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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom 6 Coming March 9
« on: February 19, 2015, 12:12:05 PM »
That sounds like a very interesting feature list.
From how the HDR feature is advertised, it seems to support 32bit workflow, which sounds great.

I wonder if the GPU support works on older hardware.

So far, so good Adobe *thumbs up*

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I wonder if it's the same guy with the mamiya as last year.

Worldwide Partners: Canon.
Doesn't make the numbers look trustworthy to me.

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Photography Technique / Re: canon-7d-mirror-box-filmed-at-10-000 fps
« on: January 31, 2015, 05:16:01 AM »
Thanks for sharing the video.

After a glance at the comments I guess that "mirrorless nazi" is the new breed of moron in 2015.
People are crazy.

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Lenses / Re: Auto Focus MicroAdjust--Why the Stigma?
« on: January 29, 2015, 12:48:21 PM »
Do tires, best in the world, need to be balanced when put on a new car, best in the world?

The whole point is not about whether it is necessary, but who is supposed to do it and that different people can come up with different answers to that question.
Are you balancing your tires yourself?

To think that the need for AFMA is indicative of sloppiness by the manufacturer is just wrong.

See, I tried to make my post ridiculous enough to not be taken as a serious opinion but the same "just wrong" point of view from the other end of the spectrum.
And actually having that spectrum is my argument here. Maybe this world has a bit more DR than a single color of "AFMA is awesome and everybody should do it and why the hell is anybody not doing it, OMG!".

There are people with and without auto focus, interchangeability of lenses, shift, mirrors, tilt, film, ...and the desire to adjust auto focus. I wonder if calling it "just wrong" isn't as much of a stigma itself.

I'm not actually having an opinion on AFMA.

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Lenses / Re: Auto Focus MicroAdjust--Why the Stigma?
« on: January 28, 2015, 05:21:02 PM »
So why the increasing shunning of a lens that needs fine-tuning to work its best with a body?

You open that package of your brand new otus only to find that the focusing ring is loose.
A note explains how to fiddle around with the lens, focusing on a test subject exactly 1 meter away and to then tighten the focusing ring down with an optionally available special screwdriver.

Checking infinity focus on a fixed star is recommended.
Half a year later, when the earth made it half way around the sun, stick your camera into an oven with the lens pointing to the same star through the oven window. Make sure the lens is in a water bath to prevent overheating. Clean the rim to ensure the lens focuses evenly. As soon as the lens is in focus, keep the temperature constant for several hours (do not open the door!), checking the focus every 5 minutes.

Congratulations. The AFMA of the lens is complete now.
To know when if will actually focus, consult the horoscope. Pick the zodiac that includes the fixed star you used for AFMA.

Depending on how acceptable it is for people to do a part of the manufacturers job, they will or will not do AFMA themselves.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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, ...
etc.

... 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?

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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?

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Lenses / Re: Samyang 12mm F2.8 Full Frame Fish Eye
« on: September 10, 2014, 08:21:20 AM »
I looked at the sample image:
http://www.samyang-europe.com/images/12mm-fish/sample/1_28.jpg

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.

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