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Animal Kingdom / Re: Bears in the Wild
« on: September 19, 2014, 09:58:09 AM »
From a recent trip to Alaska & Canada.

Katmai National Park


Thumb River - Karluk Lake


Pavlof Bay


Glendale Cove


Phil.

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EOS Bodies / Re: How do reds come out in your 5d3 ?
« on: August 13, 2014, 05:33:43 AM »
I didn't realize that the raw file is not according a colour space. However strange that Canon places a _ in front of the raw filename, in case you choose for AdobeRGB, while the raw file is independent of the colour space as you mentioned.

Keeps the filenames consistent if you shoot RAW + JPEG.

Phil.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of EOS 7D Replacement Info [CR2]
« on: August 11, 2014, 07:16:00 PM »
Another pet peeve about the 5D3, they put a slow-ass SD slot in it instead of UHS-1 like they did for the 6D even though the technology was available and mature.  And when you have media in the SD slot, it slows the much faster CF rate down to a crawl.  Totally ridiculous!  Grrrr.

Haven't had that problem - under what circumstances does the CF card slow down when there's an SD card in the camera?

I boot Magic Lantern off an SD card; but write all images to the CF card.

Phil.

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Clicking on thumbnails in some posts causes a new window to open - which is really annoying (as jrista said).
For example :- http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=19270.msg420885#msg420885

Clicking thumbnails on other posts expands the image inline in the current window - which is much better.
Example :- http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=22155.msg422728#msg422728

Is it possible to have all the images work like the second example above?

Phil.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 stills in video mode - cropped
« on: August 05, 2014, 04:11:45 PM »
I don't think there is a way to do this in Lightroom or ACR.

You can alter the EXIF data with exiftool though - for example

    exiftool -CroppedImageTop=0 -CroppedImageHeight=3840 imagefilename.CR2

Phil.

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Lenses / Re: Tamron 150 600 woes
« on: August 02, 2014, 11:00:41 PM »
No problems here, and have had excellent service from Tamron.

I sent mine to Tamron to investigate a servo AF issue on the 5DIII - they updated the firmware and must have calibrated the lens because it's perfect at 0 AFMA wide and tele. Before it was -5 (W) to +3 (T).

Phil.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Help..
« on: July 23, 2014, 02:20:26 AM »
After clicking the .dmg it creates a drive. Inside of it are the pdf and the fir files to either be copied to cf or accessed via the eos utility. Yeah. Tried it with 2.0.5 from canon and 2.0.3 from some other sites. Even found -1.2.3 and tried it.
Same error. Unable to locate firmware.....check the card, reset battery. It's on the card, in the right spot(root).the impression I am getting is that the camera is not looking in the right place. Would magic lantern do that. Maybe the former owner used it. I'm not that involved with it yet, still learning how to use the camera to its fullest potential.

What size is the memory card?

May not apply here; but I believe on some Canon cameras firmware update won't work on very large cards.

Phil.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Repair on 5D3 problems
« on: July 13, 2014, 11:30:34 PM »
For the EV setting change, check the 'Lock' switch position under the rear dial.

Not sure about the grid display.

Phil.

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So not an EXIF problem; it's a problem with the JPEG data itself.  The most obvious difference between these two files is that the order of the JPEG markers is very different.  If a JPEG parser made naive assumptions about the order of some of the segments, it could barf.

LR 5.3:

SOI (Start of Image)
Adobe DCT file header
Define quantization table
SOF (Start of frame)
Define restart interval
Define Huffman table
Start of scan


LR 5.5:

SOI
Define quantization table
Define restart interval
Adobe DCT file header
SOF
Define Huffman table
SOS


Many of those changes are Adobe-specific, but their decision to move the restart interval before the start-of-frame marker could very easily break parsers that assume the SOF is part of the frame, not part of the file as a whole.  As an experiment, I reordered the sections of the file with dd, to move the restart interval marker and value below the start of frame marker to match the LR 5.3 ordering.  See if the attached file works.

This file does not load in DPP.

Phil.

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In your first image (the 30 second exposure), did you put the cover over the viewfinder?

