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Sinister Angel
08-23-05, 03:15 PM
I figure this would be a nice one to sticky. I'll however eat humble pie of there is already such a thread. But here is the stuff I consider my best so far. I'm using a stock Sony Mavica CD-400, although I have an adapter ring tube and a polarizing filter on the way (well, filter is here, just need the tube). I'm throwing the small versions on here to save space, but to see the fullsize, head over to http://www.flickr.com/photos/jgillman/

http://photos15.flickr.com/22292194_c091dadaf2.jpghttp://photos23.flickr.com/34057884_2827139bc1.jpg
http://photos22.flickr.com/33570967_15de47e6db.jpghttp://photos21.flickr.com/27876267_72db08ee9b.jpg
http://photos23.flickr.com/33576950_ea35f6b7d4.jpg

mccombie_5
08-23-05, 03:51 PM
Some nice work there, i do a little bit of photography, but i havent much on this computer, and theyre too big to attatch.

I particularly like the dockside one....

Ralph
08-23-05, 04:51 PM
I have my Dad's old 40 year old cameras, medium format and 35 mm. He was a recognized nature/wildlife photographer, except they were almost all slides that he shot. Still got them back home. I've got some cool lightning and sunset shots, etc with the medium format Ricoh that I'll try to post later. Everything manual settings for me, no computers except my kickaround camera which is a Minolta from 1997. ;) My light meter is from the early 1970's too and still works great.

You can do a lot with an old manual camera and with larger format negatives, the blowups are much more clear to the point you can actually see "depth" in the pics.

Playdrv4me
08-23-05, 05:02 PM
That first one is terrific

Ralph
08-23-05, 05:08 PM
That first one is terrific

I second that! Even the ripples in the water are very sharp off to a great distance.....

mccombie_5
08-23-05, 05:20 PM
The first one is something special......

Anyone tell me how to resize mine so they stay good quality but can still be used as an attatchment?

Ralph
08-23-05, 05:24 PM
The first one is something special......

Anyone tell me how to resize mine so they stay good quality but can still be used as an attatchment?

Do you have a program that allows you to sharper, brighten, etc. the pics? Usually if you can downsize, you can sharpen, etc.

mccombie_5
08-23-05, 05:25 PM
Do you have a program that allows you to sharper, brighten, etc. the pics? Usually if you can downsize, you can sharpen, etc.

Right, i will go and torment the boy to let me on his computer, theres nothing on this i just have my design software and basic office programs.....its my work computer

addison_ii
08-23-05, 05:37 PM
Sinister Angel, Nice pics and I see you're a fellow Wolverine.

mccombie_5
08-23-05, 05:41 PM
Right lets see if this works

It appears to have done, more to follow :)

Ralph
08-23-05, 05:45 PM
Right lets see if this works

It appears to have done, more to follow :)

WOW! How old are those "ruins?"

mccombie_5
08-23-05, 05:53 PM
And it seems to be the only one it will let me upload


Never mind i fixed it

Hee hee i got my own back on MC6 for posting me

mccombie_5
08-23-05, 05:54 PM
WOW! How old are those "ruins?"

Its Tynemouth PRiory

I believe (dont quote me on this) that theyre from 600AD

Ralph
08-23-05, 05:58 PM
Its Tynemouth PRiory

I believe (dont quote me on this) that theyre from 600AD

How far are you from "Haidrians Wall?" I hope I spelled that correctly. I think it was built to keep the Romans out, and my friend who is a chemical engineer had to go to England on business, had extra time to travel and took pics of it.

I think it was build around 300 AD? Got some good shots of Venice too. I'll have to dig them up.

mccombie_5
08-23-05, 06:03 PM
How far are you from "Haidrians Wall?" I hope I spelled that correctly. I think it was built to keep the Romans out, and my friend who is a chemical engineer had to go to England on business, had extra time to travel and took pics of it.

I think it was build around 300 AD? Got some good shots of Venice too. I'll have to dig them up.

IM not very far from hadrians wall.....
My sister lives 300 yards away from a piece of it, but most of it rolls accross The North of England, it runs right through parts of Newcastle

It is a common rumour it was built to keep out the scots, but it was more like a really big customs gate... where you declared your goods upen entering the country

I should get up there and take some shots

mccombie_5
08-23-05, 06:23 PM
Can you see those attatchments?
I cant....... theres just an empty box

Ralph
08-23-05, 06:24 PM
Here's a few I'm sort of proud of. The square one was taken with the early 1960's medium format Ricoh auto66. the rest with a Pentax "S" model from 1958. I can't remember if I used a polarizing filter to cut down the glare of the water or not. Unfortunately, once they've been scanned they are never as clear.

Ralph
08-23-05, 06:26 PM
Can you see those attatchments?
I cant....... theres just an empty box

I see them.

speedyman_2
08-23-05, 06:31 PM
Cool. I just got a Canon Digital Rebel XT not long ago. Been taking a few shots. :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v514/speedyman_2/cliffs1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v514/speedyman_2/cliffs2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v514/speedyman_2/cliffs3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v514/speedyman_2/cliffpan.jpg

THis is my cousin and his horse.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v514/speedyman_2/horse1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v514/speedyman_2/horse10.jpg

mccombie_5
08-23-05, 06:36 PM
Theyre great!

I was using the camera that i keep in my bag for those shots, my decent one is in the 'shop, it deleted shots.

I keep a Samsung Digimax 301 in my bag in case i have a crash or need to take any pictures to do with work, its a decent little camera

mccombie_6
08-24-05, 03:05 PM
What am i doing in here!!!!!

Elvis
08-24-05, 03:54 PM
One of the coolest things to happen to this forum in recent months is the addition of the McCombie family!

Cheers from across the pond! :cheers: (from a descendant of a Welshman)

mccombie_5
08-24-05, 03:55 PM
One of the coolest things to happen to this forum in recent months is the addition of the McCombie family!

Cheers from across the pond! :cheers: (from a descendant of a Welshman)

Thanks! We got a very warm welcome :yup:

:cheers: everybody

mccombie_6
08-24-05, 03:58 PM
Thanks! We got a very warm welcome :yup:

:cheers: everybody

Yeah we also got a dram going here too eh dad?

Elvis
08-24-05, 04:02 PM
The kid gets root beer.

:cheers:

mccombie_5
08-24-05, 04:05 PM
The kid gets root beer.

:cheers:

Youre joking?

He drinks more than me!

Right now hes got a Smirnoff oce in his hand, ice just seen him go up the stairs with it

Elvis
08-24-05, 04:06 PM
Cool!

:cheers:

mccombie_5
08-24-05, 04:09 PM
Cool!

:cheers:

Haha :cheers: not when its my smirnoff though :rant:

speedyman_2
09-02-05, 07:37 PM
I wanted to bring this thread back. Since, these are the latest pics I've taken. She's a friend of a friend. Need some pictures taken to submit to a company and didn't want to pay so much for a photographer. So I did these for free. I'm not a pro and these aren't perfect, but she loved them.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a378/speedy_3/WhiteTop.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a378/speedy_3/WhiteTop_2.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a378/speedy_3/BlackTop.jpg

A little photoshop work
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a378/speedy_3/BW.jpg

This is only a few of about 150 taken.

mccombie_5
09-02-05, 07:39 PM
Yeah i would like to get this thread up there too

Nice....very nice......Good photographs too

I took some the other day that i'll post

Sinister Angel
12-12-06, 03:47 PM
Revival of the dead!

http://static.flickr.com/103/298373345_d824260c93_d.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/45/136903330_a7cfe2944f_d.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/42/87879974_d060183d3d_d.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/31/89023639_58190b0cb2_d.jpg

CadillacGurl
12-12-06, 07:20 PM
Nice pictures I have a bunch of the city of chicago since I'm a digital cinema major. Plus I have another batch of cars at a drag racing event lemme post some that I have in a minute. Gotta find the good ones.

CadillacGurl
12-12-06, 07:36 PM
I know thety aren't the greatest in the world but hey...
http://i16.tinypic.com/44qplic.jpg
http://i14.tinypic.com/2ynihk2.jpg
http://i10.tinypic.com/4c2qyqg.jpg
http://i12.tinypic.com/30ah06s.jpg

Sinister Angel
12-12-06, 08:00 PM
I think that third image would be a prime candidate for a HDR run.

CIWS
12-12-06, 08:05 PM
Here's a few I've taken.


A Friend's H2 while we were out 4 wheelin.

http://www.ciws.net/h2.jpg



An Argiope Spider in Texas.

http://www.ciws.net/argiope.jpg


Pics from Cancun

A Morning Sunrise.

http://www.ciws.net/cancunsunrise.jpg


The reflection of the sunrise in our Hotel's window.

http://www.ciws.net/hotelsunrise.jpg

CadillacGurl
12-12-06, 08:32 PM
Nice picts of cancun. Spider deff freaked me out when I scrolled over it

CIWS
12-12-06, 08:34 PM
Spider deff freaked me out when I scrolled over it

She's about the length of a pack of cigs :)

urbanski
12-12-06, 08:37 PM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a378/speedy_3/WhiteTop.jpg



This is only a few of about 150 taken.

post all 150 and I'll pay for a 1 year supporting membership for you.

