±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: TylerK93
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6591

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 100
Total: 100
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Photo Gallery
02: Community Forums
03: Community Forums
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: Community Forums
07: News
08: News
09: Community Forums
10: Community Forums
11: Photo Gallery
12: Community Forums
13: Community Forums
14: Community Forums
15: Community Forums
16: Downloads
17: Downloads
18: Photo Gallery
19: Community Forums
20: Community Forums
21: Photo Gallery
22: Downloads
23: Home
24: Photo Gallery
25: Community Forums
26: Community Forums
27: Photo Gallery
28: Community Forums
29: Community Forums
30: Community Forums
31: Home
32: Community Forums
33: Member Screenshots
34: Community Forums
35: Community Forums
36: Community Forums
37: Community Forums
38: Photo Gallery
39: Community Forums
40: Community Forums
41: Community Forums
42: Community Forums
43: Community Forums
44: Member Screenshots
45: Community Forums
46: Photo Gallery
47: Member Screenshots
48: Community Forums
49: Community Forums
50: Photo Gallery
51: Community Forums
52: Community Forums
53: Community Forums
54: Downloads
55: Community Forums
56: Community Forums
57: Community Forums
58: Community Forums
59: Community Forums
60: Community Forums
61: Photo Gallery
62: Supporters
63: Community Forums
64: Community Forums
65: Home
66: Community Forums
67: Home
68: Community Forums
69: Community Forums
70: Community Forums
71: Community Forums
72: Community Forums
73: Community Forums
74: Photo Gallery
75: Community Forums
76: Community Forums
77: Photo Gallery
78: Community Forums
79: Photo Gallery
80: Community Forums
81: Community Forums
82: Community Forums
83: Community Forums
84: Photo Gallery
85: Community Forums
86: Community Forums
87: Community Forums
88: Community Forums
89: Community Forums
90: Community Forums
91: Community Forums
92: Photo Gallery
93: Community Forums
94: Community Forums
95: Community Forums
96: Community Forums
97: Photo Gallery
98: Home
99: Photo Gallery
100: Photo Gallery

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Photography/Camera Discussions & Tips
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  Next
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Rick_Eshleman
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 25, 2011
Posts: 844
Location: Lewes, Delaware, USA
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:30 pm
Post subject: Re: Photography/Camera Discussions & Tips

I like the Camera on a pole and may buy a pole one day! Meanwhile, I have been trying out my 10' "A" frame ladder as a means to take high angle photos. I'm going to attach 2 shots of the M60A2 in Ephrata, PA. It works ok but has sufficient drawbacks. Outside only, level ground, and is heavy. Rick
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Photo Gallery
TrevorLarkum
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Sep 15, 2007
Posts: 1596
Location: Northampton, England
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:07 pm
Post subject: Re: Photography/Camera Discussions & Tips

Nice pics!

_________________
Trevor

Dr Trevor Larkum
Preserved Tanks: PreservedTanks.com
Armour Archive: ArmourArchive.co.uk
EVs
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
Rick_Eshleman
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 25, 2011
Posts: 844
Location: Lewes, Delaware, USA
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:09 pm
Post subject: Re: Photography/Camera Discussions & Tips

Thanks Trevor!
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Photo Gallery
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 4610
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:16 pm
Post subject: Re: Photography/Camera Discussions & Tips

- TrevorLarkum
Understood - I waited a while for the 600D to come out just for its articulated screen.


So far Canon hasn't added the articulated screen to their most sophisticated models, as far as I know, it's to avoid compromising the weather sealing (a feature missing from 600D and 650D). But even if they'll do someday, the weight factor remains, a 1.5 kg camera/lens combination remains too heavy for me to use on a pole.

Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 4610
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:35 am
Post subject: Re: Photography/Camera Discussions & Tips

- Rick_Eshleman
I like the Camera on a pole and may buy a pole one day! Meanwhile, I have been trying out my 10' "A" frame ladder as a means to take high angle photos.


I am afraid a frame ladder would be hard to carry inside my backpack Shocked
But I can see it's working fine for you.

Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
Rick_Eshleman
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 25, 2011
Posts: 844
Location: Lewes, Delaware, USA
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:05 pm
Post subject: Re: Photography/Camera Discussions & Tips

I'm looking into a "negative, or slide converter", simply could use some tips and advice on what works best. In a few weeks I want to convert some negatives, to digital computer copies. Any help appreciated. Thanks. Rick
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Photo Gallery
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 4610
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:32 pm
Post subject: Re: Photography/Camera Discussions & Tips

I don't have first hand experience on that kind of hardware. So I can only answer based on second-hand knowledge.

