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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 L Macro USM
« on: September 20, 2011, 12:23:51 PM »
A question about the 180L. I frequent the used camera gear sites frequently (B&H for example) and the lens I see most for sale in the used section is the 180L. Anyone have any thoughts as to why this might be?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1Ds Mark IV Information [CR2]
« on: September 14, 2011, 01:31:20 PM »
I assume that if the 1D and !Ds are "merged", that will mean the end of the 1D. Canon will only have a FF pro body.

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Granite Point, yes I wanted better lighting that just the flat top light of the mid day. The sacrifice of trying to take great shots while traveling with the family unit....

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Bridalveil Falls for those of you who may not know.

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: September 07, 2011, 12:16:27 PM »

Perhaps its a hold over from my film days, but doesn't anyone just shoot a great photo without a bunch of photoshop or HDR. Please don't get me wrong, I completely appreciate the talent of you who know the intricacies of Photoshop and Silver EFX Pro and the like. But what happened to the simplicity of composing a great image and exposing it correctly?

plenty of people do (as pinnaclephotography clearly demonstrates).  when you start off digital shooting it always seems like everyone's using effects and filters these days but after a while you look around and find there are plenty of very talented folks that are shooting excellent files straight out-of-camera.

but please, don't go down the road of "the simplicity of film" making "great images".  most of the "great" landscape work in the film days was anything BUT simple.  and your compose-and-shoot bliss only existed because of all the work being performed by the chemicals in the darkroom.  we are now our own one-stop-shops for film processing, and so we have to do digitally what was performed by a negative bath under red lights before. 

I know, because I was there, processing Ilford film back then.  lots of others on this forum were around for the glory days of film too.  what we do now to get a great image is no better or worse than what we did then to get a great image.  it still involves composition, color, form, proper technique, and an artist's eye.
I was only referring to the over processed images that are clearly way to HDR'd and Photoshopped to death with wild impossible colors. I should have been more clear with my first statement.

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: September 03, 2011, 01:34:54 AM »
Perhaps its a hold over from my film days, but doesn't anyone just shoot a great photo without a bunch of photoshop or HDR. Please don't get me wrong, I completely appreciate the talent of you who know the intricacies of Photoshop and Silver EFX Pro and the like. But what happened to the simplicity of composing a great image and exposing it correctly?

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Canon General / Re: Where to Buy Online Body and Lenses?
« on: August 19, 2011, 12:47:54 PM »
I have had great success dealing with B&H Photo. They, like Adorama, have a brick and mortar store in New York. I have bought both new and used items from them and the used stuff is always exactly as described. Samy's Camera is another great retailer and Canoga Camera. Samy's and Canoga Camera have brick and mortar stores. Any online retailer that doesn't have a real store somewhere is always a bit scary to me, if you have a problem it is very easy for an organization to simply not respond to emails. My 10 cents

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United States / Re: Strobe color correction
« on: August 17, 2011, 04:14:26 PM »
Thanks, I like the Opteka.

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United States / Strobe color correction
« on: August 17, 2011, 03:19:49 PM »
Has anyone out there heard of or seen color correction filters or gels for DSLR's that attach to the on board flash? I'm looking for something that is made to attach to the pop up flash on the camera. Not simply taping a piece of gel to the flash.

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Site Information / Re: Problems uploading images.
« on: August 03, 2011, 04:03:56 PM »
Figured it out.... The original file was CR2 and I then converted it to a .psd file and saved that as a .jpg. Something about the way Photoshop created the .jpg created the problem. The solution, I took the psd file and imported into Aperture and then exported it as a .jpg and voila, file uploaded.

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: August 03, 2011, 03:59:47 PM »
Shot from the South rim of the Grand Canyon, my first trip there.

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Site Information / Re: Problems uploading images.
« on: August 03, 2011, 03:24:00 PM »
Nope.... But thanks.

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Site Information / Re: Problems uploading images.
« on: August 02, 2011, 08:09:47 PM »
Rebooted, reformatted the image, double checked all my setting, nothing.... Still can't get an image to upload.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6 L
« on: August 02, 2011, 07:09:21 PM »
$500! Score! I've been looking for one for a long time. I've found a few but always at a premium price. If you ever want to unload it let me know...

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Site Information / Re: Problems uploading images.
« on: August 01, 2011, 05:59:20 PM »
I love it when I'm the only one experiencing a problem...

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