General Photography Banter Thread

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by csimpson, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. SyN

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  2. sandwichamwin

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    Love it! :thumbup:
     
  3. Pinkeh

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    The godzillla slays me. :thumbup:
     
  4. Azrael

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    Ok, a little less pro than we normally talk about.

    Anyone have recommendations on a tough camera? Want a P&S that is water proof/resistant, and shock resistant. Something i can pull out of my bag on a hike where it is pissing down and just not care, or pull out on the MTB after stacking it and take a photo.
     
  5. Deftone2k

    Deftone2k In the Darkroom

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    Olympus PEN-F - Hands on Field Test


    "AF-C for sports, wildlife, for even just taking pictures of kids that dont move anywhere, its just not good" :D LOL
     
  7. Azrael

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    Anyone have thoughts on LR6 vs LR5? Noticed that they are finally doing perpetual licences for LR6 now.
     
  8. dodgyexposure

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    I have CC, so take my comments on that basis.

    Incremental differences between LR5 and LR6 - some added features, but the whole thing works about the same. I expect that LR6 would support many more modern cameras than LR5.
     
  9. Azrael

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    CC=6.1 apparently. The difference is in the licensing model, and given that I already own CS6 I'm not keen to shell out for CC for the incremental features. But if the claimed speed increase for LR6 is borne out in real world usage, then i may consider upgrading just LR.
     
  10. metalrain

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    Had a decent play with a Sony a7S II (with a Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70 mm F4 ZA OSS) at a movie theatre tonight... Wow, amazing low-light capabilities, would have been happy to shoot ISO 6400 all night. Ergonomics have improved over the original a7 Series and it just felt right in the hand (decent weight to balance the lens too).

    But still wasn't impressed hesitating AF. Had to dope it in manually for most of my play time with it. Thank the Seven Divines for focus peaking though.
     
  11. TheBear21

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    No killer new features IMO. Not like LR4 to LR5 which was a big improvement.
     
  12. Deftone2k

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    Yeah nothing great tbh.. the dehaze tool is cool and a few other little things but I still prefer LR5 performance to 6 or CC.

    I run them both on my machine as I do editing for other people who use a range of LR versions.

    I'd stick with 5 until the next major update/CC release and feature changes.
     
  13. Azrael

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. LR5 goes on this machine then. Happy to not have to spend any extra as well. Thunderbolt HDD enclosures are exxy.
     
  14. Pinkeh

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    The business above imploded last December.

    I've seen their booths at Sydney's Royal Easter Show and various shopping malls. :wired:

    $3500 packages for baby photos though... wow.
     
  15. dodgyexposure

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    I know someone who paid a lot more than that for dog portraits . . .
     
  16. millsy

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    A fool and his money are soon parted :)

    3.5k would be a fairly average cost for wedding photos wouldn't it?
     
  17. wiztek

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    Can anyone suggest how i should post lenses in the mail with Aus Post?

    I have the original lens boxes... should i use those? What's the safest method?

    Thought it would be the perfect place to ask given all the buying/selling that goes on here :)
     
  18. Frozen_Hell

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    I recently posted 2 lenses with the original boxes and packaging in the box.

    I packed the lenses back into the original packaging within the box, and then put the original box into another box surrounded by padding, e.g. bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard, plastic air bags that I had from other stuff I had posted previously. Then sealed up, addressed and sent.

    I sent both registered post with added insurance given the value of the items was a decent amount. Both arrived to the recipients without issue, one actually commented to me after receiving it that it was like receiving a brand new lens with how it was packaged. :)
     
  19. lonewolf1983

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    yep thats how I generally do it too, never had any issues
     
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    I generally go bubble wrap with packing pellets, and a nice sturdy box.
     

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