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 on: January 29, 2015, 07:35:44 PM 
Started by 8x10 user - Last post by 8x10 user

 on: January 29, 2015, 07:15:58 PM 
Started by PaulT - Last post by PaulT
still available!

 on: January 29, 2015, 07:10:08 PM 
Started by felix5616 - Last post by felix5616
I have 6 full bottles and 1/2 bottle of Lumina Scanning fluid. Sells new for $42.95 a bottle. I am selling all my bottles for $100 plus shipping.

 on: January 29, 2015, 06:53:13 PM 
Started by Telecaster - Last post by Some Guy
I asked the guy in local Best Buy when I needed a memory card how the camera sales were going.  "Slow, can't even give away the P&S cameras from last generation.  The cells are taking a serious toll, even with the larger cameras."

As print media wanes, it could follow with the DLSR too ans it just needs to look good on a screen.  No more desktop computers with big boxes and cables, laptops maybe for a while until the tablets kill them off too.  So many cellular and tablet apps for editing now too.  Cellphone screens are pushing to go to 4K quality within the year maybe with Samsung  and their built-in cameras will get there sooner.  No need to learn f/stops, shutter speeds, flash G/Ns, depth of field, color temperature as the cellphone will do it all for you automatically.  Everyone is a now photographer and videographer now with what's in their pocket.  Why carry all the other heavy and expensive stuff.

Spend some time looking at the Flickr cell site:  It's beginning to rival DSLR work.


 on: January 29, 2015, 06:31:25 PM 
Started by wmchauncey - Last post by JohnAONeill
Deadly shot! well done Wink

 on: January 29, 2015, 06:27:03 PM 
Started by Herbc - Last post by Herbc
Sounds like they are the famous AliBaba.

 on: January 29, 2015, 06:26:13 PM 
Started by RSL - Last post by JohnAONeill
I would agree. Those green leaves are pulling my attention away from the subject, but really this is nit picking. This is a strong image. Nice composition and I like the tension! Well done

 on: January 29, 2015, 06:26:11 PM 
Started by seamus finn - Last post by Slobodan Blagojevic
You've got a great eye, Seamus. I love it! And the padlock is just the right touch.


 on: January 29, 2015, 06:25:27 PM 
Started by armand - Last post by dwswager
The problem for me with using the hyperfocal distance is that this would assume that all parts of the image, foreground, middle ground, and background have equal importance in the image and if this is truly the case then a tilt shift lens is in order. Otherwise I put more emphasis on the foreground objects to insure that they are as sharp as possible. There is also the aspect that with cameras like the Nikon D800 series the best IQ is going to be at f8 and using a smaller aperture to gain DOF is not the optimum approach.

After 13 years of processing digital image files I prefer to get the image right in the camera at the start as much as possible and not try to use post processing to achieve my objectives except as a last resort.

The point of Hyperfocal distance is that a lens focused at that distance will render an image acceptably sharp from 1/2 the hyperfocal distance to infinity.  And you get to choose what is acceptably sharp by your selection of a circle of confusion.

From the start, photographers have generally been willing to trade diffraction blur for DOF sharpness.  While the higher pixel densities we are seeing now over previous low MP DSLRs and film, means diffraction blur onset occurs at larger apertures than before, it is still generally a good trade off.  That does not mean it should be ignored, otherwise we would all just shoot at really small apertures.  Neither T/S lenses or focus stacking is the only or best solution to DOF issues.  Sometimes a small aperture is a good compromise.  And try making a sun star at f/8!

 on: January 29, 2015, 06:24:32 PM 
Started by tim wolcott - Last post by Justinr
Yeah, very true.  That's mostly due to taxing of gasoline and diesel.  Some 15 years ago European governments thought diesel to be the best fuel available and lowered taxes, srtificially making diesel fuel cheaper than gasoline.  In recent years the price difference is no longer than great.  It's all part of silly (and high) taxation in Europe!  French government wants to ban diesel engines by 2020.  It's a bit like nuclear power - depending who you ask, it's either god's gift to humanity or a dangerous power supply with waste which can't be disposed of.  (My view is the latter.)

But fuel efficiency of diesel engines is far better than gasoline - especially off road but also during regular (road) driving.  Especially in city driving!  While in the Army (70s), our Motor Sergeant always wanted a diesel engine for the jeeps - it never happened (mogas only).  Today's diesels can be very quiet and comfortable to drive.

That's the first I've heard of France wanting to do that, does it apply to the whole of the country or just city centres? I assume you mean cars rather than diesel engines generally, as just about everything else (other than bikes) runs on diesel.

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