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Macro / Re: Mechanicals
« on: July 25, 2014, 05:14:55 AM »
I really like all these metalic monochrome shots at macro or near macro distances and this one is also really nice  ;)

That's a difficult photo to capture, a flash might have ruined it.  Shiny metal is among the most difficult for me.

Indeed, I would even say there is no flash necessary, I find natural light, maybe some reflector fine enough to create nice high contrast shot of metalic subject

Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: July 16, 2014, 05:18:37 AM »
one recent very simple BW shot, but I kinda like it :)

Photograph levels by Matej Sokol on 500px

Lenses / Re: Yes! Finally, the 70-200 f/2.8 II
« on: July 14, 2014, 03:14:04 AM »
congratulation!  ;)

I bought mine only few weeks ago and I already love this lens  ::)

Regarding your question, I almost never take the collar of, indeed it's some additional weight, but it's nothing too horrible and when not mounted on tripod I use it rotated sideways as handle (so the camera is hangning in portrait orientation)

Site Information / Re: Post Precessing Section
« on: July 14, 2014, 03:03:38 AM »
I'm in - it's really good idea to have PP section.

I would even split it into landscape/portrait/some other PP subsection  :)

Canon General / Re: Seeing Rebels....
« on: July 08, 2014, 05:00:37 AM »
Am I the only one who doesn't care what mode random people use? It's one thing to observe what camera someone has (and since manufacturers often put the model name on the strap, it's easy for those of us to don't follow the mass market offerings closely) from afar, but getting up close enough to observe mode-selection dials? That's weird. IJS.

It's kinda obvious when rebel users came to me and asked for photography advice. Not only they were shooting in the green mode, they were also using auto focus(camera focus to nearest point.)

Would that considered as "weird"?

I usually only notice brand and type of body&lens combo and there are lots of rebels and kit lenses, really lots, even here in Slovakia, but in general everywhere I travelled.  It happens to me I'm quite often asked to take a picture for someone. And then 99% of those cameras is in auto mode, ok maybe even 100%

Sports / Re: Formula One from Silverstone
« on: July 08, 2014, 04:37:47 AM »
really very nice series of shots ... [here should be hand clapping smilie, but I couldn't find one]
only one thing bugged my eye, shot No.7 is bit blurred for my taste, but maybe you wanted it to be so  ;)

Photography Technique / Re: crop factor and light
« on: July 08, 2014, 04:21:15 AM »
Interesting read.

Like it or not, that's the first decent thing I've seen them do in years, maybe ever.

indeed, I like the way it's written, most concepts are very easy understandable

Photography Technique / Re: crop factor and light
« on: July 07, 2014, 09:41:00 AM »
I see, I missed it probably because I'm not too much M-interested  ::)

Photography Technique / Re: crop factor and light
« on: July 07, 2014, 09:25:57 AM »
Equivalence is a concept I have been banging on about for a long time and I have posted equivalent images on many occasions, the fact that aperture and iso also have a "crop factor" is so often misunderstood or completely ignored.

But I feel the article is s touch simplistic as I didn't see mention of the key aspect to equivalence, reproduction size. I will still push people towards the grandfather of equivalence articles here:  http://www.josephjamesphotography.com/equivalence/

And the Wikipedia page here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depth_of_field simply lays out the three scenarios where where a crop camera can be shown to have more, less, or identical dof to a ff sensor depending on how you are comparing or using it under the section "Relationship of DOF to format size".

Thanks for sharing, I'll have a look on it after work. Main reason why I shared dpreview article were comparistion shots, so you can see immediately the difference. Yes indeed reproduction size is another aspect of crop size, but I think the focus of this article was in having same composition with different setup ("same" aperture lens vs. different crop factor body)

Photography Technique / crop factor and light (DPR on Equivalence)
« on: July 07, 2014, 07:11:22 AM »
I have just read one veeery interesting article with great comparisions on topic light, max aperture, crop factor and ISO and how do they play together


(I haven't noticed it being posted here so far)

Canon General / Re: Should we tell them?
« on: June 26, 2014, 06:26:09 AM »
It's good exercise for the finger to keep pushing the flash down. Maybe they'll get tired of it and upgrade to (a Canon) full frame.

That's the reason I upgraded to 5D mk III  ;D no no no, just joking ...  ;)

Don't bother. If they cared enough to learn they probably would have sought the answer themselves. Giving people unsolicited advice generally ends with both upset.

Sad thing is lot of people think that

expensive DSLR + even more expensive lens = high quality photos

Last weekend happend to me I was chosen by my boss to make some photos from company action. He handed me his 600D + 24-105L, which I think is quite nice combination (well, I was impressed he does not have set lens, but L glass). First of all I had to switch mode to something more meaningfull than Auto, compensate exposure a little bit and set ISO.

What were the results?
  • I have no idea if he will be able to use his camera ever again (due to chenged settings)  ;D
  • He acclaimed photos were really nice

Did he ask why? No

just yesterday I had the opportunity to be at Bratislava city downhill

I was allowed to shoot from the track with no problem, everyone thought I was just another hired photographer (here's the point where I give credit to my 70-200  ;D ). I was almost ran over once, but I had some nice view and was able to make some great shots  :)

EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: June 19, 2014, 09:56:28 AM »
Does anyone have an example of what Canon call revolutionary?

Yes.  "Canon has unveiled its most advanced PowerShot compact camera ever – the revolutionary 14.3 Megapixel PowerShot G1 X..."  (link)


it depends ... revolutionary for who, 14MPx selfies could be revolutionary for half of FB users  ;D

Software & Accessories / Re: Pol-Filter for 24mm lens
« on: June 11, 2014, 05:21:57 PM »
I have polarizers from B+W (82mm Kaeseman) and also from Hoya (67mm), both works very nice, but I think B+W is easier to clean than Hoya

Anyway I think you can't go wrong with any of them  ;)

when I was byuing my first dlsr body I was chosing between 600D and 60D. 60D won, it convinced me with ergonomics and build quality (something I could see on first look, because back then I had no idea about AFMA or cross type points)

I was pretty happy with it for two years, it helped me learn a lot and then calling of the FF came and I listened to it.

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