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You can download Adobe DNG Converter 8.3 and use DNG.  It is free.  That should work on Vista and solve your problem.   Here are the supported systems: Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3, Windows Vista® with Service Pack 2, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1

I have never used DPP but I assume most programs use DNG format

Sooner or later your hard disk is going to die so I would recommend you back up your system just in case. 

The DNG converter should buy you time until you decide to update your system.  Please let me know if DPP can use DNG.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon USA Rebates End March 29, 2014
« on: March 28, 2014, 05:58:52 PM »
I picked up the 24-70 II.  It is interesting that you have to read the rebate carefully.  You have to pre-submit online and enter the serial number and then print out a form to submit with the SKU barcode from the end of the box.  They insist you cut the label off attached to the cardboard.

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I have been waiting for this.  I did not have the money during the Christmas Season sales. Thanks CR.  Got it!!!

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Photography Technique / Re: Three days in The Big Apple
« on: March 09, 2014, 03:41:50 PM »
The following link is one my sister gave me.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/emmyf/10-secret-sites-of-new-york-city

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Thank you friedrice1212.  I was going to ask the same question.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Amazon Rocks
« on: December 20, 2013, 12:49:54 PM »
B&H is currently matching this price for the 5d Mark III.  You have to put it in the cart to see the price reduction.

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I don't know where you live.  I would check the local labs and go talk to them directly.  If there is no one close then try the suggestions by everyone else in this post.  There are many local labs in my area and they do good work at good prices and since they are local I can pick up the prints or get them overnight by regular mail.  If I don't like what their product they reprint.  Are you talking about metallic paper or printing on metal.  Printing on metal is going to be expensive because the metal plates are expensive.  My local lab will cut metal plates to custom size and add mounting etc.  They use a tranfer process with a heat press.

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Lenses / Re: Should I choose the 70-200 2.8 II?
« on: December 18, 2013, 02:36:07 PM »
If you plan to take this on a trip I would recommend you rent the 70-200 f2.8 II and carry it around with the 5D Mark III all day and see how you feel at the end of the day.  I have this lens and love the images but it IS HEAVY to carry around all day on a trip. I am considering a 70-300 f/4-5.6L for travel it is 1 lb lighter and I don't shoot wide open as much for travel pictures. I can't imagine the image quality of the 70-300 will come close to the 70-200 but it is heavy to carry all day. If you plan to use an extender you might do better with a 70-300 it depends on what you plan to shoot. I sure you will get a lot more opinions.

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New cameras ususaly come with software that will convert the raw file to DNG.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: 3 Hour Deal: Adobe Lightroom 5 for $84 via B&H
« on: December 02, 2013, 03:00:55 PM »
I have been using Lightroom 5 since it was released and find it well worth the upgrade from 4.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: 3 Hour Deal: Adobe Lightroom 5 for $84 via B&H
« on: December 02, 2013, 02:51:20 PM »
I bought too soon but still not a bad deal.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: 3 Hour Deal: Adobe Lightroom 5 for $84 via B&H
« on: December 02, 2013, 01:15:22 PM »
Thanks I needed this.

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I have been waiting for this.  Finally I can upgrade from my educational version of CS5.  I already have Lightroom but I still think it is a good deal. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: to all the Megapixel and DR whiners....
« on: November 02, 2013, 06:28:56 PM »
The historian has spoken, and close to the truth he is ...

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I don't get it, I guess I'm showing my age, but I have thousands of color transparencies (slide film) that are exposed, framed, orientated (level), focused and composed properly!  And they were all done without the ability to see the exposed images until they came back from the lab!  Remember slide film only had 1/3 of a stop latitude, so exposures had to be virtually perfect.  What am I missing here?  I have always strived to get the image correct, in the camera!  I am not knocking digitial, I own several of them and haven't used film for several years.  However, I wonder what has become of basic photographic skills.  We used to have faith in our equipment and in our ability (skill) as photographers.  Can you imagine what people today would stress over if the had to wait until they were home to see what they shot, let alone wait days or weeks!  With film, we never gave it a second thought, it was just the way it was! It sure seems to me that many of today's photographers are really just "image makers!", relying on post production (editing) to correct their errors when capturing the basic image in the camera.  Oh my, how things have changed

Excellent point. I was (am) inthe same boat. I shot Kodakchrome and Ektachrome  for many many years. With Dslr, I became very careless. But I got the pictures I want by shootin a lot more pictures. "Memory is free".
I have the same history. With slide film, the only real option was to get exposure and framing right from the start. A great Norwegian photographer, Morten Krogvold, whom I admire a lot ( http://www.krogvold.com/index.php?nr=3 ), is very clear in his teaching that the work needs to be done prior to pushing the shutter and I fully agree. Yes, we now have post processing tools that can fix and trix with almost anything, but you always get a better end result if you did the right things to begin with.

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