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i collect cameras, of all sorts, from all eras, and at one point or another i use all of them. sometimes i'll pick one and take it out for the day knowing that it may have certain limitations, which i consider a sort of challenge.

so yes, i am looking at the x20 and the x100s, in part because it appears that fuji reacted well to x10 and x100 user feedback. i may not buy either, but am intrigued enough to look and consider.



Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Pocket Camera
« on: January 09, 2013, 04:27:45 PM »
And Standard, love those pics you posted.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Pocket Camera
« on: January 09, 2013, 04:24:28 PM »

I also have and often use a G15 and a G1X, but don't consider either to be true pocket cameras, although the G15 comes close.

Also still have and sometimes use an S95, but primarily because I bought an underwater housing for it and that's more or less become its exclusive use.

I understand those that mention handling difficulties with the RX100, but I personally haven't found it to be a true problem, I just taught myself how to handle it without dropping it (not that hard), and have been very pleased with image quality for a camera that actually does fit in your pocket. I have successfully produced and sold relatively large prints from it. Better, in my opinion, than those produced from either the G15 or the G1X. 

Bottom line, for me, RX100, followed by S100 (agree with Neuro on S110).

Lenses / Re: 100mm macro L on a 7d
« on: December 11, 2012, 11:35:38 AM »
i like the way you think.

Canon General / Re: Suggestions for website hosting?
« on: November 29, 2012, 04:10:54 PM »
does anyone use photoshelter?

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 100 f/2.8L IS Macro
« on: November 29, 2012, 10:30:34 AM »
i LOVE this lens, absolutely outstanding

EOS Bodies / Re: Plan to get a 5D3 for $1
« on: November 13, 2012, 09:52:18 AM »
That's not a plan to get a 5DIII for $1, that's a plan for someone else to get a 5DIII for $1.

What you do is run the contest with a $7000 goal, that way you and 'one lucky winner' get a 5DIII. But you didn't hear that idea from me.  :-X

smart, and funny

Technical Support / Re: Best Methods For Long Term File Storage ??
« on: November 13, 2012, 09:46:21 AM »
thanks very much

Software & Accessories / Re: Eye-Fi Card on 7D
« on: November 10, 2012, 06:34:51 PM »
In my experience, it's not worth the trouble.

I find that Eye Fi works fairly well (and only fairly well), and can be fun and sometimes even useful, but not when you're trying it with a converter. Even without the converter it can be mind-numbingly slow with anything except smaller files, and I've often just thought, honestly, screw this, and I've tossed the Eye Fi card back into my bag. But I still have the card, and every now and then I pull it out and use it. Again, mostly just for fun. But I'd never even bother trying again with a converter. Too much trouble, not reliable.

Also, slightly off topic, I had some real problems and actually lost images when doing a standard download onto my laptop using the Eye Fi card reader that comes with the Eye Fi card. I now never use that card reader, in fact I think I've thrown it away.   

Technical Support / Best Methods For Long Term File Storage ??
« on: November 10, 2012, 06:25:16 PM »
Hi all.

Would like to ask for your thoughts on best methods for long term file storage, meaning, external hard drives or DVD/Blue Ray? Or something else?

I had always thought that external hard drives were best, at the very least because who knows when we'd need to convert those DVD or Blue Rays to a new technology.

Then I just read in another post that external hard drives corrupt files over time. Is this true? I had always thought that it was the process of dragging files and/or copy and pasting them over and over that impacted data bits and degraded the files.

What do you think is the best method for long term file storage?

As always, thanks to all of you for your input.

Much appreciated.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Convince me to shoot in RAW
« on: November 10, 2012, 06:01:42 PM »
Ansel Adams said that producing 12 good images made a good year

and finally, +1

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Convince me to shoot in RAW
« on: November 10, 2012, 05:58:50 PM »
In data acquisition I have one rule: NEVER ever throw away the original data.

RAW is original data with the full information of what the camera (sensor + lens) are capable to record.

1. More DR (at lower ISOs, depending on camera) so you are free to change contrast, black-point/white-point, color curves, color temperature without loss or with very little loss.
2. Think about the invention of a new algorithm to convert RAW files into other formats like JPEG with enhanced quality - with JPEGs only you loose.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Convince me to shoot in RAW
« on: November 10, 2012, 05:55:20 PM »
As for the topic at hand, I say, to each, his or her own. Everyone knows how they work best, or what their clients do or do not want, and they should work accordingly.

To the OP, I say shoot in RAW and see how it impacts your workflow. If you like it, stick with it.
Personally, I shoot only in RAW and always will. In my own experience, RAW files contain more information, giving you more to work with when you need it.

I don't mind if it sometimes means more time spent in post. Photography is my passion, every single aspect of it, staging, shooting, PP, printing, all of it. The world melts away and I'm a happy person.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Convince me to shoot in RAW
« on: November 10, 2012, 05:42:26 PM »
As for storage of RAW files. I always archive my original RAW files instead of converted JPEGS onto DVDs when I am done (What's the point of shooting in RAW when in the end you only having JPEGs to refer to?). Simply backing and organizing them onto discs solve the storage issue. You can also, as some have mentioned, buy external hard drives to store them. Remember though, archiving files onto DVDs is preferred as opposed to storing files onto hard drives which will corrupt files over time.

Sorry for the change of topic here, but Standard, or anyone else, can you tell me more about external hard drives corrupting files over time, or direct me to a good resource for more information? I actually wasn't aware of this. Any comments would be much appreciated. Thanks all. 

Lenses / Re: 200mm 2.8L II
« on: September 03, 2012, 12:54:58 PM »
thanks for the input, much appreciated

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