1. Post #201
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    September 2006
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    They returned the money! I'll hopefully be purchasing a 5DMKII this weekend!

    So excited.

    Would you guys suggest taking out a repair plan/insurance?
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  2. Post #202
     
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    May 2006
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    Oh man just saw the most beautiful sunset in my life, panorama soon.
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  3. Post #203
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    January 2008
    1,840 Posts
    They returned the money! I'll hopefully be purchasing a 5DMKII this weekend!

    So excited.

    Would you guys suggest taking out a repair plan/insurance?
    If it's relatively cheap, I don't see why not. It's a nice camera, would be nice to protect it.



    On another note, I have an old folding camera, and I'm really itching to use it. The problem is, it looks like it either had some fungus or the cement is coming apart; I don't know, but it covers a lot of the little lens. You guys think I should just go stick a roll in there and see what happens or wait and get it cleaned/repaired? (Forgot, the shutter sticks at 1/25th, and probably is slow at the slightly faster speeds. Not at 1/125th, the fastest speed, so far as I can tell.)
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  4. Post #204
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    If it's relatively cheap, I don't see why not. It's a nice camera, would be nice to protect it.



    On another note, I have an old folding camera, and I'm really itching to use it. The problem is, it looks like it either had some fungus or the cement is coming apart; I don't know, but it covers a lot of the little lens. You guys think I should just go stick a roll in there and see what happens or wait and get it cleaned/repaired? (Forgot, the shutter sticks at 1/25th, and probably is slow at the slightly faster speeds. Not at 1/125th, the fastest speed, so far as I can tell.)
    Well to get a further 2 year cover it's 150. Not sure how much insurance is though.
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  5. Post #205
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    August 2005
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    They returned the money! I'll hopefully be purchasing a 5DMKII this weekend!

    So excited.

    Would you guys suggest taking out a repair plan/insurance?
    Defiantly do man, if you can afford that beast then you should have measures in place to protect it. If you have any luck with finding out about insurance for it, please do share!

    Ordered a 35 1.8G. Sent it to the wrong address but still in this suburb. Doh!
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  6. Post #206
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    Defiantly do man, if you can afford that beast then you should have measures in place to protect it. If you have any luck with finding out about insurance for it, please do share!

    Ordered a 35 1.8G. Sent it to the wrong address but still in this suburb. Doh!
    Hmm but i think these extended shop warranties are a bit of a rip off like, the cameras have a long life span and parts are probably going to be cheaper than 150. If not, i can still afford to get it fixed. But it's dropping it and stuff which would be the main concern, which i just wouldn't do.

    I think i have to have insurance linked to my household, which i don't have anyway.
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  7. Post #207
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    My d5100 only takes 3 shots in 'continuous' mode. I thought it was a writing speed issue with my memory card so I went out today, paid 50 bucks for a Sandisk Extreme 8gb, up to 30mb/s write speed hoping it would stop the issue.
    It's an issue with the camera itself. In auto mode regardless of the memory card it will keep firing off shots, in M, A and S mode it only takes 3 shots before 'hanging' until I release the shutter button.

    I've lost so many opportunities without 'real' continuous shooting. And now I'm out 50 bucks.
    Wut do?
    Probably just the fact your camera's cache is small? not really sure about how large it is on the D5100, but on my D80 i can shoot 5 RAW photos before i have to wait for the images to be transferred. Gives me like 1.66 seconds of cont fire
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  8. Post #208
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    February 2006
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    turn to jpg and see how it performs

    says here that you should be able to maintain a burst of raw photos in continuous for 16 straight frames, might be a defect in your camera

    alternatively, check your menu options. For some reason I think I remember there being something for max continuous shots, but I don't have either my D5000 or 7000 to see if either have that
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  9. Post #209
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    January 2010
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    I remember hearing about the d5100 having an HDR auto bracketing thing that takes a burst of 3 shots at different exposure levels, maybe you have it set to that inadvertently?
    No it's alright, bopie got it straight up. Had auto bracketing on for some reason. With it off I can shoot in RAW format indefinitely
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  10. Post #210
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    October 2010
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    Sent a email to 500px for help over a week ago, as I didn't get an activation email.
    They still haven't given any word back,
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  11. Post #211
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    January 2010
    995 Posts
    Don't you hate it when you see people using decent DSLRs for shitty mirror shots? Really pisses me off. Saw this on my facebook wall. First comment was kind of a sarky joke, but she (orange) was kind of annoying me. I was talking to her boyfriend (blue) anyway.

