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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon offers worst promotion...ever
« on: July 01, 2014, 02:57:08 PM »
Never mind the worst part of all of this, you end up stuck with a Nikon!   :P

Jim

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Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod centre column - yes or no
« on: July 01, 2014, 02:54:17 PM »
No centre column leaves me with tripod height of 157cm. With ballhead & 5D MKIII with grip I reach 182cm. That works...but is the maximum. When placing the camera via tripod-ring of, for example, 70-200 or 70-300 it is a little less. I am 187cm (6.1 ft)

Berlebach makes good wooden tripods, and they may be able to make one to fit you comfortably.

Jim

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Photography Technique / Re: Taking HDR shots
« on: June 29, 2014, 05:31:29 PM »
If your camera has a mode for continuous shooting then it and AEB together should take the three shots and then stop.  The 50D and 5D2 I have are like that.

Jim

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Video & Movie / Re: Komodo Underwater
« on: June 29, 2014, 12:38:44 PM »
Very well done indeed!

Jim

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The copy I had may have been a bit of a dud, I recall being unimpressed with it.  I have since traded it, but if I had photos like these with it I would likely still have it.

Jim

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I suppose a patent is only one step on a long road, but it looks like Sigma made them a stand up and take notice!

Jim

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Canon General / Re: Should we tell them?
« on: June 26, 2014, 12:27:31 AM »
There was a lady at a concert sitting behind me with a PowerShot, blazing away with the flash because she had no idea about turning it off; I didn't make enough of a connection to pass on the idea that she'd get better photos and fewer irate glares if she'd turn it off, but that's what you get for trying to have a conversation in the middle of a concert.

If someone is out minding their own business taking lousy photos, the power to them.  I have all the time for questions but I'm not going to go around bugging people about it.

Jim

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Software & Accessories / Re: LR 5.5 - Rotated watermarks disappear?
« on: June 22, 2014, 05:43:34 PM »

Actually, that's what I did, I rotated a existing one and saved it as a new name.  Apparently, its font related.  Are you using Adobe fonts or TT fonts?

I couldn't tell you where I got the one in question (Kalinga) but it doesn't rotate, others do, and I'm not that attached to it that I won't use something else.

Jim

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: help please
« on: June 22, 2014, 02:52:27 PM »
Personally I'd disassemble the trigger myself.  Maybe it works after, maybe it doesn't; I (again personally) wouldn't lose sleep over the cost of it.  You can be certain that sending it to Canon would cost more.

Jim

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Software & Accessories / Re: LR 5.5 - Rotated watermarks disappear?
« on: June 22, 2014, 01:42:13 PM »
As an addendum it appears it is sensitive also to font choice; it figures the one I prefer is one which doesn't work.  Dear Adobe, fix this please.

Jim

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EOS Bodies / Re: What do you hope-for MOST from Canon in 2014
« on: June 22, 2014, 11:48:45 AM »
ST-E3-RT II; big AF light, recycle performance logging, integrated GPS receiver, power dials as on that PW zone controller gizmo.

600EX-RT firmware update:  AF light which fires off-camera.  Seriously Canon, WTF?

Jim

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 21, 2014, 10:37:36 PM »
12fps matters, with 400mm f2.8 IS II

Good catch!  The fast mirror is fun until it goes off unexpectedly!

Jim

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Software & Accessories / Re: LR 5.5 - Rotated watermarks disappear?
« on: June 21, 2014, 12:56:40 AM »
I agree that the watermark module is very weak, I use different software that is much more powerful.
 
However, I had no issue rotating a watermark in 5.5 and saving it as a new name.  It shows up fine.
 
Maybe if you tell us exactly what you did, we can try to duplicate it.

Creating a new watermark and rotating it appears to work correctly, but starting with an existing one and rotating it causes the mark to appear only when rotated to its original orientation.

Jim

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Software & Accessories / LR 5.5 - Rotated watermarks disappear?
« on: June 20, 2014, 10:06:47 PM »
I thought to rotate the watermark for some photos I was going to export, but after rotating it once it disappeared and no end of screwing with settings could make it appear.  Has anyone else had this? 

Adobe would do very well indeed to put some work into that particular part of the program.   >:(

Jim

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Software & Accessories / Re: Best Case for Canon TCs
« on: June 19, 2014, 12:16:50 AM »
The case for the 300 f/2.8 has nicely shaped pockets for them...   ;)

Jim

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