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Lenses / Re: wide angle needed
« on: September 05, 2014, 10:07:46 AM »
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L fits in with what you describe. The new canon 16-35mm F4 is also very interesting.
TS lens is very tempting option, but not sure I want it right now ... first I would like to have something easy and quick to use, simply said for travel  :)

EF 16-35mm f/4L IS sounds like what you're looking for.   The TS-E 17mm if you want the movements and will have time for tripod and setup. 
Yes, right now I'm leaning towards 16-35mm, but I was interested if there are any other interesting options to consider

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Lenses / wide angle needed
« on: September 05, 2014, 08:58:09 AM »
hi gyus, straight to my problem, recently I found I'm missing some nice UWA lens...

my requirements are:

  • nice build quality
  • focal length somewhere between 15 - 20mm (the wider the better)
  • AF is not necessary - but at least focus confirmation would be nice
  • sharp
  • price - the lower the better (but it doesn't mean 15mm Zeiss is not an option)
  • weigth - again the lower the better, it's intended for travel use



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Post Processing / Re: Favorite lightroom & photoshop addons
« on: September 04, 2014, 09:44:13 AM »
I have tried a lot of addons..
Now I only got Nik Collection, RadLab and Replichrome (I and II).

https://www.google.com/nikcollection 
http://www.gettotallyrad.com/replichrome 
http://www.gettotallyrad.com/radlab 

thank you for sharing

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Post Processing / Re: Favorite lightroom & photoshop addons
« on: September 04, 2014, 05:02:47 AM »
Check out the free presets from http://www.ononesoftware.com/products/
Topaz ReMask is one I couldn't live without.

thanks for sharing  :)

any other interesting (free) presets/plugins?

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Post Processing / Re: Favorite lightroom & photoshop addons
« on: September 03, 2014, 03:27:28 PM »
I have been very happy with Enfuse for both exposure stacking and focus stacking.

I just had a look on it and it looks sweet, thank for sharing!

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Canon General / Re: Another Northrup - Canon vs. Nikon
« on: September 03, 2014, 01:13:50 PM »
All bullshit aside, he's not wrong.
Nikon's bodies are better...

Based on?  Better AF with more cross-type points spread further over the frame?  Faster frame rates?  Better implementation of Live View?  Ergonomics?  Viewfinder magnification?   

the problem is that lot of people consider sensor being whole body and compare only those

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Canon General / Re: Another Northrup - Canon vs. Nikon
« on: September 03, 2014, 12:16:05 PM »
That was nothing more than a 25 minute infomercial.

Knowing that going in, I didn't waste any time actually watching it.

sad think is that he's trying to look serious and professional

I'd like to know where/how he got the (relative) numbers for sharpness of lenses? :o

equations like
22MPx of 5D mk II * 1.0909 + kit lens = 8MPx
where 1.0909 is some magic number so he can say D800E has 50% more resolution
looks too funny to be taken serious, but if someone does nothing (like John Snow  ;D) then he could get convinced it's the way it really works

It comes from DXO's perceptual sharpness value, aka turn all the resolution data from a lens into a single number.  The best part is that he spends 1/2 the video using those numbers as the basis for all of his comparisons and then in the second half he has a section where he looks at a specific lens, and comes to the conclusion that even though the perceptual sharpness number looked incredible for a certain lens, it turned out to be unusably soft.  Oops.
nice to know that   ??? I wasn't even able to watch it till the end...

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Canon General / Re: Another Northrup - Canon vs. Nikon
« on: September 03, 2014, 09:31:01 AM »
That was nothing more than a 25 minute infomercial.

