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Messages - Jim Saunders

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Post Processing / Re: Choose a Monitor?
« on: January 13, 2015, 12:59:48 AM »
It's probably out of stock but I have an LG 27EA33, it was about $300.  Something like that and a calibrator will make good use of your budget; I have an x-rite i1 display pro, best money I ever spent on anything.

If you have an HDMI port on your laptop you might not get the best picture though; I've found that the same display adapter calibrates poorly when connected to the display via HDMI but properly when connected via DVI.  I can't speak for Displayport, never tried it.  VGA is right out.  That is strictly my experience though; if it calibrates well you're set.

Jim

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Black & White / Re: How do I improve this picture?
« on: January 08, 2015, 04:31:51 PM »
Tiny bit of foreground light maybe?

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Lenses / Re: Canon 28-300L 'super-zoom'
« on: January 08, 2015, 02:34:43 AM »
I tried one briefly at Image Square; compared to lenses which do a better job over narrower zoom ranges it was underwhelming at best.  There are enough choices in 24-70 and 70-200 (plus a 1.4x if you need) that the only real appeal is taking it into environments where you really don't want to change lenses.

Jim

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Software & Accessories / Re: Two monitors vs ultra-wide one?
« on: January 06, 2015, 08:37:55 PM »
One thing to consider is that in my experience having multiple monitors on a single consumer-class video cards means you can calibrate for one but not both; I had two Asus VH242H monitors on separate low-zoot video cards and that worked alright.  I mean it worked alright until I got a half-decent IPS panel and realized how terrible the Asus ones looked in comparison, but that's life.

One display setup I'd like to try is one of those square Eizo panels coming out soon enough with a 16:9 portrait display on either side.

Jim

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Software & Accessories / Re: Reco on travel tripod?
« on: January 06, 2015, 06:32:41 PM »
Does it need to fit in a carry-on?

Jim

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EOS Bodies / Re: Built in adapter?
« on: December 20, 2014, 09:02:53 AM »
If it is a FF body sensor I can't see how it could have anything but an EF mount and the flange distance to match, but I could be entirely wrong there.  An EOS-M with such a thing could be interesting, but it adds complexity (particularly regarding sealing) and undermines Canon's margin on those adapters they make.

Jim

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Third Party Manufacturers / Gold-trimmed Nikon DF - good, bad, ugly?
« on: November 14, 2014, 03:27:25 PM »
I wouldn't buy a retro-looking DSLR like this, Nikon or otherwise, but I don't mind the trim on this; I think they've pulled off less is more.

http://petapixel.com/2014/11/14/nikon-announces-a-gold-adorned-model-of-its-black-nikon-df-in-japan/

Jim

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Wedding Photography / Re: Wedding - Kat and James
« on: November 14, 2014, 11:41:56 AM »
Thanks, I had been avoiding the 35mm 1.4 Canon - just because I'd hoped a II would come out

http://www.canonrumors.com/2014/11/ef-35mm-f1-4l-ii-to-finally-come-as-well-cr2/

Maybe the wait is over :)

There's the Sigma 35 f/1.4 if you don't want to wait.

Jim

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Wedding Photography / Re: Tough LARGE group photo
« on: November 11, 2014, 03:54:39 PM »
Ok, I gots a total noob question to ask, having never done anything like this shot.

Could this have been shot as a pano?  Is that ever a good technique for these wide group shots?

Nooblet minds want to know.

You face the issue of people moving around between exposures.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Is the new 100-400L II going to be a push/pull after all?
« on: November 10, 2014, 06:55:16 PM »
I heard it'll have a tube you can blow into to make it zoom.

Jim

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Wedding Photography / Re: Tough LARGE group photo
« on: November 10, 2014, 06:51:29 PM »
If I was that sly about getting a logo in I'd be awfully tempted to ask the couple if they wanted that statuary out.  ;)

Jim

ETA - It is of course possible that the logo is physically present; I can't tell which.

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Lenses / Re: Rented a big white and wow
« on: November 09, 2014, 03:55:31 AM »
I'd keep that one just fine!

Jim

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I appreciate the links, between those and the one glowing review on B&H you can see why I'm curious about anyone's actual experience with it.  Maybe I'll send Roger an e-mail, he has one there.

Jim

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It would be hard to go wrong with this one, the Canon 45mm TS is the weakest of their models.  It also costs a lot less.
 
https://www.lensrentals.com/rent/canon/lenses/specialty/schneider-50mm-f2.8-super-angulon-for-canon

If I was in that part of the world I'd have that here and have a look; perhaps the local place could be sold on adding one to their inventory...

As for the 45 I agree; if Canon had a 50 or TS to match their recent offering in other lengths it'd be a no-brainer.

Jim

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Hi, I have a job for a lens like this but damned if I can find a review which gives any confidence; has anyone here tried one?  Worst case I try it, don't like it and send it back but I'd appreciate any insight I can get.

Jim

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