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Software & Accessories / Re: How good is Datacolor Spyder 4 pro
« on: March 12, 2013, 11:18:14 AM »
Honestly, I wish they made the Pantone Huey still.  I have had issues with my Datacolor Spyder Pro, even on a normal gamut monitor. When I re-calibrate my monitor it usually takes me several times to get a good calibration.  The reason I know that it isn't calibrating correctly is that I have an image of a white/black/grey card and there are times where the black will appear redish or greenish. It usually takes me two/three times to calibrate correctly. 

With my old Pantone Huey it would be one and done.  But, since they stopped the updates on the software, I had to move to the Spyder Pro system.  Once the system is calibrated though, it keeps the calibration fairly well, the only time I regret it is when I have re-calibrate it every two weeks - month.

My two cents.

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Canon General / Re: Portfolio
« on: March 01, 2013, 05:59:33 PM »
I appreciate the information, but I don't want a photo book as the type Adorama sells since I would like to be able to arrange as necessary and I feel that these type of books are for consumers after their wedding or senior portrait session.

With the iPad, that may be a great idea if the clients you are to meet are in your local area and have the time to meet you, but I would like something that I can organize, take out or put in images in an order tailored to a prospective client or editor. 

I guess what I meant by photo book, is a photo binder, my apologies.

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Canon General / Portfolio
« on: March 01, 2013, 01:38:40 PM »
Greetings,

I am a new photographer and would like to start sending out "my book" to potential clients and I am lost on where to find a place that specializes in these books.  I don't want a blurb book, because I would like something that I can constantly tailor the images, and order of images around so a post style book would be ideal.  Can you as fellow photographers point me in the right direction where I can find a company that makes these books?

Thank you in advance,

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Technical Support / Re: Best Methods For Long Term File Storage ??
« on: November 13, 2012, 02:29:50 PM »
1. Dump on to external as soon as get home.
2. Modified images get saved on secondary external.
3. Backblaze backs them up onto the cloud, can recover them anywhere, and if necessary I can receive an external hard drive with my files on them for a fee.
4. Relax, since they are on the cloud and do not need to mess with safety deposit boxes, nuclear proof storage, or 10 external hard drives of the same data.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Before you upgrade to Lightroom 4...
« on: March 06, 2012, 12:03:30 PM »
Does anyone know if it will maintain LR3 settings?  I have images that were edited with LR3 and I don't want to lose those same settings.  I don't want to import my library and then realize that the adjustments made to those images are totally fouled up. 

Thank you for any responses in advance

Hope this helps  ;) Copied from DPReview http://www.dpreview.com/articles/7481161037/lightroom-4-review

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Lightroom 4 introduces Process Version (PV) 2012. What's a process version and why should you care? Well, it's the image processing engine behind Lightroom (and Photoshop's Adobe Camera Raw plug-in). The Lightroom engineers make periodic tweaks to its components to provide better image rendering and/or enable new editing functionality. While the rendering performance sees some minor changes, PV2012 stands out by introducing a redesigned and recalibrated set of the Develop module's Basic panel tools, along with more localized editing options. Simply put, PV2012 is of huge consequence for every serious Lightroom user. Its changes are significant and will have a direct effect on your editing workflow.

As with the introduction of previous process versions, Lightroom, by default honors the current (in this case PV2010) process version of your existing images. If you desire, you can simply go on working as you always have. But should you choose to update an image to PV2012, a whole host of new functionality awaits.

Basic panel

Select any image in the Develop module that was imported in Lightroom 3 or earlier and you'll notice a warning icon in the lower right (shown below), indicating the image has not been updated to PV2012.


A warning icon appears at the bottom of the Develop module when an image processed via PV2010 or earlier (circled in red) is displayed.
After clicking the icon you can choose to update the selected image or all images in the filmstrip. Once an image is updated to PV2012 you will notice a revised collection of tools in the Basic Panel (shown below), as well as a noticeable change to the appearance of your image.

Thank you very much for that info.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Before you upgrade to Lightroom 4...
« on: March 06, 2012, 11:46:30 AM »
Does anyone know if it will maintain LR3 settings?  I have images that were edited with LR3 and I don't want to lose those same settings.  I don't want to import my library and then realize that the adjustments made to those images are totally fouled up. 

Thank you for any responses in advance

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RAW video?  That's in the specs...unless CR is wrong.


"File Formats – AVI, RAW, H.264, MOV, MPEG-4"

RAW is the output format for stills.

I am going to guess that they are doing 1080 60/50p.

