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Aug 08, 2013 18:39 |  #3706

nice shots Corey.

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Aug 08, 2013 21:36 |  #3707

Corey: Great photos!

Immaculens: I have no Flickr account and do not intend to get one. If you are going pro/semi-pro consider that you are isolating yourself from potential clients. You are better off using a big watermark...


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Aug 08, 2013 21:37 |  #3708

I don't have any "lens porn" to contribute. So what's the opposite of "lens porn"? I don't know what it's called, but I think this is what it is. I'm not plagued with GAS. Instead I suffer with I.D.I. (Insufficient Discretionary Income). It's crippling sometimes, but I still manage to add a little gear to my collection from time to time.

Lately I've been adopting some "orphan" cameras. And better still, my latest acquisition was FREE! But it's still kind of a sad story. The poor little guy was found abandoned in a file cabinet drawer in an auto body shop.

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This is how he looked when I first saw him, frightened and dirty. The shop manager knew I'd give him a good home. Took a bit of scrubbing but he cleaned up pretty nice. And best of all his battery still took a charge. And I'm going to stop referring to it as "him" now. It sounds a little creepy.

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This Sony MVC-FD73 had to have been bought around 1999 or 2000. Not all that long ago really but it shows how quickly digital photography has progressed. I can easily imagine this camera costing around $500 at that time and here's what you got for your hard earned money.

There's no place to plug in a cable and connect it to your computer to download your pictures. So you just plug your memory card into your card reader, right? Well, not exactly. This thing records on the once ubiquitous floppy disk. And it will hold about a dozen shots before you have to swap in a new floppy. The only reason it will store this many pics is that it shoots heavily compressed jpegs at a maximum size of 640 x 480. That's right, approximately 1/3 MP! What do you want for $500?

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It does have a 10x optical zoom which seems pretty impressive though and it will focus down to about 1/2". There's only one shooting mode (AV at a fixed aperture) but there are a few special effects modes and exposure compensation. And at a half press of the shutter it just continuously focuses until you take your shot. But you'll have to wait a few seconds to see
the results while it clicks and whirs and writes the file to the floppy disk. Kind of reminds you of shooting with an old Polaroid.

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For comparison sake the shots of the Sony were taken with another of my recently adopted cameras, a Canon Powershot A620. A pretty impressive camera for what it is, plus it's got the flippy screen going for it. The shot of the Canon was taken with the Sony and leaves a lot to be desired. They're just barely viewable at 100% on my monitor. But what did you expect? It's only a $500 camera from way back at the turn of the century.

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Aug 08, 2013 21:52 |  #3709

Vinz I have to ask, what is it that you do to your photos to make them pop so much? They look great to me. I haven't been shooting much lately let alone editing what I have shot.


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Aug 08, 2013 22:00 |  #3710

:lol: :cool: thanks for the amusing commentary ;)

BurnUnit wrote in post #16192868 (external link)
...And it will hold about a dozen shots before you have to swap in a new floppy. The only reason it will store this many pics is that it shoots heavily compressed jpegs at a maximum size of 640 x 480. That's right, approximately 1/3 MP! What do you want for $500?

..... A pretty impressive camera for what it is, plus it's got the flippy screen going for it. The shot of the Canon was taken with the Sony and leaves a lot to be desired. They're just barely viewable at 100% on my monitor. But what did you expect? It's only a $500 camera from way back at the turn of the century.


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Aug 08, 2013 23:31 |  #3711

vinmunoz wrote in post #16189121 (external link)
panoramic view of Seattle from the Space Needle.

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You did Seattle proud Vinz. Sorry you didn't get your night shot. I still haven't made it down to Kerry park after dark myself... and I only live ~20 miles away.


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Aug 08, 2013 23:38 |  #3712

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So I'm thinking about upgrading my lens because it's getting to the point where it feels like carrying as much weight as I am for 17-50mm is comical. Yes it's 2.8, but it feels like I'm hauling around a boat anchor around my neck not to mention the wrist feels the weight every time I pick it up. There's quite a bit about the 15-85, but that's heavier, and Canon decided to put an electronic MF system on the 18-135 STM. The 35 2.8 IS is steep for what it is, the new Sigma isn't exactly 50mm on APS-C (goodness how I loved the Nikon 50 1.4G on the D700, that was somehow easier to carry than a 2.8 zoom). For the prices Canon is charging these days, I could easily pick up a NEX 6 and have access to Zeiss AF lenses .... mmmmmm, Zeiss. Decisions decisions.....

