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Using A X-Rite ColorChecker Passport

SETTINGS – OVERLAYS Show Gridlines: On. Grid Layout: 3×3. Gridlines Color: Gray. File Name: On. Exif Data: On. Histogram: On. Rotate Live View: On. Electronic Level: On. SETTINGS – CONTROLS & WORKFLOWS Auto View Images: On. 200% Live View Zoom: On. Mirror Up: Off. The mirror needs to be off to work with live-view on…

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CamRanger Mini Settings

SETTINGS – OVERLAYS Show Gridlines: On. Grid Layout: 3×3. Gridlines Color: Gray. File Name: On. Exif Data: On. Histogram: On. Rotate Live View: On. Electronic Level: On. SETTINGS – CONTROLS & WORKFLOWS Auto View Images: On. 200% Live View Zoom: On. Mirror Up: Off. The mirror needs to be off to work with live-view on…

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Drone Settings For DJI Mavic Pro 2

MC SETTINGS Remote Identification UUID: Off. Identification & Flight Information: Off. Identification: (blank. Up to 10 Characters). Flight Information: (blank. Up to 90 Characters). Apply: (select if saving above settings). Basic Settings Home Point Settings: Current Aircraft Position as the Home Point. RTH at Current Altitude: Off (?). Enable Intelligent Flight Modes: On (3-way switch on controller) T (to…

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Gimbal Settings For DJI Ronin-S

GIMBAL SETTINGS FOR CANON 5D W/CANON 16-35mm f2.8 with filter/glass and Rode mic attached Pitch: 5.0 for the height adjustment and 4.7 for the camera forward/aft plate – Holding the side bar so that the camera can’t roll or yaw, adjust the height plate until the camera is balanced and stays when the camera is…

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Flash Settings For Profoto A1 and B10

FLASH SETTINGS – PROFOTO A1 Modeling Light: Prop – This setting defines how the continuous light intensity is adjusted. “Prop” means that the continuous light is proportional to the flash power. This setting uses the continuous light as a modeling light; which helps you position the model relative to the flash, to analyze the shadows.…

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Camera Settings For Canon 5D MKIV

Aperture control = Quick Control Dial (full-wheel button). “More light is to the right”. Shutter-Speed control = Main Dial (top of camera half-wheel). “More light is to the right”. ISO control = ISO button + Main Dial (top of camera half-wheel). “More light is to the right”. Shoot Menu 1 Image Quality: RAW – I…

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PhotoGuy’s Photo And Video Gear

Although this post is mostly for equipment insurance purposes, it also addresses the occasional questions about what gear I use. CAMERAS Canon (#1: 262057001274) 5D MK IV, $2,800 Canon (#2: 192056001333) 5D MK IV, $2,800 DJI (#1: 163DFCT001BK9L) Mavic Pro 2 with Smart Controller, $1,899 LENSES Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM (no filter or…

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Really Inexpensive Lenses From Ebay

INTRODUCTION While looking at YouTube videos about photography I came across a video that was touting the purchase of good quality film camera lenses on eBay. The lenses would be used on digital cameras and were claimed, in many cases, to have the workmanship and quality of modern lenses costing 30 to 50 times as…

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Camera Settings For Sony A7RII

Camera Settings For Sony a7RII - Front View

INTRODUCTION The Sony a7RII is a feature packed high-end interchangeable lens camera that has a powerful 42MP sensor, 4K video recording and a pretty long list of camera settings. In fact, the camera has so many options and optimizations that it can be both confusing and complicated when you first sit down to learn this…

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FujiFilm X-T1 Camera Settings

Recently one of my readers emailed me asking what my camera settings were and why. That sounded like a good article to write, so here are my Fujifilm X-T1’s camera settings. Where I thought it needed more explanation, well I added that too. I will write some follow up articles before the end of the year explaining…

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3 Camera Issues To Consider

Cameras today are needlessly complicated. It seems like it is a war between brands to produce the next big model that adds just a few more bells and whistles than the last model, or the competition’s new model for that matter. Sometimes it’s easier to understand a camera’s glaring issues or omissions to help make the…

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