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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:42 am

Nice one Grammer, I never thought of that. Cheers. :lol:
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Dancer » Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:56 am

Strum wrote:Michael, a little help please. As you know I have a Canon 300D but I have a lens here, a Minolta AF 80 - 200 which would be a perfect mid range lens but it needs an adapter to fit the Canon. Any idea where and what I'm looking for?
Thanks in advance. ;)


So it's an adapter ring that you need for the camera. Well if you click on......OH wait! ...... Imageyou only want Michéal's help. OK!!!!!

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:38 pm

Strum,

Im afraid Ive no insights on this. Maybe there is some uneful info here http://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/22857/can-i-use-old-minolta-af-lenses-on-my-new-canon

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Gerald » Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:53 pm

Dancer wrote:
Strum wrote:Michael, a little help please. As you know I have a Canon 300D but I have a lens here, a Minolta AF 80 - 200 which would be a perfect mid range lens but it needs an adapter to fit the Canon. Any idea where and what I'm looking for?
Thanks in advance. ;)


So it's an adapter ring that you need for the camera. Well if you click on......OH wait! ...... Imageyou only want Michéal's help. OK!!!!!

Gerald! Do NOT lend your expertise to this query . aawhip


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No worries Dancer.....I'm staying out of this one....
But a friend of mine spotted this. He isn't sure if it will work but it might. He says to contact the seller and ask. A 550D has the same mount as 300D so that's a start....http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Adapter-For-Minolta-MD-MC-Mount-Lens-to-Canon-EOS-DSLR-7D-550D-600D-1100D-DC163-/261364606686?pt=UK_Photography_CameraLenses_Lens_caps_hoods_adaptors_ET&hash=item3cda8b66de
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Dancer » Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:13 pm

I was chatting to a friend earlier and he was saying that he finds http://www.photographyireland.net/ very informative and the members are
very helpful ;) ......not that I'm recommending it or anything Image
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:42 pm

Dancer wrote:you only want Michéal's help. OK!!!!!


Well, anybody, but Michael knows the Camera. ;)

Thanks for the links folks. ;)
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby keeper » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:16 pm

My few cents worth ! I had a collection of Canon FD lenses for a Canon A1 film camera and wanted to use them on the new EOS system, the Canon version of the adapter was an awful price, so I checked both FleaBay and Amazon and Amazon came up trumps, albeit the adapter was made in Outer Mongolia or somewhere :lol: I took a chance because it was very cheap and it actually works, the downside is you lose Auto Focus but I was used to manually focussing any way. What my search did show me was there are hundreds of adapters on Amazon and much cheaper than branded items. Maybe you've looked it up already, I got time lapse controllers, close-up rings etc etc at a fraction of the cost. I know they are made in obscure places but all mine worked and still are working.
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Sun Sep 28, 2014 3:08 pm

Great Keeper, thanks for that. ;)

Here's a handy tip for macro shots...

http://petapixel.com/2014/09/26/pro-tip ... astic-cup/
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Dancer » Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:08 pm

Did you get sorted yet Strum?
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby grammer » Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:57 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Couple of books from one of the charity shops/or library does the same job :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby grammer » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:44 am

Love this one :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
From Waterfordwhispers

A PROMINENT Irish videography expert has agreed to hold a once-off, 6-week course aimed at teaching people with mobile phones to turn the God damn thing sideways when shooting a video clip.

Michael Sheehan, one of the country’s leading cameramen, will take the time out of his busy schedule to tutor a small class in the art of movie making, including intense modules and workshops on tilting your hand 90 degrees and not shaking like you’re having a seizure.

The class, aimed at making social media video sharing sites such as YouTube, Vine and Daily Motion less frustrating places, is open to anyone, although Sheehan warns that very few people who own smartphones will be able to cope with the intricate techniques he will teach them.

“90% of the cat videos on the internet are pure dogshit,” said Sheehan, who holds a degree in landscape camerawork from Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology.

“And the vast majority of chip-shop fights are nearly unwatchable, due to the fact that there are huge black bars on either side of the screen, blocking out half of the mise en scene“.

“My course will teach those who wish to master the art of filming their friends doing shots in a nightclub how to properly utilise the whole screen; to use all the available space to paint a tapestry of wonder and beauty, while cutting down on the amount of time the rest of us spend on YouTube with our heads tilted sideways trying to see what the fu.ck is going on”.

If the course is a success, many believe it will revolutionise how society watches videos of modified cars doing donuts, and rock concerts filmed from the back of a sold out auditorium.

