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Canon General / Re: New 65 f/2.8 & 180 f/3.5 Macro Patents
« on: October 11, 2011, 12:52:15 PM »
The 180mm macro design speaks for itself, and I think the 65mm macro design is for a direct replacement for the MP-E.  Knock on wood, haven't bought either lens yet.  I'd wished they would have increased the 180 macro's aperture a bit but the new design will probably be worth it regardless.  Lots of interesting patents from Canon lately - if refreshes are your thing.

180mm:  Good for you guys and the guy that sold me his 3 days ago...   :-[

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Software & Accessories / Re: To HDR or Not To HDR
« on: October 11, 2011, 07:48:23 AM »
Of the 500+ pictures I take per month, I go HDR for 1, sometimes 2 shots. It's a great technique, but it won't be enough for a lack of talent. The worst thing happening to HDR is mediocre pictures getting processed to impress the non-converted!

Here's my landscape/etc portfolio if you want to try and find the ONLY HDR picture that's hidden in it: http://www.pelebel.com/galleries/paysages/

Picture of intersection with sun peering through the trees and a bus on a stop... :-)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Sick and tired of rumours
« on: October 10, 2011, 05:11:41 PM »
Well I can see you are all pretty much fired up regarding my post. Hopefully it has passed some time while we wait for new gear. I'm still tired of waiting regardless. I've toyed with the idea of a couple of 5dmk2's as my friend uses them for his weddings and they are awesome, however the 5dmk2 is about to be upgraded or replaced ( according to rumour ) so doesn't make sense to me to change. I don't know what everyones thoughts are on the current 1DmkIV but I downloaded sample images from Dpreview and found the images to have a lower IQ than the 5dmk2. So really my only option currently is dare I say that word again "Nikon D3's" I know that seems to be a taboo but quite honestly im on the fence at the moment and depending on what each manufacturer bring out soon will determine which way I go. Do I want to stay with Canon? Yes. I would like to know how many people who have slated me have actually used a D700 or D3s and are speaking from experience!

There's no perfect camera... I think you should rent the D700 and some lenses and try then out. It's might be so that there's one thing on the Nikon's that you do not like and holistically, canon's might make more sense? try them yourself... heck, I am on my third Canon body this year... thanks to feebay in part.


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EOS Bodies / Re: someone identify this crazy video attachment/camera?
« on: October 10, 2011, 02:13:27 PM »
Still not sure it's a new camera.  Probably a 5DII in a home-build video rig.  The use of a non-standard hood is consistent with the 'home built' aspect.  I've seen all kinds of those...here's one interesting example.   :P



Haha!  good one.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Sick and tired of rumours
« on: October 10, 2011, 01:45:36 PM »
You mean, you posted something that you had no idea sounded suspisciously like a flame, and now are sardonically dismayed that that's the exact sort of response it generated?  Jinkies, we're all sooooo sorry to have hurt your sensitive feelings. 

Sorry, but honestly, what sort of response were you expecting when you post on a site called Canon Rumors that you're 'bored with all the different rumors that never come to anything.'  Unless someone is forcing you to read these rumors, the whole subject is pretty inane and disingenuous.  If you're bored, simply stop reading.  This place is for entertainment only - if you want Canon Facts, watch for press releases direct from Canon.   

Would we all like to see new products from Canon?  Yes.  Can we do anything besides speculate and whine (something I'm as guilty of as the next person...I want a 1DsIV, darn it!)?  Not really, no.  So, either join in the speculation and whining, or delete your bookmark to CR and move on.

I digress: but John,  I just saw your equipment profile on TDP... Dang! What do you need 3 rocket blowers for... I don't even have 1 (but I do have dust on my sensors :P )

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EOS Bodies / Re: someone identify this crazy video attachment/camera?
« on: October 10, 2011, 01:09:13 PM »
Where did the OP's pictures go? Were they bullied off?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Sick and tired of rumours
« on: October 10, 2011, 09:30:39 AM »
You have to appreciate that you can the man out of the pack, but you can't get the pack out of the man.

