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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Canon Pro-1 Question
« on: February 26, 2015, 05:39:29 AM »
Your dark prints are likely due to your monitor being too bright.  I had the same issue.  Like tolusina said, calibrate your monitor and do it at about 50% brightness level.  When you edit or print, remember to set the brightness at 50% (or whatever level you calibrated your monitor on) so you get a more accurate representation of what your print will look like.  Also, remember that the monitor is projecting light from behind and through a screen, while a print is relying essentially on reflected ambient light.  Those differences in the simple physics of how you view the images will result in differences in how the image is portrayed.   

Here's a good resource describing the problem and some solutions:

 http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/article_pages/colour_management/prints_too_dark.html

Regarding your question on art paper, I've been using Red River paper for a couple months.  Great stuff, recommended!  They have a list of recommended papers for the Pro-1.  The fine art papers are at the bottom of the page.

http://www.redrivercatalog.com/sbprinter/best-inkjet-photo-papers-for-canon-pro-1-printer/

As for the ink levels, it's probably a plot to get you to buy more ink earlier.   ;D
Thank you for the great advice TG... :) :) :) :) :) :)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art Lens Next? [CR2]
« on: February 24, 2015, 07:28:56 PM »


Sigma Art lenses are sold in multiple mounts, not just Canon.
+1

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art Lens Next? [CR2]
« on: February 24, 2015, 07:24:59 PM »
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My Canon 135 is the best lens I own. For me, there is no improvement that would be worth making a change.

If they produce an 85 Art while I'm still using Canon, I want one -- and have wanted one for almost two years now. But as Fuji, and their superior lenses, advances, Canon begins to fade for me.
+1 Yep I just picked up a 135 up this morning and loving it...I'm very interested in the Sigma 85 so bring it on....

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I am a landscape shooter too. What you say is true but it depends on the composition, of course, and the focal length, but many landscape compositions simulate flat wall test targets in the form of infinity across the frame. Many of my shots are like this, shooting from a ledge, at a Grand Vista. With a 24-70 II, I have found no need to stop down past f5.6 for these kinds of compositions and get plenty sharp corners and edges. Lots of landscape photogs can't even picture what I am describing because they always put a close foreground object in the composition that requires stopping down. :)

I rented the the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/14 for the Thanksgiving holiday and I was shooting these Grand Vista compositions at f1.4 and there was no need to stop down in order to get sharp corners.

Any examples for us? I'd love to see grand vistas with the Otus.

I think typical composition "rules" say to have something in the foreground for landscapes. When I searched for that, I found a long list of composition rules for paintings (that's somewhat applicable for photography, too). http://photoinf.com/General/Johannes_Vloothuis/landscape_composition_rules.html I don't think it makes sense to do art or photography by a set of rules, but it's an interesting read because for me it's a different way to think about paintings/photos.
Thank you for the painting composition rules I thought it was a very interesting read... :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: DPReview Interview with Chuck Westfall of Canon USA
« on: February 13, 2015, 02:43:26 PM »
I will admit I was disappointed to hear that the 5DS/R would have the same DR performance as the Mark iii but if they did a better job with noise when lifting shadows that would be enough reason to consider this model again. Until reviews come out I will turn my focus to the 11-24mm and the 100-400 mkii.
Yep there will be some decent reviews posted in the months to come....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Skipping the 5D-s. What do you want in 5D4?
« on: February 13, 2015, 02:37:09 PM »
My guess is that we'll get:
-New AF system from future 1D X Mk II
-Interchangeable VF screens
-The 7DII features
-EC with Auto ISO in M
-24MP sensor with ~1 stop high ISO improvement, maybe ~1 stop DR improvement
-New video features (me-too 4k and others)
-DIGIC 6
-GPS
-UHS-I
-USB 3.0
-Same FPS
-Distortion correction
-AF during video
-A few smaller surprises
+1  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Replacement in 2016 [CR1]
« on: February 13, 2015, 02:34:51 PM »
That "thunk" sound was the price dropping on the current model....
Ebay is now selling them (gray market) at $4199 to $4599 US... very tempting indeed...

