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Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART for Canon
« on: Today at 09:51:52 AM »
Well done, Dustin!
A balanced and unbiased review that should be very useful for potential buyers of a standard prime.

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Software & Accessories / Re: What accessories for 7d Mkii?
« on: Today at 09:05:47 AM »
... Whats an 'L' bracket by the way?

Ashley
http://ashleymiddleton.zenfolio.com

The rest of the text below can be read at http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Camera-L-Plate-Review.aspx
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The primary use I have for L-brackets is to quickly, securely and solidly attach a camera or big lens to a tripod or monopod head that has an Arca-Swiss-compatible quick release clamp. And the primary advantage an L-bracket has over a normal camera body plate is that there are two mounting plates - which allows the camera to be attached in landscape or portrait orientation with similar ease.

This versatility avoids the need to use the drop-notch on a ball head (which significantly lowers the viewfinder eye level - especially for cameras with a battery grip) for portrait/vertical-oriented shots. The drop notch then remains available for more framing flexibililty - allowing far-beyond vertical framing even with a level tripod.

Various brackets (such as flash brackets, panorama brackets, other mounts ...) can be attached to the L-brackets. Clamps can be purchased individually and mounted to almost anything your creativity dreams up - allowing your camera to attach to the same.
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Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« on: November 25, 2014, 08:59:43 PM »
Midnight, Walker lake, Brooks Range, Alaska.

Charlie... the plane

I honestly don't know what to say, but: Wow!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Another 50mp FF DSLR Mention [CR2]
« on: November 25, 2014, 01:57:06 PM »
Not pointing in any special direction, and I could have posted this in quite a few threads here today: But somehow I can imagine early on in the weeks that there are individuals who have had sex offerings turned down during the weekend - by both of their hands...

Don't take it out on the forums! Be civil.

And now back to the normal yada yada "You're wrong, I'm right!"

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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II by Fro
« on: November 25, 2014, 01:19:30 PM »
I have had some minor doubts about the battery life, and the feedback I got earlier on was of the diplomatic kind from a journalist. It still looks as though the batteries won't last just as long as they did on the 7D Mark I.


For some reason the battery life of mine has steadily improved. Not sure why. I was trying to kill the battery yesterday using GPS and a lot of live view and it seemed fine to me. Can't say how it compares to the 7D. He was complaining about only being able to shoot 1000 Raw + JPG with a single battery. He must shoot a pro body because I don't think that's unreasonable for one of those LP-E6's.
*nods* I bet some can be done by tweaking ones own settings and to chimp a little less. (As you get used to a camera, you will find smarter ways to accomplish things and that should also lead to increased battery life.) I also believe that a few tweaks of the firmware can increase the battery life to some degree, and deal with a few other issues yet to be discovered - bad coding can waste CPU cycles and wreck even the best intentions.

A tad shorter battery life could be a benefit to both Canon and users; Canon will sell more batteries, and users are more likely to buy that backup battery they otherwise wouldn't consider. Most of the time they won't need to change to that spare, but it won't hurt to carry it with you, and it would ensure you could go on for just a while longer if push comes to shove.

I shoot with a 5D3 and get like 1200-1400 pics, with basically very little screen usage during a wedding. I donĀ“t have lenses with IS that might require extra energy. But 669/0,75=892 which seems lame.

Oui, I shoot with 7D Mark I and get over 1000 on that, if I don't have Magic Lantern activated. I don't have the need to chimp any longer (well, mostly) and I can have the camera on for a week and go out to shoot on several occasions without bothering about if it's sufficiently charged.
I believe that Jason was in a different position with a slightly unfamiliar camera and that had an effect on the drain rate. But I still think that the 7D Mark II will get less shots on one fully loaded battery compared to the Mark I.

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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II by Fro
« on: November 25, 2014, 12:43:35 PM »
I have had some minor doubts about the battery life, and the feedback I got earlier on was of the diplomatic kind from a journalist. It still looks as though the batteries won't last just as long as they did on the 7D Mark I.


For some reason the battery life of mine has steadily improved. Not sure why. I was trying to kill the battery yesterday using GPS and a lot of live view and it seemed fine to me. Can't say how it compares to the 7D. He was complaining about only being able to shoot 1000 Raw + JPG with a single battery. He must shoot a pro body because I don't think that's unreasonable for one of those LP-E6's.
*nods* I bet some can be done by tweaking ones own settings and to chimp a little less. (As you get used to a camera, you will find smarter ways to accomplish things and that should also lead to increased battery life.) I also believe that a few tweaks of the firmware can increase the battery life to some degree, and deal with a few other issues yet to be discovered - bad coding can waste CPU cycles and wreck even the best intentions.

