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Abstract / Re: Macro bodyscapes
« on: July 21, 2014, 10:43:47 PM »
Very interesting.  I hadn't even thought of anything like that.
Love the ear, that one looked very sci-fi/fractal-like especially in B&W.
258-spine also intrigued me.  If it were rotated into landscape it seems
to me that it would look like a desert scape.

Thanks for shareing.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1ds3 autofocus inconsistenies
« on: April 08, 2014, 09:28:23 PM »
Make sure you have firmware v1.2.3.  That is the last one and it came out last year.
http://usa.canon.com/cusa/support/professional/professional_cameras/eos_digital_slr_cameras/eos_1ds_mark_iii#DriversAndSoftware

Also there are 3 product advisories for the 1ds3, you can find them here about half way down:
http://usa.canon.com/cusa/support/professional/professional_cameras?pageKeyCode=prdAdvViewAll&categoryCid=0901e02480069fb4
One specifically about soft AF.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Medium Format
« on: March 11, 2014, 09:20:29 PM »
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Dick, they could only do that if they dropped the mirror in favourite of an EVF, so far there is no sign they like that idea.

Didn't Canon have some sort of semi-tranparent mirror sort of like Sony's?  Pellical or something wasn't it called?
Would that even be useable with a larger than 35mm sensor?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Medium Format
« on: February 14, 2014, 11:56:00 PM »
When they can give me a full frame MF sensor (6x4.5) for about the price of a 1DX I'll start saving for one. :)  (yeah, fat chance, I know)
There is an option there - new Pentax 645D 2014 which will become available probably by mid 2014. Pricewise should be not big difference from 1DX system

With the back? Cause that's be really impressive actually.

Even if it were _only_ 25 or 30 "megapickles" that would be pretty awesome for around 8grand.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Medium Format
« on: February 13, 2014, 09:46:58 PM »
Also just as an aside, why so much comparison to Canons Cinema line?  Did medium format film get used that much?  Other than 70mm that is.

I believe most people are comparing the two markets and suggesting that Canon is better off investing in its cinema line, rather than a medium format line.

Cinema = growth; Medium Format = shrinking.

Thanks, Unfocused.  That's a logical analysis.
S.O.L. - I ment that as a general question as some had added a comment about Cinema.  And thanks for clarifing.  I just went and read about the new IQ250 P1 back on LL last night as I realized after commenting that it had been a couple months, before the holidays, since I'd checked that site.  It seems CMOS has finally come to the (APC sized version) of MF backs.  And the 4 digit ISO numbers appear to give really clean images, just wish it wasn't a $40k luxury car price. :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Medium Format
« on: February 12, 2014, 10:51:49 PM »

A larger format could offer better low light capability, better background blur and a smaller diffraction limited aperture. For landscape and and portrait work these could all be put to good use. In terms of ergonomics sure you'd need to use longer focal lengths on a larger format but perhaps "DO" lens designs (which offer reduced size and weight) could be employed? Anyway, since this is supposedly "The Year of the Lens" maybe all Canon's new lenses will be forwards-compatible to a larger sensor size... perhaps an "XL" line of lenses. 


I'm curious.  How does digital MF have better low light capability?  From what I've read on Luminous Landscape and other sites many (most?) MF backs don't even do above 800ISO and if they do it's not very good, also I've read they have issues with long exposure heat build up?  Have I missed something lately that they are  getting good 4 and 5 digit ISOs on digital MF backs now?

DO XL lenses sounds good.  That would be a place Canon could really pioneer.

Also just as an aside, why so much comparison to Canons Cinema line?  Did medium format film get used that much?  Other than 70mm that is.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Medium Format
« on: February 11, 2014, 01:12:10 AM »
lenses? yes, Canon already makes lens that will work with the smaller sized medium digital format sensors out there.
Now of course before people hollar they aren't ment for that and there aren't many, the easiest to use are the wider angle TS lens, and from what I've read you can still get a fair bit of T and S out of them before they vigenette heavily.  With the not quite really medium format (6cm x 4.5cm or greater) of around 4.xcm x 3.xcm sensors we aren't talking about nearly as large a jump up in size.  From what I've read it's around 1.5x or 1.6x so I always think of of digital MF as being the APC of the medium format world right now.  When they can give me a full frame MF sensor (6x4.5) for about the price of a 1DX I'll start saving for one. :)  (yeah, fat chance, I know)

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Photography Technique / Re: Great Article from Canon USA., PRO Product Team
« on: December 30, 2013, 09:26:49 PM »
Canon Learning is such a great site.  It is one of the biggest reasons I went Canon in the first place when I'd started with Nikon P&S cameras.

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Thank you for the info.  That 85mm f/1.2 is starting to give me G.A.S..  <sigh>

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: "Pro" mythbusting
« on: December 25, 2013, 10:52:02 PM »

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Hi Mr. Surapon.  I enjoy reading your posts even if I don't comment on them.  Love that Rube Goldburg rig, it's awesome looking and from the photos seems very useful.
For photo n-6.jpg, the one w/ the little blond girl in the pink bonnet on the bridge what lens/FL/aperture?  I really like the bokeh in that one a lot.  On the contrary n-5.jpg, right above, I don't care as much for the bokeh there. :)
Thanks for posting!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: [advice] My last tripod
« on: May 29, 2013, 01:45:58 AM »
This should probably the standard reply to all tripod posts:
http://bythom.com/support.htm

Either that or Neuro should write some boilerplate and get it stickied. :)

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I really like my Asahi/Pentax 135 f/3.5.  Not as much aperture as you wanted but a good lens for cheep.  And you can crank the ISO up on the 6D apparently (I only have a 60D that zero makes a lot of difference :)).
Also when considering older or 3rd party lens don't forget to check flange distance:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flange_focal_distance

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Canon General / Re: A Camera Walks Into a Bar, Scary Review
« on: March 25, 2013, 12:20:32 AM »
The Most Interesting Man in the World:

I don't always shoot Leica but when I do I adapt my R lens to my Canon 1DX.

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Oh and as for Pentax he's sneaking in the back door with a Full Frame of his own.

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There is one I heard about in passing, a microstock sort of site just for video.
I can't remember the name but it was mentioned in Leo Laporte's Triangulation interview with Jerry Pournelle.
Check Twit.tv for that episode.  Sorry I can't be more precise, but it's a good interview anyhow. :)

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