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Canon General / Re: Photographer Petitions Canon for Left Handed Camera
« on: January 26, 2015, 03:24:02 PM »
Could an ambidextrous design work for right-handed people too? :) Any advantages?

frame rate doubled ;D

Canon General / Re: Photographer Petitions Canon for Left Handed Camera
« on: January 26, 2015, 02:57:32 PM »
Yeah...but I wonder if a 3D-printed grip that plugs into the remote release port, screws onto the tripod thread, and has nothing in it but a shutter release system would do the job, and not be that expensive.

I don't think so because 3D printing is too slow to manufacture a product like this. It would be too expensive.
I could see this as an option of a flash grip like a Metz MZ-5, but even these aren't too common.

Canon General / Re: Photographer Petitions Canon for Left Handed Camera
« on: January 26, 2015, 01:21:00 PM »
This seems to me like the perfect case for aftermarket 3D printing.  Understanding that the body would be a different material, not as durable, weather sealed, etc. - but I would think someone savvy could redesign a new body and adjust the wiring in such a way that it would fit.

That's not very realistic, I'm afraid.
The production cost would exceed the price of the camera itself by far, yet you propose to "adjust the wiring" and therefore to take an existing camera apart. You'd end up with some hackish DIY camera for the price of 2 or more 5D3R's without any warranty whatsoever. Nobody would buy it.

Adding an accessory like a grip to the existing camera is a lot more realistic.

I wouldn't expect Canon to foot the bill for this, though they should be willing to assist if a technical matter comes up.
They will not assist (= spend money on this) unless they build it themselves.

Lenses / Re: The Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L
« on: January 19, 2015, 05:43:52 PM »
And you attached it to a new small rebel with an X ... wait ... what?

So unless this is a very sneaky introduction of the mythical EOS 3D  ;D, they will use 2 cameras to get the 3D effect, right?

I always wondered how far (close) both cameras have to be apart to sell the effect.
It probably depends on the focal length.

EOS Bodies / Re: Sample Images From the EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 19, 2014, 10:59:27 AM »
What's that black dot with light blue surrounding in the 7D2 file?

EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII No Wifi
« on: September 15, 2014, 05:22:49 PM »
Dare I say it, I'm pretty disappointed that there is no Wifi in the 7DII.

This topic came to my attention recently and I also had hopes for wifi in the 7D2.
However, the camera seems to be an outdoor/sports camera, which is probably the reason why there's GPS and no wifi.

It's a shame that the dedicated wifi grips are so expensive.

Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Do you crop (and why)?
« on: September 11, 2014, 02:55:59 PM »
From all the possible directions to point your camera at, ...
From all the possible positions to place your camera, ...
From all the possible focal lengths, ...
From all the hopefully many moments that make up your lifetime, ...

... you only pick a single one when taking an image.

How can throwing away pixels in post processing be an issue if one throws away so much else before?

Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 11, 2014, 02:00:13 PM »
Are you sure this is not the rumored new body cap?
Oh wait, there's an AF/MF switch, nevermind...

Any information on the price?

Lenses / Re: Samyang 12mm F2.8 Full Frame Fish Eye
« on: September 10, 2014, 08:21:20 AM »
I looked at the sample image:

Being a big image, at first only the top half was displayed and I thought, wow, this is a wide lens.
Then the bottom half popped in.  :o Sweet. 8)

Time to buy some nice shoes that look good when they are visible in the frame.

Technical Support / Re: maybe a stupid question - noise and human eyes
« on: September 09, 2014, 04:58:49 PM »
but can someone explain why we don´t see noise?

Ever noticed the reduced saturation of colors when looking in the dark?
Those two image sensors in your head have different types of pixels, some good for color, some good for low light.

It's not like "hey, our sensor has a lot of noise" but instead "hey, our sensor goes monochrome above ISO 6400*, because the color pixels stop working"
Quite a leica-esque feature if you ask me.  :P

*not your actual ISO rating

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Strangest Tripod Substitute ?....
« on: September 05, 2014, 08:09:47 AM »
A brick.
"Who needs a real tripod?".
My question was answered by the camera hitting the concrete floor the moment I finished asking  :-X

A drunk human.
Pro tip: if they are so drunk that they are not able to push the button, set the camera to self timer, stick it into their hands and roughly point them at the group you want to be a part of yourself.

Trust me, nobody blinks as all the subjects are anticipating the moment the camera falls.
But it didn't! And I got a nice group shot including myself.

...after only 2 trials  ;D

HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Is my Mountain shot HDR or not?
« on: September 03, 2014, 05:48:08 AM »
HDR is a relative term depending on your camera.

You achieved that with one shot.
Some other camera might need multiple exposures to get the same thing.

The question is how much dynamic range can your camera capture?
How much dynamic range is required to capture the scene? From darkest shadows to brightest highlights.

The important question is if you like the image or not.
Often times I see pictures employing some kind of HDR-esque techniques to be put in their own category, as if the only point of taking those pictures was to apply those techniques to them.

If you had to put your photos into categories, would you do so by having a category for each used focal length?
Or tag each image with the photoshop tools you used?
Or would you rather sort them by content instead?

Is your mountain HDR or not?
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
It's a nice looking image. That's important.

Landscape / Re: Within Forests
« on: September 01, 2014, 07:55:55 PM »
great images, quite the evidence one should spend more time outside

EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 22, 2014, 03:04:19 PM »
Could somebody please explain to me what this is?

Lens electronic MF

Does this mean I can rotate a dial on the body to do manual focusing?
What would that be useful for?

Overall this seems less exciting than the previous rumors.

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