Pictus

Pictus

Lives in Brazil Teresopolis - RJ, Brazil
Works as a Retouching and IT
Joined on May 8, 2007

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janbanan: WOW, first good system for Sony!

Will this be comptabile with Elinchrom and Sekonic form wireless common standard partnership?

Yes, compatible with the new Sekonic L-478DR-PX
http://www.lightingrumours.com/sekonic-litemaster-px-el-7930

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 14:04 UTC
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The Name is Bond: I love Fujis, but with the high prices and weird feature absences (no RGB histogram?!?!? FFS) plus customer manipulation (plastic skin textures on the 2nd gen high ISO jegs, denied by Fuji), I would jump ship but for one thing.

There's no getting around the fabulous portrait OOC jpegs that are a combo of fuji skin tones, autoDR, and wonderful jpeg engine. No need for RAW (in fact I can't get as good in RAW as I can in fuji jpeg).

Even Lightroom's Fuji modes don't come anywhere near the OOC jpegs. I did try, ladies and gents, since the plastic textures on the 2nd gens were a deal-breaker.

Thanks goodness this camera doesn't have the plastic texture issue because I was stuck. But it's time for fuji to get their finger out of their collective butts and give us an RGB histogram. I need to go lower on the ISOs to get a decent 4K image but I would then be troubled by blow-outs, particularly in the red channel. ISO 400 does not reach 4K except when shot in portrait orientation.

Try Photo Ninja, ACR/Lightroom are not optimal for X-trans...
Even better use a X-Rite Passport to create "Custom Light Profile" that works like a super white balance for Photo Ninja.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 21:07 UTC
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Teila Day: It's hard to make a compelling case for Hasselblad today, even this "deal" isn't a deal when Pentax offers practically the same performance sans sync speed (which can matter a lot on location using strobes... not that 1/800 is earth shattering but it's better than 1/125); true focus and also a host of menu nuances.

I would have a very hard time (mentally) ordering a Hasselblad today for portraiture/landscape with the Pentax 645z as an option that is probably better made, more reliable (did I say more reliable?), and weather sealed. To add insult to injury, the 40mp Pentax (645D) can be had for under $4k.

With only $15k you can have a Medium Format Pentax 645z (50mp CMOS), 90mm macro lens with stabilization, and two Profoto b1 strobes which are perfect for location and can be used TTL./HSS with your favorite Nikon or Canon.

If Pentax its bottom, offer premium leaf shutter lenses (shame on them!), clean up the menu/buttons, etc.. and Hasselblad will left in the dust.

Nicolaiecostel,
Build quality?
Try this with the Hasselblad
https://fstoppers.com/gear/running-85k-camera-under-shower-science-pentax-645z-weatherproof-test-17253

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2015 at 17:16 UTC
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Teila Day: It's hard to make a compelling case for Hasselblad today, even this "deal" isn't a deal when Pentax offers practically the same performance sans sync speed (which can matter a lot on location using strobes... not that 1/800 is earth shattering but it's better than 1/125); true focus and also a host of menu nuances.

I would have a very hard time (mentally) ordering a Hasselblad today for portraiture/landscape with the Pentax 645z as an option that is probably better made, more reliable (did I say more reliable?), and weather sealed. To add insult to injury, the 40mp Pentax (645D) can be had for under $4k.

With only $15k you can have a Medium Format Pentax 645z (50mp CMOS), 90mm macro lens with stabilization, and two Profoto b1 strobes which are perfect for location and can be used TTL./HSS with your favorite Nikon or Canon.

If Pentax its bottom, offer premium leaf shutter lenses (shame on them!), clean up the menu/buttons, etc.. and Hasselblad will left in the dust.

Yes, there is HSS for Pentax http://flashhavoc.com/priolite-hss-for-pentax/

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 23:01 UTC
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TacticDesigns: +1

Love this video. Love Benjamin's body of work!!!

I especially love what he says about failure.

