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Discussion in 'Say Hello!' started by Lt.Ron AVFD, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. Lt.Ron AVFD

    Lt.Ron AVFD New Member

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    77D, 18-136mm, 70-300mm, Pixma-100
    New here, but "old" to Canon cameras, Started with my trusty AE-1, then an A-1, pushed into the digital pool when there was no more support for film cameras, and got a Rebel XTi.
    My daughter hes that now.
    Im playing with a 77d and loving it.
    Using two non-L lenses, a 18-135, 5.6 and a 70-300, 5.6.

    Just picked up a new-in-box Pixma pro-100 for $125.
    That thing is driving me crazy, color on the computer screen not matching Pixma output, but its a learning curve, these ICC profiles.

    Thinking of going with "L" series lenses, a 70-200 2.8 and a 100-400 5.8.
    But what are the true benifits of the "L" series?
    sharper focus?
    Duribility?
    or just "braging rights"?

    Thanks
    Lt. Ron
    Ashford Fire
     

  2. porkphoto

    porkphoto Active Member Site Supporter

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    1DmkIII, 1DSmkII, 50d, 7d, 6d, 70d, 17-40 f4L, 24-70 f4L IS, 100 f2.8L IS macro, 200 f2.8L, 300 f4L IS, 300 f2.8L
    Welcome to the forum. As for the L series lenses...I would say all the above plus...its been proven by professionals in the Arctic, the Sub-arctic, the Sahara, the Gobi and the Amazon, anywhere else on earth is just a cake walk for those lens.
     
  3. GDN

    GDN Active Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    "L" lenses, for me it is build and image quality. There are third party lenses with the same attributes that are worth a look at as well.

    Gary
     
  4. johnsey

    johnsey Site Moderator Staff Member Site Supporter

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    5dMk4, 5dMk2, 20D, 70-200 2.8L IS, 100mm 2.8 Macro USM, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 17-40mm 4.0L, Rokinon 14mm 2.8; Pixma Pro-100
    Lenses - You pretty spot on with build quality and sharper, they have weather sealing and will out perform their cheaper counterpart.
    Example, 50mm 1.8 is soft when opened up to 1.8 or 2.0. Its also softer out to the edges than the 1.4 50mm which i have and love but the 1.2L is even sharper yet and has some nice soft beautiful bokeh while being weather sealed and made of metal. So your choice do you want a dirt cheap plastic lens for over $100 which can produce good results depending on the situation, a really good performer for the $350 or a $1500 beast that will last for decades.

    The profiles for your printer - i would stick with standard adobe for the file color-space to be honest if you plan on printing anywhere other than home at all. Make sure you have the profiles for your paper selected when you print. The large issue is in monitor calibration, if you have windows I imagine that's why you are having issues, pick up a calibration tool to create a profile for you monitor display. I used X-Rite but Spyder is also a good choice, you don't have to spend tons of money to get pretty close to matching the printer. Sure some colors will show a bit different on screen but you will be 90% of the way there. I have always stuck with macs for this reason for my photography computer since the early 2000's, i have not had to calibrate them much if at all they render color much more accurately.
     
  5. Lt.Ron AVFD

    Lt.Ron AVFD New Member

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    Hi Johnsey
    What kind of X-Rite cal. tool do you use? There must be some info on the web on how to use it

    All I have is Corel Photo right now, digging in, I found it does not support ICC profiles.
    I 'm not crazy about Adobe Lighthouse being "cloud" base.... Anything can be broken into..
    Every "smart" house is really dumb, and some punk in Russia can control you house temp...
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2019
  6. johnsey

    johnsey Site Moderator Staff Member Site Supporter

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    5dMk4, 5dMk2, 20D, 70-200 2.8L IS, 100mm 2.8 Macro USM, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 17-40mm 4.0L, Rokinon 14mm 2.8; Pixma Pro-100
    I have had mine for a number of years it’s called x-rite colormunki. The display pro looks like it the newer model. If you can dig up a old copy of Lightroom or photoshop your fine unless you need the newest compatibility of cameras others wise I think 10bucks a month is pretty reasonable to the photo bundle and you have the same password recovery security that you do on every other web based account so it’s not like you wouldn’t find out if someone cracked your password.
     
  7. JRS950

    JRS950 Member

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    On the road full time in the USA
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    EOS Rebel T6S
    EF-S 18-135; EF-S 55-250
    Speedlite 470EX-AI
    Welcome to the forum and I enjoy your questions.
     

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