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Software & Accessories / Re: Image editing Workflow for best results.
« on: June 14, 2014, 05:11:00 AM »
And if I dont save them in Tiff, but I save the metadata in LR and I simply drag it from the LR timeline to PS is the same or better with the TIFF?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Image editing Workflow for best results.
« on: June 14, 2014, 05:09:07 AM »
Now here it comes what I am interested in.
Where and when should I do the sharpening/ noise reduction?
Usually I do it in LR and I put Sharpening to 30-40 and NR if needed even until 60, I change the detail and contrast.

A big time saver for me is to set LR to use default import settings based on the image ISO.

I shot a test image at each ISO of the camera (5D3) and then adjusted the noise reduction and sharpness settings of each image to my preferred settings (for the ISO).

I then saved the settings for each image as the default import settings for each ISO.

Now whenever I import new images into LR they automatically get my preferred settings for noise reduction and sharpness based on the image ISO.

Phil.


Great idea! Thanks!

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Software & Accessories / Image editing Workflow for best results.
« on: June 13, 2014, 05:35:24 PM »
Hi,

I want to tell you guys my workflow and ask if I should do anything different, or if you do anything different, to get the best results.

In camera:

I shoot raw (5D3 if matters),
Auto light optimizer: OFF
AWB
Picture Style: Neutral
Long noise reduction: OFF
High ISO speed NR on Maximum



In Lightroom (CS5):

At import every LR is by default.
If needed I play a bit with Histogram, WB and other basic settings.
Depending on the pictures sometimes I change a lot the Tone Curves and Colors

Now here it comes what I am interested in.
Where and when should I do the sharpening/ noise reduction?
Usually I do it in LR and I put Sharpening to 30-40 and NR if needed even until 60, I change the detail and contrast.

Lens correction if needed. and in the end of course I change the Picture Style
And export in maximum quality jpeg.
If I still edit it in PS should I export it in other format?

In Photoshop (CS6):

If its a portrait I correct some skin issues and maybe I correct the colors even more and in the end Unsharp Mask; Amount: 30%; Radius: 2; Threshold:1, and export it.

Should I dont bother with sharpening in LR?

My biggest issue is that I have the same gear as for example these guys and no matter what I do I dont get the same results on the same settings:
http://www.canonrumors.com/reviews/review-canon-ef-17-40mm-f4l/

In the first picture for example (I know he used lighting) but I dont have the same clear noise free sharpness.

Is there other things I should do for better results?

Cheers!

Nate

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EOS Bodies - For Video / What settings you use in PP?
« on: June 09, 2014, 12:00:25 PM »
Hi,
 I am new to the video and while i was looking how to edit my videos from my 5D3 i came across Philip Blooms video with the 5D3 and it looks great!
Review of the Canon 5Dmk3

I was wondering what sharpening and grading/color correction does he use.

What do you guys use? What should I use for a bright indoor scene with people in it?

Thanks, Nate!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 Select AF area
« on: April 22, 2014, 09:17:06 AM »
Hi Nate
When you say it's in Auto, I am assuming you are not meaning the Green square Auto mode?  You won't have any control over the AF in that mode.
In AV, TV, M mode, you should be able to switch between the modes by pressing the AF button on the top, back right of your camera body, and then immediately pressing the small, m.Fn button above the shutter, which should cycle you through the different AF areas. You can choose with button or control to use for switching between the modes, in Autofocus menu AF4, AF Area Selection Method. Go into that option and choose whether to use the M.Fn button or the Main Dial.
Hope that helps
cheers
Grant

Works!
On my 7D I changed it from the quick menu, and here I never bothered to change it and now when I wanted I couldn't make it work. Anyway thank you!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Stranege "rendering" 5D3
« on: April 22, 2014, 09:07:22 AM »
Yep, I will definitely do that! Thank you! :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 Select AF area
« on: April 22, 2014, 07:28:12 AM »
Yes, but while I am shooting I cant select any other than that ether

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Stranege "rendering" 5D3
« on: April 22, 2014, 07:26:53 AM »
The rest of the shots are good, and it is working fine now. Than I should not be concerned?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Stranege "rendering" 5D3
« on: April 22, 2014, 04:09:37 AM »
Hey,

I was shooting yesterday and I didnt even notice it, just when I opend them in LR. I tought that it was a copy problem, but its the same even on the screen of the camera. If you need I will post the raws also.


Is this something to worry about, or just a minor bug?

Thanks!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5D3 Select AF area
« on: April 22, 2014, 04:03:12 AM »
Hey!

I have this problem since I have bought my 5D3 1 year ago but, I never cared because I used the AF like that even on my previous DSLR. However now I need to change it. As you can see there is no option to deselect it and when I shoot I cant choose anything else than that.
I should note that in Auto its auto selection 61 pt AF.


Anyone have met with this problem before?

Thank you!

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Lenses / Gear Advice foe and awesome Greece trip
« on: August 01, 2013, 04:43:26 AM »
Hello

Me and one of my friends are going to go to Greece on 5th of August for almost 1 month. I am planing to visit Santorini (if any of you have been on an awesome island not far from Santorini, let me know), Athens, Meteora, and Thessaloniki. Also if you guys know other places, tell me.

So far I packed 5D3 17-40 with a polarizer and a 8 stop ND filter, 50 1.4, 70-200 2.8 and 1 600EXRT and ST3 trigger. Also I will bring a GoPro Hero 1 and a Manfrotto tripod.

For renting I want a 24 TS-E a fisheye, eather the canon 15 2.8 or the canon 8-15. A GoPro Hero 3 Black, and a quadrotor for changing the perspective.

I will have with me a mac 11 inch to see in some cases if I nailed the focus and two 750 HDD, one main and one back up.
Mostly I am shooting cityscape, landscape, architecture, nature, and I am planing to shot some milky way shots at the islands and at Meteora.

What else should I rent /bring?

Thank you!

Nate

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Lenses / 5D3 max iso for Milky Way
« on: May 21, 2013, 03:15:16 AM »
Hi,

I have read quite a lot on this topic. I want to shoot some milky way shots on my next vacation.

Now I am shooting with a 17-40 and was wondering what the 16-35 could do.
I mean if I go f4 6400iso and 30 sec, would I see more stars than with f2.8 640iso 30 sec after post processing?
I ask this question because I see many photographers on 5D2 using 3200iso or even 1600iso with 2.8.

Also 6400 iso on 5D3 with long exp noise red, in post processing the noise will be almost completely gone?
Because if I could use f4 for stars and dont need extra stop, I dont want to invest money in a better glass.

Thanks!

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Lenses / Re: Best fisheye for canon.
« on: May 17, 2013, 08:50:06 AM »
Yes that would be nice, if you could borrow the 8-15.

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Lenses / Re: Best fisheye for canon.
« on: May 17, 2013, 07:04:03 AM »
I guess it would be nice to have the new 8-15mm zoom on site...but the cost, weight and size (vs. amount of use) deter me from that purchase...although apparently the IQ is better.  (Have looked for side-by-side image comparisons on the web @ 15mm...but am coming up empty  :()

Yes, I could not find any good compaction ether...

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Lenses / Re: Best fisheye for canon.
« on: May 16, 2013, 04:31:32 PM »
I own both the 15f/2.8 Canon & the 8-15f/4 Canon, I use them Primarily for Underwater Photography, the 8-15f/4 @ 15mm is streets ahead of the much older 15f/2.8.

When you have some time can you please put 4 full sized jpegs, taken with the 8-15 @ 15 and the 15 2.8, both at f4 and f11.

I am just interested in the difference.

Thank you!

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