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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Kickstarter: The Universal Lens Cap by KUVRD
« Last post by ahsanford on December 12, 2017, 06:45:52 PM »
I could not believe they were actually suggesting that these rubber sleeves would provide any real protection for a lens that gets dropped (as shown in the video). They better put aside a significant portion of their proceeds to hire a good attorney when some fool bounces his lens on the ground and then points to the video as an implied promise that their little sleeve was supposed to protect the lens.

I believe they did this to show that the silicone stays in place even in the event of a drop, something a traditional lens cap typically won't do.  But I agree, it's irresponsible to imply you are drop-proofing your lens.  Try that same test with a heavier lens and it won't matter if there's a small margin of silicone -- that lens would be toast.

- A
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I'm trying to purchase with the CANONRUMORS coupon code, but that code doesn't seem to work...

I contacted Macphun, and it should be working again.
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Lenses / Re: Is There a Definitive 85 to Get?
« Last post by Cory on December 12, 2017, 06:24:28 PM »
Good points.  Decided to keep the 135 as my 85 and add the 100-400 II and 50 1.2. 
Granted, the 50 is the 135 with even more steps back, but it seems a nice complement to the UWA just in case there's a wall.
Thanks again.  Much appreciated.
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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Announces the December Update to Lightroom
« Last post by Graphic.Artifacts on December 12, 2017, 06:14:51 PM »
Don’t think I said anything about the subscription model although the increased
earnings from subscriptions may be what is driving adobe to look for a way to squeeze more
revenue out of Lightroom.  I don’t have a crystal ball or any inside Info but I think the “classic” version of Lightroom is on the way out. If Adobe thinks their earnings will benefit from you being on their cloud based platform than that’s the only platform they are going to offer. It’s just that simple. If it works well for you now as a RAW converter that’s great. I don’t want to invest a lot of time into the data base (keywording etc) of a program with a hazy future. This is not my first time to the rodeo.

I think Adobe’s vision is Lightroom as a sort of instagram on steroids and not a tool for photographers.  Time will tell.
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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Kickstarter: The Universal Lens Cap by KUVRD
« Last post by slclick on December 12, 2017, 06:10:10 PM »
"Thanks CR Guy for posting this. It's a fantastic break from all the dreary fights over Canon's impending doom."


AND endless yammering about 85mm lenses. Wait...will this fit my 85?
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Black & White / Re: Black & White
« Last post by dpc on December 12, 2017, 05:57:33 PM »
This morning down near the tracks...
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“ the new Auto Settings creates a better photo by analyzing your photo and comparing to tens of thousands of professionally edited photos to create a beautiful, pleasing image.”

Well hot damn, just what I’ve always wanted: pictures which look like tens of thousands of other pictures.

Precisely.  You hear all too often - make a point of difference between yourself and others - stand-out by being different.  This just killed that option out of the box - if you choose to use it, of course.  I use standalone, so this wont affect me.

The only addition I was hoping for was an update to the Book module to allow for layflat option with Blurb.  I hope this is in the rollout.  The rest doesn't really appeal to me at all.

You have to enable the auto feature, they have merely updated it, its there in the standalone.  I just tried it on my iphone with a difficult photo and it looks pretty good.  Dark areas lightened without blowing out bright ones.  From there, its much less work to tweak the exposure.
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I'm trying to purchase with the CANONRUMORS coupon code, but that code doesn't seem to work...
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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Kickstarter: The Universal Lens Cap by KUVRD
« Last post by unfocused on December 12, 2017, 05:39:21 PM »
Just a first glance look at this thing:...

...this appears to be a textbook example of a solution looking for a problem, or possibly someone with tunnel vision on one design concept despite it blowing up 6-7 other requirements that are already being well met with current technology. 

I was tempted to dissect this as well, but you've done a great job.

Can't resist adding:

I believe the video specifically mentions the beach and/or sand. I can just imagine the damage these things would do once you get some sand inside and it starts to grind into your lens.

I could not believe they were actually suggesting that these rubber sleeves would provide any real protection for a lens that gets dropped (as shown in the video). They better put aside a significant portion of their proceeds to hire a good attorney when some fool bounces his lens on the ground and then points to the video as an implied promise that their little sleeve was supposed to protect the lens.

I really do hope that they call the largest size "magnum."

Thanks CR Guy for posting this. It's a fantastic break from all the dreary fights over Canon's impending doom.
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: It's Time to Vote on Your Favourite Gear From Canon in 2017
« Last post by tron on December 12, 2017, 05:33:49 PM »
My god that list of lenses is pretty meh.. ultra specialized TS lenses, boring crop lenses, a 85 mm that seems to be pretty weak acording to Dustin Abbott. Voted on the 18-55 just for the lolz.
That 18-55 is pretty useful standing in front of SL2  ;D
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