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Old 06-10-2008, 03:05 PM
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This is not a sex toy thread.....
yanno... I have one of those sitting on my desk in front of me. I'm trying to think of any way that it could be used for some sort of sexual gratification. I'm coming up blank.

maybe you could take a stab at it, then take a picture, and we could discuss its technique and artistic merits?
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enema?
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remind me not to ever ask to borrow your rocket blower...
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:17 PM
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No No NO... Susan blows wonderfully!

I got some piece of junk when I bought the camera. I actually don't use it cause I'm afraid it's gonna mess something up.
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As far as changing lenses...

I usually hold the camera body so that the lens is pointing directly away from me (parallel to the ground.) This way, your camera body isn't open and exposed for something to fall into it while the lens is off. Seems to work best for me.
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Interesting. So we've got one person with a lens pointing up ^

One with the lens pointing out >

When i did it last night I did it with the lens pointing down V so to not get anything in the body.

I do like KiLO's idea of pointing out so stuff doesn't really have a chance to get in either the lens or body. Perhaps with a slight downward angle?
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Old 06-10-2008, 04:13 PM
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i like to put up a portable clean room so no chance of anything getting in

wait, i only have one lens, nevermind :-)
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unless your changing your lens in some kind of windy storm where things are flying through the air (which would be silly) or you just have extremely bad luck, the only thing getting in there is dust. which is going to happen no matter what you do.

just don't drop it and you'll be fine.
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Old 06-10-2008, 04:57 PM
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just don't drop it and you'll be fine.
Easy enough.
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shooting weddings is kind of what I imagine my own personal version of hell to be like.
You are not wrong in thinking this...

Can be profitable, but at what cost? I stood for almost seven hours straight interspersed with moments of climbing up on a chair/pew to get a better angle (forgot the damn step ladder) in a sanctuary with no air movement.

Now I get to manage in Aperture and CS3 for several more hours. Phew - a lot of work...

Anyway I'll work on posting up a few of my favs since folks are curious. Do intend to get my butt in gear on an updated portfolio.

Sorry I haven't been back recently - InterWeb was out at the house (go Comcast!) and work was busy as hell...

Changing lenses? Whenever possible mirror (lens mount) down to avoid getting floating debris in the chamber. Ditto for blowing it out with my Rocket blower - blow it out, not around. But as MarlaSinger noted - it's gonna' happen regardless.

*** makes mental note to never, ever, loan my Rocket duster to Konky... ***

The D300 vs. a Canon 40D? A matter of taste - while I'm a bit of a Nikon bigot, my roots direct me to get the right tool for the job. So I won't usually take part in a Canon vs. Nikon debate. They both bring strengths to the practice and it is up to you to find the features that best suit your shooting style and subject. A lot of folks get caught up in the tech specs of a camera or the nitty gritty of how well a body/lens/light works in a perfect world.

There is no perfect world in photography.

Conditions are always a mix and regardless of the tool you choose, you need to know how to adapt to the conditions to get the shot. I know many folks that routinely kick ass with a X brand cheapo setup compared to the bloke sporting the latest and greatest setup at the high end of the food chain. However, there are perfect pictures. That comes from finding the tool that you can master the craft with. Knowing the exact variance of performance in a tool is great but it doesn't help one's ability to take a picture. Each body will have its own personality and you'll have to master it in relation to what you are shooting.

Somebody asked about renting bodies - possible but typically not cheap (even in digi SLR market). I looked at renting a body a while back and (if memory serves correct) it was about a third the price of buying the exact body (not including shipping/insurance). I ended up flying the gig with my current crop of gear and a backup body from a bud.

Glass is easier/cheaper. Check out Rentglass.com - usually a waiting list but if you plan ahead you can rent some nice lenses to try before buying or for the occasional specialty gig.

Anyway, enough blah blah from me on my soap box- in the end I'm glad to bring this thread to life and hope we can all gain from it!
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:32 PM
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Agree with it all. As far conditions, tell me about it. The beach scenes are quite the pain. Thank god for have a hotel close by and enough bodies for all the lenses anways so that I don't have to switch. That's a nice factor.
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:32 PM
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Filters... Yay? Nay? I have a UV filter on my kit lens I just got to protect the glass and I'm debating on if I should get one for my new lens.
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