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Photography Technique / Re: APOLLO missions - image inconsistencies
« on: August 18, 2014, 09:51:41 AM »
I think you are mis-reading the intent of the original comment.

They can find evidence of the faked moon landing, but they can't dig up President Obama's Indonesian birth certificate?
Let's see ..we are talking about photos of the moon and somehow you fit in insulting our president,. Thanks for letting us know that you are stupid enough to be an avid watcher of Fox News Channel. :D

Photography Technique / Re: APOLLO missions - image inconsistencies
« on: August 18, 2014, 12:11:40 AM »
This website has truly jumped the shark.

EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of EOS 7D Replacement Info [CR2]
« on: August 11, 2014, 03:44:44 PM »
Awesome, 'cause I'm very happy with DSLRController.

I expect to try the TP Link TL-MR3040 soon to see how it compares. Only $40.
This is what I use on my 60D.  Works great.  The DSLR Controller app is better than Canon's app and the range on the TP Link is excellent.  I get 30 or so feet -- maybe a bit more -- depending on the environment.  For the money, it can't be beat.

I'm hoping the IQ will significantly increase over what APS-C has to offer now.  If not, I may save my money for a full-frame.

EOS Bodies / Re: Suggestions of a Canon MF announcement at Photokina!
« on: August 11, 2014, 03:42:46 PM »
I see what you did there.


It would be strange for a manufacturer renowned for their AF camera's...

EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of EOS 7D Replacement Info [CR2]
« on: August 11, 2014, 11:52:10 AM »
6D wifi is weak and slow. Drops out, range not much more than 10' before disconnect.

I expect to try the TP Link TL-MR3040 soon to see how it compares. Only $40.

Lenses / Re: lifespan of IS motor?
« on: August 11, 2014, 09:28:34 AM »
Maybe you should then be worried about wearing out the IS on/off switch.


Matte, non-glare screens for me. And a large, external monitor.
It might be that personal tolerance is affected by what you are used to.
As I've aged, my vision is less able to deal with glare.

I've been very satisfied, by the way, with my W520 and W530. I use the NEC PA271.

Site Information / Re: Post Precessing Section
« on: August 06, 2014, 04:02:43 PM »
One stipulation:

NO Adobe bashing. No Dxomark praising, Aperture bemoaning, GIMP evangelizing, DPP worshiping, ad nauseum.

Make it about actual solutions and it could be a fine addition to the site.
Allow the peanut gallery to litter the place, and it won't be much use.

To wit: no Precessing, just Processing  ::)

Photography Technique / Re: How to get eyes tack sharp?
« on: August 02, 2014, 02:45:11 PM »
Use a single AF point and focus directly on the eyes. In single AF mode you can move the AF point around to place it exactly where you want it. I only use a single AF point to focus on a subject.

This. If you don't put the AF point where you want it, the camera can't do it for you.

Artie Morris is still involved with the Canon Explorers of Light program, Canon sponsored seminars given by Artie just this year.
I've met and taken classes with Seth and Jeff multiple times, they ARE charismatic (Seth), brusque (Jeff) and mildly comedic as a team when together.
Oh yeah, and they know their business backwards and forwards.

Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod legs locking mechanism
« on: July 21, 2014, 10:45:04 PM »
Many of the flip latch mechanisms make a snapping noise when they latch down, this is a consideration for wildlife photography.
The heaviest and most rigid tripod you can tolerate carrying is the best to if you want a tripod for macro with a gimballed center column, best if you can afford a second, specialty tripod.
Foam pads slide around in my experience, annoying. Carbon fiber is better to handle in cold environments.
Removable legs? Sounds like a cheapo do-all model, not a good investment.

Lenses / Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« on: July 20, 2014, 12:29:38 PM »
No doubt, to be announced in August.

Canon EF 135mm f/1.8L IS

Software & Accessories / Re: laptop for tethered shooting?
« on: July 20, 2014, 11:18:59 AM »
DSLR Controller is an excellent product. Super useful in real estate and product photography. True, turning off back-button AF is a drag.

Images get stored on the card in camera. Why would I need to immediately put them on another drive? I don't need that when I use my cameras untethered.

I guess I could write to both cards on my 1D4, but I don't bother.

I have a Samsung Note 10.1 2014, plenty fast image display, good rendering of scene. Love the focus adjustments at 10X. Using the OTG usb cable as mentioned earlier, wireless is much slower.

Software & Accessories / Re: Post processing workflow
« on: July 16, 2014, 10:28:53 PM »
Books help. Spending time with other photographers, either in a class, seminar or club helps too.

**The single most helpful exercise is regular image review with a group of photographers.

Pretend I just repeated that sentence a couple times for it's importance.
Bottom line, you can't learn to get what you want until you know what that is. What makes a good picture? What are the midtones, and how do I find them? Are selective color adjustments a cheat, or a means to exercise artistic vision? Etcetera.
Learning how to use the tools is easy, learning what you want to use them for is not.

Lenses / Re: UV filter on the new 16-35 f/4?
« on: July 13, 2014, 02:33:17 PM »
Come for the rumors, stay for the entertainment!

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