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    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2013
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    @Magnulus: if you're using a lens built for a 35mm film SLR ("full frame") on a digital SLR, be aware of the crop factor - how much smaller the digital sensor is than a 35mm film frame - which affects both lens length and aperture.

    The Canon 60D has a crop factor of 1.6, so a lens that is 30mm on an full frame film camera will be effectively 48mm on a 60D - still very usable, but significantly less wide. I think this crop factor also has the effect of decreasing aperture by ~1 step (so a 1.4 becomes a 1.8) but I'm not sure.

    They don't go out of their way to make it clear, but I believe this is why the product description for the Samyang lens says "a fast, wide angle, manual focus prime lens for full frame cameras, or a fast standard prime when used on APS-C/DX sensors" (because the latter have a crop factor; emphasis mine).
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2013
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    I've taken the crop factor into account, it's a standard prime I'm after. :)
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2013
     (10937.3)
    Oh, super - in that case, bang on! I've had great fun doing exactly that (and also standard to portrait by the same crop-factor magic).
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2013
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    I like this one 'cause it's all symmetrical and shit.
  1.  (10937.5)
    Once I saw the terabyte space for the new Flickr I though 'oh, cool, I can cancel my Pro account' and promptly did. And then I read that article about the differences and thought, 'fuuuuuuck.' $25 a year for Pro wasn't going to kill me, and now I think I should've kept it. Hopefully Yahoo will backpedal and bring the Pro accounts back.
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      CommentAuthordispophoto
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2013
     (10937.6)
    Montreal courthouse
    the courthouse in Old Montreal
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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd 2013 edited
     (10937.7)
    New Flickr will take some getting used to probably. I'll withhold judgement til I've used it for a couple of weeks I think. It did just take me an age to find the "share" dialogue. I put that down to my brain having been in hibernation mode for the last couple of weeks though.

    And cheers JP. That was a very special evening. The rain coming through that shaft of sunlight over the limestone cliffs was absolutely jaw dropping in person. The sky looked like a painting and I felt simultaneously very small and quite damp.

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    Right now I'm hating the new Flickr with the fire of a thousand suns.
    • CommentAuthorFlxzr
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd 2013
     (10937.9)
    It runs too slow on my wee PC for me to know if I hate it.
    • CommentAuthormanglr
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd 2013
     (10937.10)
    Ruby Beach Sunset
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    I'm doing my best to reserve judgement on the Flickr redesign, but I'm starting to shift towards really disliking it. The entire interface seems to have been shifted towards "look at all the pretty pictures!" while making it a pain in the arse to see any of the info - title, description, date, location, etc - that might have been entered about said pretty pictures.

    I don't use Flickr to show off pretty pictures, I use it to store and annotate photographs of things that I find interesting, and other people might find interesting too. Without context, a lot of my photos are kind of pointless, so the redesign has made the site a hell of lot less useful for me.

    I'm not making any rash decisions yet, but I'll be watching the site very carefully over the next couple of months to see if things improve. If not, I may well cancel my pro account, pull all my stuff down and find somewhere else to keep it.
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    This is a crop from a standard photo rather than a macro, hence the slightly out of focusness?, but I love that it has caught the reflection in the drop of nectar.
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    @Purple Wyrm: At this point, that's what I use flickr for too. Makes me wish I could back up everything in the old format onto a drive and when my pro account is ready to expire, just leave it be and forget about it. It was a great organizational tool, but now I'm not so sure. What I liked about flickr was that it was clean and easy to find things, like a very nice search engine for my photos and art. If I had time, I could probably relearn the system and maybe even like it, but right now I don't have time for checking anything daily, and am barely keeping up as it is so... not a happy camper.
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    @trini - I've started downloading all my content with FlickrMetadataSynchr. It pulls down your photos and adds your titles, descriptions etc into the file metadata. It's not perfect, but it's at least a start for rebuilding something Flickr like at a future date.
  7.  (10937.15)
    As promised: Post-Apocalyptic Hellscapes
    First: Apocalypse in Progress (Apocalypse in question being the Springs Fire):


    And post-apocalypse





    Full size version of this one here.

    And yet, life goes on:




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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2013
     (10937.16)
    I, too, can post-apoc!

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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2013
     (10937.17)
    Also I think I might dig the new Flickr (or at least be ambivalent towards) because the redesign is pretty similar to that of 500px.

    The one thing I really want (from all photo sites) is different layouts for portrait and landscape shots. Portrait shots always tend to feel like such wasted space on either side. I want my screen to be fully occupied by landscape shots, don't mind scrolling away for contextual info, but portraits are either too small (less than the height of my monitor) or too big (forced to scroll). It can't be that hard to design a half-decent layout for each scenario.
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    Post-Apocalyptic....I can do that too. There is an abandoned farmhouse near my parents' place in Mount Solon,VA. I've wanted to go back there for years and I finally stopped by yesterday. There was no one at the farm to ask permission and, apparently, the stream there is open for public fly fishing so I went ahead and did it anyway.

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    Fun with the Holga lens attachment-and those cows followed me around (en mass) the whole time, it was a little creepy

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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2013
     (10937.19)
    Post apocalyptic garden. It's desolate, honest.

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    • CommentAuthormanglr
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2013
     (10937.20)
    So then, what you're not saying is that last beetle is actual 6 foot tall?