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Forum: General Discussion Jan 11, 2012, 7:17 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 35,068
Posted By hgernhardtjr
What a way to speed up CS5 photo editing ... and...

What a way to speed up CS5 photo editing ... and the specs look like it would be good for speedy AVCHD editing, too -- although it appears to be short a bluray burner. But I would still give it a...
Forum: Editors (Photoshop, Vegas, Final Cut Pro, Kdenlive, etc.) Nov 15, 2011, 9:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 714
Posted By hgernhardtjr
Photoshop Touch - I'm impressed

I use CS5 all the time, and have never been satisfied with anything less, but I think I may have found a usable "fun" program that shows what the next version of CS (6?) might include.

So, while...
Forum: Canon EOS dSLR Aug 29, 2011, 4:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By hgernhardtjr
Actually, the simple fact is that your Windows...

Actually, the simple fact is that your Windows computer may not be fast enough and it therefore "stutters". Several of my students have experienced the same issues, and upgrading to a faster...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Aug 29, 2011, 7:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,966
Posted By hgernhardtjr
No reason whatsoever to NOT use it, and perhaps...

No reason whatsoever to NOT use it, and perhaps several TO use it.

Higher class means faster transfer speed. Your Class 4 is about 4 mb/s. Class 6 is around 6 mb/s and is usually more than...
Forum: Batteries or Power Packs Jul 6, 2011, 7:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,321
Posted By hgernhardtjr
FWIW, I have had very good luck with Zeikos...

FWIW, I have had very good luck with Zeikos products, especially their grips. Quality is, IMHO, on a par with name brands (I use Canon equipment). While I cannot speak for the batteries for your...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? May 16, 2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 841
Posted By hgernhardtjr
Not knowing the prices in your area of the world,...

Not knowing the prices in your area of the world, I can only speak for here in the United States. The 1100D (Canon T3 with the "kit" lens) runs US$ 600 from REPUTABLE dealers like Adorama or B&H and...
Forum: Canon EOS dSLR May 4, 2011, 9:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,155
Posted By hgernhardtjr
Dennis is correct. When a new version comes out,...

Dennis is correct. When a new version comes out, Adobe tends to not add newer camera support to their older versions, so CS3 will NOT open the 7D's RAW files.

However, the 7d comes with software...
Forum: General Discussion Apr 13, 2011, 8:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By hgernhardtjr
I am sure most people have virtually no idea of...

I am sure most people have virtually no idea of what you are asking about. My understanding is what you want to do is the following: on some SLR cameras, when using a manual focus lens you can set...
Forum: Canon EOS dSLR Mar 17, 2011, 7:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,831
Posted By hgernhardtjr
I think a 2x TC is at its best when it comes from...

I think a 2x TC is at its best when it comes from the manufacturer of the lens you are using it on. I use Sigma's on my Bigma (50-500) and it works just fine. Have used the combo on several Canons...
Forum: Canon EOS dSLR Mar 3, 2011, 7:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 999
Posted By hgernhardtjr
It is very difficult to answer a question like...

It is very difficult to answer a question like this because what is loud to one person may not be loud to another. It's highly subjective. The lens (you mentioned one) has nothing to do with this...
Forum: Batteries or Power Packs Feb 15, 2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,507
Posted By hgernhardtjr
Try leaving both batteries out overnight and then...

Try leaving both batteries out overnight and then trying. However, I feel it is a trip to the repair shop for your camera ... which can be expensive.

One excellent possibility for you, though,...
Forum: Batteries or Power Packs Feb 15, 2011, 7:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,507
Posted By hgernhardtjr
Ideally, borrow another freshly charged main...

Ideally, borrow another freshly charged main battery and see if that fixes it. You might also clean the lens contacts on lens and body lightly with a pencil eraser. Also, try using a new (different)...
Forum: Flash (External) Jan 24, 2011, 8:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,941
Posted By hgernhardtjr
As a very satisfied long-time lightsphere user...

