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Thanks I will check them out.

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I am going on a cruise/land vacation to disney in june for 10 days. I am bringing the following and ma looking for a bag suggestion.

5d mk3
24-70 ii
70-300L
35mm sigma 1.4
600 ex
Extra batteries and memory cards

I have a lowepro fastpack 350 but thats too much bag for this and want to travel lighter.

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Lenses / Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: February 22, 2014, 11:50:32 AM »
It's easy to stop - get married, have kids, quit your job and unnecessary purchases will immediately cease.

++++1 on that. They you just have to hide it better  ;D ;D

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I have been saving all the random video clips of the family over the years but now want to merge them by year with adobe premiere elements. I am just not sure how to save/export them to not lose quality by processing them into another compressed format. When I am done I want that to be the new master so I can remove the originals. Can someone give me some guidance on this?

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Lenses / Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: February 22, 2014, 10:17:28 AM »
Same boat here.  ;D ;D I have severe GAS. Once I started into FF and L lenses it was over for me. You can see in my signature how much I have purchased since the launch of the 5d. That does not include the following I have bought and sold
70-200 F4IS
70-300L
24-105 F4
24-70 F4 IS
135mm F2
16-35 2.8 II
50mm 1.4

now I am looking to go on vacation and want to repurchase the 24-70 F4 and 70-300L for a lightweight kit. So I am spending $2500ish just for a trip. Again GAS. Yes I could rent but I like owning and using it whenever you want.

Also I agree about collecting enough lenses to mask the purchases. My wife would not know at this point which lens I added except maybe the 300-600mm super tele's. I want one of those but not going to be able to get away with a $6k lens.

Also looking toward Sigma's new 50mm and Canon's hopefully released 100-400mm.

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So it looks like ASUS usesrs mostly love their machine. I'll have to check the price for extended warranties. May be it could stiil be more economjcal to go that way... I've continued looking around and haven't found that many other interesting options.


Look at this review on that series. Good portions of the rgb color space are missing.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Asus-N550JV-CN201H-Notebook.98311.0.html

Plus the trackpad is not good.


It looks like contrast, viewing angles and blacks are quite good, but you are right that there are some big deltaE's there. I've not found the sRGB coverage percentage though. Moreover, it is unclear if that is with factory settings or calibrated display...

The trackpad issues do not bother me too much as I mainly use a mouse.


My point is if you look at the model vs srgb pic you will see how much it misses. Calibration will only help if its capable of displaying
 the colors. I would consider the samsung ativ book 8 they reviewed if you want to stay in that $$ range but boot camping any macbook retina will not be much more and you can connect an external dvd drive. Pm me and I can help you further if you like.


Ouch, that ATIV 8 from Samsung is even more expensive than the Lenovo. If I am to spend 1900$ before taxes, I'll head the bootcamp way for sure...


I understand but it's $1,099 at best buy
http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=8965053&pid=1218957864443&pcatId=abcat0502000

That sounds like the budget you were looking at. The asus ux51 will cost you a lot. Look for the asus ux302 at best buy also since it has a 1080p screen and costs $799. There is a nicer version called the ux301 but again costs $1800+.

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I have been happy with my w520 purchased new in late 2011. These should be available at a good price used. I have not been comparing thi unit to current alternatives because I anticipate keeping it for a while. Haswell has not brought any processing speed upgrade to the table, and although the Sandy Bridge is a little less powerful than Ivy Bridge (w530) the other problems made the 530 unappealing as an upgrade at the time it came out. 

The w520 is -- judging by user complaints -- better than the w530. Read though the forum for this family on the lenovo website. Read those comments. (Yes, I know a forum "collects" the users having problems and overstates the fequency... judge for yourself after reading.) Sad.

I do love the keyboard. I skipped the color calibrator. Maybe not ready for the w520 model based on comments at the tme. I like the color on the FHD (? right letters) high-res screen.

The "w" series offers a LOT of customization. I am up to 24Gig RAM. There is a PCIe slot so that got an mSATA right away for boot drive. I now have a 750 Hitachi spinning HD in the old optical bay (inexpensive third-party caddies are easy to find) and a 256 SSD in the internal HD bay. Three drives. Good unit.

Many of the users of this computer are engineering professionals. I specified the nidia KK1000 discrete graphics board. There is a "2000" variant that must be better for Photoshop. If you have more detailed questions than what is appropriate here please PM me.

Oh, and I use this for tethered shooting as well as mobile editing. Plan to keep this for a long time.

jonathan7007

I had the w530 and thought the screen was too over saturated with colors and was not ips. I would hold out for the w540 with with high rez screens if you went that route plus the battery always had a little wiggle in it. My t430 (same generation) had the same loose battery. I recommend looking at the current line.

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Lighting / Re: Fastest DIY light modifier (post yours)
« on: January 18, 2014, 11:34:34 PM »
Great idea. I think it looks great. I generally keep a stofen with my 600ex

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Lighting / Re: Looking for a macro ring light for 100mm L
« on: January 18, 2014, 11:32:41 PM »
Thanks everyone. I will begin researching some solutions.

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So it looks like ASUS usesrs mostly love their machine. I'll have to check the price for extended warranties. May be it could stiil be more economjcal to go that way... I've continued looking around and haven't found that many other interesting options.


Look at this review on that series. Good portions of the rgb color space are missing.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Asus-N550JV-CN201H-Notebook.98311.0.html

Plus the trackpad is not good.


It looks like contrast, viewing angles and blacks are quite good, but you are right that there are some big deltaE's there. I've not found the sRGB coverage percentage though. Moreover, it is unclear if that is with factory settings or calibrated display...

The trackpad issues do not bother me too much as I mainly use a mouse.


My point is if you look at the model vs srgb pic you will see how much it misses. Calibration will only help if its capable of displaying
 the colors. I would consider the samsung ativ book 8 they reviewed if you want to stay in that $$ range but boot camping any macbook retina will not be much more and you can connect an external dvd drive. Pm me and I can help you further if you like.

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So it looks like ASUS usesrs mostly love their machine. I'll have to check the price for extended warranties. May be it could stiil be more economjcal to go that way... I've continued looking around and haven't found that many other interesting options.


Look at this review on that series. Good portions of the rgb color space are missing.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Asus-N550JV-CN201H-Notebook.98311.0.html

Plus the trackpad is not good.



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Thanks,

The W540 appears not to be available in Canada and would probably bust my budget by quite a bit if ordered with that high resolution screen... Yet, the W530 still looks like an appealing option if I can convince the banker.

I am a lenovo partner. I had the w530. The screen was a tn panel and over saturated if you ask me. I found the macbook 15" base model better under bootcamp. The 100% rgb ips display is much better. The w540 is nice but will be expensive. Can you deal with a 14"? The lenovo t440s with 1080p ips display is a good screen. It comes as antiglare and would be more affordable. Weighs 3.8lbs. Upgradeable hard drive and ram. The sony flip series while flimsy have good screens.

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Software & Accessories / Instructions for loading magic lantern on 5d3.
« on: January 17, 2014, 10:56:55 PM »
I tried to download and put the files at the root of an sd card and when it booted no magic. What am I doing wrong?

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Lighting / Looking for a macro ring light for 100mm L
« on: January 17, 2014, 10:53:05 PM »
Anyone have an inexpensive suggestion?

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Portrait / Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
« on: January 05, 2014, 09:25:48 PM »

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