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by Deanimator
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being
Replies: 34
Views: 11027

Got a new place. High rise apartment. Lot of opportunities for long range photography. Moving in in a couple of weeks.
by Deanimator
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being
Replies: 34
Views: 11027

Looks like it was just a couple of car lengths away from you.. Hope you get a place to settle soon. I imagine your landlord will have a list of displaced people to answer, including those who lost everything. Not fun - keep us informed how it goes? Pretty much. It wasn't EXTREMELY close, but the he...
by Deanimator
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being
Replies: 34
Views: 11027

Update: I just got a phone call from the landlord. I have to move ASAP. The construction company that's rebuilding the destroyed units won't allow occupancy during construction, so EVERYBODY has to move. Don't know where I'm going or when and have TONS of books to move, so no photography of ANY kind...
by Deanimator
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Tiny Robots TED Talk
Replies: 6
Views: 3222

Maybe useful for subject positioning in place of my ham fists...
by Deanimator
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being
Replies: 34
Views: 11027

Looks like I'm moving back in today. I go to pick up the keys in a couple of hours. The living room window is now a sliding bathroom window in a sheet of plywood. At one point I was supposed to move across the hall, but they gave it to one of the tenants who got burned completely out. That wouldn't ...
by Deanimator
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being
Replies: 34
Views: 11027

They finally boarded up the living room window, so I'm in here throwing out stuff so that the fire marshal can clear the place for occupancy. Fortunately, I've been cleaning up for a couple of months (only about a day and a half a week to do it due to work) and most of the junk was already boxed up.
by Deanimator
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being
Replies: 34
Views: 11027

Deanimator, Wow, that was certainly a wicked fire!! Thankful, you and others weren't injured. Best, For some bizarre reason, one of the tenants didn't come out the first time the building was cleared. Somebody who knew him noticed his absence and sent the firemen back in after him. His apartment mi...
by Deanimator
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being
Replies: 34
Views: 11027

Re: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being

At least nobody got killed or seriously hurt. . . . This. Let us rejoice in this . Nobody got hurt or killed in the inferno. Being deprived of your home and its contents must be very hard, and I sympathize. And your macro stuff is currently unreachable, with which I also sympathize. But I'm glad th...
by Deanimator
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being
Replies: 34
Views: 11027

Wow, I just looked at that coverage. There is one seemingly copletely burned-out room in the neighboring building, which I presume is your building. My guess is that they had drapes that caught fire and fell into the living room. I was thinking about putting some up to darken the room for photograp...
by Deanimator
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being
Replies: 34
Views: 11027

rjlittlefield wrote:I found impressive news coverage by search on "rocky river ohio fire" .

Very glad to hear that nobody was injured!

--Rik
I'm told there were four 500 gal. propane tanks on the site. If they'd gone up, it would have leveled my building and set the Metrpark on fire.
by Deanimator
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being
Replies: 34
Views: 11027

Lou Jost wrote:What a tragedy, but at least you are alive and didn't lose anything. Best wishes on recovering your home.
Thanks.

I drove past after picking up a Minolta light meter (eBay) from the post office. The power company was stringing new cable.
by Deanimator
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum and Community Announcements
Topic: Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being
Replies: 34
Views: 11027

Out of Macrophotography for the Time Being

There was a huge fire at the condominium under construction next door Sunday night. The fire was so hot it broke the windows in my living room and burnt out a couple of apartments closer to the condo. It literally melted the power lines in front of the buildings and killed the power to the whole blo...
by Deanimator
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Flash(es) recommendation
Replies: 63
Views: 6393

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned overheating... I've been using a flashpoint evolv 200 (godox ad200) and after about 100 shots at 1/4 power it overheats and falls back to a 10s recycle time. Same issue with some cheap neewer speedlights. Any advice on how to go faster? Ideally with speedlights/st...
by Deanimator
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Looking for suggestions about twin flexible arms for flash
Replies: 33
Views: 3491

I wonder if the flex and play in the mechanics of gorillapod arms and goosenecks help stop them from unthreading compared to rigid Magic/articulating arms. That's always been a problem for me in the field with them, even when mounted vertically, it only takes a small bit of sideways movement with a...
by Deanimator
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Best tube choices to accompany Mitutoyo 5x and 10x
Replies: 13
Views: 2291

Hello Danny Burk. As Rik mentioned I use the Canon 200mm f/2.8L II USM lens as my tube lens, on both Full Frame and APS-C cameras. I typically shoot wide open. Unfortunately, I currently only have examples at f/4 handy. These are my final full frame edits. Mitutoyo 5x. 200L at f/4. Canon 7D (APS-C)...