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I'm a commercial photographer for an ad agency in Eugene Oregon.


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comment How do I get Lightroom 4 to respect custom shooting profile on 5d Mk II?
@Francesco I did attempt the 'zeroed' and it didn't even come close to the profile I was hoping to achieve. I was quite disappointed... I do wish Adobe would create the abilities as mentioned in the above answer.
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comment How do I get Lightroom 4 to respect custom shooting profile on 5d Mk II?
This eloquently composed answer was just the thing I was looking for. I'm using the CineStyle technicolor.com/en/hi/theatrical/visual-post-production/… profile from Technicolor for video and would love to use it for my stills as well. Looks like I'll have to replicate it as best I can with the settings you mentioned above. Thank you again.
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comment Why use a dedicated light meter instead of the one built into the camera?
You can only get a true reading with a meter even if you're in the other 95%, but you may not understand the importance of that reading unless you're in the 5%. ;-) It's been my experience that people become falsely confident in their camera's metering system and are really disappointed in themselves when the camera can't understand the scene and gives a bad exposure. Most people assume they did something wrong. The meter smokes out who's the boss in the decision making process...
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comment Why does using my slave flash darken the image?
@Steifel, as long as you're getting the result you are looking for, it doesn't matter where the answer comes from. Were it me, I would be trying to figure out a way to disable that silly TTL preflash since you're going manual anyway.
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comment Why does using my slave flash darken the image?
@Stiefel, upon further consideration I'm not convinced that your slave is firing on the second flash after the TTL preflash. If, as you proposed, the camera read the slave during it's TTL preflash measuring, it still wouldn't change anything on the exposure or the slave since they're both set to manual. The camera 'may' reduce the built in strobe because of the scenario you suggested but the slave remains unaffected.
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comment Why does using my slave flash darken the image?
That's a definite possibility. When you disable both flash units, does the ambient give the image the red/yellow look you're speaking of in your post? You could try mounting the external unit on the hotshoe of the G1 and see if you get a more accurate exposure. Mounting on the hotshoe should disable the TTL preflash from what I've read. Or, you could try the other, less scientific method I mentioned before. Let me know what happens. Also, can you post a sample image?
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comment Why does using my slave flash darken the image?
From the OP: [Edit: it turned out that on the Di466 "S2" is the mode that does NOT ignore the pre-flash. But I still do not understand the behavior.]