As a very satisfied long-time lightsphere user (since it first came out), I have had no problems with taking it with me.

Why? ... well while it can take up a lens-slot in my backpack bag, I can...
Forum: Batteries or Power Packs Jan 17, 2011, 5:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,643
Posted By hgernhardtjr
I can't speak for your Nikon, but for the various...

I can't speak for your Nikon, but for the various Canon and Sony cameras I use ... from Pro all the way down to P&S, I have used both name brand and carefully selected third party batteries.

None...
Forum: Newbie Help Jan 12, 2011, 9:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,600
Posted By hgernhardtjr
That link works fine for me, but it also seems to...

That link works fine for me, but it also seems to pop up a lot of crap ads

FWIW, for years I've just used a semi-transparent layer with my watermark using PhotoShop.
Forum: Canon EOS dSLR Nov 29, 2010, 6:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,494
Posted By hgernhardtjr
All Canons are imported. Those that say USA have...

All Canons are imported. Those that say USA have a USA warranty.

If you purchase a gray market camera (what you are talking about), it will have no warranty ... and Canon here will NOT repair...
Forum: Misc Accessories Nov 23, 2010, 1:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,138
Posted By hgernhardtjr
I have tried several backpacks over the years,...

I have tried several backpacks over the years, but strange as it may sound, the two most used and cost effective backpack bags I currently beat to death, overload, sling around, and which are of a...
Forum: Misc Accessories Nov 23, 2010, 7:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,138
Posted By hgernhardtjr
I do not use their SOS, but I do use their other...

I do not use their SOS, but I do use their other straps (Pro and Classic) with my cameras ... and with the exception of heavier duty construction and finish, I believe they are fundamentally the same...
Forum: Studio Lighting, Flash & Other Nov 9, 2010, 5:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,112
Posted By hgernhardtjr
The specular highlights (shape of the reflection)...

The specular highlights (shape of the reflection) in the eye will be different and can be unpleasant to some if square. Beyond that there is not a whole lot of difference if you are talking average...
Forum: Studio Lighting, Flash & Other Nov 9, 2010, 7:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,112
Posted By hgernhardtjr
If you want to learn a lot about lighting, one of...

If you want to learn a lot about lighting, one of the best sites with tons of free tutorials is the well-known and much lauded site strobist.com.

Their Strobist Lighting 101/102 section lists...
Forum: Canon EOS dSLR Oct 21, 2010, 9:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 21,905
Posted By hgernhardtjr
EOS 5D Mark II Firmware Update Version 2.0.8 ...

EOS 5D Mark II Firmware Update Version 2.0.8

Was released a couple nights ago. I agree with Jayrou ... this thread's TITLE needs to be updated, perhaps remove the 2.0.4 in the title and leave it...
Forum: Flash (External) Oct 19, 2010, 7:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,748
Posted By hgernhardtjr
Adorama is outstanding and one of the best. ...

Adorama is outstanding and one of the best. IMHO, B&H and Adorama are the top two companies to order from, and both have excellent before-and-after-sale services if you need them. Highly...
Forum: Misc Accessories Sep 30, 2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,079
Posted By hgernhardtjr
There are several out there, but the following...

There are several out there, but the following are, IMHO, quite nice. And, NO I have absolutely no connection with these companies, other than I have tried these items, but personally prefer the...
Forum: Canon EOS dSLR Sep 29, 2010, 7:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By hgernhardtjr
Your choice. Follow Canon's instructions ... I...

Your choice. Follow Canon's instructions ... I strongly prefer to use the freshly formatted CF card and fully charged battery method: http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/firm-e/eos7d/firmware.html
...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Jul 5, 2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,826
Posted By hgernhardtjr
You say micro SD. Do you mean micro SDHC? The...

You say micro SD. Do you mean micro SDHC? The reason I ask is I have experienced the same problem ... because the older READER does not support SDHC.

Solution: replace the reader with one that...
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