james_the_first

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Joined on Aug 21, 2008

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  • Skynet now knows what you're going to take a photo of before you do - next it'll have this red 80's computer style filter and an Austrian google translate random word auto-caption

  • Scanning slides is notoriously difficult - to reproduce what you originally projected onto a screen or remembered capturing in the dim and distant past - even before any erratic and absolutely ...
  • I can't help because I'm in a similar position - not yet jumped but close and still trying to reconcile the philosophical backward step away from a proper non-destructive editing environment with ...
  • Where is the romance? - we want crusty old cellar men, mouldy caves, dead rats in the barrels and above all - CORKS! Why oh why oh why can't we go back to an age when you made the best wine in...

  • Excellent set Are the LEDs limited to a gentle assist of natural light (as you have shown so well) or are they bright enough to completely illuminate a close subject in dim / dark light? I'm ...
  • Created question thread 6D - Kirk or Markins QR plate
    Am very happy with other Markins plates I have so Immediately went looking for a plate for a newly acquired 6D - difficult to get here in the UK (postage on just this item silly) Can get the ...
  • The principle is identical The practise is identical The sensor example is one I thought might be taken more seriously because its a mega-complicated thing that most of us don't understand - ergo ...
  • So far I've resisted responding to rabid free marketeers bleating on about how any interference in pure capitalism, or nonsense like copyright should get in the way of the consumer buying the ...
  • So you want Canon to do the leg work and design the best lens you can afford - and the additional components you might want to buy to make it better - but you deny their right to charge you for ...
  • Created question thread EF-S 35mm macro IS Minimum focus?
    Dpreview intro text says one thing, specs another 0.03 m or 30cm? And is that at 1:1 (presumably) I'm assuming its 3cm - in which case is the the LED illumination still effective? Thanks in ...
  • Thanks for the replies As far as I can tell I'll mostly be in a desert/mountain landscape - so more landscape I guess but as usual want to be ready for most things - I'm a bat ecologist so the ...
  • Created discussion thread Big trip - risks - take A rig or B
    I'm due to do some work in the back of beyond in a far-off foreign country - mountains - scenery - new culture.  Potential photographic opportunities for me and I ought to take a camera to ...
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