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So how are the screen colors? :) Are they better than on cinema display?

I previously owned the 27" iMac. To my knowledge, Apple uses the same display in the 27" cinema display. I've found that colors and contrast are more accurately represented on the retina display in the new MacBook Pro than on the iMac. The processing speed difference was also minimal so I sold my iMac.

I use the 5D Mark III. I took this shot with these shots with the 16-35mm f2.8 II Lens

Yes, the retina display is not what makes these photos look the way they do. I processed them with a tone mapping technique similar to Trey Ratcliff. So thanks for mentioning him! He's one of my photography idols :)

I can't wait until Adobe updates Photoshop to take full advantage of the resolution on the new MacBook Pro.

My blog:
How I edit my pictures:

Software & Accessories / Stuck On Earth (app for iPad)
« on: June 10, 2012, 11:11:52 PM »
I just started using this iPad app, and I love it! It makes life so simple by finding awesome secret  locations to shoot.
I think it's so useful for any photographer. Whether you're a landscape shooter, street photographer, even wedding photographers can use this to find interesting backgrounds for their pre/post wedding shoots.

I just made a review/tutorial on my new website:

5D MK III Sample Images / Post your 5D Mark III HDRs
« on: May 28, 2012, 03:16:57 PM »
Post your 5D Mark III HDRs here! - I can't wait to see them.

Here are a few of my recent ones from last weekend...

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: A few new shots with my 5D Mark III
« on: May 17, 2012, 06:45:56 PM »
Great shots. I really diggin' the first image. How long of an exposure did you use?
Thanks! I used an eight second shutter speed for the normal exposure. It's an HDR, so there's also one faster and a longer one in there.

I like 2nd pix.

If you don't mind....what HDR software do you use?


Thanks! I use Photomatix and then Photoshop CS5.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: A few new shots with my 5D Mark III
« on: May 16, 2012, 11:47:23 PM »
pretty nice shots. i am impressed with the apparent lack of noise in the sky in shot 1 and the lack of noise in shot 4. i admit that i had a "mental" wow moment.

the 2nd shot seems to be a well handled HDR exposure. not sure if thats a true testament to the camera as the HDR process is so destructive to the pixel structure. not a fair way to judge a camera imo but it is a nice shot.

the 3rd shot has very unpleasant colors. if we were talking portfolio that one would be my first to go.

thank you for sharing though, its nice to see some work from someone using the camera creatively. would definitely like to see more.

Thanks a lot for your comments. I really appreciate you leaving your feedback.
I definitely agree that this isn't a fair way to judge the image quality of the camera since these photos were heavily processed, but I thought I'd post them because that's how I actually use the 5D in the real world.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: A few new shots with my 5D Mark III
« on: May 16, 2012, 11:41:33 PM »
i usually don't like HDR shots, but that second one of the door is pretty sweet.  what did you use to process it - that can't be in camera processing?

Thanks! It's not in camera processing, I use Photomatix and Photoshop CS5 to process my HDRs.

EOS Bodies / 500D to 5D Mark III
« on: May 14, 2012, 09:18:22 PM »
I've recently upgraded my kit from a Canon 500D, 10-22 and the 17-55 to the new 5D Mark III, 16-35 and 24-105. Here are my first impressions...

It is amazing! It's so responsive and easy to use. The autofocus is ridiculously fast, even in low light. The viewfinder is huge, and the image quality is incredible. The first night I got it I exclusively shot at 12800 ISO inside in low light. Noise is visible when zoomed in, but non at all obtrusive. I seriously think that 12800 on the 5D Mark III is a bit better than 1600 on the T1i! So for everything other than landscapes on a tripod, I've left it on Auto ISO in aperture priority mode.
The noise performance is amazing, but I kind of expected that (based on early reviews). What I did not AT ALL expect, however, was the overall sharpness and clarity of the photos. I have to say this was what surprised me the most. I shot everything in raw. When I zoomed into 100% it still looked like a normally sharp photo! You can barely see any difference in sharpness between that magnification and zoomed back out. - I still can't believe it.
Also, the feel of the camera is great too. It's really ergonomic and just feels right in my hands.
It's hard to describe how good this camera is. I think that when you put all of these great features (like 61 point autofocus, 6fps, noise performance, image sharpness etc...) together into this one body, the camera becomes really special. All these features work together to make the camera way better than what you see on the spec sheet.

Another thing adding to this surreal experience is the two L lenses that I bought with the 5D. The 24-105 f4 and the 16-35 f2.8 II. I don't care that the 24-105 is only f4 and not 2.8 because the ISO easily makes up for that lost stop on the 5D. The background blur is also easily achievable given the compression at 105mm and nature of a full frame sensor. The 16-35 is great too. It's equivalent to what my 10-22 was giving me on my T1i, but it's 2.8 which makes it even nicer.
Both of these lenses are built amazingly and are a huge jump up in terms of build quality from the 17-55 f2.8 and the 10-22. The focus and zoom rings are so smooth and they feel like they can withstand some abuse while shooting.

I can't wait to go out and keep shooting with all this amazing new gear!

Just took these shots with the 5D Mark III and the 16-35 II last night:

Landscape / Re: Post your best HDR Photographs
« on: March 10, 2012, 06:42:53 PM »

Landscape / Landscapes from Costa Rica
« on: March 10, 2012, 06:24:04 PM »
I recently took a vacation in Costa Rica. I thought I'd post a few landscapes I shot there.

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