proudfather

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Joined on Jun 17, 2004
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Canon 5Dmkiii and mkIV
Canon 200/2 with IS
Canon 500/4 with IS
Canon 70-200/2.8 ii with IS
Canon 135/2
Canon 85/1.2 ii
Canon 17-40/4
Canon 400/5.6
Canon 100-400/4-5.6 with IS
Canon 70-300/3.5-5.6L with IS
Canon 24-70/2.8
Canon 100/2.8 Macro
Canon 50/1.4
Canon 16-35/4
Samyang 14/2.8

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Does anybody know the slowest shutter that can be used for stills when using drones? For example, could you blur a waterfall?

I have no use for video but have been considering a drone for still photography and this new DJI may be the reason to pursue it.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 20:26 UTC as 1st comment

Why would any photographer put their full resolution images on the web anyway? Especially without watermarking.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 20:05 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Kodak shows off Super 8 camera in first sample reel (210 comments in total)

I'm sure you could create that old vintage look in digital at post.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 22:26 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply

I don't own a drone but I think it'd be great if this device could also act as a touch-screen device with the DJI App to use while flying as well.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 19:57 UTC as 19th comment
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proudfather: It's nice to know my camera will survive. But in those types of conditions I'm more worried about getting water smudges on my front element rather than the camera itself. I've had images ruined because of it. And when it's raining like that, it's tough finding dry material to wipe it clean with. umbrellas are the best bet but they can be cumbersome.

Do they make them for bubble front elements like the 11-24 Canon?

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 22:17 UTC
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D200_4me: I always carry a new kitchen garbage bag with me (folded up in my backpack or shoulder bag), despite any manufacturer's claim of water resistance, just in case. I know some people actually making a living from photography may need to be in the rain sometimes, but this is a hobby for me, so when the rain comes down, my umbrella goes up....or my camera goes in the backpack with rain cover or as a last resort, completely wrapped in a plastic bag. It's not worth the risk for me, even with my Nikon DSLR bodies.

I always claim the shower caps when I stay in hotels for that reason.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 22:13 UTC

It's nice to know my camera will survive. But in those types of conditions I'm more worried about getting water smudges on my front element rather than the camera itself. I've had images ruined because of it. And when it's raining like that, it's tough finding dry material to wipe it clean with. umbrellas are the best bet but they can be cumbersome.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 21:57 UTC as 85th comment | 8 replies
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proudfather: Maybe Canon, Nikon, and Sony will start making their own phones to include their cameras...or partner with other cell phone manufactures to incorporate their camera technologies into them.

Maybe they'll partner with other cell phone manufacturers, or develop new technologies for themselves. Tech companies have to adapt to changing markets if they intend to survive. Canon & Nikon adapted to digital when film became a thing of the past. Now DSLR's may become a thing of the past (though doubtful in my mind). So they have to respond, which they have already started doing in their efforts with mirrorless.

Think of the many other companies that have either adapted or went bankrupt. Others survive by diversifying such that if one sector fails, they still have the others. Canon and Nikon make a host of optics and computer equipment, not just cameras. GoPro, Kodak, Fuji, etc.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 18:27 UTC
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proudfather: Maybe Canon, Nikon, and Sony will start making their own phones to include their cameras...or partner with other cell phone manufactures to incorporate their camera technologies into them.

Maybe Canon and Nikon will start making their own phones to include their cameras...or partner with other cell phone manufactures to incorporate their camera technologies into them.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 15:42 UTC
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proudfather: Maybe Canon, Nikon, and Sony will start making their own phones to include their cameras...or partner with other cell phone manufactures to incorporate their camera technologies into them.

Nikon and Canon don't.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 15:01 UTC

Maybe Canon, Nikon, and Sony will start making their own phones to include their cameras...or partner with other cell phone manufactures to incorporate their camera technologies into them.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 19:05 UTC as 52nd comment | 8 replies
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proudfather: Manual focus looks tricky without a distance scale given no focus peaking or viewfinder mag on Canon compared to Sony mirrorless, aside from live view. I have the manual focus Rokinon which is easy given my style of shooting....set it at infinity and forget it.

Yes, I dislike focus by wire. On my 14 mm Rokinon, I have marked the 'true' infinity setting and just leave it there for landscapes, as I do with the Canon 16-35/4. My only gripe with the Rokinon is lack of aperture communication with the body, which is minor but would be nice to have.

Ebrahim, congratulations on your focusing abilities. I'm envious. I am a radiologist though, whose career depends on good vision. So I don't believe my inaccuracies in manual focusing have anything to do with good vision.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2018 at 17:19 UTC

Manual focus looks tricky without a distance scale given no focus peaking or viewfinder mag on Canon compared to Sony mirrorless, aside from live view. I have the manual focus Rokinon which is easy given my style of shooting....set it at infinity and forget it.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 16:35 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS M100 review (770 comments in total)

This may be a fine camera but the specs make me appreciate my Sony a6000 even more because, as old as it is, it's cheaper, has an evf, hot shoe, more frames per second, and greater battery life. And I've come to admire Sony sensors for their DR.

In defense of the new Canon, it's a tad smaller, lighter, and has touchscreen.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 15:36 UTC as 126th comment | 4 replies

I'm no expert but couldn't a drone take a lot of these clips?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 20:54 UTC as 20th comment | 9 replies

Personally I find this concept and the final images amazing and well worth the efforts. It seems you have to be different and push the extremes more and more these days to distinguish yourself from the multitude of other photographers.

That said, had someone been killed, he would've been scrutinized for placing people in danger in the name of art. A few years ago a model and photographer were seriously burned during an incendiary shoot, I believe in Florida, and seemed to receive little sympathy for having put themselves in such a situation.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 14:12 UTC as 11th comment

It wouldn't surprise me if most software companies start mandating subscriptions based on the news of Adobe's profit, even though Adobe wasn't the first to introduce this method to the market.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 19:16 UTC as 105th comment | 5 replies

Fred Miranda has won Featured Thread on his own site 12 times. His pictures are very nice though. I don't believe any cheating is going on. And no one has complained about it. But it seems like a similar conflict of interest, just with much less at stake.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 19:14 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies

Very impressive. Maybe the extra space and rubber barrier also help dissipate heat.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 19:05 UTC as 22nd comment | 6 replies
On article Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z (249 comments in total)
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proudfather: Anyone know what the widest lens available is for this camera?

I shoot with the 16-35 mm on a Canon 5dmkiii for landscapes and would need something comparable for the MF Pentax.

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 19:37 UTC
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