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Lenses / DPP DLO's module lenses availability is a hint at lenses roadmap?
« on: December 18, 2012, 03:09:44 AM »
I'm just wondering if a lack of correction data for some lenses in Canon DPP DLO module is not a hint at their life cycle and expected upgrades/end of life announcements. I'm observing what they add to the list of provided lenses and was wondering why 70-200 2.8 (NON IS) was missing all the time. After the rumor, that Canon is about to end this lenses life, I think it might be connected somehow with their absence in the DLO module - they didn't include it because they krew that it's end of life of this lens anyway.

Canon has added some new lenses to the list in DLO, has even addded 1.4 and 2.0 teleconverters variations with some of them, but 70-200 2.8 was still missing.

If this is about to be true, then popular EF 135L 2.0, 50 1.8, 85 1.8, 100 2.8 Macro (non IS non L) and 300 F/4 L IS are missing as well so does it mean, that they are on their upgrade path?

Canon General / Re: DxOMark vs. Reality
« on: December 14, 2012, 03:33:42 AM »
Please look at these graphs:

And now tell me, which sensor should get a better mark for high ISO performance?

The Nikon's one? :)

“The 7D was ahead of its time,” says Chuck Westfall, a Canon technical advisor, by way of explaining the new-product black hole since the EOS 7D was announced. He says the 7D-level Canon is not dead at Canon.

Yes yes yes I caint wait

Does it mean the same as: "We were wrong giving so much so soon" and "We should make the 7d 30% slower with worse AF so now we could present the 7d2 with the capabilities of the original 7d you can already buy for all these years"? It's really some kind of honesty not so usual in the marketing environment...


- Now that I have magic lantern installed, will it affect the operation of the Reikan Focal software?

You just have to ensure to provide conditions for Reikan to run (AV, one shot, AF etc.). The previous version of Reikan made my 5d2 hang up sometimes and Reikan crashed at some operations (like dust analysis). Now it's fine

- If I decide to remove Magic Lantern down the road and I have to reset my camera, will all my lens micro adjustments be gone until I reuse the software to get them back?

It remains in camera settings and I haven't observed any malfunctions after removing ML.

EOS Bodies / Re: Plan to get a 5D3 for $1
« on: November 13, 2012, 08:42:02 AM »
Well, from the legal point of view this is not easy as in some countries public money collection, fund raising or public lottery require additional formal permissions. I'd be really careful announcing it without a prior deep check for legal regulations in this area :)

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« on: November 10, 2012, 09:24:21 PM »
This lens is one of the real sleepers in the Canon L range. I sold mine when I got my 300 f/2.8 but I'm seriously tempted to get another one primarily for it's incredible light weight, sharpness wide open, surprisingly close minimum focus distance, 77mm filters and the small space it takes up in the bag.


I'm sure it's rather small and lightweight - no problems with handhold shooting for 3 hours or walking with it in a park. IS could be better and contrast - then it would be just perfect. Shooting against light makes some problems but in overall - the IQ/price factor is really good.

Legia - Jagiellonia. 1:2 by marekjoz, on Flickr

Lenses / Re: do image stabilisers decrease image quality?
« on: November 08, 2012, 08:57:18 PM »
Happily nad hopefuly liquid lenses would not require IS at all :) And guess who's got the patent for it.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
« on: November 05, 2012, 10:29:59 AM »
5D2, 300 F/4 L IS @F4, 1/1500s, ISO 3200 (this is the ugly noise come from)

Polonia - Korona by marekjoz, on Flickr

Polonia - Korona by marekjoz, on Flickr

Polonia - Korona by marekjoz, on Flickr

Lenses / Re: Thinking about a 17-40 f4L USM. Thoughts?
« on: November 03, 2012, 04:30:08 AM »
For APS-C i would not get this lens, the tamron or sigma 17-50 f/2.8's are sharper across the frame. 

It depends on which focals. Check again :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to start using 0.18um (180nm) process for FF?
« on: November 01, 2012, 02:18:14 PM »
Sooo... Does this means that the delay on the 7D mk II means MAD IMPROVEMENTS ON ALL LEVELS?!?!?!? I believe it does!
There is a rumor that in 10 years from now the sensor of Canon's top APS-C camera will rock!  ;D  ;D  ;D

You meant mirrorless, didn't you? ;D ;D ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Official DXOMark Sensor Score for the EOS-1D X
« on: November 01, 2012, 10:31:56 AM »
So I was not quite wrong predicting these numbers in April (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=5828.msg111220#msg111220), without even having this camera in my hands:

                                              Published    Predicted
- Portrait (color depth)                     23.8         24       
- Landscape (dynamic range)       11.8         12
- Sports (low-Light ISO)             2786        2650
- Overall Score                                 82            84

 :D, I like you DXO :D

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: October 31, 2012, 09:20:52 PM »
It really has to be either much cheaper or much better than 24-105. The third option is 24-105's end of life and price and IQ of 24-70 f4 on the same level as 24-105. If the last option would be true, then many people would hate Canon even more and finally found a reason to switch to N.

Sure I'd be pissed - I use the long end of the 24-105mm often. While the difference in the long end between the Canon 24-105mm and the Nikon 24-120mm is small, the difference between 70mm and 120mm isn't.
It isn't logical. A 24-70 f/4L IS is a subset of the 24-105 (We cannot know of IQ and 1stop better IS is no big deal). 24-105 cannot go eol.

What is not logical? EOL of 24-105? From Canon or users' point of view? :)
User's point of view!

Most users will agree. The question is if Canon managers responsible for company income are more users or more loyal employees :D Even if they are wining after their working time as the users, when they make those decisions they are in the office, unfortunately :)

Software & Accessories / Re: LR noise reduction in comparison to DPP
« on: October 31, 2012, 09:16:13 PM »
 I did the following, opened the RAW in DDP and applied NR, then saved the RAW again. Then loaded the RAW into LR and developed it there.

I don't think, that LR takes care about anything corrected first in DPP and the other way as well. LR looks at the source file and interpretes only settings applied in LR. LR uses separate file to store settings applied to a RAW file, while DPP writes it directly to the RAW file, but it doesn't mean, that their are anyhow interpreted by LR.
Think about settings applied in eirher LR or DPP as a "recipe". Converter (either DPP or LR) looks for this recipe each time when you open a file, takes the original file and applies those "recipe settings" to present you the result. If you are happy with the result on preview, and decide to develop the file, then the converter takes this recipe again and applies to the original RAW file to produce the result file, either jpg or tiff.
Noise settings are part of this recipe. Even if LR would read amount of noise reduction set in DPP, it applies it's own algorithm, so the result will be different.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon Mitsubishi & Sony
« on: October 31, 2012, 09:00:51 PM »
As patents are a strong motivator for R&D investments, it happens, that they are against the market development. So I also hope here, that one day Canon, Nikon and Sony would exchange some of their patents when they will see, that it's harder and more expensive to offer a new real value to a final customer. If they can offer more for their customers in each new iteration of their products, it should be better for them, not worse. If changes introduced to new products don't justify significant money investment from the final customer, then the market shrinks as a whole as well.

Maybe it's some solution for them to fight against the market stagnation? In the end, when there is a financial crisis, they together, as big players on the DSLR market, fight together for money against other goods' producers.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Considering switching to Nikon
« on: October 31, 2012, 08:46:36 PM »
Hi folks - new to this forum - but not photography or Forums. 85 replies and no answer from the OP - does he live under a bridge? (see troll stories).

Maybe he finally switched? :)

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