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These sensors could come out sooner than we think. SAR is reporting this:

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The image of this Sony curved sensor created quite a buzz but some people argued that this tech may not coming any time soon. Well this is wrong. Sony already made a first mass production run and realized 100 sensors. Sony device manager Itonaga said it clearly: “We are ready“.

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/addendum-sony-says-we-are-ready-to-produce-curved-sensors-on-mass-scale/

If I have understood the physics of this properly, this could really be a game changer.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 15, 2014, 07:47:11 AM »
Rodeo action yesterday with the 1dx and 70-200 and 300 2.8.

Full sun at high noon so the light was quite harsh and from straight above, but i did the best i could

Never thought I would be interested in Rodeo, but with great food and hot chicks like that I am definitely going if I ever find one!! Nice shots, Northstar.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: June 15, 2014, 07:41:48 AM »
I have the mark 1 as an underwater cam and presuming the mark 3 is better again, they are an awesome little pocketable camera (not so small in a housing)

I cannot speak of its performance but I can tell you that the new viewfinder is very impressive, it even has a tiny little flash. When I tried to test the AF speed in the Sony Store it seemed fine and worked well, and the IS in video mode was quite extraordinary.

I may go back again tomorrow and see if I can stick my own memory card in to take a closer look at the RAW files.

For me a camera like this is all about image quality and portability. I could go on a cycling trip with this in my jersey's back pocket and not worry about weight etc. It is ideal to take to a discreet event and not worry about the camera and lens(es) ruining my dinner jacket-look.

I even like the brochure.  :o

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Photography Technique / Re: Panning
« on: June 15, 2014, 07:36:22 AM »
I recently started shooting last year and absolutely love shooting pans. Here are a few of my favorites from last weekends race in Hood River, Or.

Welcome to CR, yurophoto.

I really like some of those panning shots you did, well done. You seem to have really captured the speed and adrenalin.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: June 15, 2014, 04:44:09 AM »
I still can't get over how compact the RX100 Mark III is. Went back to the Sony Store to play around with it again and it fits easily into a trouser pocket and hardly seems to weigh anything at all. It also seems to be priced the same the world over, as I compared the price here in AP to B&H etc and it is basically the same. Very, very tempted to get one.

I do wish it was made by Canon, with the exact same specs etc., as then I would not have to learn a new menu system. But to be able to carry that type of image quality around with you, when something like a 1D X is just not possible, is extremely appealing.

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Seems that the rumour is that the curved sensor would come out in the RX 2.

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On a curved sensor light rays will hit the corner pixels straight on instead of obliquely. The lens doesn’t have to use extra lenses to correct for distortions, vignetting, aberrations in corners and other issues. Therefore you can pair the sensor with flatter and larger aperture lenses. Curved sensors are 1.4 times more sensitive in the center and 2 times more sensitive in the corners.

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/first-image-of-the-full-frame-curved-sensor-made-for-the-rx2/


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Lenses / Re: World Cup started - no sign of 100-400L Mk2
« on: June 14, 2014, 05:48:09 PM »
Best thing to do is record every game in HD and then go through all the bits with close shots of the photographers. You may be surprised by what you discover, and best of all you will have photographic proof! Shouldn't take too long.....  :o

Good luck.  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 12, 2014, 12:51:07 AM »
I also very rarely change modes when shooting, but even if I did, with the 1 series you can do it without even moving the camera away from your face. Most of the time I am in M and I change the settings within M using all the dials and buttons without ever pulling the camera away from my face.

Plus, I would imagine that dial reduces the water resistance level which is of course higher on a 1D then other models.

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Lenses / Re: Covering 70-200 Indoors.
« on: June 09, 2014, 08:03:04 AM »
The 70-300L is a great lens. I have one thought it has not moved from its storage space for quite some time. The 70-200 f/2.8 ii is an amazing lens, so I personally would recommend you sell some of what you have (namely the 70-300L) and get it.

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Not sure if this helps or not, but there was a time when I thought I needed foam padding for my carry on laptop wheely bag. I had looked everywhere and just could not find something camera friendly that could also fit my laptop and loads of other electronics. After spending hours looking, I eventually decided to make my own.

I went to the local hardware shop and bought some kind of thin insulation, the type that is shiny silver on one side (to reflect heat) and cushiony on the other. My plan was to fold this insulation over to provide the size and thickness I needed then choose a suitable material to cover it and get someone to sew it all up.

I still have all the bits and pieces and never did complete the project, as I realised I have so much stuff in the bag there is no room for anything to move around anyway!

Still, I am convinced my solution would have worked very well and would have solved the problem. A problem that on some levels, is similar to your own.

Good luck.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 08, 2014, 03:06:22 AM »
Quick update: went to local camera shop today(by myself this time) looking for a backpack to fit 24-70 II and 70-200 combo. Some how, my American Express got charged @ $6,000ish :o

Local camera shop has one left - display unit. My freshly brand new 1DX should arrive next tues or wed - with 3yrs Canon US warranty for less than $6200

Hope the wife is not reading this thread... ;D

Congratulations Dylan777, you are going to absolutely love your new piece of the kit, it really is that amazing!! Bet you are like a kid at Christmas, just waiting for that package to arrive!! Enjoy, and let us know how it goes (with the pics and the wife  ;D ). Cheers.

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Canon General / Re: Gear for 9 days trip to Utah National Parks
« on: June 06, 2014, 03:15:25 PM »
Have a great trip.

If I were going, I would only take one body and two lenses, along with a few accessories - you're taking a small camera shop!  ;D

Have fun!

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: SanDisk Memory Cards at B&H Photo
« on: June 03, 2014, 11:42:52 PM »
This deal is not very exciting after the amazing Lexar deal at B&H. A 64GB 1066X CF for just US$ 88.XX. Now that is a great deal. Price is back to US$ 242.XX now!

And Adorama needs to do more than match prices, they need to beat them and give added incentives for people to try ordering through them rather than B&H.

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So much for the cloud allowing Adobe to integrate new features continuously without being bound to certain release dates of updates.

I am sure they could, but even the biggest companies need a little drama, anticipation, PR and marketing!!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 28, 2014, 08:56:33 AM »
Great alligator shots Macguyver! I would have made sure I knew where the mother was also  :P

This is the kitten of a rare small cat called Pallas's cat, also called the manul, a small wild cat having a broad but patchy distribution in the grasslands and montane steppe of Central Asia.

200-400 f4L IS 1.4x @560mm, 1/250s, f6.3, ISO2000

It is almost too dark, Eldar, but what a cute shot! I could see that being made into a postcard!

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