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Keith Cooper’s Articles and reviews – Photography, printing, colour management, tutorials

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  • Canon 7D Noise and ISO settings 12800 ISO noiseDo fractional stop increases in camera ISO settings give a smooth increase in visible noise in images, or should you stick to full stop settings
  • Canon updates the 1DMk3 to the 1D Mk4 1d mk4News item: Canon updates the EOS 1D Mk3 to the EOS 1D Mk4 - camera features: 16.1MP APS-H (1.3x) sensor, 100 to 102k max ISO
  • DSLRRemotePro camera control software review bridal hairslideReview of DSLRRemotePro from Breeze Systems. Software has been available for Windows PCs for some time, but has now been released to run on the Apple Mac.
  • HP DesignJet Z3200 review z3200ps printingDetailed review of the HP DesignJet Z3200. Testing the Z3200ps 24 inch large format printer with fine art and photo media, including profiling and colour management, for colour and black and white printing.
  • Error codes and information for Epson 7800 and 9800 epson sp7800Collected information about the Epson Stylus Pro 7800 24 inch, and 9800 44 inch width large format printers, including error codes and service manual info
  • Deactivate the ink level counter on the Epson 7600 and 9600 9600 printerHow to make cartridges always read full by deactivating the ink level counter on the SP7600 and SP9600 Epson large format printers. To be used with care, but useful if you wanted to re-fill your ink carts
  • NE coast of England and Scotland – Sept 2009 queens-view Loch TummelA short travel photo blog of a trip up the NE side of the UK. September 2009. Heading Northeast from Leicester to the coast.
  • X-rite ColorChecker Passport card – Review passport colour patchesX-rite ColorChecker Passport card - Review. A colour checker card and software for colour calibration, DNG profiling and adjusting photos.
  • Epson Stylus Photo R2880 review 2880 printer with paperReview of the Epson Stylus Pro 2880 printer. Desktop printer is 13 inch print width and takes A3+ sheets and roll, photo and fine art papers for colour and monochrome printing.
  • Review Spyder 3 Express monitor calibrator spyder3expressReview of the datacolor Spyder 3 Express colorimeter for monitor calibration and profiling. Express is the entry level Spyder 3 calibrator
  • Rumour post bingo for forums rumoursForum rumour post bingo - your guide to how photography forums tend to react to rumour posts. top 20 list of comments.
  • What tilt and shift lenses do ts-e 24mmTilt and Shift lenses. The Canon TS-E 24mm lens review and discussion. What do tilt/shift lenses do? Why can the be so useful
  • Spyder3Print SR (SpyderPrint) review S3print SR base and guideReview of the Datacolor Spyder3Print printer profiling package. Looks at the latest spectrocolorimeter for strip reading patches and creating icc profiles
  • Physical Limits in Digital Photography 2 san franciscoExtended article: Photographer and physicist David B. Goldstein looks at how basic physics limits some aspects of where digital camera design and capabilities can progress.
  • Apple offers Matte screens at last… s2p powerbookWhen Apple offered Matte screens for laptops - time for a new MacBook Pro. Why do Apple insist that screens that double as a shaving mirror are best?
  • Using 645 MF lenses as shift lenses medium format lens shifted on 35mmUsing Mamiya 645 medium format lenses with a shift adapter with Sekor 35/55/80/210mm lenses. MF lenses work well too with a simple adapter, but have enough image circle to be shifted on any smaller sensor camera full frame or crop. Tested on a Canon 1Ds3 full frame 35mm DSLR.
  • Reading the fine print – SWPP loses court case FailThe SWPP loses a UK court case where it tried to enforce a three month notice of cancellation requirement for membership. Why joining any 'professional' organisation for photographers should be a business led decision, and why it pays to enquire widely
  • Eye One iO automated scanning table review i1 pro and iO tableReview of the i1 iO automated scanning table for the Eye One Pro spectrophotometer from GretagMacbeth (X-Rite). Robot arm to measure profiling targets.
  • Canon iPF6100 review ipf6100 borderless printFull review of the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6100 24 inch large format printer. Colour management and profiling for all printing on different media types. Colour and black and white printing.
  • ColorMunki software updated to V1.1 colormunki in caseThe X-rite colormunki software has been updated to version 1.1. Additional features and bug fixes in this free software update
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