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    OK Im struggling a little bit..

    My advice to you would be to work on "personal project" basis. This is something I do all the time. Basically you create an end goal and work towards that goal. In this day and age on demand photobooks where you can get just one copy are a great project to work on. While this is your project...
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    Samsung Samsung's Big Ambitions

    I really think Samsung is in a great position to be a leader in compact cameras and take advantage of misteps from Canon and Nikon. Just a few short years ago at least here in North America, Samsung was not a major player in Consumer Electronics, then they started to make very good LCD monitors...
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    Micro 4/3 Is it worth it to fix a sentimental favorite? If so how much?

    I agree this is a dust issue in the lens not on the sensor since you only see it when you zoom in that means it is on the lens. If it were on the senson it would not matter what focal length the zoom was at. Do you shoot at the beach alot? If so it could also be salt deposits inside of the lens...
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    Samsung Samsung EX1/TL500, Old TLR's, candid and street photography an essay

    I agree you don't want to give off a creepy or sneaky vibe. However you can be sneaky about what you are doing and not give off any type of sneaky vibe, you just need to have confidence in what you are doing. Perhaps sneaky is not the right word, invisibility might be a better choice. I have...
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    Canon Canon S95 NB-6L Battery Prices

    FWIW I have had great luck with the cheapy batteries off of Ebay, I have found them to be even better than the real Canon ones
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    Canon how big is too big (belt case carry of S95/TL500)?

    I live in a small hick town with no camera stores so everything photographic I buy I buy online. So when I got the my EX1/TL500 I did so sight unseen. Once I got it, I went to a larger city about an hour away and took my camera into a Best Buy and tried out all of the Camera Bags they sell...
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    Samsung Samsung EX1/TL500, Old TLR's, candid and street photography an essay

    Many years ago when dinosaurs still roamed the earth, film was all we had, and disco was still cool I used to shoot quite a bit with a Minolta Autocord TLR (Twin Lens Reflex Camera). Shooting with a TLR is unlike any other type of photography you can do. Unlike with most cameras that you held up...
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    Learning how to expose properly: the basics

    Martin there is no need for it to be frustrating:biggrin: Keep things simple. Remember that exposure is just controlling the amount of light that you let into your camera, and you can only make two adjustments to control that light. The first is to adjust the iris of your lens (also called...
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    Photographic projects: organizing digitally and/or in print - blogs, albums, books?

    If you use Blurb and use the "Book Smart" software they give you it outputs a PDF so you can proof read you book before you have it printed
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    Feedback Suggestion box

    This happens on my laptop with Windows Vista and my desktop with Windows 7. It also happens with Internet Explorer and Firefox. It also does not happen on other sites that use facebook as logins. I wish now that I had orriginally not used facebook and just created a user id with the site. I may...
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    Feedback Suggestion box

    I don't know if there is anytype of setting you can do to fix this on the back end, but I log on using the facebook logon. For some reason it does not leave me logged on for very long. Often times I will write a post and by the time I hit "post" I am logged out of the board and have to hit the...
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    Photographic projects: organizing digitally and/or in print - blogs, albums, books?

    I have been a lightroom user since the first beta, I also am a big fan of using personal projects as motivation to get off my duff and shoot. I use several outlets 1.)My Blog- life in black, grey, and white where I upload a new picture everyday. They are not always works of art but it keeps...
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    Any LX-5 / Aperture users tried converting the RAW files to DNG???

    Sorry that did not work for you Ray. Another idea that I have used before is to use the crappy software that comes with the camera to batch process the RAW files with minimal adjustments to 16bit TIFF files then import into Aperture and/or Lightroom. This will save all of the data in the RAW...
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    Any LX-5 / Aperture users tried converting the RAW files to DNG???

    Ray, I don't use a Mac however I do use the Adobe DNG converter a lot for use with my older version Lightroom which does not support my EX1 files. Anyway try this Open up the DNG converter program and click on the "change preferences". It is option 4 on the Windows version. This will...
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    Canon Canon Powershot S95 and Some Thoughts About Camera Size

    Somehow I missed this thread :eek: Anyway I was in the same boat as a lot of people here looking at the S95, Samsung T500/EX1, the Sigma DP1s and others. I got the T500/EX1 and could not be happier. I had mistakingly thought the faster lens of the T500 would not be that big of a deal, I was...
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    Samsung Samsung TL500 (also known as the EX1) my ongoing review (updated 10-14)

    I must admit however that I previsualized this shot to be a B&W
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    Samsung Samsung TL500 (also known as the EX1) my ongoing review (updated 10-14)

    Thanks BB. I put it up just for you :smile: here is the image storm front by eye of wally, on Flickr
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    Samsung Samsung TL500 (also known as the EX1) my ongoing review (updated 10-14)

    I have found that the color right out of the camera is pretty much spot on. I took a drive out with the family to find some fall color and was very pleased. I also find the manual controls to be very nice and that enabled me to get the shot of the clouds without blowing out the highlights
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    Samsung Samsung TL500 (also known as the EX1) my ongoing review (updated 10-14)

    Well I have been shooting with it a bit more over the last few weeks. One thing I really like is the incredible DOF you get when you set the lens for its widest setting. It seems like in the DSLR world the movement is for very shallow DOF, that has it's place of course but the super deep DOF you...
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    Which aspect ratio you shoot and why ?