I'd love if it was clean hdmi out though.
I shoot mostly 720 50p anyway as most of my stuff ends up on the web.
sony already does 1080p60. nikon already does clean HDMI.

the current specs don't show me anything that is going to shake anything. Everybody is doing video which was the key thing the 5DII had when it came out over the rest. The landscape with high end RED cameras, canon's own C line is much different today than it was before.

I am guessing that RAW video is included, why else would they put that in the Video Output section?  RAW is assumed to be an output for stills, but RAW video is what I think cinematographers have been clamoring for now that Lightroom 4 will provide more video editing. 

If I am wrong, then I am wrong, but we are going on mere speculation until the announcement.


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Although why is it $500 more than a D800??? I am confused.... I don't think we know everything yet...

http://www.phototips.biz/2012/02/5d3-secret-prediction-spoiler-alert.html

I hope you are right, otherwise several years wait for a 5D MK III will celebrate with a "meh..."

We must take in account that is the "kit" price with the $2500 24-70 f/2.8L lens.  Considering that the kit price for a current 5d Mk2 with a 24-105 f/4 is approx $800 more, we have to figure they aren't going to sell a $2500 lens for a mere $800.  I am going to guess a MSRP of $2500 that leaves the kit at $3500 with the 24-70.

I hope I am right on this, but who knows, we shall see soon.

Thank you,

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 03:18:17 PM »
I am wondering if the current 5d Mk2 will still be continued/supported?  I am guessing that there will be plenty of used 5dMk2 but, for me the 5d Mk2 is my next camera the estimated $3500 is out of my price range.

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Portrait / Re: Remembering Allegiance
« on: February 14, 2012, 04:47:58 PM »
Thank you all for your comments.  This was done last year and I am thinking about doing a veteran's project since this image has been so personal to me (I, like the subject in this image, am a vet of OIF)  With these great ideas, I know where to build from.

Again, thank you

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EOS Bodies / Re: I know the future!
« on: February 09, 2012, 03:15:48 PM »
Well, sometimes I get too caught up in obsessing over details of sensor size, lens resolution and a bunch of other stuff that doesn’t make a lot of difference to making beautiful images.  I should just be happy with what I have.  I have a good, basic dslr and 2 nice lenses.  I can make really nice images with what I have.  Sometimes the engineer in me just wants the very best.

We all do, it is the nature of being a consumer.  I am in the same boat, somewhat.  I want the latest and greatest because I have some money saved up, but I have to think to myself, do I really need to waste it all in one shot or should I get a generation behind and save some money for other gear (grip, CF cards).  I am shooting a 40d right now and had my images in the Art of Photography Show , but I realize that full frame is the way to go if I want to continue. 

I am not saying, don't upgrade because that is up to every individual and their situation, I just don't believe one small tweak/function doesn't make or break you if you already know how to do it.  Photography is all about give and take.

Good Luck!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mk II @ 1260 USD ?!
« on: February 08, 2012, 06:34:16 PM »
I clicked on the link and it said it was removed so I honestly think someone was wrong with that post.  I only trust adorama or bhphotovideo and if there is a strong deviation from them then something smells fishy.

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EOS Bodies / Re: When will Canon Meet The Market Demand?
« on: February 08, 2012, 03:58:38 PM »
The question being proposed is when will Canon meet the market demand, should be renamed to Canon should give me, a single person everything that I want for $10, with a $10 rebate.  This seems so illogical to me, Canon is a business and it needs to look at not only what the market demands now, but what the market may need in the future. 

People need to think of the fact that the camera is just a tool, if it doesn't have one feature, oh well, work with what you have.  I still plan on purchasing the 5d mk2 even when the 5dmk3 is coming out, because I know the camera is only a tool and it will still produce award winning photos. It doesn't mean that my images will come out any worse because I don't have the latest and greatest camera.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D800 is finally here
« on: February 08, 2012, 12:27:12 PM »
I don't know where it was mentioned, but isn't the 36mp limited by the quality of the lenses?  I believe there is a physical limit by which a digital sensor and lens can handle before diffraction is introduced?  This is the reason why medium format cameras have a larger sensor and lenses that cost $3k because they are geared to handle the large amount of light necessary to utilize the MP.

It will still be interesting to see what Canon comes out with.  Call me crazy, but I probably won't buy the newest 5dMk3 or whatever, because of budget, would rather buy the 5dMk2 and save some $ then go broke.

Thank you,


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EOS Bodies / Re: 5d Mark iii sync speed
« on: February 07, 2012, 12:55:10 PM »
With the D800 release will we now see 1/250 sync speed?  This camera is full frame and hopefully this debunks the idea that you can't do 1/250 in a mid-upper level FF DSLR.

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