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NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
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man thread making me feel hella guilty, literally haven't unzipped my kit bag in actual years, covered in dust from sitting.



5D3, the EF24-70 and the big brother EF70-200. I used to still follow photo kit tech but since COVID I haven't even read up on what's new.

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NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
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I think the last time I shot anything of import with the big camera was June 2018, as posted here



From here: https://goo.gl/maps/YeFHdgtrtbD2

and a short clip from just before the waterfall with an impressive rockface overhang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCnOPBupOIY

NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZClqweFJBOc

NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
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Been leafing back through my old Flickr and the majority of the stuff from the cabaret shows I'm not that enthused about - there s a few nights where the venue had a good light setup and I got some pro photos, but mostly its all 'eh'

The few landscape shots I have (like the waterfall I posted earlier) I like a lot more, I guess I'm getting old.

NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
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ah memories



lol at this, I would collapse and die if I tried hauling this big bag of poo poo around on my back these days.

NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
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I always loved the niche end of photography, I did a bunch of 360 bubble walkthroughs when they were a brand new thing - made back the cash I put down for the 180 lens, the modal tripod head and leveling widget, and probably could have spun it off into more returns if I wasn't so chained by inertia. Of course you can make them with simple kit and a days training for real estate, its the 'money for shovels' tail end of that particular market now.

This made me :eyepop: when I saw it the other day though

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJAr7SbVGBg

perfect 180 SBS 3D video direct to your CF Card without needing a giant hollywood rig.

also a pic; sometimes just snapping stuff behind the scenes / during downtime can get you an all-time favourite.

NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
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NoneMoreNegative posted:

I did a bunch of 360 bubble walkthroughs when they were a brand new thing

hm, I found the old project code (never throw anything away, folks) but it's all Flash-based for the rendering & controls, so I don't think you can even host / view it in a browser any more? Adobe's Flashviewer tool let me at least capture this for posterity though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POIvPJajSBI

but its a shame you can't control the view and explore yourselves.

(venue is the then-brand-new Maggie's Center at Freeman Hospital - The FH has the regions big Oncology department just over the road and the Maggies is a welcoming space for patients to chill and take some down time. Did this as a freebie, wouldn't ask for a payment)

NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
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buy a cheapy Yongnuo flash compatible with whatever system you have, a 5-meter flash sync cable that will fit the flash-head and your camera, a monopod or folding lightstand*, a cold-shoe threaded flash holder to go on top of the monopod / lightstand, and a shoot-through umbrella. You can get all this hella cheap, and it will be a good learning tool.

I've known a bunch of photogs who proclaim they are 'natural light only' shooters and everyone knows that actually means 'won't learn / are scared of trying flash'

*the lightstand you can plonk down with the cold shoe, brolly and flash head on as a one-man shoot, but if you swap the lightstand for a monopod you can get an assistant to VAL (Voice Activated Lightstand) for you and move your lighting without having to stop and move your lightstand

NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
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A cold shoe
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000261647563.html

A light stand (200CM)
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33037158011.html

5m SyncCable (you need to check what the sync port on your camera and flash head are shaped like, but this is as generic as they come)
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32954484015.html

Shoot through brolly (buy two, they are fragile and its good to have a backup)
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000616735782.html

Cheap as gently caress.

NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
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echinopsis posted:

so is the principle is using the speedlight off the camera and using a cable from the camera to the flash to fire it?

thankyou


Ill get the flash and can obv just use it as a manual flash and itd be handy for inside but then get that other gear so I can also use it as an external. excellent. thanks

yeah as soon as you try off-axis flash it opens up so many new options. On-camera flash used as bounce off a roof or wall is fine for filling out dim lighting, but pointing it at your subject gets one very specific look.

If you're going all-manual exposure it won't take you long to figure how to mix natural light and flash, underexposing a shot by a half-stop and then dialing in your flash level by checking your LCD will give you the general idea in a couple hours fooling around.

(Now imagine you didn't have an LCD and had to wait until you developed your roll of B&W film in the darkroom before you could tell if you'd learned used your light-meter correctly; old-school film photography had a low barrier to entry but the skills to progress were a lot tougher to attain.)

NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
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polyester concept posted:

lots of studio cameras had interchangeable film holders which included ones that allowed you to shoot onto polaroids for exactly that reason.

oh yeah definitely when you are wrangling a 5x4 (or god forbid a 10x8) View Camera and have a studio set + lights built up, all the light metering in the world isn't enough to be sure you've nailed it before you strike the set and send everyone home, especially as how B&W negative film will let you get away with a stop or more of missed exposure and still get a fine print, positive slide film you need to be within 1/3stop of exposure or you might as well throw it in the bin.

(not to mention if you're working with your own budget instead of a corporate budget how the expense of large format positives mounts up extremely loving quickly)

edit: this made me wonder if there had been any advances in proper (non-frankenstein DIY) view camera digital backs, and

https://petapixel.com/2021/07/09/largesense-launches-the-ls45-a-full-size-4x5-large-format-digital-back/

and the store page

http://largesense.com/index.php/products/4x5-large-format-digital-back-ls45

sure let me just open my wallet for $26k USD :prepop: drat, not quite PHASE ONE* Medium Format prices but still...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyr_cPcAMTA


*I mean the PO stuff you're getting 150mpx and cutting edge tech, but its still corporate / dancing horse hobby money https://peartreephoto.com/phase-one-iq4

NoneMoreNegative fucked around with this message at 15:55 on Jan 28, 2022

NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
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I mentioned picking up a cheap monopod for light-stand duties earlier, if you're planning on wielding a 5kg lens at all you absolutely want a monopod screwed in to the support arm there.

NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
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Y O U G O T T H E R O C K E T L A U N C H E R



https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003321968684.html

:eyepop:

also :prepop: at some of the related lenses on offer by the same seller.

NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
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Crime on a Dime posted:

enable highlight alert / blinkies, op, if you're worried about overexposure clipping details

Its been a few years since I kept up with camera tech, but it used to be that the camera would base the zebra / blinks on the camera JPG, so unless you have a massive patch of blink you can probably still recover from RAW processing (unless you're one of those jpg-only SOTC weirdos, second only to 'all natural light' as a code for 'don't want to learn processing / lighting')

Blinkies might work from the RAW data now, so YMMV.

NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
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:madmax:

ZENIT Photosniper

Perfect for when the streets are busy and you can only get to a rooftop vantage point to get some photographs of a visiting politician or dignitary.

NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
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One of the very few times I had a camera (mine) and a doge (my folks) handy at the same time



Going back a few years and no metadata handy, guessing this will have been my 5D3 with the 24-70 on.

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NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
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echinopsis posted:

nice feeling in that shot

Looking at it again I probably had his favourite ball in my lens-hand to make sure I was getting eye contact :3:

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