That looks more like light leaking in through the viewfinder, than amp glow (which is why Canon provide a cover to use for long exposures).

Phil.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 26, 2014, 02:14:03 AM »
Seems like the 5D iii just got pooped on.  For anyone who can stomach 36MP that is.

Luckily for Canon they have the better lens line-up.  Which is what really matters.
I thought that the 5DIII got "pooped on" by the D800?  Is this new "poop" then?

Same old "poop"; but now you can only get the unfiltered "poop". You have to figure out how to get rid of all the funky colored fake "poop" yourself ;D

Phil.

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Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: June 15, 2014, 03:17:50 AM »
Hi dilbert.
Please could you show us a picture of yours to show us how it should be done, or if you don't have one perhaps a detailed explanation of the technique and processing needed to achieve no blown highlights. Whilst you at doing that the rest of us can take our pictures wih blown highlights and at least have something to show!

Cheers Graham.

I can't believe how many of these images have blown highlights.

This is one of the first ever sunset pictures that I took with a DSLR. Unfortunately it gets converted to sRGB for the web ...

Dull and lifeless.

The French will be so glad to hear you describe their capital city in that way.

This has nothing to do with where an image was taken, it's the depiction of it. That shot has no soul.

A photographer cannot capture what isn't there, so if there is no soul in that photograph then there is no soul in Paris.

By that logic, since there are no orange cars in the image, therefore there are no orange cars in Paris ::)

The image says far more about the ability of the photographer than it does about Paris.

Phil.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Image editing Workflow for best results.
« on: June 13, 2014, 08:04:30 PM »
Now here it comes what I am interested in.
Where and when should I do the sharpening/ noise reduction?
Usually I do it in LR and I put Sharpening to 30-40 and NR if needed even until 60, I change the detail and contrast.

A big time saver for me is to set LR to use default import settings based on the image ISO.

I shot a test image at each ISO of the camera (5D3) and then adjusted the noise reduction and sharpness settings of each image to my preferred settings (for the ISO).

I then saved the settings for each image as the default import settings for each ISO.

Now whenever I import new images into LR they automatically get my preferred settings for noise reduction and sharpness based on the image ISO.

Phil.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D3 Auto ISO
« on: June 10, 2014, 04:55:39 AM »
With Magic Lantern, I actually use Tv mode for "walkaround tourist/landscape" as a "as deep dof as possible" mode: Set the shutter time you think is appropriate, rest assured the dof will not drop below a limit you've set, then let the camera choose an even deeper dof if good light allows it.

Can you explain how you set up ML to do this please - I've been through all the menu options and searched the forum; but I can't figure it out.

Thanks,
Phil.

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I dunno...I'm just getting tired of having to debate all the time. Would be great to just...chat (fearlessly).

I value the thought and clarity you put into your posts, and the valuable information they provide.

But having watched many threads get sidetracked, and devolve into the same pointless arguments, I can't help think that part of the problem is you keep responding to the same trollish behaviour and flamebait posts.

We all know who the trolls are - if everyone just starts ignoring them, they might eventually get the hint and just go away.

Phil.

I've ignored a LOT of these threads that devolve into the DR debate. If it isn't me, it's definitely someone else, or usually a bunch of someone elses. Just search through these forums for all of the topics that somehow, eventually, devolve into the DR debate. I maybe participate in about a third of them. There are plenty more that I simply just don't get involved in at all, or leave when the debate starts. Sometimes I'm in a mood to debate and debunk the same old tired myths, but a lot more of the time, I'd rather work on my own photography.

To lay the blame for the entire problem at my feet is rather uncouth, and certainly ignorant of how deep the problem goes and how many people are involved (certainly more than just "the trolls"...there are certainly plenty of them, but there are plenty of others besides myself who hate to let the trolls have the last word.)

I apologise if you thought I was laying the blame on you - this was not my intent in any way.
The blame lies solely with the individuals who continue to post in a manner designed to antagonise and disrupt the forum threads.

I was only trying to suggest that responding at all, instead of just ignoring them, only plays into their hand and perpetuates the problem.

Phil.

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