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Machine gun photography
I don`t even use focus tracking let alone continuous.

14 21/09/2014 - 9:59 PM
By LensYews
Machine gun photography
btw my photo was pretty crap! Maybe im jealous of machine gun cameras

You need one of these

14 21/09/2014 - 9:59 PM
By LensYews
And so it begins....
I finally got my head down at about 5am, and I had to work today Smile

14 21/09/2014 - 5:24 PM
By Paul Morgan
Head for lightweight camera
I need to go and look at a few proper reviews Smile

21 21/09/2014 - 7:03 PM
By Chris_L
Light meter

Quote: Sekonic are about the best

Lol Smile

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6 21/09/2014 - 5:18 PM
By Paul Morgan
Head for lightweight camera
It all still looks a bit of a minefield to me.

Would a PC need wifi built in like with a laptop or can these cards connect via a router to a PC.

I know these things can slow camera`s down a fair bit.

21 21/09/2014 - 7:03 PM
By Chris_L
And so it begins....
I`m in a similar boat, no asthma, but I never sleep well.

Hope that inhaler is doing its stuff Brian.

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14 21/09/2014 - 5:24 PM
By Paul Morgan
Canadian people
Has anyone done that trip (not necessarily including the Seahawks) and got any observations or recommendations?

My mother did that trip about 10 years ago, the first week or so on the train across to Vancouver followed by another week or so on a cruise out of Vancouver.

There are a fair few stop offs if you take the train.

6 21/09/2014 - 4:06 AM
By StrayCat
Head for lightweight camera
These things can sometimes be a pain Smile

I have no way of pairing my OMD or tethering with anything.

I`m finding it quite tempting to simply grab one of those flash air cards or something similar so I can view images on a laptop or straight to the PC and into LR when I`m at home.

They have added tethering abilities to the EM1 via new firmware but I can`t see this happening with the EM5.

21 21/09/2014 - 7:03 PM
By Chris_L
Reflector help?
Or a diffuser on the flash to soften the light.

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4 21/09/2014 - 9:48 AM
By arhb
Head for lightweight camera
This is what one reviewer says about using a thumb grip Chris.

So what exactly are these thumb grips anyways? They're a simple metal accessory that inserts into the camera's hot shoe, extending a small 'hook' out to the right. This hook provides a comfortable place to position your thumb, while the hook opposes the camera's weight against your palm. As a result, your thumb holds the camera comfortably while requiring little to no gripping pressure. It's an improvement on the ergonomics of your camera that can also help you shoot at lower shutter speeds, since your hand will be more steady. This benefit is most notable when holding your camera with just one hand, common for street photographers and wrist strap users.


More here.

http://www.fujixseries.com/discussion/725/horusbennu-tg-1-fuji-x100-x10-thumb-gr...

21 21/09/2014 - 7:03 PM
By Chris_L
Head for lightweight camera
Yeh that is a problem with it using the hot shoe but I tend to only use the thumb grip when I`m not planning on using a flash or a wireless trigger.

Its mostly used for street photography.

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21 21/09/2014 - 7:03 PM
By Chris_L
Head for lightweight camera
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21 21/09/2014 - 7:03 PM
By Chris_L
Head for lightweight camera
Like this Chris Smile



It also does a pretty good job of keeping your thumb off the rear screen or accidentally pushing buttons.

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21 21/09/2014 - 7:03 PM
By Chris_L
Light meter
Sekonic Flashmate L-308S

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sekonic-Flashmate-L-308S-Digital-Light/dp/B000BTCJNG/ref...

Or Polaris

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aspen-9500-Polaris-Digital-Meter/dp/B000J4DLTO/ref=sr_1_...

I`m still using a mark 1 Polaris bought nearly 20 years ago, these are both good meters.

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6 21/09/2014 - 5:18 PM
By Paul Morgan
Messenger bag recommendations
Also check out Think Tank, they make some great bags.

4 21/09/2014 - 8:54 PM
By Overread
Product photography
Like I said, Paul, there are more variables to the process than just the photographer. I know you recently discovered calibration but it's been available for a lot of years (I produced my first one in 97) and we didn't get bothered about another process that we could manage without.

I don`t use it all the time Keith but it does have its uses.

36 21/09/2014 - 4:48 PM
By milligan1
Product photography
There are some products where color is critical or more accurately, important, but I never calibrated my cameras and neither did any commercial photographers I knew.

Were you all shooting holiday brochures Smile

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36 21/09/2014 - 4:48 PM
By milligan1
Olympus E-P1 and flash equipment
Yongnuo I was actually looking at earlier per chance, wasn't sure what would be suitable for randomly lighting a largish room

They have a max GN of 58, good for most things.

