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  1. mcasan

    Mara River Lunch

    This big boy has to be in the 6m/18ft or larger range. He ripped off the hind quarter of a zebra, tilled up his head and, swallowed. Shot from the Mara Triangle bank just below Mara Serena Lodge.
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    Nikon Z6 or Canon EOS R?

    When shooting at daylight and dusk in the Mara the past two weeks, I had to go above 1600 ISO on moving big cats and the lot. That might, I did say might, not have been needed if the sensor had greater sensitivity (greater SNR). That was the one advantage all the Canon DSLRs around us had. Several of those shooters were amazed by the 300mm F4 Pro. They could not believe the reach, speed, and sharpness for the size (and cost).
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    Review: New Peak Design Leash

    We have Peak Design straps on all of our OMD bodies. Love how fast you can change the length of the straps if you to do something like carrying two bodies with one held at chest level and the other on the side of your hip.
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    MacOS Mojave Anyone?

    Been running Mojave since release day without any problems. The only thing I had to do is update the Wacom driver.
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    Nikon Z6 or Canon EOS R?

    I sat in a seminar this spring with a well known landscape and wildlife photography. He was talking about how he does focus stacking with his 1DxII. He was telling everyone about how it is an art form to be able to move the lens just enough between frames and then compile them in software. There was a row of us E-M1 users on the back row going..."seriously?". A $5,000 body does not do focus bracketing for you? It is totally amazing that we still don't see focus bracketing, HDR, live composite, or pro capture in all those large expensive cameras. Now if only Olympus can get a BSI sensor in the new anniversary camera body next year to improve low light performance! May Samsung will make one for them as they seem to have done for Fuji and may be doing for Panasonic 35mm FF.
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    Nikon Z6 or Canon EOS R?

    Nikon or Canon mirrorless? Seriously? 🤣 Go Sony or Fuji XT-3 or, wait for Q1 2019 for Panasonic FF body with SL mount or, maybe stick with m43 and look at the new Olympus anniversary body.
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    Zone System Express 5

    MCAsan Goldmember 3,718 posts Likes: 34 Joined Jun 2010 Location: Atlanta More info | Report 22 sec. ago | #1 Last night was to official release of ZSE 5.0 by Blake Rudis. ZSE is two panels that run in Photoshop that you give quick and powerful actions to select and modify tone and color plus apply effects. The main panel handles the tone, color, and effects. Blake added a tab for Heat Map. That tool lets you see the tone zones, (0-11) as colors. For example zone 0 might be set to deep blue while 11 is set to bright magenta. The second panel is new and it is for proofing and export images for print or the web. If you purchase a version of ZSE, you get all future upgrades. I purchased ZSE4 and got ZSE5 as free upgrade. The package has hours of training videos and PDFs. If you are a Ps fan or want to learn how to use Ps, this product gives you structured work flow starting with doing the basic in ACR or Lr Develop and then moving to Ps. I now use ZSE and have removed all the plugins in Ps and Lr except for Topaz Studio. But I find I rarely need Topaz. https://f64elite.com/zse5/
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    How Do You Store Your Digital Archives?

    At Christmas the wife and I both moved from MacBooks to a combo of iPad Pro plus iMac. Now I am wrapping up that move by hooking up new DAS. We each had LaCie 2Big 6TB that have 2 Seagate 3TB configured into RAID 0 of 6TB. We also had a LaCie d2 6TB with a single Seagate drive for Time Machine backups. The new config for each of us is WD My Book Duo 8TB with 2 WD Red drives configured in RAID 0. The new TM backup drive is a WD My Book 8TB. The new RAID set gives read/write speeds in the 330+ range while the LaCie RAID was in the 220 range. The Duo box connects to the iMac with a USB-C cable running USB 3.1 gen1 (5Gbps). The My Book hooks to the one of the two USB 3 ports on the back of the Duo. So only one iMac port needed for both enclosures. We are not taking the next step which would be cloud backups or a backup copy offsite.
  9. 6.14 now available – last perpetual update of Lightroom The goal of this release is to provide perpetual customers additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom. You should only update to Lightroom 6.14 if you are currently holding a license to our perpetual product. Please note, there will be no additional updates after 6.14 for the perpetual, standalone version of Lightroom. You can check out this blog post for more information when this was announced earlier. As always, new cameras are supported for legacy versions of Lightroom, Photoshop, Bridge, After Effects, and Photoshop Elements through the free Adobe DNG Converter. For native camera raw support and ongoing updates with new features try out Lightroom Classic or Lightroom CC. These features include color and luminance range masking and the new auto. This along with other future imaging and performance enhancements are automatically included with a membership. Find the latest available downloads of Lightroom 6 here. If you have a Creative Cloud plan of any type, you do not need to purchase Lightroom 6. You can also find the new cameras and lens profiles that are now supported with 6.14. Thanks! https://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2017/12/6-14-now-available-last-perpetual-update-of-lightroom.html
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    Luminar 2018 released

    Have it running on my MacBook without problem. I ported over all my 2017 presets. Some Windows users have problems. No shock there. Can't wait for the DAM in Q1 so I can ditch Photo Mechanic.
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    Olympus seeing positive growth

    These days you better be a smartphone or a very nice interchangeable lens system.....not much in between.
  12. https://www.43rumors.com/olympus-q2-financial-report-strong-omd-sales-help-achieve-growth/
  13. Read the press release: https://www.on1.com/blog/on1-photo-raw-2018-now-available/ Read the release notes: https://on1help.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001800631 Downloads: Mac http://ononesoft.cachefly.net/photoraw2018/mac/gm_4006/ON1_Photo_RAW_2018.dmg Win http://ononesoft.cachefly.net/photoraw2018/win/gm_4006/ON1_Photo_RAW_2018.exe Course Downloads: Masking http://ononesoft.cachefly.net/content/ON1-Photo-RAW-2018-Masking-Course.zip HDR http://ononesoft.cachefly.net/content/ON1-Photo-RAW-2018-HDR-Course.zip Pano http://ononesoft.cachefly.net/content/ON1-Photo-RAW-2018-Pano-Course.zip *These will get added to the Courses page today so you can stream as well. Download the user guide: https://on1help.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/206373527-USER-GUIDES Don’t forget to register for the Live Q&A with Dan Harlacher: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5162277847733048321
  14. mcasan

    Luminar 2018 video

    Check out the video https://photofocus.com/2017/11/03/luminar-2018-first-look/
  15. mcasan

    Show Off Your Retro Gear Thread

    I have my family's Kodiak Brownie that is older than I am. And we have the wife's Canon A-1 in closet.
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