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Feb 14, 2019 20:48:17   #
brucebc wrote:
I know how you feel, we got 18" Monday with wind.


I hope the roof can support the weight of all that snow.
 
Feb 12, 2019 20:26:17   #
tonyi wrote:
Hi, going to the Grand Canyon in July and looking to capture some great memories. I have a Canon 760D with the following lens. Canon EFS 18-85 mm 3.5 IS, Canon EF 70-200 4, and a Canon EF 50 mm 1.8. Do you think I need a Prime wide angle lens, or any other lens that may work better than my current outfit.


The equipment you have is just fine. Just add a tripod and you're set. I live a two hour drive from the Grand Canyon and have photographed the Canyon dozen's of time. I have used a Canon 7D and Canon 5DMkiii frame and on both, my Canon 24-105 f.4 lens which is more than adequate.
My suggestion for where to shoot in the Canyon is as follows: Arrive there approximately 3 to 4 hours before sunset. Proceed to Desert View, the east side of the Canyon. There is a sign directing you to Desert View as you enter on the main road. There are several turn off's on the way to Desert View. Go directly to Desert View first. When you finish there, you can start back on the road that took you there and start taking the turn offs as you head back to the main road. Each turn off is unique in itself and will present different views of the Canyon to photograph. As you get near the road you came in on, you will see wildlife and people stopped to photograph them. This is where your telephoto lens will come in handy. I am attaching a photo of the Canyon at Desert View. This was taken with the Canon 7D and 25-105 f4. lens. If you have any further questions, just ask me and I would be glad to help you. Roger


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Jan 26, 2019 15:26:28   #
Junior wrote:
Thank you to all for you recommendations and advice. I learn a lot.


Let me know if I can be of any further help.

Roger
Jan 24, 2019 22:20:21   #
Wanda Krack wrote:
Is the Grand Canyon NP open during the shutdown? During the last gov. shutdown, I was in Maine at Acadia NP and we had to park outside the park and walk in. I'm just curious about GCNP.


The Governor of Arizona decreed that Grand Canyon would stay open and was finding the funds to do so. Yes, it's open right now.
Jan 24, 2019 17:20:35   #
Junior wrote:
I will spend a day at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in March. I have read several older posts on the subject and received good advice on filters: circular polarizing and neutral density. A post recommended a wide angle lens, but did not mention a specific lens. I have a Nikon D750 and I will take my Nikon 50mm 1.8G, Tamron 24-70mm 2.8 and Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 VR. My question is would the 24 -70mm be wide enough? If not, any suggestions. Any other advice or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
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I live just a two hour drive from the Grand Canyon and have been photographing the Grand Canyon for the past six years. For the short time you'll be here, following are my suggestions. Photograph the Canyon two hours before sunset to maximize the definition of the Buttes in the Canyon. This applies to two hours after sunrise. However, based on my experience and your time restraints, this is what I recommend. Coming into the park and before getting to the village, there will be a right turn off of the entrance road to "Desert View". You will see a sign to that effect. Proceed to Desert View, the last turn off before exiting the part out the east gate. I will attach a couple of photos here so you can see the benefit of shooting at this hour. On your way to Desert View, you will pass a number of turn offs to various Canyon overlooks. You will visit these on your way back to exit the park, but start at Desert View first. Your equipment is fine as the photos I attach were shot with my Canon 24 x 105 lens on a Canon 7D frame. I use the same lens on the body I have now, a Canon 5DMarkIII. Your telephoto lens will come in handy for photographing the wildlife on your way out of the park as dusk is the time they come out to feed. If I can be of any help to you, please private message me and I'll be glad to help you. Also, I always use a polarizing lens for the sky. Good luck and have a wonderful time. Roger


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Dec 4, 2018 23:01:44   #
Kalina54 wrote:
I found a wonderful spot for a sunset in the Seychelles. I hope you enjoy the view, I know that I certainly did. Thanks for looking, K


Excellent capture. Thanks for sharing.
 
Dec 4, 2018 22:56:41   #
vcmestimator wrote:
New member, well for about a week anyway. This my first photo post. Fall colors from valley view on the Yosemite Valley floor from late October.


This is one of the most photographed places at different times of the year. It is also one of my personal places to shoot in Yosemite. Excellent job capturing the fall colors. Thanks for sharing.
Oct 25, 2018 16:21:39   #
larryepage wrote:
Yes. Be aware that the certificates that came with my latest two San Disk cards were for a two-year subscription for the recovery software. So I am planning to hold on to them until needed, rather than downloading and activating immediately. I would hope that the need for recovery would not occur within two years.

It would be interesting to discover whether the San Disk software will work on cards made/sold by others or if it is keyed in some way to San Disk products only...

Perhaps someone who has already downloaded and installed can let us know.
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Thank you for taking the time to respond to my inquiry.
Oct 25, 2018 16:20:35   #
11bravo wrote:
I'd suggest using a card reader, or a different card reader; they're cheap. Some plug directly into a USB slot, eliminating cable disruptions (though I use a short USB extension cable for ease of insertion). Get a magnifying glass and check the pins in the card reader; I have bent a pin when I was using CF cards. You can try and straighten with a pair of sharp tweezers, or a micro screwdriver, but easier to buy another reader.