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  12. Post #212
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    Of course, NOW I get snow...
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  13. Post #213
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    January 2007
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    Anyone heard good things about opteka? Looking to buy a cheap fisheye lens.

    I just made my own fisheye!

    Took a lens converter, used a hacksaw to chop it in half, used sticky tape to stick it on the front of my old 18-55 - voila!

    Fisheye! It's fun to fuck around with, nothing special though.

    SOOC:


    EDQ_9813 by edwin.quast, on Flickr
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  14. Post #214
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    July 2006
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    Don't you hate it when you see people using decent DSLRs for shitty mirror shots? Really pisses me off. Saw this on my facebook wall. First comment was kind of a sarky joke, but she (orange) was kind of annoying me. I was talking to her boyfriend (blue) anyway.

    Shit like this is unavoidable, just bear with it
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  15. Post #215
    churboi austin
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    October 2007
    12,861 Posts
    so i just taught my neighbor how to use photoshop, and he let me borrow his fisheye converter for my nex and omg what do i take pictures of
    the quality is nice as hell i just don't know what to take pictures of
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  16. Post #216
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    November 2008
    1,193 Posts
    Any specific brand of grips I should consider for my Canon 60d? Just has to function, as I am not paying $160 just for a canon brand.
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  17. Post #217
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    May 2010
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    Hear Meike is a good brand for camera grips. Not really sure though
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  18. Post #218
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    September 2006
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    I thought about getting a non branded one. But when i get round to it I'm going to get a canon one. I don't see the point of risking it IMO.
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  19. Post #219
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    July 2010
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    The Canon is magnesium alloy and matches the body perfectly both aesthetically and in weight/ergonomics.

    I've heard horror stories about 3rd party grips bricking 5D2's, but I'm sure it's rare and rumor spread by fanboys.

    It just depends on how much you're willing to spend, really. I thought it was a good investment and got the ~authentic~ one.
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  20. Post #220
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    November 2008
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    AHhhhhhhhh. I'm leaning towards the canon one now. It's just hard to spend $170 when I could get one similar for $35.
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  21. Post #221
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    meike made the grip I use for my D7000, but it's actually a rebranded zeikos. Zeikos-specific stuff is very chunky looking, and kinda square in the hands-


    (I can't find a picture of the actual button-side of this model but it's the common one. Have this for the D5000, it does its job)

    but the one I bought as meike for my 7000 looks identical to the nikon-branded one, save for a joystick-style navigator instead of a D-pad, but I love the stick

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  22. Post #222
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    November 2008
    1,193 Posts
    meike made the grip I use for my D7000, but it's actually a rebranded zeikos. Zeikos-specific stuff is very chunky looking, and kinda square in the hands-


    (I can't find a picture of the actual button-side of this model but it's the common one. Have this for the D5000, it does its job)

    but the one I bought as meike for my 7000 looks identical to the nikon-branded one, save for a joystick-style navigator instead of a D-pad, but I love the stick

    Where can I find one with a joystick?
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  23. Post #223
    dai
    "arte"
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    February 2006
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    may have just been a specific design choice on it, haven't heard of it before this one

    dig around for reviews of grips on amazon, I'm sure people will mention

    actually, looking at the grip for your camera, I don't think it has a second navigation pad at all

    http://www.amazon.com/Quality-Batter...6583585&sr=8-1


    also I was wrong, my grip wasn't zeikos renamed to meike, it was meike renamed to neewer



    only thing I can complain about is that the AE-L/AF-L button's lettering wore off since my thumb rests comfy on it, but I do not care at all. I know what it does.
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  24. Post #224
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    November 2007
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    Camera cleaning and repair, where can I get it done (doesn't matter if I need it shipped) and how much I am looking to throw down? Need to clean and fix some of the mechanicals of a Pentax K1000.
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  25. Post #225
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    August 2005
    3,222 Posts
    Camera cleaning and repair, where can I get it done (doesn't matter if I need it shipped) and how much I am looking to throw down? Need to clean and fix some of the mechanicals of a Pentax K1000.
    Repair specialists in your area or state should do the job. Price all depends on how big of a task it is to repair.

