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Old 06-01-2014, 04:18 PM   #1441
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Great shot Mr. Paul! What shutter speed did you use?
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:16 PM   #1443
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Spent about an hour on Mt Battie trying to get a good peek-a-boo shot of the harbor, framed in the fog. Never quite worked. There was either too much, or too little, fog. At one point it was clear, then you'd be unable to locate the harbor.
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These were taken in logging country in the Moosehead Lake region.
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Great shots FIREd and Seraphim. Look like some fun places
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Nighttime shot across Tempe Town lake, Tempe, Az

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Nighttime shot across Tempe Town lake, Tempe, Az

Nice nighttime shot. Can you share exposure, lens info?
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Nice nighttime shot. Can you share exposure, lens info?
Thanks - It was my 10-24 lens at 20 mm, ISO 100, F10, 30 sec
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Some spring pics
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Great shot Mr. Paul! What shutter speed did you use?
Thanks Ronstar ... exposure was .8 second with fstop dialed down to 22 and ISO set to "low" which is 50 I believe.

Nice weather is really bringing out some nice shots ... great work FireD, seraphim, Ronstar and Toolman.

These are from our visit to Great Sand Dunes National Park yesterday

Medano Creek runs at the southern edge of the dunes. Spring runoff is the best time to visit, so we did



Mt Herard in the background


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The Great Sand Dunes are formed as the winds deposit sand at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
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Mr. Paul, I do enjoy your pictures.......especially Sophie. I'm hoping to get a new furry buddy this Summer. Had to let my girl go a couple of summers ago and think it might be time.
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The Canon Pixma Pro 100 printer arrived today. The thing is heavy and HUGE! Can't wait to get my tower PC back so I can set this printer up, get the profiles set and do some prints.

BTW, the special runs to the end of this month. A $300 rebate on the printer and a pack of paper brings the total down to $98, not a bad deal. There's also a a $400 rebate if you buy a Canon camera (must be one of several specific models). So if one is sitting on the fence about the printer this might push you off.
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Mr. Paul, I do enjoy your pictures.......especially Sophie. I'm hoping to get a new furry buddy this Summer. Had to let my girl go a couple of summers ago and think it might be time.
Thanks! We never had a dog until retirement. Sophie is almost never left home alone and we are the bestest of buddies. Puppy up and let's see some pics
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The Canon Pixma Pro 100 printer arrived today. The thing is heavy and HUGE! Can't wait to get my tower PC back so I can set this printer up, get the profiles set and do some prints.

BTW, the special runs to the end of this month. A $300 rebate on the printer and a pack of paper brings the total down to $98, not a bad deal.
Wow that's a super deal. I gotta think about this one though because I just sold my 24" hp z3200 printer (no space for it in the move). Ideally I'd like a 17" printer, but still for only $100...

Does this take the consumer size ink cartridges? or can you use the bigger carts?
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I don't have a good camera and take photos from my iPhone in my travels. I most probably should invest in a good camera if I want to seriously develop photography as a hobby. However, I look at my iPhone photos from time to time ImageUploadedByEarly Retirement Forum1402070667.515431.jpgand they do look good. Here's one ImageUploadedByEarly Retirement Forum1402070744.194002.jpgin my travels driving on The Great Ocean Drive in Australia and another while driving along the hills of Tuscany.
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The Canon Pixma Pro 100 printer arrived today. The thing is heavy and HUGE! Can't wait to get my tower PC back so I can set this printer up, get the profiles set and do some prints.

BTW, the special runs to the end of this month. A $300 rebate on the printer and a pack of paper brings the total down to $98, not a bad deal. There's also a a $400 rebate if you buy a Canon camera (must be one of several specific models). So if one is sitting on the fence about the printer this might push you off.
Looks like a great deal. Unfortunately, I have no room for a printer...
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Does this take the consumer size ink cartridges? or can you use the bigger carts?
I think it uses the consumer-size carts, in reviews I see lots of complaints about ink prices but that's true for all photo-quality printers, not just Canon's. And from what I've read about inks, papers, and the interactions between them over time, developing those inks and papers is not cheap. I'll buy store-brand toner and inks for regular correspondence and such but if I want long-lasting quality photo prints I think the only reasonable hope is pay the freight for high quality inks and papers. But I'm not printing in professional quantities either so ink costs are less of a factor for me.

A disappointment is that I cannot get the print head to go into the holder. I must be "fat fingering" something - I don't see any obvious defects, I traded a couple of emails back and forth with Canon tech support with photos, I looked up a youtube video on doing that, and I still can't get it in there without using a hammer. I'm pretty sure that's not a good idea. I haven't seen anyone else complain about this. Perhaps I really did get a defective one but I think Canon has pretty good quality control so we'll see.

I'm going to call Canon's voice tech support line later on. I really don't want to send this back but right now it is an expensive boat anchor.
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I did some more checking on the pro-100. It turns out the cartridges are 13ml and run about $15. So $1.15/1ml which I guess is not bad for a smaller printer. My old hp z printer was about $0.50 / 1ml but of course I was buying 130ml cartridges (for about $60).

I hadn't realized that the pro-100 was a dye printer instead of pigment. I was really looking for pigment due to extra longevity so my wallet is safe for now.
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After talking with Canon phone tech support last night, this morning I drove to a Canon authorized service center an hour away. Their web site said they are open on Saturday but neglected to mention there are no technicians working on Saturday.

The next stop was UPS and I returned it, asking for an exchange. The only thing I can think of is "ganging" of manufacturing tolerances so the print head simply wouldn't fit. If it happens again I'll do the drive to the tech center again (on a weekday, calling first to make sure a tech will be there) and ask them to show this fool how to do it.

Despite all the discussion about dye vs. pigment I'm thinking those differences are leveling out. And I doubt that I'll care anyway in 50 years, and in 100 I'm pretty sure no one else will either. In the meantime all the reviews I've seen about this printer rave about it except for print speed. Hey - it's a PHOTO printer. Ya want fast photo printing that's any good you're not going to get that for $400.
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