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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:19 pm 
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Munich... again.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:54 pm 
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Work trip is now off, so no return trip to their zoo for me yet. Guess I might pick a more local one to get my fix instead...

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:42 pm 
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If it's zoos you like...

http://www.omahazoo.com/

I maybe go once a year (if that), sorta spoiled.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:40 am 
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I had an interesting dream the other day: I was in a store of used cameras, which I visit it in my dreams almost regularly, and found a Nikon D5000 witch somehow had a digital back. You know, as if it was a medium format camera. And it also had a lens mounting mechanism that turned any lens mounted in a tilt and shift.

Dreaming is free.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:23 pm 
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I'm thinking I like the built-in HDR mode in the 5D3. I usually have to tweak the files a little, but I find it much more practical than shooting three RAW files and messing about with them in DPP's HDR Tool. Takes up much less space on the card as well

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:02 pm 
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Hey janern.

Can you post a couple of examples of the on board HDR results compared to non HDR shot?

I would be interested to see the output.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:10 am 
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With the newly-announced Canon rebates, I was hoping to see the return of a rebate price on the 5D Mark II, as one local electronics chain has them in stock at two local stores, while some of the big on-line dealers! Such as Amazon, seem to have depleted their stock of the 5D2. (Edited to add: The local electronics chain seems to have run out of the 5D2 at their warehouse; the few left in the stores may be the last of their 5D2 stock.) The 6D is tempting, but I prefer the ergonomics and controls of the 7D and 5D platforms. The last opportunity to get a rebate price on a 5D Mark II may have passed. I had thought about skipping the Mark II generation, leaping directly from 5D to 5D Mark III, but the earlier $1800 US rebate price of the Mark II caused me to reconsider, and do some research, determining I would rather have a 5D Mark II and two 600EX-RT Speedlights than a Mark III and no new flashguns.

Edited to add: Notably, I played my cards wrong, and missed the last of the new D700 cameras that were available through normal channels at normal prices. Now, a new D700 will cost more than a new D800.

I am glad I did not buy 600EX-RT flashguns during the prior rebate, as the regular price is now $20 US less than the prior rebate price, and there is now a further $50 rebate in effect! (Edited to add: The new lens and flashgun rebates are not yet confirmed on the Canon USA website.) Of course, finding these flashguns in stock may be a challenge; one big USA dealer had none in stock Saturday, the day before the start of the new rebate. My budget would be severely stretched to buy large-ticket items before late April.

Such is life; by the time I have more discretionary income, the rebate season will be over.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:39 am 
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robbon44 wrote:
Hey janern.

Can you post a couple of examples of the on board HDR results compared to non HDR shot?

I would be interested to see the output.

Rob

Yes, I can. I'll start a new thread for it

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:29 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:09 pm 
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Why are photo books so expensive? I really like getting my images printed and am running out of walls to decorate with framed prints, so I would like to resort to books. Either the quality is too low, the ordering process is too much of a hassle, or the prices are high... Guess I will stick to framing prints for now.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:47 pm 
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Bjorn, I could sort of recommend Fotoprix. It's a photography-related Spanish chain. I'm afraid to say that their quality is good because I don't know if we share standards. But I've been satisfied with their low-end results. It was just what I was looking for. I've also seen the top-end photo books and they are great, but they are so at a cost. The good thing is that being a chain they can drop the prices (they have something like 55 percent share of Spain when it comes to internet printing) AND offer a choice of models. And they do ship to the Netherlands.
But you may have tried something similar and I may be talking bullpoo. Still wanted to let you know.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:41 pm 
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I knew the Pentax area of the forum had been quiet of late, but have just noticed that we have been relegated to "other camera manufacturers" :cry:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:46 am 
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This week seems busier than ever with university assignments. So much to do and so much sunshine trying to lure me outside...

Which brings me to the following. My team and I have created a little survey about drinks that you might enjoy in the company of friends. If you want to help us generate some insights, please participate here. You don't have to, but we would really appreciate it if you do! Thanks!

- Bjorn

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Even though I hate Unity and therefore dont use Ubuntu, Im happy to say Ubuntu 13.04 could be seen as a real OS now after having used it both now and when in the beta-stadium. The ease, speed and eye-candyness make it the only OS most people would ever need.
It just works, at a fraction of the price a Windows pc/laptop (and Linux doesnt slow down after time!). Now even Steam is on Linux, I could recommend Ubuntu even more.

Have a try!

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I think that 28mm (18.5mm with a 1.5x crop factor) is a bit wider than I expected. I have zoom lenses that incorporate this focal length, but my new Nikon A forces me to stay at 28mm equivalent, unless I carry a second camera. Of course, one motivation in acquiring the A was so I could quickly shoot at a wider angle when carrying a DSLR with a longer lens, anyway. Overall, I think I like the A! :) I am fairly sure I will adjust to the wider angle soon enough. If I recall correctly, Winogrand preferred 28mm for street photography, and a member of another forum posted some very good images shot in Times Square with the Nikon A.

I think a Nikon SB-910 Speedlight makes a very convenient add-on grip when shooting with a Nikon A, especially when shooting in portrait/vertical orientation. :) I reckon the same principle would be true had I acquired an EOS M, as I have Canon Speedlights. It does seem, however, that it would be wise to handle this ensemble gently, while they are attached.

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