CadillacGurl
12-12-06, 08:37 PM
She's about the length of a pack of cigs :)

I'm glad I don't live in texas

dp102288
12-12-06, 08:39 PM
Thanks for reviving...I like post 29...:drool:

And I'm with Urb...

CIWS
12-12-06, 08:41 PM
This little guy is about the size of a quarter.


http://www.ciws.net/wolfspider.jpg

CadillacGurl
12-12-06, 08:44 PM
thats not bad I can squish him, it the ones that are honkin huge that I'm petrified of.

CIWS
12-12-06, 08:49 PM
Please don't kill the good spiders :)

Sinister Angel
12-12-06, 09:05 PM
Thanks for reviving...I like post 29...:drool:

And I'm with Urb...

Werd to that

Rolex
12-12-06, 09:08 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/rolex/footballseason.jpg :cloud9:

Jon
12-12-06, 09:19 PM
I'm only good at taking car pictures... But here are a few from this summer's vacation.

http://www.jon04ctsv.com/images/IMG_7126.jpg

http://www.jon04ctsv.com/images/IMG_7100.jpg

CadillacGurl
12-12-06, 09:34 PM
Beautiful shots!

Rolex
12-12-06, 09:38 PM
Beautiful shots!

I agree.

Jon
12-12-06, 09:52 PM
Thanks for the comments :)

AlBundy
12-12-06, 10:05 PM
You have great photograpy skills.

Jon
12-12-06, 10:26 PM
Thank you :)

Found a couple more on my hard drive.

http://www.jon04ctsv.com/images/IMG_6990.jpg
http://www.jon04ctsv.com/images/IMG_7098.jpg
http://www.jon04ctsv.com/images/IMG_7509.jpg
http://www.jon04ctsv.com/images/IMG_7515.jpg

CadillacGurl
12-12-06, 10:59 PM
Snow we got here last week
http://i10.tinypic.com/349evwy.jpg
http://i12.tinypic.com/4gxp534.jpg

Sinister Angel
12-12-06, 11:38 PM
Nice!

omarg
12-13-06, 01:15 AM
Jon those pictures are incredible. what kinda of camera do you use? I have a nikon d50. Takes pretty good pictures.

omarg
12-13-06, 01:16 AM
how do you post pics?

xxpinballxx
12-13-06, 09:55 AM
upload them to some type of website...photobucket or flickr are two popular ones....or to your zoints profile linked here at cadillacowners. then click the little image and insert the image location of the pic you want to show.

xxpinballxx
12-13-06, 10:02 AM
http://xxpinballxx.zoints.com/image/47576-Projector096
http://xxpinballxx.zoints.com/image/47574-Projector100
http://xxpinballxx.zoints.com/image/47573-IMG_0046

I like to take the close-up shots....the second of the bird was not with a telephoto lens or any type of zoom. Just sneaking up and getting them use to me being around. It made a nest in a hanging basket my wife had right outside our sliding glass door. its was just days away from leaving the nest.

dp102288
12-13-06, 12:00 PM
^^ Such cool pics in this thread! I can't take a good pic for my life...

xxpinballxx
12-13-06, 01:14 PM
http://xxpinballxx.zoints.com/image/47592-weather2http://xxpinballxx.zoints.com/image/47591-weather3

hope you see this... not ones i took but of the sky during hurricane Katrina.....
beautiful destruction......amazing how mother nature can be so damaging in such a gorgeous way!

DaveSmed
12-14-06, 04:05 PM
Unfortunately, I've been camera-less lately. But I have a few older ones that came out pretty nice.

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/davesmed/dscn0260.jpg
Delaware river, taken at Neshaminy state park. If you look close, you can see the Philadelphia skyline further down

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/davesmed/dscn0269.jpg
Delaware river, Neshaminy state park

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/davesmed/dscn0253.jpg
Delaware river, Neshaminy state park

CadillacGurl
12-14-06, 06:23 PM
I got an e-mail of similar picts Pin of Katrina coming in. Really creepy if you ask me.

CadillacGurl
12-14-06, 06:27 PM
Lincoln Park Zoo
http://i12.tinypic.com/2vvtgxu.jpg
http://i11.tinypic.com/2z88ga0.jpg
http://i12.tinypic.com/43os9k5.jpg

dp102288
12-14-06, 11:04 PM
Dave...love that last pic! :drool:

P-Funk
12-16-06, 12:30 PM
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n174/PFunk_19/From%20ME/View_from_ME_5.jpg
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n174/PFunk_19/From%20ME/View_from_ME_3.jpg
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n174/PFunk_19/From%20ME/View_from_ME_6.jpg
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n174/PFunk_19/From%20ME/View_from_ME_7.jpg
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n174/PFunk_19/From%20ME/View_from_ME_4.jpg

Jon
12-17-06, 10:23 PM
Jon those pictures are incredible. what kinda of camera do you use? I have a nikon d50. Takes pretty good pictures.
Thanks! It's a Canon Powershot S500

Sinister Angel
08-19-08, 12:14 PM
Back from the dead - again.

I'm looking to get a Canon 40D from Newegg (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16830120229).

I've also been playing around with lightroom when shooting with dSLRs that I've borrowed from my buddies. It's phenomenal.

So, any one else here relatively into photography and shoot dSLR?

gary88
08-19-08, 12:56 PM
I suppose I am :alchi:
I downloaded the 30 day Lightroom 2 trial and love it, such a nice workflow. I'll buy it as soon as I get a new laptop.

Though if I were you, I'd wait until the end of September when Canon is supposed to announce new cameras at Photokina. They're saying there will be a new 50D, a replacement for the 5D, and possibly a new 1D MKIV.

Sinister Angel
08-19-08, 01:10 PM
Ugh, not cool.

I think I might bite the bullet and still get the 40D now though.

Here's the question, how much you think the 5D might drop?

gary88
08-19-08, 01:44 PM
If I had to guess, I'd say a $300-$400 price drop shortly after the new camera is released. It should be an absolute steal for a slightly used one.

gothicaleigh
08-19-08, 04:12 PM
Nikon's D300 is also dropping in price now that the D700 has hit. :sneaky:

Sinister Angel
08-19-08, 05:18 PM
I have no experience with Nikon equipment.

gary88
08-19-08, 05:41 PM
My 580EX II came in today :D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_3513w.jpg

Here it is next to my 430EX for comparison
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_3539w.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_3540w.jpg

I can finally shoot off camera now, might test it out later tonight with my car if it doesn't rain.

Oh and Nikons are just plain silly :alchi::duck:

Sinister Angel
08-19-08, 08:45 PM
My 580EX II came in today :D

I can finally shoot off camera now, might test it out later tonight with my car if it doesn't rain.

Oh and Nikons are just plain silly :alchi::duck:

Mmmm... 580EX II

On camera control for the 40D and the 1Ds Mk III too right?

gary88
08-19-08, 08:54 PM
Just for the 1D MKIII (probably the 1Ds too)

gary88
08-20-08, 02:02 AM
I found my first camera laying around today. Got this when I was 13 I think.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_3651w.jpg

hardrockcamaro@mac.c
08-20-08, 06:19 AM
Here are a few of mine, all bar the shot of the moon were taken with a Nikon D200 and Nikon 18-200mm VR lens (the 2 London Eye shots were with a Nikon 12-24mm lens). The moon shot was taken with an Olympus 15x zoom compact camera.

Closest thing I have to a self portrait:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3190/2383251783_dceb20d6ec.jpg

OK, I had to include one car pic:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3082/2671750086_7e4abeef29.jpg

London from the top of the London Eye:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2411/2388523258_49eb45b4b2.jpg

The Houses of Parliment and Big Ben taken from the London Eye:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2228/2387694819_3f569b1e60.jpg

Redondo Beach Pier at sunset:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2023/2384084502_d1f74f21e2.jpg

Looking for a freshly polished car:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2273/2384065008_36ff8ac4ab.jpg

Point Lobos at sunset:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2035/2383222321_071c4fa21d.jpg

The little girls make the shot...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3220/2384034698_61f2b198c8.jpg

USS Midway:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3185/2383203855_9f32a854cb.jpg

Someone's about to get wet...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3070/2384026530_74563e4438.jpg

This is one of a sequence:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2081/2384016478_600345ebd7.jpg

Just liked the colours:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3157/2383166079_f57ae03ef6.jpg

Taken with a compact camera:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2098/2138452462_67f3111cf8.jpg

"G$"
08-20-08, 03:08 PM
how do you paste messages so they come up in the message body like that?

hardrockcamaro@mac.c
08-20-08, 03:34 PM
image address

Sinister Angel
08-20-08, 04:44 PM
Looks like the 40D can control the flash. I placed the order today.

"G$"
08-20-08, 05:01 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk151/GDUB25/2678421_1_full1976.jpg

someone tell me what car those rims came from?

"G$"
08-20-08, 05:04 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk151/GDUB25/belly.jpg

"G$"
08-20-08, 05:22 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk151/GDUB25/Picture009-1.jpg


check out the oil my cadillac spills!

gary88
08-20-08, 05:26 PM
Looks like the 40D can control the flash. I placed the order today.

Scha-weeet :cool2:

Sinister Angel
08-20-08, 05:48 PM
I will be interested to see what comes out in september though. the 1Ds Mk III was pretty huge (21MP - Giggidy giggidy goo!)

