Here is an interesting article I found regarding this. http://toothwalker.org/optics/bokeh.html
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Here is an interesting article I found regarding this. http://toothwalker.org/optics/bokeh.html
Add me to the list of filter wrench cynic's club ... when I recently dropped and my 16-35 L II lens and broke the B+W filter glass and the filter itself got stuck real bad ... to get it out I tried the filter wrenches and they did nothing to it, instead one of the wrenches broke in half.+1 for me also. Got them, carry them, never use them.....The most useless accessories I have: memory wallets (I have two), filters wrenchs and 40mm f2.8 lens hood.
+ 1 for me , for Filter wrenches.
I have a red rubber band on one of my lenses to add friction to stop the zoom from creeping up or down.... it makes a wonderful filter wrench.
Not too bad if you put it for charging before going to bed ... digital photography is a hell of a lot more convenient than film....
" It doesn't seem too long ago I was changing rolls of film every 36 exposures or less. Now some are peeved at only getting 300 shots before changing a battery" ... how true ... the digital age has spoiled us.
True, but we don't have to wait hours to "charge" rolls of film either.
One more query:
We recently bought an apartment in India and the wife wants to know where to get good shopping done in Melbourne, for:
1. Home deco (e.g. lamp shades)
2. Kitchen utensils (apparently she likes the Horwood make)
3. Christmas deco (reusable stuff)
OK, that's 3 queries
Regarding #2, there's a catering equipment supply company called "Chefs Hat", in South Melbourne (its opposite the South Melbourne Market). I'm not sure if they have the Horwood brand, but you could contact them.... http://shop.chefshat.com.au/index.php
Regarding #1, I'm not sure. I've been told I spend too much on camera gear and not on house deco
Here are some Christmas decoration specialists that should be not far from the area you're staying
As for home decor you won't be far from Southland or Chadstone shopping centres. Most of the larger shopping centres have homemaker areas
If you do go to the Chefs Hat make sure you take a drive around the Grand Prix track at Albert Park
Parking in central Melbourne can be very expensive so look for 'early bird' rates (in before 10am and out after 3pm) or book online for some specials eg https://www.wilsonparking.com.au/go/book-a-bay.
Also if you are driving in central Melbourne we do have odd right hand turns due to the tram tracks running down the middle of the road. They're called 'hook turns' and basically you pull to the left and wait for the traffic lights to change and continue in the direction you want to travel. It's designed keeps the intersection clear for trams to pass through.
Surapon and other colleagues, I am very sorry if I insulted any of you. My mistake was that I did not send a private message but wrote it publicly. I really like this forum due to its international community and very big pool of knowledge. In different cultures there are different perception of politeness. I come from Lithuania where people smile when they are happy and if you see smile you know that it is sincere (usually it is very easy to recognise foreigners in my country as they are smiling most of the time). Mr., Sir, Dear and other names are used more for business or formal matters. I perceive this community as a bunch of friends who share knowledge and communicate. Accordingly, i gave my subjective friendly advice to Surapon. Once more, sorry for inconvenience due to my previous post.Efka76, no issues ... we all live and learn. Have a nice day friend.
Surapon,+1 ... on several occasions in the far east when I did something that was not culturally correct, I was only corrected in private while no one was around or looking, and that too very politely. But I still remember a woman from a "developed" country, (while I was buying some Christmas deco) told me that I would never be invited at her house with that deco ... I didn't even know the lady and there were 5 people between her and me at the billing counter (where I was paying for the deco), yet she felt the need to "express her feelings" at the top of her voice about some items a random guy was buying ... I wanted to tell her that "in my house, we welcome everyone for Christmas" but I just smiled and left.
Do whatever you feel comfortable with. When I lived in Thailand I really struggled with the language, I just don't get tonal based languages, and I am very sure I was most inappropriate on many occasions, however even when I was nobody ever corrected me in public. It is a shame we failed to extend the same courtesy.
But you are amongst friends and you are most welcome to treat us as such.
+ 1 ... Surapon is a very polite gentleman ... I only feel embarrassed when he calls me Sir, because he is almost 20 years older than me (and I feel I don't deserve to be called a "sir"). That being said, it should be we, who should be calling him sir as a sign of respect for a senior person ... I know it is not fashionable in some parts of the world to show respect to seniors ... but there is nothing to be annoyed about his style of writing/typing ... he probably experienced more in life, than all of us while we were still running around in diapers.For me, it's very nice to have such a diverse community and if there is something to be understandingly annoyed about, it's certainly not members being *too* polite. You might want to try polite next time and could try to send him your suggestion as a personal message and not in public?+1
I like the style he speaks/types with.
I bought the Canon lens hood for the 50mm f/1.8 II as well. Never used it and gave it away free when I sold the lens.+1 ... I too bought the stupid lens hood in 2007 and never used it and eventually gave it away free.
