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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: September 30, 2014, 09:14:23 PM »
Until I can look through a Nikon viewfinder and change ISO settings with my right index while also adjusting any other setting I need, I'm sticking with Canon.

Haven't you heard?  With a Nikon camera, you don't need to change ISO – just set ISO 100 and you're done.  In post you can push it to ISO 3200, with a SoNikon sensor that's easy-peasy and the IQ is still better than Canon.  Or so I've read somewhere or other...   ::)

Thats just messing with a hornets nest... LOL

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Canon General / Re: Those D'oh moments!
« on: September 25, 2014, 09:58:28 PM »
Would you consider this a D'oh moment. (or DUMB moment)

Years ago my niece was writing a report on the Hearst Castle.  Trying to get enough points for Uncle of the Year award I decided that I should take the niece to the Hearst Castle just to let her see it first hand.  We had a wonderful time and took many shots for her report.  So for no D'oh.  We ended the day by visiting the pier down at the San Simeon bay/harbor.  A beautiful sail boat was passing and my niece wanted to get a picture so without thought I handed her my "first" 5D classic (w/24-105 w/grip w/batteries). She steadied the camera on the wooden hand rail and started snapping a few photos.  Camera still perched she was examining her results and got a tad bit too excited and....yep, splash.

All I could do was laugh ....


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Canon General / Re: DRones vs. anti-DRones: how to resolve the controversy
« on: September 25, 2014, 09:37:11 PM »
Change the subject.. Maybe we can argue pro life versus pro choice.  I'm sure it would be easier to resolve and that would leave everyone time to go use their deficient equipment... 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Just for Jrista: 2014 Market Data
« on: September 25, 2014, 09:29:04 PM »
Er, I'm going to have to beg to differ. Here's the D810 at ISO 6400 and at ISO 100 pushed 6 EV:


Can you tell which is which?

Btw, in the ISO 100 file, that road has a signal of average 7 for the green channel, where the SNR is 3.5. Red channels is like 4. These are all on a 16-bit scale. So pixels with signals of literally 4-7 in the Raw file (1 being minimum, ~16,000 being maximum).

So I'm not even talking about pushing a midtone or even a shadow +6 EV. I'm talking about pushing some of the deepest of the deep shadows 6 EV. With brighter tones - you can't tell *any* difference between ISO 6400 and ISO 100 pushed 6 stops. But here even with tones all the way down at the floor of the sensor/Raw file, it's hard to see the difference. If that doesn't wow you...

Point being: yes you can push 6 stops for certain Exmor sensors. Though it does get tricky with ACR, since it's not really built to do that. I had to use the 'Blacks' slider which ends up reducing contrast, and I adjusted until I got the same brightness in the road as the ISO 6400 file.

That's extremely impressive.  I'd guess the one on the left was pushed with some shadow tint correction since it looks a bit green on this monitor but that's very good.  The A7 is much noisier under similar conditions.

Impressive? If you CR members can make money off photo's like this congratulations and I admit I'm an idiot and should take up another hobby (maybe lawn bowling/or maybe BINGO) else they are crap.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Posting about sensors and DR!
« on: September 24, 2014, 09:05:49 PM »
2000 Eure per month are sufficient, 3000 Euro per month give you some headroom, 10000 Euro per month give you much more headroom to do things you like - would you say "no"?

Put like that, no.  But...what if to get that 10000 € per month, you had to move to and always stay within the city limits of Paris – not the one in France...the one in Texas.  Or give up one of your kids. 

So, would you still choose that extra headroom if it came with significant strings attached?   Maybe you would prefer to get the additional headroom without any changes to your life situation...in that case, you could post on an Internet forum how much you'd like that extra 7000-8000 €, and hope your boss reads your posts and gives you that big raise.

I haven't spoken about additional restrictions ...

In that case, I agree...as I already stated.  :)   We've established that having more DR is desirable.  Now what?

Even MORE DR of course :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Just for Jrista: 2014 Market Data
« on: September 24, 2014, 08:58:57 PM »

It was never Canon's job to provide a solution for mistaken — or intentional — massive underexposure.  If they do provide that someday, great, I will applaud. 


Intelligence in a sea of garbage....amazing.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 30, 2014, 11:17:19 AM »
For the most part, this is a wonderful site with some extremely talented photographers that are willing to share their knowledge of the art.  Then there are threads like this one, initiated for the sole purpose to agitate. 

Pitiful waste of time. 


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1. Antarctia (hopefuuly end of this year)
2 Nepal
3. Medium Format  :o

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: July 16, 2014, 12:41:08 AM »
Willem is always my favorite subject when I want to try out some gear. These were shot with a Canon FD 200mm f4 S.S.C adapted to a Sony NEX-6. It takes effort to get sharp photo's with a subject as dynamic as my 1 yr old cat  ;D
My aunt's cat, Olive, is 7 months old and hyperactive doesn't even come close to describing her... look at her trying to paw my camera.

Cool!!! Big eyes, claws ready ;)

Being a cat lover, I have seen this before, never ends well..   ;D love that shot.  Thanks for sharing

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: July 05, 2014, 12:14:19 PM »
I´ve been on a 10 day trip to Iceland, where a significant part of the time was spent with a fly rod in hand. This is not a technically perfect photograph, but I still like it a lot.

It shows my good friend Henrik. He has been flyfishing for +40 years. He had never before caught a +2kg trout on a dry fly, until this night. At that moment in time, he was the happiest man on the planet :)

24-70 f2.8L II, @57mm, 1/50s, f4.5, ISO2500. Shot at 1am.

This is not a technically perfect photograph, but to your good friend Henrik, its the best photograph ever!.. Great shot!

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: June 17, 2014, 07:37:24 PM »
Matei Fiji

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Landscape / Re: Milky Way
« on: June 04, 2014, 09:30:17 PM »
another from the same trip

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Landscape / Re: Milky Way
« on: June 04, 2014, 09:26:14 PM »
Matei Fiji

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Technical Support / Re: Multi-controller joystick 5D MKIII jumped off
« on: June 01, 2014, 07:20:25 PM »
Thanks Mt Spokane. 

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Technical Support / Re: Multi-controller joystick 5D MKIII jumped off
« on: June 01, 2014, 03:12:25 PM »
I feel you pain.  I'm vacationing in the northern regions of the Fijian islands with spectactularly clear nights.  My subject of choice the Milky Way is so clear and bright you can reach out and touch it. 

Day 1- computer died (hard drive failure)

Pretty disappointed but that can be fixed when I return to the statees.

Day 4 - My 5D III gets knocked over.  Good news is my 24-70 is unharmed.  Bad news is the camera is toast. 

My Fijian friends and family (Matevuvale) have a saying... Senga na lenga - translation is no worries


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