    I'd like to look about cleaning my sensor. Not that I notice its dirty in photos (atleast I think so anyway) but its gonna cost 30 for an hour of cleaning. Do you guys clean or pay for your sensors to be cleaned often? My 35 1.8G seems to be pretty good, a nifty fifty in the full frame sense isn't as particularly wide as I expected but most of my photos have been shot around 30-40mm anyway. Just anxious to ask for family portraits.
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  26. Post #226
    churboi austin
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    October 2007
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    i clean my own sensor
    it was $20 for a pack of 20 sensor swabs, and they each give your sensor a good cleaning. a great investment, has worked absolute wonders for me without actually damaging my sensor (you can be pretty careless with them). the brand i use is opteka
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  27. Post #227
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    August 2005
    3,222 Posts
    Would you say you have steady hands? Mine aren't too bad, but I'd rather have someone else do it who knows what they are doing.
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  28. Post #228
    churboi austin
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    October 2007
    12,861 Posts
    i don't really. but the whole process isn't too meticulate, it's like cleaning a lens but it's flat. just take a picture stopped down of the sky, and then the dust spots are flipped on the sensor. you just scrub it away, and go back and forth until it looks clean.
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  29. Post #229
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    November 2008
    2,235 Posts
    Is this a good buy?



    ♦ 1) Vivitar - Vivitar DF-293 TTL LCD Bounce Zoom Swivel DSLR AF Flash (For Panasonic)
    ♦ 2) Zeikos - Zeikos 3pc Lens Cleaning Kit
    ♦ 3) Vivitar - 4 AA High Capacity NIMH Rechargeable Batteries & Rapid A/c D/c Charger
    ♦ 4) Zeikos - Zeikos ZE-TR26A 50" Professional Photo & Video Tripod w/ Deluxe Soft Case

    For $129.95~85

    http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-Capa...562035&sr=1-18
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  30. Post #230
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    September 2010
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    quite a ripoff
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  31. Post #231
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    November 2008
    2,235 Posts
    quite a ripoff
    thankyou, just wanted to get an opinion because I haven't the faintest of idea about external flashes which is what I was looking to buy, just saw this with tripod etc and thought it might be worth it
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  32. Post #232
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    July 2008
    5,507 Posts
    From the Dakar rally:


    Extreme point and shoot photography.
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  33. Post #233
    soy un perdedor
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    July 2010
    4,362 Posts
    prolly felt good
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  34. Post #234
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    April 2011
    5,121 Posts
    How much do you guys think i'd get in instore credit if I traded in my old Canon Powershot S5 IS and 430EX speedlight? The camera is in pretty decent shape, lens needs to be cleaned though, and the speedlight looks and performs almost as if it was brand new save for a bit of dust on it.
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  35. Post #235
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    March 2011
    635 Posts
    I'm sorry for using photobucket for these but I made a Film USB drive


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  36. Post #236
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    August 2005
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    Still can't get the confidence to ask family for a portrait, fear of rejection or something? Not sure how to start again as I haven't shot anything particular with the 35 1.8 I got.
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  37. Post #237
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    April 2010
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    Still can't get the confidence to ask family for a portrait, fear of rejection or something? Not sure how to start again as I haven't shot anything particular with the 35 1.8 I got.
    they're your family, i'm sure they would help you out.
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  38. Post #238
    soy un perdedor
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    July 2010
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    Still can't get the confidence to ask family for a portrait, fear of rejection or something? Not sure how to start again as I haven't shot anything particular with the 35 1.8 I got.
    You'd probably be better off just going out with some friends and snapping some stuff.

    That said, just take it easy and be like "hey come outside right quick I wanna try something with this lens." Keep it light and casual, the more you make it a 'thing' the more uncomfortable it is for everyone, including yourself.
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  39. Post #239
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    they're your family, i'm sure they would help you out.
    I know, could be my way of dealing with things which they'd acknowledge. I'll wait a few days and see since I'm not going back to London for a week.
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  40. Post #240
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    November 2008
    496 Posts
    Hey I'm doing a new college project and the unit is "what does extreme mean to you" I was just wondering what peoples thoughts on what it meant to them are?
    So far i've gone with a post apocalyptic theme but i'm not sure what else i could do.
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