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Photography Technique / Portrait camera/studio
« on: January 05, 2015, 05:22:15 PM »
Now that's a portrait camera/studio.

The backstory is also interesting:

"Close is known for both his photorealistic paintings of celebrities as well as his large-scale gridded portraits made up of rings of abstract rings of color. The artist also suffers from face blindness, making his lifelike portraits even more remarkable."

Software & Accessories / Adobe or Apple photo software?
« on: October 24, 2014, 04:19:26 PM »
Reached a crossroads with my new iPad Air2 - its faster and higher resolution than my iPad 3 (non retina) so I might actually be able to do some photo editing on it.  Time to revisit my photo software choice - Apple's Photos on iPad/Mac or Adobe's Lightroom on iPad/Mac.   They seem to be heading the same direction.

In the past I mostly used my iPad 3 to preview/backup photos and post a few shots to social media while travelling.  I saved any serious editing for home on my maxed out Mac Mini with 24" monitors and Aperture / DxO OP9. 

The Air2 seems to have enough speed and resolution to do some editing so I'm looking for some feedback about Lightroom on the iPad.  I was never impressed with Photos on iPad so I haven't used it much for editing.  I may have to play around with it a bit more on the Air2.   Since I have no Lightroom experience on iPad or Mac, I wonder if anyone that has used it on an iPad could comment.  What would you use to catalog and edit photos on your iPad - Photos or Lightroom?

I am still waiting to see what the new OS X Photos app offers when it replaces Aperture next year so the picture is incomplete for now, but I'll assume it is closer to Aperture than iPhoto for my purposes.  I would still use DxO on the Mac for any serious work. 

I may let my iPad software decision drive the Mac decision.  Maybe someday DxO will have something on a tablet ;-)  I'm well aware of the pricing model issues.  Let's ignore that for now.

Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM
« on: September 23, 2014, 03:44:48 PM »
Guess I should start the thread I suggested.  First a few pictures of the lens mounted on the M.  The lens pairs really well with the M, both size and balance. Packs small and is a nice complement to the 11-22. 

EOS-M / More EF-M lenses in the future
« on: September 16, 2014, 06:28:10 PM »
Another tidbit from this Photokina article regarding EOS M, Canon's third lens ecosystem.

The newest range of Canon lenses is the EF-M series for the company's new "mirrorless" cameras, a line that's more compact than traditional SLRs. Canon only has a handful of EF-M lenses, but during a press conference here, the company committed to adding more.

That's notable, since it indicates that Canon is playing a long game with its mirrorless models, which were late to market compared to many rivals' models and thus far haven't spread widely.

EOS-M / Bower 300mm f6.3 mirror for EF-M mount on sale
« on: August 21, 2014, 07:39:51 PM »
Stumbled across this on amazon today.  Currently on sale for 67% off at 115.71 - the Rokinon version is still $300.  Not sure how long it will last but thought I'd pass it along.

Pricewatch Deals / Canon Lens Refurb Sale - save up to 50% instantly
« on: April 28, 2014, 10:28:46 PM »

Had not seen this on CR yet.  Most were 15%, a few 30% and only one 50% that I saw.   

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