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I'm guessing it still doesn't read in the recipe from the previous version. Still, at least it's actually usable now since it's compatible with the 5D Mark II now.

It was always "usable" despite only now being available for the 5D2.  ::)

I'm glad more of the recent crop sensor cameras are being made compatible with DPP 4.  I have both a 5D3 and an SL1/100D, so it will be nice to use this software for both cameras.  Goodbye Aperture!

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If you like to hike and you are in Albuquerque, take the tram up to Sandia Peak.  Great views.



As someone else mentioned, Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe is a must see, especially the Miraculous Staircase.  My late mother attended Loretto Academy when it was a girls school in the 1940s.


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I'm using an iMac with Yosemite as well.  I'm using DPP 4.1.1 and it does not exhibit any freezing with Quickcheck, flagging, rating, or any other DPP function.

Which camera are you using?  Maybe you can update to DPP 4?

I am using a Canon 7D and shoot mainly in RAW. It turns out DPP 4 doesn't even show up on Canon's site as a software option for the 7D. But I was able to download it by telling the site I was using a different camera. The problem is that DPP 4 must not support RAW files from the 7D! When I view my RAW photos, I can't magnify them or do any corrections to them. When I try to view them in Quick Check mode to see which ones I want to delete, they just show up postage stamp size - too small to really see details. So I guess I have no good option from Canon to view my photos with OS X Yosemite, at least as of right now.  >:(

No, DPP 4 currently doesn't work with the 7D.  Canon is quite explicit about this, it only works with the current full frame cameras (5D3, 6D, 1Dx, etc.) and the 7DII.  Canon may update DPP 4 to work with older models, but for now you're stuck with DPP 3.xxx.

Of course, you might consider asking the elves if Santa could bring you a 7DII.  :)

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I'm using an iMac with Yosemite as well.  I'm using DPP 4.1.1 and it does not exhibit any freezing with Quickcheck, flagging, rating, or any other DPP function.

Which camera are you using?  Maybe you can update to DPP 4?

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Post Processing / Re: POLL: What picture styles do you use?
« on: November 11, 2014, 05:47:23 PM »
Even when shooting raw, the picstyle determines the preview result...

I never realised this. Do you know if this have an impact on the highlight warning and histogram? If so then I imagine one should use neutral to get the most accurate preview of exposure since the other styles presumably apply a tone curve which could alter the clipping.

I've always just left it in standard as I shoot RAW exclusively.

Yes, the choice of Picture Style will have an impact on the histogram because it affects contrast, etc.  If you are shooting RAW, the image you see on the LCD screen is actually a JPG with the picture style applied.  In order to "see" the most accurate representation of the RAW image on the LCD screen, select Faithful or Neutral for your picture style.

Mine is a custom setting starting with Standard, then increasing sharpening to +6 and saturation to +1.  This makes RAW files look really nice.  Also, keep in mind, if you use DPP for processing, it's easy to change or remove Picture Styles with a click on both RAW and JPG images.

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Completely useless software.  How does one use it?  All I see are tiny thumbnails of my raw images, and I cannot edit them  Help?  A simple tutorial anyone?
Hi tgara
Chances are, you are looking at images that are not created on a 5DII or 1DX, or any of the other qualified cameras that this software is specifically targeted at. From what I see, that's what this software release is specifically targeted at.
My 5DIII raw files work just fine. My 50D ones don't.
Just as advertised.

Cheers

Yep, I'm a dope.  I was trying to look at RAWs made with my SL1, and of course the do not show.  RAWs from my 5D3 work fine.

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Completely useless software.  How does one use it?  All I see are tiny thumbnails of my raw images, and I cannot edit them  Help?  A simple tutorial anyone?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Vanishes from Canon USA Web Site
« on: May 28, 2014, 10:13:45 AM »
However, I do think that Canon could sell quite a lot of mirrorless system cameras if they designed a good one.  They have a large base of users that appreciates the EOS system, but sometimes wants something smaller and lighter.

Absolutely.  That's why many of us have chosen the Rebel SL1!  It's not mirrorless, but it is certainly smaller and lighter than my 5D3 (hence the SL name).  It also works with nearly all my other Canon gear, including my EX270II flash and the GP-E2 GPS unit. 

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« on: May 18, 2014, 09:09:31 AM »
Just FYI, you can see a full-resolution jpeg of the samples by clicking on:  (点击此处查看大图)  located directly below each image.
-brought to my attention by Bryan over at TDP.
Doesn't look very sharp in the corners (photo of the white house and the church). Or am I a pixel peeper now and does it look better than the 16-35 f/2.8 II?

Those are VERY complex angled scenes and who knows where they placed the focus (which matters a LOT for scenes like that).

I imported the stairs photo into Aperture and turned on the focus point overlay.  Looks pretty good to me.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1/Kiss X7 in White
« on: November 14, 2013, 10:33:41 PM »
If Canon is after the customer who used to buy point and shoot cameras, then offering DSLR's in multiple colors makes a LOT of sense!

Well, judging by their most recent marketing ads, you are correct about that. 

http://www.usa.canon.com/CUSA/assets/app/html/eos_sl1/index.html

Note all the stories are from women.   :-*

I have an SL1 and I love it.  A great alternative when I don't want to schlep the 5D3.

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Technical Support / Re: How to fix a physically broken sd card?
« on: September 19, 2013, 06:43:17 PM »
A new Class 10 UHS-1 32GB Sandisk SD card is about $30 on Amazon.  Buy a new one and move on.  At those prices, trying to fix a busted old one is simply stupid.  IMHO, of course.   8)

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G16 Announced
« on: August 22, 2013, 10:11:59 PM »
no GPS? seriously!  ???

Zactly what I was just wondering... 
Don't want to carry another device to geotag after a WiFi xfer, may as well just shoot the geotagged shot w the tablet.

+1 on the no GPS!!! Why Canon? Why?

Surprised not included.    Could it be either size or cost?

You can add GPS data to the images using your phone's GPS and the CameraWindow app.  Much more power efficient and less costly this way.

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/CameraWindow_app


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Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS STM Announced
« on: August 22, 2013, 10:23:11 AM »
How does STM compare with USM? (Not in technical details, but in how it performs)

As a practical matter, STM makes for faster and quieter autofocusing.  But that is only one aspect of this new lens as compared to its predecessor.  The internal/rear focusing, nonrotating front element, upgraded CPU and electronics, and full manual focus are nice improvements IMHO.  The closest focus distance is nearly a foot less than the previous version (2.8 ft vs 3.6 ft).  Plus the filter size is the same as the previous version (58mm), so I don't need to buy new filters.  And despite all these improvements, the new version weighs 15 grams less than its predecessor (375g vs. 390g).   The images it produces will tell the whole story, but on the surface, it looks like this lens was improved in every way that really matters.

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Your gear won't fit, that bag is too small.  I had the 100AW and it would not fit my 7D and forget about a grip..  The 100AW is designed for the smaller Rebel series with no grips..  Get the 300AW instead.

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Street & City / Re: Reprimanded for a photograph
« on: August 09, 2013, 07:45:30 PM »
Watch the 1978 Movie Midnight Express, and reconsider what you did.

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