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Dancer » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:28 pm

keeper wrote:My few cents worth ! I had a collection of Canon FD lenses for a Canon A1 film camera and wanted to use them on the new EOS system, the Canon version of the adapter was an awful price, so I checked both FleaBay and Amazon and Amazon came up trumps, albeit the adapter was made in Outer Mongolia or somewhere :lol: I took a chance because it was very cheap and it actually works, the downside is you lose Auto Focus but I was used to manually focussing any way. What my search did show me was there are hundreds of adapters on Amazon and much cheaper than branded items. Maybe you've looked it up already, I got time lapse controllers, close-up rings etc etc at a fraction of the cost. I know they are made in obscure places but all mine worked and still are working.


Keeper are you any good at fixing lenses? I have a Canon EFS 17-85mm lens and the aperture flex thingy is not
working. I was quoted just under €300 for a repair which is half the cost of the lens itself. The replacement part only costs
a few euro but I 'm not confident enough to tackle it myself .
Here's a ref to what's required to fix it.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/40439217
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:48 pm

Dancer wrote: I was quoted just under €300 for a repair which is half the cost of the lens itself. The replacement part only costs a few euro but I 'm not confident enough to tackle it myself .



That's ridiculous Dancer, what are they charging, 120 quid an hour for labour or something? I would have a go if it was my own, but I wouldn't chance it with somebody elses. What about buying the part and then bring it to a repair shop and simply ask them to replace it for you?
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby keeper » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:36 pm

Hi Dancer ! Like Strum I'd probably chance it on one of my lenses with a "nothing to lose" approach ! It looks like a very fiddly job with lots of small parts, the cost of repair is outlandish. Have you tried looking for a 2nd hand lens ? Berminghams and Conns usually have a selection, also there's a camera shop on George's St, Camera Exchange ??? All my lenses were 2nd hand and so far no problems. Hope you get it sorted.
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:11 am

Keeper is right - a second-hand lens is a more viable option.
either that or take up sketching :)

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Dancer » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:52 am

Thanks guys. I think I'll chance the youtube fix with , as Strum & Keeper says; a nothing to lose approach. If it works
I save a lot of money , if it doesn't - well, what the heck!!
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:19 am

Dancer wrote:I save a lot of money , if it doesn't - well, what the heck!!




I thought it out what I'd do if you're interested?
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Dancer » Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:07 pm

Strum wrote:
Dancer wrote:I save a lot of money , if it doesn't - well, what the heck!!




I thought it out what I'd do if you're interested?


......aaaaand

I'm all ears!!!
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:32 pm

Ok this is what I would do. First a dust or as dust free as you have space and table or counter to work on.
A few sheets of paper (tell you in a minute)
Some strips of masking tape and a set of precision screwdrivers, tenner in argos or 2 quid in a discount shop...if you don't have a set that is.
A pen.
A soft brush (to keep everything dust free) (Remember any dust INSIDE the lens would be a disaster)
Print out the instructions from the link.
Lay out the sheets of paper, this is where you'll put the parts as you take them out and number the steps as you go.
Use strips of masking tape sticky side up. As you take out the screws stick them to the tape so you won't lose them.
So that's basically your setup, the rest is carefully following the instructions.
Good luck! ;) :D
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Dancer » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:04 pm

Strum wrote:A few sheets of paper (tell you in a minute)


How long is a minute in your world?? :lol: :lol:

That is very sound advice Strumster. When are you free?? :lol: :lol:

Ah, I think I'll just buy a new camera. You can get cameras now that use eyefi cards so that you can upload
to wherever as soon as you take your pic 8-)
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:20 pm

Dancer wrote:
How long is a minute in your world?? :lol: :lol:


About a minute.

That is very sound advice Strumster. When are you free?? :lol: :lol:



Um...pm me...don't tell bugs. ;)


Ah, I think I'll just buy a new camera.



Tut, :roll: If you're going to dump the lens let me have a go at it just for the experience. I'll swap you for the worst painting of the Lighthouse ever. :D
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Dancer » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:43 pm

Are you nuts?? why on earth would I dump a lens that cost nearly €600 :shock:
I'm going to order the part that is faulty and then take it from there. :D
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:08 pm

Dancer wrote:Are you nuts??


Yes. :lol:


I'm going to order the part that is faulty and then take it from there. :D




Cool, let us know as you go with it. All the best. ;)
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Dancer » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:59 pm

Eh no!! I said I will buy the part and take it from there wuu

What I was thinking was, I can cook a nice meal and then Keeper, Gerald, Micheál and yourself can
get to work on the lens repair while Rocker and I sip wine and observe from a distance. Grammer can provide
the background music , Snowy can do a turn and Sinéad can sing a tune or two . Denis can be in charge of dipping the strawberries in chocolate and all the others can cheer from the sofa.
I'll even have one of these for Toss....

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:03 pm

A Camera repair Gang-bang? Jaze Dancer you're watching too much of that "They're off their Rockers" series. :D
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