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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: October 22, 2014, 06:18:17 PM »
From Yosemite earlier this month. Fuji X-T1 and 14mm f/2.8

Reviews / Re: Gizmodo reviews the Canon 7D Mark II
« on: October 21, 2014, 09:28:25 AM »
Gizmodo took a major quality of content slide a few years ago. I largely ignore them now. Way too many bait-click stories along the lines of "Ten most bad-ass BLAH BLAH", "Incredible, mind-blowing device invented! It makes coffee for you!"

Reviews / Re: Gizmodo reviews the Canon 7D Mark II
« on: October 21, 2014, 08:25:13 AM »
No real surprises here. It's a camera made for sports and wildlife. If you shoot anything other than that there are better choices.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 02:21:50 PM »
Seriously, I have a hard time understanding why the 5DIV would need to "target" the D750. It seems to me the D750 is targeting the 5DIII a few years late.

It's fair to say the D750 targets the 5DMk3. Look, my progression with Canon bodies went 7D -> 5DM2 -> 5DM3 -> 6D. I loved the 5DM3 but realized the 6D was all I really needed. Canon had 30% off refurb 6D bodies, so I sold the 5DM3 and bought the 6D and a Fuji X-E1 kit with the extra money (studio camera, travel camera). I've never own ed a Nikon but looking at the 5 stop push of an underexposed image he did in that article and knowing how much more shadow detail there is in my Fuji RAW files is eye opening. I'm sure in a month we'll all be reading about all the quality issues with the D750 like all recent Nikon bodies. I'm not suggesting anyone switch. I'm suggesting that whatever Canon does sensor-wise, it needs to be as good as the D750's.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 12:45:22 PM »
This real world review of the D750 shows what the spiritual successor to the 5D3 (whatever they name it) needs to target. http://petapixel.com/2014/10/14/nikon-d750-review-nikon-youve-created-monster/

PS I'm not interested in a flamewar. Just adding a data point for what the competition's refreshed body is offering.

EOS Bodies / Re: Multilayer Sensors are Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 09, 2014, 02:04:32 PM »
Completely off-track here but I've a question for Fujifilm users. Doesn't Adobe still struggle with Fujifilm RAW files? I know there are improvements, but they are still not entirely artifact free. So, how does one cope with that?

No, starting with Lightroom 5.4 and the associated Camera RAW release it's perfectly fine. The also added the Fuji camera profiles (Provia, Astia, etc). The camera JPGs and other RAW converters (especially PhotoNinja) can pull a bit more detail out that Lightroom can, but I only worry about that for a large print or tightly cropped image. LR is great 95% of the time. Here is a comparison. I took a screenshot while zoomed to 100% in Lightroom. RAF is left, JPG is right. I choose an area with green because that is where detail is hardest to come by. Edit: the forum recompresses the upload when shown here in the post. You can right click on it and choose "Open image in New Tab" in Chrome web browser to see full-size screenshot. Other browsers are similar.

Also here is a link to view and download the camera JPG in Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxu8IhRmJPZ2Rmc2c1BwUmNwd1E/view?usp=sharing

EOS Bodies / Re: Multilayer Sensors are Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 08, 2014, 06:17:28 PM »
I hope we get at least a development announcement soon. I've got at least $10k in Canon gear that rarely gets used any more. My Fuji X-T1 is used > 90% of the time now and the two reasons I haven't sold any Canon gear yet are my 400mm 2.8 and hope for something revolutionary in a sensor.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: will the samsung NX1 steal the show?
« on: September 03, 2014, 10:40:51 AM »
I bought the little NX1000 w/20-50mm kit lens for $199 and then later the 30mm f/2 pancake.

That little body with the 30mm f/2 takes some incredible shots. I was temped to add "for it's size" but realized that no qualifier to that statement was needed.  It fits in a large pocket. Even the built in B&W JPG profile is great. Only complaint is it's very slow between shots. I'm sure the newer bodies are faster.

Landscape / Moon photos
« on: September 02, 2014, 09:43:09 PM »
I don't know if a new or dedicated topic is warranted, but I wanted to share a very clear image of the moon I shot tonight using the Canon 6D and pre-IS 400mm f/2.8 L II w/ Canon Extender 2X II and Kenko extender 1.4x (1120mm f/8, 1/350s, ISO 800)

EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 22, 2014, 04:26:46 PM »
DPAF in the 70D has two photosites for each pixel. I'm really surprised that no one has suggested that "fine detail" is a selectable mode that reads each photosite separately to produce a 40mp image.

« on: August 12, 2014, 05:53:43 PM »
Are you just burst-shooting and hope for the best ?

I was. I set a 2 seconds exposure, set the camera to continuous and held down the button on my wired remote.

« on: August 12, 2014, 03:00:19 PM »
This one is from back in 2011. 7D

Man, I miss that view over DC...

While it might make sense for Canon to acquire Panasonic's camera division to buy themselves back into current sensor technology the idea of Panasonic and Olympus dropping Micro 4/3? I think this one falls under a bad joke.

EDIT: I accidentally a word.

"If it performs anywhere near the Zeiss and comes in at around $1000 and has autofocus, Sigma will definitely have another winner."

I love the way you subtly try to influence the decision makers regarding price. You've got a large podium, so good on you for using it.

I feel like they could charge $1500 and it would sell the same as if it cost $1000.

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