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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: December 22, 2014, 05:45:47 AM »
5 shot vertical handheld panoramic from an awesome sunset in Auckland, New Zealand tonight, 22.12.14

sunset panoramic by gaabNZ, on Flickr

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Technical Support / Re: monitor and printer calibration
« on: December 21, 2014, 11:48:25 PM »
Thank you for the replies, I'll have a look when I get home from work.

Cheers  :)

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Technical Support / monitor and printer calibration
« on: December 21, 2014, 10:25:13 PM »
Hi all

I've just read Dylan 777's great post on what printer do you use and it got me thinking about my printer.

I currently have an Epson R2880 and calibrate my monitor using Spyder 4 Express.  I use Ilford Gallerie paper and use the correct profile from the Ilford website.   

I only do prints for myself, friends and family and print mainly A4 or A3 sized paper. My problem is my prints come out way darker than my monitor is showing.

I will look at home at the Lightroom softproofing as I've never done that and generally print direct from CS6.

Any other ideas or help as to why I am printing so dark?

Thanks in advance for any advice

Gary

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Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: December 15, 2014, 04:03:31 PM »
Lights from the street and apartment  buildings in Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia. 

Taken from our 16th floor apartment.

Broadbeach Bokeh by gaabNZ, on Flickr

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: October 20, 2014, 09:40:40 PM »
Tiger and Lizard at Dreamworld, Queensland, Australia
_MG_7436 Tiger by gaabNZ, on Flickr

_MG_7429 Lizard 2  Dreamworld by gaabNZ, on Flickr

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: October 20, 2014, 09:39:02 PM »
Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia

_MG_7145 tilt shift light trails by gaabNZ, on Flickr

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D II or 6D
« on: September 15, 2014, 06:12:54 PM »
Can you rent the two bodies and see what suits you the most.  Obviously, you will have to wait for the release of the 7DII, but try and get hold of the cameras for a trial.

I would imagine the cost of renting would be worth the total extra cost as to buying a body that isn't what you thought it would be for the photography you are doing.


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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 15, 2014, 05:51:28 AM »
by gaabNZ, on Flickr

Taken June last year (2013) Just found it in a folder on a portable drive I had at work.

One of the first shots I took when I brought my 70-200F4L

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: September 08, 2014, 04:29:39 AM »
A couple of shots from yesterday at Muriwai Gannet Colony, West Auckland, New Zealand

6D with 70-200 F4L

Gannet 2 by gaabNZ, on Flickr

Gannet 1 by gaabNZ, on Flickr

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: July 02, 2014, 06:11:23 PM »
Auckland city at night.

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Landscape / Re: Stars above.
« on: March 26, 2014, 05:46:00 PM »
Ohakune, New Zealand from September 5th 2013.


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EOS Bodies / Re: 70D or 6D
« on: July 16, 2013, 02:56:53 AM »
GaabNZ congrats on your purchase of the 6D. Please post your feelings on the camera after you have used it for a couple of days. I hope they are all positive.

Loving it so much.  I have found the upgrade from the 600D to be huge.

I've not struggled with focusing at all, in fact I've found it so much better.  Photography is not a job for me, just a hobby and I also don't take fast moving sports so, so far so good.

I love the bigger size of the camera body and having the top lcd and adjustments there is fantastic.

Also, I don't know if I'm luck, but my EF 24-105 f4 L nails focus 99% of the time, even in low light conditions with the outer points (but I don't do sports, so I cannot say about tracking). It's night and day compared with my old XTi - image quality, focus accuracy of all points - it gets the picture I need every time I press the button.

I only miss the 10-22.

I feel exactly the same here.  The quality of images are far better than my 600D.  The high iso shots I am taking without flash indoors under normal lighting are just amazing.  They are just so clear.

My keeper rate already has improved massively.  I'm looking forward to getting outside a bit now and really trying to learn what it can do.

I would be interested to try the 17-40L as well to replace my Sigma 10-20mm crop lens.  I'm really liking the images I'm taking on the 24-105L kit lens.  I'm finding it a really nice walk around lens.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 70D or 6D
« on: July 10, 2013, 02:35:47 AM »
Well, I've managed through a friend's wife who works for Canon to get hold of a brand new 6D and 24-105L lens for an amazing price and have ordered it today. 

Hopefully I'll get it by Friday

Here in New Zealand we are paying a lot more for our gear than in the US.

I brought my EF70-200L from B and H photo earlier this year and even getting picked up at customs for tax I saved NZ$350 on the local retail price.

Looking forward to trying out my new toy :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 70D or 6D
« on: July 05, 2013, 02:02:42 AM »

Re lenses.  I currently have the Sigma 10-22mm.  Sigma 105mm Macro and the Canon EF 70-200F4L

I noticed a big jump in quality from my kit lenses and am looking at adding another lens between 10-22 and 70-200.  I don't want to jump into another APSc lens if I move up to a full frame camera, so will be waiting to see more reviews on the 70D when it comes out.

Sigma 10-22? You mean the 10-20? ( Sigma AF 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM ). I know of a Canon 10-22 EF-S. Anyway, both are digital crops.


Sorry, yes, thats the one.  10mm-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM

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EOS Bodies / Re: 70D or 6D
« on: July 04, 2013, 11:40:51 PM »
I don't care what body u use, your photo is only as good as your lens.
Go for the lens, whatever body doesn't matter

I agree that lenses make a huge difference, but it is possible that he already has a full complement of L lenses.  And the next logical improvement is a new body.
Thanks for all the comments.

Re lenses.  I currently have the Sigma 10-22mm.  Sigma 105mm Macro and the Canon EF 70-200F4L

I noticed a big jump in quality from my kit lenses and am looking at adding another lens between 10-22 and 70-200.  I don't want to jump into another APSc lens if I move up to a full frame camera, so will be waiting to see more reviews on the 70D when it comes out.

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