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bio website khedron.livejournal.com
location Ohio
age 42
visits member for 4 years, 7 months
seen Aug 28 at 0:54
Programmer, sci-fi reader, lucky enough to have the mythical Lisp Day Job.

Aug
11
comment Is the MacBook Pro display well calibrated?
Sounds good. Good-ish. It's easy enough to make new color profiles. I do have one color calibration horror story. When making holiday cards one year, I plugged into the 42" TV to make it easier to discuss photos with my wife. We uploaded to the print site from there. I played with some white balance in the process. TV was not color calibrated - all the cards came out a little yellowish, but I could only see that on the laptop screen. Fortunately, no one else noticed (or at least, they didn't comment).
Aug
10
comment Is the MacBook Pro display well calibrated?
You can easily revert to the factory calibration - you should see multiple calibration profiles for your monitor, and you can choose between them. As far as the pink goes, my old mbp (2008?) definitely gained a pinker cast after several years. I haven't heard of this with rMBP's, but it could definitely be so. Are you still in Applecare?
Jun
1
revised Canon EOS 70D frozen suddenly?
fixed tag from 7d to 70d
Jun
1
suggested approved edit on Canon EOS 70D frozen suddenly?
Jun
1
comment How do I prepare best for my first wedding photography event?
Agree that if poster's friend's sister wants to have no official photographer, EVERYONE will be happier if it's constructed as a "hey guys, let's have the audience take pictures and gather them all up at the end with Dropbox" than "poster is officially the unofficial photographer". That doesn't stop Virginia G. from going to LensRentals to rent a fancy lens that can take pictures inside the church, but I would suggest NOT CHARGING for the pictures and make sure the expectations are very casual.
Apr
29
comment Why are some big telephoto lenses so expensive compared to telescopes?
Save money, buy this used NASA lens! $33.5k on eBay. petapixel.com/2015/04/27/…
Apr
16
comment Which lens do I need for a christening?
I'm guessing f/1.2 is not an option, but yes, f/1.8 is generally available for reasonable price. Also, depending on poster's location, they may be able to rent a lens for a special occasion.
Mar
4
comment any reason not to disassemble old lens for kids experiments?
Disassembled! The lenses themselves are still solidly encased in their sections, which is a bit of a disappointment, but the manual aperture rings are a lot of fun to play with.
Feb
27
accepted any reason not to disassemble old lens for kids experiments?
Feb
27
comment any reason not to disassemble old lens for kids experiments?
@Nelson - I've seen those sold! This wouldn't be a mug, it'd be a thermos. ;-)
Feb
26
comment any reason not to disassemble old lens for kids experiments?
I'll be sure to do it in secret, then. =)
Feb
26
comment any reason not to disassemble old lens for kids experiments?
Mostly asking if there's a safety reason of any kind - not that I can imagine much of one (for example, if the glass had sharp edges, I could put electrical tape on the outside). But also asking in case anyone suggests a use for this big old lens intact that I hadn't thought of.
Feb
26
asked any reason not to disassemble old lens for kids experiments?
Jan
5
comment My “flag” option is gone from Aperture — where did it go and how do I get it back?
Hi @Dawn - can you post a link to a screenshot of what you are seeing? Shift-cmd-3 to grab entire screen(s), shift-cmd-4 to grab a portion of the screen. It'll save to a png or pdf, usually to your desktop. If you can show me what you're seeing, that might help. Also, what version of Aperture are you using? That will be available under the Aperture > About Aperture menu option. For reference, I'm on 3.5.1 now.
Aug
11
comment Compability of Kenko DGX PR0300 2.0X C-AF F4.5 for Canon and a Canon 55-250mm lens
You know, the red circle doesn't align with the white box when I try it, as you'd expect.
Aug
11
answered Compability of Kenko DGX PR0300 2.0X C-AF F4.5 for Canon and a Canon 55-250mm lens
Jul
20
awarded  Yearling
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
19
comment outdoor group photo - depth of field, other concerns?
@DavidRussell - good tip, thanks. I'll coordinate with the groom to figure out who can do that (since it won't be the groom).
Jun
12
comment Does a Canon STM lens autofocus more quickly and accurately on a high-end camera body?
I'm disappointed with the 1st video you link above - on the non-hybrid AF camera they say the STM lens "focuses instantly" and "the non-STM is a little slower", when the times are 3.09s vs 3.17s. Those are virtually indistinguishable. Also, they're talking about Live View AF - none of this matters for using the old-fashioned (standard) optical view finder. If live view & movies are what you're about, that's great, but otherwise I think this is a basically just marketing material.