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    Re: Tweaking the E-1 for action shots, Ray?

    I was able to get these aviation shots using CAF on my E-1, with either the 50-200 (Skyraider) or the 150 (Hercules). I finally figured out a technique, where I had to "lock" onto the aircraft while...
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    Re: I'm on the horns of an enema....

    My advice would be to buy a "starving student" light kit from Midwest Photo Exchange, who advertises on the "Strobist" web site, along with some ebay radio slave triggers. It's the most cost...
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    Accessories Re: Acratech Gv2 Ballhead

    Jens: Just tried the BH40, trying to emulate the gimbal mode of the GV2. It tracks horizontally just fine, but vertical tracking is almost impossible--I just can't get it to be smooth. The GV2 has...
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    Re: Lightroom colors - opinions please

    Not sure if this will be any help at all, but here's a link for (E-1) lightroom presets, which can emulate CS0, CS1 or CS2 in-camera settings:

    http://www.pixels.nu/lightroom/

    Good luck,
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    Re: ND Gradient filters, virtual & real

    Steve: I've tried it both ways, that is applying a gradient in post processing versus using ND gradient filters. I like the post processing method as I get great results without encumbering my...
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    Re: Wish list for 4/3photo?

    Tony:

    Could you add a copy of the menu to the bottom of each page, so that one could select Search or FAQ's or whatever once he had read a thread, without having to toggle back up to the top of...
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    Re: I am NEVER shooting raw again

    Julie: It's not really an original thought, but I've heard (read, actually) that with the controls now available in Lightroom, one could make a case for not shooting RAW anymore. You're certainly...
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    Re: Saint Bernards and Whippets

    llpoolej;

    Fancy Digital SLR: $1800 (or ?)
    Even Fancier DSLR Lens: $2300
    Other Fancy Camera Stuff: $Holy Cow!

    Picture of St. Bernard sniffing flower: Priceless!

    The other shots aren't...
  9. Thread: fl50 help

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    Re: fl50 help

    I knew I was forgetting something--Check page 23 of the FL-50 manual, there is a short session regarding "Close-up Flash".

    "The flash activation area is inaccurate when the subject distance is...
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    Accessories Re: Acratech Gv2 Ballhead

    REM: Good point about the utility of the safety pin when using lens/camera plates other than those made by Acratech. I can only offer that I opted for the Acratech clamp over another RRS clamp, and...
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    Re: fl50 help

    SJ, I have a couple thoughts (always a dangerous proposition--me having thoughts...), the first being maybe you could leave everything in EB's suggested settings, and then do some pixel peeping. I...
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    Re: Preliminary Features of the New E-pro (E-P1)

    Uh, I don't understand what is meant by "cross-type sensors" or the implications therein. I'm pretty sure it's more than stadia lines in the viewfinder. Hopefully this question isn't too far off...
  13. Re: how do you redice effects of chromatic aberration?

    The easiest way to eliminate CA is to convert your shot to B&W, but when I can't or won't do that I use a plug-in program called "PT Lens" which is available for $15 to download. I used to zoom in...
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    Re: Upgrade issues from PSE 3 to PSE 5?

    Not sure if this will help, but I have both PSE4 and PSE5 on my PC and haven't really experienced any problems. I had selected PSE5 as the default organizer, until I found Lightroom on sale. I set...
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    Re: How do you upload to Smugmug?

    John: I'm having similar problems, at work only. The Smugmug tech support people are suggesting that I d/l the latest version of Java, but I can't do that lacking System Administrator protocols,...
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    Accessories Acratech Gv2 Ballhead

    With all the chatter about the improved Continuous Auto Focus capabilities of the latest E-410/510 cameras, I thought a review of this ballhead would be timely in light of its ability to function as...
  17. Thread: FL50 X-Sync Hack ?

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    Re: FL50 X-Sync Hack ?

    Rally: Not really a DIY site, but I think this guy modifies FL50's so they can accept miniphone cables:

    http://www.michaelbass.blogspot.com/

    Hope this helps.

    Rocky
  18. Thread: OM 300mm handheld

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    Re: OM 300mm handheld

    Great capture Henry! Last year I tried to use that same lens, and came away sure that I couldn't equal the sharpness of my 50-200 with the EC14 attached. Now, because of you, I'm thinking my...
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    Re: A trip to the UT Trial Gardens

    Great shots, esp. the red flower with dewdrops, and the bee. You've got that 510 rockin'.

    Rocky
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    Re: More Idaho Mountain Scenery

    Beautiful shots, Henry, and we're envious of the lush greenery.

    Rocky
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    Re: Dogs, Cats and Kids

    Nice shots, ma'am, and it appears you have already overcome the banding, magenta cast, and underexposure problems. Oh yeah, I forgot, you've also conquered the noise vs. detail conundrum, and the...
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    Re: Little Uma with the 510

    That look! Just think how expressive she'll be once she becomes a teenager. Nice use of your new camera with that lens, and the model is pretty good also. I'm digging my heels in--next camera will...
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    Chit Chat Re: Anyone Else Ride Motorcycles?

    Glen: I had to sell my beloved Buell S-2 when we moved, but there wasn't much room for any bag on that bike. My two cents worth: Forget the backpack--you'll hate it after only a few miles on any...
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    Re: 3rd party or DIY lens collars?

    Larry: Really Right Stuff makes an aftermarket lens foot for a Nikon lens, but that's about the only one of which I am aware. I like your idea about fabricating one, but I think you'll need access...
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    Re: Biggin Hill Airshow

    Great shots, Peter. I have to admit that I'm fascinated by WWII combat aircraft, but even considering that my standards may be driven by my obsession, these are some great shots, Mister. As far as...
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