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      CommentAuthorMark R
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2013
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    What Paul said. Those are beautiful.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2013
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    Ditto. I'm blown away each time.
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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2013
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    Thank you. More Havana and quite a dramatic sunset..

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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2013
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    Meanwhile in Montreal:

    Parks and Rec (allana)) on 500px.com

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    @ Jehrot - Awesome pics. I am totally putting some of those in my photo reference folder for some future art project.
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      CommentAuthordispophoto
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2013
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    Pamela at Bar Sacrilege in Quebec City
    At Sacrilege
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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2013
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    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2013 edited
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    Flippin' eck Jehrot, that second one is giving me the willies, what is it?

    Me? I've been feeling a little drained...
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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2013
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    It's a shy hermit crab! Nice drain.

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    Some shots from the L.A. meet-up with Sellmeyoursoul:

    Come get some, if you think you're 'ard enough

    Our fries roll deep.



    I also have some actual post-apocalyptic hellscapes that I went out and shot today, but they still need processing.
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2013
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    @DavidLejeune: Post-apocalyptic hellscapes? Want! Want NOW!

    Anyone got any thoughts on the new Flickr site? Been a lot of changes and, predictably enough, plenty much grumbling. Certainly doesn't seem popular in the places i hang about there. I'm undecided meself, i liked the old layout and i haven't spent long enough with the new one to work out if anything important has been added or lost. I'd be interested to hear what the somewhat more sophisticated and artistic denizens of Whitechapel think of it all.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2013
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    Only thought so far is that the auto-renewal for my pro account, which I always turn off, seems to have been switched back on with no clear way to stop that aside from cancelling my pro account...otherwise, while 1TB is pretty sweet, I'm not looking forward to the ads (but then again, we'll see how bad those get).
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2013
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    Hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate new Flickr.

    You can switch to the free account here.

    More about the differences here.

    ANGER.
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2013
     (10937.14)
    Holy hell that redesign is a trainwreck.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2013
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    Hmmm... I'm in the market for a prime lens at around 30mm with a wide aperture (f1.4-1.8) for my Canon 60D that won't cost me an arm and a leg. Sigma has one that fits the bill 100% on paper, but I hear it can be really soft at the maximum aperture, which basically makes it pointless.

    So I was thinking about vintage lenses as I've heard they tend to be super-sharp and robust. I generally don't use auto-zoom anyway, so that shouldn't be a problem. Does anyone know of any good lenses/ brands that are reasonably easy to get a hold of and would fit a Canon DSLR mount? I'm not averse to adapters if it's a brand that has a lot of good lenses available.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2013
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    I don't hate the new Flickr. I'm mostly just happy about the terabyte, and having access to old photos again.
    The only thing I dislike about the layout is not seeing title and author without scrolling. What does everyone else dislike?
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2013
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    @allana: It's a bit like when your local supermarket moves all their stock around and you can't find where anything is anymore.

    Not liking the homepage, if i want big pictures i'll click on 'em, i'd prefer lots of nice, easy to navigate contact sheet like thumbnails with the new pictures and recent activity all separate so i can see what's going on at a glance. And the endless scrolling is great if it's available on demand but not when it's there whether you want it or not. Grrr.

    Really going to miss the stats, mainly because i am both curious and a bit narcissistic when it comes to my pictures and who's looking at them. I know i could keep a slightly emasculated version if i stay pro, but what's the point of that now? Which brings me to...

    Ads. Can they be blocked? I haven't had to try yet but i hope my trusty Adblock Plus works on them.

    Not happy with how titles and descriptions are displayed, particularly for sets. I've got a couple of contacts who give a lot of background with their pictures and the new display has really made a mess of that.

    Hard to find stuff like maps, exif and the like but i expect that will get easier with time as i get more used to the new order.

    Generally like a lot of the features but wish i had more control and choice as to how things get displayed.

    I've noticed the media seem generally positive about it all while user groups and the help forum are blazing with hate.

    Interesting times.
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    @jehrot, really love that top landscape...
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2013
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    The thumbnails are crap and arbitrary. UI-wise it's hard to read the nav/find things. Everything is visually very busy, making some of the type and navigation difficult to read.

    General user-interface stuff.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2013
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    I do like the basic presentation on the front page, I can see what they were going for... But it's so damned crammed together, and the photos seem to take forever to load.

    On the lens front, out of the things I've been looking at so far, these two stand out:
    Samyang 35mm MF F1.4
    Sigma 28mm F1.8

    So the Samyang is pin-sharp in the centre even when wide open, but trails off quite heavily towards the corners into softness and vignetting. It's also a fully manual lens. None of these things bother me a whole heap to be completely honest. For the kind of stuff I'm intending to use the lens, the vignetting is actually a good thing for me, and the MF I've gone over.
    The Sigma is surprisingly sharp and handles itself a lot better than the F1.4 as far as I can see, but the Bokeh (I had NO idea what that was until today) is a bit meh, apparently, and the build quality a bit jittery (an issue I know from my own Sigma lenses). The focus ring on my zoom lens is really crappy and falls out of focus at the drop of a hat - or indeed the release of the ring.

    Problem with the Samyang is that it's quite big for its class and it's a bit more expensive than the Sigma on Amazon. That might change if I shop around, though.

    Any other lenses like these that you prefer/ own/ love?