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Photography Technique / Re: Does this photo work?
« on: Today at 06:10:09 PM »
Ooh, lots of loveliness in this thread, Sanj & PBD!
Private's given you an alternative composition, which is great, but I do feel it's an alternative product; either is a great composition but not of the same outcome - so it's a judgment call as to what's wanted - but as mentioned above I also appreciate the education of another's ideas in action, so thanks for sharing, PBD!

I love what you've captured, Sanj, but for me there's one thing that's not been mentioned so far that's compositionally a b****** consequence simply of how the scenario played out... and it's the "spilling out of the frame" of the blue blurring. This could maybe be muted somehow towards the edge (this kind of thing isn't my usual territory) but I reeeally do feel that if the wing/blurring were contained and captured entirely within the frame, well, the world would be a better place, perhaps?!
It just has a bit of a "ooh, just missed it!"/clipped-image vibe to me - anyone else's thoughts on that?

Otherwise, regarding the original composition thing, I do like that the original seems to be an image of a location, and it's being vacated, whereas PBD's composition is more about the bird - though both great :)

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L Accepts Rear Gelatin Filter
« on: February 27, 2015, 06:25:24 PM »
For cut-to-size gelatin filters; like used to filter pre-LED theatre lighting? Is that stuff really 50-megapixel resolving quality? I genuinely don't know!

I've got an old Tokina 500mm mirror lens that uses screw on filters at the back, they're like ~20mm and came with 4 or 5 of them - Canon never liked the idea of them then?..

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SOMEBODY WEIGH THE FREAKING LENS ALREADY!

really, many months back the weight was 'tbc', and now it isn't even considered to be the kind of lens that would have a quantifiable weight? wait... That would be awesome - I'd buy a neutral/negative weighted helium lens! USM/HSM would be quicker in a vacuum, right? I need to file some patents - "brb"!

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Lenses / Re: EF 50 1.8 STM
« on: February 08, 2015, 06:04:43 AM »
Ha, probably - Grumpy meee! ;)

But I was curious about this 50mm f/1.8 STM post in the 'lens rumours' forum... New info? Intriguing insight?! But the content was unrelated and disappointing, I've seen mods lock/move posts for less.

Besides, as I said it's not a bad thread and I'd have contributed off the bat - but when I've got up on the wrong side of the bed I don't feel being baited makes for a friendly me ;)

I was excited (and thus disappointed) by the 50mm title, okay? :p

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Lenses / Re: EF 50 1.8 STM
« on: February 08, 2015, 05:23:06 AM »
I'd happily engage in this conversation but at this point in time you're choice of title and forum seems to be some kind of bating strategy and I'm not really into engaging with people who misdirect and waste people's time from the go, sorry brah ::)

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Lenses / Re: An EF-M f/1.2 Lens?
« on: February 08, 2015, 05:17:11 AM »
Just on my phone's  YouTubes - what's one if these then? The trim looks golden a la previous-gen Tamron to me ;)
(the bands do seem to move with the lens as if trim/branding, not just reflections)

maybe it's that new 50mm and it's gone chunky to allow for a fast AND stabilised lens.  Maybe... Maybe it's just something that's obvious to others that I don't recognise!


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I recently made the decision to buy a new camera this year.  I know there are differences, but to me the T6i and it's specs questions how relevant the 70D is now, especially for video capture.

For photography, I'd spend the extra money and get the 7D MII, not the 70D.

Interesting. I was thinking who would buy the T6s or T6i over the 70D? I guess to each his own. What specs do you find superior on the T6i?

Looking at the spec sheets, Canon have chosen to give the M3 1/3 Stop ISO increments but these things are still stuck with Full Stops... Taking away more worthwhile Gain control and forcing videographers to work with less desirable apertures or shutter speeds doesn't really scream "I'm the ultimate Video dSLR!" - though like with the SL1/100D in photo mode (I'm unsure re: video), the in-between ISOs might be available in Auto-ISO... being a weird "more-flexibility but it's not your choice how it's used" compromise..

