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When people talk nostalgically about film, I remember:
Film slips off take-up spool. Shoot 48 exposures of nothing before thinking: Wow! That's a really long roll of film;
Better put some film in the camera. Open camera back. Oh, film was already in the camera...exposed;
Film sticks together on developing reel. Best shots are always the ones destroyed;
Pour the developer out of the tank. Hmm, smells like fixer...oh oh!
Fire call comes in over the police radio. Rush to the scene. Shoot flames coming out of building. Switch film. Wait! the ISO dial says 400, but that was slide film;
That print looks pretty good, lets flip on the lights...who left the box of paper open!
Just shot six rolls of film of championship game. Loading the film now. In walks someone. Light flip: "Anybody in here?"
I could go on and on. I definitely don't miss the film era.
;D When people write "LOL".. they're usually not.  Not this time.  I'm glad there's no one around at the moment, because I can't stop howling.  Thanks for the memories!  Each and every one...

I did some film work in college... but it was of nephrons and really not very interesting... but I can say... in my limited experience... I didn't have any of the above happen... though I did have a partner do a crap job on attaching the kidney in the parafin... so the suspended tissue just fell off the block... I'm never going to get over that one.

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You can write an OS script to transfer all your files automatically so you won't miss anything.  Just one click, all your files are transferred.  I can write one if you want one.  :)

Thanks... but I can just not be lazy.  It's a conscious effort issue.  If I do it again... then I may come back beggin'.

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How do you transfer images?  With a card reader, you generally see the folder architecture, so you'd see the '101' folder. 

Personally, I have extra cards - the card with the images doesn't get formatted until the set is at least triaged (so I know it's complete) and stored on the internal SSD and at least one external HDD.

It was late at night and I was tired... that's the crux of the issue.  I transfer the file via usb directly into the camera... i am trying to avoid taking the cf card in and out because of the bent pin concern...

I can see the folders... i just was careless.

also, I had plenty of space on my card left over for my next project... I again was being lazy because I didn't want to sort through yesterday's photos with today's photos... I fully accept the consequences of my laziness... and next time i'll go through the confirm, regardless of the time of night. 

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Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: June 07, 2014, 06:25:48 PM »
So not too rant, but this is ok... but the bikini thread was killed?

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It is a tale as old as time.  I transferred images from one event to my hard drive... looks as though they all moved over, but no.... I eclipsed 9999 images which means it saved the last part of the event to another folder... which I didn't transfer over.  And I formatted in camera the next day... but I don't think it was a complete format, so I can salvage most of the lost images.

Honestly, it isn't a big deal... it was just the last game of my daughter's softball season... and I have five of the six innings documented so no one will notice... but that was just dumb.

And I can only imagine if I lost a client's images... so I bare my incompetent soul to y'all... because when people say I should be a photographer full time, I know the reasons why they are wrong. 

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Yesterday I also had Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, whatever Microsoft offers,  etc.  If you have a new product introduced into the marketplace after market saturation has occurred, it better be impressive in order to get a foothold. 

If you want to call this evaluation negativity, go nuts... but it is a legitimate critique of a business model with consideration of the market.

Marketplace viability is a reasonable topic of conversation.... especially when we are their target demographic... if we have no interest, they are doing something wrong.

Yesterday you had no Irista, today you have 10GB of Free Cloud service to use at your discretion.  If you aren't interested, that's no a them problem, thats a you problem.  Frankly i dont think they give 2 poops whether or not we use it or are interested, but those who do use it and are interested, all the more brand loyalty, and i'm sure it costs them little to nothing.

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Marketplace viability is a reasonable topic of conversation.... especially when we are their target demographic... if we have no interest, they are doing something wrong.

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Lenses / Re: 70-200 f/2.8L IS II underwhelming
« on: June 06, 2014, 12:42:10 PM »
I'm going to ignore the sigma issue for right now.

I have the 100L and the 70-200... and the macro lens is so incredibly sharp... it is exactly what I would hope for from a macro lens... the 70-200 by comparison is remarkably sharp for a zoom lens.  It isn't fair to compare the two... especially at minimum focusing distance.

Where the 70-200 shines is in low light with great image stabilization and auto focus motor...

The images are great... but they may not blow your mind at 100%.

As for the sigma.. who wants to shoot at f6?  It's fine... but that's not the reason you get the 70-200. 

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ok, so every DSLR from now on will be able to upload its images to Irista via WiFi.

Probably.... and when they reach 10 gb they will get a ton of emails to upgrade.

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Lenses / Re: What was your first L lens?
« on: June 06, 2014, 09:32:48 AM »
I was editing a friend's image and it was fine, but at 100%, it wasn't sharp.  It is nice to know what there is a reason why I'm passing all much more for my lenses.

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I feel that cps members with a crap ton of points should get this free...

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Officially Released
« on: June 06, 2014, 12:15:11 AM »
As of today, I have 2 600ex rt's... so I'm debating on whether I'm going to get a another to do RT or the St-e3-rt... the YN-E3-RT isn't really on my radar screen... mostly because of this thread. 

Though, it is a good problem to have. Which to get... which to get.

Both

I don't think I could go with three @ the same time.  It's like women in bed... eventually one would feel left out...

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Portrait / Re: Bikini on the beach
« on: June 05, 2014, 10:22:21 PM »
I'm trying to go from Meh... to HOT DAMN... so this would probably be the next one.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Officially Released
« on: June 05, 2014, 10:06:50 PM »
As of today, I have 2 600ex rt's... so I'm debating on whether I'm going to get a another to do RT or the St-e3-rt... the YN-E3-RT isn't really on my radar screen... mostly because of this thread. 

Though, it is a good problem to have. Which to get... which to get.

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Portrait / Re: Bikini on the beach
« on: June 05, 2014, 05:09:56 PM »
I could have used a longer lens... I was using a 1.4x telconvertor (canon) mkii on my 70-200mm f/2.8 mkii... and... it could have been better... but I always think that.

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