I did searches for Reikan FoCal @ Adorama, B&H, and Amazon... nothing. Where is the link for the thing?
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OMG, still laughing!
In all honesty, my "significant other" (how that Mrsfotografie? ) can't really tell when or if I have a new lens on. I also don't think she really cares and I don't really have to sneak lenses in, but that is probably because she doesn't know how much some of the lenses cost :-) I actually don't have any crazy expensive lenses.
This has been fun. I'm still going to be bummed when I get the 100mm macro L and I have to give up on the 85mm 1.8 which I kind of like. I suppose I should be glad I diagnosed this issue before I got out of hand!
The amount I spend on photography in no way compares to how much my wife spends on shoes and purses.But do they match?
I have insurance against theft... So if I lose my lens... I report it stolen, the insurance company cuts me a check... And then what?
The lens is sold, the buyer find out by blind luck... does the buyer return my lens, I return the check and everyone is inconvenienced? And the seller goes to jail... hopefully.
The buyer would get his money back if it were from ebay or Amazon... but what if it were Craigslist or something like that?
I'm curious what happens, because I think my best case scenario is that I'm inconvenienced but then have a brand new replacement lens.
I think what happens (in the UK at least) is that once the insurance company have settled, they take over ownership of the stolen lens. If somebody buys it in good faith from the thief, it still belongs to the insurance company, who can reclaim it. The only recourse for the unfortunate buyer is to try to recover the money from the thief. So - buyer beware!
1) Always own up to buying one white lens. Once you've got one, they all look alike, so that gives you the freedom to own more.
2) When ordering from the Canon refurbished store, track the package progress and then change the delivery address to the nearest Kinkos/Fed Ex site. That way you can go and pick it up yourself without having to rush home to snag the attempted delivery notice tag off the door before someone finds it.
3) Separate checking accounts have prevented more divorces than any other innovation known to mankind.
4) You will never be able to sneak every purchase in, so build up some immunity. Do that by never, ever criticizing or questioning her when a box arrives from an online clothing, purse or shoe store. Smile. Complement her on her good taste and make a point of being pleased that she bought herself something nice. You are earning credits that you can cash in later.
5) Always include some low cost item in your purchases from B&H and Adorama – "Oh yeah, I ordered some batteries...a filter...a camera strap...etc. I don't know why they send that stuff in such a big box."
6) If you've got a big purchase planned, start the process early on. I'm going to start mentioning the new Tamron 150-600 zoom soon so that by the time Black Friday rolls around she'll be ready to tell me to just get it.
7) Never miss an occasion for a gift. A piece of jewelry tucked into an Easter Basket is also a great way to buy immunity for the future.
8 ) Ask for gift cards from your preferred photo store. "Oh that. I ordered that with the gift card you gave me last Christmas." (plus an extra $800, but who's counting)
9) Get yourself a "man cave" where you can stash all your toys. Preferably in a room she seldom goes into.
I have more, but these should be a good start.
If this all happened on Facebook, I'd just completely forget it. I think your demonstration images with the figurine were excellent and very explanatory. The advice you gave was solid. The problem with people these days is more often than not, they already think they are experts at whatever it is they think they are experts at...when they ask for advice, they aren't looking for advice...they are simply looking for someone to reinforce their already-formulated and overly inflated opinion of themselves and their skill. I think you got sucked into one of those inverted vortices where yes means no and "Help me" really means "Assert my own opinion of myself...verify me, so I can feel good!"
Bleh. Facebook. BARF.
the truly inane thing about this is how does one enforce this?YES, you get IT. To be safe, use an f-stop other than approximately 5.6, an ISO setting other than 320.
if i create a set up that uses the same configuration of lights but i change the positions by a foot or two and the angle by a foot or two i will effectively get the same lighting result but technically not infringe upon the patent. and even if its argued that i did infringe...how in the heck would you ever prove that i did?
This patent is so specific, it's meaningless to anyone, everyone but Amazon.
It's their specific product photo set up and that's all and only what it is.
Although, there's nothing stopping anyone from improving on that specific set up, applying for another ridiculous patent.
local photo clubs are often the worst place to get innovative, thought provoking and open minded discussion about progressing photographic technique.Much of what you say rings true. Most of what is put up there is wide angle landscape... which isn't my favorite so I don't bother commenting. If you don't have anything nice to say... and I pretty much do the same here. But if someone ASKS, what would you do or what did I do wrong... I have thoughts that I'm willing to share. It doesn't mean that I'm right, but I have thoughts... do with them what you will.
they are often run by long time amateurs who's skill and experience plateau well below an advanced, well versed professional. i have found that they tend to exist only to slap each others backs and boost the egos of whoever is running the show.
i've run across a number of them in my area and i avoid them like the plague...
not to be overly harsh, i'm sure there may be some good ones out there...but as a rule of thumb i wouldn't put too much stock in them at all.
this community far exceeds the experience one can get from a local camera club imo.
...a place to encourage and gently direct someone by posting one (not many) comment about how you think a photo can be improved. Then let the rest of your ideas go.
But even before you do that, please begin to post some of your own photos (not of toys for examples) to show you are serious about being a productive member of our FB page. We have many members who do not post photos but neither do they pontificate about knowing more than the rest of us.
So the rules are simple:
1-Post your own photos (no flooding) and be accepting of others comments even if you don't agree- or get booted
2-Be encouraging and not a know-it-all, or get booted
3-Feel free to comment, but if someone has another thought then fine don't start a tit-for-tat war: let it go! Or get booted
1. Don't sweat the petty stuff
2. Don't pet the sweaty stuff.