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Lenses / Re: Hands-on With the Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 17, 2014, 12:08:49 PM »
How did they let "That Nikon Guy" play with the merchandise?  He should be on a no-try list somewhere at Canon.  ;)
If I am not mistaken he had done some review of canon stuff on youtube, this is not his first time. I am a Canon shooter but I value what he has to say. Given the time frame, I appreciate this video.

Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Did you peak and what did you do about it?
« on: September 16, 2014, 07:34:02 PM »
Tous les jours à tous points de vue je vais de mieux en mieux!!
You must be in your young age. Get old and we will see if you are getting stronger, unless your positive attitude convinces you that weaker means better. "La ligne entre attitude positive et arrogance est tres mince"

Yes, I peaked some 2 years ago. Not because I was mister perfect, just I didn't know anymore how to get better. I realized that I had a lot to learn, just I didn't know how to.
I met someone who told me that my biggest problem was that I am too stuburn and assume too much that how I do or think is the right way. Like, I shoot with a very good camera and there is no need to fix anything in post I just need to shoot better, or it is the weakness of my camera that I don't get good result in low light, or I have shot in JPG for years  and I have been fine so why would waste time in shooting raw, and so on.
I said to myself: I haven't win anything, I am not making good money, so why would I think that he is wrong?

I need to learn, and learn alot more. I am still nobody. Narrow mind made me peak. Will peak no more! That's why I read CR everyday; some good advice here sometime.

EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 03:56:07 PM »
I'd certainly hope for some ISO improvement after all these years.  Images taken at high ISO in good lighting almost always look good.  The challenge comes in low light images where blue light levels are usually weak.  Since blues are the weakest, the gain is boosted a extreme amounton the blue channel, and noise becomes a issue.  DPR takes sample images at low light levels using incandescent lamps.  That's the real test of high ISO performance.

I reviewed some of my ISO 3200 images from my 7D, and found a lot of detail gone, so these are definitely far better. 

Imagine if this were full frame!  I'm sure they are holding back the good stuff for the 5D MK IV.
+1, high ISO in daylight means no much to me.
It would be nice if they add 4K on it too (together with the good stuff). I really miss that on this new 7D.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Pablo Escobar, Canon Shooter
« on: September 16, 2014, 10:39:27 AM »
The interesting question is: If you've really got so much money to spend, what would you buy? Leica?
Interesting indeed!

Everyone (including myself) seems to be searching the internet for reviews on the new 7D2. It looks like an impressive camera, kind of like how the 7D looked impressive back in 2009 when it was first introduced.

Well, I find myself wanting a new 7D2, but... my now 3 year old 7D still works perfectly and still takes amazing photos... What's my point?

My point is, I will probably upgrade to the 7D2 eventually, but not today. I love my 7D and it still does today what it has always done for me, take fantastic photos. It's still lighting fast and I love the image quality, even at high ISO's. No it's not a low light camera and it was never designed to be, but with a little post-processing images even taken at ISO 3200 are very nice, especially when they are of a hummingbird's wings frozen in time...

I am forcing myself to remember that it is the photographer that makes the photo, not his or her equipment. Yes tools give a workman more options BUT any camera in the hands of a skilled workman (or woman) is an amazing thing. You can capture a moment in time and share it with your friends, family and even make a living doing so.

I love my 7D. I don't see me getting rid of it anytime soon.

And that is the right attitude. Just don't go to the store and, for fun, try the new version. You would realize, sorry for the lack of better words, "how could you live like that for so long".

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Do you need a really high ISO?
« on: September 16, 2014, 10:20:43 AM »
I guess at some point I'll have to rent a 1D X and try for myself … ;)
Besides, low light body is not the only one solution. Whenever you can use flash, that I found always the best one.
If flash is not allowed, then yes. You can go the path of a better lens as well. So, rent ones before buying. It is hard to buy in order to own them all. I very often rent lenses for special need.

EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 08:57:53 AM »
Amazing, atlease when compared to my 7D. The amount of grain at 51200 is same as what my camera gives me at 400. Good start for 7D ii. Looking forward for more reviews.

