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(16-Dec-2012 00:57)juice wrote:  [Image: hUV2RQfCkkKB0_wHx6lgfQ2.gif]

That's outstanding!

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(16-Dec-2012 01:11)Tetrode wrote:  
(16-Dec-2012 00:57)juice wrote:  [Image: hUV2RQfCkkKB0_wHx6lgfQ2.gif]

That's outstanding!

That's a great example of "when life gives you lemons..." Icon_cheesygrin

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That is hilarious. I bet he doesn't hate the lampshade so much now.

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[Image: dogs.jpg]

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(21-Dec-2012 14:00)Ralphbro wrote:  [Image: dogs.jpg]

Great photo; great caption.

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Dobie, a friend's border collie has been visiting. I finally got him to sit still for a few milliseconds.

[Image: 8305074578_d5bea8e03b_b.jpg]

Dobie was lit with a bare bulb flash sitting inside an inexpensive 80cm Orb-like eBay "umbrella softbox" like this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Professional...2a21a8e90f

For quick and dirty lighting, those Westcott Apollo style boxes are the bees knees.

So far, I'm also very impressed with the Nikon D600. That and the old 45mm f/2.8P manual focus pancake lens were used for the shot of Dobie.

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Ha Ha

Dobie looks like a firecracker waiting to go off. Most excellent portrait Dave.

RE: manual focus on DSLR. How do you do it with out an aftermarket focus screen? My eyesight isn't good enough to do any manual focus through the view finder. The split screen was great on my AE-1, I'm not sure if that would work for me now either.

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(24-Dec-2012 20:10)Tetrode wrote:  For quick and dirty lighting, those Westcott Apollo style boxes are the bees knees.
Ain't that the truth.

Nice shot.

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(24-Dec-2012 20:10)Tetrode wrote:  So far, I'm also very impressed with the Nikon D600. That and the old 45mm f/2.8P manual focus pancake lens were used for the shot of Dobie.

looks good Dave Icon_cool

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Beauty, Dave. Love those BC's, awesome breed.




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(24-Dec-2012 20:17)Ralphbro wrote:  Ha Ha

Dobie looks like a firecracker waiting to go off. Most excellent portrait Dave.

RE: manual focus on DSLR. How do you do it with out an aftermarket focus screen? My eyesight isn't good enough to do any manual focus through the view finder. The split screen was great on my AE-1, I'm not sure if that would work for me now either.

I find MF extremely difficult these days, Ralph. Focusing screens in DSLRs are certainly no longer optimized for MF and don't provide any focusing aids at all. The latest generation of Nikon DLSRs no longer provide for interchangeable screens which is a real pity. More accurately, screens can be removed and replaced but Nikon no longer makes alternative screens with focusing aids.

I had a split-image aftermarket Brightscreen in my Canon 5D and it made a world of difference when focusing manually.

The D800E and D600 screens aren't terrible in decent light. Both are marginal or worse in low light. My D5100 with it's small, pentamirror optical system cannot be manually focused with any accuracy at all.

There are sellers on eBay offering low cost split image screens for the Nikon D800/D600 and (surprisingly) for the Canon 5D Mark III. For example:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180-Big-eye-Spli...416e97265e

I'm not willing to try one of these screens without having seen some positive user feedback. I do continue to keep my eyes open for a solution. I'm hoping Katzeyeoptics finally releases a screen for the D800. Brightscreen, the other big player, seems to now be defunct since the passing of the company founder.

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(24-Dec-2012 20:48)DJ wrote:  Beauty, Dave. Love those BC's, awesome breed.

Thanks, DJ. Dobie is a real sweetheart but a bit hyper and intense for me. This seems to be the standard MO for border collies. My tibetan terrier Wilbur is more my style; very laid back. A true mellow mutt.

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Yes, the herding breeds are quite hyper and require a lot of exercise, very much the MO. But, they will lay about on the couch with the family, too.




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(24-Dec-2012 20:20)juice wrote:  
(24-Dec-2012 20:10)Tetrode wrote:  For quick and dirty lighting, those Westcott Apollo style boxes are the bees knees.
Ain't that the truth.

Nice shot.

Thanks, Mic.

Do you own an Apollo or knockoff? The 80cm octa I have was my first Apollo-like modifier. That along with a shoe mount flash and a small stand and you're in business. Light quality is truly excellent. A few minutes ago the Post Office delivered a 90cm x 90cm Apollo clone. I've been waiting four weeks for that one to be delivered. Very much looking forward to taking it for a test drive.

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A couple of things you guys:
Is there a good focus screen available for the 5DII?
and
Although the herding dogs can by hyper, they do seem very much engaged with their owner(s). I say this, as opposed to a lot Terriers, Dalmatians and Beagles, all of which generally seem more interested in checking out the world around them and don't seem interested in long duration human interaction.

