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Loco Stories / Humor / Re: Get Your Own Rare Pepe
« Last post by Code Refugee on April 27, 2017, 08:04:12 PM »
Ha ha that is great. Did you know there's a lot of Chinese flag factories on aliexpress that will do custom work for super cheap? You can get a totally custom one-off 3-by-5 foot flag for $20. I've ordered a few for fun. My latest one says "HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US". I brought it to work and told everyone I'm the one that stole Shia's flag. I'm not the one, obviously, but everyone believed me. LOL.
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Loco Stories / Humor / Re: Get Your Own Rare Pepe
« Last post by Code Refugee on April 26, 2017, 07:48:59 PM »
Those are incredibly high quality custom illustrations for $5. Wow, imagine getting one of myself and putting it on a tee-shirt. Very tempting.
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Loco Stories / Humor / Get Your Own Rare Pepe
« Last post by The Gorn on April 26, 2017, 06:07:33 PM »
There is a cottage industry of Pepe artists, creating rare Pepes and dank memes.

https://www.fiverr.com/dankboi/make-a-custom-rare-pepe-the-frog

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Warning. Such Pepes have the possibility of becoming extremely RARE and sought after on dark web market. Which may lead you to either become a millionaire or the target of 4chan best Pepe thieves, you must be ready for the responsibility of owning such an unique never seen before, Pepe The Frog.
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Discussions - Public / Re: camera experiments
« Last post by ilconsiglliere on April 26, 2017, 03:48:54 PM »
So the standard for autism now is having high standards.  :P I can cop to that.

I REALLY like the idea of that EOS M3. The prices for the body aren't bad at all.

I read somewhere that professional photographers like carrying the Canon G series PowerShots as their leisure time camera of choice.

Yep high standards :) does it. Let the autism run free!

Here are some pics of my EOS M (the first one) versus a Canon Rebel T2i and Panasonic GX7 micro 4/3 camera. You can see the size differntial. The lens on the T2i is a 15-85mm lens and is quite large because its pretty wide for a zoom.





You can get the M3's pretty cheap now as Canon came out with an M5 and M6. The M5 has a integrated viewfinder like a DSLR, the M6 is like the M3. One of the thing about the M & M3 is they are sluggish to autofocus particularly in low light or low contrast. 

My friend is a pro photographer and is always bringing home new cameras to play with. After he is done I usually get to play with them for a week :) . I have gotten to play with Canon's pro cameras, though they are crazy fast I can't imagine carrying it all day long. LOL.
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Discussions - Public / Re: camera experiments
« Last post by The Gorn on April 25, 2017, 06:50:01 PM »
So the standard for autism now is having high standards.  :P I can cop to that.

I REALLY like the idea of that EOS M3. The prices for the body aren't bad at all.

I read somewhere that professional photographers like carrying the Canon G series PowerShots as their leisure time camera of choice.
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The comments about recruiters only being interested in employed people is dead on. The end result is I lie if I am unemployed, I just don't tell them.
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Discussions - Public / Re: camera experiments
« Last post by ilconsiglliere on April 25, 2017, 06:06:20 PM »
I have contemplated selling my DSLR multiple times or upgrading. I am still on the fence - the big thing is I hate carrying it. Its just bulky and gets in the way unlike my G9. But once you shoot with it, there is no going back. The controls and response are instantaneous but who likes carrying it.

I have contemplated getting a Canon G7X MKII - it has a bigger sensor and is much quicker than my G9. And the screen articulates and has a fast lens. But its not cheap.

https://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-G7-Mark-Black/dp/B01BV14OXA

I completely agree about DSLRs. I bought the G16 in preference to a couple of low end DSLR outfits that Sam's Club and Costco were both carrying at the same time (summer of '15.)  I reallly wanted the image quality and responsiveness of the DSLR but I wasn't interested in hauling around that camera or lenses.  The G16 is a great compromise. It is a lesser camera in some ways than a DSLR but I want to be able to carry and use the camera, not leave it on a shelf for special occasions.

Re: the G7X - I simply must have an optical or digital viewfinder for my eye. It's old-school but for me a must-have. And eye-level viewfinders have become a high end premium feature for many point and shoots.

There is an entire class of higher end mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses coming out. I could go for that.

And that is the quandary about the DSLR - we want the responsiveness and image quality but not the bulk and weight. Thats why I bought the EOS M3:

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-eos-m3-review

It has the same sensor as a DSLR but it has no where near as responsive. The pics are indistinguishable from a DSLR but its not really good at moving things and the controls are quite fiddly. I am not a fan of it though it takes good pictures. It has crappy battery life and its slow to focus. Drives me crazy at times, lol.

I hear you about the viewfinder, the EOS M3 has a detachable EVF. Though the picture in the EVF is good its very clumsy IMO as it sticks way up from the camera when attached. And its irritating to have to attach it.



After having had 2 EOS Ms - the original and the M3 I have come to the realization that though they are smaller they are not really that much smaller. With the lens attached they are hardly pocketable - they are just less bulky/heavy but they are nowhere near the size and weight of your G16 or the G7X.

Maybe we have applied autism :)
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Discussions - Public / Re: camera experiments
« Last post by The Gorn on April 25, 2017, 10:42:19 AM »
I have contemplated selling my DSLR multiple times or upgrading. I am still on the fence - the big thing is I hate carrying it. Its just bulky and gets in the way unlike my G9. But once you shoot with it, there is no going back. The controls and response are instantaneous but who likes carrying it.

I have contemplated getting a Canon G7X MKII - it has a bigger sensor and is much quicker than my G9. And the screen articulates and has a fast lens. But its not cheap.

https://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-G7-Mark-Black/dp/B01BV14OXA

I completely agree about DSLRs. I bought the G16 in preference to a couple of low end DSLR outfits that Sam's Club and Costco were both carrying at the same time (summer of '15.)  I reallly wanted the image quality and responsiveness of the DSLR but I wasn't interested in hauling around that camera or lenses.  The G16 is a great compromise. It is a lesser camera in some ways than a DSLR but I want to be able to carry and use the camera, not leave it on a shelf for special occasions.

Re: the G7X - I simply must have an optical or digital viewfinder for my eye. It's old-school but for me a must-have. And eye-level viewfinders have become a high end premium feature for many point and shoots.

There is an entire class of higher end mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses coming out. I could go for that.
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Discussions - Public / Re: camera experiments
« Last post by ilconsiglliere on April 25, 2017, 10:28:14 AM »
This thread shows how autism can be harnessed for productive purposes. Not just weaponized in the name of Kek.

The general idea I'm following here is that anything that you do that is highly technical and time absorbing makes you autistic.

We beat swords into plowshares around here.

Or you can beat swords into bigger swords. LOL. Praise Kek.

PS. I just like the pic ;) .

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