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4 19/09/2014 - 9:05 PM
By Xenphoto
Olympus to announce new lenses

Quote: Available to pre-order

http://www.wexphotographic.com/search/?q=olympus%2040-150mm%20pro%202.8&awc=2298_1411078837_533e3496a7463491db9040b76e8886ba&utm_source=aw

That looks to be quite a sweet price and it is bound to drop a little in time.

28 19/09/2014 - 5:50 PM
By Paul Morgan
I For One Am Glad it's Almost Over
All seemed a little to fussy for me, there are probably more people living in my county then there is in the whole of Scotland put together.

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73 21/09/2014 - 9:37 PM
By brian1208
Olympus E-P1 and flash equipment
Do you need TTL or can you get by using manual.

Manual flash, get a Yongnuo 560 Mk2 or 3, these go for between 30 and 40 each, there cheap but good.

A TTL unit, a Metz 44 should do you, these go for around 130 and 140 each.

Triggers, the dirt cheap ones do me, there about 20 quid for a set of 4.

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4 19/09/2014 - 9:05 PM
By Xenphoto
Light and shade
Failing all of the above you could always go for the dramatic look and play around with your comp dial, this too can be effective.

If you want to photograph ground cover, mushrooms etc in harsh light, take one of those large 5 in 1 reflectors, un-zip the outer covers and usually the inner panel is translucent and it is great for softening the light hitting the floor.

11 18/09/2014 - 2:58 AM
By Paul Morgan
Day 18 September 2014: Cat Photography



128 21/09/2014 - 8:51 PM
By JaHa
Olympus Pen E-PM2
The only reason I find the Panasonic menu a pain is because I no longer use them every day and I forget were things are.

With Olympus the format card option is always at the very top of the list where it should be Smile

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17 20/09/2014 - 12:48 AM
By Carabosse
Olympus to announce new lenses
I can see wedding guys using them permanently welded to the second body for the sake of convenience.

The primes are great but none of these have any form of weather sealing, so I can see this being popular out in the wet, not that I`ve let a little bit of rain stop me.

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28 19/09/2014 - 5:50 PM
By Paul Morgan
Olympus to announce new lenses
I had the 35-100 f2, a great lens but I found it a burden lumping that thing around.

Out of all the M4/3 zooms this is one I would not mind having, it would make a great portrait zoom.

who do we think will buy this? Sports guys? Wildlifers? (Birders with the Teleconverter?)

Serious portrait and wedding shooters Smile

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28 19/09/2014 - 5:50 PM
By Paul Morgan
Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion
Through welding glass your going to have a job getting the colors just right, even using the correct WB.

The best solution would be a custom color profile.

But for this you would need a macbeth chart

http://www.amazon.co.uk/CameraTrax-24ColorCard-3x5-OneSnapColor-White-Balance/dp...

and this free Adobe software.

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5494

Or a color checker passport.

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4793 18/09/2014 - 7:30 AM
By mikehit
Olympus to announce new lenses

Quote: Http://www.steves-digicams.com/news/the_mzuiko_ed_40-150mm_f28_pro_olympus_new_professional_quality_micro_four_thirds_lens.html

Nice!!! $1499, so not as expensive as I was expecting. Well, that is estimated....

They claim it is better than there 35-100 f2 and that was a 2k lens, the price of this 40-150 looks like a bargain to me.

It zooms internally so does not extend, length 6".





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28 19/09/2014 - 5:50 PM
By Paul Morgan
Olympus Pen E-PM2
The menu is a bit of a learning curve, I hated it for the first couple of days I had the EM5, then it all dropped into place.

Now I find the Panasonic menu`s more confusing Smile

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17 20/09/2014 - 12:48 AM
By Carabosse
Day 18 September 2014: Cat Photography

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128 21/09/2014 - 8:51 PM
By JaHa
Cost effective good glass with good AF.
Pretty much the only times I use zooms these days is when I`m using a compact.

Since your considering going full frame at some point I would base your buying choices on that.

So maybe an 85 or even the 135 f2, though this may seem a little long on a crop body.

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31 19/09/2014 - 1:18 PM
By MGJ
Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion
The sort of grips you use CB add to much bulk.

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4793 18/09/2014 - 7:30 AM
By mikehit
Olympus Pen E-PM2
Just a guess

Cog A AF/MF menu, with the EM5 it is way down the list.

The EPM2 should be the same or very similar

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17 20/09/2014 - 12:48 AM
By Carabosse
Your never too old

Quote: Nice find Paul. I particularly like this one - where the 101 year old lady appears to be sitting at her office desk! Smile

From the title of the thread, though, I thought it was about aged/centenarian photographers! Wink

Lol some of those people don`t look a day over 70, some are as old as 114 Smile

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5 17/09/2014 - 10:23 PM
By altitude50
Hi Fi Separates?