So here's the breakdown
40D From Newegg (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16830120229)
16 Gig CF Card from Newegg (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211170)
Optika Battery Grip and 2 Batteries from 47StPhoto (http://www.47stphoto.com/item.asp?invky=6458093&catky=8237725&subcatky1=7106896&subcatky2=5805627)
SoundKase Photog Camera Bag from Ebags (http://www.ebags.com/soundkase/photog_camera_pack/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=47051)

Now yeah, the CF card might not be the fastest, it seems like a good deal and with a 17 file buffer for RAW shots, I should be just fine - and I'll be exclusively shooting in RAW pretty much.

"G$"
08-20-08, 05:52 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk151/GDUB25/Honeymoon08-08223.jpg

"G$"
08-20-08, 05:54 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk151/GDUB25/Honeymoon08-08149.jpg

went to costa rica recently, it was cool

gary88
08-20-08, 07:08 PM
My XTi only holds 12 RAW shots in the buffer w/ my SanDisk 4GB Extreme IV :bomb:

I'm hoping the new 5D will be unbelievable. I've been wanting to upgrade to the current 5D, but with rumors of a higher framerate, weathersealing, ISO12800, and a new AF system on the new one, I'll just wait and see for now.

And as far as resolution goes, check out the new Hasselblad H3DII-50. Fifty megapixels for ONLY $40,000!

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/571017-REG/Hasselblad_70380532_H3DII_50_SLR_Digital_Camera.ht ml

hardrockcamaro@mac.c
08-20-08, 07:53 PM
Personally I think huge numbers of megapixels is a waste. You need to be making one BIG ARSE print to warrant it. 6 megapixels is enough for most people, 12 certainly is.

I'd much prefer higher iso performance over more pixels especially as they are mutully exclusive anyway. (high pixel density is bad). It;s also more data for the camera to have to process and thus you get less shots to a card, less shots in your buffer and generally slower handling.

The Canon 5D is a real bargain, if I was a Canon guy that would be my pick even though the build quality is a bit suspect (by that I mean it's by no stretch a pro camera, due to the lack of weathersealing and so on but it's plenty fine for non pro (read beating on it) use).

I'd love a Nikon D3 as it has enough pixels (12mil) super low light performance and is super fast. It's also built like a tank but it comes at a price. The rumoured D3X is said to have 24 megapixels but personally I don't see the point, certainly not if it comes at the expense of low light performance and speed.

If I was shooting stuff that needed 20mil + pixels (eg magazine covers) I'd use the best tool for that which would be a leaf back on a medium format camera, not an SLR.


I'm happy with my D200, it's pretty well weathersealed, feels solid, has enough pixels (10 mil) and is fast enough (5fps with a decent buffer). Low light performance could be better (nothing particularly bad about it, but times move on) and a D300 would make a nice upgrade, but the extra cost isn't worth it as I've yet to find a situation the camera can't handle anyway.


My current favourite situation is when someone see's one of my better pictures and says "wow, you must have a good camera!". Hmm.... I wonder if when Michaelangelo finished the Sistine Chapel ceiling did people walk in and congratulate him for clearly having a lovely set of paint brushes?

People should spend more time learning how to take better photos than reading camera feature lists. A more expensive camera will not (in 99% of circumstances) result in a better photo. (although everyone should be encouraged to switch to SLR's if possible). :p

gary88
08-20-08, 08:39 PM
The people who are buying 21+ mp cameras surely have a real need for them, such as fashion photographers (who mostly shoot Hasselblad). When you're printing up to billboard sizes sometimes, megapixels become really important in keeping as close to the native resolution as possible. But the average Joe doesn't need that, 10-12 is more than enough. Then there's pixel density in relation to sensor size and ISO performance, but that's another argument for another day.

gary88
08-22-08, 03:33 PM
Hey Sinister Angel, told ya you should have waited :duck:

50D specs leaked on Canon's China site:

1.6x crop
15.1MP
Digic 4
Dust Reduction
Auto Brightness Processing
95% viewfinder .97 magnification
9 point af (All Cross Type)
AF Fine Tuning
Face Recognition AF
ISO 100-3200 (Expansion to 6400, 12800)
14-bit image processing
Auto CA correction
6.3 fps (high speed) 3fps (low speed)
Buffer: 16 RAW - 60 JPG - 10 RAW+JPG
100,000 shutter life
HDMI Output
VGA LCD (920,000 pixel)

New cameras rumored to be officially announced on August 25!

Kev
08-23-08, 12:11 AM
The people who are buying 21+ mp cameras surely have a real need for them, such as fashion photographers (who mostly shoot Hasselblad). When you're printing up to billboard sizes sometimes, megapixels become really important in keeping as close to the native resolution as possible. But the average Joe doesn't need that, 10-12 is more than enough. Then there's pixel density in relation to sensor size and ISO performance, but that's another argument for another day.Huge megapixels are less of an issue to the fashion pros except when they are trying to trim the cost of 'air brushing' Oh, I'm sorry, I meant 'photoshopping' for the younger crowd. :cool:

Kev
08-23-08, 12:13 AM
I still enjoy shooting with my Minolta SR-7 every now and then. I have yet to see a digital photo with superior quality results.

Sinister Angel
08-25-08, 01:21 AM
I still enjoy shooting with my Minolta SR-7 every now and then. I have yet to see a digital photo with superior quality results.

Eh.... Here's the question, who shot the photos that you were using for a comparison. I'm sure the fact that there are pro's who have gone exclusively to digital might be an indicator that's film is always better than digital is 100% true. Each has their advantages.

Cliff8928
08-25-08, 01:39 AM
My 580EX II came in today :D


I have the original 580 EX that I got with my 20D when it came out. What's the difference with the 580 EX II?


Not that i need a new speedlite, I really just need to get a good lens or two..

gary88
08-25-08, 01:59 AM
I have the original 580 EX that I got with my 20D when it came out. What's the difference with the 580 EX II?


Not that i need a new speedlite, I really just need to get a good lens or two..

The 580EX II has:

-Weathersealing
-20% faster recycle time (and completely silent)
-Better build quality (finally a non-flimsy battery door)

Sinister Angel
08-25-08, 10:48 AM
I have the original 580 EX that I got with my 20D when it came out. What's the difference with the 580 EX II?


Not that i need a new speedlite, I really just need to get a good lens or two..

What do you have for glass right now?

Cliff8928
08-25-08, 01:42 PM
I only have two. To be fair, I don't use it a TON and I bought the film camera and lens years ago when I was still in school. I have the original (plastic) lens that came with my EOS Rebel G (35-80 zoom?) and a Tamron which is a 28-300 Zoom lens. The Tamron is versatile and does work good, but it's a little slow so it's hard to really limit the depth of field in a shot. Next on the list for lenses will be something nice and fast, and EF-S Canon.

gary88
08-26-08, 12:34 PM
Canon 50D is official (http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=139&modelid=17499)

Sinister Angel
08-28-08, 11:02 AM
Now lets see if there's a successor to the 5D...

hardrockcamaro@mac.c
08-28-08, 11:20 AM
For the Nikon peeps here the specs of the D90 ($999) are finally out: http://www.nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Nikon/Product/Digital-SLR/25446/D90.html
The HD movie shooting could be interesting, especially the great depth of field effects we'll be able to do compared to normal camcorders.

And for Canon peeps, there is now a Canon 18-200mm IS lens, just like we Nikon types have been using for a while (and my favourite lens due to coverage, the perfect all-in-one travel lens).

Sinister Angel
09-01-08, 12:16 AM
Here we go... a shot from my new 40D :D

http://www.rrfaae.com/dropbox/CMU%20Flowers.jpg

hardrockcamaro@mac.c
09-01-08, 07:50 AM
Nice!

I like the saturation. Did you boost it in software?

Sinister Angel
09-01-08, 05:28 PM
Doesn't appear so. From what I see in light room history, I just tweaked contrast and brightness, as well as did some localized exposure adjustments.

gary88
09-01-08, 05:31 PM
Why did you shoot in auto :(

RodneyPierce
09-01-08, 06:00 PM
ok guys. I am pretty new to the forums here, but happen to love photography. I just lost everything on my PC due to a trojan virus I couldnt get rid of, so I dont have very many photos. But I do have a few online here that I will post up. These are all untouched with any software.
http://inlinethumb46.webshots.com/33005/2197297160103416629S600x600Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb36.webshots.com/39459/2185988520103416629S600x600Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb27.webshots.com/41626/2736742540103416629S600x600Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/39499/2084832860103416629S600x600Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb17.webshots.com/41808/2357432260103416629S600x600Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb01.webshots.com/8256/2891588310103416629S600x600Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb22.webshots.com/21589/2286285360103416629S600x600Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb17.webshots.com/20240/2813209450103416629S600x600Q85.jpg

gary88
09-01-08, 06:46 PM
Here are some of my shots

Mountainside in Slovakia
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3227/2811020421_3066879760.jpg?v=0

Took this when I sold my old iPhone
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3235/2745417167_b43a480bf7.jpg?v=0

Cliche piano keys shot
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2083/2428410347_a284e941f9.jpg?v=0

Sinister Angel
09-01-08, 06:48 PM
Why did you shoot in auto :(

Eh? I didn't shoot in Auto.

