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  1. bentcountershaft

    Playing Catch Up

    I've been a Canon shooter for ten years. I've often thought of going to the dark side. Here's my gear at the moment: Canon T1i 24-70 L (mark 1) 70-200 L 2.8 IS (mark 1) 85 1.8 Nifty Fifty 18-55 kit lens I've been saying for at least 6 or 7 years that I'm going to sell the 70-200. If I'm...
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    Redox Redux

    Earlier I added a b/w version of this subject (not same photo) in the visual echo thread, but the color is hard for me to ignore. I don't know, I've been out of photography for a long time and kind of dipping my toe back in. In a month I'll probably hate this, but today I kinda like it...
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    Depth of Field Calculator App

    Does anyone have any recommendations for a good depth of field calculator app for android? Preferably free but cheap is also good. I used to have one on my old phone that worked fine but I don't remember the name of it. When you are out of practice like I am they're kinda handy.
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    My dog is cooler than your dog.

    Actually this is him at the vet earlier with his protective glasses on before a laser treatment for his shoulder. He's still cool though, I assure you.
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    So....yeah.

    I'm a bit bored at work. Saturday's at work suck. Been here 2 and a half hours and not a single call or customer to come through the door yet. Anyone have any links to some good time wasters?
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    I Quit!

    After 25 years I finally quit smoking. It's been 20 days tobacco free. Somehow I've managed not to hurt anyone.
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    Non Camera Related Shopping Advice

    I need to order a replacement remote control and I see all kinds of places that I can order it from, but I've never heard of any of them so I'm looking for some recommendations. It's an Onkyo remote.
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    Something to share

    I watched an interesting documentary on Showtime today, Rock 'N' Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob Gruen. If you aren't familiar with Mr. Gruen, he's one of the giants of Rock and Roll photography, responsible for some iconic images of some folks you may have heard of. If you have Showtime...
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    What's so damn great about your neck of the woods?

    Hypothetically speaking, let's say I'm ready to move away and start my life over. Assuming money/job/family is not a factor, how would you sell me on moving to your town? Anywhere in the world is open to consideration. And if you aren't too crazy about the idea of me moving close, just...
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    What the hell is this?

    Not a macro shot but you guys are probably my best chance. Found this behind the shop at work while on a smoke break. Some funky kind of fungus I guess, but thought I'd take a chance of someone here knowing what it was. Hopefully you won't tell me I'll be dead in a few hours. Behind the...
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    Switching Brands

    Have you ever made the big switch? Say from Canon to Nikon or from whatever to whatever? How big was your kit? How much did you lose? Why did you do it? Do you regret it? Tell your story here.
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    Flash Gel Kits

    I need to play with/learn to use my flash more and I think I'll be needing some flash gels. I see some kits that are really, really cheap and have to think there must be a reason for that. What do fine folks recommend?
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    Shades

    I kinda like this one for some reason. I like looking past the flower part and just seeing the blobs. I over sharpened it a bit to make the blobs less soft and appear broken or shattered. I don't know if it works, but that's where my head was at. 083a by bentcountershaft, on Flickr
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    Mother's Consent When Shooting Juveniles

    She tried to act casual and just watch me over her shoulder. 134a by bentcountershaft, on Flickr The juveniles in question. 149a by bentcountershaft, on Flickr
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    Tokina 16-28 2.8

    I wasn't even aware of this lens (shows how much I pay attention) but it sure sounds interesting, especially for the price. Too good to be true or is it the full frame must have like the crop 11-16 is?
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    Support at Home

    How much support do you get from your significant other in your photography? By support I don't mean financially, but more emotionally. Do you often fight about how much you spend or how much time it takes up? Are they also into photography and therefore it's kind of competitive? Are they...
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    No More Sears/Walmart Photo Studios

    I heard this on the news the other night and forgot to mention it. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323646604578405001071809788.html
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    Your Most Disappointing Purchase

    What's the worst piece of gear you ever bought? Maybe it worked fine but you just made a bad judgement for your needs. Maybe it just didn't work. Whatever the reason you didn't like it post your story here.
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    How much stupid can we fit in one thread?

    My friend, an illegal alien, is wanting to know buy either a Canon or Nikon point and shoot for the purpose of taking photos of a gay, interracial wedding that is taking place in a Mosque that doesn't allow flash. He'd also like tips on which gun to use in the "shot gun wedding pose" as well as...
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    How long can you fake it?

    Fake looking busy that is? I'm three and a half hours in so far this morning and I've accomplished nothing. Hell, I haven't even started anything.
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