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Joseph Cristina
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Finally … No more front / back focusing issues!!! As a professional portrait and event photographer having tack sharp eyes is always important. I can't tell you how many times I’ve locked onto a client’s eyes only to find the tip of their nose or their ear in focus while their eyes were soft. At 1.4f - 3.2f this problem is even more noticeable. Now, using an autofocus calibration tool no matter which lens I strap on AF is always spot on! There are a few tools on the market but this is the one I use. It’s affordable and just simply works. http://focuspyramid.com
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Dropping daughter off for school

Watching and waiting for her to turn at the very last second look at me, smile and wave goodbye only to wonder how many of these special moments are left before she’s all grown up.

... Thoughts of a father
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That's why I'm trying to soak up this time with my 5 &3 yr olds!
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HOT New Autofocus Lens Calibration Tool hits the retail market at 1/4 the cost of it's commercially available competitors. http://focuspyramid.com  #photography #autofocus #calibration  
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Absolutely wonderful!!!!
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Many thanks goes out to all the camera manufactures for allowing us to set custom autofocus calibration for our lenses. No more BLURRY PHOTOS!
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If you're shooting a D800 and you have been chalking up out of focus images to pilot error, it may simply be NOT your fault!

Just received a report back which I will quote below from a Nikon D700 / D800 shooter which seems to collaborate the notion that the D800 autofocus (AF System) is problematic.

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The focus pyramid arrived today, and after a long editing session, I put my cameras and lenses on the tripod, and shot away. AF Fine tuning the D700 was easy in Lightroom 4, but it does not yet support tethered capture for my new D800, so I did the fine tuning the long way instead. The results made interesting reading. I have 4 lenses: the 50 F1.4G, 24-70 F2.8, 105 F2.8VR and 70-200 F2.8 VR II.

The 24-70 has just recently returned from Nikon after a service, and it turned in the best performance on both cameras - No adjustment needed on the D700, and -3 on the D800.
The 105 F2.8 VR: Not bad.. -2 on the D700, but -14 on the D800.
70-200 F2.8 VR II: +4 on the D700, -12 on my D800.
The 50 F1.4G: -8 on the D700, and I went to -20 on the D800.

I am looking forward to better performance from my D800 in future,
especially with all those megapixels. I never dreamt in my wildest dreams that my lenses/ cameras were anything other than perfect- I always put down out of focus images to my own poor technique.

Buying the focus pyramid has proved a revelation.

Thanks a million- I'll pass on the good news!

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How I See Sunday's Breakfast through my iPhone. 
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Great photographic eBook on making tack sharp photographs in camera NOT in Photoshop. Download your FREE copy here: http://bit.ly/QeiHxu
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IMHO, for #linux to really take hold on the desktop, not only would "MOST" of the game developers need to embrace the OS but so would Adobe. Photoshop & a professional video / audio / vector editor is needed. GIMP is great but it's not PS, Audacity is great but it's not Audition or Logic and there is NO video editor even close to Premier / Final Cut / Avid for production work. I've been #unix guy since installing BSDi in the 90's.  BTW: Love the show(s).. Keep the lama testifying! ;)
 
Ask me anything - (Linux, open source related) I will answer your questions on this week's episode of OS.ALT!
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If ALL game developers would simply embrace #linux the platform would finally push WinBlows out of the OS market. OSX & Linux would be it.  Bare in mind, OSX is FreeBSD / BSDI at it's core anyways.
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+Steven Countryman What reason is that?

And I trust the benchmarks of professionals who have tested OpenGL over DirectX and have gotten similar results as Valve. Their results are nothing new.
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Check this out all my photographer friends!!

DaisyGrip and Digital Photography Cafe who's celebrating it's 1 year anniversary is giving away a brand new "New iPad". 6 more days left until the winner is randomly selected... Take a second to register...

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I enjoy listening to your podcast. Very informative!
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