1. Post #2321
    soy un perdedor
    bopie's Avatar
    July 2010
    4,409 Posts
    What's a good way to go about adding artifacts to a photo? (similar to what bopie occasionally does)
    My favorite method is to scan a blank (unexposed) negative - say from the end of a roll - and overlay it with the "lighten" blending option in PS. Results in scratches and scanner dust, and even grain at higher ASA's.
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  2. Post #2322
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    February 2008
    2,945 Posts
    Just loaded my first ever roll of 120, some Portra 400, with 4 more rolls waiting to be exposed. I am very excited.
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  3. Post #2323
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    July 2006
    21,258 Posts
    I just lost that small plastic thing that holds the camera stuck to the tripod.

    Fuck, I hate small plastic things that are important. Doesn't matter how cautious you are, it's going to get lost.
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  4. Post #2324
    ctlilc's Avatar
    June 2011
    660 Posts
    That's why I keep mine in a film roll box thing.
    in the worst case you could just put a piece of rubber between the body and the tripod head.
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  5. Post #2325
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    July 2006
    21,258 Posts
    Found it finally.

    In my camera bag which I had searched in 100 times before.

    Stupid bag with its billions of pockets and small crevices for stuff to hide.
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  6. Post #2326
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    Jaanus's Avatar
    March 2006
    4,142 Posts
    I got to play around with a Red One today.



    Edited:

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  7. Post #2327
    ctlilc's Avatar
    June 2011
    660 Posts
    The Leica (microscope) I was talking about:
    (I did not remove the hood because the room was basically plastered in biohazard signs and there where "informational" posters showcasing bacteria. Like the one with a strain of bacteria that would go into your urinal vessel build up there and the more force to remove it would be applied the longer its "tentacles" would get that are holding onto you.)

    I suspect that this instructions where made by a Laica fanboy (see 9.)
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  8. Post #2328
    The Red One is such a fun camera, but then we loaded the 4k project and thought otherwise.
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  9. Post #2329
    communistcat's Avatar
    March 2011
    644 Posts
    Well my trip to scotland is a bit more planned now. I have a place to stay now in Edinburgh, and my new debit card arrives soon so I can buy my ticket for the bus.
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  10. Post #2330
    Ohfoohy's Avatar
    November 2008
    1,196 Posts
    I got to play around with a Red One today.



    Edited:


    Sooooooo jelly
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  11. Post #2331
    dai
    "arte"
    dai's Avatar
    February 2006
    26,281 Posts
    that husky is so fluffy
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  12. Post #2332
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    April 2010
    2,236 Posts
    Oh my, 4k.
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  13. Post #2333
    that husky is so fluffy
    #dogs i wanna hug

    Also it's staring RIGHT at the camera.
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  14. Post #2334
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    March 2006
    4,142 Posts
    that husky is so fluffy
    mine
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  15. Post #2335
    Richy19's Avatar
    May 2010
    5,393 Posts
    Hi, I want to get into amateur photography and have read that you guys suggest film over digital because it teaches you to take better shots(or better said to not waist shots).
    I just wanted to know if anyone knows about or can recommend getting a Canon AE-1 as I have found a pretty cheap one that comes with a lens(I think its just the stock lens that would have come with the camera but I cant afford that much so it should be fine for starting out).
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  16. Post #2336
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    May 2010
    5,393 Posts
    Does anyone know if its easy to clean lens fungus?
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  17. Post #2337
    Does anyone know if its easy to clean lens fungus?
    Next to impossible if it's in the inner glass and you don't have watchmaker hands and a complete blueprint/assembly guide of the lens iirc
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  18. Post #2338
    communistcat's Avatar
    March 2011
    644 Posts
    Does anyone have a Nikon 50mm (AI version) I could borrow, I really want to try out my Nikon EM. Another thing will it work with a M42 adaptor?
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  19. Post #2339
    frag4life's Avatar
    July 2007
    626 Posts
    Does anyone have a Nikon 50mm (AI version) I could borrow, I really want to try out my Nikon EM. Another thing will it work with a M42 adaptor?
    Won't focus to infinity with m42 lenses because of the longer register distance. Will require optics in your adapter.
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  20. Post #2340
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    March 2011
    644 Posts
    Won't focus to infinity with m42 lenses because of the longer register distance. Will require optics in your adapter.
    I know that but I don't know if the camera would work with an adaptor at all.
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  21. Post #2341
    Is it just me or all you needed to shoot a music video in the late 90s/early 00s was a couple squares of suburbs, a dolly and a fisheye lens
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  22. Post #2342
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    November 2007
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    Hi, I want to get into amateur photography and have read that you guys suggest film over digital because it teaches you to take better shots(or better said to not waist shots).
    I just wanted to know if anyone knows about or can recommend getting a Canon AE-1 as I have found a pretty cheap one that comes with a lens(I think its just the stock lens that would have come with the camera but I cant afford that much so it should be fine for starting out).
    Honestly, I'm against film for beginners. Well, not against, but I'd recommend digital first. The reason being, you get instant feedback. You can take 1000 shots of the same subject but with different angles and different settings. This way you get to learn without wasting a single penny on developing. You also don't have to wait to find out about shots. If you've overexposed a shot, you get to fix it right then and there; you'll learn how to correctly adjust for different situations without worrying about burning through film.