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(24-Dec-2012 20:56)Tetrode wrote:  Thanks, DJ. Dobie is a real sweetheart but a bit hyper and intense for me. This seems to be the standard MO for border collies.
Yeah, they're lunatics. I had a blue heeler (Australian Cattle Dog) for a while. Lovely animal.

(24-Dec-2012 21:03)Tetrode wrote:  Do you own an Apollo or knockoff?
No, but I've used one a fair bit. Very simple and effective.

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Great shot Dave. Looks like a fun and entertaining dog. Icon_smile

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I wonder what Millie thinks of Dobie? Probably polar opposites.

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(24-Dec-2012 22:46)Ralphbro wrote:  I wonder what Millie thinks of Dobie? Probably polar opposites.

Don't forget, Ralph, Millie is also a herding dog:

[Image: 2792050561_6e9dd212b2_o.jpg]

[Image: 2792106467_d123f7928b_o.jpg]

A little less hyper than Dobie, though Icon_biggrin

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Ya Dave, I thought about that, but somehow she's one of those Blacksheep Sheepdogs LOL

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(24-Dec-2012 20:10)Tetrode wrote:  Dobie, a friend's border collie has been visiting. I finally got him to sit still for a few milliseconds.

[Image: 8305074578_d5bea8e03b_b.jpg]

Dobie was lit with a bare bulb flash sitting inside an inexpensive 80cm Orb-like eBay "umbrella softbox" like this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Professional...2a21a8e90f

For quick and dirty lighting, those Westcott Apollo style boxes are the bees knees.

So far, I'm also very impressed with the Nikon D600. That and the old 45mm f/2.8P manual focus pancake lens were used for the shot of Dobie.

Nicely done, Dave. A great shot of Dobie!

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(24-Dec-2012 22:53)Tetrode wrote:  
(24-Dec-2012 22:46)Ralphbro wrote:  I wonder what Millie thinks of Dobie? Probably polar opposites.

Don't forget, Ralph, Millie is also a herding dog:

[Image: 2792050561_6e9dd212b2_o.jpg]

[Image: 2792106467_d123f7928b_o.jpg]

A little less hyper than Dobie, though Icon_biggrin

Leave her alone! She's just catching up on her sleep... all the time. Icon_cheesygrin

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P.S. Good to see you making good use of the new D600. Icon_smile

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Not an image but a great Christmas story:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national...-1.1227500

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Cold but clear (finally) today, so I decided to see how my ancient Sigma 70-210mm f/3.5-4.5 lens would perform on the D600 body. I don't even remember when I bought that lens. It was during the film era. It's a perfect size for the mid-size D600 and there are no modern third-party zooms of that range that aren't f/5.6 at the long end.

The lens produces fairly low contrast captures and the jury is still out on sharpness. However, I do like this shot from this afternoon. This is Jessop. He's an older Newfoundland and possibly the sweetest dog on the planet. EVERYBODY loves Jessop. A true gentle giant:

[Image: Jessop.jpg]

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Looks plenty sharp from here, Dave.

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i've never see a Newfie dog with white patches before, i agree though they do have a beautiful temperament, pic looks good Dave Icon_cool

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(19-Jan-2013 02:13)juice wrote:  Looks plenty sharp from here, Dave.

What Mic said.


(19-Jan-2013 02:59)FJ Love wrote:  i've never see a Newfie dog with white patches before, i agree though they do have a beautiful temperament, pic looks good Dave Icon_cool

Yep. Great shot of Jessop. Icon_smile

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Nice Dave! Sell all your modern glass and buy more ancient Sigmas! Icon_smile

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(19-Jan-2013 02:59)FJ Love wrote:  i've never see a Newfie dog with white patches before, i agree though they do have a beautiful temperament, pic looks good Dave Icon_cool

Have a look at this breeder's page, Martin:

http://www.geminorum.com/ours_newfoundland-dog.mvc

The temperament of these dogs is truly wondrous. Tragically, the breed is cursed with a short life expectancy. I couldn't own a Newfie for that reason alone.

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(19-Jan-2013 03:08)Rudi wrote:  Yep. Great shot of Jessop. Icon_smile

Thank you, Mr. V.

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Beauty Dave. Jessop looks like a real fine buddy.

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(19-Jan-2013 03:34)Tetrode wrote:  
(19-Jan-2013 02:59)FJ Love wrote:  i've never see a Newfie dog with white patches before, i agree though they do have a beautiful temperament, pic looks good Dave Icon_cool

Have a look at this breeder's page, Martin:

http://www.geminorum.com/ours_newfoundland-dog.mvc

The temperament of these dogs is truly wondrous. Tragically, the breed is cursed with a short life expectancy. I couldn't own a Newfie for that reason alone.

i've learned something new Dave, i've never seen any Newfies other than black, i do know they have webbed feet for swimming Icon_cool

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(19-Jan-2013 03:44)FJ Love wrote:  
(19-Jan-2013 03:34)Tetrode wrote:  
(19-Jan-2013 02:59)FJ Love wrote:  i've never see a Newfie dog with white patches before, i agree though they do have a beautiful temperament, pic looks good Dave Icon_cool

Have a look at this breeder's page, Martin:

http://www.geminorum.com/ours_newfoundland-dog.mvc

The temperament of these dogs is truly wondrous. Tragically, the breed is cursed with a short life expectancy. I couldn't own a Newfie for that reason alone.

i've learned something new Dave, i've never seen any Newfies other than black, i do know they have webbed feet for swimming Icon_cool

Just like Pi!

