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    I'd say that Canon's finally reacting to the more...

    I'd say that Canon's finally reacting to the more serious competition from the likes of Sonikon; Pentax and the µ4/3 crowd aren't doing too badly either. (either that, or they're dropping the hell...
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    Leica M 240 + 50/2 APO ASPH 'cron (if money were...

    Leica M 240 + 50/2 APO ASPH 'cron (if money were really not an issue for street shooting).

    But if we're sticking Canon, then I suppose the 6D + 40mm pancake or 35/2 IS for 'discrete-street', or...
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    Lensrentals Lens Geek Contest

    For those of you who haven't seen it, there's now a contest designed just for us:
    http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/10/the-first-annual-photogeek-geek-photo-contest
    No artistic merit, just...
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    In short, Canon's performance beginning from the...

    In short, Canon's performance beginning from the original 1Ds, through the 5Dmk2 to the latest gen, have turned them into this guy:...
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    You're saying there's something wrong with having...

    You're saying there's something wrong with having an 8-16, 15-85, 20/2.5, 28/2.8, 35/1.4, 40/2.8, 50/1.8, 55/1.4, 85/1.8, 100/2.0, 70-300, 300/4, 500/5.6?
    (In that case, I'm boned, I've got a lot...
  6. Thread: Showing off

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    Me too, great shot. (but I can also see why they...

    Me too, great shot.
    (but I can also see why they call it love valley :rolleyes: )
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    Good shops: Mong Kok Computer Centre...

    Good shops: Mong Kok Computer Centre. It's about 4 floors iirc, there's computer shops and things interspersed with camera shops all around. Cheapest memory cards anywhere are at Jumbo (3rd floor I...
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    1: got a few of them (and a whole freezer full of...

    1: got a few of them (and a whole freezer full of 4x5)
    2: got one (different brand though, full of Rollei Retro 100 atm, a 100' roll of FP4 is next)
    3: got one
    4: recognise but haven't used it...
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    And while I'm sharing this one in the B+W thread,...

    And while I'm sharing this one in the B+W thread, I may as well chuck it in here too...

    http://croubie.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Landscape/i-tkDpX73/1/L/11w48grcs2800x2000-L.jpg
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    Well, this thread is certainly appropriate for...

    Well, this thread is certainly appropriate for what I've been doing lately, seems all that I do is shoot B+W these days, all on film.
    So to celebrate, I'll share this picture. It has been a long...
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    So it's been way too long since I've shared...

    So it's been way too long since I've shared anything around here. Was a bit busy over xmas, then had a friend visit from NL and we drove to melbourne and back (still haven't sorted through those...
  12. Thoughts on buying a 'real' lighting setup.

    Hi all,
    Been a while since I was around here (well, actually i'm here every day, just never say much). Anyway, I'm looking for some advice for buying into a lighting system.

    Firstly, where I'm at...
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    Introducing the new Fuji Provia 100C, with...

    Introducing the new Fuji Provia 100C, with square-shaped and 21 million perfectly aligned grains to recreate that classic pixellated look of yester-year's 5D mk3.
    While you're processing your film...
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    I'd say that's actually a good thing (for film)....

    I'd say that's actually a good thing (for film).
    Imagine if Ford mined all the metal and smelted it and pressed and moulded it and then bolted it together. By not doing the mining and smelting,...
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    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-122...

    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=764&Camera=453&Sample=1&FLI=6&API=3&LensComp=358&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=4&APIComp=0

    And even at the longest...
  16. Na, that won't work, technically we're a Nikon...

    Na, that won't work, technically we're a Nikon forum too.

    Although, this is the digital picture. We could all start talking about film. I just picked up a Super Angulon 90mm f/8, but it's got a...
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    Thanks for the comparison shots, the Samyang...

    Thanks for the comparison shots, the Samyang doesn't look bad at f/8, but the 24L just looks better.
    For my money? hmmm. I'll have to wait until a Canon falls off the back of a truck (in a padded...
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    Woo, now that's service!

    Woo, now that's service!
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    Doesn't look to be too shabby. Wide-open, and...

    Doesn't look to be too shabby. Wide-open, and compared to one of the best lenses ever made (in the TS-E 24 L II), it's not as good. But don't forget, it's not even half the price.
    Stopped down to...
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    Which is why AFMA will not help you correct for...

    Which is why AFMA will not help you correct for focus shift at different apertures, as some certain pesky lenses seem to have (even expensive ones).

    Still, we've gone from 1 AFMA value for a whole...
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    I've got a 7D, and I've used a 5D2, all i can say...

    I've got a 7D, and I've used a 5D2, all i can say is:
    1 - yes (of course, that depends on your definition of "significant"). Low light especially, and even normal light, you will see a lot less...
  22. With regards to Brightscreens, I think this...

    With regards to Brightscreens, I think this holds your answer, unfortunately.
    Personally, i've got a KatzEye on my 7D with the 8x10 lines, but if they don't do FF then that won't help.

    I can't...
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    All I can say is, the softer the lighting the...

    All I can say is, the softer the lighting the better, mirrors will reflect everything (unless it's one of those stupid gyms that don't have mirrors).
    That, and make sure there's a lot of oil and/or...
  24. Same problem on my 7D when it was 3 months old....

    Same problem on my 7D when it was 3 months old. Tried the "sensor cleaning face-down for 2+ minutes", no change. Ended up sending it back for warranty-service, 3 times before they actually got rid of...
  25. Kickstarter: Wanderlust 4x5 - Point&Shoot Large Format for $99

    Well, as you all know i've gone a bit film nutty lately. I've been shooting 135 and 120 film a lot, and I've been spending some time over at the APUG forums. Two things there recently caught my...
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