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EOS Bodies / Re: what is the body you want to see canon release next ?
« on: November 21, 2014, 01:52:26 PM »

14 stops dynamic range: probably won't happen though.

2/3 to 1-stop increase in high ISO performance: see above

4k is a MUST, preferably with an h.265-based codec.  Smartphones are now capable of decoding this, and in early 2015 they'll be able to ENCODE it as well.  What's your excuse going to be, Canon?

Ability to shoot video in CROP modes.

A FULL-SPEED SD slot (or two CF slots).  It's a shame I even have to ask for this, but SD is so neutered on the Mk III.

Magic Lantern features built-in: intervolometer in particular.  RAW 1080p would be nice, but it will probably never happen.

Built-in WiFi.

Dual-pixel AF: probably the only thing on my wish list that is a sure-thing.

I've been telling people the only thing holding me back was the lack of IBIS but...I didn't expect this feature to arrive so soon!  I'm still poor.  So I'll now amend that statement to: "I'll get a Sony AX series body when they have IBIS AND 4k video in-camera".

Sounds like the A7S Mark II is the camera for you? :)

You got it!  8)

Landscape / Re: Give me your Mountains...lol
« on: November 20, 2014, 07:26:10 PM »
In Hatcher Pass Alaska.  I'm not sure what the name of this peak is, I just moved here!

Taken with the Rokinon 14mm, best NoLi/Star lens ever!

Just going to echo the positivity here about Sony's unhinged aggressiveness in imaging.

I've been a Canon shooter since the original 5D and now I own the Mk III.

The jump in image/video quality from the Mk II to the Mk III was marginal at best.  As I tell people "the Mk III is better than the Mk II in just about every single way...except image/video quality"

I've been running the Magic Lantern RAW video module though, and have been blown away by the quality (and file sizes! and processing time!), and I find myself doing a lot more video work.

5-axis IBIS is a GAME CHANGER for the silly videos I make: mainly hiking/mountaineering/ice-rock-climbing.  The ability to shoot hand-held in early morning light with a big-aperture prime AND stabilization is HUGE.

At the very least, I can see myself getting a Sony A-series body in the future, to go alongside my Canon setup.

I've been telling people the only thing holding me back was the lack of IBIS but...I didn't expect this feature to arrive so soon!  I'm still poor.  So I'll now amend that statement to: "I'll get a Sony AX series body when they have IBIS AND 4k video in-camera".

Landscape / Re: Stars above.
« on: September 22, 2014, 01:46:27 PM »
Northern Lights from Hope, AK last night!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Bears in the Wild
« on: September 19, 2014, 02:52:04 PM »
For those who went out with the intent of photographing bears, other then your photography gear what else to do you bring? Witnesses? Bear spray?

I just moved to Alaska, so I'm relatively new to being able to reliably see bears, but I definitely bring bear spray and have it ready to go.  I don't use a bear bell because the rangers up here say they are not very effective.  I usually listen to audio books when I'm by myself, at max volume, in the top of my pack.  Human voices are the best for not surprising a bear.  Which is pretty much the worst thing you could do!

And a bear canister for food.  Setup camp in an equilateral triangle.  With camp at one point, bear canister at one point, and kitchen at one point.  Don't want to give them ANY reason to get curious about tents!

Animal Kingdom / Re: Bears in the Wild
« on: September 18, 2014, 02:11:06 PM »
Grizzly in Denali National Park a couple weeks ago:

The only reason I haven't pulled the trigger on this lens is because I really need IS in my next 50mm!

Still waiting to see what Canon does.

I absolutely love the 28mm f/2.8 IS! (I may be the only one)

Reviews / Re: Tony Northrup - D810 vs. 5D Mk3
« on: September 18, 2014, 01:40:54 PM »
If i had to start over today, i'd go with d810 over the older 5d3.  But i don't want to go through the hassel of selling all my lenses so i'll wait to see how Canon responds.  Competition is great for all us consumers and Canon could use a hard kick in the butt like this to start stepping up.


This is exactly where I am at.  I talk a lot of smack about Canon bodies and generally steer people towards Nikon...

And occasionally they'll be all "wait...don't you shoot Canon?"  Like I'm trying to hide my secret from them!

It's just...it's too late for me. 

I'm not into losing hundreds of dollars to sell and then re-buy lenses.

I'll just sit tight and hope the next 5D gives us some more dynamic range and some 4k.  :P

EOS Bodies / Re: Video Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 12:51:27 PM »
Hilarious puff piece.

Next time I go alpine climbing I should bring one of these so I don't get lost. *eye roll*

EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 14, 2014, 03:04:47 AM »
Wait, where's the print button?!

How am I supposed to make prints for clients?!


Plus, how can you say "no" to this?

Epic! Is that Mt. Hood?

It is!  I went up and took some photos of Mt Hood from Portland.  A few hours later I went and climbed Mt Hood and took some photos looking back at Portland!


I'm sure the cooler weather is a huge plus too. As a Houstonian, you're already used to the rain :)

It is. I actually lived almost 7 years in Eugene, OR. So I am very used to the Northwest weather.
Houston, on the other hand, is exactly similar to the city I was born and raised and lived in for 25 years. I still haven't gotten used to the heat and the humidity. The very thought of going outside pains me... :'(

Plus, how can you say "no" to this?

Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: September 08, 2014, 09:28:15 PM »
Ice climbing self-portrait (off the Trans Canadian Hwy, near Revelstoke...we had to wait for 7 hours for a fatal accident to clear so decided to make the most of it!):

Portland, Oregon, USA.  I'll put our Pacific Northwest scenery up against any challengers

That's funny. I am going to decide whether to stay in Houston or to move to Portland, OR in the next couple of months and the scenery is actually one of the biggest factors in favor of the city of roses.

Funny you should say that!

Portland is one of my favorite cities I've ever been to (lived there for 5 years, up until a couple months ago...will likely move back some day) and Houston...is probably my least favorite city...ever.  Terrible place.  :-X

I live in Anchorage, AK now  ;D

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