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Canon General / Re: Canon U.S.A. Prices going down?
« on: November 26, 2014, 10:23:37 AM »
Hmmm, planning gear purchases based on ForEx cycles...Is there an app for that?   ::)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Is there any reason to shoot sRGB????
« on: November 25, 2014, 05:57:58 PM »
The histogram on my 5DIII works great for using studio lights in even very tricky lighting situations--and I use a flash meter.  Get the lights set up for "proper exposure," make some adjustments for ambient light, backgrounds, etc., check the histogram on the camera during a few establishing shots, then blast away until something changes.

And when using speedlites, I don't use a flash meter, so the histogram is pretty much essential.  Too many times I've been fooled by the display image, but never the histogram.

Same goes for shooting with available light only.  I don't want to be toting around a light meter everywhere, especially out for landscape photography.

The histogram on my trusty old 60D seems just as accurate.

As or shooting Adobe RGB, that is a great question.  Lightroom uses Adobe RGB for most display purposes, but jumps to ProPhoto RGB for the develop module.  I softproof in LR5 and print from it, with amazingly accurate results on an Epson 3880.

I convert to sRGB for displaying stuff on the web and sharing by email. 

From searching the web and CR's older threads on this subject, it seems that choosing sRGB or Adobe RGB in camera has no effect on the RAW file, only the embedded .jpg...Is that right???

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Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART for Canon
« on: November 25, 2014, 05:45:32 PM »
Dustin, thank you for taking the time to do such a thorough, thoughtful review.  At first I thought it was going to be a praise-fest, but you went right at the one unsettling issue with this lens, occasionally aggravating AF flakiness.  The many sample shots are also much appreciated.

Only one comment in your review seemed a bit off key, the notion that customers don't embrace the dock because it is technologically "overwhelming."  While this is true in some cases, I'd guess many customers have no problems using much more complicated gear and systems, such as multiple brands of lights and remote triggers during tethered shoots.  AFMA in camera is a great advance for those of us who value sharpness and often shoot at wide apertures, and we pay plenty for bodies and lenses that can work properly together without adding another gadget and more time-consuming adjustments.

On the other hand, for owners of bodies without AFMA, the dock is also a great advance.

From my experience with the 50mm Art, which I returned to the seller and will buy again only after a firmware update, your lengthy discussion of its AF issues is accurate and refreshing.  (And I am a completely satisfied owner of the 35mm Art.)

Again, Dustin, thank you!

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I don't see the $100 off, but thanks for showing a good source for preorder with free shipping.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Exclusive Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Lens Savings
« on: November 21, 2014, 07:08:09 PM »
Anybody happen to know if they've issued a firmware update since the lens was first released?

Thanks!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New Sigma Lenses Coming Q1 of 2015 [CR1]
« on: November 18, 2014, 07:34:45 AM »
New lenses are always cool, but...

WHERE IS THE NEW FIRMWARE FOR THE 50MM 1.4 ART???

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Is the 7D MK II Really Selling Well?
« on: November 04, 2014, 03:45:57 PM »
Is the kit lens a mismatch?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to Continue Using Canon Sensors in DSLRs
« on: November 04, 2014, 01:06:07 PM »
NEWS FLASH!  MERCEDES TO CONTINUE USING MERCEDES ENGINES IN SEDANS!

 ::)

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Lenses / Re: Sigma or Canon (50mm 1.4)
« on: November 02, 2014, 07:06:49 PM »
Anybody know if Sigma quietly updated the firmware for the 50mm Art?
Thanks!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7Dii vs Nikon D750 Dynamic Range Test
« on: November 01, 2014, 07:43:56 PM »
Why not convert with Canon DPP?  It shipped with your 7DII.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7Dii vs Nikon D750 Dynamic Range Test
« on: November 01, 2014, 08:10:37 AM »
OH, boy.  Here we go. 

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Post Processing / Re: Portrait-specific post processing software
« on: October 31, 2014, 10:04:34 PM »
Photoshop is essential.  The skin treatments possible with Imagenomic's Portraiture are the best, but being able to locally adjust with Photoshop makes it a truly professional plug-in.

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Getting a sense that the OP is campaigning.

Have no fear, Sony will fumble any success with cameras as they have with most other aspects of the conglomerate these past 15 years.  TV's.  Entertainment industry.  MP3 players.  Smartphones.  Camcorders.  Computers.

The company is breaking up, spinning off, and in very serious trouble:

http://www.economist.com/news/business/21618863-dismal-results-show-need-more-vigorous-restructuring-pouring-cold-water

As wonderful as their sensors might be, and even Sony branded bodies, what's the support infrastructure?  Are they going to turn around a serious repair within a week?


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Videography Technique / Re: About the Fisheye lens
« on: October 28, 2014, 07:54:24 PM »
The link OP gave us is very PHISHY indeed.  Looks like hacker haven too me.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Whats wrong with the 70 D ?
« on: October 28, 2014, 07:49:26 AM »
Focus issues with central focus point.

Canon deny about this problem, but serviced mine and now it's better. My old 60D focus was more reliable...

I'm sorry, I don't understand your point.  If Canon serviced your camera, which apparently had an AF problem, how could they be denying that it had an AF problem?

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