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      03-23-2012 02:22 AM #1401

    2. 03-23-2012 04:30 AM #1402
      yep, VERY good lens - as sharp as any L lens.


    3. 03-24-2012 07:11 PM #1404
      the'yre brilliant, thanks for posting. So much care taken with the photos, and it shows.

    4. 03-24-2012 07:54 PM #1405
      they're almost holographic in their presentation, the one above is positively 3D.
      Shooting on kodachrome was a one-in-a-while treat for me back in the day. Ektachrome was more readily available for quick processing without the need to send the canister interstate.

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      03-24-2012 09:54 PM #1406
      I keep wondering if those ladies went to work dressed like that everyday or if they knew the cameras were coming. Also check out the awesome denim especially the overalls on the woman in the wheat silo

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      03-25-2012 12:16 AM #1407
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      To present an alternate view, the guys are right about 24mm being a bit tight at times, but conversely I would find 40mm too short.

      So I went EF-S 10-22 and 24-105 f4L.
      The only issue with the 10-22 and 17-55 is that they're EF-S, so they're unusable if Matt's mate wants to upgrade to a full frame in the future. If he's jumping straight into a 7D, there's a reasonable chance of that, I figure..

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      03-25-2012 01:38 AM #1408
      Quote Originally Posted by sweatyworker View Post
      I keep wondering if those ladies went to work dressed like that everyday or if they knew the cameras were coming. Also check out the awesome denim especially the overalls on the woman in the wheat silo
      I wondered the same thing, but I imagine that having your photo taken in those days would have been pretty special. And the effort taken to arrange the lighting would have been enormous, so I figure a special dress up day. It's almost the photos were taken as a series on women in war, because if you look at the workforce watching the airshow, it's still overwhelmingly blokes, which is not an impression you'd get from looking at the series of pictures.

      As Mike says though, incredible depth to those images.
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      That looks like something from their Prep Boy f@ggot collection.
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      03-25-2012 01:52 AM #1409
      Quote Originally Posted by dkr View Post
      The only issue with the 10-22 and 17-55 is that they're EF-S, so they're unusable if Matt's mate wants to upgrade to a full frame in the future. If he's jumping straight into a 7D, there's a reasonable chance of that, I figure..
      Fair point, but I'd be happy to pick up the slack if the 17-55 became redundant.

    9. 03-27-2012 08:31 PM #1410
      Just purchased a Nikon SB-700 for $280 from Kogan ... it was $500 at all the other "proper" camera stores. How are those guys surviving?

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      03-29-2012 02:19 PM #1411
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      yep, VERY good lens - as sharp as any L lens.
      Hardly.. It's the equivalent of the 24-105L on a crop body.

      On a side note, lens are HELLA EXPENSIVE in Australia!!!
      I'm definitely buying my 70-200 2.8L II in Canada before coming back in October

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      03-29-2012 02:21 PM #1412
      Quote Originally Posted by dkr View Post
      The only issue with the 10-22 and 17-55 is that they're EF-S, so they're unusable if Matt's mate wants to upgrade to a full frame in the future. If he's jumping straight into a 7D, there's a reasonable chance of that, I figure..
      7D is still a cropped body, so you're OK. The 17-40L is a nice compromise, or if you really want to future proof yourself, or if you have the $$ a 16-35L II

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      03-29-2012 02:23 PM #1413
      My first visit to Sydney in over 20+ years




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      03-29-2012 03:20 PM #1414
      Stop it before I go broke.

      No one can accuse you of over-producing that second pic.

      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
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      03-29-2012 03:22 PM #1415
      Quote Originally Posted by too_slow View Post
      Hardly.. It's the equivalent of the 24-105L on a crop body.

      On a side note, lens are HELLA EXPENSIVE in Australia!!!
      I'm definitely buying my 70-200 2.8L II in Canada before coming back in October
      You should buy all of your consumer goods before you get here to be frank. And bring your car too.
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
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      03-29-2012 04:13 PM #1416
      2nd pic: I did it with a B+W circular polarizer.. The lens flare was the real deal (no post-processing).. I just added some fill light because the tree looks like it was burnt prior to PP.


      Unfortunately, the steering wheel is on the wrong side here. I am thinking of shipping my bike, and to pick up a few more lens + upgrade my 2010 build MBP to the new one when it comes out in june.


