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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D Under-Exposing?
« on: August 15, 2013, 09:09:06 AM »
I'm so glad to read this string.  I've experienced what I thought was underexposure with my 6D as well....never had the problem with my 7D. 

Is anyone have a white balance problem with interior shots?  Even when I set the white balance to tungsten on some shots, they come out yellow/orange-ish.  Exterior shots seem to be fine.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom 5
« on: August 09, 2013, 09:41:57 PM »
Youtube has thousands of tutorial, why not take a look there?

Have looked and will look some more, however this is a forum after all. Always good to get some good tips and advice from people as you they might not all be covered in video tutorials etc.
There are people on this forum who use LR in many different ways, and I frequently see advice that I feel is not the best practice.    There is also lots of accurate advice.  The problem for a new user is to determine which is which.  That's where viewing training videos on the Adobe site or on a expert users site is useful.  Utube is neat, but not everything is done by someone who knows the best practice.
I learned Lightroom in Chris Orwig's training session on Lynda.com.  Not free, but they have monthly subscriptions, and the Lightroom course is excellent (as well as those on Photoshop.)

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR2]
« on: August 04, 2013, 06:27:00 AM »
I've owned a 7D since shortly after its introduction.  I bought a 6D this past April.  On my recent trip I shot the 6D as my carry-around (still getting to know it) and anytime the light was low.  I used either/or in daylight.  Action (surfers, birds, etc.) in daylight was almost exclusively 7D.  The dynamic range of the 6D beats the 7D hands-down.  7D AF, AF points, frame rate is way above 6D capabilities.  My 7D captures almost double the frames my 6D does in the same amount of time.  I don't regret buying the 6D just for the increased ability to shoot well at night, and for better detail in my landscapes.  The 7D has survived so long because as a new breed it was far superior to the xxD line, and its features pushed the xD line; though it lacked xD DR & ISO capabilities most of these issues could be addressed in ppc.  Marry the best features of the two bodies together for a sure winner in the 7D MkII.
I have the same cameras and agree completely.

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Landscape / Re: Panoramas
« on: August 01, 2013, 04:47:33 PM »
Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park

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Software & Accessories / Re: External HDD for backups
« on: July 31, 2013, 04:36:24 PM »
I just bought WD My Book 4TB External Hard Drive Storage. Today, it will be used on a USB2 PC, and later, a USB3. After I move the images, I plan to get a Carbonite account, the one that backs up external drives. I'm guessing a new backup of an external drive with ~500GB of images, will day a few days, depending on fast Comcast's upload speed is that day(s)

I don't want to discourage you from using Carbonite, because it's a great service to have, but you should know they throttle uploads to 2-3 GB a day (at least they did when I did my initial backup). It took me months to get my computer initially backed up, and that was less than 400GB of data.
I agree that the Carbonite upload takes forever, particularly the initial and after a photo trip, but the security offsite from my computer makes it worthwhile.

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Canon General / Re: What's so bad about HDR?
« on: July 31, 2013, 07:20:57 AM »
Natural looking HDR is just like dodging and burning a B&W print.  You over expose the shadows and under expose the highlights.  It's been done in the wet darkroom for decades.
Agree.  I use HDR quite often to expand dynamic range, but am sure to make it subtle.  My complaint about HDR is the overuse of the sliders, resulting in a comic book look.  It's the same problem I have with over-saturation, and over-sharpening that seems the norm too often.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Update on Hot Issues in Lightroom 5
« on: July 25, 2013, 08:49:41 PM »
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Thanks. That's helpful as I move toward deciding when to update.
+! - thanks!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: lcd display on 6d
« on: July 22, 2013, 08:48:42 AM »
hi guys,

was just interested to know, what sort of processing is the canon 6d (or rough equivalent) doing to the photos before it displays it on the lcd display? 

i ask because i took a reference photo of a nice sky the other evening, there were some subtle colours  that i wanted to remember.

i know i shouldnt rely onthe lcd screen for colours or anything like that but a quick glance never hurts, i remember being happy with what i saw ( just a simple Av setting 100mm f2)

i downloaded the file which was a raw image, which has everything zeroed, so photos need a bit of processing, but the image i got was almost grey compared to what i saw on the lcd screen.and i had to process the raw in lightroom to look like the image from the back of my camera,as it was what i wanted it to look like!  which seems totally stupid lol  ive attached the files.

just for reference and for comparison id love to know what sort of processing is applied for the lcd output ?

sometimes digital photography is so darn  backward lol

( the first photo is the raw no processing turned into a small jpeg, the second is the procssed image to look like what i saw on back of lcd screen and more what the actual sky looked like )
I've had a similar problem with my 6D.  The images I take look dull when imported into Lightroom, and I've never had that issue with my 7D using the same processes.  It's to the point I've been questioning the accuracy of the light meter in the camera.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Where am I ?
« on: July 17, 2013, 09:45:13 PM »
This one not so easy, but could be spotted from a group of tents know as K-ville.


SV5D0426 by PVC 2012, on Flickr
Duke University

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Camera Body Gallery / Re: This sensor is holy
« on: July 16, 2013, 02:53:37 PM »
I wasn't kidding about the bird. Calibrated monitor? Oh, please. I see it in my iPhone.  It looks like the silhouette of an accipiter, an American kestrel to be specific.

Oooh, could it be? I get a chance to correct Neuro on something not at all related to cameras? ;-)

Kestrels (Falco sparverius) are falcons- the only 3 accipiters in N.A. are the Northern Goshawk, Cooper's Hawk, and Sharp-shinned hawk.

My bad - thanks!  Been a long day, starting too early.  In fact, it probably looks most like a sharp-shinned anyway. The 'wings' are a little too big for a kestrel.  ;)
Either way, put it on Post Your Bird Portraits...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 09, 2013, 12:08:48 PM »
If the 70D is ready for shipment by September, I can't imagine a lot of 7D's will be sold thereafter.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 09, 2013, 08:21:15 AM »
Fledgling Cooper's Hawk, relieving the boredom

That's a great shot. Nicely done.

+1 very nice shot.

Beautiful!

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Mail-in rebates?! WTF?!

Instant rebates or nothing.

Well, I paid $1779 for a 6D body only from B&H back in April (which was less than Canon's promotion period that followed), so if you want to send me the form to fill out and have me do all the work of cutting out the product codes from the box, I'd be happy to do all that work.

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Landscape / Re: My photo on the Bing home page today!
« on: July 06, 2013, 08:21:30 AM »
Congratulations.  Very cool!

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