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Jun 30, 2017 20:40 |  #1306

THanks David! I also LOVE radial filters! Selectively drawing attention to certain areas with them is an excellent PP technique!


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Jun 30, 2017 21:11 |  #1307

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I just got the plain one. I wanted the larger one for use on though hikes when I want to carry less stuff but still have stuff I need to fit.

Yeah, the orange seems a little too loud for me. My wife said I could've pulled it off if I was 25, but at 35 and have two kids, to just go for the grey. I want to hold minimal amount of stuff since knowing me a larger bag would make me want to cram as much as possible in. Like trying to fit the trinity of 2.8 zooms inside (would probably be 12+ lbs). I can't think of why someone would want to carry around a 13" laptop in a sling bag. I carry around my iPad mini at most.


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Jun 30, 2017 21:12 |  #1308

Testing the Voigtlander SUPER WIDE-HELIAR 15mm F4.5 III and the SR App.




  
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Jun 30, 2017 22:02 |  #1309

David and others, these are my starting PhotoMatix Pro settings for more realistic digital blending.

I always leave the Strength at 50, the Lighting between 2 and 5. I don't usually touch Brightness Boost. I will bump up MicroContrast if there is not much foliage. It doesn't look too good on trees/grass/shrubs, etc. Then I adjust the white and black clips to taste. Lastly, I blend in one of the exposures. Keep in mind this won't result in my final image. This just completes the HDR merge portion of my workflow.

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Jun 30, 2017 22:44 |  #1310

digital_AM wrote in post #18391380 (external link)
David and others, these are my starting PhotoMatix Pro settings for more realistic digital blending.

I always leave the Strength at 50, the Lighting between 2 and 5. I don't usually touch Brightness Boost. I will bump up MicroContrast if there is not much foliage. It doesn't look too good on trees/grass/shrubs, etc. Then I adjust the white and black clips to taste. Lastly, I blend in one of the exposures. Keep in mind this won't result in my final image. This just completes the HDR merge portion of my workflow.

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Thanks Alfredo! I'll give it a try. :)


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Jun 30, 2017 23:02 |  #1311

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Thanks Alfredo! I'll give it a try. :)

Sweet! It's based from the Natural Preset.

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I tried something different on this one. It's a blend of two exposures. One for the sky and one for the rest of the scene. I used a ton of radial filters in LR on this one to bring out the lighting. I applied further edits in OnOne RAW which can be replicated in Nik Color Efex for the most part. The edits consisted of Dynamic Contrast (Nik Detail Extractor), Tone Enhancer (Nik's ProContrast), Sunshine (Nik's Skylight), a touch of Glow (Nik's Glamour Glow), and Color Enhancer for the sky (Nik's Brilliance/Warmth using targeted Perpetual Saturation). The nice thing about OnOne is you can apply the filter just to the highlights, midtones, or shadows for each filter or protect them so the effect is not applied.

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Jul 01, 2017 00:30 |  #1313

A couple of shots from last weekend down in San Pedro.


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In other news, the FE 85/1.8 arrived today. Looking forward to taking it out this weekend.
I've now got a bit of a dilemma. Is it worth keeping both the 85/1.8 and the 90 macro?

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Jul 01, 2017 01:15 |  #1314

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A couple of shots from last weekend down in San Pedro.

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In other news, the FE 85/1.8 arrived today. Looking forward to taking it out this weekend.
I've now got a bit of a dilemma. Is it worth keeping both the 85/1.8 and the 90 macro?

Both excellent. First one AWESOME


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Jul 01, 2017 07:13 |  #1315

digital_AM wrote in post #18391401 (external link)
Sweet! It's based from the Natural Preset.

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I tried something different on this one. It's a blend of two exposures. One for the sky and one for the rest of the scene. I used a ton of radial filters in LR on this one to bring out the lighting. I applied further edits in OnOne RAW which can be replicated in Nik Color Efex for the most part. The edits consisted of Dynamic Contrast (Nik Detail Extractor), Tone Enhancer (Nik's ProContrast), Sunshine (Nik's Skylight), a touch of Glow (Nik's Glamour Glow), and Color Enhancer for the sky (Nik's Brilliance/Warmth using targeted Perpetual Saturation). The nice thing about OnOne is you can apply the filter just to the highlights, midtones, or shadows for each filter or protect them so the effect is not applied.

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Jul 01, 2017 07:14 |  #1316

Has anyone tried the Godox/Flashpoint AD200? I need to replace my AD360 battery pack, but this doesn't look much less powerful but is much more compact.

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It's only 2/3 stops less powerful than the ad360. Really impressive. It would be really cool if they made a hot-shoe mountable version of this. I mean it would be really top heavy, but for event shooting where you're firing off lots of shots and are basically limiting yourself to the recycle time of the flash, it would be really nice,

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Jul 01, 2017 07:15 |  #1317

Puckman wrote in post #18391428 (external link)
A couple of shots from last weekend down in San Pedro.

In other news, the FE 85/1.8 arrived today. Looking forward to taking it out this weekend.
I've now got a bit of a dilemma. Is it worth keeping both the 85/1.8 and the 90 macro?

That would probably depend on how often you find yourself wanting to take macro images. For portrait work, the FE 90 is stellar for sit-down studio type shots for me and I tend to use it a lot for my 'product' photography. The main reason why I choose the FE 90 over the FE 85 GM for that kind of imagery is basically so I don't have to worry about running into a minimum focus distance issue.


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Jul 01, 2017 07:15 |  #1318

digital_AM wrote in post #18391308 (external link)
That's largely an issue with Facebook. They compress your images. There are some workarounds such as applying extra sharpening and saving as PNG. I don't really use FB that much though.

Well its not FB....the images coming straight out of LR are compressed for some reason when I export.


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Jul 01, 2017 07:39 |  #1319

mystik610 wrote in post #18391545 (external link)
You and David A have a knack for making the most ordinary scenes look extraordinary.

Thanks Carlo! In the absence of amazing landscapes around here, I try to find hidden scenes like this and do my best to convey the unique architecture around my city.

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Well its not FB....the images coming straight out of LR are compressed for some reason when I export.

Oops sorry I misinterpreted what you wrote. Maybe grab a screenshot of your export dialog so we can take a look.




  
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Jul 01, 2017 08:16 |  #1320

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Oops sorry I misinterpreted what you wrote. Maybe grab a screenshot of your export dialog so we can take a look.

Actually I think its fine. I forgot that the a9 files are smaller than the a7rII files :-)


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