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Post Processing / Re: Assembling Portraits
« on: January 28, 2015, 12:55:56 PM »
Very rarely and only when absolutely necessary. I can count on 1 hand the number of times in the last 3 years or so and only in group situations.

The way I optimize a group shot so as to avoid closed eyes, goofy expressions, etc, is I have everyone train their eyes right on my lens and then tell them close their eyes and think of something pleasant.  After a second or two everyone's gaze will relax and take on a natural, relaxed expression.  I then tell them I'm going to count "one, two, three, open" and without moving or changing anything they are to open their eyes on the "open" command.  I count it down and hit the shutter a beat after I command "open".  I get about a 99% success rate with this technique.  I'll shoot 2, maybe three frames just for insurance but can pretty much guarantee that I got a workable shot that won't require compositing to fix.

Excellent!!

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Site Information / Re: where is my topic?
« on: January 27, 2015, 10:15:06 PM »
It's here....
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=24772.0
Probably exactly where you put it in
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?board=46.0
 
When a thread gets additional entries it'll show in your "Recent Unread Topics".
I found it by clicking your user name which shows your Profile, then clicked "Show Posts".

Or...you could check the posting times and realize that the post you linked was made after this topic was started.

Or...when you clicked on show posts, you might have noticed that the OP's post in this topic was older (the posting times are indicated there, too.

Or...you could read by the reply by the mod indicating the OP had only one post at the time (the post starting this topic) and suggesting the OP try to repost the topic (which he obviously did successfully).   Ok, perhaps the mod doesn't know the difference between the numbers 1 and 2, but I would put money on that possibility.
Golly gee whiz stupid me not noting the posting times. Sorreeeeeeeeeee........

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Site Information / Re: where is my topic?
« on: January 27, 2015, 03:54:37 PM »
It's here....
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=24772.0
Probably exactly where you put it in
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?board=46.0
 
When a thread gets additional entries it'll show in your "Recent Unread Topics".
I found it by clicking your user name which shows your Profile, then clicked "Show Posts".

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Software & Accessories / Re: 10 bit graphics card ??
« on: January 27, 2015, 10:48:01 AM »
.....Upgraded to CC.......

In LightRoom is the ability to soft proof for printing, does PS CC offer the same?
 
..... I use Zoner Photo Studio regularly.....

In LightRoom is the ability to soft proof for printing, does Zoner Photo Studio offer the same?

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.....review the Pentax 645z....
Nice review, my bank account likes it not so much though.
Have you worked the Zed tethered with the FluCard, the Image Transmitter software or anything else?

I do quite like your flash solution. If I correctly understand your usage, you're using (or at least have the choice to use) P-TTL with the 540 on camera passed through the V6 plus manual RF remote control of 600s via the V6. Is that a reasonable assessment?
 
Is there any Zörk anticipated for the Zed's system future? Any other TS solutions found?
 
Any idea how Ricoh-Pentax service and support is?

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Software & Accessories / Re: 10 bit graphics card ??
« on: January 26, 2015, 11:05:47 AM »
I hate to tell you this, but LR doesn't support 10-bit, at least not yet.  The only Photo software I'm aware of is PhotoShop CS5 & higher.  Here's some more information I just found:

https://photographylife.com/what-is-30-bit-photography-workflow

You hate to tell, I hate to learn that even more. Oh carp.
Looks like time to step up and pay Adobe's monthly baksheesh.
Looked at Zoner's website, some script crashed FireFox, um, if they can't even code a stable web presence well, makes me skeptical regarding their software package's code.

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Software & Accessories / Re: 10 bit graphics card ??
« on: January 24, 2015, 07:20:43 PM »
...... Go to PS and in Preferences, Performance....
No such options in PSE. But that's ok because.....
.........The transitions should now appear much smoother between the shades of gray.
Opened in LightRoom, the transitions are much smoother.

Somewhat disappointing exercise though, I've spent rather large getting my PC system up to grade, so little software supports that grade.
Opened the ramp file in several programs here, only LightRoom displays it properly.

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Software & Accessories / Re: 10 bit graphics card ??
« on: January 23, 2015, 07:46:30 PM »
..... I recommend Performance and you'll see the best results in PS and Premiere, etc. with it...
Done. Thanks for spelling it out so clearly.
I installed the Performance per your recommendation, from what I could tell from file names, ODE and Performance are the same. I suppose I could have done the MD5 hash check thing but I didn't.
 
Back in the NEC app which, by the way won't even run if the system doesn't do 10 bit, I'm still seeing banding on the shape's faces while rotating, a bit of moire on the triangle edges as they rotate.
Oh well.

