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Software & Accessories / Re: Poor Lightroom output of Jpg's
« on: May 07, 2013, 04:03:11 PM »
have you checked that jpgs are being saved in srgb space?

As I said, yes, tried all three output options

Software & Accessories / Poor Lightroom output of Jpg's
« on: May 07, 2013, 03:11:59 PM »
Looking for a touch of brain picking, looking at photos I've taken using my current gear, everything looks fine when viewing the raw image in Lightroom, but trying all three output options starts creating nasty colours, which are in particular nasty looking when zoomed into the jpg of people's faces and the flesh tones.

I'm forming an opinion that this is a limitation of the gamut of jpg's, but is there anything I can do to mitigate the harsh colours I'm getting when zoomed into parts of faces.

EOS-M / Re: To buy M or not to buy M?
« on: April 17, 2013, 06:24:13 PM »
I bought a M a couple of months back - I'm a bit baffled by the people going on about the AF - yes, it's slower than a DSLR, but no worse than a point and shoot camera.  Great piccies, carry it everywhere with me

Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 5 Beta available for download!!
« on: April 16, 2013, 08:16:15 AM »
The point really is that a new version should be offering a step change in features - we get this with AutoCAD, I'm hard pushed to see the changes each year, yet we are tied into a process of constant change.  Lightroom is a great product, I bought into v3 about 18 months ago, felt compelled to move to v4 a few months ago when I upgraded to a 6D and M, but although it was a small upgrade cost, I'm hard pressed to see the big step change that warrants a full version number.  Whilst yes, it's great that the product is evolving, the pace of version numbers feels like I'm having the wool pulled over my eyes and ultimate see us getting into a v20xx annual upgrade, gradually creeping every 10 months to the next year, like the security products, where you can practically buy a particular year, almost a year before. 

Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 5 Beta available for download!!
« on: April 15, 2013, 06:07:45 PM »
5 already ???

Talk about extortion :-/   Surely two years between versions should be ample, this annual cycle of upgrades is already annoying with AutoCAD that I use in my day job...  Don't want to be upgrading every year !


I made the step from a 450D to a 6D - it's bigger in the hands and feels much better built, I've been happy with the AF of the 6D, especially with low light and my faster lenses.  I sold my 450D and 18-55mm for £250 - Havin owned it over four years, it cost me £50 a year.  I also sold my 15-85mm for £400 - that cost me about £70 a year to own, I've a 10-22mm to sell yet, hopefully soon.

I bought the 6D as a split kit, I didn't want the 24-105mm lens, I was then tempted by a second hand 17-40mm, but ended up slapping the cash down for a new 16-35mm f2.8 II, to go with my 50mm and 135mm primes.  I plan to buy a 24-70mm f2.8 II in the next 9-18 months, it's a planned upgrade, but I'll probably buy on a whim ;-)

Overall, since upgrading, I've been overwhelmed with the quality of photos I'm getting, a real step change in light gathering ability - I would strongly recommend one extra thing though - buy Lightroom 4 and shoot in raw to get the most from your new purchase regardless of it being a 6D or 5DIII

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sub £100 Nikon Lens for Airshows
« on: April 06, 2013, 12:52:26 PM »
So potentially the older faster primes are going to be a non starter - any thoughts on the cheapo 55-200 ?

Third Party Manufacturers / Sub £100 Nikon Lens for Airshows
« on: April 06, 2013, 12:21:20 PM »
Friend of mine against my better judgement bought a second hand Nikon D40 with a 18-55mm kit lens - we are heading off to a few airshows this summer and he wants a better lens - I'm thinking an old Nikon prime might suit his needs well in the 100-200mm range - looking at less than £100 - any ideas ?

Site Information / Re: Tapatalk
« on: April 05, 2013, 03:14:02 PM »
I didn't answer this thread because nothing was done when it speaks raised the last (I think) three times

Installing Tapatalk isn't difficult and takes hardly any time to manage - I see no reason not to install

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Ultra long daytime exposures - 5D mkiii
« on: April 02, 2013, 04:01:41 PM »
I found that my B&W ND1000 gave a brown warm cast whereas my Dorr ND1000 gives a neutral to slightly blue cast...  Dorr also do 82mm filters (I'm in the UK)

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Test Camera [CR1]
« on: March 28, 2013, 09:39:01 AM »
This does sound as the 70D to me... then I would be happy.

Plus 1 too...   The 7DII needs to be more than this, fine with resolution stated, fine also with wifi and gps built in (easy extra sales point = higher price = higher profit margin = keep selling cameras) the AF needs to be top notch for crop at 40+ points, otherwise, the real game changer can only by the performance of the sensor which in my opinion, needs to outperform the lesser crop models, not recycle the same tech.

7DII having more pro features. ?

Such as ?

Software & Accessories / Re: B&W vs Dorr ND1000 Colour Cast
« on: March 24, 2013, 12:40:11 PM »
Used my Dorr ND1000 filter today, the results in the camera were most definately neutral heading towards a cold colour cast - very pleased with the outcome, also used my B&W ND1000 and that still gives a warm brown cast.

Dorr filter is 82mm on my 16-35mm, B&W filter is 72mm on my 135mm L so like for like isn't quite possible, but will post the difference as soon as I've got them developed in Lightroom.

Lenses / Re: Best sports lenses for Canon 7D
« on: March 21, 2013, 03:32:56 AM »
If budget is a problem, why not consider the 135mm f2 or 200mm f2.8 primes - not as flexible, but I used to get good crops from my 135L on my old 450D - it's easy to say 70-200 f2.8 IS when it's not your own cash - search around for a local specialist photography shop too, most sell second hand and the 135/200mm primes do sometimes come up for sale.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« on: March 19, 2013, 01:26:30 PM »
Where's the problem here - new small camera to extend the popularity of the EOS brand - ideal for parents to buy their kids, ideal for people with small hands, ideal as a starter camera to tie new buyers into the EOS system.

It will create more profit for Canon to keep the shareholders happy and reinvest in development - a win-win situation in my book.

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