Knowing that going in, I didn't waste any time actually watching it.

sad think is that he's trying to look serious and professional

I'd like to know where/how he got the (relative) numbers for sharpness of lenses? :o

equations like
22MPx of 5D mk II * 1.0909 + kit lens = 8MPx
where 1.0909 is some magic number so he can say D800E has 50% more resolution
looks too funny to be taken serious, but if someone does nothing (like John Snow  ;D) then he could get convinced it's the way it really works

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Post Processing / Re: Favorite lightroom & photoshop addons
« on: September 03, 2014, 09:11:40 AM »
VSCO and NIK!

do you mean this?

if yes, which package do you preffer? could you also provide some samples?

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Post Processing / Re: 500px users, please help - Color issues
« on: September 03, 2014, 06:06:28 AM »
Just to add to this.

When i view the above post on my iPad the original picture is as I want it!!

Is it an 500 PX issue??

what color space are you using? I had similar issues when I uploaded pictures in Adobe RGB 1998 color space. As far as I know most web browsers and also sites are optimized to use sRGB and sometimes even convert photos to this color space and this can be the issue of color shift in your image.

For me worked uploading photos in sRGB (you can set it as export colorspace in lightroom or photoshope when saving jpg).  ;)


Thank you,

Changing it so sRGB has worked fine!!

I'm glad to hear that, you are welcome  ;)

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Post Processing / Favorite lightroom & photoshop addons
« on: September 03, 2014, 05:21:26 AM »
Hi,
I was thinking about some nice and useful photoshop & lightroom plugins, addons and presets

I think they deserve thread here in post-processing section.  :)

I personally tried nik collection - very nice for monochrome, but haven't used it much for color shots.

here are some sample picture

 



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Post Processing / Re: 500px users, please help - Color issues
« on: September 03, 2014, 05:10:44 AM »
Just to add to this.

When i view the above post on my iPad the original picture is as I want it!!

Is it an 500 PX issue??

what color space are you using? I had similar issues when I uploaded pictures in Adobe RGB 1998 color space. As far as I know most web browsers and also sites are optimized to use sRGB and sometimes even convert photos to this color space and this can be the issue of color shift in your image.

For me worked uploading photos in sRGB (you can set it as export colorspace in lightroom or photoshope when saving jpg).  ;)

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Photography Technique / Re: Cropping
« on: August 25, 2014, 10:14:16 AM »
Click on the crop tool. At the top of the screen, there is a bar with a number of selections for the crop tool. You'll see another image of the crop tool with a little down arrow beside it. Click the arrow. You'll see a whole bunch of aspect ratios (dimensions). Pick the one you want and it will constrain the crop to match those dimensions.

or click C key, holdt shift then click on edge of crop overlay, it should retain original aspect ratio
or look here

cropping tutorial
;)

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Photography Technique / Re: Cropping
« on: August 25, 2014, 09:27:38 AM »
I use this simple procedure
  • crop image into desired aspect ratio
  • check it's pixel resolution
  • divide each side using desired printing DPI
  • get actual picture size

or another way, if I want to fit the image to some size and then resample the image according the resolution it should have ;)

but maybe there is some more sophisticated procedure to do this, guys?

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Lenses / Re: A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]
« on: August 24, 2014, 08:21:26 AM »
this thread brought me to finding these two lenses

especially the 28mm pancake looks so sweet and I bet it exactly fit my travel bag  ;D

You do realize these are MF (with confirmation) only?

yes I do, but I think MF should be fine for travel landscape  ;)

For that, these primes are excellent. I shot this panorama with the Voightlander 40mm at f/5.6 (7 frames combined). Mind, I sold the 40 mm after a year or two because I found I wasn't using it much, and for a walkaround the MF was inconvenient, and the 40mm focal length uninspiring.

very lovely panorama

recently I tried some travel photography with my 24-70 and 70-200 in the bag, I find 70-200 being quite heavy, but it's very useful FL for me...
24-70 is another story, it's superb lens, but I feel like it's quite heavy and I mostly use it on 24mm while travelling, so I'll buy 16-35 f/4 or something even wider (maybe 15mm Zeiss) or/and even better with some nice pancake  :)

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