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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Anyone own both Canon and Nikon
« on: July 23, 2014, 07:50:52 PM »
I think my previous reply to the OP was very confusing.
So try to rewrite it here:

IIn many ways the Sony A7R is not as refined as the D810 is , but it is a lot less risky and  also much cheaper to get.

And if you do shoot only landscapes or studio set up work , then there is no difference between the D810 and the A7R.

36 MP would be nice but also will increase workflow (larger files, more disk space, longer processing times, ...)


Don't worry about that, it is not true.
My first digital camera was a 1.3 megapixel one (a Canon/Kodak DCS 3C).
Now I have a 36 megapixel one, and imageprocessing is about a 1000 times faster.

The rate that computers are becoming faster, (and the harddisks are becoming bigger)  is much greater than the rate the camera's get more pixels.



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Without images showing the problem, we can only speculate.

My take is it could be some sort of flash sync issue - are you using third party triggers or lighting at or near the x-sync speed?

Again, just pure speculation. Please post some images showing this issue.
+1
When flashing, it also can be that the second-curtain synchronisation is on, when near the flash-syncspeed that will give sometimes a black band at the top, especially when triggered.

Not flashed, it is likely the shutter or mirror.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D - Weird black pictures problem
« on: July 15, 2014, 03:54:12 PM »
The only time I have seen this, is when I had a failing shutter.
One of the leafs of the last shutter curtain was loose and sometimes it came down with the first, giving only a very small amount of light to the sensor. (compairable to about 1/12000 sec I guess)

But I had also some pictures with only a dark part, and a part that was ok.
It got worse over time pretty fast, and the camera needed a new shutter.

Looks to me it is a good idea to have it repaired and take your spare camera if you have one.
(if you shoot professionaly you should always have one)


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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Anyone own both Canon and Nikon
« on: July 07, 2014, 09:02:22 PM »
I have both Canon 1DS3 and a Nikon D800E.
I bought a Nikon set because I am tired waiting for a decent landscape and studio camera.

And here is my few cents...

If you now have Canon and only want more resolution, buy the 17mm tiltshift, shift, and stitch the pics.
You will get realy great pictures.
It has its flaws though... clouds, water and leafs will move and make stitching difficult.

I only have a few Nikon lenses, but the 14-24 is realy a great lens.

Don't mind the extra pixels, 21mp and 36mp is NOT a big difference.
What you get with a Nikon is a lot more dynamic range, and that is very important for landscape (and studio)
Post-production of high-contrast foto's is so much better !

Hmm... Some Canon fundamentalists will be foaming at the mouth about this....

If you want the best digital landscapes, consider a mid-range camera.
The Pentax 645, EML58 mentioned, is a very good camera.

For my realy big landscapes I use my Cambo Wide and scan the negatives 3600 dpi for an almost 260 megapixel result.


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Fat-32 can be used too, almost any computer will read and write it.

True. However, recent implementations of Apple's Disk Utility won't give you that option, at least for some disk types. I know it won't give you that option for large USB thumb drives...

That is very true.
It is great for small files and disks, but because it is 32 bit, it can not handle files above 4gb and no disks above 2tb, that is why exfat is the better option.

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As said before, Paragon ntfs is an excelent program that let you read and write ntfs-disks on a mac.
And there is a similar program to read mac-disks on a windows computer, and that is Macdrive.

http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive/downloads

But there is nothing wrong with exfat, I am using it most of the time when transfering data between mac and windows. (and linux)
The reason windows screws up repairing the exfatdisk is the different way the rubbish-bin is inplemented.
So never let windows repair the disk, tell it to shut up and get to work, and it will do its job.

Fat-32 can be used too, almost any computer will read and write it.









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Canon General / Re: ISO Poll
« on: November 04, 2013, 03:42:35 PM »
Acoording to lightroom :
93.2% iso 100
6.1% iso 200
0.5% iso 400
0.2% iso 800 and higher.

I usually shoot 3200-10000. I wish the situations I shot in were better, but it is what it is

Wow... Concerts ?


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What to do with an old D60
« on: November 01, 2013, 09:37:58 PM »
I am keeping mine, it has the nicest colours of all canon camera's.

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Technical Support / Re: Battery grips, BG-E2 vs E2N
« on: November 01, 2013, 09:15:27 PM »
The N-version has a rubber seal on the battery compartiment, where the old version only has a felt strip at the bottom.

But the rubber is not all around, and not very thight to the grip.
So, it helps, but not a lot.
And how waterproof the grip may be, your camera is certainly not !

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Technical Support / Re: Questions about PSD to JPEG conversion for Web.
« on: November 01, 2013, 08:29:47 PM »
I agree with Neuroanatomist.

In photoshop you can make an action to do the job.
First step should be : Flatten image and discard hidden layers.
Not important for a single picture, but when processing a big batch, it saves a lot of time.


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Technical Support / Re: Battery grips, BG-E2 vs E2N
« on: November 01, 2013, 08:18:38 PM »
I have both grips, and there is no difference in buttons.
Both have two buttons on the back.

The only difference on the outside is the N

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I am using this one.

http://www.tiffen.com/displayproduct.html?tablename=kodakaccessories&itemnum=EK1706902

A 10-stop filter is not listed, so I don't think they have one.
Maybe you can stack two 4-stop filters, it fits, but I don't know it is opticaly a good idea...

Indeed it is a hassle to use these kind of filters, you will have to take the lens of, and I always seem to have fingerprints on it.

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It will not work.

And why bother, there is a filterholder at the back of the lens.

Have you tried to put a 10 stop ND filter at the back of the lens?

No, but I used a 4-stop, and it was OK.
Is there any reason a 10-stop filter won't work ?

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It will not work.

And why bother, there is a filterholder at the back of the lens.

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The guys at Fixation could be right.
Check if you have the latest firmware, (1.2.1) the older can induce the faults you describe.

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