Sinister Angel
09-01-08, 06:58 PM
Cliche piano keys shot
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2083/2428410347_a284e941f9.jpg?v=0

I can roll with that...


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/154/404136278_856a490048_b.jpg

RightTurn
09-01-08, 07:23 PM
Gary haz teh eye. :eye:


:yup:

Kev
09-01-08, 08:17 PM
Nice use of depth of field on the piano keys Gary.

gary88
09-01-08, 08:40 PM
Eh? I didn't shoot in Auto.

Oye, read the exif wrong. Shutter priority ain't that bad :cool2:


Gary haz teh eye. :eye:


:yup:


Nice use of depth of field on the piano keys Gary.

Thanks guise :thumbsup:

Sinister Angel
09-01-08, 11:07 PM
You use the exif plugin for firefox?

On a random side note, I have no idea why I would have used shutter priority, should have been aperture. Oh well, still came out how I wanted.

gary88
09-02-08, 12:06 AM
I use Opanda IExif

gary88
09-03-08, 02:27 AM
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/397314-REG/Canon_0296B002_EOS_5D_Digital_Camera.html

$300 rebate on the 5D at B&H which ends on 09/28/2008. Translation: 5D replacement to be announced on 09/28/2008 :D:D

Sinister Angel
09-03-08, 11:13 AM
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/397314-REG/Canon_0296B002_EOS_5D_Digital_Camera.html

$300 rebate on the 5D at B&H which ends on 09/28/2008. Translation: 5D replacement to be announced on 09/28/2008 :D:D

In due time ;)

gary88
09-05-08, 02:46 PM
Canon is teasing us now :alchi:

http://www.canon.com/moon/en/index.html

http://www.canon-europe.com/

Sinister Angel
09-05-08, 02:52 PM
Ok, not cool

gary88
09-16-08, 01:32 AM
Took this last week. I was shooting in crappy harsh light.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3265/2861990928_056449f0b3.jpg?v=0

5D replacement possibly being announced tomorrow

Sinister Angel
09-16-08, 11:45 AM
I got bored the other night..

http://lh5.ggpht.com/mackdaddydiesel/SM3bFjs9zVI/AAAAAAAAAo0/bcFzQJUmoGQ/s800/Maize%20n%20Blue%20eyes.jpg

Vesicant
09-16-08, 03:51 PM
http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/9329/imgwildflr1ow33fx3.jpg
http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/9058/courthousebridgebr5.jpg
http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/4625/aspectak2.jpg
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7492/camarossyi8.jpg
http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/5166/firemn9.jpg

gary88
09-17-08, 01:06 AM
OMFG 5D MARK II ANNOUNCED!!! :dance:

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=139&modelid=17662

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08091705canon_5dmarkII.asp


Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 17 September 2008: Canon announces the full frame, 21.1 Megapixel EOS 5D Mark II: the first EOS with full High Definition video capability.

Compact, lightweight with environmental protection, EOS 5D successor boasts a newly designed Canon CMOS sensor, with ISO sensitivity up to 25,600 for shooting in near dark conditions. The new DIGIC 4 processor combines with the improved CMOS sensor to deliver medium format territory image quality at 3.9 frames per second, for up to 310 frames.

Triggered from Live View Mode, HD video capture allows users to shoot uninterrupted at full 1080 resolution at 30fps – for amazing quality footage with outstanding levels of detail and realism.

The integration of HD movie capability into a high-end 21.1 Megapixel camera opens a multitude of new possibilities for photojournalists and news photographers. With its full frame CMOS sensor and outstanding ISO performance, the EOS 5D Mark II will appeal to any photographer in search of the finest camera equipment available – from studio and wedding to nature and travel photographers.
Other improvements to the EOS 5D include

* Addition of Canon’s EOS Integrated Cleaning System, with a new Fluorine coating on the low-pass filter
* Larger 3.0” Clear View LCD with VGA resolution, a 170░ angle of view and anti-reflective coatings
* Improved menu system including Quick Control Screen for more direct access to common settings
* Automatic peripheral illumination correction, utilising detailed EF lens information to optimise JPEG images straight out of the camera
* Magnesium alloy construction with additional environmental protection
* UDMA memory card compatibility.

“Professional photojournalists and wedding photographers already choose the EOS 5D for its discrete size and outstanding image quality,” said Mogens Jensen, head of Canon Consumer Imaging. “The addition of HD movie recording opens a new chapter for EOS. It creates new possibilities for EOS photographers to capture and share their stories and to stay relevant in a rapidly changing digital landscape.”

Key Specifications:

* New 21.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor with improved EOS Integrated Cleaning System (E.I.C.S.)
* New Full HD 1080 resolution movie recording
* 3.9 frames per second continuous shooting
* High performance DIGIC 4 providing superb image quality
* Maximum 310 large JPEG images in a single burst with a UDMA card
* 3.0” VGA (920k dots) Clear View LCD
* ISO 100-6400 (expansion from 50 up to 25,600)
* 9 AF points + 6 Assist AF points

Additional information

New CMOS sensor
The EOS 5D Mark II’s newly designed full frame 21.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor features ISO sensitivity from 100-6400, expandable to 50, 12,800 and 25,600. Large 6.4Ám2 pixels have been redesigned to capture more light and yield a better signal to noise ratio to ensure lower noise images throughout the ISO range. The full frame sensor has the same dimensions as a frame of 35mm film. This means that wide-angle lenses stay wide, without the change in angle of view associated with smaller sensor cameras. As well as benefiting from finer control over depth of field, photographers moving up to the EOS 5D Mark II’s full frame format will find the newly designed wide, bright 98% coverage viewfinder on a joy to work with.

New DIGIC 4 processor
A new DIGIC 4 processor combined with 14-bit analogue to digital conversion provides smooth gradations in mono-tonal areas such as skies, and highly accurate colour rendition. As well as HD movie shooting, DIGIC 4’s high speed provides for long uninterrupted continuous bursts of large JPEGs, near-instant start-up times and immediate and fast review after shooting. DIGIC 4 also provides for improved noise reduction algorithms, complementing the already low noise images from the EOS 5D Mark II’s CMOS sensor.

HD video capture
The EOS 5D Mark II is Canon’s first D-SLR to incorporate full HD 1920x1080 video capture. Once filming is started from Live View mode, photographers can fire off either single of continuous stills, with video capture continuing after the final frame is captured.

See everything
A new 3.0” VGA resolution LCD provides a wide 170║ angle-of-view, providing plenty of clarity for accurate focus checks in playback. The screen brightness can automatically adjust to suit viewing conditions, extending battery life in low light and improving viewing in bright conditions. A new dedicated Live View button switches modes to display a real-time image on the LCD. This allows EOS 5D Mark II photographers to enjoy simplified shooting from awkward angles. Simple connection to a PC provides easy remote shooting.

Precision focus and metering
A 9-point auto focus system is supported by 6 additional invisible Assist AF points, located inside the spot-metering circle to optimise subject tracking performance in AI SERVO AF mode. For accurate exposure readings in tricky lighting conditions, the spot metering circle covers just 3.5% of the frame.

Control
The EOS 5D Mark II’s redesigned menu system includes a new Quick Control screen, for instant access to the most commonly changed settings. A new Creative Auto mode allows photographers to cede control of key settings to the camera, while retaining control over creative variables such background blur, drive mode and image brightness. Custom user settings allow photographers to switch between two completely different camera setups. This is ideal for changing quickly between two different environments, such as switching from working inside a church without flash to outdoors with fill-flash at a wedding.

Accessories
Shooting flexibility is enhanced with a range of new accessories. Shooting capacity can be extended with either the high capacity 1800mAh lithium-ion Battery Pack LP-E6, or Battery Grip BG-E6.

A new optional Wireless File Transmitter –
the WFT-E4 – offers external HDD and GPS compatibility along with ability to transmit images direct to computer or FTP server, or operate the camera wirelessly. Both the BG-E6 and WFT-E4 feature a vertical orientation shutter release and other key controls for comfortable portraiture work, with a substantial grip to help balance the camera when used with long lenses.

gary88
09-18-08, 03:08 PM
Some high ISO samples from it here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/erikfive/page1/). I'm sold.