Sorry for the rant, not sure where else I'd put it. The Tammy 17-50 VC on the 60D weighs quite a bit. The fact that the 55-250 still balances well and makes the camera far more comfortable is the tough part. I love the camera, just really wish I could have something akin to a native Zeiss lens for the camera instead of having to go Samyang/Rokinon, it would've been nice to have an APS-C native 35 especially since the 35 FL is so useful. Still missing the Nikon 50 1.4G on the D700 but it ain't worth dropping the cash for a whole new system just because of one lens.

I don't have first-hand experience, but I've seen multiple people post that the original (non-VC) Tammy 17-50/2.8 is sharper than the later version with VC. It is also less expensive & weighs less, so it might be worth a look...

I have the 15-85, and it's on my 60D about 80% of the time, maybe more. I think it's a great lens, maybe I just got a good copy (I bought new). The construction feels pretty robust and I guess the creep doesn't really bother me (I normally carry my camera by the lens, rather than the body). There is some vignetting, but it is really easy to correct that in Lightroom. It would be nice if it were faster on the long end, but then it'd be bigger & heavier. It balances quite well on the 60D IMO.

Good luck with whatever you decide to get!


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Aug 09, 2013 00:00 |  #3713

Thanks for the reply - I'm thinking a larger watermark is a good safeguard, regardless. But I'm not convinced in any way that Flickr is a viable marketing tool. I've never read of anyone using it for promotion, although I'm sure its not uncommon. I like Flickr as a) a place to upload as a back-up option, and b) its easy to post photos here on POTN from Flickr.

Flickr offers too many options to those who want to steal images...

Anyways - this is all a mental exercise right now. My promotion on the web is my website and FB - which are easy to navigate for the average Joe. Flickr may well be an extra with little or no payoff and I frankly find it cumbersome to use since they changed their whole visual format a few months ago.

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....I'm just wondering if I need to show my photos in Flickr AND my website AND Facebook...

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...Immaculens: I have no Flickr account and do not intend to get one. If you are going pro/semi-pro consider that you are isolating yourself from potential clients. You are better off using a big watermark...


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Aug 09, 2013 00:08 |  #3714

Nice write up Clay. Gonna go shopping on fleabay for some cheap old cams now to mess with :)


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Aug 09, 2013 00:08 |  #3715

swhiggins wrote in post #16193087 (external link)
I don't have first-hand experience, but I've seen multiple people post that the original (non-VC) Tammy 17-50/2.8 is sharper than the later version with VC. It is also less expensive & weighs less, so it might be worth a look...

I have the 15-85, and it's on my 60D about 80% of the time, maybe more. I think it's a great lens, maybe I just got a good copy (I bought new). The construction feels pretty robust and I guess the creep doesn't really bother me (I normally carry my camera by the lens, rather than the body). There is some vignetting, but it is really easy to correct that in Lightroom. It would be nice if it were faster on the long end, but then it'd be bigger & heavier. It balances quite well on the 60D IMO.

Good luck with whatever you decide to get!

Thanks!


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Aug 09, 2013 06:56 |  #3716

that's very very sad Russ. I'm with you. that hospital and it's whole medical team are all careless and irresponsible especially despite the warning re: the allergic reaction of your aunt to haldol. you said it's written in the chart, you guys can sue them.

nevertheless, I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.


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Aug 09, 2013 07:01 |  #3717

vinmunoz wrote in post #16193555 (external link)
that's very very sad Russ. I'm with you. that hospital and it's whole medical team are all careless and irresponsible especially despite the warning re: the allergic reaction of your aunt to haldol. you said it's written in the chart, you guys can sue them.

nevertheless, I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.

thanks you Vinz for the prayers, and most of all we just want to stop them from hurting people as it seems they are very careless with even the most basic of things.

my family will decide how to pursue this my aunt hasn't been dead even 12 hours so we are still sort trying to figure things out. i'm still in shock.


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Aug 09, 2013 07:02 |  #3718

Russ I don't know what to say. My heart goes out to you and your family your in my thoughts.


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Aug 09, 2013 07:03 |  #3719

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Vinz I have to ask, what is it that you do to your photos to make them pop so much? They look great to me. I haven't been shooting much lately let alone editing what I have shot.

thank you very much.

nowadays, when i pp an image with greens, yellows and blues, i usually saturate them a bit. then i darken the blacks and add shadows a tad. I also make sure the sharpness are just right. i easily go overboard with that.

hope that helps.


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Aug 09, 2013 07:14 |  #3720

swhiggins wrote in post #16193073 (external link)
You did Seattle proud Vinz. Sorry you didn't get your night shot. I still haven't made it down to Kerry park after dark myself... and I only live ~20 miles away.

Thank you for your kind words. I will make sure next time i'll go up there, it's dark already.

Perhaps i can give this file to Seattle tourism dept. But i'm sure they already have a bunch and better pics than this one.


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