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They tend to be in sit and react and sit and milk mode instead of lets go full steam ahead and revolutionize everything and conquer and dominate new markets.
It does seem that way, yeah.

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Mikael, you always seem eager to post DR scenarios which favor Nikon.  We know you have a D800, 5DII, and QPcard. Do you happen to have a light source with a constant, known color temperature? Actually, the packaging if a new bulb should indicate the temp in Kelvin units, and if you take shots one after another, it's constant enough.  Perhaps you'd be willing to shoot that QPcard with both cameras, and show us a straight-out-of-camera JPG with the WB set to the color temp stated on the bulb packaging?  Just a thought...
Seriously, Mikael, this would be very interesting to see. Any possibility you could tack this onto your To-Do list?

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Technical Support / Re: Urgent Help Requested:Photos for my website
« on: April 23, 2013, 08:14:13 PM »
If you do not use Photoshop, consider hiring someone to prepare them for you. 

Amen.

All comercial photography, especially product photography, is going to need at least some post-processing. Indeed, the post-processing is often more extensive than the actual shooting -- and the shooting itself can get pretty involved, what with all the lighting and other types of preparation.

The last step in any such work is optimizing the image for the final format where it'll be used. Different techniques are necessary for printing in a catalog, making a billboard, or posting on the Web. Even if you magically got the image perfect in the camera, you'd still have to perform this last step, especially for the Web.

Fortunately, there are tools to help make this easier, and Photoshop's "Save for Web" is one of the best.

But...you might also want to consider not only hiring somebody to prepare your photos for you, but to take them as well. Photography is a craft like any other. It's one that anybody with a modicum of time and dedication can learn and do at least reasonably well...but it does take that investment of time and effort.

Somebody who's made that investment is going to do a much better job at presenting your products in the best possible light -- and, don't forget, if you're selling things on the Internet, those photos are the primary experience your customers have of your product before they buy. Your product photography is probably the single most important aspect of your advertising efforts. And, unless you've already got a well-established customer base and you aren't looking to expand, nothing is more important to Internet sales than advertising (which most emphatically does not mean merely purchasing banner advertisements).

If budget is a concern, contact the local college / university / art school and hire a student majoring in photography to do the work. They'll appreciate the chance to build their portfolios and gain work experience, and they'll also have passion and artistic experience (and hopefully talent) that you're not going to match yourself -- if for no other reason than that you should be busy with all the other important stuff of running your business.

Cheers,

b&

+1

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Lenses / Re: Canon 50 1.2 L
« on: April 23, 2013, 08:00:19 PM »
My 50L doesn't rattle even a bit, pal. Send it back.

Sorry mate.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D viewfinder too big ?
« on: April 23, 2013, 07:48:24 PM »
But, as others have suggested, it may be that the problem is the eye relief.

I used a EP-EX15 Eyepiece Extender on my 30D, and it transferred handily to my 6D. Just seems a bit more comfortable.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Replacement 400d - 650d vs. 6d
« on: April 23, 2013, 07:13:26 PM »
The 30D is basically the same size as a 6D, no?

Yes, they're pretty much identical in size, weight, dimensions, feel in your hand. (I have both.)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D viewfinder too big ?
« on: April 23, 2013, 07:07:51 PM »
I also have issue with the 6D's lack of noise at higher ISOs.

+1 ROFLMFAO!!!!!!!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« on: April 19, 2013, 06:37:12 PM »
you have not a clue what you are talking about

Mikael, I would suggest to you that you could contribute better by exercising more tact in your communications.

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I use both 1.4 ll and 2X ll Extenders on my 70-200 F4 IS USM lens. 70-200 + 1.4 is my walk around BIF combo. I find no
image loss with this combo. Using the 2X hand held the pics are a little soft but usable. Mounted on a tripod and live view
F11 or 16 and a cable release. I got a pair of Eagles in a tree that I use as my desktop pic. It was shot at F16 on a nice sunny day. I bought the 1.4 Extender with the 70-200 and used this for 2 years before buying the 2X. We will always want more reach with our lenses. LOL 2X is manual focus for me which wasn't easy with live view because of the light hitting the LCD.

+1 except I have 1.4II and 2XIII on 70-200 f/4L IS USM & 500II f/4L IS USM

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Lenses / Re: Insurance on camera equipment
« on: April 11, 2013, 11:34:56 AM »
Call your insurance company.

My comprehensive homeowner policy covers personal possessions including all the camera gear. Even if you rent, you should still protect yourself with home insurance.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is it too late to buy a Canon 7D?
« on: April 09, 2013, 08:59:21 PM »
Is it too late to buy a 7D?  No.  If the camera meets your needs it is never too late.  The 7D is a great camera.  Is something better about to come out?  Who knows.  The announcement could be a 70D, a 7DII, or something else.

My point is simple, buy what meets your needs at the time and don't look back.

+1

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announcements on April 23, 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 09, 2013, 08:12:27 PM »
I hear the noise of someone rustling about with chart papers...

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Additional $0.02... I was coming from a 30D... lots of time spent researching... decided upon 6D. Would have gone 5DIII, can afford to, but just could not justify the additional clams.

There have been many other good suggestions (e.g. new or used xxD). But in the end - take pictures. That's what it's all about. I'm sure that Ansel Adams would have been overjoyed with an EOS-10D.  :)

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Lenses / Re: Which supertele?
« on: April 09, 2013, 07:15:55 PM »
I use the 500L II since about two weeks frequently and exclusively handheld -> works very well for me.

So you took the plunge on "the monster"?

As did I.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware Update
« on: April 09, 2013, 07:09:36 PM »
f/8 AF would be perfect... I can wait a couple months...

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