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(19-Jan-2013 03:39)Ralphbro wrote:  Beauty Dave. Jessop looks like a real fine buddy.

Thanks, Ralph. Jessop is now 10, I believe. Sadly, he may not be with us much longer. There won't be a dry eye at the doggie park when he goes, that's for certain.

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(19-Jan-2013 03:33)Sheldon N wrote:  Nice Dave! Sell all your modern glass and buy more ancient Sigmas! Icon_smile

That's not going to happen, Sheldon. However, I do hope the one I already own proves its worth. Look at how perfectly it mates with the D600:

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(19-Jan-2013 04:27)Tetrode wrote:  Look at how perfectly it mates with the D600
Mmm, mates.

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That's actually quite a nice looking combo, I must admit. Icon_smile

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quote:i do know they have webbed feet for swimming Icon_cool
Just like Pi!

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Great shot, Dave. I love the large breeds too, but most suffer from short life spans, as you noted. Having a dog park friend is the best to enjoy them.




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(19-Jan-2013 04:21)Tetrode wrote:  
(19-Jan-2013 03:44)FJ Love wrote:  
(19-Jan-2013 03:34)Tetrode wrote:  
(19-Jan-2013 02:59)FJ Love wrote:  i've never see a Newfie dog with white patches before, i agree though they do have a beautiful temperament, pic looks good Dave Icon_cool

Have a look at this breeder's page, Martin:

http://www.geminorum.com/ours_newfoundland-dog.mvc

The temperament of these dogs is truly wondrous. Tragically, the breed is cursed with a short life expectancy. I couldn't own a Newfie for that reason alone.

i've learned something new Dave, i've never seen any Newfies other than black, i do know they have webbed feet for swimming Icon_cool

Just like Pi!

Different reason. Icon_mrgreen

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(19-Jan-2013 06:23)Rudi wrote:  Different reason. Icon_mrgreen

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quote:Dog Life Span: Big vs. Small

Nearly 40% of small breed dogs live longer than 10 years, but only 13% of giant breed dogs live that long. The average 50-pound dog will live 10-12 years. But giant breeds such as great Danes or deerhounds are elderly at 6-8 years.

Kimberly Greer, PhD, an assistant professor at the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Indiana University East, co-authored a study that showed that dogs weighing less than 30 pounds lived the longest. The study analyzed data from more than 700 dogs in 77 breeds.

“It’s the weight, not the height, that matters,” Greer says. “Some dogs are short, like the English bulldog, but can still weigh 60 or 70 pounds. They wouldn’t be considered small breed dogs.”

Mark Stickney, DVM, director of General Surgery Services at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, says although it’s not unusual to see a 17-year-old miniature poodle, a 12-year-old Labrador retriever is considered old, and any dog in the giant breeds -- dogs weighing more than 100 pounds -- is considered geriatric at 6-7 years.

It's tough enough when they die at 10-14.




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(19-Jan-2013 07:23)DJ wrote:  
quote:Dog Life Span: Big vs. Small

Nearly 40% of small breed dogs live longer than 10 years, but only 13% of giant breed dogs live that long. The average 50-pound dog will live 10-12 years. But giant breeds such as great Danes or deerhounds are elderly at 6-8 years.

Kimberly Greer, PhD, an assistant professor at the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Indiana University East, co-authored a study that showed that dogs weighing less than 30 pounds lived the longest. The study analyzed data from more than 700 dogs in 77 breeds.

“It’s the weight, not the height, that matters,” Greer says. “Some dogs are short, like the English bulldog, but can still weigh 60 or 70 pounds. They wouldn’t be considered small breed dogs.”

Mark Stickney, DVM, director of General Surgery Services at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, says although it’s not unusual to see a 17-year-old miniature poodle, a 12-year-old Labrador retriever is considered old, and any dog in the giant breeds -- dogs weighing more than 100 pounds -- is considered geriatric at 6-7 years.

It's tough enough when they die at 10-14.

i've never had a dog over 9 yrs old Icon_frown

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(19-Jan-2013 07:27)DJ wrote:  HAHAHAHAH
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Good stuff Icon_cheesygrin

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(19-Jan-2013 07:31)DJ wrote:  BTW, how the hell do you type a down arrow?
Like you did, I guess. I dunno. I'm sure there's some ALT-code for it.

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(19-Jan-2013 07:28)juice wrote:  
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(19-Jan-2013 07:27)DJ wrote:  Stripped of the Heisman - blames dead imaginary girlfriend

Ha! Nice one.

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