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Site Information / Re: NEW ___ Sell Your Gear - Beta Test
« on: August 19, 2014, 08:02:04 PM »
Sign me up please.

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Photography Technique / Re: APOLLO missions - image inconsistencies
« on: August 18, 2014, 07:57:52 PM »
The unsurvivable maximum and minimum temperature, the radiation, no stars in photos of the sky, shadows not parallel.  There is only one logical conclusion, Man has never landed on Earth.

MIND. BLOWN.  :o

9487 by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

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Photography Technique / Re: APOLLO missions - image inconsistencies
« on: August 18, 2014, 04:19:34 PM »
The unsurvivable maximum and minimum temperature, the radiation, no stars in photos of the sky, shadows not parallel.  There is only one logical conclusion, Man has never landed on Earth.

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Photography Technique / Re: APOLLO missions - image inconsistencies
« on: August 17, 2014, 10:30:02 PM »
It's estimated that 500 million people watched the Apollo 11 landings live on TV.  A lady in Australia saw a Coke bottle roll across the moon's surface.  Nobody knows her name.  If that doesn't prove a hoax, I don't know what would.

Here's the thing.  The only people who see a hoax, inconsistencies etc, want to see those things.  Some want to sell books on the topic.  Others just want to feel smart, superior.   The hoax feels good.

Did you know that Scientific American (The Magazine) wrote and article where they declare a hoax!? http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/moon-landing-faked-why-people-believe-conspiracy-theories/
It's actually a pretty good read, they talk about the physiology of why some people want to believe it.



Oh and you have to check out all the hoax theories debunked in one place http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_landing_conspiracy_theories  (be sure to read the 200+ scientific articles cited as support.)

Oh and don't forget the ton's of their party evidence (China Russia etc) that proves the moon landings were real: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third-party_evidence_for_Apollo_Moon_landings

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Software & Accessories / Re: Aluminum vs. Carbon Fiber?
« on: August 14, 2014, 10:54:50 PM »
I can tell you this.  A lousy tripod in Carbon Fiber is still a lousy tripod.  It is far more important that the tripod is the right one for you size wise, works the way you want etc.

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Canon General / Re: Carry on restrictions on South African Airways
« on: August 14, 2014, 08:48:20 PM »
I wear a coat, and pull heavy things from the bag into pockets for the weight in. Back to the bag after.  And of course a big smile and pleasant attitude go a long way toward not being hassled.

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EOS Bodies / Re: popup-flash - made a "pro feature"?
« on: August 13, 2014, 11:59:53 AM »
One reason "pro" cameras don't have it, is the prism in the pro camera is generally much larger.  Looking through my 5DIII and then my 7D, is like going from a 60 inch HDTV to walmart laptop screen. 

If you look at the bump that is under the pop-up flash you will realize how small the prism is in there, vs a "pro" camera.  Of couse you could put a  large pup-up on a pro camera, but it might look so large and bulbus as to be silly.

All that said, I like the pop-up on my 7D and use it from time to time. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: SL1 as a "travel" body
« on: August 13, 2014, 11:53:49 AM »
I really like the SL1 until I held one.  It felt terrible in hand, just too small for my med sized hand. Controlls very small and difficult.   I suppose I expected it to feel like a DSLR.

Anyway, I'm not saying you won't love it, but I'd lay hands on one at Best Buy or something before I bought it.

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Sports / Re: Dirt car racing
« on: August 12, 2014, 08:03:19 PM »
Very Cool shots. 

I would try and shoot some in the 1/30-60 area to get some serious motion blur, and some at 1/1000+ to really freeze the action.  The slower speeds will really test your panning, but if you get 2-3 good shots out of 50, they will be 2-3 grey shots.


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Lenses / Re: lifespan of IS motor?
« on: August 11, 2014, 10:56:50 AM »
Your IS is not really off when you turn it off, it's just in a different mode. The floating IS element is powered up and being held steady by it's little magnetic actuators.

I had a 70-200 f2.8 IS II have it's IS go bad.  It was flicking 2-3 times a second up and down.  Turning it off did not help. I asked Canon how to turn it off and they said I could not turn it off, it had to be repaired.

So I don't think turning it off will prolong it's life.  At least it will not not reduce it's "run time". 

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Sports / FutBall / Soccer / Football
« on: August 09, 2014, 11:29:12 PM »
Let's see some cool soccer photos.  And argue about the name.

C28F0143 by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

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Site Information / Re: Post Processing Section
« on: August 06, 2014, 11:12:59 PM »
I'll work on it, I've been busy designing the selling forum. 

The post processing will be added shortly

Ed

Cool! 

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Lenses / Re: Airshow Photography - Big Whites vs Small Whites...
« on: August 04, 2014, 11:55:09 PM »
I own a 400mm f2.8 IS, and I love it.  I shoot sports and it bring to almost any sporting event.  But it it huge, heavy, and a pain in the butt or at least back.  It does provide a unique look that is hard to duplicate.   

I don't bring it when I hang with other non photographers.  They think it's cool for about 2 minutes and then your are just slowing them down.  I have a 300mm f4 IS for that. 

Anyway, I see the choice to go big or small white as 2 sides of the same coin.  Both have their advantages and disadvantages.  The photo below is not from an airshow, but a C-130 doing touch and goes.  Spotted when I was on the way home from a surf contest.

REX50056 3eh by tacfoto, on Flickr

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EOS Bodies / Re: One other hoped-for feature on the 7D2
« on: July 29, 2014, 07:03:12 PM »
I do get a kick out of my friends who shoot manual, and drone on and on about it.  But of course they are just watching the meter in the viewfinder... :)

I Use Manual Auto in some sports situations, and Yes, I'd like to have Exposure Compensation in this mode.


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Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod center column - yes or no
« on: July 17, 2014, 11:42:26 AM »
To me the center post is something I rarely use, but I am glad it is there when I need it.  I try to buy tripods that will put the camera at my eye height or higher without the center column.  My tallest tripod will put the camera six inches over my head this way, but 18 inches higher with center post.  At an airshow for example, standing on my ice chest, I tower above the crowd and can photograph without interference.

SO as long as I can lock it down, I'd rather have it.

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