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Landscape / Re: Within Forests
« on: October 18, 2014, 01:59:09 PM »
Here are some from a local forest. You can find the whole set here:

Thanks, I had feared as much  :( . I'll have to ask Fotodiox directly then.

Sorry to revive this old thread, but I'm considering getting the wonderpana for the 17 myself and am a bit confused  ;)

Is this 145 Essential Kit custom made for the different lenses (like the Nikon 14-24, the Canon 17 TS, etc.) or will the same kit work with all of them? Particularly I'm wondering if the same kit will work for the 17 and the samyang 14 mm - and possibly the 16-35 2.8 II.

Post Processing / Re: B&W Process
« on: August 09, 2014, 02:39:49 PM »
According the the site which comes up after getting the free version of FilmPack 3, they do have an ongoing sale of version 4 until August 15th:

essential 49 (instead of 79)
expert 99 (129)

So still a few days to tinker around with version 3 to see whether you like it  :)

Lenses / Re: 400 mm question
« on: February 18, 2014, 01:18:06 PM »
Thanks, you pretty much summed it up  :) I'll give it a miss then.

Lenses / 400 mm question
« on: February 17, 2014, 12:56:07 PM »

Locally, there is a used 400 mm 2.8 L II USM (NOT the IS version) to be had for 3000 €. Taking the age and weight and the fact that Canon won't repair it into account, does it make any sense to get it? Or would it be better to wait for a used IS-version mark I?


Photography Technique / Re: How To Remove Weird Colours
« on: January 23, 2014, 03:21:37 PM »
That's one of the reasons I like this forum a lot. Apart from the amusing (for a bystander) flame-wars about DR and such, one can find people like you and neuro and the usual suspects who are taking the time and patiently explain things a ten-year old would know to a halfwit like me  ;D (not counting the times where I learned a lot just by reading the questions of others)

A BIG thanks to all of you!

Photography Technique / Re: How To Remove Weird Colours
« on: January 23, 2014, 03:01:41 PM »
Oh dear, you must think I'm a complete idiot  :( , but up to now I've never had the need for specific colour corrections in lightroom!

So I played around withe the slider, and lo and behold! the wollen cap is grey again :)

Thanks to you, and I'll go now and sit down with the lightroom-description and learn it by heart  ;)

Photography Technique / Re: How To Remove Weird Colours
« on: January 22, 2014, 04:16:36 PM »
@ agree on the mike, I have got plenty of other pics with his face visible, but happened to pick a bad example for this thread.

@ fuhrtographer: I did try with the eye dropper, first thing, but it kept telling me that this was not a proper place to obtain the reading for the white balance from. I went back and tried some more, and after ten tries I hit a spot where LR no longer complained. Here's the result, with just a touch of dimming the lights and reducing the overall exposure.

@ Sella174: exif-data are the following: f/1.2, 1/80 s, ISO 1250

[edit:] Thanks for the tips. This looks much better now, better than everything but the b/w one, actually :)

Photography Technique / Re: How To Remove Weird Colours
« on: January 21, 2014, 11:33:22 AM »
This is the embedded jpg as seen in irfanview

Photography Technique / Re: How To Remove Weird Colours
« on: January 20, 2014, 03:20:48 PM »
@distant.stat: I did mention wb (yes, shooting raw), I moved the second slider (not the temperature one) to -90.

@mt spokane: that's what I suspected, nay, feared :(

I guess, I'll have to live with it. And the correction of the colours of course produced a yellow cast on the walls; still, better than that purple face, I gather.

Still, I'm a bit surprised that this massive purple didn't show up on the screen. After all, that's supposed to be the jpg-preview, isn't it? I just dropped my stuff off for service today, but once I get it back, I'll have another look at it.

Photography Technique / How To Remove Weird Colours
« on: January 20, 2014, 01:17:14 PM »
Dear fellow CRs.

A few days ago I attended a concert in a small bar in town and, my GF happening to be a fan of the artist, took quite some photos (50 1.2). I checked every now and then for the colour and continued shooting happily, because I couldn't see any problems on the camera screen (5DIII).

Imagine my dismay when, after importing the photos into lightroom they came out like the first one. The vignetting at 1.2 doesn't bother me at all, but the sick purple of the face is not at all likeable.

In a first attempt to repair the damage, I moved the sliders for purple to -21 (colour), -50 (saturation) and -33 (luminance), and moved the second slider for the whitebalance to -90, which resulted in the second photo. It is already much better, but still not really good. In addition to the still purplish face, the shadows are sort of red-orange.

There was a spotlight, directed at his head and upper torso, which I suspect to be the reason for this, but the colours are far from the ones seen with the naked eye and on the rear screen.

For the third photo I moved the saturation slider for orange to -78, to get rid of the orange shadows on his face and neck. This is now already again much better, but still not perfect.

In my desperation, I converted the frame to b/w (last photo), and while this is something I can live with (actually, I will probably live with the third one, if necessary), I would like to ask if anybody has got a better solution, which I could use for one photo and then copy to the others. Maybe there is none and this is simply the reason why so many concert photos are in b/w  ;)

I don't have photoshop or anything like it, just lightroom 4.3. And you can tell, I'm not really familiar with all its details and features  :(

Any hints, tips, ideas most welcome :-)


Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: November 06, 2013, 04:04:16 PM »
You don't need the lens profiler to obtain a profile for lightroom. I got mine from somewhere on the internet (for 5D Mark II, that is), can't find the exact place, but it was created by Thomas Berndt. I think the file is basically a .xmp-format, so maybe readable also on a mac?

Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: October 26, 2013, 12:21:00 PM »
Well, he bought it some two years ago, I believe. I was able to borrow it for some photos of the local fun-fair (as can be seen here ), and those seemed ok to me.

Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: October 26, 2013, 11:13:42 AM »
Beautiful images. I remember reading somewhere that this is the second incarnation of this lens, and the first one was much worse. Do you happen to know when this second incarnation was conceived? A friend has got the lens but is not really impresses, but looking at you images it might be that he got hold of the first incarnation.

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