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Technical Support / Re: Photosharing That Pays Me?
« on: October 16, 2013, 02:05:37 AM »
Redbubble is another one.

Software & Accessories / Re: What would you do without Photoshop?
« on: October 07, 2013, 04:25:41 AM »
I like to "work" with my digital negatives with Photoshop.
It`s not a matter of fixing something, its the process of optimizing the material I have.
Looking back to the darkroom days and even with some romantic memories I prefer the possibilities of today AND Photoshop.
Better results. And this counts.
Would be a drawback not using Photoshop.

Agree. Even with my comparatively limited PP skills, I love the creative aspect of PS/LR - usually subtly.

Software & Accessories / Re: Is Facebook worth it?
« on: September 30, 2013, 04:14:52 AM »
I've found it quite useful and I also enjoy the interactivity. I don't overdo posts but an image every 2-3 days is about my balance right now. I have sold quite a few prints through it so I'd say it's worthwhile.

EOS Bodies / Re: Help with 5DIII raw files
« on: September 29, 2013, 04:27:42 PM »
I know this goes against what you're saying but seriously I can see no downsides to just upgrading to LR5. The processing engine is a lot better than version 3. Just my opinion.

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
« on: September 11, 2013, 03:39:42 PM »
Enjoyable and interesting review, Justin. I echo your sentiments and thats the review id have written also.
Too much angst on here sometimes about things just not worth getting angsty about.

Lenses / Re: How to clean lenses ?
« on: September 09, 2013, 12:14:44 AM »
i use corner of my t shirt... they are tougher than u think....

I found my old 85 1.8 in my bag once, cap off, front element covered in all sorts of crap. After the initial freak out, I gave it a clean only to find it came up pristine. I would endorse the fact that front elements are tough. Or maybe I was lucky...

Nice shot! Well handled light.

I've done that whole high ISO to test business but in reality, a couple of attempts, using your histogram as a guide is all I need. No need to over complicate it. Lights do blow out but that's the point. They're lights and the key is just to be sure they don't blow out excessively. I use a stopwatch to keep track.

Trial and error. Eventually you will just know. Use your histogram after the first test and then work downwards or up. I shoot Bulb 70% of the time for the stuff I do and after awhile, it all becomes surprisingly easy to predict.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L [CR2]
« on: September 06, 2013, 04:37:49 PM »
This [CR2] rumor said that it will arrive within the next 12 months.

Well, now it's been 15 months.  :'( I couldn't be more annoyed.

Those unreliable 'rumors' eh?!

Lenses / Re: I want lens hood
« on: September 06, 2013, 03:59:02 PM »
A cheap lens hood has never left my 50 1.4. As I understand it, this lens' barrel protrudes, depending on focus and the hood offers (more) assured protection.

Lenses / Re: I want lens hood
« on: September 06, 2013, 03:55:55 PM »
I do agree that all lenses should come with their respective hoods. It's just a piece of plastic after all. What we don't need is those useless suede lens pouches that offer no protection whatsover!

I bought the hood for the nifty fifty but ended up never using it and gave it away free when I sold the lens. The 10-22 and 17-40 also share a hood that is rather pointless. I rarely use that one.

The 135L has a hood that just looks ridiculous and doubles the length. I try to avoid it if I can.

The 85 1.8 had a very flimsy hood.

My issue with hoods is that the majority of amateurs think they go on backwards! Which makes me look like the idiot geek that stands out!

That 17-40 / 10-22 hood has been of assistance on many occasions in minimizing lens flare at night. I have done a check and it makes a significant difference, dependent of course on the subject matter.

I use hoods for all my lenses now largely in lieu of protector filters. I find they offer useful protection (yes even those petals) and do often help with flare.

Software & Accessories / Re: Neutral Density Filters
« on: September 04, 2013, 08:46:19 PM »
Lee is probably a bit better built than the Z Pro but to be honest I've had no issues and I don't use it regularly. The P series is pretty ordinary constructionally but the Z pro is a fair step up in quality.

I don't think you could go too far wrong with Lee or Cokin.

Software & Accessories / Re: Neutral Density Filters
« on: September 04, 2013, 06:34:13 PM »
I've been using Cokin Z Pro for awhile now. Very happy with it all.

Lenses / Re: 16-35 I vs. 17-40
« on: September 01, 2013, 06:20:12 PM »
Stick with the 17-40. I have one and it is a workhorse.

Agree. Excellent lens for the price. Hardly use it at f4. If I did I'd probably consider the 16-35 II.

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