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Abstract / Re: Vintage & Classic & Aged Object
« Last post by Dylan777 on August 16, 2017, 07:41:54 PM »
Not really vintage, however, it feels like one when it in my hands  ;)

_DSC0357 by Dylan Nguyen, on Flickr

_DSC0361 by Dylan Nguyen, on Flickr
Abstract / Re: Vintage & Classic & Aged Object
« Last post by Dylan777 on August 16, 2017, 07:40:30 PM »
Finished my box camera collection... 1931-1952.

Good stuffs Pookie  :)
It would be interesting to know how they integrated it with LR. If it just emulates the keyboard/mouse input, there's little to pay for. It if allow for finer control, it could be more interesting.
It does not allow for finer control. In fact it offers clumsier control as some of the controls only move perimeters up in set increments (e.g. +/-5 at a time), whereas of course with a mouse or pen you can adjust anything wherever you want or simply type in the value you want.

But it should really go without saying that if you're that much of a control freak then you'll always want to use either a mouse or a very high resolution interactive display.

If you watch the video, though, there isn't a mouse attached to the notebook.  So, perhaps, this is designed considering those who suffer from such extreme murophobia (fear of mice) that even plastic facsimiles will drive them to bring out the baseball bat. 

But really, there aren't enough dials.  There should be a dial for every single slider in Lightroom, and a switch for every checkbox.  And when you hit the switch, the dial should automatically become recessed so that you know that it can't be used anymore.  Plus, the dials should be marked, and when you move the sliders on the screen, the dials should also turn.

And an Auto mode.  When you push the button, all the dials should light up, and turn by themselves into an optimal position.

Just think of the advantages.  Instead of saving a preset, you could take a picture of all your settings.  And process that picture with the Loupedeck so that it's properly exposed!!  Oh, what fun.
Photography Technique / Re: Eclipse photo prep question/critique
« Last post by Mt Spokane Photography on August 16, 2017, 07:16:52 PM »
Try with just the solar filter, it should not be fringing.  I setup two different exposure and capture settings using C1 and C2 on my 5D MK IV this morning.  Ci for the partial phase and C2 for the fully eclipsed situation.  I bracketed exposures 3 increments for C1 and 7 increments for C2.

The results seem fine to me.

This  is the uncropped image at the center of the range of exposures.  During the totality, shutter speeds go from 1/8000 to 0.5 sec in increments of two stops.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by NancyP on August 16, 2017, 07:08:31 PM »
Yes, HB, the background and the excellent exposure and light make the shot. Nice!
Industry News / Re: B&H resolves the Dept. of Labor lawsuit
« Last post by Mt Spokane Photography on August 16, 2017, 06:57:44 PM »
The back pay was chump change to B&H, and probably cost far less than legal fees for a protracted lawsuit.  I'm sure that both sides are saying they are unhappy, but that's the nature of compromises.
Industry News / Re: B&H resolves the Dept. of Labor lawsuit
« Last post by Lurker on August 16, 2017, 06:50:58 PM »
Quote from: Lurker on Today at 12:48:01 PM

If not that many people take their business elsewhere and the business continues then it would seem to be an extreme view to withhold business.

I didn't take a moral stand based on what the crowd did, or whether it changed the behavior of other customers.  I did it to stick up for victims of racism.  They're the ones whose lives were damaged.  Most people are not even aware of the situation, and probably most who are wouldn't take any personal responsibility to change their behavior.  But even if they were and chose to continue working with B&H, I couldn't care less what they thought of me.  I'd happily be labeled "extreme" if it improved the lives of those workers.

Being extreme only means that something is a minority, it does not mean wrong, right, moral or immoral, just in a minority.  Everyone owns there own ethics whether they think about it or not so everyone should follow theirs.  To me it's more important that people think about their ethics, understand their motivations and take responsibility for the results of their ethics.

My question would be, Does "the moral stand" in fact endanger the workers?  If enough people take "the moral stand" and B&H goes out of business or downsizes that doesn't seem good for the workers, B&H owners, photographers or the city or state of New York.

As a member of society we agree to live by certain rules and if we don't we are punished.  The judgment and punishment are usually assigned by the ruling government with an eye on fairness to all parties involved.  In this case that government has determined this is an appropriate response to the actions of B&H and is fair to all parties involved.  It could be argued that if someone thinks the DoL did not go far enough, and that B&H needs to be punished further, their beef is actually with the government/DoL and not B&H.  B&H simply accepted the punishment offered/negotiated with the DoL. That punishment/settlement would have been based on legal precedent

This is all really a debate on the role of government and individuals within a society.  I personally would 100% support a boycott of B&H if the government did not take action.  The government did take action so I'm willing to substitute their judgment for my own.

As for the workers I'm sure they can opt out of this settlement and pursue their own civil action if they want.  It probably wouldn't pay for them to do so.
Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by HB on August 16, 2017, 06:47:29 PM »
Hi Folks.
So many great shots since my last comment, I have been trying to get out a bit more and spend less time here while the weather is nice, plenty of time for forums when it's crap weather!
Here is the one result of more time out, I've been trying to get a nice shot of Rooks, Crows, Ravens or Jackdaws for a while, Monday I was killing some time waiting for a customer and took my 40D and 70-300 (non L, I didn't have anything better with me!) to the cliff top.
This one sat eying me cautiously and twitching every time I moved a bit closer, and boy was it windy there, hence the feathers over his / her crop being spread open!
It looks to me like the lens body combo front focus a bit and no AFMA.

Hi Valvebounce,
Whilst in Juneau last year I managed to get some raven images on the quayside, when I saw this one I couldn't resist the crop showing only the upper body, what made it for me was the complimentary background.
Industry News / Re: B&H resolves the Dept. of Labor lawsuit
« Last post by Rockskipper on August 16, 2017, 06:38:35 PM »
I haven't done business with them since this came out and won't resume, even though I'd spent close to 6k with them before. As afar as I'm concerned they're history for letting this go down in the first place, as it was a major snafu, not just a few minor events.
Industry News / Re: B&H resolves the Dept. of Labor lawsuit
« Last post by ahsanford on August 16, 2017, 06:23:04 PM »

Petapixel picked up the story, but there's nothing new here -- no additional statements or follow-up:

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