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Post Processing / Re: Digital "Enlarger"
« on: October 01, 2014, 12:28:24 AM »
The low cost way of doing this is to print your digital file onto a sheet of transparency film and then contact print them.  I've never tried it myself, but apparently it works best if you have an 8x10 enlarger.  But if you are semi-sane and don't own such a beasty, depending on your quality expectations, you can use the same process with smaller enlargers.

I still do the occasional bit or printing, but I don't think I've even fired up my darkroom this year.   Not that I've gone off it as such, but I sold all my medium format film camera gear and I find 35mm film a little fiddly.  Plus I've been using films such as Kodak Portra almost exclusively for the last couple.  So much easier to get it developed and printed at the local supermarket.

Am I alone in thinking it looks ok?

Canon General / Re: How Soon We Forget!
« on: September 30, 2014, 03:35:49 AM »
I appreciate the premise of this topic.  For what its worth, my 1Ds Mkii is ten years old and I'm yet to be convinced that newer cameras have noticeably better image quality.  So the good news is I don't need to worry about gear - I can just get out there and shoot.  So why do I feel the urge to buy a new camera or lens every few months?

EOS Bodies / Re: What to expect on the 80D?
« on: September 23, 2014, 10:07:55 PM »
People who are into video and own (or see themselves owning) a 4K tv would feel the need for it.

EOS Bodies / Re: What to expect on the 80D?
« on: September 23, 2014, 11:38:22 AM »
Actually, I think they will leapfrog the 7Dii.  I wouldn't be surprised if the intervalometer goes all the way to 100 shots.

EOS Bodies / Re: What to expect on the 80D?
« on: September 23, 2014, 11:34:11 AM »
They'll combine an electronic shutter and a new sensor that is able to give different parts of the image different exposures.

Lenses / Re: Do you keep all your boxes?
« on: September 21, 2014, 06:36:01 AM »
I'm a hoarder too. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Just for Jrista: 2014 Market Data
« on: September 21, 2014, 03:58:10 AM »
Coincidentally, there are now rumors floating around that Canon might introduce a new mount with smaller sensor (ala the Nikon 1).

Why aren't there any stories on *THIS* website about that?
Why don't the editors have stories about that?
Or are they just not publishing them?

I alluded to this last week in the "How can we improve on 5D3 to 5D4?" thread.  I assume that's where Thom got his information.  Sorry - but it was just my imagination running wild.  (...or was it?)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: POLL: What's more important, gps or wifi?
« on: September 19, 2014, 09:21:06 AM »
I can see where GPS could be interesting.  But I struggle to imagine situations where I'd use Wi-Fi.

Virtually every complex electronic device has a patent infringement or two hiding away somewhere.

I suspect that they're just trying to stop sales leaking away.  Tamron has their 150-600.  Sigma now has two new 150-600s.  (Even Fuji is showing off a new 140-400.)  The Canon 100-400 is looking a little old and reach limited in comparison and despite comments above about sales holding up, a high number of people will opt for Tamron and Sigma options.

EOS Bodies / Re: AE-1 Styled DSLR from Canon?
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:26:08 PM »
I've got two Fuji's - an X100 and an X-E1.  I really like the manual controls and layouts.  But....they are pretty basic cameras compared with the feature sets of most Canon DSLRs.  I doubt Canon can make anything similar without severely crippling the cameras functionality.  And if they do that, what's the point of buying it?

I would have spelt "super sonic" as "supersonic", but otherwise, that's one cool, shiny badge on top.  Any word on price, AF speed or image quality?

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 10:15:47 AM »
Four years... for this?
Perhaps you can show us your D300s update and we'll compare them side by side.  Oh...sorry, I forgot.  Nikon don't make DX cameras for sports and wildlife photographers anymore.

EOS Bodies / Re: How can we improve on 5D3 to 5D4?
« on: September 16, 2014, 08:18:55 AM »
It sounds like Canon has developed a nice 1" sensor.  And given their reluctance to upgrade the 100-400mm, I think they should replace the FF sensor with the 1" sensor.  With a crop factor of 2.7x, this means my 70-200 become a very sharp 190-540 and my 135mm becomes a 365/f2 lens.  And one of those new Sigma's becomes a 405-1620mm.

Add in the 7dii's AF system and you've got a pretty formidable sports and wildlife package.

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