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Old 11-25-12, 07:03 PM
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who needs money anyway

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Old 11-28-12, 12:06 PM
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Finally a monitor that I can edit on! Hopefully it'll display true colors.

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You guys are buying big toys.

The dealer left a message last night that something came in for me. Order was placed in July and I've been calling the importer on-off each month to check on status. My buyer at the shop received the same vague answers. We'd been joking that the order was for X-mas delivery of 2013. Hahaha...

Well, he managed to find one stateside at another shop and had it sent over. Not brand new pristine but since these are scarce, I'm not going to send it back. I was so irritated using the Bogen ball head. He joked with me to sell this Cullman on eBay because I could make some $ on it. Then i joked what am I going to use? He has the Cullman 4.1 he would be happy to sell me but he also showed a 3-way head geared head. (Darn him!)

After 5 months waiting, here it is.
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Damn everybody buying new cameras! I'm so jealous.

Hey RA40, do you know a lot about tripods & ballheads? Which tripod ballhead combo would you recommend? I'm kinda leaning towards this set. What do you think?

Manfrotto MH054M0-Q2 054 Magnesium Ball Head with Q2 Quick Release
Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 4-Section Pro Carbon Fiber

I really want the Gitzo GT1542T Series 1 6X Carbon Fiber but damn, it's too much! lol
Not sure if I want to spend $500 on a tripod.
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Got rid of the G15 and replaced it with an RX100. Not a single ounce of regret at all.

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Got rid of the G15 and replaced it with an RX100. Not a single ounce of regret at all.

Let's see some pics...this one is very tempting.
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Old 01-04-13, 02:59 PM
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Accessories for the old cameras:
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Old 01-04-13, 03:21 PM
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Got this yesterday (plus a bunch of accessories):



Got this today, but unfortunately it's not mine. I'm just renting it.
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YAY!!!

On another note, good job on finally succumbing to the battery grip.
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YAY!!!

On another note, good job on finally succumbing to the battery grip.
Now I need to find some new straps.
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Nice Canon rig.
The 50/1.4 is All that fits in the Lowepro? (Edit...oops, didn't see the larger bag.)
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Originally Posted by sc300jz View Post
Finally a monitor that I can edit on! Hopefully it'll display true colors.

The few monitors that I know of that will display at least 92% of the Adobe 1998 RGB spectrum are on a very short list. This would include NEC (spectraview/90 series/PA series), Lacie and Eizo. NEC makes the monitors for Lacie and NEC has the longer warranty. Eizo used to have a 5 year warranty but is now down to 3 years for the panel.

If the monitor mfgr does not specify the amount of coverage for Adobe 1998 RGB color space, then it's usually not very good for color proofing or color match to print, no matter how many times it has been "calibrated". Some companies have gone to the advertising manipulation of "RGB color space" but not specifying Adobe 1998 RGB or even the NTSC1953 space. The "RGB color space" that they speak of is the much smaller sRGB, but they truncated the "s" to make it sound better.

Apple/Mac monitors? Only good for about 65% of the Adobe 1998 spectrum.

I've never heard of ASUS making a high percentage Adobe 1998 spec monitor...
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Originally Posted by RA40 View Post
Nice Canon rig.
The 50/1.4 is All that fits in the Lowepro? (Edit...oops, didn't see the larger bag.)
Thanks, got the 50/1.8 before but decide to try out the 50/1.4 this time
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Originally Posted by Percy View Post
The few monitors that I know of that will display at least 92% of the Adobe 1998 RGB spectrum are on a very short list. This would include NEC (spectraview/90 series/PA series), Lacie and Eizo. NEC makes the monitors for Lacie and NEC has the longer warranty. Eizo used to have a 5 year warranty but is now down to 3 years for the panel.

If the monitor mfgr does not specify the amount of coverage for Adobe 1998 RGB color space, then it's usually not very good for color proofing or color match to print, no matter how many times it has been "calibrated". Some companies have gone to the advertising manipulation of "RGB color space" but not specifying Adobe 1998 RGB or even the NTSC1953 space. The "RGB color space" that they speak of is the much smaller sRGB, but they truncated the "s" to make it sound better.

Apple/Mac monitors? Only good for about 65% of the Adobe 1998 spectrum.

I've never heard of ASUS making a high percentage Adobe 1998 spec monitor...
since 99% of images are looked at on average monitors these days, prepping for good display on those makes the most sense.

having a monitor way better than everyone else has leads to results others can't even appreciate. now i guess you can have one of each
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