And I've updated my Alamy portfolio a little. Link (http://www.alamy.com/stock-photography/FEB53962-34D8-4118-B197-A44A0041E056/1/Gary%20Hebding%20Jr..html)

Sinister Angel
09-19-08, 01:03 AM
Yeah... that's gonna cut into sales of the 1Ds Mk III...

gary88
09-20-08, 07:09 PM
It won't when they release the Mark IV soon :highfive:

Here's some from this morning

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_4464w.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_4466w.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_4473w.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_4477w.jpg

gary88
09-22-08, 03:59 PM
:coffee:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3275/2880045346_daa6d2e12b.jpg

Sinister Angel
09-24-08, 03:43 PM
Not exactly a photo anymore, but it was at one point...

http://lh3.ggpht.com/mackdaddydiesel/SNosJw_tagI/AAAAAAAAAqI/A3CK4-3a1aM/s800/Pillow%20Neon%20Desktop.jpg

gary88
09-26-08, 03:25 PM
Some from yesterday

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_4618w.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_4616w.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_4625w.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_4632w.jpg

gary88
10-05-08, 12:23 AM
Today... today was a fun day. A Canon rep was at Calumet Camera in Oak Brook with a bunch of expensive toys to demo. Altogether I shot a:

Canon 1Ds Mark III with a 14mm f/2.8L, 50mm f/1.2L, 200mm f/2L IS, 400mm f/4 IS DO
Canon 50D with an 18-200 f/3.5-f/5.6 IS, 50mm f/1.2L
Canon 5D with a 15mm f/2.8 fisheye

At one point I was holding a camera and lens combo worth $13,000 in my hands :yup:

Anyways here's some pics

1Ds Mark III w/ 14mm f/2.8L

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/_D6F0524w.jpg

Picture of the above combo taken with the new 50D and 18-200 @ ISO 3200

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_0563copyw.jpg

100% crop. ISO 3200 on the 50D is purely awesome when exposed properly
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_0563copycrop.jpg

1Ds Mark III and the 200mm f/2L IS ($13,000 combo). Unbelievable to shoot with.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/3D6F0547w.jpg

Untouched 100% crop
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/3D6F0547wcrop.jpg

1Ds with the 400mm f/4 IS DO
http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/5174/3d6f0555wvs5.jpg

5D @ ISO 1600 with the 15mm f/2.8 fisheye
http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/5747/img0595wrn1.jpg

Sinister Angel
10-13-08, 09:03 AM
Ok, that's just bad ass

gary88
10-24-08, 10:45 PM
Some fall pictars

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3002/2969940073_3b31fa4583.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3214/2969940101_0cc0021564.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3234/2970783222_1c97871bee.jpg

gary88
10-25-08, 11:15 PM
Some product style shots of my old 17-85 from when I sold it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_1386-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_1389.jpg

gary88
10-25-08, 11:23 PM
One I took in Poland last year with the above lens

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1082/1487427071_b3db92bcf6_b.jpg

PatrickHMS
10-27-08, 01:56 AM
Gary88 - you are an EXCEPTIONAL photographer, you seem to have a good eye for contant and contrast...

ESPECIALLY for a young whippersnapper of 19(?) years old...lol

Ever think about becoming a professional photographer?

I like Sunsets, Landscapes, stuff like that.

Here are some of my ATF's ~

gary88
10-28-08, 02:50 PM
I like the last one, always nice to include people in landscapes sometimes to give some perspective

The Tony Show
11-01-08, 12:00 PM
I'm no fancy-schmancy photographer like you guys, but I was out front this morning and an eagle landed in my tree. I was able to grab my Sony Cybershot and grab some pics. Forgive the lack of impressive composition, as I was simply thinking "cool- bird!"

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii137/the_tonyshow/DSC01461.jpg

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii137/the_tonyshow/DSC01463.jpg

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-01-08, 12:21 PM
Gary, you're photographing my wedding.

gary88
11-02-08, 12:11 AM
Those pictures actually turned out great Tony :thumbsup:

Chad I'll gladly do your wedding, provided your future wife has hot friends.

Since it was ridiculously nice outside last night, I walked around the city armed with my tripod and took a bunch of night exposures which I've been wanting to do for a long time. I'll post more as I finish going through them.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_5411w.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_5417w.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_5426w.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_5431w-1.jpg

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-02-08, 08:23 AM
Chad I'll gladly do your wedding, provided your future wife has hot friends.


Of course she'll have hot friends. Would you expect anything less from me? ;)

gary88
11-03-08, 11:08 PM
the rest

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_5432w.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_5440w.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_5441w.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_5445w.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_5449w.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_5450w.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_5451w.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_5452w.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_5455w.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_5460w.jpg

New Trump Tower
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_5465w.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_5480w.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_5493w.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_5495w.jpg

RightTurn
11-04-08, 12:19 AM
Gary, those are excellent! :thumbsup:

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
11-04-08, 01:13 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_5445w.jpg

My favorite. I love the lights floating up in the middle of nowhere from the bus. Gary, I envy your photo skills.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
11-04-08, 01:35 AM
Okay, I dug through my store of pictures and have found some of my best. Keep in mind these are taken with a 5 year old, $200 digital camera, so the pictures lack quality. They are all from our trip to DC and the Chicago air show in 2005.


Some old house near Jamestown, PA.

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn17/Saber2580/100_0078.jpg



Inside the random old house in Jamestown.

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn17/Saber2580/100_0047.jpg


George Washington monument at sunset.

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn17/Saber2580/100_0200.jpg



Korean (I think) memorial at night. The lighting in this place at night is amazing. Its spooky as hell.


http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn17/Saber2580/100_0241.jpg

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn17/Saber2580/100_0239.jpg



And my pride and joy (its my desktop background), the Thunderbirds as they pass in front of the Hancock building downtown at the 2005 air show. For a camera with a horrible shutter time this picture came out pretty good.

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn17/Saber2580/T-Birdsenhanced.jpg

gary88
11-04-08, 02:55 AM
Gary, those are excellent! :thumbsup:


My favorite. I love the lights floating up in the middle of nowhere from the bus. Gary, I envy your photo skills.

Thanks :D

Sinister Angel
11-13-08, 05:33 PM
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_qshPwou8fj0/SPyjy0PQ1oI/AAAAAAAAAvM/xwOIJ2YTazg/s912/Central%20Western%20Action%20Shot-3.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_qshPwou8fj0/SPyj4rrhrfI/AAAAAAAAAvU/06nUUnhOA9E/s912/Central%20Western%20Action%20Shot-4.jpg

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_qshPwou8fj0/SPyjaJ1Mu6I/AAAAAAAAAug/aIILaLhqKBY/s640/Central%20Western%20Action%20Shot.jpg

Sinister Angel
11-13-08, 05:41 PM
My girlfriend and myself

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_qshPwou8fj0/SOOapuqQdFI/AAAAAAAAAss/L2Sg-rg1_Mg/s640/Jenn%20and%20I%20Lighthouse%204x6%20Crop-1.jpg
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_qshPwou8fj0/SOOa8nyS6bI/AAAAAAAAAtM/pgVHihquThk/s640/Jenn%20and%20I%20Lighthouse%204x6%20Crop-4.jpg

Jon
11-15-08, 12:13 AM
Took these a couple weeks ago with a Canon TX1:

http://www.jon04ctsv.com/cts_album17/img_2536_std.jpg

http://www.jon04ctsv.com/cts_album17/img_2532_std.jpg

http://www.jon04ctsv.com/cts_album17/img_2535_std.jpg

http://www.jon04ctsv.com/cts_album17/img_2520_std.jpg

http://www.jon04ctsv.com/cts_album17/img_2517_std.jpg

RightTurn
11-15-08, 01:40 AM
Those are great as always, Jon. But TAKE THAT LICENSE PLATE OUT OF THE WINDSHIELD!!! :thepan: kthx. :D

Jon
11-15-08, 02:01 AM
Those are great as always, Jon. But TAKE THAT LICENSE PLATE OUT OF THE WINDSHIELD!!! :thepan: kthx. :D
Why? We have to have front plates and we refuse to ruin our front bumpers.

My dad's Vette and CTS both have them there, as does my V.

urbanski
11-15-08, 04:01 AM
gary, amazing

DCF.....dude....DUDE!!! the thunderbirds pic OMG. wow. what timing eh? no wonder that is your desktop :worship:

blue07cts
11-16-08, 05:56 PM
Holy Crap! dude! gary that is some AMAZING photography! :cool2::cool2::cool2:

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
11-17-08, 10:25 AM
Okay all you photo savvy people, I have decided my family needs to invest in a new camera. It will probably be a Christmas present for my Mom. I understand that most of your photos are taken with professional cameras that are far out of my price range but our camera is a cheap one and is many years old. Comparing my photos to yours it is really bad.

So my question is, what would be a good point and shoot digital camera for less than $300 (>$250 would be best)? It must have a mechanical zoom because digital zoom never works without "pixelizing" the image. I know the technology has gotten way better since we got ours and now I can compare it fairly easily. All your pictures are nice a crisp with brilliant colors and mine are all grainy and so-so.

Sinister Angel
11-17-08, 12:38 PM
Okay all you photo savvy people, I have decided my family needs to invest in a new camera. It will probably be a Christmas present for my Mom. I understand that most of your photos are taken with professional cameras that are far out of my price range but our camera is a cheap one and is many years old. Comparing my photos to yours it is really bad.

So my question is, what would be a good point and shoot digital camera for less than $300 (>$250 would be best)? It must have a mechanical zoom because digital zoom never works without "pixelizing" the image. I know the technology has gotten way better since we got ours and now I can compare it fairly easily. All your pictures are nice a crisp with brilliant colors and mine are all grainy and so-so.

Honestly, I would say get a lower cost dSLR. Once you shoot one, you won't be sorry. After shooting one, I couldn't go to a point-and-shoot unless I absolutely had to. Something like the Canon Rebel XS would do perfect for you I think:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16830120278

Price point isn't that bad either. Another thing to keep in mind too is that it isn't just megapixels. It's a slew of things which contribute to quality - glass, composition, lighting, etc.

gary88
11-17-08, 02:50 PM
If you want to buy an awesome used SLR (this one without a lens):
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/800605391-USE/Canon_0209B001_EOS_Digital_Rebel_XT.html
This is very similar to the camera I use, and will yield you the crisp image quality you're after

Or if you'd prefer a point and shoot, this was Canon's best when it was released a couple years ago:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/800604740-USE/Canon_1285B001_PowerShot_G7_Digital_Camera.html

Or if you'd prefer a brand new mid-range P&S with 10x optical zoom:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/584355-REG/Canon__PowerShot_SX110_IS_Digital.html

gary88
11-28-08, 07:49 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3228/3066162129_924bcfb1c9_o.jpg

My cats sit on the vents when the heat is on. The living room is always cold.

gdwriter
11-29-08, 02:20 AM
Gary, I've always loved Chicago, but your pictures make it look absolutely gorgeous.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
11-29-08, 05:54 PM
Gary, I've always loved Chicago, but your pictures make it look absolutely gorgeous.

