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PowerShot / Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« on: March 31, 2014, 04:14:45 PM »
Speaking of April Fools, I don't think this is a joke:

http://nikoneyes.com

I saw this on TV yesterday. I mean, seriously? People buy these things?


Care to share with the rest of us what the joke is?  What is so hard to believe about Nikon selling polycarb and other materials for lenses for eye glasses?  Pentax also makes lens material for eyeglasses along with Ziess.

I agree.  Doesn't seem so odd.   And if Canon could put out some EOS glasses with interchangeable lenses, I'd consider buying them. 


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PowerShot / Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« on: March 31, 2014, 11:11:09 AM »
Yeah, as per Facebook talk there, it looks like a Tag Heuer Race mobile phone. An awful design also, that I doubt Tag had anything to do with! http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/TAG-Heuer-Racer-Sport-MP-Classic-Red-Mobile-Phone/p/39830054/



Ech, that Tag phone should be the april's fool's day joke.  Couldn't look worse and it's price tag: £2,650.00


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Canon General / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the D4S
« on: February 25, 2014, 10:51:59 AM »
I thought you were doing A Bat's Eye View series
That's what caught my eye, too, and as someone who uses ISO 102400 on my 5DIII all the time, I might have to sell all of my Canon gear to get the D4S.  I think it will really help with my upcoming series - Coal Mines by Matchlight.  If I accidentally run into some methane, this might be my last post ;)


Both of these posts made my day, and it's not even noon yet. going to be a good day...


I agree ... who knew someone could actually be funny in a forum post?!  (Particularly in another Canon vs. Nikon thread.) 

Thanks!  ;D


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Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 20, 2014, 03:11:38 PM »
If you listen to and pay attention to Kelby, it's clear that he's a business man first, a Photoshop guy 2nd, and shooting is a distant third at best.  Like many others in this forum, I find it very unlikely that the shooter made the decision; it surely was the business man.

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Deal seems to be gone.  Oh well.  I wonder if it wasn't a mistake: they accidentally doubled up the $300 rebate perhaps?


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Lighting / Re: Bolt VX-760C Wireless TTL Flash
« on: May 06, 2013, 11:43:30 AM »
Thanks, looks like you're right about it being the same as the Oloong and Calumet flashes.   Both look fairly well reviewed but they're missing high speed sync, which might be a deal breaker for me.


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Lighting / Bolt VX-760C Wireless TTL Flash
« on: May 03, 2013, 08:21:55 PM »
Has anyone out there used the Bolt flashes, particularly the VX-760?  They appear to be exclusively sold by B&H, and there are no reviews on their site.  The price is right and the specs looks very good (E-TTL, guide number close to the 600ex and can be used wirelessly as master/slave), but I'd love to know how it works in the field.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Question regarding ISO 50 on 5D III
« on: April 02, 2013, 10:17:14 AM »
Thanks for the reminder...I basically forgot the 5DIII had ISO 50 because the ISO 50 on my previous camera (5D) looked awful and I never used it.  Got to go take some test shots now.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
« on: April 01, 2013, 12:33:57 PM »
I'm ambidextrous, so I want a dual-gripped reversible "7D A" (actually, I want a 5dmiiiA).  That way when one hand gets tired, I can switch.  It'll be worth the extra money, since with my new found endurance, I'll be twice as good a photographer and cinematographer. 


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New Online Camera/Lens Information Tool
« on: March 26, 2013, 01:21:15 PM »
That is a cool tool.  Thanks for sharing.  Hopefully they'll have more lenses tested soon (some of the 3rd party ones are the ones that I'm most concerned about and would love more information regarding).


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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon Center Pinch Lens Caps Now Shipping
« on: February 25, 2013, 05:16:07 PM »
An the advantage of pinch caps is....????   I've got one with my Tamron lens, and I don't much care for it.


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Reviews / Re: 5D3 Nightshot at ISO 102400
« on: February 23, 2013, 08:13:21 PM »
With all the obsession over self-imposed ISO limits for "clean images," (myself included) this is actually very refreshing.

It's all about using the right tool/setting for the job.  A grainy/noisy B&W sky can look fine.  But sometimes you probably should go for a "clean image".  After all, a noisy color shot of a person's face usually just looks like a mess.

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I think extra RAM is unlikely to make an enormous difference.  Either way the files are far larger than your available RAM.  Faster, defragmented hard drives (with plenty of available space) and faster video cards are more likely to make a bigger difference, I think. 


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I shot with the 1DS2 for years and upgraded to the 5D3 so I have the same exact experience that you have with the bodies.  A couple of things...

IF you only have to shoot at ISO 100 then your 1DS2 takes fantastic images.  No doubt about it.  IF you have to bump your ISO above 400 the images SUCK in comparison.  At 1600 they are a complete mess.  The 5D3 at 6400 is way better than the 1DS2 at 1600.  There are other things that are hugely different as well.

Better screen on the back of the camera by far which in the real work world I need to see if I got the shot I need at a shoot for my clients.

Much better interface,  The 1DS2 had the worst interface ever with the strange 2 button controls for everything.

Live view

Video

more frames per second

Better dynamic range

The list goes on and on.

The other thing is maybe you need to try a different program to edit your RAW files in.  The 1DS2 had a VERY soft out of the camera file because of the high pass filter they put on it.  The files sharpened up extremely well in PS but they NEEDED it badly.  I would try to do more tests with a different software and also change up your lens.  Maybe your lens is calibrated perfectly to your 1DS2 but off a little when mounted on your 5D3.  The sensor is not "Sharper" on the older camera.  Trust me.

The other thing that is quite noticeable in your test is that the 5D3 shots are exposed brighter in EVERY instance.  The test would certainly be more accurate if you match exposure.  The settings are irrelevant.  Its the final image exposure that matters.  Need to compare apples to apples.

At the end of the day if you are are only shooting studio work or landscapes at ISO 100 you would never see the detail difference anyway unless you are pixel peeping.  PRINT the images out at 24x36 after making them both look the best they can.  Don't limit the sharpening, contrast, etc of one to what you do to the other.  That is not what you would do in the real world.  You would optimize each image individually for it's intended output.  Do that and then lets look and see if the 1DS2 is a better camera.  I doubt it.  I loved that camera for years and I do love the way the images look from it.  That said the sensors are much improved since then and there is more to a camera than a sensor.

Happy shooting!

Thank you for bringing a little perspective to this old fight.   There's a lot more to a camera than its ability to shoot a specific scene at 100 ISO.  (And most cameras that have been released over the past 5 or 6 years, including my original 5d can do an awfully good job of that).


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