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I have been using macbook retina's for awhile strictly running windows since the screen covers the rgb gamut and is very accurate. I just bought a thinkpad w540 with the 3k display. It covers 97% so close enough but the pics just do not have that pop the had with the retina since the thinkpad has an antiglare coating. The pictures look flat and the mac makes the appear to have more saturatiin. Does anyone here edit with a matte coated screen thqt has worked with a macbook that could tell me your experience? I am afraid the macbook is the better screen but I never run osx.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Cps gave me a 1dx and falling in love
« on: May 17, 2014, 11:55:50 PM »
Just an awesome camera. Iso is a stop better. Being able to control iso, shutter and aperture values so it does not drop below them is awesome. The burst af is just amazing, caught more expressions that i feel I would normally miss since its so fast.

Do not like on/off switch, drive and a few buttons are different from 5d3 so just need to get used to it.
Meter is on right in VF and used to bottom.

But it hustles and feels like I have no excuse at this point with this beast. Also the colors seem a little nicer or its in my head.

Tomorrow I am going to use the 5d3 and compare raw files and hopefully I should now. Just so tempting.

On a canon 5d3 24-70 v2 82mm
Tripod will be used of course. Looking for high quality. Any suggestions from experienced users? Looking for 8-10 stops

I was shooting a 5k for family today. I fired test shots before my group was coming and all were good. When the time came I shot 1/250, f9, iso 400, eval meter, center zone, case 1, burst high. In dpp most of the shots are soft whent they should be sharper.
Camera 5d3
Canon 70-300L
Most were in the 2-300 range.
I am going on a trip in three weeks and am curious if this sounds like a user error or a lens issue?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Sell a spare 5d3 for 1dx?
« on: May 07, 2014, 10:58:15 PM »
I am considering getting the 1dx for manual exp comp, better tracking, cleaner iso images 3200-6400, more customizable features with the second mn function button.

I shoot portraits, indoor sports, nature and gettigpng into wildlife. I can sell my second body and get the 1dx, sigma 50mm art, 1.4 extender iii.


Get 16-35 2.8 ( for landscapes, large groups)
More backdrops, lighting, etc
300mm f4 is
1.4 ext iii
Canon 8-15 f4

I have a $6k budget and on the fence on the 1dx or more completing my lens lineup.
Just looking for options. Is the 1dx worth the reasons I mentioned?

Lenses / Bought the 300mm 2.8 ii and think its huge
« on: April 19, 2014, 05:40:25 PM »
I felt uncomfortable for the first time ever with this lens. Its awesome fast and sharp but wonder if the limited use will be worth tying up $7300. Any uses that would be helpful to try.

Lenses / General purpose zoom for family vacation of 12
« on: March 05, 2014, 10:56:15 PM »
I am only posting this because i am bringing my 5d3 and coild bring my 24-70 2.8 ii but have been considering the 24-70 f4l is since i can get one for about $860 and also considering the canon 24-105. For me the thought process was if i can shoot at a lower shutter speed on some of the indoor shots because of the iS then
I could use less flash output for faster recycle times and a lower iso. Also it would be smaller and lighter since some of the trip is a cruise. But when testing it seems that my 24-70 is drastically sharper. Amy i crazy? Has anyone here done a comparision with this? Basucally just trying to see if this lens will help or if I should stay with the 2.8. Ohh the trip is a disney cruise followed by 7 days in the parks.

I am trying to do a little studio work and have rented a black and a white backdrop. Both were ok. I am just curious if there are some generic must have colors to appeal to most types of shots. I looked at a cool background and floor but its eater themed and I don't know if thats too specific since I have none. Any suggestions?

I am going on a cruise/land vacation to disney in june for 10 days. I am bringing the following and ma looking for a bag suggestion.

5d mk3
24-70 ii
35mm sigma 1.4
600 ex
Extra batteries and memory cards

I have a lowepro fastpack 350 but thats too much bag for this and want to travel lighter.

I have been saving all the random video clips of the family over the years but now want to merge them by year with adobe premiere elements. I am just not sure how to save/export them to not lose quality by processing them into another compressed format. When I am done I want that to be the new master so I can remove the originals. Can someone give me some guidance on this?

Software & Accessories / Instructions for loading magic lantern on 5d3.
« on: January 17, 2014, 10:56:55 PM »
I tried to download and put the files at the root of an sd card and when it booted no magic. What am I doing wrong?

Lighting / Looking for a macro ring light for 100mm L
« on: January 17, 2014, 10:53:05 PM »
Anyone have an inexpensive suggestion?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / A little pick me up about the sony alpha 7
« on: December 06, 2013, 12:12:14 AM »
I just got the sony alpha 7 with kit lens. I was hoping to replace my wife's nex 6 with this since it will hold her 16-50 collapsable zoom and be a FF travel camera for me. Not the case so far.

Iq worse with apsc e mount lenses
Auto-mode wife would use starts the shutter usually 2/focal length.
Phase detect is poor or does not come on during low light.
The two main dials sit in front and back of shutter release making this camera akward to hold.
The grip is tall but way too shallow.
Lack of speedlites and lens choices
Finally the awb and standard picture style make the reds look orange.

Sooooo I grabbed my 5d and all I can say is ergonimics and good glass make the weight and size worth it. Like anything other manufacturers will follow but this needs time to evolve. Now I see the light on Canon's choice for the Sl1 and 6d since they are smaller and lighter but are more functional. I do own a sony nex 6 but again the lens selection is low and as said many times on this forum good Glass is important than just a sensor alone. Just my 2 cents.

Software & Accessories / Looking for suggestions on which macbook pro.
« on: October 24, 2013, 11:09:39 PM »
I am looking to get either the 13" new haswell macbook pro or the 15".

I5 2.6ghz
8gb ram
512gb ssd
Intel iris 5100 graphics

I7 2.0ghz
8gb ram
256gb ssd
Intel iris pro 5200 graphics

I want to do pp work at home when its not convenient to use my workstation in the basement. I have the 15" early 2013 but want less heat, better battery life, better wireless, would like more storage but not sure if the 13" will be a huge downgrade for the additional storage. Any suggestions would be helpful. Finally there is the loaded on but costs $600 more and not sure thats the way to go since I generally upgrade yearly.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / 2 5d3's or 1d x
« on: September 19, 2013, 11:30:42 PM »
I am getting my camera (5d3) replaced and have the opportunity to sell the replacement and get factory refurbed 1d x for $3900 or spend $1600 more to have 2 5d3's so I will have a backup. Just not sure if I should jump on the 1d x since I have lived this long with 1 body or get the 2 5d3's. My main want is stop better iso performance, customizable ae adjustments, more accurate metering. Just looking for people who have both to give some insight. I do like the smaller size, silent shutter, lower weight but want a tool thats best for the job. So far events and portraits are all I have done. Also landscapes and macro.

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