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Canon General / Selection help pls
« on: February 13, 2014, 12:48:45 PM »
There is an art exhibition coming up where many top people from motion picture industry will come. I have a wall where I can exhibit my photos. The exhibitor wants me to eliminate one photo from the ones here. Which one should I remove.
Pls advice, I need it. Thx!!

Canon General / Stills from 1dc video
« on: January 10, 2014, 07:52:01 AM »
This seems very interesting, what do you think?
Canon EOS 1D C : The Future of the Combination of Video and Stills

Third Party Manufacturers / Review attempt: Fuji Xe2
« on: January 02, 2014, 09:59:07 AM »
It is not scientific. And reviews are too much work! I applaud all the reviewers out there...!! Thank you all.


Canon General / 5d3/Fuji Xe 2 test
« on: January 01, 2014, 02:48:34 PM »
There is huge difference between the two cameras.
What did I do wrong?

Both cameras:
3200 ISO. f1.4. JPEG.
Canon 5d3 with 35mm
Fuji XE2 with 23mm

Technical Support / SPORTS WITH 6D AND FLASH
« on: December 24, 2013, 04:52:35 AM »
A kid asked me this: "I've been shooting with my 6d;70-200;and 580exii. My problem is how do I capture them running,dunking, etc if i can only set my shutter to 1/160 using my flash???!!"

What do I tell him? Pls help, he thinks I am a cool photographer but I really do not know how this works. I would love to help him and learn.  THX.

Technical Support / Best Possible IQ
« on: December 10, 2013, 06:53:38 AM »
I am super excited. I have been asked to take a picture for a large coffee table book and the photo will be a two page spread. Within the next three months I am going to be shooting a landscape photo of an old religious city. I am supposed to take a photo in early morning light on which the client will do a LOT of post work - add and remove elements, color correct etc.

My brief is to shoot this on the best possible format.

My questions:
1. What should I use? Obviously it should be large format but since I do not know anything about large formats, 'backs' etc., where do I start figuring out how to proceed?
2. Which lens would translate into a 25/35mm of our full frame Canon? I would shoot at f11 so do not need a lens which is great wide open.
3. Would my heavy Gitzo and Arca be stable enough for this or I would need something else?

Above all I need to know which is the best large format system available today to shoot at ISO 100/125.

I want to stay digital and not shoot on film.

All help sincerely appreciated.

Canon General / TEN YEARS FROM NOW.
« on: November 25, 2013, 10:18:33 AM »
It is a bit quiet here and until the 7d2 or the high mp camera here is something for us.
I think it may be fun to predict what camera technology will be like in December of 2023.
Here are my few predictions:
1. DSLR's will be used only by top end sports/wild life shooters.
2. Mirror less would have evolved and be thriving.
3. Point and shoot would be dead.
4. Canon cameras will have 4 stops better ISO.
5. There will be lenses with 6 stop IS.
6. Canon and Nikon would share equal percentage of the market.
7. Canon will have 65 mp full frame camera.
8. The fast version Canon camera will shoot 18 fps.
9. DR will be around 16 stops.
10. 1d form factor will stay.

We all need to put our thoughts down by early next year and then look at this ten years from now and tickle ourselves.


Canon General / Missing member RPT
« on: November 13, 2013, 03:00:10 AM »
Does anyone know the whereabouts/well being of RPT? He has been missing for a bit now. And has not responded to emails either.

Canon General / Pls help find a thread - "Printing issues"
« on: November 09, 2013, 05:34:20 AM »
someone had recently posted a question asking "why it is so difficult to print." Or something like that. There were some interesting replies and I want re - read the post.
Cant find it!
Can someone pls help?

Third Party Manufacturers / Appeal of Nikon Df
« on: November 06, 2013, 11:31:51 PM »
My vote is #1

So much so that a photo of this camera is my desktop image these days.

Technical Support / Questions about PSD to JPEG conversion for Web.
« on: November 01, 2013, 04:21:00 AM »
I want to add photos to my website and am figuring out the best way to save .psd files for web. There is too much of conflicting and perhaps dated information on Internet so am requesting you all knowledgeable persons for help.

I will tell you my current procedure and questions in details for you to comment properly
Photoshop Version CS5 extended.

Step 1: I reduce image size to width 1200 pixels.
I leave the resolution to whatever it shows. On my sample photo it reads 240 pixels/inch.
QUESTION 1: Someone told me it should be 72. Others said it just does not matter! Does this make the saved file larger than what it needs to be for web? Would higher resolution not be better? What should the resolution be at?
I resample image to Bicubic (best for smooth gradients)
QUESTION 2: Is Bicubic (best for smooth gradients) the best option or should I use bicubic sharper (best for reduction) as I am indeed reducing size?

Step 2: I apply Smart Sharpen
As size reduction is supposed to cause sharpness loss. (I learnt this at the famous KR site). Settings of Smart Sharpen Filter: Amount 100. Radius .2. Remove Lens Blur. (I must admit I do this blindly to all photos regardless of their inherent sharpness levels.)
CONFUSION: Supposing I used Bicubic sharper in step 2, could I avoid this step?

Step 3: Save for Web and Devices.
Settings: Quality 100. Progressive. Convert to sRGB. Image quality: Bicubic.
QUESTION 3: Should quality be 100 or 70? I read somewhere that 70 gives best quality/file size balanceā€¦
QUESTION 4: Should I tick Progressive or Optimized? What is the difference?
QUESTION 5: Why do I convert it to sRGB?

Some of this may be basic for you but any and all help you provide will be appreciated. Also let me know if you can direct me to a website that you think describes the process perfectly.



EOS Bodies - For Stills / Banding concerns. What am I doing wrong?
« on: September 22, 2013, 12:48:05 AM »
I am attaching two versions of the same photo - untouched RAW (size reduced) and processed (size reduced).
The processed photo, on size reduction, has BAD banding in the dark areas. My processing values a (Camera Raw) are:
Contast +34, Vibrance +30, Saturation +8. Blue Saturation +24. Also brightened the eyes.
Rest are ALL untouched.
What am I doing wrong to get the banding? Hope my camera is able to handle such non severe processing??
I hope it is me and not the camera. If it is the camera, I do not know what to say.

Lenses / Photos from 200-400. Also any comments...
« on: September 22, 2013, 12:19:49 AM »
Hoping to see some super photos from this versatile lens! Also any reviews.

Canon General / Bangkok
« on: September 17, 2013, 10:26:40 AM »
Friends I will be in Bangkok for a month from 22nd of this month.
I will be busy during days with my work, but the nights are mine!

Please advice where I should go to do night street photography.

And if anyone of you lives there, lets meet up!


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