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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 15, 2013, 04:16:59 PM »
Looking for an announcement - Isn't Feb usually the month for the xxxD rebel ranges - are we a month out?

Is the departure of a major UK distributor - Jessops - Making it a bad time to announce a new dSLR body?

Anyway always looking out for new sensor tech from Canon.

700D by Feb, what else? 14-24?  8)

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Lenses / Re: Your favorite lens is?
« on: January 14, 2013, 02:44:13 AM »
The one that meets the needs. As I do not own all too many at the time and never will. For being short of a WA at the moment coming from crop, the 28 F/2.8 is first choice when it comes to nightscapes. Otherwise I am really discovering the 50 F/1.4 as a fine prime for lowlight. Later this year I guess I'll go for the classic 16-35 range and a few years from now I'd like to go for a 14-24 should it ever hit the shelves...But preferably I will burn the money for another 5D two product cycles from now (2018).

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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 13, 2013, 03:00:54 PM »
Well, at least it is a Tuesday...;-) So, looking forward to a CR3 for a 14-24 announcement. If not, I will get the 16-35 sometime later this year and will get at least some decent CR2s every now and then.  8)

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Reviews / Re: Canon 6D review and Canon 6D vs 5D mark III
« on: January 12, 2013, 06:09:21 PM »
I do not call that a review, more one persons opinion about a camera.

intresting experience shared. does the 1/3 of a stop improvement in low light refer to JPEG or RAW. As the MP count of the sensor in the 6D is slightly lower, this might add to it as well.

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Lenses / Re: 17-40 vs 16-35, which one got the mojo ?
« on: January 12, 2013, 05:42:52 PM »

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"Mojo" is a dangerous thing.

Your mojo may not be my mojo.

Advice: Rent a 17-40. If it gets you off, buy one. If it doesn't, rent a 16-35. If it gets you off, buy one. If it doesn't, maybe you need to redefine your mojo.
Sound advice.

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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 12, 2013, 05:38:37 PM »
Lens: 14-24 F/2.8?  8)

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Reviews / Re: 5D3 shooting my cat at ISO 51k at 6:30 a.m.
« on: January 11, 2013, 01:36:20 PM »
is it me or my screen or do I see sever banding?

Where do you think to see severe banding? Well, it is an 51k pic...

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Reviews / Re: 5D3 shooting my cat at ISO 51k at 6:30 a.m.
« on: January 11, 2013, 12:09:33 PM »
closed of course!  8)

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Reviews / Re: 5D3 shooting my cat at ISO 51k at 6:30 a.m.
« on: January 11, 2013, 11:13:35 AM »
You know, the 5D3 has its place in the bag next to my bed. Others have books on their bedside table. My 5D sits next to it in its bag, always eager to explore the available light  8)

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Reviews / Re: 5D3 shooting my cat at ISO 51k at 6:30 a.m.
« on: January 11, 2013, 08:35:28 AM »
Pretty impressive, as are your other night shots.

Does this mean you sleep with your 5D as well as the cat ?  ;D

@Sporgon: LOL. No, the cat sneaks in every morning. Attached to the bedroom there is a balcony where it normally sleeps in its "nest". So, my wife let it in...The room although slightly enlighted was still very dark. I could hardly see the cat... But the 5D did 8) I am amazed by these shots. Even the one w/o NR looks usable. I appreciate your comments related to my nightphotography. Cheers, Pedro.

To the other fellow posters: Thanks for contributing!

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Reviews / 5D3 shooting my cat at ISO 51k at 6:30 a.m.
« on: January 11, 2013, 07:55:55 AM »
Hi, I know it has been done before. But this morning I was shooting my cat at ISO 51200 in an almost dark bedroom at 6:30 a.m. today. Canon 5D3, Canon EF 50 F/1.4 @ F/1.6, 1/40 sec. While a small amount of ambiental light fingered into the room I manually focussed at the animals ears which I saw better than it's eyes, therefore the face is slightly out of focus. Photograph above: no NR applied. Photograph below: NR value in both Luminance Noise & Chromniance Noise: 14 out of 20 in Canon's free software Digital Photo Professional. This goes way beyond my wildest enthusiast amateur dreams! Watch it in full mode, although due to reduction in post for webupload the difference is less obvious. But the pic without NR looks as grainy as back in the filmdays...But that's quite awesome at these ISOs! 8)


BildpaketKLEIN by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

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Canon General / Re: How many clicks in 2012?
« on: January 02, 2013, 09:02:40 AM »
2788 on my 5Diii since August 30, 2012. My former 30D got about 30k since April 2007.

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@infared: Thanks a lot. Yes, time will tell us. So, while the 16-35 is out there, that's a way to go. I wouldn't buy the nikon plus adapter. So I might purchase the classic L WA by summer and see what happens. If I wanna go UW for stars, there is still an 14 f/2.8 MF Samyang at a decent price, to provide as much as exposure value as possible while applying 500/600 rule for moonless nightsky shots.

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Pedro, I'd recommend the 16-35mm for now, who knows when the 14-24 will actually show up, and even when it does it's going to be a hell of alot more expensive.  If you're looking for an ultra-wide on the cheap the Samyang/Rokinon/Bower 14mm f/2.8 is a damn good lens, especially for $400.  Has a bit more distortion than the 14LII but in terms of sharpness it's just as good.

@Axilroad: Thanks a lot. Guess I'll go that route. Before they discontinue it and re-release it equipped with IS to get some more bucks out of us enthusiast amatogs 8)

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Thanks everyone for your insigthful replies! @paul13walnut5: The 16-35 is a classic. And a good alternative. Thanks for the suggestion. This will yield 15 sec of exposure applying 600 rule for nightphotography to keep the stars from trailing. At ISO 8k wide open it will work pretty well. As sensors improve, 6 years from now 8k ISO might be like 3k today IQ wise. I feel very privileged to be part of a forum and receive your feedback.

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