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Software & Accessories / Star details
« on: Today at 01:13:17 PM »
I had seen someone post photos of night sky and had used a software to get lots of stars pop out.
Does anyone remember that post? I would appreciate being pointed to that.

Theater, Concert and Event / Re: Nightclub photography shots
« on: August 31, 2014, 10:40:25 PM »
Well done! I personally prefer night club shots without on camera flash.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: August 30, 2014, 11:26:43 AM »

"whatever"! Really? Some facts thrown your way and you disregard it….

Oh... my bad.  My observations in the field have been proven wrong (Thanks LeeJay!), and I have revised my "wish list" for a new 7D.

Sanj... I appreciate all the facts that are thrown around here.  Just look at the 50+ page thread on the 7D started a few days ago.  There are so many facts in there that prove every other fact wrong that nothing could possibly be true.

I'm not disregarding the facts, I'm just stating that my opinions for a great APS-C camera are based on my own field operation.  Truthfully, I don't care about the physics.  What I care about is generating high quality images and through my own experience, I believe that my "wish list" for a great APS-C camera help create cleaner more usable files at high ISO.  I'm not about to debate what makes a pixel produce better noise.  If canon can make a 24mp APS-C camera that produces excellent quality, low ISO noise at ISO 3200... I don't care what goes into it.  In my experience, this would be a more realistic achievement if that crop sensor was 12 or 16MP.

Whokay! :)

Sunny day is the key point. 7D.

EOS Bodies / Re: Mirrorless vs DSLR Camera
« on: August 29, 2014, 11:42:00 AM »
I know of a professional photographer who is using Sony 7 (do not know which version) after selling his Nikon 800

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II & Photokina
« on: August 29, 2014, 11:40:44 AM »
A 12mp sensor would have better high ISO performance,

No, it wouldn't.  This myth just won't go away.

utilize the center of lens elements,

Which is wrong on two levels - every pixel uses all of the lens elements.  You may have meant "image circle" instead of lens elements.  Secondly, using the "sweet spot" is nearly always detrimental compared to using the entire image circle because of increased enlargement.

And also, a 12 mp crop sensor is 150% of the "reach" and 16mp is 200% of the "reach"... As you put it.

"Reach" means "resolving power" and it goes with the square of pixel count.  You want to double resolving power?  You need four times as many pixels.

Whatever... my opinions are derived from "field" observation... and interestingly I have found that most things being equal, larger pixels translate to higher ISO noise usability.... and that the center of images are always sharper and have less distortion than the edges.  But who needs field observations when we have all of these "theoretical" photographers here on the forum to prove us all wrong??

"whatever"! Really? Some facts thrown your way and you disregard it….

Photography Technique / Re: Is RAW worth it?
« on: August 29, 2014, 11:38:01 AM »
Depends upon the end use mostly. I shoot my friends birthdays on JPEG and serious (!) work on RAW. It all depends upon your needs…
Very many cameras including my Fuji XE2 give perfect JPEGs.

Canon General / Re: Some wait for 7d2 other do great without it.
« on: August 29, 2014, 11:22:24 AM »
While it is a very cool video, not sure what the 7D2 has to do with it, other than simply trying to sucker people in and/or start a fight.   ???

Fight? Naaaaa. I am peace loving guy.. I mention 7d2 because just a mention of it's rumor sets internet ablaze. Am stressing that there are people greater than me who are out there pushing photography and limits of their inexpensive gear while we fill pages of rumors. :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 29, 2014, 11:09:51 AM »
D800 -> D810

The 5dm3 is looking really old.

Not as old as that whine.

must be a damn good vintage...

but i bet its corked  :-[

I have no experience with the D series but "but I bet it is corked" made me smile! Good one...

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 29, 2014, 11:05:07 AM »
It has better dynamic range (if you don't know how to maximise DR in Canon files), but that does not equate to "better image quality", and the 5D Mk III lacks for nothing in terms of overall IQ compared to the Nikon at the image level.


How many of these "Is Nikon better?" threads does this forum have to endure? I mean Nikon paying people for this?

You are a sad person - is Canon paying you?


Canon General / Some wait for 7d2 other do great without it.
« on: August 29, 2014, 09:27:12 AM »
I loved this video. Do not get me wrong: I love great gear but this video made me smile…

EOS Bodies / Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« on: August 28, 2014, 05:58:11 AM »
Ask me after it is released. Thank you.

I have the exact same questions. Few tips which I have learnt:
1. Keep the flash on 'high burst' to sync with fast fps shooting.
2. Keep the flash output to less than 50% for it not only to sync but also to recharge fast enough.

EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 28, 2014, 04:25:21 AM »
still a rumor, people. don't take it as if Canon itself listed these specs.
so many people spewing their venom over something that is:

1 - NOT official announced
2 - a RUMOUR (this one is important)
3 - NOT tested and reviewed

people always commented "i want less MP for better ISO capabitilies" and blahblah, now that this rumor surprised everyone with "only" 20MP and not 24MP, it's not good. again.

the fact of the matter is, that newer CPU's always make some leap forward in regard of noise in High ISO shots. Digic6 should be no exception. what this rumour also reports, is:

- 10 FPS (same as 1D4)
- 65 AF point (BETTER than 1D4)
- Dual Digic6 (BETTER than 1D4)
- more MP (BETTER than 1D4)

but who cares about that. all you people see is that it supposedly has 20MP.


Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 10, 2014, 12:54:12 PM »
I would be happier with f4 IS.

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