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Canon General / Filters: Cokin P Series "Equivalent" quandary
« on: November 01, 2011, 04:46:51 PM »
As some of you know, I am fairly new to the hobby... so much so that I have never used Filters before (did most of my stuff in PP). As I begin to broaden my creating wings a bit... I bought a cheap Filter kit off ebay: this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/200641087439?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

to go on my 24-105mm. I think it is great for the price... seems to work ok but there is something weird... at anything below 30mm or thereoff, I get black bars on the sides (severe vignetting); which I think are the edges of the filter holder showing up in the image.

Seems weird that I got graduated filters for outdoor/scenery shots and I cannot use this wide? Is this a defect or was the P series not designed for FF cameras like the 5D?

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« on: November 01, 2011, 04:40:03 PM »
First pricelisting in the Netherlands €6.799 (current 26/10 dollar rate: $9,461)

Between Canon 7D and Canon 1-D X there is a price gap of at least 3 camera's. Bring them on

In US, it is more like 4.5 cameras... (based on current prices /rebates)

Seems there's an assumption that the increase is linear, when it's not.  Actually, it's more like 2 cameras.  Plotting the prices of current cameras from the T3/1100D through the 5DII, the best curve fit is a 2nd order polynomial (R2 = 0.99344).  Extrapolating that curve upwards, the next increment is $3600, then $5000, then the $6800 1D X.  Replotting the data including the $6800 price of the 1D X, fitting a 4th order polynomial curve, and interpolating that curve by integer units also yields two intervening models, but with approximate prices of $4000 and $5300.

Made me smile  :) Thanks John.

The next time Canon deviates from a 2nd order polynomial, i'll create a new thread and ping ya!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5Diii vs 7Dii (FF vs APS-C)
« on: November 01, 2011, 03:36:59 PM »


I agree. They do compliment each other.

I also agree about the ISO.. I'd never put the 7d above 640, yet regularly have the 5d at 1600.

Is this for RAW's or jpegs?

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« on: November 01, 2011, 12:59:41 PM »
First pricelisting in the Netherlands €6.799 (current 26/10 dollar rate: $9,461)

Between Canon 7D and Canon 1-D X there is a price gap of at least 3 camera's. Bring them on

In US, it is more like 4.5 cameras... (based on current prices /rebates)

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EOS Bodies / Re: what the 1Dx may tell us about the 5Diii
« on: November 01, 2011, 12:53:34 PM »
Try post processing 1k raw images like I do sometimes ... and see the time you save with this gimmick.  Trust me it is not fun sitting on the comp for a week merging all the AEB frames.... It may not be much for you, but for some it is very welcome.

I used to have a 1D2, and loved to take HDR shots with the 7AEB and 8fps. Now I have a 5D, I have almost given up on HDR since it is so much more inconvenient now.... I would like to get back into it once they have a decent set of functions on the 5D3.

I suspect that in camera HDR is becoming a tick-box thing that all new cameras of a certain grade must have in order to be worthy of the price tag.

I almost never use regular AEB brackets and use manual settings as sometimes the "darks" can be too dark.

One day I might be more comfortable with Manual bracketing, I don't like fidgeting with the camera once it has captured a frame and move it around even the slightest. ( it is on a decent tripod, yes)

As for your darks being too dark, how may AEB frames do you work with and do you use RAW or the jpegs?

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EOS Bodies / Re: what the 1Dx may tell us about the 5Diii
« on: October 31, 2011, 02:43:23 PM »
Well, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the Multiple-Exposure Feature something new for a Canon Dslr!? I'd love to see this feature included in the 5D iii.

Just curious. What does in-camera multiple-exposure offer that couldn't be done with layers in Photoshop? When Canon announced this, I admit I was scratching my head thinking this sounded more like a gimmick than a 1D series feature. I must be missing something here.
I'm not anti-tweaking photos, but I think it's much more fun to think creatively about setting up shots and trying to get the image I have in my head right in-camera first. I have been able to set-up multiple-exposures in-camera with my classic 5D but am very limited by light conditions and distance I can move from the camera during the exposure etc. Plus not all find it easy to use photo-editing software!

Try post processing 1k raw images like I do sometimes ... and see the time you save with this gimmick.  Trust me it is not fun sitting on the comp for a week merging all the AEB frames.... It may not be much for you, but for some it is very welcome.

I used to have a 1D2, and loved to take HDR shots with the 7AEB and 8fps. Now I have a 5D, I have almost given up on HDR since it is so much more inconvenient now.... I would like to get back into it once they have a decent set of functions on the 5D3.

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EOS Bodies / Re: what the 1Dx may tell us about the 5Diii
« on: October 31, 2011, 12:18:26 PM »
Well, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the Multiple-Exposure Feature something new for a Canon Dslr!? I'd love to see this feature included in the 5D iii.

+1: and maybe not 9AEB, but at least 5?