    I shoot in whatever ratio will capture the most data. However 99% of the time I will crop in post to 4x5 ratio since I love 8x10 prints
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    What is your preferred file format for shooting ?

    I most often shoot in RAW. Most of my output is going to be B&W and the more color data you have in the file the better
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    Street Street photography (Image thread)

    Look Up In The Sky by eye of wally, on Flickr Polar Bears
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    Samsung Samsung TL500 (also known as the EX1) my ongoing review (updated 10-14)

    Video Sample http://www.flickr.com/photos/eye_of_wally/5046664875/ This is a video clip from the Zoo. It was taken in the underwater viewing tunnel in the polar bear area. Several review sights knocked the camera for not offering HD video. For me this camera is not really about having a...
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    Samsung Samsung TL500 (also known as the EX1) my ongoing review (updated 10-14)

    color samples these are the default colors right out of the camera for both the camera and lightroom. The only edditing was to crop to 4x5 ratio and resize for the web. I will post more tomorrow including some video
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    Samsung Samsung TL500 (also known as the EX1) my ongoing review (updated 10-14)

    Macro Sample The macro works very well. This was shot at f/1.8 with an iso of 80. If I had to do this over I would have changed the ISO from auto which wanted to shoot this at 80iso to 400 and stopped down a bit. This would give me a higher shutter speed and/or more DOF which is important...
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    Samsung Samsung TL500 (also known as the EX1) my ongoing review (updated 10-14)

    3200iso sample this was taken in the Aquarium section of the Zoo. It was in near darkness, it has lots of noise but would have been unshootable without the fast lens and high ISO. Most compact cameras could not have pulled this off
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    Samsung Samsung TL500 (also known as the EX1) my ongoing review (updated 10-14)

    Ok back from the Zoo now. We went to the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium which is about 2.5 hours away from here. Very long day and I need to get to bed, but I thought I would share some thoughts. Over all I am very pleased with the camera. I shot in RAW mode only. Since I have not upgraded to...
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    Samsung Samsung TL500 (also known as the EX1) my ongoing review (updated 10-14)

    About a month ago I was talking with my Mom and she was complaining that I don;t send her enough pics of her Grandkids. I told her I was hoping that Santa would bring me a nice compact camera I could carry with me easily so I could take more pics. Well she told me she did not want to wait that...
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    Film Fun with film cameras (Image thread)

    these were shot with a Holga 120N, the smallest and most compact Medium Format Camera you can buy. While considered a "toy" camera it can be used rather seriously. These were all shot on Efke Ir820 Infrared film Pioneer Run Holga Infrared by eye of wally, on Flickr Holga Infrared by...
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    Sigma Thoughts on the DP1

    I have found over the last 15 years of talking about photography online first with news groups and email discussion lists (any one remember those), and later web forums that people are always MUCH more vocal about Sigma products than any other camera/lens brand. Many hundreds if not thousands of...
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    Sigma Thoughts on the DP1

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the DP1. I have a DP1s on order from Amazon. At $299 it is a bargain. I have read over the threads you posted and others like it, and I also have lots of experience with other Sigma products as I own many Sigma lenses for my Canon DSLRs. Years ago I worked...
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    Street Street photography (Image thread)

    Amish Exhibit by eye of wally, on Flickr even the giraffe like the new Amish exhibit at the Erie Zoo
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    The Leica look - what makes it, what is it?

    I am getting in on this thread a bit late, but I think a lot of the "Leica Look" has to do with the way you shoot and use a range finder -vs- say an SLR or a medium format camera. When I think of Lecia shots I think of H.C.B. or Winogrand, or the many Magnum photographers. They would use...
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    Welcome from N.W. Pennsylvania, USA

    I found this site through a Google search on Sigma DP1s cameras and it looks very nice. I have been doing photography for a long time, and have used everything from 8x10 LF gear to Holgas, to DSLRs, to rangefinders, to you name it :biggrin: Anyway in the next few weeks, I am going to get a...
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