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Software & Accessories / Re: Two monitors vs ultra-wide one?
« on: January 02, 2015, 07:41:04 PM »
I am personally ticked off the 2560x1600 size has gone away.  Love my Dell 3007 to death.

My 2nd monitor is a cheap 28" Dell 4K that fails to impress me for much of anything. I believe that 4K only works on larger screen sizes.  Scaling issues make me wish I had another 3007...

Technical Support / Re: Question for 4k monitor users?
« on: December 23, 2014, 08:44:28 PM »
I just also noticed another thing.  There is a lot of wasted space around the photo in my normal single viewing mode.

This is without scaling applied...

With a Y-Y view things are better, but just something to think about.  Going with an even higher ratio monitor will make it worse.

Technical Support / Re: Question for 4k monitor users?
« on: December 23, 2014, 08:23:53 PM »
So I picked up a cheap Dell P2815Q (28" 3840x2160) during the holiday bonanza.  For photos the color gamut is crap, but I expected that and I only wanted it for the real estate in my engineering job.  My primary monitor is a Dell 3007WFP (30" 2560x1600).

So some conclusions I have come to....

28" is too small for "native" 4K.  I am 46 years old and text on the 4K is just too small in its natural format.  I believe that a 4K monitor needs to be at least 32" to be useful as is.  The one you are looking at is even wider than mine so I am not sure that 31" is enough to avoid scaling.

With the extra pixels things do change in Lightroom.  When you go to magnify a picture it does not zoom in like it did before.  If I kick up the text scaling in Win 8.1 to 125-150% the menu text becomes usable and the picture zooming "behaves" like it does on my 30" monitor.  I am not sure why LR invokes scaling on all aspects.  Is this a desirable feature or not?  I am not sure...  Maybe LR needs adjustable magnification to compensate for the monitor resolution you are using.

Is the extra real estate nice?  Hell yes, if you can actually use it.  I am finding that with the scaling I need to make things readable I might as well have gone with another 2560x1600 screen.

My recommendation is to wait for larger 4K screens to appear.  Having a crazy tiny pixel pitch is not all its cracked up to be.

FOR SALE Photo Equipment / Lightroom 5 new in box DVD $60 shipped
« on: December 09, 2014, 12:41:55 PM »
I have a new in box full retail version of Lightroom 5 that was part of an order bundle I purchased.  This is the 2nd one I have bought...sold the last one on CR.

I already have LR5 and don't need it...

$60 shipped to lower 48...Paypal is preferred.


Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: November 15, 2014, 10:42:01 AM »
It seems hard to get a bad shot with this lens...

Animal Kingdom / Re: Bears in the Wild
« on: September 18, 2014, 09:47:10 PM »
Couple of black bears in Waterton 5 weeks ago...they are like stray dogs running around there.

Taken with a SL1 and 70-200 f/4 non IS

Lenses / Re: Which lens to take on bike trip?
« on: August 29, 2014, 11:31:57 AM »
Ditch everything listed previously.  Pick up a SL1 and the new EF-S 10-18.  Then add the 70-200 f/4.  I use this trio while hiking Glacier National Park and loved it to death.

FOR SALE Photo Equipment / Re: 24-105 ***SOLD***
« on: August 29, 2014, 11:28:08 AM »
Got rid of it on Craigslist...have a look at my 2 remaining items!

FOR SALE Photo Equipment / Re: 17-40 ***SOLD***
« on: August 24, 2014, 07:33:38 PM »
Sold via Craigslist in the Cosco parking lot...  Check out my other selections before they are gone!!!

FOR SALE Photo Equipment / 17-40 ***SOLD***
« on: August 23, 2014, 06:07:48 PM »
My last post for the night...excellent condition 17-40.  Includes caps, hood and leatherette bag thingy.  I don't have the original box but it will be packed nice and snug for shipping.

Nothing wrong with it and the glass is clean.

$600 shipped to the lower 48.  Cash discount if you pickup in the Dallas area, otherwise PayPal.


FOR SALE Photo Equipment / 35 f/2 non-IS
« on: August 23, 2014, 06:04:15 PM »
Oldie but goodie.  Excellent condition 35 f/2 with caps.  I don't have the original box anymore but it will be packed very well for shipping.

Nothing wrong and all glass is clean.

$225 shipped.  Cash discount if picked up in Dallas area otherwise PayPal me...


FOR SALE Photo Equipment / EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS
« on: August 23, 2014, 05:59:26 PM »
It's big, but she takes great shots.  One 17-55 f/2.8 IS with factory box, caps, paperwork plus an after market hood.

Lens is in great shape...yes, there is light dust behind the front element....they all do.

$650 shipped to the lower 48.  Cash discount if you pickup in the Dallas area, otherwise PayPal.


FOR SALE Photo Equipment / 24-105 ***SOLD***
« on: August 23, 2014, 05:54:33 PM »
Alrighty let's give this a try...  Got my trusty 24-105 for sale.  She is in excellent condition with the factory box, caps, hood and leatherette case.

Lens works great, no marks on the glass.  IS functions perfectly.

$625 shipped to the lower 48.  Cash discount if you want to pick it up in the Dallas area, otherwise lets go PayPal.

Thanks for looking!

Site Information / Re: NEW ___ Sell Your Gear - Beta Test
« on: August 19, 2014, 07:36:22 PM »
I actually have several lenses I want to sell...please add me to this test.

I love this idea...I feel people on this forum understand how a lens actually works and will not cut off communications when told there is actually a speck or two of dust in a pumper :-)

EOS-M / Re: Difficulty attaching lenses to my new EOS-M
« on: July 26, 2014, 01:32:11 PM »
I wish my 5D3 mounted its lenses as tightly as my M.  I was shocked the first time I mounted the 22/2 and *loved* the precision feel.

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