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Messages - wtlloyd

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Easy to discount people knocking focus-recompose if it works for you...and it's always worked for me.

Then I got curious. Lightroom says that 76% of all pictures I've shot this year have been at 400mm and greater. 10% have been shot with my fastest lens -  f2.8, between 16 and 35mm!

So what do I know  ::)
Depth of field - that's for other people to worry about.

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yeesh, what have I started  :o

thread just got meta, 'cause the only time I got temp banned here was due to use of a very (very!) mild "blue" word.

ya might wanna substitute a couple more asteriks in there, cowboy.

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"Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man."



"This aggression will not stand, man!"
Lebowski?

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"This aggression will not stand, man!"

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So it's like a beta release. Looking for a slow rollout. Going slow.
Seems very responsible.
Probably a lot of work refining individual camera profiles, but they are devoted to their customers and wanted to release as soon as possible.

Why do reasons always have to be bad?

"Some of the worst things that ever happened to me, never actually happened"

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available late June

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Have a thought about material offgassing, don't just go with whatever is cheap...

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: This Is How You Sell a Used Lens !!
« on: June 03, 2014, 05:53:43 PM »
Geez, this place...

"Everything's a *... travesty with you, man!"
 ;)


I was wondering where he got the toe... thanks for answering the query.
No more soft copies for me anymore... sweet!

You want a toe? I can get you a toe, believe me. There are ways, Dude. You don't wanna know about it, believe me. Hell, I can get you a toe by 3 o'clock this afternoon... with nail polish.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: This Is How You Sell a Used Lens !!
« on: June 03, 2014, 03:41:28 PM »
Written to get on Craiglists' "Best of" page, not so much to sell a lens.

"Best of"  is mostly formulaic, seasoned with a very few "extremely odd" listings.

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Photography Technique / Re: Hazy California
« on: May 31, 2014, 03:13:36 PM »
Well, first and most important, you should be able to find a "Peet's" coffee most places you go in California. And there are plenty of other good specialty shops such as "Stumptown" etc...it's like anything anywhere, you have to search for the best. Of course, it all depends on what you like. Coffee in California is way better than most places in Europe and South America that I've been to.

As regards Hollywood, 9.5 million people decided to move into the neighborhood after the studios got going. And that's just LA county. That had an effect on air quality.
When the studios got started, everything west of Hollywood was agricultural. Sure, they shot in the outdoors then, but it's all urban locations now. Not too many westerns being filmed in Griffith Park these days.

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Not true. Yes, there have been updates over the past year, but mostly of the bug fix and tweak variety. I can't think of a single major feature that's been added since I started subscribing. And, yes, that pretty much violates the contract they had with their customers that major improvements would be made immediately available to their subscribers just as soon as they developed them without having to wait for version releases.




Perspective Warp is a pretty major feature, as is linked Smart Objects and 3D Printing support. All in a Jan 2014 release.
Go back through the rev. history, and you will see that Adobe has done what they said they would. All additions aren't expected to be essential for all photographers, but they do show a continous flow of new features

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 DO
« on: May 24, 2014, 11:30:14 AM »
Canon dropping the new 100-400 as a DO lens would make for some interesting reactions


+1 exactly what I was thinking. ::)

One can only wonder if there isn't some technical issue they think they can resolve in time and then capitalize on, else why pursue the technology without releasing new lenses?

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EOS Bodies / Re: When Does the Year of the Lens Start?
« on: May 02, 2014, 10:18:35 AM »
Indeed, that was my thought. Who is to say what marketing-speak actually means?

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Photography Technique / Re: How do I get the whole picture sharp?
« on: April 29, 2014, 03:39:44 PM »
What camera are you using? Depth of field with a 7D is only .3cm (1/10th of an inch) at your settings. Much more depth of field at greater distances, as you stated...

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom Mobile Version Official
« on: April 08, 2014, 12:43:39 PM »
"I don't understand your comment    ???  "

Ya, sorry, I can be a right jerk anytime, but particulary before the coffee kicks in...

I'm a PC/Android user as well, my loathing for all things Apple goes right back to the late '80s. I couldn't understand people not seeing a huge corporate behemoth lurking behind the cute adds and twee design...so many small startups were working on PC architecture, I saw the diversity and independence as a very good thing. My 1st computer was an AST386...

Completely agree on Flash and Java, looking forward to seeing their diminished use in website design.


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