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Jan 01, 2013 22:31 |  #46

I got quite a few:

1.) Baby photos... Can't stand them. I understand people are proud of their children, but we don't need to see your kid every single day. I don't mind excessive dog and cat photos, though :p

2.) Instagram

3.) High fashion "poses"... Crooked back, weird arm positions, bent legs, etc... You know the type.

4.) Microadjustment... I wish lenses would just come perfect from the factory and not require any! I find it hard to believe they can't calibrate all bodies to a single tight standard of tolerance, and do the same with lenses throughout the entire zoom range.


5.) Waiting for UPS/Fedex/USPS with camera gear... That counts, right?


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Jan 01, 2013 22:57 |  #47

Seeing POTN users recommend the 50/1.8 to new Canon owners. I cringe everytime.


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Jan 01, 2013 23:02 |  #48

Lonnie wrote in post #15433434 (external link)
Seeing POTN users recommend the 50/1.8 to new Canon owners. I cringe everytime.

Why? It's a good cheap way to learn DoF, critical focus, and "natural" light.


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Jan 01, 2013 23:16 |  #49

Bad focus, sticky aperture blades, 10% keeper rate. Both that I had were horribly frustrating. As cheap as they are, I don't think they are worth the money. For every great 50/1.8 picture you see someone post, there are probably a thousand in the recycle bin.

Honestly, I wish I would have bought a manual flash instead and learned how to use it with my kit lens. Would have been more useful. The secret to photography isn't glass, it's light. Spend thousands trying to gather more with expensive glass. Or use a couple of 50 dollar flashes with the cheap glass you already have and make better images. Wish someone woulda told me that from the start.


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Jan 01, 2013 23:18 |  #50

Lonnie wrote in post #15433500 (external link)
Bad focus, sticky aperture blades, 10% keeper rate. Both that I had were horribly frustrating. As cheap as they are, I don't think they are worth the money. For every great 50/1.8 picture you see someone post, there are probably a thousand in the recycle bin.

Honestly, I wish I would have bought a manual flash instead and learned how to use it with my kit lens. Would have been more useful. The secret to photography isn't glass, it's light. Spend thousands trying to gather more with expensive glass. Or use a couple of 50 dollar flashes with the cheap glass you already have and make better images. Wish someone woulda told me that from the start.

I think both are important. You have to know what bad light is to know what good light is.


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Jan 02, 2013 03:32 |  #51
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Pet peeves are:

Shooting with subject in half sunlight/shadow. Bad focusing on my camera, I think the 5D and 50D need to go this year, maybe either get a 7D or try scrape enough monies for a 1D iv




  
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Jan 02, 2013 05:53 |  #52

Selective Colour.


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Jan 02, 2013 06:29 as a reply to  @ Tiberius's post |  #53

photographic pet peeves : heavily over processed HDR, high iso gain, bad attempts at noise reduction due to high iso gain, pet photos, photos of horses, narcissistic self portrait shots posted to facebook daily by the same person, instagram galleries filled with consumer purchases like clothing, food, and other bothersome mall purchases, I also really hate heavy glare on peoples faces created by pop up flash. The end.


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Jan 02, 2013 07:28 |  #54

Thread which is posted sometimes every week here, over and over, again and again, often called - which UV filter for my lens.


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Jan 02, 2013 09:18 |  #55
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Tiberius47 wrote in post #15434098 (external link)
Selective Colour.

calypsob wrote in post #15434138 (external link)
photographic pet peeves : heavily over processed HDR, high iso gain, bad attempts at noise reduction due to high iso gain, pet photos, photos of horses, narcissistic self portrait shots posted to facebook daily by the same person, instagram galleries filled with consumer purchases like clothing, food, and other bothersome mall purchases, I also really hate heavy glare on peoples faces created by pop up flash. The end.

kf095 wrote in post #15434262 (external link)
Thread which is posted sometimes every week here, over and over, again and again, often called - which UV filter for my lens.


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Jan 02, 2013 19:11 |  #56

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I don't know if it's a pet peeve per say but e other day I was in the camera store and a man announced he wanted to upgrade to a 1D mkIII as he felt the quality of his work was beyond his gear. Looked at the camera and promptly asked the salesman how to put it in auto... I nearly had a heart attack.

I think I know that guy. :lol:


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Jan 02, 2013 19:12 |  #57

Threads about "Which lens should I take to <insert city here>?".


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Jan 03, 2013 10:22 |  #58

-Photographers who get angry at a non-photographer saying, "Great photos! You must have a nice camera." (or anything along those lines). I said this same thing too, before I got into photography. They just don't know. It's still a compliment; don't get your undies in a wad.

-Instagram. I just don't care for the look or the app in general. The "look" is especially awful on food photos. Makes everything look disgusting.

-The phrase "zoom with your feet." It isn't always possible or practical.

-Chromatic aberration. I hate it shows up and I especially hate it when I forget to fix it in PP.

-Really obnoxious HDR. I'm not talking Stuck In Customs (I like his stuff)...I'm talking about some of those horrible, horrible presets in Photomatix. Look through a few Flickr HDR groups for many, many HDR photos that will burn your eyeballs.

-Photos of flowers. Yawn. Though taking flower photos as a newbie helped me learn. I just think they're boring.

-UV filters




  
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Jan 03, 2013 12:26 |  #59

That I spent over $250 for a lens and the snow in the first photo was still blown......damn lens.


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Jan 04, 2013 00:51 |  #60

I would say when I see people using flash at large events like hockey games or races. Sitting up in the grandstands, flash isn't going to help you. The only way it does is if the camera only has presets and they're using a sports preset that has a faster shutter speed, but also requires the flash to fire regardless of the light conditions.

Lens restrictions at events are probably another one.


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