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Actually, I use a Fluid 26" HD TV and use the VGA port, that is a VERY cheap solution, not suggesting you get this, BUT, I purchased a Spyder4Pro this week, a monitor calibration tool, and boy ho boy, it does a very good job of creating an icc profile, the colours look great.

I'm please with the results.

Thanks for sharing Dustin !

Canon General / Re: Lose or Loose?
« on: October 30, 2013, 10:34:44 AM »
Here in Brazil we speak Portuguese. Currently, all countries speaking Portuguese are undergoing an agreement to unify the rules of spelling. I understand English, but not enough to write correctly, then translate by Google, then fix several times. The conjugation of verbs in Portuguese has no equivalent words in English. In English someone can say: I DO. YOU DO. HE DOES. In Portuguese we say:
Now imagine a verb that represents the hypothetical future, or the past hypothetical...
Also the order of words in the sentence is quite different, and Google Translator looks like the speech of MASTER YODA in the film Star Wars.

I'm French, you forgot the plural equivalent in English, 'We do', 'You do' (Same as singular) and 'They do' ;-)

I agree with some of the comments in regards to perhaps a part of the population not caring for grammar, it's a fact that some people don't care, I know, 'I do' ;-) I'm not perfect, far from it, but I try.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: when are the best Sales on 5d Mark iii?
« on: October 18, 2013, 08:43:40 AM »
Hello everybody,
I want to buy the 5D mark iii soon. I can wait for Christmas sales but would prefer sooner. when and where would be the best time and place to do so?   
also, I sew some lens kits on ebay, I'm looking for lens that will be good for both landscape and modeling work. any recommendations?

If anybody knew this, everybody looking to buy this camera anytime soon, would be waiting for that day, now wouldn't they ? Nobody knows that answer !? One can stipulate, Black Friday, Boxing Day... who knows !

Canon General / Re: Baffles the mind
« on: October 09, 2013, 02:06:12 PM »
For me, I make money with stills, not video, and I couldn't care much about AF speed, I think today's lens, like the Canon 70-200 IS II USM is plenty fast with any recent body, what I'm after, is ISO performance/quality, less noise, and there, there's PLENTY of room for improvement, although it has got better.

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe site hacked
« on: October 04, 2013, 10:17:36 AM »
Thanks for the link Diane.

I got an email this morning at 2:04am EDT, my password was reset. I have now reset it.

I'm a bit worried about my credit card though !? I think I'll call my bank and report the card as stolen, that way they will cancel it and issue a new one with a new number, just to be on the safe side !?

Software & Accessories / Re: App for Exposure
« on: August 20, 2013, 10:21:17 AM »

Canon General / Re: CPS Canada Shipping
« on: August 14, 2013, 11:41:35 AM »
Seriously, in Canada it costs about $1.30 per thousand dollars per month to insure your gear against replacement and all risks.

Me also would like to know which company charges $1.30 per thousand dollars per month to insure your gear fully ?

Canon General / Re: Printing Images
« on: August 14, 2013, 11:32:03 AM »
Good day !

You say you have edited them, have you cropped them ?

I've printed 11x14 of images that I've cropped 1/4 of from images taken with my 40D (10MB) and they look fine.

You say large to enormous, how many inches by inches is large and how many inches by inches is enormous ?

The 5D MKIII is a 22MB sensor, creating images that are 5760 pixels x 3840 pixels, you could print 19 inches wide by 13 inches at 300dpi with NO problem at all, very crisp, if you don't crop. Now, you can also print bigger than that without noticing any artifacts.

Often, when printing something like a poster size, you can go to 200dpi and at a reasonable viewing distance, the image is crisp.

There's plenty of resources about printing digital images and the amount of pixels required to print a specific size, or even formulas that will help you figure out.

A good page with info that I found, and is 6 years old but still relevant, is



EOS Bodies / Re: Crop sensors need cropped lenes
« on: August 12, 2013, 09:45:45 AM »
One of my main problems with all this kit is the weight, carrying 40Kg on a trek to a wild life photo opertunity can be a pain.

When the 7D2 comes out the thing that would get me to buy one would be if light weight lens were available with similar quality to the L series but making use of the reduced diameter needed for the smaller sensor. (While they are at it they can reduce the price as the elements aren't as big.  ;) )

The 7D is 820g, and the 5D Mark II, is 860g, not much differences !? The 1Dx at 1,340g I would notice the difference but the 7D and 5D, nope !?

If you're taking 40Kg of gears with you, perhaps you forgot to think of what you want vs. need on this outing !?

Canon General / Re: People that don't shoot in manual...
« on: July 30, 2013, 11:50:11 AM »
Entertaining post Lewis.

Some people worry about if/when aliens will take them away, some other about other photographer's use of their gear.

Others mean and results are irrelevant to me, I'm having fun ! And enjoy the excellent photography many other photographers produce.

Software & Accessories / Re: How Long Does Your CF Cards Last...
« on: July 30, 2013, 09:38:56 AM »
I've owned two 4GB CF, Lexar Professional UDMA (300x) cards purchased with my 40D in March 2009, and I took about 50,000 pictures with them, and I have never got any issues.

Software & Accessories / Re: Who Adopted Adobe CC?
« on: July 29, 2013, 08:28:18 AM »
Part of it is the principle of the thing, but another big part is that, especially in the hobbyist/occasional freelancer, we _don't_ have much or any income derived off of our work and don't want to be forced to keep paying Adobe simply to keep doing something we love. For example, I still have Photoshop CS5. I'd love to get Photoshop CC because the new blurred image sharpener seems amazing, but I'm not going to because then I may need to keep paying Adobe in perpetuity for something that I would only use occasionally, rather than only upgrading my version of Photoshop when a new feature comes along that I find compelling.
Keep an eye on Photoshop Element, lots of the photographer's features from Photoshop seem to make it's way to the Element version. For instance Content Aware did, I believe with CS5 you already have that feature, but anyway, I'd expect the new blurred image sharpener will make it in the next Element release.

Software & Accessories / Re: Who Adopted Adobe CC?
« on: July 26, 2013, 08:28:20 AM »
Sure, maybe it opens, but is the final output exactly the same? And even more, use some of the really advanced features. The new de-shake and things like that. Will it render out correctly?

This is true for ANY software, whatever you own it or not, there's software that doesn't really work anymore on Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8, ie some 16bit software from the Windows 3.1 times. CC is definitely not for you and others that stress over when (not if) Adobe goes bankrupt and nothing will support anything they did. I don't stress about that, I have other things in life to stress about.

I don't have 10,000 PSD files, I have some templates and that is about it, I usually end up with a TIFF file when I'm done editing a file from LR to PS back to LR with the TIFF.

There's no real debate, it's like a car brand, there's the brands that we can and can't afford, and for the ones we can, there's the brands we like and don't like, for reason XYZ, same here.

Software & Accessories / Re: Who Adopted Adobe CC?
« on: July 25, 2013, 02:32:21 PM »
Will it open CC versions of PSD files I wonder in a lossless fashion?
Tested it before posting my post, I created a brand new PSD file using PS CC with layers and filters... and opened it successfully in GIMP.

Is there an Open Source analog to LR or Aperture?
The closest I know of is DarkTable (, look promising !

Cheers C !


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