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post #421 of 5478
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Originally Posted by Clarence View Post

I might have to sneak back onto the battlefield. I got a new toy today... a 10.1 megapixel Canon XTi DSLR:

Nice Clarence! What lenses did you pick up? Looking forward to any tips you might learn with your dSLR.

I'd really like to post some shots too, but I don't see my current upgrade finishing for a little while yet.
post #422 of 5478
I just watched Pan's Labyrinth on HBO HD. What a great looking movie! Not sure if that's out on HD DVD or Blu Ray yet but I would love to see some screenshots from you G90 and ultra modded Marquee owners. Even with the subtitles it was very enjoyable and contrast and colors were just incredible.

Ah, looks like it will be out soon and was recently named THX's first certified HD DVD.

http://uk.gizmodo.com/2007/05/30/pan..._gets_thx.html
post #423 of 5478
I just sold off my old film SLR camera last week and all of my lenses with it. You will enjoy the 300mm for zoo trips and such. I had a Quanteray which was not a lot of money but it worked great.
post #424 of 5478
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Originally Posted by Gino AUS View Post

Nice Clarence! What lenses did you pick up?

Right now I've only got a 28-80 USM from my older Canon 35mm film SLR.

I'm having fun trying to pick a couple of good USM lenses with Image Stabilization (IS)...

17-85 IS
28-135 IS
70-200 IS

Right now I'm leaning towards first getting a 28-135 IS (link) as a general walkabout lens.

And then I'll wait a couple of months and make mental notes every time I find myself wanting either more zoom or more width. With the 1.6x field of view crop on the digital sensor, I suspect I'll want 17-18mm wide more than 200mm or 300mm zoom.

Edit: On a whim, I just got high bid on a 75-300 USM (but non-IS), so now I definitely don't need to worry about the zoom end. Reviews (link & amazon) summarize it as "small, light, cheap, mediocre", so I'm not expecting much, but it'll be fun to play with.

dz7, I recorded Pan's Labyrinth, so maybe that'll be something fun and different to try screenshots with. Although I'm getting spoiled by Blu-Ray... it tends to make every compression artifact in HBO HD seem even worse in comparison.
post #425 of 5478
dz7, I recorded Pan's Labyrinth, so maybe that'll be something fun and different to try screenshots with. Although I'm getting spoiled by Blu-Ray... it tends to make every compression artifact in HBO HD seem even worse in comparison.


Yeah, I just watched it on my plasma from a pretty conservative seating distance so I did not notice anything glaringly bad but I'm sure on the "big screen" all of that is revealed.
post #426 of 5478
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Originally Posted by lordcloud View Post

Trying to take quality pics of a RP is a seemingly impossible task. My pictures look absolutely nothing like what I see on screen. A bit frustrating it is.

I'm with you. I've spent weeks trying, and have given up. Tripod, ASA, white balance, nothing. So don't feel bad - it's not you.
Michael
post #427 of 5478
Wow... after 4 years of screenshot practice with my point and shoot digicams and slowly refining the best settings to use, now I know how you guys feel when you point a new camera at a screen and try to get a decent screenshot.

It's going to take a while for me to learn all of the features of this SLR. None of my "Pan's Labyrinth" screenshots came out good, but here's one just so I can track my progress as I try different settings on the XTi (I especially need to try RAW for computer-based exposure processing instead of jpeg).

post #428 of 5478
Up most of the night (sinuses) and thought I'd get back to some things. Also took a few more images:








post #429 of 5478
Mike, do you EVER sleep?
post #430 of 5478
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Originally Posted by dropzone7 View Post

Mike, do you EVER sleep?

LOL.. yeah, I usually rest quite well. I've had a rough two weeks so far, but things are much better now with only the sinuses being a problem. That should also clear soon. So I'm expecting to have some serious down time coming up.

