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jasonbrien

Member Since 03 Aug 2011
Offline Last Active Jun 14 2012 04:46 AM
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In Topic: B/w Ir Film

14 June 2012 - 04:44 AM

What to say about these b/w infrared pictures you have uploaded. They are simply amazing. I like you b/w photography work but you just need to work on your camera contrast adjustments as I found sharpness is high according to b/w photography.

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In Topic: Used Lens

12 June 2012 - 08:53 AM

I've bought and sold various bits of my camera gear as I've grown it, while buying new is the best, sometimes you can't afford new. In addition some lens can't be bought new anymore e.g. the metal mount Mark I 50mm f1.8 lens.

First - deal with a reputable store, I would only buy used from a place that I've bought a lot of new stuff in. They aren't going to 'cheat' me on a bit of used gear to make a hundred dollars profit if in doing so they they ruin their chances of ever having me as a customer.

The place I deal with (Henrys in Toronto), has a 120 day waranty and a 14 day return policy.

Second - Specifically to lenses check them visually, work the focus in AF and MF modes, zoom etc. What you want to see is that the lens itself looks like it was well cared for. Take a lot of pictures at all the aperature settings, you'll see any dirt or fungas inside hopefully that way.

Third - third party lenses lose their value quickly, Canon lenses will hold their value. I looked at a set of lens and the Tamrom was half price, the Canon (in poorer condition) was 75% of the price of new. Make sure you know what the new price is in order to understand how good a deal you're getting.

Also - make sure what you're getting is compatible with your camera - some Sigma lenses won't auto focus on cameras newer than the Elan 7.

I'd stay away from stores other than good photoshops. What I'm trying to buy is a lens that someone has upgraded from or traded in to buy new stuff.

One other thing that I've learned - if the store caters to students at art college/university programs, there may be times of the year when used photo gear is more available. Around here the worst time to get used medium format equipment is in October, 2nd year photo arts students buy it all up in September then sell it in May.

remember - it's buyer beware and if its too good to be true, it likely is.

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In Topic: Printing Onto Perspex

04 June 2012 - 05:41 AM

Photo on acrylic is a different way to have your favorite pictures on display, perfect for kitchens and bathrooms where steam could damage a photo in a normal frame.The acrylic frame will make your photo stand out and really create an impact, the acrylic will also keep the print looking bright and fresh for a number of years.

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In Topic: Photo To Canvas

28 May 2012 - 09:05 AM

One of the most common uses for canvas is in the creation of works of art in the medium of painting. Canvas has a way of maintaining clarity of color and form that is not always possible with other types of fabrics. The durable nature of canvas also makes it ideal stretching over a canvas frame until the material is secure and taut. With a secure and receptive surface to work with, the artist can allow the fruits of his or her imagination appear in tangible detail for all to see and enjoy.

There are various websites online that convert your photos to a beautiful wrapped canvas prints.You just need to register to those sites and upload your pictures. The photography companies also provide services of canvas printing.They use high quality printers to give your canvas a real look.

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In Topic: Black And White Photography

18 May 2012 - 12:23 PM

When photography started, It started with black and white technology. The developers found the techniques of making colored photographs very later. The black and white technology has all the basic techniques which a beginner need to learn so this is the best way to practice fro beginners. Black and white photographs look more decent than colored one and require very less work to wash the negatives.