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I also use DSLR controller with my Nexus 7 tablet (2013 version) and have had no problems.  The tablet is inexpensive ($220) and the OTG cable is about $5.  Works great.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Photo Paper advice
« on: September 20, 2013, 10:43:47 PM »
I just bought a Canon Pixma Pro-100 thanks to the incredibly good deal post rebate (printer and paper cost me $80) and I'm looking for some advice/suggestions on paper.  I had to buy a 50 sheet pack of Canon SG-201 Semigloss 13"x19". So far, I like it for everyday printing.  I'm looking for something a little higher quality for gallery quality prints.  (mostly landscape/nature. Not a lot of portraits)  Don't mind spending the money for $3 a sheet for really fine paper. What can everybody recommend.  Also if anybody has any recommendations to replace the canon paper for a little less money, I'm open to those suggestions too.

Thanks for the help.

It just comes down to the print resolution.  300 DPI is the standard, but you can find printers that print even higher than that.  The reason this becomes important is that you can't print (and still look good) at less than 300 dpi.  So you have to look at the max resolution of the image (for a 5D3 that's 5760 x 3840) and divide those dimensions by your desired print resolution (like 300 DPI) and that gives you the maximum size printable.  5760x3840 = 19.2" x 12.8" - Never print an image from a 5D3 larger than this.

Software & Accessories / Re: Black Rapid RS-Sport-2 serial number?
« on: June 05, 2013, 01:30:22 AM »
I've never seen a bag or a strap with a serial number.

Lenses / Re: Do you wish your 70-200L were black?
« on: May 22, 2013, 10:16:29 PM »

Pentax made a white DSLR body.  The reasons they gave were for heat distribution according to DPS

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Advice on 1st flash
« on: May 14, 2013, 08:39:28 PM »
More love for the 430 EX II. I started with a 430 EX, when it died I considered moving up to a 580 or a 600, but couldn't justify the price (I do very little off camera flash). And with my 60D I can fire it as a off camera slave anyway.  For the price, it's got great power, great flexibility, and great quality. 

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Creative Cloud - Adobe Owns you!
« on: May 10, 2013, 05:31:57 PM »
Am I the only one who thinks $10 a month is a pretty good price for PS?

Lenses / Re: 17-40 f4 L discontinued???????
« on: May 08, 2013, 02:51:29 PM »
I seriously doubt it.  It's one of Canon's best selling lenses. 

EOS Bodies / Re: 60D on the way out?
« on: May 04, 2013, 02:07:47 AM »
I did forget to mention the AF system and AFMA. Probably because it really isn't necessary to have the hi performance AF with a slower shooter.  It seems to me the reason for the better AF in the 7D is because of the higher frame rate.  Again, something I don't need as a landscaper.

EOS Bodies / Re: 60D on the way out?
« on: May 02, 2013, 11:21:25 PM »
To me it always seemed that the 60D is the "slower" version of the 7D. Same sensor, nearly the same body size. Some pro features.  The extra money for the 7D went to the magnesium body, the weather-proofing, and the faster fps.  This is why I went with the 60D a year and a half ago, I'm a landscape shooter and I don't care a lick about the fps. (but the extra weatherproofing and magnesium body would have been nice, but not $600 nice) A lot of the reviews I read put the IQ of both nearly equal (with some even giving the edge to the 60D in IQ).  This leads me to believe that the 2 (potentially) upcoming cameras will have roughly the same relationship. 

Nearly equal IQ

higher fps/weatherproofing on the 7DII

$500-$700 more.

EOS Bodies / Re: Safe to leave lens on camera?
« on: April 20, 2013, 03:14:36 PM »
I'm with neuro. Lens on. Laying on left side. I WON'T leave a speedlite on for more than a little bit though. Or a super-gigantic-tele.  (Not that I have any of those anyway.)

Lenses / Re: $1000 budget, need lens recommendation for Canon t1i
« on: April 12, 2013, 11:36:12 PM »
I think Drum has a great point.  A good intro to photo class could help more than anything. Especially if he won't shoot anything but auto.  As far as gear goes, this is where my money would end up

Canon 430ex II flash $254 - For the light - (Add a Sto-fen Omnibounce for $10... trust me)
Canon 55-250mm IS $233 - for reach
Canon  50mm f1.4 $339 - for low light

Total $836

I own all of this stuff and I think it's the best bang for your buck. Spend the additional on the classes for 3 months and learn as much as you can.

Software & Accessories / Re: Camera Bag Suggestion Needed
« on: April 11, 2013, 12:03:43 AM »
Start by looking at Lowepro.  They've got lots of options in various styles and are very reasonably priced. Even if you don't buy one of theirs, their website can give you some better insight into what you'l need/want.  I've got a PRO TREKKER 400 AW.  It's a bit bigger than what I think you're looking for but I love it, and it's carry-on compatible.  Whatever you do, DON'T buy a bag that just fits your current setup.  Always leave enough room for your next purchase, whatever that may be.

I see it as putting your software on a payment plan.  I use it for Photoshop ($625), Lightroom ($123), Encore/Premiere ($800), Audition ($350), Acrobat ($400). Total RETAIL Cost - $2298. Divide by $30/month = 76 months.  Granted there is lots there I wouldn't pay that kind of money for (Premiere and Audition) but since I've got it, I use it.  I am only a hobbyist, but to me it's easier to justify the $20 a month (for photoshop cloud alone) than the $800 flat. Especially since I can say in 2 months - "Holy crap! What have I gotten myself into with this gargantuan piece of software that is Adobe Photoshop!?!?!  I'll never be able to figure this out.  I guess I'm out $40 after using it for 2 months."  Better than being out $600 for software I never use.

In the interest of full disclosure, I'm married to a teacher, so we get the education discount and pay only $20 a month for the full subscription with no contract.  I don't think I'd pay $50/month for the full cloud, but I would pay $20/month for photoshop.  For anyone else who would like to take advantage of the same deal.  Enroll in one class at your local community college for $40 and you too can take advantage of this amazing offer!

Software & Accessories / Re: NOT happy with Lexar at this time!!!
« on: April 10, 2013, 11:36:37 PM »
I might look at the hardware you're using it with. Perhaps a bad card reader overvolting the card on read?  Two failed cards of a typically reputable brand sounds to me like there may be something else going on.  Don't rule anything out.

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