Its horrible. I hate going downtown. Unless you are somewhere upscale like the magnificent mile the city pretty much sucks.

gary88
11-29-08, 06:01 PM
Gary, I've always loved Chicago, but your pictures make it look absolutely gorgeous.

Thanks! :thumbsup:


Its horrible. I hate going downtown. Unless you are somewhere upscale like the magnificent mile the city pretty much sucks.

If you drive there and have to find parking, yes it sucks. If you live there and get around by the CTA, it's awesome (except the CTA kinda sucks). I live in Lincoln Park and love it (I'm in the suburbs until January though).

gary88
12-03-08, 05:56 PM
We has snow.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3037/3080163537_84340216d8_o.jpg

RightTurn
12-04-08, 01:16 AM
^^ Nice. hay Gary, have a look :eye::eye: http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/11275

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
12-04-08, 01:22 AM
Is that your back yard Gary? Its beautiful! I wish I lived in a wooded area.

gary88
12-04-08, 04:33 PM
^^ Nice. hay Gary, have a look :eye::eye: http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/11275

Nice find, never saw those before!


Is that your back yard Gary? Its beautiful! I wish I lived in a wooded area.

Yep. There's a creek back there too so in the summer I get eaten alive by bugs.

RightTurn
12-04-08, 09:49 PM
Moar olde pics. http://www.shorpy.com/

gary88
12-10-08, 08:31 PM
Been going through my photos from Paris lately and making prints. This one's from inside Notre Dame.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3134/3097956569_edd3a73b8c.jpg

gary88
12-19-08, 11:06 PM
Some cold wintar tiem pics

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_6448.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_6483.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_6504.jpg

ryannel2003
12-21-08, 10:34 PM
This was taken at my grandmother's funeral in 2006 and has been one of my best received photos. The crazy part is that it was taken with a lowly Canon PowerShot A400. Great little camera, though I recently upgraded to a PowerShot SD750.

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/9403/img1921ff3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Cliff8928
12-22-08, 01:55 AM
This is the best pic I ever took of the XLR. Most that sees it always love it.

I know it's downsized some, but this was with my Fuji FinePix 2650. The camera is old and only 2MP, but it's good for times on vacations when i want something that's kinda disposable but still works adequately.

http://home.comcast.net/~cliff_scott/NCtrip/NCtrip-Images/13.jpg

gary88
12-27-08, 12:03 AM
Some Christmas tiem pics!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3259/3139481911_8e3264cf2c_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/garyhebding/3139481911/)

Self-Portrait :cool:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3234/3139482021_afddc75c8a_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/garyhebding/3139482021/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3111/3139482105_86bfa7d677_o.jpg
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/garyhebding/3139482105/)

ryannel2003
12-27-08, 12:09 AM
That's a beautiful christmas tree Gary

gary88
12-29-08, 06:44 PM
I stopped at Best Buy today and played around with a 50D, I'm thinking about buying one for my next body. Initial impressions:

WARNING: NERDY PHOTOGRAPHY JARGON AHEAD

-Canon finally is putting 3" VGA screens on their bodies, and they rock. It can actually be used to check focus now. Also makes live view shooting fun. Video frame rate of 30fps in live view instead of 15fps on the 40D, and zooming to 10x magnification to check focus is even clearer now.

-AF is awesome, very fast. And I was testing this with a 70-300 IS, so it should be even better with my Ls. All 9 focus points are f/5.6 cross-type, with the center being extra sensitive to f/2.8 or faster lenses. Focus locks on with an off-center point like nothing where my XTi would struggle.

-ISO performance is on par with, if not better than the 40D despite having 50% more pixels on the same size sensor. This is thanks to the gapless microlenses and improved Digic IV processor. ISO 3200 is native finally and only shows a hint of color noise with the default 25% reduction in Lightroom. Still holds tons of detail. 1600 and 800 are really clean. The luminance noise pattern is very consistent, not splotchy. Almost has a film grain look to it.

-ISO can be expanded to 6400 and 12800. I'd only use these in emergency situations. 6400 will clean up with a NR program, and 12800 is really going out on a limb. The only reason I could see it being useful is for maybe a small shot in a newspaper.

-Viewfinder is much bigger and brighter than my XTi's embarrassingly small and dim viewfinder. Shows ISO in the viewfinder too which my XTi doesn't.

-Faster buffer and faster frame rate (6.3) compared to my XTi (3)

Now sample shots. A little motion blur in some because I was wired on coffee.

ISO 800
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_0601.jpg

ISO 1600
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_0608.jpg

100% crop
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_0608-2.jpg

ISO 1600
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_0630.jpg

ISO 3200 shot in AI Servo
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_0615.jpg

ISO 12800
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_0624.jpg

ISO 6400
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_0625.jpg

ISO 3200
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_0626.jpg

ISO 1600
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_0627.jpg

ISO 800
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_0628.jpg

ISO 400
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_0629.jpg

All of these were shot in RAW by the way, 25% color noise reduction in Lightroom.

Now I just need to decide between buying this now, or upgrading my 70-200 to the IS version. I could use the better AF and ISO performance, and my XTi is already past the halfway point on the shutter life rated at 50k since I've put 26k clicks on it. Getting a new 70-200 with IS though would allow me to get more shots with lower handheld speeds.

gary88
12-29-08, 10:40 PM
...and I've decided to upgrade glass first.

For sale pics of my 70-200

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3103/3148628073_fda861af89_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3212/3148625659_67e3a8a824_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3221/3149459316_87f3718be7_o.jpg

Cliff8928
12-30-08, 03:54 AM
I look at all those pics and I just think, man i need a new lens for my 20D.

Sinister Angel
12-30-08, 08:49 AM
Awww, it's only the 4, not the 2.8 ;)

gary88
01-01-09, 08:25 PM
Sold my 70-200 f/4L (for $5 more than I paid for it!) and ordered a new 70-200 f/4L IS from B&H, it should be here tomorrow. Canon's best performing zoom lens :cool:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=404&Camera=9&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=103&CameraComp=9&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=2

ryannel2003
01-01-09, 10:35 PM
Gary all of you're photos are absolutely stunning. I always think I take a good picture until I check out this thread, then I come away depressed :D

Sinister Angel
01-02-09, 09:22 AM
Sold my 70-200 f/4L (for $5 more than I paid for it!) and ordered a new 70-200 f/4L IS from B&H, it should be here tomorrow. Canon's best performing zoom lens :cool:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=404&Camera=9&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=103&CameraComp=9&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=2

Damn.

The extra stop comes in handy though.

gary88
01-02-09, 02:02 PM
Gary all of you're photos are absolutely stunning. I always think I take a good picture until I check out this thread, then I come away depressed :D

Thanks :thumbsup:

Well IT'S HERE! UPS guy came bright and early at 9:00am and dropped it off. Next day air FTW.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_7069.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_7073.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_7086.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_7092.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_7096.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_7099.jpg

First impressions:

Compared to my old non-IS lens, the overall build quality is much nicer. The rubber zoom and focus rings are made with a nicer material, and the turning action is dampened nicer. The IS version also has dust/weather sealing, you can see the rubber gasket in the second to last picture above. The IS is PHENOMENAL. It offers 4 stops of compensation, so taking a shot at 1/20 is the equivalent of taking it at 1/320 which is unbelievably helpful at this focal length. The IS is a little noisy, but it's not a big deal. It also has a second mode meant for panning, which will automatically detect which direction you're panning, turn the IS off in that direction to keep your panning fluid, and keep IS on in the other direction to compensate. The switchgear shown in the last pic above is nicer than the non-IS, the recessed switches are easier to use and can't be accidentally bumped.

Took a couple quick test shots around the house.

f/4, 1/60, 200mm
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_7107.jpg

f/4, 1/10, 200mm
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_7121.jpg

Sinister Angel
01-02-09, 03:03 PM
I always wondered what the two IS modes were.

gary88
01-02-09, 08:17 PM
F*** me this lens is amazing! The IQ is prime-like.

f/4, 1/60, 200mm
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_7131.jpg

100% crop, unsharpened
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_7131-3.jpg

f/4, 1/500, 200mm
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_7143.jpg

f/4, 1/320, 70mm
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_7154.jpg

f/4, 1/80, 200mm
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_7164.jpg

100% crop, unsharpened
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_7164-2.jpg

The Black Dahlia
01-06-09, 01:48 PM
Great camera!!!! Those shots of the Starbucks and the riverbed nature shot are incredibley detailed.

gary88
01-12-09, 09:09 PM
Self-Portrait. Felt bad because I haven't touched my camera in a week :(

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3517/3191855981_ca2055951e_o.jpg

RightTurn
01-14-09, 12:46 PM
Where the hell are the "it's snowing liek a mofo" pics????? http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z117/sarahw422/snowmanmed.gif




And, what's that on ur face? :coffee:

gary88
01-14-09, 02:08 PM
And, what's that on ur face? :coffee:

The winter mane :squid:

Here's what it looks like outside my window right now. I want to get out and take pics more often but school's been keeping me busy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_7230-1.jpg

gary88
01-15-09, 01:59 PM
The city at -25 degrees this morning.