Finally, if windows, use TeraCopy, freeware, with details and verify options enabled. You can see the progress; if a file has a problem, the copy continues, with error report at end. The verify ensurs an exact copy was made.
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Thank you for taking your time to reply to my inquiry
Oct 25, 2018 16:19:32   #
sv3noKin51E wrote:
Stumbo, Recuva and Photorec are two windows freebies that have absolutely performed miracles for us over the years; O&O has a paid program that we own, and it's worth the expenditure. We Sandisk, Samsung cards and, always make sure the camera is off prior to opening the card door, offloading the shoot, then reloading the card. In a pinch if the card isn't over 1/4th filled, downloading via USB 3 has always worked, but your battery will always take an unnecessary power drain. As long as your work is backed up on at least two separate drives, you should always reformat your card in the camera. Good luck and happy shooting. sv
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I appreciate your time answering my inquiry.
Oct 24, 2018 17:25:17   #
amfoto1 wrote:
Exactly how are you downloading the images to your computer?

Are you removing the card from the camera and using a card reader or are you downloading from the camera via a USB cable?

Are you using some app to download, or simply using your computer's operating system to copy the files onto it?

Do you regularly format your cards in-camera?

It's rare for a card that's worked in the past to suddently "become corrupt". Memory cards are solid state, so there isn't much to "go bad".

Most likely is a problem with connectivity between card reader and computer or between camera and computer (depending upon what method you're using). Have you changed anything lately? Using a different card reader or have it connected to computer differently, for example.

It also could be a failed USB cable, if tethering the camera to the computer to do the download. Or it could be a bad USB socket (on camera or on the computer).

If you were moving the images off the card while still in the camera and the battery was low and the camera had to shut down, the interruption could corrupt the files. (One reason not to download from camera, but to instead use a card reader. It also lessens the risk of damage to the USB socket of the camera, which is likely to be expensive to repair because most are part of the camera's main board... replacing a memory card socket is usually less expensive: easier to get to, less labor, and it's a modular sub-assembly on most cameras, so replacement parts would be cheaper, too. It's also a good idea to copy images off the card, rather than move them. That leaves the originals in place on the card, in case there's any problem with the download.)

As mentioned in a previous response, it also could be a damaged memory card socket in your camera. Remove the memory card and inspect the pins at the bottom of the socket. Also look closely at the connection end of the memory card itself... for any sign of damage or a broken pin stuck in it.

You should work through each of these possibilities... substituting a different card reader, using USB cord instead or substituting a different one, etc.... testing each in turn to rule out the various possibilities and try to identify the source of the problem.
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Thank you for your reply and suggestions.
 
Oct 23, 2018 16:50:41   #
CHG_CANON wrote:
The 1 or 2 in the upper right corner tells you the source card number being displayed. See explanation & diagram on page 252 of your manual. Given you have the corresponding JPEGs, I'd hesitate to spend any money on a card recovery before being very thorough in confirming the card is the actual problem. I'd also always confirm the camera display is set to card 1. After removing and replacing the CF card, always take a moment to specifically review this icon and reset the display, if needed.

What happens when you change the display to card 1 via the camera menus? See page the Set-up menu and / or page 120. Does the camera think there are any images on the card?

Of course any technology can fail, but CF cards are pretty far down the list of common / possible causes. For example, what happened when you connected the camera to the computer via the USB and navigated to the CF card? Can the computer OS see the card? Can you see the contents of the card? Are there CR2 files on the card?

The EOS 5DIII won't capture images if it can't write images as configured via the menus. If you've configured the camera to write RAW to 1 and JPEG to 2 and the camera cannot write files in these formats to the two cards, it won't write at all. Is the camera configuration exactly as you've described? Pages 117-122 show the applicable menus to confirm the configuration you've described. The LCD in the top of the camera also tells you the card configuration. See pages 21-22 of your manual for details.

If the camera will record and playback images on card 1, you should be able to download them. If you insert another CF card, what happens when you capture a few images?
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Thank you very much for your detailed answer to my question. I will follow up on your suggestions shortly. I'm in the middle of a project right now, so I will have to review the details of your message as soon as I'm through with my project. Thanks again.
Oct 23, 2018 15:47:09   #
CHG_CANON wrote:
Just to double check a few subtle issues:

1) You've described card 1 as the target for RAW. During the playback, is '1' displayed in the upper right corner as the source for the images being displayed?

2) What software are you using to download? If you connect a USB from the camera to the computer and navigate to the CF card via the computer's OS, do you see the CR2 files? Can you copy them that way?


Thank you for your help. I found a source for Sandisk data recovery on the internet and it appears that I have a corrupt disk. On the playback, the camera is set to playback disk 2 and that's why all of the images were playing back in the camera as playback is set for card #2. I can send the disk into the recovery company but they charge more than I'm willing to pay for their service.

Regarding your above comment "is '1' being displayed in the upper right corner", I don't know what right corner you are referring too.
Oct 23, 2018 13:31:55   #
I use a SanDisk Extreme Pro, 90MB/s, UDMA7, 16GB compact Flash card in my Canon 5D MKlll camera set to record camera raw images. Recently, I shot many images while away on vacation and was able to view all the images I took via my camera's play back method. After returning home, I tried to download the images for processing in Photoshop Bridge and the download stopped before downloading all the images. I retried several times, but with the same result. I'm puzzled that I can play back in the camera all images just fine, but cannot download all of them onto my computer.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Also, does anyone know of a company that might be able to retrieve all the images so they can be downloaded into my computer.

The second card that I have installed in my camera was set to record in jpeg, however, I prefer to process my photo's for printing in camera raw for all the reasons most of you already know. Fortunately, I am able to download all the photos from the second card in my camera, however, they're not what I prefer to process with.
Aug 29, 2018 23:21:38   #
wdknight25 wrote:
Good afternoon, hogs,
I want to print some family photos on canvas. Can anyone recommend a good reasonably priced online source?
Thanks in advance for the help.


I've used canvasHQ for several canvas wraps and they are excellent. They also have a 30 day guarantee return policy. The frame that holds the canvas is very sturdy and well built. They also run discounts regularly up to 35% off. I highly recommend them.
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