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Photography Technique / Re: APOLLO missions - image inconsistencies
« on: August 17, 2014, 10:01:35 PM »
Considering Aldrin's approach to such malarkey, all I can say is that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.


A co-worker has one of these as a retirement goal.  I have no idea what he wants to do with it, but its his money.


EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: LCD display feed from external source
« on: August 15, 2014, 02:14:17 PM »
If there isn't, small battery-powered monitors are off-the-shelf accessories; the video-oriented ones typically have HDMI in and many can be ordered to run on common camera batteries.  B&H has a lot of info on them.


EOS Bodies / Re: How do reds come out in your 5d3 ?
« on: August 13, 2014, 12:43:47 AM »
I just had this fist-fight with my 1Dx; I found that calibrating colours with a colorchecker passport got the shade right, and then selectively dropping the exposure on red bits by around 0.6 got them sorted.  Oddly enough it wasn't the reds that shifted on the histogram, but blues.

The images in order are as imported; lens profile; color profile and finally the upper flower dropped down 1/3 stop with a brush stroke in LR5.

Then again to compare them back to back for this one I might leave the exposure; I definitely agree that they're troublesome.  I was out shooting some red uniforms under fluorescent light a week or so ago and post on those was a real pain.

Anyway I'll get a more useful response together tomorrow.


Macro / Re: Yellow Jackets on Sunflower
« on: August 11, 2014, 11:40:44 PM »
Good shot, P&S or otherwise.


Plastic zoom and focus rings, hmmmm, that's first in the the L world with a full plastic outer shell.

If I can get like this with plastic, I'll take plastic.


Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
« on: August 11, 2014, 10:40:13 PM »
I've run the numbers and this thread needs a cat.  She looks a bit orange because my obnoxious orange t-shirt reflected some.


Thanks for the suggestions. A few things to check out.

Personally if someone showed up and wanted to run an executable on my computer, they'd be shown the door. 

I find it strange, too.  But it is a compulsory component of a competition I'm entering - "Final output must be as an executable file (.EXE) and burnt to CD/DVD."

The reason that I'm asking for some suggestions is that I downloaded a training video from one of the programs (also in .exe format and I assumed produced on their software).  My antivirus software started flashing red lights about a trojan virus.  Hmmm.

Huh.  I honestly never considered the angle that they might want it that way.  Judging by your experience with their content, they live dangerously.  :-\


Lighting / 600EX-RT - invalid dead battery indication & fix
« on: August 11, 2014, 03:59:46 PM »
One of my lights came up the other day with a dead battery indication; I thought nothing of it because it had been in a bag in my car unattended for a week or so.  The indication persisted after charging the batteries, and after replacing them with known-good ones.

What worked as a fix was to connect an external battery pack and turn the flash on; after that it turns on normally without the external battery.  I don't know what causes this, but that has been the fix.  I'll report back if it happens again.


FOR SALE Photo Equipment / 17-40 - nearly new, box & all
« on: August 11, 2014, 01:09:59 PM »
CAD600 maybe? Drop me a line.  Photos to follow.



5. Go directly to Peak Design. OMG this stuff is good. It's inexpensive. It's simple, light, customizable with flexibility limited only by your imagination. In the context of the OP's question, I use two Peak Design Leash straps slung one each side. Just make sure the heavier of the two (in my case a 1D4 with 70-200 f/2.8isII) on top. Leave the straps a little looser than instinct would tell you. I'm 15 months in now with Peak Design. I thought the narrow straps would cut, but they don't. In any case, they're releasing a wide strap within weeks, the culmination of a Kickstarter project. The quick release Anchors are the heart and soul of this system. They're pure gold especially if you also use your DSLR for video where straps are always in the way. Snap snap and you're strapless.

I've really worked the field on this subject. Peak Design. Check them out. Don't buy a double strap. Ever.


For $35 I reckon I'll try it!


If you can bring a device, an Android tablet and an MHL cable may be used to connect to their display; that gives you a means of delivering original-format data without having to transfer any of it to their assets.


Personally if someone showed up and wanted to run an executable on my computer, they'd be shown the door.  That said if your clients are ok with the idea go for it, but I'd make sure first.


Site Information / Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« on: August 10, 2014, 11:49:39 PM »
700 wide seems like a comfortable size for a laptop, I haven't tried a mobile device yet though.  As an aside, am I the only one to see threads with pages which wouldn't load?  I had a look at the "we the photographers" thread and about half the pages only came up blank - no content but no 404 either.


Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Need a bit of advice on flash triggers
« on: August 10, 2014, 03:00:42 PM »
Is there anything else I should be considering?

Reliability, perhaps?

Resale value?  There it's no wrong answer but it's something to think about as well.


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