Your mistake was threatening to go to Nikon, once you said that, it channels all the emotions on this thread into what you have witnessed. Without that last bit, you might have gotten balanced responses but still some that would have been the way they are... Second mistake was bashing the 7D which is loved by a lot of people and still respected by a greater number still. Each and everyone of us probably has a friend that owns one... you just said that their friends have medicore tastes...

Just saying... havent we all posted something like this at least once in our lives and learnt a whole lot from it?

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EOS Bodies / Re: someone identify this crazy video attachment/camera?
« on: October 10, 2011, 07:57:30 AM »
increased exposure on shadows and the dial is visible...

I am leaning towards the 5D (look at the sharpie mark, its too wide to cover a "1")


or the sharpie could also be a hidden "3"  !!!

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EOS Bodies / Re: someone identify this crazy video attachment/camera?
« on: October 10, 2011, 07:54:26 AM »
Enlarged 2 of the pics... in PS.

Looks like a 5d type body form. The head holder/bracket makes it seem like a 1d body but it is not that deep like a 1d. The model number is sharpied out so this is definitely in disguise!

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Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: *Contest* Wildlife - Post Here.
« on: October 04, 2011, 05:05:34 PM »
Barn Owl in deep thought.

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Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: *Contest* Wildlife - Post Here.
« on: October 04, 2011, 05:05:00 PM »
Falcon migrating from Indiana in Fall.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon D800 at 36mp, Will Canon Respond?
« on: October 04, 2011, 03:22:39 PM »
It might be a stretch but perhaps the new sensor on the D800 is a 3 layer sensor like the Sigma foveon? That keep the file sizes the same as 12MP file sizes.

I like that Idea!

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS
« on: October 03, 2011, 04:36:30 PM »
Went to Brown County State Park this weekend and they were talking about rehabbing a few native birds (and a couple migratory): I was lucky to have my 70-300 on me. Took these during the talk .

No PP sharpening done, but while scaling down the image sizes to post,I used  "bicubic sharper for reduction"

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Canon General / Re: Photography - Equipment or Skill ?
« on: October 03, 2011, 02:18:16 PM »
99% skill 1% camera

If you are told to just go out and bring back some amazing shots, then maybe.

If you are told to come back with specific sorts of sorts it may be that equipment is suddenly incredibly critical.

+1

There is no one criteria that makes a great shot. Many of them are skill based, a few equipment based. If you use the adage, a camera wont go and shoot itself then it is 100% skill 0% equipment.

But I think the OP had some reasonable assumptions... being a rookie myself, I'd say, 80% skill, 20% equipment.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« on: October 03, 2011, 01:46:02 PM »
I HAVE THIS LENS AND IS THE WORST CANON LENS I HAVE EVER HAD, IN TERMS OF QUALITY... IN THE LAST 30 YEARS.
NO OTHER HAD BE BROKEN IN MY HANDS ONLY BECAUSE OF "ZOOM IN/OUT" MOVEMENTS. :o

IN 2 YEARS OF PROFESIONAL WORK IT WILL BE BROKEN, DUE TO IT'S INTERNAL  PLASTIC, DELICATE MECANICAL  AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS, IMAGE STABILIZER AND DIAFRAGM WILL START CRAZY FUCTIONING AND CANON DO NOT ADMIT THEY HAVE CREATED A FAILURE DESIGN WITHIN THIS LENS... THEN YOU MIGHT HAVE TO PAY THE BILL OVER 350$.

HEY GUYS, DO NOT BUY THIS LENS!!!!!!

Your argument would be a lot more persuasive without profanity/capital letters and properly thought out sentences.

There is no faulty design here; posting a redacted receipt of the repair note may convince some that you at least got a bad copy, but unless you're playing basketball with the lens itself (as the ball), your statements appear to be completely made up.


+1:

Maybe English is not his first language... that would explain a lot in his rant. But yes, no need to use caps.

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