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Old 12-12-2020, 09:16 PM   #3461
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Thanks for the comments! I briefly looked at the canon Pixma Pro-100. Amazon has it for sale, but B&H says it is discontinued and that there is a Pixma Pro-200.


I need to dig into this a little deeper. I kinda like the 4K tv idea too.
You might even want to consider 8k TVs also as the price of those are dropping. Once 8K OLED TVs become mainstream, It will will be a game changer for photographers. People will be able to display their picture at almost full resolution.
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Old 12-12-2020, 11:09 PM   #3462
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Did you have to color calibrate before sending them the JPGs or do they take RAW files?
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Old 12-13-2020, 06:47 AM   #3463
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Did you have to color calibrate before sending them the JPGs or do they take RAW files?


I edit the photos in Lightroom, export to jpgís, and upload to Bay Photoís site. Bay has an option for color correction.

Color has been great on photos that I get. But brightness is hit and miss. I use a colormunki device and app to calibrate my monitor, but that doesnít help with brightness. I talked with a Bay tech and he noted that brightness can be a problem. He recommended that I get evaluation prints (free) made first. Bay will send 5 - 8x10ís for each order.

Itís not only Bay. Iíve had brightness issues with other companies also. So Iím going to print my own from now on.
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I have the opposite question for printing.

What kind of printing services do you use for things like books, large prints?
I haven't used them for books but have used them the past four years for calendars. Have been very happy with the results.

https://www.collage.com/photo-books
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I ordered a Canon PIXMA pro 200. Should be here Weds. I'll test it on this somewhat abstract shot of a Yellowstone hot spring.

I'm also getting some 13"x19" photo paper and adhesive backed gator board. Going to print photos with 1" white border.
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Anyone have their own photo printers? I'd like to print 11x14 B&W and color prints, calendars, and some maps.

Ordering prints is becoming a pita.

Anyone have any recommendations for a personal home photo printer?
We have a Canon Pixma Pro. works great with GOOD photo paper.
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We have a Canon Pixma Pro. works great with GOOD photo paper.
Good to know. I ordered some canon photo paper. Should be ok.
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Those black and white photos have a very long life that historians must love. Thankfully they didn't turn to color in the 1930's.
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I have the opposite question for printing.

What kind of printing services do you use for things like books, large prints?
I've done several family-oriented photo books with Blurb, mostly because they're easy to set up and upload with Lightroom. They turned out fine, but I wasn't being all that particular because they were more for family things. Most in the family wouldn't know good color from bad if it bit 'em.

I do all my own prints on the Canon Pixma Pro-100 and have never sent out for prints.

BTW, I also use a Colormunki for display and printer calibration.
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I recommended a Sony A6000 mirrorless to my BIL. He likes it.



I went with a Sony a6100 kit with one lens. DD will be trying some stop-go animation (they have to spend all of their time in their dorm) as well as pics. Dont think she intends too much post to social media.

Seemed like a decent deal.

Thanks for the pointers
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I went with a Sony a6100 kit with one lens. DD will be trying some stop-go animation (they have to spend all of their time in their dorm) as well as pics. Dont think she intends too much post to social media.

Seemed like a decent deal.

Thanks for the pointers
You're welcome. Glad you found a kit to get your DD going. That Sony should give her some great photos. And some fun along the way.
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Experimented with my Camranger wireless camera control. Set up the camera on a tripod outside and controlled the camera from inside.
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Great natural shots! Nice.
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Drone pic of our lake after a 15" snowfall yesterday. Harvey Lake, Northwood NH
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^ very nice photo! If you donít mind, can you share what drone that was shot with?
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^ very nice photo! If you donít mind, can you share what drone that was shot with?

DJI Spark. Shot was at about 140 feet. A bit windier than I had expected so I was hesitant to go higher. That, and I was literally flying it out of the door stoop because the snow was so deep in the yard. I put a trash can cover on the snow to take off from, set it as "home" in the SW before flying, and later MANUALLY landed it right back on the cover. Those drones are amazing, unbelievably stable in wind and will stay rock solid in the place in the air if you take you fingers off the sticks. And this one is so small, it gets really hard to see from the ground above 100 feet or so. But you can hear it, and I can hear the props fighting the wind to stay in place... all the while the active gimbals keep the picture rock steady.
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Thanks for the info. I have a DJI mavik mini that I hope to fly a lot this winter. Our lake is just starting to freeze and the ice has some interesting texture that Iíd like to take some drone shots of before rain or snow ruins it.
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A cell phone shot of this morning's sunrise. Red sky in morning, sailors warning. A storm is coming.
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OH! Lucky sighting! It's been YEARS since I've seen one of those. Such enormous birds!
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