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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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Software & Accessories / Re: Louis Vuitton bag
« on: March 03, 2014, 01:12:27 PM »
Keep in mind that you never get to see the thief's face when he opens it to find it being filled with some camera crap instead of money rolls (as implied by the bag brand)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Hardware Hack for EOS Cameras Coming Soon? [CR1]
« on: February 28, 2014, 06:39:55 AM »
If this results in a supercharged ML, because the reverse engineering required will be reduced, this can be interesting for people.

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Portrait / Re: Wedding portraits of bride and groom
« on: February 23, 2014, 08:49:45 AM »
Nice images!

The head in the first image doesn't work for me either, though the flowers look good.
Crop in?

What purpose does the image of the shoes have? I have the impression you wanted to document what kind of shoes she was wearing? But the image looks more like a snapshot.
When I think shoes and wedding I think Cinderella. That's also an opportunity to get the groom involved plus you get something different than the usual face-to-face interaction.
I know it can be insanely hard to come up with a good idea for a spontaneous request for an image (which this looks like) quickly.

The clothing is bright on dark skin. The light green leaves as seen in image 3 work great as a background for that. The overall look is contrasty, colorful and very vibrant - that's the message wedding images should deliver. Great look.

The last two images have a different look. It's either the sun hiding behind a cloud or just a more shadowy location.
I get the message of the last image, but the shadowy left side makes me wonder if the future they are walking towards is a particular bright one. Pulling the shadows a little should help.

The 8th image doesn't work for me at all. Foreground interest? Yes, please, but this leaf is more of a foreground distraction. The picture is dark, she looks down. If she wasn't wearing a wedding dress that suggests she married him, I'd get the impression that she lost the man of her live today. It feels sad and lonely.

A lot of the images had them both dead center. A different composition could help.
If you go for symmetry, go for it all the way.
The poles in the last image are not straight. The whole image appears to be tilted to the right.
I guess the point of images like that is to get the message of stability delivered.

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If you don't need the pixels for large prints, your 20D will take that image just fine.

You only need a 1DX for portraits if you do not tie your models up well enough and they escape, turning it into an action shot.  ???  just kidding ;D

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I take these statistics with a grain of salt as Canon is one major sponsor.
Didn't expect so many leicas.

However, from now on, whenever I count 8 1DX cameras in the hands of photographers at a press event, I'll expect to see that one bold guy with a Mamiya 7 to show up next to them.  ;D

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Lighting / Re: Benefits of a 600RT system ...
« on: February 14, 2014, 08:41:18 AM »
That makes sense.

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Lighting / Re: Benefits of a 600RT system ...
« on: February 14, 2014, 07:08:51 AM »
You are correct - and I'd like to stress the benefits of this feature, I just experienced it today ... if some flash refuses proper ettl metering or you want to shoot it at fixed (or full) power anyway, simply set it to m flash on the master ... impossible with the old pre-rt system.

Did you really need the ability to change the setting from the master unit if you want to shoot at "fixed power"?

I recently took some pictures with a manual slave fired by a ttl flash. After some initial testing, the power level of the manual flash was set and I never touched it again.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Best Flash
« on: February 13, 2014, 08:31:58 PM »
@ Daniell:
as expected, nice.

but "you need an additional sender to talk to the remote flash" is not true, that is the part I was addressing.

That quote is out of context. I think I made my point pretty clear in the whole sentence:
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The 7D has built in off camera flash control via line of sight.
If this is not sufficient and you need the radio remote (going the 600 way) keep in mind that you need an additional sender to talk to the remote flash.

I see how this is off topic and I apologies for that, but as a non native English speaker I would like to know what makes my post ambiguous.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Best Flash
« on: February 13, 2014, 04:34:31 PM »
The 7D has built in off camera flash control via line of sight.
If this is not sufficient and you need the radio remote (going the 600 way) keep in mind that you need an additional sender to talk to the remote flash.

No, the 7D on board flash can act as an optical controller for the 600-EX-RT, obviously it is line of sight or indoor use

I was talking about the radio remote. If the line of sight control is all 14thegipper needs, a 600 could be a very expensive way to do the same thing a 430/580 could deliver (not looking at output power)

I personally would rate Metz at the top, they could be worth a look too. Very good flashes. I almost brought the top one but got a 52 af-1 instead. Touch screen, works like a charm as optical slave from the 7D and better than the canon 430. Big bit cheaper than a 600rt or the metz 58 af-1. Touch screen too. I'd look at those before other third party flashes. 

How's the touchscreen of the 52? I own the 50 and would like to add the 52 because it can be used as a master (50 is slave only)

+1 for Metz.

If you need more synch possibilities, a Phottix Mitros might be an alternative.
Again, it all boils down to how you want to use the flash:
on/off camera, radio/light-of-sight/cable synch, ttl?

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