You may try answering a few questions upfront:

- How many negatives you want to convert? Do you plan to have more in the future?
If the numbers are low, a professional service would be more cost-effective and, most likely, provide superior quality to what you can achieve in house

- If the numbers are significant and you plan to do it on your own, how much computer savvy are you? The relevant equipment cost vary a lot, do you have a budget in mind?

- Do you already have a flat-bed scanner? If yes, have you checked if adapters for negatives are available for that model?

Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
Rick_Eshleman
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 25, 2011
Posts: 844
Location: Lewes, Delaware, USA
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:39 pm
Post subject: Re: Photography/Camera Discussions & Tips

Massimo,
Negatives and slides are in the thousands. I no longer use either of my 35mm cameras, so the amount won't grow larger.
I have a Cannon Pixma MX850 it's about 5 years old, with no negative/slide copy capability. I have a budget no more than $140 USD, but I've seen some items online for as low as $10 USD. I'm also thinking about getting another Cannon scanner (lighter weight) to take to Carlisle, PA and other places, to scan negatives or prints. I've kind of researched this idea, but would like other ideas or experiences to help in my final decision. Thanks, Rick
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Photo Gallery
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 4610
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:24 pm
Post subject: Re: Photography/Camera Discussions & Tips

I only saw results from using dedicated scanners that, back in those days, were well above your budget and, again, I wasn't directly involved in the process.

Is there any photo club in your area? It may be worth joining into a meeting and ask around

Adorama is a company with a solid reputation among photographers, they list quite a few slide scanners. You may call them and ask for advice:
www.adorama.com/catalo...20Scanners

Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
Rick_Eshleman
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 25, 2011
Posts: 844
Location: Lewes, Delaware, USA
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:20 pm
Post subject: Re: Photography/Camera Discussions & Tips

I'll give Adorama a look. The $140 scanner was CanoScan 9950 I saw it on Amazon. I used to get photography magazines years ago and remember Adorama ads back then!
I've also seen the $1000 + scanners or negative copiers, and unless going into business (I'm not!) aren't worth the cost for the average photographer.
Thanks much for your input! Rick
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Photo Gallery
Rick_Eshleman
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 25, 2011
Posts: 844
Location: Lewes, Delaware, USA
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:01 am
Post subject: Re: Photography/Camera Discussions & Tips

I've ordered the CanoScan 9000 since on Amazon it has many more good ratings rather than poor ones. Learn it's limitations, the hope for the best. If it works OK we'll have some results posted in a few weeks. Rick
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Photo Gallery
Rick_Eshleman
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 25, 2011
Posts: 844
Location: Lewes, Delaware, USA
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:47 am
Post subject: Re: Photography/Camera Discussions & Tips

CanoScan first results posted on My thread M48 with Mine Rollers. Rick
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Photo Gallery
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 4610
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:15 am
Post subject: Re: Photography/Camera Discussions & Tips

Until last year I've been using a Canon G12 for my "pole" shots. I've got good results but, too often, I've had to use the flash indoor, since the G12 doesn't provide acceptable quality above IS 400.
On the other hand I don't want to use a reflex camera on the pole, it's too heavy and expensive.

Last year Canon solved my problem, they released the G1X, a camera that is a bit bigger and heavier than the G12, still very compact and with a sensor that offer same quality as their entry-level reflex (Canon 600D or 650D). Basically, it's a compact with the same sensor of a reflex. It has low auto-focus and limited ergonomics like a compact, but image quality is reflex-like.

I took it to Munster last October and I am super happy. I've been using it at ISO 1600/2000 with excellent results, this means almost no need for flash anymore.

Here you can see it in action:


A7V replica by Massimo Foti, on Flickr

In the past I've used to carry an older, spare reflex on my most important trips, just in case. Now, since the G1X delivers such good quality, I am fine having only a reflex plus the G1X, since in case something bad happens to the main camera, the G1X can step in

Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 4610
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:07 am
Post subject: Re: Photography/Camera Discussions & Tips

Another sample with G1X and "pole":


Comet by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
Back to top
View user's profile
TrevorLarkum
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Sep 15, 2007
Posts: 1596
Location: Northampton, England
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 2:14 pm
Post subject: Re: Photography/Camera Discussions & Tips

Massimo, as my winter hibernation comes to a close I'm looking to buy a wide angle lens for my Canon 600D. I have read your complimentary comments about your Tokina but I'd prefer to stick with Canon. Would this be the right one?

www.simplyelectronics....9&sd=specs

The timing is good as Canon currently has a cashback promotion running:

www.canon.co.uk/spring...ct_2013_03

Wicksteed would be my first planned try out:

www.wicksteedatwar.co.uk/

_________________
Trevor

Dr Trevor Larkum
Preserved Tanks: PreservedTanks.com
Armour Archive: ArmourArchive.co.uk
EVs
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 8 of 10
All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum