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Software & Accessories / Re: What smartphone photo apps do you use?
« on: January 16, 2012, 09:54:15 PM »
It is, what I want to do is quite elaborate.

Will it turn your phone into a 5D?  I'd buy that.

Software & Accessories / Re: What smartphone photo apps do you use?
« on: January 16, 2012, 09:16:13 PM »
Finding an app developer has been more difficult than I thought it would be. It's apparent Canon Rumors needs an official one.

2012 is the year I get it done, come heck or high water.

But it has to offer something more than just the website and forum right?

Software & Accessories / Re: What smartphone photo apps do you use?
« on: January 16, 2012, 04:37:51 PM »
I don't use my phone for pics - just calls and an occasional text. 

I use FickStackr on my iPad all the time for viewing Flickr.  I also use Filterstorm to do minor edits to pics while I'm traveling.  I love both of those apps.

Landscape / Re: Winter Milky Way Time Lapse - (Canon 5D MK II)
« on: January 09, 2012, 08:57:20 PM »
I always wanted to get a moving thing like that for these exact type of shots, but I can't justify the cost of them.  If there was a cheap one I'd totally get one.

Also, are you using noise reduction mode on these shots?

EOS Bodies / Re: B&W photography: What happened to grain?
« on: November 30, 2011, 06:24:17 PM »
i love silver efex pro, i use it all the time for BW

Lenses / Re: Another WA question
« on: October 28, 2011, 06:27:09 PM »
Like i said, I have the 20mm and I love it.  It doesn't get the best reviews, and I think it's because it is an odd mm.  I love the 35mm on the full frame, and this is the equivalent on the crop sensor.  Granted, the bokeh is not as nice and it's no 1.4 like the 35L, but it's one of my favorite lenses.  Its also much sharper than the 10-22mm.  I got mine used for like $200, but I don't think I'd pay the new price for it but at that price it's an amazing value.

You can check out my site I ny signature.  Most of the wider shots are with the 20mm.  There is one on the homepage with the 10-22, but other than that the wider ones are mostly the 20mm.  If you want, I can post some examples.

Lenses / Re: Another WA question
« on: October 28, 2011, 02:09:38 PM »
my buddy got the tokina 11-16 2.8 (amazon made a mistake and sold it for $5 - no joke).  He really likes it.  The 2.8 is a great feature for low light.  Another one of my buddies has the canon 10-22 which he loves also.  I think the max aperture is 3.5?  I've borrowed it a few times and I really like it, and indoors i just use my 430EX ii and that makes up for the lack of 2.8.  I would say that both are great lenses but neither are perfectly sharp.  I haven't used the tokina one that much, but i have used the canon and i notice CA near the edges.  I know this is a problem with most wide angle lenses, but i really notice it on the canon.  I have to adjust for it in aperture, then paint in the effect on the edges.  i have the canon 20mm 2.8 prime and the image quality is MUCH better than the other two, but 20mm is nowhere near 10mm in terms of perspective on the 7D, but on 5D its pretty close (It would be like 12.5mm on the 7D).

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D mark III on November 3rd? (VOTING POLL)
« on: October 27, 2011, 04:56:06 PM »
i think 25% should say - 0%, but you can't admit to yourself that it won't happen.

Lenses / Re: Realistic wish lens
« on: October 26, 2011, 09:39:42 PM »
For me, I can't see myself buying an L lends under 2.8.  Not just in terms of light, but for the look of the shot.  I almost never shoot at f/4 or anywhere right around there.  Usually, I'm looking for maximum bokeh or mega-sharpness (around f/7-14 depending on the lens).  I always find shots around f/4-f/6ish to have a boring look.  Of course I don't mean all the time.  I'm sure there are plenty of amazing shots at that aperture, and I know I've taken some that I really like.

I just feel like L lenses are so effing expensive that they better be perfect, and f/4 is just not cutting it at that zoom range.  That is probably why they are always part of the nicer kit packages.  No one really wants to buy one, but it's nice enough to throw in and sweeten the 5D deal.

