1DXMKII Cfast Card Reader not recognized by Image Rescue Software

February 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
1DXMKII Cfast Card Reader not recognized by Image Rescue Software I had an oops moment, accidently formatting my new sandisk cfast 64GB before transferring the CR2 files to my computer. I tried running several image recovery programs including RescuePro and Image Rescue 5. Even though the Sandisk Extreme Pro 2.0 Card Reader was visible in both wind...
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Canon 1DXMKII Setup

February 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
My Canon 1DXMKII Settings Shoot1 Color space = Adobe RGB Shoot1 Picture style = Neutral, Sharpness = 4 Shoot2 Img type/size = RAW Shoot3 Beep = Enable Shoot3 Release shutter without card = ON Shoot4 AF method = FlexiZoneAF Shoot4 Grid display = 3x3 AF4 AF area selection method = Main dial AF4 Orientation linked AF point = Separate AF pts: A...
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E-M1 Settings

September 19, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Olympus E-M1 Settings Shooting Menu 1 Picture mode = Muted Record mode (Shower head icon) = RAW Shooting Menu 2 Bracketing = Off/On Focus bracket = On, # shots = 100, Focus differential = 3 Anti-Shock / Silent = On, Set delay as req'd or 0 Custom Menu *A: AF mode = S-AF+MF, Movie = C-AF *A: AEL/AFL = S3/C4/M1 *A: MF Assist: Magnify = Off, Pe...
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Granola Inspired Cookies

August 09, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
These cookies are based on a granola recipe. Recently I've become a grandfather, so pulling it together, I'm calling them my Grandola cookies. Grandola Cookies Group A 1 c chopped almonds 1 c chopped walnuts 2 c oatmeal ¼ c quinoa flakes ¼ c wheat germ ¼ c wheat bran ¼ c oat bran ⅛ c sesame seeds ⅛ c sunflower seeds Mix group A, spread...
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ICBC - Getting it Right

July 14, 2016  •  1 Comment
Rear Ended I had the misfortune of being rear ended by a dodge ram pickup while I was waiting for a red light. The driver must have been distracted as he did not apply his brakes and plowed right into me. I was temporarily stunned, my 4Runner was pushed along the guard rail and then into the vehicle in front of me. After getting out, assessing the...
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Some camera improvements I'd like to see

January 29, 2015  •  1 Comment
Implement automatic micro fine tuning for every lens. The reason we pay big bucks for the best camera bodies and lenses is to be able to resolve the finest details in our images. Especially for telephotos I'm finding I have to micro fine tune adjust (MFA) every lens. Even then, when you buy a new body or lens it is a bit of a crap shoot whether eve...
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Canon 7DMKII Setup

December 04, 2014  •  1 Comment
My Canon 7DMKII Settings The default settings for the Canon 7DMKII are not terribly useful. I make these changes: Shoot1 Image quality = RAW Shoot2 Color space = Adobe RGB Shoot3 Picture style = Neutral, Sharpness = 4 Shoot3 High ISO speed NR = OFF Shoot3 Highlight tone priority = OFF Shoot5 AF method = Flexi/zoneAF AF4 AF area selection met...
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Lightroom history

October 25, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Lightroom release history Version 1 February 2007 Library module Develop module Web module Print module Crop tool Slideshows History Hierarchical keywords XMP import/export Labels/Flags Virtual copies and snapshots Stacks TAT tool Red eye tool Spot removal tool Compare view Multiple catalogues Painter tool Version 2 July 2008 (18...
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DotTune

October 21, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
What is DotTune DotTune is a method to set AF fine tune for a given lens on a given camera. The technique was first proposed by Horshack on DPReview in this post and at Fred Miranda for Canon and Nikon. The technique uses the green focus dot in the viewfinder to determine the correct focus, based on changing AF fine tune values. This works because...
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Au revoir Telus

May 27, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
My Telus Mobility Experience Three years ago I signed a Telus contract, where for $62/month I got a Google Nexus S phone, and as it turns out, a few headaches as well. Over the 3 years the actual phone experience was not bad, with few dropped calls and fairly complete cellular coverage, so I would give Telus fairly good marks in this regard. Anothe...
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If Nikon and Canon were customer oriented

May 19, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
If Nikon and Canon were customer oriented Nikon and Canon (Canikon) have lead the way for the last 15 years in the transition from film to digital cameras and hold the global market share for DSLRs. They are the leaders because they already had market share, comprehensive lens and attachment lineups and some of the best image quality available. The...
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Image Editing Strategy

November 28, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
I've been thinking about my image editing requirements and future strategies for a while now, what with the Adobe Creative Cloud debacle and the general maturing of digital photography. Upon reflection my editing can be divided into DAM, raw edits, compositing and merging. Digital Asset Management At present I use Lightroom for my asset management...
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Lightroom 5

August 07, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
The Lightroom 5 release has a modest number of new features and tweaks. Adobe shortened the development cycle to a year and devoted resources to tweak performance in the image processing pipeline. As a consequence, the new features are limited in both number and significance. The radial filter is a new localized adjustment that works like the grad...
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I returned my Oregon 600 GPS

August 06, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
The Oregon 600 I am in the market for a new GPS, and after some research, decided that the Garmin Oregon 600 was what I wanted. Key factors were the added precision reading the Russion satellites, the larger screen that would be easy to see in bright daylight and 16 hour battery life. I had used a Garmin 9 years ago, a GPS 60, and it worked quit...
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Big Qualicum hike

August 02, 2013  •  1 Comment
If you are looking for an easy 7 km walk through lush forests beside a beautiful stream then you really should check out the Big Qualicum trail. The Big Qualicum river flows from Horne Lake into the ocean a bit north of Qualicum. Over the years the fisheries have done a lot of work to maintain a salmon hatchery. You get to the start of the hike...
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