Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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cbrandt
Registered: Aug 03, 2006
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
The Lexar 32GB/1000x card corruption I experienced in October kind of spooked me. I've had cards go south, fortunately not in catastrophic situations, but that one could have been well into catastrophic territory. I know this wouldn't preclude a failure, but I'm thinking about a different strategy. Don't you think the majority of card failures are caused by a speck of something getting in one of the many pin slots, or something not seating just so during one of the zillions of trips in and out of the camera/card reader. A 32 GB card offers well over 1,0000 images on my X bodies, and about 800 on the D800. Most assignments don't come close to filling two 32GB CF cards, or a CF and an SDHC in the case of the D800. What if, to limit wear, the cards always stayed in the slots and were downloaded from the camera via whatever cable you use for such a procedure.

Given the very minute failure rate I've experienced when compared to the volume of images captured over the years, this is probably overkill. Seems like it would certainly reduce wear on the cards.


....... Possible - but you will / should exercise the card by pulling it out and re inserting it to clean the pins every month or so to knock off the corrosion that will build up between the pins and their socket. It's not unusual to find high pwr cord resistance when testing patient care medical devices ( defibs, ekg, vital sign monitors, anesthesia machines, surgery tables, etc .. ) that have removable pwr cords. To * fix * this we simply remove and plug the cord back into the unit 2, 3 times and the unit then passes easily within range. Breaks that corrosion / metal against metal self cleans itself of the corrosion one can't see, which builds up between the ground pin and it's socket.



cbrandt
Registered: Aug 03, 2006
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Leo Hursh wrote:
bobl wrote:
Wrei,

Whatever, next time I will do the family photo before dinner.

WHY?? This is a GREAT SHOT!!! However, there is a very small nit... the light switch kinda bugs me.


Hey Wrei, I fixed it for you! Is this more to your liking Bob?


LLLLLLLLLL .. to funny !!!

+1 on the family photos !!



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
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CAF Griffon powered Spitfire.



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
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Cool Photo Tim good looking Griffon



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
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My friend John -



Glenn



Glenn Watson
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too far?



Glenn



dtw757
Registered: Jan 05, 2009
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Tim Adams wrote:
CAF Griffon powered Spitfire.





Oh My....



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
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One of the great thrills of Reno, being at pylon 8 when this thing comes around.



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
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Beats the rabbit ears and funny hairdos I get from my kids.

Wrei wrote:
I have heard new experts saying tryptophan doesn't cause sleepiness. Whatever, next time I will do the family photo before dinner.










stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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Wrei, that's a hoot and a half!

Leo, nice save...



Chris Luvara
Registered: Nov 17, 2006
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The Sea "Fuzzy" out for an evening flight..



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Mark, thanks for the idea. Who makes the best unit for that application. Wonderful image BTW!!

Thanks Curtis! I would never have thought of that. I guess that's still better than the 20 or so times they normally come out of the camera, into the card reader, and back into the camera. Maybe I'm being paranoid and should just keep doing it the way I always have.

Welcome back Chris! Glad to see you haven't lost your touch!!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Got a black friday email from B&H this morning telling me my Drobo 5D will be reduced by a hundred bucks. I thought that was pretty darn nice seein' as how I had already ordered it. They shipped it today as well.



Chris Luvara
Registered: Nov 17, 2006
Total Posts: 145
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
Welcome back Chris! Glad to see you haven't lost your touch!!


Thanks Jim, glad I brought the camera to the airport today.



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
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Chris Luvara wrote:
The Sea "Fuzzy" out for an evening flight..




Hey Chris: Wish I was there to hear it!

Glenn



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
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dangit! does quoting somebody elses picture count as a top of page pic?



Glenn Watson
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in case not -





Glenn



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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You're pushin' it Glenn



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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I did a little project for Sheila last Tuesday. She has volunteered at a nursing home for over 25 years, and she asked me if I'd take portraits of the residents so their families could have current images of them. Kind of a tough assignment from the standpoint that I had no idea what each subject was capable of, as far as cooperation. Most of the 26 people were in walkers or wheel chairs, so that added to my constraints, but all in all it went fine. One of the gentleman asked me what else I shot, I went down the list. When I hit aviation his eyes lit up, "I was a flight engineer on a B24 Liberator in WWII" he proceeded to tell me. Well. we're going to take a little trip one day soon and see if we can't get him back in the cockpit of a 24. Another man I photographed fought with Patton in all his major campaigns. I was in the presence of hero's and didn't even know it.

A number of the people I photographed were suffering from Alzheimer's, varying forms of dementia, and or just plain growing old. The project got me thinking about going back and shooting available light, high iso images. These images were nicely lit and composed portraits for another purpose, but I felt a tug to go back and capture imagery that documents aging and it's components. We'll see.

This little lady didn't know who she was, much less who I was. She is well into the progression of Alzheimer's. She wanted her portrait taken though. She had difficulty making eye contact with me, it would happen for a split second, just a glance, and she'd look away. In spite of her condition, there was life in her eyes, and I wanted to capture it, before it faded.

There's something in this for me to do, I felt it more and more as I shot away. Once again, the principle proves true, if you give of yourself, you get back more than you give.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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BTW, Elinchrom's, one key, one fill. 60" Octa key, 24" Chimera strip fill. In the case of this subject, the fill actually became the key and vice versa. I switched them up because I wanted to achieve more dramatic lighting to accentuate her skin tones and texture, and to capture her personality.

Shot on the 1D X, 70-200/2.8 II at 130mm/5.6, iso 200.................and that's the rest of the story as Paul Harvey would say.



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