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/8144/img7245qk2.jpg

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/7051/img7246jd9.jpg

RightTurn
01-15-09, 02:09 PM
The winter mane :squid:

Here's what it looks like outside my window right now. I want to get out and take pics more often but school's been keeping me busy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_7230-1.jpg

This pic ROCKS. It almost looks like a painting. :thumbsup:

gary88
01-15-09, 02:45 PM
Thanks :D

RightTurn
01-15-09, 04:47 PM
It's my new desktop. :thumbsup: Don't sue me. :coffee:

gary88
01-15-09, 07:34 PM
It's my new desktop. :thumbsup:
Dear RT,
Enclosed is an invoice in the amount of three hundred dollars which is to be paid in full by...

Don't sue me. :coffee:
:tard:

If you want I can resize it to whatever resolution your screen is :alchi:

RightTurn
01-15-09, 10:11 PM
Is there an extra charge for that? 1280 x 800

gary88
01-15-09, 11:17 PM
I make deal on desktop picture.

http://img67.imageshack.us/img67/4681/img7230wan2.jpg

RightTurn
01-16-09, 04:58 PM
:bancha: :bancha: :fwll:

Nutz
01-16-09, 05:50 PM
The reflection of my GN in the door of my H/O, and the reflection of neighborhood school in my H/O.

Sinister Angel
01-18-09, 12:41 PM
Picked me up the EF 50mm f/1.8 Friday. I am happy. I love this lens.

Now I need to get a me a Speedlite 580EX II

gothicaleigh
01-18-09, 12:50 PM
The reflection of my GN in the door of my H/O, and the reflection of neighborhood school in my H/O.

Wow... that's really, um... pedophile-ish. :gothiscared:







Nice cars though. :p

Clump
01-18-09, 01:23 PM
In December, 2008 we went to San Diego and took a boat tour of the harbor. The Coast Guard was practicing helicopter to boat and back and I got these pics:
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w253/Clump63/IMG_1442.jpg
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w253/Clump63/IMG_1443.jpg
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w253/Clump63/IMG_1444.jpg
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w253/Clump63/IMG_1445.jpghttp://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w253/Clump63/IMG_1446.jpghttp://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w253/Clump63/IMG_1447.jpg

RightTurn
01-19-09, 01:20 AM
Wow... that's really, um... pedophile-ish. :gothiscared:



Heehee

gary88
01-20-09, 03:18 PM
Maserati Quattroporte, my dream four door :drool:

Took this during the Chicago meet last year

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3465/3213522708_cc2f9dab8f_o.jpg

ryannel2003
01-20-09, 07:51 PM
Imageshack is being stupid, and Photobucket won't let me copy for some reason.

Rolex
01-20-09, 08:27 PM
I always loved those pics of little kids wearing daddy's boots.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/rolex/P1200238-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/rolex/P1200237-1.jpg

My puppy got still long enough to snap a pic. She's 6 months old and already 65#
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/rolex/P1200239.jpg

gary88
01-20-09, 08:28 PM
For some reason I can't edit my post...

but here's a better version, cleaned up the background more

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3435/3213388819_d0b5b48b0b_o.jpg

Sinister Angel
01-21-09, 09:31 AM
These are actually old shots, I just finally got around to looking at them

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3328/3215500270_27b479dbc3_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3468/3215508314_5dc5f66687_b.jpg

Nutz
01-21-09, 09:57 AM
Wow... that's really, um... pedophile-ish. :gothiscared:







Nice cars though. :p
:bigroll:


The school happens to be across the street from my house.

P-Funk
01-22-09, 11:39 AM
I'm not much of a photographer but I kind of like these two pictures.


47076


47077

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
01-22-09, 04:10 PM
Sinister Angel, the picture of the shoes is very good. It is pictures like that, of things that are normally of no significance until somebody highlights it like you did, that make photography an art form. What did you use/do to make the sketch effect? I have a simple computer program that is supposed to do the same thing but all it ever does is F up my pictures. :)

Sinister Angel
01-22-09, 06:11 PM
fleetwood: I just used photoshop and the Chalk & Charcoal filter. After that, I did a layer mask to make the "path" bleed off to the sides.

gary88
01-29-09, 02:27 PM
Some more from Poland

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3402/3236321347_642c5008bc_o.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_2115.jpg

Jagiellonian University, same university where Copernicus went. If I were to study abroad in Poland, this is where I'd go.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_2119.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3504/3237224568_a77318d220_o.jpg

RightTurn
01-29-09, 09:27 PM
Gary, your photos are incredible.

Rolex
01-29-09, 10:39 PM
A few ice storm pics:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/rolex/n831814605_1944476_7250.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/rolex/n831814605_1944471_5900.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/rolex/n831814605_1944468_5100.jpg

gothicaleigh
01-30-09, 10:05 AM
Going through some pics from last summer:

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=21&pictureid=2053

gothicaleigh
01-30-09, 10:11 AM
http://www.8thdaycreations.com/images/capture/willowchair610frame.png






http://www.8thdaycreations.com/images/capture/willowduckie610frame.png








http://www.8thdaycreations.com/images/capture/willowsplash610frame.png






http://www.8thdaycreations.com/images/capture/willowswing2_610frame.png







http://www.8thdaycreations.com/images/capture/willowswing610frame.png

gothicaleigh
01-30-09, 10:36 AM
I thought I had posted these in here before, but just went through the thread and didn't see them:


http://www.8thdaycreations.com/images/capture/07032008sunset800_1.png






http://www.8thdaycreations.com/images/capture/07032008sunset_2.png







http://www.8thdaycreations.com/images/capture/07032008sunset_3.png

gothicaleigh
01-30-09, 10:39 AM
More from last summer (I have gigs of pics since then that need to be converted from RAW, just have not found the time to do so and then upload them):


http://www.8thdaycreations.com/images/capture/07032008fireworks800_1.png




http://www.8thdaycreations.com/images/capture/07032008fireworks800_2.png




http://www.8thdaycreations.com/images/capture/07032008fireworks800_3.png




http://www.8thdaycreations.com/images/capture/07032008fireworks800_4.png

The Black Dahlia
01-30-09, 02:04 PM
Awesome pictures!!!

Sinister Angel
01-31-09, 12:09 AM
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_qshPwou8fj0/SYNyVgL3MYI/AAAAAAAAA3k/vCHRvcDgHFg/s1024/CMU%20Shooting-2.jpg

Sinister Angel
01-31-09, 12:14 AM
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_qshPwou8fj0/SX_qerda3vI/AAAAAAAAA2k/nsWK1JGufpM/s1024/Capo-1.jpg

gary88
02-05-09, 03:06 PM
Louvre Pyramid, I spent that evening only using my 50mm f/1.4. I really need to use that lens more.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_0395.jpg

C&C
02-05-09, 04:51 PM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/cdgrenci/IMG_1998.jpg

gary88
02-06-09, 11:06 PM
Quick pano I threw together this morning. Looking north down the Chicago River, Sears Tower half a block to my right and Union Station on my left.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/pano1.jpg

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-07-09, 07:43 PM
I took these pictures this afternoon. On a quality scale, it's probably shit compared to most of yours, but whatever. :p

Anyways, I love taking pictures of demolition sites. This one is an old elementary school near my office. It was built in 1928 and was later added on to. Today I drove down to the office to get some stuff out of my van, and on my way back, I drove by the school to see if any progress had been made in the week since I last saw it. They ripped out all the windows in the old wing, and moved in all the demo equipment. I wanted to go in the building, but lo and behold, it was locked. Can't a man get a break????

Here's the BIG grapple used by the biggest excavator they had on site. This thing was probably 6-8 feet tall.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j313/Chadillac8705/Lincoln%20Elementary%20Demolition%20%20January%202 009/IMG_2927.jpg?t=1234049504

A more distant shot of the Excavator (Caterpillar 350 iirc) with it's victim as the backdrop.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j313/Chadillac8705/Lincoln%20Elementary%20Demolition%20%20January%202 009/IMG_2913.jpg

Yeah, it's not small....
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j313/Chadillac8705/Lincoln%20Elementary%20Demolition%20%20January%202 009/IMG_2914.jpg?t=1234050609

I wanted to get in and wreak a little havoc, but it was all locked up (surprisingly enough) and the windows were too high up for me to get access to.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j313/Chadillac8705/Lincoln%20Elementary%20Demolition%20%20January%202 009/IMG_2929.jpg?t=1234050086

Same view from two weeks ago...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j313/Chadillac8705/Lincoln%20Elementary%20Demolition%20%20January%202 009/IMG_2820.jpg

On the purple wall: "Our Class Rules!"
.....guess not enough to keep the school open....
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j313/Chadillac8705/Lincoln%20Elementary%20Demolition%20%20January%202 009/IMG_2922.jpg?t=1234050165

Long sweeping shot of the old wing
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j313/Chadillac8705/Lincoln%20Elementary%20Demolition%20%20January%202 009/IMG_2923.jpg?t=1234050389


There will be more later, as demolition progresses. I'd like to get IN the building next weekend and snoop around a bit, provided they haven't got it completely torn down yet.

gary88
02-07-09, 09:55 PM
Decided to see how IS mode 2 on my 70-200 works with panning. It works well :thumbsup:

(Paging Rick for Jeep pic)

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/7053/img7783wv3.jpg

C&C
02-08-09, 06:59 AM
Petty Driving Experience, Orlando

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/cdgrenci/IMG_1529.jpg

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-08-09, 11:10 AM
Is that Tom Petty or Richard Petty? :p

C&C
02-09-09, 06:39 AM
'Chuck' Petty actually. :lol:

By the way, it was a blast.

