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Software & Accessories / Re: lee system
« on: January 25, 2015, 04:41:17 PM »
thank you for info, I wasn't sure about the adapter rings

Software & Accessories / lee system
« on: January 25, 2015, 02:43:35 PM »

after I successfully ruined my 5 stop ND filter in Thailand, I started looking for replacement. One of the options is Lee system with big stopper, since I wanted more than 5 stop filter. I'm aware of all the advantages, what I'm not sure is what exactly do I need to make big stopper and maybe some grad ND work with my 16-35 f/4 and 24-70 f/2.8 II?

And since we are talking long exposures some nice, usefull, reliable remote advices are welcome too  ;)

if it was out a bit sooner I might consider it for my uwa, but I already bought 16-35 f/4 ...

Lenses / Re: wide angle needed
« on: January 13, 2015, 01:58:12 AM »
I think we are all making the bold assumption that you are shooting with a Full Frame camera based on your signature line.  But I think everyone agrees that it will be hard to beat the 16-35 f/4L as the primary ultrawide lens to fill your needs.

Oh, I didn't mention it? Yes I'm shooting FF :) Yes 16-35 will be hard to beat, but time will show ...

Lenses / Re: wide angle needed
« on: January 12, 2015, 04:50:58 PM »
So finally,
it took me some time (ok, hell lot of time), but right now I'm smiling on my shiny new 16-35 f/4

Thank you all guys for advices beyond great. From this spot I can say it will be my lens for hiking - light, versatile, wide enough.  :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Is there any reason to shoot sRGB????
« on: November 25, 2014, 04:48:04 PM »
If you photograph in RAW and obviously post-process, then the colour space setting in the camera is irrelevant.

Not quite:
1. the histogram is based on this setting, with adobe rgb you get a better representation
2. in every cr2 there's a full jpeg thumbnail with the color space selected.

very interesting, thank for info  :o

When an sRGB device encounters another colour space, it will usually convert said other colour space to sRGB. Conversion is never 100% successful.

Ugh? How so?

he probably didn't mean conversion, but displaying Adobe RGB image in sRGB color space, to which some web pages are prone and then colors are shifted

Photography Technique / Re: uneven polarization
« on: November 09, 2014, 04:47:01 PM »
It's to do with the angle your camera is pointing with respect to the sun. Maximum polarisation occurs when your camera is aimed at a perpendicular angle to the sun.

Here's a link for you:


thank you for sharing link, it's great page and I went trough it already

Photography Technique / Re: uneven polarization
« on: November 09, 2014, 04:42:40 PM »
You need to provide more than just general information to get a intelligent answer. 
What brand polarizer, sample photos, camera used, lens used, settings, etc.  Don't forget that the best brands are also big targets for counterfeiters, and there are a ton of B+W counterfeits out there that often have issues.  Its easy money for those who make them.

Gear I used is 5D mk III + 24-70 and 70-200 (in my signature  ;) ), both with BW kaesemann filter.

Both filters are genuine, I do not worry about this, both were bought from authorized dealer and also had hologram on case.

Basically is doesn't surprise me to see this effect when I'm using 24-70, it's quite wide on FF and I try to be carefull when using this lens with polarizer. More I was surprised to see this effect when I used my 70-200 with polarizer. Maybe relevant information is, it was in mountains when I noticed it(2000m+)

What I would like to know is how to prevent this situation of uneven polarization with longer lens?
How to solve this issue? Sometimes the reflection has to be cut with polarizer or colors need a little boost, but sky is then uneven ... do you take more shots? Or do you take a shot with and without polarizer to solve it?

I'm sorry not to upload any photos, if it's necessary I'll add them later (I'm not on my main computer right now)

Software & Accessories / my first zeiss glass
« on: November 09, 2014, 10:04:54 AM »
hope you don't mind this post, but I'm simply too happy about it not to mention

recently I bought myself a present for my B-day
however it's not a lens, but binoculars from zeiss  :)
to be precise this one
zeiss conquest hd 8x42

I posted it accesories thread since it was meant for wildlife spotting, I'm really happy with build and also optical quality and I highly recommend it to anyone who's in need for something similar. I tried it also in sunset and in really dark conditions and resolution and clarity is simply superb.

From now on I am happy zeiss customer  ;) :)

Photography Technique / uneven polarization
« on: November 09, 2014, 09:55:44 AM »
Hi guys,
on my last trips to mountains I encountered some uneven polarization effect. I was wondering, is there any way how to use polarizer and prevent from this effect? Or do you merge more shots to handle it in post processing?

I have heard many opinions that this effect should be more visible with focal length of 24mm and shorter, but I've seen it in some of my shots with FL longer then 70mm (even in some 200mm shots), am I doing something wrong?

EOS Bodies / Re: what is the body you want to see canon release next ?
« on: November 02, 2014, 04:30:44 PM »
I voted for 1DXII

I probably won't be able to afford it, but if Canon brings some new, overhyped tech, then it will be in 1 series body. After then we can hope some high resolution sensor with tons of DR or whatever upgrade will go to lower models.

Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« on: November 02, 2014, 03:59:12 PM »

I like it. The ice skein seems natural enough to me, a light overlay to the water. It may be that the foreground is a bit too prominent and detracts from the mountains which I suppose to be the primary feature. However, having said that, I do like the picture as it is.

thank you

Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« on: November 02, 2014, 02:09:29 PM »
Seems pretty impressive to my relatively untrained eye.  I'd like to see what you started with because the ice seems not quite right but maybe that's just what it looked like in real life??


what exactly doesn't seem right to you? I did only some saturation + clarity changes, oh and the stones were bit warmed up

Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« on: November 02, 2014, 11:25:43 AM »
Let me share my last lake/mountain attempt. It's my first shot where I tried manual exposure blending using luminosity masks + some light brush touches  ::)

above and under the ice by Matej Sokol on 500px

I personally think it's little bit too messy content wise. Please, feel free and share your critique

Lenses / Re: missing reviews of 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« on: October 30, 2014, 09:28:13 AM »
There were lot of preproduction reviews of 7D mk II, but I'm really missing some more info about 400 DO II. It looks like a very interesting lens and I couldn't find any other info except introduction and short overview here

Am I missing something? Is it too soon for reviews? Or am I the only one interested in some sample images if not whole reviews?
Same to me. I can only find low res samples from Canon.

It seems that there are not so many copies out there that they could find their way to the reviewers.
Neither on Canon nor on retailer pages I can find any release or delivery date. Everywhere you only can pre-order.
Not that I could afford it, but I am interested in how the DO tech has been developed in the 2nd generation.

exactly, I'm not buying it, maybe in future as my wildlife lens, but right now I'm just curious about progress in DO development

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