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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: February 13, 2015, 02:26:01 PM »
Great review hands down....  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Replacement in 2016 [CR1]
« on: February 13, 2015, 07:20:42 AM »
Interesting  :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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Site Information / Re: Canon Rumors in Costa Rica
« on: February 11, 2015, 05:36:03 PM »
I'll send you some of the snow here... ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS 1dx Problems
« on: February 11, 2015, 11:59:23 AM »
While we're on the subject of a 1DX, one of my batteries started acting weird. It would only charge to 50%. I was on vacation (using the travel charger) so I couldn't re-calibrate it so I figured I'd let it drain down to 0%, then recharge it. It appeared to "charge". The green light would come on but it wouldn't power the camera. Maybe I dodged a $165 bullet? Hope so, I just committed $900 for the new Sigma 24 Art + filter!  ;D

Now that I'm home I tried to re-calibrate it but it keeps flashing red. The battery is the LP-E4N.

Anyone else have this problem? (Hopefully this battery isn't dead--$160 to replace!)

Thanks for your help!
BTW I'm having a similar problem with the battery on my 5D Mark III thanks....

Over the course of several days I kept putting the battery on the charger then pressing the calibrate button. Finally, after doing that over and over, the light blinked green. When I got up this morning it showed 3 green lights. In the camera it showed 100%, although it did give the "battery needs to be re-calibrated" message.

The 1DX charger has a "Calibrate Performance" button on it whereas the 5D3 charger doesn't so the re-calibrate button isn't an option. Maybe you can "beat it into submission" like I did  8)
Thanks it looks like a beatin' I'll go or buy another battery.  :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS 1dx Problems
« on: February 09, 2015, 09:14:54 PM »
While we're on the subject of a 1DX, one of my batteries started acting weird. It would only charge to 50%. I was on vacation (using the travel charger) so I couldn't re-calibrate it so I figured I'd let it drain down to 0%, then recharge it. It appeared to "charge". The green light would come on but it wouldn't power the camera.

Now that I'm home I tried to re-calibrate it but it keeps flashing red. The battery is the LP-E4N.

Anyone else have this problem? (Hopefully this battery isn't dead--$160 to replace!)

Thanks for your help!
BTW I'm having a similar problem with the battery on my 5D Mark III thanks....

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Lenses / Re: New Rebel & EF 11-24 f/4L USM Coming Shortly
« on: February 08, 2015, 03:31:26 PM »
Damn you, Canon – you keep coming up with clever ways to deplete my gear fund before it accumulates sufficiently for the 300/2.8L IS II.

It's been a while since it's been said here....but Canon are the ones who make money out of Photography....not the photographer's who use their cameras and lenses. Most of the photographic genres are a drying pool of income, contracting circles or already dry wells. look at stock, look at fashion, look at sports. Even papers don't like to pay for front covers any more. The more photos there are, the less someone is prepared to pay for one. 4

It's an interesting lens, I used to really enjoy my Siggi 12-24mm. I really like my TS-e 17L and 8-15mm fish. I'm sure I'll enjoy this lens once the price has fallen to a sane level.
Ditto that...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Gets Permanent Price Drop
« on: February 04, 2015, 03:00:17 PM »
Good news  :) So the upgrade is around the corner I assume?

Imho not necessarily - it's just that with the "premium" tag now shared with the new 5dsr and the high-fps 7d2 available,  they have to re-evaluate their new lineup and lower the price accordingly. Last not least, the price drop of the 4k cine version puts pressure onto it from above.
Thanks Marsu42 The great points because I did see the Price drop in the 1DC I'm just curious because I'm thinking of purchasing the 1DX to go with my 5D Mark II & III.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Gets Permanent Price Drop
« on: February 04, 2015, 04:59:14 AM »
Good news  :) So the upgrade is around the corner I assume?

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