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Discussion in 'Photography' started by JohnRice, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. Sam Posten

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    Cool @JimmyO welcome to the photography sub-forum =) I almost busted you as a spammer till I saw your history on the side there LMAO =)
     
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    Scott Merryfield

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    A few shots from our South Carolina condo the past couple of weeks:

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    This one reminded me of that song "Sign, sign, everywhere a sign".

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    Fishing on a foggy morning:

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    Well,I broke down and got a Spyder5 Pro, since Datacolor conveniently isn't updating the 4 software, which will no longer run on the Mac OS after Mojave. I guess we'll see if I find any real difference in the calibration.
     
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    Here's a quick assessment of the Spyder5 vs the Spyder4. As it turns out, the 5 software also isn't 64 bit. Datacolor BETTER update that without me having to buy a newer model, because the current software won't run on Mac after Mojave.

    I'd say everything is a positive. The sensor itself is designed better. The 4 was just kind of exposed, but the 5 has an integrated cover and you can easily put it back in the box for safe keeping when nit in use. After all, it sits unused 99.99% of the time.

    For some reason, the 4 had stopped recognizing my Dell UP2716D has AdobeRGB, and would only calibrate it as sRGB. The 5 successfully calibrated it in AdobeRGB showing a 97% gamut. The 5 wants me to set the brightness considerably lower than the 4 did. 180 on the 4 and 120 on the 5. 180 was too high, but 120 seems to be too low. Fortunately you can override that, and I think I'll try 140 to see how that goes.

    I've been hardware calibration for about 4 years, and while it definitely does make a difference in how reliable every aspect of the image is, what I really notice id grayscale tracking. Without calibration, monitors always seem to have a tint to them with neutral colors, but the monitors I've calibrated, most were able to achieve excellent grayscale.

    If I haven't mentioned it lately, for anyone who's doing much photography, I highly recommend hardware calibration.
     
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    John,

    If you are having issues with the Datacolor software, I would suggest looking into DisplayCAL. After upgrading from a Spyder 3 Express to a Spyder 5 Elite a year or so ago during a sale, I wasn't too happy with the calibration results from their new software -- it looked too teal in color, if I recall correctly (it's been awhile). I tried DisplayCAL with the Spyder 5 hardware and got results that looked much more accurate and what I had been used to with the old software on both my current Dell monitor and old Samsung monitor.

    I am running a Windows 10 64-bit system, so I'm not sure of the Mac capabilities of the the DisplayCAL software.
     
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    I used to shoot a ton of IR film, especially Konica 750nm, which had decent grain, but was outrageously slow. My preferred way to process it (Using PMK developer) yielded a whopping ISO 6.

    Anyway, I shot a lot of subjects you might not normally consider for IR. I found this one, which I always liked.

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    Another IR shot from the previous century. My High School, which was built in 1924 and is now home of the Colorado State University School of Performing Arts.

    Shot 6x9 with a Cambo Master PC View Camera and 120 roll film back, using Konica 750nm IR film. The full scan is about 65MP

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    It's life's illusions I recall

    I really don't know life at all.

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    A few shots from the Plymouth Ice Festival this morning. This is an annual event in our home town. I only brought along my Canon M50 mirrorless with the 15-45mm lens, so I ended up with some messy backgrounds (it's not a fast lens).

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