Sinister Angel
02-09-09, 09:06 AM
Decided to see how IS mode 2 on my 70-200 works with panning. It works well :thumbsup:

(Paging Rick for Jeep pic)

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/7053/img7783wv3.jpg

Damn, 1/30 @ 200mm. Not bad.

Sinister Angel
02-09-09, 09:14 AM
Since apparently the images aren't showing above anymore...

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_qshPwou8fj0/SYNyVgL3MYI/AAAAAAAAA3k/vCHRvcDgHFg/s800/CMU%20Shooting-2.jpg (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/7xcAVMwwfhzbaUIjkd6b5Q?feat=embedwebsite)

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_qshPwou8fj0/SX_qerda3vI/AAAAAAAAA2k/nsWK1JGufpM/s800/Capo-1.jpg (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/O0LQZXHCAJiWixIYxk3yrA?feat=embedwebsite)

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-09-09, 08:13 PM
Back at the demolition site again...


I dunno why this pic came out so dark, and I can't lighten it any more, but take a look at the size of the grapple on this excavator! I'm 5'6" tall.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j313/Chadillac8705/Lincoln%20Elementary%20Demolition%20%20January%202 009/IMG_2942.jpg?t=1234224718
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j313/Chadillac8705/Lincoln%20Elementary%20Demolition%20%20January%202 009/IMG_2940.jpg
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j313/Chadillac8705/Lincoln%20Elementary%20Demolition%20%20January%202 009/IMG_2939.jpg

And the excavator it's attached to ain't too small either!!
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j313/Chadillac8705/Lincoln%20Elementary%20Demolition%20%20January%202 009/IMG_2934.jpg

CadillacGurl
02-09-09, 08:51 PM
I will take some pictures tomorrow night/Wednesday morning. This kid is giving me his fancy Canon to use for my Teach-In so Mr. Gary I'm going to need your camera help!

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
02-09-09, 11:10 PM
Chad, you are way to fascinated with that Caterpillar. I have to get you to my grandparents some time so you can play on the toys out there. That or you just need to rent yourself a Bobcat for the weekend and go play in the mud. :)

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-09-09, 11:41 PM
I have a demolition fetish. :sneaky:

C&C
02-10-09, 06:52 AM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/cdgrenci/IMG_1124.jpg

Sinister Angel
02-10-09, 09:06 AM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/cdgrenci/IMG_1124.jpg

Shallow up the DoF a bit more to really make it pop.

C&C
02-10-09, 04:19 PM
I see what you mean; thanks for the tip.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
02-10-09, 06:18 PM
I lightened and cut the picture I posted earlier..

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j313/Chadillac8705/Lincoln%20Elementary%20Demolition%20%20January%202 009/biggrapple2.png

I haz skillz. :alchi:

gary88
02-10-09, 09:06 PM
Very quick shot I took of the skyline through my dirty window

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/IMG_7862.jpg

RightTurn
02-10-09, 10:59 PM
I see Oprah. :alchi:

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
02-11-09, 01:43 AM
Gary where are you living at? My aunt lives at the corner of Logan Blvd. and California Ave. and the skyline looks very similar from the roof of her condo.

gary88
02-11-09, 02:33 AM
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=belden+ave+lincoln+park+&sll=41.921311,-87.667379&sspn=0.036147,0.091066&ie=UTF8&t=h&layer=c&cbll=41.923592,-87.651263&panoid=TJWHu1tODJuEHfcEBAn0WQ&cbp=12,334.8277517244428,,0,-12.325978017219365&ll=41.92361,-87.651114&spn=0.018775,0.045533&z=15&iwloc=addr

Sinister Angel
02-11-09, 09:59 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3521/3272089964_743f88e2bf_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jgillman/3272089964/" title="Benedict Kelo Walker by Sinister Angel, on Flickr)

Sinister Angel
02-11-09, 01:25 PM
Oh yeah, can anyone guess who that is on the left?

gary88
02-11-09, 05:37 PM
joe mamma?

C&C
02-12-09, 06:50 AM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/cdgrenci/IMG_1105.jpg

gary88
02-12-09, 08:03 PM
Newest addition to my arsenal

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3500/3274730039_5fdddc8c29.jpg

Now I need to stop buying software/lenses and save up for a new body already. XTi isn't cutting it in certain situations.

C&C
02-13-09, 07:56 AM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/cdgrenci/IMG_0121.jpg

Sinister Angel
02-13-09, 11:24 AM
Newest addition to my arsenal

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3500/3274730039_5fdddc8c29.jpg

Now I need to stop buying software/lenses and save up for a new body already. XTi isn't cutting it in certain situations.

About damn time.


What situations isn't it cutting it in?


By the way, the lady on the left is Susette Kelo.

Sinister Angel
02-13-09, 11:24 AM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/cdgrenci/IMG_0121.jpg

Now *that* would be prime for an HDR shot.

gothicaleigh
02-13-09, 11:42 AM
Newest addition to my arsenal

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3500/3274730039_5fdddc8c29.jpg

Now I need to stop buying software/lenses and save up for a new body already. XTi isn't cutting it in certain situations.

Okay, help me out... I've wondered this for awhile and haven't come across a good explanation or comparison anywhere, but what exactly does Lightroom do? (most of what I've read makes it sound like a more photography specific version of Elements)



*EDIT* ...just noticed that Adobe sells it in a package with Ps CS4, so evidently it does something that Ps doesn't...
Which also makes me wonder why it isn't included in my frelling Master Collection. :mad:

gary88
02-13-09, 03:00 PM
What situations isn't it cutting it in?


Autofocus, tracking a moving subject with AI Servo yields me about a 25% keeper rate. I could use ISO3200 too. I'm considering buying a 5D (which is surprisingly good in AI Servo) or just make a slight compromise in IQ and pick up a 40D/50D.


Okay, help me out... I've wondered this for awhile and haven't come across a good explanation or comparison anywhere, but what exactly does Lightroom do? (most of what I've read makes it sound like a more photography specific version of Elements)



*EDIT* ...just noticed that Adobe sells it in a package with Ps CS4, so evidently it does something that Ps doesn't...
Which also makes me wonder why it isn't included in my frelling Master Collection. :mad:

Lightroom 2 is a program specifically tailored to photographers. It has five main functions: archiving, editing, slide shows, printing, and exporting to the web. The layout is so functional and easy to use, making importing/converting from RAW/posting to web/printing much easier than using Bridge/Photoshop.

In Bridge I would have to import, convert from RAW in CS3, save as a TIFF, open the image back up in CS3 to resize and sharpen, then post to the web. In Lightroom I can import, convert from RAW, then export a resized/sharpened/watermarked JPEG for the web all within the same window.

For major pixel-level adjustments though, you're still going to want to use Photoshop. It's the clear winner for serious cloning/spot healing, and correcting distortion/perspectives.

You can download a 30 day trial from Adobe's website, and the current issue of Shutterbug has a real nice article on all of LRs features. It took me about two days to really get used to, now I can't live without it.

C&C
02-18-09, 08:01 AM
Now *that* would be prime for an HDR shot.
I've got a fairly good 'eye' and a barely good camera, Canon S3-1S, and even after Googling HDR Image, couldn't figure out what they were explaining. Any help would be appreciated; always willing to learn. I'm pretty sure the camera was set on 'auto' when I took this one (I still have the image but it's stored on a CD somewhere).

gothicaleigh
02-18-09, 01:01 PM
I've got a fairly good 'eye' and a barely good camera, Canon S3-1S, and even after Googling HDR Image, couldn't figure out what they were explaining. Any help would be appreciated; always willing to learn. I'm pretty sure the camera was set on 'auto' when I took this one (I still have the image but it's stored on a CD somewhere).

To put it simply, to HDR you combine 3 (or more) of the same shot, each taken with different settings and then combine them to take advantage of the best information in each (most often used to bring out extremely high levels of detail and color). The best way to do this with a DSLR is through exposure bracketing, but you can also create HDR using a single shot taken in RAW and making three copies with different exposure levels (the results aren't quite as good in my experience, but it can be done).

If you can send me that file in RAW, I can show you what a basic HDR can do for it.

gary88
02-19-09, 01:02 AM
Nazis in color, interesting

http://community.livejournal.com/photo_polygon/991878.html

behind-bars
02-19-09, 09:51 PM
Nazis in color, interesting

http://community.livejournal.com/photo_polygon/991878.html


and we killed it... Link worked earlier, not now though