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 on: Today at 02:53:45 AM 
Started by Paulo Bizarro - Last post by Paulo Bizarro
Good morning folks,
My previous posted image was from the star trail I did last weekend. My MW shots were curtailed by a cloud cover coming in, so I went to bed... But I did woke up early to go down to the river and get some shots with my new M-Zuiko 75 1.8 lens, just taking it for a spin, check the effectiveness of IS, DOF possibilities and so on.
The cloud cover was still there, so the light was soft and nice. The water was also very quiet. So I have played around with the lens, and I have to say it is a really nice one. There is something to be said about packing such power in such a small camera and lens combination (EM1).
And it is not too shabby doing some close-ups.
All in all, it was a great weekend, and I can highly recommend the rural tourism house where I have stayed with the family, if you ever come this way.

*Could not resist to title the post from one of Neil Young's most famous songs, and one of my favourites too!

 on: Today at 02:48:53 AM 
Started by stamper - Last post by stamper
noun: pedantry; plural noun: pedantries

    excessive concern with minor details and rules.
    "to object to this is not mere pedantry"
    synonyms:   dogmatism, purism, literalism, formalism;

Recognize yourself Isaac? Sad

Isaac I have just remembered that you don't post any images for critique so you will possibly struggle to understand that titles aren't meant to be taken literally. Some suggest a juxtaposition, others mickey taking and others an attempt at humour. Smiley

 on: Today at 02:46:00 AM 
Started by ckelly49 - Last post by Paulo Bizarro
As others have said, the trees are good at leading the eye further into the photo, but then, there is nothing much happening?

Also, to me the light is not very interesting, too much of mid-day.

 on: Today at 02:30:28 AM 
Started by revaaron - Last post by Alexey1
P20+ mamiya af 55

 on: Today at 02:29:08 AM 
Started by JV - Last post by Chris Livsey
At the risk of repetition, but with links this time, the digital camera boat is sinking not rising on any tides.
Even a launch sticks, the D810 is "in stock" everywhere when did that last happen for a pro-summer Nikon?

 on: Today at 02:24:36 AM 
Started by KATHYBBB - Last post by KATHYBBB
I updated the posting with the asking price - $4100

 on: Today at 02:23:25 AM 
Started by BartvanderWolf - Last post by BartvanderWolf
Opinion: Sooner or later there will be a need for versions that take in Adobe RGB and deal with it correctly (one that keeps things in Adobe RGB, others that convert to sRGB), and versions that produce 8 bit RGB (or Adobe RGB), it this tool is truly meant for "web publication".

Fully agree, although I have yet to test how much improvement this will make compared to a 'round-trip' in 'assumed sRGB', where the original profile is reassigned to the image afterwards. After all, we are creating loads of totally new pixels, but they are (mostly, with some damage control) interpolated, and should stay close to the original real data. But you are correct that a fully color-managed (assuming there is an embedded profile in the image ) processing is preferred.

It is high on my ToDo list. Currently I'm not too happy with how PNG embedded profiles are treated by IM, JPG/JPEG seems okay, as is TIFF although they may still generate TAG warnings (probably to do with the version of the LIBTIFF library). I saw that Alan Gibson (snigbo) also has color management on his long ToDo list, perhaps because it's not all that simple to do (or just less urgent for him), given all possible situations one can encounter.

In photographic everyday practice we can be confronted with all sorts of profiles, such as device independent profiles (e.g. sRGB, ProPhoto RGB, Beta RGB), and device dependent profiles (output modality profiles, e.g. display, printer/paper), and even missing or incorrect profiles. And different operating systems may store the installed versions at different locations, as do some applications in yet other locations.

Currently, I save the originally embedded profile (if embedded) and reassign it afterwards, but some user interaction would be nice, as would the optional conversion to a different profile be. It will create a much larger script file though, due to the various scenarios one may need to tackle, but we/I could start with the basics.


 on: Today at 02:17:36 AM 
Started by jcc - Last post by jcc
I'm selling my Canon gear. Prices shown are PayPal and shipped domestic US (international buyers are welcome, but we'll have to work out shipping). Photos of the actual items are hyperlinked. Almost everything is in excellent to like new condition. Let me know if you are interested.

Canon 5D with BG-E4 - $525
- no box; good, clean condition; serviced to spec by Canon CPS, May 2014

Canon 1vHS with GR-E2 and PB-E2 - $480
- no box; good, clean condition

Canon 50mm f/1.2L USM - $1300
- comes with original box and everything that was in it; less than a year old; B+W filter sold separately

Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM - $1300
- no box; comes with original lens pouch; good, clean condition; serviced to spec by Canon CPS, May 2014; B+W filter sold separately

Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT - $475
- comes with original box and everything that was in it; less than a year old (Nov 2013 / Dec 2013)
- Bolt, external battery pack for Canon Speedlites - $50; holds 8 AA-batteries; no box; comes with pouch

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM (Canon EF-mount) - $850
- comes with original box and everything that was in it; B+W filter sold separately

PocketWizard FlexTT5 (x2) - $160*/each
(1) comes with box; fair condition; minor wear from normal use
(2) no box; fair condition; minor wear from normal use
PocketWizard MiniTT1 - $140*
- no box; moderately wear from normal use
* Take all three PocketWizards for $400

 on: Today at 02:13:32 AM 
Started by billy - Last post by Morgan_Moore
While 30p looks OK to me higher framerates like 50p look sicky smooth - certainly a video look.

When I first started video I could not see the smudging effect of 50p or 50i - now I certianly can - yuk!

30p is probably about the best (IMO) - offering some 'filmic' stutter but not the jerking one can get at 24.

Personally I use 25 as it matches UK electricity.


 on: Today at 02:05:21 AM 
Started by pjtn - Last post by reeses
(Late hit but I didn't want to start a new topic since this is spot on.)

For long exposures, how are people getting around the shutter shock with the a7R?  I've been covering the corrector lens until it settles down, but was wondering if anyone more clever or experienced than I has figured out a less "involved" and risky approach.

Since I am going after deep sky objects, my exposures are long enough generally to "work out" the shake, but it's still annoying and I haven't gotten out of the "you just got a new camera!" window to get the a7S. :-)

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