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claned

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I figured I would move the camera talk over here since we have a home for it (thank you!).  I'm excited to see chatter of a darkroom.  I have been shooting more film than digital these days but scanning most of it due to time and darkroom access constraints.


Saturday will be a digital day as I join three other photographers in a charity photoshoot for the women and children of a substance abuse recovery program here in Volusia county.  This will be my second session with them and first outside vs. studio lighting.  Fingers crossed for clear skies. 

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Re: Hi photo people?who's peering through the lens around here?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012, 08:38:55 AM »
I'm a wannabe photographer, I'm shooting with a canon 60d - I shoot a mix of photos and HD video, mostly of our family projects, lab events, etc - I don't try for portraits much.


On my list to learn are things like - how to use my speedlight - I can attach it and take pics, but never really learned features or functions...






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Re: Hi photo people?who's peering through the lens around here?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2012, 09:40:37 AM »
I'm all digital.. have a D80 and D700 with a few lenses.. I have an AlienBees B800 at home with some Photoflex gear and a Savage backdrop holder. Flickr is in my profile or at http://flickr.com/photos/chorca

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Re: Hi photo people?who's peering through the lens around here?
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2012, 10:12:08 AM »
Ian, in your free time (ha!), check out http://neilvn.com/.  I have gotten a few tips from his site and plan to order his books to help with on camera flash.  Once I get better with mine, I can help-even if you are shooting canon.  Sigh.  ;)


Chorca, ok, full frame digital envy here.  Especially with the iso capabilities.  drool.  I shoot with a D300 for digital, sometimes a D5000, but Craig kinda claimed it, and it doesn't have a sync port for my bee.  (I do have a hot shoe sync that I use if I need it for a backup camera.)  Are you corded for the bee, or do you have RF triggers?  I bought the affordable ones on amazon and now the receiver isn't reading.  I'd love a set of cybersyncs as I used those in the classes I took at Harmon and they worked like a charm, until then, the cord it is.  I only use the bee in a studio set up as I don't have a portable power source.  My 600s will work remotely off the D300 though, so they work for fill light in daytime shots and portable evening light. 


What are your go-to lenses?  I swapped 105's with a friend so she could play with macro and I can mess with the distortion control on her f/2.  I think it may so on my "someday" list as well. Otherwise a 50 prime is usually on the body and ready to go. 

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Re: Hi photo people?who's peering through the lens around here?
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2012, 11:59:40 AM »
I rarely use the D80, mostly it's just a 50/1.8 on the 700, once in awhile I have a Tamron 28-75 I'll swap in for wide angle stuff, though I'm looking at replacing that with a Nikkor 17-35 f/2.8. I have a 70-300 VR, but usually only use that for stuff like zoos or times when i really need to zoom way far away. The VR really helps though.

I just use the sync cord that came with the bee. Plugs into the PC port on the front of the 700 so that's what I do. I've used it as a slave flash before in some special circumstances, but it's usually just on a cord. I have a SB600 as well, but since I got the 700, it's rarely used. Available light is the best!

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Re: Hi photo people?who's peering through the lens around here?
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2012, 02:21:22 PM »
My wife and I have a couple lomos (Diana Mini plus, octo, fisheye) and also a Nikon D40. She's very big on shooting with her P&S Canon and her iPhone. I like the D40, but haven't taken the time to learn much past basic aperture and shutter settings.

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Re: Hi photo people?who's peering through the lens around here?
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2012, 02:43:18 PM »
I have a D3100 and the kit lens.  I shoot on Auto.  woot!

Say digitalman, do you still have an old Canon you just need a kit lens for then we can keep it at the lab?  I have a lens for it, methinks.  Then we just need an eyefi card for it!

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Re: Hi photo people?who's peering through the lens around here?
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2012, 02:53:47 PM »
I have an eye-fi, but the wife stole it for her iPad blogging. Woot had them for $25 -- worth every penny.

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Re: Hi photo people?who's peering through the lens around here?
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2012, 08:47:51 PM »
Say digitalman, do you still have an old Canon you just need a kit lens for then we can keep it at the lab?  I have a lens for it, methinks.  Then we just need an eyefi card for it!

It's on perma-loan to a family member - she needed it to start her own business, so I gave it to her with my kit lens (and then bought the 18-135 as a replacement...)

If it comes back, then yes, it can live at the lab...

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Re: Hi photo people?who's peering through the lens around here?
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2012, 12:32:34 AM »
I shoot with a Nikon D90, 18-200mm VR, 35mm f1.8 & 10mm fisheye... mostly available light, but I like to use my SB600 off-camera sometimes.  I'm also guilty of pulling out my phone and taking way too may photos and tinkering with them in an assortment of apps.  I've been using Photoshop for about 12 years, and Lightroom is almost always first stop if not the only tool I use for post-processing.

My dad gave me an old instamatic when I was about 6, then I took over my mom's rangefinder, then finally my dad's Konica T3 when I was in highschool.  I carried around a crappy p&s 35mm for a while when I was in the Army, then kinda left photography behind for a few years before getting into digital cameras starting with a Sony floppy disc camera.  I went through a few camera upgrades before getting the D90, and now I just wish I had more time to shoot, or take more trips.

I'd love to get together with anyone for group shooting or photowalks in interesting locations, and I'm always looking for a chance to learn from anyone more experienced and/or share whatever I might have to offer.

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Re: Hi photo people?who's peering through the lens around here?
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2012, 01:22:00 AM »
Nikon D60 with stock lenses here, use it when I can. Would love to get into film
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Re: Hi photo people?who's peering through the lens around here?
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2012, 10:19:30 PM »
I have several pinhole cameras mostly homemade except for the Zero Image camera, check out there web site "zeroimage.com"  I use both BW and Slide film in 120 format in the cameras that take roll film.  I just started using a direct positive paper made by Harman in my homemade cameras neat stuff comes in sizes from 4X5 to 16X20 which i cut down to fit.  Need long exposure times when your F stop is 200 and the paper has an ISO of 3. Film is not dead yet has had a recent rebirth.  Would like to here from anyone still using Film or large format cameras, or have an interest in pinhole photography.  Does anyone have an old camera that they would like to use but do not know how to use I can help.

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Re: Hi photo people?who's peering through the lens around here?
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2012, 04:56:19 PM »
I haven't shot with large format, not have i used a pinhole.  The most recent acquisition here is the bronica sq-a and now I have 3 more rolls of 120 to take to harmon for processing (color shots).   Need to shoot more b/w and get back one the developing horse.  The last attempt didn't turn out so well, but I hate waiting a week + for my b.w shots.  Solution, do it myself.  My timer hands need some TLC before then so I get my times right. 

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Re: Hi photo people?who's peering through the lens around here?
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2012, 07:52:31 PM »
Try colonial photo and hobby good turnaround time.  B+W film is no problem to develop yourself then scan yourself.  Color is better left to someone else.  The bronica is a cool camera.

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Re: Hi photo people?who's peering through the lens around here?
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2012, 02:46:19 PM »
I shoot with a Canon T2i. Mostly stills but would like to get more into the video side. My walk-around lens is a Tamron 28-75/f2.8 and I also have a 50/1.8, 10-20mm rectilinear, an a cheap 55-200 telephoto along with the old kit lenses. My backup body is an old Rebel 350D and finally I still have my old Rebel 300D for fun. I might try to rip the IR filter out of it or hack it in some other way. Oh, and I have a couple of retro M42 SLR lenses and an adapter that I play around with sometimes (have a manual focusing screen in my 300D for that purpose)