"The faster you fail, the faster you improve." And his comments on the acceptance of failure. :)

And the comment he made about, wanting something a little more deeper.

+1

Agree 100%

Benjamin Von Wong RuleZ!!!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2015 at 20:12 UTC

Size matters...
I bet the average Joe will be VERY impressed by the imposing Pentax 645z.

BTW, Pentax now can have high power wireless flash with high speed sync
http://flashhavoc.com/priolite-hss-for-pentax/
Good to overpower the sun...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2015 at 19:52 UTC as 15th comment
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (562 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: Just to remind Photoshop CS6 owners that there will be no Camera RAW update for the new Sony RAW format:
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/6136681022/adobe-announces-final-camera-raw-update-for-cs6-owners

Frank_BR look at this http://thepluginsite.com/products/metaraw/index.htm or this http://www.picturecode.com/tutorials/photoshop.php

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 19:09 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II: Real-world ISO invariance study (368 comments in total)

A7RII 12-bit mode. How to avoid it.
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1379163

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 18:00 UTC as 78th comment | 2 replies
On article Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II (600 comments in total)

A7RII 12-bit mode. How to avoid it.
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1379163

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 20:31 UTC as 87th comment

Good!
Now please make a TTL/HSS or "hypersync" compatible with Sony!
Does Phottix Indra500 still CaNikon only?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 17:14 UTC as 8th comment
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (470 comments in total)

Simple and effective solution...
Works like the normal ACR!
http://thepluginsite.com/products/metaraw/

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 18:07 UTC as 45th comment | 4 replies
On article Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator (115 comments in total)
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naththo: I am waiting to see review on Spyder5 to compare with i1 Display Pro. i1 Display Pro blows away Spyder4Elite. Spyder is having hard time trying to beat against X-Rite.

Thats why my next device will be X-Rite cos I would like to see less banding on any monitor after calibration that X-Rite can do better than Spyder does. After Spyder Calibration, the banding got worse. Not good thing.

Glad to help, I told you Argyll+dispcalGUI is good... :)
The difference in contrast is because of the calibration device sensitivity not the graphic card, here I got more contrast by using the i1display Pro than the Spyder3.
I am curious about Spyder5 as they now mention 55% improvement in tonal response.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 20:12 UTC
On article Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator (115 comments in total)
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naththo: I am waiting to see review on Spyder5 to compare with i1 Display Pro. i1 Display Pro blows away Spyder4Elite. Spyder is having hard time trying to beat against X-Rite.

Thats why my next device will be X-Rite cos I would like to see less banding on any monitor after calibration that X-Rite can do better than Spyder does. After Spyder Calibration, the banding got worse. Not good thing.

Naththo,
Argyll can not do miracles, but can do into the realm of real possibilities.
Looks like it is a TN panel, they are not good for photo works.
For photo works IPS family is the choice.
Darker blacks is important, but not high contrast...
High contrast deviates too much from the paper prints, see
https://luminous-landscape.com/why-are-my-prints-too-dark/

Good info about monitors for photo works at
http://www.modelmayhem.com/forums/post/861874/1#post17626143

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 13:51 UTC
On article Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator (115 comments in total)
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Razor512: Most of these color calibrators, only have meter correction data for IPS panels with constant current driven backlights. Many of the companies do not mention in detail the panel technology that they cover, e.g., I purchased an x-rite colormunki, and it worked on an IPS panel that I have, but for TN panels, it had a horrible color cast,
Here is an example of what it does to TN panels. http://i.imgur.com/DKihSvN.jpg

In contacting the companies about this, they seem to be aware of it, but for both spyder and colormunki, even though they still manufacture them, they no longer support their products to the extent of expanding compatibility.
I was unable to return mine for a refund since it technically works, so if you buy one, know that you are taking a risk when it comes to compatibility. (they only specify compatibility in vague terms (LCD, and white LEG, or RGB LED backlighting; no mention of qualifiers such as PWM VS constant current, or TN VS IPS) (no support for PWM)

