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Abstract / Re: Holiday Colours
« on: December 09, 2014, 08:20:14 AM »

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EOS Bodies / Re: Hyperfocal Distance
« on: December 08, 2014, 10:05:59 AM »
Doesn't stop down preview/DOF preview show you directly in the viewfinder exactly what you seek?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Co-worker dumps $5k on Nikon
« on: December 08, 2014, 09:55:43 AM »
..... Didn't know that she was shopping until she mentioned what she'd bought......
She must know you fairly well.
That she didn't ask for and take your advice means she wanted to buy now, not wait for something ever changing that only exists in your daydreams.

I want to ask but won't, why she was able to shop, decide and buy without waiting for the dreamed of tax refund dilbert waits on. Are pay scales that different at dilbert's employer?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Canon 6D Accessories??
« on: December 06, 2014, 11:34:28 AM »
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=giottos+sp+8320&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=
 
It's listed as for 5D Mark III / 1D X, fits and works fine on 6D, barely notice it's there.
It does fingerprint well, cleans well too.
I have cracked one, it sacrificed itself to save the plastic screen underneath. It came off using only fingernails.
 

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Software & Accessories / Re: Tripods - CF or Aluminum...?
« on: December 05, 2014, 04:04:16 PM »
....Any suggestions for the adjustable cord/strap?.....
Shop sporting goods, hardware and/or fabric and crafts type stores, look at rope and web strap, web buckles and such, add a little creativity.

For a few dollars, I used 6' of 1" web strap and two buckles like that shown below to assemble a tripod carry sling that doubles as a stability strap.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Tripods - CF or Aluminum...?
« on: December 05, 2014, 03:48:37 PM »
......... Here are a couple of examples of Gitzo owners experiencing failure in cold weather:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1505147

http://www.latogaphoto.com/2009/12/photo-broke-gitzo-tripod

Another Gitzo reviewer......
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8t9XRiYStg
Looking at the leg retainer damage that he shows, I wonder about how much force he applies when operating these simple devices.
I don't allow much credibility to this particular review.

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Technical Support / Re: Optimal processing platform of still images
« on: December 05, 2014, 03:32:16 PM »
.......+1 for Micro Center -- I bought my CPU in-store in Santa Clara......
Um, Maggie, I'm not seeing a Micro Center store listed in Santa Clara, is it closed now, or perhaps so brand new it's not listed on the Micro Center site?

Or, perhaps you're thinking of Central Computers next door to the Cadillac dealer?
http://www.centralcomputers.com/misc/santaclara.jsp
I've built with components from Central when I lived i the Monterey Bay area, my most recent build came from Micro Center in Michigan. I've been pleased as possible doing business with both, I'm also too fond of Fry's when in California.
Just trying to clarify, get kudos credited to the proper place.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Tripods - CF or Aluminum...?
« on: December 05, 2014, 10:10:04 AM »
Richard Hammond's video reportage of F1 driveshaft testing to destruction, steel vs. carbon fibre.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjErH4_1fks

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Technical Support / Re: Optimal processing platform of still images
« on: December 04, 2014, 12:12:14 PM »
.....
DisplayPort is simply another digital connector.  Similar to DVI and HDMI.  The connector doesn't define the specs of the monitor or graphics card.  It simply helps get the signal from one to the other.   :)

Keep in mind, we aren't talking about BBP (like 8, 16, 32 BBP), we are talking about Color Channels.  Read the link that LDS provided, it explains it pretty well.
Thanks.
LDS' link was interesting enough, the link to AMD's test file has become a 404 though. Looked around a bit for that file or similar, found only dead links.
I did find a link to a 10bitdemo.exe test file from NEC, it stuck a pin in my balloon for sure.
http://www.necdisplay.com/faq/additional-topics/color-critical-displays/14
Expand the third question down, link to the test file is there.

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Technical Support / Re: Optimal processing platform of still images
« on: December 04, 2014, 10:45:20 AM »
...... the integrated Intel HD graphics will not support 10-Bit Color Output. ......
What? What?
I thought DisplayPort was all about 10 bit color and DisplayPort is readily available with Intel on board graphics as is support for multiple monitors, the chosen processor must support on board graphics as well as the chipset on the board.
Please don't bust my bubble, at least not if it doesn't deserve it.

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Technical Support / Re: Optimal processing platform of still images
« on: December 02, 2014, 11:33:27 AM »
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Sure, no problem!.......
Thank you Rusty, M.2 is now on my list of things to do after moving. Sounds like two will be in order.
  ;)

Two?  Two M.2 drives?  Only way to use two would be to either have two PCs with motherboards in each one that support it or have one on the motherboard and install a PCIe card to support the 2nd one.  Personally, I installed a 256GB M.2 and I use spinning platter HDs, each volume in a RAID 1 array hosted by the Intel RAID on the motherboard for everything else.
Two? If I Googled well, it appears M.2 and PCie are essentially the same throughput, different connections?
Do I have the slots?
http://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/Z87PRO/

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Technical Support / Re: Optimal processing platform of still images
« on: December 02, 2014, 11:04:29 AM »
Eldar,
Same situation. My current laptop is about 2.5yrs old. It's not the best one for PP raw photos.

I've added this one in my BH account. Still searching for 30"plus monitor to go with it.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1039465-REG/hp_f1l64ut_aba_f1l64ut_z420_series_workstation.html
I spent similar on my own build, got twice the RAM, twice the SSD plus a 1TB HDD, M-Disc burner, on board Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA. I didn't get Thunderbolt, Firewire or an add in graphics card.
I did get a much more attractive chassis, an aluminum Lian Li PC-7HA, can't say I care for the look of the HP chassis at all.
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For your monitor, wide gamut with hardware calibration, you and your photos deserve nothing less.
 
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Sure, no problem!.......
Thank you Rusty, M.2 is now on my list of things to do after moving. Sounds like two will be in order.
  ;)

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.....  Um... I think the _MG means you have your camera set to a different color space than sRGB.  Like Adobe RGB perhaps.  I've never set that myself but I think I just read it in another thread here on CR so if you're not aware, you might want to check that.  And your test above may indicate that in GBBF mode, the camera always shoots in sRGB.  Hmmm...
I think you nailed it there.

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In my camera club we call the green box "Bigfoot Mode".  When bigfoot walks across the road in front of you, bigfoot mode will get the shot regardless of your crazy settings.  Your kid's first step, people stealing stuff, Large ape like beasts at Walmart: bigfoot mode...

Love it!  I've never heard this before but it's cool.  Not bad advice.  Just no RAW in Bigfoot Mode.   :(

No Raw in Bigfoot Mode?  All my Canons are se to RAW + JPEG and it stays that way in bigfoot mode or any other.  What camera do you have?

Heck, I don't know.  Maybe I'm speaking out of my ass.   :o   I could have sworn when I went to choose RAW a few times in BigFoot Mode, it wasn't available (or the RAWs were missing on the card) but it was a long time ago.  Maybe different camera or I just didn't get it at the time.  Maybe once you choose it in the creative settings it stays.  Sorry, I don't have time to go look right now.  Thanks for the heads up!
Just now tried green box bigfoot mode on 6D, got a CR2 and a jpg.
Oddly, I shot one frame in GBBF, one in P, one in Av, file sizes were all similar.
File names of both CR2 and jpg of those shot in GBBF began with IMG, P and Av files began with _MG.
 

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