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Buy some ND filters, ya turkey.

Fer yer health.
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Yeah, for sure. I have a relatively weak ND that I keep in my bag with a 72-77 step up ring so I can use it on my 35L, 70-200 2.8 and 17-40 without any issues. It's a life saver in really bright light, I hate stopping down past 11 (if I dont have to).
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A 3-stop would be about perfect. Go with Tiffen, since other brands tend to have more severe color shifts (not that it really matters with B&W, but still...). Avoid the faders.

If you're shooting in that much light, you could also try some slower films. I hear good things about Efke 25 PL, though it's always out of stock when I try to order some.

EDIT: Looks like the 35mm version is called KB25, not 25 PL like the 4x5. Weird.
Edited by foothead - 2/10/12 at 7:16am
 
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It's great to see so many people persevering with film. I don't have the patience for it any more ( nor the enlarger as it happens ) but I still get a bit misty-eyed remembering the arguments and tantrums caused by me turning the bathroom into a darkroom wink.gif

So pleased people are keeping it up. I've started to sell off my film gear. My Pentax bodies and all but one lenses are gone. My Nikon bodies ( F2 & F4 ) have not seen daylight in over 15 years and ought to go on ebay soon. Never wanted to sell because their value now is so low in comparison to the value i put on them personally ( that's more emotional than monetary ) but if people are genuinely using them rather than sticking them on shelves as trophies I'll feel better about getting rid of them.

It's just....so much easier to take a digital pic and throw it through DX0 to get the same result. I'm old and lazy wink.gif
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I'm about to get into video and need a nice video head. What you would guys suggest...if you have experience? Manfrotto 501HDV Pro or a 701HDV Pro Fluid Video Mini. Would the 501 be worth it over the 701?

And check this slider out! http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1142286

I'm making one soon biggrin.gif
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It's great to see so many people persevering with film. I don't have the patience for it any more ( nor the enlarger as it happens ) but I still get a bit misty-eyed remembering the arguments and tantrums caused by me turning the bathroom into a darkroom wink.gif

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It's just....so much easier to take a digital pic and throw it through DX0 to get the same result. I'm old and lazy wink.gif

<3 film. I just find that my pictures come out so much better when I use it, especially the black-and-whites since I can actually get decent prints. Also, film gear has gotten so cheap lately that I can afford very good pro-level stuff on my miniscule budget. It'd cost probably $50k for the digital equivalent of my 4x5 kit, yet I've only sunk maybe $1000 into it. Plus, it's fun to experiment with all the various emulsions out there. I actually discovered fomapan by accident a while back and liked it so much that I've been using it for probably 50% of my large format work lately.
 
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The North Korea shot looks HDRish to me, but some nice shots otherwise:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-16979784
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Interesting stuff Gone..

Hey, how do I say "please update my gear list" in Latin? lachen.gif

(Add 5D2, 580 EX II, S95)

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Also, I'm wondering if I should get a 24-70 from CPS on evaluation for the wedding I'm shooting in May.. seems like the most logical choice (though I may get a T/S 17 for some fun stuff for the time being)
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Interesting stuff Gone..
Hey, how do I say "please update my gear list" in Latin? lachen.gif
(Add 5D2, 580 EX II, S95)
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Also, I'm wondering if I should get a 24-70 from CPS on evaluation for the wedding I'm shooting in May.. seems like the most logical choice (though I may get a T/S 17 for some fun stuff for the time being)

Quaeso, adde inventorio instrumentorum meo. thumb.gif

And definitely yes to the 24-70. I've shot a few weddings with that lens. Shooting a wedding without a fast standard zoom is unthinkable.
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Hey DMP, how bad is that 50L you've got?
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