I missed a very important meeting on last Friday. I'm a consultant on a huge church sound and video system redesign, and it went before the board on Friday without me..
post #431 of 5478
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Originally Posted by mp20748 View Post

LOL.. yeah, I usually rest quite well. I've had a rough two weeks so far, but things are much better now with only the sinuses being a problem. That should also clear soon. So I'm expecting to have some serious down time coming up.

I missed a very important meeting on last Friday. I'm a consultant on a huge church sound and video system, and it went before the board on Friday. And I could not be there..

Yeah, it just seems like you are posting all hours of the night and day sometimes! I feel for you with the sinus problems. This must have been an off year for me because I did not have a problem. Normally I'm almost at the point of putting a drill to my head to relieve the pressure. Hopefully you will be through it soon and back up to par. I have been on the board at my church before also and a few years ago I had to start cutting back because I was just spending so much time there. As you probably know, with church membership it's usually 20% of the people doing 80% of the work and as long as those people keep it up then others wont get involved. As guilty as it made me feel for a while, I had to give up a few responsibilities and let others take a turn.
post #432 of 5478
Those are some great shots. I really like the space ones.
post #433 of 5478
Here's a few more from that same batch:





post #434 of 5478
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Originally Posted by lordcloud
Trying to take quality pics of a RP is a seemingly impossible task. My pictures look absolutely nothing like what I see on screen. A bit frustrating it is.

I'm with you. I've spent weeks trying, and have given up. Tripod, ASA, white balance, nothing. So don't feel bad - it's not you.
Michael


RP can be challenging. I found that trying to photo very much white scenes got me corners being dark, where it was not that way by eye viewing. So I decided to shoot images that were not very bright in the corners, for the cover of my website.

I do think it came out well in the end, tho, even tho my cover pic does show some white crush, which was definitely not there on the viewed image. That was on my 65" Panny RP, shot on timer from 6' away. I think the automated shutter speed made it stay open just a little too long, in averaging the light level for the shot.

You might want to check out my website, for shooting RP. There's a little blurb in there I wrote out entitled, "About the Cover", which is about how I shot the cover pic for the website. You might already know everything in there, but you can never tell when you might come across some little tidbit you might not have thought of.


These guys here are all FP guys, but they obviously have their fingers on the pulse of how to do screenshots right, eh!



Mr Bob
post #435 of 5478
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Originally Posted by mp20748 View Post

LOL.. yeah, I usually rest quite well. I've had a rough two weeks so far, but things are much better now with only the sinuses being a problem. That should also clear soon. So I'm expecting to have some serious down time coming up.


Whenever challenged, I always subject my sinuses and my entire core to elevated temps. I stand under the shower with the water hitting the bridge of my nose and my chest, and keep getting the water hotter and hotter, till I can't stand it any hotter. It's so hot that when I go back to normal temp for the rest of my body, that temp feels cool to my nose and chest.

Once I get it up there to almost intolerable heat levels, I stay there with my mouth wide open so I can still breathe, for at least another 5 minutes, usually 10.

This heats up my internal core, and really does a number on any cooties in there. They don't like the heat and love the cold, which is why we get colds when our core temps are lowered by cold weather.

A hot bath helps also, of course. But direct water heat on my sinuses for an extended period does the most good, at least for me.


Mr Bob
post #436 of 5478
This is exactly what I do and it's the only thing that helps. Well, that and some pressure points I learned about just inside the upper crest of your eye sockets. You take your thumbs and turn them inward towards your face. Curl them under the top edge of your eye sockets gently and pull upward slowly. Once you find the spot it's like you can feel the snot draining out of your head. This along with the hot shower makes you feel like a million bucks for about an hour at least.
post #437 of 5478
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Originally Posted by dropzone7 View Post

This is exactly what I do and it's the only thing that helps. Well, that and some pressure points I learned about just inside the upper crest of your eye sockets. You take your thumbs and turn them inward towards your face. Curl them under the top edge of your eye sockets gently and pull upward slowly. Once you find the spot it's like you can feel the snot draining out of your head. This along with the hot shower makes you feel like a million bucks for about an hour at least.

