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post #1501 of 1790
heh. No arguments. I shoot in a lot of adverse location lighting for some of my work. Flare is a huge problem in those conditions, so I made a choice in that direction. And yes, it is a budget item, and things routinely go in for service, etc., so it is a bit rough to compare a pro to an amateur from an equipment and expectation standpoint. Good points. :)
post #1502 of 1790
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Originally Posted by liamstrain View Post

heh. No arguments. I shoot in a lot of adverse location lighting for some of my work. Flare is a huge problem in those conditions, so I made a choice in that direction. And yes, it is a budget item, and things routinely go in for service, etc., so it is a bit rough to compare a pro to an amateur from an equipment and expectation standpoint. Good points. :)

 

It might be worth looking at that link: the better UV filters shouldn't add noticeably to flare. But the real answer to flare of course  is a lens hood - but I don't think I've seen amateur use one since the switch to digital; they're in danger of becoming the subject of a "Lost Secrets Of The Ancients" type thing...

post #1503 of 1790
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I assume it was no coincidence you decided to exclaim "Ag" regarding silver?

 

tongue.gif He He.

post #1504 of 1790

I use a clear filter as a lens cap. When I shoot on the street, I keep my camera in a plain side bag because I want to be inconspicuous. When I'm ready to shoot, I scoop the camera out of the bag, shoot quick and put it back. It helps to not have to take the lens cap off every time, but I don't want the front element to get all beat up from bouncing around in the bag.

post #1505 of 1790
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I use a clear filter as a lens cap. When I shoot on the street, I keep my camera in a plain side bag because I want to be inconspicuous. When I'm ready to shoot, I scoop the camera out of the bag, shoot quick and put it back. It helps to not have to take the lens cap off every time, but I don't want the front element to get all beat up from bouncing around in the bag.

Huh.  And I thought lomography was in...you know, that dirty, scratchy, cheap plastic lens look people are after.

 

I've taken some of my best shots with the lens cap on.  They're a little underexposed though.

 

I've also given up trying to be inconspicuous in my old age.  I just grab my camera out of my huge camera bag, jump right in front of people, shove my lens in their face and scream "Booga-Booga!" and shoot.  I got a great portfolio of very expressive faces juxtaposed against shots the inside of police stations.

post #1506 of 1790

Ha! I'll try booga booga next time!

post #1507 of 1790
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I've also given up trying to be inconspicuous in my old age.  I just grab my camera out of my huge camera bag, jump right in front of people, shove my lens in their face and scream "Booga-Booga!" and shoot.  I got a great portfolio of very expressive faces juxtaposed against shots the inside of police stations.

 

Bruce Gilden? Is that you? (see around 32 seconds)

 

 

I love street photography, but damn. :D


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post #1508 of 1790
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Bruce Gilden? Is that you? (see around 32 seconds)


I love street photography, but damn. biggrin.gif

Great stuff. But he's not shocking enough. And no jail photos. If you don't get arrested you ain't tryin' hard enough.
post #1509 of 1790
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Huh.  And I thought lomography was in...you know, that dirty, scratchy, cheap plastic lens look people are after.

 

I've taken some of my best shots with the lens cap on.  They're a little underexposed though.

 

I've also given up trying to be inconspicuous in my old age.  I just grab my camera out of my huge camera bag, jump right in front of people, shove my lens in their face and scream "Booga-Booga!" and shoot.  I got a great portfolio of very expressive faces juxtaposed against shots the inside of police stations.

 


As a Nightlife photog, that was kinda of my job.....if you get a chance, try that on Koreans or Japanese: fun times.

post #1510 of 1790

*trods off to Camera-Fi in search of a good audio discussion...*

 

se

post #1511 of 1790
Aw it was much more interesting than most discussions on this thread...
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Aw it was much more interesting than most discussions on this thread...

 

I won't entirely disagree. biggrin.gif

 

se

post #1513 of 1790
I'd say maybe there's more than psychoacoustics. I am a journalist and have worked with several reviewers of different areas (cars, gadgets, games, movies, you name it). I am not familiar with the hi-fi press industry, but in other areas (cars, mostly) it is amazing how can some reviewers have their judgment affected by schwag and junketts. A car that would be "meh" by any rational standard becomes a "contender for a top spot in its market slice" if you take the journalist across the globe to a nice hotel in Japan before they can tour the factory and test drive the car.

Boy I hate my colleagues.
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I'd say maybe there's more than psychoacoustics. I am a journalist and have worked with several reviewers of different areas (cars, gadgets, games, movies, you name it). I am not familiar with the hi-fi press industry, but in other areas (cars, mostly) it is amazing how can some reviewers have their judgment affected by schwag and junketts. A car that would be "meh" by any rational standard becomes a "contender for a top spot in its market slice" if you take the journalist across the globe to a nice hotel in Japan before they can tour the factory and test drive the car.

Boy I hate my colleagues.

 

Well, yes. That plus ad spending - I've known people make very direct threats to get reviews amended,"corrected" or postponed.

post #1515 of 1790
I have never faced threats from advertisers, but I have seen reporters ask if they should touch a subject because "well, you know, they are advertisers here".
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