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Old Jul 25, 2005, 10:42 AM   #51
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you can try for free usage pixmantics raw shooter essentials 2005. i have it on my machine but i pretty much use Adobe PSCS2 and its associated raw conversion utility ACR3.1 which is built in and i like very much. in my opinion if you are using anything less then CS or better yet CS2 and you own PS you're doing yourself a disservice.

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Old Jul 25, 2005, 1:49 PM   #52
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I use PS CS - I'll have a look at the Raw support...

Do u convert to Tiff 16 bit?

Do u do any increases in saturation in CS Raw and if so hows it handle noise?
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Old Jul 27, 2005, 7:47 AM   #53
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i suggest you look itno upgrading to CS2 it is well worth it.

yes i do do output off the 16bit tif

i'm not a stuuration freak. i find today that people tend to add a wee bit too much at times making a lot of images practically glow in the dark. i'm more of a purest that way.
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Old Jul 27, 2005, 8:33 AM   #54
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I can't really afford it at the mo...

I like to pull the saturation up a bit depending on if the image needs it or not...anything you'd recommend?

I agree some images can be pushed too far...
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Old Nov 30, 2005, 2:19 PM   #55
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Hi there - how u doing? had a good summer?

I've just got a MP-E 65mm 1-5X macro and am thinking about getting a RRS B 150 focussing rail as at high magnification its hard to focus - I think u mentioned u were looking to get one, is it what u called the big block? just wondered if u had any advice or if I will be able to use my above lens on a tripod collar with it as it comes as I see RRS do a package deal of B150B + LMT + B2 FAB - not too much detail on their site - could u demystify it and lmk what I would need? do u know if the kirk similar rail is any good or any other makes as I know u really rate RRS?

I've seen this other setup and this is confusing ?- see attachment...


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