If it is TN or IPS does not matter, the main factor is the panel backlight like CCFL, WGCCFL, White LED etc...
I have an i1Display Pro(it is the same hardware, but not castrated to be slower) and can calibrate TN very well...
Maybe it is the monitor that is not good, TN monitors are cheap...
Anyway I do not use X-rite software, much better Argyll+dispcalGUI, see the tutorial
http://www.modelmayhem.com/forums/post/870355/1#post17806610
do not forget to select the proper correction matrix for the panel backlight.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 02:02 UTC
On article Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator (115 comments in total)
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NewsyL: What is stopping Datacolor/Xrite from offering ongoing updated correction matrixes to compensate for new back lights and LCD panels? I.E. in the manner of anti-virus software offering updated signatures for malware.

What will happen when OLED monitors become common? new hardware time?

The day OLED monitor is common the Spyders will be in the version 10 :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 01:46 UTC
On article Samsung NX1 Review (1254 comments in total)

What the hell is a Samsung? :)
https://youtu.be/eplN_wI0AbA

BTW, nice review!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 00:49 UTC as 235th comment | 1 reply
On article Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator (115 comments in total)
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Jan_Shim: I have the Spyder4 Pro and it has failed miserably in every recommended attempts to calibrate my dual Dell U2713H displays. These screens use GB-LED back lighting that's not natively supported by the Spyder4, and while their tech support has been helpful in recommending ways to calibrate, nothing worked. Not even calibrating via RGB channels. In the end, I resorted to Dell's factory calibrated sRGB preset for what seemed to be the best natural looking colours.

IF they are really for Spyder4 yes and if they are not the white balance will be off... The only way to know is to test...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 01:52 UTC
On article Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator (115 comments in total)
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Jan_Shim: I have the Spyder4 Pro and it has failed miserably in every recommended attempts to calibrate my dual Dell U2713H displays. These screens use GB-LED back lighting that's not natively supported by the Spyder4, and while their tech support has been helpful in recommending ways to calibrate, nothing worked. Not even calibrating via RGB channels. In the end, I resorted to Dell's factory calibrated sRGB preset for what seemed to be the best natural looking colours.

The right device to calibrate the hardware of the Dell u2713H is an i1Display Pro because the "Dell" software is made by X-rite, see
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/content/dell_u2713h.htm#hardware_calibration

If you want to do a software calibration, try Argyll+dispcalGUI
http://www.modelmayhem.com/forums/post/870355/1#post17806610
But you will need a correction matrix for GB-LED, maybe one of this
http://dispcalgui.hoech.net/colorimetercorrections/?get&type=ccss&manufacturer_id=DEL&display=DELL%20U2713H&instrument=i1%20DisplayPro%2C%20ColorMunki%20Display%2C%20Spyder4&html=1

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 23:18 UTC
On article Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator (115 comments in total)
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naththo: I am waiting to see review on Spyder5 to compare with i1 Display Pro. i1 Display Pro blows away Spyder4Elite. Spyder is having hard time trying to beat against X-Rite.

Thats why my next device will be X-Rite cos I would like to see less banding on any monitor after calibration that X-Rite can do better than Spyder does. After Spyder Calibration, the banding got worse. Not good thing.

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Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 21:44 UTC
On article Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator (115 comments in total)
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naththo: I am waiting to see review on Spyder5 to compare with i1 Display Pro. i1 Display Pro blows away Spyder4Elite. Spyder is having hard time trying to beat against X-Rite.

Thats why my next device will be X-Rite cos I would like to see less banding on any monitor after calibration that X-Rite can do better than Spyder does. After Spyder Calibration, the banding got worse. Not good thing.

VirtualMirage,
Sadly looks like we still need a QUADRO/FirePro class card for the 10-bit thing work with Photoshop or Zoner Photo Studio, see
https://forums.adobe.com/message/6736651
Here does not work, like the guys in the link.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 20:49 UTC
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