Quote: I think you're right, it's a while since I've seen people upgrade CPUs, they wait til the next PC.

For years I bought off the shelve PC`s, mostly dells, but there terrible things to try and upgrade.

I built my new one myself and went for a decent case and power supply, future upgrades will be cheap and easy, simply replace the mother board, processor and ram and it will cost a fraction of the price of a new off the shelve pc.

30 17/09/2014 - 8:25 PM
By Paul Morgan
Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion
What's the advantage of those thumb things Paul, I don't really get em, any good for my GX7? I still feel I need a hand-strap, feel I'm going to drop my camera despite wrist strap. Haven't attached the neck strap as hate camera bouncing around. I have an Opteka for 5D which puts it in the small of my back.

The standard short ones don`t seem to sit right on the GX7 so some people think, the prefer the longer ones designed to fit the Fuji`s, its the placement of the hot shoe that causes all the problems, a lot of it is just a matter of taste.

Some people are fine with the standard one`s on the GX7

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tysonrobichaud/10732736113/

These grips make the smaller camera`s more stable in the hand when shooting one handed, often the smaller camera`s are more difficult to hold one handed without them.

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4793 18/09/2014 - 7:30 AM
By mikehit
Cost effective good glass with good AF.

Quote: The release of the new EF-S 24mm F2.8 lens and a bit of a struggle with cheap lenses in poor light got me to wondering if i need a new glass road map.
Its not just the glass quality I'm after its fast and accurate focus on a budget.

Should i lose the 50mm F1.8 on my APS-c camera and get the EF-S 24mm F2.8 - better angle of view and better focusing, (potential loss of super wide aperture)
24-105mm F4 - Keep, its my most useful lens
10-20 Sigma F4-5.6 - Keep for wide angle use
70-300mm Sigma APO ; One day step up to the 70-200mm, but wow what a cost jump.

Full frame is a Hope one day to and then the EF-S 24mm would have to go.


What Modern design AF lens do you think is good value for consideration?

Are there any parts of your system that you feel are letting you down Stuart.

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31 19/09/2014 - 1:18 PM
By MGJ
Your never too old
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5 17/09/2014 - 10:23 PM
By altitude50
Hi Fi Separates?
True Smile

30 17/09/2014 - 8:25 PM
By Paul Morgan
Hi Fi Separates?
Strikes me as being a poor mans version of Red.

http://www.red.com/

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30 17/09/2014 - 8:25 PM
By Paul Morgan
Hi Fi Separates?

Quote: I think we're looking at early ideas rather than a finished product. It's an open source project, that may or may not result in a fully useable system.

That`s all it is at this stage.

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30 17/09/2014 - 8:25 PM
By Paul Morgan
Hi Fi Separates?
It looks double the depth to me, or more or less.

will it fit into a trouser pocket, handbag, jacket pocket etc.

Its the sort of thing that might come in its own padded carry case, including various extras.

Being square and boxy its the ideal shap for video applications, they will probably add mounts to the sides as well as the bottom for attaching to various rigs, crash cages etc.

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30 17/09/2014 - 8:25 PM
By Paul Morgan
Hi Fi Separates?
You still haven't explained why - all you have said is 'it wil because it will'.

Size and bulk.

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30 17/09/2014 - 8:25 PM
By Paul Morgan
Photography magazines

Quote: Is this the same chap that was shooting with a standard press camera to get those amazing images back in the sixties.

No, he started out in the 70s. He's in New York now doing commercial photography I believe.

The chap I`m on about is no longer here, wish I could remember his name.

76 17/09/2014 - 5:07 AM
By StrayCat
Hi Fi Separates?
Yes I have.

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30 17/09/2014 - 8:25 PM
By Paul Morgan
Hi Fi Separates?
Some of the ways they came up with to allow us to install our own CPUs, Pentium, Core i5 etc were pretty ingenious, it would only go in exactly where it was meant to. They should be able to find some way to package the sensors to make it like Lego.

Yeh I know, you can save a small fortune building your own Smile

But I guess a camera system like this would cost a small fortune.

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30 17/09/2014 - 8:25 PM
By Paul Morgan
Hi Fi Separates?

Quote: This will good for video shooters, not so much for stills.

Why?

Its already been done for film and it did not exactly set the world on fire.

The future for this kind of thing is in video not stills.

Its reached the point now that even digital compacts can produce the quality needed for your average A4 magazine.

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30 17/09/2014 - 8:25 PM
By Paul Morgan
Photography magazines

Quote: One was Chalkie Davies, a very talented guy

Is this the same chap that was shooting with a standard press camera to get those amazing images back in the sixties.

76 17/09/2014 - 5:07 AM
By StrayCat
Hi Fi Separates?
This will good for video shooters, not so much for stills.

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30 17/09/2014 - 8:25 PM
By Paul Morgan