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Does anyone know wether the noise reduction algorithm has been reworked/made more subtle for this new version DPP? As a 7D user I was restricted to version 3.14.41 until yesterday and I'm not sure wether to upgrade is worth the hassleā€¦

Yes, all the adjustment are now by 1/10th, the main slider is still by one then the up/down buttons are 1/10th. I haven't actually compared the same photo from both versions but it seems smoother to me.

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: December 17, 2014, 03:46:21 PM »
I put these under 'landscape' gallery because I think of these as landscapes as much as anything.

This is Southwell Minster in Nottinghamshire, England, a building that has some incredibly old architecture, especially in the nave section of the church where it dates from about 1140. A bit of historical trivia: this was where King Charles I was captured at the end of the English Civil War.

Shot on 6D, 24-70 f4 IS @ 35mm, a six frame pano. f8, ISO 400.


I see that export to photoshop is now working in version 4.1.50, but I do not see the batch conversion ability to convert a whole folder of raw images. 

In folder view click "edit" - "select all" go to File-- batch process

Just played with it a little on this duo core here at work and it is usable on it, so hopefully they fixed most of the bugs. The DLO apparently just sets a flag in the file , the one I file I tried it on didn't increase in size. That means it probably has to recalculate each time it opens a file with DLO, However on this slow machine it wasn't to bad.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 w/18-55 IS STM $323
« on: December 16, 2014, 04:42:25 PM »
After a quick charge and fiddle, I think it will work nicely. Defiantly bets the 40D for high iso. Here's a 6400 just re-sized to fit here.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 w/18-55 IS STM $323
« on: December 16, 2014, 12:34:22 PM »
Figures, I bought mine Friday before the extra 10% it should be here today. I have been interested in this since I first saw it for when I don't want to lug the 5DIII around. Since it will replace the 40D, I am thinking I may have the 40D modified for IR.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: iOptron SkyGuider
« on: December 11, 2014, 03:47:23 PM »
Any thoughts? I've avoided telescope guided mounts because they seem more complicated.

The guiding mounts are setup the same way as far as getting them aligned, so no more complicated there. How portable do you need to be ? The guided mounts just make finding the faint fuzzies that you can't see with you naked eyes easy to find, but if your good at star hopping that's not a problem. I would be concerned that @ 9 lbs (assuming 5DIII ) you are getting close to its 11 lb rating (I think this includes counter weights), but if your well balanced that may not be a problem. I have an older Meade mount that is similar in size and found it a little lite  and loose (backlash and stiffness) but it works, it didn't take long for it to get replaced by a heavier mount. Good alignment should give you at least a minute @ 500 with good balance so the mounts not struggling. If portability is not a issue I would look for a heavier mount to handle at least 20 lb for the 500.

Lenses / Re: The Long and Short of it. 2 Photos from the same Place
« on: December 09, 2014, 10:43:43 AM »
The first is with a 40D and 800mm scope, the second 5DIII and 300mm. Both have been cropped.

Software & Accessories / Re: advice asked on EOS for a microscope
« on: December 03, 2014, 01:01:46 PM »
The SL1 is very compact and light, I have always thought it would be great on a microscope or telescope

Software & Accessories / Re: Must have Android apps?
« on: November 17, 2014, 10:21:13 AM »
If you do any night time or just wonder what that star is, Stellarium is free and works great.

Landscape / Re: Rural Landscapes
« on: November 17, 2014, 10:12:12 AM »

Landscape / Re: Stars above.
« on: November 13, 2014, 10:08:58 AM »
First, nice shot. I think what you have is camera shake. extra weight on the tripod and/or using the 10 sec timer and mirror lockup will help. You can test your tripod with a telephoto on the moon or bright star live view @ 10x a light tap and see how long it takes to settle , I find 2 sec not quite enough, but I have a med weight tripod.

Landscape / Re: Deep Sky Astrophotography
« on: November 13, 2014, 09:58:00 AM »
I think this one definitely looks better than the last version, more detailed/colorful, and the faint outer IFN detail has better contrast.

As much as I liked the last one, you did get even more out of this one. The wider fields is exactly why I bought the 5DIII. I was hoping this new moon would be good weather, but doesn't look like it. Last time out I had a terrible time with tracking and could only get about two minutes without trailing, found the polar scope badly out of alignment so fixed that . Here is Andromeda from that night, it needed a lot more exposure .

You might look at Images Plus It does a lot of stuff with raw files inculding pixel math and binning.

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: October 09, 2014, 09:40:11 AM »
[quote ]Great photo! Nice colors - great inspiration for a painter

Thank you. My Wife and Daughter are actually taking painting lessons ( dont ask how thats going). ::)

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