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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Fun Arias rant on APS-C vs. FF
« on: July 30, 2014, 08:35:59 PM »
The repetition is so frakking annoying. The whole thing could have been reduced by half. He should be embarrassed.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to Make a Big Splash at Photokina? [CR2]
« on: July 30, 2014, 04:41:18 PM »
I would love a crop function on my 5DIII. Most of the time, I shoot in mRAW (10mp). I only switch to full RAW (22mp) when I lack the reach I need, and then crop in post. But I would much rather have the ability to crop in-camera, rather than waste all the storage space (both in-camera and after transfer).

+1

I really cannot imagine shooting in anything other than full RAW. Maybe I'm different than some because I do print large on occasion but I'd rather carry cards than switch modes during a shoot. I now wait to be schooled by those who tell me I'm missing the point. I can take it.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New Lytro Review
« on: July 30, 2014, 04:09:40 PM »
Those light field cameras are just another means of postponing photographic decisions to the office desk. In former times you had to get it all right at the moment of the shot, now we can, thanks to raw imaging correct the exposure later, thanks to cameras like the 1DC choose the right moment later (when recording video, Canon did promote this with the term "micro expressions" google for "micro expressions canon"), now Lytro offers postponing the focusing …

Call me old fashioned, I don't like all this. Off course I also make mistakes and I am happy when I am able to correct them to some extend later on but usually I prefer to choose the right moment, the right framing, the right focus point, the right exposure and the right field of depth at the moment I take the shot.

Imagine a future where an omnidirectional viewing light field detector is mounted onto a stick which one just holds into the air during an event. This detector would then just capture everything around it in a form of a three dimensional scene movie. Later then, at the office you would sit down and have your real photo session: choosing the right moments, do the framing, setting the focus points and so on. Would that be better in any way or just a duplication of what we're already doing nowadays, only time shifted?

I'm with you. I like to get more work done in front of the VF than the monitor.

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EOS-M / Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« on: July 30, 2014, 04:08:23 PM »
Repeat after me:

one nine nine



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My checking account hates you mantra man

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Lenses / Re: Which Bokeh Monster?
« on: July 30, 2014, 03:40:32 PM »
i'm pretty sure the 100L is 8 blade

as far as i know canon don't make 9 blade lenses
some are seven which are really nice like the 16-35 f2.8L II and the EF-M 22mm
7 blades renders f16 or narrower light stars really nicely on landscape shots IMO much nicer than 8 or 9

another thing to consider since budget is an issue in the OP

I bought the Sigma 35 ART, Sigma 85 1.4 and the canon 135L for the same price as a canon 85L II

i also have the 100L and personally i use the 135 alot more the extra stop is massive when you need high shutter speeds in lower light no IS on such a long length is a bit of a pain sometimes though but its bokeh is amazing and i don't think i ever stop it down



http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Lens-Specifications.aspx?Lens=674


9 blades

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EOS-M / Re: Stealth mode with EOS M?
« on: July 30, 2014, 03:02:15 PM »
I have issues with stealth mode when the ergonomics are as such on the M and there is no VF. It really slows down the operation. Now in fully auto mode that's another but I haven't shot that way in 30+ years. YMMV.

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EOS-M / Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« on: July 30, 2014, 02:59:43 PM »
hard....to....resist.........g.a.s..........

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EOS-M / Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« on: July 30, 2014, 02:59:03 PM »
I wonder if I would have had the native 22 (I love 35mm FF) instead of the adapter and my lineup of glass that I would have kept the M. Would that really have been a tradeoff for all the other reasons I didn't personally like the body?

