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Macro / Re: Flower macros
« on: June 09, 2014, 02:43:19 AM »

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: June 08, 2014, 12:13:28 PM »

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I'd like to be wrong.... but I fear Canon might disappoint many who desire f/8 AF, Foveon type or other radical sensor design, or 4k video  all tech that could match the wow factor that the 5d2 and 7dc had when they came out... They seem to have been quite conservative since then. There have been many incremental improvements (like the 5d3/1dx over their predecessors, Dual Pixel AF) ; but Canon enthusiasts are waiting for a "wow" factor announcement.

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As mentioned over and over, all the information you need in order to install is readily available on the ML forums and the idea that you should understand a bit of how it works before using it is not a bad one. :) Really, spend a few days reading through some of the active parts of the forum and you should find most of the info that you need.
For me, the few aspects that DO have some degree of complexity are often the aspects that are under development as well as new modules, not included in the standard package and with those, your best bet is the forum as well as any written guide has the danger of being outdated fairly fast.
That said, the 1.2.3 port works great for me and ML hasn't left my 5D3 since I bought it :)

Thanks Eyeland:

Does installing the 1.2.3 port render any permanent effects (flags) of ML usage if I ever need warranty services?

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Canon General / Re: Buying refurbished from Canon
« on: June 02, 2014, 08:11:16 AM »
Good service and good price.

However.

You pay sales tax whereas with BH you don't. (whether you do later on when filing taxes is a separate issue).

I got 2 lenses from them. One was steller (70-200 f.28mII) in sharpness. The other (24-70 F2.8mII) was ok, but not steller.....

eventually I sold both and got new ones.

For whatever it is worth.

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Canon General / Re: 9 Sins of a Newbie Photographer
« on: June 02, 2014, 08:08:50 AM »
Looks like  someone describing themselves...

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Has any manufacturer implemented a dual scan or dual pixel single scan of a read whereby one scan reads the scene (as an example) +6 stops over and the second scan reads 6 stops under, then these scans are merged to output a file that is +12 stops more in DR than the one file.

If the dual scan will cause a blur for fast objects... perhaps have a dual pixel read out where each partner pixel offsets the recording of the image by +/- 6 stops, and either yield 2 raw files for manual processing, or do an in camera processing to compress the file into visible DR for output purposes...


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Being in my late teens in the 80's and witnessing how the DAC's in the CD players would go from  16 to 18 to 20 to 24 etc. every 2-3 years, then the sampling frequency even faster than that....

Apologies for the stupid question in advance:

What's the huge deal with this 14bit wall in Digital Photography? Why can't they make an 16 bit processor and give us 16 stops of DR.... ?



Beyond a certain point, it makes no sense - for example, measurements and analysis by various folks on the web put the capacity of the 5D Mark II's sensor at about 59,000 electrons (ISO 100). That's fewer than the maximum number of different positions achievable with 16 bits. If you can't record 16 bits worth of different electron values, why would you use 20?

Thanks. Again I am no expert, but perhaps they would use 16 or 20 bits for similar logic that the CD player manufacturers used, i.e. larger bit depth converters are more linear in certain bit depths... i.e. offset the data stream from the sensor by 2 bits and then encode/decode. If for nothing else, it might be less noisy maybe. I don't know... just thinking out aloud. I would feel visual acuity is more sensitive than auditory... so why doesn't this have the (marketing) traction that audio component manufacturers had. In the end it was a Sony idea of using direct stream as opposed to a ladder process that satisfied the most die hard audiophiles...

How does 59k electrons convert to 14 bit and what influences the # of electrons. Do EXMOR's do more than 59k electrons?


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Since the Solution is pseudo crowd sourced, so should be the training manuals or reviews etc. Once I have the basics, I'd be happy to write instructions on the 2 things I would like to use it for, focus and exposure bracketing. EWP, thank in advance for your volunteering for this.

best regards,

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Do you guys know if ML does Focus bracketing (very helpful for Macro for example).

Yes, I know. Yes, ML does it.

Btw concerning easy installation: There is an implicit reason for this not being 110% advertised, next to the devs hating to write docs: If you cannot install ML with the current procedure you most likely won't be happy with it, it's not completely "works out of the box" and does need some getting into.

Id be happy to work on docs over the summer.  July timeframe.  Would need a path to get additional info on some functions and settings.  I'll drop you an email in private and we can see where we are and where we want it to go.

Extremely kind of you !

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Being in my late teens in the 80's and witnessing how the DAC's in the CD players would go from  16 to 18 to 20 to 24 etc. every 2-3 years, then the sampling frequency even faster than that....

Apologies for the stupid question in advance:

What's the huge deal with this 14bit wall in Digital Photography? Why can't they make an 16 bit processor and give us 16 stops of DR.... ?


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You guys are awesome..... Like Cayenne, I too wanted a easy install guide (preferably with screenshots and sugar on top).  Eastwind's is a great start... makes me almost consider doing it.

Do you guys know if ML does Focus bracketing (very helpful for Macro for example).

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I didn't find a thread for this unloved lens, so I started one: All shots downloaded form facebook since I don't have access to originals right now, so they were heavily compressed....


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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 29, 2014, 09:16:34 AM »
Statue of female commander Sheppard of Mass Effect game (Mange edition).
70-200mm IS II @ 135mm f/5.6, 2 430 EX flashes with color gels.
Obviously focused on the hand ;).

Love it

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: April 29, 2014, 09:15:25 AM »
Here's "Smiley" (named Smiley for what appear to be rows of teeth on his jawline)

First image Smiley....second image Smiley with distracting nearby "scenery" that almost caused me to miss the shot!  ::)  ;D

In the second one, you finally got the subject in focus. 

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