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Nice but a bit spendy. Color rendition is fantastic. Spend some good money on a monitor, keyboard, mouse. After all, you use each of those for hours a day.

Post Processing / Re: To moire or not to moire ... help I'm lost?
« on: February 15, 2015, 08:28:59 PM »
If this were THE shot ... Clone stamp, warp, select and replace, feather in PS. If the shot were destined for fbook, inst, etc ... Just post and forget.

Post Processing / Re: Choose a Monitor?
« on: February 02, 2015, 08:35:44 PM »
HP dream color 27" buy all you can find.

EOS Bodies / Re: What will become of the 5D Mark III?
« on: February 02, 2015, 08:33:53 PM »
In for 1! @ 1500$

EOS Bodies / What will become of the 5D Mark III?
« on: February 02, 2015, 08:09:46 PM »
With all of the 5D Variants running amuck, what is going to become of the 5D Mark III?

 - Massive price drop -1500$ AR
 - No change in price, slow trickle on price deals and inventory reduction
 - Deemed 'The Last Good 5D' and highly sought after for a premium price
 - Quickly pulled from shelves and all new stock gutted for use in the 6D Mark II and parts
 - Bundled with the last remaining stock of Canon accessory bags and a Canon Tripod but no discount, lol

Lots of ways they could take this but ... I can't see having 4 5D variants on the market at once.

EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 02, 2015, 07:52:14 PM »
How is this thread tracking in terms of all time popularity?

EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 31, 2015, 11:56:33 AM »
What about all the 'higher megapixels doesn't mean better quality' commentary?

If IQ matters most ... Should someone buy the 5DIV or the 5DSR?

DSLR video seems only meh now with the C100 Mark I & II as viable options for the aspiring videographer.

Besides, portent doesn't pay winners anymore. :)

EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« on: January 24, 2015, 12:52:00 PM »
Wrong or Right ... People say images without an AA are sharper.  The moire sacrifice rarely makes it to the 'feature list' on the Best Buy card.

Sports / Re: Critique My "Running" Photos?
« on: January 12, 2015, 01:49:30 AM »
Tough conditions with regard to lighting and subject matter, so applaud you doing the work and practicing in the frozen tundra. It's hard to be steady when your freezing!

The good:
 - Really like the color and contrast so it looks like the white balance was correct
 - Focus is solid
 - There is some background separation with the DoF

The opportunities:
 - Agree with prior post on composition.  Perhaps getting low, putting the subject on the right third so there is more travel distance.
 - Easy to write but harder to do ... Capture a moment. This looks like it was on an average stretch of the course.  The more dynamic parts of the course (start, finish, tough hill climbs, or rough terrain) will generally give you greater opportunity to capture a great expression which helps draw the viewer into the moment.
 - A post treatment may lend itself well to this type of a shot to help grit up the athlete or tone down some of the distracting elements (yellow pole)

Overall if I were the parent or friend of this runner I'd think this image is great as a documented moment in time. As an event, sports photog, or artistic piece the above are a few things to try.

If you are just starting out and looking for additional training on any kind of photography check out

EOS Bodies / Wait for it ... Revolutionary or Evolutionary in 2015
« on: January 04, 2015, 01:38:21 PM »
Will 2015 be the year when we see remarkable changes from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji and others?

I'm thinking revolutionary as manufacturers fight to differentiate themselves with bigger MP, greater DR, retro styling, form factor, medium format bridge cameras, cheaper higher quality lenses, mirrorless, compact but capable, and weather capable equipment.

Share your thoughts!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Film Simulation for Canon Cameras
« on: January 02, 2015, 11:25:35 PM »
Thanks for the additional links and software recommendations all :)

Been trying out some new settings in camera as well just to see how crazy things can get. Sure hope here is a 'reset all'

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Film Simulation for Canon Cameras
« on: January 01, 2015, 12:18:00 PM »
Appreciate it. The reviews have highs and lows. They do offer a free trial so I'll give it a shot.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Film Simulation for Canon Cameras
« on: January 01, 2015, 11:27:09 AM »
I've been following Zack Arias and he's starting to sell me on the Fuji line based on the color rendition and film simulation of their cameras.

But as cool as some of the output looks I keep coming back to the fact that film simulation or color are really just functions of in camera or post processing to get a desired look.

I'm wondering if there are settings which are tried tested and true (changing saturation levels, contrast, etc in camera) or post production plug-ins or filters which add up to a similar style?

Also curious (from the tech savvy crowd) if there are sensor differences that play into 'the look' of a certain manufacturers images and if that is more of a design decision upfront in the R&D departments. I've heard plenty talk about the Canon look before.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: December 24, 2014, 01:15:03 PM »
Threads like this are why new photogs drop 8.5k on a 1DX and glass.

Everything else seems like a compromise.

Software & Accessories / Re: i folded and bought CC :(
« on: December 16, 2014, 12:42:43 PM »
Good choice!  Lots of people using it so you should be able to leverage the knowledge of others :)

Its strange to hear that a software subscription service is unpalatable from some of the replies.  Seems like software that doesn't evolve would almost immediately be on a risk path.

Personally, I wouldn't want to be running LR2 or CS3 on Vista right now even if I did 'own' it (or whatever the OS was then).  Not sure you can trust the old stuff as the security community is constantly poking holes in dated software & OS.

Don't think any software manufacturer signs up for a lifetime updates/compatibility.

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