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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 800 f/5.6L IS
« on: January 06, 2012, 05:09:15 PM »

Philippine Duck (Anas luzonica) by alabang, on Flickr

The Philippines has created a protected area to save a species of endangered wild duck, with just 5,000 of the birds remaining, government documents released on Monday said.

The 27 hectare (67 acre) "wetland critical habitat" was set up for the Philippine duck, a species found only in the Philippines whose numbers have been falling due to hunting and habitat destruction, the documents said.

The environment department order created the protected area in the largely-agricultural Cabusao district in the east of the country.

"Ensure that existing ecosystems in the critical habitat are preserved and are kept in a condition that will support the perpetual existence of the Philippine duck," the department order instructed local authorities.


Love the framing!  Altough the WB seems a bit off, the sky blues look a bit tealish... if they were a bluer or greyer shade, would have looked even better... but great shot nonetheless...

I researched it before getting the mk.ii, I wanted the Sigma... but after reading the reviews, especially on dpreview, I decided against it.

Site Information / Re: Karma
« on: January 06, 2012, 04:50:13 PM »
My take on karma: 

Applaud all posts which provide informative or helpful info--I"m just a humble hobbyist and I really appreciate other's experiences and the time they take to share it.

I'm not into smiting posters unless they're being a real bone heads.

Hmm, this is worth an applaud.   :P

It is:  :)

Site Information / Re: Karma
« on: January 06, 2012, 04:49:24 PM »
Anyone thinks the Karma is annoying and serves no purpose?

I find it rather amusing but it doesn't serve acheive anything except perhaps put off people saying their mind if they feel they are in the minority (which may of course be the silent majority) for fear of being smitten

Dead-on in my case.  I usually re-edit over and over and just end up deleting and basically don't have any 'fun' slant to things I say anymore.

I console myself with the fact that there's a poster here who's opinion I value and can see *NO* reason for them to have negatives (never mean, when they're wrong, they concede) and they have more than a few.

It's a silly system.

If you take the time to re-edit.. then you deserve a +1 ...applaud.

Were I in your shoes, I'd bring only the 17-40L. It's small, you never have to worry about whether you should switch lenses, and you can even get away with not bringing a camera bag.

some would say the same about the 24-105mm ;-) which might be an even better all round lens.

But for light weight, I'd take the 17-40L + the 70-300L ... Plenty range  +light. if not, then stay with the 24-105mm... quite wide on FF (15mm equivalent on crop) plus u get IS for low light.

Lenses / Re: How do I determine if the IS is working on my 24-105L??
« on: January 06, 2012, 04:36:26 PM »
I have just assumed it was working until yesterday when my new 70-200mm II arrived and I put it on my 7D.  WOW, my photos were great, even down to 1/60th of a sec at 200mm.  I have always experienced camera shake with my 24-105 and I admit that I am not a steady hand (age issue I guess) and have tried to keep my shutter speed equal to the focal length or faster.  Sometimes hard in low light and aminimum aperture of 4.0.  Guess you never know what you are missing in life until you get a new wife!!!  ;)

The IS of the 70-200 ii is one generation ahead of the 24-105 AFAIK. Also it is a bit noisier at times, these two factors could result in what you are experiencing. Even though "IS" failing is possible, I would not think that is the issue.

.... If I understood neuro's tech posts correctly, the DOF will be more shallow on FF for the same subject distance and framing.

I thought for the same subject distance, the Crop has more OOF blur, but for the same framing the FF has more OOF blur... this is because on the FF, you need to get closer to the subject, thus the ratio of you to the subject vs the subject and the background is larger, where as with the crop, you need to be further back form the subject for the same framing; and when you move back, the ratio of you vs the subject and the subject vs the background becomesless... and that ratio defines the amount of OOF blur.... , the larger the ratio, the more OOF blur is what I understood.

Everyone on this thread just got +1 from me... and everytime I need a hug, I will frequent this thread again   ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D successor Poll
« on: January 05, 2012, 03:54:22 PM »
Perhaps a better way to express this would be:

1) 7D (APS-C) 18-21 mp with image quality/noise/ISO sensitivity equal to current generation of 5D MII, $1,700 U.S.;
2) 7D (APS-C) 24 mp with image quality/noise/ISO sensitivity equal to current generation of 7D, $1,700 U.S.;
3) ?D (APS-H) 16 mp with 1 stop improvement in image quality/noise/ISO sensitivity over current generation of 5D MKII sensor, $2,500 U.S.

While I don't expect to ever see another APS-H sensor, at least these three choices seem somewhat plausible.

My vote would be for #1.

Good choices: My thinking at the time of poll creation was: For option 1: The 5D ISO/Noise is more a function of FF sensor hence asking for that in a APS-C would perhaps be too much. Ofcourse I mean Noise with RAW, not some souped up jpeg NR algorithm right? On Option2: I did think about 24mp, but then seeing all the negative reviews of the Sony 24mp sensor regsrding noise, I chose to avoid it... too bad I cannot add it now. One of the main drivers for this poll was noise improvements.

Edit: I was able to modify the Poll and add 2 more choices :)

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D successor Poll
« on: January 05, 2012, 01:30:47 PM »
The second option for me pls ;)

First one is the same as the current 7D, I would like to see a new sensor if I upgrade.

The idea was to get improvements in noise/ ISO performace keeping the same MP numbers. and maybe more than 3 AEB (my Fetish I know  :-X )

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 800 f/5.6L IS
« on: January 05, 2012, 11:15:57 AM »
Nice pan Paolo!

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 05, 2012, 11:15:14 AM »

I love this website for images of Nevada. The crisp sunlight hitting the peak of the mountains. Breathtaking.

Your link is not working for me.

He has fixed his link (the one you quoted is still not working):

EOS Bodies / 7D successor Poll
« on: January 05, 2012, 11:13:05 AM »
Given the past Polls on the 7D, I was wondering if an APS-H offering was made to match the crop-pull of the 7D (i.e. same pixel width) would it appeal to current 7D owners? Would they upgrade to it? Would current 5D owners want the extra reach offered by the APS-H? Would current 1D owners get the same reach they are missing with the 1Dx?

Edit: In option 1: We assume better feature set for Firmware; better noise/ ISO performance compared to 7Dc
Edit 2: Added 2 more flavors based on some requests: Poll re-set: You can re-do your votes.

I just bought a like new 70-200L 2.8 IS II on craigslist for $1400!

Wow... Is that guy selling more stuff?  :)

I wish! Want my mark 1?  :)

haha... I already overpaid for my mk.ii

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D sensor poll
« on: January 03, 2012, 02:42:49 PM »
I am looking forward to a Canon medium format sensor with serious mps, serious iso capability, serious dr improvement, serious AF system (90 point?).

Haha, dont forget to buy a whole new set of serious lenses to go with that...

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