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  • Zeiss Flektogon 20mm f2-8 lens review flektogon 20mm f2.8 on 1ds3Tests and review of using a manual focus Zeiss Flektogon 20mm f/2.8 lens on a Canon 1Ds mk3 DSLR with an M42-EF mount adapter. Includes discussion of adjustments for correct infinity focus
  • Black ink swap on the Epson 7800 and 9800 black ink swapAn unofficial method for swapping photo black and matte black inks on the Epson 7800/9800 printers, reducing ink waste.
  • Datacolor SpyderCube review spydercube and boxReview of the Datacolor SpyderCube. Used for setting white and black levels in an image and for white balance adjustment
  • Review of Nik Viveza for photo adjustment viveza zoom viewReview of Nik Viveza plugin for photo adjustment. Selective and global editing of images. Now part of the Google Nik collection.
  • DxO Optics Pro V5 review dxo v5.3Review of DxO Optics Pro Version 5.3. RAW camera image processing and lens aberration correction software. Example image processing
  • Review i1iSis optical brightener compensation OBA compensation chartReview of i1iSis optical brightener compensation for creating ICC printer profiles for paper with optical brightening agents (OBAs) that allow for the brightener.
  • Nik Silver Efex Pro review silver efex pro screenReview of the Nik Silver Efex Pro image ending plugin. Converts colour images to black and white, emulating films and other effects. Tested with Photoshop
  • Why are my prints too dark? Soft proofing a print that is not too darkWhy are my prints too dark? Why monitor brightness matters when it comes to printing your photos. Some of the common problems and their solutions
  • Adobe Camera Raw DNG profiles from a ColorChecker card Colorchecker card for profilingCamera profiling by using photographs of an X-Rite ColorChecker card to make DNG colour profiles for converting RAW files with Adobe software (ACR and Lightroom)
  • What working space to use – colour management choices rocky mountain national park aspensWhat working space to use? Looking at some of the advantages and issues when choosing a working colour space. Which colour management choices matter?
  • GrafiLite – print viewing lighting review grafilite / ott-liteReview of using a Grafilite (Ottlite) lamp for evaluating print quality and consistency. the 13W TruColor lamp is the equivalent of a 60W tungsten lamp
  • Ricoh GX200 camera review Ricoh GX200 camera and lens capCamera usage review of the Ricoh Caplio GX200 12MP compact camera with 24-72mm equivalent zoom lens. Testing includes EVF viewfinder and teleconverter.
  • How to be a professional photographer Keith Cooper at workSome of Keith Cooper's thoughts and observations for those wanting to become a professional photographer. Things it's worth knowing about. Yes, you can be a pro photographer, but it takes more than photography skills
  • Colorado mountain travels Sept-Oct 2008 Sneffels in the Fall 2This photo-diary covers a driving tour around the Colorado Rockies in the Fall (September/October 2008). Although my third visit to the state, it's actually the first time I've been in Colorado at this time of the year. A good year for the Fall colours. This time I'm travelling with Karen and we're leaving the UK via Manchester, which is a new route for me.
  • Fixes and tips for the Epson 4800 large format printers Epson SP4800Collected information, fixes and tips for the Epson Stylus Pro 4800 large format printers, including MNT REQ 0088 and service manual information
  • Deactivate the ink level counter on the Epson 4000 epson SP4000Ensuring that ink cartridges always read as full on the Epson Stylus Pro 4000 17" printer. Turning off the ink counter is an alternative to using a chip reset device.
  • Swap black ink on the Epson 4880 Printer pressing printer buttonsA different way of swapping black ink types on the Epson 4880 printer that reduces ink waste compared to the official technique. Use with care
  • Canon 1Ds Mark III image misalignment fix 1ds3 sideNotes concerning Canon UK service and full repair of a new EOS 1Ds mark 3 camera with a viewfinder misalignment.
  • Canon 1Ds Mark III viewfinder misalignment fitting ECd screenProblems with some early model Canon EOS 1Ds mark 3 cameras where the viewfinder and sensor were incorrectly aligned, with a tilt
  • Colormunki printer profiling review colormunki in casePrinter profiling with the X-Rite ColorMunki. Review of making ICC printer profiles with the ColorMunki spectrophotometer.
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