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Lenses / Re: Does a lens hood reduce the light?
« on: November 10, 2011, 06:03:11 PM »
To be fair, I think @texphoto is pointing out that in a zoom lens such as a 70-200mm the lens hood limits the angle of incident light to the front element the same regardless of the internal positions of the zoom mechanism.  This much is true.   However, he's not correct in his statement (I'm paraphrasing) that the zoom position doesn't matter at all.  Clearly, at 200mm the front element is being exposed to a far greater angle of incident light than will be in the field of view of the lens which is how flare is created


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PowerShot Cameras / Re: PowerShot S100 reviewed and compared to the S95
« on: November 10, 2011, 03:45:06 PM »
Appreciate the posting of the shots and the review!

ISO6400 on the S100 looks less noisy than ISO1600 and almost as good as ISO800 on the S95.

That is because the s100 uses much, much stronger noise reduction than the s95 did. It nearly completely eliminates noise, but at the expense of a little detail, and gives pics a slightly "plasticy" look to them (some people I've asked like it, others don't).


We'll have to wait for neuro to confirm but I think he shot RAW and used the same software to process the RAW files so any noise reduction, and he may not have applied any, would be the same I think?

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Lenses / Re: Does a lens hood reduce the light?
« on: November 10, 2011, 03:03:25 PM »
I've tested my 70-200 F4 IS with and without its hood...Bottom line: there was no difference in the look of the images. (Did shoot at 200 mm though, so what Neuroanatomist said might the the reason.)

That's exactly the reason, IMO.  If the hood provided adequate flare protection at 200mm, it would vignette heavily with the much wider FoV at 70mm.  So, hoods protect mostly/only at the wide end of zooms.

Adequate or maximum?

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you guys are very lucky in there photo gears are abundant and the prices are very competitive unlike here in australia all the gears are priced sky high

Yes but on the other hand... you live in Australia!   :D

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This was the thread... no final post about placing an order though.

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,2036.msg42067.html#msg42067

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My question would be will they charge fees going out of the country?  I always step back and look at things when I have to buy things out of the states...

My understanding is there is no duty and they will ship it by USPS via Canada Post so there will be no brokerage fees.  However, I don't know all that for a fact... another member had the same questions a few days ago and was about to place an order... I'll search to see if he made a final posting about it...

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Aww I can't believe I missed this...You can sell the 24-105 if u don't need it...that would make the 5D II less than 2k brand new!!  :-*

5D2 body has been on sale in Canada for $1999 and will continue till at least Christmas if there's stock.  I got mine for $1899 about a week ago when a large retailer had a 1-day offer of an extra $100 off any camera over $1000  ;D

I think you can still order from Henry's (www.henrys.ca) for $1999.  Shipping to the States (if that's where you are) and the exchange rate will cost a few bucks extra but still a great buy.

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Lenses / Re: Changing lenses quickly or safely in the field
« on: November 09, 2011, 06:21:50 PM »
I'm curious. How many of you switch off the camera in-between swapping lenses?

I have forgotten several (many!) times to turn off the camera when changing lenses and even when removing the CF card but normally it's because I've put the camera down for a few minutes so technically it was off I suppose.

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: PowerShot S100 reviewed and compared to the S95
« on: November 09, 2011, 04:42:50 PM »
do I see right, that there ist very little noise in 6400? Looks greate.
Did you shot in raw, or jpeg?

Can you post other shots too?

So i think i'll go for one, if it available here in germany.
Search for an always in pocket cam.

ISO6400 on the S100 looks less noisy than ISO1600 and almost as good as ISO800 on the S95.

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: PowerShot S100 reviewed and compared to the S95
« on: November 09, 2011, 04:11:47 PM »
Great post!

By ISO200 the S100 colors start to look a little washed to me (on my display anyway) compared the S95... difference surely due to the CMOS vs. CCD sensors.  Most noticeable is the red tile that starts looking quite pink I think while in the S95 it stays red but just gets noisy.

