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  • In Taiwan, the spider/black rapid combination is popular: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/10/spider-holster-a-belt-mounted-camera-hitch/
  • Thanks for the tutorials. My sharpening had been coming out like the "Oversharpened without the mask" example. Also, for your 6400ISO shots of the guitar and drums, what did you do about color noise? (I typically turn the Reduce Color Noise up to…
  • My ex-girlfriend worked for Silicon Power. She asked to take leave to visit her family in Europe for a month. They said yes, then when she got back they told her, "Yeah, we replaced you with a local." The hard drive might be good, but the company…
  • Thanks Trev! There's also a bunch of film in there, for anybody who remembers what its like to have one ISO choice, and being forced to stick to it till the end of the roll.
  • These club shots I did were on a rented 5D mkIII and 28mm f1.8. All of them are between 6400iso and 25600iso, with a lot of noise reduction thrown in. As you can see, you get plenty of detail and I was able to use shutter speeds as fast as 1/160…
  • That's 5000iso? Wow. Is the d800 noise as good as that?
  • You can make a white wall appear black by getting your subject close to the camera and light, then letting the wall hide in the distance. The light on the subject will be strong, but the light that reaches the wall will be too weak to reflect back …
  • Also, you should try a 16-35mm. The 1st generation was a fabulous lens. It doesn't make people look attractive, but it's like driving a dune buggy the first time you use one. Try it out.
  • Just my 2 cents. I've been using my friend's 24-105mm for about a week. I don't feel like it is very sharp at any aperture, and I miss the extra stop of light. IS doesn't make people stand still. Also, the distortion at 24mm is very noticeable,…
  • Thanks Trev! Yeah, I asked it before but then forgot which thread that was in because it was tangential to the topic. Hah. Thanks twice!
  • Colors and light look good to me. Might want to tone down the shine on your subject's face a bit. A good way to do this is to use the clone stamp at a low opacity and paint on the skin texture from a nearby spot without glare on it.
  • The light scoop is interesting. I used to use foil to do that on my 60D, but it looked dumb, and worse, fell off sometimes. The black Fong snoot is too expensive though.
  • eh, anywhere in that range should be good already. Consult that handy chart showing lens length vs. face: http://education.niksoftware.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/00-Lens-comparison-1.jpeg I guess you'll have to try different light setups.
  • Here is a famous lady with a famous schnoz. Reverse engineer these lighting conditions to understand how they de-emphasized it. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/17/Streisand_-_agency_photo.jpg/220px-Streisand_-_agency_photo.jp…
  • Use a longer lens so the nose looks like it occupies less real estate on the face. Another trick is to blast the hell out of her with light, very high key. It reduces the face down to eyes and teeth.
  • guide number of 58 for less than $100? That is very interesting.
  • Question: My ACR and Lightroom have both been opening raw files with one particular preset I made for something else, months ago. How do I define the preset that is applied automatically to RAW files?
  • Great detail! I have been using my 70-200 f4 and extension tubes to scan slides recently, with good results. But it is imperative to keep conditions exactly the same to get sharp results. The 70-200 f4 L IS is sharpest at f5.6, which means the dep…
  • I find the macro tubes on a zoom lens to be very fiddly, but effective. Does a close-up lens improve the fiddlyness at all? Do you still have to stop down to a tiny pinhole to get depth of field?
  • Tangent: On the topic of ACR opening with a given preset, mine has been opening every time with some settings I used once, weeks ago. Lightroom also opens everything with these settings, then I have to apply Develop settings to return everything to…
  • If you want to extrapolate common shooting scenarios from only the best Reuters shots of this year, then f2.8 is the aperture used more often than any other. It's just the real world, with light in it. http://www.petapixel.com/2012/12/02/the-mos…
  • From what i've heard, Nissin makes the best quality off-brand speedlights. Their 580ex equivalent supposedly has some kind of ceramic heat-sink'amajiggy. I think your main problem with off brand lights is going to be cycle times, and meltiness. S…
  • What Naftoli meant is that it is harder to fit a human head and torso into the frame with a crop sensor, and still have a blurry background. That is why I like my Pentax 6x7 with 105mm f2.4 lens. I can take a picture of a whole person, head to toe,…
  • Your gear is capable of giving you what you want. You should master the relationship between flash, aperture, and ISO to the point where you can make images you are happy with. Once you can do that, you'll understand where, if at all, your equipmen…
  • A99's pelicle mirror steals that extra light that you would be getting from f1.4 glass. It's an interesting camera for a lot of reasons, but it's not a pack leader for low light. It's really more of an awesome video camera that takes still pictures…

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