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300 is easily noticeable when you compare side-by-side, but not so much if you just pick random photo and it's off that much. Also depends plenty on the photo.

Portrait / Re: We, The Photographers......Self Portaits..a Who's Who on CR
« on: September 21, 2013, 05:02:58 PM »
I can't complain too much for a first attempt at this type of photo :)[/img]

Didn't you have more room to get further away? Or maybe use wider lens?

Landscape / Re: Sunset Frustration
« on: September 16, 2013, 02:07:48 AM »
Couple months ago the sky was really crazy color, here's shot I got. Not much tweaking done.

Landscape / Re: Milky Way
« on: September 10, 2013, 01:46:29 AM »
How did you get the blue??

I guess same way than I get most photos I like: dumb luck.

Other explanation could be WB-slider?

I just threw up in my mouth

Why? I'd think that wouldn't be too pleasant experience.

Landscape / Re: Milky Way
« on: September 06, 2013, 01:36:03 AM »
Was this at f/1.4 aperture?  How long was the exposure?

As I mentioned above, F2 and 15 sec exposure.

I knew the 600-rule, but I thought 30 secs would be close enough. Pixel-peeping it wasn't, but I guess for web (at that size anyway) it would have been ok. But 15 sec came out nice too.

Landscape / Re: Milky Way
« on: September 06, 2013, 01:34:58 AM »
Well captured!  What was the camera you used?  I'm guessing a FF (perhaps 6D or 5DmkII or 5DmkIII?)


If it's $10 for life, I might jump on it even I already have LR4 and CS6.

But if it's $10 for e.g. 12 months, and then some ridiculous amount, no way.

So can someone confirm how long they promise the $10?

Landscape / Re: Milky Way
« on: September 05, 2013, 01:23:47 AM »
Went out last night to shoot Milky Way. I had my friend's 24/1.4 with me. It was late and I was tired so I forgot to try also with my Sigma 14/2.8. But the pics with 24/1.4 came out quite nice. Even I drove to North-WA trying to get away from light pollution, still there's quite strong light on the bottom.

Comments: Nice picture... the light pollution at the bottom seems to add to the image and gives detail on the landscape, yet fades off quickly enough to not overcome the details of the stars.. it works quite well together and makes it a more interesting image than just the stars alone.
Questions: What was the exposure and ISO?

Thanks for the comments.

Here's the settings: 15 sec, f/2, ISO 6400

I first shot at 30 sec, but peeking at the photos I noticed some star trails even the 24mm should be fine up to 30sec. So I decided to use faster shutter and higher ISO.

Lenses / Re: 16-35 I vs. 17-40
« on: September 01, 2013, 11:57:58 PM »
I  don't have a horse in the race,  but I'm surprised at how disrespected the original 16-35  is.   I'm also surprised at how respected the 17-40 is.  I learn something new everyday.

I think it's part about expectations, especially when the other one is twice the money, you'd expect plenty more from that. Also you'd expect plenty more from F2.8 compared to F4.0. If it don't deliver, then it's not the winner.

I have a couple 64GB Sandisk Ultra 30mbps cards and a 16gb Sandisk Extreme 45mbps card, both cards cannot handle 1080p All-I or IPB. I have to knock it down to 720p if I want to record long videos on the SD cards. I can record up to 5 minutes tops before it automatically stops recording on those SD cards.

I have had quite the opposite experience. I have quite a few Sandisk Ultra and Extreme 8gb cards and they work flawlessly shooting 1080p at 24p, 30p, 50p, and 60p with IPB. As a matter of fact, I did three quick time lapse videos the other day and had my mkiii record at 1080p 24p with IPB for 27 minutes each onto different Sandisk Extreme 8gb 30mb/s cards, and not once did it give me a problem.

Interesting. I don't know what's the bitrate on 5D3 codec, but my Panasonic camcorder which records 1080p60, requires Class 4 SD cards (or better), which means 4MB/s is good enough.

Software & Accessories / Re: JPEG as a travel alternative
« on: September 01, 2013, 02:44:50 PM »
Sounds awesome. I wish I could do similar trips. When you're going? How detailed trip plan you already have, or do you just go around without much plan?

I fly on Nov 4 and I NEVER have a plan or reservations (other than airline). Serendipity rules. One issue I'm running into again is that Vietnam, Burma and China still won't let me cross their borders on my bike, so if I want to visit them, I have to fly in like everyone else. Any interest in meeting up in Yangon for a photo-tour of Myanmar?

Nice. I did once 2 week trip to Thailand with only airline tickets booked. Then I usually did the bookings for hotels, airlines or boats 1-2 days ahead.

I'd love to go around SE asia for photo tours, but that'd require things like vacation, and especially permission from wife  ;D Most likely my next trip will be Japan.

Software & Accessories / Re: JPEG as a travel alternative
« on: September 01, 2013, 12:33:42 PM »
I have to have a laptop too, which is why I carry the smallest one out there (11-in MacBook Air), because I write travel stories and design/post web pages from the road. This means doing basic sorting and image editing both for my website and for a newspaper I freelance for. I also upload my GPS tracks to LR4 on the laptop, so that I can encode each image with location data. I've been doing this for years and have developed an efficient workflow, so it doesn't draw much time away from the more important travel experience. In fact, spending so many months alone on the road, often not speaking the local language and confined to my tent at night (rain, bugs, middle of nowhere, etc.), I find looking through the day's catch enhances the experience and helps me learn what to do/not do the next day, with regards to photographic technique.

Oh, and there's not one cubic centimeter of space available for souvenirs--so my photos serve that purpose.

Sounds awesome. I wish I could do similar trips. When you're going? How detailed trip plan you already have, or do you just go around without much plan?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« on: September 01, 2013, 04:34:33 AM »
I think this link explains it all:
Muppet Show - Mahna Mahna...m HD 720p bacco... Original! Small | Large

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« on: September 01, 2013, 03:32:48 AM »
you would consider leaving the 1Dx at home?

Does not compute. I would have it welded to my arm.

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