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Lenses / Re: I *HATE* UPS.
« on: November 28, 2014, 07:07:49 PM »
First, the delivery guy didn't know what is inside the package.
Second, why didn't you sit somewhere by the door so we could see you. A lot of company did not turn off the light even if they're off.
Third, this is a holiday, the schedule is tight so nobody wants to look for a door bell, wait for someone to come (and most of the time nobody will come on a Friday after Thanksgiving).
Last but not least, it is the seller responsibility for not requesting direct signature on delivery. If the seller didn't think the product is important enough to request for it then what make you think the delivery guy will treasure your package.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to differentiate crop vs. FF
« on: October 13, 2014, 12:03:15 PM »
There's one big advantage of full-frame that a lot of people don't recognize - the variety of zoom lenses starting at 24mm.

Full frame:
24-105/4L IS
24-70/4L IS
24-70/2.8 II
Tamron 24-70/2.8 VC
Sigma 24-70/2.8
Sigma 24-105/4 OS

15-85/3.5-5.6 IS
You can use all of those lens on CROP too. It will change the field of view but it doesn't change the lens quality. Actually, you can even say that "There's one big advantage of CROP that a lot of people don't recognize - the variety of zoom lenses starting at 10mm"

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: POLL: What's more important, gps or wifi?
« on: September 24, 2014, 05:26:33 PM »
I stood at one place, took about 20 photos, and they got tagged all over the place within 2-3 miles of each other.

Yikes, that stynks.  Did you get the GPS checked out by Canon?  Sumptin ain't right.
My warranty is up. So I just drag those images when i'm at home on Lightroom map module. At least, there is GPS let me know where to start and using Google Map, I can drag them to the correct location. Still it's annoying.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: POLL: What's more important, gps or wifi?
« on: September 24, 2014, 01:25:01 PM »
They're both valuable in some case IF they're working right. I have the 6D and both GPS and Wifi are so horrible. The GPS is not reliable. I stood at one place, took about 20 photos, and they got tagged all over the place within 2-3 miles of each other. This was outdoor but under a tree. And Wifi signal drops repeatedly, and the range is not great.

Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom vs. Capture One
« on: July 22, 2014, 07:55:33 PM »
Here I found an interesting article, where the author praise Capture One over Lightroom as a RAW converter. He wrote that the colours appear more natural and representative of the original scene. And that the images are sharper at the beginning, straight out of camera (without any adjustments).

See the article here: https://fstoppers.com/originals/lightroom-or-capture-one-which-raw-processor-best-24769

Has any of you similar experience?
I always find straight out of the camera comparison kind of bias. Each software has its own default settings, some may apply more sharpening than other. Also Lightroom can use custom-profile to get accurate color.
I want to see comparison where expert in Lightroom and experts in other software working on the same photo from start to finish. Then comparing the final products to see which one is better.

Lenses / Re: What would a 16mm or 18mm F2 FF lens look like?
« on: July 22, 2014, 07:51:09 PM »
At the cost for a good lens, the market would be small.  Since most (not all) wide lens usage is for landscapes, where f/16 is often used, it would be a waste.  For real estate interiors, auto interiors, or in tight quarters, it might work, but having proper lighting would be better and cheaper than paying $5,000 for a lens, and then not having the depth of field needed for interior photos.

What kind of use would you have for it?  A wide angle like that is not suitable for portraits.

Astro, I'd presume.  Wide + Fast is just what you need for stars, I'm told.

- A
Or just buy a tracking mount.

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: July 15, 2014, 05:52:30 PM »

6D + 24-70 F2.8 @ 24mm and 10-stop HAIDA Neutral Density Filter.

Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: July 15, 2014, 05:48:10 PM »

Emerald Bay - Lake Tahoe
EOS 6D, 24-70mm @ 35mm.

One of the main factors for me was F2.8 for night star landscape, as you can open the shutter longer and keep the stars sharp at 16mm, and its a zoom which I can also use for landscape and weddings. The 16-35mm doesn't do that… The F2.8 is very useful and if you haven't used it for that reason give it a go it will make you want to keep it, its very useful in a way the 16-35mm F4 isn't.

Excuse my lack of knowledge.
How could it make too much effect simply increasing ISO from 100 to 200, why not shoot with a f/4 lens in ISO 200?
From ISO 100 to ISO 200 is not much; but for capturing stars as a point, people normally use ISO3200 or ISO6400 already. So losing 1 stop is a big deal. Now you'll have to shoot at ISO12800 which maybe be too much noise to get good image.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware 1.1.4 Available
« on: March 19, 2014, 11:32:02 AM »
I'd wait to see if other ppl report any changes. Also, why couldn't they fix the GPS bug w/ this update? Smh.

Because it is not a bug. GPS doesn't turn off when the power of the camera is off so that it can pick up the GPS signal faster when you power on the camera again. The only annoyance is that they don't leave us with option to enable/disable it.

On the EOS 6D right now, there is no fast/easy way to change/set the White Balance. Even my old 30D camera has a WB button where you press it, then rotate the main dial to change the WB presets.

On the 6D right now, you can customize the SET button to change IMAGE QUALITY, PICTURE STYLE, MENU, ISO (hold the set button and rotate the main dial), FLASH COMPENSATION.

I wish Canon could include White Balance as one of the options. There are already a button for ISO and MENU, yet they're included in the option. I bet everyone who is using the 6D miss the WB button. That's the first one I notice when using the 6D.

Anyone know of any apps that can fix/or atleast convert damaged raw (CR2 format) files? When importing into Lightroom I get a 'Files appear to be unsupported or damaged' prompt. I tried opening them in PS, but no success. I was using a 5D3 and at one point I borrowed a Transcend 32GB card from a friend of mine, as all of my cards ran out of space at the time. The files appear to be of normal size, but I cannot open them.

PS: One of the damaged file did import into Lightroom, and is viewable. Only 15% of the image did not record when it was saving into the card. The damaged part of the image ofcourse did not render).

Any advice is appreciated.
I have seen this problem being asked in LR forum a lot. Most of them the files are not really corrupted because LR doesn't change the file. You should give LR forum a try: http://forums.adobe.com/community/lightroom

Reviews / Re: Can we have a 16-35 2.8L II review next please?
« on: May 22, 2013, 02:33:17 PM »
Yes, I shoot the same style of photos.  It's her feet that look layered.  But if it's one image and you shot it, then it is.
It's not photoshop, just bad flash techniques more like on camera flash (sorry, no offense even if it sounds harsh).

Animal Kingdom / Re: Wrong Photography Ethics?
« on: May 09, 2013, 02:43:38 PM »
To me, if it was not there at the time of capture, then it's unethical.
You can argue about composition, putting stuff into the photo, choosing angle, etc... All of those are FINE as long as you do it at the time of capture. At least, it will show that you have some vision. But you don't have to tell anyone what you did with the photo; however, you cannot fool yourself.

once you stop paying adobe, you can't even open your files it seems!
It's not that they lock your file or anything. Once you stop paying, your software will no longer work, just the software not the file. For example, if you work in PS and save your file as TIFF and cancel the subscription, you can use other program to open your TIFF file. So you can convert all your PSD files to TIFF before cancelling. That's why Adobe doesn't have to make any "READER" program. What's the point of making PSD reader when you can view it but cannot edit anything. Then may as well convert them to TIFF, save the trouble. Also TIFF can store layers too.

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