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In Topic: Changes to Classifieds Forum-please read!

05 April 2018 - 07:56 AM

I too agree with 10 maybe 20 as a better minimum. It would also be nice if they had to have say 10 posts before they could PM to buy gear or post "Will you sell me" replies.

In Topic: Probably going to scrap Lightroom for ON1

03 April 2018 - 05:56 PM

It's worse for me as I qualify for the academic version. Of course that is now gone and only the academic subscription now exists. Sorry, Adobe, but this is coming out of my pocket, so I have no desire to pay monthly forever for your stuff - even at academic prices.


At least with my copy of LR5, it should continue to work until I finally retire Win7 (approx. when hell freezes over).

In Topic: What's wrong with my settings ? (Canon g7x mark II and Inon s2000)

01 April 2018 - 12:56 PM

Another question - what are you using for ISO? If you are using Auto for ISO, it will quite happily increase the ISO in a natural light setting to give you the results in your photos. So if you are using Auto ISO, switch to a manual setting and see if that helps.

In Topic: What's wrong with my settings ? (Canon g7x mark II and Inon s2000)

26 March 2018 - 08:18 AM

I don't have Inon2000, but looking at your initial photos, it really looks to me like you are too far away. In some, the subject has some light, but the backgrounds, which are farther away, are showing no strobe light (just ambient).


You also say that macro is fine.


So my conclusion is the power from the strobe simply doesn't go as far as you would hope on those longer shots and so isn't lighting the scene.


You could try the strobe on manual full power in a similar shot and see if it lights the scene completely, but I'm betting it won't. However, that will be the tell. If manual full power DOES light the whole scene, then you need to play with either the TTL settings or some other strobe setting until you are happy. If full power manual does NOT light the whole scene, then you either need multiple slave flashes or a bigger strobe. In the latter case somehow you need to get more light than the strobe alone can give.

In Topic: Probably going to scrap Lightroom for ON1

22 March 2018 - 11:42 AM

I've tried several alternatives. I've decided to stick with LR 6.14 (non-subscription) until either (a) I can't use it anymore, or (b) something better comes along. Option (a) could be (i) new camera, new RAW converter needed, or (ii) new computer with new OS, current LR will not load.


I'm heavily weighted on this decision by not being able to convert all my LR catalog edits, and by not wanting to go through another learning curve.

Interesting. I'm on LR 5.7 (non subscription as well) but never received notice of a new version. When I check I get "you are up to date". You'd think Adobe would want to tell us when new versions come out just to get more money, but I guess non-subscription folks aren't in the loop.