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Gonna talk real slow...Google YouTube> request tutorials on LAB in PS...https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=using+lab+in+PS+CC

Mmm, thanks I really needed that. I'm known to be utterly dense...

Loves how this evolves into something useful, inventive and constructive. Keep it up, guys!

A note on Lab: At those rare times that I've been using Ps, I've been doing my sharpening in Lab on the L-channel. Wouldn't mind hearing more about what pitfalls there could be in Lab.

Sports / Re: Big Boat Fell Over!
« on: January 31, 2015, 11:53:33 AM »
Thanks for the interesting post, Graham!
I heard about it on the radio when it happened, but hadn't looked at any photos. I certainly didn't imagine this. A smart and gutsy move that saved a lot of vehicles, and indirectly money.

Lenses / Re: Sigma dock (for 50mm)
« on: January 30, 2015, 01:57:47 PM »
Alright, so I bought the dock. Now someone tell me what to do!

Stupid question but of course there's no answer anywhere: if the lens is backfocusing (i.e. focusing behind the focus point), do I go + or - ?

Also are all versions from the same year different? If not, is there one way to do it? i.e. I have a 5D3 and a 2014 version, can someone just tell me what to set it to?
Did the dock come with some sort of a manual? Did you read it?

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: aa, or not to aa (5ds vs. 5dsr) ?
« on: January 30, 2015, 01:49:36 PM »
5Ds and 5Ds-R ... given the choice and let's think both models have the same price tag: Which one would you buy?

Background: For years we enthusiasts have been bashing Nikon for their trollish removal of the aa filter on the d800e, conning innocent users out of their money for moirĂ©-ridden stills and videos. And now Canon follows suit!  If you've missed the discussion, here's a link with some information on the effects of the low pass filter by an expert: http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d800/vs-d800e.htm

Hmmm, you used the word "expert" in the same sentence as you had "Ken Rockwell"... ;) Are you serious or just as drunk as I am?

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: How many mp do you want anyway?
« on: January 30, 2015, 01:46:36 PM »
Hard to vote on this one (and I haven't yet): I don't mind 50 MP on a FF sensor, but I wouldn't like to see all those pixels crammed into a APS-C. Good, clean, and well-behaved pixels are more important than a huge number of pixels. For way too many years there's been a focus on the capacity to capture photos at high ISOs (mostly marketing gibberish), but most of that is about post-sensor amplification of signal (and noise), I would love to see focus shifting over to making the sensor deliver a cleaner image with sufficient dynamic range and a tonality that seeks to get closer to what we can get from a medium format sensor. After reaching (or, at least, getting closer to that goal) we can go back to increasing the ISO and the number of MP we cram out of the sensor.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Firmware: EOS-1D X Version 2.0.7
« on: January 29, 2015, 07:46:13 PM »
What about the 1DC? When are we likely to see these updates? Or do these problems not occur on the 1DC?

If you need to have the firmware updated on your 1DC, all you have to do is ship the camera to Canon and they'll take care of it.

Photography Technique / Re: Why Photography is Precious
« on: January 29, 2015, 05:42:55 PM »
Brilliant in all possible ways. And so true.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Firmware: EOS 5D Mark III Version 1.3.3
« on: January 29, 2015, 01:47:41 PM »
The Canon website says the firmware file specifically will be 18.94MB.

Does the firmware totally replace the previous firmware or is this 19mb just an update?  That's a lot of data

I never realized these firmware files were so big.

Just checked my old FW-files here for the 7D and the 50D: The zip-files are a bit over 18MB and 11MB respectively. So, 19MB doesn't sound too much for a 5D.

Lenses / Re: Auto Focus MicroAdjust--Why the Stigma?
« on: January 29, 2015, 01:35:43 PM »
I don't have an issue doing afma on the canon lenses. If they are off its usually consistent and easily correctable. Its the sigmas that deserve the stigma! The amount of fiddling it takes to get a sigma zoom lens right is ridiculous. I'm camera afma probably won't work so you have to use the dock to do 4 focal length x 4 subject distance corrections. Figure 4 hours and at least a hundred trips up and down the stairs. I just can't believe they can't do a better job at the factory. Once you adjust it with the dock it may need afma on certain bodies which I can understand due to camera lens mount tolerances and such but that initial work you have to do with the dock is like starting from scratch to get the lens where it should have been to begin with.

There, I feel better now.

