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  • You should also think about what happens if you accidentally hurt someone or cause extensive damage to a venue while on a shoot.  Without insurance you could lose all savings, your home, etc.
  • TFT Central tests a large number of monitors.  These are serious tests for color space, how well they calibrate, uniformity across the screen, and so on.  A great resource. http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/ John
  • Another point to consider, the Einstein's have a nine stop range. John
  • I highly recommend Martin Evening's book: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers It isn't hard to figure out the basics in Lightroom, but there's a lot of depth you aren't likely to learn by poking around.  Amon…
  • This does a great job showing the smooth focal transition along the fence, but I'm really looking forward to portraits. I'll keep checking your blog. John
  • Looks great! Hope to see some shots you take with it. Will you be posting some on your blog? My own favorite lenses are an 85mm F1.4 and a 135mm F1.8. Both focus with the old screw drive.
  • There are several versions of the Minolta 85mm F1.4. You can see a good selection of sample images for one of them here: http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/minolta-af-85mm-f14-g-rs_topic11529.html There's also a review with some sample images here: http:…
  • Add my thanks as well! I more or less stumbled on your books accidentally and found them clear, concise, and thorough. Now that I'm here I'm working my way through the forum and find you to be generous as well. John
  • I don't have my own website, but started posting to flickr last spring. http://www.flickr.com/photos/johntait
  • PDH, I think you're mixing Trev and me up a bit. In any case, I agree with Trev that the monitor package you are looking at would give you everything you need for a great monitor and calibration. This is the same monitor I use and I'm very happy …
  • Thanks, Trev. I've tried it out and it's a very impressive collection of settings!
  • Thanks for the welcome, Trev! I'm a newbie at using flash and look forward to being here. If anyone does make the leap to Windows 8, here's a link to Classic Shell: http://www.classicshell.net/ It was originally written to give the Windows XP in…
  • Hi everyone, I'm new here but think I can contribute to the win7/win8 question. I upgraded from win7 to win8 a little less than a year ago and upgraded again to win8.1 shortly after it was released. Windows 8.0 and 8.1 have a lot of improvements o…

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