    The downside is the upfront cost. You can get a whole host of film equipment for dirt cheap. You'll have to drop some serious cash if you want a solid beginner's setup (although you can find some good deals if you look around). So if you are really committed and think photography is for you, I'd go digital. Learn about being conservative and getting the right shot after you actually learn to take photos.
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  23. Post #2343
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    Jaanus's Avatar
    March 2006
    4,142 Posts
    Plus if you start off with film and stick to it for a long time, you turn painfully pretentious
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  24. Post #2344
    Dennab
    January 2011
    3,540 Posts
    have you edited your DP there Jaanus? or have those big eyes always been there (only just noticed them today)

    Edited:

    looking to buy a new dslr in between 1000 and 2000 AUD, not really sure what I should get though..
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  25. Post #2345
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    April 2011
    3,176 Posts
    Jaanus, do you really have a television show? I need to watch it

    Edited:

    the more i think about it the more i think you may have been kidding...
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  26. Post #2346
    communistcat's Avatar
    March 2011
    644 Posts
    Just remembered I acquired an oldish scanner from a skip and it seems to work. Later on I'll try to make some modifications to try and scan negatives.
    Its a HP Scanjet 2400.

    Its not that bad at scanning 4x6s

    Test Scan by CommunistWolf, on Flickr
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  27. Post #2347
    Headphone doctor
    David Tennant's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,449 Posts
    Are Red one's actually capable of taking stills? I've always been under the impression that they're broadcast quality (or above really) video cameras and aren't used for photography.
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  28. Post #2348
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    November 2009
    1,188 Posts
    does anyone else feel bad about their pictures after looking at bopie's?
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  29. Post #2349
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    July 2009
    2,516 Posts
    does anyone else feel bad about their pictures after looking at bopie's?
    Yes everytime I look at his picture I think Why don't my pictures look so hipstalicious
    aka no
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  30. Post #2350
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    November 2009
    1,188 Posts
    Yes everytime I look at his picture I think Why don't my pictures look so hipstalicious
    aka no
    wat
    i thought this was hipster:
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  31. Post #2351
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    July 2009
    2,516 Posts
    (It was sarcasm/a joke/whatever the fuck)
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  32. Post #2352
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    April 2012
    3,361 Posts
    have you edited your DP there Jaanus? or have those big eyes always been there (only just noticed them today)

    Edited:

    looking to buy a new dslr in between 1000 and 2000 AUD, not really sure what I should get though..
    I don't know the cost in Australia, but what about the Pentax K-5, or the K-30 when it's out? Since you're using Pentax already.
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  33. Post #2353
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    July 2006
    21,258 Posts
    wat
    i thought this was hipster:
    I think that looks pretty clusterfuck. But it still has its beauty, even if it's vague.
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  34. Post #2354
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    DoubleDD's Avatar
    July 2009
    2,516 Posts
    I bought a new tv few days ago. It was only 100 euro's for a 32" full hd tv. Only downside was it had no standard to stand on and I can't order one.
    Are wall-mounts universal?
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  35. Post #2355
    Most wanteD's Avatar
    February 2006
    550 Posts
    Not exactly universal, but the wall mount I have is adjustable. Specifically, it's a series of rails which you can slide to match the brackets, screwholes, or what have you on the back of your TV. I'd look for something like that.
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  36. Post #2356
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    September 2010
    2,898 Posts
    I bought a new tv few days ago. It was only 100 euro's for a 32" full hd tv. Only downside was it had no standard to stand on and I can't order one.
    Are wall-mounts universal?
    would it not be a VESA mount?
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  37. Post #2357
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    July 2009
    2,516 Posts
    would it not be a VESA mount?
    That's the four-screw mount thing right? Because I'm not sure. I have a Philips 32pfl5405h/12
    It's a shame I can't just order a new stand
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  38. Post #2358
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    September 2010
    2,898 Posts
    That's the four-screw mount thing right? Because I'm not sure. I have a Philips 32pfl5405h/12
    It's a shame I can't just order a new stand
    yeah it is

    also one thing led to another and i made this

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  39. Post #2359
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    May 2010
    5,393 Posts
    Honestly, I'm against film for beginners. Well, not against, but I'd recommend digital first. The reason being, you get instant feedback. You can take 1000 shots of the same subject but with different angles and different settings. This way you get to learn without wasting a single penny on developing. You also don't have to wait to find out about shots. If you've overexposed a shot, you get to fix it right then and there; you'll learn how to correctly adjust for different situations without worrying about burning through film.

    The downside is the upfront cost. You can get a whole host of film equipment for dirt cheap. You'll have to drop some serious cash if you want a solid beginner's setup (although you can find some good deals if you look around). So if you are really committed and think photography is for you, I'd go digital. Learn about being conservative and getting the right shot after you actually learn to take photos.
    I know its not the idea type of camera but would something like a high-end 2007 Samsung S-series or Panasonic Lumix cameras be any good?
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  40. Post #2360
    Dennab
    January 2011
    3,540 Posts
    I don't know the cost in Australia, but what about the Pentax K-5, or the K-30 when it's out? Since you're using Pentax already.
    yeah, i was considering getting the k-5 for that reason, haven't heard about the k-30 before though, will look into it

    well fuck, the k-30 is gonna be 900usd (according to some sites, 1100aud by the looks of it if I buy it from australian sources though) with the 18-55mm lens, will probably get that. I really dig pentax cameras and it's not like i'm doing any professional stuff that'd require more than 16mp anyway, + would get to keep using these lenses that I really love that i've got laying around, and it'd still be an upgrade from what I have now. Will probably get this, thanks for pointing it out
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