I'll try that next time I'm really stopped up.

It was so bad one time that I was in serious pain until I could get to a Safeway and buy something to relive that pressure, some generic thing they sold for "congestion". Worked like a charm, after the 30 minute wait.

During that 30 minutes, I just ground my teeth and waited, with my sinuses in intense pain...


Mr Bob
post #438 of 5478
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Originally Posted by Mr Bob View Post

You might want to check out my website, for shooting RP. There's a little blurb in there I wrote out entitled, "About the Cover", which is about how I shot the cover pic for the website.
Mr Bob

You used film, which behaves much differently than digital. The big advantage is that now we can see how bad it looks sooo much faster.
post #439 of 5478
You got that right!



Mr Bob
post #440 of 5478
Yo Bob!

Yesterday I stared feeling much better, and today I'm feeling even better. I no longer have the pain in my face. the headaches are gone, but I'm still wheezing a little. So though I'm not quite there, I am getting better. I've been taking the VIT C, to include some multi's.

I have a ways to go, but I'm flipping excited that I've avoided another round of steroid shots..

I think I'll go out and treat myself to a good crab cake somewhere..

Thanks dude!

Oh, here's a link to the Wellness Shots. I have the sprayer bottle of the same thing:

http://www.wellnessshots.com/
post #441 of 5478
Awright!

Can't imagine what this thread woulda been like without your setup's shots on it, as part of the action. We need you up and around!



Mr Bob
post #442 of 5478
I'm taking everything down soon, so here's a few more:



















post #443 of 5478
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Originally Posted by mp20748 View Post

Yo Bob!

Yesterday I stared feeling much better, and today I'm feeling even better. I no longer have the pain in my face. the headaches are gone, but I'm still wheezing a little. So though I'm not quite there, I am getting better. I've been taking the VIT C, to include some multi's.

I have a ways to go, but I'm flipping excited that I've avoided another round of steroid shots..

I think I'll go out and treat myself to a good crab cake somewhere..

Thanks dude!

Oh, here's a link to the Wellness Shots. I have the sprayer bottle of the same thing:

http://www.wellnessshots.com/

Oh oh, Mike coming back with the crabs

Chip
post #444 of 5478
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Originally Posted by stefuel View Post

Oh oh, Mike coming back with the crabs

Chip


LOL.. go way Chip..
post #445 of 5478
One more I forgot to post here:

post #446 of 5478
One from the lowly AmPro
LL
post #447 of 5478
That's really good Chip. I did not know you could get something that good from an Ampro..

btw, what's an Ampro?

post #448 of 5478
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Originally Posted by mp20748 View Post

That's really good Chip. I did not know you could get something that good from an Ampro..

btw, what's an Ampro?


And that one is pre Marquee LC's installed. I can't show you a post LC mod as I had to steal the green out of it for another projector. As soon as I can swing a new green, I'll post some screen shots of the 4600HD with all Marquee optics and raster centering mods. I may have to chain Scott to it for a while and try to drag some additional bandwidth out of it. Also, that picture is with HD10-L's. I wish I never parted with the GT17's I had.
post #449 of 5478
Thread Starter 
Uh huh. Yeah, that's right, I'm bad. I'm bad.......

Art Sonneborn King Kong and Serenity HD DVD 1080P 14ft wide 2:35 Cinemascope HT5000 3 Chip DLP:































What an AWESOME day yesterday at Art's place. The bar has been risen. Final D6500 calibration produced 21 FOOT LAMBERTS on a 14ft wide Stewart 1.3 gain Cinemascope with Electronic Masking.

Cliffy
post #450 of 5478
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Originally Posted by overclkr View Post

What an AWESOME day yesterday at Art's place. The bar has been risen. Final D6500 calibration produced 21 FOOT LAMBERTS on a 14ft wide Stewart 1.3 gain Cinemascope with Electronic Masking.

Cliffy

Ahh...so that's where Ken has been!
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