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As I understand stand it, RAW processing and conversions made with the camera manufacturer's software (Canon and DPP) provide the best results.

Sometimes that may well be the case. But why do you suppose most professionals or enthusiasts who work with high volumes of files choose a program like LR over DPP? It's all about a great set of tools and options and the ability to work through large numbers of files very very quickly, especially once you skill up.

Very occasionally I'll call on DPP if I'm struggling with skintones in LR. Personally I like the output from DPP, but find that in spite of a very pretty GUI, the backend is fairly under developed with unexpected workflow roadblocks that push it away from high volume shooters. If you're working with low volumes of files it's perfectly fine, plus it has the distinct advantage of coming free with your Canon camera.   8)

PW

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Lighting / Re: 600ex-RT & Gary Fong
« on: June 08, 2012, 06:59:27 AM »
Thanks. I saw one in a camera store today. They look like they would shoot out light in every direction - a good idea for diffuse lighting.

Probably best to buy on eBay if you're price sensitive. That's where I went for mine. 100% happy with the seller. Just pick one with the most sales and free or moderate shipping.

PW

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Lenses / Re: Canon 17-40L lens for $500...good deal?
« on: June 08, 2012, 06:53:43 AM »
Much better than 17-40L is Tokina 16-28 f/2.8 at the same price.
Oh come on.  The 17-40L would be way better overall :)

+1 You can't argue with this. The 17-40 is a professional grade L lens. I've had one since they first shipped nine years ago. It's been in daily use ever since in a demanding client environment. At $500 it probably won't last long. Snap it up. You'll easily make your money back in the unlikely event it doesn't work for you.

PW

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Bought a 5D Mark iii Today (YAY)
« on: June 08, 2012, 02:10:23 AM »
Is that the POTUS on board? Third window from the front?

Good luck with the 5D3. I gather you bought the kit with the 24-105?
With 128Gb of card space I also gather you're a heavy shooter.

PW

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EOS Bodies / Re: Heavy camera...best strap?
« on: June 08, 2012, 12:15:29 AM »
I like the BR straps. But with a lot of weight swinging off the tripod thread, I'd be a bit cautious. A few years ago I dislodged the tripod thread in the base of a 5D Classic grip. In that instance I probably overtightened a SpiderPro plate with the supplied hex/allen key. Fortunately no damage was done beyond the wrecked thread. You'd be hard pressed to strip the thread, but just think about how that little thread is mounted into the body. It's a separate component, engineered for lighter duties. I'd regard the thread in grips to be less robust than those in the body. And the thread in the lens collar will probably be more robust again.

Just something to think about...

PW

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I don't get the anger and disappointment about the 1D X delays.  It comes out when it comes out.  In the meantime keep shooting with your current gear and have fun.

+1. Absolutely! If there are issues that need to be dealt with, I'd prefer it was delayed until Christmas if they need the time to get things right. A premature release can disappoint...

PW

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Lenses / Re: Looking for EF 24-105 f4L aftermarket replacement...
« on: June 07, 2012, 06:25:52 PM »
How about a pre-owned 24-105? Their L build quality means that most examples will be as good as gold.

PW

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5D MkIII review at PDN
« on: June 07, 2012, 06:22:17 PM »
Photo District News has posted their review of the 5D MkIII
http://www.pdnonline.com/gear/Camera-Review-Canon-5887.shtml

PW

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Lighting / Re: 600ex-RT & Gary Fong
« on: June 07, 2012, 03:44:49 AM »
How much light power do you lose when you use it?

It depends on the physical environment you are in. Low white ceilings will help. Whatever you lose for bounce vs straight/direct flash, factor in "just a bit more". Sorry for being so imprecise, but that's just how it is.

PW

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Lenses / Re: Best (Recommended) ways to clean your lenses?
« on: June 07, 2012, 03:39:27 AM »
If you have awkward bits of dust in the rear element then a lump of cheese will pull them out.

Is there anything cheese can't do?

PW

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing [CR1]
« on: June 07, 2012, 02:58:01 AM »

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EOS Bodies / Re: Different tools for different trades
« on: June 07, 2012, 02:55:15 AM »
You could end up with a camera version of this...a Canikonybladasonic?

It's a car created by an insurance company.
https://carcreation.nrma.com.au/carBuild.html

PW

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Lenses / Re: Thinking of getting one of the older 20-35L or 17-35L
« on: June 07, 2012, 02:22:31 AM »
I had a 17-35 L f/2.8 for about a year.  Used it on a T3i. 

You'll generally see more acceptable results with these older lenses on APS-C than FF.

PW

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing [CR1]
« on: June 07, 2012, 01:43:28 AM »
Business management experience. Innate honest knowing. A clear head. Some things are not precisely measurable. You simply know.
PW
I have only been able to work off the bottom line with hard and reliable numbers

Well good. You get the last word.

PW

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing [CR1]
« on: June 07, 2012, 01:30:11 AM »
Business management experience. Innate honest knowing. A clear head. Some things are not precisely measurable. You simply know.

PW

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