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Software & Accessories / Re: 10 bit graphics card ??
« on: January 23, 2015, 03:48:26 PM »
....I'll have to check my machine at home - I'll see if I can help later today......
Thanks in advance, I appreciate whatever effort you are willing to put forth.
Probably be tomorrow before I can proceed.

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Software & Accessories / Re: 10 bit graphics card ??
« on: January 23, 2015, 03:12:51 PM »
...The NEC app is a good test because you can see the dithering in the 8-bit windows vs. the smooth shading in the 10-bit windows.  It should be pretty obvious.  If it's not, you might not have something set up correctly.  Make sure you have the latest Quadro ODE or Performance driver installed.…..

Ok, now I feel dumber than before.
I'm not seeing where or how to check or change what driver is installed and in use.

When I go into Device Manager>Display adapters>NVIDIA Quadro K620>Driver>Driver Details I see a list of 51 files with non-descriptive file names, no apparent help for me there.
 
Right clicking the desktop to get to the NVIDIA Control Panel shows me a plethora of options I'm clueless about, I'm not seeing anything recognizable to me as an ODE or Performance driver.
 
Any helpful suggestions?

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Sounds like the staffers have just been reduced to free lance, contractor status.
Wonder how that will play out?

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Software & Accessories / Re: 10 bit graphics card ??
« on: January 23, 2015, 11:38:07 AM »
....  Is your post saying it can because it has display port?.......
Can't say about discrete cards.

Here's what I went through.
Built a beast of a PC with onboard graphics and DisplayPort, a 24" NEC wide gamut monitor with Spectraview thinking I was building close to state of the art including 10 bit support.
 
Thanks to some tip or another from RustyTheGeek (thanks a bunch Rusty, cost me more moneyz  ;) ), I started digging, found NEC has an app for that, tests the system for 10 bit capability, system failed that test.
I added a PNY Quadro 620, system now passes NEC's test app.
 
Can't say I've noticed any difference, frankly haven't pushed to test further.
All I've really gotten so far is some peace of mind sort of satisfaction, another entry on my build/brag list, slightly longer (but unobjectionable) boot times as yet more stuff loads.

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Landscape / Re: Railway odds and ends...
« on: January 22, 2015, 11:09:13 AM »
Morant's Curve


.......
One of the things I enjoy about this forum is photos of things/places/people I've never heard of, certainly never been.
That sends me off on some googling for more information on whatever the subject.
In this case, I learned that Morant's Curve was named for a photographer who set up similar to this set up shooting for the railroad.
 
Here we go......
http://banffandbeyond.com/morants-curve-the-famous-spot-along-the-canadian-pacific-railway/

"The location was made famous by Nicholas Morant, a staff photographer for the Canadian Pacific Railway."


Named for a photographer, I think that's pretty cool.
 
 

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Post Processing / Re: Choose a Monitor?
« on: January 20, 2015, 10:36:56 PM »
......  Now that statement:  Will your 15" laptop support it?......
As we say in the car forums, make model and year please.

Can you post a link to the manufacturer's specifications page? Hardware in the machine is very relevant, helpful to know about.

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I have both the 40mm and the 50 f/1.8.
The 40 is what is on my 6D about 98%, it suits me very well. I'm annoyed by the lack of mechanically coupled manual focus ring and the squeal of the STM motor, it could focus faster but overall, it's my favorite lens ever.

I use the 50 primarily for recurring auto repair shop work where lighting generally is between poor and lousy, absolute image quality is irrelevant, at f/1.8 the viewfinder is brighter with EG-S screen.
 
The 50's focus speed and focus hunting have both been mentioned in this thread, here's my take;
The focusing mechanisms seem to me to be extremely fast, maybe too fast.
It seems to me that the focus moves so fast that it can't stop in time, overshoots, then comes back to focus sharply.
It doesn't seem to me that it's a matter of missing and hunting for focus though.
End result is effectively the same as hunting, the overshoot and return takes time effectively equal to slow focus.
I have had lenses on my Nikons that had trouble focusing, hunt and hunt, back and forth, very frustrating, Canon 50 is not like that at all, it finds and nails focus but too often on the 2nd try after it has passed and comes back.
 
The cheapness of the build makes mounting the 50 feel kind of like changing into dirty clothes to do a dirty job, can't wait to finish, shower and change into clean.
 
I've found use for the 50 f/1.8 but cheap, sheesh...... At least it's inexpensive.
 
If I could only have one lens it'd be the 40, I mostly work as though the 40 is my only lens.
I've been through zooms in various ranges, I'm back to basics.
 

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