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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX and DxO Optics Pro compatibility
« on: July 25, 2012, 12:06:32 PM »
Ah ok thanks Neuro.  AFter playing with DxO 7.5 a bit, it seem better then Lightroom to process RAW.  I wanted to try it for the 1DX because Lightroom certainly does not seem to be well optimized for the 1DX RAW files yet.  On many occasion I can get better result

Out of curiosity, what issues are you seeing processing 1DX files in LightRoom (or what do you see better in DxO)?

Shawn L.

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EOS Bodies / Re: B&H 1DX Order Fulfillment Tracking
« on: July 11, 2012, 12:37:53 PM »
Excellent. Thanks to you both.

Shawn L.

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EOS Bodies / Re: B&H 1DX Order Fulfillment Tracking
« on: July 11, 2012, 10:54:20 AM »
Bughunter, what's the highest number (and/or time, if you know it) that's shipped? I ordered on 3/14, but am still listed as "On backorder" :)

Thanks.

Shawn L.

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EOS Bodies / Re: B&H 1DX Order Fulfillment Tracking
« on: July 06, 2012, 06:17:00 PM »
This is a little scary. On 6/22/12, I got an email from B&H saying the item had ordered on 3/14/12 was still backordered.

Based on the notes in this thread, I logged into my account to try to check the status of my order. The only thing I see, however, are "completed/shipped" orders. I don't see my pending one.

Hopefully, I'm just missing something 8|

Thanks.

Shawn L.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1D X arriving at smaller dealers?
« on: July 06, 2012, 12:33:39 PM »
Just phoned a local shop (Keeble & Shuchat), and they said they've not received any, yet.

Shawn L.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Birds with attitude
« on: June 26, 2012, 11:17:05 AM »
This is a bit soft (due to user error/inexperience), but it has a bit of attitude (T1I, EF 28-135, ISO 200, 105 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 24, 2012, 10:35:54 PM »
Taken at the San Diego zoo (1D Mark IV, EF 100-400, ISO 160, 365 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Where have the 1D Mark IV's gone
« on: May 23, 2012, 11:12:14 AM »
FWIW, I was looking for a 1D IV last summer/winter (before the 1DX was announced). They were scarse then, too. Periodically, B&H and Adorama will list the cameras "in stock" for a day or so, then they sell-out.

Shawn L.

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If you need to shoot and get the image to client/end-user ASAP, and you like what you're seeing/getting with JPG, then that's the way to go. I've read that sports photographers often do this. Otherwise...

Unless the in-camera JPG conversion benefits from data the camera has at capture time but doesn't stored in a RAW file (not sure what this data would be), RAW still seems the way to go:

* with RAW, you can convert to JPG later; this means you can take advantage of better algorithms when they come along

* RAW has 14-bits of data per channel (16,384 values) versus JPG's 8-bits (256 values); this gives much greater flexibility in editing; some have used this to fake HDR by taking a single image, creating copies of it, pushing/pulling the low/high ends of the copies, then reassemble them into a single HDR image

Shawn L.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1d X field test
« on: April 28, 2012, 03:35:46 PM »
I've read that a lens can be tack sharp on one body and a bit soft on another due to the cumulative effect of all of the slight differences in manufacturing inherent to complex pieces of hardware (1/2 mm here, 0.1 degree off there, etc).

So I'm wondering if micro-adjusting the lens to the body would have helped him with softness. Again, he had 48 hours and no manual, so it's not likely he took this step.

Shawn L.

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Ereka:

I used to only use Photoshop for image editing, too. Some friends suggested LightRoom, but I really didn't see the need -- how could an application much less powerful than Photoshop be of help?

Then, I took the time (a couple of days) to learn it (Scott Kelby's book (http://www.amazon.com/Photoshop-Lightroom-Digital-Photographers-Voices/dp/0321700910/) is awesome by the way). Now, I can churn through more photos in the same amount of time. Moreover, the changes are non-destructive (i.e., the original file remains untouched).

In addition to the editing features, being able to tag photos with keywords means I can easily find all my photos that are animals, or more specifically birds, or maybe just parrots -- without regard to when I took them or where on disk they live.

So, fwiw, taking the time to learn LightRoom might be well worth your time.

Your mileage, of course, may vary :)

Shawn L.

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Not sure what time-frame you're look at, but I'd avoid upgrading from LightRoom 3 to LightRoom 4 at the moment. There's a bug that causes tone curves to be dropped in the upgrade. Looks like they have a fix in the works, though:

http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lr4_deleted_all_my_tone_curve_adjustments

Shawn L.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D cameras for walk-around and traveling
« on: March 14, 2012, 12:04:36 AM »
I use a Black Rapid strap with my T1I, and I love it :) Makes carrying a camera and keeping it always ready very easy.

Thanks again, everyone, for all the wonderful insight. Much appreciated.

Shawn L.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D cameras for walk-around and traveling
« on: March 13, 2012, 08:51:10 PM »
That's very helpful.

Thanks, everyone :)

Shawn L.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 1D cameras for walk-around and traveling
« on: March 13, 2012, 07:00:59 PM »
I was wondering if anyone used their 1D as their walk-around or traveling camera. If so, any concerns with 1) weight and/or 2) its size/shape making you a target for theft?

I've played with the 1D Mark IV, and it's a lovely camera for sports photography. I'm thinking about a 1DX, but if I spend that kind of money, it'll need to be my only camera. When I used the 1DMIV, it was indoors with a monopod. So pretty simple and controlled conditions. I"m wondering about traveling with a 1D sized camera. How does your arm and neck/shoulder feel at the end of the day? Do you do anything to make it less, er, conspicuous, or doesn't that matter?

Thanks.

Shawn L.

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