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Reviews / Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« on: April 05, 2014, 11:53:00 PM »
Nice review. Thanks for taking the time.

Yes please post them.

Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: April 02, 2014, 10:29:30 PM »
I think for piece of mind I will get the extended and then if it gives trouble they just replace it.

Canon General / Re: Canon USA Opens New Midwest Service Center
« on: April 01, 2014, 08:44:19 PM »
Exciting i have been an digital imaging tech for canon for over 15 years and look forward to having my equipment locally serviced. There is a Sigma service center near there also. Yeah. That facility is nice. I get to play with all the high end printing equipment while my gear gets serviced :)

Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: March 29, 2014, 11:30:56 AM »
Mine does have a tight zoom ring around24-35 then is smother like it gets stuck a little then goes fine. Anyone have that issue? Is this normal? No clicking just a tight zoom ring.

Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: March 29, 2014, 12:31:08 AM »
I had june 2012 copy i sold because it just had af consistancy issues canon refused to acknowledge. I just got a new black and grey boxed one today from bestbuy and it is an 082 batch (8-13) i think. The zoom ring is tighter and when i pick it up nothing feels loose like my original had felt like something was loose. It seems just as sharp. No dust or bubbles. I tried to mimick that youtube video and do not hear that same clicking noise so hope i got a good copy. Any suggestions to test before i send off the rebate upc?

I have gone thru all the core I series thinkpads. The w530 was good but the high gamut panel is tn and not much good for editing. My advice since you have a good workstation and should use that is get a t440s with the 1080p touch screen. Its got 96% rgb screen and ips. Its a little more affordable and should handle all your basic editing the desktop will not fulfill like traveling etc. the w540 is incorporating newer concepts other pc makers are doing. I can assure you to ignore early threads since hardly anyone has received these main stream. Distributors are just getting them in. They did add a number pad and shifted the keyboard. They tried to lighten the laptop so it feels a little more plasticky. You can get a base model with the 3k display and upgrade the rest for less on your own. Ram, hdd, wifi, wan are all upgradeable. You can even lose the dvd drive for an extra hdd for pp projects. The brick is smaller but a laptop like this is not meant to be an ipad ( light and travel friendly) the w530 was not better. You have 30 days to return so i say try one and if you don't like it return it. I personally use the new x1 carbon with the whqd display and it works well. I do wish the rgb gamut was higher but the contrast is insane. I measure 2200:1. You can always try the t440s first. Its a great laptop.

This is the Blue Muslin I ordered. Pretty Happy.

Software & Accessories / Re: Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga for RAW editing
« on: March 10, 2014, 08:06:33 AM »
Hi all,

Does anyone of you have experiences with the Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga? I need a Laptop/ Ultrabook for traveling and university that runs Lightroom 5. The hardware looks good but I'm a bit worried about the display for RAW editing.
What's your opinion?

Thank you

The thinkpad Yoga has the best of the yoga series in terms of screens. It is an 1080p ips display but only gets about 60% rgb coverage and would be to low for anytype of PP with it regardless of processor. If you were to get it the i7 4600u with 8gb of ram and the wacom pen is the one to get.

I recommend the t440s or x1 carbon (haswell version) with the whqd display. They are still light and have the better screens. The t440s has a 96% rgb ips screen and the carbon has a high rez 87% screen but the 2000:1 contrast makes up for it. I have gone thru the whole line up so let me know if you have anymore ?


i use colorama white and black for 99% of the studio shots, i use a globo to create effects on the paper also i use LED colour lights that are normally used for stage work to colour the backgrounds, the effect is very good.


I do have a white one so I will try that. Thanks

Lenses / Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: March 08, 2014, 11:36:38 PM »
I am having it now with an upcoming trip. Purchase the 70-300L to have a lighter zoom for trips. Started getting backdrops and working on making a room dedicated to studio work. Now looking at bags, memory cards and possibly the g1x mark ii. Maybe a lens if the sigma 50 art comes out.

I ended up with a tye dye blue and black muslin. So far pretty cool. Deinetly seeing the wrinkles. Any suggestions to remove them? I did order clips but they have not come.

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.

Software & Accessories / Re: need help choosing the right macbook.
« on: March 02, 2014, 12:06:14 PM »
The one your looking at is fine. I would say maybe consider the 15" base if you can afford it so you have some extra screen real estate for lr.

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?

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