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Photography Technique / Re: Getting photos home from overseas
« on: September 02, 2014, 10:04:10 PM »
It occurred to me to try copying files from the CF slot to the SD slot on my card reader, with it plugged into my tablet; it is fairly slow but it works.  25 Mb cr2 files take about five seconds each, but it runs unattended.  I'll have to shop a bit for SD cards (the full size ones might be cheaper, here's hoping) but it appears this particular question is answered.  I appreciate all the useful feedback, perhaps this thread will amount to a handy guide to someone else in similar circumstances.

Jim

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Software & Accessories / Re: Optimizing your monitor for print production...
« on: September 01, 2014, 08:42:26 PM »

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...

The software for the i1 is a little bit quirky, but it works consistently once you figure it out.  If you go that way drop me a line, I'll pass on what I've learned.

Jim

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Portrait / Re: Feedback on these headshots
« on: September 01, 2014, 08:38:45 PM »
If you can get your second subject again, try this second pose with the smile like the first one.  I'd be happy with either of the ones you got, just curious to see how it would look.

Jim

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 01, 2014, 06:40:24 PM »
The newest member of the family...

Funny looking cat you've got there.  Great photos though!

Jim

...Seriously though that is a cute puppy, all the best with him.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
« on: September 01, 2014, 11:44:58 AM »
i really like the basilica photo. the colors are a lot different in the downloaded version compared to what appears on the web here?


The original is in ProPhoto RGB, and generating thumbs from it gives unusual colours like that.  Toggling colour management on and off in Photomechanic gives the same results.  Firefox can display the original image correctly, but not the thumb; I take it the site generates sRGB thumbnails from uploaded images.

Jim

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Lightroom can handle AdobeRGB while Windows Explorer (in Windows 7 at least) cannot; that is the likely reason for the difference between the two.  Photomechanic is terrific for sorting through a heap of photos and it displays AdobeRGB properly as well.  Windows 8 I can't speak about.

Jim

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Software & Accessories / Re: Optimizing your monitor for print production...
« on: September 01, 2014, 02:29:15 AM »
I'm curious to see if someone knows how to adjust color calibration with a flat image, but I don't.

 Same for rentals, but one of those calibrators is something you could share with a group of friends - x-rite doesn't bother with DRM for the software because you need the device to accomplish anything with it.

Jim

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Software & Accessories / Re: Optimizing your monitor for print production...
« on: September 01, 2014, 02:04:39 AM »
Big can of worms there.  The idea seems to be to calibrate your monitor and your printer to the same ideal standard.  An i1 Display Pro can get your monitor sorted, but you'd need something like a ColorMunki to calibrate the output of your printer.

I'd buy the i1 Display Pro (or similar) and get your monitor sorted; after that if the prints you get back look good then you're done.  If not I'd borrow a Colormunki if you can and then try not to go mad printing patches for each paper/ink combo you want to use...  :-/

Jim

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Portrait / Re: Feedback on these headshots
« on: September 01, 2014, 01:34:10 AM »
Try an adjustment brushstroke (in LR), set the exposure down .2 and the highlights -20, apply to the shiny spots.

Jim

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Site Information / Add .cr2 and .dng to permitted file types?
« on: August 31, 2014, 11:39:32 PM »
Hi, is this possible?

Jim

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I'd call it small for a full frame body and any of your lenses; I have an aluminium one like that, they're both knock-offs of the Three Legged Thing.  It is fine for my 50D and a light lens but they have a lot of height above the point where the legs attach.

That one in particular you linked would be like that ideally; what it is in practice is anyone's guess.

Jim

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D 4 & 1DX II @ Photokina?
« on: August 31, 2014, 08:50:08 PM »
I did see a 5D III on sale today...

Jim

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Sports / Re: 2014 High School Sports
« on: August 31, 2014, 05:46:01 PM »
I like your composition, but what about exposing a little more for the shadows?  I'd use your photos if I was out to advertise their uniforms but I'd open it a little to get faces.

Jim

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Portrait / Re: Feedback on these headshots
« on: August 31, 2014, 03:00:46 PM »
I'd dial the highlights back a bit, but that's personal preference.  They look pretty solid to me.

Jim

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Photography Technique / Re: Getting photos home from overseas
« on: August 31, 2014, 02:56:11 PM »
Hi Jim.
I hope this reaches you before you leave, Vivid is absolutely correct, take at least 1 lead with at lest 3ft cord and 4 outlets, 1 Universal European adaptor per lead. I won't comment on backup devices as I have no experience. I will comment on hotel / guesthouse internet access in England, it varies immensely across the country, cities tend to be much better connected than rural areas, and there are still large areas of the country where the "broadband" is slower than dial up internet used to be in the city! Less than 2 mbit/s!!

If you happen to be coming to the Isle of Wight at all pm me if you want a guide for the day or just pointers on where to go.

Cheers, Graham.

Also, keep in mind that electrical outlets in European hotels aren't as plentiful as they are in U.S. hotels and can sometimes be, from an American perspective, in odd locations. So, in addition to the various plug adapters you'll need to bring, I'd encourage you to bring some extension cords with multiple outlets into which you can plug all your various devices.

I'll keep all of that in mind!

Jim

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