Lives in United States Austin, TX, United States
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Jan 18, 2002
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FLM CP26-Travel tripod, with CB32F ball head
RRS TVC-24L tripod, with FLM CB38FTR ball head
Gitzo GT3532LS tripod, with FLM CB48FTR ball head, Manfrotto 502HD
Various Arca-Swiss compatible clamps, plates, brackets, rails
Vixen Optics Polarie Star Tracker

Flash - Olympus FL50R &36R

Scanners - Nikon Coolscan 5000, Epson Perfection 4870
Computer - Win7 Pro, Intel quad-core, Nvidia graphics card
Display - NEC 2690WUXi2 (1920x1200)
Color Management - SpectraviewII (X-rite for NEC)
Printers - Epson P600; Epson WorkForce 7520 large format all-in-one
***Film Cameras***
3D (!) ranging from 1950s Stereo Realists and TDC Vivids to 21st century RBT X4 Stereo SLR w/2x Pentax SMC 24-90mm
35mm - Pentax MX, SMC Takumar 28mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4, 100mm f/2.8

Canon HF100, HF G10
Software - AdobeCS6ProdPrem; Avid Media Composer 8.7; Boris Red; DxO v11; Topaz Suite; Pinnacle Studio Ultimate v20.

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  • Congratulations, a very nice set of images in your link! Just a few comments, below some of yours... There is also "purple fringing" (usually what is referred to as "PF") - and "green flare" and ...
  • From the perspective in you photos above, the camera sensor is not parallel to the building, and therefore different regions of the photo are in different focus planes, so these examples are not ...
  • Replied in Solution
    Yes, I understand your preference. Of course, I don't have a Masters and I do use BBF.  😉
  • I agree with you. I was thinking more along the lines of the CIF having some control over ensuring appropriate use of images by the legitimate press. For example, approving passes for the local ...
  • Rick, Well, I guess "you can't fight City Hall" on the spot when trying to get into your kid's event, but I find that kind of policy at non-professional "family" sports both disgusting and absurd! ...
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    Walter, I have the EM1ii and have it set up for back-button focus similarly to Peter 1745's instructions, and all I have to remember is that the back lever is in Position 2 for back-button focus, ...
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    The thing is, the 10b files you are talking about are huge, and take quite a bit of resources (let alone file space) to play back, and even much more CPU and GPU processing power and DRAM to edit.
  • No, I'd hesitate to think of a Surface unless the latest full Pro with max processor and graphics. Software is another question, but hardware-wise Lenovo and others have recently started packaging ...
  • Lucky, indeed! The CB-32F head is the perfect match for the CP26 tripod, the legs fold over it for the most compact package if you stick with an ~40mm (1.5") AS-style clamp, and the head can hold a ...
  • You have just named the best tripod makers here IMO.  I have been through my share of tripods, including a monster Bogen/ Manfrotto and smaller Gitzo Reporter which I bought decades ago, then in ...
  • We are not communicating well - I don't know what you mean by " Connection to Smartphone is blancked /greyed out.", what I am talking about is in the setup menu, accessed by pressing the "menu" ...
  • Has your friend checked the Wi-Fi Settings section of the Setup (wrench) Menu?  Under the Wi-Fi Settings section the first item is "Wi-Fi Connect" settings, which has an "Off" option, though I'm ...
  • Another AS compatible clamp which mounts to the video heads plate - it sits on a riser so clearance of the clamp knob should not be a problem. You may also re-orient the clamp position to each of ...
  • ...and then, oddly, just as I was reading your review here this morning, my local dealer called and said he had just gotten one in, was I still interested? Well, he held it for me and I headed up ...
  • This crop eliminates unnecessary distractions, and immediately draws out attention to the personal interaction of the two boys. Very nicely captured, and the best luck to you in the competition!
  • Several months ago, we were traveling in Japan for nearly a month, and my backup solution was daily to my iPad Pro 9.7 (256GB storage), and most nights connected to the cloud via my portable ...
  • Replied in Leaving m43
    Great example of ingenuity and adapting to achieve the requirements! Enjoyed the post, thanks!
  • Agree with this.  I just helped my daughter (who does some graphic design) configure her new iMac, and advised her to get the SSD to use for system, program, and scratch files - except I had her ...
  • I must lead a sheltered life - never heard of Enlight until this post! I had been paying attention to Affinity, however, as a possible replacement for my aging Adobe CS6 suite, being that I only ...
  • No short column required. The top platform assembly is unscrewed from the column, the column lock loosened and column slipped out from the bottom of the apex (spider), the lock is unscrewed ...
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