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EOS Bodies / Re: 7d mark II as reviewed by Artie Morris
« on: October 21, 2014, 11:56:23 PM »
I only "discovered" Artie this evening.

He touts that DPP is better than ACR for processing RAW files

Anyone agree/disagree?

I've never heard of anyone, even a Canon Explorer of Light, highlight DPP

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: October 21, 2014, 02:30:09 PM »
ISO 160


Livermore Valley Farm Field

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: October 21, 2014, 01:00:01 PM »
Farm Field, Central Valley, California

iso 800

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: October 18, 2014, 11:12:32 PM »
I was out at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge in Williams and brought along my SX 50 HS, along with my 6D/60D.

The image of the Ibis was captured with the SX 50 using a tripod.

1/250 sec;   f/6.5;   ISO 100, 215mm

Cropped, some LR, some Nik and used PS oil paint filter

The image in the forum looks darker by a bit, compared to what I see in PS

Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 16, 2014, 09:27:59 PM »
6D, 70-200 2.8, LR, 1/50 sec;   f/14;   ISO 160, shot at 70mm

Used Matt K's Medium Fall Color preset

Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 16, 2014, 10:15:09 AM »
6D, 16-35mm

1/1250 sec;   f/8;   ISO 800

Exposure 5, bit of Nik, LR5

Butterfly Valley Road, Quincy, CA

I started with the 60D and purchased a 6D about a year-ish ago.

I purchased the 60D over the 7 because I wanted the folding screen more than fps. I was using it for macro flowers, hence the need for the folding screen. I've started experimenting with an ipad as an external screen with the 6D's wifi

I use the 6D for landscapes when I go out to Yosemite or the redwoods.

I am satisfied/happy with both.

When I go out birding(very green birder), I use the 60D with 70-200 and 2x. I also use it for baseball.

When I went to the coast earlier today, there were a bunch of brown pelicans hunting along the surfline and would have appreciated the 1DX AF tech that is pushed down into the 7II.

How low light do you really need?

If video is important, I'd consider the Panasonic 4ks

Landscape / Re: Rural Landscapes
« on: October 08, 2014, 01:00:28 AM »
National Wildlife Refuge, Merced, CA

D60, 70-200 2.8, with 2x, 5.6...a bit of Lightroom CC

Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« on: October 02, 2014, 01:13:30 PM »
Mono Lake Overlook.

6D, 130mm, ISO 50, f8, 1/400

LR cc, Nik

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 30, 2014, 12:24:10 PM »
Lesser Sandpiper

Merced, California National Wildlife Refuge

60D, 70-200 with 2x converter, 1/6400 sec;   f/5.6;   ISO 800

Post Processing / Re: "Painting" plug-ins and stand alone apps
« on: September 24, 2014, 07:27:04 PM »
I forgot this: Impressions requires a lot of HW resources. Topaz should put the check HW applet up front, rather than embed it into the download or at the bottom of the screen. I've noticed multiple threads on their FB page with users saying it doesn't work with their HW because of an older version of GL and having problems updating.

Windows 7+ x64, OpenGL 3.2 is required.

One feature that is missing, when compared to Snap Art, is the ability to back off an effect in a specific area from within the app. Plus, it doesn't supply layers within the app. For example, in Snap Art, sometimes I want the background to be abstracted, the edges of flowers to be realistic, and the rest of the flowers to be Impasto with some fine tuning of brush width etc. I guess there is a way to do this with layer masks in PS/CC, but that means I have to have a workflow plan thought through, rather than making and seeing changes in real time.

Post Processing / "Painting" plug-ins and stand alone apps
« on: September 24, 2014, 06:34:20 PM »
This is one of my first uses of Topaz's Impression, recently released. I've used other painting aps such as the ones from Alien's Snap Art, and DAP's stand alone. I haven't found a good, at least for me, tutorial for Painter.

This was taken with 60D, 70-200mm 2.8 (probably with 2x); 1/1600; f6.3; ISO 400

Location was Pescadero, CA

Reviews / Re: Scott Kelby's Promo Videos
« on: September 18, 2014, 11:30:22 PM »
Scott Kelby, up until July 2013, was a Nikon-only lover. Canon began sponsoring Kelby training trips. Canon loaned him a 1dx to shoot a NFL game. He became addicted to its AF and fps and fell in love with the ergonomics. He has sold off all of his Nikon gear


I've found him to be a cheerleader, like all Explorers of Light, for the gear he uses, but, mostly accurate. I used to subscribe to Kelbyone training, but didn't renew because he didn't put up new content faster than I was consuming. I just use lynda.com and youtube for training.

I started using Canon when I picked up a used AE1.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Zoo Pics 3
« on: September 17, 2014, 12:23:13 AM »
need more practice on quad strips

Animal Kingdom / Re: Zoo Pics 3
« on: September 16, 2014, 08:50:30 PM »
60D, 70-200 2.8 with 2x tele ISO 100, 610mm, 5.6, 1/1000, a tiny bit of LR and Nik

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