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"budget-conscious" ?

The difference between the two models is only $50 MSRP.  It'll be interesting to see what the street price difference is.

Also wondering if this new "rebel plus" price bracket is intended to sound the death knell for the XXD mid-rage line...

$50 would be quite an advanced degree of budget consciousness, aye - but isn't it $150 difference? If I pick one up it'll likely be around Summer and closer to the current Asian market price via the Grey Market - which has proved to be around 60% of the scary UK prices on higher end models, so around £340/$500 would be nice - and I hope Canon's concerned spies are reading these early "yeah but how cheap on the Grey Market?!" discussions, even at pre-release ;)

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"budget-conscious" ?

The difference between the two models is only $50 MSRP.  It'll be interesting to see what the street price difference is.

Also wondering if this new "rebel plus" price bracket is intended to sound the death knell for the XXD mid-rage line...

$50 would be quite an advanced degree of budget consciousness, aye - but isn't it $150 difference? If I pick one up it'll likely be around Summer and closer to the current Asian market price via the Grey Market - which has proved to be around 60% of the scary UK prices on higher end models, so around £340/$500 would be nice - and I hope Canon's concerned spies are reading these early "yah but how cheap on the Grey Market?!" discussions, even at pre-release ;)

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Digital video zoom/crop? The kind of feature you'd think the professional APS-C Wildlife & Birding camera would carry! It doesn't though... Into its second generation and the 7D series still has me thinking "yeah but this cheaper model seems a more useful purchase.." - I'd say it's "Apples & Oranges" but they're Cameras & Cameras and somebody, somewhere is deciding on their make-up and omissions ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Images for EOS Rebel 750D & EOS 760D Appear
« on: February 04, 2015, 05:55:41 PM »
Canon, for some years, have had 2  XXXD camera bodies in their current products portfolios - just looks like now they're both bodies that were released at the same time. It's been a while since the 700D dropped, I assume they're happy to let it go!

760D... I'm interested, if the video crop mode hasn't been retired across the range for the second time! (it's really not in the 7D II? lame..)

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EOS Bodies / Re: The New Rebels Will be Called the 760D and 750D
« on: February 04, 2015, 10:59:20 AM »

19 cross-type AF point system
Finally, better AF for the Rebels. Nikon has it since…well, since when? A decade? ;-)

This is what the 70D has, right? If it's as responsive, this might be a great little camera! I've no need for APS-C beyond the 70D capabilities, perhaps the 750/760D is going to be the new "good enough" camera for many?!

...though to be honest I enjoyed shooting Birds in Flight with the 70D for a while but the 100D and EOS M are, for most applications, "more than good enough" APS-C shooters in my world!

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EOS Bodies / Re: The New Rebels Will be Called the 760D and 750D
« on: February 04, 2015, 10:24:30 AM »
24mp?...

The 61.44mp 6DS should arrive in time for Summer then, woo! :D

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EOS-M / Re: First Images of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 03, 2015, 06:00:09 PM »
But whyyyy does the black version come with a pixelated smudge instead of the Canon logo?..

is this that first image from the German forum that somehow managed to stay hidden from the English speaking world for a month? I bet every other post on that forum thread is about not telling us they've seen it!

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EOS-M / Re: First Image of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 03, 2015, 04:02:10 PM »
Goddamn, I wanted to do some conjecture-splurging but you've just ruined it for me, AvTvM! I was going to point out that there was no 'M' branding, nevermind 'M3', and see what the forum could invent, having had that pointed out... this could have temporarily been considered the EOS M2S to keep the M2 current!

If Canon weren't so singularly focussed (and no doubt future-fire-sale wary) with the M line I'd conclude they need a slim/mini model for the M2-like fans, which Asia seems to have plenty of - but calling this the M3 seems to undermine the M2 a little, in terms of keeping it current... Maybe there'll still be the 2 models within 6 months, though both lacking the EVF...

okay, I'm ready for the 750D and M3 full spec lists already... Go, internets! Find!

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