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Software & Accessories / Re: Magic Lantern for 5d3 1.2.3 released
« on: March 17, 2014, 04:30:30 PM »
Definitely do not have a clue as to what Dual ISO is?

It interlaces a single shot with two different iso settings like 100 and 800, you then de-interlace it with a postprocessing program "cr2hdr.exe". The result is a boost in dynamic range with a minor loss of resolution on both ends of the histogram. Great for shooting moving high-dynamic rang scenes.


Magic Lantern is so feature-rich you really have to try it for yourself, good thing is that you can disable modules if you don't need them and hide menu options you never use.

Thanks Marsu.....yes...now I remember reading that when I read about the first hack into the Mark III firmware...I understand you completely.  OK...I will have to look into this more...I am still a little chicken..(bwack..bwaaaaack....LOL!)....but I am going to go to the website and read up on this and see if I want to load it up on my 5D III....that will also give you guys a little time to make the new hack more stable so that it is not... "cutting edge" stable!!!!  I think it is REALLY cool that you guys can do and actually do what you do...if that made any sense!

Software & Accessories / Re: Magic Lantern for 5d3 1.2.3 released
« on: March 17, 2014, 02:51:49 PM »
What are the benefits and drawbacks for stills shooters?

This is what I use:
* raw(!) histogram
* nearly 15ev dynamic range (dual_iso)
* add ~0.3-0.5ev dr for each iso setting (mini_i
* 60fps+ silent raw pictures (@lv res)
* focus stacking
* focus peaking
* zebras
* trap focus
* motion detect
* unlimited automatic bracketing
* unlimited auto iso, even with flash
* unlimited bulb timer
* intervalometer
* quick +-ev preview in quick review
Marsu, thank you for the detailed list - I didn't see much of that advertised on the ML site, but those sound like great features.

Thanks Marsu...answered a lot of my questions, too...although some of the things on the list I will have to look up because I do not know what they are. Definitely do not have a clue as to what Dual ISO is?

Software & Accessories / Re: Magic Lantern for 5d3 1.2.3 released
« on: March 17, 2014, 11:29:38 AM »
I have never used ML. If you are booting from the SD card can you still write to both the CF and SD or do you only use the CF card?

Good question...anyone have an answer for some ML wannabees?

Software & Accessories / Re: Magic Lantern for 5d3 1.2.3 released
« on: March 16, 2014, 11:29:12 PM »
It is fine on my 8GB SD card and I am pretty sure that it will work up to a 32GB SD card.
Good. So I'll try again today. I was on the 1.2.1 version of the firmware and I upgraded to 1.2.3 from this same 64 GB card. Anyway.

RPT, Are you loading ML for still shooting or are you into video? I just shoot stills exclusively, am interested in some of the ML capabilities that I have read about...but to be honest I have been afraid  :-[ to upload it on my camera as I am not a tech-savy geek...(and a 5 D III represents a dear expenditure to me)just a very serious photographer.  Hope this works for you and would love to hear how you feel about the experience if/when you get the upload to happen Mr. Big-Card! LOL!  Best of LUCK!

Lenses / Re: Upcoming Lens Reviews of Sigma & Zeiss Glass
« on: March 16, 2014, 11:07:37 PM »
Last summer I pained over whether to purchase the Zeiss 15mm ( I do own the 21mm which is what was causing my drool factor over the 15mm!), or the Canon 17mm TSE and in the end I went with a great deal ($2089 inclds 4% Cash back at B&H) for a new "imported" 17mm.  LOVE the lens and coupled with "very good" performance with my 1.4X III, I feel as though I purchased two TSE lenses for the price of one. 
That was an extravagant lens purchase for me and I cannot justify owning both, (even thought there are some nice discounts now on the Zeiss if you order direct from Hong Kong). 
I know the lenses are not truly directly comparable, but they were for me regarding my shooting needs and budget...
I have made some of my most treasured Images with my 17mm TSE..but.....
I look forward to seeing the review and images here from the Zeiss...I will try to keep the drooling to a minimum!

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: March 12, 2014, 11:16:07 AM »
Just an old boat.

Reviews / Re: Why the DxO bashing?
« on: March 11, 2014, 04:28:51 AM »
Oh, and like many others, I think DxO's software is good (probably the best for noise reduction).

I'd argue for automatic distortion correction as well.

Yes...I'd agree...there lens correction is very good (unless you own Panasonic or Olympus lenses...no modules), but I would argue that NIK Define is just as good, if not better for NR.   I think DxO "Prime" is overrated and basically amounts to extremely time-consuming image softening....but I am open to hear from anyone with a more positive experience than I have had with it......

Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: March 05, 2014, 06:53:21 PM »
When I think of Ice I think of this Image I captured from a Helicopter in 2012 over the Ross Ice Shelf.

970 Klms Wide across the Face, 800 Klms Deep back from the Face, at it's thickest around 750Meters thick, at the floating face where this Image was take, 300 Metres Thick.

Klebnikov in the foreground, Helicopters were putting around 76 People from the Ship onto the Ross Ice shelf.

NICE ONE Edward!

Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: March 05, 2014, 05:22:55 PM »
At least the reindeer are happy.

Software & Accessories / Re: Louis Vuitton bag
« on: March 03, 2014, 12:57:54 PM »
I think I may have tuned in to the WRONG channel?

check the 5th paragraph


yes, we need to see some real tests but I think Sigma's likely got a lens they can be proud of.

... as I continue to cuss the inconsistent AF of a new, but past warranty EF 50/1.4

Aglet...Thanks for the link to IR ...THAT was VERY informative and really helped me to understand what I am looking at with these rather primitive Chinese test images.   If these are legitament test images, even though they we shot on different camera bodies...the tests are still telling a story, and since it is the only info we have at this point it appears that Sigma has a real winner on its hands here.  I really like the way the story of this lens is developing! Can't wait to find out more.

This is funny...this review is like a teaser-mystery-review from an iffy source....but does look promising and keeps it interestin.  Check out the CA on the Sony :-)...and the Nikon is just an utter embarrassment for a lens costing over $1000.
I am hopeful that this Sigma is all that it can be...I always thought when I read the number or elements and the grouping in this lens when it was first announced that this would have to be a killer lens..why would you put all of that glass in there otherwise?  This is also extremely embarrassing to Canon...as they are the biggest Camera manufacturer and for all of these years they have been serving up a plate of cr@p when it came to all 3 of there "normal" lenses.   The "L" (not a "bad" lens, but overpriced for what it is) should have been a lens of this construction and caliber. 
You go Sigma!  I am not going to rush out and buy this lens..but I do eventually want it in my quiver.

Lenses / Re: Review: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 Distagon T*
« on: February 26, 2014, 09:37:07 AM »
I looked at the review - very impressive at 1.4. It is the contrast between sharpness of focus plane that sets off the bokeh - aka EF 85 1.2.

However in the comparisons I looked up TDP crops of the Nikkor 58 1.4G. What's going on there !? Have you seen the price of this lens ? Nikon is currently like a child's spinning top just as it loses it's momentum; it wobbles all over the place.

Lucky for us Canon users that Zeiss are pushing the boundaries   - 'cos Nikon certainly aren't.

Incidentally I believe the Otus is made in Germany; it's the other dslr 'Zeiss' lenses that are made by Cosina in Japan.

Well...I own the Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 ZE...that would be one of " the other dslr 'Zeiss' lenses that are made by Cosina in Japan",  I know it is not at the level of the new Otus...but it beats any 21mm (or there-abouts, zoom or otherwise), that Canon has produced, hands down...so, I really didn't care where it was made.

Lenses / Re: Review: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 Distagon T*
« on: February 26, 2014, 08:32:57 AM »
I've been told that Zeiss and Leitz lenses are manufactured in Japan now and that these brand names are just licenses leased out by international trading companies that own those names. Is this true? Or, does Zeiss and Leitz still manufacture everything in Germany? Thanks

What difference would it make?

If Zeiss puts their name on it, I don't care if they had Aunt Mabel make it on Mars.
+1. Zeiss lenses are for the most part, made in Japan by Cosina. Meaning, you have excellent German lens design, being made by the Japanese who excel at high quality mass production. A perfect match in this era, in my books.

That's just my point. If Zeiss only exists in a leased name only then what's the hype all about. It's just another company trying to cash in on a former good name. My guess is we're all looking for the nostalgia in a new digital world. Reminds me of all the products being marketed today with names such as Polaroid and Bell & Howell.

...and Kodak......?

Lenses / Re: Review: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 Distagon T*
« on: February 26, 2014, 12:03:40 AM »
Ugly and expensive...... just like the ex wife.

Well...perhaps you could buy (or rent) the Zeiss, photograph the ex wife with it and then post some high Rez pics here so that we could see her in all of her super-sharp, tight-micro-contrast, color-resolved GLORY? Just a thought.  8)

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