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location Albany, NY
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Engineer by day, amateur photographer by night. Bit of a nerd.


Nov
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comment What is the best way to synchronize Adobe Lightroom databases between two computers?
@MarkSchwartz Yes it is, I use it all the time to sync between my Mac on my PCs.
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Aug
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comment How does one track a shot where a car moves towards the camera but the background is blurred?
I see CG mentioned a lot here, but the originals seem to have been shot with a Canon 5D Mark II (Flickr, 500px) and Canon 7D (Flickr, 500px), though 1/60s. sound pretty low for a shutter speed...
Aug
16
comment How does one track a shot where a car moves towards the camera but the background is blurred?
Based on the EXIF, I'd say neither are complete CG, but were heavily post-processed. Shutter speed is low though.
Feb
11
comment Which is a good lightweight tripod + ball head for my Canon 5D Mark 3
Nope, no concerns. It is a light tripod, so of course if you put something very heavy on it, even well balanced, you will want to add more weight to your tripod, which can be easily done with a retractable hook that is under the center column. I usually just hang my camera bag from there when I need to.
Feb
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answered Which is a good lightweight tripod + ball head for my Canon 5D Mark 3
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comment How can I manage a Lightroom catalogue across 2 systems without networking?
Pretty sure that's a duplicate. See answers here: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/1558/…
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comment How much did the v2.0 firmware update improve the Fujifilm X-1 Pro's autofocus?
But with that being said, I don't see many reasons why you would get a XPro-1 instead of the X-E1. Same image quality, smaller package (like the X100), much cheaper. The OVF is nice... but if you do low light, you will use the EFV anyway. If you have big hands, the XPro-1 might be a tad better too (I used to have the X100 for the longest time, liked it a lot, but the X-Pro1 feels so much easier to use).
Nov
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comment How much did the v2.0 firmware update improve the Fujifilm X-1 Pro's autofocus?
Early adopter, I've had a XPro1 for a while now, and I worked around the whole focusing speed issue. I've a 5DMIII so I know what fast focus is but it's not the same type of photography to me. Since I bought the XPro1 I think 80% of the photos I've taken have been with the XPro1, it's so much more convenient to carry around and great in low light. The new firmware is indeed much better, I would say about twice as fast as focusing, I/O to the card is also faster. I'm a Lightroom fan, but the lack of RAW support is a complete non-issue to me, the JPEG files are fantastic.
Nov
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comment What is the difference between canon 5D mark II and mark III?
I upgraded earlier this year... and I've to admit this may not have been worth the price (maybe better now that the 5DMIII is cheaper). If you tell us what you are expecting from that upgrade, what you think it will help you achieve, than I might be able to confirm it will achieve just that.
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answered Suitable lenses - Canon 5D Mark II