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Software & Accessories / If CC ends, LR 5.5 still partly works.
« on: July 11, 2014, 08:55:18 AM »
Looks like Adobe tries to address the "fallen angels" problem (people jumping off the cloud, unable to use content they produced in the cloud, say images of parachutes or wings, for example).

If your subscription ends, you can still use LR to view and export your work.
See here:
http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2014/07/what-happens-to-lightroom-after-my-membership-ends.html

I say this is a step in the right direction.

PS: I hope this is still "news".

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EOS Bodies / Re: More EOS 7D Mark II Talk [CR1]
« on: June 16, 2014, 11:01:11 AM »
noticeably bigger bump around the viewfinder than the current EOS 7D.
return of eye controlled autofocus

I had the same thought when reading it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 12:09:05 PM »
Pop up flash means they did not drop the old remote flash system, which is nice.
No mode dial sounds great, works for me on the 1 and 3.

If better weather sealing was the goal, maybe the pop-up flash doesn't even pop up?

Sounds like an interesting camera.

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So much for the cloud allowing Adobe to integrate new features continuously without being bound to certain release dates of updates.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Speedlite Tutorials?
« on: April 11, 2014, 11:45:02 AM »
I would use M mode but I find there are already too many settings to keep track of

Just because it's M doesn't mean you have to tweak every image.
I usually don't change the settings, so M actually reduces the things to keep track of while providing consistent results from one shot to the other.
Again, the ETTL of the flash compensates for small differences.

Of course, this depends on the conditions.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Speedlite Tutorials?
« on: April 11, 2014, 09:13:51 AM »
But there is a setting, on the camera, to limit Av shutter speeds to 1/60 - 1/200 (the x-sync for the 5D III), which essentially makes Av act like P, as far as the flash is concerned.

I only have the option to have a fixed setting of 1/250th as an alternative to a fully auto chosen speed.
Even with the option of limiting the speed to a certain interval, I'd probably still use M to get consistent results.

But this totally depends on your situation. If you have the option, try it and see if it works for you.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Speedlite Tutorials?
« on: April 11, 2014, 08:10:13 AM »
If I want to use the flash at it's most basic, essentially as the missing pop-up flash from my old 400D, presumably I would just leave it in ETTL and click away?  I can then work my way into more sophisticated scenarios.


This is a good setup if you need the flash just to add a little light.
ETTL will also adjust to a bounced flash, so you don't have to think about how much light this wall/ceiling/reflector will eat up.

The "drawback" is that you are still using Av.
If you are in a very dark place, the exposure will lengthen and you might get blurry shots.
The flash will freeze parts of the image, but you still get the smear of the long exposure.

Two possible scenarios:
1) leave the long exposure as it is and set the flash to rear curtain sync.
This way the flash freezes the last moment of the exposure and you get some nice effect. Good for moving subjects, dancing, etc.

2) switch to M and let the flash compensate the exposure.

Even for the first scenario, I choose M, because I want to have full control.

I do landscapes (which are unlikely to need a flash)


Are you sure?

http://strobist.blogspot.de/2011/09/mike-kelley-two-speedlight.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riTVghtbQ7E

http://fstoppers.com/how-to-use-a-flash-with-a-drone-helicopter

have fun :)

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Technical Support / Re: monitor calibration and lightroom
« on: April 08, 2014, 03:23:31 PM »
I checked the settings and it was set to version 2.

Any other idea what the problem is?

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Technical Support / Re: monitor calibration and lightroom
« on: April 08, 2014, 01:37:08 PM »
it's an x rite color munki photo

sorry, totally forgot to mention that.  :-[

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Technical Support / monitor calibration and lightroom
« on: April 08, 2014, 01:24:15 PM »
hello there,

I just got started today with the whole calibration thing and tried to calibrate my displays.
One is a laptop screen and the other is an external one (LP2475W).

I created a profile for each one and changed the display settings to use each profile.

Now I'm in doubt about the results.
Just looking at the windows desktop:
The external display is still a lot more saturated and vibrant.
Aren't the two monitors supposed to look the same?

Then I opened LR and looked at some photographs on the laptop screen.
I zoomed into some portion of sky in one image.
On the laptop display, it has a slight purple tint.

When I drag LR to the external display (without dropping it) the whole thing (including LR itself) becomes more saturated. The sky is very purple.
As soon as it's dropped, it desaturates to a relatively normal degree and the purple tint in the sky is gone.

It's less purple than it was on the laptop screen at the beginning.

I wonder now:
What causes the difference?
Is it the laptop screen that simply can't keep up with the external display?
Did I screw up the measurement?

The calibration seems to be applied to the entire application.
LR is color corrected for the display it's mostly on.
Even if the window spans multiple displays.
How can I prevent that?
Did I screw up the settings of the profiles?

thanks for your help

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom Mobile Version Official
« on: April 08, 2014, 06:39:21 AM »
Not available as standalone app  :(

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Canon General / Re: The end of the 5D line?
« on: April 01, 2014, 01:11:51 AM »
Where can I see the Porsche 918 Spyder shots you refer to? I'd love to take a look.
I have to agree, there's nothing like a picture of a Prius from a 5D.
I mean look at those shots of the 918 spyder, does that thing look awesome or what? - all shot with a 5D!
hybrid and 5D is a match made in heaven.
  ;D

Sorry for teasing you, I just wanted to troll along a little, pointing out that there might be other important things, like subject matter.

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Canon General / Re: The end of the 5D line?
« on: March 31, 2014, 07:03:34 AM »
What do you want for your 5D3?
Could you please post some pictures?
What's the shutter count?

Have fun with your sony!

I have to agree, there's nothing like a picture of a Prius from a 5D.
I mean look at those shots of the 918 spyder, does that thing look awesome or what? - all shot with a 5D!
hybrid and 5D is a match made in heaven.
  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Philosophical question about Sigma Lenses - Why?
« on: March 27, 2014, 09:22:06 PM »
I am more interested in the actual thought process beyond that such as; “here’s a great company that makes great camera body – like us – let’s make lenses for them, too.” Was there a eureka moment that someone had and said “Since we can’t make the best cameras out there, why not we make the best lenses for the best cameras!?”

AcutancePhotography's answer is spot on.
There isn't really any eureka moment or philosophical question behind it.
It's straight forward business logic.

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digital MF range finder?

 ;D

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