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Lighting / Re: R.I.P Metz Speedlites.
« on: Today at 08:36:30 PM »
  "I just personally consolidated to  using their new 64 AF-1 flash units exclusively - they are fabulous, and have unparalleled power."

beyond 60WS? does it run on 4xaa?

IBIS...? so, In Body Image Stabilization... okay, got it.

  this new body has it, and it's a big deal? alright.
 i thought/assumed that most of these sony cams had this all along. You know minolta had it almost a decade ago. i used it. it worked pretty well. you could see how well it was working in the viewfinder, but it worked. since sony took them over a good many years ago, i thought it was in just about everything they offered. I still jumped ship to Canon, and would again.
     Frankly i'm still impressed that they managed to get this IBIS to work with a FF sensor, as at the time it was considered impossible.
  sure, keep cranking out the products Sony. good luck ever finding the 3rd party/pro support that way. i'm sure people like magic lantern are interested in spending time unlocking your gear just so you can dumpster the whole thing a couple times a yr.(i wouldn't be surprised if the very core of the imaging pipeline is handed this way)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New Sigma Lenses Coming Q1 of 2015 [CR1]
« on: November 18, 2014, 06:57:41 PM »
16mm is not really that close to 20mm in my book. sharp at f2? no/very low coma? sounds very good to me.

Software & Accessories / Re: 1D X + EC-S Focusing Screen - Save Your Money
« on: November 17, 2014, 12:13:40 PM »
I use an ee-s screen in my 5dmk1, and i can't say that i noticed much of a difference. I don't have any lenses slower than 2.8, but i bet they would show a dimmer view. I actually find manual focusing easier with my 5dmk3 and the stock screen -vs- modded 5dmk1.

Animal Kingdom / Re: First week of BIF action with 7D MK II
« on: November 16, 2014, 08:22:55 PM »
So the battery life isn't exactly where you'd want it? Would you say it's worse than the 7d?

I turn it off when i set it on the shelf when i'm done for the day, and when changing lenses. it's just what i do.
 As for opening the battery door and letting the camera switch off, it used to be that you would lose your images doing that with canon cameras. I bet you still would if the camera ram isn't flushed. It was something that some reviewers harped on for years.

were you on top of that deer when you gave him a lower back shot. with a crossbow? damn dude.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7Dii vs Nikon D750 Dynamic Range Test
« on: November 13, 2014, 09:19:49 PM »
when this was first posted i was a bit confused because that step wedge didn't look at all like what i am used to seeing. Honestly i wanted to grab a remote and work with the white/black levels. I believe Jrista is pointing you in the correct direction. I'm ISF cert and with i used to calibrate monitors the step wedge was an important pattern, esp with digital gear. Its amazing what happens to a step pattern when you start cranking on the white/black levels with digital equipment. Not so much with analog gear, but i suppose i may as well forget anything i might know about CRT projectors... ah well.

EOS Bodies / Re: I killed my brand new 7D MK2 today
« on: November 13, 2014, 08:46:27 PM »
recently out of some fear of going this very thing, i started using a USB cable to dump images into my computer. Of course that won't help me in the field when i've reached a cards capacity, but what can you do? well, i guess one could buy a really huge card...

Lenses / Re: Did Canon Leak the EF 11-24mm f/4L?
« on: November 11, 2014, 06:37:57 PM »
looks good to me. If only my 14mm roki/sam/smthg/whatever wasn't so good and inexpensive, and i had the coinage.....

Wedding Photography / Re: Tough LARGE group photo
« on: November 11, 2014, 06:33:29 PM »
pabst photo? that's my beer!(and the beer of hipsters, but i don't hold that against them, or the fact that they jsut sold out to russians)

I find myself doing this from time to time, and it sounds like you told the client what i always tell them with these things. You did very well, and i'd certainly be pleased with that result. I second what Mt Spokane says, but of course there almost always seems to be room for improvement with such things. I monday morning quaterback the hell out of my work sometimes.
  As for the guy talking about pano, i would have done it, but then i would have taken some single exposure stuff as a safety net. you would think that the people would know how important it is try and make it work for the photo guy, and extension the client(your friend) but people just don't behave. i don't have much faith that people can even post for a shot like this without giving me the finger, or some other sly move. maybe even pull a "Teen Wolf" type of background thing(it's a thing, google it). i wouldn't put it past many.
  anyway, good work, i'm sure they will be pleased.

I'm not totally against this lens cap photo comparison, but i'd much prefer photos of a real life scene. i just don't trust that the camera bodies are being honest with what they are showing me. in regards to what the cameras might be doing, in the words of han solo, "i can imagine quite a bit."
   now back to "bidness" as usual (insert DR range comments)

what? 2 replies while i was typing, if they are on topic i'm drinking a second beer! or should that be the other way around?   
  - this just in, CR forum drinking game, so everytime someone types something about DR we all take a shot of jager!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I took the cheap road to FF
« on: November 10, 2014, 04:59:55 PM »
i use my 5d all the time. honestly, unless i'm planning on shooting a bit of video, or really want that faster frame rate for something, i'll grab the lens that i want, and go with whatever body is attached, 5dc or 5dmk3. on an IQ perspective, i don't think there is a whole lot between them at lower isos actually.   

i don't think that would get it done either. Roger at lensrentals found lots of problems with sensor stack thickness and adapted lenses.

So when you have a silll photographer and a videographer working the same event, what is the professional etiquette?  Which one gets "priority"?

But in any case, it looks like this videographer was not very considerate.  But then we are only getting one side of the story. I wonder if this videographer is on another forum talking about this wedding he shot were this still photographer kept getting in the way.   ;)

in every job i've worked the photo guy took the lead, and i would jump in front of the video guy if need be. i wouldn't unless needed, but i would and do in a heartbeat. these photos of the video guy at the alter are standard fair for me. really, this is ashame, but i get this all the time. you try to work the angles to not get them  in the shot but it's a fast moving flowing situation, and often you get what you get. unless you want to take over the whole damn thing and stage it all, and i don't and the bride/groom don't either. so you get what you get.
   when someone gets dropped off, and you're not buds that already agreed to hook up people with a ride, you are being put on notice that you are in the sh)t.

  the reaction here to this post is much nicer than when i came on here to talk about what had happened to me some time ago. if i recall correctly it was a wedding guest hounding me all night, setting up shots(not wanted or requested),asking me if i had any batteries she could use, as her flash was eating them due to the dark reception venue, and generally annoying me all day. i seem to recall you guys saying something to the effect that i was a whiner and that i should deal. well, of course i did deal and i did the job. sometimes you guys can ....  ah,forget it

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: One Samsung Camera to Rule Them All
« on: November 02, 2014, 08:13:24 PM »
i stopped visiting petapixel about a year ago. to many articles written by the clueless for the clueless.
i'm going to be watching the ravens-steelers game in a few minutes. i'll be on the lookout for sideline photogs running samsung. i won't be holding my breath.

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