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 on: July 27, 2014, 11:18:43 PM 
Started by Mosccol - Last post by CatOne
What jjj is correctly saying is the raw data is still raw after the conversion which is kind of important. As for the metadata, there should be the ability to store that in the DNG container and the question I'd have is, can other raw converters use that metadata (IOW, is it not proprietary?).

I don't know for certain. I know that the Canon software reads them (as you'd expect), and Aperture reads them. Same with the Nikon software and Aperture.

What I don't know is whether Apple got access to undocumented information from the camera vendors. It may be that rooting around with exiftool would lend data but I wasn't that curious - I just noticed on some images that I converted to DNG that this info disappeared. That made me wonder what other information may have been stripped, so that concern was sufficient reason for me to not use DNGs.

 on: July 27, 2014, 11:16:01 PM 
Started by David Anderson - Last post by David Anderson

If you can I suggest renting, testing and judging for yourself.

Yeah, it's probably time to actually try one instead of all this internet action.. Cheesy

Cheers for the detailed response.

 on: July 27, 2014, 11:04:06 PM 
Started by Colorado David - Last post by Colorado David
I found one.  Never mind.

 on: July 27, 2014, 10:55:27 PM 
Started by Colorado David - Last post by Colorado David
I have one gitzo tripod set up for still photography and one for video.  I have one with the 75mm bowl that I use with a video head.  I want to buy a 75mm half ball base like this one, and mount at still photography ball head on top.  I want to find a spirit level accessory that will fit in between so I can dependably level the head for panning.  Do you have any suggestions?  Thanks very much.  I am trying to pare down the amount of kit I have to carry in the field when I shooting both video and stills.

 on: July 27, 2014, 10:53:16 PM 
Started by chuckn - Last post by chuckn
Thanks for the comment Terry. What drew me to make this photograph were the many different shaped rocks and the contrast of the plants and water. I mostly wanted to experiment with contrasting color, light and darkness. I agree it's a little over processed.


 on: July 27, 2014, 10:33:32 PM 
Started by rgs - Last post by slackercruster
OP, it is nothing to me. Just snapshot. But I may be missing something.

 on: July 27, 2014, 10:06:24 PM 
Started by David Anderson - Last post by mdijb
I just returned from a week in the high country in Colorado, Using the A7r and the A6000.  I initially thought the shutter vibration problems was a non issue, but after seeing it myself and reading multiple articles, I found this to be irritating.  I do not want to have to shoot at 1600  or above to get exposures above the affected exposure times range during the day--all the time.  In addition I struggled with the limited DOF that comes with full frame sensors--it was hard to get everything sharp, near to far  I decided to use the A6000, and put the A7r aside  and give it a workout.

I found the image quality to very good, especially when using good glass like the SOny 10-18 zoom.-- I got many razor sharp images, excellent DOF, and very good colors.  The camera was not perfect or as accurate and the A7r image colors, but it got me to 90-95% the way in my judgement.  The noise level were very small and less than what I was getting with A7r set to 1600 -3200.

WHy should I have to deal with Noise on every  image taken in bright daylight with an expensive camera to avoid the shutter vibration problem.

Once I customized the buttons, the camera was a pleasure to use and I could concentrate on image making without the above issues with the A7r noted above lurking in my thoughts and interfering with the creative process.  I realize I will be giving up a small amount of IQ, but for my type of usage and print making, the compromise is acceptable and small.  I also enjoyed the ability to get many excellent hand held images

As a result I am seriously considering trading in the A7r and getting excellent zoom lenses for the A6000 and getting a second body.

If you can I suggest renting, testing and judging for yourself.


 on: July 27, 2014, 10:04:39 PM 
Started by Rajan Parrikar - Last post by Fine_Art
A very interesting shot with that amazing blue.

It reminds me of my foggy memory, from decades back, that there are 4 (IIRC) forms of ice, differentiated by the pressure that set them.

 on: July 27, 2014, 09:57:00 PM 
Started by vazuw55 - Last post by Fine_Art
Have to agree Jeremy.  It was odd behaviour, what were the intentions of posting?  Just to revel in glory?

I agree with the critique given by pcgpcg.  Except point 1.  Anything that is going to demonstrate the scale of these ice chunks is going to ruin the image.  Let them be abstract.

I'm with you on that.
The subject has a lot of potential, the OP should keep exploring it. The feedback was not bad. There are hundreds of talented people here. If you cannot accept anything less than gushing praise...seems a bit prima dona.

I would bet most people, including myself would have to look and shoot ice formations like that for hrs before slowly converging on a vision of how to make it look.

 on: July 27, 2014, 09:47:00 PM 
Started by dreed - Last post by Ray
I've been trekking in Nepal on 6 occasions in my life and only once have I experienced a stomach upset and diarrhea, which I attributed to eating an uncooked salad in a restaurant in Pokharra. Bottled water and cans of beer are widely available in Nepal. If one avoids eating uncooked food and one eats only fruit which has been peeled, one should be fine.

Lucky you. I followed all that advice, was incredibly careful with what I ate, and still got tremendously sick. Unfortunately it's very hard to control the hygiene practices of all those involved in preparing your food :-(

Did you not have any indication of what probably caused your sickness?  I remember clearly the occasion when I once got sick in Nepal. I'd ordered a meal in a restaurant in Pokhara and was presented with a salad side-dish of lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers etc, which was uncooked.

My initial reaction was that I shouldn't touch the dish. However, I was in a modern restaurant that clearly catered to the tourists, so I took a gamble on the assumption that the staff would understand that causing the tourists to get sick would not be good for business.

Within a few hours of completing my meal, I began to feel sick and soon developed a type of dysentery. The uncooked salad was the most likely culprit.

I'm not sure how easy it would be to contract a sickness due to plates and/or cutlery being rinsed in unclean water, or due to the waiter or cook not having washed his hands after visiting the toilet, or due to a fly settling on one's food.

Other precautions I take include, always checking that the bottled water I buy is properly sealed; never accepting ice that is sometimes added to a drink, because the ice may not have originated from boiled or bottled water; and always using bottled water to clean my teeth.

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