General Photography Banter Thread

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

  1. Athiril

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    Finally got around to doing this... epoxy'ed a uv/ir cut filter into one of the adapters so I can shoot normally too.

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  2. lonewolf1983

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    Well done mate!
     
  4. The_Stig

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    Awesome!!!!
     
  5. RnR

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    Yay - top effort mate!
     
  6. metalrain

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    Excellent work! 51% votes, so it wasn't just us hahaha :leet:
     
  7. lonewolf1983

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    well no idea how many actually voted overall, so it could have been.
    I could have racked up more votes (with access to hundreds of IP addresses via work, but i was on paternal leave at the time) :lol:
     
  8. Scootre

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    Well done mate. Really nice shot. Lovely angle. What did you shoot it with (lens)?

    What do you win and what rights do they get to your image?
     
  9. lonewolf1983

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    Sigma 500mm Sport - literally 2 days after i got it (talk about learning on the job)

    Not a lot financially, $70 worth of merch, but its something to add to my "resume" so to speak.
    No rights apart from publishing on the cover AFAIK, still my image.
     
  10. kiwimeat

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    Congratulations Blake. Well deserved.
     
  11. woja

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    Does anyone have any preferred place that they get their sensors cleaned around Sydney or in the Inner West? I know I could order something online and have a go myself but I have dog hair everywhere at home and don't particularly want to make a mess of it.
     
  12. Scootre

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    Nice and sharp, perfect timing. What's the AF like and what body?

    I'm dreaming about a Canon 500mm f4L II at the moment. But the 200-400mm looks sweet too. Had approval from the missus, so saving madly before she comes up with some other idea about how I should use the money.

    Yeah that's excellent. Call them and see if they can send you additional copies. Always nice to keep. I've still got a pile of magazine spreads and covers that I shot during my pro years but my wife has told me I have to get rid of so I suppose I'll have to copy them and chuck them. They date from the 80's and 90's so I guess it's time.
     
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  13. Scootre

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    You didn't mention a brand but, FWIW, I only send mine to Canon. Not worth the risk doing any other way. Last time I used them it was $65 I think. If you post (registered) or courier, they will send it back as part of the price.
     
  14. lonewolf1983

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    AF speed is phenomenal, I only use pro level bodies (D4, D500, D800) so its expected to be good.
    Some good customisability re AF with the dock too.
    All the 500mm F4's are really good, the Sigma is just so much cheaper it was a no-brainer for me.

    I'll probably get at least two as I'm a CAMS licence holder anyway, that'll do.
     
  15. woja

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    Sorry Nikon D7000 =D
     
  16. holdennutta

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    i've got the spydercolor 4 and pretty happy with the print output vs screen
     
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    Colormunki smile here, haven't printed yet though so can't comment on accuracy on paper vs screen.
     
  19. dodgyexposure

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    Monitor calibration is worthwhile - saves a lot of disappointment.

    The professional printer should be able to provide you with a printer profile that you can load into your editing program (I use LR), so that you can match as close as possible on your screen how the prints will come out.
     
  20. holdennutta

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    Interesting. Though I suppose if you use that profile and a non calibrated display your output will still be who knows what.

    Thanks for the replies, all. I'll just grab a spider I think :)
     

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