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Forum: Binoculars Monday 15th October 2018, 21:13
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By CalvinFold
Anyone who wants the most out of their gear? Or...

Anyone who wants the most out of their gear?


Or to read manuals. Or reading comprehension in general?

8-P
Forum: Hummingbirds Friday 5th October 2018, 17:55
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By CalvinFold
Lovely still image fisheyeadventures, as well as...

Lovely still image fisheyeadventures, as well as colincurry.

Hummers! I love it when the conditions come together for fun photos...the Anna's in a nearby wildlife area have moments where they are...
Forum: Technique Thursday 4th October 2018, 13:00
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By CalvinFold
Even the lower-end Eizo I have was quite the...

Even the lower-end Eizo I have was quite the improvement over the "nice but not Eizo" displays I've had for a while.


Yeah I work in marketing with the design group with a wide range of printing...
Forum: Technique Thursday 4th October 2018, 00:34
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By CalvinFold
Wide gamut is certainly nice. I have wide-format,...

Wide gamut is certainly nice. I have wide-format, 8-ink printers available at work for that purpose...their wide gamut is aimed in such a way to hit PANTONE spot colors and Hi-Fi colors, but the side...
Forum: Technique Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 23:04
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By CalvinFold
Quite true. I have been using Datacolor Spyders...

Quite true. I have been using Datacolor Spyders for years, and Radius PressView's before that. I finally decided to get an X-Rite i1Display Pro, and I'll be installing that soon. Also have an Eizo...
Forum: Technique Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 19:01
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By CalvinFold
I'm on a Mac. |:D|

I'm on a Mac. |:D|
Forum: Canon Friday 28th September 2018, 18:03
Replies: 35
Views: 5,101
Posted By CalvinFold
Sorry for a tad of threadjacking here for a...

Sorry for a tad of threadjacking here for a public service announcement:


I'll give you a bit of a speech on flash photography:

One of the reasons I seem defensive when I mention flash is that it's...
Forum: Canon Friday 28th September 2018, 16:19
Replies: 35
Views: 5,101
Posted By CalvinFold
Completely guessing, but "telephoto" and "wide"?...

Completely guessing, but "telephoto" and "wide"? I've seen consumer cameras use this sort of labelling.

Almost seems like a preset switch (to switch modes of some sort) or just a second focusing...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 28th September 2018, 14:58
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By CalvinFold
Yeah, except mobile computing kinda changed that...

Yeah, except mobile computing kinda changed that dynamic, as did desktop browsers.

As you pointed out, a "backup" is only useful to a point if it also relies on a master cloud. So your backup may...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 27th September 2018, 16:03
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By CalvinFold
Yeah, it really is not fun when they change it...

Yeah, it really is not fun when they change it and the experience gets worse, or buggy. I've been effectively locked-out of cloud-based apps by a buggy upgrade and had to wait until they upgraded...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 27th September 2018, 14:44
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By CalvinFold
I was under the assumption that in the Apple...

I was under the assumption that in the Apple Walled Garden, all upgrades are one-way, no going back.

For cloud-based services (Words with Friends, Pokémon Go, Netflix), often you can be locked-out...
Forum: Canon Thursday 27th September 2018, 02:04
Replies: 35
Views: 5,101
Posted By CalvinFold
Without the Better Beamer, I've seen results with...

Without the Better Beamer, I've seen results with the Speedlite 480 out to 40-50 meters. All I often need is that small amount of "fill flash" to make photos expose better. With the SX60, the flash...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 26th September 2018, 21:45
Replies: 35
Views: 5,101
Posted By CalvinFold
Touch screen, don't care. But I thought my eyes...

Touch screen, don't care.

But I thought my eyes had deceived me...no hot shoe, seriously?

No hot shoe = no sale. I rely on flash to widen my ability to shoot in tricky lighting.

:-C
Forum: Canon Wednesday 26th September 2018, 20:19
Replies: 35
Views: 5,101
Posted By CalvinFold
Given that the SX60's 16MP are noisy beyond 400...

Given that the SX60's 16MP are noisy beyond 400 ISO, I sure hope they did something to make 20MP on the SX70 actually useful.

The SX60 oddly might have had better image quality if they had left the...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 25th September 2018, 19:55
Replies: 679
Views: 225,971
Posted By CalvinFold
Given that the SX60 is still noisy under a wide...

Given that the SX60 is still noisy under a wide range of conditions if you dare take it above 400 ISO (which is why I lock mine from even trying), not sure if the extra megapixels is a good thing....
Forum: Canon Tuesday 25th September 2018, 13:57
Replies: 679
Views: 225,971
Posted By CalvinFold
More photos from my vacation: Great Blue Heron...

More photos from my vacation:


Great Blue Heron (https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/611285/limit/recent)
Western Osprey...
Forum: Technique Tuesday 25th September 2018, 13:23
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By CalvinFold
Good to know, though you did mention problems...

Good to know, though you did mention problems with phone browsers later, which is kinda important.

Also, such profiles really can mess with printing, which is why I try to remove them. Also makes...
Forum: Canon Monday 24th September 2018, 02:14
Replies: 679
Views: 225,971
Posted By CalvinFold
Like I said, "wait and see." It seems inevitable...

Like I said, "wait and see."

It seems inevitable someone with do an "SX60 vs SX70" comparison, and I am honestly curious. |:D|
Forum: Birds Of Prey Monday 24th September 2018, 01:40
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By CalvinFold
I really am quite okay with "birds of prey" in...

I really am quite okay with "birds of prey" in this particular context... :eek!:
Forum: Technique Sunday 23rd September 2018, 21:38
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By CalvinFold
They are in the RGB color space in Photoshop when...

They are in the RGB color space in Photoshop when being saved to JPEG using Save As...

The embedded profile from the camera (or at least as applied by ACR) is Adobe RGB (1998), apparently; but is...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Sunday 23rd September 2018, 16:20
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By CalvinFold
I like "raptor" because it's shorter to type and...

I like "raptor" because it's shorter to type and say in conversation than "birds of prey," especially when having to reference the descriptor frequently.

I was using it more colloquially than...
Forum: Technique Sunday 23rd September 2018, 14:19
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By CalvinFold
Processing RAW Photos in Photoshop

I have a fair bit of experience in Photoshop and using the ACR plugin for basic needs, and alot of experience in print production.

But I've started shooting in RAW with my RX100 Mk. III and have run...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Sunday 23rd September 2018, 14:08
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By CalvinFold
To be honest, we had a 50% off coupon from...

To be honest, we had a 50% off coupon from Travelzoo for the "two person" price. That was tough to say "no" to.

But now that we've done it...I think we'd do it again at full price some day and just...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Sunday 23rd September 2018, 14:05
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By CalvinFold
Then I will simply apologize for the mistaken...

Then I will simply apologize for the mistaken generalization. They would still be considered "birds of prey" I assume?
Forum: Birds Of Prey Sunday 23rd September 2018, 12:54
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By CalvinFold
We went yesterday and....if you like raptors,...

We went yesterday and....if you like raptors, there are not enough expletives nor too much hyperbole to describe the "OMG!" and *squeeee* of this experience. Very few companies have the necessary...
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