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Technical Support / Re: What kind of photo printer do you use?
« on: December 10, 2014, 12:57:41 AM »
+1 for not bothering with a home printer for photobooks.  It's not the printer so much you have to be conserned with it is the software.  MS Publisher isn't too expensive and works well.  QuarkXPress is probably overkill but it's professional and will do everything.
A photo quality printer for 4x5/4x6 and 8x10 home prints is fine, even the slightly fancier ones w/ a built in duplex drive for double sided are going to be more complicted than it's probably worth in your time and effort.
What I would recommend if you are on an Apple computer is iPhoto.  I know it may seem weird but I've found it awesome.  I did a photobook for my friend's daughter's college graduation.  It was so simple and easy selecting photos, layout, text and ordering.  Apple does good work.

Perhaps Long Exposure NR is on by accident?  I've never used it, but would it give a black image?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Card images failed transfer error on 5d3
« on: November 16, 2014, 03:35:08 AM »
It may be that MSP has given you the correct info from the manual.
But I just thought of one other idea, are your memory cards the exact same size?
If one is larger than another they can sometimes clash in odd ways even if they aren't full.
I don't have a fancy camera to do that with but seen that with varous types of memory on
computers over the years.

Canon General / Re: CR Forum Etiquette
« on: November 16, 2014, 03:26:57 AM »

Before this, I've  never seen a group of people who all share the same passion as one another be so brutal to one another.

That is either nieve or you haven't been around the internet long. :)
Does anyone remember USENET News?  Wow... the original spawning grounds of the Troll species.
The only places that seem to even hold a candle to that classic interwebs time are various 'chans
and Reddit (sort of).  And of course the raid chat channels of verious MMOs after some noob
face pulls a boss before everyone is ready.   Ahhh those were the days!  LOL
Drama... <sigh> as nasty as this gets, and even from my perspective it gets pretty bad, this is all
relatively short lived and much easier to ignore.  I sometimes miss a bit of drama, of course reading
a DR thread pretty much fills up that small reservour for a few months.  At least here the constructive
posts usually outnumber the nasty ones over all.

Lenses / Re: Choose your Weapon: Ultra Wide Zooms for Canon
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:18:43 AM »

The new 10-18 looks really good. Wide aperture isn't important to me for a landscape lens because you want to shoot it around f/8 or f/11 on aps-c so that's where the is comes in handy so you can shoot handheld and keep your iso down to earth. It takes filters too!

Exactly.  Yes, forgot about filters, that was also a plus.  But I'd like a little more
versatility.  I also keep thinking about the Samyang 14mm prime but I'd prefer
AF if possible.  But again for landscapes and astro manual isn't negative.

Lenses / Re: Choose your Weapon: Ultra Wide Zooms for Canon
« on: September 16, 2014, 09:14:48 PM »
I was going to go get a Canon 10-18mm next week but now I'm waiting.  I had talked myself
into making do with the horrid aperture range for 300bucks, especially when I'd mostly be
using it for landscapes.  But when I saw the rumor for the 15-30mm from Tamron I decided
to wait.  If it's under a grand and as good optically as their new 24-70mm I'll grab one and
that will give me more versitility with the faster aperture and image stabilitzation.  I've found
that 20-24mm (FF equivalent) is about the focal length I like the most for wide angle and so
the 15mm for aps-c would be right on the money.

What are people's speculations for price?  Will it be more or less than Tamrons 24-70mm f/2.8 VC?

Canon General / Re: Another Northrup - Canon vs. Nikon
« on: September 05, 2014, 04:33:18 AM »

The sad thing is he's made the same kind of blunders before, he actually believes what he's saying. Go watch his (absolute mess, should be taken down and re-shot) crop factor video (or don't, it's an absolute mess and should be taken down). He had to post a defence video just for that one. The details are correct in his head, it just came out one big garbled mess.

That vid, what I could watch of it, was where I totally wrote off that guy.  I'd rather be made to watch a FroKnowsPhoto vid, at least Jared Polin has a clever youtube name.

RE: Kai in one of your other comments - he's hilarious!  And at least he and Lok are out there actually
taking real world pictures.  What I really want to see is him paint a 5d3 and d800 pink! :)  Then they can
get Molly Ringwald to guest star in a short vid in which she discusses which is Prettier in Pink.

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.

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.

Also there are 3 product advisories for the 1ds3, you can find them here about half way down:
One specifically about soft AF.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Medium Format
« on: March 11, 2014, 09:20:29 PM »

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?

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.

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. :)

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.

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)

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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