Few more, straight out of the Sony a7 camera, with the 28-70 kit lens ... (these images are nothing worth talking about, but it might give you some idea of what to expect from this camera to any of you who are interested ... the weather here sucks right now with a small dust storm, so only few lame indoor pics from stuff in my office ... I'm hoping to put the Sony a7 to good use during my vacation next week).
I would not recommend this camera (especially with the kit lens), unless you have a specific limited need like I do.
I suspect things will get better for you as become more familiar with the camera. Your comments so far have reminded me a bit of when the D600 was coming out and it looked so much better on paper than the 6D, but the actual camera was a bit of a letdown.
I hope for your sake and the others posters here that are investing in this camera that it isn't a "paper tiger".
I don't have anything against your post in particular, but I've seen lots of nitpicking going around. Recent reports also mentioned that when you turn wifi and NFC off the battery life can get to 600+ shots.
When I spend $2000, on a camera I expect certain things to be provided e.g. at least a measly charger so I don't have to wait 16 hours to charge 3 batteries (while I can't even use the camera during that time) ... I think I am entitled to "nitpick ... no? By the way I am not sure which reports are mentioning about battery life of 600+ shots, but I've had both WiFi and NFC turned off the whole time and the battery does NOT even give 300 shots ... maybe they've got some special kind of a7/a7r, or maybe my a7 is defective.
I agree wholeheartedly on the battery charger front. In fact I thank you for your observation, which led me to buy a 20 quids third-pary charger.
As for the report:
Seems a good idea to keep autoreviewing off.
In my home town (Goa) we stay indoors, coz there is so much of it during monsoons ... but here in Qatar, we come out in rains, coz it only reains once in a few years, that too for a few minutes at best ... so no chance of rain photos for the next 8 months.When you spend 2 thousand american dollars on a mirror less camera, you have to take some photos (even if the weather outside is sh!tty) ... so here is a miniature pumpkin, (smaller than a Coke can diameter), which I've been hoarding for more than 2 months ... I have a habit of buying colorful fruits and vegetables to take photos, but most of the time I forget about them and my wife gets on my case for buying stuff that we don't eat and the stuff ends up lying around in the house ... anyway today she threatened to cut up the pumpkin for dinner as she was getting p!ssed with it just lying around in the house (I had promised her that I'll take the photo of that pumpkin and then she could use for cooking after that ... now, that was 60 days ago) ... anyway she threatened to dismember the pumpkin, so I had no choice but to take the photo, before it is killed ... sorry, this is the best I've got as I cannot go outside to take photos due the bad weather.
By the way, as unfortunate as it is, there was no happy ending for neither the pumpkin nor our dinner, when we cut the pumpkin (after I took the photo) we found it rotten
A7 series is weather sealed, so let see some raining photos
The "GAS" for 300mm f2.8 IS II has went away. I'm now itching for 600mm. A7 now? or use that $$$ toward to 600mm?
Oh yes, the GAS! ... it is a strange feeling, the moment I come to Canon Rumors I get it real bad and it takes a very long time for it to go away ... only to come back when gentlemen like you influence me into buying Sony a7 ... you said you were buying it and then you go get the 300 L IS, not cool man (just kidding) ... the 600 L sounds awesome.
Keep in mind, the Zeiss 55mm is not arrive at local sony store yet I might not yet done with my "GAS" for 2013
I came across this article the other day...a lady was complaining about the high prices photographers charge for weddings, etc.
This was a very interesting article about the lady complaining, and a very well, logical, thought out response.
Give this a read and let me know what you think......
This is a great thread. I'm loving the placement ads in the thread. Sooooo appropriate!
Swedish sunset in March this year. It was a fantastic evening!
Handheld in body HDR of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III at 24mm f/18 1/200 ISO 2000, with the 24-105 f/4L IS
Overwhelming Beauty by Dejjvid Photography, on Flickr
Clever boy ... clearly he was thinking out of the boxAnd one of the few items (I know, it's not Photographic) but is a bigger lesson in Futility is.....
I bet most of us have at least one Rubik's cube, hoping to crack it one day ... I probably bought at least 7 or 8 of them int he past 30 or more years ... but still haven't cracked it ... 10 seconds and I just give up.
Many years ago shortly after they became popular, I got my 4 year old son, who I thought was a prodigy, a Rubik's cube for his birthday. After all the adults failed, I showed him how to work it and told him the goal was to make each side one color. He went to his room and came back 5 minutes later with it solved. We were all in disbelief. So I mixed it up again and gave it to him a second time. He comes back 5 minutes later with it solved again. Unbelievable. I asked him how he did it and he shows me that each of the colored squares was a stick on piece of paper which he meticulously pealed off and perfectly reapplied until the puzzle was solved. I guess there are several ways to skin a cat.