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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 06, 2014, 12:24:02 AM »
"AT CANON, WE SEE IMPOSSIBLE"

It means that Canon sees its impossible so give us what we want.

Canon, What's Taking So Long? Please Hurry Up! by Strykapose, on Flickr

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: October 05, 2014, 11:57:41 PM »
Hi Strykapose.
Lovely shot, great story in one picture.
One question, has she (between green and blue shirts) missed the subject of all the attention, or is she the only person who saw the beautiful scene reflected in the building behind you?

Cheers, Graham.

Manhattanhenge Sunset

Manhattanhenge 7/11/2014 by Strykapose, on Flickr

Thank you Graham,
I have asked myself the same question regarding the woman who turned around. BTW, There is no building behind me. She was actually taking a photo of us (huge group of photogs) who were on the other side of the street.
I'm not sure what was more exciting, the time when she turned and took her photo was when the Sun was at its perfectly centered spot, she could've turned anytime before or after, but Im definitely sure she didnt capture a perfectly centered henge.

Sam

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: October 05, 2014, 11:39:09 PM »

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: September 27, 2014, 05:43:55 PM »

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: September 27, 2014, 01:09:20 PM »
Manhattanhenge Sunset

Good and funny/sad!
Your photo is good and documentary, Strykapose! The sad part is that many of those people lining up to shoot the sunset haven't seen a real sunset at a horizon without being surrounded by skyscrapers, nor without having a phone in front of them.
The funny part is that I bet a whole lot of them are using the flash... :)

Thank you DominoDude...So true. NYC is surrounded by skyscrapers with many more going up at any moment. It'll probably get to a point where the city will live in shadows...with the only light coming from tourist's camera flashes.

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: September 27, 2014, 12:31:11 PM »
Manhattanhenge Sunset

Manhattanhenge 7/11/2014 by Strykapose, on Flickr

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: July 18, 2014, 11:14:25 AM »
Here is a spectacular sunset I caught over NYC:
http://500px.com/photo/76837851/hollywood-squares-redux-by-sam-yee?from=user_library

Sorry but I cant figure out how to put up a link to my image.

Just wonderful!
Is that the 16-35 f/2.8 II or the new 16-35 f/4?

Thanks for the view and reply, I used the 16-35 f/2.8L II

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: July 17, 2014, 10:22:43 PM »
Here is a spectacular sunset I caught over NYC:
http://500px.com/photo/76837851/hollywood-squares-redux-by-sam-yee?from=user_library

Sorry but I cant figure out how to put up a link to my image.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: A7r Arrived - Meeting New Buddies
« on: July 15, 2014, 05:32:50 PM »
Hello John,
Can you explain why you are un-impressed?
I'm curious because my shooting buddy uses a Nikon D800E and when we compare our similar shots (5D2/5D3), it's like night and day (even though I have to tweak the Nikon's colors a bit more). I'm kinda convinced to go with the D810 but I own too much Canon glass. I've considered the A7R and now with the Metabones Mk4 due out, I'm considering the Sony even more. I just want some honest opinions from a Canon shooter.
Thanks

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Camera in 2014
« on: July 10, 2013, 12:43:24 AM »

Canon, What's Taking So Long? Please Hurry Up! by Strykapose, on Flickr

And that is exactly why I believe most people will not benefit from a 36mp sensor, they are reversing their hoods and have polarisers permanently attached to their lens, often even indoors. High MP sensors demand the best of technique to realise their potential, and, as has been pointed out, a 5D MkIII with a 24-70 f2.8 MkII actually realises more resolution than a D800 with the Nikon 24-70 f2.8 anyway, 18mp to 15mp, even on a bench test.

I would like to point out that I shoot Canon. That D800E belongs to a friend of mine that went shooting with me. The filter is not a polarizer, it is an ND filter and I highly doubt that it's permanently attached since its a 10-stop. The hood is reversed because his camera was in his bag and I needed something to test focus since I'd dropped my nifty-fifty earlier, so I used his camera.
Now to the point of mp's...when I compare my Mk3 photos to his D800E after taking identical landscape shots on the same tripod with the same (and newest...Mk2) focal length lenses, his D800E photo out-resolves my Mk3. IMHO, I dislike the D800E's colors and user interface compared to the Mk3, as I'm able to quickly setup and shoot while he's still fumbling with this buttons.
I'm not here to create an argument nor to bash anyone. I just added the caption because I was expecting Canon's higher MP camera to arrive sooner.
Like Photomoose had mentioned, I'm also basing my judgement not on speculation, but by personal comparisons of both cameras and I have to admit, I may love my Mk3 but the D800E has knocked my resolution socks off a while ago and I'm currently running around bare-feet until Canon matches or surpasses.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Why a high MP camera?
« on: July 07, 2013, 04:49:21 PM »

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Landscape / Re: friendly reminder!!! Supermoon tomorrow!!!
« on: June 28, 2013, 04:27:52 PM »
A friend called and wanted to shoot the Supermoon. I was hesitant to go but gave in. I grabbed what was avail; 5D2 & 70-200 Mk I, which I use for lightning shots since I'm not too concerned if they get wet. So, the moon pops out for a few minutes, then comes a light drizzle causing all of the other togs to scatter. Then it ducks under a cloud.
So here is my shot, It got "Explored".
I wish I'd grabbed the 5D3 & 70-200 Mk II, as my friend had his D800E & 70-200.
But there goes the saying:
"The Best Camera You Have is the One with You"
To me, its a little soft, but I got the shot.

Beautiful, moody shot.

Thanks Dave NYC

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Landscape / Re: friendly reminder!!! Supermoon tomorrow!!!
« on: June 28, 2013, 04:25:46 PM »
"The Best Camera You Have is the One with You"
To me, its a little soft, but I got the shot.
Wow what a great shot. I like the skyscrappers and the neon lights.

Thank You

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Landscape / Re: friendly reminder!!! Supermoon tomorrow!!!
« on: June 28, 2013, 04:24:36 PM »
A friend called and wanted to shoot the Supermoon. I was hesitant to go but gave in. I grabbed what was avail; 5D2 & 70-200 Mk I, which I use for lightning shots since I'm not too concerned if they get wet. So, the moon pops out for a few minutes, then comes a light drizzle causing all of the other togs to scatter. Then it ducks under a cloud.
So here is my shot, It got "Explored".
I wish I'd grabbed the 5D3 & 70-200 Mk II, as my friend had his D800E & 70-200.
But there goes the saying:
"The Best Camera You Have is the One with You"
To me, its a little soft, but I got the shot.

2013 Supermoon Eclipse from NYC [Explored] by Strykapose, on Flickr

Nice shot. What was the shooting location if I might ask. West of Javits Center?

Thanks. Yes, I was in New Jersey on the pier just south of the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal.

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