Lenses / Re: Realistic wish lens
« on: October 26, 2011, 09:13:21 PM »
My dream lens is a 7-800mm f/1.2 IS that weighs 1/4 pound and has perfect sharpness all over and cost $20 US.  If they can make a little robot that flies to mars and drives around doing science experiments there is NO reason why my dream lens can't happen.

EOS Bodies / Re: Does a Digital camera need SLR?
« on: October 26, 2011, 12:10:18 PM »
I prefer looking though the old school viewfinder. I rarely go to the live view function. For me, it's just a million times more comfortable and easy to use the viewfinder.  I would hate if that was taken away.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« on: October 18, 2011, 10:38:52 AM »
Do people really want 30 megapixel cameras? What for? Your hard drive will just fill up twice as quick. A noise free clean 18 megapixel photograph could be upsized if that was really necessary. All I need to do now is decide on whether or not to save for one of these or wait for a 6D thingie. In camera multi exposure technology is exciting.

I don't want a 30MP picture.  I want to be able to crop a 30MP picture as much as needed and still be able to blow it up as large as I need to.  And hard drive space is nothing.  You can go get 8TB of space for $300 dollars. So if all others factors are equal I will always take the large MP count.

Just zoom in.  Compose your shot better.  Learn to take pictures.  How often do you crop?  If a lot, then buy a zoom lens dude.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« on: October 18, 2011, 10:30:25 AM »
I am really disappointed, I am under the impression that the Canon new policy is only cost driven with huge support of marketing and shareholder pressure-no passion in that activity. But of course they state that that's a revolution, even if it's kind of little step back in my opinion. If 1dx would be a d3s competitor it will be acceptable and OK for me but....it's a "camera for every purpose" which translates for me as a camera without purpose and no specialisation. Sports,wedding and studiohmmm...strange like car which is aimed to win a professional race and provide great comfort on family trip, it's not possible. I recently switched to canon from nikon  and today i think I made bad decision. Bigger single sensors-it seems for me it makes photos less sharp-I prefer a nikon strategy with no aa filter in d800.  21 mb in 5d2 and 18 in 1dx  also for studio purpose- does not work for me. In general the idea of connecting 1ds and 1d is stupid and only cost driven, probably based on huge losses made by tragic event in production facilities (earthquakes and floods). Where is revolution-in 12 FPS? It's only speeding up processors and memory, no revolution in sensor itself. It's PR and child of marketing camera. Canon has just cut its R&D figures I think.

You're just now realizing that Canon is driven by profit and shareholders?  Really?  That is the ONLY thing that drives corporations.  Sorry to break your fairy tale world dude, but that's just how it is.

EOS Bodies / Re: The New EOS [CR3]
« on: October 17, 2011, 10:33:27 PM »
now we need specs for the 1DX

EOS Bodies / Re: The New EOS [CR3]
« on: October 17, 2011, 04:08:19 PM »
i don't understand why everyone thinks canon will completely change the 5D?  It's price point and features are what makes it so popular.  If you raise the price 1-2K then its too far out of reach for most people looking to get one.  If you get rid of the video features then its not a 5D anymore.  They can call it a 5Diii, but it won't be what people have come to love about it.

Also, if they raise the price too much a lot of people are going to go out and buy 5Dii's used.  Canon won't get any of that money.  Sure, the people selling their old ones would have more money to buy newer Canon cameras, but a lot of those people would buy one anyway.

I think it's safe to say that any of us could be right, and any of us could be wrong.  I'm sure that Canon put forth the proper marketing research to find out how to best maximize their profits.  Hopefully, its not with less sales and higher margins but instead higher sales with similar margins.

I totally agree. I was saying maybe no video if it can make it affordable. I don't see why Canon would kill the recipe for one of their all-time best sellers. May you be right. 5D mkIII at the same price as the mkII currently, with better everything. I'd buy it.

Same here - i'd sell a kidney if i didn't have the money for it.

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