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EOS Bodies / Re: what the 1Dx may tell us about the 5Diii
« on: October 31, 2011, 12:17:08 PM »
i hope the new 1dx is telling us alot about the up coming 5dii, especially given the age we are in and the technological abilities of today.  i know the 1dx is the cream of the crop but even half of these features on the new 5diii would be a major upgrade. 

i hope the ff sensor stays the same, no need for a larger mp sensor.  whats the point?  i personally would like to see a higher frame rate, such as atleast 6 - 7 fps (half of the 1dx would suffice here).  The dig. 5 processor is capable why not.  high iso would be a major plus also, but i would like to see some more comparable features to the nikon d700 or the upcoming d800 such as more bracketing options, and lots of focus points.

who knows whats going to happen, but i can't wait.  if its not up to my spec, i have no problems going over to the nikon d800.  id pay around $3500 for the right camera.  oh btw, i don't care one bit about upgraded video features.

+1

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Lenses / Re: New lens... err body?
« on: October 28, 2011, 07:29:27 PM »
Thanks for the link.  I agree with the one comment posted to the review - that was a pretty bad misrepresentation.  As Dr. Croubie points out, the rear element of the lens is right at the back.  I think he mis-typed when stating it's at 300mm - I think it's at 70mm and the rear element moves further 'in' (away from the lens mount) as you zoom to 300mm - at least, that's how most extending zooms behave (except the 24-70mm which uses a reversed design).  So, it's 'compatible' at longer focal lengths, but not 'compatible' (= lens damage) at shorter focal lengths.

An apt theory.. since it will be used for longer lengths anyway, it could work. 

Dr. Croubie: Thanks for the extra pics, I would not have understood it well without them.

Is lens damage really a concern? I mean there's plastic hitting glass, so unless someone is careless, I would think the risk is limited if used with the knowledge that the floating lens hunts, No AF to be used and should keep the zoom at 300mm?... I guess not worth buying a brand new 2x over the 70-300mm unless one had one lying around....

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Lenses / Re: New lens... err body?
« on: October 27, 2011, 11:14:08 AM »
For birds, I'd definitely take the 7D over the 5Dc with the 70-300 L. 

What lens were you planning to get to use with the 2x TC?  Your 70-300 L cannot take a Canon TC.


I read a review that it takes the Mk. III converters. The guy shot some pics with the 2x Mk. III


Ahhh the Internet, fountain of Truth.   ::)


The source was: Shutterbug Magazine.

Aug 2011 issue

The reviewer was Farace or something IIRC.

Edit: found it on the "internet" too. Here's the URL for it:http://www.shutterbug.com/content/canon-ef-70-300mm-f4-56l-usm-long-short-it

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Lenses / Re: New lens... err body?
« on: October 26, 2011, 09:46:57 AM »
For birds, I'd definitely take the 7D over the 5Dc with the 70-300 L. 

What lens were you planning to get to use with the 2x TC?  Your 70-300 L cannot take a Canon TC.

I read a review that it takes the Mk. III converters. The guy shot some pics with the 2x Mk. III

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Software & Accessories / Re: To HDR or Not To HDR
« on: October 25, 2011, 06:55:27 PM »
Good example there pelebel   8)  That photo works with a little HDR. A few months ago I was toying with the idea of delving into ND filters and graduated filters, to try and get some decent contrast between dark landscape foreground and bright skies. Then I bought a G12 and found that with a tripod and sticking the thing in HDR mode, I could get properly exposed images. Not the arty HDRs, but properly exposed images. If using HDR techniques is cheating to properly expose photos, then logically, wouldn't using ND filters be cheating too? For me, personally, the biggest selling point of the 1DX is its multi exposure HDR capability.

+1:

 ND filters reduce the contrast, so does HDR. Remember the days when photoshopping was considered cheating too?

I too like the HDR feature of the 1Dx, but $6.8k is too much for me  :-\

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Lenses / Re: New lens... err body?
« on: October 25, 2011, 06:45:13 PM »
All:  Thanks for your input.

Neuro/others ... for a given light level, how would the 5d1 compare to the 7D? (if I were to get a 2x mk. III as well)

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Lenses / Re: New lens... err body?
« on: October 25, 2011, 06:40:45 PM »
Good plan although from a different direction - the 100-400 won't depreciate as much as the 7d financially.

Yes and thats what is stopping me from placing the order already :)... Got to think about this. Maybe if the 7D2 is not so awesome, I can pick up a 7d for a lower price?

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Lenses / New lens... err body?
« on: October 24, 2011, 04:48:15 PM »
This might sound weird to some of you but I wanted to run this by you guys.

I want longer reach... but am thinking of buying a new body to do this.

I currently own a 70-300mm L lens on a 5d Classic body, I would like to take some bird shots, but upgrading to the 100-400mm wont give me much more reach. However if I get a 7D body for the same price of a 100-400mm, I get 480mm effective range due to crop on my current 70-300mm... and maybe more.

I can illuminate more pixels (photosites?) on the 7D's 18 mp sensor thereby giving me an additional increase in resolution of (18mp/12.7mp*100 =) 41.7%... thereby increasing this advantage to 480 * 41.7 = 680mm equivalent resolving power.

Is this making sense or am I way off?

 

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