Sharing your feelings about the Sigma 50mm Art, which was so tantalizing yet so unreliable.  To heck with a dock if I already have a camera with AFMA functions.  That said, I was super lucky with the 35mm Art, and the Sigma 15mm fisheye has been great in all its fishiness.

For my Sigma 50mm Art, I don't think the problems were AFMA related.  I saw a post  that suggested, half-jokingly, that some of them seemed to have a random number generator on the AF chip.  Sure seemed true.

That sounds like me. ;)
I like Sigma glass, but I have grown to despise the way they handle AF, and the way that their service and support treat users (at least how they've been treating me, and I'm usually not special enough to warrant a unique treatment).

Photography Technique / Re: Which eye do you use?
« on: January 28, 2015, 11:09:41 AM »
I'm left handed and I use my left eye, although I wish I could use my right eye as I'm forever cleaning the greasy marks off my rear screen.

I'm using my right eye, and I still leave greasy marks on the screen. It's just a matter of which upper corner you want to clean.

Dear  Friend Mr. DominoDude.
And All friends who do not want to clean the greasy LCD screen like me--0-I just use Canon Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15 = Less Than $ 20 US Dollars to add on between camera and original eyepiece n= BINGO , + I can see super clear Viewfinder, because of extra lens in the Eyepiece Extender.


BUT  Canon Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15 is design for 5D MK II---Not For 7D MK II, Before you buy, You must make sure that fit in your Camera.

Excellent! Thanks, Surapon!
I would opt for a nose shortener, but this might be better in the long run. :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 28, 2015, 09:50:17 AM »
By who? By all the people that want video on their camera. So that's purely personal. I'm not interested at all in video, so for me that would never be the reason of a fail. I see the same remarks for every new model coming over here. Simply because people want to use a camera in another way as the manufacturer did create it. No, I don't want a body that must do all (video, high speed, ...). I like the fact that cameras are dedicated to a specific area of use. That doesn't way to say that you can also use for other ways, but they are really not intended as general purpose tools which deliver the max of specification in all areas. Forget that, will never happen.

I second that. Maybe it's because I'm coming from the programmers side and there is one written rule in Unix, since the 60ies: "One Job - One Tool!". If you make a specific Tool, in this case for photography, make it right and to the point. Don't try to make an univeral-swiss-armyknife because it will do a lot of things but nothing really right, because it has to overcome compromises... everytime.

If they'd include 4k it would be nice, but just for capturing 8MP-Photos @25/50/60 Frames. If they don't... I don't care. This is optional, also a swift screen (I hate those!) or an EVF. Canon should make a good sensor and useable ergonomics, paired with weathersealing and batterylife.

Sidestepping the thread briefly: Wouldn't Vi be a lot less popular in the *nix-world if that were true?

Besides that I fully understand and agree with your reasoning. Canon should primarily focus on making a sensor that leaves the competition (and forum trolls) speechless for a number of years. Most other things they already excel at.

Photography Technique / Re: Which eye do you use?
« on: January 28, 2015, 09:22:10 AM »
I'm left handed and I use my left eye, although I wish I could use my right eye as I'm forever cleaning the greasy marks off my rear screen.

I'm using my right eye, and I still leave greasy marks on the screen. It's just a matter of which upper corner you want to clean.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The Canon EOS-7D Mark II AF Grid Void
« on: January 27, 2015, 06:40:57 PM »
I have my eye on getting a 7DII at some point, so I wanted to know if any of you have run into the issue that Arthur Morris is talking about:

The Canon EOS-7D Mark II AF Grid Void

Hmm... That seems like a lapsus by Canon. If it's possible to have the option to "roll around" when you hit the far edges of the AF area, it certainly should be possible to directly skip over to the nearby part of the AF area.
It would really tick me off if I encountered a similar situation.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 27, 2015, 01:11:31 PM »
If they release it in time for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, they could take the opportunity to rename the camera model entirely - they're running out of new numbers and can't slap an infinite number of "Mark *" on them. It would be suitable to release a DD camera. Perfect for those who shoot that event to lay their hands on a couple of double D's... ;)

Isn't that why many guys are into fashion photography? :D :D :D

From what I've heard, a lot of fashion photographers are gay. The models don't like constantly being hit on by the assistants, so the assistants who are hired tend to be gay. Experienced fashion photographic assistants are more likely to become fashion photographers.

The photographer who told me this, who is gay and an occasional fashion photographer, referred to fashion models as "professional teases".

*nods* @Bob - That sounds likely, and wouldn't surprise me.

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