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    How to be a bad photographer.

    :P http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2013/10/world/how-to-be-a-photographer/index.html?hpt=hp_c4
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    ...and now Smugmug.

    This just landed in my inbox: The reason I started with smugmug, and willingly pay good money for it (for that price I could get an extra box of 20 sheets of 4x5" Velvia 50 a year, even at the new prices), is that I like the customisability. I hate flickr with its white backgrounds, I wanted...
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    Kickstarter: Wanderlust 4x5 - Point&Shoot Large Format for $99

    OK, so it's not exactly a rumour, it's a definite thing if they get more supporters, so I'm doing my bit by sharing. As you all might know, i've gone a bit film nutty lately. I've been shooting 135 and 120 film a lot, and I've been spending some time over at the APUG forums. Two things there...
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    700D and 100D it is!

    Thanks to www.canon.com.au Edit: having a read through the 'features' (there's no specs for now): both 18MP both 9pt AF (no idea about cross-type), with video AF both Digic 5 Both vari-angle LCD I don't see what's between them except maybe build quality. But looking at the lensmounts, the...
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    Stop Using Instagram

    Read. Understand. Comprehend. Then delete your photos. Then delete your account. Well, that's what I would do if I had ever used it. But I urge you all to do the same (you can keep the photos on your own pc, fine, but just take them off the website). If we let companies like this get away with...
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    Why do you want a FF Mirrorless?

    So with all the talk of "who's going to bring out the first FF Mirrorless and when", I'm interested to know *why* people want some so badly. The options are pretty self-explanatory, but I thought I'd give some counter-arguments to each option to start with: - 1/2: Yes, potentially mirrorless can...
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    Gumtree Bargains

    Is it me or are these all ridiculous prices? I was browsing gumtree.com.au this morning, and the most recent ads were amazing If I had a bit of spare cash, and I was local to inspect them, I'd be there in a flash. Maybe at these prices they're stolen? But they're all spread out, not from one...
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    Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM

    It's probably one of the most underrated lenses around. It gets vastly outsold by its very-slightly-cheaper little sister the EF 85/1.8, the macros 100 f/2.8 L and non-L, and its bigger brother the 135/2.0 L. Now that the 24/28mm primes have been replaced it's also probably one of the oldest...
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    Schneider Tilt Shift 28mm f/4.5

    http://photorumors.com/2012/09/17/schneider-kreuznach-announced-eight-more-lenses/ And a whole lot of other ones too... 85/2.4 Macro 35/1.4 (so what, now we've got Canon L, zeiss, samyang, nikon, now Sigma and Schneider to choose from here? Aren't we lucky... :) ) 50/1.4 (it's a bit crowded in...
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    Describe the 6D in one word...

    Anyone got anything else?
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    Zeiss 135m f/2.0 Apo-Sonnar Announced

    from TDP. I'm surprised there's not more talk about this one yet, seeing as how everyone loves their 135/2L (at least, those who can afford one). T* coating, huge Zeissy focussing ring, looks like it's built like a tank (aren't they all?), €1600 or US$2000, Nikon and Canon Mounts only (i think...
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    Samyang 24mm f/1.4 Review

    ... it's up at Photozone. Given how well their 35mm f/1.4 performs (especially considering the price), i'm interested to see how well they do a bit wider. (yes, I posted this link before reading the review)
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    EF 40mm STM Pancake Problem Acknowledged

    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/News/News-Post.aspx?News=2822 (I couldn't find the original thread about people saying they had a problem with it, so starting a new one). Canon have acknowledged that there is a problem with this lens, I've had it too, where the AF just stops working...
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    No DXO results on 1DX until at least September...?

    http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/News/DxOMark-news/Keep-your-camera-shutters-clicking Or at least that's how I interpret "DxOMark will return in September". So how are we to be told which camera to buy until then? I can't make a decision myself! I need laboratory tests, not real world reviews...
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    Your Ultimate Gear (wish)list

    OK, just for a bit of fun to take our minds of the APS-C disappointment of the EOS-M, and all those "my 1DX/5D3 is borken" threads, what would be your "money no object" kit? Think about different use scenarios, you get to put One body and One lens into each category: Street: For me, it's gotta...
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    3rd Party ... Bodies??

    So here's an idea I've been mulling over for a while... There are already 3rd party manufacturers (SigRoKina etc), who make 3rd Party lenses with AF, they take a few Canon lenses and bodies apart, look at the electrical signals going back and forth, and then build that capability into their own...
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    Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"

    Well, this has got to be the quickest announcement->lens gallery thread ever, because I know some of you already have one (myself included). Unfortunately I only bought it this afternoon after work, it's pitch black outside, so I can't show any photos with it (without taking shots of my messy...
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    Holy Crap - Adelaide gets the Pancake First.

    Beleive it or not, I saw one this afternoon. Stopped past www.photographicwholesalers.com.au on the way home from work to get a battery for my EOS 3, planned to ask them if/when they'd be getting one in, and up there on the shelf is one attached to a 600D on display. Unpacked today, or maybe...
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    And you thought the 5D mk 3 was too expensive ... ?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18050363 0-zone metering, 0-AF points, 0.5fps. At least it's mirrorless...
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    48fps - Too Fast?

    Given how much everyone around here whinges and whines when the latest camera doesn't have 1080p60, I thought this was an interesting read: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17836380 http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2012/04/cinemacon-hobbit-frame-rate-depp-gatsby.html