7 stops of improvement! Proves Neuro has been wrong all along about the laws of physics.
I wouldn't go that far. Neuro has never failed me before.
Who would shoot at 3200 ISO a non-moving model during day time?
I would be convinced when they show me 6400 of a dunking player in a school interior basketball field.
I know, it is a great camera. Not 7 stops.
High ISO meant to be used in low light not close to sweet 16.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Do you need a really high ISO?
« on: September 16, 2014, 05:40:16 AM »
That would be really great! Thanks a lot, so I can finally get an idea what 1D X high ISO raws are like!
Here is a link from last week-end fights. It took place at "Ali Nestor Academy" in Montreal - Canada. Lighting at the academy was good, I cannot complain.
Please do not use outside of CR, these are customer files.
They are at ISO 3200, 6400 and 12800; 1/800s, resp f2, 2.8 and 4, shot with 85mm 1.2.
Let me know if that is what you are looking for.

Lenses / Re: What telephotos do we own?
« on: September 15, 2014, 04:58:39 PM »
For now, just the 300mm f4 but thinking about something longer soon.

EOS Bodies / Re: Time wasted... re: 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 11:46:56 AM »
Now that the 7D Mark II has been announced and we know all the specs and pricing, do any of you look back on the countless threads and posts that you read and/or wrote as time wasted?

No. It's entertainment.
+1, Not because you talked nonsense with your friends that you lost time. Sometime it is good to talk to someone even about nothing.
Not because your country didn't win the world cup that made all the pre-tournament fuss useless.
Besides, it was not totally a nonsense. It was entertaining indeed. It's excitement.

Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:08:32 AM »
I must say, really looks like a winner!  Looking forward to reviews!  ::)
+1, and samples.

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:58:46 AM »
Many of the video guys will properly complain that they didn't get the 4k beast they hoped for.
As a videographer I am actually excited about this camera. It doesn't matter much to me, that I can shoot video in a pitch black room at 200000 iso. If this can deliver good video at 3200 iso, then they have my attention.
It is also nice to see that they have done something with the file formats and frame rates.
That is right, I am one of them. I need 4K. It simply depends on your need.
In general though, I am not complaining about this camera at all. Looking at what it can do and the price, it is hard to complain.
Winter is coming in Canada, and my outdoor activities are limited. I can wait for further news about full frame with similar capabilities + 4K. The waiting allows to save.

Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Concert Photo Copyright
« on: September 13, 2014, 12:22:20 PM »
First, I'm not a lawyer, and you shouldn't take legal advice from some guy on the Internet.
Before you post it, especially if money is involved, contact a lawyer not people on the internet.

Depending on the country, there are 3 things you should consider.
1 - copyright; they should belong to you, unless there was a written contract before the shoot (again depends on the country). The band has nothing to say about copyright. They contributed to nothing in producing the photo.
2 - model release. This would be your big concern. The band should have been contacted prior to the concert, if you intend to make money or business related to money out of it. You have to ask for permission to use it.
Here in Canada, you can take a picture whenever you want (unless in some restricted place) but you cannot use it without the authorization of the subject for business purposes.
3 - finally, famous people have additional rights. You cannot take Lebron's photo eating humburger in your resto and say "even him eats my humberger". He has additional rights over you and me, the regular citizens. Not sure how famous your band is.
Either way, talking to the band is a good way, if you have the possibility. They can see your work as pub for them as well.
In general whenever money is involved, you should discuss with parties involved. There are some exceptions, like news and education, but I would still be more careful if they are famous.

Lighting / Re: Interesting article and videos from fstoppers
« on: September 12, 2014, 04:44:44 PM »
I might have a gene or two dedicated to sadism, but this was both educational, and fun. There are explaining videos, as well as photo and video from the project.

The Stun Gun Photoshoot - by Patrick Hall -->

Thousand Thanks, Dear friend Mr. DominoDude.
That are the great  Face expression in real lifes, BUT, Not for me, I might get the heart attack-----Ha, Ha, Ha.
Thanks again.
I almost had the heart-attack just watching it!
I am a big fun of these two guys but that was a bit too much.

Anyway, I find the slow-mo to deliver more than the photos. The photos look somehow "fake" to me, but the videos are not at all.

Lenses / Re: What New Lens are You Most Excited About?
« on: September 12, 2014, 03:09:44 PM »
Personally the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II intrigues me. Why? How good will it be?  How much will it cost?

Same. I'm not going to buy it but I'm very curious to see what they've done with the technology.
Same here, interested in that one if doesn't break the bank.

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