Keith Cooper

Keith Cooper

Lives in United Kingdom Leicester, United Kingdom
Works as a Commercial Pro Photographer
Joined on Feb 16, 2003
About me:

Lots of photography articles and reviews on the Northlight site - see the latest at:
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/photography-articles-and-reviews/

The original Canon Rumours pages are at:
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/rumours-page/

My real work:
http://architecture-photos.co.uk/
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/commercial-photography/

...and as for gear lists, don't get me started -- who cares :-) :-)

Keith Cooper's recent activity

  • Ex Fib is TPP over here ;-) See my comment the other day. It's on its way. Neither TPP/ExFib were in the original media list from Epson Japan.
  • Whilst waiting for a printer to review, I've been looking into some of the features of the 700/900. Unfortunately, the same (understandable) delays in getting review kit out have also delayed work ...
  • Thanks Kevin - there's more info about my setup for the 2700 in this I wrote a while ago http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/benq-sw2700pt-monitor-review/ Hope it's of some use...
  • The monitor is essential, but printer profiling is much less essential IMHO It will make no meaningful difference for the monitor side of things - BUT check carefully as to what hardware the BenQ ...
  • Thanks! Yes, although I feel there is more on the B&W side they could do. However, given they don't include this in i1Profiler I'm not holding out too much hope. I tested i1Studio before it came ...
  • Created discussion thread B&W test print - SpyderPrint
    I know quite a few people make use of my B&W test image which has various target versions for measurement. I realised I didn't have a version optimised for the SpyderPrint, so here is one (actually ...
  • True, but this is not always so clear cut in practice. 'Diffraction limited' is a phrase I always take with a pinch of salt until I've actually tested a lens with a particular subject. I know the ...
  • Me too... Whilst Epson may be shipping products, all the people I'd normally deal with are at best working from home It's a simpler design than the P900, but I don't know if it's included or an option
  • The P5000 also has a very useful paper cassette that I've used with A2 photo paper. Whilst I've not had the chance to test the P900, I'm minded to think that gamut/dmax differences are ...
  • The accuracy of the scanner/software is indeed a weakpoint in using one for such uses. It's why I'd at best use it for looking for gross errors in B&W print linearity - then again I'm lucky enough ...
  • It's a vote in favour of the likely need for two different profiles ;-) The 'B&W' ones that I produced when testing showed a distinct non-linearity that I didn't personally like. They were however, ...
  • Yes, the default ABW on the P5000 does give pretty good results for many papers My suspicion is that the normal drivers are not optimised to actually be able to do this. Hence the option of ...
  • I use an i1iSis XL for making my printer profiles, which it does very well (~2.9k patches on an A3+ sheet) However, when it comes to checking out B&W performance I still use a manual i1Pro spectro. ...
  • That's a really important point you make there. With existing printers capable of excellent results, any increase in print quality is not going to be noticeable to most people. Indeed, anyone ...
  • Replied in Veho scope
    A sticker underneath says Veho VMS-004 It was actually a present from my wife a few years ago - the key element was that it would run on a Mac I looked at eBay yesterday and there were loads of ...
  • After the suggestion above, I got out the USB microscope Limited resolution, but the sparkly specks (mica?) in the paper are visible. ... as are the huge ink dots (P5000)
  • Yes, perhaps that was what it was intended might enter the thoughts of some potential readers ;-) Well, beware of 'marketing talk' from anyone in the printer/ink/paper industry ;-) No, Epson will ...
  • Thanks - you've reminded me I needed to get the microscope out!
  • Replied in B&W - ABW
    I forgot to add this B&W print photo using the B&W ABW mode It makes a good print (Chapter House, Wells cathedral) and the 'metallic' effect is there a bit.  Personally though I much prefer this ...
  • Created discussion thread 'Metallic' paper - what does it mean?
    I've just been trying out a new paper from PermaJet in the UK : Titanium Gloss 300 It doesn't have the pinkish sheen or glow that I've seen from some 'metallic' papers in the past, but the main ...
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