      I'm still debating if I should sell my 1Ds Mark ii in Vancouver or Sydney.

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      04-03-2012 10:09 PM #1417
      what have my fellow cheapskates done now that the beta version of lightroom has expired?
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
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      04-03-2012 10:14 PM #1418
      I've decided that shooting in RAW, while superior in many ways, is just too much of a PITA for me so I'll just keep plodding along with barely ever post-processed JPGs.

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      04-03-2012 10:19 PM #1419
      I think I agree with you.

      I did speak to a pro-photographer at the GP who told me that he imports all of his images into Adobe bridge before processing them. Despite asking why this was necessary, I can't say I understand it.
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
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    19. 04-03-2012 11:04 PM #1420
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      I've decided that shooting in RAW, while superior in many ways, is just too much of a PITA for me so I'll just keep plodding along with barely ever post-processed JPGs.
      yep, the only time I ever bothered with RAW was when we were in Europe, and I figured there was a vague possibilty I might take some pics that were worth putting the extra effort into. I've only bothered fiddling with 2
      The extra detail that can be extracted from a RAW file is impressive, but unless you're printing huge and color critical files (which I'm definately not), it's probably overkill.

      this one was converted from RAW and has ****eloads of detail, and I've printed at 38x26 inches (actually 4x 13x19" prints from the printer at home, but same ****), but apart from that they only get seen on computer monitors.

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      04-03-2012 11:20 PM #1421
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      I've decided that shooting in RAW, while superior in many ways, is just too much of a PITA for me so I'll just keep plodding along with barely ever post-processed JPGs.
      Shooting RAW really helps when you've got issues with your white balance. You have more chances of having that fixed, compared to if you were shooting in JPEG.

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      04-04-2012 01:06 AM #1422
      Yeah, I realise that, but for me I don't find WB to be too much of an issue. I guess I could shoot JPEG+RAW (never actually tried that), but I cbf managing the images all the time.

      Too lazy.

    22. 04-04-2012 01:46 AM #1423
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      Too lazy.
      you and me both

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      04-04-2012 02:30 AM #1424
      So Liam, does this mean you're intending to uninstalll lightroom?

      My system is defaulting to Lr whenever it sees an image before telling me my time's up.

      I need to decide whether to get rid of it or take a deep breath and learn how to use it, RAW use or otherwise...
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
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    24. 04-11-2012 07:35 PM #1425
      Sold the D700. Now the wait begins.

    25. 04-20-2012 05:38 AM #1426
      Bought a Canon 8-15mm Fisheye for ****s and giggles today. Could be a fun lens

    26. 04-20-2012 12:06 PM #1427
      That glass would be fun for the pits

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      04-20-2012 09:55 PM #1428
      D700 with 12k actuations on ECS website for $1850... Good deal?

      What did you sell yours for Mike?

    28. 04-21-2012 02:23 AM #1429
      seriously impressed with the sharpness of this Fisheye, even though it's not really a lens you would think would be sharp. Front element would have been about 5cm from Cooper's eye in this, if that.



      fullsize (from a 7D @ about 10mm) http://mpd.smugmug.com/Other/Random-...CooperFish.jpg
      Last edited by MickyD; 04-21-2012 at 02:26 AM.

    29. 04-21-2012 02:39 AM #1430
      Quote Originally Posted by dkr View Post
      D700 with 12k actuations on ECS website for $1850... Good deal?

      What did you sell yours for Mike?

      1500 and that was with a mb-d10.
      You can get cheaper than 1850

    30. 04-21-2012 03:46 AM #1431
      EF 16-35 f/2.8 II bought today for the new 5D. Keen to see what it's like.

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      04-21-2012 03:46 AM #1432
      Yeah. Watching a 2 month old D700 (HK stock) on fleabay for $1600..
      Last edited by dkr; 04-21-2012 at 05:07 AM.

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      04-21-2012 04:44 AM #1433
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      seriously impressed with the sharpness of this Fisheye, even though it's not really a lens you would think would be sharp. Front element would have been about 5cm from Cooper's eye in this, if that.



      fullsize (from a 7D @ about 10mm) http://mpd.smugmug.com/Other/Random-...CooperFish.jpg
      Very nice.

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      04-24-2012 03:42 AM #1435
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      Sold the D700. Now the wait begins.
      This should go well with your D4..

      http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/24/29...or-sale-london

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