« on: February 23, 2014, 06:46:17 PM »
If these nightclub lasers are damaging sensors, what the heck are they doing to eyeballs?
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I'm not familiar with what you shoot, but let's say you were surprised by a thrilling subject, and your subject was backlit or accidentally underexposed due to speed/position. At this point, you would care a great deal about shadow recovery with minimal noise and banding.
Fake aperture ring? It think that says it all...
But I'll thrown in another thought for free - the X-100 is a camera that people want to use, whereas the Eos-M is a camera many people purchase simply because it is heavily discounted.
Granted, the printer interface for the Pro-10 is much nicer than the Epson, and switching black inks is automatic on the Canon and must be done manually on the 3800.
I did pick up a pack of Canon matte paper, and although I didn't like it at first, the look has grown on me.
Thanks for the detailed reply and that's some interesting math! I have owned several Epson printers over the years and have never been happy with the color, even after extensive calibration. The Canon profiles and ability to print in 16-bit color aren't perfect, but MUCH closer than any of my calibrated Epson's ever were. Being able to make a single print versus many to get the color right is going to save me a lot of money.
Well, I happened upon a gently used Epson 3800 for a fair price. It was local, so I could check it out.
Had to buy some ink, but I'm still in it for less than a 3880 refurb and way less than a new 3880.
Doesn't seem to be too many real life major differences between the 3800 and 3880 based on a quick search.
Network setup (wired) was a bit of a pain. No PnP there. Had to read the manual.
Tried out some prints onto Canon paper, and as long as I pick the right settings, print output looks very, very good.
inkjet printing isn't "economical", but small ink cartridges don't match well with bigger prints...
I looked at the 4900, and the net is full of poor reviews. I get it that it is more common to post poor reviews than good ones.
Any particular time to watch for Epson deals, with "Black Friday" and "cyber Monday" distant memories now?
I have a feeling that the Pro-10 doesn't have "hot swappable" ink tanks.
I have also been wondering if all inks are primed when one tank is replaced. I haven't been able to find any support in the manual yet.
Is there an Epson that shares the strong points outlined in your posting but doesn't require a change of black ink for glossy/matte?
1. DR - I could bump my shadows up +1-1.5 in LR and still retain detail. With my 5DMIII I generally try not to bump up shadows because it immediately causes banding/visual garbage which I have to later filter out.
For some reason, I think Ken Rockwell and Dxo are the same people