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Software & Accessories / Wacom tablets for photoediting.
« on: March 28, 2014, 03:14:33 AM »
Hello dear CR's,

I wanted to ask you if one of you might help me out with my dilemma. I just got a nice new Wacom tablet (used, 5L) and have been playing around with it for a couple of days.
My problem is this, since I'm new to the device I'd like your thoughts on best setup for still's editing in CS6 (or any PS version for that matter), maybe even share your prefs files?
I can't find any pre-made prefs files that would make a good starting point for a PS setup.
Main questions would be:
1. Opacity or Size for pen pressure?
2. Pen buttons, CMD or mouseclicks or brushsize?
3. ExpressKeys, how ado you have them mapped?

I understand everyone's probably setup different for their own workflow, I'd just like to get a starting point to see what would work for me.

Thoughts?

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Amazon Rocks
« on: December 20, 2013, 02:20:44 AM »
Amazon has provided excellent service and I trust them to fulfill pretty much any order.

</begin rant> For you others: Complaining about a 7% sales tax (7.75% according to some)? Really? No wonder the US government is broke when everyone's going out of their way to avoid them. That's why the Greek national economy crashed, no one paid taxes.

Try our gentle Finnish 24% VAT instead, then complain. </end rant>

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
« on: November 18, 2013, 05:33:01 AM »
Either one is a good choice as an upgrade. If I was in that situation I would go for the 7D and the cost saving which I would then put towards getting some nice glass. Because, it does matter what's in front of the sensor.  ;D

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True. I on the other hand use Yongnuo 622C radio triggers to get HSS off-camera. Works great and cheap too.

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Canon General / Re: procamerashop?
« on: October 10, 2013, 04:03:16 AM »
I've always found hdewcameras.co.uk to be reliable and with decent prices. Limited selection granted, but no issues with the stuff I've ordered.

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Lenses / Re: EF 70-200 f/2.8L II Horror Stories
« on: October 01, 2013, 08:07:37 AM »
Simply an awesome bit of kit. Love mine which has been perfect from day one. My friend was a bit unlucky and his copy blew out the AF motor within a month. Warranty fixed it and it has been working like a charm ever since.
Wouldn't (and couldn't) live without it. :)

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Lenses / Re: I just ordered my new 70-200 f2.8 MkII today!
« on: September 10, 2013, 03:56:04 AM »
Congrats! It is an awesome piece of kit.
Be aware that the L-fever you're about to catch is a disease that currently can only be kept in check by regular expulsions of significant monetary value against new L-lenses.
Dangerous but oh, so satisfying. :)

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Got that same flash and have no problem with HSS on the 7D... The 700D IS on the other hand very new, so you might need to have the Nissin firmware upgraded to properly talk to the body.
Ask a friend with a 60D or similar to try the flash unit and enable HSS. If he can do it, you probably need to have the FW upgraded.

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Sports / Tour De Helsinki 2013
« on: September 03, 2013, 06:04:55 AM »
Took some pics of the Tour De Helsinki bicycle race this weekend. The one below is one of my personal favorites.


Tour De Helsinki - 1st September 2013 by K3ntFIN, on Flickr

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Should be there. It's in my 7D as well. Menu - Flash Control and there will be an entry about flash sync 1st Curtain is probably listed, the other option is second curtain sync and the third HSS.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Any suggestion about back pack?
« on: July 08, 2013, 08:09:18 AM »
I use a Kata Bumblebee UL 222 backpack and it has two separated compartments for the use you're describing. It's brilliant. A bit expensive but well worth the dosh.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How do you carry your tripod?
« on: June 25, 2013, 05:43:03 AM »
Over the shoulder with camera attached if location to location is just a short hop, otherwise I use the tripod attachment system on my Kata UL-222 Bumblebee backpack for longer treks.

Awesome bag that Kata by the way...

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 10 stop High quality ND filter
« on: June 25, 2013, 05:40:18 AM »
I use LEE filters 100x150mm (4"x6") with the Cokin Z-Pro holder and the combo works just fine. The Big Stopper does add a blueish cast to the images but that is easily circumvented with either Custom WB or post-processing.

This shot had a 4-stop Hoya 77mm screw-in ND filter, then the cokin holder with the Lee Big Stopper and a Lee 3-stop soft grad ND filter for the sky, all stacked for a nice 17-stop filtration. :) Gave me an effective f-stop of f/3983. :)


Landscape trickshot... by K3ntFIN, on Flickr

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: June 17, 2013, 08:15:24 AM »
I posted this one in a thread for the 10-22mm EF-S lens as well, but I felt it merited a showing in this thread too as I am very pleased with how f/3983 came out in the end. :) f/11 Camera setting + 17 stops of filters. :)


Landscape trickshot... by K3ntFIN, on Flickr

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Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
« on: June 13, 2013, 02:30:22 AM »
Here's one of my latest using this lens. ISO100, f/11, 4minutes... Due to the filters I used the effective f-stop was f/3983 :) :)


Landscape trickshot... by K3ntFIN, on Flickr

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