I really WANT to like the M but I'm too attached to a viewfinder. Funny though I would never think of that issue when shooting with my phone.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces the PowerShot SX520 HS & SX400 HS
« on: July 30, 2014, 02:42:10 PM »
If you think 'Hell' is swearing, the Puritans want their hat back.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to Make a Big Splash at Photokina? [CR2]
« on: July 30, 2014, 02:39:41 PM »
I love my current gear lineup but I know I have issues with g.a.s. so deep down I'm hoping there will not be anything on the horizon that piques my interest.However, thinking selflessly,  for the rest of you lunkheads, I hope Santa brings you everything you asked for.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces the PowerShot SX520 HS & SX400 HS
« on: July 29, 2014, 10:08:02 PM »
This is sad.

More PowerShots?

Does anyone else not think Canon is fully asleep at the wheel?

I'm a 1DX owner for goodness sake. Where is high MP? Where is innovative mirrorless? Where is any innovation at all?

Please spare me the "it's coming" hooey. There is very little coming. They are in turmoil internally selling into their installed base and ignoring the competition.

Don't worry, they'll come soon enough.  If you can't wait, feel free to switch to Nikon.  You might want to try 6D first for the meantime.  It's not as high-DR/MP as the D810 but it's the best Canon can offer if you're looking for IQ/MP.

The 6D? what the hell?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Fun Arias rant on APS-C vs. FF
« on: July 29, 2014, 10:07:05 PM »
if I'm honest with myself I'd be hard pressed to think of an image that I've shot with my 5DIII that I couldn't have shot a year ago with the 7D.
I have issues with your comparison.7D iso over 6400 anyone? I don't get that noise until I hit 25k on the 5D3. to each their own but my 5D3 and 7D images are night and day.

I think that's unfocused's point -- the 5D3 may be better, but maybe not for what he shoots or how he shoots it.  What if he doesn't need ISO 6400, for instance? 

Arias' only argument in that video that I'll back him up on: the limiting factor is usually our ability, camera know-how, composition skills, etc. and not our hardware. 

That said, I do need ISO 6400 and I love my 5D3 for it.   ;)

- A

Yes. Most of my photography falls into two categories. Things I shoot for myself for my own pleasure and personal expression and things I shoot for others. Not commercially, but generally as a favor to others who can't afford to pay (head shots for starving actors, senior pictures for kids whose families don't have a lot of money, family member portraits, etc.)

I seldom shoot over ISO 400 if I can avoid it, especially when I'm shooting for myself – which are the images I really care about. But, there have certainly been times when I have needed and appreciate the high ISO capabilities of the 5D3. But, few of those high ISO images are ever going to go in my portfolio, so what I was really referring to was the images that I am most proud of.

Just trying to bring a little perspective to things, I guess. I don't think Arias' point (nor mine) was that there is no difference between formats, but that the differences are not nearly as great as people make them out to be.

Gotcha, it just came across as saying they are on equal footing. That made me metaphorically spit all over my keyboard

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EOS Bodies / Re: One other hoped-for feature on the 7D2
« on: July 29, 2014, 06:45:50 PM »
My most hoped for feature? Announcement and release

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I'm in the Dominican Republic next week but the guys here at CRF told me to leave my camera at home and drink beer.

Fook them, I'm taking the 5D3, Sigma 35 and Lensbaby Sweet 35. It'll be a sharp vs. artsy blurred semi wide Caribbean lovefest.

Yeah I've ran the numbers, out of 14k images 35mm comes in 2nd place to 200mm.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Fun Arias rant on APS-C vs. FF
« on: July 29, 2014, 06:21:57 PM »
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I like ZA, but this isn't his best work. In a few months, he'll look back at this and be embarrassed.

Probably embarrassed all the way to the bank.

It's quite a bit over the top, but I think his point is legitimate. People obsess over sensor size and convince ourselves that it makes a huge difference. I'm as guilty as the next person, but if I'm honest with myself I'd be hard pressed to think of an image that I've shot with my 5DIII that I couldn't have shot a year ago with the 7D.


I have issues with your comparison.7D iso over 6400 anyone? I don't get that noise until I hit 25k on the 5D3. to each their own but my 5D3 and 7D images are night and day.

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