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Get LR 5 as a boxed product now and you'll be fine.  Toss it on a shelf, and it'll last a few years easy - long enough that you'll have this same debate about LR6 / LR7.

You also have that 30 day trial fun if you want to give it a no-risk go.  Install today, see what gets announced on the 16th and then decide what you want to do.

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Lighting / Re: Rogue Flashbender Diffusion Kit vs actual softbox
« on: June 11, 2014, 07:43:05 PM »
Seconds are like half the price....  http://www.expoimaging.com/index2.php?cPath=21

The Rogue's are great for speedlights, I prefer them over the Fong's.

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Lenses / Re: Re : B + W 105mm Circular Polarizer
« on: June 10, 2014, 01:17:16 AM »
Might consider the 4x4 CP or LP filter as well.  How many filters are you going to combine the polarizer with?  How wide of a lens are you going to use this with?

I know, so much money, and no one carries them on hand.  I got the 105mm holder for my Hitech 4x4 stuff, but returned it since when I want to go wide, I really need the 130/150mm stuff.

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Unless a safe is 'Data Rated' the interior is designed to go up to 400 degrees which renders all electronics melted.  Data rated safes are required to keep the internals no hotter than 120 degrees.

I've got a printer on one of these, gives lots of short drawers, http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/business/10711/  I've also got an older Ikea drawer setup that gives me 8 additional boxy drawers that seems to fit just about everything other than a great white prime.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D Mark IV or 1Dx?
« on: May 30, 2014, 06:12:17 PM »
After reading his glass options, I'm thinking a single IV and a round of upgrades to his 24-70 and 70-200 IS, plus a 6D?  Having 2 identical bodies makes moving between them much easier, but it seems that you're all over the board, and sinking your entire budget into a single X isn't going to solve all your issues at once.

Not that spending money isn't fun, but hitting these upgrades now would make adding a 1Dx in a year just that much stronger overall.

I thought I was clear that I need to shoot both indoor and outdoor action so upgrading lenses I already have and getting a 6D will not provide a solution.  Thanks for your input and for everyone who stayed on topic, you gave me tremendous insight.  Since I have a respite between fall sports and late fall dance performances, I can wait a bit for the purchase.  I have 2 more CPS 1Dx loaners to cover anything that may come up that I can't cover with my 5D2 and 70D. I know I can't cover volleyball in the venues I shoot so I think I will opt for a 1Dx just before volleyball season starts.  Hopefully, Canon will have made announcements before my next purchase and drive the price down.  If the announcement means I wait for the new camera rather than the 1Dx, then I can rent as needed.

I'm sorry if you didn't read it that I started with getting a single IV - aka 1D mk4 - and spending the balance on the lens upgrades.  You seem to be overtly demanding on the performance of the bodies, and getting an extra FPS or two seems to be critical.  Might I recommend you consider the AF drive performance while tracking of your current lenses - a 1Dx may be held back by their af speed especially if it's looking for focus confirmation.

You're already talking about limping along with your 200/2 - outdoors, so I'd also point out you're better off with a 300/400 2.8 IS lens otherwise you lose any of that added fps.

I don't disagree that the 1Dx would be all that you want, but you came here looking for opinions, and my opinion is to get the 1D mk4 and upgrade your glass.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D Mark IV or 1Dx?
« on: May 29, 2014, 07:10:10 PM »
After reading his glass options, I'm thinking a single IV and a round of upgrades to his 24-70 and 70-200 IS, plus a 6D?  Having 2 identical bodies makes moving between them much easier, but it seems that you're all over the board, and sinking your entire budget into a single X isn't going to solve all your issues at once.

Not that spending money isn't fun, but hitting these upgrades now would make adding a 1Dx in a year just that much stronger overall.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Printer for Posters
« on: May 28, 2014, 06:55:45 PM »
Check out who is local to you that has a color profile on this list:  http://www.drycreekphoto.com/icc/ - almost every Costco has an Epson setup for banners, and my prints look ok, but you are limited to their paper.

Next, check out the X-Rite ColorMunki: http://xritephoto.com/ph_product_overview.aspx?id=1115
or rent one (LensRentals http://www.lensrentals.com/rent/calibration/colormunki ) - calibrate your screen and printer together.

Full control comes at a cost, and I'd suggest looking for a used printer (seen them for under $1k locally on Craigslist).

In the end, decide what you want to spend your time doing, shooting, editing or printing.  To get the perfect print, you may spend more time and money trying to get it perfect rather than just outsourcing.

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802.11a is dog slow, but uses the 5 GHz band.  802.11b and g are faster, but use 2.4 GHz which is full of interference from microwaves, cordless phone, etc.   

This is a VERY common misconception: 802.11a is actually the same speed as 802.11g. In fact, in many ways, 802.11g IS 802.11a, just specified to run at the 2.4GHz band instead of the 5GHz band.

TTYL

Just to second this bit, in that yes, A is G, but A doesn't have channel bleed issues - there are only 3 channels that don't interfere with each other in 2.4ghz, 1, 6 & 11.

To Mr Surapon, check and see if your microwave is older, you may want to replace it with a newer, more shielded model.

For Mt Spokane, check out http://ubnt.com - Ubiquiti Networks - their AirMax Bullet and Pico products are great for setting up links between buildings, or just burning through walls.

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Everyone itching to spend money get in line for the Pentax 645z, as it's 50mp is even more detail....

Otherwise, go take a photo and have fun.

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Photography Technique / Re: White Optical Satin
« on: May 22, 2014, 08:28:50 PM »
I seem to recall something to the effect of curtain sheer fabric being approximately the same stuff.

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Technical Support / Re: Front focusing issue with Canon 50mm f/1.4
« on: May 21, 2014, 08:35:29 PM »
I have just purchased another, this time within warranty. So hopefully Canon will calibrate it if it's off.
Understand that the lens can only be so calibrated - sending it to Canon will not fix the issue.  Your issue is that you need a lens that out of the box works great with your 5D.  If you send in your lens and 5d, expect it to screw with your other lenses.  This is why the AF microadjustment is such a huge deal - it allows you to adjust how a body uses a lens on a 1:1 basis.  The Dof is so small, you've got 1/8" either side of what it thinks is focus, so are you shooting these hand held or?

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Landscape / Re: Seashore, Beaches and Harbours
« on: May 18, 2014, 01:13:41 PM »
Seaside, Oregon last weekend with M & 18-55


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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Landscape Filters
« on: May 05, 2014, 12:44:29 PM »
Do a 4x4 or 100mm system - Hitech/Lee/Cokin - they all work the same, but there are more costs than just the holder - the attachment rings you need for each filter size are the real cost.  There is no replacement for a straight up ND filter - especially for that soft water look.  Grad Filters are a preference thing, soft, hard or reverse all give different effects, but are great when you want to balance out a scene.  Personally I've got the Cokin P system for some lenses and the Hitech 100mm system for the bigger glass. 

Foto Marketing seems to be the only dealer in South Africa, and they may not be around anymore.

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Lenses / Re: Stacked TCs - 1.4x III + 12mm Extension Tube + 2x III
« on: May 01, 2014, 02:50:58 PM »
I'm still trying to understand where the mounting point and weight are at.  I'd think the 500mm is on a gimbal, with a 2x directly attached, but does the mk3 not have the ability to directly stack like the mk2's?  At some point it might be better to do either a Metabones/A7r method, or a 70D to get crop in space or a crop factor.

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