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Portrait / Re: Wife Portrait
« on: October 10, 2014, 01:37:47 PM »
I like the shot, but I'm always afraid to look right up someone's nostrils.

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: 4K, 5K, 6K and Up Video
« on: October 09, 2014, 04:44:00 PM »
Can I just say for the record I am really glad we do not have 4ki v 4kp.

by far that was the stupidest debate I've ever participated in.

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Outside of selling my services.. I sold a very mediocre photo of a girl playing basketball... which is a shame, because I have some really good shots of other kids, but no one wanted to pony up a very meager amount.

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: 4K, 5K, 6K and Up Video
« on: October 09, 2014, 02:14:05 PM »
I'm a video geek... so I would be willing to make one entire wall a display.. so roughly 20 or 30 ft... that's what the wife gets for not letting me have my pool table. 

One limit is the resolution of our eyes. If you look at a 42'' Screen from 4 meter, between 720p and 1080p there is no visible difference.

To fully enjoy a 4k Screen i have to be 1.5m in front of a 55'' screen. That's not the normal living room configuration.

4k Needs a 80'' Screen at 3m viewing distance, and it is a aestetical question if y want to have a TV in your living room, which is so domitating optically, otherwise its not giving much benefit.


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See, nobody seems to understand that...
Retina display is all you would ever need, and even that is not 4K sometimes... forget 6K and above...

Sure, I have no real authority... and you might think I am spouting non-sense.
So here, listen to what Phillip Bloom has to say about 4K & he shoots 4K...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct4ao5hKN-s#t=52m35s

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To answer your question:
 - No, not since I chopped her up and fed her to the squirrels. Sadly, now I have to do my own cleaning, and keeping track of all my gear. ;)

Sincerely,
 /Single, but I can't understand why

Funny.  I bet your grass is lush.

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: 4K, 5K, 6K and Up Video
« on: October 09, 2014, 12:01:28 PM »
I saw the makeup when hd first came out... not so much lately... so I wonder if they were more careful about that after hd became more widely available.

i will buy a 30" UHD 4k monitor as soon as a reasonable product comes along.
Next product I will buy will be an 8k monitor .. as soon as a reasonable porduct comes along.
After that? A 16k monitor.
And if I happen to live lng enough, after that a 32k monitor.

Power of 2. Definitely stay away from uneven numbers in all things digital.
5k ... most stupid thing on earth. Dell should have tried to first get a relly good 4k monitor made.

Not to be THAT GUY... but eventually there are diminishing returns.  There are 120 hz tv's out there... and there will eventually be 240hz (if there aren't already), but does it make a difference?  to some sure... but I can't imagine there are super human people who can detect the difference.


when I checked out a 4k t.v.s  from samsung  and sony.. you could see the makeup on the actors…the mystery was gone...

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She was looking for it too, so that would be effort I would imagine she wouldn't expend if she is trying to prove a point.

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I got a new copy of Light room 5... in a retail box and somehow it found its way into the recycling bin.  Yeah... maybe I shouldn't have left it on the floor until I was ready to install it, but it didn't look like trash.

The person who I'm related to by marriage and lives in my home  is the only one who cleans, so I'm ok with the occasional why is this now missing for the rest of my life... because it is a fair trade off to having to clean.

Maybe I need labels that say, NOT TRASH.

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Canon General / Re: Funny things I read on ebay about lens
« on: October 08, 2014, 10:25:37 AM »
Alternative: Someone is trying to scam you with an ad for a ridiculously low priced Big White without reserve. Never pay if they ask you to not go through e-bay/ PayPal.

I play with them from time to time.  I give them a po box and they claim to seems a check... then after a while they say they will get the fbi and cia involved...

Good Lord... the cia...?

The CIA was founded to monitor and protect camera gear sales.  You didn't know that?  It was only later that they started using camera gear for spying, which then led to them turning their focus towards espionage.  In 1937, the president (FDR at the time) signed the Photographic Instrumentation Sales and Service act (PISS) which eliminated the CIA's budget for monitoring camera gear sales.  It was from that point on that the CIA focused on what they do now.  At the time they weren't known officially as the CIA though.  That didn't happen for another 10 years.

I learn something new everyday.

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Canon General / Re: Funny things I read on ebay about lens
« on: October 04, 2014, 09:13:38 PM »
Alternative: Someone is trying to scam you with an ad for a ridiculously low priced Big White without reserve. Never pay if they ask you to not go through e-bay/ PayPal.

I play with them from time to time.  I give them a po box and they claim to seems a check... then after a while they say they will get the fbi and cia involved...

Good Lord... the cia...?

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Canon General / Re: Funny things I read on ebay about lens
« on: October 04, 2014, 07:17:08 PM »
ebay is loaded with people who try but do not sell their items because they have no clue as to its value.  Craigslist is even worse, with many asking $100 for third party lenses bought at a garage sale for a buck, and have no idea as to what its or what camera it fits.  Most of them claim it will fit any camera.

Some lady is selling a 135mm soligar lens... and I talked to her once and said that it might help if she indicates which camera brands the lens would work with & she didn't listen.  With an adapter I might want it for shits and gigs, but I have no clue.

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My Question: Would it worth the money to buy the 6D? Is the 6D faster than the 60D?

Given the basic level of research you did before asking, no, it's probably not "worth it" for you. If you're rather short on money, an "upgrade" should be driven by a very pressing need to improve in certain photography aspects. Since the video of the 6d is horrible, that leaves stills - what are the situations/settings your 60d fails, what are your lenses?

Horrible?  Are we talking moire, fps options... I think horrible might be overstating it a bit.

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When I owned my 60d I would shoot using the center af point and the servo mode... if you plan on doing that with the 6d, it should be fine.  But you lose 2 fps & you also lose the perceived reach of the crop sensor. 

I think the 6d is a very good upgrade from the 60d, but it all depends on how you use it.

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While I'm asking dumb questions... why aren't we just using hdr multiple exposures to capture some of our missing dynamic range... sure if the subject is moving... but it was a living room.

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I could take a picture of my ass with the A7 and there'd be "X" amount of dynamic range.

I could take a picture of a smiling baby with my 60D...not as much.

Which would you rather BEHOLD?

IT'S NOT ABOUT THE DAMN DATA!

It all depends on whose ass...

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