Chikubi

Lives in United States Desk, AK, United States
Works as a photog
Has a website at www.emasterphoto.com
Joined on Apr 18, 2008

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  • Sorry, fungus can and will spread easily to other items in close proximity to the infected one, especially in a closed environment like a cabinet, bag, shelf, etc. Of course, anyone's free to do ...
  • I know you're being somewhat facetious, but they actually do have seals which are foam strips on the film door itself, which is somewhat different than most cams that have them mainly on the body. ...
  • They may heve reconditioned it, but they may not have touched the seals, and the film door seals may be letting light sneak in as a result. You've also got a film window that lets you see the film ...
  • It is indeed fungus. Won't cause problems like he's mentioning, but I would keep the lens far away from anything else photographic I owned, lest it spread to that as well. If he just bought it, I'd ...
  • The 6D is only slightly larger/heavier than the 70/80D, so if you can tolerate those then the 6D should be no problem as well.
  • This really needs to go back the way it was. I like the new font and spacing, but put the headers/subject area back to black the way it used to be. Too much white is just annoying, especially ...
  • One other possibility, is that if the viewfinder uses bonded elements at any point that one or more could have de-laminated and the glue/adhesive oxidized as a result causing the change. It ...
  • My understanding is that they were not neccessarily common, but still something you can come across. Also, some external add-on viewfinders like for rangefinders and such can have thoriated glass ...
  • No problem. I would also agree that it's too new of a model to have any concern.
  • Now you have. Per Camerapedia: "Most smaller lenses with thorium elements are not very dangerous. However, thorium eyepieces are dangerous. They can give a very large alpha and beta particle dose ...
  • One thing to be careful of in much older cameras is the possibility of an eyepiece made out of Thoriated glass. Thoriated glass is a very high quality optical glass that happens to be radioactive ...
  • +1 to this and Leonard's series as well; both describe things quite well. Another bit of usefulness from using a ColorChecker comes when using multiple cameras. When you calibrate each camera with ...
  • Replied in Raw Conversion
    16-bit is important as it gives you the widest range of possible tones to work with when you're editing images. As you've noticed, jpg's provide noticebly less range to work with, so they really ...
  • Great, now you know why it's better to avoid jpg's.
  • I may be in the minority, but in general I only buy used photo gear if it's something I can't get new anymore, and even then I'm extremely picky and only buy it if it's NIB, mint, or near mint ...
  • Assuming you didn't format the card, I wouldn't worry. I recently had a photo student who brought a card to class that had been used in multiple cameras and the only thing that happened was that ...
  • $80/roll is ridiculous. $20 is more reasonable: http://www.yalefilmandvideo.com/filmprocessing8mm.php I have two rolls of std. 8mm that need to go out as I write this. Fun stuff, and there isn't a ...
  • I admit to ripping on you a bit in another thread, but this just redeemed you. Abso-f'n-lutely perfect. I am inspired now. :)
  • Other's will probably disagree, and it depends on the scene and lighing of course, but I wouldn't even go that far - I'd likely just shoot one for the highlights and another for the shadows then ...
  • Yeah, I never worry about it, but I would also never villify someone over giving such advice - especially considering even the trade organizing qualifies it by suggesting to only carry flash ...
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