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Posted November 24, 2008
Posted November 21, 2008
Update: I've listed the item on eBay at a Buy It Now price of $660 shipped. That means you can use the Live.com 25% cashback offer to save $165 for a net cost to you of only $495. See eBay auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=280287793784 (search from Live.com page, see the FAQ for an explanation).
in Trip Reports and Travel
Posted November 17, 2008
Local divers credited with rescuing woman
I'm modifying the thread title to reflect...
in Photo / Video Showcase
Posted November 8, 2008
Also known as dung, this substance is coveted by the squat lobster, who crawls furiously along the arm of the crinoid to snare his prize .
Posted October 31, 2008
in Shooting Technique, Workflow and Editing
Posted October 28, 2008
Has the plane gotten any deeper sliding down the slope? Last time I dived the site, it was in 125ft or so...
in Photography Gear and Technique
Posted October 27, 2008
Maybe some rubber cement would do the trick? :-)
Sounds like a warranty repair claim in the making .
After handling the camera at DEMA, my suspicions were unfortunately confirmed. If you are planning to buy the 5D Mark II based on any notions of it being sufficiently weather-sealed - do not.
While it can be paired with weather-sealed L lenses, the camera itself lacks the complementary rubber mating surface on the lens mount that seals the camera/lens connection. Compare the 5D Mark II lens mount to the 1Ds Mark III lens mount to note the difference.
Why even seal other parts of the camera when water will immediately seep into the mirror box?
Posted October 20, 2008
#2 and especially #4 are really nice.
Posted October 17, 2008
Hey Chris -
The first image you'll see is usually the embedded low-res thumb in the RAW file. It can look different for a given scene based on the in-camera settings you've selected (for example, if you push saturation and contrast in camera, the embedded low-res will be more saturated and contrasty, even though the RAW remains unaffected).
The change is ACR applying its rendering intent to the RAW file (with whatever additional adjustment or calibration settings you've applied by default) and displaying its revised image thumb (and ignoring the embedded thumb), which is often terrible . CaptureNX should initially display your RAW files as they are on the camera - at least that's how Canon's DPP has worked.
in The Galley: General Chat
Posted October 16, 2008
We've posted a review of Chris Santella's Fifty Place to Dive Before You Die written by Eric Hanauer on the front page:
Posted October 15, 2008
I am a fan of the article on HDR by Royce Howland at Naturescapes, even though a few years old. I guess that means I prefer the 'natural'-appearance HDR .
Posted October 14, 2008
Allison realized that overnight shipping might cut into the savings - still available .
Price update: $475 OBO
Posted October 8, 2008
I love the topside wide angle view of the D3 and 14-24mm but not sure if I want that $ value underwater...and, of course, the D3 housings are more expensive than the D300 version.
If you go with a reputable insurer with flood coverage (the majors are DAN's H2OInsurance and DEPP), the value underwater is not so much the issue as would be the inconvenience of losing the ability to use the camera until you return from the trip and make a claim.
Drew emailed a link to a hands-on video comparison of the 5D and 5D II: http://www.dslruser.co.uk/dslrtv/play.php?vid=154 .
Rotate that Dendronotus diversicolor 90° CCW (personal opinion) and it's superb. Anemone soft pastels are nice too.
Posted October 7, 2008
I've held on to my 16-35 I for the time being - it's a good copy!
I'm more excited to get a chance to work with the new 24 II before even considering the 16-35 II, but there was a healthy discussion about the latter in an earlier forum discussion that I imagine could be revived with recent efforts and results?
Seriously, though, slim filters are terrible .
Posted October 6, 2008
I think the 17-40 performs better than the 16-35 version I and it's a lot cheaper. The 16-35 II is better but it's too big and doesn't take 77mm diopters.
I think you have a very subjective opinion, James . I'm not sure what you mean by the 16-35 II being too large (?), but (for both 16-35 MkI and MkII) the faster f/2.8 aperture means the ability to utilize the higher accuracy of cross-type AF sensors and provides a brighter viewfinder to compose - both qualities very important underwater, and especially applicable in often darker temperate waters. Certainly the 17-40 is by no means a slouch, but you have to make a fair comparison.
I feel that Canon was smart in moving to an 82mm filter size (even though I understand the annoyance of having to replace previously owned 77mm versions) - it allows you to use regular (non-slim) filters with the lens without vignetting at the wider focal lengths. Is there anyone who actually enjoys using slim filters?
in Lights, Strobes, and Lighting Technique
EDIT Further clue - Just noticed that the housing TTL light stays on when the strobe is switched to manual.
That means nothing - the light will only change to 'Manual' when you press and hold both compensation buttons simultaneously for a few seconds. Physically setting the strobe dial to a manual power setting means the controller is not being used whatsoever. Adjustments to eTTL compensation are sometimes affected by the camera still performing exposure metering after a shutter half-press.
See the Ikelite eTTL explanation for a more thorough discussion.
Posted October 5, 2008
Moved to full frame a few months back, selling a mint condition, sharp Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 DX fisheye zoom lens for Canon mount.
Includes original box, 3-yr US warranty card, manual. $475 shipped (US) OBO (current cost at B&H: $560). Would prefer to sell to a fellow Wetpixel member - PM if interested...
A selection of photographs taken with lens:
Posted October 4, 2008
Moved to full frame a few months back, selling a mint condition, sharp Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 rectilinear wide angle zoom lens.
Includes original box, manual, US warranty card. Would prefer to sell to a fellow Wetpixel member - PM if interested...
Posted September 30, 2008
On the 1D/1Ds series, the shutter dial flips between pages while the aperture dial scrolls up/down. The 40D may be similar...?
Posted September 28, 2008
I purchased a Lenovo X200 for travel a couple months ago. Aside from the long delivery time, it's been superb. I can easily live with a 12" screen for 3lbs weight...
Posted September 27, 2008
Lots of vortices...study more fluid dynamics .