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Lenses / Re: Canon 100mm L Macro
« on: December 21, 2014, 05:14:32 AM »
I've had mine for almost two years .... But not sure what is going on now with it.

Probably the lens waited until it was just outside warranty range :-o ... I just did a camera "break your filter" flip just like the one below :-(

Look here: http://www.diyphotography.net/murphys-laws-photography/#more-9462


O yes, very recognisable.
I forwarded it to some friends.  :)
Thanks!

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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: December 20, 2014, 01:47:06 PM »
I think it's been rushed out. They haven't tested it on crop yet, which they normally do.
+1 Hope they test it with the 7D MKII

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom and DXO OpticsPro workflow question
« on: December 20, 2014, 08:15:55 AM »
I've used LR for a few years, and I've gotten used to how ACR renders RAWs.  However, I've always wanted better noise removal performance at higher ISOs, so I downloaded the trial copy of OpticsPro 10 to test out.  I like how OpticsPro's prime noise removal seems to do a better job than LR, and some of the distortion tools seem to be better as well, but I like LR's local adjustments and other tools better.  How do users that use both these programs do it?

Is the best way to weed out/catalog in LR, denoise and apply lens profile in DXO OP, and the do all other adjustments in LR (crop, brushes, etc.)?


I would say that may differ from person to person.
I use both packages. I start with DxO (lensprofile, noise removal and some other adjustments - like cropping) I then open it in LR for some minor tweaks and sometimes adding some interesting presets I downloaded from the net. I hate the file management in LR where I often need to 'synchronise'. DxO just is seeing a new file immediately.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: December 13, 2014, 01:10:47 PM »
Here is another from the 7D II. re-sized, but otherwise, a .jpg right out of the camera with the V1 100-400 zoom.


That's a wonderful photo with great colors.


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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 01, 2014, 02:04:43 PM »
posing for a postage stamp


Great photo!
And the other photos too.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 01, 2014, 02:03:32 PM »
all shot with 5DII EF 70-200 4,0 IS, flying gull with TS-E 24


Great series. I especially like the first photo. Nice bokeh


The 2nd photo. it's like you are flying together with the seagull. Wonderful

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: November 01, 2014, 02:02:15 PM »
I've been looking over the shots from the speedway. There are so many that I like! The old 1Dx was great for getting focus in poor light.


So here's one more from that night, last on this thread I promise.  ;D 

No quarter given by Tom W W, on Flickr


Another great photo!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: November 01, 2014, 02:00:52 PM »
Picked up a Canon 7D mark 2 today. As a fight photographer using a Canon 1Dx, I am very happy with the camera and the results.

I used the camera with a Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II at a Muay Thai demo tonight.
Menu system, ergonomics, using the camera, and the results were very familiar. Felt like I was shooting with the 1Dx.

Since Adobe doesn't have an update for the Canon 7Dm2 yet, I shot Raw to CF and Jpeg to SD, which slowed down the buffer a bit. Not sure if this is the same problem as the 5Dm3 where the SD card slot shortens the buffer (if I remember correctly). I'm used to the 1Dx 32 RAW buffer so the difference was new to me.

Here's a Jpeg sample straight out of camera (added watermark). IMO, it's quite good for a jpeg.
The Canon 7Dm2 is definitely a good backup to my 1Dx. I can still comfortably shoot weddings and events with this no problem. I can see why Scott Kelby likes this camera so much.



@3200 ISO it is not bad. Not bad at all. Was NR in camera applied?

I turned off NR.
Thank you for your answer.
I like the result @3200
btw, great photo!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: November 01, 2014, 04:55:58 AM »
Picked up a Canon 7D mark 2 today. As a fight photographer using a Canon 1Dx, I am very happy with the camera and the results.

I used the camera with a Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II at a Muay Thai demo tonight.
Menu system, ergonomics, using the camera, and the results were very familiar. Felt like I was shooting with the 1Dx.

Since Adobe doesn't have an update for the Canon 7Dm2 yet, I shot Raw to CF and Jpeg to SD, which slowed down the buffer a bit. Not sure if this is the same problem as the 5Dm3 where the SD card slot shortens the buffer (if I remember correctly). I'm used to the 1Dx 32 RAW buffer so the difference was new to me.

Here's a Jpeg sample straight out of camera (added watermark). IMO, it's quite good for a jpeg.
The Canon 7Dm2 is definitely a good backup to my 1Dx. I can still comfortably shoot weddings and events with this no problem. I can see why Scott Kelby likes this camera so much.



@3200 ISO it is not bad. Not bad at all. Was NR in camera applied?

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Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« on: October 31, 2014, 12:50:59 PM »
Wish I could visit places far and wide but I'm pretty much stuck in western Canada.  But why complain, right?

Lovely photos from all over.

Jack

Right! I dream to go to Canada and make some shots like you and dpc do. Just wonderful landscape you have in Canada!

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Landscape / Re: Mountains, Lakes and Rivers
« on: October 31, 2014, 11:53:37 AM »
A few from lake Bled in Slovenia.


Those are some excellent photos! Beautiful view.

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Black & White / Re: Animals in Black and White
« on: October 31, 2014, 10:19:18 AM »
5DMKIII 70-200 f/2.8 @ 200mm ISO 1600 1/800
Those black-capped squirrel monkies are very fast

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:D :D :D


O, yes!
Now you can open a thread in the lenssection Third Part Manufacturers "Anything shot with the Sigma 150-600 Sports"  ;)

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Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: October 30, 2014, 02:26:00 PM »
Does this count? I did a photoshoot of my little one's Lego indulgence.


Yes, very nice!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Pulling the trigger on a 6D
« on: October 30, 2014, 11:56:06 AM »
... and they rode off into the sunset, together, at last.

I love a story with a happy ending!  :)


So do I
As a 6D owner, I knew it would be a happy ending  ;)


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