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Has anybody tried using Expodisc? Apparently produces great results, but it is a bit expensive, though.

I remember I read somewhere that even though one can correct WB in post it sometimes leads to wrong colors afterwards. Like, changing WB in post doesn't treat all colors the same, for example blue becomes darker blue while red doesn't and I belive some cast was mentioned. Does anybody have an idea about this issue?

Reviews / Re: My Mini-Review of the 85mm 1.2L II.
« on: October 30, 2012, 10:39:58 PM »
If you get a filter stuck and try to unscrew it with force/strength then you can unscrew the front element.  That is what happened to mine. 

That is scary!!!

Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom workflow vs in camera setting
« on: October 26, 2012, 05:21:49 PM »

watch this video its well worth the time


49, I bought this lens a year ago and I don't see a reason why would I sell it. It is just superb for what it is.

In general, people are sceptical with used equipment and especially when the price goes over $2k so it might be a bit harder to sell it.

EOS Bodies / Re: Humidity
« on: October 25, 2012, 12:47:00 AM »
I don't really understand these gels, bags. I mean, if one put them in the bag that is not airtight and it's humid outside of the bag, silica bag will collect as much humidity it can and than you end up in a humid environment again, right?

For me it only makes sense to use it in airtight boxes or zipped bags, correct me if I'm wrong.

Turn HTP Off! 
What it does in underexpose your image by one stop and then push it one stop during processing.  This is a sure fire way to get more noise in dark areas.  It might help in situations where there is a lot of bright areas in the image, because it helps to prevent overexposure.  This means that even RAW images are underexposed.
ALO does not affect the RAW files, but sets a flag that DPP recognizes.  You can leave it on or turn it off, it doesn't matter.

Is HTP the same as if one keept it turned off and just underexposed for one stop (shooting raw) and then brought up the shadows in Lightroom later on?

Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom workflow vs in camera setting
« on: October 24, 2012, 09:17:35 PM »
Could you recommend a book for it?
I watched a lot of video tutorials, but I must admit I haven't seen anybody takes this approach. This only tells that Lightroom is a really powerful tool.

Where do you set those parameters?
I can only see Develop Settings, Metadata and Keywords in Apply During Import menu.

I plan on using Lightroom as my main catalog/storage for photos, but I would like to edit some photos in Photoshop as well.
What setting do you use for External Editing tab in Preferences?

Software & Accessories / Lightroom workflow vs in camera setting
« on: October 24, 2012, 06:52:25 PM »

I've been reading about great noise reduction that nowdays cameras have, lens correction etc.
So when I shoot raw non of these is applied to my photos, right?

What is your workflow with Lightrom in regard to importing photos?
Do you activate lens correction for every photo you import?
Can this be done during the import process itself, I couldn find that option in Import dialog?
I know one can do it afterwards by synchronizing all photos in folder, but what if the photos are not from the same lens.
What are the other little tweak you do before you start working on photo in Lightroom or later on in Photoshop?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D III - battery problem
« on: October 21, 2012, 12:35:49 AM »
Reset camera - here you go...

I tried that today. I let it out of the camera for two hours.
When I put it back the problem remained I just had to redo the clock again. Some settings were preserved though e.g. camera came with default jpeg and I changed it to raw and that remained.

Was the battery too short time period out of camera or some settings get written somewere else?
I mean, the fact that I had to setup the clock again ment I did the "hard" reset, right?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D III - battery problem
« on: October 20, 2012, 12:56:57 AM »

Is there a way to reset the camera or reload the firmware on it?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D III - battery problem
« on: October 20, 2012, 12:47:50 AM »

I was just doing it.
It is fully charged and the same error. I'm writting an e-mail to B&H.

Oh, what a bad day... :-)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D III - battery problem
« on: October 20, 2012, 12:40:31 AM »

I don't have anybody cos I'm not home at the moment and tomorrow I have to travel to TX.

I guess I'll bring all my boxes to TX and probably send it all back and request for a new camera.

The thing is the first battery worked fine until I swapped it with the second one. The camera reported error with that second battery and from than on with the first as well.

I finally got the camera and now if I send it I'll be out of it for who knows long  :'(
Can I get a new one or they will send this one to be repaired?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5D III - battery problem
« on: October 19, 2012, 11:01:25 PM »
Yesterday I received 5d III. I got an extra battery too, Canon genuine (I ordered everything from B&H so no doubt in that).

This morning, as my first battery was about to get empty, I had swaped it with the other one and got cannot communicate error. I chose cancel and put the one that was at some 15% before back in.
For some reason I got the same error for that battery as well.
Now it seems that I have an issue with both batteries.

What should I do? I mean, it is a $3000 camera and the second day I used it...
Is this a firmware problem? The camera came with 1.1.3 Is there a way to reload it?

I cannot belive that once I finally got the camera I have to send it back.  :o
Should I ask for a new one?

Is this acctually a battery or a camera problem?

not coincidentally, that's in the name of the lens: 500D = 500mm working distance = 50cm = 19.6", and the 250D close up lens is half of that).

Let me just sum it up. If I wanted to take a photo of any subject is should be 19.6" from the lens and than I start to play with the zoom and aperture, right?

Just a thought,  why don't you start with the 100mm macro (either L/non-L)? 

Well, I'm not into macro so much, but there are occasions where I'd like to take a photo that would look like it e.g. coffee beans and this 500D seemed to be a good idea cos I don't have any room left in my bag.

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