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    Quote Originally Posted by billrick View Post
    I just upgraded my home computer and in the process, consolidated my photos. Geez, didn't realize that I have 20,000+ photos. Can anyone recommend a software program for organizing a collection that big? I'd like to strip out my old helter skelter folder naming system and organize by date, as a start. Would Adobe LightRoom handle something like that?
    A simple yes on that one though I don't think their file management system is a thing of wonder (i.e. it is bad but I keep using it because of its photo editing functions). I keep meaning to try Picassa for the file organisation alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robin3mj View Post
    I actually just bought my folks an S100 for Xmas- hard to pass up at $249 <snip>
    I've been keeping an eye out curious where you found it for this price - I've been mulling the s95/s100 for awhile and think I'm leaning towards the s100 although I wish it didn't have gps as that's a feature I won't use & you pay for
     

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    I've been keeping an eye out curious where you found it for this price - I've been mulling the s95/s100 for awhile and think I'm leaning towards the s100 although I wish it didn't have gps as that's a feature I won't use & you pay for
    Amazon- right now at $249: Amazon.com: Canon PowerShot S100 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide-Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Black): Camera & Photo

    I ordered it at $249 and saw it went up to $325 the next day, so it seems to be moving around a bit.
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    Thanks! I wasn't finding that on my search ... yeah Amazon's pricing can be sporadic I've never understood why there can be a used book for .01 cent and then scroll down and one of their resellers will be selling the same book for a couple thousand but wow this is great. What other cameras did you consider? I've got a 60D and would like a pocket pal to take pictures, videos of my kids and also for rides probably.
     

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    We picked up the S100 for around 229 from Amazon the other day. One day special. Couldn't pass it up. I use an older Sony TX waterproof as my carry cam. I'd sure like better image quality, but it is small and does the job. I carry it, so I can catch pics and I do not need to worry about my toxic sweat or sudden downpour getting to it.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by holliscx View Post
    Thanks! I wasn't finding that on my search ... yeah Amazon's pricing can be sporadic I've never understood why there can be a used book for .01 cent and then scroll down and one of their resellers will be selling the same book for a couple thousand but wow this is great. What other cameras did you consider? I've got a 60D and would like a pocket pal to take pictures, videos of my kids and also for rides probably.
    As mentioned, I bought it for my folks, who currently have a 4-ish year old version of something like this:
    sx40hs_586x186.gif

    I hadn't been searching for a camera for them, but when I saw the S100 for that price, I jumped at it, because a) I have an old G10 and understand that the S100 takes similar quality pictures, and b) they should be pretty comfortable since they already have a Canon.

    For myself, I had been using a $80 Canon on the bike, but put it on eBay once I got an iPhone and getting more out of that mainly due to a variety of apps and ease of upload, etc.
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    Every once in awhile I get one great picture- the light was just right.

     

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    B&H finally got those body cap lenses in stock. I've now officially turned my digital camera into some kind of faux-analog phone camera. Looking forward to sharing some ride photos taken with it.

    SAM_1006.JPG
     

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    Nothing to do with cycling but a lot to do with photography.

    Breath taking imagery
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    Any reviews on the Olympus body cap lens? How about the Toshiba FlashAir wifi cards?

    I think the Xmas gift from the wife is going to be an E-PM2. The wifi card is free after rebate so I'm definitely getting that.
    Thinking about the toy lens to pair with the kit zoom, and wait on a prime until I have a better idea of what my taxes (sold a house this year, may be messy) and bonus look like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billrick View Post
    I just upgraded my home computer and in the process, consolidated my photos. Geez, didn't realize that I have 20,000+ photos. Can anyone recommend a software program for organizing a collection that big? I'd like to strip out my old helter skelter folder naming system and organize by date, as a start. Would Adobe LightRoom handle something like that?
    Lightroom is awesome. There's some weirdness to it (collections vs library) but the built-in RIP (rastor image processor aka printing magic) is fast and you can do a ridiculous amount with the program.

    If I had my way, I'd run a photo program like this

    Semester 1: Digital Capture + Lightroom.
    Semester 2: Lightroom + Photoshop.
    Semester 3: Photoshop.
    Semester 4: Advanced Photoshop.

    The cost of lightroom is SPOT ON as well. Cheap and effective.
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    Any reviews on the Olympus body cap lens?
    The wonderful and generous Cody.Wms (give him + rep power!) brought me a body cap lens back from Japan. I've used it for a month or so and love it - the combination of portability and predictable quirkiness make it fun to carry. Corners and edges are soft, but center is decent. If I plan on shooting, I carry a real lens. If I'm bumming around in the woods with the dog, I'm carrying this on my OMD. Here is one shot, roughly cropped and tweaked in Lightroom:



    Quote Originally Posted by false_aesthetic View Post
    Lightroom is awesome. There's some weirdness to it (collections vs library) but the built-in RIP (rastor image processor aka printing magic) is fast and you can do a ridiculous amount with the program.
    Which brings me to Lightroom. I am on day 18 of my free trial and LOVE this program. Still learning the basics but will be branching out soon with plug ins and other options. Love it. I'd pay more than they are charging, don't tell Adobe. Thanks for the note, inspires real confidence in my choice.
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    I can't use Lightroom with my cameras RAW format (Powershot s110) I read somewhere that you can go into the file and change the code to say "s100"..anyone with any experience?
    Hopefully the update will be out soon.
     

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    Nerd alert.
    Just analyzed the ~4000 photos I have on my computer taken with my G10...

    Converting the focal length to a 35mm equivalent gets me the following breakdown in % of photos:
    28mm 33%
    39mm 5%
    44mm 3%
    48mm 5%
    57mm 5%
    62mm 9%
    71mm 6%
    99mm 5%
    140mm 17%


    So it looks like a 14-42mm kit lens for M43 (28-84 in 35mm equiv) covers about 2/3 of my shooting.
    40% of my shots are between 28-39mm (35mm equiv)...so a prime lens for M43 in the 14 or 17 mold might be a good spot?
    I'm giving up something on the long end, but maybe a better sensor, slightly higher megpixels would allow for better cropping anyway...

    Am I going about this the right way, or just pointlessly translating my day job crunching numbers to an irrelevant topic?

    If the former, then I guess the next step is to go back into Aperture and analyze the quality (rather than quantity) of photos taken at various focal lengths.

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    I have more often wished for a wider angle than more telephoto. I bet if you get something wider than a 28mm equivalent you will use it a bunch.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by maunahaole View Post
    I bet if you get something wider than a 28mm equivalent you will use it a bunch.
    ..if the pictures aren't good
    get closer
     

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    Update to a newer version of LR also ccheck out adobe forums
     

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