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by Eiffel
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom
Replies: 69
Views: 14074

Re: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom

I've been a user of LR since version 2 (and currently subscribe to LR/PS), as it covered my basic needs better than Photoshop which I used before. Subsequent editions added features which I found valuable (lens correction, local edits, etc.), but this has tapered down in recent years (e.g. very limi...
by Eiffel
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A-99 11
Replies: 90
Views: 13569

Re: Sony A-99 11

I've been a faithful Minolta AF (9000,7xi, 600xi) and then Sony A (200,700,900) user, but am not convinced that the A mount is going to stay for very long, given the lack of new lenses being released... Bodies are one thing, but we need lenses to go with them, and the a 42MP body is quite demanding,...
by Eiffel
Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: How wide is wide enough?
Replies: 38
Views: 9972

Re: How wide is wide enough?

I bought a sigma 12-24 from DK a few years ago, but am not using it much as it is really a niche lens.

I do enjoy the odd panorama using stitching with Lightroom. It is a convenient substitute which doesn't add any weight!
by Eiffel
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: Scanners
Topic: Vuescan?
Replies: 5
Views: 4134

Re: Vuescan?

I'm pleased with Vuescan Pro and my Minolta Dimage Elite F-2900 scanner. The interface is more 'Windows XP' than 'Windows 10' but it works reliably and I see features /new scanners added regularly Documentation leaves a bit to be desired, but Sascha Steinhoff's 'The Vuescan Bible' is an OK beginner'...
by Eiffel
Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: lens Choice
Replies: 56
Views: 9006

Re: lens Choice

While I also own an A900 (with 24-85mm and 28-135mm lenses, among others), I find the A700 with the CZ16-80mm to be a better travel combination, as it is lighter, has a built-in flash/controller and as a single lens covers most of my needs. I'd guess the CZ16-80mm would also work with the A77MKII, b...
by Eiffel
Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Mystery Lens
Replies: 5
Views: 2407

Re: Mystery Lens

This could have been a lens for a Super 8 camera, or similar device (using one of the other lenses to measure exposure. I'm not sure why a third lens with sensor would be needed
by Eiffel
Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Digital non-SLR
Topic: A7R II
Replies: 16
Views: 3898

Re: A7R II

If Sony were to introduce an "EA-5" adapter allowing AF for screw drive lenses without a translucent mirror -which I hope they'll do,- there would be little need for a new A99 in my view... We shall see!
by Eiffel
Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:39 am
Forum: Digital non-SLR
Topic: Medium Format Sony
Replies: 11
Views: 2467

Re: Medium Fromat Sony

Now that where the Hasselblad partnership may make sense ;-)
by Eiffel
Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony 7r
Replies: 31
Views: 4370

Re: Sony 7r

The reception that the new Fuji camera is getting on dpreview is enlightening. While it looks nice, this new camera is not miles away from the A7/A7r, albeit with an APS sensor, but initial reactions are much more positive. Some vocal people on this thread are resorting to name-calling Sony as a 'ga...
by Eiffel
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Scanners
Topic: Scanning Torture (or Learning to Love Your Digital Camera)
Replies: 36
Views: 9137

Re: Scanning Torture (or Learning to Love Your Digital Camer

Bakubo, Given that I have the same scanner as you do, and use the same software, let me know via PM if you're interested in the calibration profiles I've created for various types of slide films (basically the full set of coloraid.de + Kodachrome ITU targets). The raw files target should be of most ...
by Eiffel
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Presentation and Projection
Topic: choosing a monitor
Replies: 4
Views: 2209

Re: choosing a monitor

In my experience a Dell or equivalent IPS monitor (I'm typing this on a Dell U2311H) is enough to get started. You may also be able to borrow some calibration equipment and then would basically be all set.
by Eiffel
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Presentation and Projection
Topic: choosing a monitor
Replies: 4
Views: 2209

Re: choosing a monitor

You may want to consider some calibration equipment (for instance a colormunki display) and some software (such as Lightroom 4 or newer) which will emulate your printer's capabilities to optimise the match between what you see on your monitor and what comes out of your printer (assuming you're using...
by Eiffel
Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: Found a loose 28-70mm FE
Replies: 28
Views: 5057

Re: Found a loose 28-70mm FE

The French magazine, Le Monde de la Photo has a test of this lens in French (http://www.lemondedelaphoto.com/TEST-SONY-28-70-mm-FE-f-3-5-5-6,8943.html), using the DXO test suite. For what it's worth, JMS, the tester, is a well respected author and knows his stuff. Basically results are excellent on ...
by Eiffel
Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Colour Temp.
Replies: 12
Views: 1924

Re: Colour Temp.

You may want to consider the X-Rite ColorChecker passport and its associated software. I found it useful to get more accurate colours and, more importantly, consistency across cameras http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pantone-MSCCPP-X-Rite-ColorChecker-Passport/dp/B002NU5UW8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384347...
by Eiffel
Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: FF announced
Replies: 142
Views: 18711

Re: FF announced

There is always hope that Sony will see the light and make the digital equivalent of the 600si Classic (barebone without unnecessary gizmos old school body with great ergonomics and modern technology where it matters). Amusingly, the A700 and A900 had a lot in common with this camera, but technology...

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