Latest or all posts or last 15, 30, 90 or 180 days.
Upgrade the memory of your 2019 iMac up to 128GB
Handpicked deals...
$3099 $1999
SAVE $1100

$3199 $2099
SAVE $1100

$4199 $2899
SAVE $1300

$2299 $1499
SAVE $800

$3399 $2399
SAVE $1000

$3198 $2198
SAVE $1000

$779 $679
SAVE $100

$5499 $4999
SAVE $500

$1799 $1299
SAVE $500

$719 $299
SAVE $420

$1799 $1299
SAVE $500

$795 $344
SAVE $451

$1997 $897
SAVE $1100

$1100 $900
SAVE $200

$348 $278
SAVE $70

$348 $278
SAVE $70

$3099 $1999
SAVE $1100

$2099 $1799
SAVE $300

$699 $499
SAVE $200

$1699 $1299
SAVE $400

$2999 $2599
SAVE $400

$1699 $1443
SAVE $256

$2798 $2498
SAVE $300

$2399 $2199
SAVE $200

$3798 $1898
SAVE $1900

$2840 $2498
SAVE $342

$2497 $1897
SAVE $600

$2498 $1798
SAVE $700

$3297 $1997
SAVE $1300

$2798 $2498
SAVE $300

$2998 $2498
SAVE $500

$1398 $1198
SAVE $200

$898 $798
SAVE $100

$1299 $939
SAVE $360

$4499 $2699
SAVE $1800

$4999 $4599
SAVE $400

$2199 $1999
SAVE $200

$2799 $2349
SAVE $450

$3099 $1999
SAVE $1100

$2016 $1298
SAVE $718

$249 $149
SAVE $100

$2844 $2297
SAVE $547

$1199 $1099
SAVE $100

$2019 $1399
SAVE $620

$999 $949
SAVE $50

Save Big $$$$ on Memory for 2019 Mac Pro

Up to 65% better pricing than Apple

Lloyd recommends 32GB RDIMMS for most users.


Wide aperture with Canon 85mm f/1.2L II

Today, I received my B+W 2-stop neutral density filter (see recommended list), to be applied to the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II and 50mm f/1.2L (both highly recommended lenses!).

Without the filter, shooting is constrained to f/2.8 or so in sunlight, even at ISO 100 and 1/8000 second. With snow or bright sand, it might be f/4 or even f/5.6. So you might also want a 3 stop and 6-stop filter as well.

I took a few moments for some harsh daylight shooting wide open at f/1.2, made possible (just barely) by the 2 stops of density: 1/8000 second at ISO 100 at f/1.2. The nice thing about shooting wide open in sunlight is that the lower contrast of a wide open f/1.2 lens helps offset the harsh mid-day lighting. I’m not so delighted with Canon 5D Mark II image quality under such conditions, but perhaps Canon will deliver a better sensor this year.

For more on wide aperture shooting, see my June 20 comments, and my Mini guide to wide aperture landscape photography, which has been well received:

I really like this new piece! — Martin D

That was worth the years subscription in one article! — Timothy A

Watch your gamut with bright colors: I converted the image below to sRGB for web display, and so it’s a little dull. But with a wide gamut monitor, such distinctions are obvious.

Canon 5D Mark II + Canon 85mm f/1.2L II + 2 stop neutral density filter
1/8000 second at ISO 100

The image below is in AdobeRGB, so if it doesn’t look right, get a better browser. It’s out of gamut in sRGB, and goes “flat” if converted to it, though you’ll need a wide gamut monitor to see it.

Canon 5D Mark II + Canon 85mm f/1.2L II + 2 stop neutral density filter
1/8000 second at ISO 100

MacPerformanceGuide.com
View all handpicked deals...

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera with Canon Log and Accessory Kit
$3199 $2099
SAVE $1100

diglloyd Inc. | FTC Disclosure | PRIVACY POLICY | Trademarks | Terms of Use
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2019 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.