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Canon General / Re: New APS-C Camera in February?
« on: November 09, 2011, 01:14:54 PM »

The 1DX was designed and built for professional photographers and they have very specific needs that don't necessarily have anything to do with hobbyists, amateurs, advanced amateurs or just the general public.


In a perfect world Canon would market the next 7D for pros and leave the 70D and below to the hobbyists and amateurs. If they did (again in a perfect world) we would see a cropped version of the 1Dx sensor in the next 7D. This is my wish and it would be awesome! I remember when the 7D came out people were raving how it was a mini-1D, why not keep the tradition alive?

Why would that represent a perfect world? Why would a cropped version of the 1DX sensor necessitate marketing only to pros?

If Canon make a cropped version (APS-C) of the 1DX sensor, it will only have 6.84 MP. do you think either the 'pro" or  Amateur will buy it???
I would like to see canon apply the technology of 1DX sensor on the existing 18MP APS_C and also give us the "low Light" technique ( addition the explosure from 4 adjscent pixels )from the S95 and ends up with a 4.5MP picture. Then we will have the best of both world.

:) I took psycho5's comment to mean the latter... apply the latest and greatest sensor tech for a new ~18MP APS-C sensor and I think that could be what we'll see.  Totally agree that an APS-C crop of the 1DX sensor with 6.9MP is a non-starter.

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Canon General / Re: New APS-C Camera in February?
« on: November 09, 2011, 09:41:17 AM »
So for the rest of you who actually own a 7D now, what would actually make you buy a newer model, if the sensor is the same? (take into account you'd lose about 15% purchase-price selling old-body and buying new one). And if the sensor is a new one (more than likely), what would you prefer from my options above?

Assuming I could sell my 7D and buy a 7D2 for a net cost of only 15% (about C$225), I would upgrade just for the chance to take that new sweetness out of the box!   ;D   For me, the compelling option from your list would be same 18MP with any improvement in image quality whether that's a little better ISO performance, DR, whatever.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Final shopping list for tomorrow..
« on: November 09, 2011, 09:16:36 AM »
Why the Wimberly?  Does that or say a Kirk QRC-3 screw right onto the 468MG head?

The Wimberley C-12 screws right onto the 468MG, so I simply unscrewed the RC2 clamp from the 468MG head (two hex screws), and screwed on the C-12.  The Kirk QRC-3 would fit on a 468MG, which has a 3/8" threaded stud, but it looks like you'd need additional parts to retrofit it onto a 468MGRC#.  The Wimberley C-12 comes with the screw you need (and the allen keys in both sizes), and I like that it has three small set screws, vs. just one with the Kirk.

Thanks John!

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Canon General / Re: New APS-C Camera in February?
« on: November 08, 2011, 11:20:39 PM »

The 1DX was designed and built for professional photographers and they have very specific needs that don't necessarily have anything to do with hobbyists, amateurs, advanced amateurs or just the general public.


In a perfect world Canon would market the next 7D for pros and leave the 70D and below to the hobbyists and amateurs. If they did (again in a perfect world) we would see a cropped version of the 1Dx sensor in the next 7D. This is my wish and it would be awesome! I remember when the 7D came out people were raving how it was a mini-1D, why not keep the tradition alive?

Not sure about the "marketing to pros" part but I think you will get your wish.  It wouldn't take much improvement for a 7D2 to be a mini-1DX.

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Canon General / Re: Dynamic Range - Digital sensors
« on: November 08, 2011, 07:32:27 PM »
@archangelrichard... What?

Digital sensors have only 4-stops of DR:  Wrong, why do you think that exactly?

Each 14-bit conversion has color and brightness:  Wrong, each photosite is only measured for luminance levels, color is interpolated after the fact by looking at the luminance of adjacent RGB pixels.

Sensors are strictly on or off:  Wrong, each photosite builds up a voltage as photons are absorbed and converted into electrons.  The voltage is measured and encoded by the Analog-to-Digital converter into a Data Number (DN) that represents the luminance level of the photosite.

Accuracy of the 14 bits:  What do you mean?




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