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Landscape / Auckland Panoramic
« on: March 01, 2015, 10:46:03 PM »
20 shot panoramic stitch of Auckland.  Taken from the viewing platform at the top of the dormant volcano, Rangitoto

Auckland panoramic 20 shot by gaabNZ, on Flickr

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom 6 Coming March 9
« on: February 19, 2015, 05:42:15 PM »
I got the download to version 5.  taking a gamble on the free update to 6 that was mentioned earlier in this thread

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom 6 Coming March 9
« on: February 19, 2015, 05:06:36 PM »
Wow.  I've just spent the last 20 minutes on live chat with someone from Adobe.

After reading this thread I am interested in upgrading my LR 4.4 and wanted to know if I have to have the LR5 version first.

I have CS6 stand alone and LR 4.4 stand alone and am not interested in paying a monthly subscription for something I already have, apart from the latest LR versions.

I'm only a hobby photographer and trying me best to learn and how to edit.

I found it quite difficult to find any upgrade option on the Adobe site apart from signing up to the creative cloud suite.

From my live chat I have now been given the page to update my LR version, which is what I was after.  I then had another 10 minutes of being sold on joining the CC monthly subscription for the products I own in full, apart from the latest LR version.

The person didn't seem to understand I don't need to subscribe a monthly fee to something I already own the stand alone products for and was sending me links to sign up my monthly sub.

It was quite comical in the end haha.

All good though, and will be looking at what the new version of LR can offer me.

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: December 22, 2014, 05:45:47 AM »
5 shot vertical handheld panoramic from an awesome sunset in Auckland, New Zealand tonight, 22.12.14

sunset panoramic by gaabNZ, on Flickr

Technical Support / Re: monitor and printer calibration
« on: December 21, 2014, 11:48:25 PM »
Thank you for the replies, I'll have a look when I get home from work.

Cheers  :)

Technical Support / monitor and printer calibration
« on: December 21, 2014, 10:25:13 PM »
Hi all

I've just read Dylan 777's great post on what printer do you use and it got me thinking about my printer.

I currently have an Epson R2880 and calibrate my monitor using Spyder 4 Express.  I use Ilford Gallerie paper and use the correct profile from the Ilford website.   

I only do prints for myself, friends and family and print mainly A4 or A3 sized paper. My problem is my prints come out way darker than my monitor is showing.

I will look at home at the Lightroom softproofing as I've never done that and generally print direct from CS6.

Any other ideas or help as to why I am printing so dark?

Thanks in advance for any advice


Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: December 15, 2014, 04:03:31 PM »
Lights from the street and apartment  buildings in Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia. 

Taken from our 16th floor apartment.

Broadbeach Bokeh by gaabNZ, on Flickr

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: October 20, 2014, 09:40:40 PM »
Tiger and Lizard at Dreamworld, Queensland, Australia
_MG_7436 Tiger by gaabNZ, on Flickr

_MG_7429 Lizard 2  Dreamworld by gaabNZ, on Flickr

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: October 20, 2014, 09:39:02 PM »
Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia

_MG_7145 tilt shift light trails by gaabNZ, on Flickr

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D II or 6D
« on: September 15, 2014, 06:12:54 PM »
Can you rent the two bodies and see what suits you the most.  Obviously, you will have to wait for the release of the 7DII, but try and get hold of the cameras for a trial.

I would imagine the cost of renting would be worth the total extra cost as to buying a body that isn't what you thought it would be for the photography you are doing.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 15, 2014, 05:51:28 AM »
by gaabNZ, on Flickr

Taken June last year (2013) Just found it in a folder on a portable drive I had at work.

One of the first shots I took when I brought my 70-200F4L

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: September 08, 2014, 04:29:39 AM »
A couple of shots from yesterday at Muriwai Gannet Colony, West Auckland, New Zealand

6D with 70-200 F4L

Gannet 2 by gaabNZ, on Flickr

Gannet 1 by gaabNZ, on Flickr

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: July 02, 2014, 06:11:23 PM »
Auckland city at night.

Landscape / Re: Stars above.
« on: March 26, 2014, 05:46:00 PM »
Ohakune, New Zealand from September 5th 2013.

EOS Bodies / Re: 70D or 6D
« on: July 16, 2013, 02:56:53 AM »
GaabNZ congrats on your purchase of the 6D. Please post your feelings on the camera after you have used it for a couple of days. I hope they are all positive.

Loving it so much.  I have found the upgrade from the 600D to be huge.

I've not struggled with focusing at all, in fact I've found it so much better.  Photography is not a job for me, just a hobby and I also don't take fast moving sports so, so far so good.

I love the bigger size of the camera body and having the top lcd and adjustments there is fantastic.

Also, I don't know if I'm luck, but my EF 24-105 f4 L nails focus 99% of the time, even in low light conditions with the outer points (but I don't do sports, so I cannot say about tracking). It's night and day compared with my old XTi - image quality, focus accuracy of all points - it gets the picture I need every time I press the button.

I only miss the 10-22.

I feel exactly the same here.  The quality of images are far better than my 600D.  The high iso shots I am taking without flash indoors under normal lighting are just amazing.  They are just so clear.

My keeper rate already has improved massively.  I'm looking forward to getting outside a bit now and really trying to learn what it can do.

I would be interested to try the 17-40L as well to replace my Sigma 10-20mm crop lens.  I'm really liking the images I'm taking on the 24-105L kit lens.  I'm finding it a really nice walk around lens.

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