nachos

nachos

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Jun 7, 2003

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  • Yet another photography marketing site. Can they not get real investors and so go the crowdfunded route? I wouldn't invest in yet another one of these either.

  • I've read about users successfully replacing the Ranger battery with a lithium drop-in that a few places sell. It saves weight and increases capacity. It's not officially sanctioned by Elinchrom...

  • The Ranger is overdue for an update, but I bet they sell a lot more quadras. I have both and my quadra is getting more use because I rarely need the output of the Ranger.

    I think equipment...

  • They're very well made and the specs are excellent. They are consistent from head to head and pack to pack. My elinchroms have needed no service after nearly a decade of professional use. Just...

  • May need to use bellows and a rail.

  • There's a lot of practical problems with introducing wide gamut to the mass market at the moment. A few issues:
    - Apple has no support for 10 bit still
    - Most content on the web is made for sRGB. ...

  • I've owned a few lacie ruggeds over the years. I still buy them because they're they're the least worst among the rugged sector. They will inevitably fail after awhile though. It's always been...

  • I've owned a few lacie ruggeds over the years. I still buy them because they're the least worst among the rugged sector. They will inevitably fail after awhile though. It's always been the...

  • If you don't have large amounts of data, DVDs are a good archiving choice. I used to use Taiyo Yuden discs. They'll last a long time in box storage, are reasonably durable and if one disc goes...

  • I use a simple 2 drive enclosure that mirrors the data. If it fails, I can pull either of the NTFS formatted drives out and simply copy it onto a new system.

  • I would recommend any that doesn't use a proprietary system of storing data. Same goes for backup software. Should the system itself fail, or the company stop support, you should be able to...

  • The D800's mirror slap is waaay less than the D3's was. I was always fighting mirror shake with in the studio with my D3.

  • OLPF's don't actually remove information (light, in this case), they spread it out slightly so its less likely to create moire. That's why the inverse method worked - it could refocus the light...

  • Highlights that are close to clipping are displayed with a zebra stripe pattern over them. Makes it easy to discern what is merely bright, and what is actually clipping.

    Some cameras let you...

  • To keep the optical path the same length as the D800 (which had a low pass filter), the D800E needed to use a somewhat complicated system: ...

  • Yep.. as nice as it would be to have the laptop in the same bag, if you carry a pro-sized camera (or one with a vertical grip attached) it makes for an outsized case that can stretch past 9" and...

  • If you look closely, Refine Edge is still used. This provides a quick way to knock out a complex background with differing shapes of light and color. Compare with Quick Select, where you'd have...

  • You're not understanding what this tool does. It makes a selection in Photoshop (more precisely, a mask) based on whether or not the area is "in focus".

    To save time in Photoshop, a retoucher...

  • You're not understanding what this tool does. It makes a selection in Photoshop (more precisely, a mask) based on whether or not the area is "in focus".

    To save time in Photoshop, a retoucher...

  • I've found the focus mask in C1 to be nearly useless, at all settings in the preferences. Perhaps it works better with some cameras than others.

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