A tad shorter battery life could be a benefit to both Canon and users; Canon will sell more batteries, and users are more likely to buy that backup battery they otherwise wouldn't consider. Most of the time they won't need to change to that spare, but it won't hurt to carry it with you, and it would ensure you could go on for just a while longer if push comes to shove.

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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II by Fro
« on: November 25, 2014, 12:14:30 PM »
(a few hours later...) Watched it all, and - as always - he's trustworthy, and delivers interesting views of anything he reviews. No big surprises, a few confirmations of thoughts I have heard from others.
From the first time I got solid info about the camera, I have had some minor doubts about the battery life, and the feedback I got earlier on was of the diplomatic kind from a journalist. It still looks as though the batteries won't last just as long as they did on the 7D Mark I.

If I considered upgrading/renewing my APS-C, the 7D Mark II would still top the list of options.

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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II by FroKnowsPhoto
« on: November 25, 2014, 09:38:14 AM »
I have a few minutes before the sun sets under the horizon - will surely take a look at Fro's review later tonight - but now it's hasta la vista while I shoot some.

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7D MK II Sample Images / Re: Anything Shot with a 7D MII
« on: November 24, 2014, 09:51:23 PM »
ISO1600
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ISO640
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That Snowbird really looks like it's waiting to become a Xmas card. Mighty fine and with a generous DoF to make it inviting to look at! *all thumbs up*

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Post Processing / Re: My RAW Processing Workflow
« on: November 24, 2014, 09:46:32 PM »
It dawned on me... just post a screen shot.  While not perfect... it does show the difference.

This is the exact same website (hosting one of my photos) with IE on the Left and Firefox on the right. 

It really shouldn't be that different.  Yet, it is. 

Edit:  This article seems to explain it - or at least identifies that there is, in fact, a difference, even in color-managed browsers.  http://cameratico.com/guides/web-browser-color-management-guide/

That seems rather typical. And equally annoying... I have had similar problems earlier with two screens, and when I had to change monitor. It always took a while before I managed to get it right or at least less obvious.
You found a good page there! I ran through the test myself to re-check my own values and to see if the images looked as hoped. (It was almost perfect; just a little nudge and then it's fully ok for me.)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 24, 2014, 08:03:10 PM »
Cooper's Hawk juvenile shot with a 7D Mark II.

Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii)[/url] by Tony Varela Photography, on Flickr

Lovely and smooth background, Tony!
Certainly a fine looking juvenile, but I believe that dead branch show signs of having been used by numerous generations before it. It's beginning to be just as smooth as the background and all bark has been worn down.

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Landscape / Re: Flowers and other Flora
« on: November 24, 2014, 01:36:16 PM »
A detail of a Lamb's Ear - Stachys byzantina


Nice picture, DD. I see the ear (maybe some kind of genetic deformity here), but where's the lamb?
*stops chewing* Don't look at me! I know nothing...  *turns around to the stove and exclaims* No no, Lambert, stay in the pot with the carrots and onions. ::)
Thanks, dpc! I won't ask you about your cattails. ;) Those are darn nice, and makes for very interesting photos all the season.

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Landscape / Re: Seashore, Beaches and Harbours
« on: November 24, 2014, 12:14:11 PM »
A unique detail from Vik, it's called "The Priests bathtub". It shows a sand volcano. There are others (bathtubs) in the area, but this is the only visible one. The formation is about 500 million years old, so it has been around for a little while...

It was tricky trying to find a good way to shoot it, and I'm not sure I nailed it. Position, composition, time of day, different lens - I'll have to revisit to test a few alternatives. Hopefully it won't be pestered with kids then.
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If you were to picture search the place/formation on google, you would get -> https://www.google.se/search?q=pr%C3%A4stens+badkar&client=firefox-a&hs=oiy&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=-WFzVJTSD4nXyQO52YCgDQ&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1674&bih=961#imgdii=_

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Landscape / Re: Flowers and other Flora
« on: November 24, 2014, 11:32:22 AM »
A detail of a Lamb's Ear - Stachys byzantina

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Street & City / Re: Famous icons in your city
« on: November 24, 2014, 10:48:56 AM »
Not 100% "my city", but I have spent many years studying, working, visiting and the such in this little city.
Turning Torso in Malmoe - shot from across the street with the EF-S 10-22mm. A big white of sorts, though no L, and no red ring, but it is weather sealed.

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