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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: And what does Canon do?
« on: September 05, 2014, 10:21:13 AM »
I'm cheap so I'll have to outsource, or as my company calls it, "right shoring"
The company I work for calls it right shoring. The staff all call it wrong shoring.

Personally, I agree with you.   Problem is that I view my company's ledger from a different perspective than the executives.  I'm sure they have a much clearer view than I do.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: And what does Canon do?
« on: September 04, 2014, 10:43:33 PM »
Good grief. One HUNDRED frames per second. And people complain about 50mp image sizes...it doesn't matter if all you have is 19mp, at 100fps full RAW stills your going to eat all the disk space on the planet in less than a year! :P
19Mp... say 25MB raw files, that's only 2.5GB per second... it would take 26 minutes to fill up a 4Tb drive....

and then you have to sort through the pictures to see which frame best captured the squirrel :)

LOL. You would fill up nearly 81,000 4TB hard drives in a year. That's nearly 324Petabytes in a year. :D  8)

I would hate to have to sort that.

Well, money is no object, right?  Just hire a team of photographers to sort and process your images.

I'm cheap so I'll have to outsource, or as my company calls it, "right shoring"

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony does a "Canon" (manufacturer ethics)
« on: September 04, 2014, 09:48:43 PM »

My HP 24 port smart switch died last week during a lightening storm (It was on a filtered UPS), I bought it in 2009, for about $200, so I was going to buy another, since I liked it.  I checked the HP site, and their warranty calculator said the warranty was good until 2109 (100 year warranty??).  I sent them a e-mail with serial number, and the other info, they overnighted a replacement to me, along with a return label.

Needless to say I was happy with the service.

Most of the procurve switches are "lifetime warranty" - assuming you don't live past 100 years that is :)

Thank you for your purchase (back in 2009) and for helping to feed my family!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: And what does Canon do?
« on: September 04, 2014, 09:28:10 PM »
Good grief. One HUNDRED frames per second. And people complain about 50mp image sizes...it doesn't matter if all you have is 19mp, at 100fps full RAW stills your going to eat all the disk space on the planet in less than a year! :P
19Mp... say 25MB raw files, that's only 2.5GB per second... it would take 26 minutes to fill up a 4Tb drive....

and then you have to sort through the pictures to see which frame best captured the squirrel :)

LOL. You would fill up nearly 81,000 4TB hard drives in a year. That's nearly 324Petabytes in a year. :D  8)

I would hate to have to sort that.

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Lenses / Re: 400 f/2.8L II IS: Took the plunge...
« on: September 04, 2014, 09:01:13 PM »
Congratulations on your purchase!  Post some pics when you get a chance.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: And what does Canon do?
« on: September 04, 2014, 08:56:09 PM »
What is the point of this thread?   This is a canon site.  If you don't like what canon has to offer, then go to another forum.  Pretty simple.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Rundown of Canon at Photokina
« on: September 03, 2014, 12:47:35 PM »
I was hopeful for an updated 100-400, but maybe next year   :(

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Software & Accessories / Re: Optimizing your monitor for print production...
« on: September 01, 2014, 10:33:48 PM »
I use the datacolor solution for my monitors.  I see that adorama has a basic one for sale right now for $80.  Not sure if that's out of the budget.

http://www.adorama.com/ICVS4X100.html
4.8ish stars on adorama... 4 stars on amazon... seems reasonable.  The complaints about x1 is about the software... so I don't know if that has improved...

There is also the Pro and Elite versions of the Spyder4.  The pro is 149 and the elite is ~225 I believe.   I've had luck with mine, but it's an Elite 3 I got as part of their studio package.  The only software quirk I've had (running v4 software) is that sometimes I can't calibrate my second monitor.  After some research I found it is an incompatibility with the NVIDIA driver.  When I turn off the nvidia desktop I can calibrate the second monitor.  I don't use the desktop anyway, so I leave it off.

There are lots of options out there - xrite, pantone, datacolor.   Most folks respond having the xrite or datacolor solutions when these questions are asked.  One thing to consider is that as monitors age, so does the color they produce.  Most of these products stay attached to your computer and take light readings and either adjust as necessary, or remind you to recalibrate if conditions change enough to affect what's on screen.   

Btw, good synopsis on the 12th man.   The point behind the story is that even though Mr. Gill sat on the sidelines, it was is his response to be ready should he be needed by the team.  That's also the basis for the 12th Man Foundation and the Aggie Network today.  If you need something, there's an Aggie there somewhere ready to help you.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Optimizing your monitor for print production...
« on: September 01, 2014, 07:20:45 PM »
I use the datacolor solution for my monitors.  I see that adorama has a basic one for sale right now for $80.  Not sure if that's out of the budget.

http://www.adorama.com/ICVS4X100.html

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Hi all,

I am looking to buy a carbon fiber tripod around and came across this tripod. http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/151376263090?lpid=82. There are many such products in ebay. Not sure if I can go for it or not. Any suggestions?

For something like a tripod, I'm not sure I would pursue a generic model.  Think of the cost of the camera you are trusting the tripod with.  Giottos and manfrotto have value options as well. Give them a look before you buy.

Just my recommendation.

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To the OP,
  I have no idea if Nikon shooters complain as much.  I'm sure there are some out there that do.  The trick is to determine quickly if a post is poisoned, then don't even engage it.  Same as the DR debates, FF vs. APS-C debates, dogs vs. cats vs. squirrels. Blah blah blah.  Afterwards you end up wondering why you wasted so much time reading the garbage rather than pursuing your passion.

Cheers

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Lenses / Re: New Lens Information for Photokina
« on: August 29, 2014, 04:08:07 PM »
Also, some day the mythical full frame Rebel may actually be released :)

Isn't that the 6D?

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That might be true in a testing scenario, but few of us shoot in those. Factor in AF, handholding, higher than base iso, less than ideal aperture or shutter speed etc etc etc and the differences become minimal, as so many people who have owned both have attested to.

That doesn't mean there is no point to a 7D, 70D 7D MkII, as a compliment to a 6D etc one might work very well, but the resolution thing really is a red herring unless you are using a heavy tripod, 10X live view manual focus blah blah.........


What the estimates tell you is that even if you have a heavy tripod, base iso etc you will gain only a small increase in reach, and not 60%.

edited for asking my question within the quote - sorry

Reach or resolution?

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Photography Technique / Re: Photographer's Block
« on: August 25, 2014, 11:14:26 AM »
Thank you all for your feedback and recommendations.  I'm going to step away for a while and see what happens.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Laptop Editing - Best Setup
« on: August 24, 2014, 02:56:54 AM »
You may want to consider HP's Zbooks.   I can vouch for the Zbook15 as I have one for work - the thing is a powerhouse and you can get the dreamcolor display on them too if you need a higher end screen.

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