D - what should I buy?
« on: May 31, 2013, 07:36:44 AM »
The Kata DB-453 is $30US and is a Satchel that has an removable insert.    http://www.adorama.com/KADB453.html?utm_term=Other&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=Other&utm_source=cj_552179

Cheaper pure inserts include the Ape-Case-ACQB33 http://www.amazon.com/Ape-Case-ACQB33-Interior-Cameras/dp/B009GA6D2Y/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1369999972&sr=8-6&keywords=camera+insert for $18US. (Includes a user picture of 60D.)

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Bag for 60D - what should I buy?
« on: May 30, 2013, 07:43:08 PM »
Bags are pretty personal.

I have a half dozen bags and mostly switch between a satchel for my medium-sized kit (Crumpler 6-Million Dollar Home) and a backpack (Lowepro Primus AW) when I want more stuff with me.   

If you already have a non-photo backpack or satchel that you love, search for a "camera bag insert" like the "Timbuk2 Snoop".  The stealth factor for an insert is much higher than most camera bags.

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: May 25, 2013, 12:41:59 PM »
Two more from the SW Parks tour. I was trying to keep these in the somewhat believable category.

Bryce Canyon NP, Sunset Point and Canyonlands NP, Needles District.

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: May 25, 2013, 12:36:27 PM »
Welcome to CR Spiffyinferno. I like your fire.

+1...very nice fire photo :)

Another +1 for the fire picture.

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A friend of mine just did a nice review of the SL1 after deciding to rent it (over the Fuji or NEX) from LensRentals as a travel camera for a short trip to New Orleans:

http://www.addrummimages.com/2013/05/19/new-orleans-and-the-canon-sl1/


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I've just brought it - having it with is more fun than not.   

(With that said, I have contemplated an Outex cover a couple of times.   http://outex.com/ )

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I don't know much about Windows Phone 8, but I'd imagine your app choices would be more limited due to there being less developers.
This was my main concern I guess.
I really like the Nokia Lumia, both for its design and the legendary durability of some Nokia models.
...
I've happily used, and recommend, DSLR Controller on my Nexus7.

No official wi-fi app for Windows 8 is in the works per Canon:
http://forums.usa.canon.com/t5/Software/EOS-Remote-for-Windows-Phone-8/td-p/6833

The spiffy iOS hardware enabler: http://www.camranger.com/features/ is priced such that I would rather just buy one or two Nexus devices and use DSLR Controller.  And this from a family with one or two iDevices per member.  (BTW, the latest DSLR Controller update included 6D and WFT support.)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Color Bombs Kill Cameras
« on: May 10, 2013, 10:27:02 AM »
Saw dust is biodegradable too ... it's the size of the particle that is worrisome.

Note the size for corn-starch and the definition of "respirable dust".
http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/particle-sizes-d_934.html
"Respirable Dust: Particles that will penetrate into the gas exchange region of the lungs. A hazardous particulate size less than 5 microns. Particle sizes of 2.5 micron (PM2.5) are often used in USA."

Just like radiation - the health risk is based on amount and duration of exposure.

- Another Brian


Boy, everyone is on the fine particle band wagon today.

Corn starch is biodegrabable.  It will become dissolved in the body, and eventually processed out. 

Saw dust, asbetos, brake pad powder are not.  They are bad for your lungs. 

I don't know what they use in India, but at the color run by us last year it was all essetnially food coloring. 

I'm still not sure I want to bring my DSLR though....

-Brian

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