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Post Processing / Re: Fast editing of RAWs to "camera like" Jpegs
« on: October 04, 2014, 08:45:32 AM »
Great question! I have actually just started thinking about that myself. I shoot 100% RAW and I use LightRoom with no intentions of switching to a different platform. Most of my pictures don't ever see the light of day because creating the perfect picture takes so much time. There is actually a setting in LR now that I think about it that attempts to mimic the in camera process. Let me check...

In the develop module of LR, click on Camera Calibration (on the right). You will see Process, and right under that you will see Profile. Yours (like mine) is probably set to Adobe Standard. You can switch that to several different Camera profiles including Camera Faithful, or Camera Portrait. You might be disappointed in the results but for fast and dirty, give it a shot.

I think our problem is that we want every picture to be the best it can be and while the rest of the world doesn't care, we do.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: POLL: What's more important, gps or wifi?
« on: September 21, 2014, 07:57:47 AM »
I will say, I use GPS with just about all my pictures. I like having that information and using the Maps feature on LR is cool. I almost never use the WiFi feature but when I have needed it, it has been invaluable. I use the WiFi feature primarily to share pictures while on the go. Yes, I shoot RAW also but the combination of the Canon remote software and DropBox have worked out great when I needed it. I would probably give up WiFi first just because I don't use it that often, but I wouldn't give up GPS.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF24-105mm f4 IS USM time for a refresh?
« on: August 23, 2014, 09:05:25 AM »
I got this lens as part of a kit with the 6D. I think my issue is that it is an L lens and as such, I had certain expectations. I think if they removed the damned red ring from the lens, it would solve a ton of issues. Its a really good lens but for many of us non pros, we assumed that if it is an L lens, it would be at the pinnacle of quality and performance.

Video & Movie / Re: Canon 6D - RAW and stabilizer test
« on: August 19, 2014, 09:17:13 PM »
Well done! Didn't know Magic Lantern was available for 6D now.

Video & Movie / Re: My latest Cooking Video
« on: August 19, 2014, 09:14:41 PM »
Congratulations on a job well done :-)

Lenses / Re: Help deciding on going full frame
« on: August 16, 2014, 07:53:36 AM »
I have the 6D, 24-105 combination and I have been happy with it for convenience and flexibility. I will tell you however that more and more, when I know what I'm shooting and I'm not just "walking around", I am using the 85mm 1.8 for portraits. I believe you also have that lens. It gives me the level of sharpness and bokeh I'm looking for consistently. I will say probably 30% of my pictures today are taken using the 24-105. Think of it as a high end kit lens. I'm also a recent strong believer in AFMA.

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 - Jumped yet?
« on: August 05, 2014, 09:51:07 PM »
Just shot my niece's senior pictures. Since I did if for free, I had no problem having her participate in the work. I had her download LR on her iPad and she has successfully gone through all 400 pictures and narrowed it down to 51. I was then able to go through the remaining 51 on my computer and rate them based on focus and other things I as a photographer might notice on a big scree that she might not on an iPad. I am really enjoying being able to collaborate with her and she is enjoying being able to see the changes as I make them.

So....size DOES matter!

Lenses / Re: Help me to decide: 35 vs 50mm
« on: July 28, 2014, 07:35:38 AM »
I posted this a while back. The video was helpful to me, it might be to you.

That was my first question. Does this happen only when a flash is used?

EOS Bodies / Re: Which is better for high ISO, 6D or 5D Mk III?
« on: July 08, 2014, 07:58:45 AM »
Isn't it awesome that we can actually be having this discussion?! Usable iso 6400 pictures? I remember the first time I heard of iso 1000 film  ;)

Lenses / Re: DigitalRev review of the new 16-35 L IS
« on: July 06, 2014, 05:27:18 PM »
All this talk inspired me to watch the 35mm f/2 IS video since I own that. I must say I enjoy his videos and take them for what they are worth. He seemed to like the 35mm but his objections were where it fit in the lineup. Back when he reviewed it, I think Canon wanted $849 for it. I think if he had reviewed it at its current $549, he would have been more excited.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon 35mm F2 IS
« on: July 06, 2014, 11:50:57 AM »
Playing with the new toy.

Software & Accessories / Re: Apple to Cease work on Aperture
« on: July 03, 2014, 10:29:43 AM »
"Support for Photo Editing Extensions means that developers don't have to try to woo users into switching to an entirely new app in order to try their imaging tools. Instead, after installing a new app that includes a Photo Editing Extension, any new editing capabilities the developer implements as an Extension will show up right within Photos, allowing users to integrate new features from third parties into the existing Photos app."

Sounds almost like if those of us who liked Apples file management, but preferred to post process on a different app could be in for a pleasant surprise. Of course, we would have to wait for Apple to roll out their app, then, for Adobe to roll out their plug in.

Software & Accessories / Re: Apple to Cease work on Aperture
« on: July 02, 2014, 07:20:30 AM »
Recent news suggests that the Aperture and iPhoto "replacement" will have some kind of plug-in support, I have read "third party extensibility", which might actually open the door to it, with some good add-ons, becoming a valid tool. Time will tell.

Personally I'll have to balance the perhaps not-so-nice, and not-immediately-powerful-enough new photo app from Apple against the licensing and general barf-ness of Adobe's software. I'm really looking forward to that. Not.

If you force developers to use a language nobody else uses (and outside Apple nobody uses Objective-C, and now Apple would like to replace it with the new Swift too) ...
While a more in-depth discussion could be had, it's a bit too off-topic here.

Update: When asked about what Aperture-like features users can expect from the new Photos app, an Apple representative mentioned plans for professional-grade features such as image search, editing, effects, and most notably, third-party extensibility. The representative also clarified the timeframe when Aperture development will end, along with an announcement about its other Pro app offerings receiving updates today; those details have been updated in the text above.

In addition to telling users that iPhoto will be discontinued and rolled into the new Photos app, Apple also confirmed to Ars Technica that Aperture will be updated to ensure Yosemite compatibility, but users shouldn't expect any further development or updates beyond that.

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