lemming2008

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  • Hello Roxanna. A 6D is a good start! The exact settings are going to depend on the light levels you're filming under, the lens you're working with, etc. So no one will be able to tell you "use ...
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    Entirely valid choice. For most situations, I'm with you on getting the shot composed right with a single shutter release. With more chaotic sports moments, I've learned I prefer the "double tap" ...
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    Isn't it fun? :) Each type of photography has its own tradeoffs to learn. I imagine that when shooting ballet, there are climactic moments you cannot afford to miss. So you need conservative ...
  • Really like the compositions! It's a bit distracting that none of the macro shots look sharp; when the colors and light draw the eye to a point in the picture, I would expect that spot to also be ...
  • Very different! :) Looks like a fun event!
  • There are some traditional bits of advice that I think would help make this stronger. Also depends on how much work you are willing to put in -- i.e., is this a snapshot of somewhere you went or ...
  • I've never done it, but with a USB on the go (OTG) cable and an app in theory it's possible. Specifically, one called DSLR Controller claims to be able to do this. https://dslrcontroller.com/about.php
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    A couple of years ago I bought several Yongnuo 560s (non-TTL) to experiment with multiple off-camera speedlites. They're about $60 each, have better triggering options (optical and built-in radio) ...
  • Best advice on the thread yet, IMHO. If you're considering throwing USD 2000 at a lens yet aren't sure whether 50mm or 85mm is the better focal length for your needs, I'd slow down a bit. It's ...
  • Thanks. I'm not doubting the value of GPUs for most GPU-oriented work, I'm specifically wondering whether the Photoshop related claims add up. So a general benchmark that doesn't break out ...
  • Those Puget Systems folks do some really interesting tests! Most benefits have levelled off after a few cores. So after that, max frequency is the main performance factor to look for in a system. ...
  • You'd see this result if Photoshop doesn't parallelize work enough to take advantage of hyperthreading. Both the i5 and i7 tested are quad core CPUs with similar base frequencies and turbo ...
  • I believe you're right. If there were a notable difference, it would be getting played up by Adobe (and AMD, and Nvidia, etc.). That suggests the $s are better spent on other parts of the system ...
  • Agreed, but once you select the GPU, the list of available benchmarks is much smaller, and does not include Photoshop. At least, that's what I'm seeing.
  • That's a good processor comparison, yes. They didn't try GPU in that test set, and the site's GPU benchmarks don't include Photoshop. I suppose that may be an answer there -- if Photoshop ...
  • Thanks! The Puget Systems test is very much the sort of thing I'm thinking of, yes. I found that link a few months ago as well. The Intel GPU they are testing (HD 4000, on Ivy Bridge) is about 4 ...
  • ... As I've indicated, I _am_ using some GPU accelerated features. I'm asking if anyone knows of system config tests that compare typical GPU-accelerated Photoshop actions for Intel's integrated ...
  • Thanks, I'm aware of which features are and aren't accelerated (I use CS6). The more limited applicability is why I consider it the optional part of the system spec. In particular, now that ...
  • I'm planning to upgrade my photo retouching laptop. Since I can make my existing (but 5 year old) i7 quadcore struggle sometimes, I know most of what I want: Skylake i7 quad, PCIe SSD, 20-32GB RAM ...
  • You can't easily simulate depth of field that way. A common use of ND filters is so you can shoot with big aperture/shallow DOF in bright light. (15 stops is of course a specialized use case no...

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