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The title of the video is verified incorrect. They specifically said they cut it off center so it doesn't fall apart. Maybe the title should be Canon lens cut into 3/8 and 5/8 sections ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 22:42 UTC as 44th comment

there will always be those that haven't owned a gitzo and use other tools but I so love my Gitzo 1349 that I bought two. If I had just one piece of gear that I love it is my huge carbon fiber tripod

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 22:11 UTC as 13th comment

While I won't argue that the final result is nice I always believed that there is sometimes a magical component of an actual double exposure that occurs inside the camera without the pixel level of control of photoshop. The title is technically incorrect too because this isn't a double exposure but the layering of two images into a single composite.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 14:15 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

He needs to do a little more research. Early 1900's more than just professional photographers had cameras. Ever thought about the Kodak Brownie that cost $1 that included the film?

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 23:31 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
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NAwlins Contrarian: re: "The Cycloptic Mustard Monster utilizes 120mm film and produces 6x14 cm negatives."

No, it uses type 120 film, which is about 61mm wide. And although the frames are nominally 6 cm, in reality they are almost always 56 or even 55mm wide, reduced / shadowed by flanges that hold the film flat.

That is similar to film every calls 35mm but Kodak called it 135 film since the 1930's that took an image 24x36mm on film that was 35mm wide

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 22:59 UTC
On article SmugMug Films: The journey from food to photography (16 comments in total)

One of the true things that shines through is not only is Eric an excellent photographer but he has a true passion and deep understanding and inquisitiveness about what he is photographing. He reminds me of one of my favorite quotes by Jay Maisel. ... “If you want to make more interesting pictures, become a more interesting person." and Eric truly echoes this quote.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 21:24 UTC as 4th comment

I am only outraged that an average image like this got so many likes on instagram. What is it that prompted the like button?

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 17:40 UTC as 76th comment | 2 replies

Will it add ears? The perspective from 2 feet of a human face should be a criminal offense and those that allow photos of their face from 2 feet should have the opportunity to see what their face looks like from a complimentary distance! #noears

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 19:24 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply

Is it really true that the "L" stands for luxury ? I always found this a little strange but what I have read about in the past.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 18:29 UTC as 63rd comment

Anyone remember the DEP program that was on the Canon EOS 3 and I believe my Canon 1ds had it too. I never met anyone that actually understood how to use it so they dumped it ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 05:37 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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AgatePassPhoto: Will they be offering a free 4900 exchange program to all of us who spend countless hours and hundreds of dollars on clogging issues? My 4900 and I have a "special" relationship.

I am with you on this. I threw one Epson 4900 into the dumpster and I still have a non functioning Epson 4900 on my desk. If what you say is true they should be required to include two full extra sets of cartridges for all the hair I have lost over my Epson 4900!!!

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 00:10 UTC
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misha marinsky4: To all the people cheering: How many rolls are you actually going to buy?

I haven't touched film since 2000, and I'm not going back. I'd be a fool to go back.

My favorite aphorism: A film camera is like a mortgage, with payments for life.

I used to buy 100' rolls of Tri-X. Out of 36 exposures, I'd get maybe 2 keepers. I still had to pay for the other 34. A memory card is quite literally an unlimited supply of film. Do people know that fixer is sulfuric acid? That developer is a base with a pH of 14? That stop bath is 28% acetic acid?

no wonder you had so few keepers, if you used stop bath at 28% you reticulated the heck out of your film. Typical stop bath concentrations were 1 to 1.5% diluted down from either the Kodak 28% indicator stop bath or from the pure glacial acidic acid but never used at 28%!! Remember wine has a pH around 3 so your working stop bath was much more tame than your oil and vinegar dressing your your drink. I have no idea what type of b/w fixer you were using either to fix your Tri-X but it is mostly sodium thiosulfate. Now there is a very small amount less than 1% of sulfuric acid in the hardner if you choose to use it but to state fixer is sulfuric acid is a over stated.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 21:47 UTC

Unfortunately this has been happening for a long time and will continue as access increases. Back when the park was just a National Monument the road was impossible without a high clearance truck but then SUV's were created and the Monument became a park and the road is graded and a prius could make it up there now. The road used to be level with the ground and now it is some places 2 and 3 feet lower from all the dust that has been carried off by the increased travel over the years. What many people don't know is that quite a few private planes have been landed on the lake bed when it was a National Monument over the years too and you used to be able to see the tracks running down the playa.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 16:47 UTC as 29th comment
On article Opinion: Park vandals need to be stopped (334 comments in total)

How about a permanent restraining order that prohibits movement onto parklands.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 22:55 UTC as 109th comment | 4 replies

I can see this technology used in manufacturing to stop the illegal spy photographs of unreleased products. Better yet the IR beam could brick the phone switch the sound to siren and send the phones information and contents to the mother ship.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 08:13 UTC as 119th comment
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Marksphoto: im not a big fan of the color off the sony sensor, it looks like the quality is high but just the hues turn me off

People who don't understand color profiles won't understand that it isn't Sony that is producing the color in the software but if using Lightroom it is Adobe and they made the profile and the color.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 07:11 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

keep the black!

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 20:00 UTC as 374th comment
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Rick Knepper: What's the application for a 17 hour exposure?

I like your question. What is the application for a 17 hour exposure. But what is the point of a 1/1000 sec exposure? We don't see that duration of time either. Remember when photography was invented it compartmentalised a duration of time very different from what we associate with today and time within the frame was what photography captured.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 19:37 UTC
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RGBCMYK: I don't think most people realize how much perspective distorts the face when shooting close up. Filling more of the frame for a tight head shot will not be all that flattering and makes most people wish they were never photographed from that close up. I wish everyone that ever posts a selfie with their cell phone filled the same amount of frame with a 85-105 on a full frame sensor and looked at them side by side.

In the examples too in the above length the wider lens makes her face much more masculine (angular) vs the more squared off jaw which is considered more feminine. I think the longest lens is the most flattering but this is my personal opinion. check out just some of the research on the golden ratio and the human face, interesting stuff

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 07:20 UTC
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RGBCMYK: I don't think most people realize how much perspective distorts the face when shooting close up. Filling more of the frame for a tight head shot will not be all that flattering and makes most people wish they were never photographed from that close up. I wish everyone that ever posts a selfie with their cell phone filled the same amount of frame with a 85-105 on a full frame sensor and looked at them side by side.

Of course it is the distance and that is why I am solely referring to the problem of perspective with wide angle lenses and portraits. If the portrait is at all tight then the distance dictates this. Perspective is controlled by camera to subject distance and that is all that I was only referring to. A typical head and shoulders portrait when the photographer fills the frame solely differs because of perspective and the distance a photo is take from. Why would anyone want to shoot with a wide angle lens and crop out 75% so they have the same as the 85 from the same camera location? This is why cell phone self portraits suck because they are all shot from arms length. I am sorry but the frame that is grabbed in the above video is not very flattering to her nose and her ears are starting to be hidden behind her face. Of course if was at the same location as the lens was this is what I would see and I don't think it is very flattering view of her.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 07:11 UTC
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