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ghidorah's Avatar Picture ghidorah – January 07, 2008 11:55PM Reply Quote
his tongue went click click click as his head hit the basket after the guillotine's blade had sliced it cleanly. for a few seconds his eyes blinked and a reddening of the cheeks was noted by the attending physician. the crowd howled in glee...

oh, i'm sorry, wrong topic. click click click is for camera/photo/digital photo discussions which seem to have a place in our hearts.

Originally started by Baha at the old site, I thought it was time we brought it to the new boards

tomierna (Admin) – September 01, 2014 03:41PM Reply Quote
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If anyone here is still in the market for Canon glass, B&H just posted some good discounts:

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El Jeffe – September 03, 2014 03:39PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Tangled FX iOS filter… pretty cool…
My beard is really extrapolated...

Mokers (Moderator) – October 01, 2014 12:04PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
So I am going to be making a camera purchase soon. We are going on our honeymoon so I want to get a low end DSLR. Deciding between the D3200 and D3300. D3200 saves me some money and there are some nice kits out there:


I know the D3300 has some new features, but as my wife is going to be taking most of the pictures and she has never done anything more than point and shoot stuff, not sure if she will notice. I was looking at a D5300, but I have to replace her laptop and so if I want to upgrade my HDTV later this year, I have to limit my "toys" budget.

El Jeffe – October 01, 2014 01:06PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I have a D5100 I could part with...

tomierna (Admin) – October 05, 2014 12:21PM Reply Quote
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Thanks for buying it through the affiliate link, Mokers!

Mokers (Moderator) – October 05, 2014 03:14PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
I'm trying to remember for most electronics. Hope it helps!

El Jeffe – October 21, 2015 10:31PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
just took 1700 + photos with 5 different "cameras" last weekend.
For the LIFE OF ME, I cannot fathom how one photo captured tons of stars in the daytime sky as if I had a 10 second exposure at night.

1/800, f5.6 1:33 pm.
This photo is haunting me.

El Jeffe – October 22, 2015 08:23AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
More photos from the trip.


20 good photos out of 1700... yeah, bout right. :)

So, my new (old model, but newly referred from Canon store) SX 50 HS super zoom can see/resolve/image what I think is about a 4 foot thick concrete walkway from 21 miles away !! [$150 when in stock http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/powershot-sx50-hs-refurbished]

And, wife got out of car after dark as we returned to cabin. Noticed a bear (not something we have ever really had to deal with getting out of a car before), naturally I grab camera.
Trying to keep a mid-height fence between me and it... almost failed in my attempt. I have poor low-light vision. And a black bear near a cabin with no lighting looking through a viewfinder, I had NO CLUE it was coming over to sniff me or eat me(?) !!!

[My Mac can't type 4 lousy words in row without beach balling for up to 8 minutes! Or just black screen of detaching it! Stupid piece of crap! quad 97 with 8 GB RAM and it's the slowest worse computer I've ever owned!!!]

OH yeah (photo in there). Had my brakes behave badly in mountains. No repair shop open/available in middle of nowhere. But AUTOZONE is open till 9 pm and will loan you tools. So, I had to do a brake repair in the parking lot. The photo above, though, is me doing the OTHER SIDE safely in my garage yesterday. Only took me 50 minutes down time to buy part, borrow tools, dodge wild rats in parking lot, and replace driver side brake pads on sloping (Mountain) Kmart parking lot, all cold, and having lost daylight.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/22/2015 08:36AM by El Jeffe.

bahamut – October 26, 2015 01:56PM Reply Quote
Those aren't stars, but spots either on the lens or on the the sensor.

El Jeffe – October 26, 2015 04:16PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
They are stars.
My lenses NEVER have spots, sir!

and the frame before and after have no spots....stars...

El Jeffe – October 26, 2015 04:28PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
It looks like I see Orion there... can't be dust

Benton Ellis – October 26, 2015 09:06PM Reply Quote
Do not mistake temptation for opportunity.
My guess - something in the air between camera and trees. Trees are in focus and if they were stars they would be much sharper. Dust on sensor would be dark spots. Dust on lens wouldn't show up as they are in aperture plane. And as you might note, 1/800th of a second is not going to capture stars in broad daylight.


El Jeffe – October 27, 2015 03:59AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I only ask, out of 1700 photos, what is the likelihood that dust would appear on only one, and in the sky?

tomierna (Admin) – October 27, 2015 11:51AM Reply Quote
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I'd go with reflections of light colored dust or texture from the dashboard on the inside of the windshield. Note similar bright areas in the road.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/27/2015 11:51AM by tomierna.

El Jeffe – November 15, 2015 12:25PM Reply Quote
What a journey.

Cloudscout – November 16, 2015 12:12PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
HTC has been hurting pretty badly over the last couple of years and I think I know part of the reason why.

I've been using an HTC One M8 (Windows Version) for a couple of months and I'm hating the camera on it. I had the original HTC One (M7) Android phone back when they came out and the camera on it was pretty good at that time. It was lower resolution than most but it made up for that by having fantastic low-light sensitivity and a good optical image stabilization capability.

The M8 came out with both Android and Windows flavors. They kept the low resolution sensor but they ditched the OIS. The result is terrible. I hate taking pictures with this thing.

A lot of other people hated it, too and sales were terrible. So HTC released the M9. Maybe they really thought that the only reason people didn't like the M8 was its low resolution because thiis time they went for a 20mp sensor... but still left out the OIS. I haven't used the M9 myself but reviews have been poor overall because it can't compare to other flagship devices that DO have OIS.

The Lumia 950 and 950XL are supposed to be available at the end of this week. I'll be happy to ditch this HTC as soon as I can pick up one of these new phones, mainly because of the camera.

johnny k – November 16, 2015 03:05PM Reply Quote
Camera is the #1 reason I'm thinking of upgrading even though I've only had this Lumia 925 for 18 months. It's not fast enough to first capture, which is critical with a toddler. My wife's iPhone 5 is way faster. But not sure why I should prolong the Windows Phone experiment instead of getting a 6s.

Is Windows 10 out for phones yet?

Cloudscout – November 16, 2015 04:58PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
The 950 and 950XL will be the first Windows 10 phones. AT&T has announced that they will be taking preorders for the 950 tomorrow and that they will be in stores this Friday. Microsoft started taking preorders for the unlocked 950XL today with delivery next Wednesday.

Windows 10 for existing devices should start rolling out shortly after that.

That time-to-first-shot issue is a big one and it's supposed to be very good in Win10... especially on devices with a physical camera button on them since you can launch the camera while you're pulling the phone out of your pocket just by holding that button down. Doing that, it's supposed to be ready to take the first picture before you even finish "unholstering" it.

This is Microsoft's last chance to get it right. It's been over two years since they released a new phone with specs that exceed any older device. The Lumia 1520 has a Snapdragon 800. Other phones had already been using that processor for 6 months by the time the 1520 was released. The fastest Windows phones released since then were the Lumia 930/Icon and the HTC One M8 which still used the 800.

The 950 uses the Snapdragon 808 and the 950XL uses the 810 which is the top-of-the-line from Qualcomm right now (although devices with the 820 will probably start showing up this winter).

johnny k – November 16, 2015 07:21PM Reply Quote
Yeah, I have the physical camera button (half-press to focus even). Still slow. Also slow even after the app's been launched. Would be nice if Windows 10 improved things.

Cloudscout – November 16, 2015 08:55PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Windows 10 might improve it slightly but the problem there is that the Lumia 925 uses an ancient Snapdragon S4 processor which was state of the art in early 2012 but was already showing its age when the 925 was released over a year later.

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